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Film-Book dot Com’s Top Ten Films of 2008

As 2008 has closed its doors in film history, a plethora of lists have emerged all over the Internet about what films made a particular person or organizations Top Ten Films of 2008 List. Film-Book dot Com is no exception. So without further ado, here are Film-Book dot Com’s Top Ten Films of 2008.

Honorable Mentions: Milk, Water Lilies, American Teen, JVCD, Iron Man, and The Mist.

10.) Australia

9.) Cloverfield

8.) Gran Torino

7.) Tropic Thunder

6.) The Wrestler

5.) Slumdog Millionaire

4.) Red Cliff

3.) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2.) The Dark Knight

1.) Let the Right One In

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A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

  • ed

    Good calls, though I’ve only seen half of your list
    (The Dark Knight, Slumdog, The Wrestler, Tropic Thunder and Cloverfield) so I can’t comment on the others.

    I’m guessing Benjamin Button might be this wednesday’s film I see (just out here in the UK).

    I’ll have to look up Let the Right One In and Red Cliff – not really familiar. Can’t wait to see Gran Torino… think it’s out this week or next here.

  • ed

    Good calls, though I’ve only seen half of your list
    (The Dark Knight, Slumdog, The Wrestler, Tropic Thunder and Cloverfield) so I can’t comment on the others.

    I’m guessing Benjamin Button might be this wednesday’s film I see (just out here in the UK).

    I’ll have to look up Let the Right One In and Red Cliff – not really familiar. Can’t wait to see Gran Torino… think it’s out this week or next here.

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is good. I have a review for it coming up in a few weeks.

    Let the Right One In Trailers
    http://film-book.com/let-the-right-one-in-trailers/

    Red Cliff Article
    http://film-book.com/zhao-wei-is-on-a-red-cliff/

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is good. I have a review for it coming up in a few weeks.

    Let the Right One In Trailers
    http://film-book.com/let-the-right-one-in-trailers/

    Red Cliff Article
    http://film-book.com/zhao-wei-is-on-a-red-cliff/

  • I missed out on Let the right one in. Blu-Ray will be mine though.

    Not to shabby of a list. Cloverfield and Tropic Thunder, while solid films, there are others I would put up there instead. Gran Torino was fabulous in my mind and a few others.

    Have a great day.

  • I missed out on Let the right one in. Blu-Ray will be mine though.

    Not to shabby of a list. Cloverfield and Tropic Thunder, while solid films, there are others I would put up there instead. Gran Torino was fabulous in my mind and a few others.

    Have a great day.

  • ed

    Thanks for the links – these both look like really good movies. Just from the trailer Let The Right One In looks kinda like a classic movie ala The Shining, or maybe it’s just the little boy looks similar to Danny. OK, I’m intrigued, I’ll have to go watch them!

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  • ed

    Thanks for the links – these both look like really good movies. Just from the trailer Let The Right One In looks kinda like a classic movie ala The Shining, or maybe it’s just the little boy looks similar to Danny. OK, I’m intrigued, I’ll have to go watch them!

    eds last blog post..Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

  • @ Atomic. A friend of mine already ordered the Blu-ray of Let the Right One In. I’ll be getting a copy of the film as well. A remake for it has already been scheduled. I was debating Gran Torino. Maybe I will replace The Mist with that.
    @ed. No problem . It’s the best vampire film I have seen in a long time.

  • @ Atomic. A friend of mine already ordered the Blu-ray of Let the Right One In. I’ll be getting a copy of the film as well. A remake for it has already been scheduled. I was debating Gran Torino. Maybe I will replace The Mist with that.
    @ed. No problem . It’s the best vampire film I have seen in a long time.

  • The only film on this list I haven’t seen is Ben Button. I’ve heard it’s good, and I’ve even been told that if you walk out of the theater without feeling emotional, you are a heartless S.O.B I’ll see it when it hits DVD.

    Otherwise, all the films on your list were pretty good. I enjoyed all of them, yet I have to admit I was a little surprised to see a couple of films on your list: The Mist and Australia. Again, films that I enjoyed, but I definitely would’ve put Gran Tourino in there instead of Australia. And the mist is certainly deserving I’m just surprised because I haven’t seen it mentioned on anyone’s list anywhere else. So kudos to you for being original!

    The Wrestler and Slumdog Millionaire were both AMAZING films. In fact, if I had seen them and Gran Tourino before we posted my list, I would’ve had all three of them pretty high on that list. They’d all be a part of the top 4, along with The Dark Knight.

    Jon Stephenss last blog post..Memento – DVD Re-View

  • The only film on this list I haven’t seen is Ben Button. I’ve heard it’s good, and I’ve even been told that if you walk out of the theater without feeling emotional, you are a heartless S.O.B I’ll see it when it hits DVD.

    Otherwise, all the films on your list were pretty good. I enjoyed all of them, yet I have to admit I was a little surprised to see a couple of films on your list: The Mist and Australia. Again, films that I enjoyed, but I definitely would’ve put Gran Tourino in there instead of Australia. And the mist is certainly deserving I’m just surprised because I haven’t seen it mentioned on anyone’s list anywhere else. So kudos to you for being original!

    The Wrestler and Slumdog Millionaire were both AMAZING films. In fact, if I had seen them and Gran Tourino before we posted my list, I would’ve had all three of them pretty high on that list. They’d all be a part of the top 4, along with The Dark Knight.

    Jon Stephenss last blog post..Memento – DVD Re-View

  • That’s why I didn’t post my list until I saw The Wrestler and Slumdog Millionaire.

    I seriously debated Australia and Gran Torino. The cinematography in Australia blows Gran Torino’s out of the water. Gran Torino on the other hand, has better characters, dialog ,etc. Maybe I’ll change may list a little. We’ll see.

    Button is good. You probably want to see a film of its scale on the big screen.

  • That’s why I didn’t post my list until I saw The Wrestler and Slumdog Millionaire.

    I seriously debated Australia and Gran Torino. The cinematography in Australia blows Gran Torino’s out of the water. Gran Torino on the other hand, has better characters, dialog ,etc. Maybe I’ll change may list a little. We’ll see.

    Button is good. You probably want to see a film of its scale on the big screen.

  • Kudos to having JCVD as an honorable mention. It’s pure indie comedy/drama done spinkickingly right.

    No argument from me here about Let the Right One In. Superb movie, I’m waiting until 2010 when the Hollywood system remakes this into a PG rated movie to “cash in” on the tweens.

    the jaded viewers last blog post..Top 10 Ruggero Deodato Films of All Time

  • Kudos to having JCVD as an honorable mention. It’s pure indie comedy/drama done spinkickingly right.

    No argument from me here about Let the Right One In. Superb movie, I’m waiting until 2010 when the Hollywood system remakes this into a PG rated movie to “cash in” on the tweens.

    the jaded viewers last blog post..Top 10 Ruggero Deodato Films of All Time

  • I was surprised by JCVD. It took balls on Van Damme’s part to make that film. It paid off.

    The Let the Right One In remake has BIG shoes to fill. Huge. Can’t wait to read the book though.

    “I’m waiting until 2010 when the Hollywood system remakes this into a PG rated movie to “cash in” on the tweens.”
    Jesus Christ no.

  • I was surprised by JCVD. It took balls on Van Damme’s part to make that film. It paid off.

    The Let the Right One In remake has BIG shoes to fill. Huge. Can’t wait to read the book though.

    “I’m waiting until 2010 when the Hollywood system remakes this into a PG rated movie to “cash in” on the tweens.”
    Jesus Christ no.

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