Let’s check together the best grossing movies of 2008 (movie trailers and other details available below):
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones 4
Kung Fu Panda
Quantum of Solace
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Dark Knight Genre: Action/Thriller/Superhero 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
Movie Plot: 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 Genre: Action/Adventure 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
Movie Plot: 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 Genre: Animation/Action/Comedy/Family 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
Movie Plot: 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.
Hancock Genre: Action/Comedy 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:
Movie Plot: 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.
Mamma Mia Genre: Comedy/Musical/Romance 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:
Movie Plot: 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.
Madagascar 2 Genre: Animation/Adventure/Comedy/Family 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:
Movie Plot: 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!
Quantum of Solace Genre: Action/Adventure/Spy 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
Movie Plot: 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.
Iron Man Genre: Action/Superhero/Science-Fiction 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:
Movie Plot: 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.
Wall E 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:
Movie Plot: 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 Genre: Adventure/Family/Fantasy 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
Movie Plot: 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:
Gran Torino Genre: Drama/Action 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:
Movie Plot: 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?
Slumdog Millionaire Genre: Drama/Romance 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:
Movie Plot: 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.
In Bruges Genre: Comedy/Drama Directed by: Martin McDonagh Written by: Martin McDonagh Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes Release Date: January 17, 2008 Trailer of In Bruges:
Movie Plot: 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.
Cloverfield Genre: Action/Science-Fiction/Thriller 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:
Movie Plot: The film follows a group of people as they try to stay alive during a monster attack on New York City.
Rambo 4 Genre: Action/Adventure Directed by: Sylvester Stallone Written by: Sylvester Stallone Starring: Sylvester Stallone Release Date: January 25, 2008 Trailer of Rambo 4:
Movie Plot: 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.
Tropic Thunder Genre: Action/Comedy/War 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:
Movie Plot: 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 Genre: Comedy 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
Movie Plot: A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York.
Yes Man Genre: Comedy 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:
Movie Plot: A man (Jim Carrey) decides to say yes to everything that comes his way in his life, leading to a series of comedic events.
Twilight Genre: Fantasy/Thriller/Romance 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:
Movie Plot: 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.
Marley and Me Genre: Comedy 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
Movie Plot: A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. Based on the memoir by John Grogan.