I saw 6 good new movies this year. They are:
Man on Wire
Burn After Reading
Pretty eclectic group, all highly recommended. Slumdog Millionare is a tour de force home run for Danny Boyle.
I'll fill out my top 10 with four movies that I think I would have liked if I had been able to see them:
Happy Go Lucky
Rachel Getting Married
Finally, here are two touted films where it's obvious from the trailers (which I've seen) that the movies will suck hideously: