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The Best Movies of 2008

List Criteria: Only movies that were in theatres in 2008

A list of the best movies of 2008, from gritty dramas movies like The Wrestler to comedies like Pineapple Express. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 2008 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2008. Who could forget The Dark Knight with Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, Milk with Sean Penn, and of course, Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr. And let's not forget about Tina Fey in Baby Mama.

The best movies of 2008 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, or established stars like Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Ben Stiller and Jack Black in Tropic Thunder.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2008. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2008, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 2007. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

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    Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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    ranked low on reranks Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

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    added by wiabux Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    added by wiabux Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

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    Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin

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    ranked low on reranks Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    often listed & added by wiabux Gerard Butler, Gemma Arterton, Tom Hardy

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    ranked low on reranks Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

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    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Jack Black

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham

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    Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper

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    often listed Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Elizabeth Banks, Louis C.K., Paul Rudd

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    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, John C. Reilly

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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    Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

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    added by wiabux Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

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    added by wiabux Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf

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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane

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    added by wiabux Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Mia Wasikowska

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    Lina Leandersson, Philip Hersh, Peter Carlberg

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    Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords

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    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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    added by wiabux Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham

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    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    added by looksharp Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black, Mos Def

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    Kat Dennings, Mimi Imfurst, Michael Cera

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    Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher

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    Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

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    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher

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    Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr., Joel Ney

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    added by looksharp Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tatiana Maslany

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    Gemma Arterton, Stana Katic, Daniel Craig

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    added by looksharp Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Alan Rickman

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    Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard

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    Seth MacFarlane, Selma Blair, Jimmy Kimmel

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