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The Best Thriller Movies of 2009

Updated September 23, 2019 896 votes 67 voters 4.4k views

List of the best 2009 thriller movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These thrillers take you on a ride full of action, suspense, and anticipation of what's going to happen next. These are all the thriller 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.

List is made up of movies like Inglourious Basterds and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This isn't necessarily a list of all thriller movies from 2009, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • Public Enemies1
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    Public Enemies

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • Sherlock Holmes2
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • Moon3
    18
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    Moon

    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released2009

    Directed byDuncan Jones

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  • District 94
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    District 9

    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy

    Released2009

    Directed byNeill Blomkamp

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  • The Last House on the Left5
    14
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    The Last House on the Left

    Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul

    Released2009

    Directed byDennis Iliadis

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  • Coraline6
    12
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    Coraline

    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning

    Released2009

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo7
    10
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz

    Released2009

    Directed byNiels Arden Oplev

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film based on the novel of...  more
  • Law Abiding Citizen8
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    Law Abiding Citizen

    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx

    Released2009

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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  • State of Play9
    16
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    State of Play

    Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck

    Released2009

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British...  more

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  • Mystery Team10
    14
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    Mystery Team

    Aubrey Plaza, Donald Glover

    Released2009

    Directed byDan Eckman

    Mystery Team is a 2009 film created by the comedy group Derrick Comedy. The story was written...  more
  • The Road11
    12
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    The Road

    Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Hillcoat

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  • Terminator Salvation12
    16
    11

    Terminator Salvation

    Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2009

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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  • Watchmen13
    23
    23

    Watchmen

    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • Drag Me to Hell14
    14
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    Drag Me to Hell

    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long

    Released2009

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Brothers15
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    Brothers

    Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2009

    Directed byJim Sheridan

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  • Pandorum16
    8
    8

    Pandorum

    Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus

    Released2009

    Directed byChristian Alvart

    Pandorum is a German-British 2009 post-apocalyptic science fiction film, with elements of...  more
  • Knowing17
    8
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    Knowing

    Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne

    Released2009

    Directed byAlex Proyas

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  • Angels & Demons18
    6
    7

    Angels & Demons

    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Howard

    Angels & Demons is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Ron Howard and based on Dan...  more

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  • The Disappearance of Alice Creed19
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    The Disappearance of Alice Creed

    Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan

    Released2009

    Directed byJ Blakeson

    The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a 2009 British thriller film about the kidnapping of a...  more
  • 201220
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    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson

    Released2009

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day21
    5
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    Released2009

    Directed byTroy Duffy

    The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is a 2009 American vigilante film written and directed...  more
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  • The Secret in Their Eyes22
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    The Secret in Their Eyes

    Ricardo Darín, Mariano Argento

    Released2009

    Directed byJuan José Campanella

    The Secret in Their Eyes is a 2009 Argentine crime thriller film directed, produced and edited...  more
  • Race to Witch Mountain23
    6
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    Race to Witch Mountain

    Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byAndy Fickman

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  • Inglourious Basterds24
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    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Released2009

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Orphan25
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    Orphan

    Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard

    Released2009

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

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