Films I saw in 2009

by Armoghan Asif | created - 01 Jan 2011 | updated - 01 Jan 2011 | Public
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1. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

80 Metascore

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 972,419 | Gross: $25.54M

2. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,566,681 | Gross: $37.03M

3. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 515,493 | Gross: $83.47M

4. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 543,413

5. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

56 Metascore

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 375,180 | Gross: $191.47M

6. Role Models (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Votes: 205,756 | Gross: $67.29M

7. Bolt (2008)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

Directors: Byron Howard, Chris Williams | Stars: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton

Votes: 163,965 | Gross: $114.05M

8. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 431,429 | Gross: $107.51M

9. Punisher: War Zone (2008)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

30 Metascore

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy ... See full summary »

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 54,420 | Gross: $7.95M

10. Bride Wars (2009)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

24 Metascore

Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen, Bryan Greenberg

Votes: 89,100 | Gross: $58.72M

11. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 136,287 | Gross: $45.80M

12. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Votes: 97,715 | Gross: $43.00M

13. Afro Samurai (2007)

TV-MA | 125 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Eagles

Votes: 13,005

14. The Hunt for Gollum (2009)

Unrated | 38 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Strider must hunt down Gollum to keep the Ring secret.

Director: Chris Bouchard | Stars: Adrian Webster, Arin Alldridge, Patrick O'Connor, Rita Ramnani

Votes: 4,796

15. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

R | 77 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, Colby Trane

Votes: 14,722 | Gross: $0.70M

16. Push (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

36 Metascore

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Colin Ford

Votes: 97,312 | Gross: $31.81M

17. 12 Rounds (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

38 Metascore

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.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: John Cena, Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen, Steve Harris

Votes: 24,917 | Gross: $12.23M

18. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 240,530 | Gross: $133.38M

19. Terminator Salvation (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

Director: McG | Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 308,749 | Gross: $125.32M

20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

78 Metascore

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.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 381,980 | Gross: $301.96M

21. Tinker Bell (2008 Video)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Enter the land of Tinker Bell and her four best fairy friends.

Director: Bradley Raymond | Stars: Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu

Votes: 9,899

22. The Final Destination (2009)

R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

30 Metascore

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.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Nick Zano, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella, Bobby Campo

Votes: 84,216 | Gross: $66.48M

23. Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009 Video)

TV-Y | 81 min | Animation, Family

It's "all for one and one for all" in this action-filled adventure as Barbie stars as Corinne, a young country girl headed to Paris to pursue her big dream - to become a musketeer!

Director: William Lau | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Tim Curry, Kira Tozer, Willow Johnson

Votes: 1,654

24. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas

Votes: 4,314

25. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Christian Stolte, Jason Clarke

Votes: 250,716 | Gross: $97.10M

26. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 186,097 | Gross: $152.27M

27. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 351,361 | Gross: $402.11M

28. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 256,275 | Gross: $163.96M

29. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

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.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 542,979 | Gross: $257.73M

30. Surrogates (2009)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

45 Metascore

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 159,596 | Gross: $38.58M

31. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 581,371 | Gross: $115.65M

32. Carlito's Way (1993)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo

Votes: 177,989 | Gross: $36.95M

33. Observe and Report (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Ray Liotta, Michael Peña

Votes: 55,489 | Gross: $23.99M

34. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

50 Metascore

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.

Directors: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Eunice Cho

Votes: 189,547 | Gross: $196.57M

35. Jennifer's Body (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

47 Metascore

A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 101,042 | Gross: $16.20M

36. Zombieland 2

Action, Comedy, Horror | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Ruben Fleischer

37. I Sell the Dead (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

62 Metascore

A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.

Director: Glenn McQuaid | Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm

Votes: 9,901 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Stan Helsing (2009)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

It's Halloween night, and slacker video clerk Stan Helsing along with his insanely sexy ex-girlfriend , best buddy and an exotic dancer/'massage therapist' - detours into a town cursed by ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Zenga | Stars: Steve Howey, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson, Desi Lydic

Votes: 10,676

39. Whatever Works (2009)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Larry David, Henry Cavill, Adam Brooks

Votes: 64,839 | Gross: $5.31M

40. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana

Votes: 106,336 | Gross: $51.86M

41. 9 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

60 Metascore

A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

Director: Shane Acker | Stars: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 120,885 | Gross: $31.74M

42. 2012: Supernova (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A scientist, races against a deadline to place a shield between the Earth and the oncoming blast-wave from a Supernova. As well as the efforts of doom cult to sabotage the project believing it to be God's Will Course" and allow the population of the Earth to be consumed by the intense radiation in the wave.

Director: Anthony Fankhauser | Stars: Brian Krause, Heather McComb, Najarra Townsend, Allura Lee

Votes: 2,573

43. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 784,917 | Gross: $293.00M

44. Four Christmases (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen, Robert Duvall

Votes: 54,681 | Gross: $120.15M