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    The Best Movies of 2009: Our Critics' Picks

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    Our movie critics get out there every week to see whatever Hollywood serves up, whether it's Oscar bait or blockbusters or just a bunch of garbage. You may not always agree with them, but at least they know what they like—and aren't shy about it.

    We asked our critics to share Top 10 lists from 2009, so here goes:

    Antichrist, Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg IFC Films

    Luke Y. Thompson: Top 10 Best Movies of 2009

    1. Antichrist
    2. Avatar
    3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
    4. Crank 2
    5. Up
    6. Inglourious Basterds
    7. District 9
    8. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    9. (500) Days of Summer
    10. Where the Wild Things Are

    Read more of Luke's reviews

    Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Inglourious Basterds Francois Duhamel/ TWC 2009

    Natasha Vargas-Cooper: Top 10 Most Panty-Dropping Performances of 2009

    1. Eli Roth, Inglourious Basterds
    2. Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
    3. Johnny Depp, Public Enemies
    4. Mark Ruffalo, The Brothers Bloom
    5. George Clooney, Up in the Air
    6. Alec Baldwin, It's Complicated
    7. Viggo Mortensen The Road 
    8. Shia LaBeouf, Transformers 2
    9. Sam Worthington, Terminator Salvation
    10. The entire rest of the man-cast, New Moon

    Read more of Natasha's reviews

    The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

    Peter Paras: Top 10 Best Movies of 2009

    1. The Hurt Locker
    2. Up
    3. A Single Man
    4. Paranormal Activity
    5. Up In The Air
    6. The Hangover
    7. District 9
    8. A Serious Man
    9. Coraline
    10. Moon

    Read more of Peter's reviews

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