Best Drama Movies of 2008

1.

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
2.

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
3.

Bronson

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Kelly Adams, Katy Barker, Amanda Burton, Andrew Forbes, Jon House, Juliet Oldfield, Mark Powley ..
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2008-10-09
4.

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
5.

The Fall

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

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, Sean Gilder, Ronald France, Andrew Roussouw, Michael Huff, Grant Swanby ..
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Release date: 2008-01-03
6.

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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Australia

5.4
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

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