Top Ten Films of 2007?

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  1. Brahm@n

    Brahm@n New Member

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    it's about that time to start compiling...

    name your top films (and honorable mentions, worst film of the year, etc. if you care to)

    here is a list of this year's films in case you can't remember all that you've seen off the top:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_in_film


    my top ten:

    1. before the devil knows your dead (directed by sidney lumet)
    2. the namesake (directed by mira nair)
    3. eastern promises (directed by david cronenberg)
    4. no country for old men (directed by the coen brothers)
    5. 3:10 to yuma (directed by james mangold)
    6. the savages (directed by tamara jenkins)
    7. juno (directed by jason reitman)
    8. grindhouse - double feature (directed by robert rodriguez & quentin tarantino)
    9. beowulf (directed by robert zemeckis)
    10. american gangster (directed by ridley scott)



    note: i combined both grindhouse films as one, which may be a little fair since each standing alone isn't as good as some of the films below... but, as a total theater experience, the two features in combination were very enjoyable



    honorable mentions:

    - hot fuzz (directed by edgar wright)
    - superbad (directed by greg mottola)
    - black snake moan (directed by craig brewer)
    - the darjeeling limited (directed by wes anderson)
    - hairspray (directed by adam shankman)
    - mr. brooks (directed by bruce a. evans)
    - the brave one (directed by neil jordan)




    worst film of the year:

    - into great silence (directed by philip groning)

    i have no idea what the critics were seeing, but this one put me straight to sleep. it could be because i entered it somewhat sleepy-eyed (big mistake), but i found the pace oppressively languid and certain images were held on screen far too long.... which says a lot i think since i'm a pretty patient viewer. great concept for a documentary, but it could have fulfilled more potential as the "visual poem" it wanted to be



    there are many notable films that i missed this year
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  2. Pyro Tecknik

    Pyro Tecknik Harbinger of DOOM

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    i look forward to your, "Top 10" of the pertaining year lists. but i usually can't participate since i mostly watch them well after they release on dvd(usually the next year).

    although, superbad at top 10, but black snake moan and hairspray as h.m.?
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  3. Riz

    Riz Well-Known Member

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    TOO SOON!

    Word.

    I'll be waiting another couple of weeks until I drop mine because there's films coming out in that time that I expect to be on there.
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  4. The Jeus

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    There are sure to be amendments and adjustments in the coming weeks, but come on folks, chime in for the time being.

    1. Stardust
    2. Enchanted
    3. No Country for Old Men
    4. Ratatouille
    5. In the Shadow of the Moon
    6. Hot Fuzz
    7. Amazing Grace
    8. Hairspray
    9. Once
    10. The Host

    Still in contention:
    Breach, Lions for Lambs, Across the Universe, Shoot 'em Up, Lars and the Real Girl, Waitress
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  5. Superman70

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    I constantly fell asleep during Lars
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  6. menaz

    menaz Avant Garde

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    I still have to see, rise of the foot soilder, I am legend, AVP2, before the devil knows your dead, revolver, and national treasure 2, before I can even think about writing a top 10.
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  7. the Prince

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    eastern promises ; viggo's display of manhood in the steam bath is unmatched, and his performance throughout the film was memorable

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  8. Wonk Saggin

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    havent really seen too many new releases.

    1. no country for old men
    2. eastern promises
    3. the namesake
    4. king of kong


    ive also seen superbad, hot fuzz, grindhouse, darjeeling limited. but, im waiting to watch a few others before i complete my list (i especially wanna watch "before the devil....").

    my top 4 i feel are a lock though....
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  9. ThisMiss

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    meta and I saw Stardust.. it wasn't eeehhhhh so-so

    And my mother and I saw eastern promises... WOW was that movie graphic, very very good though.
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  10. Mr ExZ

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    superbad
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  11. Superman70

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    I can't be bothered to order these right now, but here's the best 10 movies I saw this year. Only ones I'm sure about as far as the order are those top 3.

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    No Country for Old Men
    3:10 to Yuma
    The Simpsons Movie (met all expectations)
    Knocked Up (maybe better than Superbad, imo)
    The Kingdom
    Beowulf (in 3-D)
    The Lives of Others (way overlooked/underrated)
    The Mist (this one surprised me)
    The Bourne Ultimatum

    Honorable Mentions
    Into the Wild
    Breach
    American Gangster
    Reign Over Me
    Sicko
    Rush Hour (yes, Rush Hour 3)
    Shoot em Up (barely)
    Superbad
    Grindhouse

    The Worst
    ...one I saw is a tossup between The Brave One, The Number 23, or Lars and The Real Girl. But I didn't see any terrible movies this year, really.


    I'm going to see Gone Baby Gone and 3:10 to Yuma soon, they'll probably bump a couple off the top 10. Also most likely gonna see Juno, I Am Legend and Charlie Wilson's War eventually.

    And I'm mad I missed 'We Own the Night' while it was in theaters around here. Missed a few other well-rated ones, too.

    It was a good year.


    edit: just saw Yuma.
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  12. Shy

    Shy a.k.a. Klear Eyed

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    The Kingdom should get more consideration.
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  13. Tacit

    Tacit Devourer of Funny

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    Yeah.
    I enjoyed it more than American Gangster.
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  14. menaz

    menaz Avant Garde

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    We Own the Night wasn't that great but it's worth checking out.
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    1 Ghost Rider
    2. The Simpsons Movie
    3. Ratatouille
    4. Surf's Up
    5. Transformers
    6. Live Free or Die Hard
    7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    8. Spiderman 3
    9. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    10. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
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  16. Riz

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    There's quite a few films I'm sure would be on here that I haven't got around to seeing yet.

    Worst

    Evan Almighty, Spider-Man 3 and Hot Fuzz

    Honourable mentions

    Superbad, The Simpsons Movie, Enchanted, Knocked Up and Atonement.

    Top 10

    10. Grindhouse
    9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    8. Stardust
    7. 28 Weeks Later
    6. This Is England
    5. Sunshine
    4. 3:10 To Yuma
    3. Eastern Promises
    2. Ratatouille
    1. American Gangster
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  17. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze pop warner hof

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    2007 has been an excellent year for movies.
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  18. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    [​IMG] @ the jeus leaving before the devil knows your dead off completely



    yes, i enjoyed it more than both of those

    it could have something to do with the fact that i'm heavily partial towards john waters' original... i thought john travolta was weak as mrs. turnblad. didn't live up to divine's standard, and it bugged me.
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  19. LiQuiD6

    LiQuiD6 Left hook Justice

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    before the devil knows your dead....

    saw it last night....that movie was STRESSFUL to watch....seriously....it was beyond tense.....amazing movie but i dont think ive ever felt so stressed out watching a movie.....

    also saw ratatouille right after.....amazing film.....everything about it was on point

    saw i am legend the other day.....pretty decent....woulda been good if the last 30 minutes didnt feel so rushed and blah.....first hour of the film was incredible though...



    im about to watch zodiac and 3:10 to yuma tonight....got nothin better to do when you finish xmas shopping early......im trying to see juno before the years up....ive been wanting to see it and everyones raving about that shit....
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  20. Tacit

    Tacit Devourer of Funny

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    I'm waiting for juno, still isn't playing around here.

    Brah, have you seen the original 3:10 to Yuma? Is it worth checking out if I've seen the update?
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