Relive the best of 2009's movies... in three minutes

Hats off to YouTube user Zack Young, who expertly edited this three-minute montage featuring clips from many of this year’s most memorable (and not so memorable) movies. The video compilation, joyously set to Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up,” makes 2009 seem like a much stronger year in cinema that I personally think it was, but there’s nothing wrong with looking on the bright side of things. I especially appreciated the inclusion of the year’s excellent animated output, such as Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up, Ponyo, Coraline, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Only major exclusion in my mind: the absorbing baseball drama Sugar.

What about you, PopWatchers? Does this montage accurately depict the quality of 2009’s films? Which of your personal favorites are missing?

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  • r

    loved it

  • scottie knollin

    didn’t see The Blind Side in there at all.

  • Murtada

    it’s really, my 2 faves this year, 500 days and hurt locker are well represented

    however too much brothers bloom, a movie that did not register at all

  • AnaB

    Not enough Star Trek!
    And people might say otherwise, but Wolverine, GI Joe and Observe & Report should NOT be on that list!

  • Uueka

    That was ok,there is a far better recap of this years movie thats brilliantly edited also usin the song by arcade fire lol n other good songs lik death by white lies

  • Andrea

    Was there any District 9 in there?

    • sam deutsch

      2:43 is district 9.

  • a person

    WOW! New Moon was not in that! :)

  • Jeff

    Since this isn’t the best of the movies 2009, just at the movies in general, as much as it pains me to say this New Moon should have been included. I mean it does have the biggest opening day ever.

  • levi

    Bravo, a great video.

  • fernanda

    great video….thank god new moon wasnt in that!!…

  • Monica

    Not bad, but this one is longer and better:

  • Coll

    Great video – missed one of my favorites – Whip It

  • Topher-Liam

    yo this was taken from a longer video by a different user

    • Lauren

      It wasn’t — that same longer clip used this song, but the montages themselves differ.

  • Jacob

    Nice to see Moon, but no The Box? And yes, I liked The Box.

  • danny

    no hannah montana or movies from early 2009

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