Our top 10 films of 2007

Posted by: Paul Little  //  January 23, 2008 @ 6:58am

Filed under: SBM Awards

After taking a year off last year for a variety of reasons, we're back with our annual Top 10 list of favourite movies compiled from our entire staff. We pride ourselves in the fact that not only do our movie critics take part in our year-end favourites poll, but all our employees. Since many awards contenders are only in limited release by the time 2007 ends, and our staff stretches across North America (including markets where these movies often don't open until late January), this often means we're missing out on a few of the highly-lauded motion pictures. But unlike other lists, we have a tendancy to throw on a few movies that don't make the Oscar cut, but still enthralled audiences throughout the year.

Last year brought several huge blockbusters, beginning in the spring and early summer with the third films in the Shrek, Spider-Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises. The heart of the summer season then brought us another third, The Bourne Ultimatum, and a much-anticipated first, The Simpsons Movie. After a mediocre fall at the box office, the year wrapped up with another huge holiday blockbuster in Will Smith's I Am Legend. Along the way, Judd Apatow also managed to put out a couple gross-out/sweet comedies that flew past the $100-million mark in Knocked Up and Superbad, while animated movies like Ratatouille and Alvin and the Chipmunks still brought in big audiences.

Our Top 10 reflects the highlights in fine cinema AND entertainment, so hopefully there's a little something for everyone on our 2007 list. And if you disagree, feel free to leave your own list in the comments section below.

1. The Bourne Ultimatum

2. Charlie Wilson's War

3. Superbad

4. I Am Legend

5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

6. Juno

7. Into the Wild

8. No Country for Old Men

9. Atonement

10. Ratatouille

Honourable Mentions

  • There Will Be Blood
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Transformers
  • Bee Movie
  • Across the Universe
  • American Gangster
  • Hot Rod
  • The Golden Compass
  • Knocked Up
  • 300
  • Ocean's Thirteen
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Control
  • Stardust
  • Shooter
  • Zodiac
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Fracture

Tags: top 10, lists, The Bourne Ultimatum, Charlie Wilson's War, Superbad, I Am Legend, Sweeny Todd, Juno, Into the Wild, No Country for Old Men

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Paul Little is the founder and Managing Editor of ShowbizMonkeys.com. When not interviewing his favourite musicians and comedians, he can also be found at The Purple Room in Winnipeg, where he is Artistic Director. (@comedygeek)

Original Comments Posted (1)

Sarahm says...

I am so glad Hot Rod is on this list...even if it is just an honorable mention.

Feb 1, 2008 3:48am

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