Time to Throw Down! 2009 Top Ten Lists

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  1. Adam_S

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    It's that time of year again...

    This is the place to post your top ten films of 2009.

    I will compile a periodic master list of HTF's top ten of 2009 and post the results to this thread through the first three or four months of the year.

    It is strongly suggested you have seen at least 30 films from 2009 before posting a list. films seen from this year are typically documented in the Track the films you watch thread or the 2009 films list thread

    please order your list and include ten films. I will not include a list with less than ten films.

    if your list is not ordered, all ten films will be awarded an equal point value while tabulating the master list.

    Please limit yourself to just one tie if you absolutely must include one.

    Most of HTF, american and international members, use academy qualification (one week theatrical run in LA or NYC) to determine if a film is 2009 or not, though you are free to use another qualification (first global release, which IMDB uses, is most common second choice)

    If you update your list please make a post stating your list has changed, otherwise I won't change it in my excel sheet.

    when compiling the master list, I'll award points based on ranking: for example, a number one film will receive 10 points, and a number 10 film will receive one point



    thanks! and have fun. [​IMG]

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  2. Adam_S

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    1. Up
    2. Avatar
    3. Food Inc
    4. Departures
    5. Everlasting Moments
    6. A Christmas Carol
    7. (500) Days of Summer
    8. Tokyo Sonata
    9. Me and Orson Welles
    10. Ponyo

    11. Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
    12. Invictus
    12. the Princess and the Frog
    13. Julie and Julia
    14. Must Read After My Death
    15. Precious
    16. Coraline
    17. Star Trek
    18. Taken
    19. Up in the Air
    20. An Education
    21. Fantastic Mr. Fox
    22. Sunshine Cleaning
    23. The Hurt Locker
    24. Whip it
    25. The Soloist
    26. Whip It
    27. Where the Wild Things Are
    28. Easy Virtue
    29. Inglorious Bastards
    30. The Hangover
    31. The Road
    32. Whatever Works
    33. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    34. The Lovely Bones
    35. The Brothers Bloom
    36. The Proposal
    37. The Blind Side
    38. Sugar
    39. Seraphine
    40. A Serious Man
    41. Bruno
    42. Fast and Furious
    43. Watchmen
    44. Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
    45. Couples Retreat
    46. Monsters V Aliens
    47. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
    48. Angels adn Demons
    49. Walt and El Grupo
    50. A Single Man
    51. Observe and Report
    52. Tokyo
    53. X Men Origins Wolverine
    54. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
     
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    Top 10 of 2009
    (As of December 31st)
    1. Avatar
    2. Up in the Air
    3. Inglourious Basterds
    4. Star Trek
    5. Up
    6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    7. (500) Days of Summer
    8. District 9
    9. The Hangover
    10. Drag Me To Hell

    Bottom 5 of 2009
    (As of December 31st)
    1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    2. The Final Destination
    3. Obsessed
    4. Angels and Demons
    5. Monsters vs. Aliens

    (Subject to change).
     
  4. Cory S.

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    [FONT= ]Top Films of 2009[/FONT] [FONT= ] [/FONT] [FONT= ]Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince[/FONT] [FONT= ]Pixar’s Up[/FONT] [FONT= ]The Girlfriend Experience[/FONT] [FONT= ]Grace[/FONT] [FONT= ]Inglourious Basterds[/FONT] [FONT= ]Brothers[/FONT] [FONT= ]District 9[/FONT] [FONT= ]Adventureland[/FONT] [FONT= ]Public Enemies[/FONT] [FONT= ]Where The Wild Things Are[/FONT] [FONT= ]The Hurt Locker[/FONT] [FONT= ] [/FONT] [FONT= ]Honorable Mentions of 2009[/FONT] [FONT= ] [/FONT] [FONT= ]The Hangover[/FONT] [FONT= ]Che’[/FONT] [FONT= ]Star Trek[/FONT] [FONT= ]Jennifer’s Body[/FONT]
     
  5. Justin_S

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    1: Paranormal Activity
    2: The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans
    3: Moon
    4: The Hurt Locker
    5: Knowing
    6: World's Greatest Dad
    7: Up in the Air
    8: Drag Me to Hell
    9: Up
    10: Inglourious Basterds

    3 Honorable Mentions - The Box, Adventureland and Pontypool
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    Hmm... this year, I ended up with giving 20 films a grade of B, 3 films a grade of B+, and one film a grade of A-. At this time, I'm not going to list any film with a B- grade or lower.

    So, the film I gave an A- was also the one I enjoyed the most this year:

    1. Avatar - rewards multiple viewings, go see it in IMAX-3D!

    These got a grade of B+ from me:

    2. Star Trek - if only it had a better antagonist
    3. Up! - solid film, but not crazy about the mid-section
    4. The Hurt Locker - super-tense

    Of all the films I gave a grade of B to this year, I'd most likely re-watch these 6 films:

    5. The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Wes Anderson finally finds his calling.
    6. Where the Wild Ones Are - Spike Jonze really nails this one.
    7. Black Dynamite - so much fun poking more fun with the genre.
    8. The Hangover - so much fun throughout its running time.
    9. Zombieland - best cameo this year, hilarious in execution.
    10. (500) Days of Summer - bittersweet without being sappish

    The rest of the films with a grade of B:

    Taken
    I Love You Man
    The Road*
    Sunshine Cleaning
    Adventureland
    State of Play
    District 9
    Whip It
    Precious
    An Education*
    The Blind Side
    Brothers
    Invictus

    * added "The Road" and "An Education", still have a small handful of films from 2009 that might make my list or honor mentionables.
     
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    1. The Road
    2. The Hurt Locker
    3. Watchmen Dir Cut
    4. District 9
    5. Moon
    6. 500 Days Of Summer
    7. Up
    8. A Serious Man
    9. Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince
    10.Capitalism A Love Story
     
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    This is a work in progress. . .

    (Going by U.S. non-festival release date, except Overheard which I saw at HIFF and appears not to have had a regular U.S. release)

    1. Moon
    2. The Hurt Locker
    3. Overheard
    4. (500) Days of Summer
    5. Star Trek
    6. Up in the Air
    7. Sin Nombre
    8. Jerichow
    9. Sunshine Cleaning
     
  9. Kirk Tsai

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    1. Goodbye Solo
    2. Inglorious Basterds
    3. Ponyo
    4. The Hurt Locker
    5. The Cove
    6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
    7. Avatar
    8. A Serious Man
    9. Sugar
    10. Up
     
  10. Rich Romero

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    I'm not posting a list yet but I'm just saying that in the old days everyone's posts were filled with movie posters etc. and it was really pleasing to the eye. What happened to THOSE days? Sheesh. By the way, this is my first post back in years. I used to be a regular back in the early part of the decade. Good to be back.
     
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    [size=3]01. AVATAR - IMAX 3D

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    02. STAR TREK
     
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    I still have some key films left to see, so this list is subject to change:



    1. Avatar

    2. Up

    3. Star Trek

    4. Inglourious Basterds

    5. Up in the Air

    6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    7. Whip It

    8. The Princess and the Frog

    9. Watchmen

    10. Ponyo



    Worst of the year: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
     
  13. Brian.L

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    Top Ten of 2009

    1. District 9



    2. Inglourious Basterds



    3. Thirst (Bakjwi)



    4. In the Loop


    5. Goodbye Solo


    6. Fantastic Mr. Fox



    7. Up in the Air


    8. The Hurt Locker

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    9. Adventureland

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    10. The White Ribbon
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    Honorable Mentions: Funny People, An Education, Moon, Drag Me to Hell, Star Trek, Coraline, State of Play, Up, Pontypool, The Road, The Cove, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Lorna's Silence (Le Silence de Lorna), Sin Nombre


    EDIT 1/3/11: Shuffled things around a bit & added pictures.
     
  14. TravisR

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    I've seen almost 75 movies from this year (though I'm sure there's a couple more that will get wider releases once the Oscar nominations get announced) but, as of now, my list is pretty much set.

    I hate ranking movies so I'll just list my top 10 favorite movies in alphabetical order:

    Adventureland
    Avatar
    Away We Go
    500 Days Of Summer
    Funny People
    Inglourious Basterds
    Star Trek
    Up
    Up In The Air
    Whip It

    Runners up (alphabetically): The Hurt Locker, Precious, The Road, Sunshine Cleaning and Watchmen.

    Future cult classics: Drag Me To Hell, Extract, Jennifer's Body and Observe And Report.

    Though I imagine there will be another thread for predictions, I think Up In The Air will win the Oscar for Best Picture.
     
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    Very preliminary list as I've seen 50 2009 LA/NYC releases and I usually end up in the 100-120 range for any year. This list should change substantially after I see more 2009 releases. I hope so anyway as nothing I've seen so far really feels like a best movie of the year.

    Top 10

    1. Up
    2. Inglourious Basterds
    3. Away We Go
    4. Watchmen
    5. Ponyo
    6. Tyson
    7. The Band That Wouldn't Die
    8. District 9
    9. Sugar
    10. I Love You, Man


    Honorable Mention (All Movies I graded "B+")

    Partly Cloudy (2009, Peter Sohn)
    Star Trek (2009, J.J. Abrams)

    O' Horten (2007, Bent Hamer)
    Drag Me to Hell (2009, Sam Raimi)
    The Girlfriend Experience (2009, Steven Soderbergh)
    Thirst (2009, Chan-Wook Park
    Avatar 3D (2009, James Cameron)

    Up in the Air (2009, Jason Reitman)


    5 Worst Movies of 2009
    1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (painful)
    2. Friday the 13th (Jason doesn't take prisoners)
    3. The Last House on the Left (misses everything that made the original special)
    4. Planet 51
    (For kids only, does nothing interesting with its concept)
    5. Fragments
    (I'm calling for a 5-year moratorium on multi-story indie flicks)
     
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    It feels wrong to me to 'pick on' a movie that I know was just trying to be a family friendly good time but, man, it really was just terrible.
     
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    1. The Road
    2. Inglourious Basterds
    3. Up
    4. The Hangover
    5. Star Trek
    6. District 9
    7. Zombieland
    8. Watchmen
    9. Avatar
    10. Taken
     
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    1. District 9
    2. The Escapist
    3. Watchmen
    4. Inglourious Basterds
    5. Crazy Heart
    6. Moon
    7. Mammoth
    8. Summer Hours
    9. An Education
    10. The Hurt Locker


    [SIZE= smaller]11. Avatar
    12. A Serious Man
    13. That Evening Sun
    14. World's Greatest Dad
    15. Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans
    16. Precious
    17. The White Ribbon
    18. Up
    19. The Hangover
    20. The Princess and the Frog
    21. Up in the Air
    22. Broken Embraces
    23. Coraline
    24. Pirate Radio
    25. It's Complicated[/SIZE]
    I also really liked:
    The Last Station
    Star Trek
    Me and Orson Welles
    Knowing
    A Christmas Carol
    Humpday
    The Road
    Anvil! The Story of Anvil

    I saw about 110 138 2009 films. 72 of them in the theater. There are still a few films that I would like to see that came out in 2009:

    35 Shots of Rum
    Thirst
    Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
    Coco Avant Chanel
    The Damned United
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    The Headless Woman
    The Maid
    Beaches of Agnes
    The Secret in Their Eyes
    The Milk of Sorrow
    Which Way Home


    Full list:
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    (500) Days of Summer
    17 Again
    Adventureland
    Ajami
    Angels & Demons
    Antichrist
    Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
    Avatar
    Away We Go
    Bad Lieutenant: Port of Calls New Orleans
    Battle for Terra
    Big Fan
    Black Dynamite
    The Blind Side
    The Box
    The Boys are Back
    Bright Star
    Broken Embraces
    Bronson
    Brothers
    The Brothers Bloom
    Bruno
    Burma VJ
    Capitalism: A Love Story
    A Christmas Carol
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    Coraline
    Couples Retreat
    The Cove
    Crank: High Voltage
    Crazy Heart
    Crossing Over
    Disgrace
    District 9
    Drag Me to Hell
    Duplicity
    An Education
    The Escapist
    Extract
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Fast & Furious
    Fired Up
    Food, Inc.
    Funny People
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    The Girlfriend Experience
    Good Hair
    Goodbye Solo
    The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
    The Hangover
    I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
    Humpday
    The Hurt Locker
    I Love You Man
    Il Divo
    The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
    The Informant!
    The Informers
    The International
    In the Electric Mist
    In the Loop
    Inglourious Basterds
    The Invention of Lying
    Invictus
    Is Anybody There?
    It's Complicated
    Julie & Julia
    Knowing
    Land of the Lost
    The Last Station
    Law Abiding Citizen
    The Limits of Control
    Lorna's Silence
    The Lovely Bones
    Mammoth
    Management
    Me and Orson Welles
    The Men Who Stare at Goats
    The Merry Gentleman
    The Messenger
    Moon
    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
    Night at the Museum 2
    Nine
    Observe and Report
    Of Time and the City
    Paper Heart
    Paranormal Activity
    Paris 36
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    A Perfect Getaway
    Pirate Radio/The Boat That Rocked
    Police Adjective
    Ponyo
    Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
    The Princess and the Frog
    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
    A Prophet
    The Proposal
    Race to Witch Mountain
    The Road
    The Secret of Kells
    A Serious Man
    Sherlock Holmes
    The Silent Army
    Sin Nombre
    A Single Man
    Skin
    The Soloist
    Spion van Oranje
    Spread
    Star Trek
    State of Play
    Summer Hours
    Sunshine Cleaning
    Surrogates
    Taken
    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
    Taking Woodstock
    Terminator: Salvation
    That Evening Sun
    This Is It
    Transformers 2
    Tyson
    Up
    Up in the Air
    Watchmen
    Whatever Works
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Whip It!
    Winter in Wartime
    World's Greatest Dad
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    Year One
    Young Victoria
    Zombieland
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