The Best Movies of 2008   (189) Most Notable
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# 1 for 2008, # 351 Overall The Hurt Locker 2008 Bigelow, Kathryn USA BD
# 2 for 2008, # 397 Overall Slumdog Millionaire 2008 Boyle, Danny / Tandan, Loveleen UK / USA BD
# 3 for 2008, # 445 Overall Let the Right One In 2008 Alfredson, Tomas Sweden BD
# 4 for 2008, # 453 Overall Waltz with Bashir 2008 Folman, Ari Israel / Germany / France BDS
# 5 for 2008, # 885 Overall Milk 2008 Van Sant, Gus USA BDS
# 6 for 2008, # 898 Overall Frost/Nixon 2008 Howard, Ron USA / UK / France BDS
# 7 for 2008, # 900 Overall The Dark Knight 2008 Nolan, Christopher USA BDS
# 8 for 2008, # 929 Overall The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 Fincher, David USA BDS
# 9 for 2008, # 1044 Overall Wall•E 2008 Stanton, Andrew USA BDS
# 10 for 2008, # 1070 Overall Gomorrah 2008 Garrone, Matteo Italy BD
# 11 for 2008, # 1173 Overall The Wrestler 2008 Aronofsky, Darren USA BD
# 12 for 2008, # 1221 Overall The Reader 2008 Daldry, Stephen USA / Germany BD
# 13 for 2008, # 1361 Overall Happy-Go-Lucky 2008 Leigh, Mike UK D
# 14 for 2008, # 1386 Overall Changeling 2008 Eastwood, Clint USA BDS
# 15 for 2008, # 1395 Overall The Class 2008 Cantet, Laurent France BD
# 16 for 2008, # 1541 Overall Anvil! The Story of Anvil 2008 Gervasi, Sacha USA DS
# 17 for 2008, # 1665 Overall Departures 2008 Takita, Yojiro Japan D
# 18 for 2008, # 1731 Overall I've Loved You So Long 2008 Claudel, Philippe France BDS
# 19 for 2008, # 1760 Overall Trouble the Water 2008 Deal, Carl / Lessin, Tia USA D
# 20 for 2008, # 1767 Overall Gran Torino 2008 Eastwood, Clint USA BD
# 21 for 2008, # 1801 Overall Synecdoche, New York 2008 Kaufman, Charlie USA BDS
# 22 for 2008, # 1846 Overall Summer Hours 2008 Assayas, Olivier France BD
# 23 for 2008, # 1880 Overall Ponyo 2008 Miyazaki, Hayao Japan BDS
# 24 for 2008, # 1889 Overall Doubt 2008 Shanley, John Patrick USA BD
# 25 for 2008, # 1898 Overall Man on Wire 2008 Marsh, James UK D
# 26 for 2008, # 1919 Overall Everlasting Moments 2008 Troell, Jan Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden / Germany BD
# 27 for 2008, # 1978 Overall 35 Shots of Rum 2008 Denis, Claire France / Germany D
# 28 for 2008, # 2036 Overall Shine a Light 2008 Scorsese, Martin USA / UK BDS
# 29 for 2008, # 2037 Overall Frozen River 2008 Hunt, Courtney USA BD
# 30 for 2008, # 2039 Overall Revolutionary Road 2008 Mendes, Sam USA / UK BDS
# 31 for 2008, # 2063 Overall Iron Man 2008 Favreau, Jon USA BDS
# 32 for 2008, # 2081 Overall A Christmas Tale 2008 Desplechin, Arnaud France BD
# 33 for 2008, # 2084 Overall Rachel Getting Married 2008 Demme, Jonathan USA BDS
# 34 for 2008, # 2125 Overall Il Divo 2008 Sorrentino, Paolo Italy / France BD
# 35 for 2008, # 2179 Overall The Baader Meinhof Complex 2008 Edel, Uli Germany / France / Czech Republic BDS
# 36 for 2008, # 2193 Overall Revanche 2008 Spielmann, Götz Austria BD
# 37 for 2008, # 2194 Overall Of Time and the City 2008 Davies, Terence UK D
# 38 for 2008, # 2202 Overall Cloverfield 2008 Reeves, Matt USA BD
# 39 for 2008, # 2239 Overall Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 40 for 2008, # 2261 Overall Wendy and Lucy 2008 Reichardt, Kelly USA D
# 41 for 2008, # 2269 Overall In Bruges 2008 McDonagh, Martin UK / Belgium BD
# 42 for 2008, # 2274 Overall Goodbye Solo 2008 Bahrani, Ramin USA D
# 42 for 2008, # 2274 Overall Julia 2008 Zonca, Erick France / USA / Mexico / Belgium D
# 42 for 2008, # 2274 Overall Trucker 2008 Mottern, James USA D
# 43 for 2008, # 2277 Overall Me and Orson Welles 2008 Linklater, Richard UK / USA DS
# 44 for 2008, # 2286 Overall We Live in Public 2008 Timoner, Ondi USA D
# 45 for 2008, # 2296 Overall Sugar 2008 Boden, Anna / Fleck, Ryan USA BD
# 46 for 2008, # 2303 Overall Disgrace 2008 Jacobs, Steve Australia / South Africa BD
# 46 for 2008, # 2303 Overall Skin 2008 Fabian, Anthony UK / South Africa D
# 47 for 2008, # 2313 Overall Che 2008 Soderbergh, Steven Spain / France / USA BDS
# 48 for 2008, # 2314 Overall Standard Operating Procedure 2008 Morris, Errol USA BDS
# 49 for 2008, # 2315 Overall The Good, the Bad, the Weird 2008 Kim, Jee-woon South Korea BDS
# 50 for 2008, # 2319 Overall Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 2008 Richet, Jean-François France / Canada BD
# 51 for 2008, # 2327 Overall Mesrine: Killer Instinct 2008 Richet, Jean-François France / Canada / Italy BD
# 52 for 2008, # 2328 Overall Food, Inc. 2008 Kenner, Robert USA BD
# 53 for 2008, # 2330 Overall Hunger 2008 McQueen, Steve UK / Ireland BD
# 53 for 2008, # 2330 Overall Pineapple Express 2008 Green, David Gordon USA BDS
# 54 for 2008, # 2331 Overall The Great Buck Howard 2008 McGinly, Sean USA BD
# 55 for 2008, # 2339 Overall Tropic Thunder 2008 Stiller, Ben USA / Germany BDS
# 56 for 2008, # 2340 Overall The Stoning of Soraya M. 2008 Nowrasteh, Cyrus USA BD
# 57 for 2008, # 2352 Overall Bolt 2008 Howard, Byron / Williams, Chris USA BDS
# 58 for 2008, # 2369 Overall Burma VJ 2008 Østergaard, Anders Denmark D
# 58 for 2008, # 2369 Overall Let's Talk About the Rain 2008 Jaoui, Agnès France
# 59 for 2008, # 2413 Overall The Secret Life of Bees 2008 Prince-Bythewood, Gina USA BD
# 60 for 2008, # 2422 Overall Burn After Reading 2008 Coen, Ethan / Coen, Joel USA / UK / France BDS
# 61 for 2008, # 2426 Overall Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2008 Allen, Woody USA / Spain BD
# 62 for 2008, # 2427 Overall Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 Stoller, Nicholas USA BDS
# 63 for 2008, # 2441 Overall Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father 2008 Kuenne, Kurt USA D
# 64 for 2008, # 2448 Overall Bigger, Stronger, Faster* 2008 Bell, Chris USA D
# 64 for 2008, # 2448 Overall Two Lovers 2008 Gray, James USA BD
# 65 for 2008, # 2453 Overall Sita Sings the Blues 2008 Paley, Nina USA D
# 66 for 2008, # 2459 Overall Defiance 2008 Zwick, Edward USA BDS
# 67 for 2008, # 2464 Overall Tyson 2008 Toback, James USA BD
# 68 for 2008, # 2467 Overall Mamma Mia! 2008 Lloyd, Phyllida UK / USA / Germany BDS
# 69 for 2008, # 2468 Overall Ballast 2008 Hammer, Lance USA BD
# 69 for 2008, # 2468 Overall I.O.U.S.A. 2008 Creadon, Patrick USA D
# 69 for 2008, # 2468 Overall W. 2008 Stone, Oliver USA / Hong Kong / Germany / UK / Australia BDS
# 70 for 2008, # 2482 Overall Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 del Toro, Guillermo USA / Germany BDS
# 70 for 2008, # 2482 Overall How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 Weide, Robert B. UK D
# 70 for 2008, # 2482 Overall Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 Rozema, Patricia USA BDS
# 70 for 2008, # 2482 Overall Lymelife 2008 Martini, Derick USA BD
# 70 for 2008, # 2482 Overall Nothing But the Truth 2008 Lurie, Rod USA D
# 71 for 2008, # 2493 Overall Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008 Gibney, Alex USA D
# 72 for 2008, # 2494 Overall North Face 2008 Stölzl, Philipp Germany / Austria / Switzerland D
# 72 for 2008, # 2494 Overall Transsiberian 2008 Anderson, Brad UK / Germany / Spain / Lithuania BD
# 73 for 2008, # 2501 Overall Red Cliff 2008 Woo, John China BDS
# 74 for 2008, # 2525 Overall Elegy 2008 Coixet, Isabel USA D
# 75 for 2008, # 2536 Overall Still Walking 2008 Koreeda, Hirokazu Japan BD
# 76 for 2008, # 2554 Overall Ghost Town 2008 Koepp, David USA BD
# 76 for 2008, # 2554 Overall Miracle at St. Anna 2008 Lee, Spike USA / Italy BD
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Achilles to kame 2008 Kitano, Takeshi Japan S
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall BirdWatchers 2008 Bechis, Marco Italy / Brazil Y
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Bumaznyj soldat 2008 German, Aleksei Ml. Russia
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall The Burning Plain 2008 Arriaga, Guillermo USA BD
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Dangkou 2008 Yu, Nelson Lik-wai Brazil / China / Hong Kong / Japan
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Gabbla 2008 Teguia, Tariq Algeria / France
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Il papà di Giovanna 2008 Avati, Pupi Italy
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Il seme della discordia 2008 Corsicato, Pappi Italy
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Inju, la bête dans l'ombre 2008 Schroeder, Barbet France
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# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Jerichow 2008 Petzold, Christian Germany D
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall L'Autre 2008 Bernard, Patrick-Mario / Trividic, Pierre France
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Nuit de chien 2008 Schroeter, Werner Portugal / Germany / France
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall The Sky Crawlers 2008 Oshii, Mamoru Japan BDS
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Süt 2008 Kaplanoglu, Semih Turkey / France / Germany D
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Teza 2008 Gerima, Haile Ethiopia / Germany / France
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Un Giorno perfetto 2008 Ozpetek, Ferzan Italy S
# 77 for 2008, # 2568 Overall Vegas: Based on a True Story 2008 Naderi, Amir USA D
# 78 for 2008, # 2570 Overall The Song of Sparrows 2008 Majidi, Majid Iran D
# 78 for 2008, # 2570 Overall Three Monkeys 2008 Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Turkey / France / Italy D
# 79 for 2008, # 2573 Overall The Beaches of Agnes 2008 Varda, Agnès France D
# 79 for 2008, # 2573 Overall Lakeview Terrace 2008 LaBute, Neil USA BD
# 79 for 2008, # 2573 Overall Séraphine 2008 Provost, Martin France / Belgium D
# 79 for 2008, # 2573 Overall Tulpan 2008 Dvortsevoy, Sergei Germany / Kazakhstan / Poland / Russia / Switzerland D
# 80 for 2008, # 2575 Overall The Order of Myths 2008 Brown, Margaret USA D
# 80 for 2008, # 2575 Overall Sunshine Cleaning 2008 Jeffs, Christine USA BDS
# 81 for 2008, # 2585 Overall Quantum of Solace 2008 Forster, Marc UK / USA BDS
# 81 for 2008, # 2585 Overall Taken 2008 Morel, Pierre France BDS
# 82 for 2008, # 2587 Overall Rough Aunties 2008 Longinotto, Kim UK
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story 2008 Forbes, Stefan USA D
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Bottle Shock 2008 Miller, Randall USA D
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 2008 Herman, Mark UK / USA BD
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall The Chaser 2008 Na, Hong-jin South Korea D
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall The Duchess 2008 Dibb, Saul UK BDS
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Get Smart 2008 Segal, Peter USA BDS
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Henry Poole Is Here 2008 Pellington, Mark USA BDS
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Home 2008 Meier, Ursula Switzerland / France / Belgium D
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Lorna's Silence 2008 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre / Dardenne, Luc Belgium / France / Italy / Germany D
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Medicine for Melancholy 2008 Jenkins, Barry USA D
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall The Merry Gentleman 2008 Keaton, Michael USA D
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Paris 2008 Klapisch, Cédric France BDS
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Religulous 2008 Charles, Larry USA DS
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 2008 Zenovich, Marina USA / UK D
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 Waters, Mark USA BD
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall The Square 2008 Edgerton, Nash Australia BD
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Tokyo Sonata 2008 Kurosawa, Kiyoshi Japan / Netherlands / Hong Kong DS
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall Vincent: A Life in Color 2008 Burns, Jennifer USA
# 83 for 2008, # 2591 Overall The X-Files: I Want to Believe 2008 Carter, Chris USA / Canada BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Adoration 2008 Egoyan, Atom Canada BD
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall American Teen 2008 Burstein, Nanette USA YS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Australia 2008 Luhrmann, Baz Australia / USA BD
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Carmen Miranda: The Girl From Rio 2008 unknown USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood 2008 Stern, Peggy USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall The Deal 2008 Schachter, Steven Canada / USA BD
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Fats Waller: This Joint is Jumpin' 2008 unknown USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Idiots and Angels 2008 Plympton, Bill USA
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall The Incredible Hulk 2008 Leterrier, Louis USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Jazz Icons: Series 3 2008 unknown USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Kisses 2008 Daly, Lance Ireland D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Kung Fu Panda 2008 Osborne, Mark / Stevenson, John USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Last Chance Harvey 2008 Hopkins, Joel UK / USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Lost Song 2008 Jean, Rodrigue Canada D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Mad Money 2008 Khouri, Callie USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Management 2008 Belber, Stephen USA BD
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall More Than a Game 2008 Belman, Kristopher USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Nora's Will 2008 Chenillo, Mariana Mexico
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 De Villa, Alfredo USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 Chadwick, Justin UK / USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Phoebe in Wonderland 2008 Barnz, Daniel USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Pirate for the Sea 2008 Colby, Ron USA
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film 2008 Nasr, Constantine USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Redbelt 2008 Mamet, David USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall RocknRolla 2008 Ritchie, Guy USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Rudo y Cursi 2008 Cuarón, Carlos USA / Mexico BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Sex and the City 2008 King, Michael Patrick USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 Hamri, Sanaa USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Swing Vote 2008 Stern, Joshua Michael USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Treeless Mountain 2008 Kim, So Yong USA / South Korea D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon 2008 McIntyre, Doug / Peyser, Penny USA Y
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Twilight 2008 Hardwicke, Catherine USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall The Wackness 2008 Levine, Jonathan USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Walt & El Grupo 2008 Thomas, Theodore USA D
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall Wanted 2008 Bekmambetov, Timur USA BDS
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall What Doesn't Kill You 2008 Goodman, Brian USA BD
# 84 for 2008, # 2597 Overall The Wrecking Crew 2008 Tedesco, Denny USA BD
# 85 for 2008, # 2605 Overall Appaloosa 2008 Harris, Ed USA BDS
# 85 for 2008, # 2605 Overall It Might Get Loud 2008 Guggenheim, Davis USA BD
# 85 for 2008, # 2605 Overall Stop-Loss 2008 Peirce, Kimberly USA DS
# 86 for 2008, # 2606 Overall The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos 2008 Aeberhard, Matthew / Ward, Leander USA / UK BDS
# 86 for 2008, # 2606 Overall JCVD 2008 El Mechri, Mabrouk Belgium / Luxembourg / France BDS
# 86 for 2008, # 2606 Overall The Meerkats 2008 Honeyborne, James UK D
# 86 for 2008, # 2606 Overall South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season 2008 Parker, Trey USA BD
# 87 for 2008, # 2608 Overall Every Little Step 2008 Del Deo, Adam / Stern, James D. USA D
# 88 for 2008, # 2626 Overall Body of Lies 2008 Scott, Ridley USA BDS
# 88 for 2008, # 2626 Overall Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 Nalluri, Bharat UK DS
# 89 for 2008, # 2629 Overall The Headless Woman 2008 Martel, Lucrecia Argentina / France / Italy / Spain D
NR The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 Adamson, Andrew UK / USA BDS
NR Hancock 2008 Berg, Peter USA BDS
NR Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 Darnell, Eric / McGrath, Tom USA BDS
NR The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 Cohen, Rob Germany / Canada / USA BDS
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B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack