Top 10 Films of 2009

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1. Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Keitel, Alex Meneses

Votes: 3,658

2. Black Dynamite (2009)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy

65 Metascore

Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.

Director: Scott Sanders | Stars: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate

Votes: 42,848 | Gross: $0.23M

3. Harry Brown (2009)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Director: Daniel Barber | Stars: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, Charlie Creed-Miles

Votes: 80,691 | Gross: $1.82M

4. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 88,034 | Gross: $2.08M

5. Cell 211 (2009)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

Director: Daniel Monzón | Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Manuel Morón

Votes: 59,405

6. Polytechnique (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History

63 Metascore

A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier

Votes: 10,647

7. About Elly (2009)

119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

87 Metascore

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Zare'i

Votes: 38,049 | Gross: $0.11M

8. Duplicity (2009)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

69 Metascore

Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 45,244 | Gross: $40.57M

9. Tetro (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdú, Silvia Pérez

Votes: 11,866 | Gross: $0.52M

10. Backyard (2009)

122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid-1990s thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery?

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Asur Zagada, Marco Pérez, Ivan Cortes

Votes: 1,369

11. Blue Eyes (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating ... See full summary »

Director: José Joffily | Stars: David Rasche, Cristina Lago, Irandhir Santos, Erica Gimpel

Votes: 455

12. Into Temptation (2009)

R | 95 min | Drama

A prostitute plans to end her life on her birthday, but her priest attempts to stop her from doing so.

Director: Patrick Coyle | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Baumgartner, Bruce A. Young

Votes: 786

13. Ingenious (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rags-to-riches story of two friends, a small-time inventor and a sharky salesman, who hit rock bottom before coming up with a gizmo that becomes a worldwide phenomenon.

Director: Jeff Balsmeyer | Stars: Dallas Roberts, Jeremy Renner, Ayelet Zurer, Marguerite Moreau

Votes: 1,753

14. The Boys Are Back (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

57 Metascore

A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George MacKay

Votes: 9,582 | Gross: $0.81M

15. The Kid: Chamaco (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.

Director: Miguel Necoechea | Stars: Martin Sheen, Kirk Harris, Álex Perea, Michael Madsen

Votes: 195 | Gross: $0.41M

16. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

79 Metascore

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Goo Jin, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 36,989 | Gross: $0.55M

17. Uncertainty (2008)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

45 Metascore

A young couple, in love and facing a life-changing decision, find one seemingly ordinary July 4th cleaved in two by the flip of a coin on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lynn Collins, Assumpta Serna, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 6,241 | Gross: $0.04M

18. An Education (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams

Votes: 123,027 | Gross: $12.57M

19. Children of Invention (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears.

Director: Tze Chun | Stars: Cindy Cheung, Michael Chen, Crystal Chiu, Stephen Gevedon

Votes: 554 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

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.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 300,476 | Gross: $83.82M

21. Love Hurts (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A newly separated father has to learn how to date again with help from his teenage son who himself dreams of conquering one girl's heart.

Director: Barra Grant | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Johnny Pacar, Jenna Elfman

Votes: 1,259

22. Cairo Time (2009)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi

Votes: 5,993 | Gross: $1.60M

23. The Vicious Kind (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger | Stars: Adam Scott, Brittany Snow, Alex Frost, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 7,240

24. Toe to Toe (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A story about two lacrosse teammates from opposite sides of the track.

Director: Emily Abt | Stars: Sonequa Martin-Green, Samantha Eustace, Louisa Krause, Maha Chehlaoui

Votes: 444 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Into Temptation (2009)

R | 95 min | Drama

A prostitute plans to end her life on her birthday, but her priest attempts to stop her from doing so.

Director: Patrick Coyle | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Baumgartner, Bruce A. Young

Votes: 786

26. La Mission (2009)

R | 117 min | Drama

47 Metascore

A single-parent ex-con in a tough, minority neighborhood finds his personal values challenged when he discovers his son is gay.

Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Alex Hernandez, Christopher Borgzinner, Jeremy Ray Valdez

Votes: 1,665 | Gross: $1.04M

27. Baghdad Texas (2009)

93 min | Comedy

While a Middle Eastern dictator is fleeing his besieged country his plane crashes on the Mexican Border. He is inadvertently carried into Texas by illegal immigrants. Struck by a truck ... See full summary »

Director: David Hickey | Stars: Al No'mani, Robert Prentiss, Melinda Renna, Barry Tubb

Votes: 75

28. The Greatest (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl, and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 8,271 | Gross: $0.12M

29. Giallo (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, Elsa Pataky, Robert Miano

Votes: 4,862



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