Roger Ebert's Selection of Best Feature Films of 2009

Roger Ebert / Best Feature Films of 2009
影評人 羅傑‧艾伯特 / 2009 年最佳劇情片


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‧Includes "The Top 10 Mainstream Films" (in alphabetical order)
‧Includes "Special Jury Prize"
‧Includes "The Top 10 Independent Films" (in alphabetical order)
‧星號 * 表示台灣譯名未定

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1.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants. (122 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):爆裂警官 ” - meuisviocm
 
2.
Crazy Heart (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. (112 mins.)
Director: Scott Cooper
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):瘋狂的心 ” - meuisviocm
 
3.
An Education (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. (100 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):名媛教育 ” - meuisviocm
 
4.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. (131 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):危機倒數 ” - meuisviocm
 
5.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (153 mins.)
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):惡棍特工 ” - meuisviocm
 
6.
Knowing (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe. (121 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):末日預言 ” - meuisviocm
 
7.
Precious (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):珍愛人生 ” - meuisviocm
 
8.
A Serious Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):正經好人 ” - meuisviocm
 
9.
Up in the Air (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest. (109 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):型男飛行日誌 ” - meuisviocm
 
10.
The White Ribbon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ The Top 10 Mainstream Films
Title(Taiwan):白色緞帶 ” - meuisviocm
 
11.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ Special Jury Prize
Title(Taiwan):阿凡達 ” - meuisviocm
 
12.
Departures (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):送行者~禮儀師的樂章 ” - meuisviocm
 
13.
Disgrace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics. (119 mins.)
Director: Steve Jacobs
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):屈辱 ” - meuisviocm
 
14.
Everlasting Moments (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. (131 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):璀璨瞬間 ” - meuisviocm
 
15.
Goodbye Solo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever. (91 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):再見索羅* ” - meuisviocm
 
16.
Julia (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A woman tries to extort money, using a young boy as bait. (144 mins.)
Director: Erick Zonca
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):茱莉亞 ” - meuisviocm
 
17.
Silent Light (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman. (145 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):寂靜之光 ” - meuisviocm
 
18.
Sin Nombre (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border. (96 mins.)
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):罪惡代碼* ” - meuisviocm
 
19.
Skin (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. (107 mins.)
Director: Anthony Fabian
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):膚色* ” - meuisviocm
 
20.
Trucker (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A trucker, leading a life free of depth and on the way to nowhere, is forced to make a decision about her aggressive loner 11-year-old son whom she openly deserted ten years previously. (90 mins.)
Director: James Mottern
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):卡車司機* ” - meuisviocm
 
21.
You, the Living (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
“ The Top 10 Independent Films
Title(Taiwan):啊!人生 ” - meuisviocm