2007 - BEST MOVIES

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1.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
 
2.
Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
3.
The Banishment (2007)
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A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city. (157 mins.)
 
4.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
5.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
6.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
 
7.
Ratatouille (2007)
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A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (111 mins.)
 
8.
Silent Light (2007)
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In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman. (145 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
9.
Lust, Caution (2007)
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During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee. (157 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
10.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
11.
Zodiac (2007)
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A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
12.
Control (2007)
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A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
13.
The Class (2007)
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An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed. (99 mins.)
Director: Ilmar Raag
 
14.
You, the Living (2007)
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You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
15.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007 Documentary)
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Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. (79 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
 
16.
Time to Die (2007)
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When the witty old lady Aniela finally gets rid of her last lodger, she thinks it's finally time for her to feel at home in her beautiful old wooden house. But her greedy son and neighbours have other plans. (104 mins.)
 
17.
Sigur Rós: Heima (2007 Documentary)
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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland... (97 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
18.
Juno (2007)
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Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
19.
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
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At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has... (151 mins.)
 
20.
The Band's Visit (2007)
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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. (87 mins.)
Director: Eran Kolirin
 
21.
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
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The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go badly and the two become enemies. (108 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
22.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
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The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical. (116 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
23.
Import Export (2007)
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A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. (141 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
24.
Cargo 200 (2007)
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A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer gone mad. (89 mins.)
 
25.
12 (2007)
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Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen adolescent charged with murdering his stepfather. (159 mins.)
 
26.
Paranoid Park (2007)
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A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard. (85 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
27.
The Orphanage (2007)
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A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
28.
Beowulf (2007)
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The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
29.
The Great Debaters (2007)
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A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (126 mins.)
 
30.
My Kid Could Paint That (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. (82 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
31.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
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A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
 
32.
Talk to Me (2007)
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The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s. (118 mins.)
Director: Kasi Lemmons
 
33.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
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A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. (113 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
34.
Across the Universe (2007)
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The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
35.
Little Girl Blue (2007)
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This story of one day during which a life can be turned upside down was written and directed by Alice Nellis... (93 mins.)
Director: Alice Nellis
 
36.
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
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15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog. (77 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
 
37.
The Savages (2007)
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A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father. (114 mins.)
Director: Tamara Jenkins
 
38.
Mad Detective (2007)
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A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer. (89 mins.)
 
39.
The Pope's Toilet (2007)
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A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit. (90 mins.)
 
40.
My Winnipeg (2007 Documentary)
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Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. (80 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
41.
Mister Lonely (2007)
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In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple. (112 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
42.
I'm Not There. (2007)
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
43.
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
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The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206. (126 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
 
44.
Rezerwat (2007)
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A young photographer moves to Praga, the most notorious district of Warsaw, known for common crime and alcoholism as well as unique folklore. This experience will have much impact on both his personal and professional life. (100 mins.)
 
45.
Boy A (2007)
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The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a crime he committed as a child. (106 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
 
46.
Going by the Book (2007)
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Things get out of control when Doman, an eager and saintly traffic cop, is asked the play the role of the bank robber in a robbery intervention police training program. (102 mins.)
Director: Hee-chan Ra
 
47.
Youth Without Youth (2007)
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A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life. (124 mins.)
 
48.
Elite Squad (2007)
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1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
49.
Tricks (2007)
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Six-year-old Stefek challenges fate. He believes that setting a chain of events in motion will help him get closer to his father who left his mother... (95 mins.)
 
50.
Wolfsbergen (2007)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Nanouk Leopold
 
51.
The Lookout (2007)
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Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Frank
 
52.
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love. (63 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
53.
Ex Drummer (2007)
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Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them. (90 mins.)
Director: Koen Mortier
 
54.
Hounddog (2007)
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A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley. (102 mins.)
 
55.
Meduzot (2007)
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Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living... (78 mins.)
 
56.
Wonderful Town (2007)
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After the tsunami struck the coast town of Takua Pa, young architect Ton moves in town to develop a... (92 mins.)
Director: Aditya Assarat
 
57.
The Trap (2007)
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"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you... (106 mins.)
Director: Srdan Golubovic
 
58.
Lucio (2007 Documentary)
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Lucio Urtubia dedicated anarchist participated in notorious kidnappings, he collaborated with Che Guevara, he swindled Citibank of 3,000 million pesetas. And did it all without missing a day's work as a building laborer. (93 mins.)
 
59.
Crossbow (2007 Short Film)
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A kid. His mum and dad. The sex and drugs. And the boy next door who watched the whole thing unravel. (14 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
 
60.
Existence (2007 Documentary)
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A terminally-ill actor decides to donate his body to a medical academy after death. He gradually learns to accept his upcoming parting with life. (69 mins.)
Director: Marcin Koszalka
 
61.
Radek (2007 Documentary)
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Radek Peda is a 25-year-old ex-convict, former thief and drug dealer. Coping with his aggression is... (14 mins.)
Director: Magnus von Horn
 
62.
New Boy (2007 Short Film)
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Captures the experience of being the new kid in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine year-old African boy. (11 mins.)
Director: Steph Green
 
63.
Toyland (2007 Short Film)
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A German mother lies to her son about where the Nazis are sending their Jewish neighbors. (14 mins.)
 
64.
FACES [:phases] (2007 Short Film)
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(14 mins.)
Director: Holger Ernst
 
65.
Teeth (2007 Short Film)
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A last laugh tale of two old friends, their teeth and a fishing trip that leaves them lost for words. (2 mins.)
 
66.
Your Friend the Rat (2007 Short Film)
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Remy and Emile plead the case for rats by illustrating the historical and scientific facts about the species and their interaction with humans. (11 mins.)
Director: Jim Capobianco