One of 2007's best films, Into The Wild ($23) is based on Jon Krakauer's bestselling book. Emile Hirsch stars as Christopher McCandless, whose real-life journey from civilization in search of "ultimate freedom" provides the story. Directed by Sean Penn, the film features standout performances from Emile Hirsch, William Hurt, and a Oscar-nominated turn from Hal Holbrook. Need more? The movie's soundtrack, by Eddie Vedder, also happened to be one of the year's better albums.