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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

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    David Fincher More
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    Clint Eastwood More
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    Danny Boyle More
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    Mark Herman More
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    Andrew Stanton More
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    Jon Favreau More
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    Ron Howard More
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    Martin McDonagh More
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    Gus Van Sant More
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    Tropic Thunder

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    The Reader

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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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    Hancock

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    The Hurt Locker

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    Kung Fu Panda

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    David Gordon Green More
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    Taken

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    RocknRolla

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    Steve McQueen 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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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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    Kevin Smith More
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    John Patrick Shanley More
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    Clint Eastwood More
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    Tomas Alfredson More
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    James Marsh More
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    Baz Luhrmann More
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    Louis Leterrier More
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    Bryan Singer More
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    Marc Forster More
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    Byron Howard, Christopher Williams More
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    David Mamet More
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    The X-Files: I Want to Believe

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