1. Avatar (2009)
Avatar is another masterpiece from James Cameron which made huge impact on movie industry. After this movie 3D became a state of the art technology. This movie is one of the watch-in-3D movies. Despite of trivial love story storyline, this movie is one of the best movies of 2009. This movie is a number one in a all-time top grossing movie list with over $2.7 billion.
2. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglourious Basterds is a look at World War II through Quentin Tarantino glasses. Brad Pitt playing a Lieutenant of Jewish Allied soldiers is a biggest star in this movie. This movie is a Tarantino’s highest-grossing film to date. It earned over $320 million worldwide. This movie is a definitely one of the best Thriller movies of 2009.
3. Up (2009)
Up is an animation-comedy movie created by Pixar, which is a quality mark for animation. It grossed over $731 million worldwide, making it a 6th best grossing movie of the year. Up is a best animation movie of the year.
4. District 9 (2009)
District 9 is a science-fiction movie directed by Neill Blomkamp. It tells a story about pathetic alien creatures who had an accident in Johannesburg, South Africa. The story is told in documentary manner – an unexpected one for most sci-fi movies.
5. Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek (2009) is the eleventh film based on of the original Star Trek television series created in ’60s. If you are a fan of original series, you most likely love this film too. It is the thirteenth-highest-grossing film of 2009.
6. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
The Secret in Their Eyes is an Argentinian crime thriller movie and a best Foreign movie of 2009. It was also awarded the Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film of 2009. Everybody who likes a non-Hollywood production must watch this film. You won’t find it in a top grossing lists, but it is really one of the best movies of 2009.
7. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
(500) Days of Summer is a nonlinear drama, romantic-comedy telling a story of relationship which end in 500 days. It earned over $60 million in worldwide returns, far exceeding its $7.5 million budget. The film received numerous awards and nominations. It is a best romantic-comedy of 2009.
8. Moon (2009)
Moon is a best British movie of 2009. It is a science fiction story about a frustrating three-year work in a moon base.
9. The Hangover (2009)
The Hangover is a best comedy of 2009. The movie storyline follows four friends who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Next morning friends wake up with a huge hangover not remembering a thing. The Hangover earned over $467 million worldwide.
10. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animated-film. It is the first stop-motion animated film distributed by 20th Century Fox. The storyline follows an urbane fox who is returning to his home-farm and then helping his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.