Best Drama Movies of 2009

1.

Mr. Nobody

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Starring: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh ?an Ph?m, Rhys Ifans, Natasha Little, Toby Regbo, Juno Temple, Allan Corduner, Daniel Mays ..
Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
Release date: 2009-11-06
2.

(500) Days of Summer

6.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Chloë Grace Moretz, Geoffrey Arend, Matthew Gray Gubler, Clark Gregg, Patricia Belcher, Rachel Boston, Minka Kelly, Ian Reed Kesler ..
Directed by: Marc Webb
Release date: 2009-07-17
3.

My Sister's Keeper

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Sofia Vassilieva, Emily Deschanel, Heather Wahlquist, Jason Patric, Evan Ellingson, Frank Cassavetes ..
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Release date: 2009-06-26
4.

Mary and Max

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries, Bethany Whitmore, Renée Geyer, Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, Julie Forsyth, John Flaus, Christopher Massey ..
Directed by: Adam Elliot
Release date: 2009-02-09
5.

Julie & Julia

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Helen Carey, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jane Lynch, Joan Juliet Buck, Crystal Noelle ..
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Release date: 2009-08-06
6.

A Single Man

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of his close girl friend Charley, who is struggling with her own questions about life.

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Teddy Sears, Paul Butler ..
Directed by: Tom Ford
Release date: 2009-10-19
7.

Precious

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, an angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is chaotic and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and a secret--she can't read.

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore ..
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Release date: 2009-11-06
8.

Crazy Heart

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

When reporter, Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake—an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend—they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Paul Herman, Tom Bower, Brian Gleason, J. Michael Oliva, Beth Grant ..
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Release date: 2009-12-16
Best Drama Movies of 2009 : Nowhere Boy
9.

Nowhere Boy

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, David Morrissey, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Josh Bolt, Ophelia Lovibond, Andrew Buchan, James Johnson ..
Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Release date: 2009-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 2009 : Dorian Gray
10.

Dorian Gray

5.0
6.3/10 IMDB

A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) becomes obsessed with maintaining his youthful appearance, and commissions a special portrait that will weather the winds of time while he remains forever young. When Gray's obsession spirals out of control, his desperate attempts to safeguard his secret turn his once-privileged life into a living hell.

Starring: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Emilia Fox, Ben Chaplin, Fiona Shaw, Caroline Goodall, Maryam d'Abo, Douglas Henshall, Rachel Hurd-Wood ..
Directed by: Oliver Parker
Release date: 2009-09-09

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