Please note these are my ranking only of films I've seen. Any films you think should be on this list may be due to the fact I've yet to watch them. I welcome any recommendations of films which should be included.

1. The Painted Veil

2. An Inconvenient Truth

3. Pan's Labyrinth

4. The Good Shepherd

5. United 93

6. The Lives of Others

7. The Pursuit of Happyness

8. Once

9. Babel

10. Mission: Impossible III

Honorable Mention - Akeelah and the Bee, Apocalypto, Art School Confidential, Black Snake Moan, Bobby, Borat, Candy, Cars, Cashback, Casino Royale, Catch a Fire, The Dead Girl, Deja Vu, The Departed, Dreamgirls, Eight Below, Fearless, Find Me Guilty, Flags of Our Fathers, Freedomland, Friends with Money, Goya's Ghosts, Half Nelson, Hollywoodland, The Host, The Hottest State, The Illusionist, Inside Man, Jindabyne, Knocked Up, The Last King of Scotland, Little Children, Little Miss Sunshine, Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, Miami Vice, Notes on a Scandal, Over the Hedge, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, A Prairie Home Companion, Priceless, The Queen, A Scanner Darkly, Sherrybaby, Snow Cake, Something New, Stranger Than Fiction, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman Returns, This is England, The Treatment, Tristan + Isolde, Volver, We Are Marshall, Who Killed the Electric Car?, Wordplay, World Trade Center, X-Men: The Last Stand

Noteworthy films I haven't seen yet - After the Wedding, Amazing Grace, Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film, Avenue Montaigne, Bella, Black Book, The Caiman, Charlotte's Web, Coisa Ruim, David & Layla, Days of Glory, Death Note, Deliver Us from Evil, Don't Come Knocking, Driving Lessons, The Fall, Grbavica, Grounding, The Ground Truth, The Hoax, The Island (Ostrov), Jesus Camp, Knallhart, Infamous, Inland Empire, Iraq in Fragments, Letters from Iwo Jima, Longing, Love Sick, Miss Potter, The Namesake, Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Orchestra Seats (Fauteuils de Orchestra), OSS 117, Peaceful Warrior, Red Road, Requiem, Rescue Dawn, The Road to Guantanamo, The Ron Clark Story, The Science of Sleep, Shortbus, Shut Up & Sing, Starter for 10, Valley of the Wolves: Iraq, Venus, The War Tapes, We Shall Overcome, Wild Seven, The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Films I think are overrated: 300, Blood Diamond, Children of Men, Clerks II, Day Watch, The Fountain, Happy Feet, The History Boys, Paris, I Love You, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Prestige, Running Scared, Snakes on a Plane, This Film is Not Yet Rated