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The Best Movies of 2007  

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List Rules Only movies that were in theaters in 2007

A list of the best movies of 2007, from gritty dramas movies like American Gangster to comedies like Juno. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 2007 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here. As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2007. Who could forget No Country For Old Men with Daniel Day-Lewis, Casino Royale with Daniel Craig, and of course, The Bourne Ultimatum with Matt Damon. And let's not forget about Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War. The best movies of 2007 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Into The Wild, or established stars like Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise in Lions for Lambs and Will Smith in I am Legend. Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2007. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2007, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 2006. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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Atonement is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
wiabux added Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan
Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel of the same name. The film stars James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola ...more
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Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy
Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more
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Disturbia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss
Disturbia is a 2007 American thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso. The film follows a teenager (Shia LaBeouf) who is placed on house arrest and begins to spy on his neighbors, thinking one of ...more
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30 Days of Night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster
For centuries, vampires have stayed in the dark, forced to hide each morning or else be destroyed by the burning power of the sun. But in Columbia Pictures' 30 Days of Night, based on the ...more
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Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks
Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch ...more
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Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock
Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more
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Persepolis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
sebbzor added Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve, Iggy Pop
Persepolis is a 2007 French-Iranian-American animated film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent ...more
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August Rush is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
wiabux added Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
August Rush is a 2007 drama film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle, James V. Hart, and Paul Castro, and produced by Richard Barton Lewis. Deciding to run away to New York ...more
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Mr. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, Danielle Panabaker
Mr. Brooks is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Bruce A. Evans starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, and William Hurt. It was released on June 1, 2007. The film ...more
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Stardust is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes
Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more
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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable
Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil ...more
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Freedom Writers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
wiabux added Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Imelda Staunton
Freedom Writers is a 2007 drama film starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote ...more
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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden
The Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King. The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont, who had previously ...more
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Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell
This film is a 2007 American action-exploitation film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film centers on a psychopathic stunt man, Stuntman Mike played by Kurt Russell, who stalks ...more
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National Treasure: Book of Sec... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
wiabux added Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren
National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2007 mystery/adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2004 film National Treasure and is the second part of the National Treasure franchise. It was directed ...more
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The Assassination of Jesse Jam... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner
This film is a 2007 American western drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Adaptated from Ron Hansen's 1983 novel of the same name, the film dramatizes the relationship between ...more
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Live Free or Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
This film is a 2007 American action film, and the fourth installment in the film series. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. McClane is attempting to ...more
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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra
Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film concerns a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, ...more
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The Diving Bell and the Butter... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
sebbzor added Lenny Kravitz, Max von Sydow, Emmanuelle Seigner
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a 2007 biographical drama film based on Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir of the same name. The film depicts Bauby's life after suffering a massive stroke, on 8 ...more
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Beowulf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich
Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same ...more
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Dimos Dicoudis added Anamaria Marinca, Teodor Corban, Vlad Ivanov
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a 2007 Romanian film written and directed by Cristian Mungiu. It won the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The film is set in ...more
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1408 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh
1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King 1999 short story of the same name directed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström. The movie stars John ...more
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The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen
The Golden Compass is a 2007 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Weitz. A young girl, Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards), travels to the far North to save her friend and other ...more
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Eastern Promises is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
wiabux added Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Tatiana Maslany
Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent ...more
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Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2007
Salma Hayek, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono
Across the Universe is a 2007 British-American jukebox musical romantic drama film directed by Julie Taymor. The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance ...more