The year in sci-fi, fantasy and supernatural horror film was an interesting one. Marvel's model continued to thrive, and three of the most anticipated releases of the year were relaunches of long-dormant franchises. And yet, even within the studio model, there was room for stand-alone stories, an area the indie world continued to mine. Box-office records were broken and broken again, even as some highly anticipated releases flopped.
Through it all, though, one thing remained clear: It's an amazing time to be a fan of our favorite genres, as releases featuring robots, aliens, superspies, wizards and monsters continued to dominate the release calendar. To pick out the best of the bunch, our Contributing Editors voted in a ranked poll for their top 10 movies of the year. The results are below. Check out our list, and let us know in the comments which are your favorites, what we missed and what your best movie-going experience of the year was!