The past year was a relatively blessed one for this movie critic. I had colleagues who were there to shield me from the likes of "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" and "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen," so I don't feel right calling these 10 movies the absolute worst of '09. But man, were they ugly.

The past year was a relatively blessed one for this movie critic. I had colleagues who were there to shield me from the likes of "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" and "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen," so I don't feel right calling these 10 movies the absolute worst of '09. But man, were they ugly.


10. "Surveillance"

With her second film, a dull, preposterous crime procedural, David Lynch's daughter proved that no matter how much she pumps up the sound mix, she's no chip off the old block. Fortunately, this never made it to theaters in Columbus so most of you missed it, unless you got unsuspectingly sucked in by pay-per-view.


9. "The Blind Side"

To be fair, Sandra Bullock did give her all to the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy, but the way this true sports story is told is disturbingly backward and simplistic.


8. "Obsessed"

This Fatal Attraction wannabe is the kind of recycled trash that doesn't do anything to help the planet.


7. "Next Day Air"

There's stoned, and then there's stupid. Blair Cobbs' bloody, smoke-filled attempt at a stoner comedy makes the difference all too clear.


6. "17 Again"

What's the bigger mistake: thinking it was a good idea to make yet one more body-switching comedy, or assuming Matthew Perry is still a viable romantic lead?