Temporal Top Ten – 2008


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Number of movies seen from this year – 147
Number of movies reviewed – 65 (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

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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
  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. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  93. My Best Friend’s Girl
  94. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
  95. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  96. Nothing But the Truth
  97. Nothing Like the Holidays
  98. One Week
  99. One, Two, Many
  100. Passchendaele
  101. Phone Book, The
  102. Pineapple Express
  103. Pride and Glory
  104. Quantum of Solace  Encore Review
  105. Rachel Getting Married
  106. The Reader
  107. Recount
  108. Religulous
  109. Revolutionary Road
  110. Righteous Kill
  111. Role Models
  112. Semi-Pro
  113. Seven Pounds
  114. S*x and the City
  115. S*x Drive
  116. Slow
  117. Slumdog Millionaire
  118. Speed Racer
  119. Spiderwick Chronicles, The
  120. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  121. Stop-Loss
  122. Street Kings
  123. Superhero Movie
  124. Swing Vote
  125. Taken
  126. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood
  127. Touching Home
  128. Traitor
  129. Transsiberian
  130. Tropic Thunder
  131. Twilight
  132. Two Lovers
  133. Uncertainty
  134. Valkyrie
  135. Vantage Point
  136. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  137. W.
  138. WALL·E   Encore Review
  139. Waltz with Bashir
  140. Wanted
  141. Wendy and Lucy
  142. What Happens in Vegas
  143. Witch Hunt
  144. The Wrestler
  145. Yes Man
  146. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  147. 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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