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Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

Old 01-03-11, 12:36 AM
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Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

So, I am looking for the power of DVDtalk to help solve a debate that I have had with my cousin. I feel that 2009 was the better year for theatrical releases, while he contends that 2010 is superior. He has a love for INCEPTION, SOCIAL NETWORK, and SHUTTER ISLAND that put 2010 on top due to the greatness of those three releases alone. I contend that 2009 was a better year because it was much deeper top to bottom, and there were more movies that got me to the theater in 2009.

Here were my favorites in no particular order.

2009
Best Worst Movie
District 9
Avatar
UP
Inglorious BAsterds
Watchmen
Public Enemies
Cloudy with a chance....
Hurt Locker
Zombieland
Where the Wild Things Are
Drag me to Hell
Star Trek
The Hangover
500 days of Summer
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Adventurreland
Ponyo
A Serious Man
The Informant
Extract
Moon
Brothers Bloom
I love you, Man
Black Dynamite
House of the Devil
The Crazies (moved to 2010)
Dead Snow
In the Loop
Coraline
Let the right one in

2010
Shutter Island
Inception
Kick-ass
Splice
Toy Story 3
How to Train Your Dragon
Scot Pilgrim v the World
Pirana 3d
Machete
The Town
Social Network
Jackass 3d
127 Hours
I love you Phillip Morris
Blue Valentine
There once was an Island
True Grit
Black Swan
The Crazies
Expendables
Preadators
A-team

So I now pose the question to you guys. Which year do you think is better for releases?

2009:http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...ease-list.html
2010:http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...ease-list.html

Last edited by bcd; 01-03-11 at 02:31 AM. Reason: Because Solid Snake PAC was right, if I wan't help answering the question I should make it easier to remember films from 2009
Old 01-03-11, 12:42 AM
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

well...what came out in 2009? You bring a poll...and you expect me to remember every great film of '09? I remember 2010...
Old 01-03-11, 12:48 AM
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

Sorry, it took me some time to get the links to the release lists for 2009 and 2010. With an average of .11 posts a day on the forum it took me a while to get it right. I am just glad I didn't screw up the poll.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

These last 2 years are the lowest attendance I've had at the movies this century.
Which means both years suck for me.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

I thought The Crazies was 2010?
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

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I thought The Crazies was 2010?
Yep, looked it up and it came out in February.



To vote in the poll, I went with 2010 but mostly by default (for Inception and Toy Story 3), though '09 did have Star Trek. Either way both years weren't great, just good.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

True Grit
Inception
TS3
SPvsTW
Shutter Island
THE EXPENDABLES
PREDATERS
A-TEAM


THE EXPENDABLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2010 easily cuz it made my childhood dream movie come true....I can't wait for part 2...part 2 of my fucking awesome childhood dream!!!YEAH!
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

2010 for me, easily. Inception, True Grit, Black Swan, and Kick-Ass seal it for me, and I still need to see 127 Hours.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

2009 had the awesome The Brothers Bloom. 2010 didn't.

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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

Just based on the lists here, I'm going to distill them down to the movies I saw and really liked:

Originally Posted by bcd View Post
2009
District 9
Inglorious Basterds
Cloudy with a chance....
Hurt Locker
Zombieland
Where the Wild Things Are
Drag me to Hell
Star Trek
The Hangover
Fantastic Mr. Fox
A Serious Man
The Informant
Moon
Black Dynamite
Coraline
Let the right one in

2010
Shutter Island
Toy Story 3
How to Train Your Dragon
Scot Pilgrim v the World
Pirana 3d
The Town
Social Network
True Grit
Black Swan
Predators
A-team
2009 wins it handily. Even if I add in a few more 2010 movies I like (such as Four Lions, Harry Potter, and Iron Man 2) 2010 also had way more disappointments (Expendables, Tron, Inception, Monsters, Splice, etc.), making my general enjoyment of the year much lower.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

I said 2010, because the list of films I loved is longer than 2009's list. Also, I still have about 10 films to watch from 2010, which will make that list even longer.

2009 (12 films):

The Hurt Locker, Up in the Air, A Serious Man, In the Loop, Inglourious Basterds, The White Ribbon, District 9, Moon, (500) Days of Summer, Star Trek, Drag Me to Hell, Fantastic Mr. Fox

2010 (16 films):

Black Swan, The Social Network, Inception, Dogtooth, True Grit, Toy Story 3, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Winter's Bone, Animal Kingdom, A Prophet, The Fighter, The Town, The Kids Are All Right, The Secret in Their Eyes, Scott Pilgrim, Restrepo (+7 films I will probably love: 127 Hours, The King's Speech, Blue Valentine, Waiting for Superman, Let Me In, Inside Job, Another Year)
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

Geez, I thought this was a terrible year for movies at first, but looking at that list, the number of movies I think I'll revisit in the future from this year (Tron, Scott Pilgrim, The Social Network, Inception, Kick-Ass, The Town ) just about beats those from 2009 (Star Trek, Watchmen, An Education, Where The Wild Things Are)

Each year was full of disappointments (Avatar, The Expendables), but 2010 just barely wins it I think.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

i'd say they're about even to be honest...
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

2009.
Old 01-04-11, 01:19 AM
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

It seems like things are split quite evenly, I thought that this might be the case. It seems as though if you thought very highly of INCEPTION and THE SOCIAL NETWORK than 2010 stood out more for you. I did enjoy those but there are so many more in 2009 that I want to revisit soon.

Thanks for the input so far!!
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

2009 for Up in the Air, Up!, A Single Man, Inglourious Basterds, Fantastic Mr Fox, Where the Wild Things Are.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

2009 highlights: Star Trek, 500 days of Summer, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up in the Air, Let the right one in, Inglourious Basterds, Watchmen

2010 highlights: Inception, Kick-ass, How to Train Your Dragon, Scott Pilgrim v the World, Social Network, 127 Hours

Damn, its nearly a tie for me. I'd say the double whammy of Inception and Social Network give 2010 the edge.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

Animation - 2010
Horror - 2009
Action - 2010
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

2009's movies were a lot more fun (Star Trek, Drag Me to Hell, Inglourious Basterds). 2010 had better "serious" films: Animal Kingdom, Inception, Winter's Bone, The Social Network, The American... and then you've two good 4+ hr European biopics about criminals.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

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2009's movies were a lot more fun (Star Trek, Drag Me to Hell, Inglourious Basterds). 2010 had better "serious" films: Animal Kingdom, Inception, Winter's Bone, The Social Network, The American... and then you've two good 4+ hr European biopics about criminals.
I haven't seen Carlos yet but really liked CHE, which I tack on to 2009. I saw it in Auckand with my brother
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

Thanks to everyone who voted, I think that I have a large enough sampling to help my argument.
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Re: Better Year for Movies: 2009 or 2010

I didnt see alot of films in 2010 but i hated Avatar less than Inception so I will go with 2009, plus I LOVED Watchmen and the only stand outs this year for me were Scott Pilgrim, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Kick-Ass and How To Train Your Dragon. I wanted to love Machete because my favorite film EVER is Grindhouse but it just didnt hit the high mark I had set for it and The Expendables also didnt WOW me as much as I thought it would.

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