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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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Rainer Bock, Birgit Minichmayr, Susanne Lothar

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    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

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    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

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    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

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    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor

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    Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly

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    Arthur Fogel, François Bégaudeau, Valérie Benguigui ...

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    Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

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    Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell

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    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham

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    Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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    Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig

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    Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini

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    Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella

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    Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel

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    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger

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    Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale

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    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale

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    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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    Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Ron Livingston

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