03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top 11 -- Yes, 11 -- Movies of 2009

I've decided to take a stand in 2010. Not an important one, mind you, like on health care or climate change or banking reform or torture. No, I'll take my stand on numbers.

Enough with top 10 lists. What's so special about 10 anyway? It's just a number, no more consequential than 9 or 11. Or even 14. I'm just kidding about 14. That's a ridiculous number. But what's wrong with a list of the top 8 movies of 2009? Nothing! So, because there's no place for number bigotry in a free society and because I couldn't figure out which movie to drop - to paraphrase Nigel from Spinal Tap - this list goes to 11.

Best Movies of 2009