Film Review: Top 40 Movies Of 2009


We’ve already recalled the biggest disappointments and surprises of the year. Finally the time has come to reveal the movies we enjoyed the most.

The war in Iraq; the life of a gay political activist in San Francisco; the origins of the nazi mentality; a refreshingly contemporary look at the vampires’ myth in Sweden and racial conflicts in French jails and schools were the locations of some of the most rewarding film works of the last 12 monts. After the jump, the Top 40 Best Pictures of 2009.

the-white-ribbon-poster.jpg1-THE WHITE RIBBON (LA CINTA BLANCA)
Michael Haneke

let_the_right_one2-LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (DEJAME ENTRAR)
Tomas Alfredson

the class3-THE CLASS (LA CLASE)
Laurent Cantet

a-prophet-poster4-A PROPHET (UN PROFETA)
Jacques Audiard

synecdoche-ny-poster5-SYNECHDOCHE, NEW YORK
Charlie Kaufman

hurt_locker_poster6-THE HURT LOCKER (EN TIERRA HOSTIL)
Katryn Bigelow

milk-poster-jpg
7-MILK (MI NOMBRE ES HARVEY MILK)
Gus Van Sant

district9poster8-DISTRICT 9 (SECTOR 9)
Neill Blomkamp

the_wrestler_poster9-THE WRESTLER (EL LUCHADOR)
Darren Arronofski

a-serious-man-poster-jpg
10-A SERIOUS MAN (UN TIPO SERIO)
Coen Brothers

slumdog-millionaire-poster11-SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Danny Boyle

An-Education-poster-12-AN EDUCATION (ENSEñANZA DE VIDA)
Lone Scherfig

frozen-river-poster13-FROZEN RIVER
Courtney Hunt

fish_tank_poster14-FISH TANK
Andrea Arnold

avatar-poster15-AVATAR
James Cameron

the-messenger-poster16-THE MESSENGER
Oren Moverman

fantastic_mr_fox_poster17-THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX (EL FANTASTICO SR. ZORRO)
Wes Anderson

doubt18-DOUBT (LA DUDA)
John Patrick Shanley

Up_poster_219-UP
John Lassetter

resized_the_road_poster20-THE ROAD (LA CARRETERA)
John Hillcot

rachel_getting_married
21-RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (LA BODA DE RACHEL)
Jonathan Demme

in-the-loop-poster22-IN THE LOOP
Armando Ianucci

THE COVE-POSTER23-THE COVE (LA CUEVA)
Louie Psihoyos

a-single-man--poster24-A SINGLE MAN (UN HOMBRE SOLTERO)
Tom Ford

wendy_and_lucy_poster25-WENDY Y LUCY
Kelly Reichardt

ENCOUNTERS_POSTER26-ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (ENCUENTROS EN EL FIN DEL MUNDO)
Werner Herzog

frost_nixon_poster27-FROST/NIXON (LA ENTREVISTA DEL ESCANDALO)
Ron Howard

Sugar_Poster28-SUGAR
Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden

moon_poster29-MOON
Duncan Jones

Up-InTheAirPoster30-UP IN THE AIR (AMOR SIN ESCALAS)
Jason Reitman

me_and_orson_welles31-ME & ORSON WELLES (ORSON WELLES Y YO)
Richard Linklater

precious_poster32-PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL 'PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE
Lee Daniels

mesrine-poster-33-MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT/PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1 (INSTINTO ASESINO/ENEMIGO PUBLICO No 1)
Jean-François Richet

katyn-poster34-KATYN
Andrej Wajda

Inglorious-Poster35-INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (MALDITOS BASTARDOS)
Quentin Tarantino

bright-star-poster36-BRIGHT STAR
Jane Campion

mother__poster37-MOTHER (MADRE)
Bong Joon-Ho

NOWHERE BOY38-NOWHERE BOY
Sam Taylor-Wood

still-walking39-STILL WALKING (CAMINANDO)
Hirokazu Kore-Eda

revolutionary-road-poster40-REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (SOLO UN SUEñO)
Sam Mendes

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