AFI's Top Ten Movies of 2007
Yet another top 10 list for 2007, but this one comes from the American Film Institute, the organization that published that highly controversial Top 100 Movies of the Last 100 Years list. They name their own Top 10 from 2007 (in no particular order) and it's another list that's worth pointing out in a crowd of other bland top ten lists. If you haven't already noticed, I don't like the lists that follow the same exact critics' pattern and are just the same bland movies everyone assumes will win. With AFI's Top 10 list, there are the best of the best and some extra ones that deserve a spot on this list.
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
INTO THE WILD
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
I don't know why Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is on there, it's really not a great movie at all. It has no buzz anyway and I think everyone is just honoring Sidney Lumet, not actually thinking about if it's that good or not. However, it's great to see Knocked Up, Juno, Michael Clayton, and Ratatouille on there. All great movies that deserve this year-end recognition.
Here are AFI's Top 10 lists from the last six years as well:
2006: Babel, Borat, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Half Nelson, Happy Feet, Inside Man, Letters From Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, United 93
2005: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, King Kong, Munich, The Squid and the Whale, Syriana
2004: The Aviator, Collateral, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Friday Night Lights, The Incredibles, Kinsey, Maria Full of Grace, Million Dollar Baby, Sideways, Spider-Man 2
2003: American Splendor, Finding Nemo, The Human Stain, In America, The Last Samurai, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Lost in Translation, Master and Commander, Monster, Mystic River
2002: About a Boy, About Schmidt, Adaptation, Antwone Fisher, Chicago, Frida, Gangs of New York, The Hours, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Quiet American
2001: A Beautiful Mind, Black Hawk Down, In The Bedroom, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Man Who Wasn't There, Memento, Monster's Ball, Moulin Rouge, Mulholland Drive, Shrek
2000: Almost Famous, Before Night Falls, Best In Show, Erin Brockovich, Gladiator, High Fidelity, Requiem for a Dream, Traffic, Wonder Boys, You Can Count on Me