Let’s check together the best grossing movies of 2009 so far (movie trailers and other details available below):
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Angels and Demons
Night at the museum 2
Monster vs Aliens
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Harry Potter 6 Genre: Adventure/Drama/Fantasy/Mystery Directed by: David Yates Written by: J. K. Rowling (novel), Steve Kloves (screenplay) Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon Release Date: July 15, 2009 Trailer of Harry Potter 6:
HARRY POTTER 6
Movie Plot: As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously “This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince” and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past.
Ice Age 3 Genre: Adventure/Animation/Family/Comedy Directed by: Carlos Saldanha Written by: Michael Berg, Peter Ackerman Starring: Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo Release Date: July 01, 2009 Trailer of Ice Age 3:
ICE AGE 3
Movie Plot: When Sid’s attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.
Transformers 2 aka Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Genre: Science-Fiction/Action/Adventure Directed by: Michael Bay Written by: Ehren Kruger, Alex Kurtzman Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Isabel Lucas, Rainn Wilson Release Date: June 24, 2009 Trailer of Transformers 2:
Movie Plot: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.
Up Genre: Animation/Adventure Directed by: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson Written by: Bob Peterson, Ronie del Carmen Starring: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Jordan Nagai Release Date: May 29, 2009 Trailer of Up:
Movie Plot: The story of Up follows Carl Fredricksen who spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But one day, Carl finds himself to be 78-years old and his life has seemingly passed him by, until he befriends a chubby 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. The two opposites match up for thrilling adventures as they encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains, and all the terrifying creatures that wait in the jungle.
Angels And Demons Genre: Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Dan Brown (novel) Starring: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor Release Date: May 15, 2009 Trailer of Angels And Demons:
ANGELS AND DEMONS
Movie Plot: Robert Langdon is summoned by CERN to investigate a murder victim, branded with the Illuminati ambigram, leading him to discover the cult’s scheme to murder four cardinals and destroy St. Peter’s Basilica during a papal conclave using antimatter.
The Hangover Genre: Comedy Directed by: Todd Phillips Written by: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong Release Date: June 5, 2009 Trailer of Angels And Demons:
Movie Plot: A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.
Night At The Museum 2 Genre: Adventure/Comedy/Family Directed by: Shawn Levy Written by: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Milan Trenc (book) Starring: Ben Stiller, Dick Van Dyke, Robin Williams, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson , Rami Malek, Hank Azaria, Bill Hader, Ricky Gervais, Christopher Guest, Steve Coogan Release Date: May 22, 2009 Trailer of Night At The Museum 2:
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2
Movie Plot: When the Museum of Natural History is closed for upgrades and renovations, the museum pieces are moved into federal storage at the famous Washington Museum. The centrepiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the world’s largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams) flew on her non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capone’s rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and Archie Bunker’s lounge chair.
Star Trek Genre: Sci Fi Directed by: J.J. Abrams Written by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana, Eric Bana Release Date: May 08, 2009 Trailer of Star Trek:
Movie Plot: A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.
Monsters vs Aliens Genre: Animation/Science Fiction Directed by: Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman Written by: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert Release Date: March 27, 2009 Trailer of Monsters vs Aliens:
MONSTERS VS ALIENS
Movie Plot: When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.
Wolverine Genre: Action/Fantasy/Science-Fiction/Superhero Directed by: Written by: David Benioff (screenplay), Skip Woods (screenplay) Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Shreiber Release Date: May 01, 2009 Trailer of Wolverine:
Movie Plot: Wolverine lives a mutant life, seeks revenge against Victor Creed (who will later become Sabertooth) for the death of his girlfriend, and ultimately ends up going through the mutant Weapon X program.
The Top 10 best movies of 2009 above is fine, but we would like to add a few of our personal picks:
District 9 Genre: Science-Fiction Directed by: Neill Blomkamp Written by: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell Starring: Jason Cope, Robert Hobbs, Sharlto Copley Release Date: August 14, 2009 Trailer of District 9:
Movie Plot: An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology. The aliens are called the ‘Non-Humans’ and are forced to work the Multi National United company (MNU for short). A kind of apartheid discriminating the non-humans has been enforced. Throughout the film, the Non-Humans will try to free themselves from MNU’s grasp.
The Reader Genre: Drama/Romance Directed by: Stephen Daldry Written by: David Hare (screenplay), Bernhard Schlink (novel) Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Alexandra Maria Lara Release Date: January 09, 2009 Trailer of The Reader:
Movie Plot: In postwar Germany, a young man’s decades-long obsession with an older woman runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth…
Avatar Genre: Science-Fiction Directed by: James Cameron Written by: James Cameron Starring: Sam Worthinghton, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez Release Date: December 18, 2009 Trailer of Avatar:
Movie Plot: A paraplegic ex-marine war veteran (Sam Worthington) is unwillingly sent to establish a human settlement on the distant planet of Pandora, only to find himself battling humankind alongside the planet’s indigenous Na’vi race in this ambitious, digital 3-D Science-Fiction epic from Academy Award-winning Titanic director James Cameron.
Invictus Genre: Biography/Drama Directed by: Clint Eastwood Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon Release Date: December 19, 2009 Trailer of Invictus:
Movie Plot: Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa`s rugby team (Damon) to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa`s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
2012 Genre: Drama/Science Fiction Directed by: Roland Emmerich Written by: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser Starring: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson Release Date: November 13, 2009 Trailer of 2012:
Movie Plot: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.
Bad Lieutenant aka Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans Genre: Crime/Drama Directed by: Werner Herzog Written by: William M. Finkelstein Starring: Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Xzibit, Eva Mendes Release Date: 2009 Trailer of Bad Lieutenant:
Movie Plot: The remake follows Terence McDonough, as he investigates the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
GI Joe Genre: Action Directed by: Stephen Sommers Written by: Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Larry Hama (comic book) Starring: Channing Tatum, Christopher Eccleston, Sienna Miller, Denis Quaid, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Maron Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Release Date: August 07, 2009 Trailer of GI Joe:
Movie Plot: An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.
Time Traveler’s Wife Genre: Drama/Romance/Sci Fi Directed by: Robert Schwentke Written by: Jeremy Leven (screenplay), Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay), Audrey Niffenegger (novel) Starring: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams Release Date: August 14, 2009 Trailer of the Time Traveler’s Wife:
TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE
Movie Plot: A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.
Twilight 2 New Moon Genre: Fantasy/Thriller/Romance Directed by: Chris Weitz Written by: Stephenie Meyer (novel), Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay) Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Release Date: November 20, 2009 Trailer of Twilight 2 New Moon:
TWILIGHT NEW MOON
Movie Plot: Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.
Taken Genre: Action/Thriller Directed by: Pierre Morel Written by: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Xander Berkeley, Holly Valance, Katie Cassidy Release Date: January 30, 2009 Trailer of Taken:
Movie Plot: A former spy relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been forced into the slave trade.