10 Best Drama Movies That Come Out In 2009

Tuesday, January 25 by Shawn Lealos

The best drama movies that came out in 2009 scored huge at the Academy Awards for the year. In a year where the big box office winners included the billion dollar “Avatar,” the drama “The Hurt Locker” took home all the Gold. 2009 was a great year for these drama movies and provided the best films of the year.

  1. “The Lovely Bones” – Peter Jackson directs this adaptation of Alice Sebold’s novel about a young murdered girl who watches her family from above. It is one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009, earning Stanley Tucci an Oscar nomination for his role as the murderer.
  2. “The Hurt Locker” – Katheryn Bigelow is the first female to win Best Director at the Academy Awards for one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009. The movie won six Oscars telling the story of a bomb squad working the war in Iraq.
  3. “Moon”Duncan Jones directs this, one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009. The movie stars Sam Rockwell as a man on the moon who begins to have visions he knows can’t be true. Rockwell stars in the movie by himself for a large portion of the running time.
  4. “The Messenger”Woody Harrelson earned an Oscar nomination for his role in this, one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009. Harrelson stars as an army man sent to inform families when their loved ones di fighting in the war.
  5. “The Blind Side” – In this, one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009, Sandra Bullock stars as a woman who takes in a young man and helps him reach a dream of playing football. Bullock won an Oscar for her performance in this true-life story.
  6. “Up in the Air”Jason Reitman directs this, one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009. George Clooney stars as a man who travels the country, meeting individuals to explain they are being let go from their jobs. The movie looks at a man with no home, as he lives his life in hotels and airports.
  7. “Precious”Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry produced this movie about an impoverished girl with a horrible home life as she tries to succeed in life. Mo’Nique won an Oscar for her role as the abusive mother who does everything in her power to hold her daughter down in this, one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009.
  8. “Defiance” – In this true life story, Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber star at brothers who save Jewish people hiding in the Russian forests during the war. The movie, one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009, is directed by Oscar winning director Edward Zwick.
  9. “Everybody’s Fine” – Robert De Niro stars in this, one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009. De Niro plays a man who, after his wife dies, visits each of his children to try to convince them to come home for Christmas. Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale co-star.
  10. “Antichrist”Lars von Trier directs this movie, one of the best drama movies that came out in 2009. Willem Defoe stars as a man who tries to help his wife cope with the death of their baby. The movie shows graphic nudity and disturbing images to tell its disturbing story.