AvsJoe's Top to Bottom Movies of 2009 (and ONLY 2009, none of that 2008 B.S.)by AvsJoe | created - 26 Jan 2011 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
Unfinished list of 2009 movies ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
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1. The Secret of Kells (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
Votes: 25,972 | Gross: $0.69M
2. Technotise - Edit i ja (2009)
Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Belgrade 2074. Edit is a student. After a few failed exams she decides to implant a memory chip... but, something strange starts happening to her.
3. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 43,219 | Gross: $0.86M
6. Miracle Fish (2009)
TV-PG | 17 min | Short, Drama
8-year-old Joe has a birthday he will never forget. After friends bully him, he sneaks off to the infirmary, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.
7. Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy (2009 TV Special)
Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy
Gabriel Iglesias returns to the stage in this all-new comedy special where he performs in front of a packed house at the historic Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas. Go to the restroom before ... See full summary »
9. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.
Votes: 4,440 | Gross: $0.09M
10. Nemesis (2009)
8 min | Short, Comedy
The story of Arne, who is convinced he has superpowers. He just has not found them yet. So he decides to put up a wanted note for an archenemy, hoping that it will help him discover his true powers.
13. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 971,093 | Gross: $760.51M
14. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 165,358 | Gross: $75.29M
15. Exam (2009)
Not Rated | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
16. Ed Byrne: Different Class (2009 Video)
107 min | Comedy
Lauded by critics and audiences alike, this blistering one man show takes in such diverse topics as WAGs, Goths, the class system and DVD piracy as well as frank and honest tales about Ed's upbringing, his parents and his recent nuptials.
17. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.
Votes: 56,294 | Gross: $10.27M
18. Doghouse (2009)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.
20. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 186,127 | Gross: $196.57M
21. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 537,998 | Gross: $257.73M
22. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Votes: 134,056 | Gross: $37.49M
23. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 574,235 | Gross: $115.65M
24. Splice (2009)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.
Votes: 84,072 | Gross: $17.00M
25. The Proposal (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.
Votes: 252,053 | Gross: $163.96M
26. Up (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Votes: 761,433 | Gross: $293.00M
27. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 425,362 | Gross: $107.51M
TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
All alone in her room, a solitary elderly widow lying on her deathbed yearns to reunite with her beloved late husband, nevertheless, the road to the afterlife can be long, while on the other hand, today's modern medicine works miracles.
29. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Votes: 158,245 | Gross: $21.00M
30. Defendor (2009)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.
Votes: 33,111 | Gross: $0.04M
31. Winnebago Man (2009)
85 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,226 | Gross: $0.18M
32. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Votes: 98,238 | Gross: $0.40M
34. Gurotesuku (2009)
Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Thriller
An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life ... See full summary »
35. Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When his father's body is stolen from its grave, Afro takes up his sword again to tear through an army of deadly foes led by a sadistic leader.
36. In the Loop (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.
Votes: 47,802 | Gross: $2.38M
37. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
R | 94 min | Comedy, War
A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
Votes: 116,056 | Gross: $32.42M
38. Precious (II) (2009)
R | 110 min | Drama
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Votes: 94,912 | Gross: $47.40M
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.
Votes: 146,673 | Gross: $177.24M
40. Angel of Death (I) (2009)
R | 77 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A career assassin becomes haunted by one of her victims following a near fatal injury to her brain. Becoming a rogue assassin settling the score with her former mob employers, chaos and power struggles ensue.
41. Couples Retreat (2009)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy
A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.
Votes: 89,167 | Gross: $109.21M
42. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 168,627 | Gross: $42.10M
43. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,013,310 | Gross: $120.54M
44. The Final Destination (2009)
R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.
Votes: 82,755 | Gross: $66.48M
45. Observe and Report (2009)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.
Votes: 54,881 | Gross: $23.99M
46. Pigeon: Impossible (2009)
6 min | Animation, Short, Action
The tale of Walter, a rookie secret agent faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.
Director: Lucas Martell
48. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
R | 89 min | Comedy
Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.
Votes: 18,478 | Gross: $15.10M
49. Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy (2009 TV Special)
TV-MA | Documentary, Comedy
Lisa Lampinelli hosts the Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy with Toby Keith, Warren Sapp, Jeff Foxworthy, Greg Giraldo, Nick DiPaolo, Gary Busey, Jeff Ross and Maureen McCormack among others.
50. Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009 TV Short)
30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A commercial-free variety special starring Seth MacFarlane and his "Family Guy" co-star Alex Borstein. The half-hour special will highlight the duo's subversive and unique comedic ... See full summary »
51. The Maiden Heist (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime
A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.
53. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 247,116 | Gross: $255.96M
55. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
Votes: 83,593 | Gross: $2.04M
56. High Lane (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon... See full summary »
58. Dead Snow (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
Votes: 58,364 | Gross: $0.04M
62. Case 39 (2009)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.
Votes: 66,428 | Gross: $13.25M
66. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
Votes: 126,209 | Gross: $198.35M
67. Chloe (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.
Votes: 61,499 | Gross: $3.07M
68. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Votes: 372,306 | Gross: $301.96M
69. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Votes: 519,628 | Gross: $209.03M
70. The Invention of Lying (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
Votes: 100,936 | Gross: $18.44M
71. 2012 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 308,499 | Gross: $166.11M
72. A Perfect Getaway (2009)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.
Votes: 60,374 | Gross: $15.48M
73. Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009)
112 min | Documentary, Music
A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.
74. 17 Again (2009)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.
Votes: 157,396 | Gross: $64.17M
75. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.
Votes: 170,621 | Gross: $124.87M
76. Get Low (2009)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery
A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
Votes: 20,166 | Gross: $9.18M
77. Harry Brown (2009)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Votes: 78,031 | Gross: $1.82M
78. Best Worst Movie (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
Votes: 6,733 | Gross: $0.10M
82. Vampire Killers (2009)
R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.
83. Gamer (2009)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?
Votes: 119,712 | Gross: $20.49M
85. 12 Rounds (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.
Votes: 24,541 | Gross: $12.23M
86. Miss March (2009)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,312 | Gross: $4.54M
87. Duplicity (2009)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.
Votes: 43,565 | Gross: $40.57M
88. Life Blood (2009 Video)
R | 85 min | Horror
New Year's Eve, 1969: While driving on the Pearblossom Highway, a lesbian couple encounters the creator of the universe. Laid to rest for 40 years, the women wake up on New Year's Day as reborn creatures.
89. Leaves of Grass (2009)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.
Votes: 25,021 | Gross: $0.07M
90. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Votes: 99,702 | Gross: $104.40M
91. Daybreakers (2009)
R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.
Votes: 111,668 | Gross: $30.10M
93. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)
R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.
Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.02M
95. The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
R | 90 min | Comedy
The owner of a Miami restaurant indebted to the mob institutes a contest to see what waiter can earn the most money in one night.
Votes: 11,452 | Gross: $0.04M
96. Give 'em Hell Malone (2009)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A tough as nails private investigator (Malone) squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well...
97. After.Life (2009)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After a car accident, a young woman who is caught between life and death, meets a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.
Votes: 33,001 | Gross: $0.11M
98. The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009 TV Short)
Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short
To the residents of Moraine, Ohio, General Motors was more than just a car company, it was the lifeblood of a community. In the wake of GM's 2008 announcement that it was closing the plant,... See full summary »