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 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 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,...

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...

    The Road (2009)

    The Road

    • 75%
    • R
    • 119 min
    • Adventure

    A father transports his son to safety following a nuclear explosion and battles starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals in his way. Based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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...

      The Young Victoria (2009)

      The Young Victoria

      • 76%
      • NONE
      • 104 min
      • Biography

      "The Young Victoria" will focus on the first, often turbulent, years of the monarch's rule. She became queen at 18, and her legendary romance and marriage to Prince Albert. Devastated by her husband's death in 1861, she wore black for the rest of her life and remained largely secluded. Broadbent will play King William, Victoria's uncle, while Richardson has been cast as the Duchess of Kent, Victoria's mother. They join Emily Blunt as Victoria and Rupert Friend as her husband, Prince Albert.

      After.Life (2009)

      After.Life

      • 26%
      • R
      • 103 min
      • Drama

      After a horrific car accident, Anna (Christina Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn’t believe she’s dead, despite the funeral director’s reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with...

      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.

      Fast & Furious (2009)

      Fast & Furious

      • 27%
      • PG-13
      • 99 min
      • Action

      Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed— "Fast & Furious." Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller.

      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.

      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.

      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 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.

        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 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.