Alright everyone, it’s time for our Top 10 Movies of 2007. This isn’t some artsy-fartsy Oscar list; it’s just a list of the ten most entertaining movies gathered by myself and Popoholic’s contributors. So sit back and enjoy the show.
Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin) delivered the funniest movie of the year. Yes, Superbad was even funnier/better than Knocked Up, and I put it as high up as Anchorman as one of the best comedies of the last ten years. The movie had me in hysterics and I have no doubt that you were cracking up as well.
9) The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Ultimatum is the movie I see more often on best of 2007 lists this year and with good reason; the movie kicked butt. It was one of the best action flicks of the year, and it would have made the top five if it weren’t for all that shaky cam crap. I loathe shaky cam. A great action performance by Matt Damon and great end to a fantastic trilogy.
8) Gone Baby Gone
Screw all the Ben Affleck haters; Gone Baby Gone is one hell of a movie. It was shot beautifully, paced well, and every single performance, from Casey Affleck to any one of the two-bit criminals, was amazing. Saying I was impressed would be an understatement. If you’re a fan of movies, you really need to check this one out. Kudos to Affleck.
Stardust was the best film or the year that you didn’t see. Based on Neil Gaiman’s comicbook series, it was by far the best fantasy film of the year, and quickly became my favorite fantasy film ever (I liked Lord of The Rings, but I loved this one). Robert De Niro gave the scene-stealing performance of the year and Michelle Pfeiffer should get an award for still being so hot.
300 might not have been for everyone, but it sure was a blast for us. Crazy action scenes and over the top machismo performances made Frank Miller and his comicbook proud. When I first heard that unknown (at the time) director Zack Snyder was going to adapt the comic, and that it was going to be filmed blue screen, I thought end result was going to be a cheap b-movie. Boy was I wrong.
5) Hot Fuzz
From the people who brought you Shaun of The Dead, comes an even better movie (gasp!), Hot Fuzz. Yup, I liked it better than Shaun; I thought it was funnier, and I found the story more intriguing. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg can do no wrong in my mind, and I can’t wait for their next collaboration. You should also check out the special edition DVD for a commentary track by Quentin Tarantino! If Trarantino actually sits down to record a commentary track (he hardly ever does) for a movie that he has no part of, you know it must be good.
Transformers might have been filled with flaws, but that didn’t stop it from being one of the most entertaining action movies, not only of the year, but also of all time. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about the story or that they changed the look of most of the Transformers; It all came down to the action scenes and the awesome CGI (best I’ve ever seen). I watched this movie with Transformers fans and people who couldn’t care less about them, and everyone loved it. And the only thing more enjoyable than watching a TF transform was watching Megan Fox strut her stuff (c’mon, you knew I had to say it).
If you’re surprised that Ratatouille is number three, you should have seen how surprised I was when I left the theatre. I wasn’t expecting the movie be good as it was, not even close, but it was one of the most enjoyable animated films ever made. It reminded me of the older Disney films… the ones that had heart and didn’t rely on flashy effects. A fun movie, from begining to end.
2) 3:10 To Yuma
Let me start off by saying the best performance of the year goes to Russell Crowe (then again, I still haven’t seen There Will Be Blood and I consider Daniel Day-Lewis the greatest living actor today, but it will be very, very hard to beat Crowe). He delivers the best line/moment of the year (“Even bad men love their mommas”). 3:10 To Yuma is beautifully shot, filled with great performances and unique characters, and has an amazing musical score as well. In other words, a near-perfect movie.
1) Grind House: Planet Terror
This wasn’t a hard choice at all. The best movie of the year goes to Planet Terror. Not only was it the best, but it was also one of the most entertaining movie-going experiences of my life. The only flaw I can find with this movie was that it was attached to Death Proof (hated it, and that’s saying a lot considering Tarantino is my favorite filmmaker). Director Robert Rodriguez made a movie for the fans, and gave us everything we could want… and then some.
We hope you enjoyed our Top 10 Movies of 2007. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments on your favorite movies of the year!