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Relive the best of 2009's movies... in three minutes

Hats off to YouTube user Zack Young, who expertly edited this three-minute montage featuring clips from many of this year’s most memorable (and not so memorable) movies. The video compilation, joyously set to Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up,” makes 2009 seem like a much stronger year in cinema that I personally think it was, but there’s nothing wrong with looking on the bright side of things. I especially appreciated the inclusion of the year’s excellent animated output, such as Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up, Ponyo, Coraline, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Only major exclusion in my mind: the absorbing baseball drama Sugar.

What about you, PopWatchers? Does this montage accurately depict the quality of 2009’s films? Which of your personal favorites are missing?

Originally posted December 26 2009 — 10:30 AM EST

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