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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: List the Best Films of 2007 – NZ’s independent film website - has released lists of the best films of 2007. The full lists, along with film details & trailers, can be found at

Lively debate (shouting matches) and eventual consensus amongst the critics (some stormed out, upturning tables and weeping) resulted in the Best Films of 2007 List, see below.

Below that, are the most popular film pages & trailers on for 2007. While New Zealanders enjoy their blockbusters, the three most popular films are art-house fare; British drama Atonement tops the list, German hit The Lives Of Others and Kiwi comedy Eagle Vs Shark follow up.

FLICKS.CONZ BEST FILMS OF 2007 (in no particular order)

“Nobody’s got onscreen sci-fi this right since the original Matrix.”

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Ford
“Cinema’s most tragic coulda-been since Rupert Pupkin.”

“Redefines our expectations.”

The Lives Of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)
“An intimate story about a touching human connection in a cold war zone.”

This Is England
“Breathes with life & some of the most natural spontaneous acting seen in ages.”

“A charming low-key treat.”

The Dead Girl
“A perfectly-cast, deftly written, passionately subdued collection of fables about Missing White Women”

The Bourne Ultimatum
“Smartly plotted, sublimely cast, and presented with such panache you could almost forget the Seagal-worthy dialogue”

Deep Water
“It's a ripping yarn, as well as a very personal tale of aspiration and failure.”

The Darjeeling Limited
“Personal filmmaking in the mold of the French directors of the 60s, and the Americans of the 70s, live on via Wes Anderson”

“Anton Corbijn's inky and atmospheric portrait of Joy Division front man Ian Curtis.”

“The funniest film of 2007”

Little Children
“Easily the year's most overlooked film and curiously dismissed by many Kiwi critics”

Eagle Vs Shark
“Taika Waititi found humour – perhaps quintessentially NZ – in awkwardness, loneliness and character insecurities.”

Black Snake Moan
“You could sit through a million pitch meetings and never arrive at a notion like this one.”

Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)
“An un-Hollywood, imaginative fairytale.”


1. Atonement
2. The Lives Of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)
3. Eagle Vs Shark
4. Transformers
5. Knocked Up
6. Amazing Grace
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
8. The Bourne Ultimatum
9. Hairspray
10. Ratatouille


1. The Simpsons Movie
2. Eagle Vs Shark
3. The Tattooist
4. Transformers
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. Atonement
7. Knocked Up
8. The Bourne Ultimatum
9. I Am Legend
10. Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)

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