Temporal Top Ten – 2008

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Number of movies seen from this year – 148
Number of movies reviewed – 71 (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

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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


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. Color of Magic, The
  29. Comanche Moon
  30. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  31. The Dark Knight  Encore Review
  32. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  33. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father       Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  34. Deception
  35. Defiance
  36. Definitely, Maybe
  37. Departures
  38. Doubt
  39. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  40. Drillbit Taylor
  41. The Duchess
  42. Eagle Eye
  43. Easy Virtue
  44. The Express
  45. Flash of Genius
  46. Fool’s Gold
  47. The Forbidden Kingdom
  48. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  49. Four Christmases
  50. Front of the Class
  51. Frost/Nixon
  52. Frozen River
  53. Get Smart
  54. Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control
  55. Ghost Town
  56. Gigantic
  57. God on Trial
  58. Gomorrah
  59. Gran Torino
  60. Hancock
  61. The Happening
  62. Happy-Go-Lucky
  63. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  64. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  65. The Hurt Locker
  66. In Bruges
  67. The Incredible Hulk
  68. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  69. The Informers
  70. Inkheart
  71. Iron Man
  72. Is Anybody There?
  73. John Adams
  74. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  75. Jumper
  76. Justice League: The New Frontier
  77. Killshot
  78. Knight Rider: Knight Rider
  79. Kung Fu Panda
  80. Last Chance Harvey
  81. The Last Word
  82. The Lazarus Project
  83. Leatherheads
  84. Made of Honor
  85. Mamma Mia!
  86. Man on Wire
  87. Management
  88. Marley & Me
  89. Max Payne
  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. Pride and Glory
  105. Quantum of Solace  Encore Review
  106. Rachel Getting Married
  107. The Reader
  108. Recount
  109. Religulous
  110. Revolutionary Road
  111. Righteous Kill
  112. Role Models
  113. Semi-Pro
  114. Seven Pounds
  115. S*x and the City
  116. S*x Drive
  117. Slow
  118. Slumdog Millionaire
  119. Speed Racer
  120. Spiderwick Chronicles, The
  121. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  122. Stop-Loss
  123. Street Kings
  124. Superhero Movie
  125. Swing Vote
  126. Taken
  127. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood
  128. Touching Home
  129. Traitor
  130. Transsiberian
  131. Tropic Thunder
  132. Twilight
  133. Two Lovers
  134. Uncertainty
  135. Valkyrie
  136. Vantage Point
  137. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  138. W.
  139. WALL·E   Encore Review
  140. Waltz with Bashir
  141. Wanted
  142. Wendy and Lucy
  143. What Happens in Vegas
  144. Witch Hunt
  145. The Wrestler
  146. Yes Man
  147. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  148. 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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