Sunday, January 17, 2010

2009 in Films

So as award season gets underway with the Golden Globes later tonight and the Oscars in a month and a half, I felt it necessary to throw my two cents your way. These are my favorites, not the ones I think will win, though if it were up to me they would. I didn't see all the movies out last year so if you feel something else should be on here let me know and maybe I'll make my way to add it to my Netflix queue.

Top Movies

1. The Hurt Locker
2. Invictus
3. Inglorious Basterds
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Best Actor

1. Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
2. Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
3. Jamie Foxx (The Soloist)
4. Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)
5. George Clooney (Up In The Air)
Bonus: Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen)

Best Actress

1. Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds)
2. Rachel Weisz (Brothers Bloom)
3. Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air)
4. Maya Rudolph (Away We Go)
5. Emily Blunt (Sunshine Cleaning)

Best Animated

1. Fantastic Mr. Fox (sorry for the repeat but it's amazing)
2. Coraline
3. Up
4. Monsters vs. Aliens

Other Great Movies (in basic order of release)
Sunshine Cleaning
I Love You, Man
Monsters vs. Aliens
The Soloist
Star Trek
Brothers Bloom
Drag Me To Hell
The Hangover
Land of the Lost
Away We Go
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
District 9
Halloween II
Paranormal Activity
Law Abiding Citizen
Where The Wild Things Are
Boondock Saints II: All Saint's Day
The Men Who Stare At Goats
Up In The Air
Sherlock Holmes