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{Favorite Films of '09}



Every year it seems that I miss seeing more and more films, but here is a list of my favorite films that I did manage to see..

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The Hurt Locker

This thriller follows a United States Army bomb squad team during the Iraq War. View the trailer here or right here...



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A Christmas Tale

This French dramedy from Arnaud Desplechin tells the story of a family with strained relationships. View the trailer here or right here...



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(500) Days of Summer

This one is a romantic comedy, but as the tag line for the film states 'It is not a love story'. View the trailer here or right here...



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The Fantastic Mr. Fox

This classic handmade stop-motion animated film from Wes Anderson is based on the Roald Dahl children's novel about a sly fox with a penchant for stealing chickens. View the trailer here or right here...



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Pirate Radio

Pirate radio expertly captures the spirit of the sixties as a story follows a group of dj's illegally broadcasting tunes. View the trailer here or right here...



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Zombieland

This comedy follows survivors of a zombie apocalypse, as they take an extended road trip in an attempt to find a sanctuary. View the trailer here or right here...



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Paranormal Activity

This independent horror film centers on a young couple who are haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. The movie is presented using "found footage" from the camera set up by the couple to capture what is haunting them. View the trailer here or right here...



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Precious

This film follows an illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. View the trailer here right here...



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Sin Nombre

This film follows a Honduran teenager with an opportunity to realize her dream of a life in the U.S. as she has an encounter with a gang member on the run, which lead to some unexpected events.

View the trailer here or right here...



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Up

This Pixar film centers around a grumpy old man and an overeager wilderness explorer that form an unlikely bond. View the trailer here or right here...



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The Watchmen

This film is set in an alternate 1985 where the murder of a former superhero sends vigilante Rorschach into his own investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. View the traier here or right here...



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Capitalism: A Love Story

This is a shocking documentary film by Michael Moore that centers on the financial crisis of 2007–2009 . View the trailer here or right here..



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Let The Right One In

This is a Swedish romantic horror (based on the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist) that tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a vampire child in a suburb of Stockholm. View the trailer here or right here...



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Ponyo

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the plot to this animated feature centers on a goldfish named Ponyo who befriends a five-year-old human boy, and wants to become a human girl. View the trailer here or right here...



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Inglorious Basterds

Tarantino's film follows a group of Jewish-American soldiers chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. View the trailer here or right here..



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Coraline

This stop-motion film was adapted from the fantasy/horror novel by Neil Gaiman. It has been compared to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

View the trailer here or right here...



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Somers Town

This black-and-white film from Shane Meadows (This is England) follows two teenage boys adrift in an adult world, as they form an unlikely friendship and the girl they both fancy.

View the trailer here or right here...



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Summer Hours

After a death, the family gathers to divide the estate and trade memories. French writer/director Olivier Assayas crafts a near perfect blend of humor and heartbreak, .View the trailer here or right here...



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The Cove

This documentary uses state-of-the-art equipment, as a group of activists infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose horrifying events that happen there. View the trailer here or right here...



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Extract

Mike Judge (Office Space, Idiocracy) Joel (Jason Bateman) is about to sell his flavor extract factory when a freak accident sets in motion a series of events . View the trailer here or right here...



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Everlasting Moments

This Swedish drama from Jan Troell follows the working class Maria Larsson through ups and downs, which include an abusive, alcoholic husband. View the trailer here.

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Moon

This science fiction/psychological thriller stars Sam Rockwell as a solitary lunar employee who experiences a personal crisis as the end of his three-year stint nears.View the trailer here or right here...



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The Brothers Bloom

This is Rian Johnson's story about two brothers who are the best con men in the world. View the trailer here or right here...



Still looking forward to watching:
The Road
An Education
A Serious Man
A Single Man
Cherry Blossoms
Red Cliff
The Messenger
Cold Souls
The Lovely Bones
Invictus
Nine
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