Recommendable Movies of 2009 (Worldwide)by chrislyqvstin7 | created - 9 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
1 Best in IMAX.
7 Animated Feature Films of 2009.
Country: USA, Hong Kong, UK, Germany, China, Japan, France, Taiwan, India, Belgium, Luxembourg, South Korea, etc.
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1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 1,074,248 | Gross: $120.54M
Good acting: Christoph Waltz
Country: USA | Germany
2. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Votes: 285,112 | Gross: $6.53M
Good acting: Aamir Khan
3. 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: 810,414 | Gross: $293.00M
4. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Votes: 137,966 | Gross: $37.49M
Good acting: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon
5. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 258,255 | Gross: $255.96M
Good acting: Sandra Bullock
6. Feng sheng (2009)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ... See full summary »
Good acting: Bingbing Li, Xun Zhou
7. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,008,670 | Gross: $760.51M
Country: UK | USA
8. 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: 295,387 | Gross: $83.82M
Good acting: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick
9. To Save a Life (2009)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.
Votes: 5,125 | Gross: $3.77M
10. Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia (2009)
142 min | Action, Drama, History
In this sequel to Red Cliff, Chancellor Cao Cao convinces Emperor Xian of the Han to initiate a battle against the two Kingdoms of Shu and Wu, who have become allied forces, against all ... See full summary »
Votes: 21,163 | Gross: $0.63M
Country: China | Hong Kong | Japan | Taiwan | South Korea
11. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 535,602 | Gross: $209.03M
Country: USA | Germany
12. (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: 429,748 | Gross: $32.39M
13. Ting shuo (2009)
109 min | Drama, Romance
A delivery Boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with "water birds" and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursue their dreams and take their relationship to the next level.
14. Le concert (2009)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by ... See full summary »
Votes: 16,342 | Gross: $0.66M
Country: France | Italy | Romania | Belgium
15. Shi yue wei cheng (2009)
Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Good acting: Xueqi Wang, Nicholas Tse
Country: China | Hong Kong
16. The Hangover (2009)
R | 100 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 651,554 | Gross: $277.32M
Good acting: Zach Galifianakis
Country: USA | Germany
17. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Votes: 170,279 | Gross: $21.00M
18. Panique au village (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.
Votes: 6,718 | Gross: $0.17M
Country: Belgium | Luxembourg | France
19. 9 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.
Votes: 123,147 | Gross: $31.74M
20. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 173,843 | Gross: $42.10M
Good acting: Alison Lohman, Lorna Raver
21. State of Play (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.
Votes: 123,607 | Gross: $37.02M
Country: USA | UK | France
22. Exam (2009)
Not Rated | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
23. Fuk sau (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Macau, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Country: Hong Kong | France
24. The House of the Devil (2009)
R | 95 min | Horror
In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
Votes: 35,702 | Gross: $0.10M
25. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 105,042 | Gross: $104.40M
26. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum.
27. Defendor (2009)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as "Defendor", combs the city streets at night, in search of his archenemy, Captain Industry.
Votes: 33,746 | Gross: $0.04M
Country: Canada | USA | UK
28. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 255,609 | Gross: $97.10M
Country: USA | Japan
29. San suk si gin (2009)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.
Country: Hong Kong
30. The Invention of Lying (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
Votes: 104,278 | Gross: $18.44M
31. Yi ngoi (2009)
Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller
A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all.
Country: Hong Kong
32. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 168,477 | Gross: $65.45M
Country: USA | UK
33. Surrogates (2009)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 161,208 | Gross: $38.58M
34. King-kong-eul deul-da (2009)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
A former weight-lifting bronze medalist coaches an ill-equipped team of high school girls into the national sports festival.
Country: South Korea
35. A Christmas Carol (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 87,287 | Gross: $137.86M
36. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 195,095 | Gross: $196.57M
37. Zombieland (2009)
R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 443,567 | Gross: $75.59M
38. The Proposal (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 263,081 | Gross: $163.96M
39. 17 Again (2009)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 162,781 | Gross: $64.17M
40. Oppai barê (2009)
102 min | Comedy, Sport
For the chance of seeing their teacher's "oppai". They took the challenge to win the volleyball tournament.
41. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.
Votes: 95,028 | Gross: $77.23M
Country: Germany | Australia | USA
42. Middle Men (2009)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals, and struggles not to drown in a sea of con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and porn stars.
Votes: 34,747 | Gross: $0.72M
43. Kei tung bou deui - Tung pou (2009)
91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Country: Hong Kong
44. Look for a Star (2009)
117 min | Romance
Inspired by the relationship between Stanly Ho and his fourth wife, Angela, it's a romantic comedy about a billonaire who falls in love with a feisty casino dealer. Rated PG
Country: Hong Kong
45. Sham moh (2009)
94 min | Drama
A 23-year-old man looking to escape the burden of his alcoholic mother strikes up an illicit online relationship with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
Good acting: Kara Hui
Country: South Korea | Malaysia | Hong Kong
46. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 356,725 | Gross: $402.11M
Shot partially with IMAX 70mm cameras (Best in IMAX)
47. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Teenager Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire. After a series of events, Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque du Freak and become a vampire.
Votes: 39,587 | Gross: $13.84M