2008 - BEST MOVIES

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1.
Skhizein (2008 Short Film)
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Having been struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely ninety-one centimeters from himself. (13 mins.)
Director: Jérémy Clapin
 
2.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
 
3.
Il Divo (2008)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
 
4.
Yuri's Day (2008)
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A mother loses her son during a winter visit to a remote town. (137 mins.)
 
5.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
6.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
7.
The Dark Knight (2008)
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When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
 
8.
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
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A film that examines the relationships between lives on both sides of the proscenium, Petr Zelenka's... (110 mins.)
Director: Petr Zelenka
 
9.
Departures (2008)
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A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
 
10.
The Wrestler (2008)
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A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)
 
11.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
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During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. (131 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
12.
WALL·E (2008)
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In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
 
13.
Winter in Wartime (2008)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot. (103 mins.)
 
14.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
15.
Doubt (2008)
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A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. (104 mins.)
 
16.
Valkyrie (2008)
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A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
17.
Blindness (2008)
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A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
 
18.
Goodbye Solo (2008)
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Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever. (91 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
19.
Ponyo (2008)
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A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him. (101 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
20.
Gran Torino (2008)
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Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
21.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
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A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. (122 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
22.
Ballast (2008)
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A drama set in the Mississippi delta, where one man's suicide affects three people's lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Lance Hammer
 
23.
Red Cliff (2008)
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The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). (146 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
24.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century." (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
25.
Terribly Happy (2008)
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A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown. (99 mins.)
 
26.
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
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A successful artist, married to a famous composer, must suddenly deal with a number of crises, from the death of the family dog to the illness of her father and absence of her husband. (100 mins.)
 
27.
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. (160 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
28.
Gomorrah (2008)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
29.
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
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An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company. (120 mins.)
 
30.
Hunger (2008)
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Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. (96 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
31.
Four Nights with Anna (2008)
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A crematorium worker repeatedly breaks into a woman's house at night to help with housework. (87 mins.)
 
32.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
33.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
34.
Redbelt (2008)
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A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition. (99 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
35.
Che: Part One (2008)
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In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. (134 mins.)
 
36.
Che: Part Two (2008)
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In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America. (135 mins.)
 
37.
Iron Man (2008)
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After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
38.
Revanche (2008)
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Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable. (121 mins.)
Director: Götz Spielmann
 
39.
Bronson (2008)
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A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson. (92 mins.)
 
40.
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
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A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid. (119 mins.)
Director: Ralph Ziman
 
41.
Ip Man (2008)
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During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense. (106 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
42.
Flame and Citron (2008)
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A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group. (130 mins.)
 
43.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008 Documentary)
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Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams. (80 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
44.
Three Monkeys (2008)
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A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships. (109 mins.)
 
45.
Involuntary (2008)
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In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
46.
The Burning Plain (2008)
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A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood. (107 mins.)
 
47.
House of Saddam (2008 Mini-Series)
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A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers. (232 mins.)
 
48.
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
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A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s. (150 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
49.
Summer Hours (2008)
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Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession. (103 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
 
50.
The Offsiders (2008)
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Under the leadership of an ex-footballer, a bunch of homeless men set up a football team and train hard to take part in the world championship. (119 mins.)
Director: Kasia Adamik
 
51.
Still Walking (2008)
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Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day... (115 mins.)
 
52.
Idiots and Angels (2008)
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Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons... (78 mins.)
Director: Bill Plympton
 
53.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
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A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
 
54.
Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
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A fading Hollywood star looks back at the days of his youth as he returns home from his best friend's funeral. (109 mins.)
Director: Baillie Walsh
 
55.
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
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A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her. (118 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
56.
Scratch (2008)
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Joanna and Jan are a loving couple in their 50s. When Joanna is told by a stranger that her husband used to be a secret informer during the communist times, their marriage starts falling apart. (89 mins.)
Director: Michal Rosa
 
57.
Before the Fall (2008)
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The world learns that a planet killing meteorite will arrive in 72 hours. (93 mins.)
 
58.
Brúðguminn (2008)
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Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age... (96 mins.)
 
59.
The Poker House (2008)
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa. (93 mins.)
Director: Lori Petty
 
60.
Loft (2008)
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Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder. (118 mins.)
Director: Erik Van Looy
 
61.
A Wednesday (2008)
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A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday. (104 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Pandey
 
62.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
 
63.
French Roast (2008 Short Film)
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In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee. (8 mins.)
Director: Fabrice Joubert
 
64.
Hot Dog (2008 Short Film)
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Our plucky hero joins a fire company to save the world and gain the affection he so richly deserves. However, the results never turn out the way he plans. (6 mins.)
Director: Bill Plympton
 
65.
Presto (2008 Short Film)
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A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats. (5 mins.)
Director: Doug Sweetland
 
66.
The Door (2008 Short Film)
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After stealing an old door, a man reflects on the desperate circumstances that led him to do so. (17 mins.)
Director: Juanita Wilson
 
67.
The Man Inside (2008 Short Film)
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When Lisandro's key breaks in the lock one morning, he finds himself trapped inside his tenth floor apartment... (12 mins.)
Director: Rory Bresnihan
 
68.
The House of Small Cubes (2008 Short Film)
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To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe. (12 mins.)
Director: Kunio Kato
 
69.
This Way Up (2008 Short Film)
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A.T Shank & Son have a bad day at the parlour when a falling boulder flattens their hearse. Emotional... (9 mins.)
 
70.
Till It Hurts (2008 Documentary)
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(24 mins.)
Director: Marcin Koszalka
 
71.
Close (2008 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
 
72.
Jerrycan (2008 Short Film)
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While attending a party, five bored kids decide to blow something up. A childhood game seals the fate of Nathan, who risks everything after he is bullied, and is forced to make a life and death decision. (14 mins.)
Director: Julius Avery
 
73.
Un riff para Lazaro (2008 Short Film)
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A young Cuban trumpet player tries to find his way in the Havana life chaos. (17 mins.)
Director: Rémi Borgeaud
 
74.
High Maintenance (2006 Short Film)
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In the near-future, a woman whose robotic husband fails to meet her standards returns and upgrades him for a better version with standards that she now fails to meet. (9 mins.)
Director: Phillip Van