Temporal Top Ten – 2008


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Number of movies seen from this year – 156
Number of movies reviewed – 107 (including 12 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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10. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlistvantage point

9. Vantage Point

8. The Jewish Americans

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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. Color of Magic, The
  29. Comanche Moon
  30. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  31. The Dark Knight  Encore Review   Encore Review 2   Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4
  32. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  33. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4
  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                     Encore Review
  68. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  69. The Informers
  70. Inkheart
  71. Iron Man                                     Encore Review
  72. Is Anybody There?
  73. The Jewish Americans
  74. John Adams
  75. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  76. Jumper
  77. Justice League: The New Frontier
  78. Killshot
  79. Knight Rider: Knight Rider
  80. Kung Fu Panda
  81. Lakeview Terrace
  82. Last Chance Harvey
  83. The Last Word
  84. The Lazarus Project
  85. Leatherheads
  86. Made of Honor
  87. Mamma Mia!
  88. Man on Wire
  89. Management
  90. Marley & Me
  91. Max Payne
  92. Milk
  93. Miracle at St. Anna
  94. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  95. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  96. My Best Friend’s Girl
  97. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
  98. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  99. Nothing But the Truth
  100. Nothing Like the Holidays
  101. One Week
  102. One, Two, Many
  103. Passchendaele
  104. Phone Book, The
  105. Pineapple Express
  106. Pontypool
  107. Pride and Glory
  108. Punisher: War Zone
  109. Quantum of Solace  Encore Review
  110. Rachel Getting Married
  111. Rambo
  112. The Reader
  113. Recount
  114. Religulous
  115. Revolutionary Road
  116. Righteous Kill
  117. Role Models
  118. The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior
  119. Semi-Pro
  120. Seven Pounds
  121. S*x and the City
  122. S*x Drive
  123. Slow
  124. Slumdog Millionaire
  125. Speed Racer
  126. Spiderwick Chronicles, The
  127. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  128. Stop-Loss
  129. Street Kings
  130. Sugar
  131. Superhero Movie
  132. Swing Vote
  133. Taken
  134. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood
  135. Touching Home
  136. Traitor
  137. Transsiberian
  138. Tropic Thunder
  139. Twilight
  140. Two Lovers
  141. Uncertainty
  142. Valkyrie
  143. Vantage Point
  144. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  145. W.
  146. WALL·E   Encore Review
  147. Waltz with Bashir
  148. Wanted
  149. Wendy and Lucy
  150. What Happens in Vegas
  151. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
  152. Witch Hunt
  153. The Wrestler
  154. Yes Man
  155. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  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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