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Locutus of Bored January 5 2009 05:40 PM

Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
What were your ten favorite (or best quality) films of 2008? You can list less than 10 if you like, because it was hard for me to even come up with ten.

You can find a list under "Scheduled 2008 Releases" on the page below if you need to refresh your memory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_in_film

For me, it was:

01- The Dark Knight
02- Frost/Nixon
03- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
04- Religulous
05- Iron Man
06- The Incredible Hulk
07- WALL-E
08- Valkyrie
09- Appaloosa
10- The Bank Job


A couple of others like 'Doubt,' 'W.,' and 'Burn After Reading' would probably be on my list from what I've read and what little I've seen of them, but since I haven't seen those films in their entirety yet I've left them off the list.

Mr Light January 5 2009 06:29 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
10. Prince Caspian 9. Wall-E 8. Eagle Eye 7. Clone Wars 6. Tropic Thunder 5. Kung Fu Panda 4. Hellboy 2 3. Dark Knight 2. Iron Man 1. Indiana Jones 5

Twilight January 5 2009 06:36 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
1. The Dark Knight
2. WALL-E
3. Doubt
4. Frost/Nixon
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6. Let the Right One In
7. Tropic Thunder
8. Iron Man
9. ...

gotta stop there I guess

Haven't seen, but are supposed to be fantastic: The Wrestler, Slumdog Millionaire, Man on Wire

TheArsenal January 5 2009 07:11 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
Out of the 2008 movies I saw last year, only these deserve to be on a "top" list:

Slumdog Millionaire
Frost/Nixon
WALL-E
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

JacksonArcher January 5 2009 07:31 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
My list is incomplete. I still have many, many more films I want to see before I can make my list (them being: Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler, The Reader, Doubt, Let the Right One In, Revolutionary Road... I think that's it). I'm hoping to catch them all before the Academy Awards in February.

My current incomplete list, as it stands:

1. The Dark Knight -- This gets my top vote for obvious reasons.
2. In Bruges -- Fantastic, fantastic film. Underrated, if I can call it that.
3. Man on Wire -- Breathtaking documentary. Stunning film.
4. Valkyrie -- A solid thriller, packing a punch of a climax.
5. Milk -- Gus Van Sant's triumphant return to narrative storytelling.
6. Quantum of Solace -- Much maligned, it's one of my favorite Bond's.

So, yeah, I've seen almost 40 films this year that were newly released, and that's my list so far. I'm going to have to cheat and see the rest on my list of 2008 releases now going into 2009. This week I plan to see Slumdog Millionaire, and we'll see if I add that to my list. I'm still sketchy on seeing Revolutionary Road because I think it's going to be more miss than hit, and I don't think Let the Right One In is playing anymore. Missed my chance on that. :(

Mistral January 5 2009 08:10 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
Who's got time to watch movies? Since I got a DVR, I can't even keep up with my tv shows.....

MeanJoePhaser January 5 2009 08:23 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
In no order, only movies I'd rate B- or better. (Which is only 8 out of 26 I saw.)

1. Cloverfield
2. Vantage Point
3. Iron Man
4. The Dark Knight
5. Quantum of Solace
6. Doomsday (it was probably trash, but enjoyable trash to me)
7. Tropic Thunder
8. Incredible Hulk
9. (reserved)
10. (reserved for something )

sidious618 January 5 2009 08:37 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
I'll go with favorite instead of best:

1- The Dark Knight
2- Cloverfield
3- Gran Torino
4- Changeling
5- Quantum of Solace
6- X-Files
7- Street Kings
8- Vantage Point
9- Clone Wars

I think those are all the ones I've seen this year.

Barbados Slim January 5 2009 08:40 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
Isn't there a thread on this floating around somewhere because I remember posting it?

Cicero January 5 2009 08:40 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
1. Iron Man
2. Slumdog Millionaire
3. Valkyrie
4. The Dark Knight

Decent films I'm not willing to place on a "best" list that ends so quickly:

The Incredible Hulk
Vantage Point

Potentially worthwhile films I didn't see:

Appaloosa
Doubt
Eagle Eye
Frost/Nixon
Gran Torino
In Bruges
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Kung Fu Panda
Man On Wire
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Religulous
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Tropic Thunder
Wall-E

Harvey January 5 2009 09:09 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
It's difficult, because I haven't seen all of the Oscar bait yet. I'm particularly looking forward to Gran Torino and Frost/Nixon, and haven't had the chance to see Charlie Kaufman's directoral debut, Man on Wire, Benjamin Button, or Doubt yet. And I've probably missed a few others I should have seen, too.

But, I can pick some tentative best of 2008 (just in alphabetical order). A few of these are ripe to be bumped off in favor of something greater, but I needed ten...

In Bruges
Burn After Reading
The Dark Knight
Frozen River
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Milk
Redbelt
Slumdog Millionaire
Vicky Christina Barcelona
The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Starbreaker January 6 2009 03:25 AM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
Iron Man
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Smart People
Mongol
Definitely Maybe
Teeth
Chaos Theory
Wall-E
The Ruins

od0_ital January 6 2009 04:23 AM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
Some of '08s movies I saw in theaters, a few I saw for the first time on DVD & one I saw in IMAX!

od0's Top Ten of '08
The Dark Knight

The rest in no particular order -

Iron Man
Wall*E
Cloverfield
The Strangers
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Blindness
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk
Bolt

And honorable mention to The Incredible Hulk, just 'cause I got to see it with director Louis Letterier and star Tim Roth in attendance AND got an autographed poster from 'em that's hangin' above my bedroom door.

Locutus of Bored January 6 2009 07:53 AM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
Quote:

Barbados Slim wrote: (Post 2470143)
Isn't there a thread on this floating around somewhere because I remember posting it?

Is it in the SciFi Forum perhaps? I quickly glanced at the first five or six pages here and didn't see anything related to lists of favorite/best 2008 movies. There were similar topics for TV shows however. If I stepped on your topic I apologize.

Quote:

Hirogen Alpha wrote: (Post 2470265)
I'm particularly looking forward to Gran Torino

I totally forgot about 'Gran Torino' on my list. I'd rank that up there with 'Benjamin Button.' I loved that movie and Clint Eastwood's performance was amazing. Definitely try and see that if you get the chance.

Pingfah January 6 2009 11:17 AM

Re: Your Top 10 Films of 2008
 
My Name is Bruce (good, but mainly because of Bruce)
Wall-E
X-Files: I Want to Believe
The Dark Knight
Quantum of Solace

Can't think of any more, I tend to see movies quite late.


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