Summertime is a great period for major motion picture releases, but not every one of these movies can be hits. Even fewer are the ones that are still watched in the years after, but those that find themselves in that category are most fortunate, and some of those are deemed classic. 2017's summer movie period is almost finished, and it will be interesting to see how many of the releases from recent months will remain popular 10 years from now. But what about the offerings from this time a decade ago? How many of those movies are still hold up to this day?

With the 2017 summer movie season winding down, we've decided to look back ten years and collect some of the most well-received movies that came out in the summer of 2007. Let's start by looking back at when The Boy Who Lived was still one of the reigning box office champs.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Four years after J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Warner Bros released the film adaptation to kick off the second half of the big screen series. Like Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix was rated PG-13, and it was arguably the darkest Harry Potter entry at that point due to Voldemort's rise to power (again), Professor Dolores Umbridge's cruelty and more. Much like how the main Hogwarts students were further transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, this movie built off what The Goblet of Fire set up and brought the Harry Potter series to new territory that, while tragic at times, helped reinvigorate the Wizarding World. What's even more impressive is the fact that Order of the Phoenix was able to boil down so much of the original text and still come out as a compelling story, not to mention also being the second-shortest movie of the series.

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