2008 Top Ten List

  • Afterschool (Antonio Campos)
  • Julia (Erick Zonca)
  • Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
  • Home (Ursula Meier)
  • Burn After Reading (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
  • Lorna's Silence (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  • WALL•E (Andrew Stanton)
  • Revanche (Götz Spielmann)
  • Sita Sings the Blues (Nina Paley)
  • The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
  • Additional 2008 Films By Rating

  • The Brothers Bloom (Rian Johnson)
  • BirdWatchers (Marco Bechis)
  • Little Soldier (Annette K. Olesen)
  • A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin)
  • Red Cliff (John Woo)
  • Night and Day (Hong Sang-soo)
  • American Son (Neil Abramson)
  • Secrecy (Peter Galison & Robb Moss)
  • Two Lovers (James Gray)
  • 35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis)
  • The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
  • Standard Operating Procedure (Errol Morris)
  • Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas)
  • My Dear Enemy (Lee Yoon-ki)
  • Hunger (Steve McQueen)
  • In Bruges (Martin McDonagh)
  • Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (Marina Zenovich)
  • Changeling (Clint Eastwood)
  • Just Anybody (Jacques Doillon)
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller)
  • Kung Fu Panda (John Stevenson & Mark Osborne)
  • The Rest of the Night (Francesco Munzi)
  • Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (Anders Østergaard)
  • The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson)
  • The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen)
  • Shirin (Abbas Kiarostami)
  • Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
  • Somers Town (Shane Meadows)
  • The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
  • Pontypool (Bruce McDonald)
  • Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes)
  • Jerichow (Christian Petzold)
  • Rembrandt's J'Accuse...! (Peter Greenaway)
  • Lakeview Terrace (Neil LaBute)
  • The Window (Carlos Sorin)
  • I'm Gonna Explode (Gerardo Naranjo)
  • Man on Wire (James Marsh)
  • The Class (Laurent Cantet)
  • Birdsong (Albert Serra)
  • Role Models (David Wain)
  • Trouble the Water (Tia Lessin & Carl Deal)
  • Food Inc. (Robert Kenner)
  • The Strangers (Bryan Bertino)
  • Adoration (Atom Egoyan)
  • Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)
  • Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  • Chocolate (Prachya Pinkaew)
  • Slingshot Hip Hop (Jackie Reem Salloum)
  • Me and Orson Welles (Richard Linklater)
  • Lake Tahoe (Fernando Eimbcke)
  • Edison & Leo (Neil Burns)
  • CJ7 (Stephen Chow)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh)
  • Ballast (Lance Hammer)
  • Around the Bay (Alejandro Adams)
  • Still Walking (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  • 24 City (Jia Zhangke)
  • Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki)
  • The Beaches of Agnès (Agnès Varda)
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (Rawson Marshall Thurber)
  • Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)
  • What Just Happened (Barry Levinson)
  • When It Was Blue (Jennifer Reeves)
  • Tulpan (Sergey Dvortsevoy)
  • The Good, the Bad, The Weird (Kim Jee-woon)
  • Tokyo! (Michel Gondry/Leos Carax/Bong Joon Ho)
  • Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller)
  • Bolt (Chris Williams & Byron Howard)
  • Love Exposure (Sion Sono)
  • The Chaser (Na Hong-jin)
  • Sugar (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck)
  • Lion's Den (Pablo Trapero)
  • Snow (Aida Begic)
  • Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard)
  • The Wave (Dennis Gansel)
  • Shine a Light (Martin Scorsese)
  • Palermo Shooting (Wim Wenders)
  • Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone)
  • Let It Rain (Agnès Jaoui)
  • If You Could Say It in Words (Nicholas Gray)
  • Goodbye Solo (Ramin Bahrani)
  • Phoebe in Wonderland (Daniel Barnz)
  • One Day You'll Understand (Amos Gitai)
  • Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
  • Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry)
  • Of Time and the City (Terence Davies)
  • Definitely, Maybe (Adam Brooks)
  • The Promotion (Steven Conrad)
  • Nothing but the Truth (Rod Lurie)
  • A Week Alone (Celina Murga)
  • Our Beloved Month of August (Miguel Gomes)
  • Ghost Town (David Koepp)
  • Bigger Stronger Faster* (*The Side Effects of Being American) (Christopher Bell)
  • Milk (Gus Van Sant)
  • JCVD (Mabrouk El Mechri)
  • Anvil: The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi)
  • Adam Resurrected (Paul Schrader)
  • American Teen (Nanette Burstein)
  • Three Monkeys (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (Scott Derrickson)
  • Speed Racer (The Wachowski Brothers)
  • Body of Lies (Ridley Scott)
  • Baby Mama (Michael McCullers)
  • Redbelt (David Mamet)
  • Pretty Bird (Paul Schneider)
  • Los bastardos (Amat Escalante)
  • Cadillac Records (Darnell Martin)
  • Easy Virtue (Stephan Elliott)
  • Che (Steven Soderbergh)
  • It's Not Me, I Swear! (Philippe Falardeau)
  • My Effortless Brilliance (Lynn Shelton)
  • The Incredible Hulk (Louis Leterrier)
  • Yes Man (Peyton Reed)
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo Del Toro)
  • Linha de passe (Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas)
  • Bronson (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  • W. (Oliver Stone)
  • Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman)
  • Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell)
  • Il Divo (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • Deadgirl (Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel)
  • Stop-Loss (Kimberly Peirce)
  • Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (Peter Sollett)
  • Sunshine Cleaning (Christine Jeffs)
  • Troubled Water (Erik Poppe)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)
  • Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green)
  • Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg)
  • Shiva (Ronit Elkabetz & Shlomi Elkabetz)
  • Frontier of Dawn (Philippe Garrel)
  • A l'Aventure (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
  • The Windmill Movie (Alexander Olch)
  • Treeless Mountain (So Yong Kim)
  • Serbis (Brillante Ma. Mendoza, DGPI)
  • Waltz With Bashir (Ari Folman)
  • Religulous (Larry Charles)
  • Four Nights With Anna (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  • My Magic (Eric Khoo)
  • The Express (Gary Fleder)
  • Delta (Kornél Mundruczó)
  • Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood)
  • Tony Manero (Pablo Larraín)
  • Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso)
  • Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? (Morgan Spurlock)
  • Bullet in the Head (Jaime Rosales)
  • Australia (Baz Luhrmann)
  • Blindness (Fernando Meirelles)
  • Dream (Kim Ki-duk)
  • Jumper (Doug Liman)
  • The Northern Land (João Botelho)