The Best Movies of 2008 Films
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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 Christopher Nolan

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    David Fincher

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    Clint Eastwood

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    Danny Boyle

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    Andrew Stanton

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    added by wiabux Mark Herman

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    Jon Favreau

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    often listed & added by wiabux Martin McDonagh

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    Ron Howard

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    Ben Stiller

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    Gus Van Sant

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    ranked low on reranks Nicholas Stoller

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Stephen Daldry

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    added by wiabux Guy Ritchie

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    Peter Berg

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Kathryn Bigelow

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    Matt Reeves

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    John Wayne Stevenson, Mark Osborne

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    David Gordon Green

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    ranked low on reranks Pierre Morel

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    Andrew Adamson

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    David Wain

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Steve McQueen

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    Robert Luketic

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    Peyton Reed

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    Adam McKay

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    Darren Aronofsky

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    Woody Allen

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    added by wiabux Edward Zwick

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    Sam Mendes

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Steven Spielberg

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    often listed & added by wiabux Justin Chadwick

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    Kevin Smith

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    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Michel Gondry

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    added by looksharp Marc Abraham

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    added by sebbzor Larry Charles

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    John Patrick Shanley

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    Peter Sollett

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    Clint Eastwood

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    Tomas Alfredson

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    Doug Liman

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    added by looksharp Joel Hopkins

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    James Marsh

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    added by wiabux Baz Luhrmann

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    added by looksharp Randall Miller

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Marc Forster

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    new! John Crowley

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    Ryan Little

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    Jon Poll

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    often listed Louis Leterrier

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