Best 2008 Movies

The Duchess

The Duchess

The Duchess
IMDb: 6.9
110 min

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

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Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading
IMDb: 7.0
96 min

When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough…

Che: Part One

Che: Part One

Che: Part One
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support…

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IMDb: 6.7
78 min

Have you ever wondered ”What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?” The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You’ll find it in a…

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RocknRolla

RocknRolla

RocknRolla
IMDb: 7.3
114 min

When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London’s criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters,…

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Traitor

Traitor

Traitor
IMDb: 7.0
114 min

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

The Flyboys

The Flyboys

The Flyboys
IMDb: 6.9
118 min

Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob…

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
IMDb: 7.1
96 min

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the…

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder
IMDb: 7.0
107 min

Vietnam veteran ’Four Leaf’ Tayback’s memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget,…

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express
IMDb: 7.0
111 min

A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.

Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock
IMDb: 6.8
110 min

Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa…

Frozen River

Frozen River

Frozen River
IMDb: 7.1
97 min

Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new…

Genre: Best 2008, Drama
Stargate: Continuum

Stargate: Continuum

Stargate: Continuum
IMDb: 7.5
98 min

Ba’al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.

Felon

Felon

Felon
IMDb: 7.4
103 min

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
IMDb: 9.0
152 min

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations…

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

The Good, the Bad, the Weird
IMDb: 7.3
130 min

The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman),…

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
IMDb: 7.0
120 min

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on…

The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain
IMDb: 6.8
111 min

A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an…

Red Cliff

Red Cliff

Red Cliff
IMDb: 7.4
150 min

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to…

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The Wackness

The Wackness

The Wackness
IMDb: 7.0
99 min

Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist….

Genre: Best 2008, Drama
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
IMDb: 7.2
90 min

Fresh off ripping space-time a new one at the end of ”Bender’s Big Score,” the Planet Express crew is back to mend the tear in reality, or (hopefully) at least…

Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir
IMDb: 8.0
90 min

Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra…

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WALL-E

WALL-E

WALL-E
IMDb: 8.4
98 min

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to…

The Escapist

The Escapist

The Escapist
IMDb: 6.8
102 min

Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it’s…

Global Metal

Global Metal

Global Metal
IMDb: 7.9
93 min

In GLOBAL METAL, directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn set out to discover how the West’s most maligned musical genre – heavy metal – has impacted the world’s cultures beyond…

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The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk
IMDb: 6.7
114 min

Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers…

JCVD

JCVD

JCVD
IMDb: 7.1
96 min

Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even…

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Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda
IMDb: 7.5
90 min

When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the ”chosen one” and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek…

Cyborg Girl

Cyborg Girl

Cyborg Girl
IMDb: 7.0
120 min

Cyborg She follows the burgeoning romance between an ordinary college student and his sassy love interest – who happens to be a time-traveling cyborg with superhuman powers. One day, a…

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Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy
IMDb: 7.1
80 min

Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger…

Genre: Best 2008, Drama
Revanche

Revanche

Revanche
IMDb: 7.5
121 min

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

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Tyson

Tyson

Tyson
IMDb: 7.5
90 min

Director James Toback takes an unflinching, uncompromising look at the life of Mike Tyson–almost solely from the perspective of the man himself. TYSON alternates between the controversial boxer addressing the…

Hunger

Hunger

Hunger
IMDb: 7.6
96 min

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison…

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
IMDb: 7.8
94 min

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the…

Genre: Best 2008, Drama, War
Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man
IMDb: 7.9
126 min

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky
IMDb: 7.0
118 min

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
IMDb: 7.1
111 min

When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter’s world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and…

Street Kings

Street Kings

Street Kings
IMDb: 6.8
109 min

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a…

21

21

21
IMDb: 6.8
123 min

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to…

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

Stargate: The Ark of Truth
IMDb: 7.4
97 min

SG-1 searches for an ancient weapon which could help them defeat the Ori, and discover it may be in the Ori’s own home galaxy. As the Ori prepare to send…

Die Welle

Die Welle

Die Welle
IMDb: 7.6
107 min

A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in…

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The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon
IMDb: 7.3
97 min

Thomas is turning 16. His dad’s in the army and they’ve just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who’s autistic,…

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Genre: Best 2008, Drama
Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!
IMDb: 6.8
88 min

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can’t see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it….

The Bank Job

The Bank Job

The Bank Job
IMDb: 7.2
112 min

Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry’s old neighbourhood who knows that Terry…

Jerusalema

Jerusalema

Jerusalema
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an…

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Phoebe in Wonderland

Phoebe in Wonderland

Phoebe in Wonderland
IMDb: 7.1
100 min

The fantastical tale of a little girl who won’t – or can’t – follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from…

Genre: Best 2008, Drama
Changeling

Changeling

Changeling
IMDb: 7.7
141 min

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn’t her child, the police captain has her…

Bolt

Bolt

Bolt
IMDb: 6.8
98 min

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it’s real. After he’s accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny,…

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In
IMDb: 7.9
115 min

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio…

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Life After People

Life After People

Life After People
IMDb: 7.4
94 min

In this special documentary that inspired a two-season television series, scientists and other experts speculate about what the Earth, animal life, and plant life might be like if, suddenly, humanity…

Paris

Paris

Paris
IMDb: 6.8
130 min

Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to…

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Genre: Best 2008, Drama
Sunshine Cleaning

Sunshine Cleaning

Sunshine Cleaning
IMDb: 6.8
102 min

A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her…

Cloverfield

Cloverfield

Cloverfield
IMDb: 7.0
85 min

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view…

Welcome to the Sticks

Welcome to the Sticks

Welcome to the Sticks
IMDb: 7.1
106 min

Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post…

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Genre: Best 2008, Comedy