15 Best Movies of 2007 | Must Watch Today

A historical epic ‘Zodiac’ about the elusive serial killer in the Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s, when free love gave way to bloody cynicism, is multiple movies combined into one.

Another almost fantastic year for movies occurred in 2007. While ‘Juno’ is not a Best Picture contender, the trailers for “There Will Be Blood” were very promising. 

Of course, the venerable ‘No Country For Old Men’ would take first place, leaving film blog posts and critics of all stripes mostly pleased. In hindsight, an outstanding Hollywood year that showed the last fading of the preference for and propensity to honor educational films.

American Gangster (2007)

Genre – Biography

Director- Ridley Scott 

Where to watch – Peacock TV, Philo, Prime Video, Vudu, or Redbox

Frank Lucas, the drug lord whose true life inspired this mostly biographical picture, is hunted down by an outcast New York City police officer. 

Frank Lucas becomes the top heroin importer in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem after the passing of his boss and mentor, Bumpy Johnson. He accomplishes this by purchasing heroin from the producer in South East Asia and devising a novel method of bringing the drugs into the country. 

His pricing is lower, and his product is, therefore, better than what is currently on the market. His position is guaranteed by his relationship with the New York Mafia. 

Richie Roberts, a devoted and honorable police officer, is also included in the narrative.

Richie and Frank ultimately meet, and Frank declares he doesn’t care about what happens to him. 

Richie makes him an offer, though: in exchange for turning over all his offshore accounts and providing the names of all the dishonest police officers, he will receive a lighter sentence.

Frank helps the police by turning on other drug smugglers and corrupt officers, and as a reward, the judge reduces his punishment. 

Richie also allows his wife to take him to Vegas and relinquishes custody of his child. In the 1990s, Frank received his release from prison.

Atonement (2007)

Genre – Romance, War

Director- Joe Wright 

Where to watch – HBO Max, Spectrum T.V., The Roku Channel, Prime Video, Vudu, Redbox. or Apple T.V

Briony Tallis, a thirteen-year-old aspiring author, forever alters the path of several lives when she falsely accuses her elder sister’s boyfriend of a crime he did not commit.

Thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis, an aspiring writer, misinterprets what is going on when she sees her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner at the fountain in front of the family estate. As a result, several misconceptions and childish rage will have long-lasting effects on all of them. 

Robbie is the offspring of the family’s longtime benevolent housekeeper. 

They paid for his time at Cambridge, and he now intends to enroll in medical school. 

After the incident with the fountain, Briony opens a letter to Cecilia.

Juno (2007)

Genre – Humour, Drama

Director-  Jason Reitman 

Where to watch –  Disney plus

When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, an unconventional youthful woman makes an unusual decision about the unborn child. 

A four-season story that begins in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high school junior in Minnesota, discovers she’s pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. Juno, a quirky and razor-sharp character, decides to give birth and place the child with an adoptive couple in the waiting room of an abortion clinic. 

She uncovers one in the PennySaver dating websites, contacts them, tells her father and stepmother, and resumes her studies.

Four seasons are covered in this story, which begins in the fall when Juno, a 16-year-old high school junior in Minnesota, learns she is pregnant following an incident in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. 

The eccentric and razor-sharp Juno decides to become pregnant in the waiting area of an abortion facility and decides to place the kid for adoption.

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Genre – Drama

Director- Paul Thomas Anderson

Where to watch – Amazon Prime.

A story about family, religion, hatred, oil, and insanity, centered on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the industry’s early days. In early twentieth-century California, the lives of Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday intersect. 

Daniel Plainview, a former miner, turned oilman, is a driven individual who will go to any length to achieve his objectives. 

He puts in a lot of effort but sometimes exploits others around him. 

His son H.W. is his business partner. Whom he “acquired” when H.W. ‘s biological single father died in a workplace accident while working on one of Daniel’s rigs. 

Daniel is fiercely protective of H.W. if only for the benefits he brings to the partnership.

The film follows Daniel Plainview’s rise to power as a charismatic and ruthless oil prospector driven to success by his intense hatred of others and a desperate desire to see all competitors fail.

Eastern Promises (2007)

Genre – Nail- biter level thriller

Director- David Cronenberg 

Where to watch – Prime Video, Vudu, Apple T.V., or Redbox

A teen who dies during childbirth leaves clues in her journal that could link her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. 

Tatiana, a pregnant Russian teenager from London, arrives at a hospital bleeding, and the doctors only save her baby. 

Anna Khitrova, a Russian-descendant midwife, discovers Tatiana’s diary written in Russian in her belongings and, deciding to find her family and bring them the baby, brings the diary home and asks her uncle Stepan to translate the document. 

Stepan refuses, but Anna discovers a card for a restaurant owned by the Russian Semyon inside the diary and pays a visit to the older adult in search of a lead to contact Tatiana’s family. Semyon immediately offers to help her when she mentions the diary.

The film has received praise for its treatment of the subject of sex trafficking, as well as for its conflict and entirely of Russian career criminals, which includes a detailed depiction of the tattoos that indicate their crimes and criminal status.

Zodiac (2007)

Genre – Mystery

Director-  David Fincher 

Where to watch – Prime Video or Vudu 

A San Francisco cartoonist gets obsessed with finding the Zodiac Killer, an unnamed killer who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree around 1983. 

Unknown letters and messages have been received from a San Francisco Bay Area serial killer. Challenges law enforcement.

 In this loosely dramatized depiction of the actual case from the 1970s, we follow the detectives and reporters as they become fixated on the subject and go on the hunt for the murderer. 

The movie focuses on the lives and professions of the detectives and newspaper employees and is based on Robert Graysmith’s book.

It can be pretty ominous and unsettling, but it’s subtle; nothing is forced or overdone. Ruffalo and Downey are superb actors, and a young, fresh-faced

The primary characters in the movie are delicately balanced as each one gradually contributes to the plot in an almost unforeseen cadence.  

The most vital characterization moments in Zodiac come from the brilliant interplay between our leads, albeit each performer does well in their respective scenes.

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Genre – Crime

Director- Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Where to watch –  HBO Max.

A hunter finds a botched drug deal in cash close to the Rio Grande, which leads to chaos and violence. 

The bodies of seven drug traffickers who had all been killed in a bloody transaction are discovered by Josh Brolin’s character, Llewelyn Moss, a welder, and hunter, in a remote part of Texas.

Moss decides not to notify the police about the discovery and instead keeps the gift for himself.

Consequently, the insane killer Anton Chigurh who kills practically every foe, bystander, and even an employer while pursuing his prey and the money, is set on his tail.

Probably the best movie Joel and Ethan Coen have ever produced, and they made “Fargo.” Although it has elements of a thriller and a chase, it is primarily a character study that looks at how its characters interact with a man who is so terrible, ruthless, and heartless that there is simply no way to stop him.

Knocked Up (2007)

Genre – Humor, Romance

Director- Judd Apatow 

Where to watch – Vudu or Prime Video

Knocked Up is a sitcom about marriage, love, and pregnancy with much more emotional depth and intelligence.

When Alison Scott is promoted in E! Ben Stone, a fun-loving party animal, she never imagined that his one-night stand would appear on his doorstep eight weeks later to inform him that she is pregnant with his child. 

She joins her older married sister Debbie in a nightclub to celebrate after watching television. While Alison and the stoner pothead Ben Stone are chit-chatting, Debbie’s husband, Pete, phones to inform her that their daughter has chicken pox. 

Allison stays with Ben while Debbie flees the scene, drinking and dancing all night. 

After becoming utterly drunk, they have a one-night stand. Allison finds out she is pregnant eight weeks after Ben decides not to use a condom.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Genre – Action

Director-  Paul Greengrass |

Where to watch –  Philo, ROW8, Prime Video, Vudu, Redbox. or Apple T.V

While trying to discover the beginnings of his existence as a trained killer, Jason Bourne avoids a ruthless C.I.A. official and his agents from a brand-new assassination program. Inadvertently, London-based reporter Simon Ross attempting to reveal Operation Blackbriar, an update to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper pieces, brings Bourne out of hiding once more. 

Ross and Bourne schedule a meeting, and Bourne immediately notices they are being scanned. 

As a result of the reporter’s revelations, Bourne is forced to confront his dark past while eluding The Company’s best efforts to have him eliminated.

Parsons is shown grinning widely as he watches live direct tv breaking news channels on MSNBC Big News with a woman journalist and reporter information reporting of big news after learning that his corpse has not been recovered after a three-day search. 

Following his fall, Bourne is shown in the water for a while before swimming away underwater as the movie concludes, and the screen goes blank.

Transformers (2007)

Genre – Science fiction

Director-  Michael Bay 

Where to watch –  Prime Video, Vudu, Redbox., ROW8, or Apple TV

A clue to the ultimate power possessed by a teenager brings an ancient conflict between the good Autobots and the evil Decepticons of Cybertron to Earth. 

A high school student, Sam Witwicky, purchases his first vehicle, Bumblebee the Autobot. 

Before the other Autobots reach Earth, Bumblebee protects Sam and his lover Mikaela Banes from the Decepticon Barricade. 

The Decepticons attack a U.S. military base in Qatar while looking for the Allspark, intensifying the battle on Earth. 

Sam and Mikaela are captured by the top-secret organization Sector 7 to aid in the defeat of the Decepticons. Still, when they discover that the organization also aims to wipe out the Autobots, they devise a scheme to rescue the world.

When teenager Sam Witwicky buys his first car, he doesn’t know that it’s an alien robot. 

This isn’t the only alien to arrive on Earth. Optimus Prime and a fellow group of transforming robots have come in search of the Allspark. 

But Optimus Prime and the Autobots aren’t the only aliens to appear. 

Megatron and the Decepticons are also searching for the Allspark, and they would do anything to get it, even if it meant destroying the world.

Halloween (2007)

Genre – Terrific

Director- Rob Zombie 

Where to watch – Tubi – Free Movies & TV, Pluto TV – Free T.V., The Roku Channel, Prime Video, Redbox., Vudu, or Apple T.V

After serving a 15-year sentence, Michael Myers, who is now an adult and is still very dangerous, breaks out of the mental hospital and immediately heads back to Haddonfield in search of his younger sister, Laurie. 

Haddonfield’s inhabitants are unaware of it, but death is on the way to their quiet, sleepy town. 

A ten-year-old boy named Michael Myers viciously murdered his stepfather, his older sister, and her lover sixteen years ago. 

Sixteen years later, he escapes the mental hospital and returns to his hometown, intending to go on a murderous spree. 

Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael’s psychologist and the only person aware of Michael’s true evil, pursues him. Meanwhile, Laurie Strode, a quiet teen, is watching the children that night.

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Genre – Hilarious, Animation

Director- David Silverman

Where to watch – Disney plus

The E.P.A. encases Springfield in a massive dome after Homer pollutes the town’s water supply, and the Simpsons are declared fugitives. 

Homer adopts a pig who has escaped from Krusty Burger after Krusty attempts to slaughter him, naming the pig “Spider Pig.” 

Simultaneously, the lake is protected after the audience sinks the barge. After they mention the environment, Green Day starts throwing garbage. 

Meanwhile, thanks to Homer’s assistance, Spider Pig’s waste has filled a silo in just two days. 

Because Homer can’t get to the dump fast enough, he dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. Russ Cargill, the E.P.A.’s villainous boss, gives Arnold Schwarzenegger, President of the United States, five options and forces him to choose four.

The Simpsons movie is humorous, fast-paced, heartfelt, a tonne of fun, and most importantly, belly-laugh hilarious. 

Perfect for enjoying If you’re a die-hard Simpsons fan who has enjoyed every episode.

Superbad (2007)

Genre – Satire

Director- Greg Mottola 

Where to watch – Amazon Prime

Two high school seniors who depend on one another must deal with separation anxiety after attempting to throw a drunken party fails. 

Seth and Evan are inseparable best friends navigating their senior year in high school. 

Seth and Evan, typically ostracised by the popular kids, luck into an invitation to a party. 

With the help of their geeky pal Fogell, they spend a long day attempting to obtain enough booze to lubricate the party and intoxicate two ladies, Jules and Becca, to start their sex lives and go to college with a summer full of experience and new talents. 

Fogell’s association with two incompetent cops who hinder and aid the mission complicates it. 

To lose their virginity, two closest friends set out to procure booze for a graduation celebration.

Across the Universe (2007)

Genre – History, Fantasy

Director-  Julie Taymor 

Where to watch – HBO 

Across The Universe is a fictitious love story set in the 1960s, during the turbulent years of anti-war protest, free speech, civil rights struggles, mind exploration, and rock and roll. 

The story travels from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton, and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam, and the dockyards of Liverpool. 

The film, which is a combination of action scenes and visual effects, is matched with music by The Beatles that defines the moment.

The story opens with a hooded figure, Jude sitting on a quiet beachfront, singing Girl with a melancholy air and gazing off into the distance. 

It’s the end of the workday, and Jude is waiting in line with his fellow shipyard workers for their day’s pay. 

Jude walks back home, smiling, after accepting compensation from the older adult in charge.

Hold Me Tight starts as he walks away, while we flash back to a romantic prom scene in which Lucy dances with her boyfriend, Daniel, and their classmates. 

As Lucy starts singing to Daniel, a classic band plays. Tell me I’m not alone.

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Genre – Crime, Mystery

Director- Ben Affleck 

Where to watch –  HBO Max

Two Boston-vicinity detectives investigate the abduction of a baby, which ultimately causes a disaster on both a professional and personal level. 

Beatrice McCready, the 4-year-aunt, antique’s employs Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro as personal investigators after Amanda McCready vanishes from her house and the police battle to crack the case. 

The detectives freely acknowledge that they lack relevant revel. Still, their own family wants them for two reasons: first, they are not cops, and 2nd, they’re acquainted with the challenging Boston neighborhood wherein all of them reside. 

Kenzie and Gennaro stumble upon pedophiles, gang contributors, and drug dealers as the case develops. 

They’re supplied with an ethical desire that might cause them to collapse just as they may be ready to solve their case.  

They are presented with a moral choice that could cause them to fall apart just as they are ready to solve their case.

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