National Board of Review’s 11 Best

Not to be outdone by all the music bloggers out there dropping Best of lists like Mike Tyson dropping, sorry I was just about to drop a reference from 1992. Anyway, The National Board of Review, which is generally first to the table for their annual best of movies list has decided to grace us with their presence.


Instead of ten movies, because that would be too easy, they decided to select their primo movie and then ten others, for a grand total of 11. How very Spinal Tap of them.

No Country For Old Men, the Coen Brothers movie, which has divided audiences over the controversial ending, took the top spot. The rest of the best.

1. The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
2. Atonement
3. The Bourne Ultimatum
4. The Bucket List
5. Into the Wild
6. Juno
7. The Kite Runner
8. Lars and the Real Girl
9. Michael Clayton
10. Sweeney Todd

Not too shabby of a list. Not many surprises, though Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood is being hailed as a masterpiece of unstaggering genius.? Never heard of The Bucket List, and I can’t believe that The Bourne Ultimatum made the top ten, though we’re sort of happy it did.? Head over to their website for the rest of their awards.

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