These lists are completely subjective and the focus is more on my enjoyment than filmmaking quality. Honorable Mentions are films that I like but aren’t at that favorite level. I’ve also included a list of films that I would like to see from this year. So with that all said, here’s a quick glance at my favorite and least favorite films of 2009. This is by no means definitive.


Inglourious Basterds
Easily my favorite film of the year.

District 9
Anvil: The Story of Anvil
A Serious Man
Broken Embraces
The Lovely Bones
Whatever Works
Capitalism: A Love Story
Evil Bong 2: King Bong
Star Trek
Skull Heads

Honorable Mentions:

The Invention of Lying
Good Hair
Crazy Heart
Red Cliff Part 1 & 2
The Cove
Dead Snow
Michael Jackson’s This Is It
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Up in the Air
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Girlfriend Experience
The Secret in Their Eyes
Shinjuku Incident


The Unborn
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Terminator: Salvation
Where the Wild Things Are
The House of the Devil
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
(but I have a strange desire to re-watch this)
Jennifer’s Body
Observe and Report
Dark Nature

2009 Movies I still plan to see that might be good:

Sin Nombre
Enter the Void
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
Kung Fu Chefs
Bodyguards and Assassins

Last edit: 05/01/16

Think I got it wrong? Wondering why a certain favorite film isn’t on the list? Drop a comment below!