Wednesday, 31 December 2008

My favourite films of 2008

Favourite rather than best, and with the proviso that this isn't the final, official list because due to a combination of work, family matters, and a nagging cold, I've not be able to see everything I have wanted to before completing it. But seeing as it's the last day of 2008, I figured I should put something up here.

There have been some glaring omissions in my viewing this year and that's reflected by the absence of several titles that you might have assumed I would have picked (Let The Right One In for starters.) I've also discounted anything I saw last year (Sweeney Todd, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood) that was released in the UK in 2008 because I included them last time. There are, I admit, some surprises.

And so, in reverse, order.

21) Wall-E

20) Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired

19) Che

18) Hellboy II: The Golden Army

17) Frost/Nixon

16) Valentino

15) Rachel Getting Married

14) Slumdog Millionaire

13) Revolutionary Road

12) Speed Racer

11) Gone Baby Gone

10) Doubt

9) Son Of Rambow

8) Hunger

7) Dean Spanley

6) [REC]

5) Iron Man

4) The Wrestler

3) In Bruges

2) The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

1) Man On Wire


Schmid4Brains said...

wow! in bruges #3?

LOVE IT. i was completely shocked and awed by the movie.

it's funny how quickly movies move in and out these years. it seems AGES ago that gone baby gone and speed racer came out. are you SURE they were 2008?

PS: where's space chimps? or delgo?!

Gerard said...

Props for the Speed Racer love, and second In Bruges and awesome to see Son of Rambow in there - I think that film is so great, but it shouldered some really lousy reviews over here, for some reason.

Stram said...

wow, I still have a lot of movie in this list I need to see... so it's actually for me a list of "movie to see" in 2009!

I do agree for In Bruges, but if for the unexpected goodness of it, i prefered Slumdog Millionaire which I really loved!

Mark Salisbury said...

So many movies, so little time. If you could see my list of films still to see...