I kinda go backwards on these things.... it seemed to go from 2016 to 1999 in no time.... then I kinda looked into that, 2007, a great year by almost anyones account.... is represented solely by There Will Be Blood and Paranormal Activity - get fecked.
These big lists contain so many great films, they're very good at introducing someone to the film lexicon. They're also well worn paths , so they all recommend the same two Fritz Lang films and give the idea that surrealism begins and ends with Un Chien Andalou.
But as a jumping off point to exploring a wider film landscape they are excellent. And indispensable in an age of Netflix, Amazon, Rotten tomatoes, who are algorithmically engineered to keep you consuming Shit Culture.