Best Movies of 2007

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  1. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    I was surprised I couldn't find an existing thread about this topic, so I started one myself.

    So let's hear it, everyone's short list for their favorite movies of 2007.

    I submit:

    1. No Country for Old Men - not only the best movie of 2007, but the best movie in recent memory; stunning cinematography, spare composition, and a genuinely frightening Javier Bardem in a bowl cut
    2. This is England - great soundtrack and the lovely newcomer Vicky Mclure as a skinhead chelsea girl
    3. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - Philip Seymour Hoffman, he of the small hands and shifty demeanor, really should play Iago in Othello or Edmund in King Lear, so convincing is he in the role of villain
    4. Darjeeling Express - Some may find Wes Anderson a bit twee, but the rest of us will happily take whatever he gives
    5. The Bourne Ultimatum - gave me motion sickness

    Honorable Mention: Rescue Dawn didn't make the cut by a hairbreadth for a very un-Werner Herzog gung-ho ending (possibly due to studio meddling?) and the fact that Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale) was supposed to be pursued by a bear but that scene didn't make it into the final edit...Charles Manson look-alike Jeremy Davies as Eugene from Eugene Oregon was great fun to watch as he ever is
     
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    I would have to say The Simpson's Movie and Transformers are two of the best, in my book at least.

    On the flip side I just read that Walk Hard only made $4.1 million in it's opening week. Sweeney Todd, which was released in half as many theaters as Walk Hard, made $9.1 million. I knew Walk Hard would be a total bomb.
     
  3. yeroen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I forgot all about Spider Pig.
     
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    Wasn't there like a soundtrack where people were singing that lol?
     
  5. it5five macrumors 65816

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    In no particular order:

    Juno
    Across the Universe
    Darjeeling Limited
    No Country for Old Men
    Wristcutters: A Love Story
    Into the Wild
    Paris, Je t'aime

    There are more, I just can't recall a lot of them.

    There are still a few I want to see:

    There Will Be Blood
    Golden Compass
    Atonement
    Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    The Savages
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    For me it was Bourne Ultimatum and then Transformers. :D
     
  7. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Yup, same here. I also very much enjoyed Resident Evil: Extinction (Best of the 3 IMO) and Hitman.
     
  8. bov macrumors 6502

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    Transformers and Superbad :D

    the simpsons movie and i am legend were both pretty disappointing
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I missed Resident Evil in the cinema. I can't wait 'til it comes out on DVD!
     
  10. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Really is worth watching mate. I didn't much enjoy the second one, so we went expecting it to be a bit crap and I was very surprised. It was brilliant, certainly the most surprising film of the year.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I've been thinking about it the same way you were. :)
     
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    No problem. :)

    Oh yes, it was very good. Just bought 'The Ultimate Bourne Collection' on HD DVD... mmmmmmmm...
     
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    I can't get into them Bourne films. Or rather I didn't like how the second film was the first one in different locations. Too much cat and mouse with baby step progession for me.

    I'd put Transformers on the list! Probably because I was a big fan of them as a kid.
    Die Hard 4 was okay.
     
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    There will be blood - by Paul Thomas-Anderson starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Epic!

    Beyond Beats and Rhymes by Byron Hurt
     
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    I would have to throw Hot Fuzz into the ring.:cool:
     
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    I really liked Futurama - Benders Big Score and The Simpsons.
     
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    In The Shadow Of The Moon. Finally got to see it at Warwick Arts Centre last Thursday.

    Then Sunshine. Probably.
     
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    1. Transformers
    2. Die Hard 4
    3. Pirates 3
    4. Bourne 3
     
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    transformers
    bourne


    did 300 come out this year or was that just the DVD?
     
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    Ohhhh, yeah that was this year.

    300 it is then.
     
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    Pairs, je t'aime!!! awesome movie ...and i hear NCFO men is the ****. Juno aswell. nice list!
     
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    um and YES to 300!. if you dont walk out of that movie feeling like you need to kick someones *** then you just are not a man. actually im breaking things right now just thinking about it.
     
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    To add to the list:

    The Assassination on Jesse James..
    Mr. Brooks
    Eastern Promise

    Theres this movie I watched about this woman in new york and a bomb in a hotel room but I can't remember the name....it was a good movie.


    Bless
     
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    No Country For Old Men
    3:10 to Yuma
    Bourne Ultimatum
    Transformers
    The Simpsons
     

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