As 2007 draws to a close, the DVD Times reviewers list their favourite 10 new films of the year.
In the same fashion as our Top 10 DVDs of 2007 feature, several reviewers have submitted a Top 10 Films of 2007 list. And they are just that, simple lists, submitted either in order or in no particular order.
You’ll find the lists at the bottom of the page, but first, tallying up the votes there is a clear overall DVDTimes Top 10 Films of 2007 list which we’ve compiled below…
Zodiac (6 Votes)
David Fincher’s first feature film in five years claimed the top spot, with 6 of our reviewers placing it in their lists.
The Bourne Ultimatum (4 Votes)
Director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon in the lead role of the troubled Jason Bourne brought the series to a frenetic action packed close with the first of five films to make its way into 4 of our reviewers’ lists.
Eastern Promises (4 Votes)
Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts star in David Cronenberg’s often tragic and brutal examination of the Russian Mafia in London.
Hairspray (4 Votes)
This hit musical based on the Broadway adaptation of John Water’s 1988 original shook and shimmied its way onto 4 of our reviewers’ lists.
Hot Fuzz (4 Votes)
The first of three British films to make this year’s list, Hot Fuzz drew in the crowds earlier this year and further established the winning formula of writer/director Edgar Wright and writer/actor Simon Pegg.
Planet Terror (4 Votes)
One half of the problematic Grindhouse project, Robert Rodriguez seemed to grasp the concept much better with this trashy, over-the-top gore-fest which also made it onto four of our reviewers’ lists.
Atonement (3 Votes)
The back four each made their way onto 3 of our reviewers’ lists. This sweeping wartime drama from director Joe Wright starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy is the second British film to make the list.
Curse of the Golden Flower (3 Votes)
The only non-English language film to make the list is Zhang Yimou’s historical epic, a visually sumptuous film with commanding lead performances by Gong Li and Chow Yun-Fat.
Ratatouille (3 Votes)
While it may not hit the dizzying heights of director Brad Bird’s previous outing for Pixar (The Incredibles) this charming tale shows that even when they’re not at their best, Pixar can still deliver the goods.
This is England (3 Votes)
This rites of passage drama from award-winning writer/director Shane Meadows is the third British film to make the list.
Mike Sutton–Atonement–Curse of the Golden Flower–Dreamgirls–Hairspray–Helevtica–Notes on a Scandal–Reno 911: Miami–Surf’s Up–Venus–ZodiacMichael Mackenzie1Black Book2Zodiac3The Lives of Others4Planet Terror5Sicko6Hot Fuzz7Ratatouille8Death Proof9Black Snake Moan10Mother of TearsNoel Megahey
–Private Fears In Public Places–Pingpong–The Bothersome Man–Spider-Man 3–Curse of the Golden Flower–Les Chansons d’Amour–Persepolis–The Golden Door–Hairspray–The Darjeeling LimitedJohn White1Exiled228 Weeks Later3Black Book4Curse of the Golden Flower5Paprika6The Bothersome Man7Eastern Promises8Ecoute Le Temps9The Bourne Ultimatum10Control
Clydefro Jones1No Country For Old Men2The Darjeeling Limited3Zodiac4Michael Clayton5There Will Be Blood6Gone Baby Gone7Margot At The Wedding8Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead9Eastern Promises10SickoRoger Keen1La Vie En Rose2Inland Empire3Babel4Eastern Promises5Pirates Of The Caribbean 36Infamous7Atonement8The Fountain9Elizabeth: The Golden Age10VenusGary Couzens–American Gangster–Atonement–Eastern Promises–Jindabyne–The Last King of Scotland–Once–Ten Canoes–This Is England–Zodiac–The Saragossa Manuscript (Re-issue)Duncan Stripp–The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford–Them–Zodiac–The Bourne Ultimatum–The Fountain–Blood Diamond–Notes on a Scandal–Heima–This Is England–Tell No One
Paul Greenwood1This Is England2The Last King of Scotland3Bridge To Terabithia4The Lives of Others5Knocked Up6Hairspray7Superbad8Hot Fuzz9Planet Terror10BeowulfMatt Shingleton–3:10 to Yuma–300–Bridge To Terabithia–Deliver Us From Evil–Hot Fuzz–Planet Terror–Ratatouille–Stardust–The Bourne Ultimatum–ZodiacDave Foster–300–The Bourne Ultimatum–Control–Hairspray–Hot Fuzz–The King of Kong–Planet Terror–Ratatouille–Stardust–Waitress
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