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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted December 30 2009 - 06:49 PM

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



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#2 of 29 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted December 30 2009 - 06:57 PM

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.


 

#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Travis_S

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Posted December 30 2009 - 07:42 PM

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 of 29 OFFLINE   Cory S.

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Posted December 30 2009 - 09:36 PM

Top Films of 2009

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Pixar’s Up

The Girlfriend Experience

Grace

Inglourious Basterds

Brothers

District 9

Adventureland

Public Enemies

Where The Wild Things Are

The Hurt Locker

 

Honorable Mentions of 2009

 

The Hangover

Che’

Star Trek

Jennifer’s Body



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#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted December 30 2009 - 11:49 PM

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 of 29 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted December 31 2009 - 01:29 AM

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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#7 of 29 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted December 31 2009 - 02:59 AM

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

#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted December 31 2009 - 06:06 AM

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 of 29 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted December 31 2009 - 08:01 AM

2009 films seen:  84
Last updated:  12/31/09

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 of 29 OFFLINE   Rich Romero

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Posted December 31 2009 - 05:23 PM

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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#11 of 29 OFFLINE   Jose Martinez

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Posted January 01 2010 - 03:37 AM

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01. AVATAR - IMAX 3D

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02. STAR TREK

03. District 9

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04. Up In The Air

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05. The Princess and the Frog

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06. Polytechnique

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07. UP 3D

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08. Monsters vs Aliens 3D

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09. Watchmen

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10. The Hurt Locker

11. Precious
12. Fantastic Mr. Fox

13. Invictus
14. The Road
15. Pirate Radio
16. Inglourious Basterds
17. The Time Traveller's Wife
18. Julie & Julia
19. (500) Days of Summer
20. Drag Me to Hell
21. The Blind Side
22. 2012
23. Sunshine Cleaning
24. The Soloist
25. The Lovely Bones
26. Moon
27. Whip It
28. Red Cliff
29. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
30. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
31. Angels & Demons
32. G-Force
33. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
34. Underworld Rise of the Lycans
35. The Proposal
36. Knowing
37. Cold Souls
38. Earth
39. Whiteout
40. Jennifer's Body
41. Terminator Salvation
42. Taken
43. Saw VI
44. The Hangover
45. Ninja Assassin
46. The International
47. 9
48. G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra
49. Race to Witch Mountain
50. The Haunting in Connecticut
51. Coraline 3D
52. The Taking of Pelham 123
53. A Christmas Carol
54. Ponyo
55. The Uninvited
56. The Last House on The Left
57. Push
58. Dragonball: Evolution
59. Street Fighter the Legend of Chun-Li




Still on my list to watch:
An Education



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#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Kristian

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Posted January 01 2010 - 07:23 PM

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


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#13 of 29 OFFLINE   Brian.L

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Posted January 02 2010 - 06:53 AM

Top Ten of 2009

1. District 9

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2. Inglourious Basterds
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3. Thirst (Bakjwi)

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4. In the Loop
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5. Goodbye Solo
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6. Fantastic Mr. Fox

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7. Up in the Air
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8. The Hurt Locker



9. Adventureland



10. The White Ribbon



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.


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#14 of 29 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 02 2010 - 02:32 PM

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.



#15 of 29 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 03 2010 - 06:45 AM

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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Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#16 of 29 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 03 2010 - 08:01 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brook K View Post

5 Worst Movies of 2009
1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (painful)

 

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.

#17 of 29 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted January 03 2010 - 09:21 AM

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


#18 of 29 OFFLINE   Greg Layton

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Posted January 03 2010 - 12:51 PM

Reserved.
Watched/Top 10 Lists
2006 List 2006 Top 10
2007 List 2007 Top 10
2008 List 2008 Top 10
2009 List (incomplete)My AFI movie list is here.

#19 of 29 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 03 2010 - 02:05 PM

Preliminary picks coming soon.


#20 of 29 OFFLINE   streeter

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Posted January 04 2010 - 04:13 AM

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


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

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:
9
2012
(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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