Top 50 underrated action movies from year 2009

01.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.4 (13399 votes)
|
6.64 (56 reviews)

Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.

02.
Wanted
147 min | 2009 |
6.6 (16185 votes)
|
8.45 (58 reviews)

Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

03.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (24592 votes)
|
6.75 (117 reviews)

Terrorists kidnap the Russian Prime Minister's 2 kids, take Chernobyl nuclear power plant and threaten to blow up a reactor. 4 Universal Soldiers go in but are no match to a Next Gen. UniSol Luc (Jean-Claude Van Damme) goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

04.
Magadheera
147 min | 2009 |
7.6 (18038 votes)
|
9.07 (42 reviews)

A bike stuntman recalls his previous life as a warrior, and pursues his love's reincarnation. A sinister figure from their shared past threatens to separate them forever.

05.
A Wonderful Story About Strange Love
150 min | 2009 |
6.3 (10149 votes)
|
7.7 (37 reviews)

The wacky adventures of a young man who is willing to sacrifice his own love to insure the happiness of others, and get the girl-of-his-dreams married to the boy-of-her-dreams.

06.
Dance Flick
83 min | 2009 |
3.5 (12035 votes)
|
4.83 (54 reviews)

Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as they enter in the mother of all dance battles.

07.
The Horde
90 min | 2009 |
5.9 (15054 votes)
|
6.95 (74 reviews)

An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

08.
Blood and Bone
93 min | 2009 |
6.7 (32122 votes)
|
7.74 (83 reviews)

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

09.
Solomon Kane
104 min | 2009 |
6.1 (70795 votes)
|
7.11 (161 reviews)

A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

10.
Ninja
86 min | 2009 |
5.5 (10959 votes)
|
6.5 (57 reviews)

A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

11.
Nefes - Der Atemzug
128 min | 2009 |
8.0 (32565 votes)
|
8.94 (60 reviews)

Story of 40-man Turkish task force who must defend a relay station.

12.
Infestation
91 min | 2009 |
5.9 (8771 votes)
|
6.8 (46 reviews)

A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

13.
Redline
102 min | 2009 |
7.5 (12528 votes)
|
8.36 (52 reviews)

A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.

14.
Black Dynamite
84 min | 2009 |
7.4 (46291 votes)
|
8.23 (110 reviews)

Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.

15.
Ninja Assassin
99 min | 2009 |
6.3 (68063 votes)
|
7.13 (239 reviews)

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

16.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
96 min | 2009 |
3.7 (23089 votes)
|
4.5 (187 reviews)

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

17.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
90 min | 2009 |
6.9 (213541 votes)
|
7.66 (196 reviews)

A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.

18.
Pandorum
108 min | 2009 |
6.7 (146353 votes)
|
7.43 (380 reviews)

Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.

19.
Race to Witch Mountain
98 min | 2009 |
5.7 (57281 votes)
|
6.42 (130 reviews)

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

20.
Blood Creek
90 min | 2009 |
5.3 (11904 votes)
|
6.01 (55 reviews)

A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich.

21.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
92 min | 2009 |
6.6 (154378 votes)
|
7.24 (191 reviews)

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

22.
The International
118 min | 2009 |
6.5 (93258 votes)
|
7.11 (209 reviews)

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

23.
Merantau
134 min | 2009 |
6.8 (8842 votes)
|
7.41 (59 reviews)

A young man from the countryside uses his skills in silat martial arts to survive the slave trade.

24.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
91 min | 2009 |
5.2 (105791 votes)
|
5.76 (254 reviews)

When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

25.
Saw VI
90 min | 2009 |
6.0 (105883 votes)
|
6.53 (225 reviews)

Agent Strahm is dead, and FBI agent Erickson draws nearer to Hoffman. Meanwhile, a pair of insurance executives find themselves in another game set by Jigsaw.

26.
9
79 min | 2009 |
7.1 (135576 votes)
|
7.63 (285 reviews)

A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

27.
Land of the Lost
102 min | 2009 |
5.3 (68150 votes)
|
5.81 (288 reviews)

A space-time vortex sucks scientist Rick Marshall, his assistant Holly and a survivalist Will into a world populated by dinosaurs and painfully slow creatures called Sleestaks.

28.
Ink
107 min | 2009 |
6.9 (21025 votes)
|
7.41 (226 reviews)

A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.

29.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
109 min | 2009 |
5.8 (43687 votes)
|
6.3 (193 reviews)

Teenager Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire. After a series of events, Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque du Freak, becoming a creature of the night.

30.
Harry Brown
103 min | 2009 |
7.2 (84387 votes)
|
7.68 (248 reviews)

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

31.
G-Force
88 min | 2009 |
5.1 (44093 votes)
|
5.55 (87 reviews)

A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world.

32.
Celda 211
113 min | 2009 |
7.6 (63675 votes)
|
8.05 (68 reviews)

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

33.
Scoundrel
130 min | 2009 |
7.4 (14789 votes)
|
7.83 (96 reviews)

The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.

34.
Red Cliff II
142 min | 2009 |
7.6 (23481 votes)
|
8.01 (34 reviews)

Second and final part of epic tale about a legendary battle that changed the course of China history.

35.
A Perfect Getaway
98 min | 2009 |
6.5 (69597 votes)
|
6.89 (244 reviews)

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

36.
Mother
129 min | 2009 |
7.8 (57063 votes)
|
8.18 (148 reviews)

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

37.
Micmacs
105 min | 2009 |
7.2 (28804 votes)
|
7.54 (71 reviews)

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

38.
Stadt der Gewalt
119 min | 2009 |
7.0 (10341 votes)
|
7.33 (60 reviews)

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

39.
Blood: The Last Vampire
91 min | 2009 |
5.3 (14431 votes)
|
5.54 (78 reviews)

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

40.
The Tournament
95 min | 2009 |
6.1 (32638 votes)
|
6.34 (87 reviews)

A tournament is watched by dozens of wealthy men betting on which one of the 30 assassins will survive the next 24 hours "kill or die" and claim the USD10,000,000 prize. It takes place in an English town with plenty of CCTVs.

41.
Astro Boy
94 min | 2009 |
6.3 (34544 votes)
|
6.51 (83 reviews)

When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him the greatest hero of his time.

42.
Push
111 min | 2009 |
6.1 (107650 votes)
|
6.3 (242 reviews)

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

43.
Fast & Furious
107 min | 2009 |
6.6 (272390 votes)
|
6.79 (286 reviews)

Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

44.
Summer Wars
114 min | 2009 |
7.5 (27395 votes)
|
7.6 (64 reviews)

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

45.
Vampire Killers
86 min | 2009 |
5.1 (19470 votes)
|
5.19 (97 reviews)

Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.

46.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
149 min | 2009 |
6.0 (391597 votes)
|
6.08 (1403 reviews)

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

47.
Daybreakers
98 min | 2009 |
6.4 (124459 votes)
|
6.43 (317 reviews)

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

48.
District 13: Ultimatum
101 min | 2009 |
6.5 (42829 votes)
|
6.53 (42 reviews)

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

49.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
94 min | 2009 |
6.9 (230654 votes)
|
6.9 (150 reviews)

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

50.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
147 min | 2009 |
7.3 (68370 votes)
|
7.23 (112 reviews)

Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

Top 33 overrated action movies from year 2009

01.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (62085 votes)
|
3.84 (189 reviews)

The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

02.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (586392 votes)
|
5.66 (1591 reviews)

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

03.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
153 min | 2009 |
7.6 (493755 votes)
|
5.63 (1077 reviews)

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

04.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (33378 votes)
|
4.3 (56 reviews)

A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.

05.
Law Abiding Citizen
109 min | 2009 |
7.4 (279694 votes)
|
5.96 (612 reviews)

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free.

06.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (361263 votes)
|
4.42 (1173 reviews)

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

07.
Gamer
95 min | 2009 |
5.8 (131884 votes)
|
4.44 (257 reviews)

In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free.

08.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (598075 votes)
|
6.3 (658 reviews)

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

09.
The Taking of Pelham 123
106 min | 2009 |
6.4 (190149 votes)
|
5.41 (338 reviews)

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

10.
Angels & Demons
138 min | 2009 |
6.7 (280468 votes)
|
5.74 (493 reviews)

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

11.
Watchmen
162 min | 2009 |
7.6 (521902 votes)
|
6.64 (1406 reviews)

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

12.
Drag Me to Hell
99 min | 2009 |
6.5 (192820 votes)
|
5.54 (776 reviews)

A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

13.
Armored
88 min | 2009 |
5.7 (29684 votes)
|
4.76 (117 reviews)

A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.

14.
Fighting
105 min | 2009 |
5.6 (32486 votes)
|
4.79 (101 reviews)

In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

15.
Echelon Conspiracy
105 min | 2009 |
5.8 (18645 votes)
|
5.09 (70 reviews)

At first, the strange phone messages promised great wealth. Soon, though, government agents pursue the young engineer receiving them around the world.

16.
Knowing
121 min | 2009 |
6.2 (225353 votes)
|
5.51 (882 reviews)

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

17.
Avatar
162 min | 2009 |
7.8 (1147587 votes)
|
7.17 (3344 reviews)

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

18.
The Pink Panther 2
92 min | 2009 |
5.6 (43493 votes)
|
4.98 (124 reviews)

Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

19.
Valhalla Rising
93 min | 2009 |
6.1 (57548 votes)
|
5.5 (294 reviews)

Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land.

20.
District 9
112 min | 2009 |
7.9 (650435 votes)
|
7.3 (1311 reviews)

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

21.
Dragonball Evolution
85 min | 2009 |
2.5 (71817 votes)
|
1.97 (544 reviews)

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

22.
The Girl Who Played with Fire
129 min | 2009 |
7.2 (92686 votes)
|
6.68 (145 reviews)

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

23.
[Rec]²
85 min | 2009 |
6.5 (68553 votes)
|
5.98 (139 reviews)

In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

24.
Observe and Report
86 min | 2009 |
5.8 (60765 votes)
|
5.28 (263 reviews)

Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.

25.
The Final Destination
82 min | 2009 |
5.2 (99764 votes)
|
4.7 (320 reviews)

A horrifying premonition saves a young man and his friends from death during a racetrack accident but terrible fates await them nonetheless.

26.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
107 min | 2009 |
6.6 (478468 votes)
|
6.11 (686 reviews)

The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.

27.
Rampage
85 min | 2009 |
6.3 (17550 votes)
|
5.81 (144 reviews)

A man with a thirst for revenge builds a full body armor from Kevlar and goes on a killing spree.

28.
The Last House on the Left
110 min | 2009 |
6.5 (88254 votes)
|
6.02 (338 reviews)

After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

29.
Terminator Salvation
115 min | 2009 |
6.5 (349116 votes)
|
6.02 (1069 reviews)

In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

30.
The Descent: Part 2
94 min | 2009 |
5.8 (45280 votes)
|
5.37 (195 reviews)

Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.

31.
Crank: High Voltage
96 min | 2009 |
6.2 (144024 votes)
|
5.79 (238 reviews)

Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker which requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

32.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
118 min | 2009 |
5.8 (203009 votes)
|
5.4 (518 reviews)

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

33.
Brothers
105 min | 2009 |
7.1 (115551 votes)
|
6.77 (234 reviews)

While on tour in Afghanistan, Sam's copter is shot down and he is presumed dead. Back home, it is his screw-up brother who looks after the family. Sam does return, but with a lot of excess baggage.