Films 2009

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1. Alle Anderen (2009)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

While on a Mediterranean vacation, a seemingly happy boyfriend and girlfriend find their connection to one another tested as they bond with another couple.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Lars Eidinger, Birgit Minichmayr, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Nicole Marischka

Votes: 3,094 | Gross: $0.10M

2. Missä on missä? (2009)

61 min | Drama

64 Metascore

An experimental narrative about two young Arab boys you kill their French friend, a boy of their own age, in the late 1950s.

Director: Eija-Liisa Ahtila | Stars: Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Alaeddin Alaeddine, Taha Muhammad Rguibi

Votes: 37

3. Paradise (II) (2009)

82 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Michael Almereyda

Votes: 16

4. On a Phantom Limb (2009 Video)

35 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

This short, avant-garde film features a cyborg heroine who is a metaphor for the postmodern condition--fragmented,reconstructed,hybrid,virtual, part history/part future. The film skillfully... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Andrews | Stars: Debra Andrews, Nancy Andrews

5. 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: 107,389 | Gross: $51.86M

6. The Art of the Steal (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.

Director: Don Argott | Stars: Julian Bond, David D'Arcy, Richard Feigen, Richard H. Glanton

Votes: 2,111 | Gross: $0.54M

7. Vincere (2009)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon

Votes: 4,858 | Gross: $0.62M

8. 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: 35,113 | Gross: $0.55M

9. Harmony and Me (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

67 Metascore

A physical comedy about yearning

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy, Kristen Tucker

Votes: 342

10. Leonardo (2009)

9 min | Animation, Short

Art and science intersect in unexpected ways, as Da Vinci's experiments with flight lead him to the discovery of his most famous muse.

Director: Jim Capobianco

Votes: 35

11. Sweetgrass (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Adventure, Western

80 Metascore

In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Votes: 800 | Gross: $0.21M

12. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

Votes: 77,216 | Gross: $39.46M

13. White Material (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Isaach De Bankolé, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 5,722 | Gross: $0.30M

14. 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: 806,237 | Gross: $293.00M

15. Hadewijch (2009)

105 min | Drama

83 Metascore

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 »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Julie Sokolowski, Karl Sarafidis, Yassine Salime, David Dewaele

Votes: 1,567 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 137,600 | Gross: $37.49M

17. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 35,537 | Gross: $6.11M

18. You're Outa Here (2009)

3 min | Animation, Short

Our feisty heroine has finally had enough: she kicks out her clueless boyfriend while delivering a taunting, full-throated indictment, to the barrelhouse rhythm of Fats Waller.

Director: George Griffin

Votes: 5

19. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

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.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 257,399 | Gross: $255.96M

20. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser, Val Kilmer

Votes: 69,685 | Gross: $1.70M

21. Er shi si cheng ji (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lü, Tao Zhao

Votes: 1,378

22. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Max Records, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Pepita Emmerichs

Votes: 94,845 | Gross: $77.23M

23. Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009 TV Short)

TV-14 | 39 min | Documentary, Short

A loving look at one of the most cherished and controversial figures in children's literature, Maurice Sendak. In this deeply moving tribute, spend time with the man who spoke to children ... See full summary »

Directors: Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze | Stars: Lance Bangs, Lynn Caponera, James Gandolfini, Spike Jonze

Votes: 297

24. It's Still Me! (2009 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

'It's Still Me!' is a guide for people with aphasia and their loved ones, in order to help them learn how to communicate with each other more effectively. It explains what aphasia is, some ... See full summary »

Directors: Candy Kugel, Vincent Cafarelli | Star: Allison Janney

25. Thirst (2009)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hee-jin Choi, Dong-soo Seo

Votes: 36,268 | Gross: $0.30M

26. 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: 83,609 | Gross: $43.34M

27. China Town (2009)

51 min | Animation

Follows copper production from an open pit mine in Ruth, Nevada to a smelter in Tongling, China, where the semi-refined ore is sent to be processed and refined.

Director: Lucy Raven

Votes: 8

28. 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: 533,916 | Gross: $209.03M

30. The Informant! (2009)

R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, Lucas McHugh Carroll

Votes: 58,352 | Gross: $33.31M

31. 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: 17,303

32. Life During Wartime (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 6,251 | Gross: $0.28M

33. O'er the Land (2009)

52 min | Drama

A meditation on freedom and technological approaches to manifest destiny.

Director: Deborah Stratman

Votes: 60

34. The Time that Remains (2009)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Menashe Noy, Elia Suleiman, Baher Agbariya, Saleh Bakri

Votes: 1,944 | Gross: $0.02M

35. The Girl on the Train (2009)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Blanc, Mathieu Demy

Votes: 1,343 | Gross: $0.21M

36. We Live in Public (2009)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, and his exploits over the last decade.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Josh Harris, Tom Harris, Carlos Alvarez, David Amron

Votes: 1,685 | Gross: $0.04M

37. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror

49 Metascore

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.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Votes: 102,255 | Gross: $0.40M

38. La danse (2009)

159 min | Documentary

The film follows the production of seven ballets by the Paris Opera Ballet.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 549 | Gross: $0.53M

39. 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: 393,369 | Gross: $301.96M

40. In the Loop (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy

83 Metascore

A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Harry Hadden-Paton

Votes: 49,688 | Gross: $2.38M

42. Stay the Same Never Change (2009)

93 min | Drama

Stay the Same Never Change stars amateur actors in Kansas City. Though the story is scripted, the movie is shot in the actors' real homes, so that the end result is a mix of visual fact and... See full summary »

Director: Laurel Nakadate | Stars: Ebony Adams, Sofia Rosario Akins, Owen Ashworth, Abbey Bavley

Votes: 34

43. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 169,407 | Gross: $21.00M



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