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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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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    most listed Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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    the people's #1 Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Jennifer Morrison, Zoe Saldana, Winona Ryder

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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Tim McGraw

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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law

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    Sharlto Copley, John Sumner, Jed Brophy

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

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    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard

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    added by wiabux Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law

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    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Birgit Minichmayr, Roxane Duran, Susanne Lothar

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    ranked low on reranks Rashida Jones, Jaime Pressly, Paul Rudd

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    added by wiabux Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    added by wiabux Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Ewa Fröling

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    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

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    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham

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    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

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    Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig

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    added by wiabux Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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    Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Michael Lonsdale

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    Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    added by wiabux Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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    Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini

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    added by wiabux Noomi Rapace, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre

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    Terminator Salvation

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    Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall

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    added by wiabux Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Malin Åkerman

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    Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Isabel Lucas

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    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale

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    added by looksharp Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Octavia Spencer

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    Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti, Christopher Plummer

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    added by looksharp Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Liam Hemsworth

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    added by wiabux Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez

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    added by looksharp Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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    Arthur Fogel, François Bégaudeau, Valérie Benguigui ...

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

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