Best Films of 2009

I collected over 12 lists of “Best Films of 2009” and combined them into one list.  Here are the results.  The number in bold and underlined indicates the number of lists that the film is on.  An asterisk means I’ve seen it.  This list contains every film that was on at least two of the original 12+ lists.

12
The Hurt Locker – Kathryn Bigelow*
A Serious Man – Joel & Ethan Coen*

11
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Wes Anderson
Up in the Air – Jason Reitman*

8
Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino*
In the Loop – Armando Ianucci*
Up – Pete Docter & Bob Peterson*
The White Ribbon – Michael Haneke*

7
Coraline – Henry Selick
Where the Wild Things Are – Spike Jonze

6
District 9 – Neill Blomkamp*
An Education – Lone Scherfig
The Headless Woman – Lucrecia Martel
Still Walking – Hirokazu Koreeda

5
Anvil: The Story of Anvil – Sacha Gervasi
Avatar – James Cameron*
35 Shots of Rum – Claire Denis

4
(500) Days of Summer – Marc Webb
Food, Inc. – Robert Kenner*
Precious – Lee Daniels*
Ponyo – Hayao Miyazaki
Star Trek – J.J. Abrams
Summer Hours – Olivier Assayas
Two Lovers – James Gray
You, the Living – Roy Andersson

3
Adventureland – Greg Mottola
Antichrist – Lars von Trier
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call-New Orleans – Werner Herzog
Bright Star – Jane Campion*
Broken Embraces – Pedro Almodóvar*
Crazy Heart – Scott Cooper
Drag Me to Hell – Sam Raimi
Duplicity – Tony Gilroy
Everlasting Moments – Jan Troell
The Hangover – Todd Phillips*
Julia – Erick Zonca
Police, Adjective – Corneliu Porumboiu
Sugar – Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
Tyson – James Toback
Public Enemies – Michael Mann

2
The Beaches of Agnès – Agnès Varda
Beeswax – Andrew Bujalski
Big Fan – Robert D. Siegel
The Box – Richard Kelly
Bronson – Nicolas Winding Refn
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Funny People – Judd Apatow*
Gomorrah – Matteo Garrone
Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince – David Yates
Humpday – Lynn Shelton
Hunger – Steve McQueen
I Love You, Man – John Hamburg
The Informant! – Steven Soderbergh
Invictus – Clint Eastwood
The Last Station – Michael Hoffman
The Limits of Control – Jim Jarmusch
Me and Orson Welles – Richard Linklater
The Messenger – Oren Moverman
Night and Day – Sang-soo Hong
Nine – Rob Marshall
Paradise – Lee Jang-Soo
A Prophet – Jacques Audiard
Revanche – Götz Spielmann
The Road  – John Hillcoat*
Silent Light – Carlos Reygadas
Sin Nombre – Cary Fukunaga
The Sun – Aleksandr Sokurov
That Evening Sun – Scott Teems
24 City – Zhangke Jia

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