Friday, January 16, 2009

Best Movies of 2008 - Final Version

This year, Farrah and I have the same top 10 pretty much, the only difference would be the order. We went for means and averages for the Christmas Card, but I'm posting them in my preferred order since this is my blog and I can do what I want.

1. Changeling
I’m surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did, but it reminded me of Shawshank Redemption and the villain deserves to go into the Movie Bad Guy Hall of Fame.

2. Bigger Stronger Faster
A fascinating documentary on steroid use and America’s need to be the best, while hiding the skeletons in our closet. I’m still thinking about it.

3. Role Models
Funniest movie of the year. With so little good in the theatres this year, it came as a real pleasure to just sit and laugh non stop.

4. Diving Bell and Butterfly
It technically came out last year, but with there being so little to truly recommend this year, and most viewers discovering it in ’08, it deserves a spot. One of the most perfectly directed films ever.

5. Frost/Nixon
Who knew a film about a famous interview could be so riveting.

6. The Visitor
A very touching movie about a man finding himself with the help of some young, immigrant friends.

7. Milk
In retrospect, it could have been about so much more. Still, the ensemble cast was perfect and Sean Penn is mesmerizing.

8. Iron Man
The better of the two comic book blockbusters of the year.

9. Dark Knight
Really good, but not a great movie. Before it feels too long and gets clich├ęd, it’s a really good ride.

10. Frozen River
That small gem you wish everyone with an open mind would discover.


C-Pipes said...

Still no love for Choke.... It's your blog so I won't comment on the rest of your blunders ;)

Marilyn said...

I haven't seen any of them, but would love to see them all! Thanks for your concise summaries, and for keeping me informed.
How are Graham and Georgia doing? I miss them both SO MUCH (and you and Farrah, too!!).
Love you, Mom

AnnieB said...

No mention of Slumdog? Mom said you didn't like it? Whaaat? So good!
Many stuff I want to see!