Best And Worst SF/Fantasy Movies Of 2009Charlie Jane Anders12/30/09 5:41pmFiled to: Year in ReviewMoviesTransformerstransformers 2Transformers: Revenge of the FallenThe RoadgamerCoralineBooksOvermindTopdrag me to hellParanormal activityZombielandStar TrekAvatarMoonDistrict 9PushMen Who Stare At GoatssurrogatesThe Fourth KindNew moontwilightwolverineX-menX-Men Origins: WolverineThe Time Traveler's Wife2012knowing2911EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis was a year of extremes: huge CG-heavy spectacles and low-budget gems. Most of all, 2009 made us feel the boundaries of cinema were stretched... for good and ill. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst films of 2009.Best:10. The RoadOne of the most significant SF-themed literary novels of the past decade, Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic epic, was adapted into an arthouse film starring Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee. And while the novel's themes didn't quite work as well in a movie format, and we had serious issues with the movie's sentimentality, we still found the movie's post-apocalyptic vision compelling. In an era where the apocalypse strikes inside cinema with alarming regularity, this was the grimmest and most unflinching look at a world where every ounce of green, and almost every spark of human kindness, has been destroyed.