Best Movies of 2009

by LeeAnne on March 7, 2010

upintheair_poster1You probably think this post is reeeaaaalllly late, but I rarely finalize my favorite movies of the previous year until right before the Oscars.  I always want to catch any Best Picture nominees I missed before settling on my favorite 10 movies.  Interestingly, The Hurt Locker and Inglorious Basterds, which I finally got around to watching this week, aren’t among my favorites—although The Hurt Locker would make it into a top 15.

I’m looking forward to an Oscar Party I’m attending tonight at my local indie cinema. They’re doing red carpet photos, goodie bags, commemorative champagne glasses, prizes for picking the most Oscar winners, and, of course, projecting the telecast on the big screen.  I’ll be with my favorite movie buddy, Melody, and I know we’re going to have a blast!  I’ll try to post a pic or two later.

But without further ado, I present my favorite movies of 2009:

1. Up In The Air
2. The Brothers Bloom
3. Julie & Julia
4. Avatar
5. (500) Days of Summer
6. The Boys Are Back
7. An Education
8. Bright Star
9. Whip It
10. Where The Wild Things Are
Honorable Mention: The September Issue

P.S. – I’ve been making movie-related top 10 and best-0f lists for a long time. Here’s where you can find them for 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003.

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writerleeanne March 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Haha, I’m glad I’ve given you a map. :o) I am a movie nut, so if you ever need a recommendation, let me know. I counted up the movies I saw last year, and it was a little over 50—roughly one per week!

jennifer chaney March 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Okay. I need to get out more. I’ve seen Avatar and that’s it. But now I have a map to the rest of the movies I need to see! :) Have fun tonight!

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