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Your Best of 2009?
Topic by: underdog
Posted: December 9, 2009 - 4:06 PM PST
Last Reply: February 15, 2010 - 5:37 PM PST

author topic: Your Best of 2009?
underdog
post #1  on December 9, 2009 - 4:06 PM PST  
It's that magical time of the year! When we all... try to remember what the hell we saw in theaters (or on DVD) in these past 12 months. What were your favorite movies of 2009? And favorite DVDs (new and old)?

I'm still working on my own Best of list, and still need to see, oh, about 30 movies, to feel like it'll be worth a damn, but we'll see.
underdog
post #2  on December 9, 2009 - 4:09 PM PST  
Oh, and here's a list of most of the 2009 movie releases, starting with those out in January. (Or you can sort in other ways.)

And here are the Best Reviewed Films of 2009 (as per Metacritic).
Battie
post #3  on December 9, 2009 - 9:28 PM PST  
Coraline, District 9 (hell yes!), Zombieland, Paranormal Activity. I haven't seen many movies this year though. :( Honorable mention to Taken for being entertaining.

Dishonorable mention to Knowing.

I also might watch Edge of Love and see if it's good. It's got Cillian Muphy in it.

I've got 4 months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (last year's #1) on my dvr. Guess I should watch it.
troublemaker
post #4  on December 9, 2009 - 9:49 PM PST  
Looking forward to seeing your list Underdog. I don't feel like I can put one together in good conscience since there's a number of films this year I ended up missing this year. Not sure why that is but I didn't manage to go out very much to see anything. Maybe because there were no MUST-SEE releases this year to get me especially excited.
troublemaker
post #5  on December 9, 2009 - 9:52 PM PST  
> On December 9, 2009 - 9:28 PM PST Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I've got 4 months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (last year's #1) on my dvr. Guess I should watch it.
> ---------------------------------

Don't watch it if you need to be in a good mood for the rest of the day, haha. I really enjoyed that film but calling it a downer would be an understatement.
kraigpdx
post #6  on December 10, 2009 - 3:56 AM PST  
Not sure about the best movie of the year but have noticed lots of "Best of the Century" lists popping up. Perhaps a topic for another post... but here are a few if your interested...

Time Out London 101 Films of the Decade

The A.V. Club The Best films of the 00s


"In The Loop" has to be the funniest film that I have seen all year. Sort of 'The Office' meets US/British government deciding to go to war in the Middle East.

Keeping District 9 at the top of my list but like Underdog... I think there are half a dozen or so films I still need to see.
underdog
post #7  on December 10, 2009 - 11:10 AM PST  
Yeah there are a ton of Best of Decade lists popping up. Those are always fun to read and think about, even it's hard to imagine... that it's almost been a decade since 2000!

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is *one* of my faves of the oughts, but there are many more.

Yeah, I think IN THE LOOP will be on mine, or at least top 15.

I'm trying like heck to catch up this week but it is going to be hard fo sure. Some of my film blog friends and colleagues have seen so many more films I feel a bit inadequate. (And they're already putting their own faves up.) Still, I'm making the old college try.
cinephiliac
post #8  on December 10, 2009 - 11:15 AM PST  
Aaron Hillis here, with my Top 10 films of 2009 (playing by the critics' poll rules that all must have at least a week-long run in NYC or LA):

1. Tetro
2. Two Lovers
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. The Hurt Locker
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. 35 Shots of Rum
7. You, the Living
8. The Informant!
9. Paradise
10. Tony Manero

I'll be posting my Top 30 of the year on GreenCine Daily soon!
weezy
post #9  on December 23, 2009 - 10:29 PM PST  
> On December 9, 2009 - 9:52 PM PST troublemaker wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On December 9, 2009 - 9:28 PM PST Battie wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > I've got 4 months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (last year's #1) on my dvr. Guess I should watch it.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Don't watch it if you need to be in a good mood for the rest of the day, haha. I really enjoyed that film but calling it a downer would be an understatement.
>
> ---------------------------------

True dat, it puts you through the ringer. But, Battie, it was my second favorite of last year (1st was Wendy and Lucy) - I hope you'll like it too. And I hope you're having a lovely vacation from school!
weezy
post #10  on December 23, 2009 - 10:49 PM PST  
I am very surprised to find all the love for Two Lovers - I was under the impression that it wasn't embraced by the critics when it came out. I get the feeling many of us slacked on the movie watching this year - perhaps we were too busy bustin' our butts to get them in the theaters (_(_

My favorites this year have been Ponyo, Fantastic Mr Fox, Revanche, Up, and Drag Me to Hell. Need to see SO MANY OTHERS, but I'm most excited to catch up on Zombieland, Hunger and Antichrist. Wasn't bowled over by Hurt Locker or Up In the Air which I see on many best of '09 lists. :-/
Cinenaut
post #11  on December 24, 2009 - 9:26 AM PST  
Yeah, I think "Hurt Locker" was over-hyped. I was expecting total verisimilitude and it turned out to be a Hollywood movie after all. It's definitely worth seeing, but I don't know if it deserves all the praise.
underdog
post #12  on December 31, 2009 - 4:49 PM PST  
Well, here's my Best of 2009 list.

Okay, I still have Hurt Locker on mine. After watching it twice I still think it's pretty great, though I do also have reservations about it (some I allude to in the list above.)

So, what's on yours?

I know, I know, we're all behind on seeing every film we wanted to... but if you had to pick 5 or 10 from this year, which would you pick?
weezy
post #13  on February 15, 2010 - 10:39 AM PST  
This whole time I never knew All Movie Guide (where we get our synopses for movies on GreenCine) had its own blog but I just found this pretty amusing comic wrap-up of one of their reviewer's (Jeremy Wheeler) favorite films of 2009.
Battie
post #14  on February 15, 2010 - 5:37 PM PST  
I'm adding Whip It. Really good chick film. And by chick film, I do not mean a movie about how a posh, beautiful woman lands a man. No. Whip It > Twilight

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