Now that the New Year is here and we've all finally slept off those hangovers (sort of...), it's time to take a look into 2009 to see what's gonna help make the year ahead slightly less soul crushing. We've got superheroes, supervillains, bastards, robots, monsters and some exceptionally hairy dudes. So here's out list of the Top 20 of 2009! Let us know below if we missed anything... (To clarify, this is not a list of our prediction for the Top 20 grossing films of 2009, just 20 movies we're looking forward to the most...)

20. DISTRICT 9
(August 14)

DISTRICT 9 depicts a fictional world where extraterrestrials have become refugees in South Africa. Produced by Peter Jackson.  


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19. OBSERVE AND REPORT
(April 10)

At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher...


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18. THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123
(July 24)

Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train by a criminal mastermind (John Travolta)...


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17. LAND OF THE LOST
(June 5)

Space time vortexes suck.  Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into one and spat back through time.  Way back.  Now, Marshall has no weaons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world - the Land of the Lost...


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16. PUBLIC ENEMIES
(July 1)

No one could stop John Dillinger (Johnny Depp). No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone. But while the adventures of Dillinger's gang thrilled many, J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw's capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America's first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) to track him down.


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15. FRIDAY THE 13TH
(February 13)

Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay searches for his missing sister in the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake. Little do they know, they've entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history--the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake, armed with a razor-sharp machete...Jason Voorhees.


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14. FUNNY PEOPLE
(July 31)

George (Adam Sandler) is a very successful stand up comedian who learns that he has an untreatable blood disorder and is given less than a year to live. Ira (Seth Rogen) is a struggling up-and-coming stand up comedian who works at a deli and has yet to figure out his onstage persona. One night, these two perform at the same club and George takes notice of Ira. George hires Ira to be his semi-personal assistant as well as his friend.


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13. UP
(July 31)

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. UP takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures.


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12. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
(October 16)

Maurice Sendak's classic book Where the Wild Things Are comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation.


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11. STAR TREK
(May 8)

A new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, STAR TREK, featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before.


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10. BRUNO
(May 15)

Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno (Sacha Baron Cohen) takes his show to America.


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9. THE WOLFMAN
(November 6)

The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.


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8. GI JOE: RISE OF COBRA
(August 7)

From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.


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7. SHERLOCK HOLMES
(November 20)

In a dynamic new portrayal of Conan Doyle’s famous characters, “Sherlock Holmes” sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.


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6. TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FUTURE BEGINS
(May 22)

John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.


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5. X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
(May 22)

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.


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4. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
(August 14)

Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. 


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3. TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
(June 26)

Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons.


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2. AVATAR
(December 18)

In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.


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1. WATCHMEN
(March 6)

WATCHMEN is a story set in an alternative 1985, where the world is ticking closer to the brink of nuclear war, and a plot to eliminate a band of ex-crimefighters is instigated, but why? and by whom? It is up to two of those ex-crimefighters to investigate the plot that seems to go beyond the unthinkable.


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