The Best Movies of 2009

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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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    Up is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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    Avatar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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    District 9 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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    Inglorious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Taken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    The White Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Rainer Bock, Birgit Minichmayr, Susanne Lothar

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    Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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    Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

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    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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    Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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    Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    Coraline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

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    Law Abiding Citizen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    The Men Who Stare at Goats is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor

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    I Love You, Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly

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    The Class is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Arthur Fogel, François Bégaudeau, Valérie Benguigui ...

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    Invictus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

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    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parn... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell

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    (500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham

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    The Ugly Truth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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    Adventureland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig

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    Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella

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    Terminator Salvation is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini

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    Crazy Heart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Night at the Museum: Battle of... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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    My Sister's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel

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    Fast & Furious is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2009

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    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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    Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger

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    Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale

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    Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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    Paul Blart: Mall Cop is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2009


    Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale

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    Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin

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