2008 Top Ten List

By IMDb date: first public screening

93/100 Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
90/100 The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
87/100 Home (Ursula Meier, 2008)
83/100 Revanche (Götz Spielmann, 2008)
80/100 Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
80/100 Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
78/100 Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
77/100 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008)
76/100 Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas, 2008)
75/100 Martyrs (Pascal Laugier, 2008)

2008 U.S. Releases by Grade

  • 93/100
    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days  (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
  • 93/100
    Let the Right One In  (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
  • 90/100
    The Dark Knight  (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
  • 84/100
    In the City of Sylvia  (José Luis Guerín, 2007)
  • 80/100
    Paranoid Park  (Gus Van Sant, 2007)
  • 80/100
    Man on Wire  (James Marsh, 2008)
  • 80/100
    Saving Private Ryan  (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
  • 78/100
    Encounters at the End of the World  (Werner Herzog, 2007)
  • 78/100
    Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind  (John Gianvito, 2007)
  • 77/100
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona  (Woody Allen, 2008)
  • 74/100
    Rachel Getting Married  (Jonathan Demme, 2008)
  • 66/100
    Duchess, The  (Saul Dibb, 2008)
  • 64/100
    Taxi to the Dark Side  (Alex Gibney, 2007)
  • 64/100
    Pineapple Express  (David Gordon Green, 2008)
  • 64/100
    CJ7  (Stephen Chow, 2008)
  • 63/100
    Stop-Loss  (Kimberly Peirce, 2008)
  • 63/100
    Visitor, The  (Thomas McCarthy, 2007)
  • 62/100
    Be Kind Rewind  (Michel Gondry, 2008)
  • 62/100
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall  (Nicholas Stoller, 2008)
  • 61/100
    Bank Job, The  (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
  • 61/100
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull  (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
  • 61/100
    The Midnight Meat Train  (Ryûhei Kitamura, 2008)
  • 60/100
    Kung Fu Panda  (Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, 2008)
  • 58/100
    Sex and the City  (Michael Patrick King, 2008)
  • 57/100
    Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist  (Peter Sollett, 2008)
  • 57/100
    Zack and Miri Make a Porno  (Kevin Smith, 2008)
  • 54/100
    Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay  (Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, 2008)
  • 53/100
    W.  (Oliver Stone, 2008)
  • 52/100
    Cloverfield  (Matt Reeves, 2008)
  • 52/100
    Changeling  (Clint Eastwood, 2008)
  • 50/100
    Traitor  (Jeffrey Nachmanoff, 2008)
  • 48/100
    Redbelt  (David Mamet, 2008)
  • 48/100
    Quarantine  (John Erick Dowdle, 2008)
  • 47/100
    Pride and Glory  (Gavin O'Connor, 2008)
  • 47/100
    Get Smart  (Peter Segal, 2008)
  • 47/100
    Strangers, The  (Bryan Bertino, 2008)
  • 46/100
    You Don’t Mess with the Zohan  (Dennis Dugan, 2008)
  • 46/100
    Reader, The  (Stephen Daldry, 2008)
  • 44/100
    Leatherheads  (George Clooney, 2008)
  • 44/100
    Doubt  (John Patrick Shanley, 2008)
  • 42/100
    Doomsday  (Neil Marshall, 2008)
  • 36/100
    Jumper  (Doug Liman, 2008)
  • 36/100
    Max Payne  (John Moore, 2008)
  • 36/100
    Eagle Eye  (D.J. Caruso, 2008)
  • 35/100
    Special  (Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore, 2006)
  • 31/100
    Charlie Bartlett  (Jon Poll, 2007)
  • 28/100
    10,000 BC  (Roland Emmerich, 2008)
  • 28/100
    Tropic Thunder  (Ben Stiller, 2008)
  • 22/100
    Righteous Kill  (Jon Avnet, 2008)
  • 18/100
    Mummy, The: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor  (Rob Cohen, 2008)
  • 16/100
    Run Fat Boy Run  (David Schwimmer, 2007)
  • 15/100
    Christmas on Mars  (Wayne Coyne, 2008)
  • 11/100
    Eye, The  (David Moreau and Xavier Palud, 2008)

2008 U.S. Releases by Title

  • 28/100
    10,000 BC (Roland Emmerich, 2008)
  • 93/100
    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
  • 61/100
    Bank Job, The (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
  • 62/100
    Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry, 2008)
  • 52/100
    Changeling (Clint Eastwood, 2008)
  • 31/100
    Charlie Bartlett (Jon Poll, 2007)
  • 15/100
    Christmas on Mars (Wayne Coyne, 2008)
  • 64/100
    CJ7 (Stephen Chow, 2008)
  • 52/100
    Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008)
  • 90/100
    The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
  • 42/100
    Doomsday (Neil Marshall, 2008)
  • 44/100
    Doubt (John Patrick Shanley, 2008)
  • 66/100
    Duchess, The (Saul Dibb, 2008)
  • 36/100
    Eagle Eye (D.J. Caruso, 2008)
  • 78/100
    Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, 2007)
  • 11/100
    Eye, The (David Moreau and Xavier Palud, 2008)
  • 62/100
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller, 2008)
  • 47/100
    Get Smart (Peter Segal, 2008)
  • 54/100
    Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, 2008)
  • 84/100
    In the City of Sylvia (José Luis Guerín, 2007)
  • 61/100
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
  • 36/100
    Jumper (Doug Liman, 2008)
  • 60/100
    Kung Fu Panda (Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, 2008)
  • 44/100
    Leatherheads (George Clooney, 2008)
  • 93/100
    Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
  • 80/100
    Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
  • 36/100
    Max Payne (John Moore, 2008)
  • 61/100
    The Midnight Meat Train (Ryûhei Kitamura, 2008)
  • 18/100
    Mummy, The: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Rob Cohen, 2008)
  • 57/100
    Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Peter Sollett, 2008)
  • 80/100
    Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant, 2007)
  • 64/100
    Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green, 2008)
  • 47/100
    Pride and Glory (Gavin O'Connor, 2008)
  • 78/100
    Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (John Gianvito, 2007)
  • 48/100
    Quarantine (John Erick Dowdle, 2008)
  • 74/100
    Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008)
  • 46/100
    Reader, The (Stephen Daldry, 2008)
  • 48/100
    Redbelt (David Mamet, 2008)
  • 22/100
    Righteous Kill (Jon Avnet, 2008)
  • 16/100
    Run Fat Boy Run (David Schwimmer, 2007)
  • 80/100
    Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
  • 58/100
    Sex and the City (Michael Patrick King, 2008)
  • 35/100
    Special (Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore, 2006)
  • 63/100
    Stop-Loss (Kimberly Peirce, 2008)
  • 47/100
    Strangers, The (Bryan Bertino, 2008)
  • 64/100
    Taxi to the Dark Side (Alex Gibney, 2007)
  • 50/100
    Traitor (Jeffrey Nachmanoff, 2008)
  • 28/100
    Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008)
  • 77/100
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008)
  • 63/100
    Visitor, The (Thomas McCarthy, 2007)
  • 53/100
    W. (Oliver Stone, 2008)
  • 46/100
    You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (Dennis Dugan, 2008)
  • 57/100
    Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Kevin Smith, 2008)

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