Best Action Movies of 2007

1.

The Bourne Ultimatum

6.5
8.0/10

Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him.

Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2007-08-03
2.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

6.4
7.1/10

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Chow Yun-Fat
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2007-05-19
3.

Hot Fuzz

6.3
7.8/10

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Release date: 2007-02-14
4.

300

6.3
7.7/10

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2007-03-07
5.

I Am Legend

6.2
7.2/10

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Starring: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2007-12-14
6.

Transformers

6.0
7.1/10

Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to retrieve it.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor, Tyrese Gibson
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2007-06-27
7.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

5.9
7.5/10

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger, Casey Affleck
Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Release date: 2007-09-02
8.

Shooter

5.9
7.2/10

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why??

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2007-03-22
9.

Live Free or Die Hard

5.8
7.1/10

John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Cliff Curtis, Maggie Q
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Release date: 2007-06-20
10.

Death Proof

5.7
7.0/10

Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2007-05-21
11.

Planet Terror

5.6
7.1/10

Two doctors find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by sores. Among the wounded is Cherry, a dancer whose leg was ripped from her body. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and her ex-boyfriend Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night.

Starring: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2007-04-06
12.

Spider-Man 3

5.5
6.2/10

The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains—including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock and also gets caught up in a love triangle.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2007-05-01
13.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

5.4
6.5/10

Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase re-team with Riley Poole and, now armed with a stack of long-lost pages from John Wilkes Booth’s diary, Ben must follow a clue left there to prove his ancestor’s innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris, Diane Kruger
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Release date: 2007-12-13
14.

Grindhouse

5.4
7.5/10

Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Directed by: Edgar Wright, Jason Eisener, Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Rob Zombie
Release date: 2007-04-06
15.

Battlestar Galactica: Razor

5.3
7.6/10

A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.

Starring: Michelle Forbes, Stephanie Jacobsen, Graham Beckel, Jamie Bamber, Edward James Olmos
Directed by: Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Release date: 2007-12-18
16.

Rush Hour 3

5.2
6.2/10

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother.

Starring: Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max von Sydow, Yvan Attal
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2007-08-08
17.

Resident Evil: Extinction

5.1
6.3/10

Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Mike Epps
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Release date: 2007-09-20
18.

The Kingdom

5.1
7.0/10

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman, Ali Suliman
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2007-08-22
19.

Next

5.0
6.2/10

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann, Tory Kittles
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 2007-04-24
20.

Beowulf

5.0
6.2/10

6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the a man-like ogre, Grendel.

Starring: Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright, John Malkovich
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2007-11-05

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