The Best and Worst of 2009

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. Avatar
  2. Up
  3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  5. Watchmen
  6. A Town Called Panic
  7. Dogtooth
  8. Thirst
  9. Triangle
  10. Snow White

Worst Films

  1. Frankenpimp
  2. Land of the Lost
  3. Transylmania
  4. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  5. Dragonball: Evolution

Best Director

James Cameron – Avatar (*)
Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani – Amer
James McTeigue – Ninja Assassin
Gaspar Noe – Enter the Void
Park Chan-wook – Thirst

Best Original Screenplay

Jennifer’s Body (*)
The Scenesters

Best Adapted Screenplay

Dorian Gray
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Road
Watchmen (*)

Best Actor

George Clooney – The Men Who Stare at Goats
Sharlto Copley – District 9
Woody Harrelson – Defendor (*)
Viggo Mortensen – The Road
Sam Rockwell – Moon

Best Actress

Lily Cole – The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Shareefa Daanish – Macabre
Robin McLeavy – The Loved Ones
Kim Ok-vin – Thirst
Noomi Rapace – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (*)

Best Supporting Actor

Jemaine Clement – Gentlemen Broncos
Billy Crudup – Watchmen (*)
Colin Firth – Dorian Gray
Jackie Earl Haley – Watchmen
Woody Harrelson – Zombieland
Jude Law – Sherlock Holmes

Best Supporting Actress

Alison Barry – Ondine
Paz de la Huerta – The Limits of Control
Jodelle Ferland – Case 39 (*)
Jessica McNamee – The Loved Ones
Amanda Seyfried – Jennifer’s Body
Sigourney Weaver – Avatar

Best Cinematography

Amer (*)
The Limits of Control
The Road
The Time Traveler’s Wife

Best Special Effects

Avatar (*)
Star Trek
Terminator Salvation
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Best Makeup Effects

Daybreakers (*)
Drag Me to Hell
Survival of the Dead
Terminator Salvation
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Best Production Design

Coraline (*)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Star Trek