Best Movies of 2007 – Great Films from 2007

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm

If you’re interested in the best movies of 2007, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for rats with a flair for the culinary arts, Viggo Mortensen as a Russian mobster, or Matt Damon kicking all kinds of ass, this post details the all-time best 2007 films.

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Black Book – This film set during World War II came out in the Netherlands in 2006, but it wasn’t released in England, Germany, and the U.S. until 2007. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, the film tells the story of Rachel Stein (the radiant Carice van Houten), a Dutch Jew who struggles to survive in Nazi-occupied Netherlands. Sebastian Koch is excellent as the German commander who falls for her.

Ratatouille – The eighth film from Pixar, Ratatouille is about Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt), a rat whose dream is to become a Parisian chef. Additional voice work supplied by Peter O’Toole, Ian Holm, Brad Garrett, and Brian Dennehy.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Based on the memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), an author who sets out to write a book after suffering a stroke and being left with only the use of his left eye. Nominated for four Oscars, the uplifting film also received accolades from BAFTA, Cannes, and the Golden Globes.

Gone Baby Gone – Ben Affleck helms and brother Casey stars in the story of a Boston detective who, along with his partner (Michelle Monaghan), hunts for an abducted four-year-old girl. Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris co-star, and Amy Ryan gives a standout performance as a not-so-fit mother (which earned her an Oscar nomination).

Once – Real-life musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova star as a pair of youths living in Dublin and expressing themselves through their music. Hansard and Irglova recorded all their own songs, and the film’s soundtrack earned a Grammy nomination. The single “Falling Slowly” received an Oscar nomination, and the movie was given the Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film.

The Bourne Ultimatum – The third film in this Paul Greengrass spy series (based on the novels by Robert Ludlum) finds Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) still searching for his true identity and dodging CIA assassins at every turn. This one takes us to Moscow, Madrid, New York City, London, Paris, and Tangier. The supporting cast this time around includes Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, and Paddy Considine.

The Lookout – Joseph Gorden-Levitt gives a strong performance as a promising hockey player whose life is derailed by a car crash. Now suffering chronic short-term memory loss, he works a menial job cleaning a bank. But things get complicated when he’s befriended by a gang with designs on the bank’s vault, and winds up seduced by one of their number (Isla Fisher). Jeff Daniels co-stars as Gordon-Levitt’s blind roommate.

Juno – The surprise hit of the year, Juno stars Ellen Page as a high school student who gets pregnant and debates whether to have an abortion or give the child up for adoption. Diablo Cody won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, and J.K. Simmons co-star. Made on a buget of under $7 million, Juno went on to gross over $231 million.

Away from Her – Sarah Polley took a break from acting to direct this heartbreaking story of a married woman (Julie Christie) who develops Alzheimer’s, moves into a nursing home, and slowly develops a relationship with a fellow resident. Get the tissues handy, ladies, as this one will have you crying your eyes out. Hailed by critics, the film ended up on a number of year-end top 10 lists and secured Oscar nominations for both Polley (Best Adapted Screenplay) and Christie (Best Actress).

No Country for Old Men – Winner of the Best Picture Academy Award, this film from the Coen brothers follows a Vietnam vet (Josh Brolin) who finds a case filled with money and soon finds himself pursued by a mob killing machine (Javier Bardem) with a silly haircut. Tommy Lee Jones co-stars as a Texas lawman who feels the world starting to pass him by.

Eastern Promises – When a teen girl dies giving birth in a London hospital, a midwife (Naomi Campbell) sets out to find the girl’s family, as well as a home for the child. This brings her into contact with a Russian mob boss (Armin Mueller-Stahl), his volatile son (Vincent Cassel), and their loyal underling (Viggo Mortensen). Filled with twists, turns, and brutal violence, this David Cronenberg film will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Women (and gay men) will especially love the scene where Mortensen does battle with two assassins in the nude.

The Lives of Others – Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, thi masterpiece is set during the years of a divided Germany. The late Ulrich Muhe stars as Gerd Wiesler, a member of the East Berlin secret police who’s assigned to keep tabs on a playwright (Sebastian Koch). As he becomes increasingly engrossed in the man’s life, Wiesler begins to assist him from behind the scenes and undergo a spiritual transformation of sorts. If you’re interested in the best movies of 2007, go out and rent this film immediately.

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September 3, 2010

Greg

I would have to say among these, The Bourne Ultimatum is my favorite

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