THE 2009 AWESOME COUNT DOWN!!!!!!

by sedr25 | created - 19 May 2012 | updated - 26 Jun 2012 | Public

The best to the worst of 2009

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1. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 533,824 | Gross: $209.03M

Loved it.

2. 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: 806,051 | Gross: $293.00M

Loved it.

3. 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: 393,256 | Gross: $301.96M

Liked it somewhat loved it.

4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

42 Metascore

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria

Votes: 153,180 | Gross: $177.24M

Liked it somewhat Loved it.

5. 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: 312,916 | Gross: $125.32M

Liked it.

6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

Votes: 420,469 | Gross: $179.88M

Liked it.

7. 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: 262,021 | Gross: $163.96M

Liked it.

8. Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 92,114 | Gross: $94.13M

Liked it.

9. Hamlet (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 180 min | Drama

The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 2,753

Liked it

10. 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: 194,035 | Gross: $196.57M

Liked it.

11. Old Dogs (I) (2009)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family

19 Metascore

Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Preston

Votes: 33,802 | Gross: $49.49M

Liked it.

12. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 649,511 | Gross: $277.32M

Liked it

13. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 86,891 | Gross: $137.86M

Liked it.

14. 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: 548,008 | Gross: $257.73M

It's Okay.

15. 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: 355,958 | Gross: $402.11M

It's okay.

16. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 162,221 | Gross: $64.17M

It's Okay.

17. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

66 Metascore

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.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, James Caan

Votes: 178,042 | Gross: $124.87M

It's Okay.

18. 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: 138,328 | Gross: $45.80M

It's Okay.

19. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

80 Metascore

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 172,571 | Gross: $75.29M

It's Okay.

20. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

56 Metascore

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.

Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen

Votes: 130,983 | Gross: $198.35M

It's Okay.

21. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

38 Metascore

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.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack

Votes: 69,307 | Gross: $44.28M

It's Okay

22. 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: 91,168 | Gross: $58.72M

It's Okay.

23. All About Steve (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

17 Metascore

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

Director: Phil Traill | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Ken Jeong

Votes: 36,532 | Gross: $33.86M

It Okay.

24. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

41 Metascore

The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, David Cross, Justin Long

Votes: 37,382 | Gross: $219.61M

It's Okay.

25. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Grant Heslov | Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 119,207 | Gross: $32.42M

It's Okay

26. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

PG | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

39 Metascore

When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez

Votes: 93,009 | Gross: $20.82M

It's Okay.

27. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

34 Metascore

While attending his brother's wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Michael Douglas

Votes: 75,401 | Gross: $55.25M

It's Okay

28. Imagine That (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

54 Metascore

A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi, Ronny Cox

Votes: 11,977 | Gross: $16.09M

It's Okay.

29. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

44 Metascore

Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship - this time with werewolf Jacob Black.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Christina Jastrzembska

Votes: 241,576 | Gross: $296.62M

Hated it

30. 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: 439,427 | Gross: $107.51M

Hated it.

31. 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: 188,218 | Gross: $152.27M

Hated it.

32. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

This Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Morgan Lily

Votes: 145,980 | Gross: $93.95M

Hated it.

33. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

34 Metascore

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Votes: 243,887 | Gross: $73.34M

Hated it.

34. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Family

51 Metascore

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Walter Raney

Votes: 83,046 | Gross: $49.20M

Hated it.

35. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Drama, War

58 Metascore

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard

Votes: 100,047 | Gross: $28.50M

Hated it.

36. Year One (2009)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

34 Metascore

After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, Oliver Platt

Votes: 83,593 | Gross: $43.34M

Hated it.

37. 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: 107,377 | Gross: $51.86M

Hated It.

38. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 49,455 | Gross: $67.17M

Hated it.

39. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

Votes: 104,494 | Gross: $104.40M

Hated it.

40. Mater's Tall Tales (2008– )
Episode: Unidentified Flying Mater (2009)

Not Rated | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Mater tells the story of the time he found a UFO, named it Mator and, thanks to friendship, learned how to fly.

Directors: John Lasseter, Rob Gibbs | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Keith Ferguson, George Carlin, Guido Quaroni

Votes: 264

41. Partly Cloudy (2009)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Babies both human and animal are created up in the stratosphere, by the clouds themselves. One cloud specializes in "dangerous" babies, creating a challenge for his loyal stork that has to deliver them.

Director: Peter Sohn | Stars: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson

Votes: 17,297



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