Must see 2007

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1. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

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

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: 131,696 | Gross: $5.97M

2. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 46,654

3. Unearthed (2007)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An unknown creature terrorizes an archeological dig in the middle of a desolate New Mexico town.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss, Beau Garrett, Deborah Offner

Votes: 3,460

4. The Ten (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

50 Metascore

Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody

Votes: 15,994 | Gross: $0.77M

5. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 170,147 | Gross: $39.02M

6. Death Defying Acts (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance

48 Metascore

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 9,306 | Gross: $0.00M

7. The Signal (2007)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

63 Metascore

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.

Directors: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry | Stars: Anessa Ramsey, Justin Welborn, Scott Poythress, Sahr Ngaujah

Votes: 19,627 | Gross: $0.60M

8. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

Votes: 215,074 | Gross: $93.47M

9. Nobel Son (2007)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

28 Metascore

Barkley Michaelson is in a deep life rut. He's struggling to finish his PhD thesis when his father, the learned Eli Michaelson, wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Barkley and his mother, ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 5,434 | Gross: $0.54M

10. Snow Angels (I) (2007)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, Jeannetta Arnette

Votes: 11,870 | Gross: $0.40M

11. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 80,523 | Gross: $36.79M

12. In the Hands of the Gods (2007)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Sport

The true story of five young British freestyle footballers' journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona.

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: Sami Hall Bassam, Mikey Fisher, Jeremy Lynch, Danny Robinson

Votes: 591

13. Battle for Terra (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

54 Metascore

A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Chad Allen

Votes: 10,903 | Gross: $1.65M

14. Borderland (2007)

R | 105 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

Director: Zev Berman | Stars: Brian Presley, Jake Muxworthy, Rider Strong, Beto Cuevas

Votes: 8,961

15. Alone (I) (2007)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt surviving sister

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Marsha Wattanapanich, Vittaya Wasukraipaisan, Rachanu Boonchuduang, Hatairat Egereff

Votes: 4,729

16. Fermat's Room (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

4 mathematicians are invited to solve an enigma. Once there, they're locked in a mechanically shrinking room and given 1 minute to solve each puzzle via cellphone while also figuring out why they're there.

Directors: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña | Stars: Alejo Sauras, Elena Ballesteros, Lluís Homar, Santi Millán

Votes: 17,681

17. Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

33 Metascore

An amnesiac wakes up in a hotel room next to a dead FBI agent and $250,000. Is the sexy lady in the lobby his wife? Is he a spy or a cleaner?

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu, Nicollette Sheridan, Mark Dacascos

Votes: 10,827 | Gross: $8.10M

18. August Underground's Penance (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror

The third film in the series. This time a couple go on a killing spree in their local area.

Director: Fred Vogel | Stars: Cristie Whiles, Fred Vogel, Shelby Lyn Vogel, Jerami Cruise

Votes: 1,230

19. Snuff 102 (2007)

105 min | Horror, Thriller

Why being moral... If we can be anonymous.

Director: Mariano Peralta | Stars: Andrea Alfonso, Julián Alfonzo, Rodrigo Bianco, Nicolás Blanco

Votes: 828

20. End of the Line (II) (2007)

95 min | Horror, Thriller

In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward, boards the last subway train of the night only to have it stop suddenly in the ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Devereaux | Stars: Ilona Elkin, Nicolas Wright, Neil Napier, Emily Shelton

Votes: 4,358

21. Drive Thru (2007)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

Horror gets Super Sized when Horny The Clown, the demonic mascot of "Hella-Burger," starts slashing Orange County teenagers with his meat cleaver from Hell.

Directors: Brendan Cowles, Shane Kuhn | Stars: Leighton Meester, Nicholas D'Agosto, Melora Hardin, Lola Glaudini

Votes: 3,790

22. Lake Dead (2007)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Three sisters and a group of their friends take a trip to the home of the recently deceased grandfather -- who died a particularly grisly death -- to learn more about the promise of an inheritance, only to encounter a family of psychos who have taken up residence in the old man's cabin.

Director: George Bessudo | Stars: Tara Gerard, Vanessa Viola, Kelsey Wedeen, Alex A. Quinn

Votes: 3,489

23. Tooth and Nail (2007)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A group of people in a post-apocalyptic world fight to survive against a band of vicious cannibals.

Director: Mark Young | Stars: Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Rachel Miner, Nicole DuPort

Votes: 3,606

24. Voices (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead.

Director: Ki-hwan Oh | Stars: Jin-Seo Yoon, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee, Yu-seon Ham

Votes: 1,165

25. Mister Lonely (2007)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson look-alike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant, James Fox

Votes: 6,993 | Gross: $0.17M

26. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

Votes: 12,667

27. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 208,697 | Gross: $107.92M

28. Joshua (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

69 Metascore

The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston

Votes: 11,404 | Gross: $0.48M

29. Botched (I) (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

During a heist in Russia, a professional thief finds himself dealing with serial killers, insane hostages, double-crossing psycho Russian hardmen and the real possibility of a horrible death.

Director: Kit Ryan | Stars: David Heap, Alan Smyth, Stephen Dorff, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 6,083

30. The Substitute (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A group of sixth graders are convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen, Jonas Wandschneider, Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok

Votes: 3,016

31. 2 Days in Paris (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 29,131 | Gross: $4.43M

32. Lust, Caution (2007)

NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, History, Romance

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Leehom Wang

Votes: 34,775 | Gross: $4.60M

33. Dan in Real Life (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill

Votes: 93,980 | Gross: $47.64M

34. The Brothers Solomon (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy

32 Metascore

A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.

Director: Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Will Arnett, Will Forte, Jenna Fischer, Chi McBride

Votes: 10,208 | Gross: $0.90M

35. Meet Bill (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

30 Metascore

A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

Directors: Bernie Goldmann, Melisa Wallack | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Logan Lerman, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 18,903 | Gross: $0.06M

36. Death at a Funeral (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy

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: 102,591 | Gross: $8.58M

37. Like a Dragon (2007)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Cult Japanese director Takashi Miike draws inspiration from the popular Playstation 2 title Yakuza for this unhinged tale of underworld violence in Tokyo starring Goro Kishitani and Kazuki ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Gorô Kishitani, Shun Shioya, Saeko

Votes: 1,244

38. House (2008)

R | 88 min | Horror

24 Metascore

In rural Alabama, two couples find themselves in a fight for survival. Running from a maniac (The Tin Man) bent on killing them, they flee deep into the woods and seek refuge in a house. ... See full summary »

Director: Robby Henson | Stars: Reynaldo Rosales, Heidi Dippold, Michael Madsen, Julie Ann Emery

Votes: 5,418 | Gross: $0.57M

39. P2 (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds, Philip Akin

Votes: 29,689 | Gross: $3.99M

40. Trigger Man (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Thriller

Inspired by true events...The story of three hunters who mysteriously became the hunted.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Reggie Cunningham, Ray Sullivan, Sean Reid, Heather Robb

Votes: 669

41. Flash Point (2007)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

38 Metascore

A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Ray Lui, Collin Chou

Votes: 11,816 | Gross: $0.00M

42. Home Sick (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

A maniac with a suitcase full of razorblades unleashes a super human killer upon a group of kids in a small Alabama town. They must take up arms with a insane Chili enthusiast if they want to survive.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Lindley Praytor, Tiffany Shepis, Forrest Pitts, Will Akers

Votes: 537

43. Crows Zero (2007)

130 min | Action, Thriller

A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 6,853

44. Dead Silence (2007)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

Votes: 79,384 | Gross: $16.81M

45. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue

Votes: 44,230

46. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

Directors: Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Votes: 15,820 | Gross: $0.11M

47. Murder Party (2007)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Chris Sharp, Kate Porterfield, Tess Porterfield Lovell, Puff Snooty

Votes: 8,637

48. Mother of Tears (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James, Moran Atias

Votes: 8,676 | Gross: $0.06M

49. Spiral (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller