Monday, June 7, 2010

A Great Year in Films: 2008

Make no mistake, 2008 was one of the best years ever in total number of quality films released. These are the 33 films from that year that we’ve reviewed thus far [06.10.11], each links to our review at 1000 Dvds to See.

These are all worth seeing, and the Oscars® should have been expanded to 10 best films in 2008 (2009 was too late), because those left off the ballot for picture (In Bruges, The Visitor, Wall-E, The Dark Knight, Gran Torino, A Wednesday, Star Trek, Revolutionary Road) were as good as those nominated (Benjamin Button, Frost-Nixon, Milk, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire).

If you include John Adams for tv, there were also some great documentaries: The Memory Loss Tapes (for HBO), Where In the World Is Osama Bin Laden?, and Man on Wire, and docudramas: Che, Milk, Frost-Nixon, Valkyrie. This was a great year for non-fiction.

A Wednesday (2008) India
The Assassination of Jesse James (2008)
Australia (2008)
Che (2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Defiance (2008)
Departures (2008) Japan
Eagle Eye (2008)
The Fountain (2008)
Frost-Nixon (2008)
Gran Torino (2008)
In Bruges (2008)
Iron Man (2008)
John Adams (2008, tv)
Man On Wire (2008)
The Memory Loss Tapes (2008, tv)
Milk (2008)
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
The Reader (2008)
Red Cliff (2008) China
Revolutionary Road (2008)
The Sleeping Dogs Lie (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Star Trek (2008)
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Valkyrie (2008)
Vantage Point (2008)
Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
The Visitor (2008)
W. (2008)
Wall-E (2008)
Where In the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)
The Wrestler (2008)

My favorites for 2008, my top 15:

(1) Wall-E
(2) Departures (Japan)
(3) In Bruges
(4) Slumdog Millionaire
(5) Gran Torino
(6) A Wednesday
(7) The Visitor
(8) Star Trek
(9) John Adams
(10) Revolutionary Road
(11) The Dark Knight
(12) The Fountain
(13) Milk
(14) The Memory Loss Tapes
(15) The Reader
(16) Vicky Christina Barcelona


Ranjit said...

this is great list of popular film

amy said...

I agree with this. 2008 was GREAT. I just happened to write a post on how 2009 wasn't that great.