The year 2009 (now pronounced "twen-ty-oh-nine") in movies was -- well, like pretty much like other year. There were lots of bad movies, less good ones, and even fewer that were great (though we still, as a staff, were able to come up with our annual list of the 50 best movies of the year, and though that may seem like a reach, all are deserving.)

Of the 130-plus movies I saw this year, here are my 10 very favorite -- and 15 I dug almost as much. Feel free to ask "Where the hell is _____?!!!" in the comments section below.