I know it's a bit late posting this list, but all blame goes to the studios for releasing most of the best at the very end of the year, making it difficult for aficionados like myself to get my 'eyes' on them on time (seven were released between November & December). And these list comprises of nine movies because of a particular film I am yet to watch - Moonrise Kingdom. Upon watching it I am confident it would have a huge effect on the list.
BUT before diving into the list, here are the fallout five (five movies that were so close to making it on the list, it just goes to show how difficult it was to compile this list.)
5. Killing Them Softly