Best Thriller Movies of 2008

1.

The Dark Knight

7.6
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: 2008-07-16
2.

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
3.

The Hurt Locker

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

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
4.

Valkyrie

5.8
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
5.

RockNRolla

5.8
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, Thandie Newton, Matt King, Gemma Arterton ..
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Release date: 2008-09-04
6.

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
7.

Body of Lies

5.7
7.1/10 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
8.

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: 2008-10-30
9.

Cloverfield

5.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Starring: Michael Stahl-David, T.J. Miller, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, Odette Annable, Mike Vogel, Anjul Nigam, Margot Farley, Theo Rossi, Brian Klugman ..
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2008-01-15
10.

Man on Wire

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan, he was arrested. This fun and spellbinding documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's "highest" achievement.

Starring: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix, David Forman, Alan Welner, Barry Greenhouse, Jim Moore ..
Directed by: James Marsh
Release date: 2008-07-25

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