Temporal Top Ten – 2008


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Number of movies seen from this year – 157
Number of movies reviewed – 108 (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. Meet Dave
  93. Milk
  94. Miracle at St. Anna
  95. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  96. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  97. My Best Friend’s Girl
  98. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
  99. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  100. Nothing But the Truth
  101. Nothing Like the Holidays
  102. One Week
  103. One, Two, Many
  104. Passchendaele
  105. Phone Book, The
  106. Pineapple Express
  107. Pontypool
  108. Pride and Glory
  109. Punisher: War Zone
  110. Quantum of Solace  Encore Review
  111. Rachel Getting Married
  112. Rambo
  113. The Reader
  114. Recount
  115. Religulous
  116. Revolutionary Road
  117. Righteous Kill
  118. Role Models
  119. The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior
  120. Semi-Pro
  121. Seven Pounds
  122. S*x and the City
  123. S*x Drive
  124. Slow
  125. Slumdog Millionaire
  126. Speed Racer
  127. Spiderwick Chronicles, The
  128. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  129. Stop-Loss
  130. Street Kings
  131. Sugar
  132. Superhero Movie
  133. Swing Vote
  134. Taken
  135. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood
  136. Touching Home
  137. Traitor
  138. Transsiberian
  139. Tropic Thunder
  140. Twilight
  141. Two Lovers
  142. Uncertainty
  143. Valkyrie
  144. Vantage Point
  145. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  146. W.
  147. WALL·E   Encore Review
  148. Waltz with Bashir
  149. Wanted
  150. Wendy and Lucy
  151. What Happens in Vegas
  152. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
  153. Witch Hunt
  154. The Wrestler
  155. Yes Man
  156. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  157. 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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