Thursday, April 16, 2009

BEST OF 2007

1, Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
2. Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood
4. Joel & Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men
5. David Fincher’s Zodiac
6. Sean Penn’s Into the Wild
7. Ridley Scott’s American Gangster
8. Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd
9. David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises
10. Susanne Bier’s Things We Lost in the Fire

Runners-Up: Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, Michael Clayton, The Kingdom, 300, The Bourne Ultimatum, Transformers, 3:10 To Yuma, Knocked Up, Once, Rescue Dawn, Away From Her, Charlie Wilson's War, Juno, Gone Baby Gone, Enchanted, Southland Tales, I'm Not There, The King of Kong, Crazy Love, We Own the Night, In the Valley of Elah, Rendition, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 28 Weeks Later, Breach, Ratatouille, The TV Set, Dan in Real Life, Sicko, No End in Sight, The Darjeeling Limited, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Simpons: The Movie, Waitress, 2 Days in Paris, Lions for Lambs, The Host, Seraphim Falls, Reign Over Me, Smokin' Aces, Shoot 'em Up, Reservation Road, Joshua, Bug, Black Snake Moan, Sunshine, The Astronaut Farmer, Margot at the Wedding, Superbad, Redacted, The Mist.


Note: With only one year left in this decade, 2007 is my pick, thus far, for best overall year.

7 comments:

Lemmy Caution said...

There is little doubt. 2007 was an impressive year. The likes of which we may not see again anytime soon.

Nice list.

I'd slide #3 to #1, #4 to #2, and find some room for in the top ten for Once.

Actionman said...

Such a tough year to make a top 10 out of. I could make a number of different top 10 lists, and they'd all make me happy.

Wayne said...

2007 was a beast.

Trista DeVries said...

Good God this was a moody year. No wonder I hated watching the Oscar movies.

Actionman said...

Really, Trista? I thought the Oscar movies from '07 were easily the best and richest and most rewarding of the decade.

LexOwnsYou said...

There Will Be Blood, No Country, Into the Wild, Jesse James, Once, American Gangster, Before the Devil, Zodiac, Gone Baby Gone, Michael Claytong, The Kingdom --

Yep. TOTAL OWNAGE.

Actionman said...

Yes, Lex. Complete, MEGA OWNAGE