Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 2009: See the Best Voted Picks!

Roll out the red carpet and grab your popcorn, because we’re about to take a cinematic journey back to 2009! A year that gifted us with an array of unforgettable films, from heart-stopping thrillers to tear-jerking dramas, and everything in between. But which ones truly captured the hearts of moviegoers? Which films had us queuing up at the box office, and later, fervently discussing around the water cooler? We’ve crunched the numbers, tallied the votes, and are ready to reveal the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 2009. So, whether you’re a film buff looking to reminisce or a movie novice eager to catch up on the classics, this list is your golden ticket. Prepare to be entertained, moved, and maybe even a little surprised, as we count down the best voted picks of 2009. Lights, camera, action!
Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Release Date: 2009-08-19

Genres: Drama, Thriller, War

“Inglourious Basterds” is a thrilling World War II film set in Nazi-occupied France. It follows a group of Jewish-American soldiers, known as “The Basterds,” who are on a mission to spread fear among the Nazis by scalping and brutally killing them. Led by Lt. Aldo Raine, they cross paths with a brave French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris, which becomes a target for the soldiers. With an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, and Christoph Waltz, this action-packed movie was released on August 19, 2009, and is considered one of the best voted films of that year.

Cast: Brad Pitt (First Lieutenant Aldo “The Apache” Raine) , Mélanie Laurent (Shosanna Dreyfus / Emmanuelle Mimieux) , Christoph Waltz (SS Colonel Hans “The Jew Hunter” Landa) , Eli Roth (Staff Sergeant Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz) , Michael Fassbender (Lieutenant Archie Hicox) , Diane Kruger (Bridget von Hammersmark) , Daniel Brühl (Private First Class Fredrick Zoller) , Til Schweiger (Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz) , Gedeon Burkhard (Corporal Wilhelm Wicki) , Jacky Ido (Marcel) , B.J. Novak (Private First Class Smithson “The Little Man” Utivich) , Omar Doom (Private First Class Omar Ulmer) , August Diehl (Major Dieter Hellstrom) , Denis Ménochet (Perrier LaPadite) , Sylvester Groth (Joseph Goebbels) , Martin Wuttke (Adolf Hitler) , Mike Myers (General Ed Fenech) , Julie Dreyfus (Francesca Mondino) , Léa Seydoux (Charlotte LaPadite) , Richard Sammel (Sergeant Werner Rachtman) , Alexander Fehling (Staff Sergeant Wilhelm / Pola Negri) , Rod Taylor (Winston Churchill) , Samm Levine (Private First Class Hirschberg) , Paul Rust (Private First Class Andy Kagan) , Michael Bacall (Private First Class Michael Zimmerman)

Directors: Quentin Tarantino

Writers: Quentin Tarantino

Tags: paris, france, guerrilla warfare, self sacrifice, dynamite, mexican standoff, world war ii, jew persecution, nazi, masochism, sadism, anti-semitism, swastika, german occupation of france, british politics, adolf hitler

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes

Release Date: 2009-08-13

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Drama

“The Secret in Their Eyes” is a captivating movie released in 2009 that revolves around a retired legal counselor. Filled with unresolved homicide cases and unrequited love, the counselor pens a novel in hopes of finding closure. Starring Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, and an ensemble cast, this film is a must-watch for those seeking a thrilling and emotional storyline.

Cast: Ricardo Darín (Benjamín Espósito) , Soledad Villamil (Irene Menéndez Hastings) , Pablo Rago (Ricardo Morales) , Javier Godino (Isidoro Gómez) , Guillermo Francella (Pablo Sandoval) , Carla Quevedo (Liliana Coloto) , Bárbara Palladino (Compliment Girl) , Alejandro Abelenda (Pinche Mariano) , Mario Alarcón (Judge Fortuna Lacalle) , Rudy Romano (Ordóñez) , Mariano Argento (Romano) , Sebastián Blanco (Pinche Tino) , Gabriela Daniell (Alejandra Sandoval) , José Luis Gioia (Inspector Báez) , Juan José Ortíz (Agent Cardozo) , Kiko Cerone (Molinari) , Fernando Pardo (Sicora) , Maximiliano Trento (Police Station Guard) , Sergio López Santana (Jacinto Cáceres) , Elvio Duvini (Juan Robles) , David Di Nápoli (Notary Andretta) , Darío Valenzuela (Foreman) , Alicia Haydée Pennachi (Mother Gómez) , Carlos Mele (Old man in Outhouse) , Iván Sosa (Interrogator Warden)

Directors: Juan José Campanella

Writers: Juan José Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri

Tags: rape, writing, homicide, kidnapping, investigation, police, partner, murder, tension, argentina, justice, legal drama, secret

Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody

“Mr. Nobody” is a captivating movie from 2009 that made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year. Starring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, and more talented actors, the film tells the story of Nemo Nobody, who suddenly wakes up as a 100-year-old man in the year 2092, despite leading an ordinary life with his wife and three children. It’s a thought-provoking journey that explores the concept of choice and the different paths our lives could take.

Cast: Jared Leto (Nemo Nobody (old & adult)) , Sarah Polley (Adult Elise) , Diane Kruger (Adult Anna) , Linh-Dan Pham (Adult Jean) , Rhys Ifans (Nemo’s Father) , Natasha Little (Nemo’s Mother) , Toby Regbo (Nemo age 16) , Juno Temple (Anna age 15) , Allan Corduner (Dr. Feldheim) , Daniel Mays (Young Journalist) , Clare Stone (Elise age 15) , Audrey Giacomini (Jean age 15) , Thomas Byrne (Nemo age 9) , Laura Brumagne (Anna age 9) , Noa De Costanzo (Nemo age 5) , Léa Thonus (Elise age 9) , Anaïs Van Belle (Jean age 9) , Harold Manning (TV Host) , Pascal Duquenne (Henry) , David Schaal (Thug 1) , Laurent Capelluto (Man in Black) , Harry Cleven (Man in Black 2) , Andrew Simms (Showroom Man) , Ben Mansfield (Stefano age 22-40) , Emily Tilson (Eve)

Directors: Jaco Van Dormael

Writers: Jaco Van Dormael

Tags: time, surrealism, multiple storylines, 2090s



Release Date: 2009-05-28

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

“Mother” is a gripping 2009 film that tells the story of a devoted mother who embarks on a mission to prove her son’s innocence after he is accused of a brutal murder. Starring Kim Hye-ja and Won Bin, this suspenseful movie takes you on an emotional rollercoaster as the mother fights against all odds to clear her son’s name. Released on May 28, 2009, “Mother” is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys thrilling dramas with powerful performances.

Cast: Kim Hye-ja (Mother) , Won Bin (Yoon Do-joon) , Jin Goo (Jin-tae) , Yoon Je-moon (Je-moon) , Jeon Mi-seon (Mi-seon) , Song Sae-byuk (Sepak Takraw Detective) , Lee Young-suk (Elder at Junk Shop) , Moon Hee-ra (Moon Ah-jeong) , Chun Woo-hee (Mi-na) , Kim Byeong-soon (Police Group Leader) , Yeo Moo-yeong (Lawyer Kong Seok-ho) , Jung Young-ki (Skinny Student) , Go Gyu-pil (Fat Student) , Lee Mi-do (Scar Girl) , Kim Jin-goo (Ah-jeong’s Grandma) , Min Kyung-jin (Lawyer Office Manager) , Jo Kyung-sook (Mi-na’s Mother) , Park Myung-shin (Female Owner) , Yun Yeong-keol (On-the-spot Inspection Detective) , Kwon Byung-gil (Golf dean) , Kwon Bum-taek (Golf cart professor) , Ha Duk-sung (Golf professor) , Yum Dong-hun (Golf professor) , Lee Jung-eun (Ah-jeong’s Relative) , Hwang Young-hee (Ah-jeong’s Relative)

Directors: Bong Joon-ho

Writers: Bong Joon-ho, Park Eun-kyo

Tags: mother, small town, golf, rice, murder, teenage girl, misunderstanding, cell phone, drunk, disability, needle, drunkenness, acupuncture, mental retardation, mother son relationship

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Release Date: 2009-07-07

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is a thrilling fantasy film released in 2009. As Lord Voldemort’s power grows, Hogwarts becomes a dangerous place. Harry, with the guidance of Dumbledore, embarks on a mission to uncover Voldemort’s secrets and prepare for the ultimate battle. Alongside their friends, Harry, Ron, and Hermione also navigate the complexities of teenage romance. With a talented cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, this movie is a must-watch for fans of the magical world of Harry Potter.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) , Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) , Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) , Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn) , Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) , Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) , Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) , Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) , Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) , Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) , Freddie Stroma (Cormac McLaggen) , Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid) , Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) , Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) , Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) , David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) , Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) , David Bradley (Argus Filch) , Warwick Davis (Filius Flitwick) , Gemma Jones (Poppy Pomfrey) , Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) , Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) , Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) , Dave Legeno (Fenrir Greyback) , Elarica Johnson (Waitress)

Directors: David Yates

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves

Tags: london, england, witch, magic, dying and death, school of witchcraft, apparition, curse, teenage crush, school, werewolf, teenage love, luck, wizard, secret past, christmas, based on young adult novel

The Blind Side

The Blind Side

Release Date: 2009-11-20

Genres: Drama

“The Blind Side” is a heartwarming movie released in 2009 that tells the incredible true story of Michael Oher. With the support of a compassionate woman and her family, Michael, a homeless and traumatized boy, overcomes his challenges and goes on to become an All American football player and a first-round NFL draft pick. Starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, and Quinton Aaron, this film is a must-watch for those seeking an inspiring and uplifting story.

Cast: Sandra Bullock (Leigh Anne Tuohy) , Tim McGraw (Sean Tuohy) , Quinton Aaron (Michael Oher) , Jae Head (S.J. Tuohy) , Lily Collins (Collins Tuohy) , Ray McKinnon (Coach Cotton) , Kim Dickens (Mrs. Boswell) , Adriane Lenox (Denise Oher) , Kathy Bates (Miss Sue) , Catherine Dyer (Mrs. Smith) , Andy Stahl (Principal Sandstrom) , Tom Nowicki (Literature Teacher) , Libby Whittemore (Sarcastic Teacher) , Brian Hollan (Jay Collis) , Melody Weintraub (History Teacher) , Sharon Conley (Investigator Granger) , Omar Dorsey (“Big Tony” Hamilton) , Paul Amadi (Steven Hamilton) , Irone Singleton (Alton) , Hampton Fluker (David) , Rhoda Griffis (Beth) , Eaddy Mays (Elaine) , Ashley LeConte Campbell (Sherry) , Stacey Turner (DMV Employee) , Elizabeth Omilami (CPS Employee)

Directors: John Lee Hancock

Writers: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis

Tags: american football, adoption, education, private school, memphis, tennessee, sports, based on true story, duringcreditsstinger, christian, high school football



“Avatar” is a visually stunning sci-fi film set in the 22nd century. It follows the story of a paraplegic Marine who is sent to the moon Pandora on a special mission. As he immerses himself in the alien world, he faces a moral dilemma between his duty and protecting the indigenous civilization. With a star-studded cast including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, and Sigourney Weaver, this movie was one of the best voted films of 2009.

Cast: Sam Worthington (Jake Sully) , Zoe Saldaña (Neytiri) , Stephen Lang (Colonel Miles Quaritch) , Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy Chacon) , Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine) , Giovanni Ribisi (Parker Selfridge) , Joel David Moore (Norm Spellman) , CCH Pounder (Mo’at) , Wes Studi (Eytukan) , Laz Alonso (Tsu’Tey) , Dileep Rao (Dr. Max Patel) , Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet) , Sean Anthony Moran (Private Fike) , Jason Whyte (Cryo Vault Med Tech) , Scott Lawrence (Venture Star Crew Chief) , Kelly Kilgour (Lock Up Trooper) , James Patrick Pitt (Shuttle Pilot) , Sean Patrick Murphy (Shuttle Co-Pilot) , Peter Dillon (Shuttle Crew Chief) , Kevin Dorman (Tractor Operator) , Kelson Henderson (Dragon Gunship Pilot) , David Van Horn (Dragon Gunship Gunner) , Jacob Tomuri (Dragon Gunship Navigator) , Michael Blain-Rozgay (Suit #1) , Jon Curry (Suit #2)

Directors: James Cameron

Writers: James Cameron

Tags: culture clash, future, space war, space colony, society, space travel, futuristic, romance, space, alien, tribe, alien planet, marine, soldier, battle, love affair, nature, anti war, power relations, mind and soul



Release Date: 2009-06-12

Genres: Science Fiction, Drama

“Moon” is a captivating sci-fi film released in 2009. Starring Sam Rockwell, the story revolves around Sam Bell, the sole inhabitant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility. As his contract nears its end, an accident leads him to a startling discovery that he is not alone. With an intriguing plot and a talented cast including Kevin Spacey and Dominique McElligott, this movie is definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of thought-provoking science fiction.

Cast: Sam Rockwell (Sam Bell) , Kevin Spacey (GERTY (voice)) , Dominique McElligott (Tess Bell) , Rosie Shaw (Little Eve) , Adrienne Shaw (Nanny) , Kaya Scodelario (Eve) , Benedict Wong (Thompson) , Matt Berry (Overmeyers) , Malcolm Stewart (Technician) , Robin Chalk (Sam Bell Clone)

Directors: Duncan Jones

Writers: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker

Tags: moon, artificial intelligence, clone, isolation, future, dystopia, space, cloning, moon base, two-hander

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Release Date: 2009-02-27

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a thrilling Swedish movie based on Stieg Larsson’s novel. It follows the story of a male journalist and a young female hacker who team up to solve a cold case involving the disappearance of a woman. With a talented cast including Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace, this intense and gripping film was one of the best voted movies of 2009.

Cast: Michael Nyqvist (Mikael Blomkvist) , Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander) , Lena Endre (Erika Berger) , Sven-Bertil Taube (Henrik Vanger) , Peter Haber (Martin Vanger) , Peter Andersson (Nils Bjurman) , Marika Lagercrantz (Cecilia Vanger) , Ingvar Hirdwall (Dirch Frode) , Björn Granath (Gustav Morell) , Ewa Fröling (Harriet Vanger) , Michalis Koutsogiannakis (Dragan Armanskij) , Annika Hallin (Annika Giannini) , Sofia Ledarp (Malin Erikson) , Tomas Köhler (Plague) , David Dencik (Janne Dahlman) , Stefan Sauk (Hans-Erik Wennerström) , Gösta Bredefeldt (Harald Vanger) , Fredrik Ohlsson (Gunnar Brännlund) , Jacob Ericksson (Christer Malm) , Gunnel Lindblom (Isabella Vanger) , Barbro Enberg (Older Lady) , Reuben Sallmander (Enrico Giannini) , Yasmine Garbi (Mimmi Wu) , Georgi Staykov (Alexander Zalachenko) , Nina Norén (Agneta Salander)

Directors: Niels Arden Oplev

Writers: Stieg Larsson, Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Jenny Gilbertsson, Camilla Ahlgren, Sigrid Strohmann, Eva Svenstedt Ward

Tags: rape, journalist, based on novel or book, bondage, island, hacker, strong woman, blow job, antisocial personality disorder, female protagonist, whodunit, newspaper man, millennium, female empowerment, locked room mystery

Cell 211

Cell 211

Release Date: 2009-11-06

Genres: Action, Thriller, Drama

“Cell 211” is a gripping movie set during a prison riot, where we follow the intense story of two men caught on opposite sides of the chaos. With an inmate leading the rebellion and a young guard forced to pretend he’s a prisoner, the film explores their desperate struggle for survival. Starring talented actors like Luis Tosar and Alberto Ammann, this thrilling drama was released on November 6, 2009, and is definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of intense and suspenseful movies.

Cast: Luis Tosar (Malamadre) , Alberto Ammann (Juan Oliver) , Antonio Resines (José Utrilla) , Carlos Bardem (Apache) , Félix Cubero (Germán) , Marta Etura (Elena) , Luis Zahera (Releches) , Vicente Romero Sánchez (Tachuela) , Patxi Bisquert (Jon Arteaga) , Manolo Solo (Prison Director) , Josean Bengoetxea (Antxon Elorza ‘El Profesor’) , Anartz Zuazua (Asier Urruticoechea) , Manuel Morón (Ernesto Almansa) , Fernando Soto (Armando Nieto) , David Selvas (Ernesto Dueñas) , Ricardo de Barreiro (Julián) , Antonio ‘Morris’ Durán (Borrego) , Jesús Carroza (Elvis) , Miguel Martín (Pincho) , Ramiro Alonso (Geo ordenador) , Xavier Estévez (Jefe Geos) , Jorge Gómez (Funcionario Vigilancia 2) , Antonio Mora (Funcionario Vigilancia 1) , Xosé Manuel Olveira (Conejo) , Roberto Sanchez (Morao)

Directors: Daniel Monzón

Writers: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Daniel Monzón, Francisco Pérez Gandul

Tags: suicide, based on novel or book, husband wife relationship, prison cell, penitentiary, pregnancy, prison guard, flashback, jail, eta terrorist gang, walkie talkie, prison riot, surveillance camera, wrist slitting, gagged, violence

Star Trek

Star Trek

“Star Trek” is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that takes us back to the origins of the iconic space franchise. Set in 2009, the movie follows the story of James Kirk, a rebellious farm boy, and Spock, a logical Vulcan, as they form an unlikely but powerful partnership to save the galaxy. With an incredible cast including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Leonard Nimoy, this film boldly takes us where no one has gone before.

Cast: Chris Pine (James T. Kirk) , Zachary Quinto (Spock) , Leonard Nimoy (Spock Prime) , Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike) , Eric Bana (Nero) , Karl Urban (Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy) , Zoe Saldaña (Nyota Uhura) , John Cho (Hikaru Sulu) , Simon Pegg (Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott) , Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) , Ben Cross (Sarek) , Winona Ryder (Amanda Grayson) , Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk) , Jennifer Morrison (Winona Kirk) , Rachel Nichols (Galia) , Faran Tahir (Captain Robau) , Clifton Collins Jr. (Ayel) , Tony Elias (Officer Pitts) , Sean Gerace (Tactical Officer) , Randy Pausch (Kelvin Crew Member) , Tim Griffin (Kelvin Engineer) , Freda Foh Shen (Kelvin Helmsman) , Kasia Kowalczyk (Kelvin Alien) , Jason Brooks (Romulan Helmsman) , Sonita Henry (Kelvin Doctor)

Directors: J.J. Abrams

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

Tags: san francisco, california, spacecraft, teleportation, space mission, parachute, time travel, black hole, supernova, prequel, warp speed, futuristic, warp engine, space, romulans, alternate reality, space opera, reboot, unlikely friendship, child driving car, 23rd century, based on tv series, 24th century

District 9

District 9

Release Date: 2009-08-05

Genres: Science Fiction

“District 9” is a thrilling sci-fi film released in 2009. Set in South Africa, it tells the story of aliens who seek refuge on Earth but are confined to a segregated area called District 9. When a company agent contracts a mysterious virus, he must hide in District 9, leading to a captivating tale of survival and advanced technology. Starring Sharlto Copley and directed by Neill Blomkamp, this movie is a must-watch for fans of thought-provoking science fiction.

Cast: Sharlto Copley (Wikus van der Merwe) , Jason Cope (Christopher Johnson / Grey Bradnam / Trent) , Nathalie Boltt (Sarah Livingstone – Sociologist) , Sylvaine Strike (Dr Katrina McKenzie) , Elizabeth Mkandawie (Interviewee) , John Sumner (Les Feldman – MIL Engineer) , William Allen Young (Dirk Michaels) , Nick Blake (Francois Moraneu – CIV Engineer Team) , Greg Melvill-Smith (Interviewer) , Robert Hobbs (Ross Pienaar) , Vanessa Haywood (Tania Van De Merwe) , Morena Busa Sesatsa (Interviewee) , Themba Nkosi (Interviewee) , Mzwandile Nqoba (Interviewee) , Barry Strydom (Interviewee) , Jed Brophy (James Hope – Police Officer) , Louis Minnaar (Piet Smit) , Marian Hooman (Sandra Van De Merwe) , Vittorio Leonardi (Michael Bloemstein – MNU Alien Civil Affairs) , David Clatworthy (MNU Doctor) , Michael Huff (MSU Doctor) , David James (Koobus Venter) , Tim Gordon (Clive Henderson – Entomologist) , Anthony Bishop (Paramedic) , Anthony Fridjhon (MNU Executive)

Directors: Neill Blomkamp

Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Tags: slum, street gang, mutation, south africa, johannesburg south africa, transformation, dystopia, genetics, government, satire, alien, prawn, mockumentary, alternate history, racism, metamorphosis, xenophobia, internment camp, alien technology, segregation, private military company, based on short film

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Release Date: 2009-10-15

Genres: Drama, Crime, Thriller

“Law Abiding Citizen” is a gripping thriller released in 2009 that tells the story of a man seeking justice for his family. Frustrated by a plea bargain that sets one of his family’s killers free, he takes matters into his own hands, targeting not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. With an impressive cast including Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Cast: Jamie Foxx (Nick Rice) , Gerard Butler (Clyde Alexander Shelton) , Colm Meaney (Detective Dunnigan) , Bruce McGill (Jonas Cantrell) , Leslie Bibb (Sarah Lowell) , Michael Irby (Detective Garza) , Gregory Itzin (Warden Iger) , Regina Hall (Kelly Rice) , Emerald-Angel Young (Denise Rice) , Brooke Stacy Mills (Clyde’s Wife) , Christian Stolte (Clarence Darby) , Annie Corley (Judge Laura Burch) , Richard Portnow (Bill Reynolds) , Viola Davis (Mayor April Henry) , Michael Kelly (Bray) , Josh Stewart (Rupert Ames) , Roger Bart (Brian Bringham) , Dan Bittner (Sereno) , Patrick McDade (Charlie – City Hall Security) , Richard Barlow (Older Cop)

Directors: F. Gary Gray

Writers: Kurt Wimmer

Tags: bomb, philadelphia, pennsylvania, secret passage, prison, assassin, deal, investigation, explosion, justice, criminal mastermind, district attorney, courtroom, rape and revenge, vigilantism, vigilante justice

Enter the Void

Enter the Void

Release Date: 2009-06-17

Genres: Fantasy, Drama

“Enter the Void” is a mind-bending movie released in 2009 that takes you on a trippy journey through life after death. The story follows Oscar, a young American drug dealer living in Tokyo, who is killed by the police during a botched operation. From beyond the grave, Oscar’s spirit travels through time, witnessing his own autopsy and looking out for his sister. With a stellar cast including Paz de la Huerta and Nathaniel Brown, this psychedelic film offers a unique perspective on the afterlife.

Cast: Paz de la Huerta (Linda) , Nathaniel Brown (Oscar) , Cyril Roy (Alex) , Olly Alexander (Victor) , Masato Tanno (Mario) , Ed Spear (Bruno) , Emily Alyn Lind (Young Linda) , Jesse Kuhn (Young Oscar) , Nobuko Imai (Tito) , Sakiko Fukuhara (Saki) , Janice Béliveau-Sicotte (Mother) , Sara Stockbridge (Suzy) , Stuart Miller (Victor’s Father) , Emiko Takeuchi (Carol (as Yemi)) , Rumiko Kimishima (Rumi)

Directors: Gaspar Noé

Writers: Gaspar Noé

Tags: prostitute, hallucination, strip club, afterlife, surrealism, drug trip, drug dealing, drugs, incest, psychedelic, neo-noir, dmt, new french extremism

My Sister's Keeper

My Sister’s Keeper

Release Date: 2009-06-26

Genres: Drama

“My Sister’s Keeper” is a heart-wrenching drama released in 2009. Starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, and Sofia Vassilieva, the movie tells the story of Sara and Brian, a couple faced with a devastating choice to save their baby girl’s life. Their decision leads to a court case that tests their relationship and uncovers unexpected truths about love and loyalty. Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster that challenges your beliefs and redefines the meaning of healing.

Cast: Cameron Diaz (Sara Fitzgerald) , Abigail Breslin (Andromeda “Anna” Fitzgerald) , Sofia Vassilieva (Kate Fitzgerald) , Alec Baldwin (Campbell Alexander) , Jason Patric (Brian Fitzgerald) , Joan Cusack (Judge De Salvo) , Emily Deschanel (Dr. Farquad) , Heather Wahlquist (Aunt Kelly) , Evan Ellingson (Jesse Fitzgerald) , Frank Cassavetes (Gus) , Nicole Marie Lenz (Gloria) , Chris Kinkade (Dr. Nguyen) , Rick Salomon (Bailiff Bert) , Frank Peluso (Bailiff #2) , Rico Simonini (Process Server) , Keith Kraft (Paramedic (uncredited)) , Elizabeth Daily (Nurse Susan) , Lin Shaye (Nurse Adele) , Thomas Dekker (Taylor Ambrose) , Jeffrey Markle (Dr. Wayne) , David Thornton (Dr. Chance)

Directors: Nick Cassavetes

Writers: Nick Cassavetes, Jeremy Leven, Jodi Picoult

Tags: sibling relationship, parent child relationship, court case, in vitro fertilisation, medical examiner, kidney transplant



Release Date: 2009-11-06

Genres: Drama

“Precious” is a powerful and heart-wrenching movie set in 1987 Harlem. It follows the life of Claireece “Precious” Jones, a 16-year-old African American girl facing unimaginable hardships. With an incredible cast including Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, and Mariah Carey, this film tells a gripping story of resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Released on November 6, 2009, “Precious” is a must-watch for its raw portrayal of a young girl’s struggle to overcome her circumstances and find her voice.

Cast: Gabourey Sidibe (Claireece “Precious” Jones) , Mo’Nique (Mary Lee Johnston) , Paula Patton (Blu Rain) , Mariah Carey (Mrs. Weiss) , Lenny Kravitz (John McFadden) , Sherri Shepherd (Lisa Cornrows) , Stephanie Andujar (Rita Romero) , Chyna Layne (Rhonda Patrice Johnson) , Amina Robinson (Jermaine) , Xosha Roquemore (Joann) , Angelic Zambrana (Consuelo) , Aunt Dot (Tootsie) , Nealla Gordon (Mrs. Lichtenstien) , Grace Hightower (Social Worker) , Barret Helms (Tom Cruise (as Barret Isaiah Mindell)) , Kimberly Russell (Katherine) , Bill Sage (Mr. Wicher) , Susan Taylor (Fairy Godmother) , Kendall Toombs (Abdul, New Born) , Alexander Toombs (Abdul, New Born) , Cory Davis (Abdul, 9 Months) , Rochelle McNaughton (AIDS Clerk) , Abigail Savage (Bunny)

Directors: Lee Daniels

Writers: Geoffrey Fletcher, Sapphire

Tags: rape, aids, illiteracy, unwillingly pregnant, balloon, school, crying, motorcycle, harlem, new york city, 1980s, abusive mother



Release Date: 2009-03-04

Genres: Action, Mystery, Science Fiction

“Watchmen” is a thrilling movie set in an alternate 1985 where government restrictions have forced retired superheroes into hiding. When one of them is brutally murdered, the remaining heroes reunite to investigate and prevent their own demise. As they dig deeper, they uncover a dark conspiracy that threatens the entire world. Starring Malin Åkerman, Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Laura Mennell, Matt Frewer, and Stephen McHattie, this action-packed film was released on March 4, 2009.

Cast: Malin Åkerman (Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II) , Patrick Wilson (Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl II) , Billy Crudup (Jon Osterman / Dr. Manhattan) , Matthew Goode (Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias) , Jackie Earle Haley (Walter Kovacs / Rorschach) , Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Edward Blake / The Comedian) , Carla Gugino (Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre) , Laura Mennell (Janey Slater) , Matt Frewer (Edgar Jacobi / Moloch the Mystic) , Stephen McHattie (Hollis Mason / Nite Owl) , Rob LaBelle (Wally Weaver) , Gary Houston (John McLaughlin) , James M. Connor (Pat Buchanan) , Mary Ann Burger (Eleanor Clift) , John Shaw (Doug Roth) , Robert Wisden (Richard Nixon) , Jerry Wasserman (Detective Fine) , Don Thompson (Detective Gallagher) , Frank Novak (Henry Kissinger) , Sean Allan (Norad General #1) , Garry Chalk (NORAD General) , Stephanie Belding (Janet Black) , Michael Kopsa (Paul Klein) , William S. Taylor (Prison Psychiatrist) , Chris Burns (Dumb Thug)

Directors: Zack Snyder

Writers: Alan Moore, David Hayter, Alex Tse, Dave Gibbons

Tags: nuclear war, usa president, secret identity, mass murder, soviet union, narration, retirement, based on comic, conspiracy, animated scene, doomsday, masked vigilante, doomsday clock, red square, death of superhero, 1980s



Release Date: 2009-12-02

Genres: Drama, Thriller, War

“Brothers” is a gripping drama that tells the story of Marine Sam Cahill, who is presumed dead after his helicopter crashes during his fourth tour in Afghanistan. His brother Tommy steps in to support Sam’s wife and children, but when Sam unexpectedly returns home, it sets off a series of intense and emotional events. With a talented cast including Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, and Jake Gyllenhaal, this 2009 release is a must-watch for its powerful portrayal of family dynamics and the impact of war.

Cast: Tobey Maguire (Sam Cahill) , Natalie Portman (Grace Cahill) , Jake Gyllenhaal (Tommy Cahill) , Sam Shepard (Hank Cahill) , Bailee Madison (Isabelle Cahill) , Mare Winningham (Elsie Cahill) , Taylor Geare (Maggie Cahill) , Patrick John Flueger (Joe Willis) , Clifton Collins Jr. (Maj. Cavazos) , Carey Mulligan (Cassie Willis) , Omid Abtahi (Yusuf) , Navid Negahban (Murad) , Ethan Suplee (Sweeney) , Arron Shiver (A.J.) , Ray Prewitt (Owen) , Jenny Wade (Tina) , Jason E. Hill (Lt. Sanderson) , James D. Dever (Sgt. Major Dever) , Luce Rains (The Nose) , Enayat Delawary (Ahmed) , Rick La Monda (Elvis) , Kevin Wiggins (Navy Chaplain) , Yousuf Azami (Taliban Leader) , Carrie Fleming (Marine Wife) , Iris Dunbar (Burka Woman)

Directors: Jim Sheridan

Writers: Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen, David Benioff

Tags: sibling relationship, loss of loved one, brother-in-law, afghanistan war (2001- ), remake, sister-in-law

The Hangover

The Hangover

Release Date: 2009-06-02

Genres: Comedy

“The Hangover” is a hilarious comedy that was released in 2009. It follows the wild adventures of three friends, played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis, who wake up after a crazy bachelor party to find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. With their best friend missing and a wedding to attend, they embark on a frantic search, overcoming a nasty hangover, to make it to the church on time. This movie also features actors like Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong, Rachael Harris, and even Mike Tyson.

Cast: Bradley Cooper (Phil Wenneck) , Ed Helms (Stu Price) , Zach Galifianakis (Alan Garner) , Justin Bartha (Doug Billings) , Heather Graham (Jade) , Sasha Barrese (Tracy Garner) , Jeffrey Tambor (Sid Garner) , Ken Jeong (Mr. Chow) , Rachael Harris (Melissa) , Mike Tyson (Mike Tyson) , Mike Epps (Black Doug) , Jernard Burks (Leonard) , Rob Riggle (Officer Franklin) , Cleo King (Officer Garden) , Bryan Callen (Eddie Palermo) , Matt Walsh (Dr. Valsh) , Ian Anthony Dale (Chow’s #1) , Michael Li (Chow’s #2) , Sondra Currie (Linda) , Gillian Vigman (Stephanie) , Nathalie Fay (Lisa) , Chuck Pacheco (Hotel Guest at Valet) , Jesse Erwin (Hotel Valet) , Dan Finnerty (Wedding Singer) , Keith Lyle (Casino Dealer)

Directors: Todd Phillips

Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Tags: blackjack, stag night, lost weekend, chapel, hit with tire iron, memory loss, las vegas, drugs

A Single Man

A Single Man

Release Date: 2009-10-19

Genres: Drama, Romance

“A Single Man” is a heartfelt drama that follows the life of George Falconer, a British college professor, as he copes with the sudden loss of his longtime partner. With an incredible cast including Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Nicholas Hoult, this emotionally gripping film explores George’s struggle to find meaning in life and his close friendship with Charley, who is also questioning her own path. Released in 2009, this movie is a must-watch for its powerful performances and thought-provoking storyline.

Cast: Colin Firth (George Falconer) , Julianne Moore (Charley) , Nicholas Hoult (Kenny Potter) , Matthew Goode (Jim) , Jon Kortajarena (Carlos) , Paulette Lamori (Alva) , Ryan Simpkins (Jennifer Strunk) , Ginnifer Goodwin (Mrs. Strunk) , Teddy Sears (Mr. Strunk) , Paul Butler (Christopher Strunk) , Aaron Sanders (Tom Strunk) , Aline Weber (Lois) , Keri Lynn Pratt (Blonde Secretary) , Jenna Gavigan (Other Secretary #1) , Alicia Carr (Other Secretary #2) , Lee Pace (Grant) , Adam Shapiro (Myron) , Ridge Canipe (Young Boy) , Elisabeth Harnois (Young Woman) , Erin Daniels (Bank Teller) , Marlene Martinez (Maria) , Nicole Steinwedell (Doris) , Tricia Munford (Cashier) , Jon Hamm (Hank Ackerley (voice) (uncredited)) , Melissa Goodwin Shepherd (Student)

Directors: Tom Ford

Writers: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce

Tags: based on novel or book, suicidal, death of lover, teacher student relationship, grieving, 1960s, lgbt interest

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