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2. One Missed Call (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery
Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Votes: 28,298 | Gross: $26.88M
3. First Sunday (2008)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--... See full summary »
Votes: 8,393 | Gross: $37.93M
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.
Votes: 40,409 | Gross: $4.54M
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,242 | Gross: $12.70M
6. 27 Dresses (2008)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.
Votes: 136,288 | Gross: $76.81M
9. Cassandra's Dream (2007)
PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 46,696 | Gross: $0.97M
10. Day Zero (2007)
R | 92 min | Drama
The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.
Votes: 2,614 | Gross: $0.01M
11. Teeth (I) (2007)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
Votes: 37,127 | Gross: $0.35M
12. U2 3D (2007)
G | 85 min | Documentary, Music
A 3-D presentation of U2's global "Vertigo" tour. Shot at seven different shows, this production employs the greatest number of 3-D cameras ever used for a single project.
Votes: 2,732 | Gross: $10.35M
13. How She Move (2007)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama
Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing.
Votes: 4,704 | Gross: $7.07M
14. Meet the Spartans (2008)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of ... See full summary »
Votes: 94,024 | Gross: $38.23M
15. Rambo (2008)
R | 92 min | Action, Thriller, War
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.
Votes: 192,747 | Gross: $42.75M
16. Untraceable (2008)
R | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.
Votes: 43,372 | Gross: $28.69M
18. The Air I Breathe (2007)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.
Votes: 32,339 | Gross: $0.03M
24. Fool's Gold (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.
Votes: 65,169 | Gross: $70.23M
25. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance
Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.
Votes: 11,660 | Gross: $42.44M
81 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.
Votes: 5,695 | Gross: $0.00M
27. In Bruges (2008)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Votes: 338,710 | Gross: $7.76M
29. Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 11,635 | Gross: $3.05M
31. Definitely, Maybe (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
Votes: 138,208 | Gross: $31.97M
32. Jumper (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.
Votes: 260,546 | Gross: $80.17M
33. Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.
Votes: 72,909 | Gross: $58.02M
34. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Votes: 76,080 | Gross: $71.20M
36. Be Kind Rewind (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
Votes: 83,651 | Gross: $11.17M
39. Witless Protection (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime
The story centers on a small-town Sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping, and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be F.B.I. Agents assigned to protect her ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,618 | Gross: $4.13M
40. The Counterfeiters (2007)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
Votes: 39,277 | Gross: $5.48M
41. The Signal (2007)
R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Votes: 19,080 | Gross: $0.60M
42. Penelope (2006)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will accept her as one of their own."
Votes: 54,693 | Gross: $10.01M
43. Semi-Pro (2008)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.
Votes: 71,429 | Gross: $33.47M
45. Cidade dos Homens (2007)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Votes: 13,960 | Gross: $0.31M
46. Chicago 10 (2007)
R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History
Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Votes: 1,130 | Gross: $0.18M
47. 10,000 BC (2008)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Votes: 115,682 | Gross: $94.78M
48. College Road Trip (2008)
G | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
James Porter (Martin Lawrence) drives his teenage daughter Melanie (Raven Symone), from their home in Chicago to a college interview in Washington, D.C.
Votes: 14,041 | Gross: $45.59M
49. The Bank Job (2008)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Votes: 160,780 | Gross: $30.03M
51. Married Life (2007)
PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.
Votes: 8,438 | Gross: $1.51M
52. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Votes: 23,865 | Gross: $12.29M
54. Snow Angels (I) (2007)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance
A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter.
Votes: 11,504 | Gross: $0.40M
55. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.
Votes: 115,269 | Gross: $154.53M
56. Doomsday (2008)
R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
Votes: 66,301 | Gross: $10.96M
57. Never Back Down (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.
Votes: 86,881 | Gross: $24.85M
61. Meet the Browns (2008)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.
Votes: 5,976 | Gross: $41.94M
62. Shutter (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Votes: 29,174 | Gross: $25.93M
63. 21 (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Votes: 204,851 | Gross: $81.16M
64. Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.
Votes: 61,560 | Gross: $6.00M
65. Stop-Loss (2008)
R | 112 min | Drama, War
A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Votes: 18,583 | Gross: $10.91M
66. Superhero Movie (2008)
PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy
Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.
Votes: 56,518 | Gross: $26.64M
67. Leatherheads (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.
Votes: 29,074 | Gross: $31.20M
68. Nim's Island (2008)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Votes: 30,041 | Gross: $48.01M
69. The Ruins (2008)
R | 90 min | Horror
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.
Votes: 63,363 | Gross: $17.43M
70. Shine a Light (2008)
PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.
Votes: 10,204 | Gross: $5.36M
71. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.
Votes: 47,430 | Gross: $0.87M
72. Young@Heart (2007)
PG | 107 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.
Votes: 3,686 | Gross: $3.96M
73. Prom Night (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery
Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.
Votes: 29,920 | Gross: $43.87M
75. Street Kings (2008)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.
Votes: 99,607 | Gross: $26.42M
76. Chaos Theory (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of an obsessively organized efficiency expert whose life unravels in unexpected ways when fate forces him to explore the serendipitous nature of love and forgiveness.
Votes: 29,459 | Gross: $0.24M
77. Never Forever (2007)
R | 104 min | Drama, Romance
When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.
Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $0.01M
79. 88 Minutes (2007)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
Votes: 69,455 | Gross: $16.93M
80. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design.
Votes: 11,467 | Gross: $7.69M
81. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Votes: 93,448 | Gross: $52.08M
82. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
Votes: 233,863 | Gross: $63.17M
83. Kiss the Bride (2007)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $0.03M
86. Anamorph (2007)
R | 107 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Votes: 8,445 | Gross: $0.01M
87. The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
R | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.
Votes: 12,730 | Gross: $0.30M
88. Baby Mama (2008)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.
Votes: 36,464 | Gross: $60.27M
89. Deception (I) (2008)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.
Votes: 34,907 | Gross: $4.60M
90. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy
After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.
Votes: 120,558 | Gross: $38.09M
91. Deal (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama
As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Votes: 4,153 | Gross: $0.06M
92. A Plumm Summer (2007)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Family
Based on a true-story - A Plumm Summer tells the remarkable tale of two young brothers, Elliott and Rocky Plumm, who go head-to-head with the FBI in order to crack the "frog-napping" case and get their beloved TV puppet, Froggy Doo back on the air, all the while become local heroes and best friends.
Votes: 338 | Gross: $1.78M
93. Rogue (2007)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.
Votes: 23,773 | Gross: $0.01M
94. Then She Found Me (2007)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,022 | Gross: $3.74M
95. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 776,013 | Gross: $318.41M
98. Mister Lonely (2007)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 6,540 | Gross: $0.17M
99. Redbelt (2008)
R | 99 min | Drama, Sport
A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.
Votes: 19,316 | Gross: $2.34M
100. Son of Rambow (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).
Votes: 28,627 | Gross: $1.78M