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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    The Hangover

    Todd Phillips More
    83
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    Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth More
    83
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    J.J. Abrams More
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    David Yates More
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    Zack Snyder More
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    Guy Ritchie More
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    Zombieland

    Ruben Fleischer More
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    John Lee Hancock More
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    Neill Blomkamp More
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    Terry Gilliam More
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    Grant Heslov More
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    The Hurt Locker

    Kathryn Bigelow More
    57
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    Ron Howard More
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    Michael Haneke More
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    Clint Eastwood More
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    Michael Mann More
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    Taken

    Pierre Morel More
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    Wes Anderson More
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    Avatar

    James Cameron More
    54
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    F. Gary Gray More
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    Tom Ford More
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    Henry Selick More
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    Marc Webb More
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    Chris Miller, Phil Lord More
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    Jason Reitman More
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    Agora

    Alejandro Amenábar More
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    Niels Arden Oplev More
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    Gavin Hood More
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    Greg Mottola More
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    John Hamburg More
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    Lasse Hallström More
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    Robert Luketic More
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    John Hillcoat More
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    Spike Jonze More
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    Daniel Alfredson More
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    Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig More
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    Scott Cooper More
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    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

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    Alex Proyas More
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    Kenny Ortega More
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    Joe Wright More
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    Nora Ephron More
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    Steven Soderbergh More
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    The International

    Tom Tykwer More
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    Michael Moore More
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