The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2007


Annual Accolades for the Cream of the Cinematic Crop

Because I see so many movies over the course of a year, it always feels unfair to limit my 10 Best List to just 10 films when that would mean many very worthy entries would end up acknowledged. Plus, I’ve always hated how historical costume dramas have, by convention, come to be deemed more deserving than romantic comedies, action thrillers, sci-fi flicks, documentaries, teensploits, horror fare and other types of pictures.

Afterall, they’re all movies, so there’s no reason why a silly slapstick adventure as funny as Superbad ought to have to take a back seat to relatively sober period pieces featuring portrayals of pretentious pomp and circumstance. Consequently, the expansive list below is the result of a formula which gives the assorted genres equal consideration.


10 Best List of 2007

1. The Darjeeling Limited

2. No Country for Old Men

3. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

4. Superbad

5. Gone Baby Gone

6. Why Did I Get Married?

7. Music and Lyrics

8. Rush Hour 3

9. Live Free or Die Hard

10. Shoot ‘Em Up

Honorable Mention

11. Eastern Promises

12. The Bourne Ultimatum

13. DOA

14. Rescue Dawn

15. 3:10 to Yuma

16. Knocked Up

17. Balls of Fury

18. Juno

19. Michael Clayton

20. The Hoax

21. Into the Wild

22. Grindhouse

23. The Bucket List

24. The Namesake

25. The Assassination of Jesse James

Best Foreign Language Films

1. Black Book

2. The Valet

3. Close to Home

4. Drama Mex

5. Exterminating Angels

6. Lust, Caution

7. Paris Je T’aime

8. Verdict on Auschwitz

9. My Best Friend

10. The Page Turner

Foreign Language Film Honorable Mention

11. The Iceberg

12. I Have Never Forgotten You

13. The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai

14. Darfur Diaries

15. China Blue

16. Dreaming Lhasa

17. U-Carmen

18. Ghosts of Cite Soleil

19. The Orphanage

20. Private Fears in Public Places

21. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

22. Darfur Diaries

23. Ten Canoes

24. Unconscious

25. Tears of the Black Tiger

10 Best Independent Films

1. Interview

2. Great World of Sound

3. Diary of a Tired Black Man

4. The Lookout

5. Cashback

6. Radiant City

7. The Wind That Shakes the Barley

8. The Girl Next Door

9. What Would Jesus Buy?

10. Day Night Day Night

Independent Film Honorable Mention

11. Outsourced

12. Honeydripper

13. Waitress

14. The Ultimate Gift

15. Black Irish

16. Severance

17. Killer of Sheep

18. From Other Worlds

19. Zebraman

20. Outsourced

21. Naked Boys Singing

22. Descent

23. I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

24. Black Sheep

25. My Brother

10 Best Documentaries

1. The 11th Hour

2. Sicko

3. What Black Men Think

4. Into Great Silence

5. Crazy Love

6. Banished

7. No End in Sight

8. Manufactured Landscapes

9. Desert Bayou

10. Confessions of a Superhero

Documentary Honorable Mention

11. Maxed Out

12. The Hip-Hop Project

13. Fired

14. Musician

15. ‘Tis Autumn

16. Sacco & Vanzetti

17. Note by Note

18. Carmen & Geoffrey

19. Kamp Katrina

20. Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman

21. The Camden 28

22. Joe Strummer

23. An Unreasonable Man

24. Bushwick Homecomings

25. Your Mommy Kills Animals

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