DVDs are released weekly for home entertainment and the 10 best DVD April 2009 releases were some of the year's most memorable films. Many April 2009 releases were nominated for prestigious awards. Here is a list of the ten best April 2009 DVD releases.

  1. "The Reader" Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes star in this film about an unusual relationship between a teenage male and an older woman. Years after their relationship ends, the young man, now a law student, finds himself in a court room where he watches his former lover defend herself against war crimes. 

  2. "Doubt" This film is set in the Bronx in 1964 and stars Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman as a Catholic school nun and priest. After the priest is accused of abusing the school's only black male student, sparks fly between the nun and priest that tackles Catholicism, morality and authority. 

  3. "The Wrestler" "The Wrestler" stars Mickey Rourke and Evan Rachel Wood. This touching story is about an aging professional wrestler looking to make a comeback at fatherhood and his wrestling career.

  4. "No Country For Old Men" This film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem. A lost stash of heroine and 2 million dollars in cash sends a madman on a killing spree in pursuit of it; a local sheriff tracks the murderer as his victims pile up.

  5. "Notorious" Starring Angela Bassett and newcomer Jamal Woolard as murdered rapper Biggie Smalls. This biopic follows the short life of Christopher Wallace as he quickly goes from being a normal school kid to one of the most successful rappers of all time. 

  6. "Shuttle" This DVD release stars Peyton List and Tony Curran. Four friends fight for their lives when a too good to be true shuttle ride turns into a nightmare after their shuttle driver takes them to a desolate area to terrorize and murder them one by one.

  7. "What Doesn't Kill You" This story was based on the life of actor/director Mark Goodman. Two friends from south Boston almost destroyed by the tough streets, their employment with the Irish Mafia and prison.

  8. "The Last Word" Starring Winona Ryder and Wes Bentley, this DVD release is about a man who makes a living writing suicide notes for others. He winds up in a relationship with one of his client's sisters. 

  9. "Not Easily Broken" Stars Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson. After his wife is severely injured in an automobile accident, a man finds himself attracted to another woman, which causes their marriage and faith to be tested. 

  10. "The Day The Earth Stood Still" This DVD release stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly. A scientist tries to talk to an alien who has come to earth to destroy this world and everything in it.