The American Film Institute announced it's top ten films for 2009 today.  The surprises included the inclusion of one of the year's biggest comedies, two animated features and a few indies that may or may not receive awards recognition elsewhere.

The full list of winners:


"Up"
"Up in the Air"
"Coraline"
"The Hangover"
"The Hurt Locker"
"The Messenger"
"Precious"
"A Serious Man"
"Sugar"
"A Single Man"


Which contenders didn't make the cut? "Invictus," "Inglourious Basterds," "Nine," "Avatar," "The Lovely Bones" and "Crazy Heart."  All five could have used the honor to boost their awards season prospects.

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