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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 Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan More
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    David Fincher More
    80
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    Clint Eastwood More
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    Danny Boyle More
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    Andrew Stanton More
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    Mark Herman More
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    Jon Favreau More
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    In Bruges

    Martin McDonagh More
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    Ron Howard More
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    Ben Stiller More
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    Gus Van Sant More
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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Nicholas Stoller More
    59
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    The Reader

    Stephen Daldry More
    59
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    Guy Ritchie More
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    Peter Berg More
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    The Hurt Locker

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    Matt Reeves More
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    John Wayne Stevenson, Mark Osborne More
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    David Gordon Green More
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    Taken

    Pierre Morel More
    53
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    David Wain More
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    Hunger

    Steve McQueen More
    51
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    Robert Luketic More
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    Peyton Reed More
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    Adam McKay More
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    Darren Aronofsky More
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    Woody Allen More
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    Edward Zwick More
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    Sam Mendes More
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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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    The Other Boleyn Girl

    Justin Chadwick More
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    Kevin Smith More
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    Be Kind Rewind

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    Marc Abraham More
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    Larry Charles More
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    John Patrick Shanley More
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    Peter Sollett More
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    Clint Eastwood More
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    Tomas Alfredson More
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    Doug Liman More
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    Joel Hopkins More
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    James Marsh More
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    Baz Luhrmann More
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    Randall Miller More
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    Quantum of Solace

    Marc Forster More
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    new! Boy A

    John Crowley More
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    Ryan Little More
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    The Incredible Hulk

    Louis Leterrier More
    35
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