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The Best Movies of 2009

The Best Movies of 2009


Below is my list of the best movies that I have seen that were released in 2009 (even if some were made in 2008).  I have included trailers for each movie.  Click on any of the highlighted titles for my full review of that film.  I highly recommend all of these movies.  I will continue to add to this list if I see any more movies from 2009 that are worthy of this list.


Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Zombieland (2009)

The Box (2009)

The Road (2009)


Movies that were good, but did not quite make the list are:


State of Play (2009)

Push (2009)

Extract (2009)

Taken (2008)

Brothers (2009)

The Messenger (2009)

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Up (2009)

The Proposal (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2009)

The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

Surrogates (2009)

Couple’s Retreat (2009)

Crank: High Voltage (2009)

Trailer for About Time (2013)

About Time Poster

About Time (2013)

I have always been fascinated with the concept of time travel.  About Time is about a guy who is able to go back in time and re-live any event that he wants in order to try to make it better.  He basically gets an everlasting do-over.

You might ask yourself, if he can do things over and over again until they are perfect all the time, then what is the point of living?  I think that there has got to be a catch.  There is always a catch.  I just don’t think that the preview shows what the catch is.

Rachel McAdams has made another time travel movie.  It looks like this one might have some similarities to The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009).  I guess I’ll just have to see it to find out.

It does look a bit like a chick-flick, but the time travel topic is enough to make me want to see it.

The movie is written and directed by Richard Curtis.  The cast includes Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lee Asquith-Coe, Lindsay Duncan, Domhnall Gleeson, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Rowena Diamond, Vanessa Kirby, and Catherine Steadman.

The movie is set to release on 11/8/13.