Best Adventure Movies of 2007

1.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

6.6
7.5/10

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2007-06-28
2.

Into the Wild

6.5
8.1/10

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian H. Dierker
Directed by: Sean Penn
Release date: 2007-09-11
3.

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
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.

Stardust

6.2
7.6/10

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Starring: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Release date: 2007-08-09
6.

Bridge to Terabithia

6.0
7.1/10

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel, Bailee Madison
Directed by: Gábor Csupó
Release date: 2007-02-16
7.

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
8.

The Darjeeling Limited

5.9
7.2/10

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray).

Starring: Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2007-09-07
9.

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
10.

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
11.

Shrek the Third

5.4
6.0/10

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas
Directed by: Chris Miller
Release date: 2007-05-17
12.

The Golden Compass

5.2
6.1/10

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.

Starring: Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Release date: 2007-12-04
13.

Bee Movie

5.1
6.1/10

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Jim Cummings, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton
Directed by: Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Release date: 2007-10-28
14.

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
15.

Wild Hogs

4.9
5.8/10

Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.

Starring: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, Ray Liotta
Directed by: Walt Becker
Release date: 2007-03-02
16.

Afro Samurai: The Movie

4.8
7.7/10
Afro Samurai: The Movie
In a strange world of swords, guns and kimonos, cell phones and cybernetic body parts - a black samurai, Afro Samurai, seeks revenge from a man named Justice who killed his father and also happens to be the #1 fighter in the world. After Afro earns the rank of #2 fighter needed to challenge the #1, he starts his lonely walk to revenge. He faces bounty hunters, bar thugs and fanatical monks - all of whom seem to have clues to the whereabouts of Justice and all of whom covet the position of #2 for themselves. Also along the way we are introduced to Afro's chatty companion - the light hearted Ninja Ninja.
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kelly Hu, Ron Perlman, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal
Directed by: Fuminori Kizaki
Release date: 2007-10-27
17.

The Hunting Party

4.8
6.8/10

An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative mistakes them for a CIA hit squad in a light-hearted thriller inspired by Scott Anderson's popular Esquire article. The Weinstein Company provides stateside

Starring: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, James Brolin, Diane Kruger
Directed by: Richard Shepard
Release date: 2007-09-03
18.

Afro Samurai

4.7
7.7/10
Afro Samurai
A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are referred to as a god among combatants, killers, and assassins. Afro Samurai's father was number one. That was until a cowboy mutant gunslinger named Justice shot him in the head. Now as number two, Afro seeks sweet, pure, and bloody revenge.
Release date: 2007-01-04
19.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

4.7
5.6/10

The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the intrepid superheroes realize.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon
Directed by: Tim Story
Release date: 2007-06-13
20.

The Water Horse

4.7
6.4/10

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Starring: Alexander Nathan Etel, Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Priyanka Xi
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2007-12-25

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