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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
    Gary Oldman, Anthony Michael Hall, Heath Ledger

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    Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Kathy Najimy, Jeff Garlin, Andrew Stanton

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    Clint Eastwood, Davis Gloff, Carlos Guadarrama

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    Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond, Elle Fanning

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    Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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    Rupert Friend, Vera Farmiga, Attila Egyed

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    often listed & added by wiabux
    Ralph Fiennes, Jordan Prentice, Brendan Gleeson

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    Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Habich, David Kross

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    Michael Sheen, Oliver Platt, Frank Langella

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    Holly Valance, Maggie Grace, Tamara Witmer

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    Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan, Jennifer Love Hewitt

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    Frank M. Robinson, Diego Luna, Josh Brolin

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    William Baldwin, Mila Kunis, Jason Bateman

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    Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Gerard Butler

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    Lucy Liu, Emily Robison, Jack Black

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    Eddie Izzard, Peter Dinklage, Sergio Castellitto

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan, Michael Fassbender

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    Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman

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    Ralph Fiennes, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo

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    Mary Steenburgen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly

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    Nina Hellman, Ken Jeong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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    Bradley Cooper, Danny Wallace, Terence Stamp

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    Charlyne Yi, Rick Overton, Mike Vogel

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    Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood

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    Amber Heard, Ken Jeong, Bill Hader

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    John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone

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    Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, Penélope Cruz

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    Richard Easton, Jay O. Sanders, Christopher Fitzgerald

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    Laurence Fishburne, Josh Gad, Kate Bosworth

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    Eric Bana, David Morrissey, Kristin Scott Thomas

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    Tom Hulce, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker

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    Mathieu Amalric, Rory Kinnear, Gemma Arterton

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Carrie Preston

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    Traci Lords, Jim Norton, Elizabeth Banks

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    Lina Leandersson, Rasmus Luthander, Elin Almén

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    added by sebbzor
    Bill Maher, José Luis de Jesús

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    William Hurt, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Bixby

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    Mia Wasikowska, Jodhi May, Jamie Bell

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    Jimmy Scott, Booker T. Jones, Jack Black

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    Carol Burnett, Isla Fisher, Jaime Pressly

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    David Wenham, Jack Thompson, David Ngoombujarra

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    John Malkovich, Frank Wood, Scott Leva

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    Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Zach Galifianakis

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    John Cho, Ruth Maleczech, Michael Cera

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    Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp, Tom Cruise

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    Alan Arkin, Emily Blunt, Amy Adams

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    Emma Thompson, Richard Schiff, Kathy Baker

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    Joel Ney, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.

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    Katrina Bowden, James Marsden, Michael Cudlitz

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