If any one artist truly defined this movie year for me, it's Hugh Jackman. He once again kicked ass as Wolverine in the third X-flick, proved to be perfectly charming in Woody Allen's Scoop, held his own against Christian Bale in "The Prestige" and, last but not least, starred in the film that tops my...
Unofficial 11th pick (added 01/15/07): Pan's Labyrinth
Had I been able to see it in 2006, Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece would have placed right next to "The Fountain". Alas, it's technically a 2007 release in Montreal. Never mind, the important thing is that you'll soon be able to experience it as well - you won't regret it.