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Friday, January 30, 2009

My Top 25 Films List for 2008

In my last post of best-of-lists for 2008, I left off a list of favorite films. I did that because where I live, many of the acclaimed films that are considered favorites for Oscars aren't released until January or February. Well, now it's the end of January, and to be honest, I've only seen a couple of those so-called acclaimed films this past month (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Gran Torino) and I wasn't that impressed with either one. There are also films like Revolutionary Road and The Reader and Milk, that to be honest, I can't find the enthuasism to go into a theater and pay nine bucks and see them. So now, a full month before the Oscar ceremony, I might as well go ahead and publish my final list, my 25 favorite films of 2008.

Overall, I had the chance to see many films and documentaries. Most of whom aren't going to be recognized by Oscar (or else just given a token nomination or so), but who cares about the Academy. This is my blog and my list, so here goes, and I believe each and every film on this list is worth seeing:

1. Wall-E
2. The Wrestler
3. Man on Wire
4. Rachel Getting Married
5. Slumdog Millionaire
6. In Bruges
7. The Dark Knight
8. My Winnipeg
9. Speed Racer
10. The Visitor

11. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
12. Flight of the Red Balloon
13. Ben X
14. The Bank Job
15. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
16. Iron Man
17. Frost/Nixon
18. Happy-Go-Lucky
19. Son of Rambow
20. Encounters at the End of the Word

21. Up the Yangtzee
22. Tell No One
23. Tropic Thunder
24. Be Kind Rewind
25. Redbelt