2009 had some pretty memorable movies (well, not according to Sam Bernstein), and recently I asked folks at Zenimax HQ, BGS, id Software and Zenimax Europe to share their favorites. The list is pretty diverse, but you’ll see that sci-fi (Star Trek, Avatar, District 9, Moon) and animated features (Up, Coraline, and Fantastic Mr. Fox) were very popular. When told his unique film was a Bethesda favorite, Moon director Duncan Jones had this to say: “Bethesda rocked even BEFORE I heard that!”
Still, there’s something for everyone in the list below — other favorites include Inglourious Basterds, (500) Days of Summer, The Hurt Locker, and The Hangover. We even got a mention for She’s Just Not That Into You.
I also polled folks to determine the company’s favorite movie of the year. In a very close vote, Pixar’s Up edged out District 9 and Moon. Even Sam liked Up.
Here’s a closer look at our favorites. And coming soon to a blog near you — we’ll share our favorite games of 2009.
Nick Breckon: Up, The Hurt Locker, Moon, Inglourious Basterds, In the Loop, and District 9.
Andy Chang: 1) Black Dynamite, 2) Drag Me to Hell, 3) Avatar, 4) (500) Days of Summer, and 5) Inglourious Basterds
Michael Musick: District 9, Inglourious Basterds, Zombieland… and Dead Snow gets a “awesomely terrible” nod. There are still several I have yet to see though.
Nathan McDyer: Up, The Hurt Locker, Star Trek, Avatar, The Hangover, Drag Me to Hell, and District 9.