Top Movies of 2008


The top movies of 2008 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. The Dark Knight

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
Plot: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.

2. Wall-E

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Andrew Stanton
Actors: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Sigourney Weaver, John Ratzenberger
Plot: An animation in which Wall-E is maintaining the destroyed, dirty, and ugly earth. His robotic job is to clean it. He is a curious sort. One day, another robot is also sent to planet earth. Wall-e believes he may have fallen in love. This story is about the relationship and adventure of two robots.

3. Iron Man

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jon Favreau
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Leslie Bibb, Shaun Toub
Plot: Based on the Marvel Comic Book about a man who supports military suits and weapons is injured and must construct a suit to save his life. When he realizes the potential of the suit, he uses it to his advantage to fight crime.

4. Gran Torino

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, John Carroll Lynch, Brian Haley
Plot: When a teenager tries to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino, a Korean war veteran decides to take matters into his own hands and reform the boy.

5. Slumdog Millionaire

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Actors: Mia Drake, Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto, Irfan Khan, Imran Hasnee
Plot: An orphan from the slums is one question short of winning 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" when he is whisked away by police who suspect him of cheating. By telling the story of his life, he explains every answer he has given - but there is much more than money on his mind.

6. Let the Right One In ( Låt den rätte komma in )

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Actors: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg
Plot: A child vampire finds friendship with an unexpected boy that lives in the apartment building.

7. In Bruges

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin McDonagh
Actors: Rudy Blomme, Olivier Bonjour, Mark Donovan, Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson
Plot: Two hitmen find themselves living in Bruges, Belgium where they disagree on life's final consequences: death and happiness.

8. The Wrestler

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sport
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Giovanni Roselli, Wass Stevens, Marisa Tomei, Elizabeth Wood
Plot: A broken down wrestler well past his prime tries to hang onto the limelight by bouncing around indie circuits and making just enough to get by.

9. Doubt

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Actors: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Bridget Megan Clark, Lloyd Clay Brown
Plot: The Bronx, 1964, a Catholic school has just admitted their first black student. Soon, one of the sister suspects a charismatic priest of having an inappropriate relationship with the student, and the revelation may tear apart the community.

10. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Kurt Kuenne
Actors: Kurt Kuenne, Zachary Andrew, David Bagby, Dr. Andrew Bagby, Kathleen Bagby
Plot: Being released theatrically in a limited market tomorrow, will open to more theaters soon.

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