On the occasion of having waited until the last possible day to compile this list.

10. “American Teen.” A cringe-inducing look at high school in middle America.

9. “The Wrestler.” Mickey Rourke, raw.

8. “Religulous.” Not so much a documentary as a political statement, but one I increasingly agree with.

7. “Frozen River.” Melissa Leo, I don’t know who you are or where you came from, but you were brilliant here.

6. “Vicky Christina Barcelona.” Woody Allen, you should have left New York years ago.

5. “Doubt.” This movie’s greatness comes from its willingness to be different.

4. “Man on Wire.” Poetry on celluloid.

3. “Slumdog Millionaire.” A modern day fairy tale.

2. “Gran Torino.” Forget “Million Dollar Baby,” “Mystic River” and the World War II films; this is Clint Eastwood’s masterpiece.

sean-penn-as-harvey-milk1. “Milk.” An instant classic.