Another preliminary list - 2009's movies.

This is a straight copy/paste from my Word document. The list I still need to see is almost as long as the top ten itself, which says a lot about how final anything on it might be, but here it is:
 
 

Shaunage's Top Ten Movies of 2009 in order.

Inglourious Basterds

The Boat That Rocked

Watchmen

Avatar

An Education

Moon

The Hurt Locker

The Messenger

Bad Lieutenant

District 9

It is worth noting that I have not seen the following films, all of which could merit consideration:

Up In the Air

Nine

The Lovely Bones

Crazy Heart

Bright Star

Fantastic Mr Fox

A Simple Man

A Single Man

The Informant

It's probably also worth noting that I feel really bad about putting Avatar above An Education and that on the right day I could have put An Education as high as first.
 
So.. what did I miss? A lot that seem obvious I have actually seen, I just couldn't find space for them in a top ten.

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Posted by Shaunage

This is a straight copy/paste from my Word document. The list I still need to see is almost as long as the top ten itself, which says a lot about how final anything on it might be, but here it is:
 
 

Shaunage's Top Ten Movies of 2009 in order.

Inglourious Basterds

The Boat That Rocked

Watchmen

Avatar

An Education

Moon

The Hurt Locker

The Messenger

Bad Lieutenant

District 9

It is worth noting that I have not seen the following films, all of which could merit consideration:

Up In the Air

Nine

The Lovely Bones

Crazy Heart

Bright Star

Fantastic Mr Fox

A Simple Man

A Single Man

The Informant

It's probably also worth noting that I feel really bad about putting Avatar above An Education and that on the right day I could have put An Education as high as first.
 
So.. what did I miss? A lot that seem obvious I have actually seen, I just couldn't find space for them in a top ten.

Posted by trophyhunter

I think star trek was about the best of the year

Edited by bitcloud

I'm waiting for my District 9 and The Informant Blu-ray since I still haven't' seen that, otherwise great list. 
 
Avatar 
Inglorious Basterds 
Watchmen 
9
The Men Who Stare At Goats 

Posted by nanikore

I have actually seen zero movies from 2009.

Posted by dhuff

Fantastic Mr. Fox may sail toward the top of your list once you see it.  Too bad it's already gone from theaters.
 
Others I enjoyed: Where the Wild Things Are, Drag Me to Hell, Coraline and Up.  All very much worth seeing.

Posted by Maxszy

Besides your list missing Star Trek, its a good one! Though I think there could be a couple that came out yesterday on Christmas that could be there now too. Star Trek though, has to be on that list. Its so, so great!

Posted by Shaunage

Star Trek is about 11th.
 
Fantastic Mr Fox isn't actually out in cinema here till Jan 1st.

Edited by PenguinDust

I haven't seen a lot of movies this year and the ones I have were disappointments.  Even Star Trek and Up didn't move me much.  But, it wasn't entirely without merit.  I did enjoy 500 Days of Summer, Coraline and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  Now, the latter was not a good movie by any stretch of the word, but it followed Wolverine: Origins and Transformers 2, so by comparison, it was a gem.  I hope to see The Hangover and District 9 before year's end, so maybe things will turn around.  Maybe Inglourious Basterds, too although I don't have many expectations for it.  I'm not a rabid fan of Tarantino's work, but that might be a positive for the film.

Posted by Shaunage

It might surprise you to learn that Up wasn't even in consideration for this list. One of the biggest disappointments of the year, alongside Where the Wild Things Are. Note that these are not the WORST movies of the year, just the most disappointing.

Posted by dhuff
@Shaunage said:
" It might surprise you to learn that Up wasn't even in consideration for this list. One of the biggest disappointments of the year, alongside Where the Wild Things Are. Note that these are not the WORST movies of the year, just the most disappointing. "
You be crazy Mr.Shaunage
Posted by GreggD

Star Trek was good, and I thought that Coraline was awesome (I saw it in 3D).

Posted by Moeez

  

  
 
Just one movie. "World's Greatest Dad". One of the best dark comedies ever, it blew me away on every level.  Robin Williams gives a very unexpected somber performance. The kid is brilliant. The screenplay is so original and intriguing. The dialogue is very memorable and hilarious. AND it has a perfect ending, which you don't get much these days. Overall, an enjoyable movie for everyone (with an open mind).
Posted by GunstarRed
@PenguinDust:

So glad that you saw G.I Joe for what it was... Its really sad seeing so many people hate on it.
Posted by JDM006

Seeing the Hurt Locker was the most fun I've had in a movie theater this year.  It even beat watching Avatar in 3D.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

It's nice to see Watchmen making somebody's list. Even if you're not a fan of the graphic novel or found yourself lost in the film adaptation, Jackie Earle Haley's performance as Rorschach is among the best I've seen this year, same goes for Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the comedian.