Best Drama Movies of 2009

1.

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
2.

Mary and Max

6.5
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.

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
3.

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-Dan Pham, Rhys Ifans, Natasha Little, Toby Regbo, Juno Temple, Allan Corduner, Daniel Mays ..
Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
Release date: 2009-11-06
4.

The Blind Side

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins, Jae Head, Ray McKinnon, Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Catherine Dyer ..
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Release date: 2009-11-20
5.

Moon

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Adrienne Shaw, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Malcolm Stewart, Robin Chalk ..
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Release date: 2009-06-12
6.

(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
7.

A Single Man

6.1
7.5/10 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
8.

The Boat That Rocked

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

The Boat That Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that wanted control of popular culture via the British Broadcasting Corporation. Loosely based on the events in Britain in the 60's when the Labour government of Harold Wilson, wanted to bring the pirate radio stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967. Also known as "Pirate Radio".

Starring: Tom Sturridge, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, January Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport ..
Directed by: Richard Curtis
Release date: 2009-04-01
9.

Precious

6.0
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
10.

My Sister's Keeper

6.0
7.3/10 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
11.

Enter the Void

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar, a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda. When Oscar is killed by police during a bust gone bad, his spirit journeys from the past -- where he sees his parents before their deaths -- to the present -- where he witnesses his own autopsy -- and then to the future, where he looks out for his sister from beyond the grave.

Starring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Masato Tanno, Jesse Kuhn, Ed Spear, Emily Alyn Lind, Olly Alexander, Gaspar Noé, Sara Stockbridge ..
Directed by: Gaspar Noé
Release date: 2009-06-17
12.

Brothers

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic mayhem.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare, Patrick John Flueger, Clifton Collins Jr., Carey Mulligan ..
Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Release date: 2009-01-22
13.

An Education

5.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Sally Hawkins, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, William Melling ..
Directed by: Lone Scherfig
Release date: 2009-10-29
14.

Up in the Air

5.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.

Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Danny McBride, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, Zach Galifianakis, J.K. Simmons, Sam Elliott ..
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Release date: 2009-09-05
15.

The Road

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker, Michael Kenneth Williams, Garret Dillahunt, Bob Jennings, Agnes Herrmann ..
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Release date: 2009-11-25
16.

A Christmas Carol

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine, Daryl Sabara, Colin Firth, Sage Ryan, Amber Gainey Meade, Ryan Ochoa, Bobbi Page, Ron Bottitta ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2009-11-04
17.

State of Play

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, Jason Bateman, Jeff Daniels, Harry Lennix, Josh Mostel, Wendy Makkena ..
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Release date: 2009-04-17
18.

The Time Traveler's Wife

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.

Starring: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Michelle Nolden, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston, Brian Bisson, Maggie Castle, Fiona Reid, Philip Craig, Alex Ferris ..
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2009-08-14
19.

The Proposal

5.7
6.7/10 IMDB

When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White, Denis O'Hare, Malin Åkerman, Oscar Nunez, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Nouri ..
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Release date: 2009-06-01
20.

Prayers for Bobby

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Bobby Griffith was his mother's favorite son, the perfect all-American boy growing up under deeply religious influences in Walnut Creek, California. Bobby was also gay. Struggling with a conflict no one knew of, much less understood, Bobby finally came out to his family.

Starring: Ryan Kelley, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Dan Butler, Austin Nichols, Carly Schroeder, Shannon Eagen, Scott Bailey, Rebecca Louise Miller, Susan Ruttan ..
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Release date: 2009-01-24
21.

The Lovely Bones

5.7
6.6/10 IMDB

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Rose McIver, Carolyn Dando, Christian Ashdale, Reece Ritchie ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2009-02-19
22.

The Stoning of Soraya M.

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending.

Starring: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò, Jim Caviezel, Navid Negahban, Ali Pourtash, David Diaan, Parviz Sayyad, Vida Ghahremani, Vachik Mangassarian, Maggie Parto ..
Directed by: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Release date: 2009-06-26
23.

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 McCreary ..
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Release date: 2009-08-06
24.

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
25.

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
26.

Where the Wild Things Are

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts—Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander—crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Mark Ruffalo, Pepita Emmerichs, Madeleine Greaves, Joshua Jay ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 2009-10-16
27.

This Is It

5.4
7.2/10 IMDB

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Starring: Michael Jackson, Orianthi, Kenny Ortega, Dorian Holley, Patrick Woodroffe, Bashiri Johnson, Mo Pleasure, Jonathan Moffett, Tommy Organ, Jasmine Alveran ..
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 2009-10-28
Best Drama Movies of 2009 : Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
28.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis, Ele Bardha, Loren Bass, Ithamar Enriquez, Harron Atkins, Geoffrey Beauchamp, Danny Goldring, Tajh Bellow ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 2009-02-07
29.

Antichrist

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm ..
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Release date: 2009-05-20
30.

Adventureland

5.4
6.8/10 IMDB

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Margarita Levieva, Jack Gilpin, Josh Pais, Wendie Malick, Mary Birdsong ..
Directed by: Greg Mottola
Release date: 2009-04-03
31.

Desert Flower

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.

Starring: Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson, Meera Syal, Anthony Mackie, Juliet Stevenson, Timothy Spall, Lucrezia Phantazia, Soraya Omar-Scego, Anna Hilgedieck ..
Directed by: Sherry Hormann
Release date: 2009-09-24
32.

I Love You Phillip Morris

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Brennan Brown, Nicholas Alexander, Tony Bentley, Michael Beasley, Sean Boyd, Marcus Lyle Brown ..
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Release date: 2009-01-18
33.

The Last House on the Left

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a horrible revenge.

Starring: Garret Dillahunt, Michael Bowen, Joshua Cox, Riki Lindhome, Aaron Paul, Sara Paxton, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Martha MacIsaac, Spencer Treat Clark ..
Directed by: Dennis Iliadis
Release date: 2009-03-13
34.

He's Just Not That Into You

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Remember that really cute girl/guy who said they'd call – and didn't? Maybe they lost your number. Maybe they're in the hospital. Maybe they're awed by your looks, brains or success. Or maybe... They're just not that into you.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long, Kris Kristofferson ..
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Release date: 2009-02-06
35.

The International

5.3
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
Best Drama Movies of 2009 : The Damned United
36.

The Damned United

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor.

Starring: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent, Maurice Roëves, Stephen Graham, Henry Goodman, Mark Bazeley, Giles Alderson, Martin Compston ..
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Release date: 2009-03-27
37.

The Young Victoria

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert, the man who will become the love of her life.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Jeanette Hain ..
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Release date: 2009-03-04
38.

The Uninvited

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions.

Starring: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Massar, Kevin McNulty, Jesse Moss, Dean Paul Gibson, Heather Doerksen, Danny Bristol ..
Directed by: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
Release date: 2009-01-30
39.

Fish Tank

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Mia is a rebellious teenager on the verge of being kicked out of school. Her hard-partying mother, Joanne, neglects Mia's welfare in favor of her own, and her younger sister hangs out with a much older crowd. Sparks fly between Mia and Connor, Joanne's new boyfriend, and he encourages Mia to pursue her interest in dance. As the boundaries of the relationships become blurred, Mia and Joanne compete for Connor's affection.

Starring: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths, Harry Treadaway, Jason Maza, Jack Gordon, Joanna Horton, Sarah Bayes, Grant Wild ..
Directed by: Andrea Arnold
Release date: 2009-09-11
40.

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

5.2
8.1/10 IMDB

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Starring: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer, Erick Avari, Davenia McFadden, Robbie Sublett, Tora Hallström, Bates Wilder ..
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2009-06-08
41.

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A young wizard accidentally conjures a spell that puts her family in jeopardy.

Starring: Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, David Henrie, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Jennifer Stone, Jonathan Dwayne, Jazmin Caratini, Xavier Torres, Eldim Correa ..
Directed by: Lev L. Spiro
Release date: 2009-08-28
42.

Grey Gardens

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ken Howard, Kenneth Welsh, Arye Gross, Louis Ferreira, Daniel Baldwin, Malcolm Gets, Louis Grise ..
Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Release date: 2009-06-21
43.

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, James Keane ..
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Release date: 2009-12-16
44.

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

5.1
8.8/10 IMDB

In a Mars base, the inhabitants are being infected by a mysterious water creature which takes over its victims. The Doctor is thrust into the middle of this catastrophe, knowing a larger one is waiting around the corner.

Starring: David Tennant, Lindsay Duncan, Gemma Chan, Peter O'Brien, Aleksandar Mikic, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Joplin Sibtain, Alan Ruscoe, Cosima Shaw, Michael Goldsmith ..
Directed by: Graeme Harper
Release date: 2009-11-15
45.

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
46.

Adam

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Starring: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison, Mark Linn-Baker, Haviland Morris, Adam LeFevre, Mike Hodge, Peter O'Hara ..
Directed by: Max Mayer
Release date: 2009-07-07
47.

Mother and Child

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks warmth. Lucy and her husband have failed to conceive and now hope to adopt a baby to make their family complete.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, Annette Bening, Carla Gallo, Kerry Washington, David Morse, Amy Brenneman, Britt Robertson, Marc Blucas, Tatyana Ali ..
Directed by: Rodrigo García
Release date: 2009-11-07
48.

Everybody's Fine

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect with his offspring. As he visits each one in turn, Frank finds that his children's lives are not quite as picture-perfect as they've made them out to be.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Damian Young, James Frain, Katherine Moennig, Brendan Sexton III, James Murtaugh ..
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Release date: 2009-12-04
49.

The Messenger

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone, to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson, to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.

Starring: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker, Samantha Morton, Steve Buscemi, Dale Soules, Stevie Ray Dallimore, Michael Chernus, Marceline Hugot ..
Directed by: Oren Moverman
Release date: 2009-11-13
50.

Funny People

5.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Maude Apatow ..
Directed by: Judd Apatow
Release date: 2009-07-30

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