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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
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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63 60
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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51 56
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Watchmen Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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48 35
District 9 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
District 9 Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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72 66
The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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60 48
Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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64 67
Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Inglorious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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42 33
The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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67 59
Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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53 46
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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39 25
Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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56 58
The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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61 43
Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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58 29
Taken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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24 34
The White Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
The White Ribbon Rainer Bock, Birgit Minichmayr, Susanne Lothar

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36 43
Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Up in the Air George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

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39 52
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
wiabux added The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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26 39
Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Public Enemies Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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15 14
Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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Coraline is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

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21 23
Moon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
wiabux added Moon Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

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26 37
Law Abiding Citizen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
wiabux added Law Abiding Citizen Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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27 47
Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Angels & Demons Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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34 39
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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31 41
(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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32 34
I Love You, Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
I Love You, Man Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly

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21 52
The Men Who Stare at Goats is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor

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The Class is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
The Class Arthur Fogel, François Bégaudeau, Valérie Benguigui

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25 31
Hachi: A Dog's Tale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
wiabux added Hachi: A Dog's Tale Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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26 2
Defamation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Mollevangsvagen added Defamation

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20 54
Invictus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

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16 39
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parn... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
wiabux added The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell

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25 41
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham

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20 25
The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
wiabux added The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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The Ugly Truth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
wiabux added The Ugly Truth Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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27 39
Night at the Museum: Battle of... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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32 39
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Where the Wild Things Are Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini

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17 10
The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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22 37
Adventureland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Adventureland Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig

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14 33
Agora is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Agora Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella

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My Sister's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
My Sister's Keeper Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel

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15 29
Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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15 40
A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
A Single Man Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin

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18 27
Crazy Heart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Crazy Heart Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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15 32
Fast & Furious is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
wiabux added Fast & Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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20 40
Terminator Salvation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Terminator Salvation Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

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Julie & Julia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
looksharp added Julie & Julia Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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14 17
Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Monsters vs. Aliens Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger

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Imagine That is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
Dimos Dicoudis added Imagine That Eddie Murphy, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson

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The Informant! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2009
looksharp added The Informant! Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale