Films of 2008by 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
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.
Votes: 3,935 | Gross: $0.05M
2. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
G | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
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 »
6. One Missed Call (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery
Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Votes: 29,782 | Gross: $26.88M
7. Shutter (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 31,005 | Gross: $25.93M
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.
11. The House Bunny (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 75,121 | Gross: $48.24M
13. Lifelines (2008)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
15. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
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.
17. War, Inc. (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
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.
Votes: 21,029 | Gross: $0.58M
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.
23. The Longshots (2008)
PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,636 | Gross: $11.51M
24. Forever Strong (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 9,867 | Gross: $0.63M
25. August (2008)
R | 88 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 3,921 | Gross: $0.01M
26. The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Western
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.
Votes: 31,088 | Gross: $0.13M
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.
Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $0.01M
32. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
R | 98 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
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.
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 »
34. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A doctor, who is travelling to see his estranged son, sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.
Votes: 21,590 | Gross: $41.85M
36. Soul Men (2008)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 10,050 | Gross: $12.08M
37. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 12,709 | Gross: $42.44M
40. The Objective (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 7,619 | Gross: $2.25M
41. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
R | 116 min | Documentary, Crime, War
Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.
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 »
43. Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 11,987 | Gross: $3.39M
45. Baby Mama (2008)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 39,746 | Gross: $60.27M
47. Speed Racer (2008)
PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
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?
49. Jerichow (2008)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama