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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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    the people's #1
    Mark Andrews, Delroy Lindo, Ed Asner

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    most listed
    Maggie Cheung, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz

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    Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

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    Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong

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    Eric Bana, Karl Urban, Brad William Henke

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    Tim McGraw, Ray McKinnon, Sandra Bullock

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Eddie Marsan

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    Matt Frewer, Jackie Earle Haley, Rob LaBelle

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    Amber Heard, Mike White, Jesse Eisenberg

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    Holly Valance, Maggie Grace, Tamara Witmer

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    George Clooney, Terry Serpico, Waleed Zuaiter

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    David Clatworthy, Siyabonga Radebe, Daniel Hadebe

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    Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore

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    James Russo, John Ortiz, David Wenham

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Tom Hanks

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    Ralph Fiennes, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo

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    Matt Damon, Patrick Mofokeng, Julian Lewis Jones

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    Heath Ledger, Verne Troyer, Tom Waits

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    Roger Bart, Gerard Butler, Leslie Bibb

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Birgit Minichmayr, Detlev Buck, Susanne Lothar

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Marika Lagercrantz, Ingvar Hirdwall, Nina Norén

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    Al Roker, Ariel Winter, Liz Cackowski

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    Dominic Monaghan, Asher Keddie, Hugh Jackman

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    Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Andy Ross, Jaime Pressly

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    Richard Gere, Eric Ryan, Gary Roscoe

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    Teri Hatcher, Dawn French, Ian McShane

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    George Clooney, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Bateman

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    Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Paul Butler

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    George Clooney, Michael Gambon, Adrien Brody

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    Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Bill Hader

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rachel Weisz, Michael Lonsdale, Jordan Kiziuk

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    added by wiabux
    Gerard Butler, Kevin Connolly, John Michael Higgins

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    Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Mark Ruffalo

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    Robert Duvall, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ryan Bingham

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    added by looksharp
    Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt

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    Per Oscarsson, Ralph Carlsson, Paolo Roberto

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    Steve Coogan, Brad Garrett, Patrick Gallagher

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    Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Denis O'Hare

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    Terminator Salvation

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    The Taking of Pelham 123

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    Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen

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    Ludacris, Gerard Butler, Keith David

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    Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel

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    Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan

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    Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Saoirse Ronan

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    Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn

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    Robert Downey Jr., Jena Malone, Lisa Gay Hamilton

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