Fandango's Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009 List

December 26, 2008
Source: Fandango

Star Trek / Harry Potter

As 2008 starts to come to a close, it's time to look ahead at 2009. Fandango recently published its annual Hot List, which includes its results for the Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009. Similar to the list, this features a bunch of odd choices, based on a poll of 2000 visitors. But we can't forget that this list was affected heavily by current news, for example, all the news about New Moon and Catherine Hardwicke being replaced made that a popular choice. Additionally, Fandango has divided the list up via women and men, which gives us a better look at what might be the biggest movies of 2009.

Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009 - According to Women:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2. New Moon
3. Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
4. Angels & Demons
5. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
6. Star Trek
7. Public Enemies
8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
9. The Lovely Bones
10. Where the Wild Things Are

Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009 - According to Men:
1. Star Trek
2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
5. Terminator Salvation
6. Watchmen
7. Angels & Demons
8. Public Enemies
9. G.I. Joe
10. New Moon

Finally, some vindication in opposition to the claim that Star Trek is going to bomb! Although I know that this is only representative of a handful of moviegoers, I think both of these lists do present a very accurate representation of the most highly anticipated films for next year. I'm also very surprised to see both The Lovely Bones and Where the Wilds Things Are on this list, considering there are hardly any details for either of them out yet. Buzz usually skyrockets when we see a trailer or poster, and those two have neither yet. Either way, I can't wait to kick off 2009, because there definitely are some great movies coming up!

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I thought the book The Lovely Bones was highly overrated, I have precisely no desire to see that movie. I only heard it was in progress because for some reason its release date on Rotten Tomatoes is listed as December '08.

Lady Aerin on Dec 26, 2008


James Cameron's Avatar isn't on the list, which is unfortunate. Maybe as the year progresses and we see more advertising for it, like a trailer, there will be more hype for the film.

ed_1138 on Dec 26, 2008


see this proves that ppl who have not heard of or don't know enuff about watchmen are NOT excited about the movie. im also surprised to see that the takig of pelham 123 is not up there. that movie has an all-star cast and a slight cult following from the original.. my top 5 are: 1.watchmen 2. taking of pelham 3. public enemies and furous 5.night at the museum [cause of the surpirisnly hellarius trailer]

LeeMan on Dec 26, 2008


how can so many men be interested in new moon and harry potter.... was this for men or boys?

sorr on Dec 26, 2008



REAL6 on Dec 26, 2008


Men may be interested in Harry Potter, but not at all to New Moon.

John on Dec 26, 2008


Well if I had to pick witch ones to go to the Imax for it would have to be TRANSFORMERS 2 RISE OF THE FALLEN and X-Men Origins: Wolverine The rest I will just watch on DVD

Viktor Edge on Dec 26, 2008


Wait... New Moon is coming out next year??? How cheap is Summit Entertainment??

Ajax on Dec 26, 2008


Public Enemies! YES!

OneBadAce on Dec 26, 2008


The ONLY reasonable answer to the question what the most anticipated of 2009 is, must be ENTER THE VOID.

Angelo on Dec 26, 2008


I was NOT expecting to see New Moon in the guys' list. C'mon guys... really??? Too bad Avatar's not there. Other than that and Angels & Demons, I CANNOT wait to watch the other movies in the guys' list.

Alfredo on Dec 26, 2008


new moon is on the men's list. what the hell.

darrin on Dec 26, 2008


G.I. Joe needs to be removed from there ASAFP!

Adam on Dec 26, 2008


Is the next year really that poor when it comes to blockbusters? No offense to the fans etc but that was one of the most lowsiest lists Ive ever seen. Harry Potter ? GI Joe ? Teenage Star Trek ? Are you kidding me.

Shige on Dec 26, 2008


"Watchmen" is mud, too.

adam on Dec 26, 2008


what WHAT NO DRAGONBALL ON EITHER LIST, i mean i know we blog about it more than anyother movie coming out but you KNOW somebodies gonna go catch it

ill will on Dec 26, 2008


This chick likes the guys list better sans Harry Potter, New Moon and Angels and Demons. The main two for me are Transformers (gotta see my Saleen Mustang) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (finally some shameless far it's been kinda dry...where's 300 TWO when you need beefcake!!)

Bry from Chi on Dec 26, 2008


yeah, a saleen get it's ass kicked by a z28

scared stupid on Dec 26, 2008


Johnny Depp's movie on a "most wanted" list by women??? Wow SHOCK HORROR!!!

Jake Barlowe on Dec 26, 2008


Errr... AVATAR! First James Cameron film in ten years doesn't even get a mention. This "poll" just lost all credibility right off the bat. Pfff.

Trent on Dec 26, 2008


Where's Push? ... ... jk. Seriously now, where's Avatar ?

Fox on Dec 27, 2008


JOHN DON'T BE A HATER !!! I'M SO LOOKING FORWARD TO NEW MOON YAY !!!! And Harry of course hello two years for a Harry Potter movie of course it's going to be number one BUT I WANT TO SEE NEW MOON THE MOST !!!

TWILIGHTER on Dec 27, 2008


OMG! yes! New Moon IS my number 1 most anticipated movie for 2009! Here's my top 5 most anticipated movie for 2009 πŸ™‚ 1. New Moon 2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 3. The Fast and Furious 4 ( i forgot the full name of the movie called, hehe :D) 4. 17 Again 5. The Unborn But there's still another movie tht i wanted to watch "Fired Up!" ok, -done-

Jaszmin on Dec 27, 2008


1. Star Trek 2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 3. Terminator Salvation 4. Fast and Furious 5. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Are my top 5 "Must See" movies of 2009 πŸ™‚

Silence on Dec 27, 2008


NEW MOON!! and yes a lot of guys like the twilight series and just fyi new moon isn't as...sappy, i guess, as twilight. Its a lot more cinematic and the italy part is gonna rock...if they cast it right. this should be interesting with the american pie director, though haha oh and summit is getting these movie out quickly because the actors can't age. Also because the fanbase is really REALLY impatient! So by the time Harry Potter is finished, Twilight will be almost completed lol 1. NEW MOON<3 11/20/08 (already counting down) 2. the unborn (CAM GIGNADET<3) 3. transformers!! 4. Harry potter 5. watchmen

katie on Dec 27, 2008


I can't wait till NEW MOON comes out..............twilight was good and sappy but i cant wait for the werewolves to come out..........Taylor Lautner stars a Jacob Black so lets see if he can carry on the role well......................... Top 5 most anticipated movies of 2009 1. New Moon 2. Harry potter 3. Transformers 4. the unborn 5.Fast and furious

Lauren on Dec 27, 2008


my top anticipated are: 1) Harry Potter (been waiting so freaking long for that one) 2) New Moon 3) The Lovely Bones 4) 17 again 5) knowing

Kara. on Dec 27, 2008


1-X-Men Origins:Wolverine 2-Transformers Revenge OF The Fallen 3-Star Trek 4-Knowing 5-Friday 13th 6-Angels & Demons 7-Watchmen 8-G.I.Joe

Fisherr on Dec 27, 2008


that pile of crap which is Twatlight should just DISAPPEAR from the face of the Earth -.-' It seems that that list has been written by teenagers wtf My TOP 5: 1. Public Enemies 2. Wolverine 3. Watchmen 4. Terminator Salvation 5. Fast and Furious

samy on Dec 27, 2008


OMG!!I cant wait untill New Moon comes gonna cry though....seeing edward leave bella,ON SCREEN will be even worse than reading it!!!!!!!!!!!Poor Bella :,( i feel so bad for her...evn though he comes back which is good.............VERY VERY GOOD

Hannah on Dec 27, 2008


My most anticipated - not in order. -Defiance -Watchmen -Pixar's Up -Transformers 2 -The Soloist -Wolverine -GI JOE -Angels and Demons -Star Trek -Terminator Salvation -Where The Wild Things Are -2012 -The Wolf Man -Sherlock Holmes -Taken -Duplicity(Live Clive, hate Julia)

duffc on Dec 27, 2008


NEW MOON!!!! caint wait =]

tara on Dec 27, 2008


I think this list is bullshit as I've never even heard of Public Enemies, and I know for a fact none of my other random movie watching friends have a clue what it is so how the hell can it be that anticipated if no ones ever heard of it? I just googled it and it does sound ok but gimme a break, I haven't seen any publicity, stories, news, info, posters, trailers, fucking inklings of this movie so WTH, I don't know where they pulled that from.

Richard on Dec 27, 2008



A MANLY MAN on Dec 27, 2008


Since the Men's list contains G.I. Joe (remember it has Marlon Wayans), I think New Moon fits perfectly under it as no man wants to see either film.. As for Watchmen? Maybe they are anticipating a 2010 release, if Fox has anything to say about it.

L on Dec 27, 2008


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is my number one most anticipated movie for 2009! I am so freaking excited! After that, I'm not even really sure about any other movies coming out next year. I think that movie Push looks good, although it really reminds me of the t.v. show Heroes. Umm... I think 17 Again looks like a movie I might want to see... other than that, I don't really know much about any 2009 movies. Oh, and am I the only girl on here that isn't freaking out over New Moon? How did it even make the list for guys???

Sam on Dec 27, 2008


I'm an 18 year old girl. I wanna see 1) Harry Potter 2) New Moon (Hopefully it won't suck as much as Twilight did. Now that there's a new director, I have hope.) 3) Transformers 4) X-Men Origins: Wolverine 5) Watchmen (Just cause they're hyping it ridiculously.) I've never heard of the other movies on the woman's list except for the book, Angels and Demons, which I know nothing about. My grandmother read it a while back. I have no idea why New Moon would be on the guy's list UNLESS it's cause every guy will be taking his girlfriend/wife to go see it.

Briann on Dec 27, 2008


Adding to my last post: Disney's newest 2D animated feature: The Princess and the Frog. πŸ™‚ It's ganna be big for little kids, and for me so πŸ˜›

Brianna on Dec 27, 2008


I think I have a tie for first on my list between Star Trek and Watchmen. Watchmen is one of the best and most complete stories I have ever read/seen and that Star Trek trailer was incredible. I think I would follow that up with Avatar, the plot doesn't call out to me, but the use of 3D in the hands of an excellent filmmaker like James Cameron excites me to no end. Then I think I would go with Wolverine, Terminator, and Transformers, in that order. And for those who just scan for lists: 1. Star Trek 1. Watchmen 3. Avatar 4. Wolverine 5.Terminator 6. Transformers

Jordan on Dec 28, 2008


Where is "The Time Traveler's Wife"?

K on Dec 28, 2008


Ome (oh my edward) New Moon is in second..... ahhhh New Moon should be in number one.... anyways my most anticipated movies have to be 1. New Moon 2. Harry Potter and the half blood prince 3. Transformers 2 4. Iron Man 2 5. The unborn (i have no idea what that's about i just want to see it beacause CAM GIGADENT is in it 6. Avatar 7. Night at the Museum 2 BUT MOSTLY NEW MOON AND HARRY POTTER

Carolina Lopes on Dec 28, 2008


as a woman, i look forward for the movies in the men's list...

F.C. on Dec 28, 2008


My list is: 1) New Moon 2) Even though The Last Airbender doesn't come out till July 2nd 2010, I am still looking forward to it. 3) Knowing. 4) Harry Potter. I'm not a really big movie person. These are just the movies that I am pretty stoked to see. Especially New Moon, and Avatar :] [Kataang]

Meredith on Dec 28, 2008


My Top Two: 1. Harry Potter 2. Transformers

shelbi on Dec 28, 2008


Anything Feo hates!

feohater on Dec 28, 2008


I dont understand how all the guys can hate twilight, i mean....i know it was sappy but you gotta give it a chance. New Moon looks promising for those who hated Twilight. with more action and less sappyness. My most anticapted 1.New Moon 2.Harry Potter 3.TransFormers:Revenge of the Fallen 4.Watchmen 5.Xmen:Origins You might see me on the big screen one day.

TwilightBoy on Dec 28, 2008


new moon is the best and im a guy. i agree with that twilight kid that new moon looks promising.

pychomaniac on Dec 28, 2008


Twilight SUKS MAN. Twilightboy and pysicho are retarded man. New moon looks alright though. Top 3 1.Watchmen 2.Startrek 3.New moon

HomeyGdog on Dec 28, 2008


F u HomeyGayDog. U fag twilight was alright. it was better than that gay StarTrek movie that u wanted 2 see. Fag

TwilightBoy on Dec 28, 2008


My top five for 2009 are: 1. New Moon 2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine 5. Terminator Salvation As soon as I saw these movies on the list, I decided I HAVE to see them when they come out

xMrs-Jasper-Halex on Dec 28, 2008


It's an interesting perspective to see two lists from men and women. Somehow, I don't quite understand how Harry Potter is listed higher than X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Terminator Salvation, Watchmen and G.I. Joe for the dudes. I mean, c'mon dudes?

Yowazzup on Dec 29, 2008


Watchmen should be number 1. When people see it however, I am certain they will realize which one they should've chosen.

Conrad on Dec 29, 2008


wow, no Avatar or Watchmen, but GI Joe is on there...I'm not gonna take this list too seriously.

peloquin on Dec 31, 2008


What a load of crap. Who surveyed this poll? Three people Alex acosted in a cinema foyer? Gi Joe + New Moon... But no Watchmen or Avatar. I don't think so. Thanks but no thanks.

TX9000 on Dec 31, 2008


i'm sOoOooOoooo waiting for NEW MOON. it is my most anticipated movie so far..

?ΓΌ on Jan 2, 2009


NEW MOON NEW MOON NEW MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GONNA BE THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN NOT WAIT......REALLY I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Twerd (twilight nerd) on Jan 3, 2009


hey JAKE BARLOW, any women would LOOOVE to watch ANY movies with Johnny Depp in it. Why ARE YOU so surprised?!? So that includes Public Enemies. It also stars Christian Bale, so yeah WOMEN would definitely LOVE to see it. My top 5 most anticipated films of 2009: 1. transformers: revenge of the fallen 2. x-men origins: wolverine 3. harry potter and the half-blood prince 4. public enemies 5. new moon

han on Jan 4, 2009


NEW MOON!!!!!!!!

Arwen on Jan 4, 2009


i can't believe that new moon actually made it on the men's list. it's kida cool that that many people like it thought. i cant wait πŸ˜‰

manette on Jan 4, 2009


there are a lot of crappy movies coming in 2009 these are my favorite: 1. NEW MOON 2. TRANSFORMERS 3. FAST AND THE FURIOUS 4. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 5. KNOWING 6. PUSH 7. BRIDE WARS 8. CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC 9. TERMINATOR

CHANY on Jan 4, 2009


OMG I CANT WAIT FOR NEW MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xdd on Jan 7, 2009



aLE on Jan 7, 2009


Look ppl. Twilight was an intro to how they fell in love New Moon isn't going to be sappy at all (until Edward and Bella get back together but still what he says to her in the books are the most memorable from the whole series [chapter titled The Truth])....I mean werewolves, evil red eyed vampires and not just a few of em...I am surprised its on the guys list but who wouldn't be looking forward to it...I know I've been counting down the days.... Twilight the movie could've been better but now that there's a new director for New Moon hopefully its awesome...cause the books def are... 1.New Moon 2.Avatar (not to be mistaken with Avatar The Last Air Bender) 3.Harry Potter 4.Transformers 2 5.Watchmen 6.The Unborn (Cam I love ya)

Kemzzzz on Apr 2, 2009


It appears from these lists of most anticipated movies of 2009 that - Men prefer action packed films where as Women prefer those that have more fantasy content. Two things are common to both though: Huge Budget and tremendous Creativity involved in making such kind of high profile movies. My personal favorite: 'Star Trek', as i always believe there is life on other planets, besides Earth!

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1.Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince 2.Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen 3.Angels & Demons 4.Night AT The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian 5.G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 6.Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 7.Terminator Salvation 8.X-Men Origins: Wolverine 9.Star Trek 10.New Moon 11.Monsters vs Aliens 12.Fast & Furious

me on Jun 29, 2009


Saw most of them on the men's list (thank you boyfriend) and GI Joe was not what I expected. I guess my boyfriend is such a nerd that he built up the hype for me, but it failed to deliver tremendously.

Janene Dalton on Aug 26, 2009


OMG! I definatly can't wait for either New Moon or Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. New Moon just barely beats Harry Potter for first place though. Here's my top five list from my most anticipated down. 1. New Moon (YEAH it's finally coming out!) 2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (been following the series since I read the first book back in the year 2002) 3. Night at the Museum 2 Battle of the Smithsonians 4. Seventeen Again 5. Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen (I've heard it's not that good but I still want to see it) There are still more movies I can't wait to see this year but these are my top five anticipated ones.

Bianca on Sep 17, 2009


NEW MOON!!!! caint wait =]

voicechat on Jan 27, 2010

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