Best Adventure Movies of 2008

1.

Iron Man

6.6
7.9/10

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, Leslie Bibb
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2008-04-30
2.

Kung Fu Panda

6.3
7.5/10

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
Directed by: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Release date: 2008-06-04
3.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

6.0
8.5/10

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
4.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

5.7
7.0/10

An evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, and is on a mission to release 'The Golden Army', a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat prince and his army.

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, John Hurt
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2008-07-11
5.

The Fall

5.7
7.9/10

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

Starring: Catinca Untaru, Lee Pace, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek, Aiden Lithgow
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Release date: 2008-01-03
6.

Tropic Thunder

5.7
7.0/10

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, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 2008-08-09
7.

Bolt

5.6
6.8/10

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, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.

Starring: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell
Directed by: Byron Howard, Chris Williams
Release date: 2008-01-29
8.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

5.6
6.5/10

One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new characters, including Trufflehunter the badger and Nikabrik the dwarf, the Pevensie clan embarks on an incredible quest to ensure that Narnia is returned to its rightful heir.

Starring: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2008-05-15
9.

Quantum of Solace

5.6
6.6/10

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who reveals that the organization that blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2008-10-30
10.

Horton Hears a Who!

5.5
6.8/10

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. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home

Starring: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Release date: 2008-03-03
11.

Australia

5.4
6.6/10

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces firsthand.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Essie Davis, David Wenham, Bryan Brown
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 2008-11-18
12.

The Incredible Hulk

5.4
6.7/10

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 force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with a new, deadly foe.

Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2008-06-12
13.

The Spiderwick Chronicles

5.4
6.5/10

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Sarah Bolger, Andrew McCarthy
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2008-02-14
14.

The Secret Life of Bees

5.3
7.3/10

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys
Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Release date: 2008-09-17
15.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

5.3
6.1/10

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend – and Indy's colleague – Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, Karen Allen
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2008-05-21
16.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

5.3
7.4/10

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 ships through to the Milky Way to attack Earth, SG-1 travels to the Ori galaxy aboard the Odyssey. The International Oversight committee have their own plans and SG-1 finds themselves in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.

Starring: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Beau Bridges
Directed by: Robert C. Cooper
Release date: 2008-03-11
17.

24: Redemption

5.2
7.5/10
24: Redemption
Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Cherry Jones, Bob Gunton, Colm Feore, Jon Voight
Directed by: Jon Cassar
Release date: 2008-11-23
18.

Stargate: Continuum

5.2
7.5/10

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

Starring: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Claudia Black
Directed by: Martin Wood
Release date: 2008-07-29
19.

Inkheart

5.1
6.1/10

The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sienna Guillory, Andy Serkis, Eliza Bennett, Paul Bettany
Directed by: Iain Softley
Release date: 2008-12-11
20.

Jumper

5.1
6.1/10

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and determined group of zealots who have sworn to destroy all Jumpers. Now, David’s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!

Starring: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Michael Rooker
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2008-02-13

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