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The Best Movies of 2008
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Movie: The Dark Knight ( 2008 )
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
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Movie: Twilight ( 2008 )
When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.
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Movie: Iron Man ( 2008 )
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
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Movie: Quantum of Solace ( 2008 )
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organisation from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.
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Movie: Quarantine ( 2008 )
A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
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Movie: Tropic Thunder ( 2008 )
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
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Movie: Step Brothers ( 2008 )
Brennan Huff and Dale Doback are both about 40 when Brennan's mom and Dale's dad marry. The sons still live with the parents so they must now share a room. Initial antipathy threatens the household's peace and the parents' relationship. Dad lays down the law: both slackers have a month to find a job. Out of the job search and their love of music comes a pact that leads to friendship but more domestic disarray compounded by the boys' sleepwalking. Hovering nearby are Brennan's successful brother and his lonely wife: the brother wants to help sell his step-father's house, the wife wants Dale's attention, and the newlyweds want to retire and sail the seven seas. Can harmony come from the discord?
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Movie: The Incredible Hulk ( 2008 )
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.
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Movie: Gran Torino ( 2009 )
After a Hmong teenager tries to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino, a disgruntled, prejudiced Korean War veteran seeks to redeem both the boy and himself.
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Movie: Yes Man ( 2008 )
A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.
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Movie: WALL·E ( 2008 )
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
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Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ( 2008 )
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with consequences.
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Movie: Slumdog Millionaire ( 2008 )
A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
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Movie: Mamma Mia! ( 2008 )
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
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Movie: Cloverfield ( 2008 )
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
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Movie: Seven Pounds ( 2008 )
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
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Movie: The Happening ( 2008 )
Elliot Moore is a high school science teacher who quizzes his class one day about an article in the New York Times. It's about the sudden, mysterious disappearance of bees. Yet again Nature is doing something inexplicable, and whatever science has to say about it will be, in the end, only a theory. Scientists will bring out more theories, but no explanations, when a more urgent dilemma hits the planet.
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Movie: Taken ( 2008 )
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
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Movie: Defiance ( 2009 )
Jewish brothers in German-occupied Eastern Europe escape into a Belorussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.
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Movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ( 2008 )
In 1957, Indiana Jones becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
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Movie: The Hurt Locker ( 2009 )
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
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Movie: Martyrs ( 2008 )
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
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Movie: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ( 2008 )
Bruno an eight-year-old boy from Berlin, Germany is moved with his mother, Elder sister, SS Commander father to a countryside in Europe where his father powers over a concentration camp for Jews. Bruno went "exploring" one day and befriended a child his age named Shmuel. Shmuel was a Jew. The boy became good friends until Bruno was scheduled to move to a new location.
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Movie: Hancock ( 2008 )
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.
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Movie: Semi-Pro ( 2008 )
Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.
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Movie: In Bruges ( 2008 )
London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own problems, not only with Harry, but with a Canadian couple and a half-blind thief named Eirik. Ray hopes he can count on both Chloe and Ken to help him carve out a new life for himself. In the end, Harry, involved in an incident with Jimmy, may have to keep to his own principles.
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Movie: RocknRolla ( 2008 )
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into his hands.
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Movie: 21 ( 2008 )
Inspired by real events and people, 21 is about six MIT students who become trained to be experts in card counting in Black Jack and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
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Movie: Revolutionary Road ( 2009 )
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
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Movie: The Reader ( 2009 )
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
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Movie: Kung Fu Panda ( 2008 )
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.
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Movie: Vicky Cristina Barcelona ( 2008 )
Two friends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
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Movie: Wanted ( 2008 )
A frustrated office worker discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.
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Movie: Burn After Reading ( 2008 )
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
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Movie: Pineapple Express ( 2008 )
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.
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Movie: Sex Drive ( 2008 )
A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.
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Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ( 2008 )
The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
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Movie: Body of Lies ( 2008 )
A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.
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Movie: The Bank Job ( 2008 )
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
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Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall ( 2008 )
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
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Movie: Blindness ( 2008 )
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.
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Movie: Disaster Movie ( 2008 )
Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.
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Movie: Sex and the City ( 2008 )
A New York City writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
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Movie: The House Bunny ( 2008 )
After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.
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Movie: Doomsday ( 2008 )
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
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Movie: Ip Man ( 2008 )
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
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Movie: Get Smart ( 2008 )
Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.
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Movie: The Spiderwick Chronicles ( 2008 )
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
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Movie: Bronson ( 2009 )
In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to seven years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture.
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Movie: Never Back Down ( 2008 )
A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.
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Movie: The Strangers ( 2008 )
After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.
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Movie: Rambo ( 2008 )
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.
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Movie: Zack and Miri Make a Porno ( 2008 )
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
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Movie: High School Musical 3: Senior Year ( 2008 )
As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.
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Movie: Valkyrie ( 2008 )
A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.
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Movie: Changeling ( 2008 )
Los Angeles, 1928. Single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) returns from work to find her nine-year-old son Walter (Gattlin Griffith) gone. She calls the L.A.P.D. to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description, and he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the L.A.P.D. reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the Police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power?
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Movie: You Don't Mess with the Zohan ( 2008 )
An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.
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Movie: Jumper ( 2008 )
David Rice is a high school student in Ann Arbor, abandoned by his mother at five, living with his callous, alcoholic father, enamored with Millie, a fellow student, and picked on by at least one classmate. On a winter's day, while about to drown, he discovers he can transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on earth. He runs away from home, goes to New York City, robs a bank vault, and comes to the attention of a shadowy group of government hunters. Eight years later, the hunters, led by the murderous Roland, get a fix on David. He heads home, searches out Millie, invites her to travel with him, and only later realizes that Roland and his crew are seriously deadly. Is everyone close to David in danger?
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Movie: The Wrestler ( 2009 )
This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, The Ayatollah, which may be his ticket back to stardom.
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Movie: Bolt ( 2008 )
The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.
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Movie: Star Wars: The Clone Wars ( 2008 )
After the Republic's victory on Christophsis, Anakin and his new apprentice Ahsoka Tano must rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt. Political intrigue complicates their mission.
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Movie: Ponyo ( 2008 )
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
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Movie: Hellboy II: The Golden Army ( 2008 )
The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.
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Movie: The Accidental Husband ( 2008 )
When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.
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Movie: Journey to the Center of the Earth ( 2008 )
On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
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Movie: Made of Honor ( 2008 )
A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.
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Movie: The Duchess ( 2008 )
A chronicle of the life of 18th-century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
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Movie: Let the Right One In ( 2008 )
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
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Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still ( 2008 )
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
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Movie: Camp Rock ( 2008 )
At a music camp for gifted teens, a popular teen idol overhears a girl singing and sets out to find who the talented voice belongs to. What he doesn't know is that the girl is actually a camp kitchen worker with a fear of being heard.
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Movie: Synecdoche, New York ( 2008 )
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
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Movie: Bedtime Stories ( 2008 )
A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.
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Movie: Definitely, Maybe ( 2008 )
A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
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Movie: 10,000 BC ( 2008 )
In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who bonds with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.
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Movie: Eagle Eye ( 2008 )
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
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Movie: Outlander ( 2008 )
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
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Movie: Role Models ( 2008 )
Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.
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Movie: Fool's Gold ( 2008 )
A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.
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Movie: Untraceable ( 2008 )
FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.
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Movie: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor ( 2008 )
In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.
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Movie: Australia ( 2008 )
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
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Movie: Eden Lake ( 2008 )
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.
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Movie: Death Race ( 2008 )
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
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Movie: Strange Wilderness ( 2008 )
With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed television show, two animal fans go to the Andes Mountains in search of Bigfoot.
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Movie: Pathology ( 2008 )
A group of medical students devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder.
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Movie: Marley & Me ( 2008 )
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
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Movie: 27 Dresses ( 2008 )
After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.
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Movie: Milk ( 2009 )
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
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Movie: Leatherheads ( 2008 )
In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.
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Movie: Hunger ( 2008 )
Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.
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Movie: Step Up 2: The Streets ( 2008 )
Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.
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Movie: The Forbidden Kingdom ( 2008 )
An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
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Movie: The Midnight Meat Train ( 2008 )
A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.
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Movie: Doubt ( 2008 )
A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.
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Movie: Speed Racer ( 2008 )
Young driver Speed Racer aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.
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Movie: The Ruins ( 2008 )
A leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when a group of friends and a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
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Movie: Vantage Point ( 2008 )
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
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Movie: Max Payne ( 2008 )
Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective and an assassin, who will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
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Movie: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ( 2008 )
The Madagascar animals fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African nature reserve in Kenya, where they meet others of their own kind, and Alex especially discovers his royal heritage as prince of a lion pride.
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Movie: Wild Child ( 2008 )
A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.