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31st December 2007 06:00:00
Posted by Noel Megahey

DVD Times Top 10 Films of 2007

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.

Individual Lists

Mike Sutton
--Atonement
--Curse of the Golden Flower
--Dreamgirls
--Hairspray
--Helevtica
--Notes on a Scandal
--Reno 911: Miami
--Surf’s Up
--Venus
--Zodiac
Michael Mackenzie
1Black Book
2Zodiac
3The Lives of Others
4Planet Terror
5Sicko
6Hot Fuzz
7Ratatouille
8Death Proof
9Black Snake Moan
10Mother of Tears
Noel 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 Limited
John White
1Exiled
228 Weeks Later
3Black Book
4Curse of the Golden Flower
5Paprika
6The Bothersome Man
7Eastern Promises
8Ecoute Le Temps
9The Bourne Ultimatum
10Control


Clydefro Jones
1No Country For Old Men
2The Darjeeling Limited
3Zodiac
4Michael Clayton
5There Will Be Blood
6Gone Baby Gone
7Margot At The Wedding
8Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
9Eastern Promises
10Sicko
Roger Keen
1La Vie En Rose
2Inland Empire
3Babel
4Eastern Promises
5Pirates Of The Caribbean 3
6Infamous
7Atonement
8The Fountain
9Elizabeth: The Golden Age
10Venus
Gary 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 Greenwood
1This Is England
2The Last King of Scotland
3Bridge To Terabithia
4The Lives of Others
5Knocked Up
6Hairspray
7Superbad
8Hot Fuzz
9Planet Terror
10Beowulf
Matt Shingleton
--3:10 to Yuma
--300
--Bridge To Terabithia
--Deliver Us From Evil
--Hot Fuzz
--Planet Terror
--Ratatouille
--Stardust
--The Bourne Ultimatum
--Zodiac
Dave Foster
--300
--The Bourne Ultimatum
--Control
--Hairspray
--Hot Fuzz
--The King of Kong
--Planet Terror
--Ratatouille
--Stardust
--Waitress
About Noel Megahey
Noel Megahey has been writing for The Digital Fix and its former incarnation DVD Times since 2000. He has contributed over 1000 reviews of international, arthouse and independent cinema, and currently specialises in reviews of the latest anime releases.


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