Best Drama Movies of 2007

1.

There Will Be Blood

6.7
8.2/10

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier, Ciarán Hinds, Kevin J. O'Connor
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2007-12-28
2.

No Country for Old Men

6.5
8.1/10

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
3.

The Man from Earth

6.3
7.9/10

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Starring: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford, Annika Peterson
Directed by: Richard Schenkman
Release date: 2007-06-10
4.

Atonement

6.3
7.8/10

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Starring: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Brenda Blethyn
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2007-08-29
5.

Zodiac

6.3
7.7/10

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 three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2007-03-02
6.

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
7.

Gone Baby Gone

6.1
7.7/10

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
8.

August Rush

6.1
7.5/10

An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams
Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan
Release date: 2007-11-21
9.

Juno

6.0
7.5/10

A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.

Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Release date: 2007-12-05
10.

Bridge to Terabithia

6.0
7.2/10

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
11.

The Bucket List

5.9
7.4/10

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Alfonso Freeman
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 2007-12-25
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.

P.S. I Love You

5.8
7.1/10

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Starring: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Harry Connick Jr., Gina Gershon
Directed by: Richard LaGravenese
Release date: 2007-11-15
16.

Once

5.6
7.9/10

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

Starring: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick, Alaistair Foley
Directed by: John Carney
Release date: 2007-03-23
17.

Control

5.6
7.7/10

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Starring: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, James Anthony Pearson
Directed by: Anton Corbijn
Release date: 2007-09-26
18.

Freedom Writers

5.6
7.6/10

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
19.

Shelter

5.5
7.7/10

Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach suddenly finds himself drawn into a relationship he didn't expect.

Starring: Trevor Wright, Tricia Pierce, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth
Directed by: Jonah Markowitz
Release date: 2007-06-16
20.

Disturbia

5.5
6.9/10

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his friends, Ronnie and Ashley, start to grow more and more interested in what is actually happening within the house of Robert Turner.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse, Aaron Yoo
Directed by: D.J. Caruso
Release date: 2007-04-12

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