I knew this one when it happened. No Country for Old Men got all the acclaim and all of the Oscars, but There Will Be Blood felt more like the film that was going to stand the test of time.
2007 is a tough year for a list like this, because a lot of the major movies are all sequels and franchises. The highest grossing movies of the year were At World’s End, Order of the Phoenix and Spider-Man 3. Transformers was there, but let’s be serious. That didn’t define the year. Only if you’re the MTV Movie Awards did that define the year.
300 was intriguing, but that really was only big for a few months. It was popular, but didn’t define the movie year that was 2007.
Juno was an example that I almost went with, but I don’t think that defined the year at all. It just was a movie that, like 300, became a part of the culture for a little while. Superbad – ehh, not so much. There’s really nothing that jumps out at you.
So I split the difference and went, like I did with 2006, with the film that felt like it was gonna be the one that was remembered best from the year.