The Best and Worst Films of 2009

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

  1. Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino trailer review

  2. The Hurt Locker by Kathryn Bigelow trailer review

  3. Up by Pete Doctor trailer review

  4. (500) Days of Summer by Marc Webb trailer review

  5. Where the Wild Things Are by Spike Jonze trailer review

  6. District 9 by Neil Blomkamp trailer review

  7. Julia by Erick Zonca trailer review

  8. A Single Man by Tom Ford trailer

  9. Black Dynamite by Scott Sanders trailer review

  10. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus by Terry Gilliam trailer review

honorable mentions in alphabetical order:

the worst films of 2009

  1. The Fourth Kind by Olatunde Osunsami trailer review

  2. Sorority Row by Stewart Hendler trailer review

  3. Confessions of a Shopaholic by P.J. Hogan trailer review

  4. Antichrist by Lars Von Trier traile review

  5. The Informers by Gregor Jordan trailer reivew

  6. Shorts by Robert Rodrigruez trailer review

  7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine by Gavin Hood trailer review

  8. My Bloody Valentine 3-D by Patrick Lussier trailer review

  9. Hanna Montana: The Movie by Peter Chelsom trailer review

  10. Old Dogs by Walt Becker trailer

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


list by Paul Katsaros

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