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The Best Movies of 2009

List Criteria: Must have been in theatres in 2009

A list of the best movies of 2009, from epic movies like Avatar to blockbusters like Star Trek. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 2009 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here. As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2009. Who could forget Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges, The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock, and of course, Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. And let's not forget about Bruno either. The best movies of 2009 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in The Hangover, or established stars like Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds and Jason Segal and Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man. Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2009. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2008, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 2008. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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    Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth

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    most listed Todd Phillips

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    the people's #1 Bob Peterson, Pete Docter

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    J.J. Abrams

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    David Yates

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    Zack Snyder

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    ranked low on reranks Ruben Fleischer

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    John Lee Hancock

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    Guy Ritchie

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    Neill Blomkamp

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    Kathryn Bigelow

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    Grant Heslov

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    Pierre Morel

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    James Cameron

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    Clint Eastwood

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    added by wiabux Terry Gilliam

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    Michael Mann

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    Michael Haneke

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    Ron Howard

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    added by wiabux F. Gary Gray

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    John Hamburg

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    added by wiabux Niels Arden Oplev

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    Marc Webb

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    Henry Selick

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    Wes Anderson

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    Tom Ford

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    Jason Reitman

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    Chris Miller, Phil Lord

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    Gavin Hood

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    Greg Mottola

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    added by wiabux Lasse Hallström

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    Alejandro Amenábar

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    Scott Cooper

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    added by wiabux Robert Luketic

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    added by wiabux Daniel Alfredson

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    Spike Jonze

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    John Hillcoat

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    Terminator Salvation

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    Shawn Levy

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    added by wiabux Anne Fletcher

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    Michael Moore

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

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    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Steven Soderbergh

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    added by looksharp Joe Wright

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    added by looksharp Alex Proyas

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    added by wiabux Justin Lin

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Taking of Pelham 123

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    Howard McCain

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    new! Sean McGinly

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    added by looksharp Kenny Ortega

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