The Best Movies of 2008

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

  8. 8
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    Taken is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Milk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

  10. 10
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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

  11. 11
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    Hunger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham

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    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    Doubt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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    Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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    In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

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    The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    Hancock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

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    Waltz with Bashir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon

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    The Reader is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin

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    Departures is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Ryoko Hirosue, Masahiro Motoki, Kimiko Yo

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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf

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    Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen

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    Role Models is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Elizabeth Banks, Louis C.K., Paul Rudd

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    Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei

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    Vicky Cristina Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

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    21 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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    Revolutionary Road is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper

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    RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy

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    Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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    Jumper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Bill Maher, José Luis de Jesús

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    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham

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    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher

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    Man on Wire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.

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    Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Changeling is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

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    Zack and Miri Make a Porno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords

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    Defiance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Mia Wasikowska

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    Rambo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

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    Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2008


    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playli... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2008

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    Kat Dennings, Michael Cera, Mimi Imfurst

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