December 31st, 2008
10:56 AM ET

Everybody's a critic

CNN.com movie reviewer Tom Charity adds his list of the best - and worst - movies of this past year to the throng of such postings. “WALL-E” tops Tom’s list, and you’re welcome to post your No. 1 film of 2008 at iReport.com.

Critics are often roasted for their preferences, but Tom makes the valuable point that part of a critic’s role is to act as a guide - not to offer the final word on a film’s value, but to offer an informed opinion on what’s out there. Hundreds of films were released in 2008, many of which barely got into theaters (and certainly not in theaters outside of major markets). At the least, a reviewer can say, “Check this out.”

Of course, critics are a contentious bunch - even among themselves. (Perhaps especially among themselves.) There’s some infighting going on in the film-reviewing community over the addition of Ben Lyons to “At the Movies.” Lyons, who with Ben Mankiewicz replaced Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper on the long-running review program, has been attacked for being a “quote whore” and “an imposition.” There’s even a “StopBenLyons” Web site.

At the very least, Lyons appears guilty of hyperbole; even Will Smith probably wouldn’t call “I Am Legend” “one of the greatest movies ever made.”

What are your thoughts on movie reviewing? Offer your comments below or send them to iReport.com. Keep in mind, though: Not everyone sees eye to eye. Or, as the Rutles put it, “One man’s civilization is another man’s jungle (yeah).”

– Todd Leopold, CNN.com Entertainment Producer


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  4. nighthawk

    Best movies 2008:

    Wall-E – great!
    Hancock – completely underrated!
    Dark Knight – too long!
    Indiana Jones – for the nostalgic story telling style and like visiting an old friend..

    January 7, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. moviefan

    Best movies I've seen for 2008:
    The Dark Knight
    Iron Man
    Wall-E
    Indiana Jones IV (Yes, I liked it)
    Kung Fu Panda
    Wanted
    Step Brothers (Haven't seen Tropic Thunder)
    Hancock

    Haven't seen any bad or mediocre movie except for Hannah Montana 3-D, but that's mainly because my sister forced me to see it. It could have been terrible, but the 3-D saved the movie. Still, a mediocre movie. Haven't seen Beverly Hills Chihuaua, but that looks bad, too. What's wrong with Disney today.

    January 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jackie in Dallas

    Maybe I mis-read the story, but I thought we were supposed to comment on critics, not movies. The last paragraph clearly says:
    "What are your thoughts on movie reviewing? Offer your comments below or send them to iReport.com."

    On that note, I tend to avoid reading the critics before I see a movie. I like to make up my own mind, and find that a lot of movies that the critics love, I barely tolerate, and the ones they find "must-see" I usually wish I hadn't seen! I usually read the book (if it is from a book), see the original (if it is a remake), or at least see several trailers. Then I go if it looks interesting. If it is questionable, I usually wait for word of mouth from my friends or until it is on satellite!

    However, if we are talking about good movies in 2008, I'd have to agree that my favorites were two animated movies: "Wall-E" and "Kung Fu Panda". But there were a lot of good movies in 2008.

    January 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anne

    I'd have to say my all time favorite this year was the creepy "Let the Right One In". It was horror at it's best, and it depicts vampires as they really are - horrific death machines. Unlike "Twilight" - which is little more than sophmoric Mormon fanfiction for women who are into abusive relationships.

    January 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shane McGuire

    Well lets just start by saying there were some movies that were worth the time and some that were not.

    Lets start with the ones that my wife and I considered the worst. At the top of the list was Austrailia. I have to say, when you advertise for a World War II film of any kind, that is what the film had better be. Not a cross of Crocodile Dundee, Quigley Down Under, Out of Africa, Open Range, Silverado and 3:10 to Yuma. The only difference is the fact that all of the westerns that I mentioned were actually excellent films.

    Tropic Thunder should have been called Tropic Blunder. I really like Robert Downey Jr. But this film totally takes the cake, and I am quite suprised that there were not some racially based lawsuits created over his character. Of course the same thing could be said about the Wayan's Brother's movie White Chicks a few years back. Nevertheless, not a film that was worth the popcorn to throw at the screen!

    My wife went to see 7 Pounds, and came back with a fairly dismal report. Needless to say after her description of the film I will probably not rent the DVD.

    As for the Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, I was told to remain curious, so I will wait for the DVD.

    Vantage Point was not the best film either. The constant repeat of the same action through a different set of eyes coming to the same conclusion, was definately different, but did not hold my attention long enough to make the film worth it. All I remember is my wife waking me up when the credits were rolling. That is pretty bad.

    The new Ailen VS. Predator film was just a waste of celluloid!

    So lets talk about some of the better films that graced the screen this year. I can truely say that I enjoyed The Kingdom. This was a very telling tale of both sides of the terrorism issues that we are facing today. For those of you who may not have seen it, this film is going to be quite a shocker. Its more than just an action flick, and it really equates itself more with Black Hawk Down.

    Wall-E was definately a nice treat for the eyes, and disney did a fine job with this film. Great for the kids and adults alike. Definately a slam on our wasteful tendancies as a society. It definately addresses our need to improve our recycling programs and improving our waste management programs.

    Contrary to a couple of previous comments about the Batman Dark Knight film, this was the best film of the Batman Genre I have yet to see. As noble as Jack Nicholson's effors were in the first Batman film many years ago, Heath Ledger's rendition of Joker was closer to the sinister character that Joker really is. Definately an intense film and one for the books for this year.

    Hancock was a great ride in the theaters this year. We definately enjoyed that film. In my opinion it was a nice twist on the Superman Tale.

    Kung Foo Panda was Jack Black's best performance I have seen in quite some time. Definately great for the kids and the kid in you.

    Apaloosa and 3:10 to Yuma were definately worth the time this year, and will probably turn out to be the typical Western Classics like Silverado, Quigley Down Under, Unforgiven, Hondo, The Magnificent Seven, True Grit, Tombstone and Wyatt Earp. Good action, good gun slinging and great scenery.

    I could go on, but I think CNN would probably edit the length of my article.

    In any event, see you in the dark!

    January 5, 2009 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sam Jackson

    Some of the best movies never even get to the critics. You have to dig to find them. Independently made jewels like "Iron City Blues" may win film festivals, but only the big studio films seem to get the attention (good OR bad).

    January 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
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  11. Zac

    Best Movie overall – Wall-e
    Best Horror – Eden Lake , Inside
    Best Comedy – Tropic Thunder
    Best Drama – Gran Torino

    Worst Movie – Vantage Point
    Most Disappointing Movie – Dark Knight (Hated it except for Ledger)

    January 2, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Asad

    What's a 'best film'?

    In my humble opinion, A film with a solid, moving, entertaining STORY. Story comes first – Story has to be the key. Story that moves you, makes you wonder, makes you think, makes you laugh, makes you cry – THEN follows the Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Music, Make up etc.

    Another criteria that I use is: Did the movie honored the Genre that it was in? Was it a comedy that made me laugh? Was it an Action Thriller that thrilled and excited me? Was it a Drama that moved me? etc

    So by the definition and criteria stated above:

    Best Film of 2008: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

    A ‘complete’ film. Story is wonderful. Direction is seamless – Brilliant. Acting is very good. Music is fabulous. Everything is VERY VERY GOOD about this film hence I will call it BEST MOVIE OF 2008. I would be very disappointed if SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE misses out on BEST FILM OSCAR AWARD. (but then again they didn't give OSCAR to SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION !)

    2008 showed us a lots of GOOD movies with some EXCEPTIONAL performances.

    1. DARK KNIGHT - Heath Ledger was phenomenal. Dark Knight was an above average film, not the best of 2008. Heath was the BEST thing about Dark Knight. Every Scene he was in was spectacular. He did an amazing job – Rest in peace Heath!

    2. THE READER – Kate Winslet is wonderful. But then Kate is never bad. She is truly gifted!

    3. CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett were very good but hands down the best performance was by Taraji P Henson (she played the character of Queenie). The direction of David Fincher was very good. I, personally, did not feel the story was some sort of off-shoot or rip off of Forrest Gump. The script was based on a short story written by F Scott Fitzgerald. And, to some, if it felt a bit ‘Forrest Gumpy’ it was only because the screenplay was written by Eric Roth who also wrote Forrest Gump.

    4. MILK – Sean Penn is excellent. Another great performance.

    5. VALKYRIE – Tom Cruise was very good ( he may jump off couches but he can still act if he is DIRECTED well). Movie was very engaging and was well done.

    6. THE WRESTLER – Mickey Rourke has done an amazing job.

    7. TROPIC THUNDER – Robert Downey Jr was excellent! (Tom Cruise’s cameo was funny too)

    2008 also saw some BAD MOVIES done by some GOOD ACTORS:

    HANCOCK & SEVEN POUNDS – Will Smith ( Both movies had good premise but the end result was inconclusive)
    INDIANA JONES – Harrison Ford (Story had no depth. It was only made because of ‘The BRAND’ )
    STEP BROTHERS – Will Ferrell & John C Reilly ( Some jokes made me laugh though).

    and finally the WORST MOVIES of 2008:

    LOVE GURU – (Total and absolute DISASTER . DREADFUL, TERRIBLE – Mike Myers is extremely OVER RATED. ).

    MAX PAYNE – (Utter failure. Mark Wahlberg was FLAT, DEAD PAN with SAME EXPRESSION – like always. Add to that Mila Kunis – Are you kidding me with leather-attire and attitude ?? – what a colossal waste !!!)

    X – FILES – ( No story, no suspense, nothing X-filey – again was made b/c of the X-Files brand. One of the best things about X-Files (the Series) was that they didn’t show Mulder and Scully in bed together. They took that away in the movie. What a SHAME!)

    BANGKOK DANGEROUS – ( Nicolas Cage should QUIT. The theater I was in – EVERY SINGLE PERSON walked out of the movie within the first 45 minutes. I was the only idiot who stayed till the end and what a waste of time it was.)

    CASINO ROYALE – (Senseless and mind boggling Action, Bad choice of villain, bad acting, no story)

    Special mention:

    THE HAPPENING – ( Everything was AWFUL in this movie – the premise was absurd, the story (or lack of it) was incoherent, there was no connection, no sympathy for the characters – There was nothing INNOCENT about Mark Wahlberg – same dead and emotionless expression. Zooey Deschanel was horrible with her goofy expression. But the worst part - that it was from M Night Shyamalan! – – the guy who did ‘Sixth Sense’ and breakable’ – two of the GREATEST MOVIES ever made .

    I think the fame, ego and money has gone to Night’s head. There is no other excuse. Night proved it with ‘Lady in the Water’ and just when he had a chance to redeem himself and prove everyone wrong – He did ‘The Happening‘

    January 2, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. jennifer

    Wait – Wasn't "No Country for Old Men" last year's winner? Even though it did s#ck.

    Looking forward to seeing some of the movies being nominated.

    Dark Night – really. He sounded like Andy Dick. If that is the case they should have nomiated Jack for his role as the Joker – much less annoying.

    Gran Tranio was great. Wall -E was great.

    January 2, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. Renee

    Best Movie: Dark Knight and Tropic Thunder
    Dark Knight only because of the late Heath Ledger's performance. He was amazing. Christian Bale as Batman was a snooze.
    Tropic Thunder was hilarious and the cast was amazing. Ben Stiller is among the best still.

    Worst Movie: You Don't Mess with the Zohan
    Absolute worst Adam Sandler movie I have ever seen, and I am a big fan of his since the early Billy Madison days.

    January 2, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. friend

    Best: Wall-E and The Dark Knight
    Worst: Hancock

    January 2, 2009 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  16. Sean

    Dark Knight. ~WOW~ It can not be beat this year. No Way.

    January 2, 2009 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  17. Kim

    Best: Let The Right One In

    Worst: Twilight

    January 2, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  18. Laine

    Best: The Dark Knight

    January 2, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  19. Virginia

    Best: Sex and the City – loved the series, loved the movie
    Worst: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull – it was good right up until the alien part. Ugh.

    January 1, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Tammy

    Though I highly agree that "The Dark Knight" was the best movie of 2008, I can not believe the harsh reviews of "The Happening". M. Night is an AMAZING writer and director. Just because his movies don't follow the same old boring direction that "The Sixth Sense" started and "Unbreakable" helped keep going (and don't get me wrong, I loved both of those).....my god, don't give up on his movies because there isn't a twist, that his movies may go in an entirely different direction then what you expected. Forget his earlier movies and watch the newer ones again, minus the expectations. You might find something you like and also, thankfully different from the rash of movie remakes that are plagueing our entertainment industry right now.

    January 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. russell

    diary of the dead, by george romero

    January 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Tanya F.

    Re: Todd Leopold's article "Your views..."

    Is it too late to comment ? I don't normally read blogs...
    Anyway, here is a brief comment:

    I liked "The Happening" (and "Lady in the Water" too). I hope
    Shyamalan will keep making movies.

    I am 36, female, a full time faculty member at a canadian university.

    January 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Timothy

    Best: 1st: Ironman, 2nd the dark knight (both awesome!)

    haven't seen much of anything else but I saw a snipit of twilight when my sister was watching it looked terrible and so does mama mia and high school musical 3. (also note that the only ones who are listing twilight on there top and batman on the bottom are girls)

    January 1, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  24. David

    Burn After Reading – Well done movie about how the CIA and how the I does not mean intelligence.

    Eagle Eye – A far reaching plot and the ending would have been better if the computer succeded.

    Iron Man – Tropic Thunder – Iron man and Tropic Thunder for Robert Downey Jr – thank god he has stayed on the wagon. Tropic Thunder – Tom Cruise's best acting ever. Give this man an Oscar!

    January 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Kate

    Either Dark Knight or Iron Man. I loved WALL-E, but I think that while its story is great and everything, animated characters will never be a substitute for human acting. Benjamin Button was sweet and sad, but not as engrossing as my top two picks. Indiana Jones sucked (aliens? really?), and Twilight was all fluff. U23D was pretty sweet.

    January 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Gary (Atlanta)

    Best: Dark Knight

    Followed closely by Iron Man

    Worst: Burn After Reading

    January 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Amanda

    Best-Iron Man (got to love a super hero movie with a flawed hero who redeems himself!), WALL-E (totally a classic, pravo! Disney/Pixar!), Marlee and Me (the ending hit too close to home but still a great movie)

    Worst- The X-files (love the tv show but this was a huge disappointment, the only good thing was seeing what happened to Mulder and Scully!), Twilight (love the books but this was a disappointment as well, much rather read the first book again then see this)

    January 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Dark Crap

    'The Dark Knight' deserves an award – most OVERRATED movie of the decade. Ledger’s performance was average, so was rest of the movie.
    Some good scenes, but overall NOTHING to deserve so much attention.
    Other Batman movies were much better, for their time.

    January 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Walter Frith

    Sounds like the people's choice awards in here because all of the top picks look like they're well known films by people who see about 5 movies per year. Batman, Batman, Batman. Geez, there were other films this year people. Ever try spending time at a movie art house? You might surprise yourself and make the world a better place at the same time while you're at it.

    January 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. August

    BEST : Slumdog Millionaire

    January 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Happy Person

    Best:The Dark Knight
    Worst:Twilight (no one could act, and it made NO sense! just for wimpy girls who think guys sparkle with fake glitter and would never eat you.)

    January 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  32. live stage actor

    Bought the DVD Dark Knight on the assumption it would be as good as Batman the Beginning. This Bail dude needs lip surgery, terrible Batman!

    The writer/director has a mentally dark side that is unacceptable in a Batman series. Batman was stripped of his identity/powers and that sucks. This would be better known as a “Joker” film Batman just happened to be in it.

    No wonder Ledger punched out. Only a demented mind like Jack Nicolson could have handled the evil creatures that are created within the soul during such a role. Ledger did not have control of his mind or career and this film took him beyond his personal ability to deal with real life. He did the part too good and it cost him.

    I loved him in the Patriot, but Broke Back Mountain was his first stroke of destruction.

    Will Smith should go back to TV sitcoms. Does he buy the lead parts?

    January 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Kevin

    Milk, Let the Right One In, Slumdog Millionaire, Gran Torino, Wall-E,

    January 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Justin Li

    Best:
    Wall-e – pixar never fails to impress me.
    Hancock – it was entertaining to say th eleast
    Miracle at st anna – i'm surprised to see that the 2 people who mentioned the movie put it on their best list. The reviews for the movie were no so good, but i liked it.

    Okay:
    Ironman – it was entertaining
    Seven Pounds – plot was jumpy, seems like the director completely relied on will smith to make it a decent movie.
    Worst:
    speed racer
    twilight – if you think this is good, you probably haven't seen many good movies like Schindler's List

    I'm glad everyone is saying slumdog millionaire is a good movie, i'm just about to watch it. And the curious case of benjamin button seems to have hit or miss fans.

    January 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jon

    I saw Dark Knight last night and did not feel it carried the same impact as the first movie. The tone stayed the same throughout and so many bad guys – scarecrow, joker, two face, and gangsters. I mean come on, haven't producers learned that the character development gets mediocre the more characters added to the mix? As sorry as I am to see Heath Ledger's passing, I just do not agree that this performance is as mythical as the hype has made it out to be. Granted it's fairly original, I compare it to a mix of Jeff Goldblume's fly performance, Johnny Depp's willie wonka, & Brad Pitt in 12 monkeys.

    January 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sandeep

    I thought the best film of the year was either WALL-E or Slumdog Millionaire...enough said about the first but the second one was just magically inspiring and the pacing was pitch perfect

    January 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Dennis L.

    My opinion for best films of the year are as follow
    1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Brad Pitt gives an amazing performance that finally deserves some recognition
    2. MILK – Sean Penn portray of Harvey Milk is simply perfect, he got my vote.
    3. Gran Torino – Clint Eastwood deserves an Oscar
    4. The Dark Knight – Best Film of 2008, needs to get accredited

    January 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Jon

    I would rather see these results displayed as a graph. This blog sucks- like we have the time to look at over 500+ comments – How stupid.

    January 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Matt Fellows

    "Dark Knight" was overly long and too self-serious and set expectations WAY too high to be met–there's some dead air in Dark Knight, but on the whole it was still a great film.

    Wall-e set expectations really high and the first hour was TREMENDOUS–some of the finest ideas EVER committed to film–and Andrew Stanton grabbed the Pixar mantle and raised the bar even HIGHER–and the second act is a very entertaining action film. Can you imagine Brad Bird and Andrew constantly try to outdo one another for the next decade or so?–Pixar will be a FORCE for some number of years!

    Iron Man was also very entertaining and fun popcorn stuff.

    Tropic Thunder was funny!!–The Tom Cruise cameo–over the top HILARIOUS.

    Hancock was a total waste. The Happening was disappointing.

    January 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  40. John Van Eman

    Best: The Dark Knight
    Worst: Baghead

    January 1, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  41. Elizabeth

    I'm not sure when this was released but it is the best movie I saw this year, The Curse of the Golden Flower.

    January 1, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  42. bri

    Best Twilight

    Worst the love guru

    January 1, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  43. Alan

    Best

    Slumdog Millionaire
    I Served The King Of England
    The Dark Knight
    WALL-E
    War Inc

    Worst

    Death Race
    Babylon A.D.
    An American Carol ( one good joke in the whole thing )

    January 1, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  44. Mark

    Best:
    The Visitor
    Milk
    Tell No One
    In Bruges
    Religulous – not really the best but an interesting commentary on an unthoughtful society.

    January 1, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  45. R. Dale McCarver

    Most overrated: Wall-E (let's show how politically correct we can by)
    Most under-appreciated: Hancock (critics have turned on Will)
    Best: Ben Buttons (...and some were born to dance)

    January 1, 2009 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  46. Angie

    Best:
    Hancock
    Cloverfield
    Marley and Me
    Batman
    Sex and City
    Ironman

    Worst:
    One Missed Call
    Strange Wilderness
    Over Her Dead Body
    The Eye
    The Ruins
    Vantage Point
    The Happening
    Indy 4
    Love Guru
    Untraceable
    the list goes on – a bad, bad year for movies!

    January 1, 2009 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  47. Marc-Anthony

    hahaha a lot of these comments are quite amusing. As the author of the article pointed out, in the end these are just opinions.
    Best of 2008
    Iron Man, Dark Knight,The Incredible Hulk
    Worst of 2008
    Burn After Reading, Hancock

    January 1, 2009 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  48. GiangNguyen

    I love "WANTED" with the actress I love,Angelina Jolie !

    January 1, 2009 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  49. scruffy

    Best Movie, Dark knight, -> Everything was excellent ....
    Worst movie...hmmm.....maybe Sex and the city...hated that...ARgg...that horse faced woman makes me cringe...every time she grins..its like stop..u are not hot....!! oh and hated love guru..mike myers needs a new Job..

    January 1, 2009 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  50. Vincent

    Best : Traitor
    Worst : Zohan

    January 1, 2009 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  51. kris

    Best- Australia, Wall-E, Twilight, Mamma Mia
    Worst-Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    January 1, 2009 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  52. sharon

    best-Wall E and Marley and me
    worst-Burn After Reading

    January 1, 2009 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  53. Michael

    The best:

    Slumdog Millionaire
    Milk

    January 1, 2009 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  54. Lynn

    Revolutionary Road-scathing & brutally honest look at how people "love" each other

    January 1, 2009 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  55. Prashant

    Best Movie: Tropic Thunder – Hilarious and I agree that Robert Downey Jr. deserves an oscar for it. It was a comeback year for him.
    Worst Movie: Transporter 3 – WOW. I don't know why Jason Statham agrees to these movies! Worst dialog ever.

    January 1, 2009 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  56. Jason

    In no particular order:

    BEST- Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler

    WORST- Indiana Jones, Burn After Reading. Benjamin (Snooze) Button, Day the Earth Stood Still, Step-Brothers

    January 1, 2009 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  57. Emma

    Best:

    Wall-E and Slumdog Millionaire

    January 1, 2009 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  58. Marsha R.

    Best:
    Ironman
    Transformers (come on guys)
    The Dark Knight
    Sex & the City

    Worst:
    The Hulk
    The Women

    I only listed the moivies I saw. Mike Myers hasn't been funny since he left SNL. Eddie Murphy maybe needs to give comedy a break he was excellent in Sream Girls. I don't see M. Night Shamaylan movies b/c he hasn't made a good one since the Sixth Sense.

    January 1, 2009 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  59. Shelley

    Best??? The Dark Knight....Heath Ledger is legendary in that movie...

    January 1, 2009 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  60. Virgil

    My Lucky 13 Films of 2008:

    1. Dark Knight (US)
    2. 100 (Philippines)
    3. Ploning (Philippines)
    4. Love of Siam (Thailand)
    5. Sparrow (Hong Kong)
    6. Mamma Mia (US/UK)
    7. Cloverfield (US)
    8. Concerto (Philippines)
    9. Melancholia (Philippines)
    10. Serbis (Philippines)
    11. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (Iceland/US)
    12. The Band's Visit (Israel)
    13. Confessional (Philippines)

    There are a lot of great films from around the world! Sadly, most of the films get to see are American ones because of their marketing muscle.

    January 1, 2009 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  61. James

    Best: (In no particular order)
    –In Bruges
    –Redbelt
    –The Dark Knight
    –Milk
    –Frost/Nixon

    Worst: (Who really cares about the order?)
    –The Love Guru
    –Babylon A.D.
    –Mummy 3
    –The Happening
    –X-FIles

    January 1, 2009 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  62. Amanda

    The best movie I saw this year was definately Twilight. The worst movie would probably be Tropic Thunder, I couldn't even finish the movie.

    January 1, 2009 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  63. Scott Merriam

    Best: Dark Knight

    Worst:
    Twilight – One of the worst movies I have ever seen

    Day the earth stood still – Wow, are you kidding?

    Benjamin Button – I rarely walk out on a movie, but this one merited it.

    January 1, 2009 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  64. phillip

    LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (best movie in years)

    January 1, 2009 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  65. Joanne

    Best Films of 2008:

    "Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (The time flew by – pun intended)
    "The Counterfeiters"
    "The Visitor"
    "Iron Man"

    Worst Films of 2008

    Tale of Despereaux (tried to be good but was boring)
    Indiana Jones

    January 1, 2009 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  66. New Earth Scott

    BEST: WALL-E

    WORST: Whatever it would be, I didn't see it. Thank Goddess for review sites like Rotten Tomatoes which give a pretty good indication of what might be worth my time.

    SPECIAL MENTION: THE CHANGELING. Painful to watch, but Clint has become a Master Director. Best Period film of the year. Angelina Jolie gave a tremendous performance, with a strong supportint cast.

    January 1, 2009 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  67. Tennis

    Best: Iron Man
    2nd: Indiana Jones – Shia the Buff! Great effects!
    3rd: Dark Knight, only for Heath. Bale was awful, mumbling and growling.

    Didn't waste time seeing the crap movies.

    January 1, 2009 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  68. Pinky

    Don't see many movies at the theatre. Patrons too rude, for my money. Anyway:
    Best: Ghost Town (but I expect to enjoy Let The Right One In and Slumdog Millionaire, when they eventually become available to me)
    Worst: Haven't been to a bad movie in ages, thank goodness.

    January 1, 2009 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  69. Aaron Wiens

    Two films stand out in the best/worst categories:

    Best – Dark Knight

    Worst – The Happening

    Honorable Mention (Best Comedy) – Pineapple Express

    January 1, 2009 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  70. barefeets

    best of 2008 – for me that is a toss-up between 'the wrestler' and 'gran torino' ... rourke and eastwood, both Oscar-worthy, though eastwood was better. i feel this is probably his best work yet, both as director and actor.

    worst of 2008 – without a doubt 'twilight' ... it's like these folks said let's take a popular teeny novel, get a bunch of pretty young people that appear to have emotional issues, put some mountains in the background and we'll be set ... millions of dollars later, these fools are still laughing at us, all the way to the bank. shame, shame.

    January 1, 2009 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  71. Fruitlaugher

    "Americans have completely forgotten how to make good movies. Watch foreign films…if you can muster up the effort to read subtitles."
    And I am sure you have encyclopedic knowledge of the many great independent and small-time American productions released over the last several years? I doubt it. I agree that Hollywood releases 99.99 percent garbage but your comment reads like the usual America bashing As you cite Wall-E as the best film. That's American. Why didn't you list a foreign film if there was one better than Wall-E? It didn't ask for the best movie made in Hollywod? Hmmm? Kook.

    January 1, 2009 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  72. Annabel

    The Dark Knight was the best movie of 2008. No question.

    January 1, 2009 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  73. Marshall

    Best:
    *Let The Right One In
    *Slumdog Millionaire
    *Grand Torino
    *Frost/Nixon

    January 1, 2009 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  74. FredBob

    Zack & Miri-hands down!

    January 1, 2009 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  75. drno

    best: Let the Right One In
    worst: iron man (15% power, give me a break)

    January 1, 2009 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  76. SB

    Best: The Dark Knight

    Worst: Tropic Thunder

    January 1, 2009 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  77. Nykki

    Oh! In Bruges!!!! One of the best movies I've EVER seen!!!

    January 1, 2009 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  78. Nykki

    Best: The Dark Knight (no contest)

    Worst: The Happening (I mean, come on!)

    January 1, 2009 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  79. RDO38

    The Dark Knight = Best Movie
    Twilight = Sadly, Worst Movie

    January 1, 2009 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  80. Jeffery McGonagill

    Best: Hard to choose, but Wall-E, Mamma Mia, Dark Knight, Iron Man are in the top tier, but it has been a good year and there are others I could suggest.

    Worst: My wife and I didn't go to watch those movies that we would classify as bad. We've been disappointed with a few, such as Day the Earth Stood Still and Babylon A.D.

    Based on previews I would say the worst were Step Brothers, Cloverfield, College Road Trip.

    January 1, 2009 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  81. Cody

    Best: Man on Wire
    Funniest: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Worst: Happy Go Lucky

    January 1, 2009 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  82. Doug

    Best Movie – Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst Movie – Indiana Jones
    Biggest Disappointment – X-Files I Want To Believe
    I Don't Understand All The Hype – Wall-E

    January 1, 2009 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  83. Courtney

    Best: Twilight
    Worse: Be Kind Rewind....well, it was very disappointing.

    January 1, 2009 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  84. Chris

    Best: 1. Wall-E
    2. Dark Knight
    3. the curious case of benjamin button
    4. slumdog millionair
    5. Iron Man
    6. Boy in the stripped pajamas
    7. Mongol
    8. Twilight
    9. The Wrestler
    10. Because Mamma Mia was so bad: High School Musical 3 because at least they could sing!!!

    Worst
    1. My Best Friend's Girl
    2. Mama Mia (The worst Musical Movie of All time!!!!!!!!)
    3. the Happening
    4. Max Payne
    5. Hancock
    6. Seven Pounds
    7. The Love Guru
    8. The Clone Wars
    9. Religulous
    10. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

    January 1, 2009 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  85. richard

    only saw 3 movies in the theater. all were good for what they were geared toward but the best of the 3 was Eagle Eye!

    January 1, 2009 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  86. NatTurner

    Best: Frost/Nixon
    Worst: tie between Sex and the City, and Marley and Me - blech!

    January 1, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  87. Jeremy

    Best: Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Batman: The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon and Doubt

    Worst: Valkyrie, Indiana Jones, Eagle Eye, The Happening (Some of the worst films I've ever seen, much less in 2008)

    January 1, 2009 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  88. Natasha

    Best: The Dark Knight (class all the way)
    Worst: The Happening (pointless, sloppy and miscast)

    January 1, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  89. Oliver

    Best: Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst: Indiana Jones

    January 1, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  90. Shaun O'Banion

    Best are:

    Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Wall-E (in no particular order).

    Worst: Spirit. Didn't see it, but I heard.

    January 1, 2009 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  91. Dave

    Best: Charlie Wilson's War
    Worst: Dark Knight

    January 1, 2009 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  92. Carol

    Best: #1 The Dark Knight and #2 WALL-E
    Worst: Australia

    January 1, 2009 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  93. Dale Williamson

    I didn't see much this year, so I can't offer best or worst opinions. However, I can say that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was my biggest disappointment. It's not that it was bad; it's just that it felt forced and unnecessary. It should have been much better. "The Dark Knight," however, showed how something old can be reshaped to transform into something new, daring, relevant, and (gasp!) entertaining. I will always love Indy, but 2008 was the year of the bat.

    January 1, 2009 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  94. Fat Tommy

    Best Picture – WALL-E

    Worst – Hancock

    Best Surprise (wanted to hate it but ended up liking it) Speed Racer

    January 1, 2009 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  95. Brian

    The Dark Knight
    -Nothing compares, even if youd like it to.

    -For all the people who say Dark Knight was over rated or one of the worst, your just a doosh trying to start controversy on a message board.

    January 1, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  96. Steve Graf

    Best that I have seen so far;
    1)The Dark Knight
    2)Iron Man
    3)Wall-E
    4)The Visitor
    5)The Fall

    Worst (Most Disappointing)
    1)Indiana Jones and TKOCS
    2)Hancock
    3)Speed Racer
    4)The Incredible Hulk
    5)Hellboy 2

    January 1, 2009 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  97. Russell Jampol

    Best: The Dark Knight

    Worst: 10,000 BC

    January 1, 2009 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  98. Kim

    best: Twilight, Dark Knight, WallE, House Bunny

    worst: love guru

    January 1, 2009 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  99. J

    I loved Wanted...James McAvoy shooting it up in a leather jacket was hot! Also enjoyed Twilight and Jumper.

    January 1, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  100. Susan

    Slumdog Millionaire - Best by far!

    January 1, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  101. Pat Smith

    Best: Doubt, The Visitor
    Worst: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    December 31, 2008 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Sean Hancock

    Best: The Dark Knight

    Worst: The Happening (is it me or is M.Night's movies actually getting worse with each successive one?)

    December 31, 2008 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Bill

    BEST: Rachel Getting Married

    WORST: The Day The Earth Stood Still

    December 31, 2008 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Sarah

    best: Twilight!

    December 31, 2008 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Lynda

    If you cannot see the brillance of the Cohen Brothers films and M. Night Shamylam (SP?) films you are not watching correctly. These men are true genious..... Look harder....... Listen deeper....... For crying out loud, nothing can touch what they create!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Betsy

    Best:
    Doubt
    Iron Man
    Gran Torino
    Last Chance Harvey
    Tropic Thunder
    The Dutches

    December 31, 2008 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  107. shawn

    Best film of 2008:
    The Dark Knight

    Runners up:
    Iron Man
    Kung-Fu Panda

    December 31, 2008 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Bobby

    Best – Grant Torino

    December 31, 2008 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Ron

    Best: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Worst: The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Nikitas

    Best in my book: Iron Man, The Dark Knight
    Can't think of worst

    December 31, 2008 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Mary Witaszek

    Top:
    IronMan
    The Dark Knight
    Wall-E

    Worst:
    Mummy 3
    Indiana Jones – I LOVE Indy but that movie was NOT indy – it was more like a bad cross between close encounters of the third kind, Star Wars, and Tarzan with Indy's name slapped on the title.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Desi

    Why so much hate for my boy Indy? It was miles better than that stupid slap-sticky The Last Crusade and just about a much fun as Temple of Doom. We cry for another installment and then when one is served we complain like a bunch of old yenta's. There were far worse movies than this.

    Twilight was way overrated. A chick flick wanting to be a cool guy flick. yawn. Tropic Thunder fell apart about a third of the way through. The Dark Knight showed us how un-fun an emo Batman can be – boring! The Clone Wars cartoon was just three episodes strung together. Oooh was that rough. And I LOVE STAR WARS!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  113. ULTxx

    Movie Of The Year: Gran Torino

    Notables:
    7 Pounds
    Benjamin Button
    Changeling
    Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Desi

    The Best Movie of the Year by far is MAN ON WIRE

    December 31, 2008 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Jay Turnquist

    The Film the 'The Dark Knight' is the Best Film of the year 2008 as it forfilled the cold dark side of the Character Batman, showing the audience two sides of the fictional character which represents the light and dark all of us have the choices we made everyday in the real world that will affect others. Another good film that has not received the respect it deserves is Hancock; Its a rated R action/comedy/sci-fi superhero having an identity crisis; everyone at some point has an identity crisis
    Worst Film: Tropical Thunder

    December 31, 2008 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  116. GSKOWAL

    BEST:

    1.DARK NIGHT
    2.BENJAMIN BUTTON
    3.BURN AFTER READING

    WORST:

    1.HAPPENING
    2.TWILIGHT
    3.INDIANA JONES

    December 31, 2008 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Timmy the wonder dog

    best movie: The Highlander

    worst Titanic- overacted epic

    December 31, 2008 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  118. H

    Brideshead Revisited.

    December 31, 2008 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  119. MaryA.

    Number one in my book is "Doult" Just watched it a day ago. The acting and story keep you glued to the screen. The ending is very true to life, your imagination is working over time. I went to Catholic school thur the 8th grade. I knew both kinds of nuns. I knew more of the kind ones than the strict ones.
    l loved Mamma Mia
    too, full of life muscial and beautiful scenery. The cast seemed to be having a ball which made it even more fun.
    The Curious Life of Benjamin Button was very different BUT too long.
    The make-up was outstanding. So 1.Doult
    2.The CuriousLif of B.B

    December 31, 2008 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Logan

    1. MILK – By far.
    2. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
    3. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
    4. THE ORPHANAGE
    5. IRON MAN

    December 31, 2008 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  121. chioma

    BEST MOVIE I HAVE SEEN SO FAR......
    THE DARK KNIGHT, by a mile.

    December 31, 2008 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  122. nancy

    best: twilight and burn after reading

    worst: house bunny and bangkok dangerous

    December 31, 2008 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Jeannie

    Best- Iron Man & Tropic Thunder

    Worst- The Happening even Wahlberg couldn't save that flick.

    I am so sick of Hollywoods Man bad Nature good, USA bad Everyone else good, Man bad Computers good attitude it is truly a bore

    December 31, 2008 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Lola

    Best: Burn After Reading. Funniest movie in years. Brad Pitt was fantastic! Tough to pick in a year of many excellent shows, but this was a standout.

    December 31, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Salsa

    Favorite: Twilight, twilight and more twilight.

    Least Favorite: Anything with Jim Carey in it.

    December 31, 2008 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Julie

    BEST: Wall-E and Marley & Me

    WORST: Haven't seen enough to say a worst

    December 31, 2008 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  127. MikeyMike

    Best–Slum Dog Millionaire
    Funniest–Tropic Thunder
    Best actor–Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
    Worst–Damn near all of the rest!!!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Anonymous

    Am I the only one who hated The Dark Knight? While I thought Heath Ledger was good – I found the rest of the movie a joke when compared to the first two.

    December 31, 2008 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Jane

    BEST: MILK

    December 31, 2008 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Hans

    Best:

    WALL-E
    I.O.U.S.A.
    Iron Man
    Rambo

    Worst:

    Leatherheads
    Red Belt
    Appaloosa
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    December 31, 2008 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Gia, Arizona

    WALL-E was the best film.

    Everything else was forgettable, and The Dark Knight was overrated!

    December 31, 2008 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Matt

    Best: The Dark Knight
    Worst: The Love Guru

    December 31, 2008 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  133. rosem

    EAGLE EYE – BEST
    WALL-E – BEST

    HEATH LEDGER – BEST

    December 31, 2008 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  134. William B.

    BEST

    WALL-E
    DARK KNIGHT
    SLUMDOG MILLONAIRE
    LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
    IRON MAN
    BURN AFTER READING
    TROPIC THUNDER
    THE WRESTLER
    ANONYMA – A WOMAN IN BERLIN
    FAUBURG 36

    WORST

    TWLIGHT
    SPEED RACER
    SEVEN POUNDS
    THE LOVE GURU
    INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

    December 31, 2008 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Steven

    Best: The Dark Knight
    Worst: Meet the Spartans

    December 31, 2008 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Kristin

    Best movie of 2008: Stepbrothers

    December 31, 2008 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Matt

    Best: Iron Man

    Worst: WALL-E and Dark Knight

    TDK was too long and overrated. Wall-E was boring just watching Wall-E's antics. The graphics went downhill after the first 5 minutes too.

    December 31, 2008 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Salam Tims

    Best: "Slumdog Millionaire"
    Worst: "Sex and the City" Vs. "Indiana Jones et whatever that was"

    December 31, 2008 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Marc

    Best: The Wrestler
    Worst: The Love Guru

    December 31, 2008 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  140. The Shadow

    Best Movie of 2008 – Dark Knight

    Worst Movie – Anything with Angelina Jolie

    December 31, 2008 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  141. BRY

    "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" (HANDS DOWN!!!!)

    December 31, 2008 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Chuck

    Everyone giving their opinions as if anyone gives a damn. Funny. But just for the record...Dark Knight was the best. :)

    December 31, 2008 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Barry

    Best: In Bruges & Happy Go Lucky

    December 31, 2008 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Mark

    Best few

    Iron Man
    Batman

    Worst
    The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  145. ron

    Best: Juno
    Worst: Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    December 31, 2008 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Joe

    Sorry that "Australia" didn't affect others, as much it did me. Did people not get it that it was a drama spoof on Old Hollywood movies? Hugh Jackman was just great – and the scenery and photography was amazing. The Japanese bombing Australia in the end was really great film-making.

    December 31, 2008 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Rich

    Two of the best:
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Attonement

    December 31, 2008 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Jonah

    "The Dark Knight" is #1

    "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" would be a close second.

    December 31, 2008 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Bo Johnson

    I Thought the best films were The Dark Knight, The Wrestler, and Wall-e. I'd probably add Gran Torino in that list, but I haven't had the chance to see it.

    The worst (that I actually watched) was Righteous Kill. It was cliche and predictable. The story was a mess as well. I also was apauled by the fourth installment on Indiana Jones.

    December 31, 2008 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  150. tina

    Wanted

    Angelina Jolie
    Morgan Freeman

    December 31, 2008 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Steve

    Zack and Miri make a PORNO!

    December 31, 2008 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Chris

    Best: Milk
    Worst: Mamma Mia (and I usually like musicals)

    December 31, 2008 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  153. evan

    Best: Could not decide between Dark Knight and Milk with Wall-E in a respectable third.

    Worst: Zach and Miri make a porno...I usually love Seth Rogan and co., but this one left me high and dry.

    December 31, 2008 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Michelle

    Best: Man on Wire

    December 31, 2008 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Kat

    was hoping to be able to list Hot Fuzz... too late. Dark Knight and Iron Man were two of my favorites. The Happening would have to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It's a tie with that and The Assassination of Jesse James as told by BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

    December 31, 2008 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  156. mazzyboi

    Top 10 (alphabetical)

    The Dark Knight
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Frost/Nixon
    Happy Go Lucky
    Milk
    Rachel Getting Married
    Snow Angels
    WALL-E
    Wendy and Lucy
    The Wrestler

    Worst: The Happening

    http://www.mazzyboi.com

    December 31, 2008 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Renee

    best: twilight, the dark knight, australia

    worst: the day the earth stood still, four holidays, nim's island

    December 31, 2008 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Curtis

    Best: Dark Knight...no question about it! The acting and writing was some of the best ive ever seen! You wont see another all-around good movie like that for a while!

    Worst: Wanted...huge waste of my time, the only good thing is you see the bare backside of Angelina Jolie for like a second....

    December 31, 2008 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  159. BK

    Best:
    Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  160. somto

    Hello Again!

    here's my list

    1. batman
    2. slumdog millionair
    3. milk
    4. the curious case of benjamin button
    5. the wrestler
    6.frost nixon
    7. doubt
    8. the reader
    9. 7 pounds

    December 31, 2008 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  161. EMAN

    Best: Wall-E
    Worst: Max Payne

    December 31, 2008 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Carlynn

    The best movie of the year Slumdog Millionaire. Gran Torino was also very good.

    December 31, 2008 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  163. rob galen

    Best: Wall-E, Iron Man, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire

    Worst: Benjamin Button, Doubt, Speed Racer, Babylon AD, Indiana Jones-OMG they raped Harrison Ford, The Happening and Righteous Kill.

    December 31, 2008 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Rachel

    Top films: Rachel Getting Married, Ghost Town, Twilight, Milk

    Worst: the Happening (Seriously.)

    December 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Andrew

    Best: MILK.

    December 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  166. The Kid

    Best Film: WALL-E

    Worst Film: Eagle Eye

    December 31, 2008 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Ben

    I saw all the movies that have been making the number one spots THe Dark Knight, Doubt, Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire, etc... but still the best film I saw all year was an indie film called "The Wackness"

    December 31, 2008 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  168. mh

    best – Dark Knight
    worst – Meet Dave & Hancock

    December 31, 2008 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Tangee

    best movie Top 5
    secret life of bees
    7 pounds
    sex and the city
    hancock
    the happening
    worse movie
    The Love Guru

    December 31, 2008 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Shanna

    Dark Knight was the best for sure. I've seen it over and over and never gets old. Worst.... I'd say Sex and the City. I just physically cannot produce enough estrogen to handle that.

    December 31, 2008 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Steve

    Best: Seven Pounds ( Best Picture Oscar, Best actor Oscar).
    Notable mention Twilight, Dark Night.
    Worst. Max Payne

    December 31, 2008 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Chris Anderson

    my favorite movie of 2008 is definately the indie TEETH

    worse movie has to be Meet the Spartans, Superhero Movie, and all those other terrible parody movies

    December 31, 2008 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Sarah

    Best: Step Brothers
    Dark Knight

    Worst: Tropic Thunder
    The Love Guru

    December 31, 2008 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Sherryn

    My list of the top 5 best movies for 2008 are:

    1.) Pineapple Express
    2.) Slum dog Millionaire
    3.) Wall-E
    4.) Mama Mia
    5.)Twilight

    Worst movies of 2008:

    Everything else...

    December 31, 2008 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Tony

    Best: Iron Man, Dark Knight, Wall-E
    Worst: Indiana Jones, Clover Filed, Mama Mia

    **Notice the only people who said Twilight was best are all girls, or wanna be girls.**

    December 31, 2008 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  176. angela

    dark night and prince caspian

    December 31, 2008 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Mary

    Best: Slumdog Millionaire, I've Loved You So Long – which was certainly the best acted.

    Worst: Burn After Reading. It was embarrassing watching talented actors trying ever so hard to be funny, and falling flat on their faces. What a waste.

    As for Ben Lyons, he's worthless, laughably bad. At least Ben Mankiewicz has a brain and some discernment.

    December 31, 2008 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Helaine

    Best:Twilight

    Worst:Day The Earth Stood Still (a monkey could have done better than Keanu Reeves)

    December 31, 2008 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Mike

    Best: Let The Right One In
    Worst: Religulous

    December 31, 2008 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Dave

    Ben Lyons would give a rave review on Pink Flamingos on the sole basis that he had his picture taken standing next to the dog poop before Divine ate it. Consequently, Ben Lyons reviewing skills leave the same after taste.

    December 31, 2008 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Jordan

    Best of the Year:
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Wrestler
    The Dark Knight
    Revolutionary Road

    Worst of the Year:
    The Love Guru
    with You Don't Mess With The Zohan a close runner-up

    Most Overrated:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Most Underrated:
    Frost/Nixon

    Most How The Hell Was That #1 At The Box Office:
    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    December 31, 2008 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  182. wisdom 62

    MILK.....Sean Penn was excellent......Hopefully the Academy voters wont bypass this great film for some "clever" film making like they did with voting for CRASH for best picture..............

    December 31, 2008 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  183. David

    1-Dark Knight
    2-Step Brothers!!! wooooo!!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Paul G

    Best: Wall-e

    Nothing else really comes close. There were some excellent films this year, from Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons to Doubt and Milk, all of which are likely Best Picture contenders. Even The Dark Knight could arguably be listed among the year's best films, but none were as effective as Wall-e. To make a love story about two robots that is, for the most part, a silent movie, and to make you become emotionally involved in that story is an extraordinary achievement. Even as animated characters, Wall-e and Eve generated more human emotion than most human actors. I hope the film receives nominations not just for Animated Picture, but for Picture, Director and Screenplay. It should walk away with the Oscar for Sound.

    December 31, 2008 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Max Eggers

    Best: Milk – overall the best in terms of acting, directing, writing, production, conception, etc. Wall-E is up there (weird how an animated film is better than almost every "real-life")

    Worst: The Happening- I just have to put this here because it is so God awful in every single way. M. Night Shamylan is proving to not know what the hell he's doing (kind of a one hit wonder) and Mark Whalberg's acting was absolutely hysterically terrifyingly bad (i.e. "So guys you want to learn about the bees!"-why was everything said as a question? or better yet why was everything he said a question?) It was the funnest experience I had at the movies this year because it was so funny to just laugh at.

    Dark Knight isn't awful but IS NOT the masterpiece everyone thinks. Why the HELL is it like 3rd on IMDB? However, Curious Case . . . is a piece of crap re-make of Forrest Gump and does not deserve the praise.

    December 31, 2008 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  186. charles

    Best Movie: Dark Knight/Marley & Me
    Worst Movie: A Rigtheous Kill/Hancock

    December 31, 2008 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Dan I

    Best: Milk
    Worst: Disaster Movie

    December 31, 2008 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Steve

    HA!HA!HA!HA!THEDARKKNIGHT!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!THEDARKKNIGHT!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!THEDARKKNIGHT!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!THEDARKKNIGHT!!!!!HA!HA!HA!HA!

    December 31, 2008 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Aaron

    Best: Sex & The City and Milk

    worst: Indiana Jones, almost unwatchable it was so bad

    December 31, 2008 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Richard

    I just saw Slumdog Millionaire. It is AMAZING!!! It isn't just a movie, it's a film. It is so nice to see a non-Hollywood movie in a culture from which we could all learn more.

    Worst movie-Seven Pounds...I mean really...can we just all cry for Will Smith and his sadness at getting older. He is a great actor but needs to take a less serious role next time. We like your drama, but without your drama.

    December 31, 2008 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Christopher

    Best:

    MILK
    Wall-E

    December 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Eric

    Best – Man on Wire, WALL-E, The Dark Knight
    Worst – The Spirit, The Happening, Harold & Kumar

    December 31, 2008 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Paul

    Best: Wall-E – great story enhanced by great movie making. Dark Knight is up there too

    Worst: Wanted – Great visual effects and stunts hiding a weak and convoluted story. Looks like a video game rather than a movie.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  194. James

    Just a comment on Dark Knight (which I would put very close to the top of the list, along with Iron Man, and at least the parts of Tropic Thunder with Tom Cruise – Tom, do that kinda stuff more often, you don't always have to be the star of the movie to be the star of the movie:

    Batman's raspy voice was actually digitally enhanced to be that raspy – that wasn't just Christian Bale. It was a choice by Chris Nolan.

    It also makes me sad to think abou Ledger (who no one can argue plays a very unique and disturbing Joker, if not brilliant to begin with) – he'll most likely get an Oscar for it, but there will always be the posthumous aspect looming over it bring the performance into question. At least he was recognized for his acting chops in Brokeback Mountain (no matter what you thought of the movie, he was amazing and held nothing back).

    December 31, 2008 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Steve

    If you want to feel about every human emotion available, go see Slumdog Millionaire. I walked out and didn't want to talk to anyone for an hour just to absorb it all. REALLY fantastic film

    December 31, 2008 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Mackenzie Keeley

    Best:
    1. Boy in the stripped pajamas
    2. Tropic Thunder

    Worst:
    1. Burn after reading- who can sit through that crap?
    2. Vicky Christina Barcelona- snore.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  197. jim

    slumdog millionaire!!!! racheal getting married

    December 31, 2008 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Michelle

    Of the ones I've seen...

    Best – Ironman, Dark Knight, Sex & the City

    Worst – Mamma Mia (how on Earth did Pierce Brosnan get that part?! I mean, the man CAN NOT sing!!!) I really loved the play but think Hollywood made a huge mistake casting big stars in this film.

    Absolute Worst – The Love Guru – really....what the HELL was Mike Myers thinking?! This movie was absolutely abysmal and insulting.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  199. lauri

    Best: I enjoyed Twilight and Sex and the City the most...give them a break...nobody was expecting Oscar noms...just fun.
    Worst: Beverly Hills Chihuahau/High School Musical 3...I have little girls that forced me to see these...ouch...very painful to watch !

    December 31, 2008 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Brian

    Vicki, Cristina, Barcelona is a classic, with asbolutely hysterical performances by Penelope Cruz and Xavier Bardem

    December 31, 2008 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Geo

    Best: The Reader, Kate Winslet is amazing!!!!

    Worst: Seven Pounds

    December 31, 2008 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Christina

    THE DARK KNIGHT

    WALL-E

    LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

    December 31, 2008 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  203. J,R

    Best Film of '08 – The Dark Knight

    Entertaining Comedy – Pineapple Express
    Zack and Miri

    Worst Film – X Files

    December 31, 2008 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Just

    Frost / Nixon

    December 31, 2008 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Timbrel

    Top Movies of 2008 are.....Drum roll please.....
    1) DARK KNIGHT – btw Christian Bale's voice was raspy because the way the suit fit around his neck. He had a hard time moving his head and doing normal everyday things....like speaking without a rasp. I needed a drool pan for this movie, Ledger brought out what the Joker is supposed to be like, which is Dark and unforgiving.
    2) Iron Man – LOVED IT!! It was witty and an unexpected hit.
    3) Funny Games – This is actually a remake. The original was in German I believe. The original and the English version were both done by the same director and was recreated like the original, shot by shot. GREAT MOVIE, if you like sadistic, yet entertaining violence.
    4) Slumdog Millionaire – What a brilliant film.

    Worst movies of 2008:
    1) Space Chimps (yes, I saw it with my child...absolutely horrible)
    2) The Day the Earth Stood Still
    3) Journey to the Center of the Earth
    3)

    December 31, 2008 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Jared

    Best: Appaloosa, WALL-E, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Worst: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Seven Pounds, The Women, Max Payne

    December 31, 2008 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Connie

    Best – The Secret Life of Bees and Mamma Mia!

    December 31, 2008 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Jason

    Best: Tropic Thunder or Ironman

    Worst: Doomsday. Believe me 1 of the worst movies ever.

    Overrated: Dark Knight. it was good a little long, and you killed off a major character in two-face in about 45 mins. He's a major character deserving a leading role in a movie. what a joke

    December 31, 2008 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Zurick

    Best: The Happening, I loved the idea of nature attacking back! I also like the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

    I am a sci-fi, horror, fantasy, type of guy. I could care less about comic related movies, dramas, idiotic comedies.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Frank Castle

    BEST MOVIE: The Punisher: War Zone. Best death scenes ever!

    December 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  211. wisdom 62

    MILK.........Sean Penn was excellent........Hopefully the Academy voters wont bypass this film again for some other crap like they did with voting CRASH for best picture........

    December 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Matt The Bat

    The Dark Knight. Hands down. Checking it out on Blu-ray right now.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  213. MIA'S GRANNY

    Best – Mamma Mia

    December 31, 2008 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Rick

    Best – Iron Man – The acting, editing, etc. were all very good. The movie flowed really well and kept you engrossed.

    Worst – Dark Knight – Terribly overhyped due to Ledger's death. The editing was aweful. It seemed like important pieces of the storyline were missing which made the story very confusing at times. I kept looking at my watch wondering when the movie would end.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Joseph

    I see several movies a week in both the art house circuit and main stream theatres and I feel that the following films are enduring works of art:
    MILK
    DOUBT
    SEVEN PONDS
    BENJAMIN BUTTON

    The only movie I got up and left midway through was the awful
    MAX PAYNE

    December 31, 2008 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Danielle

    Best: Milk and The Dark Knight.

    Worst: Saw V. Just stop making Saw movies. They really should have stopped after the first one. I loved it...then they made 4 more and turned it into a complete joke. Fail.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Joey

    Best: Let the Right One In

    Worst: Day the Earth Stood Still

    December 31, 2008 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  218. ANDY

    FOREIGN= MONGOL
    USA BURN AFTER READING

    December 31, 2008 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  219. tony

    Since no one else mentioned it i must assume that i and my family were the only ones to see AUGUST RUSH and it did what movie should do made me feel Good
    So the best AUGUST RUSH
    The absolute worst Indiana Jones

    December 31, 2008 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Steve

    From the movies I've seen so far, the best are Slumdog Millionaire and The Changeling. The worst is Milk.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  221. cheryl

    Worst:
    Valkyrie

    December 31, 2008 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  222. VPk

    The Top Movies of 2008:

    1. Dark Knight
    2. Body of Lies
    3. Changeling
    4. Iron Man
    5. Valkyrie
    6. Stardust
    7. Cloverfield
    8. Wall-E
    9. Madagascar 2
    10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    11. Doomsday
    12. Gran Torino

    December 31, 2008 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Valerie

    I think Australia was superb.
    The worst movie ever: Fred Claus

    December 31, 2008 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  224. charles lane

    Best Movie: The Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  225. cathy

    Best: IronMan, Sex in the City & Dark Knight

    Worst: The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Sheshoe

    Best:
    Indiana Jones – Harrision was still Indiana after all these years
    Dark Knight – love the twist at the end – is Batman good or bad?

    Worst:
    The Happening – it just wasn't

    December 31, 2008 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  227. trevor

    dark knight. no question. how is there any other choice? unless u count the curious case of benjamin button.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Shannon

    Slumdog Millionaire-best of 2008 and the best film I've seen in years!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Deb

    Best: Wall-E

    Worst: The Dark Knight (maybe because I hadn't seen the previous movie and so was expecting something a little less dark)

    December 31, 2008 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  230. TESAP;SAVANNAH, GA

    OH NO :( FORGOT IRONMAN...GREAT COMEBACK MOVIE FOR ROBERT DOWNEY JR.........

    SORRY.........

    HEY PEOPLE I LIKED THE HAPPENING AND THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL!!!! GREAT MESSAGES.......

    December 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  231. jake

    The Best: The Incredible Hulk – I had a blast watching him just desimate everything! Good Fun

    The Worst: The Mummy 3 – Just didn't have the substance of the first two. Felt really rushed.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  232. TESAP;SAVANNAH, GA

    BEST: TIE..DARK KNIGHT/SEVEN POUNDS

    HONORABLE MENTION: SAW V

    WORST: TROPIC THUNDER....... WHAT WAS THAT

    BRING ON 09.......... BRING ON TRANSFORMERS; UNDERWORLD, STAR TREK AND WOLVERINE... YEAH BABY!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  233. T.H.

    The Dark Knight & The Family That Preys

    December 31, 2008 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Sandy in LRA

    Best: Slumdog Millionaire – I knew half-way in, this would be a favefor me.
    Worst: Tropic Thunder – I tried. I really tried to watch this movie, but half-way in I just couldn't stand to see or listen to Tom Cruise or his disgusting character any more.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Robert Clifton

    Best movie of the year by far was "Transformers". Basically ,anything with Megan Fox should be at the top of the list.

    Worst Movie of the year has to be "Max Payne". Mark Wahlberg is a horrible actor! Why doesn't anybody else see this?

    December 31, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Sally

    Best – Dark Knight
    shocking – for me – second place to Tropic Thunder

    December 31, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Christian Zafiroglu

    Best: Milk, Wall-E, The Dark Knight (Top Three)

    Overlooked Gem: Ghost Town

    Worst: I avoid such films at my own pleasure.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  238. zide

    BEST- cape #7

    WORST-max payne

    December 31, 2008 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Katie

    BEST: *The Dark Knight* and Marley and Me
    WORST: that stupid 007 Quatuam of Solice movie, esp. the beginning, what kind of start was that, long and annoying! I will never see a 007 movie w/ that "bond actor" and the director of those movies, he killed it! Had no plot and had no like action scenes, with these times and esp. look how the Dark Knight came out, there was no reason for it to look so crappy as it did!

    December 31, 2008 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Patrick

    Mamma Mia was by the far the best movie for 2008. Why? In these hard times where the financial markets are crashing, jobs are being eliminated we needed something to make us feel good. And Mamma Mia did just that. It's a light-hearted happy feel good movie that just made you forget about your troubles and have fun!

    December 31, 2008 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Sandy

    Best: The one and only The Dark Night!

    Worst: Mamma Mia

    December 31, 2008 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Jeffrey Prescott

    Best:
    Milk!

    Milk was so powerful, moving and devastating. The film has all the elements of great moving making but also creates a powerful picture of one man's struggle to make a difference. This film is unforgettable and the most important film of the year.

    Worst:
    Twilight

    Not only is the movie boring and overlong but so is the book. Forget about this ridiculous series of "novels" and read something worth your time and money.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  243. adam

    BEST: synecdoche new york
    WORST: everything else

    December 31, 2008 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Stacy

    Best Movies (that I can remember of 08)

    THE READER*
    VALKYRIE
    THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL
    IRON MAN
    THE INCREDIBLE HULK

    (As for a comedy) DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN

    Worst Movies WOW there a lot of them. Unfortunately we are living in a society were today's writers and film makers, are not the same as the good old days of movie making.

    Worst Movies

    RACHEL GETTING MARRIED -AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!!! JUST CRAP. THE WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE!
    LOVE GURU
    10,000 BC
    AUSTRALIA -BORING BORING
    (That's all I can remember thank god)

    December 31, 2008 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Candy

    Best: The Dark Knight,Worst: Twilight

    December 31, 2008 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  246. jon

    Milk! Sean Penn was great... and it's about time, the story came to film

    December 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Marcus

    Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Gabe

    There were a lot of great movies this year for one reason or another. But as a movie fan I go to the movies to be wowed, whisked away to a smarter, more exciting world. This year Chris Nolan and Team managed to bring us all to a place not not dissimilar than teh world we know, AND inject fantasy into while keeping the theme relevent to our surroundings. The Dark Knight encapsulated everything a movie fan wants; action, suspense, drama, shock, and terrific non-CGI based stunts. Of course we all gush over heath Ledgers Joker, and rightfully so, but the ensemble was superbly directed.

    I agree with a nothe rposter that I can't say I'd spend money on teh worst movies, but unfortunately for me I saw Vin Diesel's apocolyptic movie, Babylon A.D. and wanted to ask Vin personally for my money back.

    Some other great or underrated movies from this year that I saw:
    Iron Man
    In Bruges
    The Band's Visit
    Tropic Thunder
    Red Belt
    Son of Rambow
    The Grand
    Zack & Miri

    And Some dissppointing ones:
    Indiana Jones and the I Shouldn't Have Made This Movie
    Be Kind Rewind
    Semi-Pro
    Benjamin Button (rip-off of Forrest Gump and Big Fish)
    Quantum of Solace
    Leatherheads

    December 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Joe

    Haven't yet seen everything I'd like to see, but the best I've seen in 2008 is A CHRISTMAS TALE; the worst, I guess, is THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, though even that was pretty to look at.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Rene

    BEST: The Dark Knight, Ironman

    BEST HORROR MOVIE: Quarantine (sorry, I've seen thousands of horror movies, and none of them scared me – THIS one was FREAKY AND UNCOMFORTABLE! You people who can't stomach a little shaky camera movement need to grown some kahonies)

    WORST: Indiana Jones, The Happening, Tropic Thunder (LOATHE Ben Stiller, and the movie just wasn't funny – except the director being blown up by a land mine)

    December 31, 2008 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Ms. Codpiece

    this list is lacking to say the least.
    Speed Racer was simply aweful and you needed shroons to enjoy it.
    kingdom of the crystal skull was not great but it was not terrible either.
    Iron man and dark knight were hits and rightly so. Strong characters and story drove these movies. they belong on the list.
    let the right one in was OK but not a top 10 film and stop comparing it to Twighlight. they are not the same movie or story.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Stephen Steele

    Hollywood has not created a good in many years. Read a book.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Cheryl

    Best Movie: I am pretty sure I have not seen it yet, but Ironman, The Dark Knight and Sex and the City are up on top

    Worst Movie: The Happening...hand down!

    December 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Lola

    The Worst was the easiest for me to name. By far the worst movie I saw this year was "The Love Guru", and following a close second was" The House Bunny."

    The Best movie...well, I don't think I've seen it yet. I liked "Burn WIthout Reading" and "Tropic Thunder" but none I've seen so far are worthy of any major movie awards.

    Sorry, but I have to call them like I see them.

    Lola.....

    December 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Billb

    Best: Speed Racer. Because I was the only one in the theater.

    Worst: X-Files. Some TV episodes were better.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Frank

    Best: WALL-E followed closely by Dark Knight

    Honorable Mention: Iron man

    Worst: Day the Earth Stood Still – I had high hopes for this film because the original is so good, but this just sucked out loud.

    i also have to agree with Samlam about Twilight… "a film for wannabe goth girls looking for sappy romance and no substance."

    December 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  257. john

    BEST: cape no. 7

    WORST: INDIANA JONES VS. E.T.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Jackie Tulli

    My favorite films of 2008 were Mama Mia & Australia. Mama Mia for the music & light heartedness of the film. Austalia for the story, scenery, & the relationship between the two main characters. However, the little aboriginal boy stole the show, & my heart.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  259. marko buenrostro

    best of 2008: Dark Knight – we all know why !!!! heath made the movies !!!!!!!

    worst: Tropic Thunder – i walked out of the movie

    December 31, 2008 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Sarah Palin

    Best : Dark Knight

    Worst: AUSTRAILA, OMG SO LONNNGG...

    December 31, 2008 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Markus

    Best Over All
    Dark Knight
    Best Comedy
    Pineapple Express
    Biggest Suprise
    Wanted
    Biggest Disappointment
    X-Files 2
    Worst Overall
    You dont mess with a Zohan
    Good Movies Of the Year
    Tropic Thunder, Incredicle Hulk, Zack and Miri, Quantum of Solace and The Spirit

    December 31, 2008 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Jenn

    Young & Tight Volume 13

    December 31, 2008 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  263. CG

    Best: The Dark Knight
    Worst: Leatherheads, but mostly because I was so disappointed that George Clooney and John Krasinski were involved in something less than good. I nearly cried.

    December 31, 2008 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  264. ito

    Best: Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Carolyn

    Best: Wall-E

    Worst: Quantum of Solace. I'll never go to another Bond film by this director. Jerking the camera around during high-action scenes makes it really hard to follow the action. Plus, there were no classic Bond quips. Was ALL the dialogue left on the cutting room floor?

    December 31, 2008 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Re

    Best- Dark Knight
    Worse- The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  267. deedee

    BESTS:
    FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
    IRON MAN
    THE DARK KNIGHT
    TROPIC THUNDER
    SEX & THE CITY
    WALL-E

    December 31, 2008 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Jackie

    Best: Tie between The Dark Knight and Milk

    Worst: Australia (come on, Baz!), Indiana Jones

    December 31, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  269. katie

    My favorite was Rachel Getting Married....... My least favorite was Maid of Honor (sorry McDreamy)

    December 31, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Crystal

    Best: Twilight
    Worst: The Stranger! YUK!

    December 31, 2008 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Bailey

    Not usually a theatre-going person, but I've seen 7 this year, four of which stand out the most:

    The Dark Knight – For pure entertainment and Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker

    WALL-E – For its subtlety and amazing story.

    Doubt – For its complexity.

    Milk – For its humanness and message. Saw it three times and cried every single time.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  272. roger

    I know I am in the minority, but the WORST movie of the year was "The Dark Knight". Talk about overrated! Heath Ledger, God Bless Him, did a fine job but it wasn't his best work and he was a bit of a 'one-note Johnny' with not much dimension. I prefer Jack Nicholson's Joker to his.
    And the film itself...DULL. Nothing but bang, bang, bang and NO story or character development with hack-job directing. A poor film that is only beloved because Ledger passed away. There: I have said what I am sure many people are truly thinking.
    The best movie of the year: MILK.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Naren Mehta

    Best Film of 2008: Slum Dog Millionaire
    Worst Film: The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Ron N. (Dallas)

    Best: Slumdog Millionaire

    Other Worthy Nominees: The Dark Knight
    Wall E

    Too many movies still on my list that I haven't yet seen.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Melvin

    The Best: My personal fave was "The Dark Knight" nothing else was actually genre breaking like this film was! I also love the Happening and Iron Man , 21 and Traitor , The Incredible Hulk they nailed the old tv show tone.

    The Worst : Max Payne, The Love Guru , Dont mess with Zohan was crap! So was Hancock!

    December 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Chris

    1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. Wall-E

    Period.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  277. fromzenon

    Twilight!

    December 31, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Ashley

    Best movies of 08 to me: Dark Knight and Sex & the City (I haven't seen Seven Pounds yet but was told it was great)

    Worst movie: Hancock. Love Guru was terrible too but I watched it while I was drunk so I still laughed at it...especially the BLOWME part! LOL

    December 31, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Suzy

    Best: 7 Pounds or The Dark Knight

    Worst: House Bunny, The Happening, Tropic Thunder, Indiana Jones,

    December 31, 2008 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Nahush

    Best is Slumdog Millionaire and Wall-E

    December 31, 2008 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Hans Olbrecht

    Best: Quantum of Sloace
    Worst:Twilight

    December 31, 2008 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  282. elder darius

    In my opinion, the best film of this year (2OO8) was WALL-E. It had everything. Silent film, Romance, Comedy, Action, great music, and a lovely messages.

    i haven't seen many films this year, so i can't really pick the worst one.

    My runner ups were in this order:

    2. The Dark Knight (Heath Ledger, not because he's dead, was great. It too had romance, action, and a good message.)

    3. Appaloosa (i love westerns, and Ed Harris did a great job of filming it.)

    December 31, 2008 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Doug

    Best: Wall-E
    Worst: Righteous Kill

    Still haven't seen:
    Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Doubt
    Milk
    Frost/Nixon

    December 31, 2008 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  284. kevin

    Best:

    Let the Right One In

    The Wrestler

    Milk

    Worst:

    Quantum of Solace

    December 31, 2008 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Mark Janec

    Best: 7Pounds
    Worst: Australia

    December 31, 2008 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Kristin

    BEST:

    Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Gran Turino
    Revolutionary Road
    Burn After Reading

    WORST:
    The Mummy 3
    Indiana Jones
    Wall E, I know I'm the minority here, but I really did not like this movie at all!

    December 31, 2008 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  287. PDIDDY

    Okay revision. No Country For Old Men is the best movie. Llewellyn Moss was the man.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Patrick

    Best: Dark Knight..nothing closer to it. Heath, you will be missed.
    Worst: Tie between Indy 5 and Hancock.

    I mean seriously what was Will and Harrison thinking. They made not just two of the worst films of the year, but seriously two of the worst movies of ALL TIME!

    December 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  289. WB

    There Will Be Blood!!!

    On another note, The Dark Knight was so overrated.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Girl

    It definitely had to be "The Dark Knight"

    December 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Greg (Newport, WA)

    Best of 2008
    Doomsday – Why is everybody ignoring this great movie?
    Ironman
    Tropic Thunder

    Worst of 2008
    Hancock
    10,000 BC

    December 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Claude

    I thought the Dark Knight was good, but not the best movie of the year. The portrayal of the Joker as a terrorist was a real stretch from the traditional villain portrayals and the comics themselves. I'm sure the writers though "well, we're making this more relevant". But, personally I don't want to go to the theater and be thrust right back into reality. Other than that, it was well acted and there were more twists and turns than I expected.

    Best- Wall-E, Slumdog Millionaire

    Worst- Hancock, Twilight, Role Models

    December 31, 2008 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  293. nate

    My best moives for year 2008 were
    Slumdog Millionaire and MILK
    Worst was Hancock

    December 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Carol

    Best

    1. Iron Man
    2. Tropic Thunder
    3. Jumper
    4. The Business of Being Born – a must see for people who want to have a baby whether your a man or woman.

    Worst – I didn't hate these movies but don't want to see them again and thought they were overrated.

    1. Fools Gold – it sucked big time
    2. The Dark Knight- overrated and looked like it was filmed in a dark garage. The movie took itself too seriously. It's a Batman movie!
    3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button- Boring! The movie was long and not much happened except Brad Pitt aged backwards which wasn't as good as I thought it would be.
    4. Indiana Jones 4- It didn't have the playful wit of the 3 previous movies

    December 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  295. chuck reeder

    doubt and frost/nixon--– two great acting performances by meryl streep and frank langella- and philip seymour hoffman is always very good.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  296. KIM

    No doubt the best movie was "Dark Knight". Heath Ledger was astounding. The whole movie left me breathless.
    "Iron Man" comes in second.
    The worst and most disappointing – "The Hulk". They just cant seem to redeem it. – Sigh-

    December 31, 2008 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Jay

    SlumDog = Best Romantic Movie [and my person fav of the year]
    Frost Nixon = Best snooty movie
    The Reader = Best awkward movie [in a good way]
    Doubt = Best expected movie and cast, a hit or miss end with people
    Milk = Best historical adaptation
    The Dark Knight = Best Action Movie in Years

    December 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Ab

    Best – slumdog millionaire

    December 31, 2008 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Ab

    Best- Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst- Yuma

    December 31, 2008 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  300. karyn

    Best:
    Prince Casipain and of course Dark Night.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Tomm888

    Best: The Curous Case of Bejamin Button
    Worst: 7 Pounds

    December 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Rose

    Two bests: Choke, In Bruges

    Worst: You Don't Mess with the Zohan

    December 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Gary

    Best: The Dark Knight, Appalossa

    Worse: Wall-E

    December 31, 2008 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Karen Collins......Missouri

    best.. Hancock, Wall-e (And I just saw this one and I liked it very much)Twilight. So there are my best.

    As for the worst if I don't like the trailer I don't go to the movies and waste money

    December 31, 2008 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Dave

    Best: Iron Man & Dark Night

    Worst SAW V, and I'm a huge SAW fan! Let it go guys, it's DONE!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Chris

    and to add to Best...."Clone Wars" my kids and I loved it.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  307. JP Fan

    Worse:

    1. Twilight
    2. Twilight
    3. Twilight

    Nothing comes close except maybe

    4. Marly and Me.

    Best:

    1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. Let the Right Onw In (if you liked Twilight, do not go see this because you will not understand it).
    3. Milk
    4. Happy Go Lucky
    5. Wall-e

    Most disappointing:

    1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Best Performances:

    1. Heath Ledger in Batman
    2. Kate Winslett in the Reader
    3. Sean Penn in Milk
    4. Kate Winslett in Revolutionary Road
    5. Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road

    Worse Perfomances:

    1. ANYONE AND EVERYONE IN Twilight
    2. Al Pacino in 88
    3. Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino

    Most overrate Film:

    1. Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    December 31, 2008 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Chris

    Rethought the Worst: "X-Files-I Want To Believe"

    Scully and Mulder should've stayed in retirement....

    December 31, 2008 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  309. d.w.

    The Best film I saw this year was:

    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" – AWESOME

    best action film:

    "The Dark Knight" – Heath Ledger really was brilliant and amazing.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  310. marianne

    BEST: Sex and The City

    WORST: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (how could that be so not funny)
    The Love Guru (terrible, but not as bad as the reviews)
    Hancock –2nd hour with Charlize Theron. First hour was good!
    Although not horrible, I was dissapointed with Quantum of Solace, all because Casino Royale was an absolutely oustanding film

    December 31, 2008 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Nic Small

    Best – Dark Knight (not even a question)
    1st Runner Up – Pineapple Express (pure hilarity)
    2nd Runner Up – Cloverfield (so intense and immersing)
    3rd Runner Up – Wanted (what a fun ride this was)

    Worst – Twilight (yawn) tied with The Spirit (seriously? was this a real movie or was I just fast asleep at a movie theater having a crazy dream?)
    1st Runner Up – 10,000 BC (nice look, but so lame)
    2nd Runner Up – Bangkok Dangerous (uninspired and so forgettable)

    *Worst of all time – it's still Lady in the Water, though I haven't yet seen The Happening.*

    Biggest Disappointment: The Incredible Hulk (Preferred the look of Ang Lee's CG Hulk though this movie tied with Ang for poor story line)

    Most Pleasantly Surprised: Speed Racer (a lot more fun than I expected based on reviews)

    December 31, 2008 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Jason

    Best: Inside
    Worst: Cloverfield

    December 31, 2008 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Chris

    Best : Indiana Jones , Quantum of Solace, Benjamin Button

    Worst: Didn't Bother

    December 31, 2008 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  314. John Scott

    Wall-e and Milk are at the top of my list

    December 31, 2008 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  315. David

    Best: Dark Knight, Wall-E

    Worst: The Happening, Funny Games

    December 31, 2008 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Steve

    The Dark Knight
    The Wrestler
    Ironman
    Valkyrie

    December 31, 2008 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  317. roger siskel

    Please don't confuse a great performance with a great movie. Heath Ledger was as good as it gets. The Dark Knight was just better than average superhero fare.

    Best: Wall-E
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Tropic Thunder

    Worst: Sex and the City.
    If you found any aspect of this movie enjoyable, you have neither brain nor soul. Who is your favorite musical artist? Hannah Montana?

    Love Guru was almost as bad

    December 31, 2008 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Jeff

    Best: The Dark Knight-still having nightmares over the joker
    Marley and Me

    Worst: I don't go to worst movies.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  319. mileshigh

    My Top Ten Films of 2008
    1. "Slumdog Millionaire"
    2. "WALL-E"
    3. "The Dark Knight"
    4. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons"
    5. "Frost/Nixon"
    6. "Revolutionary Road"
    7. "Doubt"
    8. "I.O.U.S.A."
    9. "The Visitor"
    10. "U2-3D: The I-MAX Experience"

    Most overrated: (tie) "Milk" and "Tropic Thunder"

    Worst: "The Happening," "Vantage Point," and "Seven Pounds"

    December 31, 2008 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Jimmy

    Best; The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Worst; Tropic Thunder

    December 31, 2008 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Ron3853

    Best: Slumdog Millioniare
    2nd Best: Milk

    December 31, 2008 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  322. aaron

    It amazes me how many people say they were disappointed in the Dark Knight. I've never been a comic book fan and I don't really get into the idea of superheroes, but this movie was spectacular. It was such a complicated story and it went much further into the character's psyche than most superhero movies go. I loved Ledger's performance, but I think the real star of this film is Nolan. He co-wrote an amazing script and captured it perfectly on film. The movie was intense because of the situations that Nolan put the characters in. Ledger's performance helped, but performances can't save a movie if the story is terrible. My hats off to Christopher Nolan.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Ross Foyee

    Best movies of 2008 are two that I saw in the last month. #1 Benjamin Button, #2 The Day the Earth Stood Still...very provacative and right on the nose with its plot!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Mary

    Best: Tropic Thunder because, Wow!

    Worst: Benjamin Button! Chris, I so agree with your BB take. It was just awful!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Julee

    BEST: Religulous and The Dark Knight (for Heath Ledger's performance – I totally forgot that it was him)! HATED the voice Christian Bale used when he was Batman, but I still love him as an actor.

    WORST: High Scholl Musical (ALL OF THEM – WHAT A WASTE OF TIME) & Valkyrie – which would have been cool w/o Tom Cruise, when will he go away?

    December 31, 2008 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  326. cas

    Twilight and the sisterhood of the traveling pants 2 were my favs.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Dane

    Best: Iron Man.
    Worst (and most overhyped): The Dark Knight.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Monica

    Twilight!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Kirbir

    Best:

    -Wanted
    -The Dark Knight

    Worst:

    -Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull {aka Lost Script}
    -I've heard terrible things about Valkyrie

    December 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  330. rja

    Someone asked what there was to like in No Country for Old Men. Plenty, I think. The subject alone - looking back in maturity at one's life's work and seeing that it has had little or no positive effect - makes the movie valuable.The scene that made me read the book included Tommy Lee Jones' relating the good sheriff's dream of his father riding by on horseback in the darkness. That image by itself - father preparing a place for his grown son, carrying light in a horn, light that is little more than banked glowing embers in the vast cold dark - delivered with fragile lyricality by Jones - taught me something about dignity at career's end. I think the movie instructs us how not to become The Joker in the face of awful darkness.Tess Harpur's Loretta Bell offering relentless and forgiving love in the face of evil helped make that dignity possible.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  331. PDIDDY

    Best flick – Tropic Thunder: Robert Downey, Jr. was Oscar worthy and not offensive at all.

    Worst flick – Bolt – The newcomer Mark Walton as the Hamster was hilarious but the explosion scenes near the beginning scared my 3 year old. John Travolta you need to tighten up your script selection.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Misty

    Best:
    Changling
    Wall-E

    Worst:
    Twilight – the books were fantastic, but the movie was seriously poorly done and a huge disappointment. The only really good character was James and he's dead so it makes me wonder what movie #2 will be like...

    Fun:
    Hancock – the ending was surprising and it was fun to watch. Something different.
    Wanted

    Notable Mention:
    Juno – it came out after Christmas 2007 so it deserves mention here.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Matt Welsh

    Worst: Seven Pounds

    The makers of this movie deliberately mislead people as to the nature of the film by using deceptive marketing. The movie is not what you think it is about. It is dark, depressing and deceptive.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  334. vhamp

    Year's Best: The Dark Knight
    Turkey: Don't Mess With The Zohan

    December 31, 2008 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Scottsdale Drew

    THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
    Direction: 5/5
    Plot: 5/5
    Cast: 5/5
    Cinematography: 4/5
    Screenplay: 5/5
    Soundtrack: 5/5
    Viability: 5/5
    Pride Of Ownership: 5/5
    Recommendability: 5/5
    Entertainment Value: 5/5

    This is filmmaking at its very finest. I've taken a couple of days after watching this movie back on Friday night, and I'm still shaking from the experience. The Dark Knight is one absolute f***ing knock-down-piss-in-your-pants-and-then-sit-in-your-own-urine-until-the-credits-are-done-rolling-and-you-see-the-MPAA-logo-at-the-end hell of a movie. If you haven't seen it yet, and it's Sunday night already, you've missed out on the mania.

    For months and months leading up to last Friday, The Dark Knight had almost a total consensus of being one of the best films of the year. All the variables seemed to be working in its favor. The cast, the direction, the sharp writing, the entertainment value, the franchise, the darkness, and the sheer spectacle of it. The consensus was right. And I say that as objectively as I can.

    The Dark Knight has tied for the highest rating I've ever given on the Drewbric. I consider it now to be one of my all time favorite movies regardless of genre. I take so many things into consideration when I rate a movie. More than the ten categories that you normally see. I try to take into effect the total package...and that includes the marketing of the film, a select few other's opinions, and general pre-release buzz. This movie completely beats the ever-loving s*** out of all of those things and hammers its point home with a gravitational force only found in a shuttle blasting away from Earth at 14,000 miles per hour.

    And since it is such a great movie, it by default sets a type of gold standard for all other movies of both in out of its genre. The Dark Knight defies convention, criticism, and it defies cliche. This film does exactly what a great movie is supposed to do. And that is to make you escape into the world that it has created. It makes you glad that creativity in this field of art isn't dead, but rather alive and thriving with a pulsating heartbeat. The Dark Knight does all of this with only what I can call 'stellar accuracy'. Total Score: 49 out of 50.

    NOTE: This was originally posted @ TrueFact (http://www.truefactdrew.blogspot.com) on July 20th, 2008.

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    December 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  336. Funny!

    Movies are my favorite past-time. Most are pretty good even when they're bad.

    Best: Tropic Thunder
    Worst: 88 Minutes

    They are replaying No Country for Old Men on cable right now and that movie still amazes me. It's so beautiful that it almost makes my cry.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Ian

    my top ten (and i have seen EVERYTHING!!!):

    1) Wall-E
    2) Milk
    3) The Wrestler
    4) Slumdog Millionaire
    5) Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    6) Revolutionary Road
    7) Doubt
    8) Dark Knight
    9) Frost/Nixon
    10) Iron Man

    December 31, 2008 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Ann Pack

    Two favorites:
    Marley & Me
    Mama Mia

    December 31, 2008 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Nethy

    Best: "Milk," followed by "The Dark Knight"
    Worst: "The Bucket List"

    December 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Will

    Best: Mamma Mia

    Worst: Mess with the Zohan

    December 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Funny!

    Hey Chase! It's hilarious that you call us fat and lazy but you are (I'm sure) sitting on your ass reading articles/comments about movies. I'm never failed to be astonished at people's unmitigated gall!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  342. antonio

    -JCVD- A must See-great film-
    -In the city of Sylvia
    -Milk
    -Doubt
    -Dark Knight
    -Wall E

    -Worst Movie-The day the earth stood still

    Best Actor: Sean Penn or JCVD-my picks

    December 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Tyler

    Best: Burn After Reading (this movie is genius, you just have to get this kind of comedy that the Coen brothers are brilliant at.)

    Worst: Tropic Thunder, Indiana Jones and Hancock (out of the ones that I actually saw)
    i'm sure the Hulk, Iron man and the Love Guru were really terrible, but i was smart enough not to see them.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  344. April

    For the best I'd Say Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, The Wrestler, Wall-E.

    Good, solid entertainment, but not the best, would be The Wackness, Kung Fu Panda, Appaloosa, Wanted, Iron Man.

    Worst! The Hottie and The Nottie! Why isn't anyone listing this one here? And In The Name Of The King, that movie about killer plants, Speed Racer, The Love Guru, 10,000 B.C., and let's not forget that sparkling vampire movie.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  345. Barry

    The Dark Knight was gripping, to say the least!

    One movie critic put it well, when he said that it felt like The Joker (Heath Ledger) was sitting next to you, haunting you, throughout the entire movie.

    Even when he wasn't on the screen, he was an imposing and ominous figure throughout.

    Heath Ledger certainly was a talented person. How sad it is to lose him.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  346. walt

    Best: Rachel Getting Married

    Worst: Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Mathew

    Best – hands down WALL-E is my favorite, followed closely by The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

    Worst – Funny Games. anything but funny, anything but good.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Paul

    Best: The Dark Knight and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    December 31, 2008 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Kristin D in BFLO NY!

    The Dark Knight!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Steve

    Most of the movies this year were mediocre.

    Best documentary: STEEP
    Most overrated: Dark Knight

    I did enjoy Marley and Me and the new Bond film.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Ede

    I just saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and I was shocked at how long and uneventful this movie was. A three hour character study of a wierd fictional character. First, it was a stupid story line with very little action and somewhat depressing. The study of death was totally lost. If Brad hadn't taken off his shirt and flashed those beautiful eyes, I would have left.
    The Dark Knight was just that, dark.
    I'll just have to watch reruns of the X-Men series!!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  352. Amber

    Best: Dark Knight, just all around amazing film. Iron Man, Wanted, and of course Wall-E.

    Worst: Unfortunately there are a few.....The Day the Earth Stood Still. Note to studios. If you're going to remake a film you should try and make it as good if not better than the original. Indiana Jones, Harrison what happened? The Happening, Hancock....so disapointing!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  353. sims

    BEST: DARK KNIGHT

    December 31, 2008 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  354. William

    The Best Movies Of 2008 were:

    Wanted
    The Dark Knight
    Twilight
    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

    The Worst Movies Of 2008 were:

    Jumper
    The Forbidden Kingdom

    December 31, 2008 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  355. Rob

    WALL-E-The first half of the movie was as close to perfect as a movie can get. The second half is not as good but overall easily the best movie I have seen this year.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Tommy

    Best Film – Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst Film – Mamma Mia
    Most Overrated – Dark Knight....way too long and rambling, the end was like a steroid-hyped video game.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Chris

    Chase,

    If you hate movies so much, why are you even on this blog??? You blast everyone for wasting their time watching them, but you are wasting your time bashing those who do? Seems like you are wasting your life to me.....

    Dark Knight – for Heath Ledger
    Iron Man – Unexpected Surprise

    Biggest Letdowns – Wanted & Indiana Jones

    December 31, 2008 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Annie

    Best – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst – Indiana Jones

    Hollywood must stop being greedy. Three is a charm not Four!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  359. edge

    Best – Dark Knight, Ironman and Sex in the City

    Worst – Tropic Thunder (how in this day in age can we still confuse crudeness with comedy), Burn After Reading (too much hype and not enough delivery) and The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Kel

    Best: Don't have one. Nothing was great to me this year.

    Dark Knight= totally over rated.
    I was so tired of listening to Christian Bale's "Batman voice." Agree with Matt that Ledger did a fantastic job. If it wasn't more his death though I would have never been interested in the movie.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Josh

    Best. Milk
    Worst. The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Scott McGinley

    Oh wait: the absolute worst, perhaps of the decade, is 'The Happening'. Should have been called 'The Crappening'. Crude, yes, but it is really that bad. Bring on the Razzies!

    December 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  363. Scott McGinley

    I still think the best has been 'The Dark Knight', which brought comic book themes to the screen like never before. Although there's no doubting Ledger's brilliant performance as The Joker, Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon was equally powerful, though subtle. Beautifully well-written, human and thrilling, it has stuck with me longer than anything else.

    If not the worst, easily and biggest disappointment for me was 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'. Despite amazing art direction and cinematography, Pitt was completely emotionally flat. It felt like 'Meet Joe Black' rips off 'Forrest Gump'. What a let-down.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  364. akert

    Best: Twilight, Wallie

    Worst: Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Matt

    Top Films:
    Milk
    The Dark Knight
    WALL-E
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Best Comedies:
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Tropic Thunder

    And Rounding Out The List of Horrible 2008 Films and Going Down in History as Films That Should Have Never Been Made:
    The Happening
    Hancock
    Speed Racer

    December 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  366. kkrist

    Best : Twilight, then SATC

    Worst: Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  367. AJoanna

    Best is of course "Dark Knight." AMAZING. Sure, it wasn't perfect, but it's definitely the best. Plus, the director realized he could make a good, powerful movie without ruining it with excessive language and sex. Kudos to him.

    December 31, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  368. John

    Best: Wall-E (Hands down the winner)
    Worst: Milk (boring)

    December 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  369. mplsrover

    slumdog millionaire
    dark night

    December 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  370. moviegoer1

    best is Let the Right One In, tied with Happy-Go-Lucky.
    worst is Indiana Jones-mind numbing

    December 31, 2008 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  371. Clyde

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will recieve all kinds of awards because it is an american classic from a short story by F.Scott Fitzgerald. The acting to top drawer. Sets and set dressing incredible.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Kelley

    I really enjoyed "Street Kings", saw it several times and bought the dvd when it was released. I was disappointed with over half the movies I saw this year, but "The Happening" had a terribly high disappointment factor due to my expectations that it would be as good as "The Sixth Sense".

    December 31, 2008 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Brian

    Best Movie: The Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  374. JD

    Best: Dark night

    Worst: The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  375. Steve

    Best: Marley and Me. Not just about a dog...

    Worst: 88 Minutes. Cmon Al...

    Dark Knight. The joker was great but other than that, nothing... The accent for Batman almost made me turn it off...

    December 31, 2008 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Justin

    I almost forgot, and I don't know how I did, about THE absolute worst film of 2008: The Happening. I only saw this because my wife and I were over at a friends house, and for some reason he really wanted to watch it. I had given up on Shamalan long ago... I expected nothing. What I saw was probably the worst written script and one of the most ridiculous stories I have ever seen in a movie. I ask you, why is this guy still allowed to make movies??? The Sixth Sense wasn't even that good. Why? Why? Why is he still allowed to pollute the movies with his garbage?

    Along with Evan Almighty, this film ranks as one of the worst I have ever seen in my life.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Kristy

    Slumdog Millionaire for me was by far the best in '08, maybe the best I've seen in years.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  378. Virg

    Best: Let the Right One In with Slumdog Millionaire a close second

    Worse: Not worse but disappointing was Quantum of Solace – what is it with rooftop chases

    December 31, 2008 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  379. jenny

    Well not having seen a lot of movies over the hoilidays. )Too much work.) I will say Wall-E was possibly the best I have seen although I do want to see Frost/Nixon, Milk and Doubt in particular. I was genuinely suprised and delighted by it. Also a shout out to Mama Mia. Yeah I know a critics favorite but man was it fun. All those women over forty singing along with the movie. Great. Most fun I have at at the movies in years.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  380. Tod

    Best: Wall-e, Dark knight, Button
    Worst: All of those movies copying off The Ring and Sixth Sense

    December 31, 2008 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Laurie

    Best Movie: Twilight

    Finally a movie that is not marketed to 14 year old boys whose standard of entermainment equals people getting naked and stuff getting blown up.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Donald

    The Best: IRON MAN!! Followed closely by The Dark Knight!!
    Worst: Every movie that the critics stated was wonderfully acted and full of life and story lines.
    Maybe some day they will realize people go to movies to be entertained and forget about life for a couple of hours, not wallow in the depths of it for $8.00 +
    But I'm not holding my breath

    December 31, 2008 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Karen

    You really have to be near a good "arts" cinema to see really good films, many of which are foreign and most of which never make it to commercial theaters – in Philadelphia, we have the very best arts cinema (3 Ritz theaters). I feel bad for folks who don't have access to truly great films – and I know that's most folks. The stuff you see at commercial theaters is mostly junk (not the mention the ear-splitting, eye-offending commercials you must endure) – I go to commercial theaters as rarely as possible and drive about 35 miles each way to see the very best films.

    1. Milk
    2. (Tie) I've Loved You So Long-Slumdog Millionaire-Gran Torino
    3. (Tie) Edge of Heaven-Doubt
    4. The Visitor

    December 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Justin

    Best Films of 2008: Wall-E, Dark Knight, Step Brothers, Tropic Thunder, Synecdoche-New York, Valkyrie, Doubt, Benjamin Button, Milk, Frost/Nixon.

    Worst Films of 2008: Eagle Eye (I hate you Shia Lebouf), Indiana Jones (I hate you Shia Lebouf), The Hottie & The Nottie, Disaster Movie, Yes Man, The Day The Earth Stood Still.

    Once again... Shia Lebouf is the worst actor alive.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Sheri

    "The Happening" was the worst movie I've seen all decade, nevermind all year!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Nika

    I would have to say the best was The Dark Night and the worst was the Love Guru.

    Actually The Dark Night is may favorite movie of all times.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Todd

    Best: Valkyrie, Iron Man

    Worst: Indiana Jones 4 – just terrible.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Laurie

    Best: Movie: Twilight.
    Finally, a movie not targetted to 14 year boys whose standard of entertainment equals people getting naked and stuff getting blown up.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Leslie

    Twilight!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  390. rja

    Frozen River deserves prizes: Melissa Leo, best female actor; Courtney Hunt for directing, perhaps writing. The characters remain with me long after seeing the movie.

    On the other hand, the three actors in the closing long scenes of Doubt were intense, indeed breath stopping. Viola Davis was so convincing, so completely precise in coveying all of her character's conflicting emotions. She turned her character into the only presence in the movie who could stand up to Sister Aloysius Beauvier. The tensions she conveyed in her long conversation with Streep - tensions between husband and wife, server and authority figure, between tolerance and rigid commitment to unquestioned notions, and between anguished hope and frozen focus on sin - deonstrated her great skill. Yet the next scene between Streep and Hoffman probably surpassed it in tension; those two actors going face to face was a great moment in flim, I think, and the multiple tnesions were all there as well. How can those two acotrs not be recognized - again. I've only seen Doubt once, but I want to see it again to watch more closely in those two scenes in order to better appreciate the ebb and flow of tension; I supect that pacing is the work of director Shanley. Maybe there is room for a director's prize here as well.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Joe

    Among the best: The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Death Race, The Love Guru, Charlie Wilson's War
    Among the worst: Speed Racer (Worst, no competition), Wall-E, Hellboy II

    That leaves out other movies just hitting the theatre now like Valkyrie for instance.

    Speed Racer was purely awful. The story and the movie failed to live up to the 1960's cartoon series hype. No other movie can compete with how bad Speed Racer was. Wall-E failed to capture my attention. Even my kids were little interested in it. Hellboy II was a bit better than Hellboy 1 but it was still pretty bad.

    The Dark Knight makes a good argument to be #1 but Iron Man was so masterful that a good argument could be made there too. If you are into history then Charlie Wilson's War was fantastic and Mike Myers was hilarious in The Love Guru.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  392. virginia

    Best: Mamma Mia

    Worst: Transporter 3

    December 31, 2008 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  393. Craig

    When I see the millions of dollars made when a new movie debuts, I think of how all that money the public is handing over at the box office, could be put to better use. There are a lot of people in the world that are starving and dying needlessly...I wonder if all the movie fanatics out there contribute to needy causes as quickly as they spend money on attending the newest movie premier.....

    December 31, 2008 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Debbie

    The Dark Knight. Saw it 4 times!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Tristen

    TWILIGHT!!! Loved the Dark Night, too, but my husband, kids and I have seen Twilight 6 times in the Theater..no other movie got us to go out twice, let alone 6 times :)

    December 31, 2008 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Eric

    Best: Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Tropic Thunder
    Worst: The Scorpion King 2. Man, that movie was horrible.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  397. LN

    Other nations may hate americans because we have people here who are arrogant and stupid enough to vote for a movie they didn't see.

    Best: Slumdog Millionaire, Tropic Thunder

    Didn't see any bad ones.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  398. Frank

    The best film of 08 is definitely "THE DARK KNIGHT".

    Heath Ledger performance will go down in history as one of the most powerful, dark, villain of all time. RIP to a man who played the roll the way an actor should with heart.
    Congrats on your performance you will never be forgotten.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Matt

    Best: The Dark Knight, Burn After Reading, Tropic Thunder
    Worst: Wanted, Quantum of Solace, W.

    I still want to see Milk and Frost/Nixon

    December 31, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  400. Pam

    Mamma Mia! left me singing and dancing in the hallway. It's nice to feel uplifted after a movie!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Xander

    I haven't seen too many good movies but I have seen a bunch of bombs. The worst of the worst: Hancock and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Nothing worse than big budget bombs.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Matt

    After reading down through the list and noticing all the praises for The Dark Knight...I just had to respond.
    I'll give you Ledger's performance as Joker was top notch...and the story was strong.
    But there's still four things that really annoyed me about the movie.

    #1 – could someone please give Christian Bale a losenge. His whispery dialog as Batman was barely decipherable...like a creepy phone sex prank caller. It sounded fake, and overly-acted.

    #2 – replacing sad-eyed cutie Katie Holmes with cherub cheeked Maggie Gyllenhaal in the role of Rachel Dawes. Was it really necessary to keep the same character in the movie? If Katie wasn't going to do the sequel, why not just make the character a new potential love interest with a new name? Nothing erks me off more than when one character is played by more than one actor/actress in a film series.

    #3 – a technical issue. What is it with movies now-a-days that feel it necessary to blare a symphonic musical score in the background of dialog. It's fine to use music to heighten action scenes where it serves a purpose. But, I'm sitting in the theater watching Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox discussing some mundane detail and the background is this blaring orchestra racing along like a chase scene is taking place. I couldn't follow what was being said because the orchestra was so loud and unnecessarily distracting. Maybe the theatre I watched the movie in was just crappy, but that would only explain the volume...not the stupid tune that was playing. And it was like that the entire movie. I paid to watch a movie, if I wanted to sit through a symphony, I'd get tickets for one.

    #4 – Director Christopher Nolan was a bit too location happy. I read an article about how the director of Batman Begins used lots of special effect sets, etc, and that Nolan was going to do more locations...fine, I get it. But when Gotham City in one movie features a blend of dark-neo-gothic architecture and a high-tech city of the future...Nolan's gotham leaves me a bit underwhelmed. Was the entire film shot in Chicago? Nolan's gotham looks like any other boring American Uber-City. Nothing special...nothing to note. Completely forgettable.

    Performances by Eckhart, Caine, Oldman, Freeman and especially Ledger saved the picture, the story was solid, but I can't look past the rest. I was so afraid they were going to do what Batman did back in 1989, by killing the Joker. It really ticks me off when they kill of the super-villain in one movie. If it only takes one movie to kill the villain...he wasn't that super! Lex Luthor plagues Superman movie after movie. Magneto always looms in the background to foil the X-Men. When the Joker didn't die I was so happy. Of course, since Ledger died, I guess it really doesn't matter. If the Joker returns, someone else will play the part...and his performance will always be compared to Ledger's brilliant performance. Too bad.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Anne

    Frozen River – Best

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  404. Sammaji

    Whoever said "No country for old men" sorry but that came out in 2007.

    My faves this year: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight and Miracle at St. Anna.

    Worst: Burn After Reading. Awful!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Dennis

    Worst – The Love Guru

    Competition over.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Robert Daniel

    The Dark Knight. For an epic with such huge expectations to not only succeed as entertainment, but to deliver a perfomance which has already become legendary is a tremendous accomplishment.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  407. mmn

    Best: Marley & Me; Eagle Eye; Dark Knight; Iron Man ( I guess I'm gonna have to go see WALL-E)

    Worst: Totally disappointed in Indian Jones; The Happening (How 'bout The NOT Happening – M. Knight can't top his 6th Sense or Signs -sorry M.); Hancock (i've been disappointed with Will's choices of performances – i.e. I am Legend);

    December 31, 2008 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Kevin in Denver

    I know I'm just repeating what everyone else is saying, but "The Dark Knight" really was the best film of the year. It took the comic book genre in directions nobody would have thought possible. It has also permanently raised the bar for these types of movie in regards to story and social relevance. Best Picture and Director for Christopher Nolan for sure. Not only did it entertain for 2 1/2 hours, but it kept me thinking – and a bit disturbed – for days afterwards.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Robby

    Valkyrie! Tom Cruise may be weird but he can act.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  410. laetitia

    best: milk, the dark kight
    worst: don't have the time to watch bad movies

    December 31, 2008 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  411. aaron

    I can't decide which movie I like the best. Here's what I loved.

    Slumdog Millionaire
    Frost/Nixon
    Dark Knight
    Wall E
    Burn After Reading
    Man On Wire

    I try not to watch movies that I don't think I'll like because I have very little time, but I was forced to watch Mama Mia and it literally made me cringe throughout the entire movie. That's my least favorite.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  412. laetitia

    best: milk
    worst: don't have the time to watch bad movies

    December 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  413. Oven

    BEST: Twilight

    I don't have a bad one yet

    December 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  414. claire

    Best – Slumdog Millionaire

    Worst – Wall -E. I could BARELY sit through this movie. The second time I saw it was on an airplane, which helped me go to sleep faster.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  415. Denise

    Best Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It's light-hearted and thought-provoking. It reminded me a lot of Forrest Gump, with a twist.
    Worst Movie: Don't Mess with the Zohan

    December 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Alexander

    Best : Gran Torino / Dark Knight
    Worst: The Day the Earth Stood Still

    December 31, 2008 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Benst

    Best Movie: WALL-E!

    Worst theme song: Quantum of Solace. Any movie with a song this terrible is not worth watching. Give the song a Golden Raseberry Award.

    Dishorable metion to the fact for the last 40 years the 13 to 16 year old are told if they want to see an "R" rated movie they have to pay Adult admission and Then get a parent or guardian pay an additional adult price to see the film. One of the ONLY double standards still legal in the United States of America. It should be 17 and above pay adult prices, while 16 and under pay child's prices, but, that will never happen.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  418. shell

    Best-Hancock
    Worst-Twlight

    December 31, 2008 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  419. Jay Kay

    BEST:
    Doubt
    Burn After Reading
    WALL-E
    Benjamin Button
    Zombie Strippers
    Milk
    Iron Man

    WORST:
    X-Files
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Mikey M

    Best:Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst (tie): Four Christmases and Step Brothers

    December 31, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  421. JIm

    Best Movies:
    1. Batman
    2. Ironman
    3. Tropic Thunder
    4. Hancock

    Worsts:
    1. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull(Alien trash)
    2. Rachel getting marriedA (Vertigo from a handheld camera)
    3. Four Christmases(No star chemistry)
    4. Transporter 3(So bad)

    December 31, 2008 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  422. Mikey M

    Best: Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst: Burn After Reading

    December 31, 2008 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Jamie

    Best:
    The Dark Knight
    The Wrestler
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Iron Man
    Tropic Thunder
    The Visitor

    Worst:
    Indiana Jones 4
    Harold & Kumar 2

    Haven't seen Gran Torino, Milk, Benjamin Button, or Revolutionary Road yet.....looking forward to checking those out.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Sydney Bristow

    My top 2 flicks
    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    (of course, Slumdog and Frost/Nixon look to be good, just haven't seen them)

    My two no where near the top flicks
    1. Four Christmases
    2. The Incredible Hulk

    (i try to stay away from such films)

    December 31, 2008 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  425. SoooSassy

    best – The Dark Knight hands down!!!
    worst – Hancock....yuck!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  426. Kelly

    Best- Gran Torino, Dark Knight

    Worst- Indiana Jones, Revolutionary Road, Sex and the City

    December 31, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  427. Corey

    My Top Five are:

    1# Dark Knight
    2# IronMan
    3#The Incredible Hulk
    4#The Mummy "Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"
    5#Twilight

    December 31, 2008 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  428. Deirdre

    The Dark Knight was the best movie of the year. It was the epitome of the "blockbuster", as in everything you expect out of a movie but rarely get. It is about my favorite movie of all time.

    December 31, 2008 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Theresa

    Best: Ghost Town and in second Twilight
    Worst: Righteous Kill (worst movie ever with Marley and Me in as second worst movie ever: Did the director even read the book?)

    December 31, 2008 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  430. Tom S.

    Best:
    Let the Right One In
    The Dark Knight

    Worst:
    The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  431. Michael5472

    Best:

    1. Ne Le Dis a Personne (Tell Nobody)
    2. Wall-E
    3. Milk
    4. Conte de Noel (A Christmas Tale)
    5. Ciao

    Worst:

    1. The Women
    2. Indiana Jones and Tired Sequel of Death
    3. Eagle Eye (Shia: take a break, heal the hand, change management)

    December 31, 2008 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  432. Spartacus from Montreal

    I consider myself quite the autority on film and that translates to the following.

    There is ONE and ONLY ONE answer to this question.

    In fact, it isnl;t even the film that was important here, it was the PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME AND ONE WHICH TOOK A LIFE !

    Heath Ledger, DIED BECOMING THE JOKER !

    There can be no querstion about it. You can see it in each scene he appeared in for The Dark Night !

    never before had people orally expressed a desire to see aniother scene with an actor in it, whikle they were watching the movie in question.

    At movie theaters all over North America, and IMMEDIATLEY everyone screamed the same wird at the same time...

    OSCAR !!!

    If Heath Ledger does not win best Supporting Actor at this coming Oscar ceremony, Hollywood will have done a DIS SERVICE to thr entire film industry !!!

    In his sad and terribly tragic death, there is a HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR A MAJOR LESSON ENTITLED ACTING "101" !!!

    tHE LAST PERSON TO DO WHAT HE SHOUL;D BE GIVEN CREDIT FOR DOING WOULD BE PETER FINCH FOR THE MOVIE NETWORK AND IN THATCASE, WHIILE THE PERFORMANCE WAS INCREDIBLE AS WELL, IT DID NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO BEING WHAT HEATH LEDGERS JOKER WAS...

    A SHOT IN THE ARM TO THE ENIRE ART AND INDUSTRY THAT IS FILMMAKING !!!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  433. Tee

    Best: Seven Pounds (Will's best performance EVER!!!)
    Worst: Zohan

    All you people putting Hancock in the worst category are crazy that was a very good movie

    December 31, 2008 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  434. Mr. Bill

    Best: Wall-E (that should say something when the remaining human movies are worse!)

    Overrated: Dark Night – expected much more after all the reviews!

    Most Disappointing: Indiana Jones – sameo, sameo – Harrison needs to age as gracefully as Sean Connery.
    AND Quantum of Solace: Lousy plot and a waste of an exciting actor

    Terrible: Kingdom of Heaven

    Best Decision: Avoided all the new films over the holidays!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  435. kyle

    best. the dark knight. every time i watch it heath ledger gives me chills
    worst, the clone wars... omg if i have to hear "starkid" or "snips" one more time.... and the spirit. what a heaping bag of excrement

    December 31, 2008 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  436. Joe

    My favorite, Milk/ Great perfomance by Sean Penn

    December 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  437. bun

    best: WALL-E
    Changelling
    Tropic Thunder
    Mama Mia

    December 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  438. paul n.

    The Fall

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  439. carlie

    best :
    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Wall E
    3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    4. Tropic Thunder
    5. Iron Man
    6. Pineapple Express
    7. Gran Torino
    8. Changeling
    9. Twilight
    10. Milk

    worst :
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...period!

    everything else is decent.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  440. taichiman

    Best: Iron Man

    December 31, 2008 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  441. A.J

    Best So Far-Dark Knight......Heath Ledger left behind one last Tour de Force Performance..and STOLE this MOVIE!!!!!! Brilliant!!!!!!!
    2nd –Benjamin Button.. True it's a bit long .. But still worth seeing, A beautiful film ..

    Worst– Indiana Jones– What a piece of ##it. I wasted 2 hrs of my time on that.
    2nd - The X-Files ...I could've seen this on T.V. What a sad ending to a Classic Series.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  442. UNCLE DUB

    BEST MOVIE, TDK AND TCCOBB
    WORST MOVIE; WANTED

    WATNED WAS AN OVERRATED WANNA BE MATRIX. THE STORY SUCKED AND THE ACTION IS SOMETHING WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  443. Matt

    It's been an AWFUL year for movies. This week I compiled my Top 10 films I watched this year (consisting of movies released in 2008) and none of the 10 would crack the list on any other year. Granted, I tend to watch "guy" movies, action and thriller pics, comedies and the like, but still...
    Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay was the movie I enjoyed most this year...and it's not a very good movie.

    The Super Hero Trifecta of "Iron Man", "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Dark Knight" were all enjoyable movies, some of the best in the Genre...but PG-13 movies rarely motivate me to re-watch them or buy them on DVD.

    "Burn After Reading" was a good Coen Brother flick...but certainly not their best.

    "Hellboy 2" was fun...but between the horrendous Young-Hellboy animation and the "Dungeons & Dragons" storyline...it wasn't as good as I was anticipating.

    I loved "Death Race" for its action and videogamesqe style, but the plot, and more specifically the concept, was horribly simplistic and unrealistic. I mean, if the US economy plummets and people are out of work all around the country...who the hell could afford to watch pay-per-view online Death Races anyway? Stupid concept.

    The latest Indiana Jones flick wasn't horrible, but it is the worst of the series.

    "The Happening" and "Doomsday" were just bad, either conceptually or in execution.

    All in all...a horrible year for Movies For Guys Who Like Movies.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  444. whitney

    Best: Tropic Thunder, Let The Right One In, Slumdog Millionaire

    Worst: The Hottie and the Nottie, 27 Dresses, Gran Torino (yeah, I went there. It was horrible, and you all know it.)

    December 31, 2008 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  445. Zack

    Best: The Dark Knight
    others include: Iron Man, The Fall, WALL-E

    Worst: The Happening
    others include: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Hancock

    December 31, 2008 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  446. J-dog

    Best: WALL-E: a true masterpiece, especially the first act!!! If this film doesn't get the nomination for Best Film, it would be a tragedy

    Worst: Bedtime Stories: my god, how can something so horrible not only get greenlit, but actually printed on film??? True garbage.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  447. gABbagabbAheY

    Best: The Orphanage, Iron Man

    Worst: Indiana Jones,

    December 31, 2008 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  448. Laurie Mann

    Best: – Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk, Rachel Getting Married, Wall-E, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire, The Reader, Good or Doubt yet)

    Most Fun – Tropic Thunder, Iron Man (hey, look who's in both!) (Mama Mia, Zach and Miri and Burn After Reading had their moments but didn't work completely either)

    Worst (that I saw) – Indiana Four – a complete waste of talented people (if a movie looks bad, I don't go in the first place)

    Most Overrated – The Dark Knight (a great cast and production values but a massive mess of a movie)

    Biggest Disappointments – The Road and Soloist being pushed off until at least 2009

    Other 2009 Movies I'm Looking Forward to – Star Trek, Harry Potter

    December 31, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  449. Alex

    best: as we all know The Dark Knight

    worst: "there isn't enough space to write all of them down"

    December 31, 2008 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  450. Sed

    best
    !. Dark Knight
    2. Burn after reading
    3. Seven pounds

    worst
    1. Max Payne

    December 31, 2008 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  451. c.e.

    I loved Wall-E throughout and still find new thing i missed when I watch it. And the Dark Knight had great acting and a few cool twists but the ending was cold. Benjamin Button had a lovely look but as a film it would have been cooler to show it from Daisy's point of view as she did SOMETHING with her life. There I'm done with high tone critique now off to play LittleBigPlanet.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  452. Paris

    best film of 2008: In Bruges

    December 31, 2008 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  453. Louise

    Best: The Secret Life of Bees was a wonderful movie!
    Worst: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Awful!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  454. Eric (New York, NY)

    Best Movies: Wall-E, Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst: The Strangers

    December 31, 2008 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  455. Matt

    Best- Dark Night
    Worst- Leatherheads

    December 31, 2008 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  456. steven

    hands down slumdog millionaire, why doesn't fox searchlight release it everywhere

    December 31, 2008 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  457. Karen TenEyck

    The Reader
    Benjamin Button

    December 31, 2008 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  458. Andrew

    Best: Slumdog Millionaire and MILK. Sean Penn was amazing!!

    December 31, 2008 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  459. soxgirl

    Without a doubt...BEST was THE DARK KNIGHT. I still get chills thinking about Heath Ledger as the Joker

    December 31, 2008 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  460. c-note

    Best: Iron Man

    Worst: Max Payne/The Spirit (tie)

    December 31, 2008 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  461. Leanne

    Slumdog Millionaire!!

    December 31, 2008 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  462. Kanayo N.

    my top ten and worst film I saw in 2008.
    1. Dark Knight
    2. Twilight
    3. Sex and the City
    4. Wall – E
    5. Narnia,Prince Caspian
    6. Baby Mama
    7. Step Brothers
    8. Tropic Thunder
    9. Wanted
    10. The other Boleyn Girl
    Worst movie I saw : Pax Payne

    December 31, 2008 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  463. Marsha

    Best: Twilight

    Worst: Everything else

    December 31, 2008 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Wendy

    Best:: The Dark Knight, The Express-Ernie Davis Story, I also enjoyed 21
    Worst: Indiana Jones, and the Love Guru

    December 31, 2008 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  465. DK

    Best I've seen in 2008: Slumdog Millionaire
    A cathartic experience and A-level story. Supported by B-level actors, and an A-level director.

    Worst I've seen in 2008: Shutter
    I'm not opposed to Joshua Jackson, nor do I get offended when some mistake me for him. PG-13 ratings on horror movies concern me, it cheapens the scare. That said, this movie terrified me. How a 5th grade script and 8th grade story plot could become a big screen flick is incredibly. Thank god for the Slumdog Millionaires, Frost/Nixons, and Cloverfields.

    Biggest Disappointment: Tie – The Bank Job and Step Brothers
    Bank Job, like Paris Hilton, was not nearly as attractive as it thought. The byproduct of its attempt to mix clever with witt was a $10 snooze. Step Brothers had promise with Ferrel and Reily, but without a script and any fundamental direction, it should have gone straight to video.

    Underrated: Charlie Bartlett
    Thought provoking, sincere, witty and different. Need I say more? Well worth the $3.99 to rent.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  466. NEW

    Best: Movie adaptations of books are NEVER as good as the book, but I think they did a pretty good job with "Twilight." Yay for imaginations, especially Stephenie Meyer's at this particular moment. I also enjoyed "Iron Man."

    Worst: "The Happening." Yes, we can do a better job taking care of the environment, but disturbing stories of the loss of human life are not the way to encourage us to be better stewards of the globe.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  467. Mandy T

    The best movie of the year was WALL-E. Any movie that could convey so much using a machine who is more human than the actual humans... this movie deserves a best picture nod.

    The worst movie of the year was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull simply because it ruined all the wonderful memories of Indy that we've held near and dear for 20+ years.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  468. Kiera

    Best: The Dark Knight

    Worst: Twilight

    December 31, 2008 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  469. MEBNYC

    BEST: The Dark Knight

    WORST: Quantum of Solace

    December 31, 2008 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  470. diana

    Best:
    * Dark Knight
    * Iron Man
    * Sex and the city
    * Kung Fu Panda
    * Wanted
    * Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Worst:
    * Marley and Me
    * The happening

    I'm seeing Slumdog Millioniare tonight,i'm glad it's in most of your guys' favorite list

    December 31, 2008 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  471. buzbeech

    Best Marley and Me
    Iron Man

    Worst Everything else. At 9.50 to get into a movie now they should try to improve on quality of product.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  472. kevin g

    top film: dark knight
    other honorable mentions:iron man
    incredible hulk
    punisher:war zone
    hancock
    pineapple express
    tropic thunder

    December 31, 2008 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  473. BEV

    TWILIGHT
    INDIANA JONES

    December 31, 2008 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  474. Alisa

    Best: Slumdog Millionaire
    Worst: Yes Man

    December 31, 2008 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  475. David

    Best: A Band's Visit (I saw it this year but it came out previously)
    Honorable mention: Wall*E

    Worst: The Dark Knight, the most overrated film in history

    December 31, 2008 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  476. lisa

    i don't have a worst. 2 best wall-e and marley and me

    December 31, 2008 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  477. james

    the best movie this year would have to be as weird as it sounds "Speed Racer" due to fact that Christina Ricci played Trixi as well as the use of the red lens camera. The colors just made the whole movie. Lets not forget the Mach 5 or the Grand Prix Mach 6.

    The worst movie this year would have to be.....I havent seen anything this year i havent pleased with.

    For the most part you have to take movies for what they are and you will never be too bumbed about the flick going to the dogs.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  478. Jeffrey

    Top: RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
    Bottom: THE LOVE GURU

    December 31, 2008 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  479. Sherry

    The family that Preys

    December 31, 2008 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  480. somto

    the best movie by far this entire year was batman. Economically it did outstanding. 2nd richest movie of all time after the titanic. RIP Ledger. The second best movie of this year was slumdog millionair. This was not just a story of love and romantic heroism but told of a storiy that is within evryone's hearts.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  481. JMF

    Um..The Dark Knight. Why is there any discussion? Best by far. Worst? Wanted, hands down the biggest pos on screen

    December 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  482. Benja

    Best: Australia
    The Changeling
    Burn After Reading

    Worst: The Happening (SUCKED)

    December 31, 2008 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  483. SNOW BUNNY

    The Dark Knight has to be the greatest movie of 08! Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker is the most remarkable performance of the year.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  484. Bobby E

    Best – The Dark Knight
    worst – come on people don't forget SPEED RACER
    one of the WORST MOVIE ever!!!!!!!!
    and meet dave.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  485. Tara

    Talk about immature... *rolls eyes*

    Best: "The Duchess", "Frost Nixon", "Kung Fu Panda", "Wall-e", "Slumdog Millionaire", and not the best of the best but I laughed really hard was "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". The acting in "W." was amazing even though I thought it was a little boring.

    Worst: I can only think of one right now..."Indiana Jones"

    December 31, 2008 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  486. Denise

    The "Dark Knight" good movie – Heath Ledger, a young man with so much talent to offer, Michael Caine always good, Christian Bale...hello.
    "Topic Thunder" – funny movie – Tom Cruise should just stick to comedy.
    Worst – movie Valkyrie

    December 31, 2008 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Susan

    Best: Iron Man – even friends and family who aren't into superhero movies loved it. No one but Robert Downey Jr could play Tony Stark so well. (Wall E. a close 2nd)
    Worst: Four Christmases – what a waste of an hour and 22 minutes!

    December 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Judith Canaan

    Best: Appaloosa
    Next Best: Burn After Reading

    December 31, 2008 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  489. Dan

    The Matador – an incredible documentary that should get academy consideration

    December 31, 2008 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Dan

    Best- Dark Knight
    Worst- Burn After Reaing

    December 31, 2008 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  491. Autumn

    Best: Australia–so many people hated this film for being overly dramatic and sappy, but I saw it as stylized Old Hollywood and loved it

    Worst: The Happening–in fact, it was the worst movie I've ever seen–and Twilight was a close second. As a fan of the books, I was HORRIFIED by the movie

    December 31, 2008 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  492. JK

    The Dark Knight was the best without a doubt. Nothing else evern came close. As far as worst I want 2 hours of my life back from M.Night Shamalamawhatever for the Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  493. Sam

    Best – The Dark Knight, Quantum of Solace, Iron Man, Gran Torino

    Worst – Twilight, Sex and the City, and Mamma Mia...none of which I saw but the previews made me understand why the rest of the world hates America so much.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  494. Lex

    Best: The Dark Knight. Hands down, no other movie is even close.

    Worst: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I think that South Park got it right when they had their episode about this movie.

    December 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Brittani

    Best: Twilight, Hancock,and Mamma mia
    Worst: Dark knight

    December 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Matthew

    Best: Dark Knight

    Worst: The Transporter 3, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, and
    Hancock

    December 31, 2008 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  497. KJ

    Best: Twilight, Doubt, Marley and Me, Valkyrie and Tropic Thunder

    Worst: Hancock and Babylon AD

    December 31, 2008 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  498. Rob

    Best is a tie: Dark Knight and Cloverfield

    Worst: Speed Racer

    December 31, 2008 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  499. Spackler

    Best: The Fall/Dark Knight
    Worst: Twilight/ Anything with Will Smith

    December 31, 2008 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  500. Dustin

    Really Danilo No Country for Old Mean? I'm not bashing you just curious as to what you liked about it. To me it had an ending like an M Night Shamalan movie, just poorly written.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  501. Bronco

    Best: The Dark Knight
    Worst: Burn After Reading (I can't believe I'm the first one who mentioned this one, or perhaps I'm the only one who saw it.)

    December 31, 2008 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  502. pilzer

    Best: 1st=Iron Man 2nd= Dark Knight
    worst= Kingdom of Crystal Skull

    December 31, 2008 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  503. Danilo

    Best: Seven Pounds
    Worst: Twilight

    Top 5

    1. Seven Pounds
    2. Valkyrie
    3. The Wrestler
    4. The Reader
    5. No Country for Old Men

    Never mind the worst list, it made me projectile vomit.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  504. Dustin

    SOrry for the TYPO i meant Wall-E!

    December 31, 2008 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  505. GENGEN

    Best: Twilight
    Worst: Street Kings

    December 31, 2008 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  506. Jim

    WALL-E. Period.

    The rest was unwatchable.

    Americans have completely forgotten how to make good movies. Watch foreign films...if you can muster up the effort to read subtitles.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  507. Dustin

    Best: Wall-W, The Dark Knight, and 21
    Worst:OMG The Happening. BTW the plants can't kill you!!!

    December 31, 2008 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  508. Tabatha

    Best:
    Twilight
    The Dark Night

    Worst:
    WallE

    December 31, 2008 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  509. Suzye

    Best: Dark Knight & Milk

    Worst: NYC Synodoche (cq)

    December 31, 2008 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  510. LTJ

    Best: Miracle at St. Anna
    Worst: The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  511. Gesso

    Best: Twilight (entertaining) Wall-E and The Wrestler (all around good)
    Worst: House Bunny

    December 31, 2008 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  512. Oliver

    Best: "Milk," "Doubt" and "WALL*E"
    Worst: "The Love Guru"

    December 31, 2008 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  513. Brent

    Best: Gran Torino, Wall-E, Dark Knight, Valkyrie

    Worst: Hancock

    December 31, 2008 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  514. Lori

    best: the dark night

    worst: babylon AD

    December 31, 2008 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  515. David

    BEST
    -curious case of benjamin button

    WORST
    -Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (we waited almost 20 years for that??? bleh!!)

    December 31, 2008 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  516. Jason

    Best: Dark Knight

    Worst: Step Brothers, Twilight,

    December 31, 2008 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  517. PG

    Best: Slumdog Millionaire

    December 31, 2008 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  518. Nilay

    From the ones I've seen:

    Best-Dark Knight
    Worst -Quantum of Solace

    December 31, 2008 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  519. Kyle

    Best: The Dark Knight

    Worst: The Happening

    December 31, 2008 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  520. Deb

    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is at the top of my "best of" list. I'd put "The Day the Earth Stood Still" on my "worst" list.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  521. Brian

    Best: Dark Knight
    Worst: You Don't Mess With The Zohan

    December 31, 2008 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  522. heather

    Wall-E hands down. Not many movies (children's or not) can have no dialog in the first act. the images were amazing, the characters were rich, and the message was sweet. beautiful film with a bonus to your kids singing Hello Dolly!

    December 31, 2008 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  523. Larry

    Best film was The Dark Knight. Everything else was a distant second.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  524. Elisa

    Best: Wall-E and Sex and the City

    Worst: House Bunny

    December 31, 2008 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  525. Tony

    Best:
    U2-3D, Blindness, Milk

    Worst:
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Happening, The Mummy 3

    December 31, 2008 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  526. Chase

    Movies suck. They are one of the reasons people are fat and lazy.. Get a life. Seriously. Enough said.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  527. KevinPS

    Best movie: Ironman
    Worst movie: Star Wars Clone Wars–Just when you think Lucas can't sink any lower...

    December 31, 2008 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  528. Vishal

    Best : Dark Knight

    Worse : Max Payne & Hancock

    December 31, 2008 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  529. SamIam

    The Dark Knight was the best film, hands-down. Nothing else was even CLOSE.

    Worst: Twilight... a film for wannabe goth girls looking for sappy romance and no substance.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  530. chris

    Best: The Dark Knight
    Worst: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

    I'm not sure why Button is getting the praise it is receiving. It was well acted, but a poor story. The entire time sitting in the theater, i thought i was watching a bastardized version of Forrest Gump. The movie was too long, most was uneventful and the theme seemed to jump all over the place without a clear focal point. I believe that there are so many "critics" that say this is a work of art that the general audience convinces itself that it must be.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  531. Troy

    Best – Wall-E

    Worst – Speed Racer

    December 31, 2008 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  532. Kevin

    Best: Dark Knight

    December 31, 2008 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  533. Joe

    Best: Dark Knight and Wall-E

    Havent seen Worst films. that would be waste of money.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  534. Brock

    Best – Frost/Nixon
    Worst – Punisher: War Journal

    December 31, 2008 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  535. ADB

    WALL-E for sure

    December 31, 2008 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  536. Daniel

    Best: Dark Knight
    Worst: Hancock

    December 31, 2008 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  537. Kevin Higgins

    Best Movie of the Year was Slumdog Millionaire.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  538. JJ Jones

    Best Movie: The Wrestler with Milk, WALL-E and My Winnipeg next in line.

    Worst Movie: Be Kind Rewind with Twilight and Hancock next in line.

    As for Ben Lyons, I think he brings nothing. Check out his glowing review of the awful Valkyrie. Perhaps having a very famous movie critic father doesn't hurt.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  539. Shannon

    Oh ... also, The Dark Knight. Heath Ledger really was phenomenal in that plus just looking at Christian Bale for 2 + hours really made it worth it!

    December 31, 2008 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  540. Shannon

    I don't have a worst, but my favorites were Sex & the City and Marley & Me.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  541. Chris

    Best: The Dark Knight
    Worst: The Love Guru (take a bow Mike Myers, the fat lady has sung)

    December 31, 2008 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  542. Deshard

    Milk, Slumdog Millionaire and Let the Right One In (Swedish– way, way better than Twilight)

    December 31, 2008 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  543. TerriL (Washington, DC)

    The best movie of the year, IMO, was "Tropic Thunder". It's what comedies should be, and Robert Downey, Jr should be up for Oscar consideration after his amazing performance as Kirk Lazarus.

    Other top flicks:

    "Wall-E"
    "Iron Man"
    "The Dark Knight"
    "Changeling"

    December 31, 2008 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  544. Jennifer

    Best: Twilight
    Worst: Max Payne

    December 31, 2008 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |

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