Rating the best movies of 2009

A Listmania! list by Newton Ooi (Phoenix, Arizona United States)
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The list author says: "This list is my ranking of the movies of 2009, with the best at top, and worst at bottom."
Star Trek (Two-Disc Edition)
1.  Star Trek (Two-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Chris Pine
The list author says:
  "Probably the funnest movie of 2009, and by far the best reboot of a franchise since Batman Begins erased all the bad memories of Joel Schumacher's Batman movies."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,550 customer reviews) | 69 customer discussions

Avatar (Original Theatrical Edition)
2.  Avatar (Original Theatrical Edition) DVD ~ Sam Worthington
The list author says:
  "Best movie of 2009; probably the best commentary on what is happening in Iraq"
$25.55   Used & New from: $2.86
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,572 customer reviews) | 75 customer discussions

Angels & Demons (Single-Disc Theatrical Edition)
3.  Angels & Demons (Single-Disc Theatrical Edition) DVD ~ Tom Hanks
The list author says:
  "Finally, Hollywood makes a movie featuring the Vatican.  Luckily Ron Howard was at the helm, making it a great film all around."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (443 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Alice (TV Miniseries)
4.  Alice (TV Miniseries) DVD ~ Matt Frewer
The list author says:
  "Awesome rendition by the Syfy channel.  Snazzy, cool, original with twists in the plot all around.  Probably the best version of Alice in Wonderland ever made; yes better than both the Disney cartoon and the Depp - Burton creation of 2010."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Widescreen Edition)
5.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Daniel Radcliffe
The list author says:
  "This is by far the best Potter movie ever.  Not necessarily the darkest, but by far the most emotionally intense as a key protagonist dies."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,346 customer reviews) | 44 customer discussions

Inkheart
6.  Inkheart DVD ~ Brendan Fraser
The list author says:
  "Great family movie; probably the most under-rated movie of 2009.  Bad timing also as it was released in the pre-Oscar buzz and was not made as an Oscar contender."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Up (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition + Digital Copy)
7.  Up (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition + Digital Copy) DVD ~ Edward Asner
The list author says:
  "If there ever was a movie that could make you cry, this was it.  Unfortunately, it continues Pixar's streak of movies featuring mostly males as the main characters; this one did not even have a female character after the first 10 minutes."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,913 customer reviews) | 40 customer discussions

The Princess and the Frog (Single-Disc Edition)
8.  The Princess and the Frog (Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Bruno Campos
The list author says:
  "This movie made 2009 the first year that Disney's regular cartoon was at par with its Pixar release."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (808 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Caprica
9.  Caprica DVD ~ Eric Stoltz
The list author says:
  "How did the cylons come about?  Well check out this made for TV movie that is the pilot for the SyFy show of the same name.  You don't have the spaceships and battle scenes like in Battlestar Galactica, but the story is just as mature and involved."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

District 9 (Single-Disc Edition)
10.  District 9 (Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Sharlto Copley
The list author says:
  "Best alien invasion movie since E.T.  Good mix of action, comedy, suspense, and drama.  And a good study of the human psyche."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (774 customer reviews) | 20 customer discussions

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition)
11.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Anna Faris
The list author says:
  "For a cartoon not made by Disney or Pixar, this was mighty impressive.  The CGI was good, the characters looked real, and the story was awesome."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (810 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Single-Disc Edition)
12.  X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Hugh Jackman
The list author says:
  "Not as good as the trailer suggessts, this was still a very good comic-book inspired movie.  However, after the original X-men trilogy, this movie was somewhat of a letdown, especially after the great opening credit sequence."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (834 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
13.  The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus DVD ~ Heath Ledger
The list author says:
  "Probably the craziest and most original movie of 2009.  Also, this is Heath Ledger's final film."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Time Traveler's Wife
14.  The Time Traveler's Wife DVD ~ Rachel McAdams
The list author says:
  "Another great romance movie for Rachel McAdams.  And a first for Eric Bana.  No, its not a sci-fi, or a suspense movie.  It is a drama about romance and tragedy."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (418 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Monsters vs. Aliens
15.  Monsters vs. Aliens DVD ~ Seth Rogen
The list author says:
  "2009 is probably the year in which the rest of Hollywood caught up with Pixar in terms of the quality of animated movies.  2009 started great with this highly popular cartoon.  Mixing comedy, some romance, some drama, and of course the subthemes of friendship, honesty, and loyalty, this might be the best animated release for the month of March."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (468 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Zombieland
16.  Zombieland DVD ~ Jesse Eisenberg
The list author says:
  "best zombie mummy ever!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (892 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

The Hangover (Rated Single-Disc Edition)
17.  The Hangover (Rated Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Bradley Cooper
The list author says:
  "Funniest movie of 2009."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,064 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

Creation
18.  Creation DVD ~ Paul Bettany
The list author says:
  "Probably the best film bio ever put out by Hollywood, and on one of history's most controversial man."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Sherlock Holmes
19.  Sherlock Holmes DVD ~ Robert Downey Jr.
The list author says:
  "Great movie; lived up to the hype in my view."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,233 customer reviews) | 15 customer discussions

Capitalism: A Love Story
20.  Capitalism: A Love Story DVD ~ Michael Moore
The list author says:
  "Great documentary, funny as usual per Michael Moore.  Tragic in many ways though with a lot of sad stories representative of the American experience over the past 2 decades."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (352 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Lovely Bones
21.  The Lovely Bones DVD ~ Saoirse Ronan
The list author says:
  "Great crime drama"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (484 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Invictus
22.  Invictus DVD ~ Morgan Freeman
The list author says:
  "Best sports movie of 2009"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Fourth Kind
23.  The Fourth Kind DVD ~ Milla Jovovich
The list author says:
  "best alien abduction movie since the first x-files movie.  and scariest movie of 2009."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Public Enemies (Single-Disc Edition)
24.  Public Enemies (Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Johnny Depp
The list author says:
  "Finally a film that features J. Edgar Hoover as the crime fighter he really was; driven, ruthless, and often condescending to Congress, the press, and the public.  By the way, great performances from Depp and Bale."
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Terminator Salvation (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition)
25.  Terminator Salvation (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Christian Bale
The list author says:
  "Another blockbuster for Christian Bale.  As the 90's were dominated by Tom Hanks and to a lesser degree, Kevin Costner, this decade seems to be shaping up to be the decade of Bale and Depp.  Bale of course is anchoring the more serious movies, such as the two Batman Hits, the Prestige, and now this reboot of the Terminator series."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (735 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Race to Witch Mountain (Single-Disc Edition)
26.  Race to Witch Mountain (Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Dwayne Johnson
The list author says:
  "Great Disney remake, and another strong outing for the next up-and-coming child actress, Anne Sophie Robb."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Milk
27.  Milk DVD ~ Sean Penn
The list author says:
  "great biopic of a little known civil rights leader."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (347 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup
28.  Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup DVD ~ Dylan Avery
The list author says:
  "OK ending to a great trilogy.  Check out the first two versions as they are much better."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
29.  Battlestar Galactica: The Plan DVD ~ Edward James Olmos
The list author says:
  "The final BSG; for adults only."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Daybreakers
30.  Daybreakers DVD ~ Willem Dafoe
The list author says:
  "Best vampire movie since Dracula; very original, with just enough gore and fight scenes to keep the boys interested"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Knowing [Blu-ray]
31.  Knowing [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Nicolas Cage
The list author says:
  "Not quite an action movie; more of a thinking movie, quite out of character for Nicholas Cage.  But still good."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The International
32.  The International DVD ~ Clive Owen
The list author says:
  "Best suspense movie of 2009"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

Moon
33.  Moon DVD ~ Sam Rockwell
The list author says:
  "Probably the best movie about human cloning made by Hollywood so far."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Up in the Air
34.  Up in the Air DVD ~ George Clooney
The list author says:
  "Good original drama with some funny scenes.  Great dialogue also, as typical of all George Clooney movies."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (424 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
35.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past DVD ~ Matthew McConaughey
The list author says:
  "As someone who hates chic flics, I actually thought this was a good movie; even better than some of the year's more hyped action movies such as G. I. Joe or Watchmen."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

Planet 51
36.  Planet 51 DVD ~ Dwayne Johnson
The list author says:
  "OK CGI-comedy.  But if you want to see a movie about a human landing on another planet, and then interacting with the locals, then try Avatar instead."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Single-Disc Edition)
37.  Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Amy Adams
The list author says:
  "Good sequel, and Amy Adams looks gorgeous."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (645 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Surrogates
38.  Surrogates DVD ~ Bruce Willis
The list author says:
  "Good mystery - suspense flick from Bruce Willis."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Nine
39.  Nine DVD ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
The list author says:
  "Good musical; yes it feels like Chicago.  Thats because it was directed by the same guy who did Chicago, Rob Marshall."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

9
40.  9 DVD ~ Christopher Plummer
The list author says:
  "Great story, great action, and great ending.  Overall an entertaining and original film."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (451 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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