This comes from a magazine called Paste Magazine
Now, I really can't agree or disagree that these were some of the best films of this year. The year hasn't ended yet, and we still have The Golden Compass, The Orphanage (another Spanish horror film produced by Guillermo Del Toro, who wrote and directed the 2006 CRIMINALLY UNDER-SEEN Pan's Labryinth), and ahost of other Oscar-caliber and studio friendly films. What do you think? Is this list accurate? Should anything be added? Omitted? Let me know in the comments section. The ones highlighted/boldfaced (or, should be): These are films I've either seen or plan to see this year.
1. Juno [Jason Reitman]2. Once [John Carney]3. Eastern Promises [David Cronenberg]4. Away From Her [Sarah Polley]5. Margot at the Wedding [Noah Baumbach]6. Michael Clayton [Tony Gilroy]7. The Wind That Shakes the Barley [Ken Loach]8. No Country for Old Men [Joel and Ethan Coen]9. The Kite Runner [Marc Forster]10. Syndromes and a Century [Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul]11. Ratatouille [Brad Bird]12. Ten Canoes [Rolf de Heer/Peter Djigirr]13. Great World of Sound [Craig Zobel]14. Ghosts of Cité Soleil [Asger Leth/Milos Loncarevic]15. Offside [Jafar Panahi]16. My Kid Could Paint That [Amir Bar-Lev]17. 2 Days in Paris [Julie Delpy]18. Waitress [Adrienne Shelly]19. Manufactured Landscapes [Jennifer Baichwal]20. The King of Kong [Seth Gordon]21. Sunshine [Danny Boyle]22. This is England [Shane Meadows]23. Knocked Up [Judd Apatow]24. Hanna Takes the Stairs [Joe Swanberg]25. Bella [Alejandro Gomez Monteverde]26. The Darjeeling Limited [Wes Anderson]27. Grindhouse [Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez]28. Paris, Je T'aime [Various Directors]29. God Grew Tired of Us [Christopher Dillon Quinn]30. No End in Sight [Charles Ferguson]31. The Bourne Ultimatum [Paul Greengrass]32. Hot Fuzz [Edgar Wright]33. 3:10 to Yuma [James Mangold]34. Year of the Dog [Mike White]35. The Simpsons Movie [David Silverman]36. Hairspray [Adam Shankman]37. Sicko [Michael Moore]38. Rescue Dawn [Werner Herzog]39. The Short Life of José Antonio Guitierrez [Heidi Specogna]40. Forever [Heddy Honigmann]41. Persepolis [Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud]42. Talk to Me [Kasi Lemmons]43. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead [Sidney Lumet]44. Superbad [Greg Mottola]45. Zodiac [David Fincher]46. The Savages [Tamara Jenkins]47. Rocket Science [Jeffrey Blitz]48. The Signal [David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry]49. The Lookout [Scott Frank]50. American Gangster [Ridley Scott]