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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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Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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G-Force Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

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Race to Witch Mountain Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb

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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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2012 Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

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Watchmen Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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The Taking of Pelham 123 John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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Daybreakers Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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Black Dynamite Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson

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Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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I Love You Phillip Morris Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

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District 9 Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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Terminator Salvation Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

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Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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Crank: High Voltage Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Geri Halliwell

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Redline Tadanobu Asano, Yū Aoi, Daisuke Gōri

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Pandorum Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

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Gamer Gerard Butler, Ludacris, Michael C. Hall

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Lesbian Vampire Killers Paul McGann, James Corden, Tiffany Mulheron

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, Clancy Brown

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Push Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Chris Evans

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Land of the Lost Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Willem Dafoe, Julie Benz, Judd Nelson

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Green Lantern: First Flight Tricia Helfer, Christopher Meloni, Michael Madsen

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Kanthaswamy Vikram, Shriya Saran, Brahmanandam

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Merantau Iko Uwais, Christine Hakim, Laurent Buson

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Aadhavan Nayantara, Nassar, Rahul Dev

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch

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Monsters vs. Aliens Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger

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Dragonball Evolution Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters

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Next Day Air Mos Def, Lauren London, Mike Epps

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Blood and Bone Gina Carano, Michael Jai White, Kimbo Slice

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Ninja Assassin Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

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Ayan Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu, Karunas

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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Kristin Kreuk, Moon Bloodgood, Michael Clarke Duncan

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Tekken Mircea Monroe, Tamlyn Tomita, Cung Le

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Fighting Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán

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Fast & Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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Surrogates Bruce Willis, Rosamund Pike, Taylor Cole

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Harry Brown Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen

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Valhalla Rising Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives, Gary Lewis

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving