2007: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2007.

In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.

2007

  1. In the City of Sylvia*
  2. There Will Be Blood
  3. Shotgun Stories* (review)
  4. Munyurangabo* (review)
  5. Flight of the Red Balloon*
  6. My Kid Could Paint That (review)
  7. Ratatouille
  8. Hot Fuzz
  9. Lars and the Real Girl
  10. Times and Winds* (review)
  11. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days* (review)
  12. The Secret of the Grain* (review)
  13. I’m Not There
  14. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  15. The Devil Came on Horseback
  16. No Country for Old Men
  17. Ostrov (The Island)*
  18. Silent Light*
  19. Zodiac
  20. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  21. Persepolis*
  22. Yella*
  23. Juno
  24. The Visitor*
  25. Son of Rambow*
  • Encounters at the End of the World *
  • Honeydripper* (some observations)
  • Eastern Promises
  • Secret Sunshine*
  • My Winnipeg*
  • Planet Terror
  • Heading South*
  • The Savages
  • No End in Sight
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Into the Wild
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • Paranoid Park
  • The Band’s Visit*
  • Angel-A*
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Jindabyne*
  • Enchanted
  • Waitress
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Captain Achab*
  • Michael Clayton
  • The Orphanage
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Lust, Caution
  • Ben X
  • Margot at the Wedding
  • The Edge of Heaven
  • Chop Shop
  • Cassandra’s Dream
  • Breach
  • The Lookout
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Death Proof
  • Knocked Up
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Atonement
  • In the Valley of Elah
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Eagle Vs. Shark
As-yet Unseen or Unratable films of 2007:
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28 Weeks Later (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai)
A Century of Sound
A Girl Cut in Two (Claude Chabrol)
A Mighty Heart
A Secret
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Across the Universe
Afternoon (Angela Schanelec)
Alexandra (Alexander Sokurov)
Altar (Rico Ilarde)
American Gangster
Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
Beaufort
Becoming Jane
Becoming John Ford
Before I Forget (Jacques Nolot)
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (Sidney Lumet)
Beowulf (Robert Zemeckis)
Bernard and Doris
Big Man Japan
Body of War
Boy A
Brick Lane
Chicago 10
Chouga (Darezhan Omirbayev)
City of Men
Cochochi
Control
Crashing (Gary Walkow)
Crazy Love
Death at a Funeral
Death in the Land of Encantos (Lav Diaz)
Duchess of Langeais
Earth
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
En la ciudad de Sylvia
Encarnación
Fados (Carlos Saura)
Freedom Writers
Frownland (Ronald Bronstein)
Fugitive Pieces
Funny Games
George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead
Go Go Tales (Abel Ferrara)
Grace Is Gone
Hairspray
Halloween (Rob Zombie)
Happiness (Hur Jin-ho)
Help Me Eros
Heya fawda
Hotel Chevalier (Wes Anderson)
I Am Legend
Il Dolce e l’amaro
Import Export (Ulrich Seidl)
In Search of a Midnight Kiss
In the Shadow of the Moon
It’s a Free World…
Jazz Icons, Volume II
Just Another Love Story
Katyn
King of California
King of Ping Pong
La Antena
La France (Serge Bozon)
Lions for Lambs
L’Ora di punta
Love in the Time of Cholera
Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
Maurice Jarre: A Salute to David Lean
Mogari no mori
Molière
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
Must Read After My Death
My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-wai)
My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin)
Nessuna qualità agli eroi
Nightwatching
O’Horten
Padre Nuestro
Paranormal Activity
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
Pure Cinema: Birth of the Hitchcock Style
Quiet City (Aaron Katz)
Rails & Ties
Redacted (Brian De Palma)
Rendition
Rocket Science
Roman de Gare
Romance of Astrea and Celadon (Eric Rohmer)
Shrek the Third
Sicko
Sleuth
Smiley Face (Gregg Araki)
Southland Tales (Richard Kelly)
Spike Jones: The Legend
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story
Starting Out in the Evening
Sukiyaki Western Django
Superbad
Tai yang zhao chang sheng qi
Talk to Me
Taxi to the Dark Side
Team Picture (Kentucker Audley)
The Brave One
The Counterfeiters
The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk
The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette)
The Go-Getter
The Great Debaters
The Heartbreak Kid (Bobby and Peter Farrelly)
The Jane Austen Book Club
The Kite Runner
The Last Mistress (Catherine Breillat)
The Man from London (Béla Tarr)
The Mist (Frank Darabont)
The Pool
The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
The Secrets
The Sun Also Rises (Jiang Wen)
The Tracey Fragments (Bruce McDonald)
The Wackness (Jonathan Levine)
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
The Witnesses (André Téchiné)
The Zone
Then She Found Me
Things We Lost in the Fire
Tout est pardonne (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Towelhead
Useless (Jia Zhang-ke)
We Own the Night (James Gray)
Weiss-O-Rama
Wolfsbergen (Nanouk Leopold)
XXY
You Kill Me
You, The Living (Roy Andersson)
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