Call us greedy, but we've said it once, and we'll say it again: Ten is not enough. While nearly all movie critics engage in the time-honored tradition of ranking their picks for 10 best flicks of the year, we prefer to take this time of year to recognize the admirable quantity of quality movies being produced, despite our occasional moaning that says otherwise. Therefore, like we have the past several years, we count to 50.

The big stories from 2009's list: Family fare ruled, with four animated films ranking in our top 15. It was also a good year for action and big budget movies, even if six of the year's 10 highest grossing movies didn't make the cut (prior to 'Avatar's' final figures, anyway). And perhaps the biggest lesson learned? Movies with the word "up" in the title totally rock. At least this year.