Films of 2008

by jacob_wollner | created - 7 months ago | updated - 3 days ago | Public

This is a list films from 2008 including popular, festival favorites, and award season nominations. Let me know if any should be added.

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1. Bart Got a Room (2008)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy

57 Metascore

While Danny's father and mother independently search for love, Danny is on his own desperate quest to find a prom date. Danny's search becomes progressively more pathetic once he and his family learn that Bart, the school's biggest dweeb, not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room as well.

Director: Brian Hecker | Stars: Steven Kaplan, William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 3,935 | Gross: $0.05M

2. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Joan Cusack, Julia Ormond

Votes: 5,328 | Gross: $17.66M

3. The Magic Hour (2008)

136 min | Comedy

A hustler who gets in trouble with a gang boss in the port town of Sukago agrees to make good with the don by putting him in contact with a mysterious hitman -- an assassin the hustler has ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu, Haruka Ayase

Votes: 991

4. Connected (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A man receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Louis Koo, Barbie Hsu, Nick Cheung, Ye Liu

Votes: 1,785

5. Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

98 min | Drama, War

45 Metascore

A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire | Stars: Christophe Minie, Daisy Victoria Vandy, Joseph Duo, Dagbeth Tweh

Votes: 3,113

6. One Missed Call (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

24 Metascore

Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancón, Ray Wise

Votes: 29,782 | Gross: $26.88M

7. Shutter (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

37 Metascore

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, James Kyson, Megumi Okina

Votes: 31,005 | Gross: $25.93M

8. Mirrors (I) (2008)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Cameron Boyce

Votes: 97,873 | Gross: $30.69M

9. Wild Child (2008)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

Director: Nick Moore | Stars: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson, Lexi Ainsworth

Votes: 46,036 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Georgia Groome, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies

Votes: 24,153

11. The House Bunny (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

Votes: 75,121 | Gross: $48.24M

13. Lifelines (2008)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

28 Metascore

A day that starts like any other turns out to be one family's bitterly hilarious, ultimately painful, day-long journey of self-realization. "Lifelines" chronicles the hapless Bernstein ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Margolies | Stars: Jane Adams, Josh Pais, Joe Morton, Robbie Sublett

Votes: 85

14. Zero Bridge (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

58 Metascore

A chance encounter between a teen pickpocket and one of his victims changes his plans to escape his dreary life.

Director: Tariq Tapa | Stars: Mohamad Imran Tapa, Taniya Khan, Ali Mohammad Dar, Fahad Banday

Votes: 98 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona

Votes: 21,166 | Gross: $94.51M

16. Snow Buddies (2008 Video)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Family

In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race.

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Jim Belushi, Jimmy Bennett, Lothaire Bluteau, Jason Bryden

Votes: 3,250

17. War, Inc. (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

37 Metascore

A corporation hires a professional assassin to pose as its trade show representative who must organize the wedding of a Middle Eastern pop star, which will allow him the opportunity to kill a Middle Eastern politician.

Director: Joshua Seftel | Stars: John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, Joan Cusack

Votes: 21,029 | Gross: $0.58M

18. Summerhood (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A summer camp comedy...about the horrors of being ten.

Directors: Jacob Medjuck, Tony Dean Smith | Stars: Lucian Maisel, Scott Beaudin, Jesse Camacho, David Gibson McLean

Votes: 559

19. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord

Votes: 19,673

20. Sky Kids (2008)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob.

Director: Rocco DeVilliers | Stars: Jesse James, Reiley McClendon, Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 2,963

21. The Last Word (I) (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A man (Bentley) who makes his living composing other people's suicide notes enters into a romance with the sister (Ryder) of a recent client.

Director: Geoffrey Haley | Stars: Wes Bentley, Winona Ryder, Ray Romano, Gina Hecht

Votes: 2,899

22. Swamp Devil (2008)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A young girl finds out some disturbing supernatural truths about her father, who has been a suspect to multiple murder cases.

Director: David Winning | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cindy Sampson, Nicolas Wright, Robert Higden

Votes: 880

23. The Longshots (2008)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Director: Fred Durst | Stars: Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones

Votes: 3,636 | Gross: $11.51M

24. Forever Strong (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport

37 Metascore

A rugby player is put up in a juvenile detention center. There he plays for the Highland Rugby team and ultimately plays against his father in the National Championships.

Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Sean Faris, Penn Badgley, Gary Cole, Sean Astin

Votes: 9,867 | Gross: $0.63M

25. August (2008)

R | 88 min | Drama

39 Metascore

August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Director: Austin Chick | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Adam Scott, Robin Tunney

Votes: 3,921 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)

R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Western

69 Metascore

The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-Hun Lee, Woo-sung Jung, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 31,088 | Gross: $0.13M

27. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson

Votes: 179,737 | Gross: $100.02M

28. Pretty Ugly People (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Missi Pyle, Melissa McCarthy, Larry Sullivan, Phill Lewis

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $0.01M

29. The Promotion (2008)

R | 86 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.

Director: Steve Conrad | Stars: Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Chris Conrad, Rick Gonzalez

Votes: 17,578 | Gross: $0.41M

30. The Poker House (2008)

R | 93 min | Drama

A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

Director: Lori Petty | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javon Johnson, Sophi Bairley, Bokeem Woodbine

Votes: 4,786

31. Incendiary (2008)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A woman's life is forever changed when tragedy strikes at a soccer match.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Gleaves

Votes: 8,085

32. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

R | 98 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa PenaVega, Sarah Brightman

Votes: 22,544 | Gross: $0.14M

33. Behind the Wall (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

Maine coastal town Harrison Bay is broke, so deputy mayor Drew Cabot arranges a deal with a contractor to develop the abandoned lighthouse for tourism. Father Hendry fails to convince the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Lindy Booth, Lawrence Dane, James Thomas, Andy Jones

Votes: 545

34. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A doctor, who is travelling to see his estranged son, sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis

Votes: 21,590 | Gross: $41.85M

35. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Johnny Rico is called back into action to defeat the bugs.

Director: Edward Neumeier | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 21,753

36. Soul Men (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

Though it's been about twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman

Votes: 10,050 | Gross: $12.08M

37. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Louis C.K., James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery

Votes: 12,709 | Gross: $42.44M

38. The Edge of Love (2008)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Simon Armstrong

Votes: 15,519 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Drillbit Taylor (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Owen Wilson, Josh Peck, Alex Frost, Nate Hartley

Votes: 55,686 | Gross: $32.85M

40. The Objective (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

26 Metascore

A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.

Director: Daniel Myrick | Stars: Jonas Ball, Matthew R. Anderson, Jon Huertas, Michael C. Williams

Votes: 7,619 | Gross: $2.25M

41. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

R | 116 min | Documentary, Crime, War

70 Metascore

Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, Ken Davis, Anthony Diaz

Votes: 3,705 | Gross: $0.23M

42. The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A 13-year-old girl (played by The Golden Compass' Dakota Blue Richards) discovers that she is the only hope for banishing an ancient curse from a magical kingdom in director Gabor Csupo's ... See full summary »

Director: Gabor Csupo | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Dakota Blue Richards, Tim Curry, Juliet Stevenson

Votes: 9,070

43. Fireflies in the Garden (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama

34 Metascore

The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.

Director: Dennis Lee | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 11,987 | Gross: $3.39M

44. Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama

Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Marlee Matlin, Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich

Votes: 559

45. Baby Mama (2008)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.

Director: Michael McCullers | Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 39,746 | Gross: $60.27M

46. Amusement (2008)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Three women are stalked by a killer with a grudge that extends back to the girls' childhoods.

Director: John Simpson | Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas, Keir O'Donnell

Votes: 10,720

47. Speed Racer (2008)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia

Votes: 65,800 | Gross: $43.95M

48. White Night Wedding (2008)

Unrated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

In less than twenty-four hours, a middle-aged academic and his nearly half his age fiancée will get married in Iceland's windswept island, Flatey, amid endless preparations and bitter second thoughts. Is this what they really want?

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Laufey Elíasdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

Votes: 1,258

49. Jerichow (2008)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama