Top 36 underrated adventure movies from year 2009

01.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (24339 votes)
|
6.79 (113 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.

02.
Aliens in the Attic
86 min | 2009 |
5.4 (20306 votes)
|
6.92 (63 reviews)

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

03.
The Great Warrior
147 min | 2009 |
7.6 (17541 votes)
|
8.95 (34 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 (8378 votes)
|
7.54 (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.
Gentlemen Broncos
90 min | 2009 |
6.2 (10715 votes)
|
7.23 (62 reviews)

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

06.
Solomon Kane
104 min | 2009 |
6.1 (68065 votes)
|
7.11 (147 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.

07.
The Secret of Kells
75 min | 2009 |
7.6 (30183 votes)
|
8.53 (84 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.

08.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
90 min | 2009 |
6.9 (198622 votes)
|
7.69 (172 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.
Infestation
91 min | 2009 |
5.9 (8694 votes)
|
6.69 (44 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.

10.
Sin Nombre
96 min | 2009 |
7.6 (30625 votes)
|
8.35 (84 reviews)

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

11.
Saw VI
90 min | 2009 |
6.0 (98979 votes)
|
6.68 (201 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.

12.
Race to Witch Mountain
98 min | 2009 |
5.7 (54336 votes)
|
6.34 (120 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.

13.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
92 min | 2009 |
6.6 (148137 votes)
|
7.23 (173 reviews)

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

14.
The Hole
92 min | 2009 |
5.7 (22084 votes)
|
6.3 (74 reviews)

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

15.
Year One
97 min | 2009 |
4.9 (90227 votes)
|
5.48 (229 reviews)

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

16.
Cell 211
113 min | 2009 |
7.6 (62555 votes)
|
8.1 (67 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.

17.
A Perfect Getaway
98 min | 2009 |
6.5 (66270 votes)
|
6.97 (215 reviews)

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

18.
Everybody's Fine
99 min | 2009 |
7.1 (56881 votes)
|
7.51 (127 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.

19.
The Princess and the Frog
97 min | 2009 |
7.1 (119126 votes)
|
7.5 (228 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.

20.
G-Force
88 min | 2009 |
5.1 (41645 votes)
|
5.5 (86 reviews)

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

21.
Land of the Lost
102 min | 2009 |
5.3 (64158 votes)
|
5.69 (269 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.

22.
Planet 51
91 min | 2009 |
6.0 (49633 votes)
|
6.39 (67 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.

23.
9
79 min | 2009 |
7.1 (130454 votes)
|
7.49 (262 reviews)

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

24.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
109 min | 2009 |
5.8 (42485 votes)
|
6.15 (180 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.

25.
Summer Wars
114 min | 2009 |
7.5 (25137 votes)
|
7.74 (55 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.

26.
Agora
127 min | 2009 |
7.2 (64636 votes)
|
7.42 (179 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.

27.
Up
96 min | 2009 |
8.2 (904839 votes)
|
8.41 (841 reviews)

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

28.
Fast & Furious
107 min | 2009 |
6.6 (256199 votes)
|
6.76 (252 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.

29.
Push
111 min | 2009 |
6.1 (103988 votes)
|
6.25 (227 reviews)

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

30.
Blood: The Last Vampire
91 min | 2009 |
5.3 (14293 votes)
|
5.38 (87 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.

31.
Carriers
84 min | 2009 |
6.0 (42697 votes)
|
5.97 (150 reviews)

As a lethal virus spreads globally, four friends seek a reputed plague-free haven. But while avoiding the infected, the travelers turn on one another.

32.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
94 min | 2009 |
6.9 (217291 votes)
|
6.81 (139 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.

33.
Amelia
111 min | 2009 |
5.8 (11785 votes)
|
5.71 (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.

34.
Monsters vs. Aliens
94 min | 2009 |
6.4 (143366 votes)
|
6.3 (192 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.

35.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
149 min | 2009 |
6.0 (377704 votes)
|
5.81 (1339 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.

36.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
123 min | 2009 |
6.8 (142429 votes)
|
6.55 (226 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 (1219083 votes)
|
5.93 (1657 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.
Star Trek
127 min | 2009 |
7.9 (569526 votes)
|
5.67 (1531 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 (453751 votes)
|
5.46 (1018 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.

04.
2012
158 min | 2009 |
5.8 (345404 votes)
|
4.26 (1067 reviews)

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

05.
The Road
111 min | 2009 |
7.2 (218462 votes)
|
5.71 (501 reviews)

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

06.
Where the Wild Things Are
101 min | 2009 |
6.7 (99192 votes)
|
5.25 (385 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.

07.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (571320 votes)
|
6.19 (615 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.

08.
Zombieland
88 min | 2009 |
7.6 (507257 votes)
|
6.88 (669 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.

09.
Avatar
162 min | 2009 |
7.8 (1095989 votes)
|
7.15 (3207 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.

10.
Terminator Salvation
115 min | 2009 |
6.5 (337449 votes)
|
5.89 (1002 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?

11.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
87 min | 2009 |
7.9 (191028 votes)
|
7.3 (303 reviews)

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

12.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
105 min | 2009 |
6.0 (171819 votes)
|
5.41 (213 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.

13.
[Rec] 2
85 min | 2009 |
6.5 (67208 votes)
|
5.94 (132 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.

14.
Valhalla Rising
93 min | 2009 |
6.1 (54526 votes)
|
5.55 (280 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.

15.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
118 min | 2009 |
5.8 (196266 votes)
|
5.28 (492 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.

16.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
107 min | 2009 |
6.6 (457452 votes)
|
6.08 (645 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.

17.
Dragonball Evolution
85 min | 2009 |
2.5 (68907 votes)
|
1.98 (521 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.

18.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
130 min | 2009 |
4.7 (258860 votes)
|
4.22 (856 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.

19.
Fanboys
90 min | 2009 |
6.6 (55488 votes)
|
6.15 (68 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.

20.
The Pink Panther 2
92 min | 2009 |
5.6 (41469 votes)
|
5.16 (116 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.

21.
The Descent: Part 2
94 min | 2009 |
5.8 (42698 votes)
|
5.36 (169 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.