Films watched in 2009

Movies watched in 2009. Rewatches included.
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1.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
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A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
 
2.
Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York. (95 mins.)
Director: Steven Jacobson
 
3.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
4.
Garden Party (2008)
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April (age 15) is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that doesn't involve nudity, and falls in with a group of confused kids chasing their dreams. The black widow in the web is the sexy, pot-dealing Sally. (88 mins.)
Director: Jason Freeland
 
5.
Restraint (2008)
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A young couple on the run hole up in a country estate with a hostage in tow. (94 mins.)
Director: David Denneen
 
6.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
7.
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
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When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet. (90 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
 
8.
The Mighty Celt (2005)
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Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe... (82 mins.)
Director: Pearse Elliott
 
9.
Special Delivery (2008 TV Movie)
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A bonded courier transports a bratty teenager on an international flight, but realizes a trap has been set up for them when they reach the U.S. (88 mins.)
 
10.
Rendition (2007)
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A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US. (122 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
11.
Stepmom (1998)
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A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother. (124 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
12.
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
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A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge. (106 mins.)
 
13.
The Other Man (2008)
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The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life. (88 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
14.
Maybe Baby (2000)
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A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child. (104 mins.)
Director: Ben Elton
 
15.
Bernard and Doris (2006)
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The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairness Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
 
16.
Shall We Dance (2004)
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A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
17.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
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Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. (105 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
18.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
19.
The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
20.
Ghost Town (2008)
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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. (102 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
21.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
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When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him. (94 mins.)
 
22.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
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A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
23.
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
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A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage. (107 mins.)
 
24.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
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Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive. (109 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
25.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
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When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
 
26.
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
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A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens. (86 mins.)
Director: John Schultz
 
27.
Bride Wars (2009)
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Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day. (89 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
28.
Epic Movie (2007)
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A comedic satire of films that are large in scope, reputation and popularity (86 mins.)
 
29.
Smart People (2008)
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Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother. (95 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
 
30.
Click (2006)
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A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. (107 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
31.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
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An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
32.
The Uninvited (2009)
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Anna Ivers returns home to her sister Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother. Her dismay quickly turns to horror when she is visited by ghastly visions of her dead mother. (87 mins.)
 
33.
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
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His life was emotionally closed off from the world, until an orphaned baby showed up at his house. (106 mins.)
 
34.
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
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A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Adam Brooks
 
35.
No Reservations (2007)
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The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. (104 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
36.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
37.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
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Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship - this time with werewolf Jacob Black. (130 mins.)
Director: Chris Weitz
 
38.
Zombieland (2009)
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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. (88 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
 
39.
Pulse (2006)
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When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world. (90 mins.)
Director: Jim Sonzero
 
40.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
41.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
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After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
 
42.
Julie & Julia (2009)
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Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. (123 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
43.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
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Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
44.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
45.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
46.
Homecoming (2009)
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A jilted ex-girlfriend plots revenge after her former beau comes back to their hometown with a new lover. (88 mins.)
 
47.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
48.
The Number 23 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise. (101 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
49.
Silent Hill (2006)
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A woman goes in search for her daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. (125 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
 
50.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl. (119 mins.)
 
51.
Avatar (2009)
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A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
52.
Dark Water (2005)
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A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
53.
30 Days of Night (2007)
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After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. (113 mins.)
Director: David Slade
 
54.
The Unborn (2009)
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A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her. (88 mins.)
Director: David S. Goyer
 
55.
The Orphanage (2007)
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A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
56.
While She Was Out (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Della Myers is an overwhelmed upper-middle-class housewife who lives in a large house in the suburbs with her twin children and her abusive husband... (88 mins.)
Director: Susan Montford
 
57.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married... (124 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz