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Your fave films of '09?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Hans M.

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Posted December 29 2009 - 07:01 AM

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.wo...2009-top-films/



#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted December 29 2009 - 08:27 AM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   Shad R

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Posted December 29 2009 - 08:44 AM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted December 29 2009 - 03:30 PM

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


#5 of 10 OFFLINE   andysharkey

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Posted December 29 2009 - 04:29 PM

Hi Hans M!

I am big fan of movies. Avatar is my fave movie of 09. It is very nice movie.

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted December 29 2009 - 04:41 PM

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

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted December 30 2009 - 09:06 AM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   Kristian

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Posted December 30 2009 - 02:57 PM

moved to the "Time to throw down" thread.
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#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted December 30 2009 - 03:25 PM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   Mario Bartel

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Posted December 30 2009 - 04:46 PM

 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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