The biggest complaint I could have about the year 2009 is the lack of dramas. This seems to be an occurrence of the past years. But in their absence other genres have popped up to take away the attention. Animation, Fantasy, Action, Sci-fi, all these genres that you never usually see as the best films of the year are on my list. This year had in general a good mix of films, with the occasional though rotten apple.
the best films of 2009
honorable mentions in alphabetical order:
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson trailer
Moon by Duncan Jones trailer
Nowhere Boy by Sam Taylor-Wood trailer
Thirst (Bakjwi) by Chan-wook Park review
The Cove by Louie Psihoyos trailer
Up in the Air by Jason Reitman trailer
the worst films of 2009
Confessions of a Shopaholic by P.J. Hogan trailer review
Shorts by Robert Rodrigruez trailer review
P.S. This an ever-evolving list. I haven't seen all the films of 2015 and there are many more I still wish to see. So even if some are not on the list, that doesn't mean they won't be later or that they don't deserve to be.
List of all the films I saw this year: HERE
All films picked are based on the first country of release.
Last updated as of February 21, 2016