Temporal Top Ten – 2008


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Number of movies seen from this year – 144
Number of movies reviewed – 61 (including 5 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 new film as my #2 pick, thus bumping all the rest down one notch, my previous #10 is now an honorable mention

My Top Ten985x300_front_of_the_class

Honorable Mention. Front of the Classhurt locker

10. The Hurt Lockernick and nora

9. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlistvantage point

8. Vantage Pointwalle

7. Walle-Ebenjamin button

6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonforgetting sarah

5. Forgetting Sarah Marshallwrestler

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

 

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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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