2007 Drama Movies

Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution

  • 72%
  • NC-17
  • 158 min
  • Drama

The film, based on a 26-page short story by famed Chinese writer Eileen Chang, is about a group of patriotic students who plot to assassinate the intelligence chief in the Japanese-backed Chinese government during the World War II era.

Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn

  • 90%
  • PG-13
  • 126 min
  • Adventure

Christian Bale and Steve Zahn will star in "Rescue Dawn," an action drama by Werner Herzog and based on the director's acclaimed 1997 documentary, "Little Dieter Needs to Fly". The film recounts the true story of German-born Dieter Dengler, who dreamed of being a pilot and eventually made his way to the United States, where he joined the military during the Vietnam War era. He was shot down over Vietnam and captured. Eventually he organized an escape with a small band of captives. Bale will play Dengler, and Zahn will play an ill-looking and bent POW.

Revolver

Revolver

    • R
    • 115 min
    • Crime

    "Revolver" is the story of a hotshot gambler who becomes tangled in a game with deadly consequences.

    Black Book

    Black Book

    • 75%
    • R
    • 145 min
    • Drama

    Set during the end of WWII, Black Book is the story of a German Jewish girl who narrowly survives the war in Holland. She joins the resistance to find out who betrayed her family after all of them were killed in an attempt to reach the liberated south.

    The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner

    • 66%
    • PG-13
    • 128 min
    • Drama

    An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy to the atrocities of the Taliban reign. This unforgettable story of redemption is based on the best selling phenomena "The Kite Runner."

    La Vie en Rose

    La Vie en Rose

      • PG-13
      • 140 min
      • Biography

      An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner who's soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien." The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association.

      Dan in Real Life

      Dan in Real Life

      • 64%
      • PG-13
      • 98 min
      • Comedy

      Advice columnist Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent in this heartfelt comedy from director Peter Hedges ("Pieces Of April").

      I'm Not There

      I'm Not There

      • 77%
      • R
      • 135 min
      • Biography

      "I'm Not There" is the highly anticipated biographical film about legendary singer and songwriter Bob Dylan. The film follows six distinct characters, depicting different stages of Dylan's life, embodying a different aspect of his life story and music. It's the first biographical feature project to secure the approval of the music legend.

      Michael Clayton

      Michael Clayton

      • 90%
      • R
      • 119 min
      • Crime

      Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.

      Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door

      Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door

      • 67%
      • NONE
      • 91 min
      • Crime

      Based on the 1965 true story about Sylvia Likens was brutally tortured, raped and eventually murdered in the basement of a family member's Indiana home.