Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Top 20 films of 2009

Yes, I know this list is a couple of months late but as I am in Cleveland I had to wait until all the 2009 films on my radar opened here. The list is more or less in order with 1 being the best. The order of the list can and will change depending on what mood I am currently in. I may have missed some films I felt were great at the time but If I can’t remember them now they couldn’t have been all that great. I just made the list from memory and put them into an order that seems correct as I type this. And before anyone asks, no, I have not seen Avatar and have no intention of doing so. And now on with the list:

1. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus dir. Terry Gilliam
2. The Limits of Control dir. Jim Jarmusch
3. Tetro dir. Frances Ford Coppola
4. Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte dir. Michael Haneke
5. In the Loop dir. Armando Iannucci
6. Antichrist dir. Lars Von Trier
7. L'heure d'été dir. Oliver Assayas
8. The Girlfriend Experience dir. Steven Soderbergh
9 Goodbye Solo dir. Ramin Bahrani
10. Inglourious Basterds dir. Quentin Tarantino
11. 35 Rhums dir. Claire Denis
12. An Education dir. Lone Scherfig
13. Moon dir. Duncan Jones
14. Food Inc. dir. Robert Kenner
15. Where the Wild Things Are dir. Spike Jonze
16. Away We Go dir. Sam Mendes
17. The Hurt Locker dir. Kathryn Bigelow
18. Fantastic Mr. Fox dir. Wes Anderson
19. Hunger dir. Steve McQueen
20. The Damned United dir. Tom Hooper

Most overrated movie of 2009: The Hangover. At least a dozen people told me to see this piece of crap. Didn't laugh once. Not even a chuckle or smile. Unless it wasn’t supposed to be a comedy.

Best commercial of 2009: Up in the Air. While I thought the movie was good it felt more like a long commercial for United and Hilton.

1 comment:

  1. I agree pretty much with this all....I meant to see Damned United but never got to it...