Temporal Top Ten – 2008


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Number of movies seen from this year – 156
Number of movies reviewed – 118 (including 18 Encore Reviews)

 

2008 was a very interesting year for me on movies.

There were few movies that I can claim that ‘blew my mind’ (besides my #1 obviously), but there were so many movies that I found enjoyable to watch.

This year, for me at least my #1 pick was a complete no-brainer to decide, but I truthfully had a more difficult time arranging my #2-5 picks. They all have lots of merit and I enjoyed all 4 of them on numerous occasions, but ultimately I had to decide which ones were even slightly better than the other ones.

Notably missing from this list is the eventual Oscar Best Picture Winner, Slumdog Millionaire which I didn’t particularly like and felt it was highly overated.

What does appear tho is the eventually winner of ’09 because it was originally released in 08 and is therefore for my purposes part of 08.

UPDATE 18 Oct 2015 – I have added a Dear Zachary as my #2 pick, thus bumping all the rest down one notch, my previous #10 is now an honorable mention.

UPDATE 1 Mar 2020 – The Jewish Americans is now #8 bumping all the rest down one notch.

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Honorable Mention – Front of the Classhurt locker

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10. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlistvantage point

9. Vantage Point

8. The Jewish Americans

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7. Walle-Eforgetting sarah

6. Forgetting Sarah Marshallbenjamin button

5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonwrestler

4. The Wrestlergran torino

3. Gran Torino

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2. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Fatherdark knight

1. The Dark Knight

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2008

  1. 21
  2. 27 Dresses
  3. The Accidental Husband
  4. The Alphabet Killer
  5. The Andromeda Strain
  6. Anvil: The Story of Anvil
  7. Appaloosa
  8. Australia
  9. The Baader Meinhof Complex
  10. Babylon A.D.
  11. Baby Mama
  12. The Bank Job
  13. Batman: Gotham Knight
  14. Be Kind Rewind
  15. Bedtime Stories
  16. Body of Lies
  17. Bolt
  18. Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The
  19. Brothers Bloom, The
  20. Burn After Reading
  21. Changeling
  22. Chaos Theory
  23. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  24. City of Ember
  25. The Class
  26. Cloverfield
  27. Color of Magic, The
  28. Comanche Moon
  29. Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The  Encore Review
  30. The Dark Knight  Encore Review   Encore Review 2   Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4
  31. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  32. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4
  33. Deception
  34. Defiance
  35. Definitely, Maybe
  36. Departures
  37. Doubt
  38. Drillbit Taylor
  39. The Duchess
  40. Eagle Eye
  41. Easy Virtue
  42. The Express
  43. Flash of Genius
  44. Fool’s Gold
  45. The Forbidden Kingdom
  46. Forgetting Sarah Marshall   Encore Review
  47. Four Christmases
  48. Front of the Class
  49. Frost/Nixon
  50. Frozen River
  51. Get Smart
  52. Ghost Town
  53. Gigantic
  54. God on Trial
  55. Gomorrah
  56. Gran Torino     Encore Review
  57. Hancock
  58. The Happening
  59. Happy-Go-Lucky
  60. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  61. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  62. The Hurt Locker
  63. In Bruges
  64. The Incredible Hulk                     Encore Review
  65. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  66. The Informers
  67. Inkheart
  68. Iron Man                                     Encore Review
  69. Is Anybody There?
  70. The Jewish Americans
  71. John Adams
  72. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  73. Jumper
  74. Justice League: The New Frontier
  75. Killshot
  76. Knight Rider: Knight Rider
  77. Kung Fu Panda
  78. Lakeview Terrace
  79. Last Chance Harvey
  80. The Last Word
  81. The Lazarus Project
  82. Leatherheads
  83. Made of Honor
  84. Mamma Mia!
  85. Man on Wire
  86. Management
  87. Marley & Me
  88. Max Payne
  89. Meet Dave
  90. Milk
  91. Miracle at St. Anna
  92. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  93. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  94. My Best Friend’s Girl
  95. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
  96. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  97. Nothing But the Truth
  98. Nothing Like the Holidays
  99. One Week
  100. One, Two, Many
  101. Passchendaele
  102. Phone Book, The
  103. Pineapple Express
  104. Pontypool
  105. Pride and Glory
  106. Punisher: War Zone
  107. Quantum of Solace  Encore Review
  108. Rachel Getting Married
  109. Rambo
  110. The Reader
  111. Recount
  112. Religulous
  113. Revolutionary Road
  114. Righteous Kill
  115. Role Models
  116. The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior
  117. Semi-Pro
  118. Seven Pounds
  119. S*x and the City
  120. S*x Drive
  121. Shiva
  122. Slow
  123. Slumdog Millionaire
  124. Speed Racer
  125. Spiderwick Chronicles, The
  126. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  127. Stop-Loss
  128. Street Kings
  129. Sugar
  130. Superhero Movie
  131. Swing Vote
  132. Taken
  133. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood
  134. Touching Home
  135. Traitor
  136. Transsiberian
  137. Tropic Thunder
  138. Twilight
  139. Two Lovers
  140. Uncertainty
  141. Valkyrie
  142. Vantage Point  Encore Review
  143. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  144. W.
  145. WALL·E   Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  146. Waltz with Bashir
  147. Wanted
  148. Wendy and Lucy
  149. What Happens in Vegas
  150. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
  151. Witch Hunt
  152. Wrestler, The      Encore Review
  153. Yes Man
  154. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  155. You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
  156. Zack and Miri Make a Porno

 

6 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2008

  1. Haven’t seen all, but some great choices here. This is actually the most represented year on my list. I liked Slumdog Millionaire, but I agree it was overrated and not necessarily Best Picture. I found the music especially irritating.
    Prince Caspian and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas are also among my favorites. 🙂

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