It seems like over 9 months after the end of the year, the vote on IMDb's top 250 seem to settle (past the initial fan-boy love that shoots genre films to the top of the list) and gives us an idea of what votes on the internet movie database say are the best films.
I did a similar post last year around this time, and thought I'd do the leg-work again and see what IMDb.com is telling us was the must sees of last year. As a dynamic list this could all change as soon as I press "post" but it's an interesting snap-shot.
1. Inglourious Basterds (imdb.com rank #80)
2. Up (#89)
3. Avatar (#123)
4. District 9 (#126)
5. The Secret in their Eyes [El secreto de sus ojos] (#171)
6. Star Trek (#177)
Honestly, tthese rankings don't paint a very exciting picture for 2009 if you ask me. Of course some of my top films of 2009 don't hit the list. So, it is what it is. But this certainly doesn't suggest that 2009 was a magical year of film.
Would you agree with this being the consensus of 2009's top films?