The Best Movies of 2009 Films
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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 More
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    most listed
    The Hangover

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    83
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    the people's #1
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    Bob Peterson, Pete Docter More
    83
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    J.J. Abrams More
    77
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    David Yates More
    76
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    Zack Snyder More
    69
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    Ruben Fleischer More
    68
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    John Lee Hancock More
    67
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    Guy Ritchie More
    65
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    Kathryn Bigelow More
    60
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    Neill Blomkamp More
    58
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    Pierre Morel More
    58
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    Grant Heslov More
    57
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    Terry Gilliam More
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    Clint Eastwood More
    55
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    Michael Mann More
    54
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    James Cameron More
    52
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    Michael Haneke More
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    Ron Howard More
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    Niels Arden Oplev More
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    John Hamburg More
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    F. Gary Gray More
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    Henry Selick More
    49
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    Jason Reitman More
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    Wes Anderson More
    48
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    Marc Webb More
    48
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    Tom Ford More
    48
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    Chris Miller, Phil Lord More
    47
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    Gavin Hood More
    47
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    Greg Mottola More
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    Lasse Hallström More
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    Alejandro Amenábar More
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    Scott Cooper More
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    Daniel Alfredson More
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    Spike Jonze More
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    The Ugly Truth

    Robert Luketic More
    39
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    The Road

    John Hillcoat More
    36
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    Joe Wright More
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    Alex Proyas More
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    Terminator Salvation

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    Steven Soderbergh More
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    Shawn Levy More
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    Michael Moore More
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    Michael Jackson's This Is It

    Kenny Ortega More
    33
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    Daybreakers

    Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig More
    32
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    The Taking of Pelham 123

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    The International

    Tom Tykwer More
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    Get Low

    Aaron Schneider More
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    Nora Ephron More
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    Kirk Jones More
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