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.
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American Gangster
R2007
Based on 38 critics

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters.... Read More

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Transformers
PG-132007
Based on 35 critics

The fate of humanity is at stake when two races of robots, the good Autobots and the villainous Decepticons,... Read More

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Hairspray
PG2007
Based on 37 critics

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny... Read More

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The Bourne Ultimatum
PG-132007
Based on 38 critics

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) continues his international quest to uncover his true identity. From Russia... Read More

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Zodiac
R2007
Based on 40 critics

In the late 1960s and 1970s, fear grips the city of San Francisco as a serial killer called Zodiac stalks... Read More

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Rescue Dawn
PG-132006
Based on 36 critics

During the Vietnam War, Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale), a U.S. fighter pilot, is shot down over Laos... Read More

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Charlie Wilson's War
R2007
Based on 39 critics

In the 1980s U.S.Rep. Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), Texas socialite Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) and... Read More

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The Lookout
R2007
Based on 33 critics

Chris (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a star athlete, has the world at his feet. Then a devastating car accident... Read More

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Waitress
PG-132007
Based on 34 critics

Jenna (Keri Russell) works in a diner in a small Southern town and is a genius at creating luscious desserts,... Read More

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Smokin' Aces
R2007
Based on 32 critics

Sleazy entertainer Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) incurs the wrath of crime boss Primo Sparazza when... Read More

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300
R2007
Based on 42 critics

In 480 B.C. a state of war exists between Persia, led by King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Greece. At... Read More

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Premonition
PG-132007
Based on 30 critics

Linda Hanson (Sandra Bullock) has an idyllic life, until one day she receives word that her husband (Julian... Read More

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Norbit
PG-132007
Based on 26 critics

Mild-mannered Norbit (Eddie Murphy) has always had it rough, since the day he was left abandoned at a... Read More

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I'm Not There
R2007
Based on 35 critics

Several actors portray legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan at different stages in his personal life... Read More

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Dan in Real Life
PG-132007
Based on 34 critics

Dan Burns (Steve Carell), a widower and advice columnist, meets a beautiful stranger (Juliette Binoche)... Read More

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The Number 23
R2007
In Theaters on February 23, 2007

A man's (Jim Carrey) discovery of an obscure book about the number 23 leads him on a descent into darkness.... Read More

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Because I Said So
PG-132007
Based on 30 critics

Daphne Wilder (Diane Keaton) is the proud mother of three women: Milly (Mandy Moore), Maggie (Lauren... Read More

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Enchanted
PG2007
Based on 32 critics

Banished by an evil queen, Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) from a fairy-tale world lands in modern Manhattan,... Read More

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Rush Hour 3
PG-132007
Based on 32 critics

East meets West again when the assassination of Ambassador Han leads to the reunion of Lee (Jackie Chan)... Read More

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

Now in his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) learns that many in the wizarding community... Read More

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Juno
PG-132007
Based on 38 critics

When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his... Read More

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There Will Be Blood
R2007
Based on 42 critics

Silver miner Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) leads a hardscrabble life with his son, H.W. (Dillon... Read More

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Bridge to Terabithia
PG2007
Based on 25 critics

The life of Jesse (Josh Hutcherson), an adolescent, changes when he befriends Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb),... Read More

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Into the Wild
R2007
Based on 38 critics

Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), son of wealthy parents (Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt), graduates... Read More

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Eastern Promises
R2007
Based on 35 critics

Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), who is both ruthless and mysterious, has ties to one of the most dangerous... Read More

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Gone Baby Gone
R2007
Based on 34 critics

Along with his girlfriend (Michelle Monaghan), a private detective (Casey Affleck) takes on the difficult... Read More

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3:10 to Yuma
R2007
Based on 37 critics

Outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) terrorizes 1800s Arizona, especially the Southern Railroad, until he... Read More

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Knocked Up
R2007
Based on 38 critics

Rising journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) hits a serious bump in the road after a one-night stand... Read More

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Grace Is Gone
PG-132007
Based on 18 critics

Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) receives the kind of news that every spouse of a soldier dreads: His wife,... Read More

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Ratatouille
G2007
Based on 37 critics

Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate.... Read More

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The Savages
R2007
Based on 37 critics

Wendy Savage (Laura Linney), a struggling playwright, has little to do with her brother, Jon (Philip... Read More

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The Simpsons Movie
PG-132007
Based on 36 critics

The combination of Homer (Dan Castellaneta), his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of excrement triggers... Read More

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Hannibal Rising
R2007
Based on 30 critics

After witnessing the violent deaths of his parents at the end of World War II, young Hannibal Lecter... Read More

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Georgia Rule
R2007
Based on 29 critics

Teenage Rachel (Lindsay Lohan) is a real thorn in the side of her mother, Lilly (Felicity Huffman). More... Read More

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Talk to Me
R2007
Based on 33 critics

Outspoken ex-convict Ralph "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle) talks his way onto the air at a white-owned radio... Read More

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

Extremely shy Lars (Ryan Gosling) finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother (Paul... Read More

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Breach
PG-132007
Based on 36 critics

Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe), a low-level surveillance expert with the FBI, believes he is accomplishing... Read More

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Hot Fuzz
R2007
Based on 37 critics

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds if difficult to adapt to his new assignment... Read More

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

Evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber (Johnny Depp) and transports... Read More

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Good Luck Chuck
R2007
Based on 23 critics

Cursed since childhood, dentist Charlie Kagan (Dane Cook) cannot find the right woman. Even worse, he... Read More

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

Andy (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a debt-ridden broker, needs some quick cash. He ropes his younger brother,... Read More

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Atonement
R2007
Based on 36 critics

This sweeping English drama, based on the book by Ian McEwan, follows the lives of young lovers Cecilia... Read More

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Sicko
PG-132007
Based on 39 critics

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines America's health-care crisis and why millions of citizens are without... Read More

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A Mighty Heart
R2007
Based on 38 critics

Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie), the wife of journalist Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) of The Wall Street... Read More

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Superbad
R2007
Based on 36 critics

High-school seniors Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) have high hopes for a graduation party:... Read More

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

Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) follows a long and winding road to music stardom.... Read More

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Away From Her
PG-132006
Based on 36 critics

Long married, Fiona (Julie Christie) and Grant (Gordon Pinsent) find their mutual devotion tested by... Read More

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Persepolis
PG-132007
Based on 31 critics

Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe.... Read More

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Michael Clayton
R2007
Based on 36 critics

Former prosecutor Michael Clayton (George Clooney) works as a "fixer" at the corporate law firm of Kenner,... Read More

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Once
R2006
Based on 33 critics

A vacuum repairman (Glen Hansard) moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day... Read More

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No End in Sight
2007
Based on 28 critics

This documentary film takes a critical look at the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the war that... Read More

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Daddy Day Camp
PG2007
Based on 19 critics

Spurred on by their wives' insistence that their children attend summer camp, daycare entrepreneurs Charlie... Read More

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

Named "Video Game Player of the Century" in 1999, Billy Mitchell sets a record score in "Donkey Kong"... Read More

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The Orphanage
R2007
Based on 33 critics

Laura (Belén Rueda) has happy memories of her childhood in an orphanage. She convinces her husband to... Read More

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The Great Debaters
PG-132007
Based on 32 critics

Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominately black Wiley College... Read More