Best Action Movies of 2009

1.

Avatar

7.0
7.8/10 IMDB

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Wes Studi, CCH Pounder, Laz Alonso ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 2009-12-15
2.

Inglourious Basterds

6.9
8.3/10 IMDB

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2009-08-19
3.

Star Trek

6.5
7.9/10 IMDB

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldaña, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin ..
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Release date: 2009-05-06
4.

Sherlock Holmes

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Eccentric consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Robert Maillet, Geraldine James, Kelly Reilly, William Houston, Hans Matheson ..
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Release date: 2009-01-01
5.

Watchmen

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie, Laura Mennell ..
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2009-03-04
6.

9

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Jennifer Connelly, Fred Tatasciore, Elijah Wood, Alan Oppenheimer, Tom Kane, Helen Wilson ..
Directed by: Shane Acker
Release date: 2009-08-19
7.

Fast & Furious

5.6
6.5/10 IMDB

When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And the two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso, Gal Gadot, Jack Conley, Shea Whigham, Tego Calderon ..
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2009-04-02
8.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

5.5
6.5/10 IMDB

After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Ryan Reynolds, Will.i.am, Taylor Kitsch, Kevin Durand, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney ..
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Release date: 2009-04-28
9.

Prison Break: The Final Break

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the TV series (SEASON 4). It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara, and reveals the ultimate fate of Gretchen Morgan.

Starring: Wentworth Miller, Sarah Wayne Callies, Dominic Purcell, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, William Fichtner, Amy Aquino, Lori Petty, Kim Coates ..
Directed by: Kevin Hooks, Brad Turner
Release date: 2009-05-24
10.

Pandorum

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Starring: Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le, Eddie Rouse, Norman Reedus, André Hennicke, Friederike Kempter, Niels-Bruno Schmidt ..
Directed by: Christian Alvart
Release date: 2009-09-08
11.

Terminator Salvation

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past -- and whether he's friend or foe.

Starring: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Helena Bonham Carter, Common, Roland Kickinger, Michael Ironside, Ivan G'Vera ..
Directed by: McG
Release date: 2009-05-20
12.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

5.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Rainn Wilson, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Ramón Rodríguez, Isabel Lucas ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2009-06-19
13.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. Determined to break the king's enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against the Death Dealer army in a bid for Lycan independence.

Starring: Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Rhona Mitra, Shane Brolly, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux, David Aston, Geraldine Brophy, Leighton Cardno, Alexander Carroll ..
Directed by: Patrick Tatopoulos
Release date: 2009-01-22
14.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, John Turturro, James Gandolfini, Michael Rispoli, Ramón Rodríguez, Chance Kelly, Alice Kremelberg ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2009-06-10
15.

Black Dynamite

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House...

Starring: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Kevin Chapman, Richard Edson, Bokeem Woodbine, Buddy Lewis, Irwin Keyes, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., Nicole Ari Parker ..
Directed by: Scott Sanders
Release date: 2009-10-16
16.

Ninja Assassin

5.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge.

Starring: Rain, Naomie Harris, Sung Kang, Randall Duk Kim, Rick Yune, Yuki Iwamoto, Sho Kosugi, Ben Miles, Linh-Dan Pham, Lee Joon ..
Directed by: James McTeigue
Release date: 2009-09-29
17.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

5.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams, Christopher Guest, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Bill Hader, Jon Bernthal ..
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2009-05-20
18.

Daybreakers

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into a vampire. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save humankind.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Isabel Lucas, Vince Colosimo, Jay Laga'aia, Michael Dorman, Harriet Minto-Day, Tiffany Lamb ..
Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Release date: 2009-10-01
19.

2012

5.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

Starring: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandiwe Newton, Oliver Platt, Tom McCarthy, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover, Liam James, Morgan Lily ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2009-10-10
20.

Astro Boy

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Set in the futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy (Atom) is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he had lost. Unable to fulfill his creator's expectations, Astro embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before returning to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who rejected him.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Freddie Highmore, Eugene Levy, Sterling Beaumon, Nathan Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron ..
Directed by: David Bowers
Release date: 2009-10-15
21.

Wonder Woman

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization.

Starring: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Virginia Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, Oliver Platt, Skye Arens, John DiMaggio, Julianne Grossman ..
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2009-03-03
22.

Surrogates

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, James Cromwell, Ving Rhames, Helena Mattsson, Boris Kodjoe, Ian Novick, Devin Ratray, Jack Noseworthy ..
Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
Release date: 2009-09-24
23.

Knowing

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Ben Mendelsohn, Nadia Townsend, D.G. Maloney, Lara Robinson, Alan Hopgood, Adrienne Pickering, Joshua Long ..
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Release date: 2009-03-19
24.

Green Lantern: First Flight

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

Starring: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Michael Madsen, Tricia Helfer, John Larroquette, Kurtwood Smith, Larry Drake, William Schallert, Olivia d'Abo, Juliet Landau ..
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2009-07-28
25.

Push

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue psychics dedicated to destroying Division. Together with Cassie, a teenage clairvoyant, Nick goes in search of a missing girl and a stolen suitcase that could be the key to accomplishing their mutual goal.

Starring: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou, Maggie Siff, Cliff Curtis, Joel Gretsch, Neil Jackson, Nate Mooney, Colin Ford ..
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2009-02-04
26.

Blood and Bone

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Starring: Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Eamonn Walker, Dante Basco, Nona Gaye, Michelle Belegrin, Bob Sapp, Dick Anthony Williams, Ron Yuan, Kimbo Slice ..
Directed by: Ben Ramsey
Release date: 2009-02-07
27.

Crank: High Voltage

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam, Efren Ramirez, Julanne Chidi Hill, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Reno Wilson, Keone Young, Art Hsu, Joseph Julian Soria ..
Directed by: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Release date: 2009-04-16
28.

Carriers

5.0
6.0/10 IMDB

A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe, and no one can be trusted. Four friends race through the back roads of the American West on their way to a secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic. Their plans take a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal their fates.

Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Emily VanCamp, Christopher Meloni, Kiernan Shipka, Ron McClary, Mark Moses, Josh Berry, Tim Janis ..
Directed by: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Release date: 2009-09-04
29.

Solomon Kane

4.9
6.1/10 IMDB

A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.

Starring: James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite, Alice Krige, Mackenzie Crook, Max von Sydow, Jason Flemyng, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Mark O'Neal, Robert Orr, Ian Whyte ..
Directed by: M. J. Bassett
Release date: 2009-09-16
30.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

4.9
5.7/10 IMDB

From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Saïd Taghmaoui, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lee Byung-hun, Rachel Nichols ..
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 2009-08-03
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31.

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Dean Stockwell, Michael Trucco, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Callum Keith Rennie, Kate Vernon, Rick Worthy, Lymari Nadal, Matthew Bennett ..
Directed by: Edward James Olmos
Release date: 2009-10-27
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32.

Hulk Vs.

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Two stories featuring Marvel's anti-hero The Incredible Hulk and his encounters with the X-Man Wolverine and the god known as Thor.

Starring: Fred Tatasciore, Matthew Wolf, Grey DeLisle, Kari Wahlgren, Steve Blum, Bryce Johnson, Nolan North, Graham McTavish, Tom Kane, Jay Brazeau ..
Directed by: Frank Paur, Sam Liu
Release date: 2009-01-13
33.

Defendor

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city's innocents.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas, Sandra Oh, Clark Johnson, Michael Kelly, Kristin Booth, Lisa Ray, Alan C. Peterson, Tony Nappo ..
Directed by: Peter Stebbings
Release date: 2009-09-12
34.

Race to Witch Mountain

4.8
5.7/10 IMDB

A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino, Chris Marquette, Kim Richards, Meredith Salenger, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Everett Scott, Billy Brown ..
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2009-03-12
35.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

4.8
9.4/10 IMDB

Nathan Drake tracks down Marco Polo's centuries-old trail to finally track down one of Earth's greatest mysteries: the city of Shambhala, the holder of the elusive Cintamani Stone. With the help of Chloe, Elena and Sully, Nate will uncover Shambhala's secrets that could change the course of history.

Starring: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Claudia Black, Richard McGonagle, Graham McTavish, Steve Valentine, René Auberjonois, Pema Dhondup ..
Directed by: Amy Hennig
Release date: 2009-10-13
36.

Ink

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the soul of Emma's tragically broken father.

Starring: Chris Kelly, Jessica Duffy, Quinn Hunchar, Jeremy Make, Jennifer Batter, Eme Ikwuakor, Shelby Malone, Steve Sealy, Shannan Steele, Steven Brown ..
Directed by: Jamin Winans
Release date: 2009-01-23
37.

Gamer

4.8
5.7/10 IMDB

Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate challenge becomes regaining his identity and independence by defeating the game's mastermind.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Logan Lerman, Amber Valletta, Terry Crews, Kyra Sedgwick, Ludacris, Alison Lohman, Milo Ventimiglia, Aaron Yoo ..
Directed by: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Release date: 2009-09-03
38.

The International

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, Milan, New York and Istanbul. Finding themselves in a chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk.

Starring: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brían F. O'Byrne, Michel Voletti, Patrick Baladi, Jay Villiers, James Rebhorn, Jack McGee ..
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Release date: 2009-02-03
39.

G-Force

4.5
5.1/10 IMDB

A team of trained secret agent animals, guinea pigs Darwin, Hurley, Juarez, Blaster, mole Speckles, and fly Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the world with household appliances. But the government shuts them down and they are sentenced to a pet shop. Can they escape to defeat the villain and save the world?

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Penélope Cruz, Tracy Morgan, Jon Favreau, Steve Buscemi, Nicolas Cage, Edwin Louis, Jared Lavette, Micah Lavette, Bill Nighy ..
Directed by: Hoyt Yeatman, Oliver Truman
Release date: 2009-07-21
40.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

4.4
5.2/10 IMDB

Mild-mannered Paul Blart has always had huge dreams of becoming a State Trooper. Until then, he patrols the local mall as a security guard. With his closely cropped moustache, personal transporter and gung-ho attitude, only Blart seems to take his job seriously. All that changes when a team of thugs raids the mall and takes hostages. Untrained, unarmed and a super-size target, Blart has to become a real cop to save the day.

Starring: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight, Stephen Rannazzisi, Peter Gerety, Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara, Jamal Mixon ..
Directed by: Steve Carr
Release date: 2009-01-15
41.

Valhalla Rising

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Scandinavia, 1,000 AD. For years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight, One Eye and Are board a Viking vessel, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that clears only as the crew sights an unknown land. As the new world reveals its secrets and the Vikings confront their terrible and bloody fate, One Eye discovers his true self.

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives, Ewan Stewart, Alexander Morton, Callum Mitchell, Andrew Flanagan, Douglas Russell, Maarten Stevenson, Gordon Brown ..
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2009-09-04
42.

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

The Mystery Inc. gang takes a trip to Japan and finds themselves circling Asia and the Pacific in a treasure hunt, racing against the vengeful Black Samurai and his Ninja warriors to find the legendary Sword of Fate, an ancient blade fabled to possess extraordinary supernatural powers.

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Kelly Hu, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sab Shimono, Keone Young, Gedde Watanabe, George Takei ..
Directed by: Christopher Berkeley
Release date: 2009-04-07
43.

Rampage

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

The boredom of small town life is eating Bill Williamson alive. Feeling constrained and claustrophobic in the meaningless drudgery of everyday life and helpless against overwhelming global dissolution, Bill begins a descent into madness. His shockingly violent plan will shake the very foundations of society by painting the streets red with blood.

Starring: Brendan Fletcher, Shaun Sipos, Michael Paré, Lynda Boyd, Matt Frewer, Robert Clarke, Malcolm Stewart, Katey Grace, Steffen Mennekes, Julie Patzwald ..
Directed by: Uwe Boll
Release date: 2009-08-14
44.

Echelon Conspiracy

4.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Mysterious cell phone messages promise a young American engineer untold wealth - then make him the target of a deadly international plot. Dangerous security operatives chase the engineer across the globe, while a powerful government official pursues a mysterious agenda that threatens the stability of the entire world.

Starring: Shane West, Edward Burns, Ving Rhames, Martin Sheen, Steven Elder, Sandra De Sousa, Greg Donaldson, Gosha Kutsenko, Jonathan Pryce, Amara Zaragoza ..
Directed by: Greg Marcks
Release date: 2009-02-27
45.

Afro Samurai: Resurrection

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and nowhere are the flames of hatred more intense than in the eyes of Sio.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill, Grey DeLisle, Zachary Gordon, Yuri Lowenthal, Dave Wittenberg, Liam O'Brien, Greg Eagles, Jeff Bennett ..
Directed by: Fuminori Kizaki
Release date: 2009-10-16
46.

Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic

4.4
8.6/10 IMDB

The original Watchen Comic series animated with sound.

Starring: Tom Stechschulte ..
Directed by: Jake Strider Hughes
Release date: 2009-03-03
47.

The Tournament

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag.

Starring: Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Ian Somerhalder, Kelly Hu, Liam Cunningham, Sébastien Foucan, Craig Conway, John Lynch, Nick Rowntree, Rachel Grant ..
Directed by: Scott Mann
Release date: 2009-05-01
48.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to "Cirque du Freak" where they see many strange acts including a wolf-man and a bearded lady

Starring: John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, Patrick Fugit, Salma Hayek, Jessica Carlson, Michael Cerveris, Ray Stevenson, Morgan Saylor, Don McManus ..
Directed by: Paul Weitz
Release date: 2009-10-23
49.

Tales of the Black Freighter

4.2
7.1/10 IMDB

A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jared Harris, Cam Clarke, Siobhan Flynn, Salli Saffioti, Lori Tritel ..
Directed by: Mike Smith, Daniel DelPurgatorio
Release date: 2009-03-24
50.

Thick as Thieves

4.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Rade Šerbedžija, Michael Hayden, Marcel Iure?, Gary Werntz, Ivan Petrushinov, Gerrit Vooren ..
Directed by: Mimi Leder
Release date: 2009-01-09

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