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Best Films of 2008

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An impressive array of personalities give their take on the important life of Dalton Trumbo.
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People who added this item 1752 Average listal rating (1105 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Travolta knows how to play puppy dog, apparently
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People who added this item 373 Average listal rating (210 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
What the hell just happened to De Niro's career?

Bruce Willis makes a pretty funny cameo as himself.
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People who added this item 2012 Average listal rating (1146 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
There is very little dairy involved and a lot of Penn

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People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Swing Vote (2008)
Costner is still likable
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People who added this item 1731 Average listal rating (1075 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
You can start by not watching this.

The dance scene is pretty funny among a few other moments.
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Most scenes wanted to be funny like the first film but most failed to do so. Still, the characters are funny and of course you can't lose with Neil Patrick Harris.
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So silly and obnoxious it's entertaining. The music isn't horrible but it's just so wrong.
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An Alec Baldwin lion saves this less-than-stellar sequel
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People who added this item 421 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Possibly the best and scariest documentary on food yet.
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Each scene becomes more painful than the previous. The scenes are very flat and dry... but a solid performance from Shannon and basically balsy attitude the director and editor had with such scenes made it likable.
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An interesting look at the controversial and prolific filmmmaker.
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A documentary about the 90s New York art scene, by the underground movement not the snobs
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People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
An unusual road trip movie with some natural dialogue in forced situations.

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Visually just as great as the first; but it has lost a lot of the adventure and charm from the first.
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Visually as appealing as the first, but not as interesting of a story.
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
The elderly getting hip, singing rock songs. There are some lovely and effecting moments but it is made by mediocre documentarians.
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This realistically-paced abortion film is glamourless and deals with tone wonderfully.
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People who added this item 2629 Average listal rating (1673 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Ed Norton makes this portrayal realistic but Tim Robbins ruins it from greatness, along with the miss of a solid ending
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People who added this item 450 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
Choke (2008)
Sam Rockwell plays this role perfectly

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People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
A great cast in a movie with potential but tries to hard to get out a message without giving us characters we care about.
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People who added this item 2600 Average listal rating (1704 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
This film wanted to be a slick new take on the genre, but fell flat in some areas and with what was gained style was lost in the acting and casting choices.
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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
As usual Lee's racial intentions are a bit didactic; but I love a good war film and this one certainly was a different type of one.
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Without a doubt the weakest edition of the saga; but nonetheless an entertaining jaunt, while silly at times, through Jones's archeological and nostalgic world.
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Coogan is a maniac and it's almost as if he knows this is a shitty movie he is starring him but he doesn't give a shit and he just delivers a manic performance that, clearly, few people have grown to appreciate.

Film stumble along into a climactic performance of 'Hamlet 2' and proves to be a nice payoff.
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People who added this item 491 Average listal rating (341 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.8
A pretty messy film but worth a second viewing because of how funny Ferrell is no matter what the film is.
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People who added this item 772 Average listal rating (453 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
More experimental weirdness from Madden
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People who added this item 1129 Average listal rating (680 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Basically the same as the original but it has Naomi Watts; so it's better

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People who added this item 576 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Clearly Poppy is happy-go-lucky
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I was actually an extra in this unconventionally funny story of a semi-pro boxer; but I'm not what makes it good it's the unconventional humor that does and an honest performance from Corolla.
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People who added this item 563 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
These ladies are a funny pair, I'm sure we'll see more of them in the upcoming years.
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People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Shine a Light (2008)
A much less-successful concert movie than Scorsese's "The Last Waltz"
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It's a tough thing, taking on such a prolific and obscure person, but this delivers enough of what we want. I would have loved a more Gonzo approach to the cinematography and editing. It was too straight forward.
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People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Cruz is stunning as usual, and shows quite a bit of skin. Almost so much that it distracts me from the so-so story.
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People who added this item 724 Average listal rating (455 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Beautifully filmed depressing violent movie
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6
Morning Light (2008)


A documentary about young sailors. Really made me crave the open sea and get on a boat myself... so actually it was just as frustrating.

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A well-acted, well-developed story that leads to a ballsy ending. I didn't quite believe the actions that are taken by the main character at the end, but it's still strong and effective.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Herb Dorothy (2008)
A great story of a couple who are true lovers of art. It's a story that needed to be told but unfortunately this documentary doesn't unfold the story in a very good way.
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People who added this item 3039 Average listal rating (1944 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Hancock (2008)
I feel like they didn't make this as awesome as they could have because they were setting it up for a sequel; too bad one won't be made.
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People who added this item 785 Average listal rating (455 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Possibly a star-making role for Yelchin. He is pretty solid in this clever but non entirely original movie.
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Hathaway shows she's not just a Disney Princess
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0


A very very strange and somewhat funny movie.
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Melissa Leo invests so much in this role, it's truly depressing in a cold, beautiful way.
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Carrey and Carell lose their wonderful facial/physical comedy and try out their voices in a decent rendition of a Seuss classic.

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People who added this item 1071 Average listal rating (696 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Eagle Eye (2008)
Shiah running around a lot, again; but this time without five-story robots
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People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Surfwise (2007)
A crazy documentary about a one-of-a-kind family.
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While this film is frustrating throughout it has some twists and turns that made it entertaining as a whole. A pretty solid cast delivers with what's a fairly weak script.

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People who added this item 350 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Son of Rambow (2007)


This raucous yet sweet film stars two young Brits coming to age through adventures of filmmaking and friendship.

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People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Visitor (2007)
Jenkins has always been a great supporting actor and he proves here he can hold his own with his role here. Love the ending.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz
Created January 2009
Updated August 2018
Films Seen: 155


One of the weakest years of the decade; but the top 10 is still a solid group.


Also-Seen:
Rated 6/10

The Beautiful Truth
The Bank Job
Encounters at the End of the World
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies
What Happens in Vegas...
Baghead
Speed Racer
JCVD
Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden
Sangre de mi Sangre
Trouble the Water
Drillbit Taylor
The House Bunny
The Grand
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Strangers
Rated 5/10
The Deal
Chaos Theory
Bedtime Stories
Mamma Mia!
Righteous Kill
Made of Honor
The Tale of Despereaux
Teeth
Rated 4/10
Rambo
Smart People
10,000 BC
Sukiyaki Western Django
My Best Friend’s Girl
27 Dresses
Water Lillies
The Flight of the Red Balloon
Wild Combination: Arthur Russell
Untraceable
Vantage Point
Jumper
Ping Pong Playa
Chapter 27
Strange Wilderness
The Spirit
The Ruins
Rated 3/10
The Love Guru
Sex and the City
Prom Night
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
A Girl Cut in Two
The Boarding Gate
The Happening
The Informers
88 Minutes
Rated 2/10
Twilight
Sex and Death 101
Wendy and Lucy
An American Affair
Rated 1/10
Garden Party
Sex Drive
The Babysitters

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