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Seven Pounds

A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. Director:  Gabriele Muccino   |  Stars:  Will Smith ,  Rosario Dawson ,  Woody Harrelson ,  Michael Ealy

Minority Report

Man on Fire

In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect. Director:  Tony Scott   |  Stars:  Denzel Washington ,  Christopher Walken ,  Dakota Fanning ,  Radha Mitchell

Superbad

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry. Director:  Greg Mottola   |  Stars:  Michael Cera ,  Jonah Hill ,  Christopher Mintz-Plasse ,  Bill Hader

Ocean's Eleven

Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. Director:  Steven Soderbergh   |  Stars:  George Clooney ,  Brad Pitt ,  Julia Roberts ,  Matt Damon

Kung Fu Panda

The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts. Directors:  Mark Osborne ,  John Stevenson   |  Stars:  Jack Black ,  Ian McShane ,  Angelina Jolie ,  Dustin Hoffman

The Aviator

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator  Howard Hughes ' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s. Director:  Martin Scorsese   |  Stars:  Leonardo DiCaprio ,  Cate Blanchett ,  Kate Beckinsale ,  John C. Reilly

Collateral

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. Director:  Michael Mann   |  Stars:  Tom Cruise ,  Jamie Foxx ,  Jada Pinkett Smith ,  Mark Ruffalo

Avatar

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. Director:  James Cameron   |  Stars:  Sam Worthington ,  Zoe Saldana ,  Sigourney Weaver ,  Michelle Rodriguez

Tears of the Sun

A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too. Director:  Antoine Fuqua   |  Stars:  Bruce Willis ,  Cole Hauser ,  Monica Bellucci ,  Eamonn Walker

The Pursuit of Happyness

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career. Director:  Gabriele Muccino   |  Stars:  Will Smith ,  Thandie Newton ,  Jaden Smith ,  Brian Howe

Children of Men

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. Director:  Alfonso Cuarón   |  Stars:  Julianne Moore ,  Clive Owen ,  Chiwetel Ejiofor ,  Michael Caine

Gangs of New York

In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. Director:  Martin Scorsese   |  Stars:  Leonardo DiCaprio ,  Cameron Diaz ,  Daniel Day-Lewis ,  Jim Broadbent

Letters from Iwo Jima

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. Director:  Clint Eastwood   |  Stars:  Ken Watanabe ,  Kazunari Ninomiya ,  Tsuyoshi Ihara ,  Ryô Kase

Almost Famous

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. Director:  Cameron Crowe   |  Stars:  Billy Crudup ,  Patrick Fugit ,  Kate Hudson ,  Frances McDormand

The Bourne Ultimatum

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. Director:  Paul Greengrass   |  Stars:  Matt Damon ,  Edgar Ramírez ,  Joan Allen ,  Julia Stiles

Casino Royale

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro. Director:  Martin Campbell   |  Stars:  Daniel Craig ,  Eva Green ,  Judi Dench ,  Jeffrey Wright

Snatch

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. Director:  Guy Ritchie   |  Stars:  Jason Statham ,  Brad Pitt ,  Benicio Del Toro ,  Dennis Farina

Taken

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. Director:  Pierre Morel   |  Stars:  Liam Neeson ,  Maggie Grace ,  Famke Janssen ,  Leland Orser

The Bourne Identity

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory. Director:  Doug Liman   |  Stars:  Franka Potente ,  Matt Damon ,  Chris Cooper ,  Clive Owen

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. Director:  Andrew Dominik   |  Stars:  Brad Pitt ,  Casey Affleck ,  Sam Shepard ,  Mary-Louise Parker

Thank You for Smoking

Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son. Director:  Jason Reitman   |  Stars:  Aaron Eckhart ,  Cameron Bright ,  Maria Bello ,  Joan Lunden

28 Days Later

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. Director:  Danny Boyle   |  Stars:  Cillian Murphy ,  Naomie Harris ,  Christopher Eccleston ,  Alex Palmer

Doubt

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. Director:  John Patrick Shanley   |  Stars:  Meryl Streep ,  Philip Seymour Hoffman ,  Amy Adams ,  Viola Davis

Crazy Heart

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. Director:  Scott Cooper   |  Stars:  Jeff Bridges ,  Maggie Gyllenhaal ,  Colin Farrell ,  James Keane

Big Fish

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. Director:  Tim Burton   |  Stars:  Ewan McGregor ,  Albert Finney ,  Billy Crudup ,  Jessica Lange

The Wrestler

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. Director:  Darren Aronofsky   |  Stars:  Mickey Rourke ,  Marisa Tomei ,  Evan Rachel Wood ,  Mark Margolis v

Zombieland

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. Director:  Ruben Fleischer   |  Stars:  Jesse Eisenberg ,  Emma Stone ,  Woody Harrelson ,  Abigail Breslin

Gran Torino

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. Director:  Clint Eastwood   |  Stars:  Clint Eastwood ,  Bee Vang ,  Christopher Carley ,  Ahney Her

American Gangster

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film. Director:  Ridley Scott   |  Stars:  Denzel Washington ,  Russell Crowe ,  Chiwetel Ejiofor ,  Josh Brolin

The Incredibles

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. Director:  Brad Bird   |  Stars:  Craig T. Nelson ,  Samuel L. Jackson ,  Holly Hunter ,  Jason Lee

Little Miss Sunshine

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. Directors:  Jonathan Dayton ,  Valerie Faris   |  Stars:  Steve Carell ,  Toni Collette ,  Greg Kinnear ,  Abigail Breslin

Eastern Promises

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. Director:  David Cronenberg   |  Stars:  Naomi Watts ,  Viggo Mortensen ,  Armin Mueller-Stahl ,  Josef Altin

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with consequences. Director:  David Fincher   |  Stars:  Brad Pitt ,  Cate Blanchett ,  Tilda Swinton ,  Julia Ormond

Hotel Rwanda

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. Director:  Terry George   |  Stars:  Don Cheadle ,  Sophie Okonedo ,  Joaquin Phoenix ,  Xolani Mali

Black Hawk Down

160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. Director:  Ridley Scott   |  Stars:  Josh Hartnett ,  Ewan McGregor ,  Tom Sizemore ,  Eric Bana

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. Directors:  Joel Coen ,  Ethan Coen   |  Stars:  George Clooney ,  John Turturro ,  Tim Blake Nelson ,  John Goodman

Million Dollar Baby

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. Director:  Clint Eastwood   |  Stars:  Hilary Swank ,  Clint Eastwood ,  Morgan Freeman ,  Jay Baruchel

The Last Samurai

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. Director:  Edward Zwick   |  Stars:  Tom Cruise ,  Ken Watanabe ,  Billy Connolly ,  William Atherton

Walk the Line

A chronicle of country music legend  Johnny Cash 's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside  Elvis Presley ,  Jerry Lee Lewis , and  Carl Perkins . Director:  James Mangold   |  Stars:  Joaquin Phoenix ,  Reese Witherspoon ,  Ginnifer Goodwin ,  Robert Patrick

Road to Perdition

A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge. Director:  Sam Mendes   |  Stars:  Tom Hanks ,  Tyler Hoechlin ,  Rob Maxey ,  Liam Aiken