Quickflix Charts – The top rentals of 2009

2009 has been a big year for movies. Every few weeks, movie lovers have gathered at the cinema to enjoy the latest event films such as Avatar, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – and each have made an absolute killing at the box office.

But perhaps the more important films are the ones that entertained people in the comfort of their own homes. Films with lasting appeal; films that perhaps did not receive much attention upon its cinema release; films that continue to be beloved.
Therefore, it is my honour to present Quickflix’s 25 most rented titles of 2009. There are plenty of blockbusters, but you might be surprised to see which smaller films were popular with members in the final year of this past decade. Let us know in the comments section below what some of your favourite rentals were in 2009!
14. WALL-E
11. Juno
and the top rental of 2009 is…
It makes me endlessly happy to see this excellent Coen Brothers flick take the top spot. Armed with a stellar cast that included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich, the Coens delivered their funniest film since The Big Lebowski. It was a risky picture though; as dark and existentially perplexing as their previous film No Country for Old Men (which also found a spot in the top 25). It concludes in their typically unsettling and immediate manner, leaving the audience to consider that the previous 90 minutes has been one big (and undeniably hilarious) practical joke.
Does this mean their latest masterpiece A Serious Man is poised to take the top rental spot in 2010? We can only wait and see.
Burn After Reading now joins the ranks of previous top rentals Ratatouille (2008), Casino Royale (2007), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2006), I Robot (2005), 50 First Dates (2004) and Bruce Almighty (2003).
Discuss: Is Burn After Reading a deserving victor? What were your favourite rentals this year?

4 Responses to “Quickflix Charts – The top rentals of 2009”

  1. Wow, I honestly didn't expect this one to get the top spot. Nice to see!

  2. Great to see this one at the top spot… I loved it. Juno is another great watch from that list.

  3. I watched 12 out of the 25, so I guess my taste in movies isn't too eccentric. I would have ranked Slumdog or The Bank Job higher than Burn, and I was surprised that Gran Torino didn't rate a mention.

  4. Reading this list had my mind spooling back over some great cinematic experiences. Death at a Funeral was a brilliant off-beat comedy that had me in stitches. Roodog I agree – Gran Torino was a brilliant movie. If you havn't seen it add to your queue!

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