Temporal Top Ten – 2008


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Number of movies seen from this year – 154
Number of movies reviewed – 88 (including 7 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

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. Color of Magic, The
  29. Comanche Moon
  30. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  31. The Dark Knight  Encore Review   Encore Review 2
  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
  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. Lakeview Terrace
  81. Last Chance Harvey
  82. The Last Word
  83. The Lazarus Project
  84. Leatherheads
  85. Made of Honor
  86. Mamma Mia!
  87. Man on Wire
  88. Management
  89. Marley & Me
  90. Max Payne
  91. Milk
  92. Miracle at St. Anna
  93. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  94. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  95. My Best Friend’s Girl
  96. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
  97. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  98. Nothing But the Truth
  99. Nothing Like the Holidays
  100. One Week
  101. One, Two, Many
  102. Passchendaele
  103. Phone Book, The
  104. Pineapple Express
  105. Pontypool
  106. Pride and Glory
  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. Slow
  122. Slumdog Millionaire
  123. Speed Racer
  124. Spiderwick Chronicles, The
  125. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  126. Stop-Loss
  127. Street Kings
  128. Sugar
  129. Superhero Movie
  130. Swing Vote
  131. Taken
  132. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood
  133. Touching Home
  134. Traitor
  135. Transsiberian
  136. Tropic Thunder
  137. Twilight
  138. Two Lovers
  139. Uncertainty
  140. Valkyrie
  141. Vantage Point
  142. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  143. W.
  144. WALL·E   Encore Review
  145. Waltz with Bashir
  146. Wanted
  147. Wendy and Lucy
  148. What Happens in Vegas
  149. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
  150. Witch Hunt
  151. The Wrestler
  152. Yes Man
  153. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  154. 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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