Top 10 Movies: 2007

Top 10: 2007

Honorable Mentions:

Ratatouille, Michael Clayton, The Simpsons Movie, 3:10 to Yuma, Planet Terror

10. Superbad

Very funny and often hilarious, no other movie better expresses the typical mindset of teenage boys.

9. Le Vie en Rose

Bio-pic capturing the life of singer Édith Piaf. Wonderful portrayal by Marion Cotillard, fully deserving of her Academy Award win.

8. Hot Fuzz

The Wright/Pegg/Frost excellent followup to Shaun of the Dead; this time action & buddy-cop films are parodied. My only gripe is that it’s 15-20 min too long, creating a few ‘slow’ spots in the story.

7. El Orfanato [The Orphanage]

One of the best told ghost stories I’ve ever seen. Not utilizing cheap scares or gore, relying instead on slowly built tension and a gloomy atmosphere to put the audience at unease.

6. Eastern Promises

Cronenberg/Mortensen’s second collaboration about the Russian mafia in London. Very engaging and uncompromising, including a lengthy brawl with a (completely) nude Viggo Mortensen.

5. Death at a Funeral

Immensely hilarious from beginning to end and full of dry, dark humor. Honored(?) with an American re-imagining in 2010.

4. Juno

Tough to say which is the films best quality, Diablo Cody’s clever screenplay or Ellen Page’s star-making performance. Regardless, it is a refreshingly original film that is witty and humorous.

3. No Country for Old Men

The Coen Brothers Academy Award winner for best picture. Although lacking the humor prevalent in their other works, the eccentric storytelling and ending are trademark Coen bros. While creating a great and unique movie, this disregarding of convention can also lead to some frustration with the audience. Particularly the purposefully off-kilter ending.

2. Zodiac

David Fincher’s masterfully crafted thriller based on the real-life investigation into the Zodiac murders. The most underrated film of 2007; most likely due to its slow, methodical pace.

1. There Will be Blood

An unyielding look into the life of a ruthlessly ambitious oil prospector. Daniel Day-Lewis gives one of the most powerful and complex performances ever filmed. Regardless of what’s occurring on-screen, his character commands the viewer’s attention and never let’s go.

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About sebastianhaff
I'm Steve. 24 year old recent college grad. My love of films (and sheer boredom) lead me to begin this blog. My taste in movies is eclectic, although I tend to lean toward foreign and non-mainstream cinema. Feel free to contact me at: sebastianhaff@ymail.com

3 Responses to Top 10 Movies: 2007

  1. rubybastille says:

    Ebert enjoyed the American remake of “Death at a Funeral” more than the original, which just about broke my heart.

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