2008 movies of the year

During the course of the year, I watched 18 movies released in 2008. Here’s my list, ranked least to most favorite. Here’s my 2006 recap; I did not make a list in 2007.

I came up with this list in a hindsight view looking back on the year. To see how this list compares to my immediate post-viewing thoughts, you can compare this list to my IMDB ‘Recently Seen’ movies list, where I kept a log of movies as I watched them and ranked them within a day or so of the first viewing.


18. Cloverfield
17. Definitely Maybe
16. Semi-Pro
15. Space Chimps
14. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay


13. Zach and Miri Make a Porno
12. Be Kind Rewind (Top Drama)
11. Step Brothers
10. Horton Hears a Who
9. Baby Mama
8. Indiana Jones 4
7. Tropic Thunder


6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
5. Role Models
4. Iron Man
3. Pineapple Express (Top Comedy)
2. Quantum of Solace

1. The Dark Knight (Top Action)

3 thoughts on “2008 movies of the year”

  1. i really liked burn after reading, i guess that’d be my favorite. i haven’t really looked at any lists or thought about it…b/c i usually don’t see the best films of the year til june of the next year…or, as was the case with the GG’s, have never heard of the acclaimed ones!

  2. That’s kind of crazy that you only saw 18 new movies, but I probably saw about the same, or less. I could only think of like 3 or 4 new movies I saw in the theater.

    I too liked Burn After Reading. I also liked (in order):
    Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Dark Knight, Man on a Wire, Benjamin Button.

    I like Sarah Marshall more than Pineapple Express and Hamlet 2 more than both of those :-)

    PS what possesses one to watch Space Chimps. That’s like when I rented The Stupids starring Tom Arnold. You did that one to yourself.

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