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2009 Top 100 Rewatch – Complete!

As of my review of The Prestige, my rewatch of my 2009 Top 100 films is complete!

You can see an index of all of the reviews below. As of the conclusion of this project, this includes 81 full reviews and 18 capsules (I accidentally duplicated one movie on my 2009 list, so there are actually just 99 films on the list). I plan to expand the capsules in the future.


  • Overall, I found my favorites from 2009 to hold up quite well. Maybe that’s not much of a surprise, but it was still a relief!
  • Of the 99 films, I awarded…
    • 34 Masterpiece -Tour De Good ratings
    • 36 Exceptionally Good ratings
    • 21 Very Good ratings
    • 6 Good ratings
    • 1 Nearly Good rating
    • 1 Not Very Good rating
    • 0 Not Good or Very Not Good ratings
    • (Note: If you go counting these numbers today, it may have changed, as I re-rate movies when I re-watch them.)
  • That makes an average “Is It Good” score of 6.9 out of 8, or an average just about “Exceptionally Good.” It’s pretty exciting to see that I still hold my old favorites up to an “Exceptionally Good” standard!
TitleDateFilm YearDirectorIs It GoodTags
The Prestige (2006)08/01/20222006Nolan, Christopher7
The Usual Suspects (1996)07/30/20221996Singer, Bryan7
Rudy (1993)07/25/20221993Anspagh, David8
The Dark Knight (2008)07/24/20222008Nolan, Christopher8
Aladdin (1992)07/23/20221992Clements, Ron / Musker, John7
Spider-Man 2 (2004)07/18/20222004Raimi, Sam8
Jurassic Park (1993)07/11/20221993Spielberg, Steven7
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)06/15/20221994Darabont, Frank8
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)06/04/20222008Stoller, Nicholas8
Dumb and Dumber (1994)05/27/20221994Farrelly, Peter6
Batman Begins (2005)05/25/20222005Nolan, Christopher7
Transporter 2 (2005)05/23/20222005Leterrier, Louis6
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)05/21/20221975Forman, Miloš7
Office Space (1999)05/21/20221999Judge, Mike7
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)05/05/20222007Yates, David6
Pulp Fiction (1994)05/02/20221994Tarantino, Quentin8
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)04/28/20221989Spielberg, Steven7
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)04/25/20221984Spielberg, Steven7,
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)04/19/20221981Spielberg, Steven8
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)04/13/20221991Cameron, James7
Finding Nemo (2003)04/11/20222003Stanton, Andrew8
Thank You for Smoking (2005)03/28/20222005Reitman, Jason6
The Sandlot (1993)03/27/20221993Evans, David Mickey6
Funny People (2009)03/26/20222009Apatow, Judd7
Forrest Gump (1994)03/22/20221994Zemeckis, Robert5,
Knocked Up (2007)03/20/20222007Apatow, Judd7
My Cousin Vinny (1992)03/17/20221992Lynn, Jonathan7
Lost in Translation (2003)03/17/20222003Coppola, Sofia7
A Few Good Men (1992)03/15/20221992Reiner, Rob7
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)03/11/20222007Anderson, Wes6
The Big Lebowski (1998)03/08/20221998Coen, Joel7
Garden State (2004)03/07/20222004Braff, Zach6
Casablanca (1942)03/06/20221942Curtiz, Michael8
The Truman Show (1998)03/04/20221998Weir, Peter8
12 Angry Men (1957)03/02/20221957Lumet, Sidney7
Up (2009)02/27/20222009Docter, Pete7
Saving Private Ryan (1998)02/23/20221998Spielberg, Steven7,
Shrek (2001)02/18/20222001Adamson, Andrew / Jenson, Vicky6
WALL·E (2008)02/14/20222008Stanton, Andrew8,
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)02/07/20222003Verbinski, Gore6
Watchmen (2009)02/02/20222009Snyder, Zack5
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)01/30/20222004Cuarón, Alfonso7
Hercules (1997)01/15/20221997Clements, Ron / Musker, John7
Training Day (2001)01/13/20222001Fuqua, Antoine6,
The Godfather (1972)01/11/20221972Coppola, Francis Ford8,
The Departed (2006)01/09/20222006Scorsese, Martin6,
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)01/06/20221968Leone, Sergio7
A Goofy Movie (1995)12/31/20211995Brizzi, Paul / Lima, Kevin8
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)12/30/20212004Gondry, Michel8,
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)12/24/20211946Capra, Frank8
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)12/19/20211962Mulligan, Robert7,
Ocean’s Eleven (2004)12/15/20212004Soderbergh, Steven6,
Return of the Jedi (1983)12/10/20211983Marquand, Richard6
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)12/02/20211980Kershner, Irvin8
Star Wars (1977)11/14/20211977Lucas, George8
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)11/05/20211975Gilliam, Terry / Jones, Terry7
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)10/30/20212006Dayton, Jonathan / Faris, Valerie7
Toy Story 2 (1999)10/27/20211999Lasseter, John8,
Spider-Man (2002)10/22/20212002Raimi, Sam7
Sin City (2005)10/18/20212005Miller, Frank / Rodriguez, Robert5
Men in Black (1997)10/16/20211997Sonnenfeld, Barry6
Menace II Society (1993)10/15/20211993Hughes Brothers7
GoodFellas (1990)10/13/20211990Scorsese, Martin8
Toy Story (1995)10/07/20211995Lasseter, John8,
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)10/04/20211989Herek, Stephen6,
Juno (2007)09/24/20212007Reitman, Jason7
Monsters, Inc. (2001)09/24/20212001Docter, Pete7
Reservoir Dogs (1992)09/23/20211992Tarantino, Quentin7,
Shaun of the Dead (2004)09/23/20212004Wright, Edgar7
Beauty and the Beast (1991)09/22/20211991Trousdale, Gary / Wise, Kirk8
Quantum of Solace (2008)09/21/20212008Forster, Marc3
Casino Royale (2006)09/17/20212006Campbell, Martin7
Do the Right Thing (1989)09/15/20211989Lee, Spike8,
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)09/12/20211991Demme, Jonathan8,
The Matrix (1999)09/06/20211999Wachowski, Lana / Wachowski, Lilly6
Memento (2000)08/31/20212000Nolan, Christopher6,
Psycho (1960)08/17/20211960Hitchcock, Alfred8,
There’s Something About Mary (1998)08/14/20211998Farrelly, Bobby / Farrelly, Peter6
Stagecoach (1939)08/10/20211939Ford, John7
The Graduate (1967)08/07/20211967Nichols, Mike7
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)08/03/20212007Wiseman, Len6
Fargo (1996)07/09/20211996Coen, Joel8
Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003)07/07/20212003Pinkaew, Prachya6
The Iron Giant (1999)06/12/20211999Bird, Brad8
The Incredibles (2004)05/11/20212004Bird, Brad8
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)04/23/20212005Apatow, Judd7
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)04/18/20211967Penn, Arthur7
I Am Legend (2007)04/16/20212007Lawrence, Francis5
That Thing You Do! (1996)04/14/20211996Hanks, Tom8,
Before Sunset (2004)04/09/20212004Linklater, Richard8
Back to the Future Part II (1989)04/01/20211989Zemeckis, Robert6
Enchanted (2007)03/26/20212007Lima, Kevin7
Gates of Heaven (1978)03/07/20211978Morris, Errol8
The Lion King (1994)03/05/20211994Allers, Roger / Minkoff, Rob7
Independence Day (1996)03/04/20211996Emmerich, Roland4
Superbad (2007)02/11/20212007Mottola, Greg7
Groundhog Day (1993)02/02/20211993Ramis, Harold8
Back to the Future (1985)09/03/20201985Zemeckis, Robert8
Ratatouille (2007)08/28/20202007Bird, Brad8

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