Top Movies of 2009


The top movies of 2009 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Up

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Actors: Edward Asner, John Ratzenberger, Paul Eiding, Christopher Plummer, Delroy Lindo, Jordan Nagai
Plot: A 78-year-old man sets out to fulfill his dream of seeing the wilds of South America by tying thousands of balloons to his home and floating down. What he didn't count on was another eager, 8-year-old explorer to hitch a ride with him.

2. Inglourious Basterds

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger
Plot: A group of Jewish-American soldiers called "The Basterds" plan to throw fear into the Third Reich with a wave of brutal tactics and merciless killing in Nazi-occupied France.

3. Avatar

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Lang
Plot: In the near future Jake, a paraplegic soldier, is given the chance to walk again by participating in the Avatar program on the distant planet of Pandora. Inhabited by the Na'vi, it is home to lush jungles and creatures beautiful and deadly. As humans invade and push deeper, the Na'vi fight back, and Jake finds himself in the middle of it all.

4. Star Trek

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: J.J. Abrams
Actors: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Leonard Nimoy, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana
Plot: Chronicles the origins of the Enterprise, including a headstrong Iowa farm boy, James T. Kirk and a half-Vulcan coming to terms with his heritage, Spock. When a threat appears that has plans to destroy the future, the young crew must come together to avert disaster.

5. The Hangover

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Todd Phillips
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong
Plot: Three groomsmen lose their charge on during drunken misadventures in Las Vegas. They find themselves retracing their steps in hopes of finding the missing groom-to-be.

6. Zombieland

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Actors: Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
Plot: In a land overrun by zombies, two men - the weak-willed yet determined-to-live Columbus and one-man, zombie-killing army Tallahassee team up to survive, and track down the world's last Twinkie. When they meet up with two female survivors, Wichita and Little Rock, they have to decide which is worse: getting along or joining the undead.

7. Taken

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Pierre Morel
Actors: Xander Berkeley, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Katie Cassidy, Leland Orser
Plot: An ex-CIA agent calls upon his skills when his estranged daughter is abducted by slave traders.

8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: David Yates
Actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Jessie Cave
Plot: Entering the sixth year of Hogwarts, Harry Potter has a lot to contend with. While Voldemort continues his rise in power, Harry must confront the past to assure his future. And then there's relationships, Draco Malfoy and Quidditch to deal with as well.

9. Mary and Max

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Comedy
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Adam Elliot
Actors: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Bethany Whitmore, Barry Humphries, Renée Geyer
Plot: Mary and Max are two friends in this stop action animation. Mary is a little girl who befriends Max. Max is trying to adjust to life with his Asperger's Syndrome and Mary is trying to learn how to grow up.

10. District 9

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Actors: William Allen Young, Robert Hobbs, Jason Cope, Sharlto Copley, Kenneth Nkosi, Vanessa Haywood
Plot: A refugee camp in Africa is home to extraterrestrials living in slum-like conditions that only want be treated with respect and get back to their home.

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