Movies Of The Year: 2008 (Part One)

No, I still haven’t seen any of the big ones from this year (though I hope to watch Australia finally tonight. Instead, here’s the list of the best movies I saw for the first time in 2008. I don’t know how it measures up to previous years (see the 2006 and 2007 lists), but there were a lot of great films regardless. Here’s the Top 70:


1. I Am Cuba
2. Sans soleil
3. Johnny Guitar
4. Early Summer
5. The Gang’s All here
6. The Passenger
7. Lola
8. Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas
9. Park Row
10. Come Drink With Me
11. Unfaithfully Yours
12. Don’t Look Now
13. Shanghai Express
14. The Color Of Pomegranates
15. Tokyo Chorus
16. The Atomic Cafe
17. Howl’s Moving Castle
18. Unbreakable
19. Flight Of The Red Balloon
20. Texas Chain-Saw Massacre
21. Popeye
22. The Wind Will Carry Us
23. Passion
24. A Story Of Floating Weeds
25. Wee Willie Winkie


26. Blissfully Yours
27. Earth
28. The End Of Summer
29. Thieves’ Highway
30. Jason And The Argonauts
31. Advise And Consent
32. I Was Born But . . .
33. Muhammed Ali: The Greatest
34. Passing Fancy
35. Our Daily Bread
36. My Blueberry Nights
37. Yang Kwei-fei
38. Stolen Kisses
39. A Man Escaped
40. All Aboout Lily Chou-Chou
41. The Thing
42. A Letter To Three Wives
43. Heroes Of The East
44. Fantastic Planet
45. Wonderful Town
46. Eagle Shooting Heroes
47. The Naked Prey
48. Bunny Lake Is Missing
49. Russian Ark
50. Signs


51. Steamboat Round The bend
52. Wings
53. Haxan
54. Crossfire
55. Last Hurrah For Chivalry
56. Nightfall
57. Syndromes And A Century
58. The Iron Horse
59. Purple Rain
60. Bob le flambeur
61. The Village
62. Mysterious Island
63. Boarding Gate
64. The Saddest Music In The World
65. The Threepenny Opera
66. Rififi
67. Slap Shot
68. Legendary Weapons Of China
69. Jezebel
70. Encounters At The End Of The World

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3 thoughts on “Movies Of The Year: 2008 (Part One)

  1. It’s delightful. Great music, great casting, a set design that captures the cartoony world perfectly. I’d seen it as a kid, 25 years ago or so, but didn’t really remember anything about it. When I watched it a few weeks ago, I was surprised at how much I liked it. It’s a magical little film.

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  2. I see, it’s nostalgia choice… I can relate, since I still consider “The Black Hole” a good movie even if I know it’s not. But the set from Popeye is truly impressive… come to think of it the set for “The Black Hole” is impressive as well.

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