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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

    Christopher Nolan More
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    David Fincher More
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    Clint Eastwood More
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    Andrew Stanton More
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    Jon Favreau More
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    Mark Herman More
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    Danny Boyle More
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    Ron Howard More
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    Martin McDonagh More
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    Ben Stiller More
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    Gus Van Sant More
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    Stephen Daldry More
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    Peter Berg More
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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Nicholas Stoller More
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    Andrew Adamson More
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    RocknRolla

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    Taken

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    John Wayne Stevenson, Mark Osborne More
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    Kathryn Bigelow More
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    Pineapple Express

    David Gordon Green More
    57
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    Woody Allen More
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    Matt Reeves More
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    Steve McQueen More
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    Robert Luketic More
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    David Wain More
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    Darren Aronofsky More
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    Sam Mendes More
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    Peyton Reed More
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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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    Edward Zwick More
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    Adam McKay More
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    Larry Charles More
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    Doug Liman More
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    Tomas Alfredson More
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    The X-Files: I Want to Believe

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    James Marsh More
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    David Mamet More
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    Changeling

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    The Great Buck Howard

    Sean McGinly More
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    No image
    Marc Abraham More
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    Jon Avnet More
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    The Incredible Hulk

    Louis Leterrier More
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    Randall Miller More
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    Joel Hopkins More
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    George Clooney More
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    Byron Howard, Christopher Williams More
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    Michel Gondry More
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    Bryan Singer More
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