Best Drama Movies of 2009

1.

Inglourious Basterds

6.9
8.3/10 IMDB

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2009-08-18
2.

Mary and Max

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970s, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries, Bethany Whitmore, Renée Geyer, Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, Julie Forsyth, John Flaus, Christopher Massey ..
Directed by: Adam Elliot
Release date: 2009-02-09
3.

Mr. Nobody

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Starring: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh ?an Ph?m, Rhys Ifans, Natasha Little, Toby Regbo, Juno Temple, Allan Corduner, Daniel Mays ..
Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
Release date: 2009-11-06
4.

The Blind Side

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins, Jae Head, Ray McKinnon, Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Catherine Dyer ..
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Release date: 2009-11-20
5.

The Boat That Rocked

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

The Boat That Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that wanted control of popular culture via the British Broadcasting Corporation. Loosely based on the events in Britain in the 60's when the Labour government of Harold Wilson, wanted to bring the pirate radio stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967. Also known as "Pirate Radio".

Starring: Tom Sturridge, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, January Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport ..
Directed by: Richard Curtis
Release date: 2009-04-01
6.

My Sister's Keeper

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Sofia Vassilieva, Emily Deschanel, Heather Wahlquist, Jason Patric, Evan Ellingson, Frank Cassavetes ..
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Release date: 2009-06-26
7.

Enter the Void

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar, a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda. When Oscar is killed by police during a bust gone bad, his spirit journeys from the past -- where he sees his parents before their deaths -- to the present -- where he witnesses his own autopsy -- and then to the future, where he looks out for his sister from beyond the grave.

Starring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Masato Tanno, Jesse Kuhn, Ed Spear, Emily Alyn Lind, Olly Alexander, Gaspar Noé, Sara Stockbridge ..
Directed by: Gaspar Noé
Release date: 2009-06-17
8.

Up in the Air

5.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.

Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Danny McBride, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, Zach Galifianakis, J.K. Simmons, Sam Elliott ..
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Release date: 2009-09-05
9.

The Road

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker, Michael Kenneth Williams, Garret Dillahunt, Bob Jennings, Agnes Herrmann ..
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Release date: 2009-11-25
10.

A Christmas Carol

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine, Daryl Sabara, Colin Firth, Sage Ryan, Amber Gainey Meade, Ryan Ochoa, Bobbi Page, Ron Bottitta ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2009-11-04

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