Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Top Movies of 2008

I was going to do a top 10, but I really haven't seen that many great movies that were released this year... I guess this is what grad school does to you. So, here is my top five:

5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Hilarious. Ridiculous. True.

4. WALL-E. Adorable. Touching. Robotful.

3. Rachel Getting Married. Wry. Lovely. Layered.

2. Slumdog Millionaire. Visceral. Harsh. Gorgeous.

1. Iron Man. I said it then: "I think this is going to be my favourite movie of the year." And it is. Batman did not even come close. And I love Batman (apparently not enough to put it in my top five list, however). Exhilerating. Funny. Awesome.
And there are still so many great movies I want to see, that could have been on my list if I had seen them earlier! Milk! Man on Wire! Young @ Heart! Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay! Pineapple Express! And more! I love movies.


Amanda said...

Me, John and Tara went to the movies tonight to see The Curious Case of Benjamen Button but it was sold out. Instead we saw Yes Man. I think we got ripped off. It had the odd funny I guess.

I so agree with Rachel Getting Married being in your top... I really, really loved that movie.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I love how eclectic your list is!

Rachel Getting Married was unbelievable. I cried at that film more than any other this year.

Highly recommend Man on Wire, it's one of the best of the year.

Ella said...

Amanda: Yes men = maybe. I saw Milk today. It was pretty great.

Shannon: Thanks. Me too with Rachel Getting Married. And Man on Wire is my next pick. I tried to watch it on the last flight I took, but it was only available on international flights. I was sad.


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