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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 and 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 PotatoThe Great Recession, a worldwide recession which began in 2007, continued through the entirety of 2008. ()

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The Dark Knight(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 32min | Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 13,887 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.

Iron Man(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 11,282 votes)

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

WALL·E(2008)

4.0/5 (with 7,916 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 - With Fred Willard

Twilight(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 5,764 votes)

When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't stay away from him, a fatal move that endangers her own life.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 5,359 votes)

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

The Incredible Hulk(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 4,937 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.

Taken(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Action, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 4,748 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.

Gran Torino(2008)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 4,528 votes)

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Slumdog Millionaire(2008)

3.9/5 (with 4,527 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.

Kung Fu Panda(2008)

3.6/5 (with 4,401 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.

Hancock(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 32min | Fantasy, Action
3.2/5 (with 4,085 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?

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

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Adventure, Action
3.0/5 (with 3,376 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. 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.

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Quantum of Solace(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Adventure, Action, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 3,313 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.

Cloverfield(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 2,959 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.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | War, Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 2,942 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.

Wanted(2008)

R
| 1h 50min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.3/5 (with 2,937 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.

Seven Pounds(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2,926 votes)

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

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa(2008)

3.2/5 (with 2,845 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.

Yes Man(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 2,798 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.

Mamma Mia!(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 2,748 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.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian(2008)

PG
| 2h 30min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 2,521 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.

Bolt(2008)

3.3/5 (with 2,513 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.

Tropic Thunder(2008)

R
| 1h 47min | Action, Comedy, Adventure, War
3.3/5 (with 2,464 votes)

Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in 'Tropic Thunder,' an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film. After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.

Jumper(2008)

3.1/5 (with 2,402 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!

The Hurt Locker(2008)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.6/5 (with 2,326 votes)

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army(2008)

3.4/5 (with 2,178 votes)

Hellboy must stop an elven prince from locating an ancient force that can destroy humanity: the all-powerful Golden Army.

In Bruges(2008)

R
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 2,023 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.

Journey to the Center of the Earth(2008)

3.0/5 (with 2,005 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.

Marley & Me(2008)

PG
| 1h 55min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 1,996 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.

21(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Drama, Crime
3.3/5 (with 1,954 votes)

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

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