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The Best Movies of 2009

Updated March 1, 2021 13.8k votes 799 voters 23.0k views191 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 2009.

A list of the best movies of 2009, from top movies like Avatar to blockbusters like Star Trek. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived with famous stars and big blockbusters and 2009 was no exception. Some of the best movies of this year are some of the great 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 good movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2009. Who could forget top 2009 movies like 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 came out in in 2009. This is the ultimate list of the best and most popular movies that came out in 2009, which means you might be interested in the best movies of 2008 too. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected.

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    Star Trek

    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison

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    Inglorious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

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    The Hangover

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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George Clooney, Meryl Streep

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    Zombieland

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    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

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    The Blind Side

    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins

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    The Hurt Locker

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    A Christmas Carol

    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman

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    Coraline

    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning

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    Up in the Air

    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick

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    District 9

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    Moon

    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore

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    I Love You, Man

    Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz
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    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly

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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Where the Wild Things Are

    Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker

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    Adventureland

    Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds

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    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

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    Crazy Heart

    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges

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