Movies Of The Year: 2008 (Part Two)


Finally, here is my end of the year list for 2008. This list is for comparative purposes, so I’ve included (and italicized) all those films from earlier years that made it to US theatres for the first time in 2008. My actual 2008 list (to be found at The Big List) will only include those films that imdb lists as 2008 films. That list will continue to be updated as I catch up with films I still haven’t seen (Milk, Synecdoche New York) and get to films that haven’t been released here yet (Three Monkeys, Red Cliff). Next week, I hope to have a third Movies Of the Year 2008 post that will actually include some comments on some of these movies (a novel concept around here lately, I know). That said, here’s the list:

1. WALL-E
2. Sita Sings The Blues
3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
4. Still Life
5. Waltz With Bashir
6. Flight Of The Red Balloon
7. Sparrow
8. Ashes Of Time Redux
9. Happy Go Lucky
10. Paranoid Park
11. Mad Detective
12. Rachel Getting Married
13. My Blueberry Nights
14. Chop Shop
15. Cloverfield
16. The Equation Of Love And Death
17. In Bruges
18. Let The Right One In
19. Che
20. Wonderful Town
21. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
22. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
23. Boarding Gate
24. The Fall
25. Hellboy II


26. Slumdog Millionaire
27. Iron Man
28. Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
29. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
30. Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired
31. The Happening
32. The Dark Knight
33. Speed Racer
34. Redbelt
35. Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
36. Recount
37. Encounters At the End Of The World
38. Good Cats
39. Sukiyaki Western Django
40. The Rest Is Silence
41. Pineapple Express
42. Man On Wire
43. Zack And Miri Make A Porno
44. Tropic Thunder
45. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
46. Kung Fu Panda
47. Baby Mama
48. Australia
49. Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist
50. The Forbidden Kingdom
51. Gran Torino
52. Burn After Reading
53. The Order Of Myths
54. Of Time And The City
55. Snow Angels
56. W.
57. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood
58. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
59. Frost/Nixon
60. Valkyrie
61. Mongol
62. The Incredible Hulk
63. Quantum Of Solace
64. The Mummy 3

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