Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Top Ten of 2007

This list was made in early 2008, but posted here on 17 April 2014 and backdated to 1 January 2008.

1. No Country for Old Men dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
2. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly dir. Julian Schnabel
3. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
4. There Will Be Blood dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
5. Eastern Promises dir. David Cronenberg
6. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford dir. Andrew Dominik
7. Once dir. John Carney
8. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead dir. Sidney Lumet
9. Michael Clayton dir. Tony Gilroy
10. Zodiac dir. David Fincher

All feature films seen from 2007 (based on US commercial release dates)
* Full length review available on this site
+ from my collection
^ no United States theatrical release
titles in bold received at least one Oscar nomination


28 Weeks Later dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo [UK]
+*3:10 to Yuma dir. James Mangold [USA]
Across the Universe dir. Julie Taymor [USA, UK]
American Gangster dir. Ridley Scott [USA]
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford dir. Andrew Dominik [USA]
Atonement dir. Joe Wright [UK]
Away from Her dir. Sarah Polley [Canada]
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead dir. Sidney Lumet [USA]
Black Book (Zwartboek) dir. Paul Verhoeven, Paul
The Bourne Ultimatum dir. Paul Greengrass [USA]
Charlie Wilson's War dir. Mike Nichols [USA]
The Darjeeling Limited dir. Wes Anderson [USA]
Death Proof dir. Quentin Tarantino [USA]
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le papillon) dir. Julian Schnabel [France]
+Eastern Promises dir. David Cronenberg [Canada, USA, UK]
Elizabeth: The Golden Age dir. Shekhar Kapur [UK]
Fay Grim dir. Hal Hartley [USA]
The Golden Compass dir. Chris Weitz [USA]
Gone Baby Gone dir. Ben Affleck [USA]
The Great Debaters dir. Denzel Washington [USA]
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix dir. David Yates [USA]
Honeydripper dir. John Sayles [USA]
*I Am Legend dir. Francis Lawrence [USA]
I'm Not There dir. Todd Haynes [USA]
In the Valley of Elah dir. Paul Haggis [USA]
Into the Wild dir. Sean Penn [USA]
Juno dir. Jason Reitman [USA]
The Kingdom dir. Peter Berg [USA]
Knocked Up dir. Judd Apatow [USA]
+Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck [Germany]
^*Love Is All (Alles is liefde) dir. Joram L├╝rsen [The Netherlands]
Lust, Caution (Se, jie) dir. Ang Lee [Taiwan]
+Michael Clayton dir. Tony Gilroy [USA]
A Mighty Heart dir. Michael Winterbottom [USA, UK]
+No Country for Old Men dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen [USA]
+Ocean's 13 dir. Steven Soderbergh [USA]
Once dir. John Carney [Ireland]
Persepolis dir. Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parranoud [France]
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End dir. Gore Verbinski [USA]
Planet Terror dir. Robert Rodriguez [USA]
+Ratatouille dir. Brad Bird [USA]
Red Road dir. Andrea Arnold [UK]
Reservation Road dir. Terry George [USA]
The Savages dir. Tamara Jenkins [USA]
Saw IV dir. Darren Lynn Bousman [USA]
*Shrek the Third dir. Chris Miller [USA]
The Simpsons Movie dir. David Silverman [USA]
Spider-Man 3 dir. Sam Raimi [USA]
Starting Out in the Evening dir. Andrew Wagner [USA]
Sunshine dir. Danny Boyle [UK, USA]
Superbad dir. Greg Mottola [USA]
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street dir. Tim Burton [USA]
+There Will Be Blood dir. Paul Thomas Anderson [USA]
Transformers dir. Michael Bay [USA]
La Vie en Rose (La Mome) dir. Olvier Dahan [France]
The Wind that Shakes the Barley dir. Ken Loach [UK, Ireland]
Zodiac dir. David Fincher [USA]