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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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    Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman

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    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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    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

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    Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

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

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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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    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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    Gerard Butler, Gemma Arterton, Tom Hardy

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    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Jack Black

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    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

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

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    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, John C. Reilly

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    Elizabeth Banks, Louis C.K., Paul Rudd

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    Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

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    Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

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    Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane

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    Gemma Arterton, Stana Katic, Daniel Craig

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    Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords

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    Lina Leandersson, Philip Hersh, Peter Carlberg

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    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Bill Maher, José Luis de Jesús

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    Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Mia Wasikowska

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    Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black, Mos Def

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    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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    Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah

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    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham

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    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher

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    Katrina Bowden, Seth Green, James Marsden

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    Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

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    Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tatiana Maslany

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    Kat Dennings, Mimi Imfurst, Michael Cera

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    Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr., Joel Ney

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    Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin

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    Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, James Brolin

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