Well, it's that time of year again.
I almost decided against posting a list this year because the pickings were so slim. Of course, I haven't seen everything out there, so I may be overlooking serious contenders (and would be glad to hear if that's the case). However...for what it's worth here are the best films I saw in 2009, listed in the order they were released (and in the order I saw them).
1) The Class, dir. Laurent Cantet.
2) The International, dir. Tom Tykwer
3) The Hurt Locker, dir. Kathryn Bigelow
4) Public Enemies, dir. Michael Mann
5) The Informant, dir. Stephen Soderbergh
6) Zombieland, dir. Ruben Fleischer
7) A Serious Man, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
8) Antichrist, dir. Lars von Trier
9) The Road, dir. John Hillcoat
10) North Face, dir. Philipp Stolzl
Go ahead and throw stones.