2008 Watchlist

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1. Summer Holiday (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of ... See full summary »

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Dragos Bucur, Anamaria Marinca, Mimi Branescu, Adrian Vancica

Votes: 1,924

2. Wendy and Lucy (2008)

R | 80 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Over the summer, a series of unfortunate happening triggers a financial crisis for a young woman and she soon finds her life falling apart.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Lucy, David Koppell, Max Clement

Votes: 14,780 | Gross: $0.86M

3. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 8,078 | Gross: $0.28M

4. Love Exposure (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 10,053

5. Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

Not Rated | 147 min | Music, Romance

82 Metascore

Docu-drama about Portuguese social life in the countryside during the busy month of August

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, Andreia Santos, Armando Nunes

Votes: 1,369

6. Sparrow (2008)

87 min | Drama, Romance

A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Ka Tung Lam, Hoi-Pang Lo

Votes: 2,554

7. 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: 32,336 | Gross: $3.77M

8. 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: 35,973 | Gross: $3.49M

9. Il Divo (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

Votes: 14,500 | Gross: $0.24M

10. Summer Hours (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Family

85 Metascore

Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob

Votes: 6,414 | Gross: $1.64M

11. 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: 227,924 | Gross: $23.22M

12. Tony Manero (2008)

TV-MA | 97 min | Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Héctor Morales, Paola Lattus

Votes: 2,941

13. Three Monkeys (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Yavuz Bingöl, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercan Kesal

Votes: 17,521 | Gross: $0.04M

14. The Dust of Time (2008)

125 min | Drama

A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Bruno Ganz, Michel Piccoli, Irène Jacob

Votes: 1,457

15. Morphine (2008)

110 min | Drama

A drama that chronicles the civil war that raged after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Andrey Panin, Svetlana Pismichenko

Votes: 2,367

16. Dream (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In the aftermath of a car crash, a man discovers his dreams are tied to a stranger's sleepwalking.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Nayoung Lee, Mi-hee Chang, Tae-hyeon Kim

Votes: 3,401

17. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

74 Metascore

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 8,300 | Gross: $0.12M

18. 35 Shots of Rum (2008)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

92 Metascore

The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogué, Grégoire Colin

Votes: 3,760 | Gross: $0.18M

19. Nanayo (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A young woman leaves her job and lover in Japan to start a new life in Thailand.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kyoko Hasegawa, Grégoire Colin, Jun Murakami, Anthony Donelly

Votes: 559

20. Los bastardos (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily ... See full summary »

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Jesus Moises Rodriguez, Rubén Sosa, Nina Zavarin, Kenny Johnston

Votes: 1,217

21. Che: Part One (2008)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Ormond, Benicio Del Toro, Oscar Isaac, Pablo Guevara

Votes: 42,166 | Gross: $1.73M

22. Che: Part Two (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Votes: 30,586

23. Palermo Shooting (2008)

124 min | Drama

After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Campino, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Dennis Hopper, Inga Busch

Votes: 2,591

24. Liverpool (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

A merchant sailor returns to his home in Tierra del Fuego after spending most of his life at sea.

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Juan Fernández, Nieves Cabrera, Giselle Irrazabal

Votes: 930

25. Involuntary (2008)

98 min | Drama

74 Metascore

In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund, Sara Eriksson

Votes: 4,314

26. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 155,972 | Gross: $31.84M

27. 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: 2,784 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Don't Look Down (2008)

R | 85 min | Drama, Romance

Coming of age. In Buenos Aires, Eloy is on the verge of manhood. He studies physics, helps with the family headstone business, and does advertising - handing out flyers while walking on ... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Antonella Costa, Leandro Stivelman, Hugo Arana, Mónica Galán

Votes: 2,297

29. The Silence of Lorna (2008)

R | 105 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Alban Ukaj

Votes: 7,841 | Gross: $0.34M

30. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 17,140 | Gross: $7.92M

31. Linha de Passe (2008)

113 min | Drama, Sport

A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.

Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Stars: Sandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Vinícius de Oliveira, Geraldo Rodrigues

Votes: 2,546

32. Blindness (2008)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Yûsuke Iseya

Votes: 66,119 | Gross: $3.07M

33. Gomorrah (2008)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Scampia Vele is the corbusian architecture which has become a stronghold for Mafia of Naples, Italy. The movie is based on the immortalized book of Roberto Saviano.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Simone Sacchettino

Votes: 43,592 | Gross: $1.58M

34. Be Kind Rewind (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jack Black, Yasiin Bey, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow

Votes: 85,885 | Gross: $11.17M

35. I've Loved You So Long (2008)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Director: Philippe Claudel | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 19,065 | Gross: $3.17M

36. Everlasting Moments (2008)

Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Callin Öhrvall

Votes: 4,981 | Gross: $0.61M

37. My Only Sunshine (2008)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Elit Iscan, Erdal Besikçioglu, Levent Yilmaz, Banu Fotocan

Votes: 2,689



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