My Top 100 for 2008by mifunesamurai | created - 21 May 2012 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Eastwood makes it on the list twice; Penn is amazing, and a documentary makes me weep. In list order.
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1. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Votes: 148,693 | Gross: $31.84M
Oh, Mr. Penn, you have done it again.
2. In Bruges (2008)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Votes: 340,643 | Gross: $7.76M
Attempting to keep alive in Bruges can be entertaining.
3. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Votes: 213,949 | Gross: $35.74M
Eastwood knows how to tell it thanks to a strong performance from AJ.
4. Bronson (2008)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime
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.
Votes: 101,825 | Gross: $0.10M
Tom Hardy is superb...
5. Salute (2008)
TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, Sport
The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?
6. Three Monkeys (2008)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama
A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.
Votes: 15,935 | Gross: $0.04M
Very slow moving but effective with some brilliant cinematic moments...
7. The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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.
Votes: 369,864 | Gross: $17.02M
The pain of war.
8. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 217,680 | Gross: $23.22M
Woody gets dirty in Spain.
9. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Votes: 508,969 | Gross: $127.51M
Surreal tale that enlightens.
10. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 629,626 | Gross: $148.10M
Could be Eastwood's swan song as an actor.
11. Generation Kill (2008)
TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War
A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.
Brilliant mini-series that needs to be seen...
12. Let the Right One In (2008)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
Votes: 187,073 | Gross: $2.12M
Vampire of a different type is what we need in this day and age.
13. North Face (2008)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,824 | Gross: $0.71M
Not sure how factual this is, but riveting stuff with an over the top dramatic score...
14. The Wrestler (2008)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sport
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.
Votes: 268,968 | Gross: $26.24M
Mickey excels in this performance piece.
15. Doubt (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery
A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.
Votes: 108,323 | Gross: $33.42M
Hoffman and Streep are just perfect...
16. Che: Part One (2008)
Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Votes: 40,754 | Gross: $1.73M
An underrated Soderbergh gem...
17. Che: Part Two (2008)
Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.
Soderbergh rarely disappoints...
18. Camino (2008)
138 min | Drama
A girl faces love and death.
The blind faith...
19. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
Votes: 93,945 | Gross: $18.59M
Capturing a moment in history...
20. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 31,285 | Gross: $3.77M
Fascinating observation on the dynamics of a multicultural class and its teacher...
21. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War
Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Votes: 155,543 | Gross: $9.03M
How did we get to this stage...
22. Recount (2008 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 116 min | Drama, History
A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Something amiss in these vote counts...
R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Votes: 6,917 | Gross: $1.25M
Needed a mini-series to tell his life story...
24. Me and Orson Welles (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1937, a teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar", directed by a young Orson Welles.
Votes: 9,903 | Gross: $1.19M
Linklater gets Efron to act...
25. Valkyrie (2008)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.
Votes: 202,384 | Gross: $83.08M
Singer & Cruise pull this off...
26. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Votes: 207,640 | Gross: $34.19M
The haunting memory of war...
27. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 780,035 | Gross: $318.41M
The perfect superhero movie...
28. What Just Happened (2008)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.
Votes: 24,805 | Gross: $1.09M
Funny for those who work in the industry...
29. Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (2008)
PG | 102 min | Drama
In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to ... See full summary »
Well delivered and fine performances...
30. Hunger (2008)
Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama
Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.
Votes: 57,808 | Gross: $0.15M
Toughest and bleakest of the prison genres...
31. Body of Lies (2008)
R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.
Votes: 189,421 | Gross: $39.39M
Perfect cast & director do deliver the thrills...
32. The Black Balloon (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?
Votes: 7,988 | Gross: $0.09M
love a dysfunctional Aussie family...
33. The Burning Plain (2008)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 16,791 | Gross: $0.20M
The ugliness of an abused childhood...
34. Revolutionary Road (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Votes: 166,819 | Gross: $22.91M
Mendes gets the performances...
35. The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
R | 125 min | Drama, War
About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Votes: 8,669 | Gross: $1.03M
Clunky but heartfelt...
36. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
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?"
Votes: 707,124 | Gross: $141.32M
How to get out of the slums...
37. The Square (2008)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.
Votes: 4,936 | Gross: $0.05M
It's not always what it seems to be...
38. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.
Votes: 64,327 | Gross: $12.06M
39. Mamma Mia! (2008)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
Votes: 162,986 | Gross: $144.13M
Had me dancing...
40. Louise-Michel (2008)
94 min | Comedy
What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to ... hire a hit man and to liquidate the boss? ... See full summary »
R | 103 min | Documentary
The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.
Votes: 3,508 | Gross: $0.02M
The amusing other side of the Oz film industry...
42. Elegy (I) (2008)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Votes: 20,534 | Gross: $3.58M
Sometimes we are so academically attuned that we don't know what is really in front of us... And the performances are perfect...
43. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 50,042 | Gross: $2.28M
An interesting way of documenting your memory...
44. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 831,977 | Gross: $223.81M
Clever & sweet...
45. Niloofar (2008)
82 min | Drama
Forced into marriage, a thirteen year old Iraqi girl battles with her femininity in search for freedom.
A fine Iranian melodrama about the plight of a young girl forced into marriage...
46. Leatherheads (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.
Votes: 29,122 | Gross: $31.20M
Clooney does a fine job...
47. Burn After Reading (2008)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Votes: 271,065 | Gross: $60.36M
Not the perfect Coen brothers...
48. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
Votes: 234,997 | Gross: $63.17M
Hard to forget this little charmer...
49. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance: However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a tyro in martial arts.
Votes: 350,168 | Gross: $215.43M
There's a child in all of us who just want to be a Kung Fu Panda...
50. 21 (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Votes: 205,290 | Gross: $81.16M
The art of counting...
51. Tropic Thunder (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Votes: 334,729 | Gross: $110.52M
Just have fun with it...
52. Hipsters (2008)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Young people struggle to do things their way in the 1950s.
A political musical that is so cool and hip...
53. Seven Pounds (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Votes: 255,830 | Gross: $69.95M
54. Two Lovers (2008)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.
Votes: 32,219 | Gross: $3.15M
The intensity of Phoenix...
55. Faubourg 36 (2008)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A man is charged with murder. He is Pigoil, the aging stage manager at Chansonia, a music hall in a Paris faubourg. His confession is a long flashback to New Year's Eve, 1935, when he ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,475 | Gross: $0.85M
Adorable characters in a grand tale of early theatre life...
56. Etz Limon (2008)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.
Votes: 5,757 | Gross: $0.57M
Great analogy on the Gaza strip wall, but didn't know what relationship to focus on...
57. Choke (2008)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Votes: 29,770 | Gross: $2.93M
The cheeky Rockwell touch...
58. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
Votes: 518,212 | Gross: $145.00M
My token guilty pleasure for the year...
59. Defiance (I) (2008)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.
Votes: 125,531 | Gross: $28.64M
Surviving the madness of war...
60. Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way ... See full summary »
A civilian war fought within...
61. Mei Lanfang (2008)
147 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.
History of China's opera caught up in the political change...
62. Last Chance Harvey (2008)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance
In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.
Votes: 18,999 | Gross: $14.88M
Dustin & Emma are so cute together...
63. Red Cliff (2008)
R | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).
Votes: 39,843 | Gross: $0.63M
Woo makes an action epic...
64. Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a "miracle" by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.
Votes: 11,466 | Gross: $1.84M
Sleeper of the year...
65. Hamlet 2 (2008)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Music
In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Votes: 15,831 | Gross: $4.88M
Coogan is a blast...
66. Mid-August Lunch (2008)
Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama
Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly... See full summary »
Votes: 3,463 | Gross: $0.67M
A wonderful observational piece done the Olmi way...
67. Bottle Shock (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".
Votes: 13,279 | Gross: $4.04M
For the wine lovers...
68. Be Kind Rewind (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
Votes: 83,776 | Gross: $11.17M
Love the zaniness...
69. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,900,882 | Gross: $534.86M
Big on bang, thin on a repetitive story...
70. A Summer in Genoa (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genova changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her sexuality.
Another small hidden gem from Winterbottom...
71. The Duchess (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Votes: 68,315 | Gross: $13.82M
72. JCVD (2008)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jean-Claude Van Damme gets involved in a bank robbery with hostages situation and reflects about his life during it.
Votes: 35,210 | Gross: $0.47M
Well, I'll be damned, he can surely act in this cheeky piss-take on himself, the fan base and the film industry, all done in a delicious sort of action art house film style...
73. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.
Votes: 91,739 | Gross: $26.81M
Sexy cast and enthralling story...
74. Podarok Stalinu (2008)
97 min | Drama
A Jewish child deported to Kazakhstan is saved and adopted by Kasym, an old Kazakh railway-man. Kasym gives him a Kazakh name, Sabyr, that in Kazakh language means humble. The child grows ... See full summary »
75. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
R | 114 min | Drama
A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.
Votes: 15,958 | Gross: $0.66M
76. Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008 TV Movie)
48 min | Documentary, Biography
A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through the contents of about 1,000 boxes of meticulously sorted materials Kubrick left. Ronson... See full summary »
Worth a peek...
77. Marley & Me (2008)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
Votes: 129,189 | Gross: $143.15M
Too darn adorable, and sad...
78. Yip Man (2008)
R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
Spectacular fighting, but my interest was the wartime scenes...
79. Kassim the Dream (2008)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
This is the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma - born in Uganda, kidnapped by the rebel army and trained to be a child soldier at the age of 6. When the rebels took over... See full summary »
The last thirty minutes is worth it...
80. Men's Group (2008)
104 min | Drama
Six strangers meet up every week to talk, finding they are not alone with their issues. Secrets are revealed as their friendships grow but when tragedy strikes, they realize that it is up to them to take responsibility for their own lives.
Small film with a big heart...
Imagine (2003– )
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
90 min | Documentary, History
Barbara Leibovitz's intimate biography of her sister the photographer Annie Leibovitz.
82. Newcastle (2008)
Unrated | 107 min | Drama
Tragedy befalls one of three brothers while on an outback surfing outing with friends.
Well made indie Aussie...
83. Sanguepazzo (2008)
148 min | Biography, Drama
The story of rising, fancy life and falling of Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferinta, two of the stars of the Italian cinema during the Facism period of Italy.
Well, Bellucci is in it...
84. Wanted (2008)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.
Votes: 324,408 | Gross: $134.51M
Jolie has fun with this...
85. Appaloosa (2008)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Votes: 53,660 | Gross: $20.21M
Ed harris steps up...
86. The View from Greenhaven (2008)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A grumpy old man living in an idyllic coastal town who can't see he has the perfect life.
87. Australia (2008)
PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
Votes: 109,732 | Gross: $49.55M
What else would you expect from Baz...
88. Two Fists, One Heart (2008)
105 min | Action, Drama, Sport
This is a contemporary story set in Perth, Western Australia. Anthony Argo is a young Italian/Australian boxer, being pushed to the limit by his Sicilian father-trainer, Joe. Joe wants ... See full summary »
An Aussie Rocky with some merit...
89. Easy Virtue (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
Votes: 18,099 | Gross: $2.66M
Not a bad effort from Elliott, thanks to the cast...
90. Cadillac Records (2008)
R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.
Votes: 17,142 | Gross: $8.20M
A bit of a mess of a great time in music...
91. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 65,987 | Gross: $3.08M
Kaufman and Hoffman go AWOL with some interesting results...
92. RocknRolla (2008)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »
Votes: 211,271 | Gross: $5.69M
Typical Ritchie but not enough...
93. Pineapple Express (2008)
R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.
Votes: 278,831 | Gross: $87.34M
Bahahaha, cough, splatter, bahahaha...
94. Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 9,906 | Gross: $0.00M
Gangsta Sud African style that spent too much time on the childhood...
95. Hancock (2008)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.
Votes: 386,266 | Gross: $227.95M
Clever idea, but gets sillier towards the end...
96. The Happening (2008)
R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Votes: 177,156 | Gross: $64.51M
Shyamalan loses steam...
97. Pride and Glory (2008)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.
Votes: 55,740 | Gross: $15.71M
Cast was there, but story wasn't...
98. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
Votes: 159,191 | Gross: $31.46M
99. Diminished Capacity (2008)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy
A Chicago journalist suffering from memory loss takes leaves from his job and returns to his rural hometown, where he bonds with his Alzheimer's-impaired uncle Rollie and his old flame.
Votes: 1,084 | Gross: $0.02M
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Famed archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action, when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 367,684 | Gross: $317.10M
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