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Added by Stehako on 19 Jan 2010 06:20
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Best Films of 2008

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People who added this item 1742 Average listal rating (1105 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Get Smart (2008)
How to get smart? 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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People who added this item 372 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
So silly and obnoxious it's entertaining. The music isn't horrible but it's just so wrong.
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People who added this item 1867 Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
An Alec Baldwin lion saves this less-than-stellar sequel
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People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Stop-Loss (2008)
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People who added this item 2002 Average listal rating (1173 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Milk (2009)
There is very little dairy involved and a lot of Penn

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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Trumbo (2008)
An impressive array of personalities give their take on the important life of Dalton Trumbo.
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People who added this item 415 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Food, Inc. (2009)
Possibly the best and scariest documentary on food yet.
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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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People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 147 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
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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People who added this item 1970 Average listal rating (1303 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Visually as appealing as the first, but not as interesting of a story.
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (31 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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People who added this item 767 Average listal rating (407 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
This realistically-paced abortion film is glamourless and deals with tone wonderfully.
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People who added this item 2697 Average listal rating (1771 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 449 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Choke (2008)
Sam Rockwell plays this role perfectly

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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (83 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 2612 Average listal rating (1753 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Wanted (2008)
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 215 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
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 133 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Hamlet 2 (2008)
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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A moving documentary that will make you sick and cry and pull your hair out. I knew going into it wasn't going to be a fun documentary but I didn't realize how it affecting it would be, especially given the amateurish filmmaking.
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People who added this item 489 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Semi-Pro (2008)
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 785 Average listal rating (470 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
My Winnipeg (2008)
More experimental weirdness from Madden
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People who added this item 1135 Average listal rating (713 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Funny Games (2008)
Basically the same as the original but it has Naomi Watts; so it's better

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People who added this item 577 Average listal rating (362 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 564 Average listal rating (365 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
Baby Mama (2008)
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 195 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 267 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Elegy (2008)
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 723 Average listal rating (470 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Defiance (2009)
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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People who added this item 1837 Average listal rating (1084 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 3065 Average listal rating (2014 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 778 Average listal rating (457 ratings) 6.8 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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People who added this item 802 Average listal rating (456 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Hathaway shows she's not just a Disney Princess
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People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6


A very very strange and somewhat funny movie.
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People who added this item 217 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Frozen River (2008)
Melissa Leo invests so much in this role, it's truly depressing in a cold, beautiful way.
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People who added this item 1368 Average listal rating (895 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 1074 Average listal rating (715 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 391 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Transsiberian (2008)
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 26 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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People who added this item 1050 Average listal rating (589 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Duchess (2008)
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People who added this item 352 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Son of Rambow (2008)


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 341 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Visitor (2008)
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

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Bolt
War, Inc.
Lakeview Terrace
What Just Happened
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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