Nathan’s Top 10 Movies of 2008
As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect and decide which films deserve to be considered the best. I’ve had a tough time getting to theaters this year since my wife gave birth to my new son Cameron in July, so my pool of films is terribly small. Out of the 281 films released this year, I’ve only seen a paltry 13. So please forgive my list as I’m sure they’re not the best films of the year, but they’re the best from what I’ve seen. So without further delay – here they are, in order…
- #10 – The Day the Earth Stood Still
- #9 – Be Kind Rewind
- #8 – Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- #7 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- #6 – Wanted
- #5 – Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
- #4 – Wall-E
- #3 – Iron Man
- #2 – Cloverfield
- #1 – The Dark Knight
The other three were The Love Guru (possibly the worst modern film I’ve ever seen), Speed Racer (a pretty, but fairly boring and uninteresting movie), and The Incredible Hulk (which was really an unnecessary follow-up/reboot to Ang Lee’s film, with little to advance Banner’s story).
There are a lot of films I really regret missing in theaters, so here’s a list of the ones I plan to catch up and see as soon as I can:
- Vantage Point
- The Ruins
- The Strangers
- Kung Fu Panda
- Get Smart
- Hellboy II: The Golden Army
- Pineapple Express
- Tropic Thunder
- Burn After Reading
- Rachel Geting Married
- City of Ember
- Synecdoche, New York
- Quantum of Solace
I’m going to try to make it to the theaters to see The Spirit, The Wrestler, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button before Jan 1st, 2009.
If anyone has a film they consider a must-see from this year, please leave a comment and let me know so I can make sure to add it to my list.
P.S. Contrary to rumor, Flickchart’s not dead – just hibernating a bit. We absolutely plan to go fully public with the site in early 2009, and from there continue to refine and release new features in the months to come. To all of the beta testers, thank you for your extreme patience and feedback so far. We appreciate all of you greatly, and look forward to getting more of your enormously helpful suggestions on the site as we near our public launch. Have A Happy New Year!