Seen in the right light, 2009 was a great year for movies; too bad you probably didn't see some of the best.

It's not your fault; many of the year's most overlooked movies barely made it past the festival circuit and into theaters, and even then, they may have been released only in New York or Los Angeles. Or only in art-houses. And with film critics losing their jobs by the dozens, there were few left to review these movies and give them the attention and publicity they deserved. As a result, none of the movies on this list grossed more than $1 million at the domestic box office.

In fact, several of them grossed under $100,000. (All sales figures are from Box Office Mojo.) Still, you may still be able to catch these movies in theaters or on DVD. Here they are, ten of the best movies you didn't see this year.