2009: My Year in Review

Any film that I watched between January 1 and December 31, 2009.
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1.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
2.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other. (130 mins.)
 
3.
Cocktail (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love. (104 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
4.
Roxanne (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
5.
Saving Silverman (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman. (90 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
6.
Stir of Echoes (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him. (99 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
7.
The Killing Floor (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A literary agent moves into a penthouse apartment. Soon after the move, he receives crime scene photographs that seem to have taken place in his new apartment. Next he receives a series of stalker videotapes that document his every move. (94 mins.)
Director: Gideon Raff
 
8.
Wild Hogs (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road, but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos. (100 mins.)
Director: Walt Becker
 
9.
The Bone Collector (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City. (118 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
10.
Parenthood (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (124 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
11.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
 
12.
Door to Door (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman. (90 mins.)
 
13.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
14.
The Italian Job (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally. (111 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
15.
Lucky You (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems. (124 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
16.
The Rookie (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs. (127 mins.)
 
17.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
18.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
 
19.
I Am David (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
 
20.
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament. (115 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
21.
Star Trek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
 
22.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
23.
Mötley Crüe: Carnival of Sins (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A concert film by Motley Crue on the Carnival Of Sins Tour 2005 in Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S.A. (210 mins.)
Director: Hamish Hamilton
 
24.
Sahara (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator. (124 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
 
25.
Deck the Halls (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space. (93 mins.)
Director: John Whitesell
 
26.
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime. (106 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
27.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute. (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
 
28.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit. (104 mins.)
 
29.
Obsessed (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy. (108 mins.)
Director: Steve Shill
 
30.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (153 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
31.
Kiss the Girls (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time. (115 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
32.
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
33.
Saw (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
34.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
35.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
36.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
37.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. (26 mins.)
 
38.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
 
39.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
40.
The Santa Clause (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. (97 mins.)
Director: John Pasquin
 
41.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
42.
Moonstruck (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
43.
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve. (111 mins.)
Director: George Gallo
 
44.
The Final Season (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory. (119 mins.)
 
45.
Young Guns II (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid. (104 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
46.
Live Animals (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A group of college kids must decide what price they will pay to gain their freedom after being kidnapped by a ruthless White Slave trader. (84 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Benson
 
47.
Surviving Christmas (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him. (91 mins.)
Director: Mike Mitchell
 
48.
Zombieland (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
49.
TRON (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. (96 mins.)
 
50.
Cry Wolf (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Wadlow
 
51.
The Vanishing (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on. (109 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
 
52.
Scooby-Doo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on. (86 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
 
53.
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur. (104 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
54.
High Crimes (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines. (115 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
55.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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.)
 
56.
Old School (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
57.
Black Dahlia (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.3/10 X  
Three psychopaths go on a killing spree, recreating the Black Dahlia murder. (81 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
 
58.
Pacific Heights (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own. (102 mins.)
 
59.
This Is It (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
60.
Meatballs (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp. (94 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
61.
Twisted (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered. (97 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
62.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams. (80 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
63.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
64.
Heavy Weights (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor. (100 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill