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Movies: Popular Movies of 2008

Movies in chronological context: 2008 (MMVIII)was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium, the 8th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade. 2008 was designated as: International Year of LanguagesInternational Year of Planet EarthInternational Year of SanitationInternational Year of the Potato ()

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The Dark Knight(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 32min | Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 8,140 votes)

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Directed by Christopher Nolan - With Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, ...

Iron Man(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 6,394 votes)

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Directed by Jon Favreau, Nick Cassavetes - With Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir, ...

WALL·E(2008)

G
| 1h 38min | Animation, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 4,508 votes)

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

Directed by Andrew Stanton

Twilight(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 2,965 votes)

When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke - With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, ...

Taken(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Action, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 2,934 votes)

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.

Directed by Pierre Morel - With Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Katie Cassidy, ...

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 2,625 votes)

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Directed by David Fincher - With Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Tilda Swinton, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, ...

Kung Fu Panda(2008)

3.5/5 (with 2,499 votes)

When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- to give it a try.

Directed by John Stevenson, Mark Osborne

The Incredible Hulk(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 2,478 votes)

Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with a new, deadly foe.

Directed by Louis Leterrier - With Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, ...

Gran Torino(2008)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 2,356 votes)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

Directed by Clint Eastwood - With Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, John Carroll Lynch, Dreama Walker, ...

Slumdog Millionaire(2008)

3.9/5 (with 2,261 votes)

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

Directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan - With Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, ...

Hancock(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 32min | Fantasy, Action
3.1/5 (with 2,237 votes)

Hancock is a down-and-out superhero who's forced to employ a PR expert to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he's inflicted during his lifesaving heroics. The agent's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves successful, but will Hancock stick to his new sense of purpose or slip back into old habits?

Directed by Peter Berg - With Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan, Jae Head, Johnny Galecki, ...

Quantum of Solace(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Adventure, Action, Thriller, Crime
3.1/5 (with 1,953 votes)

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who reveals that the organization that blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Directed by Marc Forster - With Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, ...

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Adventure, Action
2.9/5 (with 1,866 votes)

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend – and Indy's colleague – Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

Directed by Steven Spielberg - With Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, ...

Wanted(2008)

R
| 1h 50min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 1,779 votes)

Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov - With James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, ...

Cloverfield(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 1,732 votes)

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Directed by Matt Reeves - With Michael Stahl-David, T.J. Miller, Jessica Lucas, Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Mike Vogel, ...

Seven Pounds(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,568 votes)

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino - With Rosario Dawson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper, Woody Harrelson, Will Smith, Robinne Lee, ...

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa(2008)

PG
| 1h 29min | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 1,484 votes)

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Yes Man(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1,429 votes)

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Directed by Peyton Reed - With Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins, Danny Masterson, Fionnula Flanagan, ...

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian(2008)

PG
| 2h 30min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 1,396 votes)

One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new characters, including Trufflehunter the badger and Nikabrik the dwarf, the Pevensie clan embarks on an incredible quest to ensure that Narnia is returned to its rightful heir.

Directed by Andrew Adamson - With William Moseley, Ben Barnes, Anna Popplewell, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Sergio Castellitto, ...

Mamma Mia!(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 1,383 votes)

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd - With Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, ...

Bolt(2008)

3.2/5 (with 1,367 votes)

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.

Directed by Chris Williams, Byron Howard

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | War, Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,349 votes)

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Directed by Mark Herman, David Heyman - With Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Friend, Amber Beattie, ...

Jumper(2008)

3.0/5 (with 1,337 votes)

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and determined group of zealots who have sworn to destroy all Jumpers. Now, David’s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!

Directed by Doug Liman - With Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker, ...

The Hurt Locker(2008)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 1,290 votes)

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow - With Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, ...

Tropic Thunder(2008)

R
| 1h 47min | Action, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1,259 votes)

Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Directed by Ben Stiller - With Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Nick Nolte, ...

Hellboy II: The Golden Army(2008)

3.3/5 (with 1,146 votes)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro - With Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, John Alexander, ...

Marley & Me(2008)

PG
| 1h 55min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 1,103 votes)

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

Directed by David Frankel - With Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Nathan Gamble, ...

Journey to the Center of the Earth(2008)

3.0/5 (with 1,085 votes)

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Directed by Eric Brevig - With Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
2.7/5 (with 1,046 votes)

Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife and son to quash the so-called 'Dragon Emperor' and his abuse of supernatural power.

Directed by Rob Cohen - With Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Michelle Yeoh, ...

In Bruges(2008)

R
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 1,020 votes)

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.

Directed by Martin McDonagh - With Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Jordan Prentice, Thekla Reuten, ...
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