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The Best Films of 2007

Written by Christopher Beaubien • April 27, 2008 • 2 Comments

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There Will Be Blood (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
Zodiac (dir. David Fincher)
Once (dir. John Carney)
Ratatouille (dir. Brad Bird)
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (dir. Tim Burton)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (dir. Cristian Mungiu)
Brand Upon the Brain! (dir. Guy Maddin)
Black Book (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (dir. Sidney Lumet)
Zoo (dir. Robinson Devor)


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Honourable Selection: THE GRINDHOUSE!

Death Proof (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
Thanksgiving (dir. Eli Roth)
Planet Terror (dir. Robert Rodriguez)


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Honourable Selection: THE THREE FLAVOURS CORNETTO TRILOGY

The World’s End (dir. Simon Pegg, 2013)
Hot Fuzz (dir. Simon Pegg, 2007)
Shaun of the Dead (dir. Simon Pegg, 2004)


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Honourable Selection: THE GESPENSTER TRILOGY

Yella (dir. Christian Petzold, 2007)
Gespenster (Ghosts) (dir. Christian Petzold, 2005)
The State I Am In (Die Innere Sicherheit) (dir. Christian Petzold, 2000)


Michael Clayton (dir. Tony Gilroy)
Stephanie Daley (dir. Hilary Brougher)
No Country for Old Men (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (dir. Julian Schnabel)
Eastern Promises (dir. David Cronenberg)
Joshua (dir. George Ratliff)
The Lookout (dir. Scott Frank)
The Silence before Bach (dir. Pere Portabella)
In the City of Sylvia (dir. José Luis Guerín)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
(dir. Andrew Dominik)


Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (dir. Scott Hicks)
Starting Out in the Evening (dir. Andrew Wagner)
Frownland (dir. Ronald Bronstein)
Control (dir. Anton Corbijn)
You, The Living (dir. Roy Andersson)
The Savages (dir. Tamara Jenkins)
Away from Her (dir. Sarah Polley)
Lake of Fire (dir. Tony Kaye)
Waitress (dir. Adrienne Shelly)
Sicko (dir. Michael Moore)


Persepolis (dir. Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud)
A Secret (dir. Claude Miller)
Margo at the Wedding (dir. Noah Baumbach)
No End in Sight (dir. Charles Ferguson)
Paris, Je T’aime (dir. 22 Filmmakers)
Juno (dir. Jason Reitman)
Terror’s Advocate (dir. Barbet Schroeder)
Taxi to the Dark Side (dir. Alex Gibney)
Snow Angels (dir. David Gordon Green)
Charlie Wilson’s War (dir. Mike Nichols)


Bridges to Terabithia (dir. Gabor Csupo)
Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door (dir. Gregory Wilson)
The Mist (dir Frank Darabont)
The Kite Runner (dir. Marc Forster)
In the Valley of Elah (dir. Paul Haggis)
Inside (dir. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury)
Delirious (dir. Tom DiCillo)
Begging Naked (dir. Karen Gehres)
Atonement (dir. Joe Wright)
Irina Palm (dir. Sam Garbarski)


Jellyfish (Meduzot) (dir. Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret)
Boarding Gate (dir. Olivier Assayas)
Breach (dir. Billy Ray)
Boy A (dir. John Crowley)
Crazy Love (dir. Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens)
La Vie en Rose (dir. Olivier Dahan)
Romance & Cigarettes (dir. John Turturro)
The Man from London (dir. Béla Tarr)
I’m Not There (dir. Todd Haynes)
Torn from the Flag (dir. Klaudia Kovacs and Endre Hules)


Chicago 10 (dir. Brett Morgen)
Import/Export (dir. Ulrich Seidl)
The Host (dir. Joon-ho Bong)
Gone Baby Gone (dir. Ben Affleck)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (dir. David Yates)
My Kid Could Paint That (dir. Amir Bar-Lev)
Lars and the Real Girl (dir. Craig Gillespie)
The Simpsons Movie (dir. David Silverman)
Teeth (dir. Mitchell Lichtenstein)
Big Man Japan (dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto)


A Girl Cut in Two (dir. Claude Chabrol)
Into the Wild (dir. Sean Penn)
Hairspray (dir. Adam Shankman)
The Darjeeling Limited (dir. Wes Anderson)
Please Vote for Me (dir. Weijun Chen)
2 Days in Paris (dir. Julie Delpy)
The Orphanage (dir. Juan Antonio Bayona)
Last Days (dir. Gus Van Sant)
1408 (dir. Mikael Håfström)
Roman de Gare (Crossing Tracks) (dir. Claude Lelouch)


In Search of a Midnight Kiss (dir. Alex Holdridge)
Elle s’appelle Sabine (Her Name is Sabine) (dir. Sandrine Bonnaire)
Reservation Road (dir. Terry George)
12 (dir. Nikita Mikhalkov)
The Bourne Ultimatum (dir. Paul Greengrass)
A Mighty Heart (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
Brick Lane (dir. Sarah Gavron)
3:10 to Yuma (dir. James Mangold)
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (dir. Seth Gordon)
Year of the Dog (dir. Mike White)


Eagle vs. Shark (dir. Taika Waititi)
The Killer (Le Tueur) (dir. Cédric Anger)
The Great Debaters (dir. Denzel Washington)
Phantom Love (dir. Nina Menkes)
The Last Mistress (dir. Catherine Breillat)
Married Life (dir. Ira Sachs)
Helvetica (dir. Gary Hustwit)
Enchanted (dir. Kevin Lima)
No Reservations (dir. Scott Hicks)
Your Mommy Kills Animals (dir. Curt Johnson)


Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) (dir. Patricia Riggen)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (dir. Jake Kasdan)
Shoot ‘Em Up (dir. Michael Davis)
An American Crime (dir. Tommy O’Haver)
The Brave One (dir. Neil Jordon)
Knocked Up (dir. Judd Apatow)
American Gangster (dir. Ridley Scott)


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