In 2009 I saw 26 new movies, oddly enough the same number as in 2008 (but down from 41 in ’07). Obviously there were loads of good movies I didn’t see, so if your favorites aren’t here, maybe I just didn’t see them.
Note: A couple of these are technically 2008 movies because they came out Dec. 25 or Dec. 28 in limited release, but like most people, I saw them in 2009.
My top 10, in roughly descending order:
Gran Torino, Up, Milk, The Class, Julie and Julia, (500) Days of Summer, Me and Orson Welles, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Food Inc., Black Dynamite.
The next 10 would be:
Summer Hours, Watchmen, The Hurt Locker, An Education, Up in the Air, Monsters vs. Aliens, I Love You Man, Gomorrah, Last Chance Harvey, The Soloist.
What did you see and like (or dislike) in 2009?