Your fave films of '09?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Hans M., Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Hans M.

    Hans M. Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't see a thread started on this specific topic. Here comes the end of the year and what are your top 10 movies of 2009? Top 20? Or, in my case (so far) top 21:

    1. (500 Days) of Summer
    2. Inglourious Basterds
    3. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
    4. Avatar
    5. Star Trek
    6. District 9
    7. Up
    8. Tokyo Sonata
    9. Moon
    10. Ponyo
    11. The Headless Woman
    12. Antichrist
    13. Watchmen
    14. I Love You, Man
    15. Julia
    16. Where the Wild Things Are
    17. A Serious Man
    18. Away We Go
    19. Up in the Air
    20. Paranormal Activity
    21. The Road
    I've added thoughts, pictures and links on my blog (you are welcome to add your own thoughts there, too):
    http://indieethos.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/2009-top-films/
     
  2. Jeff Adkins

    Jeff Adkins Screenwriter

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    Hans,
    Nice to see 500 Days Of Summer getting some notice!

    Here's my Top 20. There's still a few I need to see:

    1. Up In The Air
    2. Where The Wild Things Are
    3. The Hurt Locker
    4. Avatar
    5. Watchmen
    6. District 9
    7. Inglourious Basterds
    8. Precious
    9. 500 Days Of Summer
    10.The Informant!
    11.Adventureland
    12.Star Trek
    13.An Education
    14.Public Enemies
    15.The Hangover
    16.Up
    17.Food Inc.
    18.Zombieland
    19.Invictus
    20.Capitalism: A Love Story


    I still need to see:
    A Serious Man
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    The White Ribbon
    Antichrist
    Summer Hours
    In The Loop
    The Messenger
    Ponyo



    Worst film I saw this year: Terminator Salvation
     
  3. Shad R

    Shad R Supporting Actor

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    Well, I can't think of 20 good films I saw this year. So...
    1. Star Trek
    2. Inglorious Basterds
    3. Black Dynamite
    4. Up
    5. Moon
    6. 500 Days of Summer
    7. The Hangover
    8. Zombieland
    9. Food Inc.
    10. Fantasic Mr. Fox

    Worst movies
    Terminator Salvation, GI Joe, Paranormal Activities, Transformers 2, The Final Destination

    And the movie I saw that falls into both categories (also known as my guilty pleasure movie)
    Ninja Assassin
     
  4. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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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

    Want to see: Up In The Air, Me & Orson Welles

    Since we're listing movies we didnt like: Inglorious Basterds, Star Trek & Avatar
     
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  6. Patrick Sun

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    Hmm... this year, I ended up with giving 18 films a grade of B, 3 films a grade of B+, and one film a grade of A-.

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

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

    These got a grade of B+ from me:

    Star Trek - if only it had a better antagonist
    Up! - solid film, but not crazy about the mid-section
    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:

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

    The rest of the films with a grade of B:

    Taken, I Love You Man, Sunshine Cleaning, Adventureland, State of Play, District 9, Whip It, Precious, The Blind Side, Brothers, Invictus
     
  7. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    Is this the 2009 "time to throw down?"

    So far I've seen 83 2009 films.

    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

    Haven't seen yet: Broken Embraces, Bright Star, In the Loop, White Ribbon, Taking Woodstock, Moon, The Messenger, The Maid, Food Inc., Crazy Heart, Lorna's Silence, and probably more I'm forgetting or didn't know enough about.
     
  8. Kristian

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    moved to the "Time to throw down" thread.
     
  9. Elizabeth S

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    At the moment. . . (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

    I'm sure I can fill out the Top 10 and possibly drop some after seeing more films. 2009 was not a really strong crop of films (from those I've seen) -- I didn't give anything 4 stars, and only 3 films 3-1/2.

    BTW, interesting we all have a different #1 so far.
     
  10. Mario Bartel

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    Top 13 of approximately 65 movies viewed this year:

    • An Education• In the Loop• Sugar• It Might Get Loud• The Damned United• 500 Days of Summer• The Hurt Locker• Up In The Air• Julie and Julia• Inglorious Basterds• Moon• Adventureland• Brothers

    Worst:

    • Whatever Works
     

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