My 30 Favorite Films of 2007.

Last week I finally caught a showing of Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, a film that goes beyond bold risk and delves deep into madness. I had a strong feeling of obligation to see the movie before completing my favorite films of 2007 list, and I was right. Now the book can pretty much be closed for last year, at least for the sake of this list’s construction…

30
DISTURBIA
29
I’M NOT THERE
28
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
27
BREACH
26
THE SAVAGES
25
THE DARJEELING LIMITED
24
A MIGHTY HEART
23
GONE BABY GONE
22
3:10 TO YUMA <thanks to Bob for the mention!
21
SUPERBAD
20
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
19
WAITRESS
18
RENDITION
17
AMERICAN GANGSTER
16
EASTERN PROMISES
15
KNOCKED UP
14
THE GREAT DEBATERS
13
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
12
NO END IN SIGHT
11
AWAY FROM HER
10
IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
09
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD
08
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
07
THE KITE RUNNER
06
INTO THE WILD
05
ZODIAC
04
ONCE
03
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
02
JUNO
01
MICHAEL CLAYTON

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14 Responses to “My 30 Favorite Films of 2007.”

  1. leslie Says:

    I’m sad to say that I’ve only seen 3 movies on your list. I hardly ever go to the movies. I really wanted to see Waitress and Juno. No Country for Old Men is next on my list.
    There Will Be Blood was phenomenal. Stylistically so different from any movie I’ve seen recently. Very disturbing and yet beautiful

  2. Ferguson Says:

    I go to the movies A LOT. I practice only one religion – cinematology…lol.

    “Waitress” will most likely exceed your expectations, even if they’re hopeful, because it did mine.

    “Juno” just makes me happy every time I simply think about. It’s a thing of wonder.

    “No Country For Old Men” was a film that even eclipsed “Fargo” in brilliance, in my opinion. Fascinating.

    I agree on the distinctive tone of “There Will Be Blood”. It certainly seems like it was created in the days of Terrence Malick’s “Badlands” or “Days of Heaven”.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my stuff!

  3. Amanda Says:

    i love this list. i’m glad you put “Once” so high. and i love that “MICHAEL CLAYTON” is # 1. great job as usual 😉

  4. Ferguson Says:

    Thanks for taking a look at it. I really appreciate it.

  5. Robert Says:

    Did you see The Assassination of Jesse James?
    I really enjoyed it, but I’m really into westerns…

  6. Ferguson Says:

    I have wanted to see it for a while now, I just haven’t got around to it. I am very much into westerns myself. I heard the cinematography was unique and gorgeous in that film.

  7. Robert Says:

    It was definitely one of my favorite films of the year, but when you consider the fact that I haven’t seen the essentials (such as No Country For Old Men, Michael Clayton, etc.), that’s not really saying much.

    The cinematography is very unique, indeed. He uses these cool vignette shots that really suck you in.

    The dialogue feels very authentic, as well.

    Not to mention Casey Affleck is unbelievable in it!

    I’m excited to hear your thoughts.

  8. Ferguson Says:

    I love Casey in everything, and it’s good to see him finally getting some due! Have you watched “Gone Baby Gone” yet? Another impressive performance from Casey, and it proves that brother Ben is a real-deal filmmaker. I think he should push the acting aside and let his brother take the spotlight, so he can focus on directing only.

  9. Bob Chebat Says:

    Of the movies I have seen, 3:10 to Yuma not there? That’s kinda surprising. Christian Bale was awesome.

  10. Ferguson Says:

    WOW! You know what, you’ve caught me on an error there. I should definitely have that one somewhere. I see so many movies each year that I almost always forget at least one when I’m making these lists. Thanks for the shout out to that worthy film.

  11. striderdemme Says:

    Nice list. And speaking of Casey, has anyone seen Gerry? What a unique film.

  12. Ferguson Says:

    Thanks.

    Yeah I own “Gerry” and am a massive Gus Van Sant fan. I think that film is hugely overlooked.

  13. Bob Chebat Says:

    Glad I was able to remind you. But behind Superbad?? LOL j/k – everyone is welcome to their opinion.

  14. Ferguson Says:

    Hahah. Yeah opinions are so awesome and different and can spark so much argument and controversy. I loved “Superbad”. It is so quotable and just gets better with each viewing. Hits home on so many levels.

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