Top Ten Movies of 2007

Keep in mind, that when reading this list, I have not seen every movie to come out this year, including ones that I here are pretty good. Jesse James in particular. When and if I see this movie and more I will change my list accordingly, but for right now, this is how it stands:

  • 10. American Gangster
  • I enjoyed this movie for its acting and some of its memorable scenes. Such as the one with Ruby Dee. Denzel is an amazing actor and Crowe wasn’t bad, which is saying something because I don’t usually like him.
  • 9. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • Ok so sue me, I put Pirates of the Caribbean on my list. I loved it. It was an entertaining movie.
  • 8. Michael Clayton
  • Good movie that really presented good dialogue/lines with great acting.  
  • 7. Zodiac
  • Dark, intense, entertaining. It was made intelligently and it was fun to watch.
  • 6. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Well made, interesting to watch, made you feel like you were there feeling the same anxieties of every character.
  • 5. Hot Fuzz
  • Pure entertainment. Period.
  • 4. There Will Be Blood
  • Daniel-Day Lewis, nough said. This movie would not be as amazing as it was and it was, without him.
  • 3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Entertainment at its full-blown best. You can’t look away. Amazing music, amazing movie.
  • 2. Death Proof
  • Yes Death Proof. I know a lot of people will disagree with this, but I’m sorry, I love this movie. Every last dialogue filled second. Oh No god forbid a movie thats supposed to just have action have realistic dialogue. I love this movie and it is my #2.
  • 1. No Country For Old Men
  • This movie is amazing. The tension just builds and builds and builds eventually making its way to one of the best endings I’ve ever seen. Huh good ending, nah. That is what dumb people will think after reading that last statement. This movie had a great symbolic ending. When I saw this movie some annoying girl behind me got up and yelled quote on quote, “Worst Movie I’ve Ever Seen!” I wanted to stand up and punch her in the face. First of all, no one cares what you think, second of all that movie is amazing, third of all, god forbid you have to think at the end of a movie that has guns and violence in it. This movie is amazing. go see it. 

Oscar Winners

 Here the are, the winners, the losers. How many did you guess right?
 
Documentary Short:

  •  Freeheld
  • The Crown
  • Salim Baba
  • Sari’s Mother
Prediction: Freeheld

Live-Action Short 

  •  At Night
  • The Substitute
  • The Mozart of Pickpockets
  • Tanghi Argentini
  • The Tonto Woman
Prediction: The Substitute

Animated Short  

  •  I Met the Walrus
  • Madame Tutli-Putli
  • Even Pigeons Go To Heaven
  • Peter and The Wolf
  • My Love
Prediction: I Met the Walrus

Documentary 

  •  Taxi to the Dark Side
  • War/Dance
  • No End in Sight
  • Sicko
  • Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Prediction: No End in Sight, Michael Moore lies on some of his statistics.

Foreign Film 

  •  Mongol
  • 12
  • Katyn
  • Beaufort
  • The Counterfeiters
Prediction: The Counterfeiters

Music(song) 

  •  Enchanted
  • Once
  • Enchanted
  • Enchanted
  • August Rush
Prediction: Once

Music(score)

  •  The Kite Runner
  • Michael Clayton
  • Atonement
  • Ratatouille
  • 3:10 to Yuma
Prediction: Atonement

Animated Picture 

  •  Surf’s Up
  • Persepolis
  • Ratatouille
Prediction: Ratatouille, this one’s a for sure.

Make Up 

  •  Norbit
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Prediction: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Sound Mixing 

  •  3:10 to Yuma
  • Transformers
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Ratatouille
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
Prediction: No Country For Old Men

Sound Editing 

  •  There Will Be Blood
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Ratatouille
  • Transformers
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
Prediction:No Country For Old Men

Costumes 

  •  Atonement
  • Across the Universe
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Sweeney Todd
Prediction: Sweeney Todd

Visual Effects

  •  The Golden Compass
  • Transformers
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Prediction: Pirates 3

Art Direction 

  •  American Gangster
  • The Golden Compass
  • Atonement
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Sweeney Todd
Prediction: Sweeney Todd

Editing 

  •  The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
  • Into the Wild
  • No Country For Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
Prediction: No Country For Old Men

Cinematography 

  •  Atonement
  • The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • No Country For Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood
Prediction: No Country For Old Men

Best Supporting Actress 

  •  Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
  • Ruby Dee, American Gangster
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Prediction: Cate Blanchett

Best Actress 

  •  Laura Linney, The Savages
  • Julie Christie, Away From Her
  • Ellen Page, Juno
  • Cate Blanchettt, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Prediction: Julie Christie

Best Actor 

  •  Daniel-Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
  • George Clooney, Michael Clayton
  • Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
  • Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
  • Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Prediction: Daniel-Day Lewis, 99.9999% chance of winning

Best Supporting Actor 

  •  Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
  • Tom Wilikinson, Michael Clayton
  • Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford
Prediction: Javier Bardem, 99.999% chance of winning

Best Screenplay (original)

  •  Michael Clayton
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Ratatouille
  • The Savages
  • Juno
Prediction: Michael Clayton 

Best Screenplay (adapted)

  •  Away From Her
  • The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Atonement
  • There Will Be Blood
Prediction: There Will Be Blood, it deserves some kind of big award because it was a great movie.

Best Directing

  •  The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
  • Juno
  • There Will Be Blood
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Michael Clayton
Prediction: No Country For Old Men

Best Picture

  •  Juno
  • Atonement
  • No Country For Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Michael Clayton
Prediction: No Country For Old Men, I’ve seen every single one except for Michael Clayton, and what I know is that No Country For Old Men deserves this award.
 
Final Note: Great Year for movies, I thoroughly enjoyed every movie that was nominated for Best Picture, and one that wasn’t even more then most that were (Sweeney Todd). No Country For Old Men won every most important award. An acting, a writing, a directing, and even the Picture. It’s an amazing movie and if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to (it comes out on DVD March 11th, mark your calendars). It was a great year with great movies and even a few surprises at the Oscars.
 
Amount I got right out of 24: 11