2008

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1. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 33,744 | Gross: $0.48M

2. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

Votes: 32,467 | Gross: $3.77M

3. 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: 97,784 | Gross: $26.81M

4. Boot Camp (2008)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith, Peter Stormare, Regine Nehy

Votes: 8,159

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: 67,255 | Gross: $12.06M

6. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

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

70 Metascore

Two girlfriends 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: 229,129 | Gross: $23.22M

7. The Sicilian Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama

48 Metascore

The true story of 17-year-old Sicilian Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino) -- who broke the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence and testified against the "family business" after both her father ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Amenta | Stars: Veronica D'Agostino, Gérard Jugnot, Marcello Mazzarella, Mario Pupella

Votes: 1,734 | Gross: $0.07M

8. Troubled Water (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Music

A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He struggles to build a new life, but his past is uncovered.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Trine Dyrholm, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Fredrik Grøndahl

Votes: 5,448

9. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

68 Metascore

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 45,208 | Gross: $1.50M

10. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th-century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 73,170 | Gross: $13.82M

11. Easy Virtue (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

58 Metascore

A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

Votes: 19,132 | Gross: $2.66M

12. My Sassy Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Jesse Bradford, Austin Basis, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 19,064

13. 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.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 95,821

14. Mark of an Angel (2008)

95 min | Drama

Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression, in the midst of a divorce from her husband of twelve years, develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party ... See full summary »

Director: Safy Nebbou | Stars: Catherine Frot, Sandrine Bonnaire, Wladimir Yordanoff, Antoine Chappey

Votes: 771

15. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

50 Metascore

A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban

Votes: 17,402 | Gross: $0.66M

16. Lion's Den (2008)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Martina Gusman, Elli Medeiros, Francisco Marquez, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 2,806 | Gross: $0.01M

17. The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Director: Sean McGinly | Stars: Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt

Votes: 13,049 | Gross: $0.75M

18. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 52,582 | Gross: $2.28M

19. A Summer in Genoa (2008)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genova changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her sexuality.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Colin Firth, Perla Haney-Jardine, Willa Holland, Catherine Keener

Votes: 5,988

20. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

56 Metascore

Bella Swan moves to Forks and encounters Edward Cullen, a gorgeous boy with a secret.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 397,677 | Gross: $191.47M

21. Skin (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

Director: Anthony Fabian | Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge

Votes: 3,074

22. Welcome to the Sticks (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Kad Merad, Dany Boon, Zoé Félix, Lorenzo Ausilia-Foret

Votes: 36,875 | Gross: $1.48M

23. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Drama, History

69 Metascore

A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Poonam Sinha

Votes: 27,158 | Gross: $3.44M

24. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 97,502 | Gross: $18.59M

25. Passengers (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

40 Metascore

A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Andre Braugher

Votes: 32,321 | Gross: $0.27M

26. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 45,206 | Gross: $12.80M

27. Stella (2008)

103 min | Drama

Paris, 1977. Eleven year old Stella knows poker better than grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There, she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her parents' bar.

Director: Sylvie Verheyde | Stars: Léora Barbara, Mélissa Rodriguès, Laëtitia Guerard, Karole Rocher

Votes: 1,381

29. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 219,131 | Gross: $34.19M

30. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin, Elliot Cowan

Votes: 36,097 | Gross: $3.49M

31. The Beautiful Person (2008)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Esteban Carvajal-Alegria

Votes: 5,907



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