Best Action Movies of 2008

1.

The Dark Knight

7.7
9.0/10 IMDB

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 that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean, Nestor Carbonell ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2008-07-14
2.

Iron Man

6.6
7.9/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir, Leslie Bibb, Clark Gregg, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau ..
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2008-04-30
3.

Kung Fu Panda

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

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 slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- to give it a try.

Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Dan Fogler, Ian McShane ..
Directed by: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Release date: 2008-06-04
4.

Taken

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance, Xander Berkeley, Olivier Rabourdin, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, Camille Japy ..
Directed by: Pierre Morel
Release date: 2008-02-18
5.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

6.0
8.5/10 IMDB

Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Dr. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat.

Release date: 2008-07-15
6.

RockNRolla

5.8
7.3/10 IMDB

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, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and Johnny Quid, a druggie rock-star, try to claim their slice.

Starring: Mark Strong, Tom Wilkinson, Toby Kebbell, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Karel Roden, Thandiwe Newton, Matt King, Gemma Arterton ..
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Release date: 2008-09-04
7.

Defiance

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana, Jodhi May, Kate Fahy, Iddo Goldberg ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2008-12-31
8.

Tropic Thunder

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in 'Tropic Thunder,' an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film. After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Brandon T. Jackson, Bill Hader ..
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 2008-08-09
9.

Body of Lies

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Ali Suliman, Simon McBurney, Michael Gaston, Mehdi Nebbou, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Alon Aboutboul ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2008-10-10
10.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Hellboy must stop an elven prince from locating an ancient force that can destroy humanity: the all-powerful Golden Army.

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, John Hurt, Luke Goss, John Alexander, James Dodd, Seth MacFarlane, Anna Walton ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2008-07-11

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