Best 2009 Movies

3 Idiots

3 Idiots

3 Idiots
IMDb: 8.4
170 min

In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius… You’ve…

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes
IMDb: 7.6
128 min

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

Genre: Best 2009
Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart
IMDb: 7.2
112 min

When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake — an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend — they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with…

Genre: Best 2009
Invictus

Invictus

Invictus
IMDb: 7.3
134 min

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of…

Avatar

Avatar

Avatar
IMDb: 7.8
162 min

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

The Road

The Road

The Road
IMDb: 7.2
111 min

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack…

Genre: Best 2009
The Blind Side

The Blind Side

The Blind Side
IMDb: 7.6
129 min

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks…

The Messenger

The Messenger

The Messenger
IMDb: 7.1
113 min

Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone…

Genre: Best 2009
Harry Brown

Harry Brown

Harry Brown
IMDb: 7.2
103 min

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend’s murder by doling out his own form of justice.

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Genre: Best 2009
Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody
IMDb: 7.8
156 min

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

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Genre: Best 2009
Precious

Precious

Precious
IMDb: 7.3
110 min

Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece ”Precious” Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She’s pregnant for the second time by her…

Genre: Best 2009
Cell 211

Cell 211

Cell 211
IMDb: 7.6
110 min

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot — the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a…

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Genre: Best 2009
An Education

An Education

An Education
IMDb: 7.3
100 min

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she’s smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor,…

Genre: Best 2009
Micmacs à tire-larigot

Micmacs à tire-larigot

Micmacs à tire-larigot
IMDb: 7.2
100 min

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life…

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Genre: Best 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox
IMDb: 7.9
87 min

The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge…

A Single Man

A Single Man

A Single Man
IMDb: 7.6
97 min

The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will…

Genre: Best 2009
Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite
IMDb: 7.4
90 min

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black…

Genre: Best 2009
The Breath

The Breath

The Breath
IMDb: 8.0
128 min

A major who had just lost two people in his command in a combat with PKK militants arrives at the station and takes charge. He finds it very difficult to…

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Zombieland

Zombieland

Zombieland
IMDb: 7.6
88 min

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these…

The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon
IMDb: 7.8
144 min

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed…

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The Concert

The Concert

The Concert
IMDb: 7.6
119

A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as “The Maëstro”, Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works…

Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Up in the Air
IMDb: 7.4
110 min

George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in ”downsizing”. Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating…

Genre: Best 2009
Un prophète

Un prophète

Un prophète
IMDb: 7.9
155 min

Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems…

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Genre: Best 2009
Inglourious Basterads

Inglourious Basterads

Inglourious Basterads
IMDb: 8.3
153 min

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as ”The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally…