Friday, January 01, 2010

Top 10 Movies of 2009

I was thinking it would be fun to find a top 10 list of movies in 2009. I'm just the curious sort. I'm curious how many on the list I'd have seen and which ones that I've missed I should check out. In trying to find such a list, I realized that I should have been more specific as to what criteria I wanted to consider in defining the top 10.

One of the few lists I've managed to hunt down is the top 10 movies of 2009 based on box office sales thanks to Yahoo. They include, in reverse order:

10. The Blind Side - Total Gross: $184,387,000
9. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - Total Gross: $196,573,705
8. Monsters Vs. Aliens - Total Gross: $198,351,526
7. Avatar - Total Gross: $212,268,000
6. Star Trek - Total Gross: $257,730,019
5. The Hangover - Total Gross: $277,322,503
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon - Total Gross: $280,924,000
3. Up - Total Gross: $293,004,164
2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- Total Gross: $301,959,197
1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Total Gross: $402,111,870

That list, in my mind, is a reflection of the opinion of the masses and media/marketing induced hype and anticipation, not necessarily quality. That said, I've seen 7 of the 10 on the list and am itching to see the 8th...and no, it is NOT Twilight.

Anyone have any suggestions on a reasonably all-encompassing list? It doesn't have to be just 10. Anyone have a list they'd like to offer?


Mr. Bean said...

If you're ever looking for a movie-related list, try:

Stacey Sparshu said...

When I was on they didn't really have any good ones for 2009. They had a past decade one that was really interesting though.