To Watch (2008)

by adam-leemartin | created - 10 Apr 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

This is a random list of films, documentaries, tv shows, sporting events, etc., all of which were released in CE 2008, that I am to watch at some, yet to be determined, point in the future. Once an item on this list has been seen by myself, it will be removed and will feature in my watched and ratings lists.

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1. Birds of America (2008)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.

Director: Craig Lucas | Stars: Matthew Perry, Ben Foster, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lauren Graham

Votes: 5,121

2. Bottle Shock (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

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".

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Hal B. Klein

Votes: 13,807 | Gross: $4.04M

3. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,177,236

4. 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.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Ormond, Benicio Del Toro, Oscar Isaac, Pablo Guevara

Votes: 42,022 | Gross: $1.73M

5. Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (2008)

66 min | Documentary

Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »

Directors: Adriana Barbaro, Jeremy Earp | Stars: Daniel Acuff, Enola Aird, Michael Brody, George W. Bush

Votes: 532

6. Deadgirl (2008)

R | 101 min | Horror

36 Metascore

Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

Directors: Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel | Stars: Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Candice King, Eric Podnar

Votes: 17,492

7. Deception (I) (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

31 Metascore

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.

Director: Marcel Langenegger | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Bruce Altman

Votes: 36,118 | Gross: $4.60M

8. Disgrace (2008)

R | 119 min | Drama

71 Metascore

After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics.

Director: Steve Jacobs | Stars: John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Jessica Haines, Eriq Ebouaney

Votes: 4,996 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A government scientist and his tough attractive FBI handler try to save people from deadly scientific experiments, poisoners, rare diseases, and environmental hazards.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Omar Benson Miller, Sarita Ospina

Votes: 3,792

10. Fireproof (2008)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Romance

28 Metascore

In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare."

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Stephen Dervan

Votes: 19,577 | Gross: $33.46M

11. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 47,647 | Gross: $4.42M

12. Franklyn (2008)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A portrait of the broken lives of four people (a vigilante detective, a worried parent, an awkward man looking for love and a suicidal artist) as they all struggle to cope in their religiously-dystopian city.

Director: Gerald McMorrow | Stars: Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill

Votes: 16,166

13. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Votes: 205,586

14. From Within (2008)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A small Maryland town is gripped by a curse which causes residents to take their own life one after another.

Director: Phedon Papamichael | Stars: Elizabeth Rice, Thomas Dekker, Kelly Blatz, Laura Allen

Votes: 6,529 | Gross: $0.07M

15. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,120 | Gross: $1.25M

16. Hancock (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

49 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

Votes: 408,877 | Gross: $227.95M

17. Incendiary (2008)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A woman's life is forever changed when tragedy strikes at a soccer match.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Gleaves

Votes: 8,004

18. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Family

A journey through space and time.

Director: Yavar Abbas | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 3,492

19. Jumper (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson

Votes: 270,658 | Gross: $80.17M

20. Killshot (2008)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Brandon McGibbon

Votes: 19,853 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Last Chance Harvey (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

Director: Joel Hopkins | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 19,503 | Gross: $14.88M

22. Letting Go of God (2008)

130 min | Documentary

Letting Go of God is a humorous monologue by Julia Sweeney chronicling her search for God. She begins in the Catholic church, the religion her family raised her in, and takes a Bible study ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Sweeney

Votes: 610

23. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

89 Metascore

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".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 49,093 | Gross: $2.96M

24. Me and Orson Welles (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

In 1937, a teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar", directed by a young Orson Welles.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Zoe Kazan

Votes: 10,246 | Gross: $1.19M

25. Mutant Chronicles (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

28th century soldier Mitch Hunter leads a fight against an army of underworld Mutants.

Director: Simon Hunter | Stars: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 24,930 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Outlander (2008)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

Director: Howard McCain | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, Jack Huston

Votes: 68,714 | Gross: $0.16M

27. Plague Town (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

An American family visiting their Irish roots accidentally stumbles on a horde of bloodthirsty mutant children.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Josslyn DeCrosta, Erica Rhodes, David Lombard, Lindsay Goranson

Votes: 1,584

28. Pride and Glory (2008)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

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.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich, Jon Voight

Votes: 56,979 | Gross: $15.71M

29. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (2008– )

News

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is both educational and entertaining for all ages. Throughout the show, questions about the White House and the featured Presidents are asked to engage the viewer and reinforce learning.

Stars: David Gregory, Tony Blankley, Pat Buchanan, Michael Crowley

Votes: 9

30. Righteous Kill (2008)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

36 Metascore

Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino, 50 Cent

Votes: 80,354 | Gross: $40.08M

31. Sauna (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Viktor Klimenko, Rain Tolk

Votes: 6,359

32. Shuttle (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A late night airport shuttle ride home descends into darkness.

Director: Edward Anderson | Stars: Tony Curran, Peyton List, Cameron Goodman, Cullen Douglas

Votes: 5,144 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Sleepwalking (2008)

R | 101 min | Drama

40 Metascore

The drama follows a twelve-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

Director: Bill Maher | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Deborra-Lee Furness

Votes: 5,322 | Gross: $0.17M

34. Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera (2008)

76 min | Documentary

A probe into the urban myth of the snuff film: one of the most controversial, elusive and vile forms of video.

Director: Paul von Stoetzel | Stars: Larry C. Brubaker, Todd Cobery, Linda Flanders, Michelle Lekas

Votes: 1,038

35. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 228,580

36. The Andromeda Strain (2008)

180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 13,094

37. The Bank Job (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays

Votes: 165,438 | Gross: $30.03M

38. The Cottage (2008)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison, Steven O'Donnell

Votes: 11,249

39. The Genius of Charles Darwin (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

In this three-part series Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary scientist and bestselling author, takes us on a journey of discovery. How does evolution work? How do we know it's true - and why... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dawkins, The Naked Cowboy, Steven Pinker

Votes: 842

40. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 151,216

41. The Onion Movie (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

Satirical interpretations of world events and curious human behavior.

Directors: Tom Kuntz, Mike Maguire | Stars: Len Cariou, Sarah McElligott, Amir Talai, Daniel Chacón

Votes: 14,791

42. The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,905

43. The Square (2008)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.

Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Peter Phelps

Votes: 5,170 | Gross: $0.05M

44. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

50 Metascore

A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban

Votes: 17,087 | Gross: $0.66M

45. Traitor (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Archie Panjabi, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 52,972 | Gross: $23.53M

46. Transsiberian (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

A Transsiberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley, Kate Mara

Votes: 47,618 | Gross: $2.20M

47. Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

40 Metascore

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill

Votes: 138,384 | Gross: $72.27M

48. Fragments (2008)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning

Votes: 6,663