Best Thriller 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.

The Bourne Ultimatum

6.5

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

6.2

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
4.

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
5.

I Am Legend

6.2

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.

Fracture

5.9

A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is played out, each must manipulate and outwit the other.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
Release date: 2007-04-20
7.

Sunshine

5.9

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2007-04-05
8.

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
9.

Live Free or Die Hard

5.8

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.

The Mist

5.7

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release date: 2007-11-21
11.

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
12.

Death Proof

5.6

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
13.

Planet Terror

5.6

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
14.

Disturbia

5.5

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
15.

28 Weeks Later

5.5

In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

Starring: Imogen Poots, Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau
Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Release date: 2007-04-26
16.

1408

5.5

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Tony Shalhoub
Directed by: Mikael Håfström
Release date: 2007-07-12
17.

Grindhouse

5.4

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
18.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

5.4

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
19.

Battlestar Galactica: Razor

5.3

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
20.

30 Days of Night

5.3

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster, Danny Huston, Mark Boone Junior
Directed by: David Slade
Release date: 2007-10-17

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