My favorite films: 2009by moviefreakjps | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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2. 17 Again (2009)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.
Votes: 170,166 | Gross: $64.17M
3. A Serious Man (2009)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.
Votes: 124,359 | Gross: $9.19M
4. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 100,873 | Gross: $9.17M
6. Adoration (2008)
R | 100 min | Drama, Romance
For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.
Votes: 3,021 | Gross: $0.29M
7. Adventureland (2009)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Votes: 148,060 | Gross: $16.03M
9. All About Steve (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.
Votes: 38,263 | Gross: $33.86M
10. American Violet (2008)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama
A single mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.
Votes: 2,307 | Gross: $0.55M
11. An Education (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Votes: 124,280 | Gross: $12.57M
12. Angels & Demons (2009)
PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Votes: 257,643 | Gross: $133.38M
13. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Votes: 109,053 | Gross: $0.40M
14. Away We Go (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
Votes: 50,038 | Gross: $9.45M
16. Bronson (2008)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
Votes: 112,433 | Gross: $0.10M
18. Chloe (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Suspecting her husband of infidelity, gynecologist Dr. Catherine Stewart hires an escort named Chloe in order to test his faithfulness. Soon, the relationships between all three intensify.
Votes: 65,841 | Gross: $3.07M
19. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Teenager Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire. After a series of events, Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque du Freak and become a vampire.
Votes: 41,472 | Gross: $14.05M
20. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 182,381 | Gross: $75.29M
21. Crazy Heart (2009)
R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.
Votes: 80,618 | Gross: $39.46M
23. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 33,988 | Gross: $0.48M
24. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Votes: 179,953 | Gross: $42.10M
26. Fanboys (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 54,712 | Gross: $0.69M
27. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Votes: 181,164 | Gross: $21.00M
28. Funny People (2009)
R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Votes: 110,335 | Gross: $51.86M
29. Gardens of the Night (2008)
R | 110 min | Drama
After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Special director's edition
31. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
PG | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Family
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Votes: 430,337 | Gross: $301.96M
32. Hit and Run (2009 Video)
R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Mary Murdock, a college student, thinks she's hit and killed a cat with her car driving home drunk from a party. She is horrified beyond words when she gets home and discovers a man's ... See full summary »
34. Il Divo (2008)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.
Votes: 14,763 | Gross: $0.24M
35. In the Electric Mist (2009)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.
36. In the Loop (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.
Votes: 51,934 | Gross: $2.38M
37. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,161,299 | Gross: $120.54M
38. It's Complicated (2009)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.
Votes: 82,165 | Gross: $112.74M
39. Jennifer's Body (2009)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Votes: 108,514 | Gross: $16.20M
Extended director's cut
40. Julie & Julia (2009)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Votes: 98,580 | Gross: $94.13M
41. Just Peck (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Family
When Michael Peck's overbearing parents force him to compete in the science fair, he thinks he can shock everyone. Instead, Peck finds that teen angst might be cliché, but it still sucks.
42. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Votes: 211,505 | Gross: $79.96M
43. The Beautiful Person (2008)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the... See full summary »
44. The Girl from Monaco (2008)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,896 | Gross: $0.60M
45. Laid to Rest (2009)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A young girl wakes up in a casket with a head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a serial killer and she must fight to survive.
Unrated director's cut
46. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free.
Votes: 257,570 | Gross: $73.34M
Unrated director's cut
47. Love Happens (2009)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Romance
A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
Votes: 29,327 | Gross: $22.93M