Top 10 Films of 2008by muybueno16 | created - 20 Feb 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Another mixed year filled with some scene-stealing material.
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1. Summer Hours (2008)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Family
Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.
Votes: 6,605 | Gross: $1.64M
2. I've Loved You So Long (2008)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Votes: 19,146 | Gross: $3.17M
3. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Votes: 677,884 | Gross: $148.10M
4. The Escapist (2008)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,932 | Gross: $0.01M
7. Appaloosa (2008)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Votes: 56,130 | Gross: $20.21M
8. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Thriller
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.
Votes: 542,804 | Gross: $145.00M
9. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 97,735 | Gross: $18.59M
11. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 32,549 | Gross: $3.77M
12. American Violet (2008)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama
A single mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.
Votes: 2,305 | Gross: $0.55M
14. La journée de la jupe (2008)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years.
15. Float (2008)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Ray Fulton, a 55 year old owner of an Ice Cream shop, separates from his long-time wife and decides to move in with his 2 bachelor employees. As a result, all are forced to reassess their priorities.
16. The Wave (2008)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.
18. A Wednesday (2008)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
19. Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
Twenty-four hours in the tentative relationship of two young San Franciscans also dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying city.
Votes: 1,874 | Gross: $0.11M
20. Pedro (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
In 1994 Pedro Zamora was the first HIV-positive gay man to appear in a reality show on MTV. The audience of 'The Real World: San Francisco' identified easily with this intelligent, ... See full summary »
23. Yesterday Was a Lie (2008)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
Hoyle, a girl with a sharp mind and a weakness for bourbon, finds herself on the trail of a reclusive genius. But her work takes a series of unforeseen twists as events around her grow ... See full summary »
24. The Least of These (2008)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A priest returns to his old Catholic high school to replace a priest who has gone missing, only to begin to suspect that the missing priest may have been murdered by someone at the school to hide a darker secret.
26. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.
Votes: 30,474 | Gross: $0.55M
28. The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring ... See full summary »
Votes: 118 | Gross: $0.00M
31. Rain (I) (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama
Determined to reconcile with the mother who abandoned her when she was just a toddler, a Bahamian adolescent boards a local mail boat and sets sail for Nassau in director Maria Govan's ... See full summary »
34. Chronic Town (2008)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
Truman Korovin is a lonely, sharp-witted cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1980. The usual routine of picking up fares and spending his nights at his favorite bar, the Boatel, is disrupted ... See full summary »
35. The Merry Gentleman (2008)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hitman (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,705 | Gross: $0.35M
36. Baby Blues (I) (2008)
R | 86 min | Drama
Josie Patterson is attempting to start her life over after a tragic incident changed the life she previously knew forever. She gets a job at a small town diner and attempts to establish new... See full summary »
Votes: 158 | Gross: $0.04M