2009 Documentary Movies

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds

  • 89%
  • R
  • 152 min
  • Adventure

Quentin Tarantino's war epic "Inglorious Basterds" - Tim Roth has been rumored to have a role in the film alongside Michael Madsen for a long time.

In "Inglorious Bastards," a band of U.S. soldiers facing death by firing squad for their misdeeds are given a chance to redeem themselves by heading into the perilous no-man's lands of Nazi-occupied France on a suicide mission for the Allies.

The Last House on the Left (2009)

The Last House on the Left

  • 42%
  • R
  • 85 min
  • Crime

Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven’s directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: "The Last House on the Left." Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • 86%
  • R
  • 152 min
  • Crime

Adapted from the first part of Stieg Larsson's "Millenium Series" involving the publisher of a magazine hired by the CEO of a company to solve the mysterious disappearance of his 16-year-old niece forty years earlier with the help of a young computer hacker who had been suffering from sexual abuse by her guardian. (Note: This is the Swedish adaptation of the film; Sony is planning an English language remake written by Steve Zallian as well.)

The Lovely Bones (2009)

The Lovely Bones

  • 31%
  • PG-13
  • 135 min
  • Drama

Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar® winner Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Jackson & Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens, "The Lovely Bones" centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Oscar® nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar® winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci,...

Moon (2009)

Moon

  • 90%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Drama

It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive.

The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side

  • 66%
  • PG-13
  • 129 min
  • Biography

A poor, undereducated 344-pound African-American teenager in Memphis, whose father was murdered and whose mother was a crack addict, is shuffled through the public school system, despite his low grade point average and absenteeism. But his tremendous size and quickness attracts the interest of a wealthy white couple who take him in and groom him both athletically and academically to become one of the top high school football prospects in the country.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

  • 28%
  • PG-13
  • 130 min
  • Adventure

In "New Moon," Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love Edward (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and she finds her loyalties tested.

Carriers (2009)

Carriers

  • 61%
  • PG-13
  • 84 min
  • Drama

Piper Perabo, Chris Pine, Emily VanCamp, and Josh Berry star in this apocalyptic tale of a viral pandemic that sweeps across the United States, and four fleeing friends who discover that they are far more dangerous to one another than any airborne pathogen.

3 Idiots (2009)

3 Idiots

    • PG
    • 170 min
    • Comedy

    In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like "Rancho." From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down—along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for "Virus," the school’s uptight and...

    Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

    Law Abiding Citizen

    • 25%
    • R
    • 108 min
    • Crime

    "Law Abiding Citizen" follows a successful assistant D.A. (Butler) who finds himself at the center of a vigilante plot hatched by a traumatized victim of the legal system (Foxx). Foxx's character is devastated to learn that, because of a plea bargain, one of his wife and daughter's murderers will be set free. So he unleashes revenge on the killers and those who made the deal.

    Antichrist (2009)

    Antichrist

    • 48%
    • NONE
    • 108 min
    • Drama

    In the psychological thriller that evolves into a horror film, Dafoe and Gainsbourg will play a couple who retreat to an isolated cabin in the woods following the death of their child.

    Up in the Air (2009)

    Up in the Air

    • 91%
    • R
    • 109 min
    • Drama

    "Juno" helmer Jason Reitman's next directorial project will be an adaptation of Walter Kirn's book. George Clooney will play an unapologetic corporate downsizer whose untethered life is consumed by collecting air miles.

    Dogtooth (2009)

    Dogtooth

      • NONE
      • 94 min
      • Drama

      Focusing on three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate, "Dogtooth" tells the story of a nuclear family tightly run by über-controlling parents.

      While the trio is being educated, entertained and exercised in the manner that their parents deem appropriate (i.e. without any influence from the outside world), the trio spends their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any outside word is instantly assigned a new meaning, so "the sea" refers...

      Public Enemies (2009)

      Public Enemies

      • 68%
      • R
      • 143 min
      • Biography

      In the action-thriller "Public Enemies," acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp)—the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public.

      The Proposal (2009)

      The Proposal

      • 44%
      • PG-13
      • 107 min
      • Comedy

      A pushy boss (Sandra Bullock) forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

      Mr. Nobody (2009)

      Mr. Nobody

      • 71%
      • NONE
      • 138 min
      • Drama

      A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived.

      The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

      The Secret in Their Eyes

        • R
        • 127 min
        • Drama

        Benjamin, a retired court employee, decides to write a book about an old rape/murder case that he believes wasn't properly solved. He becomes determined to find the real culprit and reopen the case - a complicated and thrilling quest that director Juan Jose Campanella depicts with a style that effortlessly juggles romance, comedy, suspense and political commentary. Reception following in the Egyptian courtyard.

        He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

        He's Just Not That Into You

        • 40%
        • PG-13
        • 129 min
        • Comedy

        An all-star cast is featured in the stories of a group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings as they navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life. Trying to read the signs of the opposite sex, each hopes to be the exception to the "no exceptions" rule.

        (500) Days of Summer (2009)

        (500) Days of Summer

        • 86%
        • PG-13
        • 95 min
        • Comedy

        The film is an offbeat romantic comedy about a woman (Deschanel) who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man (Gordon-Levitt) who falls for her.

        My Sister's Keeper (2009)

        My Sister's Keeper

        • 48%
        • PG-13
        • 106 min
        • Drama

        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...