10. I am Legend – Will Smith’s post-apocalyptic thriller is a great character story

9. Knocked Up – Not as funny as “40 Year Old Virgin”, but still a hoot.

8. 300 – A visually stunning fictionalized war epic

7. Beowulf – Another retelling, yet this tale brilliantly uses CGI in unbelievably complex ways

6. 3:10 to Yuma – Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in an outstanding character study of what makes a hero and a villain.

5. Superbad – Too hysterical for words.

4. Ratatouille – One of Pixar’s best stories and best animation.

3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – The best Harry movie gives a remarkably poignant and interesting look at how different people perceive and combat evil.

2. American Gangster – Denzel Washington at his best.

1. Bourne Ultimatum – One of the best spy action films ever.

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