film The Best Movies of 2008

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List Rules 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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Slumdog Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Slumdog Millionaire Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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The Curious Case of Benjamin B... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

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Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Tropic Thunder Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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Milk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Milk James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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Taken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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Doubt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Doubt Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Hunger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Hunger Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham

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In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
In Bruges Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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Frost/Nixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Frost/Nixon Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

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Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf

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The Reader is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Reader Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

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Hancock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Hancock Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Wrestler Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei

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Waltz with Bashir is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Waltz with Bashir Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon

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Departures is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Departures Ryoko Hirosue, Masahiro Motoki, Kimiko Yo

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Revolutionary Road is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Revolutionary Road Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

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Role Models is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Role Models Elizabeth Banks, Louis C.K., Paul Rudd

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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Step Brothers Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen

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Yes Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Yes Man Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper

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21 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
21 Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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The Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Other Boleyn Girl Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Pineapple Express Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Incredible Hulk Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
RocknRolla Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy

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Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Jumper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Jumper Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Australia Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham

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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Horton Hears a Who! Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher

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Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Ponyo Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro

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Religulous is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Religulous Bill Maher, José Luis de Jesús

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Changeling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Changeling Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

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Man on Wire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Man on Wire Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.

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I've Loved You So Long is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
I've Loved You So Long Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Frédéric Pierrot

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Rambo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Rambo Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

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Synecdoche, New York is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Synecdoche, New York Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Happy-Go-Lucky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
Happy-Go-Lucky Andrea Riseborough, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

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The Duchess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2008
The Duchess Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell