The rants and raves of a teenage cinephile who is just a little bit obsessed with Catherine O'Hara and Hayao Miyazaki.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

2009: The Official Top Ten

Finishing off my reminiscences upon 2009, I'm doing my official top 10 of last year. I did a huge post on this earlier this year on my other blog, but I consider it somewhat premature since at the time I hadn't seen a lot of amazing films from the year. Anyway, here you go!

10. Fantastic Mr. Fox
9. An Education
8. Avatar
7. Coraline
6. Up
5. In The Loop
4. The Hurt Locker
3. The White Ribbon
2. (500) Days of Summer
1. Inglourious Basterds

Comment below on your faves from 2009!


  1. We share the same number one film. I also agreed on "The Hurt Locker," which I had at number 2. "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Up," "Avatar," and "500 Days of Summer" were all in my honorable mentions.

  2. I just rewatched Inglorious Basterds last night, and it remains, sir, my favorite thing ever.

    Lucky, seeing The White Ribbon. I still can't get it anywhere.

  3. Great list. You're top 5 are solid, although mine might be shuffled around a little. I still want to see Caroline, and I am hesitant about Fantastic Mr. Fox. I'm not a Wes Anderson guy, and I really don't want to despise FMF like I do The Royal Tenenbaums. I think it will just be better if we don't meet.

    I've been thinking about doing my Top 10 list for last year sometime soon, but I want to make sure I've watched all the movies that peaked my interested last year. Damn foreign films and their stupid DVD release dates.

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  5. Inglourious Basterds and (500) Days of Summer at the top, you have my silver thumb of approval sir! The more I think about it, the more I think the Hurt Locker is overrated.

  6. Fantastic Mr. Fox, An Education, Avatar, Up, The Hurt Locker, (500) Days of Summer, Inglourious Basterds...... all accomplished movies for me.

    I haven't seen enough yet. I'm waiting to see 15-20 more movies from last year (including A Serious Man, Up in the Air, THE BLIND SIDE, Coraline, Precious, A Single Man, Nine, others....)

    It's a really interesting year.

  7. Danny and Simon: Inglourious Basterds is just amazing. Even on repeat viewings it's as exhilarating as the first time (which, when I saw it, I had absolutely no idea what it was about and thought it was based on a true story for about the first half of the

    Red: Coraline is definitely worth seeing, it's really surprising! As for FMF, I think that it works better with Anderson's style than his live action stuff, so check it out if you get the chance...and those foreign films are so darn elusive!

    Castor: I'm glad you agree about (500) Days and Basterds! They're both great. And you're right, even though I think that Hurt Locker was the second most deserving nominee for Best Picture last year, and I still liked it a lot, it kind of fades in my favor as time goes along.

    Malcolm: Last year was interesting! I know a lot of people thought it was weak, but I can think of a really solid slate of movies that I enjoyed. And there are others I liked that weren't quite top 10 "Adventureland", "Amreeka", and "Precious".

  8. Everyone has Inglourious Basterds as their number one. I likely will when I finish my list next month. I approve.


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