Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Top 10 of 2008

I didn't think this was a terribly strong year in film, until I tried to compile my personal Top 10 List. The original list of cinematic bright spots for me numbered 36. Some of these films were just plain fun to watch, others were nice film events. As so many of the bloggers I read and respect have, I'll narrow it down to 10. I'm not putting them in any specific order, because I can't decide if Slumdog Millionaire, Frost/Nixon or The Dark Knight is my number one. I am not qualified to name these "the best", I prefer to name these "my favorites".

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Man on Wire
Shine a Light
Slumdog Millionaire
Son of Rambow
Young at Heart

I would be remiss without an honorable mention list so here's to In Bruges, The Visitor, Tell No One, Morning Light, Let the Right One In, Baghead, Paranoid Park, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Pineapple Express, Zach and Miri Make a Porno, Happy-Go-Lucky and Rachel Getting Married. (I told you I had trouble narrowing it down) A good year in film, now on to 2009!


2 Dollar Productions said...

Good list, and I was waiting to see which ones you would choose. I felt like the summer was better for movies than most years, and then it was dry until December and now I want to see virtually everything.

The only one on your list I hadn't even heard of was "Son of Rambow." I'll have to look it up.


Linda said...

2D~You're right, this was one of the better summers for movies. Son of Rambow is on DVD, worth a look. Mrs. 2D would probably like it too.