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Monday, December 28, 2009

Darkmatters: Top 10 Films of 2009

You know the drill... these are the 10 best films of 2009 as voted for by Matt Adcock...

10. The Hangover

Funniest film of the year for sure - an unexpected bonus!!

Whole plot is summed up in this ace bit of dialogue:

Phil Wenneck: Tracy, it's Phil.
Tracy Garner: Phil, where the hell are you guys?
Phil Wenneck: Listen, we f**ked up. We lost Doug.
Tracy Garner: What? We're getting married in *five hours*.
Phil Wenneck: Yeah... that's not gonna happen.

9. Fish Tank

Great Brit film that captures emotions, aspirations and sexual chemistry - then messes with it all.

Katie Jarvis deserves to be a star!

8. District 9

It all kicks off when Wikus Van De Merwe picks up to examine and fiddle with silver canister and says: "Well, huh, this has got the markings of - so it's definitely alien but it's uh, not a weapon... but I don't trust it, ya know, I don't trust any-a the...arrghhh"
[sprayed in face with the Alien fuel] = a great set up for this intergalactic race relations masterpiece!

7. Slumdog Millionnaire

Poster for once says it all... you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to win a million!? Boyle is a genius director.

6. Moon

In space, no-one can hear you Whoop when you find an excellent, thought provoking new sci-fi... highly recommended for anyone with a brain and the capacity to enjoy good cinema!

5. Harry Brown

Striking a blow for ageing vigilantes and British films in one hard hitting package... a powerhouse film that strips society to its dark, rotting core (hoodies!?)...

4. Star Trek

Boldly going where we really wanted it to... The final frontier blasts a warp drive trail of fun and adventure that demands a sequel!


More space excitement - this time in jaw dropping 3D. Cameron has made a masterpiece that sets lots of new standards. See it in IMAX if you can!

2. Watchmen

The definitive graphic novel gets a stunning big screen make over. Rorschach FTW!!
This is story telling and visual stimulate taken to a whole new level!

1. Let The Right One In

Just amazing. This film delivers a rare experience – my wife who has yet to watch it all called it ‘quite the strangest thing she’d ever seen’. Movies like this are set apart from the run of the mill - you don't just watch Let The Right One In, you feel it too...

heck out last year's list here:



Matt's Top 10 Films 2006

Matt's Top 10 Films 2005

Matt's Top 10 Films 2004


Dianabol said...

It is strange but I haven't seen some of them

Supercords said...

I enjoyed looking over your list. I also have Watchmen and District 9 in my top 10. My favorite film from that year was Sin Nombre. The rest of my list is here: http://movieworship.blogspot.jp/2013/01/top-10-films-of-2009.html