Top 10 Movies of 2007
From a new Harry Potter flick to a rat who wants to be a chef, Kidzworld counts down the Top 10 Movies of 2007. How many have you seen?
#10. The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
The story begins when Angus, a young Scottish boy, finds a strange egg. When he takes it home, he soon finds himself face-to-face with an amazing creature, the mythical water horse of Scottish lore. Angus begins a journey of discovery, facing his greatest fears and risking his life to protect a secret that would give birth to a legend. This is simply a really nice family movie with good special effects and a straightforward, heartfelt story. Plus, baby animals, even strange ones, are super cute!
Showing off a star-studded cast including Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron and newcomer Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, who just wants to dance. Hairspray is a deliriously upbeat film that manages to cover the heavy topic of race relations without getting preachy or dull. Its flamboyance and bubblegum charm will win over all but the grumpiest of audiences. This instant classic puts its own twist on the original cult hit and is sure to leave you dancing in the aisles!
#8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returns to Hogwarts to discover that the wizarding community thinks the story of his encounter with Lord Voldemort is a lie. Even worse, Hogwart’s has become too politically correct and the classes aren’t teaching them anything useful. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves Dumbledore's Army, Harry teaches them how to defend against the Dark Arts, preparing the young wizards for the magical battle that lies ahead. The darkest and moodiest of the Potter Series so far, The Order of the Phoenix gives us a good look at the heart of our hero as he deals with his innermost demons, and like all Potter flicks, is super cool to watch.
Stardust is the tale of a fallen star who crashes into a magical kingdom and turns out to be a beautiful young woman. She is being chased by an incredible mix of characters who want or need her secret powers. From wicked witches to power-hungry princes, from flying pirates to gruesome goblins, each person who chases the star desires just one thing - her heart. Michelle Pfeiffer is awesome as the evil witch, Claire Danes is magical as the star, Yvaine, and the whole movie is visually stunning. Stardust is a great fairy tale for those who are feeling a little too grown up for Disney movies!
#6. The Bourne Ultimatum
All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the explosions and bullets of a new generation of hit-men. Bourne has one objective - to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. This series cemented Matt Damon as a certified action star, and this film in particular has everything a great action flick needs - strong performances, a fast-paced plot, and adrenaline pumping action sequences.
#5. The Simpsons Movie
#4. Arctic Tale
From National Geographic Films, who brought you March of the Penguins, Arctic Tale is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great White North. The film follows a walrus, Seela and a polar bear, Nanu, on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen Arctic wilderness. This film is funny, sad, and even a little scary, just like real life. The whole family can enjoy this film that proves to be moving and inspirational.
A classic Disney fairy tale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is thrust into the heart of NY by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? Enchanted is a hilarious, goofy musical comedy that pokes fun at the traditional Disney fairy tales, without becoming too cynical. Amy Adams is perfect as Giselle, and the song-and-dance numbers are laugh-out-loud funny.
Juno stars Ellen Page as the whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her boyfriend Bleeker (Michael Cera). With the help of her best friend, Leah, Juno finds her unborn child a perfect set of parents: a rich suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa, longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood, and ultimately figures out where she belongs. Juno is quirky, well-acted, perfectly written and its two young stars couldn't be better. What more could you ask for?
Ratatouille is the perfect family film. It tells the charming story of a rat who wants to be a