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Favourite Movies of 2009

It's that time again!

It was a strange year for movies. I saw a lot of good movies, but I saw very few great movies. Making the list this year was sort of tricky because I saw lots of movies in that level of 'good', so a bunch of movies got shafted which maybe shouldn't of in the end (titles in that category include Star Trek, The Watchmen, Paranormal Activity... well those 3 come to mind first). But after shuffling the bottom 4 or 5 and swapping some in and out, I think I'm content with this list. Horror made an impact on my list this year as you can see. So it wasn't great for movies, but hot damn, it was great for horror. Here is the list in reverse order:

10. Dead Snow (review) - The only foreign movie to make it on the list. What a fun movie this was. Nazi zombies fighting in snowy mountains... awesome.

9. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (review) - The only documentary to make it on the list. This movie was the real version of The Wrestler. It's an inspiring movie and reminds us to never give up on our dreams.

8. District 9 (review)

7. Up (review in haiku form) - You know, I'm a sucker for Pixar movies. My only regret is that I missed this in the theaters. The ads and trailers just didn't appeal to me. I thought it would have been pretty awesome to see in 3D. I asked a friend who saw it in that format and she said that it was okay only.

6. Zombieland (review) - The second movie I watched this year featuring Jesse Eisenberg which also contained the word 'land' in its title. The celebrity cameo scene will forever be etched into my brain.

5. Up in the Air (review)

4. The Hurt Locker (review)

3. Avatar (review) - Yup.

2. Adventureland (review) - The first movie I watched this year featuring Jesse Eisenberg which also contained the word 'land' in its title. At first when I watched this movie, I enjoyed it, but only gave it a moderate thumbs up. At the time, I was expecting a laugh out loud comedy as that was the way it was being marketed, but it was more of a dramatic coming of age story, which I deeply appreciated. I watched this movie again recently and for whatever reason, I ended up loving it upon its second viewing.

1. Drag Me To Hell (review) - What can I say? This movie felt like it was made for me. Good old horror from good old Sam Raimi, the way I first saw him. A good balance of intrigue, horror, gross-outs and comedy.

For a list of all the movies I've watched this year, you can check (here).

You can also view my favourite lists for the years (2008), (2007), and (2006). I'm interested in hearing about your favourites too! Or maybe suggest something I missed. Later geeks!

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