Best 2008 Movies

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
IMDb: 7.8
166 min

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Genre: Best 2008
Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth
IMDb: 7.2
108 min

When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and…

Genre: Best 2008
Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road
IMDb: 7.3
119 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds
IMDb: 7.6
123 min

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Genre: Best 2008
Max Manus: Man of War

Max Manus: Man of War

Max Manus: Man of War
IMDb: 7.3
118 min

Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War…

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Ip Man

Ip Man

Ip Man
IMDb: 8.0
108 min

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place…

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The Reader

The Reader

The Reader
IMDb: 7.6
115 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Gran Torino

Gran Torino

Gran Torino
IMDb: 8.1
116 min

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man…

Genre: Best 2008
Doubt

Doubt

Doubt
IMDb: 7.5
104 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Milk

Milk

Milk
IMDb: 7.5
128 min

The story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the…

Genre: Best 2008
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
IMDb: 7.5
133 min

The story of Jacques Mesrine, France’s public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats — from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks…

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Genre: Best 2008
Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York
IMDb: 7.6
124 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Mesrine: Killer Instinct
IMDb: 7.5
113 min

Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour…

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Genre: Best 2008
Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon
IMDb: 7.7
122 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker
IMDb: 7.6
131 min

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…

The Class

The Class

The Class
IMDb: 7.5
128 min

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

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Keith

Keith

Keith
IMDb: 7.4
93 min

Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at…

Genre: Best 2008
Departures

Departures

Departures
IMDb: 8.1
130 min

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job…

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The Wrestler

The Wrestler

The Wrestler
IMDb: 7.9
109 min

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…

Che: Part One

Che: Part One

Che: Part One
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support…

Genre: Best 2008
A Wednesday

A Wednesday

A Wednesday
IMDb: 8.1
103 min

A retired police commissioner recounts the most memorable case of his career, wherein he was informed about a bomb scare in Mumbai.

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Genre: Best 2008
RocknRolla

RocknRolla

RocknRolla
IMDb: 7.3
114 min

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,…

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Genre: Best 2008
The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex
IMDb: 7.4
150

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody “Deutschen Herbst” in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust’s standard…

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
IMDb: 7.1
96 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Ponyo

Ponyo

Ponyo
IMDb: 7.7
100 min

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in…

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Genre: Best 2008
Felon

Felon

Felon
IMDb: 7.4
103 min

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Genre: Best 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

The Good, the Bad, the Weird
IMDb: 7.3
130 min

The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman),…

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Genre: Best 2008
The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
IMDb: 9.0
152 min

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…

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
IMDb: 7.0
120 min

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on…

Genre: Best 2008
Red Cliff

Red Cliff

Red Cliff
IMDb: 7.4
150 min

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to…

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Genre: Best 2008
Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir
IMDb: 8.0
90 min

Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra…

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WALL-E

WALL-E

WALL-E
IMDb: 8.4
98 min

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…

JCVD

JCVD

JCVD
IMDb: 7.1
96 min

Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even…

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Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda
IMDb: 7.5
90 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Hunger

Hunger

Hunger
IMDb: 7.6
96 min

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison…

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Genre: Best 2008
Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire
IMDb: 8.0
120 min

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…

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
IMDb: 7.8
94 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man
IMDb: 7.9
126 min

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
IMDb: 7.1
111 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
The Wave

The Wave

The Wave
IMDb: 7.6
107 min

A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in…

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Genre: Best 2008
The Bank Job

The Bank Job

The Bank Job
IMDb: 7.2
112 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Taken

Taken

Taken
IMDb: 7.8
93 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
I’ve Loved You So Long

I’ve Loved You So Long

I’ve Loved You So Long
IMDb: 7.6
115

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Genre: Best 2008, Drama
The Chaser

The Chaser

The Chaser
IMDb: 7.8
125 min

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds…

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Genre: Best 2008
Jerusalema

Jerusalema

Jerusalema
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an…

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Genre: Best 2008
Definitely Maybe

Definitely Maybe

Definitely Maybe
IMDb: 7.1
112 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
In Bruges

In Bruges

In Bruges
IMDb: 7.9
108 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Changeling

Changeling

Changeling
IMDb: 7.7
141 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008
Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In
IMDb: 7.9
115 min

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio…

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Cloverfield

Cloverfield

Cloverfield
IMDb: 7.0
85 min

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…

Genre: Best 2008