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The Best Action Movies of 2009

Updated September 23, 2019 903 votes 64 voters 3.8k views50 items

List of the best 2009 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 2009, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Movies on this list include Avatar and Inglourious Basterds. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2009, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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    Zombieland
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    Star Trek
    34
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    Star Trek

    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison

    Released2009

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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  • 3
    2012
    33
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    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson

    Released2009

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 4
    Sherlock Holmes
    19
    4

    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • 5
    Race to Witch Mountain
    20
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    Race to Witch Mountain

    Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byAndy Fickman

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  • 6
    G-Force
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    12

    G-Force

    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz

    Released2009

    Directed byHoyt Yeatman

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  • 7
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
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    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra

    Released2009

    Directed byPatrick Tatopoulos

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  • 8
    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    Released2009

    Directed byShawn Levy

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  • 9
    Inglourious Basterds
    12
    6

    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Released2009

    Directed byEli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

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  • 10
    Black Dynamite
    13
    8

    Black Dynamite

    Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

    Released2009

    Directed byScott Sanders

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  • 11
    Daybreakers
    14
    10

    Daybreakers

    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Spierig, Peter Spierig

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  • 12
    The Taking of Pelham 123
    14
    10

    The Taking of Pelham 123

    John Travolta, Denzel Washington

    Released2009

    Directed byTony Scott

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  • 13
    Push
    11
    7

    Push

    Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle

    Released2009

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

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  • 14
    Avatar
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    19

    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 15
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    11
    8

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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Yates

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  • 16
    Watchmen
    10
    9

    Watchmen

    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • 17
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    7
    5

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop

    Kevin James, Jayma Mays

    Released2009

    Directed bySteve Carr

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  • 18
    Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
    9
    8

    Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

    Allison Mack, LeVar Burton

    Released2009

    Directed bySam Liu

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  • 19
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
    5
    3

    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

    Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig

    Released2009

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier

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  • 20
    Dragonball Evolution
    4
    3

    Dragonball Evolution

    Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Wong

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  • 21
    Terminator Salvation
    5
    5

    Terminator Salvation

    Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2009

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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  • 22
    I Love You Phillip Morris
    8
    9

    I Love You Phillip Morris

    Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

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  • 23
    District 9
    10
    12

    District 9

    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy

    Released2009

    Directed byNeill Blomkamp

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  • 24
    Monsters vs. Aliens
    6
    6

    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler

    Released2009

    Directed byConrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

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  • 25
    Ayan
    2
    5

    Ayan

    Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu

    Released2009

    Directed byK. V. Anand

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