Must See Movies of 2009: The Complete List
Here is the complete list to the Must See Movies of 2009.
Movies will be added throughout the year, so make sure to check back.
If you click on a particular month, it will take you to the list of must see movies for that month.
If you click on the name of a movie, it will take you to all our coverage for that film.
January 23, 2009
Movie Synopsis: A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook’s hero.
Watch the Inkheart Movie Trailer
February 6, 2009
Movie Synopsis: The action packed sci-fi thriller involves a group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.
Watch the Push Movie Trailer
February 13, 2009
Movie Synopsis: In The International, an edge-of-your-seat action thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman’s investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan to New York and to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as the bank will stop at nothing – even murder – to continue financing terror and war.
March 6, 2009
Movie Synopsis: When an ex-superhero is murdered, a vigilante named Rorshach begins an investigation into the murder, which begins to lead to a much more terrifying conclusion.
March 13, 2009
Movie Synopsis: A UFO expert enlists the help of a cabbie to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.
Watch the Race to Witch Mountain Movie Trailer
March 20, 2009
Movie Synopsis: A pair of corporate spies (Owen and Roberts) who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.
Watch the Duplicity Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
Movie Synopsis: A teacher (Cage) opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son’s elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions — some that have already occurred and others that are about to — that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.
Watch the Knowing Movie Trailer
Movie Synopsis: A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
Watch This Side of the Truth Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
March 27, 2009
Movie Synopsis: When a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl 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.
April 3, 2009
Movie Synopsis: Heading back to the streets where it all began, two men rejoin two women to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Connor. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what’s possible behind the wheel.
Watch the Fast & Furious Movie Trailer
Movie Synopsis: A group of teenagers are recruited to form a bird theme superhero ninja team to fight the menace of Galactor.
Watch the Gatchaman Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
Movie Synopsis: Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother… and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline has come to investigate.
Watch The Wolfman Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
Movie Synopsis: The story begins with Goku, who seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan’s dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku’s quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does.
Movie Synopsis: Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, a team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman’s mistress.
Watch the State of Play Movie Trailer
Movie Synopsis: U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Beckinsale) tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.
Watch the Whiteout Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
May 1, 2009
Movie Synopsis: 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.
Watch the X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
May 8, 2009
Movie Synopsis: A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.
Watch the Star Trek Movie Trailer
May 15, 2009
Movie Synopsis: When a murder of a physicist, Leonardo Vetra, finds a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and Mr. Vetra’s daughter, Vittoria, on an adventure for a secret brotherhood, The Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four alters of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An Assassin working for the Illuminati, have captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions.
Watch the Angels & Demons Movie Teaser Trailer
May 22, 2009
Movie Synopsis: Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
May 29, 2009
Movie Synopsis: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
Movie Synopsis: In this “coming of old age” story, a seventysomething hero, alongside his clueless wilderness ranger sidekick, travels the globe, fighting beasts and villains, and eating dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon.
June 5, 2009
Movie Synopsis: A forest ranger along with his two children inadvertently stumble into a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures, including the mysterious and dangerous race of Sleestak.
Watch the Land of the Lost Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
June 26, 2009
Movie Synopsis: TBA
Watch the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
July 1, 2009
Movie Synopsis: TBA
Movie Synopsis: The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Watch the Public Enemies Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
July 17, 2009
Movie Synopsis: 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.
July 31, 2009
Movie Synopsis: Armed men hijack a New York subway train in demand of a hefty ransom. As the authorities try to negotiate with the hostage takers they wonder how the hijackers plan to get away.
Watch The Taking of Pelham 123 Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
August 7, 2009
Movie Synopsis: 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.
Watch the G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
September 18, 2009
Movie Synopsis: he U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre.
Watch The Informant Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
October 2, 2009
Movie Synopsis: Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
Watch the Shutter Island Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
November 6, 2009
Movie Synopsis: A love triangle forms between the legendary do-gooder Robin Hood, his Maid Marian and the archer’s arch nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Watch the Robin Hood Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
Movie Synopsis: An animated retelling of Charles Dickens classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Watch A Christmas Carol Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
November 20, 2009
Movie Synopsis: Detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Jude Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Watch the Sherlock Holmes Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
December 18, 2009
Movie Synopsis: In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na’vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
Watch the Avatar Movie Trailer (COMING SOON)
December 25, 2009
Movie Synopsis: A fairy tale centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age.
Watch the The Princess and the Frog Movie Teaser Trailer
(Synopsis Source: imdb.com)