Best Crime Movies of 2007

1.

No Country for Old Men

6.5

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 2007-11-08
2.

American Gangster

6.4

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2007-11-02
3.

Hot Fuzz

6.3

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.

Zodiac

6.2

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2007-03-02
5.

Eastern Promises

6.2

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinéad Cusack
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 2007-09-14
6.

Gone Baby Gone

6.1

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve the case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that tears them apart.

Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Release date: 2007-10-19
7.

Shooter

5.8

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
8.

Ocean's Thirteen

5.7

Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring down Willy Bank along with everything he's got. Even if it means asking for help from an enemy.

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Don Cheadle
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2007-06-06
9.

Freedom Writers

5.5

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Starring: Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Mario
Directed by: Richard LaGravenese
Release date: 2007-01-05
10.

The Visitor

5.4

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Starring: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass, Marian Seldes
Directed by: Tom McCarthy
Release date: 2007-09-07
11.

Boy A

5.4
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Freed after a lengthy term in a juvenile detention center, convicted child killer Jack Burridge (Andrew Garfield) finds work as a deliveryman and begins dating co-worker Michelle (Katie Lyons). While out on the road one day, the young Englishman notices a distressed child, and, after reuniting the girl with her family, becomes a local celebrity. But, when a local newspaper unearths his past, Jack must cope with the anger of citizens who fear for the safety of their children.
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Katie Lyons, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran
Directed by: John Crowley
Release date: 2007-10-28
12.

An American Crime

5.3

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Starring: Ellen Page, Catherine Keener, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont
Directed by: Tommy O'Haver
Release date: 2007-07-27
13.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

5.3

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Aleksa Palladino
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 2007-09-26
14.

Rush Hour 3

5.2

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
15.

Mr. Brooks

5.2

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, William Hurt, Marg Helgenberger
Directed by: Bruce A. Evans
Release date: 2007-06-01
16.

Hannibal Rising

5.1

The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his sojourn in France, where as a med student he hones his appetite for the kill.

Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Aaran Thomas, Gong Li, Dominic West, Rhys Ifans
Directed by: Peter Webber
Release date: 2007-02-06
17.

In the Valley of Elah

5.1

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, Frances Fisher, James Franco
Directed by: Paul Haggis
Release date: 2007-08-31
18.

The Lookout

5.0

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Carla Gugino
Directed by: Scott Frank
Release date: 2007-03-09
19.

Breach

5.0

Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits, however Hanssen is really suspected of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for years and being responsible for the deaths of agents working for the United States.

Starring: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Caroline Dhavernas
Directed by: Billy Ray
Release date: 2007-02-12
20.

The Brave One

4.9

A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Nicky Katt, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 2007-09-14

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