Best Mystery 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.

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
3.

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
4.

Eastern Promises

6.2
7.6/10

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
5.

Gone Baby Gone

6.1
7.6/10

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: 2007-09-18
6.

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
7.

Disturbia

5.5
6.8/10

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
8.

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
9.

The Number 23

5.3
6.4/10

Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 2007-02-23
10.

Mr. Brooks

5.2
7.3/10

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
11.

In the Valley of Elah

5.1
7.2/10

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
12.

Awake

4.8
6.5/10

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her own personal drama.

Starring: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Charlie Hewson
Directed by: Joby Harold
Release date: 2007-11-28
13.

Paranoid Park

4.8
6.7/10

The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of his parents and the sexual heat of his virgin girlfriend Jennifer, Alex writes his last experiences in Paranoid Park with his new acquaintances and how the guard was killed, trying to relieve his feeling of guilty from his conscience.

Starring: Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Daniel Liu, Lauren McKinney
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 2007-05-21
14.

Sleuth

4.7
6.5/10

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

Starring: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter, Carmel O'Sullivan, Kenneth Branagh
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 2007-10-12
15.

Cassandra's Dream

4.6
6.7/10

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Sally Hawkins, Tom Wilkinson
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2007-06-18
16.

The Life Before Her Eyes

4.5
6.4/10

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life shaped by the events of that day.

Starring: Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri Martino, Gabrielle Brennan, Brett Cullen
Directed by: Vadim Perelman
Release date: 2007-09-08
17.

Premonition

4.4
5.9/10

A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Courtney Taylor Burness, Nia Long, Shyann McClure
Directed by: Mennan Yapo
Release date: 2007-02-08
18.

Perfect Stranger

4.3
5.7/10

A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

Starring: Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Portnow, Gary Dourdan
Directed by: James Foley
Release date: 2007-04-12
19.

Cleaner

4.3
6.1/10

Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, entangling himself in a dirty criminal cover-up.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Luis Guzmán, Keke Palmer
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 2007-09-11
20.

88 Minutes

4.3
5.9/10

A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.

Starring: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman, William Forsythe
Directed by: Jon Avnet
Release date: 2007-02-14

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