Top 31 underrated adventure movies from year 2009

01.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (23964 votes)
|
6.79 (105 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/JCVD goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

02.
Aliens in the Attic
86 min | 2009 |
5.4 (19747 votes)
|
6.83 (61 reviews)

A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

03.
Magadheera
147 min | 2009 |
7.6 (16734 votes)
|
8.95 (33 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.

04.
My One and Only
108 min | 2009 |
6.5 (8200 votes)
|
7.52 (33 reviews)

After leaving her philandering husband, an elegant socialite takes her two sons on a road trip across America in search of a better life.

05.
Solomon Kane
104 min | 2009 |
6.1 (66788 votes)
|
7.09 (146 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.

06.
Brendan und das Geheimnis von Kells
75 min | 2009 |
7.6 (28900 votes)
|
8.59 (79 reviews)

A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

07.
Year One
97 min | 2009 |
4.9 (87604 votes)
|
5.73 (208 reviews)

After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.

08.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
90 min | 2009 |
6.9 (190880 votes)
|
7.72 (164 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.

09.
Sin Nombre
96 min | 2009 |
7.6 (29922 votes)
|
8.36 (84 reviews)

A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

10.
Infestation
91 min | 2009 |
5.9 (8592 votes)
|
6.64 (40 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.

11.
Gentlemen Broncos
90 min | 2009 |
6.2 (10468 votes)
|
6.89 (57 reviews)

A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

12.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
92 min | 2009 |
6.6 (144485 votes)
|
7.22 (170 reviews)

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

13.
Race to Witch Mountain
98 min | 2009 |
5.7 (52401 votes)
|
6.28 (110 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.

14.
Everybody's Fine
99 min | 2009 |
7.1 (56699 votes)
|
7.67 (121 reviews)

A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.

15.
A Perfect Getaway
98 min | 2009 |
6.5 (64912 votes)
|
6.95 (206 reviews)

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

16.
9
79 min | 2009 |
7.1 (127610 votes)
|
7.47 (255 reviews)

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

17.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
109 min | 2009 |
5.9 (41500 votes)
|
6.26 (172 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 and become a vampire.

18.
Planet 51
91 min | 2009 |
6.0 (48204 votes)
|
6.34 (68 reviews)

An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him.

19.
The Hole
92 min | 2009 |
5.7 (21625 votes)
|
6.01 (73 reviews)

A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.

20.
G-Force
88 min | 2009 |
5.1 (40171 votes)
|
5.4 (83 reviews)

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

21.
The Princess and the Frog
97 min | 2009 |
7.1 (113431 votes)
|
7.32 (205 reviews)

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

22.
Land of the Lost
102 min | 2009 |
5.3 (61494 votes)
|
5.52 (242 reviews)

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

23.
Agora - Die Säulen des Himmels
127 min | 2009 |
7.2 (62606 votes)
|
7.38 (170 reviews)

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

24.
Push
111 min | 2009 |
6.1 (101891 votes)
|
6.27 (223 reviews)

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

25.
Up
96 min | 2009 |
8.2 (870113 votes)
|
8.34 (760 reviews)

78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

26.
Fast & Furious
107 min | 2009 |
6.6 (247964 votes)
|
6.72 (240 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.

27.
Amelia
111 min | 2009 |
5.8 (11527 votes)
|
5.7 (86 reviews)

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

28.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
94 min | 2009 |
6.9 (209487 votes)
|
6.8 (132 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.

29.
Monsters vs. Aliens
94 min | 2009 |
6.4 (138886 votes)
|
6.21 (187 reviews)

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.

30.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
150 min | 2009 |
6.0 (370106 votes)
|
5.81 (1319 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.

31.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
123 min | 2009 |
6.8 (140072 votes)
|
6.53 (221 reviews)

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Top 21 overrated adventure movies from year 2009

01.
Inglourious Basterds
153 min | 2009 |
8.3 (1162987 votes)
|
5.8 (1536 reviews)

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

02.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
153 min | 2009 |
7.6 (430972 votes)
|
5.37 (975 reviews)

As Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) 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 (Ralph Fiennes') dark past.

03.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (561633 votes)
|
5.68 (1492 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.

04.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (334580 votes)
|
4.19 (1019 reviews)

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

05.
Where the Wild Things Are
101 min | 2009 |
6.7 (97457 votes)
|
5.16 (375 reviews)

Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.

06.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (557219 votes)
|
6.13 (590 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.

07.
The Road
111 min | 2009 |
7.2 (211524 votes)
|
5.76 (485 reviews)

In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.

08.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
87 min | 2009 |
7.8 (181389 votes)
|
7.08 (273 reviews)

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

09.
Zombieland
88 min | 2009 |
7.6 (483291 votes)
|
6.9 (631 reviews)

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

10.
Avatar
162 min | 2009 |
7.8 (1067105 votes)
|
7.13 (3085 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.

11.
Terminator Salvation
115 min | 2009 |
6.5 (328794 votes)
|
5.84 (959 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?

12.
The Descent: Part 2
94 min | 2009 |
5.8 (41082 votes)
|
5.16 (155 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.

13.
Dragonball Evolution
85 min | 2009 |
2.5 (67120 votes)
|
1.95 (504 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.

14.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
105 min | 2009 |
6.0 (164908 votes)
|
5.46 (207 reviews)

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

15.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
130 min | 2009 |
4.7 (252792 votes)
|
4.19 (836 reviews)

Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and, in her depression, she falls into yet another difficult relationship - this time with her close friend, Jacob Black.

16.
Valhalla Rising
93 min | 2009 |
6.1 (53067 votes)
|
5.6 (275 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.

17.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
118 min | 2009 |
5.8 (193098 votes)
|
5.32 (484 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.

18.
The Pink Panther 2
92 min | 2009 |
5.6 (40137 votes)
|
5.16 (113 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.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
107 min | 2009 |
6.6 (446127 votes)
|
6.17 (621 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.

20.
Fanboys
90 min | 2009 |
6.6 (54722 votes)
|
6.18 (64 reviews)

Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before its release.

21.
[Rec] 2
85 min | 2009 |
6.5 (65204 votes)
|
6.11 (126 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.