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1. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Votes: 547,974 | Gross: $145.00M

2. Four 1 Liberation Front (2008)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

The Four 1 Liberation Front is a really, really serious look at the crazy world of an all-American home-grown terrorist group. Shocking footage from the FBI's investigation, and a stringer ... See full summary »

Director: William Rice | Stars: Tim Dutaud, Jennifer Kamstock, Jim Trino, Scott McGlasson

Votes: 27

4. Against the Grain (I) (2008)

77 min | Drama

Jeremy seeks an actors dream of a leading role that gets far to distant as he gets nothing but the gang-banger roles. Lolita, his girlfriend, tells him to change his intimidating image. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tyrone LaForrest | Stars: Kathleen Ammermuller, Ed Aristone, Mark Arnold, Joshua Bitton

Votes: 12

5. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.

Director: Christine Jeffs | Stars: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack

Votes: 67,983 | Gross: $12.06M

6. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

Votes: 149,505 | Gross: $31.97M

7. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

62 Metascore

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 84,116 | Gross: $71.20M

8. The God Project (2008)

PG-13 | 75 min | Drama

This is a story about a person looking for meaning in life, and the consequences he must ultimately face upon actually finding it.

Director: Javier Calderon | Stars: Tiffany Adams, Eric Bashore, Troy Brenna, Javier Calderon

Votes: 9

9. Last September (2008)

92 min | Drama

In the wake of his mother's funeral a young man embarks on a trip with his estranged best friend and is forced to overcome his loss after a terrible accident.

Director: Chapin Hemmingway | Stars: Jeremy Fiske, Andrew Fletcher, Emily Michele, Laurie Balcomb

Votes: 16

10. Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

40 Metascore

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill

Votes: 141,169 | Gross: $72.27M

11. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

50 Metascore

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 99,380 | Gross: $26.81M

12. 10,000 BC (2008)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

34 Metascore

In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who bonds with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Camilla Belle, Steven Strait, Marco Khan, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 121,986 | Gross: $94.78M

13. 28 Days to Vegas (2008)

60 min | Documentary

Documentary follows music mogul trying to take belly dance mainstream, a la 'Riverdance.'' Classic Art vs. Commerce conflicts leading up to group's Las Vegas debut.

Director: Richard Elfman | Stars: Rachel Brice, Issam Houshan, Jillina, Sonia Ochoa

Votes: 13

14. Shaniko (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama

A troubled family uncovers the secrets of their father's tragic past in a remote Oregon ghost town.

Director: Phillip Roebuck | Stars: Phillip Roebuck, Melissa Goad, Ruby Lee Roebuck, Rodney Bowman

Votes: 11

15. Redbelt (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini

Votes: 19,952 | Gross: $2.34M

16. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord

Votes: 19,808

17. Road to Pecumsecah (2008)

Comedy, Drama

Daniel Giabratta is a down-on-his-luck film school graduate stuck shooting lowly wedding videos and bar mitzvahs while waiting for his big break. As bankruptcy, a broken heart, and ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Lanzone | Stars: Timothy Lanzone, TJ O'Connell, Kate Beaver, Justin Prince Moy

Votes: 21

18. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.

Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg | Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Corddry

Votes: 127,108 | Gross: $38.09M

19. What Happens in Vegas (2008)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell

Votes: 160,070 | Gross: $80.28M

20. A Line in the Sand (2008)

90 min | Drama

A human story unfolds when detectives aggravated by a major bust gone wrong are forced to deal with a tormented man thrown into the cage after urinating on the Mayor's limo. The explosive ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Chernov | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Bruce McGill, Mark Nassar, Charles Malik Whitfield

Votes: 40

21. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family

62 Metascore

The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, William Moseley

Votes: 184,961 | Gross: $141.62M

22. $6 Man (2008)

118 min | Drama

An accumulation of bills and loss of a job place a father, Blake in a dilemma without hearth and home, so a journey begins into the streets of America with his young daughter Natalie to ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Russell Cring | Stars: Phillip Roebuck, Constance Owl, Sherre Bishop, Jasson Cring

Votes: 23

23. Trust Me (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A lawyer gets charged for a crime he didn't commit & hires a bounty hunter to find the man who tried to set him up.

Director: Brandon Van Vliet | Stars: Rj Ruud, Chad Baker, Krystal Cherry, Kareem Wazwaz

Votes: 16

24. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 941,770 | Gross: $223.81M

25. The Road Home (I) (2008)

90 min | Comedy

Will Roberts is a down and out writer who's had nothing but bad luck. So, when Jake, Will's best friend since birth, announces that he's getting married, things are finally looking up. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Smith | Stars: Tyson Smith, Geoff James, Aaron Smith, Laura Clark

Votes: 10

26. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

78 Metascore

The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

Votes: 248,266 | Gross: $75.75M

27. Hancock (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Fantasy

49 Metascore

Hancock is a superhero whose ill-considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

Votes: 424,866 | Gross: $227.95M

28. Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

51 Metascore

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 201,797 | Gross: $144.13M

29. The Ode (2008)


A young, gay Indian flees to Hollywood, away from an overprotective mother and memories of his father's violent death. A successful banker by day, at night his life unravels in a blur of alcohol, drugs, and sex as he grapples with love, loss and ultimately, forgiveness. Based on actual events and the acclaimed novel by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla.

Director: Nilanjan Neil Lahiri | Stars: Noel Gugliemi, Wilson Cruz, Rebecca Hazlewood, Sakina Jaffrey

Votes: 18

30. Queens Bound (2008)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

Writer and Director STEVE RAHAMAN welcomes you to the world of organized crime set in the borough of Queens NY. Queens Bound is the prequel to the award winning film Christmas Day (2007 New... See full synopsis »

Director: Steve Rahaman | Stars: Daniel Girace, Richard Giambalvo, Allyson Sereboff, Victor Michaels

Votes: 15

31. Step Brothers (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 254,948 | Gross: $100.47M

32. Bloodborn (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror

A dark comedy about a family taking care of their vampire daughter.

Director: Phil Messerer | Stars: Devon Dionne, Eilis Cahill, JoJo Hristova, Michael Strelow

Votes: 105

33. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Johnny Rico is called back into action to defeat the bugs.

Director: Edward Neumeier | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 21,970

34. The Sacrament of Life (2008)

86 min | Drama

Lucian is back from the war and every thing is changed, and there's no way it will ever be the same again. Unless you were there you really have no idea. It's bottled up. Gruesome ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sorrentino | Stars: Valentine Aprile, Kristoffe Brodeur, Lindsey Burkland, Robert Casiello

Votes: 63

35. From Kilimanjaro with Love (2008)

71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A local drifter is just living his life when a spunky and demanding young lady shows up on his doorstep and drags him into a web of chaos, mystery, and ultimately treasure.

Director: Robert C. Bruce | Stars: Lindsae Klein, Blake Staples, James L. Sullivan, Jim Crino

Votes: 18

36. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Two friends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Christopher Evan Welch

Votes: 232,681 | Gross: $23.22M

37. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Votes: 295,206 | Gross: $60.36M

38. Righteous Kill (2008)

R | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino, 50 Cent

Votes: 82,087 | Gross: $40.08M

39. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

56 Metascore

Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Gerry Bednob

Votes: 168,706 | Gross: $31.46M

40. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 86,134 | Gross: $31.49M

41. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 227,410 | Gross: $35.74M

42. Every Hidden Thing (2008)

106 min | Drama

What would you do if you knew t­he next fifteen minutes didn't count? Jeremy Saunders has a few ideas. Shadowed by a pair of bizarre strangers, he embarks on a dangerous journey of sordid ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Green | Stars: Rob Boyd, Victoria Esher, Michael Bush, Susan Burris

Votes: 13

43. The Wrestler (2008)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Votes: 281,489 | Gross: $26.24M

44. W. (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

Votes: 45,009 | Gross: $25.53M

45. Sons of Liberty (2008)


Three Los Angeles friends stumble out of their 20's, searching for love, purpose, and what it really means to be an American in 2007.

Directors: Joe Leonard, Jace Mclean | Stars: Jace Mclean, Sarah Deakins, Peter Kenney, Michael Anthony

Votes: 40

46. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama