My Best Films of 2009by g_monte | created - 16 Jun 2011 | updated - 22 Nov 2016 | Public
Out of 409 films seen. All rated 8/10 or higher.
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1. The White Ribbon (2009)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery
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?
Votes: 59,658 | Gross: $2.22M
2. White Material (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War
Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.
Votes: 5,530 | Gross: $0.30M
3. Kynodontas (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
Votes: 58,850 | Gross: $0.11M
5. Les herbes folles (2009)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A quirky woman who spends her free time as a pilot has her purse stolen; when a mysterious man finds her wallet, they embark on a peculiar romance.
Votes: 3,362 | Gross: $0.40M
6. Io sono l'amore (2009)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Votes: 16,729 | Gross: $5.01M
7. A Serious Man (2009)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 114,225 | Gross: $9.19M
8. 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: 779,759 | Gross: $293.00M
9. 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: 43,618 | Gross: $0.86M
10. 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: 99,609 | Gross: $0.40M
12. It Felt Like a Kiss (2009)
54 min | Documentary, History, Music
The story of America's rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and Amercia pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the world and in peoples mind.
13. 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: 48,634 | Gross: $2.38M
18. Broken Embraces (2009)
R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Votes: 34,266 | Gross: $5.01M
19. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
Votes: 68,666 | Gross: $1.70M
20. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
R | 77 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 14,704 | Gross: $0.70M
21. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 95,363 | Gross: $9.17M
22. Hadewijch (2009)
105 min | Drama
The aspirant nun Céline vel Hadewijch is invited to leave the convent where she studies and she returns to the house of her mother in Paris. Céline meets her outcast Muslim teenage friend ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,524 | Gross: $0.00M
24. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Votes: 420,169 | Gross: $32.39M
28. Moon (2009)
R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Votes: 294,586 | Gross: $5.01M
30. The Art of the Steal (2009)
Unrated | 101 min | Documentary
Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.
Votes: 2,047 | Gross: $0.54M
31. Beeswax (2009)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
A pair of identical twin sisters -- one, who has been paraplegic since youth and gets around in a wheelchair, and the other -- 'same face, different bodies.'
Votes: 686 | Gross: $0.05M
33. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 38,370 | Gross: $14.36M
35. 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: 62,202 | Gross: $3.07M
36. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Votes: 189,337 | Gross: $10.10M
37. Up in the Air (I) (2009)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.
Votes: 289,310 | Gross: $83.82M
38. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.
Includes 1980 and 1983.
39. La bocca del lupo (2009)
68 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The story of a criminal Vincenzo and his transsexual lover Mary, who waited for him for many years while he served his prison sentence.
40. Polytechnique (2009)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History
A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
43. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
45. William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (2009)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
William Kunstler was one of the most famous lawyers of the 20th century. The New York Times called him "the most hated and most loved lawyer in America." His clients included Martin Luther ... See full summary »
Votes: 284 | Gross: $0.06M