2007 best movies

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1. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Anggun, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,377 | Gross: $38.05M

2. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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91 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 699,334 | Gross: $74.28M

3. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 529,169 | Gross: $206.45M

4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 149,150 | Gross: $3.90M

5. The Savages (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

Votes: 33,415 | Gross: $6.61M

6. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 355,441 | Gross: $33.08M

7. 2 Days in Paris (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of her ex-boyfriends.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl, Marie Pillet

Votes: 28,229 | Gross: $4.43M

8. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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78 Metascore

Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 229,812 | Gross: $28.64M

9. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.4
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 97,794 | Gross: $24.34M

10. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

Votes: 27,740

11. Charlie Bartlett (2007)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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54 Metascore

A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school.

Director: Jon Poll | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, Kat Dennings

Votes: 59,039 | Gross: $3.95M

12. Death at a Funeral (2007)

R | 87 min | Comedy

7.4
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67 Metascore

Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 96,765 | Gross: $8.58M

13. Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 229,393

14. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 39,217 | Gross: $5.48M

15. Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

6.1
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46 Metascore

Bruce Lee's shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Roger Fan, Dustin Nguyen, Sung Kang, Josh Diamond

Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 218,478 | Gross: $20.30M

17. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

Votes: 63,554 | Gross: $6.78M

18. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 446,436 | Gross: $143.50M

19. Knocked Up (2007)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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85 Metascore

For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant with his child.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann

Votes: 317,883 | Gross: $148.73M

20. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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70 Metascore

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

Votes: 125,059 | Gross: $5.97M

21. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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82 Metascore

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 143,268 | Gross: $49.03M

22. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

Votes: 198,961 | Gross: $107.92M

23. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 77,352 | Gross: $4.44M

24. Rendition (2007)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin

Votes: 50,284 | Gross: $9.74M

25. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 69,819 | Gross: $24.54M

26. Sunshine (2007)

R | 107 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 208,002 | Gross: $3.68M

27. Superbad (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy

7.6
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76 Metascore

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

Votes: 457,848 | Gross: $121.46M

28. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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85 Metascore

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 548,771 | Gross: $227.47M

29. The Hammer (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.3
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57 Metascore

Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Adam Carolla, Oswaldo Castillo, Heather Juergensen, Harold House Moore

Votes: 5,608 | Gross: $0.44M

30. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 32,324 | Gross: $0.68M

31. The Kingdom (2007)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A team of U.S. government agents are sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 107,874 | Gross: $47.54M

32. The Nanny Diaries (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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46 Metascore

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy

Votes: 51,629 | Gross: $25.93M

33. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 277,525 | Gross: $183.14M

34. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 39,090 | Gross: $9.42M

35. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alison Lohman, David Duchovny

Votes: 25,703 | Gross: $3.29M

36. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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33 Metascore

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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 88,133 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Waitress (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Director: Adrienne Shelly | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 39,687 | Gross: $19.07M

38. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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63 Metascore

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz, Nat Faxon

Votes: 59,318 | Gross: $18.32M