Best Mystery Movies of 2008

1.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

6.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

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
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2.

Changeling

6.3
7.7/10 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
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3.

Doubt

5.4
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: 2008-11-27
4.

A Matter of Loaf and Death

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business - a bakery. Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have 'disappeared' this year - but Wallace isn't worried. He's too distracted and in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help. Gromit must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde, Geraldine McEwan, Ben Whitehead ..
Directed by: Nick Park
Release date: 2008-12-03
5.

Eagle Eye

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push them into increasing danger. As events escalate, Jerry and Rachel become the country's most-wanted fugitives and must figure out what is happening to them.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton, Ethan Embry, Anthony Azizi, Cameron Boyce, Lynn Cohen ..
Directed by: D.J. Caruso
Release date: 2008-09-25
6.

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
7.

The Strangers

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.

Starring: Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward, Laura Margolis, Kip Weeks, Glenn Howerton, Alex Fisher, Peter Clayton-Luce ..
Directed by: Bryan Bertino
Release date: 2008-05-29
8.

Transsiberian

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Thomas Kretschmann, Ben Kingsley, Etienne Chicot, Mac McDonald, Colin Stinton, Perlis Vaisieta ..
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Release date: 2008-01-18
9.

Blindness

4.8
6.6/10 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 GarcĂ­a Bernal, Danny Glover, Yusuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Sandra Oh, Mitchell Nye, Don McKellar ..
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Release date: 2008-05-14
10.

Pride and Glory

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.

Starring: Edward Norton, Jon Voight, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle, John Ortiz, Frank Grillo, Shea Whigham, Lake Bell, Carmen Ejogo ..
Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
Release date: 2008-09-09

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