THE 2008 AWESOME COUNT DOWN!!!by sedr25 | created - 19 May 2012 | updated - 26 Jun 2012 | Public
From the best to the worst of 2008.
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1. 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: 813,761 | Gross: $318.41M
2. Quantum of Solace (2008)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.
Votes: 367,591 | Gross: $168.37M
3. 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 novice in martial arts.
Votes: 362,582 | Gross: $215.43M
4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
After the Republic's victory on Christophsis, Anakin and his new apprentice Ahsoka Tano must rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt. Political intrigue complicates their mission.
Votes: 48,970 | Gross: $35.16M
5. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.
Votes: 379,420 | Gross: $134.52M
6. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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: 1,973,820 | Gross: $534.86M
7. Bedtime Stories (2008)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.
Votes: 80,005 | Gross: $110.10M
8. Get Smart (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.
Votes: 185,101 | Gross: $130.32M
9. 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: 866,329 | Gross: $223.81M
10. W. (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.
Votes: 43,535 | Gross: $25.53M
11. 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: 29,465 | Gross: $31.20M
12. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The animals try to fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African wildlife refuge, where Alex is reunited with his parents.
Votes: 173,459 | Gross: $180.01M
13. Swing Vote (2008)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Votes: 16,408 | Gross: $16.28M
14. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.
Votes: 232,358 | Gross: $75.75M
15. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
Votes: 171,818 | Gross: $141.62M
16. 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: 527,133 | Gross: $145.00M
17. Definitely, Maybe (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
Votes: 142,233 | Gross: $31.97M
18. What Happens in Vegas (2008)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.
Votes: 154,152 | Gross: $80.28M
19. Bolt (2008)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.
Votes: 167,810 | Gross: $114.05M
20. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.
Votes: 118,101 | Gross: $154.53M
21. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.
Votes: 135,716 | Gross: $102.49M
22. Ponyo (2008)
G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
Votes: 102,520 | Gross: $15.09M
23. 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: 207,668 | Gross: $83.08M
24. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy
An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.
Votes: 172,834 | Gross: $100.02M
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25. Twilight (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Bella Swan moves to Forks and encounters Edward Cullen, a gorgeous boy with a secret.
Votes: 381,064 | Gross: $191.47M
26. Step Brothers (2008)
R | 98 min | Comedy
Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.
Votes: 238,457 | Gross: $100.47M
27. Tropic Thunder (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, 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: 342,805 | Gross: $110.52M
28. 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: 332,002 | Gross: $134.51M
29. Yes Man (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance
A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.
Votes: 302,132 | Gross: $97.69M
30. 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: 284,777 | Gross: $87.34M
31. 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: 521,763 | Gross: $127.51M
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 378,008 | Gross: $317.10M
33. Eagle Eye (2008)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
Votes: 163,707 | Gross: $101.11M
34. The House Bunny (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.
Votes: 71,691 | Gross: $48.24M
35. Fool's Gold (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.
Votes: 66,732 | Gross: $70.23M
36. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,065 | Gross: $37.77M
37. The Love Guru (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Pitka, an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge is to settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.
Votes: 46,574 | Gross: $32.24M
38. Jumper (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.
Votes: 265,923 | Gross: $80.17M
39. Tokyo Mater (2008)
G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Action
A routine tow lands Mater in Tokyo, where he is challenged to a drift-style race against a nefarious gang leader and his posse of ninjas. With the help of his friend, "Dragon" Lightning McQueen, and some special modifications, Mater attempts to drift to victory and become "Tow-ke-O Mater, King of all Drifters".