Film Junk’s Top 10 Movies of 2009


After all the complications associated with our Top 20 Films of the Decade list, we thought we’d simply cut the crap for our Best of 2009 discussion and post each of our individual Top 10 lists unfettered. Of course, as luck would have it, we ended up picking quite a few of the same films, to the point where they almost seem like the same list, only in a different order. Pretty ironic, right?

Either way, before all this stuff becomes completely irrelevant, we present to you our Top 10 Movies of 2009 for further inspection. For a slightly more in-depth discussion, listen to this week’s Episode #251 of the Film Junk Podcast. In the meantime, feel free to respond with your own lists in the comments below!


1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. The Road
4. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
5. Pontypool
6. Up in the Air
7. District 9
8. Drag Me to Hell
9. The Hurt Locker
10. Where the Wild Things Are

Honourable mentions: Polytechnique, Sin Nombre, Anti-Christ, Star Trek, Thirst, Gomorrah

Note: Jay did a separate list for his Top 10 Documentaries of 2009.


1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Up In The Air
3. The Road
4. Anvil: The Story of Anvil
5. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. The Hurt Locker
7. District 9
8. Drag Me To Hell
9. The Cove
10. Observe & Report

Honourable Mentions: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Big Fan, Bitch Slap!, Moon, Paper Heart


1. A Serious Man
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Anvil! The Story of Anvil
5. Adventureland
6. In the Loop
7. District 9
8. Moon
9. Avatar
10. Funny People

Honourable mentions: Watchmen, Up In The Air, The Princess and the Frog, RiP! A Remix Manifesto, Away We Go, Good Hair, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Ponyo, Drag Me To Hell


1. Inglourious Basterds
2. District 9
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Anvil! The Story of Anvil
5. The Road
6. Coraline
7. The Hurt Locker
8. Up in the Air
9. Drag Me To Hell
10. Paper Heart

Honourable Mentions: Adventureland, The Cove, Star Trek, Collapse, Sin Nombre, Pontypool

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  • K-MAN

    i only have Avatar and Transformers 2

  • Rankography

    here are my favorites for 2009:
    1 Avatar
    2 Blind Side, The
    3 Hangover, The
    4 It`s Complicated
    5 Up in the Air
    6 Hurt Locker, The
    7 Moon (2009)
    8 Inglourious Basterds
    9 Star Trek (2009)
    10 Sin Nobre (2009)

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