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2009 saw numerous films being released both worldwide and domestically. Four films made the top 50 list of highest-grossing films and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that as of this year, their Best Picture category would consist of 10 nominees (the first time since 1943's awards).

Top-grossing films

Please note that following the tradition of the English-language film industry, these are the top-grossing films that were first released in the United States in 2009. The top ten films of 2009, by worldwide gross in United States dollars, as well as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia grosses, are as follows:

Top-grossing films of 2009

As of November 30, 2009
Rank Title Studio Worldwide USA & Canada United Kingdom Australia
1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. $929,274,202 $301,873,998 $84,089,250 $34,999,141
2 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 20th Century Fox $878,802,649 $196,573,705 $56,859,040 $24,725,499
3 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Paramount Pictures/DreamWorksmarker $833,229,011 $402,111,870 $44,383,558 $33,554,033
4 2012 Columbia Pictures $590,076,000 $138,776,000
5 Up Disney/Pixar $506,979,556 $293,004,164 $47,933,744 $13,396,267
6 Angels & Demons Columbia Pictures $485,900,330 $133,375,846 $30,726,140 $14,065,391
7 New Moon Summit Entertainment $473,674,000 $230,764,000
8 The Hangover Warner Bros. $459,270,619 $277,170,253 $36,033,624 $17,934,378
9 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 20th Century Fox $412,378,818 $177,243,721 $32,825,190 $14,037,398
10 Star Trek Paramount Pictures $384,953,671 $257,730,019 $35,392,062 $12,650,526


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has grossed over $920 million, making it the eighth-highest-grossing film in history. Three other films, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and 2012 are also in the top 20.

Events

Month Day Event
January 11 The 66th Golden Globe Awards are held, with Slumdog Millionaire winning 4 awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama. The major winners were:Drama Musical or Comedy
15 The 61st BAFTA Awards nominations were announced with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire, both with 11 nominations, followed by The Dark Knight with 9 nominations.
15 - 25 The 27th Sundance Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Mary and Max. Both the Grand Jury and Audience Award prizes are awarded to Push: Based on a Novel by Sapphire, later retitled Precious (after the main character) to avoid confusion with another release titled Push.
22 The 81st Academy Awards nominations are announced with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leading with 13 nominations, followed by Slumdog Millionaire with 10. Both films are nominated for Best Picture. Heath Ledger is nominated for Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in The Dark Knight posthumously.
25 The 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is held at the Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles. Major winners announced include:
30 The 36th Annie Awards ceremony is held in the UCLA's Royce Hall, Los Angeles. The Best Animated Feature prize is awarded to Kung Fu Panda
31 The 61st Directors Guild of America Award dinner is held in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles. The Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film prize is awarded to Danny Boyle
February 5 - 15 The 59th Berlin International Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Tom Tykwer's The International. The Golden Bear prize is awarded to La teta asutada. The Silver BearC�prizes are awarded to Asghar Farhadi, Best Director, Sotigui Kouyaté, Best Actor and Birgit Minichmayr, Best Actress. The festival is closed by the international premiere of George Tillman Jr.'s Notorious
7 The 61st Writers Guild of America Awards is held. The Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay prizes are awarded to Slumdog MillionaireSimon Beaufoy (screenplay); Vikas Swarup (author) and MilkDustin Lance Black, respectively.
8 The 62nd BAFTA Awards ceremony is held in the Royal Opera House, London. Major winners include:
21 The 29th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony is held in Hollywood, California. The Worst Picture award is given to The Love Guru. The Worst Actor and Worst Actress awards are given to Mike Myers and Paris Hilton, respectively
The 24th Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is broadcast. Major winners include:
22 The 81st Academy Awards ceremony is held in the Kodak Theater, Los Angeles. Major winners include:


Awards

Month Day Event
April 26 Houston International Film Festival, Gold Remi Award to The 40th Door


Scheduled 2009 releases (United States)

Films scheduled to be released in the United States in 2009 include:
  • W: wide release (600 or more theaters)
  • L: limited release in select cities (fewer than 600 theaters)
  • R: re-release of previously released film
  • I: release to IMAX theaters


January – March

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2 L Cargo 200 Disinformation Company Dir., Aleksey Balabanov
Let Them Chirp Awhile Jonathan Blitstein Enterprises Dir., Jonathan Blitstein; Cast, Justin Rice, Brendan Sexton III, Laura Breckenridge, Zach Galligan, Pepper Binkley
9 W Bride Wars 20th Century Fox Dir., Gary Winick; Cast, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Candice Bergen, Kristen Johnston, Bryan Greenberg
Not Easily Broken Screen Gems (Sony) Dir., Bill Duke; Cast, Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Maeve Quinlan, Kevin Hart, Wood Harris, Eddie Cibrian, Jenifer Lewis
The Unborn Rogue Pictures Dir. & Wir, David S. Goyer; Cast, Gary Oldman, Odette Yustman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good, Jane Alexander, Idris Elba, Rhys Coiro, Carla Gugino
16 W Hotel for Dogs DreamWorksmarker Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle, Troy Gentile, Kyla Pratt, Johnny Simmons, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon
My Bloody Valentine 3D Lionsgate Dir., Patrick Lussier; Cast, Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Tom Atkins
Notorious Fox Searchlight Dir., George Tillman Jr.; Cast, Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Antonique Smith, Anthony Mackie, Naturi Naughton, Sean Ringgold, Marc Jon Jefferies
Paul Blart: Mall Cop Columbia Dir., Steve Carr; Cast, Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Shirley Knight
L Chandni Chowk to China Warner Bros. Dir., Nikhil Advani; Cast, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Mithun Chakraborty, Ranvir Shorey
Cherry Blossoms Olga Film GmbH Dir., Doris Dörrie
23 W Inkheart New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.) Dir., Iain Softley; Scr., David Lindsay-Abaire; Cast, Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Screen Gems Dir., Patrick Tatopoulos, Cast, Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Kevin Grevioux and Shane Brolly
R The Dark Knight re-release Warner Bros. Dir., Christopher Nolan; Cast, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Eric Roberts
L Donkey Punch Magnolia Pictures Dir., Oliver Blackburn, Cast, Nichola Burley, Tom Burke, Jaime Winstone, Robert Boulter and Julian Morris
Killshot The Weinstein Company Dir., John Madden, Cast, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Thomas Jane, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Outlander The Weinstein Company Dir., Howard McCain, Cast, James Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Jack Huston
30 W New in Town Lionsgate/Gold Circle Films Dir., Jonas Elmer; Pro., Peter Safran, Darryl Taja, Tracey Edmonds, Paul Brooks, Phyllis Laing, Andrew Paquin; Wir., C. Jay Cox, Ken Rance; Cast, Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., J. K. Simmons, Nathan Fillion, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Frances Conroy, Rashida Jones, Nancy Drake
Taken 20th Century Fox Dir., Pierre Morel; Cast, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Katie Cassidy, Famke Janssen, Goran Kostic
The Uninvited Paramount Dir., Charles Guard, Thomas Guard; Scr., Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard; Cast, Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn, Maya Massar
L The Class Sony Classics Dir., Laurent Cantet; Cast, Francois Begaudeau
Luck by Chance Adlabs Films Dir., Zoya Akhtar; Cast, Farhan Akhtar, Juhi Chawla, Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor
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6 W Coraline Focus Features Dir. and Scr., Henry Selick; Cast, Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, John Hodgman, Keith David, Robert Bailey Jr., Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French
He's Just Not That into You New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.) Dir. Ken Kwapis; Scr. Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein; Cast, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper
The Pink Panther 2 MGM/Columbia Dir. Harald Zwart; Cast, Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Andy Garcia, Aishwarya Rai, John Cleese, Jeremy Irons
Push Summit Entertainment Dir. Paul McGuigan; Scr. David Bourla; Cast, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou
L Fanboys The Weinstein Company Dir. Kyle Newman; Cast, Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Kristen Bell
13 W Confessions of a Shopaholic Touchstone Pictures Dir. P.J. Hogan Cast: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter
Friday the 13th New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)/Paramount Dir. Marcus Nispel Cast: Derek Mears, Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti
The International Columbia Dir., Tom Tykwer, Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brían F. O'Byrne
L Gomorrah IFC Films Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale, Salvatore Cantalupo, Gigio Morra, Salvatore Abruzzese, Marco Macor, Ciro Petrone, Carmine Paternoster
Two Lovers Magnolia Pictures Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Moni Moshonov
14 L Billu Red Chillies Dir. Priyadarshan; Cast, Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Om Puri
20 W Fired Up Screen Gems Dir. Will Gluck; Cast, Nicholas D'Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer, John Michael Higgins
Madea Goes to Jail Lionsgate Dir. & Pro Tyler Perry; Cast, Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke, Robin Coleman, Jackson Walker, David Mann, Tamela J. Mann, Keke Palmer, Benjamín Benítez
27 W Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Walt Disney Pictures Dir., Bruce Hendricks; Cast, Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 20th Century Fox Dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak; Cast, Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Moon Bloodgood, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein, Robin Shou, Taboo
L Crossing Over The Weinstein Company Harrison Ford, Jim Sturgess, Ashley Judd, Alice Braga, Alice Eve, Ray Liotta
Echelon Conspiracy After Dark Films Shane West, Edward Burns, Ving Rhames, Jonathan Pryce, Tamara Feldman, Martin Sheen
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> 4 L 12 Sony Classics Dir. Nikita Mikhalkov, Cast Sergei Makovetsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergei Garmash, Valentin Gaft, Alexei Petrenko
> 6 W Watchmen Warner Bros./Paramount Dir., Zack Snyder; Scr., Alex Tse; Cast, Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Åkerman, Matthew Goode, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
L Horsemen Lionsgate Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang, Clifton Collins Jr., Peter Stormare, Chelcie Ross
Phoebe in Wonderland Thinkfilm Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Ian Colletti, Campbell Scott, Bill Pullman, Caitlin Sanchez
Sherman's Way International Film Circuit James LeGros, Enrico Colantoni, Brooke Nevin, Donna Murphy
Tokyo! Liberation Entertainment Yu Aoi, YosiYosi Arakawa, Jean-François Balmer, Julie Dreyfus, Ayako Fujitani, Ayumi Ito, Teruyuki Kagawa
> 13 W The Last House on the Left Rogue Pictures Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Sara Paxton, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Bowen, Martha MacIsaac, Riki Lindhome, Aaron Paul, Joshua Cox, Spencer Treat Clark, Usha Khan
Miss March Fox Searchlight Dir., Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore; Cast, Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi, Molly Stanton, Craig Robinson
Race to Witch Mountain Walt Disney Pictures Dir., Andy Fickman; Cast, AnnaSophia Robb, Dwayne Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Ciaran Hinds
L Brothers at War Samuel Goldwyn Films Jake Rademacher
The Cake Eaters 7-57 Releasing Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford, Bruce Dern, Elizabeth Ashley
Sunshine Cleaning Overture Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub
>20 W Duplicity Universal Dir. Tony Gilroy, Cast, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Wilkinson
I Love You, Man DreamWorksmarker Dir. and Scr., John Hamburg; Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, Jamie Pressly, Rob Huebel
Knowing Summit Entertainment Dir. Alex Proyas, Cast, Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne
L The Great Buck Howard Magnolia Pictures Dir. Sean McGinly Cast, John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, Ricky Jay
Sin Nombre Focus Features Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga Cast, Paulina Gaitán, Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Diana García, Héctor Jiménez, Gerardo Taracena, Luis Fernando Peña
> 27 W 12 Rounds Fox Atomic Dir. Renny Harlin, Cast, John Cena, Steve Harris, Aidan Gillen, Brian J. White
The Haunting in Connecticut Lionsgate Dir., Peter Cornwell; Cast, Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Amanda Crew
Monsters vs. Aliens DreamWorks Animation Dir., Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman; Cast, Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Paul Rudd, Stephen Colbert
L The Education of Charlie Banks Anchor Bay Entertainment Dir., Fred Durst; Cast, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri, Chris Marquette, Sebastian Stan


April – June

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3 W Adventureland Miramax Dir., Greg Mottola; Cast, Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig
Fast & Furious Universal Dir., Justin Lin; Scr., Chris Morgan; Cast, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordanna Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Carter
L Bart Got a Room Plum Pictures Dir., Brian Hecker; Scr., Brian Hecker; Cast, Steven Kaplan, William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines, Alia Shawkat, Chad Jamian Williams, Brandon Hardesty
C Me Dance Freestyle Releasing Christina DeMarco, Greg Robbins, Peter Kent
8 L Lymelife Screen Media Films Dir.: Derick Martini; Scr.: Derick & Steven Martini; Cast: Alec Baldwin, Rory Culkin, Emma Roberts, Jill Hennessey, Kieran Culkin, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon, Derick Martini, Steven Martini, Matthew Martini
10 W Dragonball Evolution 20th Century Fox Dir., James Wong; Pro., Stephen Chow; Scr., James Wong, Ben Ramsey; Cast, Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Chow Yun-Fat, Ernie Hudson
Hannah Montana: The Movie Walt Disney Pictures Dir., Peter Chelsom; Scrn. Dan Berendsen; Cast, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment, Mitchel Musso, Jason Earles, Moises Arias, Margo Martindale, Melora Hardin, Peter Gunn, Lucas Till, Vanessa L. Williams, Beau Billingslea, Barry Bostwick
Observe and Report Warner Bros. Dir., Jody Hill; Cast. Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Ray Liotta, Michael Peña
17 W 17 Again New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.) Dir. Burr Steers; Scr. Jason Filardi; Cast, Matthew Perry, Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Sterling Knight, Michelle Trachtenberg
Crank: High Voltage Lionsgate Films Dir., Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor; Cast, Jason Statham, Amy Smart
State of Play Universal Dir., Kevin Macdonald;, Cast. Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman
L American Violet Samuel Goldwyn Dir. Tim Disney; Cast, Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Xzibit, Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard
Every Little Step Sony Pictures Classics Dir , James D. Stern & Adam Del Deo; Cast, Michael Bennett, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Marvin Hamlisch, Bob Avian
22 W Earth Disneynature, BBC Worldwide Dir. Alastair Fothergill; Cast, James Earl Jones
24 W Fighting Rogue Pictures Dir. Dito Montiel: Cast, Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Brian J. White, Luis Guzman, Zulay Henao
Obsessed Screen Gems Dir. Steve Shill; Cast, Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Ron Roggé, Jerry O'Connell
The Soloist DreamWorksmarker Dir. Joe Wright; Cast, Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener
L The Informers Senator Entertainment Dir. Gregor Jordan; Cast, Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Brad Renfro, Amber Heard, Aaron Himelstein
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1 W Battle for Terra Roadside Attractions Justin Long, Brian Cox, Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, David Cross, Amanda Peet, James Garner, Dennis Quaid, Chris Evans, Danny Glover
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.) Dir. Mark Waters; Scr. John Lucas, Scott Moore; Cast, Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Lacey Chabert, Michael Douglas, Breckin Meyer
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 20th Century Fox / Marvel Studios Dir., Gavin Hood; Scr., David Benioff, James Vanderbilt, Scott Silver; Cast, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Taylor Kitsch, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Kevin Durand, Ryan Reynolds
L The Limits of Control Focus Features Isaach De Bankolé, Hiam Abbass, Gael Garcia Bernal, Paz de la Huerta, Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh, Bill Murray, Jean-François Stévenin, Tilda Swinton, Luis Tosar
The Merry Gentleman Samuel Goldwyn Dir. Michael Keaton; Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald
8 W Next Day Air Summit Entertainment Dir., Benny Boom; Cast, Donald Faison, Lauren London, Mos Def, Darius McCrary, Mike Epps, Wood Harris, Debbie Allen
Star Trek Paramount Dir., J. J. Abrams; Scr., Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci,; Cast, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg
L Julia Magnolia Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo, Aidan Gould
Little Ashes Regent Releasing Dir., Paul Morrison; Cast, Javier Beltrán, Robert Pattinson, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell, Arly Jover
Powder Blue Speakeasy Releasing Jessica Biel, Forest Whitaker, Patrick Swayze, Ray Liotta
Rudo y Cursi Sony Pictures Classics Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal
15 W Angels & Demons Columbia Dir., Ron Howard; Scr., Akiva Goldsman; Cast, Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor
L The Brothers Bloom Summit Entertainment Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, Robbie Coltrane
Management Samuel Goldwyn Company Dir., Stephen Belber; Cast, Steve Zahn, Jennifer Aniston, Fred Ward
Not Forgotten Anchor Bay Films Dir.: Dror Soref; Cast: Simon Baker, Paz Vega, Ken Davitian
21 W Terminator Salvation Warner Bros./Columbia Dir., Joseph McGinty Nichol; Pro., Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, Jeffrey Silver; Scr. John Brancato, Michael Ferris, David Campbell Wilson; Cast, Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Helena Bonham Carter
22 W Dance Flick Paramount Dir. Damien Dante Wayans; Scr. David Bourla; Cast, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jr., Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier, Chris Elliott
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 20th Century Fox Dir.: Shawn Levy; Cast: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Bill Hader, Christopher Guest, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Jon Bernthal, Patrick Gallagher, Alain Chabat, Jake Cherry, Rami Malek, Mizuo Peck, Jonas Brothers
L Easy Virtue Sony Pictures Classics Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Barnes
The Girlfriend Experience Magnolia Sasha Grey, Chris Santos
Tormented Warner Brothers Alex Pettyfer, April Pearson, Calvin Dean, Georgia King, Tom Hopper, Larissa Wilson
29 W Drag Me to Hell Universal Dir. Sam Raimi; Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Jessica Lucas, David Paymer
Up Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios Dir., Pete Docter; Cast, Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, John Ratzenberger, Elie Docter, Jeremy Leary, David Kaye, Mickie McGowan, Danny Mann, Donald Fullilove, Jess Harnell, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter
L What Goes Up 3 Kings Productions Dir., Jonathan Glatzer; Cast, Steve Coogan, Hilary Duff, Molly Shannon, Olivia Thirlby, Josh Peck, Max Hoffman
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5 W The Hangover Warner Bros. Dir., Todd Phillips; Cast, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor
Land of the Lost Universal Dir., Brad Silberling; Cast, Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride and Leonard Nimoy
My Life in Ruins Fox Searchlight Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Harland Williams, Rachel Dratch
L Away We Go Focus Features Dir.: Sam Mendes; Scr.: Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida; Cast: Maya Rudolph, John Krasinski, Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Messina, Melanie Lynskey, Paul Schneider, Carmen Ejogo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton, Allison Janney, Jim Gaffigan
11 L Tetro Alta Films Dir. Francis Ford Coppola, Cast. Vincent Gallo
12 W Imagine That Paramount/Nickelodeon Dir. Karey Kirkpatrick, Cast. Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church
The Taking of Pelham 123 Columbia Dir., Tony Scott; Scr., David Koepp; Cast, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Luis Guzman, John Turturro
L Food, Inc. Magnolia Pictures Dir., Robert Kenner; Cast, Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan
Moon Sony Pictures Classics Dir., Duncan Jones; Cast, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey
19 W The Proposal Touchstone Pictures Dir., Anne Fletcher; Scr., Pete Chiarelli; Cast, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Malin Akerman, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Oscar Nunez, Aasif Mandvi
Year One Sony Pictures (Columbia) Dir., Harold Ramis; Scr., Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg; Cast, Jack Black, Michael Cera, Vinnie Jones, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Juno Temple, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Olivia Wilde, Hank Azaria, Bill Hader, Harold Ramis
L Dead Snow IFC Films Dir., Tommy Wirkola
Whatever Works Sony Pictures Classics Dir., Woody Allen; Cast, Larry David, Ed Begley, Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood
24 W Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DreamWorksmarker/Paramount Dir., Michael Bay; Scr., Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman; Cast, Shia LaBeouf, Peter Cullen,Tony Todd, Mark Ryan, Hugo Weaving, John Turturro, Tom Kenny, Reno Wilson, Megan Fox, Charlie Adler, Frank Welker, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Jess Harnell, Kevin Dunn, Isabel Lucas, Robert Foxworth, Calvin Wimmer, Grey DeLisle, Kevin Michael Richardson
26 W My Sister's Keeper New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.) Dir., Nick Cassavetes; Scr., Jeremy Leven, Nick Cassavetes; Cast, Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, Thomas Dekker
L Cheri Miramax Dir., Stephen Frears; Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates
The Hurt Locker Summit Entertainment Dir.: Kathryn Bigelow; Scr.: Mark Boal; Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, Evangeline Lilly, David Morse
The Stoning of Soraya M. Roadside Attractions Dir., Cyrus Nowrasteh; Cast, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel
Surveillance Magnolia Pictures Dir., Jennifer Lynch; Cast, Bill Pullman, Julia Ormond, Pell James, Ryan Simpkins, Michael Ironside


July – September

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1 W Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Studios Dir. Carlos Saldanha; Cast, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Chris Wedge
Public Enemies Universal Dir. Michael Mann; Cast, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff, David Wenham, Billy Crudup, Branka Katic, Leelee Sobieski
L I Hate Valentine's Day IFC Films Dir. Nia Vardalos; Cast, Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Judah Friedlander
10 W Brüno Universal Dir. Larry Charles; Cast, Sacha Baron Cohen
I Love You, Beth Cooper 20th Century Fox Dir. Chris Columbus; Cast, Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter, Lauren Storm, Lauren London
L Blood: The Last Vampire Samuel Goldwyn Gianna Jun, Allison Miller, Masiela Lusha, JJ Feild, Koyuki, Liam Cunningham
Humpday Magnolia Pictures Dir. Lynn Shelton; Cast, Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore
15 W Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. Dir. David Yates; Cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, David Thewlis, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith
17 L Days of Summer Fox Searchlight Dir.: Marc Webb; Scr.: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Chloë Moretz, Geoffrey Arend, Matthew Gray Gubler, Clark Gregg, Minka Kelly, Yvette Nicole Brown
Homecoming Animus Films Dir., Morgan J. Freeman; Cast, Mischa Barton, Matt Long, Jessica Stroup
24 W G-Force Walt Disney Pictures Dir., Hoyt Yeatman; Scr., Marianne Wibberley & Cormac Wibberley; Cast, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan, Bill Nighy, Will Arnett
Orphan Warner Bros. Dir., Jaume Collet-Serra; Scr., David Leslie Johnson; Cast, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder
The Ugly Truth Columbia Dir. Robert Luketic; Cast, Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Cheryl Hines, Bonnie Somerville, Eric Winter
L The Answer Man Magnolia Pictures Dir., John Hindman; Cast, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby, Kat Dennings, Thomas Roy
In the Loop BBC Films/Optimum Releasing/Protagonist Pictures/IFC Films Dir. Armando Iannucci; Cast, Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison, Peter Capaldi, Gina McKee, Steve Coogan, David Rasche
Shrink Ignite Entertainment Dir. Jonas Pate; Cast, Kevin Spacey, Robin Williams, Saffron Burrows, Jack Huston, Pell James, Mark Webber, Laura Ramsey
29 L Adam Fox Searchlight Pictures Dir., Max Mayer; Cast, Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison
31 W Aliens in the Attic 20th Century Fox Dir., John Schultz; Scr., Mark Burton, Adam F. Goldberg; Cast, Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins
The Collector Freestyle Releasing Dir.: Marcus Dunstan
Funny People Universal/Columbia Dir. & Scr., Judd Apatow; Cast, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA
L The Covemarker Roadside Attractions Dir., Louie Psihoyos
Thirst Focus Features Dir., Park Chan-wook; Scr., Park Chan-wook and Seo-Gyeong Jeong; Cast, Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun
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7 W G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Paramount Dir., Stephen Sommers; Scr., Stuart Beattie; Cast, Channing Tatum, Christopher Eccleston, Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Marlon Wayans, Arnold Vosloo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Julie & Julia Columbia Pictures Dir. Nora Ephron; Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci
A Perfect Getaway Universal Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Marley Shelton, Steve Zahn, Kiele Sanchez, Chris Hemsworth
L Cold Souls Journeyman Pictures Dir. & Scr., Sophie Barthes Cast, Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun, David Strathairn, Katheryn Winnick, Lauren Ambrose, Boris Kievsky
Paper Heart Overture Films Dir., Nicholas Jasenovec; Cast, Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera
14 W Bandslam Walden Media Dir. Tod Graff; Scrn. Dan Berendsen; Cast, Gaelan Connell, Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Scott Porter, Lisa Kudrow
District 9 TriStar Pictures Dir. Neill Blomkamp; Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Mandla Gaduka, William Allen Young
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Paramount Vantage Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, James Brolin, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Jordana Spiro, Craig Robinson
Ponyo Walt Disney Pictures/Studio Ghibli Dir., Hayao Miyazaki; Cast, Noah Cyrus, Frankie Jonas, Tina Fey, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman, Betty White, Jennessa Rose, Kurt Knutsson, Akiko Yano
The Time Traveler's Wife New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.) Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Jane McLean
L Earth Days Zeitgeist Films Dir. Robert Stone
Grace Anchor Bay Entertainment Dir. Paul Solet; Cast: Jordan Ladd, Gabrielle Rose, Stephen Park
I Sell The Dead IFC Films Dir. Glenn McQuaid; Cast: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm
It Might Get Loud Sony Pictures Classics Dir. Davis Guggenheim; Cast: Jack White, Jimmy Page, The Edge
Spread Anchor Bay Entertainment Dir. David Mackenzie; Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche
21 W Inglourious Basterds Universal Pictures/ The Weinstein Company Dir., Quentin Tarantino; Cast, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Brühl, B.J. Novak, Julie Dreyfus, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Mike Myers
Post Grad Fox Searchlight Dir., Vicky Jenson; Cast, Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford, Rodrigo Santoro, Bobby Coleman, Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett, Michael Keaton
Shorts Warner Bros. Dir. Robert Rodriguez; Cast: Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, James Spader, Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings
X Games 3D: The Movie ESPN Films Dir. Steve Lawrence; Cast: Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Ricky Carmichael, Danny Way, Bob Burnquist
L Casi Divas Maya Entertainment Dir., Issa López; Cast, Patricia Llaca, Julio Bracho, Maya Zapata
Art & Copy Seventh Art Releasing Dir., Doug Pray; Cast, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Hal Riney
Five Minutes of Heaven IFC Films Dir., Oliver Hirschbiegel; Cast, Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt
My One and Only Freestyle Releasing Dir., Richard Loncraine, Scr. Charlie Peters; Cast, Renée Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Chris Noth, Logan Lerman, Troy Garity
World's Greatest Dad Magnolia Pictures Dir. Bobcat Goldthwait; Cast: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara
28 W The Final Destination New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.) Dir., David R. Ellis; Scr., Eric Bress; Cast, Bobby Campo, Nick Zano, Krista Allen
Halloween II Dimension Films Dir., Rob Zombie; Cast, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Danielle Harris
Taking Woodstock Focus Features Dir. Ang Lee; Cast: Demetri Martin, Jonathan Groff, Paul Dano, Eugene Levy, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
L Big Fan First Independent Pictures Dir., Robert D. Siegel; Cast, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan
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Extract Miramax Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Clifton Collins, Jr., Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Dustin Milligan, Beth Grant
Gamer Lionsgate Dir., Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor; Cast, Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Amber Valletta, Alison Lohman, Kyra Sedgwick, Ludacris, John Leguizamo, Milo Ventimiglia
L American Casino Argot Pictures Dir. Leslie Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn
Amreeka National Geographic Cinema Ventures Dir. Cherien Dabis; Cast, Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem
Carriers Paramount Chris Pine, Lou Taylor Pucci, Piper Perabo, Emily VanCamp, Christopher Meloni
9 W 9 Focus Features Dir. Shane Acker; Cast, Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Jennifer Connelly, Fred Tatasciore, Alan Oppenheimer, Tom Kane, Helen Wilson
11 W I Can Do Bad All By Myself Lionsgate Dir. Tyler Perry; Cast, Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Brian White, Hope Olaide Wilson, Adam Rodriguez, Kwesi Nii-Lante Boakye, Frederick Siglar
Sorority Row Summit Dir. Stewart Hendler; Cast. Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge, Carrie Fisher
Whiteout Warner Bros. Dir. Dominic Sena; Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Alex O'Loughlin, Tom Skerritt
L Crude First Run Features Dir. Joe Berlinger
Beyond A Reasonable Doubt Anchor Bay Dir. Peter Hyams; Cast, Michael Douglas, Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn
No Impact Man Oscilloscope Laboratories Dir. Laura Gabbert; Cast, Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin
White on Rice Variance Films Dir. Dave Boyle; Cast, Hiroshi Watanabe, James Kyson Lee, Mio Takada, Lynn Chenn
16 L 35 Shots of Rum Wild Bunch Distribution Dir.: Claire Denis; Scr.: Claire Denis & Jean-Pol Fargeau; Cast: Mati Diop, Alex Descas, Grégoire Colin, Nicole Dogue
18 W Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sony Pictures Animation Dir., Phil Lord & Chris Miller; Cast, Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Andy Samberg, Mr. T, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, Will Forte
The Informant! Warner Bros. Dir.: Steven Soderbergh; Cast: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas F. Wilson, Joel McHale, Jimmy Pardo, Paul F. Tompkins
Jennifer's Body 20th Century Fox Dir., Karyn Kusama; Cast, Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons
Love Happens Universal Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart, Dan Fogler, Judy Greer, Martin Sheen, Joe Anderson, John Carroll Lynch
L Bright Star Apparition Dir., Jane Campion; Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Thomas Sangster, Kerry Fox, Samuel Barnett
Splice Senator Entertainment Dir., Vincenzo Natali; Cast, Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley
25 W Fame Lakeshore Entertainment Dir. Kevin Tancharoen; Cast, Paul McGill, Debbie Allen, Megan Mullally, Kelsey Grammer
Pandorum Overture Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Norman Reedus, Cam Gigandet
Surrogates Touchstone Pictures Dir. Jonathan Mostow Pro., David Hoberman; Wri. Michael Ferris; Cast, Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Ving Rhames
L Brief Interviews with Hideous Men IFC Films Dir./Scr.: John Krasinski; Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Ben Shenkman, Timothy Hutton, Chris Messina, Max Minghella, Lou Taylor Pucci, Will Arnett, John Krasinski, Rashida Jones, Glenn Fitzgerald, Dominic Cooper, Bobby Cannavale, Corey Stoll, Christopher Meloni, Denis O'Hare, Josh Charles, Michael Cerveris, Will Forte, Joey Slotnick, Lucy Gordon, Benjamin Gibbard, Frankie Faison
Coco Before Chanel Sony Pictures Classics Dir.: Anne Fontaine; Cast: Audrey Tatou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos, Régis Royer, Etienne Bartholomeus, Yan Duffas
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Freestyle Releasing Dir. Bob Gosse Pro., Tucker Max, Nils Parker, Richard Kelly; Wri. Tucker Max and Nils Parker; Cast, Matt Czuchry, Jesse Bradford, Geoff Stults, Keri Lynn Pratt, Marika Dominczyk, Bill Dawes, Traci Lords
Paranormal Activity Paramount Pictures Dir., Oren Peli; Cast. Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Amber Armstrong


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2 W Capitalism: A Love Story The Weinstein Company Michael Moore
The Invention of Lying Warner Bros. Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., John Hodgman, Tina Fey, Christopher Guest, Jeffrey Tambor, Nate Corddry, Jason Bateman
Whip It Fox Searchlight Dir.: Drew Barrymore; Cast: Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Lewis, Kristen Wiig, Zoe Bell, Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon
Zombieland Columbia Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard
L A Serious Man Focus Dirs.: Joel and Ethan Coen; Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed, Richard Kind, Aaron Wolf, Jessica McManus, Adam Arkin, Simon Helberg, Fyvush Finkel, Michael Lerner, George Wyner, Steve Park
R Toy Story 3-D & Toy Story 2 3-D Double Feature Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Dir., John Lasseter; Cast, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
9 W Couples Retreat Universal Kristen Bell, Kristin Davis, Malin Akerman, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Carlos Ponce
L Bronson Vertigo Films Dir.: Nicolas Winding Refn; Scrs.: Brock Norman Brock & Nicolas Winding Refn; Cast: Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Amanda Burton, Kelly Adams, Andrew Forbes
The Damned United Sony Pictures Classics Dir.: Tom Hooper; Scr.: Peter Morgan; Cast: Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent Colm Meaney, Timothy Spall
An Education Sony Pictures Classics Dir., Lone Scherfig; Scr., Nick Hornby; Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Emma Thompson, Olivia Williams, Sally Hawkins, Matthew Beard
Good Hair Roadside Attractions Dir, Jeff Stilson, Cast; Chris Rock
Trucker Monterey Media Dir./Scr.: James Mottern; Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Jimmy Bennett, Joey Lauren Adams, Benjamin Bratt
16 W Law Abiding Citizen Overture Films Dir., F. Gary Gray; Cast, Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Michael Gambon, Viola Davis, Leslie Bibb, Regina Hall, Colm Meaney
The Stepfather Screen Gems Dir., Nelson B. McCormick; Pro., Greg Moordian, Mark Morgan; Wir., J. S. Cardone; Cast, Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Amber Heard, Sela Ward
Where the Wild Things Are Warner Bros. Dir., Spike Jonze; Scr., Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers; Cast, Max Records, Paul Dano, Forest Whitaker, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara
L Black Dynamite Apparition Dir., Scott Sanders; Cast, Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Arsenio Hall
Janky Promoters Third Rail Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Young Jeezy
The Maid Elephant Eye Films Dir.: Sebastián Silva; Scr.: Pedro Peirano & Sebastián Silva; Cast: Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Alejandro Goic, Andrea García-Huidobro, Mariana Loyola, Agustín Silva
New York, I Love You Vivendi Entertainment Dir., Various Directors; Cast, Ensemble cast
23 W Amelia Fox Searchlight Dir., Mira Nair; Scr., Ronald Bass; Cast: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Mia Wasikowska, William Cuddy
Astro Boy Summit Entertainment Dir., David Bowers; animated voices of, Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Donald Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron, Tony Matthews, Madeline Carroll, Sterling Beaumon, Moises Arias, Victor Bonavida
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Universal Dir., Paul Weitz; Cast, John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Chris Massoglia, Josh Hutcherson, Patrick Fugit, Ray Stevenson, Michael Cerveris, Frankie Faison, Jane Krakowski, Orlando Jones, Kristen Schaal, Salma Hayek
Saw VI Lionsgate Dir., Kevin Greutert; Pro., Mark Burg, Oren Koules, James Wan, Leigh Whannell; Wir., Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton; Cast, Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Shawnee Smith, Tanedra Howard
L Antichrist IFC Films Dir. & Scr.: Lars von Trier; Cast: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning Magnolia Pictures Dir., Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai; Cast, Tony Jaa
Motherhood Freestyle Releasing Dir., Katherine Dieckmann; Cast, Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver, Anthony Edwards
Samuel Goldwyn Dir., Jonathan Parker; Cast, Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Eion Bailey, Lucy Punch, Vinnie Jones, Zak Orth
R Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Walt Disney Pictures Dir., Henry Selick; Cast, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
28 W Michael Jackson's This Is It Columbia Pictures, AEG Live Dir.: Kenny Ortega; Cast, Michael Jackson
30 L The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Stage 6 Films Dir., Troy Duffy; Cast, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Clifton Collins, Jr., Julie Benz, Billy Connolly, Peter Fonda
Gentlemen Broncos Fox Searchlight D: Jared Hess; W: Jared and Jerusha Hess; S: Michael Angarano, Sam Rockwell, Jemaine Clement, Jennifer Coolidge
Skin Jour De Fete Dir./Scr.: Anthony Fabian; Cast: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige
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6 W The Box Warner Bros. Dir.: Richard Kelly; Cast: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Gillian Jacobs
A Christmas Carol Walt Disney Pictures Dir. Robert Zemeckis; Cast: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth
The Fourth Kind Universal Milla Jovovich
The Men Who Stare at Goats Overture Films Dir. Grant Heslov; Cast: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Robert Patrick, Stephen Lang, Rebecca Mader
L Precious Lionsgate Dir., Lee Daniels; Cast, Gabourey Sidibe, Paula Patton, Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz
That Evening Sun Dogwood Entertainment Dir./Scr.: Scott Teems; Cast: Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Mia Wasikowska, Carrie Preston, Barry Corbin, Dixie Carter, Barlow Jacobs, Brian Keith, Anthony Reynolds
13 W 2012 Columbia Dir. & Scr. Roland Emmerich; Cast: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Morgan Lily, Liam James, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chin Han, Osric Chau, Chang Tseng, Lisa Lu, Thomas McCarthy, George Segal, Kinua McWatt, Patrick Bauchau, Zlatko Buric, Beatrice Rosen, John Billingsley, Johann Urb, Blu Mankuma, Merrilyn Gann, Jimi Mistry, Alexandre Haussmann, Philippe Haussmann
Pirate Radio Focus Dir./Scr.: Richard Curtis; Cast: Tom Sturridge, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Katherine Parkinson, Talulah Riley, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Davenport, Ralph Brown, January Jones, Emma Thompson, Chris O'Dowd, Rhys Darby, Will Adamsdale, Tom Wisdom, Gemma Arterton, Sinead Matthews, Stephen Moore, Olegar Fedoro
L Fantastic Mr. Fox 20th Century Fox Dir. and Scr., Wes Anderson; Scr. Noah Baumbach; Cast, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzmann, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Jarvis Cocker, Hugo Guinness, Robin Hurlstone, Michael Gambon
The Messenger Oscilloscope Pictures Dir.: Oren Moverman; Scr.: Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman; Cast: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker, Merritt Wever, Jeremy Strong, Gaius Charles
Uncertainty IFC Films Dir. & Scr.: Scott McGehee & David Siegel; Cast: Lynn Collins, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Assumpta Serna, Olivia Thirlby
Women in Trouble Screen Media Films Dir., and Scr., Sebastian Gutierrez; Cast, Carla Gugino, Elizabeth Berkely, Marley Shelton, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cameron Richardson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Simon Baker, Josh Brolin
The Young Victoria Apparition Dir., Jean-Marc Vallee Scr., Julian Fellowes Cast Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson, Mark Strong
20 W The Blind Side Warner Bros. Pictures Dir. John Lee Hancock; Cast: Sandra Bullock, Michael Oher, Kathy Bates, Lily Collins, Jae Head
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit Entertainment Dir. Chris Weitz, Cast, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Nikki Reed
Planet 51 TriStar Pictures Dir., Jorge Blanco; Cast, Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Seann William Scott, Gary Oldman, John Cleese
L Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans First Look Studios Dir. Werner Herzog; Cast, Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Xzibit, Brad Dourif
Broken Embraces Sony Pictures Classics Dir. Pedro Almodovar; Cast: Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portillo, Chus Lampreave
The Missing Person Strand Releasing Dir. & Scr.: Noah Buschel; Cast: Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan, Frank Wood, Linda Emond, Margaret Colin, John Ventimiglia, Merritt Wever, Paul Adelstein, Liza Weil, Daniel Franzese, Gary Wilmes, Betsy Hogg
25 W Ninja Assassin Warner Bros. Dir., James McTeigue; Cast, Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Sho Kosugi, Rick Yune
Old Dogs Walt Disney Pictures Dir. Walt Becker, Cast. John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Bernie Mac, Seth Green, Lori Loughlin, Matt Dillon, Conner Rayburn, Ella Bleu Travolta, Ann-Margret, Rita Wilson, Amy Sedaris
L Me and Orson Welles Freestyle Releasing Dir.: Richard Linklater; Scr.: Holly Gent Palmo & Vincent Palmo, Jr.; Cast: Zac Efron, Christian McKay, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin, James Tupper, Kelly Reilly, Eddie Marsan, Zoe Kazan
The Princess and the Frog Walt Disney Pictures Dir.: John Musker, Ron Clements; Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, John Goodman, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Oprah Winfrey, Jenifer Lewis, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley, Peter Bartlett, Terrence Howard
The Road The Weinstein Co. Dir., John Hillcoat; Scr., Joe Penhall; Cast, Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce
27 L The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Screen Media Dir. & Scr., Rebecca Miller Cast Robin Wright Penn, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore, Alan Arkin, Monica Bellucci, Maria Bello, Blake Lively, Zoe Kazan
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4 W Armored Screen Gems Dir., Nimród Antal; Pro., Sam Raimi; Cast, Columbus Short, Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno, Skeet Ulrich, Fred Ward, Milo Ventimiglia
Brothers Lionsgate Dir.: Jim Sheridan; Scr.: David Benioff; Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Mare Winningham, Sam Shepard
Everybody's Fine Miramax Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Katherine Moennig, Melissa Leo
Transylmania Full Circle Releasing James DeBello, Musetta Vander, Tony Denman
L Up in the Air Paramount Pictures Dir.: Jason Reitman; Scr.: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner; Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Melanie Lynskey, Danny McBride, Amy Morton, Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Zach Galifianakis
11 W Invictus Warner Bros. Dir.: Clint Eastwood; Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Scott Eastwood
L The Lovely Bones DreamWorksmarker Dir. and Scr.: Peter Jackson; Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Rose McIver, Michael Imperioli, Amanda Michalka
A Single Man The Weinstein Company Dir.: Tom Ford; Scr.: Tom Ford & David Scearce; Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, Ginnifer Goodwin, Paulette Lamouri
15 L Corso: The Last Beat Arkwright Ventures Dir./Scr.: Gustave Reininger; Nar: Ethan Hawke; Footage: Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Patti Smith, Ethan Hawke
16 L Crazy Heart Fox Searchlight Pictures Dir./Scr.: Scott Cooper; Cast: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Beth Grant, Sarah Jane Morris
18 W Avatar 20th Century Fox Dir. and Scr., James Cameron; Cast, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez
Did You Hear About the Morgans? Columbia Marc Lawrence (writer & director); Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Elisabeth Moss, Mary Steenburgen, Sam Elliott, Michael Kelly, Kim Shaw
L Agora Focus Features Dir. & Scr., Alejandro Amenabar Cast Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Rupert Evans
Nine The Weinstein Company Dir., Rob Marshall; Cast, Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Stacy Ferguson
23 W Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 20th Century Fox/Regency Enterprises Dir., Betty Thomas; Cast, Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Zachary Levi, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler
L The Last Station Sony Pictures Classics Dir. & Scr., Michael Hoffman Cast Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff, Paul Giamatti, Kerry Condon, Patrick Kennedy
25 W It's Complicated Universal Pictures Dir. & Scr., Nancy Meyers; Cast, Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Lake Bell, John Krasinski, Rita Wilson, Hunter Parrish, Daryl Sabara, Zoe Kazan
Sherlock Holmes Warner Bros. Dir.: Guy Ritchie; Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong
L The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Sony Pictures Classics Dir. & Scr., Terry Gilliam; Cast, Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Lily Cole, Andrew Garfield, Tom Waits, Verne Troyer, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell
30 L The White Ribbon Sony Pictures Classics Dir. & Scr., Michael Haneke; Cast Ulrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbichler, Marisa Growaldt


Unscheduled 2009 releases

The following films are about to begin production, have begun filming, or finished filming, but do not have a specific release date set in 2009.



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After.Life TBD Dir., Agnieszka Vosloo Cast Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Josh Charles, Chandler Canterbury
Hurricane Season MGM Dir., Tim Story, Scr., Robert Eisele Cast Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson, Isaiah Washington
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Jupiter 9 Productions Dir. & Scr., Harry 'Doc' Kloor Cast Amanda Peet, James Earl Jones, Sandra Oh, Chris Pine, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen


Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Edmund Purdom 84 Actor The Student PrinceAthenaThe EgyptianThe Prodigal
3 Pat Hingle 84 Actor Splendor in the GrassHang 'Em HighBatman quadrilogy • The Land Before TimeTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
8 Don Galloway 71 Actor The Big Chill
12 Claude Berri 74 Director, Producer, Writer Jean de FloretteManon des SourcesLe PouletTess
13 Patrick McGoohan 80 Actor, Writer The PrisonerThe Three Lives of ThomasinaThe Scarecrow of Romney MarshIce Station ZebraBraveheartTreasure PlanetEscape From Alcatraz
14 Ricardo Montalbán 88 Actor, Director BattlegroundAcross the Wide MissouriNeptune's DaughterSayonara, Cheyenne AutumnFantasy IslandStar Trek II: The Wrath of KhanThe Naked GunSpy Kids 2: Island of Lost DreamsSpy Kids 3-D: Game OverThe Ant Bully
15 Tapan Sinha 86 Director KabuliwalaEk Doctor Ki Maut
17 Susanna Foster 84 Actor, Singer Phantom of the OperaThe Climax
18 Kathleen Byron 88 Actor Black NarcissusA Matter of Life and DeathThe House in the Square
21 Charles H. Schneer 88 Producer Jason and the ArgonautsClash of the TitansThe 7th Voyage of SinbadMysterious IslandIt Came from Beneath the Sea
29 François Villiers 88 Director L'Eau viveLe Puits aux trois vérités
31 Nagesh 75 Actor Server SundaramThiruvilayadalAnbe Vaa
February 6 James Whitmore 87 Actor Tora! Tora! Tora!Give 'em Hell, Harry!BattlegroundThem!The Shawshank Redemption
6 Philip Carey 83 Actor Operation PacificPushoverMister Roberts
9 Robert W. Anderson 88 Screenwriter Tea and SympathyUntil They SailThe Nun's StoryThe Sand PebblesI Never Sang for My Father
20 Robert Quarry 83 Actor Count Yorga, VampireDr. Phibes Rises Again
22 Howard Zieff 81 Director Private BenjaminMy Girl
25 Clarence Swenson 91 Actor The Wizard of Oz
March 4 Horton Foote 92 Screenwriter To Kill a MockingbirdBaby the Rain Must FallThe Trip to BountifulOf Mice and MenTender Mercies
13 Betsy Blair 85 Actress MartyA Double LifeAnother Part of the ForestThe Snake Pit
15 Ron Silver 62 Actor, Director The EntitySilkwoodReversal of FortuneFind Me GuiltyTimecopSilent RageBlue Steel
18 Natasha Richardson 45 Actress The Comfort of StrangersNellThe Parent TrapBlow DryAsylumWild ChildThe White CountessWaking Up in RenoPast MidnightEveningThe Handmaid's Tale
22 Awilda Carbia 71 Actress, Comedian Cita en Buenos AiresEl sueño del regresoLa Guagua Aérea 2Punto final: De como Tito Mangual aprendio a bregar
25 Steven Bach 84 Studio Executive Heaven's Gate
29 Maurice Jarre 84 Musical Composer Lawrence of ArabiaDoctor ZhivagoGrand PrixTopazRyan's DaughterThe Life and Times of Judge Roy BeanA Passage to IndiaWitnessDead Poets SocietyGorillas in the MistGhost
29 Monte Hale 89 Actor, Singer Giant
April 1 Miguel Ángel Suárez 69 Actor BananasStir CrazyUnder SuspicionAngelChe: Part One
1 Lou Perryman 67 Actor The Texas Chain Saw MassacrePoltergeistThe Blues Brothers
5 Wouter Barendrecht 43 Producer The Goddess of 1967Springtime in a Small TownLast Life in the UniversePleasure Factory
9 Shakti Samanta 83 Director, Producer AradhanaKati PatangAmar Prem
10 Yevgeny Vesnik 86 Actor The Adventures of the Elektronic
20 Peter Rogers 95 Director Carry On film series
22 Ken Annakin 94 Director Swiss Family RobinsonThe Longest DayBattle of the BulgeThose Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
22 Jack Cardiff 94 Cinematographer-Director Black NarcissusThe Red ShoesWar and PeaceThe Prince and the ShowgirlThe Vikings
25 Bea Arthur 86 Actress Lovers and Other Rtr��gersMameThe Golden Girls
27 Feroz Khan 69 Actor Tarzan Goes to IndiaDharmatmaQurbaniJanbaaz
May 1 Danny Gans 52 Actor, Entertainer Bull Durham
4 Dom DeLuise 75 Actor, Comedian, Film Director History of the World, Part ISpaceballsRobin Hood: Men in TightsAll Dogs Go to HeavenThe Secret of NIMHAn American TailThe Muppet MovieThe Cannonball RunThe Twelve ChairsBlazing SaddlesCannonball Run IIFatsoThe EndSmokey and the Bandit IIHot StuffOliver & Company
4 Jane Randolph 93 Actress Railroaded!Cat PeopleCurse of the Cat People
7 Mickey Carroll 89 Actor The Wizard of Oz
17 Prakash Mehra 69 Director, Producer Haseena Maan JayegiZanjeerMuqaddar Ka SikanderLaawarisSharaabiNamak Halaal
18 Wayne Allwine 62 Voice actor/third voice of Mickey Mouse, Sound effects editor Who Framed Roger RabbitFantasia 2000A Goofy MovieThe Great Mouse DetectiveThe Black CauldronStar Trek V: The Final FrontierSplashThree Men and a BabyAlien NationInnerspace
20 Lucy Gordon 28 Actress PerfumeSerendipitySpider-Man 3
June 3 David Carradine 72 Actor Kung FuDeath Race 2000Bound for GloryBird on a WireKill Bill . Crank: High Voltage
3 Shih Kien 96 Actor The Young MasterEnter the Dragon
23 Ed McMahon 86 Actor The IncidentFun with Dick and JaneBewitchedFull Moon HighThe Butterfly
25 Farrah Fawcett 62 Actress Logan's RunThe Cannonball RunExtremitiesThe ApostleDr. T & the Women
25 Michael Jackson 50 Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Producer The WizCaptain EOMoonwalkerGhostsMen in Black IIMiss Cast AwayMichael Jackson's This Is It
29 Jan Rubes 89 Singer, Actor WitnessOne Magic ChristmasDead of WinterThe Outside Chance of Maximilian GlickD2: The Mighty Ducks
30 Harve Presnell 75 Actor FargoPaint Your WagonSaving Private Ryan
July 1 Karl Malden 97 Actor A Streetcar Named DesireOn the WaterfrontBaby DollBirdman of AlcatrazGypsyPattonOne-Eyed JacksHow the West Was WonKiss of DeathI Confess
4 Brenda Joyce 92 Actress Tarzan and the AmazonsTarzan and the Leopard WomanTarzan and the HuntressTarzan and the MermaidsTarzan's Magic Fountain
10 Zena Marshall 83 Actress Dr. NoThose Magnificent Men in Their Flying MachinesThe Terrornauts
21 Heinz Edelmann 75 Illustrator, Designer Yellow Submarine
26 Traugott Buhre 80 Actor DerrickTatortAnatomy
28 Leela Naidu 69 Actress Anuradha
August 5 Budd Schulberg 95 Actor Director, Producer, Screenwriter On the WaterfrontA Face in the Crowd
6 John Hughes 59 Director, Writer, Producer National Lampoon's VacationFerris Bueller's Day OffWeird ScienceThe Breakfast ClubSixteen CandlesPretty in PinkShe's Having a BabyPlanes, Trains and AutomobilesUncle BuckHome AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
9 John Quade 71 Actor, Stuntman The Outlaw Josey Wales92 In The Shade
13 Les Paul 94 Musician, Songwriter, Actor Sarge Goes To CollegeThe Dream Catcher
September 12 Larry Gelbart 81 Author, Screenwriter, Producer TootsieOh, God!Blame It on RioBedazzledNeighborsRough Cut
14 Patrick Swayze 57 Actor, Dancer, Singer-songwriter Dirty DancingRoad HouseGhostPoint BreakRed DawnThe OutsidersGrandview, U.S.A.Steel DawnNext of KinWaking Up in RenoBlack DogPowder BlueDonnie DarkoGreen Dragon11:14Keeping Mum
14 Henry Gibson 73 Actor Laugh InNashvillemarkerInnerspaceThe Blues BrothersGremlins 2: The New BatchCharlotte's WebBoston Legal
17 Dick Durock 72 Actor, Stuntman Swamp ThingThe Return of Swamp ThingThe EnforcerAny Which Way You CanDoc Savage: The Man of Bronze
21 Robert Ginty 60 Actor, Director The ExterminatorComing HomeHarley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
October 14 Collin Wilcox 74 Actress To Kill a MockingbirdJaws 2Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
19 Joseph Wiseman 91 Actor Dr. NoViva Zapata!The Unforgiven
26 Yoshirō Muraki 85 Production designer, Art director, Costume designer Throne of BloodYojinboHigh and LowTora! Tora! Tora!Japan SinksKagemushaRan
November 16 Edward Woodward 79 Actor Breaker MorantThe Wicker Man


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