My Own World Wide Movie Awards 2007

The best the world had to offer in movies in the year 2007 - according to my opinion!
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1.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ Best movie of the year! ” - hansbearnl
 
2.
Bottoms Up (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  
A Midwestern bartender ingratiates himself into the Hollywood system, finding love along the way. (89 mins.)
Director: Erik Macarthur
“ WORST movie of the year! ” - hansbearnl
 
3.
Requiem from Java (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Setyo (Martinus Miroto) and Siti (Artika Sari Dewi) are young married couple with a classic domestic issue: communication... (120 mins.)
Director: Garin Nugroho
“ Best movie from Asia ” - hansbearnl
 
4.
Live and Become (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews. In turn they are secretly carried to Israel... (140 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
“ Best movie from Middle East/Africa ” - hansbearnl
 
5.
The Queen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Best movie from Europe (tie with Volver) ” - hansbearnl
 
6.
Volver (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
“ Best movie from Europe (tie with The Queen) ” - hansbearnl
 
7.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ 2nd award: Best movie from Latin America ” - hansbearnl
 
8.
Black Book (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Bes movie from the Netherlands (my homecountry) ” - hansbearnl
 
9.
Silent Hill (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. (125 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
“ Best horror/thriller ” - hansbearnl
 
10.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. (109 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
“ Best comedy ” - hansbearnl
 
11.
We Shall Overcome (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark. (109 mins.)
“ Best family entertainment ” - hansbearnl
 
12.
Dreamgirls (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ Best Musical ” - hansbearnl
 
13.
No Regret (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job... (113 mins.)
Director: Hee-il Leesong
“ Best gay / lesbian themed movie ” - hansbearnl
 
14.
Monster House (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Gil Kenan
“ Best Animated Ft. Length movie ” - hansbearnl
 
15.
The Theory of Everything (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Does God exist? Does Science prove God's existence or provide more reasons to doubt? Doug Holloway (David de Vos)... (86 mins.)
Director: David de Vos
“ Best inspirational movie ” - hansbearnl
 
16.
The Queen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ 2nd award: Helen Mirren, Best actress in a leading role ” - hansbearnl
 
17.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well. (151 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Johny Depp, Best actor in a leading role ” - hansbearnl
 
18.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ 3rd award: Best Sci-fi or fantasy movie ” - hansbearnl
 
19.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Best movie beased on historical or real life events ” - hansbearnl
 
20.
Huldufólk 102 (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Beneath the quiet veneer of Iceland lies an invisible nation of Hidden People. This fascinating phenomenon... (80 mins.)
Director: Nisha Inalsingh
“ Best documentary ” - hansbearnl
 
21.
Un homme mort (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Kim Blanchard (Karine Vanasse) is caught between her job at a bank and the dangerous work on laundry money of her recently murdered professor found in three piece in an apartment. (60 mins.)
Director: Sophie Lorain
“ Best television or mini-series ” - hansbearnl
 
22.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 2nd award: Best war or western ” - hansbearnl
 
23.
The Banquet (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet. (131 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
“ Best soundtrack or original score ” - hansbearnl
 
24.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ 4th award: Achievement in make-up for Elvira Guijarro and others ” - hansbearnl
 
25.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ 5th award: achievement in costume-design for Lala Huete ” - hansbearnl
 
26.
Silent Hill (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. (125 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
“ 2nd award: achievement in visual effects for David Gautier and others ” - hansbearnl
 
27.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ 6th award: achievement in cinematography for Guillermo Navarre ” - hansbearnl
 
28.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (147 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ Best movie poster ” - hansbearnl
 
29.
Silent Hill (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. (125 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
“ 3rd award: best movie poster set ” - hansbearnl
 
30.
Eragon (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king. (104 mins.)
“ Garrett Hedlund, best actor in a supporting role ” - hansbearnl
 
31.
Silent Hill (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. (125 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
“ 4th award: Alice Krige, best actress in a supporting role ” - hansbearnl