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.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

6.0
8.6/10

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
3.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

5.7
7.0/10

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 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 the evil prince.

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, John Hurt
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2008-07-11
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

The Spiderwick Chronicles

5.4
6.6/10

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
10.

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
11.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

5.3
6.2/10

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
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

Justice League: The New Frontier

5.0
7.0/10

The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the combined strength of their newly formed Justice League?

Starring: David Boreanaz, Neil Patrick Harris, Brooke Shields, Jeremy Sisto, Kyle MacLachlan
Directed by: Dave Bullock
Release date: 2008-02-26
17.

The Brothers Bloom

4.9
6.8/10

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Release date: 2008-09-09
18.

Batman: Gotham Knight

4.8
6.8/10

Explore Bruce Wayne's transition from his beginning as a tormented vigilantee to The Dark Knight of a crumbling metropolis with six distinct chapters but intended to be viewed as a whole.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Gary Dourdan, Jason Marsden, Jim Meskimen, David McCallum
Directed by: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka, Jong-Sik Nam, Shoujirou Nishimi
Release date: 2008-07-03
19.

City of Ember

4.8
6.5/10

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, before the the lights go out forever.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, David Ryall, Harry Treadaway, Mary Kay Place, Tim Robbins
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Release date: 2008-10-07
20.

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

4.7
6.6/10

Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold's love interest, who's headed for the Netherlands. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. Rob Corddry also stars in this wild comedy sequel that follows the hapless stoners' misadventures as they try to avoid being captured by the Department of Homeland Security.

Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Corddry, Jack Conley
Directed by: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Release date: 2008-04-25

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