Best Drama 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.

Slumdog Millionaire

6.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Mia Drake Inderbitzin, Saurabh Shukla, Rajendranath Zutshi, Irrfan Khan, Jeneva Talwar, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Mahesh Manjrekar ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Release date: 2008-11-12
3.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

6.5
7.8/10 IMDB

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond, Elle Fanning, Madisen Beaty, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas, Taraji P. Henson, Josh Stewart ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2008-12-25
4.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

6.4
7.7/10 IMDB

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 fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Amber Beattie, Sheila Hancock, Cara Horgan, Zac Mattoon O'Brien ..
Directed by: Mark Herman
Release date: 2008-05-07
5.

Changeling

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

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 committed to an asylum.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jeffrey Donovan, John Malkovich, Geoff Pierson, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith, Michelle Gunn, Frank Wood, Colm Feore, Michael Kelly ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2008-01-30
6.

In Bruges

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Thekla Reuten, Jordan Prentice, Elizabeth Berrington, Jérémie Renier, Mark Donovan, Eric Godon ..
Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Release date: 2008-02-08
7.

The Wrestler

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Judah Friedlander, Ernest Miller, Ajay Naidu, Wass Stevens, John D'Leo ..
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Release date: 2008-09-07
8.

Seven Pounds

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Sarah Jane Morris, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Connor Cruise, Barry Pepper, Elpidia Carrillo, Robinne Lee, Joe Nunez ..
Directed by: Gabriele Muccino
Release date: 2008-12-18
9.

The Reader

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain, Hannah Herzsprung, Karoline Herfurth, Volker Bruch, Alexandra Maria Lara ..
Directed by: Stephen Daldry
Release date: 2008-01-02
10.

Synecdoche, New York

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Tom Noonan, Sadie Goldstein, Hope Davis, Dianne Wiest ..
Directed by: Charlie Kaufman
Release date: 2008-10-24
11.

The Hurt Locker

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Sayegh, Christian Camargo, Suhail Aldabbach ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2008-10-10
12.

Doubt

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond, Audrie Neenan, Susan Blommaert, Carrie Preston, John Costelloe, Lloyd Clay Brown ..
Directed by: John Patrick Shanley
Release date: 2008-02-27
13.

Generation Kill

5.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them

Release date: 2008-07-13
14.

Valkyrie

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, David Bamber, Thomas Kretschmann, David Schofield ..
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2008-12-25
15.

Revolutionary Road

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Kathy Bates, Ty Simpkins, Ryan Simpkins, Richard Easton, Dylan Baker ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2008-12-19
16.

The Bank Job

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

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 is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the danger but realises this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. As the resourceful band of thieves burrows its way into a safe-deposit vault at a Lloyds Bank, they quickly realise that, besides millions in riches, the boxes also contain secrets that implicate everyone from London's most notorious underworld gangsters to powerful government figures, and even the Royal Family. Although the heist makes headlines throughout Britain for several days, a government gag order eventually brings all reporting of the case to an immediate halt.

Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner, Alki David, Michael Jibson, Georgia Taylor, Richard Lintern, Peter Bowles ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 2008-02-28
17.

Defiance

5.7
7.1/10 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
18.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

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 picture.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Christopher Evan Welch, Chris Messina, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn, Julio Perillán, Juan Queseda ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2008-08-15
19.

The Duchess

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Aidan McArdle, Simon McBurney, Bruce Mackinnon, Georgia King, Alistair Petrie ..
Directed by: Saul Dibb
Release date: 2008-09-05
20.

Body of Lies

5.7
7.0/10 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
21.

Burn After Reading

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda and Chad, they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo, and those in their orbit.

Starring: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, J.K. Simmons, Olek Krupa ..
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Release date: 2008-09-05
22.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

5.6
7.1/10 IMDB

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 to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. After arriving in Hawaii and meeting the beautiful Rachel Jansen, Peter is shocked to see not only Aldous Snow in Hawaii, but also Sarah Marshall.

Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Liz Cackowski, Maria Thayer, Jack McBrayer, Da'Vone McDonald, Steve Landesberg ..
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Release date: 2008-04-17
23.

Australia

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

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, David Gulpilil, John Jarratt, Shea Adams, Nathin Butler, John Walton ..
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 2008-11-18
24.

21

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

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 become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne, Jack McGee, Josh Gad, Sam Golzari ..
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Release date: 2008-03-27
25.

Street Kings

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

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 fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans, Hugh Laurie, Martha Higareda, Cedric the Entertainer, Naomie Harris, Common, Angela Sun, Cle Shaheed Sloan ..
Directed by: David Ayer
Release date: 2008-04-10
26.

Frost/Nixon

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harboured doubts about their boss's ability to hold his own. But as the cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.

Starring: Michael Sheen, Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Andy Milder, Kate Jennings Grant ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2008-10-15
27.

The Other Boleyn Girl

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Oliver Coleman, Ana Torrent ..
Directed by: Justin Chadwick
Release date: 2008-02-28
28.

The Spiderwick Chronicles

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

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, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short, Tyler Patrick Jones ..
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2008-02-14
29.

Never Back Down

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Jake, full of anger after his father's death, is just starting to find a place for himself at his new Orlando high school - until Ryan, head of an underground MMA fight club, picks Jake out as a prime opponent. After being trounced by Ryan in front of the entire school, Jake begins training under the firm, moral guidance of a MMA master, where he learns how to fight... and how to avoid a fight. But it becomes obvious that a rematch will be inevitable if Jake wants to stop Ryan and his bullying, once and for all.

Starring: Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, Djimon Hounsou, Evan Peters, Leslie Hope, Wyatt Smith, Neil Brown Jr., Lauren Leech, Nadine Avola ..
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Release date: 2008-03-04
30.

Hunger

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike during The Troubles in which Irish Republican prisoners tried to win political status.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Helena Bereen, Liam Cunningham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon, Karen Hassan, Frank McCusker, Lalor Roddy ..
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Release date: 2008-05-15
31.

Funny Games

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

When Ann, husband George, and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the tight-knit clan, giving them until the next day to survive.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart, Boyd Gaines, Robert LuPone, Susanne C. Hanke, Linda Moran, Siobhan Fallon Hogan ..
Directed by: Michael Haneke
Release date: 2008-03-14
32.

The Secret Life of Bees

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

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, Sharon Conley, Paul Bettany, Tristan Mack Wilds, Hilarie Burton, Emily Alyn Lind ..
Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Release date: 2008-09-17
33.

Vantage Point

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

The attempted assassination of the American president is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Ayelet Zurer, Edgar Ramírez, Eduardo Noriega, Saïd Taghmaoui, Zoe Saldana ..
Directed by: Pete Travis
Release date: 2008-02-01
34.

Blindness

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover, Yûsuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Sandra Oh, Mitchell Nye, Don McKellar ..
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Release date: 2008-05-14
35.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus begins an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while searching for Norah's drunken friend, Caroline, with help from Nick's band mates. As the night winds down, the two have to figure out what they want from each other.

Starring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Alexis Dziena, Ari Graynor, Cassidy Gard, Jonathan B. Wright, Jay Baruchel, Rafi Gavron, Zachary Booth ..
Directed by: Peter Sollett
Release date: 2008-10-03
36.

Step Up 2: The Streets

5.3
6.2/10 IMDB

When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

Starring: Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Will Kemp, Cassie Ventura, Adam Sevani, Danielle Polanco, Telisha Shaw, Black Thomas, Mari Koda, Harry Shum Jr. ..
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Release date: 2008-02-14
37.

The Express

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Starring: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Darrin Henson, Charles S. Dutton, Aunjanue Ellis, Omar Benson Miller, Clancy Brown, Chadwick Boseman, Geoff Stults, Nelsan Ellis ..
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Release date: 2008-10-10
38.

Keith

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Natalie is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that Keith has something to hide. As the free-spirited Keith shows Natalie how to embrace what life offers, they grow closer -- until a secret tests the bounds of their relationship

Starring: Elisabeth Harnois, Ignacio Serricchio, Jennifer Grey, Jesse McCartney, Margo Harshman, Michael McGrady, Michael O'Keefe, Ethan Phillips, Eric Parker, Jessy Schram ..
Directed by: Todd Kessler
Release date: 2008-09-13
39.

Felon

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer, Marisol Nichols, Vincent Miller, Anne Archer, Larnell Stovall, Sam Shepard, Johnny Lewis, Harold Perrineau, Shawn Prince ..
Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
Release date: 2008-07-17
40.

Be Kind Rewind

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.

Starring: Jack Black, Yasiin Bey, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Marcus Carl Franklin, Arjay Smith, Paul Dinello, Melonie Diaz, Sigourney Weaver, Kid Creole ..
Directed by: Michel Gondry
Release date: 2008-01-20
41.

Wild Child

5.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Sixteen-year-old Poppy has everything her unlimited credit cards can buy, and a spoiled attitude to match. After a final thoughtless prank, her exasperated father ships her off to boarding school in England. There, Poppy meets her match in a stern headmistress and a class full of girls who will not tolerate her selfishness.

Starring: Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Kimberley Nixon, Juno Temple, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson, Linzey Cocker, Sophie Wu, Georgia King, Lexi Ainsworth ..
Directed by: Nick Moore
Release date: 2008-08-15
42.

Sex and the City

5.2
5.6/10 IMDB

A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth, Willie Garson, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Lewis ..
Directed by: Michael Patrick King
Release date: 2008-05-12
43.

Cadillac Records

5.2
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Yasiin Bey, Valence Thomas ..
Directed by: Darnell Martin
Release date: 2008-12-05
44.

Nothing But the Truth

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, Noah Wyle, Angela Bassett, David Schwimmer, Floyd Abrams, Courtney B. Vance, Preston Bailey ..
Directed by: Rod Lurie
Release date: 2008-12-19
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45.

Forever Strong

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick joins the team where he must adopt the grueling training schedule that Coach Gelwix enforces, or finish out the season behind bars.

Starring: Neal McDonough, Gary Cole, Sean Astin, Sean Faris, Julie Warner, Penn Badgley, Eliot Schwartz, Michael J. Pagan, Nathan West, Max Kasch ..
Directed by: Ryan Little
Release date: 2008-09-26
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46.

John Adams

5.1
8.5/10 IMDB

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Release date: 2008-03-16
47.

Recount

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

In 2000, the election of the U.S. Presidential boiled down to a few precious votes in the state of Florida — and a recount that would add "hanging chad" to every American's vocabulary.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Laura Dern, John Hurt, Denis Leary, Bruce McGill, Tom Wilkinson, Bruce Altman, Mitch Pileggi ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 2008-05-25
48.

Wendy and Lucy

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

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 bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. When she posts bail and returns to retrieve Lucy, she finds that the dog is gone, prompting a frantic search for her pet.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Will Oldham, John Robinson, Gabe Nevins, Wally Dalton, Larry Fessenden, Lucy, David Koppell, Max Clement ..
Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
Release date: 2008-12-10
49.

Frozen River

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

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 doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

Starring: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, John Canoe, Jay Klaitz, Dylan Carusona, James Reilly, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior, Betty Ouyang ..
Directed by: Courtney Hunt
Release date: 2008-03-26
50.

Mirrors

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Jason Flemyng, Darren Kent, Ezra Buzzington, Julian Glover, Mary Beth Peil ..
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Release date: 2008-08-15

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