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List of the best movies released in 2008
Top grossing movies in 2008
Let’s check together the best grossing movies of 2008 (movie trailers and other details available below):
| 1|| The Dark Knight||$1,001,921,825|
| 2|| Indiana Jones 4||$786,636,033|
| 3|| Kung Fu Panda||$631,737,680|
| 4|| Hancock||$624,386,746|
| 5|| Mamma Mia!||$609,827,661|
| 6|| Madagascar 2||$603,900,309|
| 7|| Quantum of Solace||$586,090,727|
| 8|| Iron Man||$585,133,287|
| 9|| Wall-E||$534,767,889|
|10|| The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||$419,651,413|
|The Dark Knight|
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman
Release Date: July 18, 2008
Trailer of The Dark Knight:
THE DARK KNIGHT
Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, as it drives each of them to their limits.
|Indiana Jones 4|
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: David Koepp, George Lucas
Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia Labeouf
Release Date: May 22, 2008
Trailer of Indiana Jones 4:
INDIANA JONES 4
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry ‘Indiana’ Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
|Kung Fu Panda|
Directed by: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Written by: Jonathan Aibe, Glenn Berger
Starring: Jack Black, Jackie Chan
Release Date: June 06, 2008
Trailer of Kung Fu Panda:
KUNG FU PANDA
Kung Fu Panda features Jack Black as Po the Panda, a lowly waiter in a noodle restaurant, who is a kung fu fanatic but whose shape doesn’t exactly lend itself to kung fu fighting. In fact, Po’s defining characteristic appears to be that he is the laziest of all the animals in ancient China. That’s a problem because powerful enemies are at the gates, and all hopes have been pinned on a prophesy naming Po as the “Chosen One” to save the day. A group of martial arts masters are going to need a black belt in patience if they are going to turn this slacker panda into a kung fu fighter before it’s too late.
Directed by: Peter Berg
Written by: Vince Gilligan, Vincent Ngo
Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
Release Date: July 02, 2008
Trailer of Hancock:
A hard-living superhero (Will Smith) who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife (Charlize Theron) of the public relations professional (Jason Bateman) who’s trying to repair his image.
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Written by: Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus
Starring: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard
Release Date: July 18, 2008
Trailer of Mamma Mia:
Mamma Mia! employs the hit songs of famed pop group ABBA to tell the story of Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried), a young girl who hopes to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding to Sky (Dominic Cooper), she brings three men, Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), Bill Austin (Stellan Skarsgård) and Harry Bright (Colin Firth), from her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep) past back to the Greek island they visited over two decades ago.
***Quantum of Solace
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Written by: Ethan Cohen, Eric Darnell
Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer
Release Date: November 07, 2008
Trailer of Madagascar 2:
All the animals from the first film get off Madagascar in the downed airplane stuck in the trees from the first movie. They crash in Africa, and Stiller’s lion character Alex gets to know his relatives.And like Ben Stiller said:there is a crate and there is an escape!
Directed by: Marc Forster
Written by: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis
Starring: Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Judy Dench
Release Date: November 14, 2008
Trailer of Quantum of Solace:
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country’s valuable resource.***
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Written by: Jack Kirby (screenplay), Stan Lee (comic book)
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges
Release Date: May 02, 2008
Trailer of Iron Man:
When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.
Genre: Animation/Sci Fi
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Written by: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter
Starring: Ben Burt, Sigourney Weaver
Release Date: June 27, 2008
Trailer of Wall-E:
In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
|The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian|
aka Narnia 2
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Written by: A. Adamson (screenplay), C. Markus (screenplay), S. McFeely (screenplay), C.S. LEwis (novel)
Starring: William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georges Henley, Ben Barnes
Release Date: May 16, 2008
Trailer of Prince Caspian:
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN
One year has passed in our world since the first adventure ended, but in Narnia almost 1,300 years have passed. The villainous King Miraz prevents the rightful king, his young nephew Prince Caspian, from ruling the land of Narnia. Caspian uses Susan’s magic horn that was left in Narnia to summon the four Pevensies to help him and a small army of Old Narnians reclaim his rightful throne.
The Top 10 best movies of 2008 above is fine, but we would like to add a few of our personal picks:***
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Written by: Nick Schenk
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Doua Moua
Release Date: December 17, 2008
Trailer of Gran Torino:
The movie features Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood), a cantankerous Polish American man, played by Eastwood, who has just lost his wife and is estranged from his children and grandchildren. He is a grumpy, tough-minded, borderline-hateful, unhappy man who can?t get along with either his kids or his neighbors. Disgruntled that his urban neighborhood is being populated by more and more Hmong arrivals, he keeps a cautious distance. But the teenage boy next door Tao (Bee vang), tries to steal his beloved vintage 1972 Gran Torino car to prove himself to a Hmong gang. Walt asks Tao to work for him as a reparation for his wrongdoing. In the process the veteran grows increasingly fond of Tao and his sister Sue, and takes steps to protect them from the gangs that foul his neighborhood with their strutting presence?
Directed by: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Written by: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Vikas Swarup (novel)
Starring: Dev Patel, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor
Release Date: August 30, 2008 (Telluride Film Festival)
Trailer of Slumdog Millionaire:
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Written by: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes
Release Date: January 17, 2008
Trailer of In Bruges:
This darkly comic suspense thriller from Academy Award-winning writer/director Martin McDonagh tells the story of hit men Ray and Ken (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson). After a botched job in London, the team is ordered by their boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to cool their heels in the storybook city of Bruges, Belgium. Very much out of their comfort zones, the men find themselves drawn into increasingly dangerous entanglements with locals, tourists, and a film shoot. As their stay in Bruges gets weirder, they realize Harry may have other plans for them than a simple vacation.
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Written by: Drew Goddard
Starring: Michael Stahl-David, Odette Yustman, Mike Vogel
Release Date: January 18, 2008
Trailer of Cloverfield:
The film follows a group of people as they try to stay alive during a monster attack on New York City.
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Written by: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone
Release Date: January 25, 2008
Trailer of Rambo 4:
Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand. In Bangkok, he spends his time salvaging old PT boats and tanks for scrap metal. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him. A group of NGO members, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, are made prisoners in the neighboring Myanmar. As you may now Karens and minorities are persecuted by the Burmese government. So Rambo is called to lead a rescue effort. With five young and highly diverse mercenaries at his disposal, Rambo has to travel back up the river and liberate the survivors from the clutches of Major Tint in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever.
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Written by: Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Etan Cohen
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Release Date: August 15, 2008
Trailer of Tropic Thunder:
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
|How To Lose Friends & Alienate People|
Directed by: Robert B. Weide
Written by: Peter Straughan (screenplay), Toby Young (book)
Starring: Simon Pegg, Megan Fox, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson
Release Date: October 03, 2008
Trailer of How To Lose Friends & Alienate People:
HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE
Based on the true story of a real idiot.
He is out of line, out touch and out of control!
The story of a man who managed his way to the to the bottom and kept on going.
HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE
A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York.
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Written by: Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul
Starring: Jim Carrey, Terrence Stamp, Slim Khezri, Zooey Deschanel
Release Date: December 19, 2008
Trailer of Yes Man:
A man (Jim Carrey) decides to say yes to everything that comes his way in his life, leading to a series of comedic events.
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Written by: Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone
Release Date: November 21, 2008
Trailer of Twilight:
Seventeen-year-old Isabella Swan moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father. There, she finds herself drawn to a mysterious classmate, Edward Cullen, who is revealed to be a 108 year old vampire. Although Edward discourages the romance, they soon fall in love. When the arrival of another coven of vampires puts Bella in danger, Edward and his family band together to save her before she is killed.
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|Marley and Me|
Directed by: David Frankel
Written by: Scott Frank, John Grogan
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Alan Arkin
Release Date: December 25, 2008
Trailer of Marley and Me:
Marley and me
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. Based on the memoir by John Grogan.