Best 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.

WALL·E

7.0
8.4/10 IMDB

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, MacInTalk, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, Teddy Newton, Bob Bergen ..
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Release date: 2008-06-22
3.

Gran Torino

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe, John Carroll Lynch, William Hill ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2008-12-09
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

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
17.

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
18.

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
19.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

6.0
8.5/10 IMDB

In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she's pregnant, one of Andrew's many close friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins this film, a gift to the child.

Starring: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby, Shirley Turner, Zachary Andrew Turner, Heather Arnold, Jon Atkinson, Bob Bagby, Earlene Bagby ..
Directed by: Kurt Kuenne
Release date: 2008-10-31
20.

Marley & Me

6.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Nathan Gamble, Haley Bennett, Ann Dowd, Clarke Peters, Finley Jacobsen ..
Directed by: David Frankel
Release date: 2008-12-25
21.

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
Best Movies of 2008 : Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
22.

Louis C.K.: Chewed Up

5.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Profane, vulgar and obscenely funny, Louis C.K. insists on telling the truth, whether you like it or not! Join the Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic and TV star (Lucky Louie) as he shares his thoughts on the stuff everyone thinks about -- male bodily fluids, the joys of being white, the difference between women and girls -- but never has the nerve to say. It's Louis C.K. at his risk-taking best: fearless, honest and totally outrageous! Nominated for the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special

Starring: Louis C.K. ..
Directed by: Louis C.K., Shannon Hartman
Release date: 2008-10-01
23.

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
24.

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
25.

RocknRolla

5.9
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
26.

Definitely, Maybe

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Kline, Derek Luke, Liane Balaban, Annie Parisse, Nestor Serrano ..
Directed by: Adam Brooks
Release date: 2008-02-08
27.

Mamma Mia!

5.8
6.4/10 IMDB

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski, Philip Michael, Juan Pablo Di Pace ..
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Release date: 2008-07-02
28.

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
29.

Defiance

5.7
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
30.

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
31.

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
32.

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
33.

Bolt

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

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, James Lipton, Greg Germann, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, J.P. Manoux ..
Directed by: Byron Howard, Chris Williams
Release date: 2008-11-21
34.

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
35.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

5.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Alec Baldwin, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sherri Shepherd ..
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Release date: 2008-10-30
36.

Body of Lies

5.6
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
37.

Rambo

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent memories of his time as a U.S. soldier during the Vietnam War, Rambo can hardly turn his back on the aid workers who so desperately need his help.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Reynaldo Gallegos, Jake La Botz, Tim Kang, Aung Aay Noi, Paul Schulze, Ken Howard, Graham McTavish ..
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Release date: 2008-01-24
38.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

5.6
6.5/10 IMDB

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, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Sergio Castellitto, Alicia Borrachero, Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis, Vincent Grass ..
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2008-05-15
39.

Quantum of Solace

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

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, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, David Harbour, Jesper Christensen, Anatole Taubman ..
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2008-10-31
40.

Yes Man

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Rhys Darby, Sasha Alexander, Fionnula Flanagan, Luis Guzmán, Danny Masterson, Molly Sims, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins ..
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release date: 2008-12-09
41.

Step Brothers

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his mom's marriage to Dale's dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they'll ever see eye to eye.

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Andrea Savage, Lurie Poston, Logan Manus, Shira Piven ..
Directed by: Adam McKay
Release date: 2008-07-25
42.

Horton Hears a Who!

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

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, Dan Fogler, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill, Amy Poehler, Jaime Pressly ..
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Release date: 2008-03-03
43.

Zeitgeist: Addendum

5.6
8.2/10 IMDB

Zeitgeist: Addendum premiered at the 5th Annual Artivist Film Festival. Director Peter Joseph stated: "The failure of our world to resolve the issues of war, poverty, and corruption, rests within a gross ignorance about what guides human behavior to begin with. It address the true source of the instability in our society, while offering the only fundamental, long-term solution."

Directed by: Peter Joseph
Release date: 2008-10-02
44.

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
45.

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
46.

Hancock

5.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Hancock is a down-and-out superhero who's forced to employ a PR expert to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he's inflicted during his lifesaving heroics. The agent's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves successful, but will Hancock stick to his new sense of purpose or slip back into old habits?

Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan, David Mattey, Thomas Lennon, Johnny Galecki, Hayley Marie Norman, Trieu Tran ..
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2008-07-01
47.

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
48.

Wanted

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father - who Wesley never knew - belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.

Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, Common, Marc Warren, Kristen Hager, David O'Hara, Konstantin Khabenskiy ..
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Release date: 2008-06-19
Best Movies of 2008 : Anvil! The Story of Anvil
49.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal" influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams.

Starring: Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Robb Reiner, Kevin Goocher, Glenn Gyorffy, William Howell, Tiziana Arrigoni ..
Directed by: Sacha Gervasi
Release date: 2008-01-14
50.

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

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