10 Best 2009 Action Movies

Friday, December 3 by Natalie Kuchik

The 10 best 2009 action movies were not only action packed, but also packed audiences into theaters. One of the best 2009 action movies is currently the top grossing movie of all-time and sold over $750 million in movie tickets domestically. Fantasy, comedy, adventure, and superhero movies all made their mark on the best 2009 action movies.

  1. "Avatar". One of the best 2009 action movies because it was the top grossing movie of 2009 and of all time. The epic action adventure fantasy movie was written and directed by James Cameron. It's about a new world on the moon Pandora, and how a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption, discovery and unexpected love. This 2009 action movie leads the hero into a battle to save his civilization.
  2. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". One of the best 2009 action movies is the back story to the popular X-Men Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Wolverine has amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Based on the comic book by Marvel, this 2009 action movie has amazing special effects and shows off the unique powers from legends of the X-Men universe.
  3. "Land of the Lost". One of the best 2009 actions movies because it's also a comedy that's great for the entire family. Has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is sucked back through time. He's left with no weapons, and few skills to survive with dinosaurs and creatures. His action packed adventure involves being chased by a T. rex and stalked by Sleestaks.
  4. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". In this 2009 action movie, Sam (Shia LaBeouf) and Mikaela (Megan Fox) must uncover the secret history of the Transformers presence on earth. The sequel is set two years later, and once again they make sacrifices to help the Transformers. One of the 10 best 2009 action movies because of what a blockbuster hit this franchise has become.
  5. "taken". This 2009 action movie is about ex-government operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) who has four days to find his kidnapped daughter. His daughter (Maggie Grace) was taken while vacationing in Paris. One of the best 2009 action movies because Mills goes through many action packed obstacles to get his daughter.
  6. "Star Trek". This new vision of the space adventure "Star Trek" is one of the best 2009 action movies. It features a young, new crew of actors. "Star Trek" explores the early Starfleet careers of future Enterprise officers that have made the series popular such as Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Sulu. 
  7. "Sherlock Holmes". This 2009 action movie sends Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest adventure. Holmes battles a new nemesis and reveals a deadly plot that could destroy the country. The 2009 action movie is based from the Lionel Wigram's comicbook.
  8. "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra". This 2009 action packed movie involves the elite G.I. Joe team using the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro. They also try and prevent the Cobra organization from sending the world into chaos. 
  9. "Fast & Furious". This 2009 action movie is the follow up to the 2001 blockbuster "The Fast and the Furious". Vin Diesel Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster all come back for the sequel. Car chases, tunnel crawls across international lines, and feuds turned partnership are some of the reasons this is one of the best 2009 action movies.
  10. "Killshot". Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, this 2009 action movie is about a woman and her blue-collar husband become the targets of two killers. The couple stumbles upon an extortion plot which puts their own lives in action packed danger. One of the best 2009 action movies because it stars usual good girl Diane Lane, who becomes ruthless in this film.
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