Sunday, December 28, 2008

Best Films of 2008

From music to movies, the year-end list-making continues...

I'll spare you the lengthy preamble on this occasion and get straight to the list.

Usual rules apply (i.e. all films must have been released theatrically in the UK in 2008).

No Country for Old Men
(dir. Ethan Coen & Joel Cohen)
Waltz with Bashir
(dir. Ari Folman)
3There Will Be Blood
(dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
4Man on Wire
(dir. James Marsh)
(dir. Clint Eastwood)
(dir. Jason Reitman)
7Gone Baby Gone
(dir. Ben Affleck)
(dir. Matteo Garone)
94 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
(dir. Cristian Mungiu)
10The Baader Meinhof Complex
(dir. Uli Edel)
11The Wave
(dir. Dennis Gansel)
12The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
(dir. Julian Schnabel)
13In Search of a Midnight Kiss
(dir. Alex Holdridge)
14Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
(dir. Alex Gibney)
15The Visitor
(dir. Thomas McCarthy)
(dir. Oliver Stone)
17My Winnipeg
(dir. Guy Maddin)
18Lust, Caution
(dir. Ang Lee)
Of Time and the City
(dir. Terence Davies)
20Son of Rambow
(dir. Garth Jennings)
21Charlie Wilson's War
(dir. Mike Nichols)
Water Lilies
(dir. CĂ©line Sciamma)
23The Duchess
(dir. Saul Dibb)
24Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
(dir. Sidney Lumet)
25Quantum of Solace
(dir. Marc Forster)

Pop quiz: which actress has roles in three of the above movies?

Related posts:
My Top 25 Films of 2007
My Top 30 Films of 2006
My Top 25 Films of 2005
My Top 20 Films of 2004