Some 300 movies came out in 2007, and we managed to see almost every one that mattered (sorry, 'Who's Your Caddy?'). Hollywood had a good year, despite all those three-quel let-downs. We battled like Spartans (but with fewer casualties) to hammer out this definitive list of the year's 50 best, plus 10 we could've lived without.
American Gangster
R2007
Based on 38 critics

A chauffeur (Denzel Washington) rises to prominence as the most-powerful crime boss in 1970s Harlem. Read More

Transformers
PG-132007
Based on 35 critics

Humanity's fate hangs in the balance when two races of robots bring their war to Earth. Read More

Hairspray
PG2007
Based on 37 critics

A plump Baltimore teen becomes an overnight celebrity after she wins a spot on a local dance show. Read More

The Bourne Ultimatum
PG-132007
Based on 38 critics

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) continues to look for clues to unravel his true identity. Read More

Zodiac
R2007
Based on 40 critics

The Zodiac Killer terrorizes San Francisco in the 1960s and '70s. Read More

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Rescue Dawn
PG-132006
Based on 36 critics

A U.S. fighter pilot (Christian Bale) is shot down during the Vietnam War and becomes a POW. Read More

Charlie Wilson's War
R2007
Based on 39 critics

A congressman, a socialite and a CIA agent boost funding for covert operations in Afghanistan. Read More

The Lookout
R2007
Based on 33 critics

A brain-damaged man is roped into a heist at the bank where he works as a janitor. Read More

Waitress
PG-132007
Based on 34 critics

A pregnant waitress is caught between her controlling husband and her new lover. Read More

Smokin' Aces
R2007
Based on 32 critics

Two FBI agents must protect an entertainer (Jeremy Piven) who has agreed to testify against the mob. Read More

300
R2007
Based on 42 critics

Badly outnumbered Spartan warriors clash with the Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae. Read More

Premonition
PG-132007
Based on 30 critics

A woman (Sandra Bullock) has a precognitive vision of her husband's (Julian McMahon) death. Read More

Norbit
PG-132007
Based on 26 critics

A henpecked husband's (Eddie Murphy) childhood sweetheart (Thandie Newton) moves back to town. Read More

I'm Not There
R2007
Based on 35 critics

Several actors each portray musician Bob Dylan at a different stage in his life. Read More

I Am Legend
PG-132007
Based on 37 critics

Vampires created by a man-made plague surround a lone survivor as he searches for a cure. Read More

Dan in Real Life
PG-132007
Based on 34 critics

An advice columnist (Steve Carell) falls in love with his brother's girlfriend (Juliette Binoche). Read More

The Number 23
R2007
In Theaters on February 23rd, 2007

A man (Jim Carrey) becomes obsessed with a book that seems to be about his life. Read More

Because I Said So
PG-132007
Based on 30 critics

A meddlesome woman (Diane Keaton) tries to find the perfect man for her daughter (Mandy Moore). Read More

Enchanted
PG2007
Based on 32 critics

An evil queen banishes a fairy-tale princess (Amy Adams) to the wild world of modern Manhattan. Read More

Rush Hour 3
PG-132007
Based on 32 critics

Carter (Chris Tucker) and Lee (Jackie Chan) battle Chinese gangsters in Paris. Read More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
PG-132007
Based on 37 critics

Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) teaches a group of students to defend Hogwarts from Voldemort's minions. Read More

Juno
PG-132007
Based on 38 critics

Complications arise when an unwed teen chooses an upscale couple to adopt her unborn baby. Read More

There Will Be Blood
R2007
Based on 39 critics

A Texas oil prospector (Daniel Day-Lewis) becomes morally bankrupt as his fortune grows. Read More

Bridge to Terabithia
PG2007
Based on 25 critics

Two youths (Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb) create an imaginary world filled with magical beings. Read More

Into the Wild
R2007
Based on 38 critics

Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) sheds his possessions and makes an ill-fated trek to Alaska. Read More

Eastern Promises
R2007
Based on 35 critics

A man (Viggo Mortensen) with ties to a crime family in London crosses paths with a young midwife. Read More

Gone Baby Gone
R2007
Based on 34 critics

Two private investigators scour the Boston underworld for a kidnapped girl. Read More

3:10 to Yuma
R2007
Based on 37 critics

A rancher (Christian Bale) escorts a captive outlaw (Russell Crowe) to catch a train to stand trial. Read More

Knocked Up
R2007
Based on 38 critics

A journalist's one-night stand with an irresponsible slacker has an unforeseen consequence. Read More

Grace is Gone
PG-132007
Based on 18 critics

A man takes his young daughters on a trip to delay telling them that their mother, a soldier, died. Read More

Ratatouille
G2007
Based on 37 critics

A French rat (Patton Oswalt) enjoys good food and longs to become a chef. Read More

The Savages
R2007
Based on 37 critics

Grown siblings (Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman) must care for their senile father. Read More

The Simpsons Movie
PG-132007
Based on 36 critics

Homer (Dan Castellaneta) must save the world from a catastrophe that he created. Read More

Hannibal Rising
R2007
Based on 30 critics

Trauma endured during World War II warps young Hannibal Lecter's (Gaspard Ulliel) mind. Read More

Georgia Rule
R2007
Based on 29 critics

A woman sends her incorrigible daughter to live with the family's stern matriarch in Idaho. Read More

Talk to Me
R2007
Based on 33 critics

Radio host Ralph "Petey" Greene gives voice to the black movement in 1960s Washington, D.C. Read More

Lars and the Real Girl
PG-132007
Based on 32 critics

A lonely man (Ryan Gosling) forms an emotional bond with a plastic woman. Read More

Breach
PG-132007
Based on 36 critics

A young FBI employee (Ryan Phillippe) must prove that an esteemed agent (Chris Cooper) is a mole. Read More

Lust, Caution
NC-172007
Based on 35 critics

In World War II Shanghai, a secret agent must seduce and assassinate a government official. Read More

Hot Fuzz
R2007
Based on 37 critics

A British constable feels certain foul play is afoot when grisly accidents rock his quiet village. Read More

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
R2007
Based on 39 critics

A vengeful barber (Johnny Depp) applies his razor to unlucky customers. Read More

Good Luck Chuck
R2007
Based on 23 critics

A cursed dentist learns that each of his former lovers finds true love with the man she meets next. Read More

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
R2007
Based on 37 critics

A man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) ropes his brother into a scheme to rob their parents' jewelry store. Read More

Atonement
R2007
Based on 36 critics

A girl changes several lives forever when she accuses her older sister's lover of a terrible crime. Read More

Sicko
PG-132007
Based on 39 critics

Filmmaker Michael Moore diagnoses the malady within the American health-care system. Read More

A Mighty Heart
R2007
Based on 38 critics

The wife (Angelina Jolie) of kidnapped journalist Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) sets out to find him. Read More

Superbad
R2007
Based on 36 critics

Co-dependent teens (Jonah Hill, Michael Cera) hope to score booze and babes at a party. Read More

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
R2007
Based on 32 critics

A musician (John C. Reilly) struggles with addiction and an overactive libido on the road to fame. Read More

Away from Her
PG-132006
Based on 36 critics

Alzheimer's disease pulls a long-married couple (Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent) apart. Read More

Persepolis
PG-132007
Based on 31 critics

An Iranian girl rebels against the fundamentalist takeover of her country. Read More

Michael Clayton
R2007
Based on 36 critics

A "fixer" (George Clooney) at a corporate law firm faces the biggest challenge of his career. Read More

Once
R2007
Based on 33 critics

A street musician and a Czech immigrant compose songs about their love story. Read More

No End in Sight
Not Yet Rated2007
Based on 28 critics

Filmmaker Charles Ferguson examines the mistakes and failures of George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq. Read More

Daddy Day Camp
PG2007
Based on 19 critics

Clueless fathers (Cuba Gooding Jr., Paul Rae) take charge of a children's summer camp. Read More

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
PG-132007
Based on 23 critics

Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe vie for the world record in the classic game "Donkey Kong." Read More

The Orphanage
R2007
Based on 33 critics

After her adopted son disappears, a woman hears unquiet spirits in her childhood home. Read More

The Great Debaters
PG-132007
Based on 32 critics

In 1930s Texas, students at a predominately black college form a debate team. Read More