2008’s films ranked

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2008. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date; year is 2008 unless otherwise noted.


other yearly rankings:
2022 | 2021 | 2020
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


green light
worth paying multiplex prices for

Wall-E (06.24/06.27)
Synecdoche, New York (10.20/10.24)
In Bruges (01.31/02.08)
Slumdog Millionaire (11.06/11.12)
Cloverfield (01.15/01.18)
Burn After Reading (09.05/09.12)
Rachel Getting Married (09.11/10.03)
The Visitor (04.08/04.11)
Revolutionary Road (11.28/12.26)
The Dark Knight (07.08/07.18)
W. (10.17/10.17)
Frost/Nixon (11.11/12.05)
The Reader (11.25/12.10)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (01.03/01.25)
Let the Right One In (11.20/10.24)
Che (10.31/12.12)
The Wrestler (02.20.09/12.17)
Traitor (08.07/08.27)
Towelhead (01.06.09/09.12)
Milk (11.06/11.26)
Pride and Glory (10.20/10.24)
Definitely, Maybe (02.07/02.14)
Choke (09.10/09.26)
Love Songs (Les Chansons D’Amour) (05.16/03.21)
Stop-Loss (03.25/03.28)
Caramel (01.09/02.01)
Teeth (01.07/01.18)
The Tale of Despereaux (12.11/12.19)
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (02.13/03.07)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (12.04/12.25)
Lakeview Terrace (09.11/09.19)
Iron Man (04.28/05.02)
The Fall (05.06/05.09)
Happy-Go-Lucky (09.03/10.10)
Valkyrie (12.13/12.25)
Marley & Me (12.17/12.25)
Igor (09.10/09.19)
The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher) (08.01/02.22)
Defiance (11.24/12.31)
Wanted (06.19/06.27)
Boy A (07.07/07.23)
Waltz with Bashir (10.30/12.26)
Four Minutes (Vier Minuten) (04.23/04.18)
Son of Rambow (04.17/05.02)
Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (04.08/04.18)
Street Kings (04.10/04.11)
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (09.15/10.03)
The Secret Life of Bees (10.08/10.17)
Tropic Thunder (07.29/08.13)
Trouble the Water (08.18/08.22)
Religulous (10.09/10.01)
Then She Found Me (09.20/04.25)
Young@Heart (05.14/04.09)
Hamlet 2 (07.23/08.22)
Bolt (11.17/11.21)
Australia (11.19/11.26)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (10.13/11.07)
Body of Lies (10.07/10.10)
Step Brothers (07.17/07.25)
The Forbidden Kingdom (04.09/04.18)
I.O.U.S.A. (08.19/08.22)
The Other Boleyn Girl (02.06/02.29)
The Band’s Visit (01.28/02.08)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (05.18/05.22)
Nim’s Island (04.08/04.04)
Frozen River (08.22/08.01)
Chicago 10 (01.29/02.29)
Mongol (05.08/06.06)
Chop Shop (02.14/02.27)
The Bank Job (02.11/03.07)
Battle in Seattle (08.27/09.19)
The Rocker (08.12/08.20)
Bottle Shock (07.15/08.08)
Before the Rains (03.25/05.09)
Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show (01.09/02.08)
Taxi to the Dark Side (01.03/01.18)
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (06.10/06.20)
Nobel Son (05.02.07/12.05)
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (10.14/10.03)
Blindness (09.18/09.26)
RocknRolla (10.09/10.08)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (05.12/05.16)
The Tracey Fragments (07.24/05.09)
Charlie Bartlett (07.17.07/02.22)
Mister Foe (08.27/09.05)
The Business of Being Born (01.03/01.09)
Good Dick (10.07/10.10)
The Babysitters (05.05/05.09)
Kung Fu Panda (05.29/06.06)
The Incredible Hulk (06.09/06.13)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (10.27/10.31)
Run, Fat Boy, Run (08.28.07/03.28)
Dreams With Sharp Teeth (05.27/06.04)
What Just Happened (10.14/10.17)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (08.11/08.15)
Hancock (06.18/07.02)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (02.14/02.14)
How She Move (01.22/01.25)
Man on Wire (07.02/07.25)
Sputnik Mania (01.28/03.14)
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (07.23/07.25)
Cadillac Records (12.02/12.05)
Under the Same Moon (La misma luna) (03.04/03.19)
American Teen (07.16/07.25)
Stealing America: Vote by Vote (07.31/08.01)
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (04.08/04.18)

yellow for maybe
worth seeing, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (11.01/11.07)
Changeling (10.20/10.24)
The Duchess (09.15/09.19)
Last Chance Harvey (11.15/12.25)
Doubt (12.08/12.12)
Quantum of Solace (11.12/11.14)
I’ve Loved You So Long (10.20/10.24)
Get Smart (06.13/06.20)
August (07.07/07.11)
Flow: For Love of Water (08.19/09.12)
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (06.17/09.19)
Quid Pro Quo (05.07/06.13)
Constantine’s Sword (05.06/04.18)
Good (11.17/12.31)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (10.22/10.24)
Penelope (02.25/02.29)
Be Kind Rewind (02.13/02.22)
Noise (05.06/05.09)
Smart People (04.07/04.11)
CJ7 (02.25/03.07)
Diminished Capacity (06.26/07.04)
The Signal (01.24/02.22)
The Ruins (09.07/04.04)
Felon (07.09/07.18)
Snow Angels (02.20/03.07)
Mad Money (01.10/01.18)
Nothing But the Truth (12.03/12.19)
Up the Yangtze (03.19/04.25)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (08.07/08.15)
Stuck (05.14/05.30)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (07.01/07.11)
Sleepwalking (03.06/03.14)
Flawless (02.20/03.28)
Doubt (12.08/12.12)
Nothing Like the Holidays (12.08/12.12)
City of Men (01.07/02.29)
The Wackness (05.07/07.03)
Paranoid Park (03.03/03.07)
Mamma Mia! (07.14/07.18)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (06.30/07.11)
Vantage Point (02.19/02.22)
Appaloosa (09.19/09.19)
21 (03.20/03.28)
Cassandra’s Dream (12.12.07/01.18)
Jumper (02.11/02.14)
Death Defying Acts (07.09/07.11)
Hounddog (08.14/09.19)
George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead (01.30/02.15)
Married Life (02.25/03.07)
You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (06.02/06.06)
Four Christmases (11.21/11.26)

red for no
give it a miss

War, Inc. (05.02/05.23)
Miracle at St. Anna (09.17/09.26)
Max Payne (10.19/10.17)
Gran Torino (12.02/12.12)
Swing Vote (07.28/08.01)
Brideshead Revisited (07.22/07.25)
A Girl Cut in Two (10.30/08.15)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (08.04/08.06)
The Sensation of Sight (06.05/08.22)
Henry Poole Is Here (08.12/08.15)
Twilight (11.18/11.21)
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (09.20/08.15)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (12.09/12.12)
Sex and the City: The Movie (05.28/05.30)
Chapter 27 (03.19/03.28)
Bangkok Dangerous (09.05/09.05)
Babylon A.D. (08.29/08.29)
Yes Man (12.09/12.19)
Made of Honor (04.25/05.02)
Untraceable (01.10/01.25)
Righteous Kill (09.10/09.12)
Ghost Town (09.16/09.19)
Fool’s Gold (01.22/02.08)
The Killing of John Lennon (05.02.07/01.02)
Redbelt (04.07/05.02)
Rambo (01.23/01.25)
Role Models (11.03/11.07)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (04.14/04.18)
The Strangers (05.27/05.30)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (07.28/08.01)
Eagle Eye (10.08/09.26)
Seven Pounds (12.03/12.19)
Pineapple Express (08.04/08.06)
Bedtime Stories (12.22/12.25)
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (01.05/01.11)
Elite Squad (04.24/09.19)
YPF (Young People Fucking) (11.20/08.29)
27 Dresses (01.03/01.18)
Soul Men (11.05/11.07)
Baby Mama (04.16/04.25)
Semi-Pro (02.27/02.29)
The Happening (06.13/06.13)
The Last Mistress (08.21/06.27)
Fly Me to the Moon (06.26/08.15)
The Air I Breathe (01.10/01.25)
The Eye (02.01/02.01)
Death Race (08.19/08.22)
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (03.08/03.14)
The Women (09.02/09.12)
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (03.21/03.23)
Heartbeat Detector (02.27/03.14)
The House Bunny (08.18//08.22)
Meet Dave (07.12/07.11)
Space Chimps (07.12/07.18)
Speed Racer (05.01/05.09)
Harold (07.01/07.11)
First Sunday (01.08/01.11)
Sukiyaki Western Django (08.14/08.29)
Over Her Dead Body (01.29/02.01)
A Previous Engagement (05.05/05.09)
Sex Drive (10.14/10.17)
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (01.23/02.08)
The Love Guru (06.17/06.20)
10,000 B.C. (03.05/03.07)
Delgo (12.09/12.12)
Postal (05.19/05.23)
An American Carol (01.14.09/10.03)
The Spirit (12.17/12.25)

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