2008

TOP TEN FILMS
10. Smart People
09. Iron Man
08. U2 3D (IMAX)
07. The Dark Knight
06. Doubt
05. Slumdog Millionaire
04. Changeling
03. Frost/Nixon
02. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
01. The Wrestler

BOTTOM TEN FILMS
01. Sex and the City
02. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
03. Mama Mia!
04. The Forbidden Kingdom
05. Baby Mama
06. 27 Dresses
07. Synecdoche, New York
08. Lakeview Terrace
09. Funny Games
10. The Happening

Note on the Lists: These are films that I saw over the calendar year of 2008 that were originally released in 2008. I do not include any other films. However, as an exception to my rules, due to the influx of good films, and my inability to see them over the 2008 calendar year - I will allow films from 2008 that I saw in January 2009.

No.

Film Title

Theater Name

Theater Chain

Theater Location

Date

01.

Before the Devil Knows Your Dead (2007)

Highland Park Theater

private

Highland Park, IL

January 20

02.

U2 3D (IMAX)

The Bridge: cinema du lux

National Amusements

Los Angeles, CA

January 25

03.

Cloverfield

Village

Mann Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

January 26

04.

27 Dresses

Goldensen Theater

TV Academy

North Hollywood, CA

January 26

05.

Rambo

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

January 26

06.

In Bruges

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

February 9

07.

Sydney White (2007)

n/a

Delta Airlines

JFK to LAX

February 18

08.

Bee Movie (2007)

n/a

Delta Airlines

JFK to LAX

February 18

09.

Charlie Bartlett

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

February 23

10.

Chicago 10

Nuart

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

March 5

11.

Penelope

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

March 14

12.

Drillbit Taylor

Avco

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

March 22

13.

Funny Games

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

March 22

14.

Chapter 27

Nuart

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

April 4

15.

Shine a Light: The IMAX Experience

The Bridge: cinema du lux

National Amusements

Los Angeles, CA

April 5

16.

The Hammer

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

April 6

17.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Old Orchard Gardens 1-6

AMC Theaters

Skokie, IL

April 19

18.

P.S. I Love You (2007)

n/a

American Airlines

ORD to LAX

April 21

19.

Smart People

Goldensen Theater

TV Academy

North Hollywood, CA

April 26

20.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Goldensen Theater

TV Academy

North Hollywood, CA

April 27

21.

Iron Man

Criterion Theater

Mann Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

May 9

22.

Baby Mama

Avco

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

May 10

23.

IN Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

May 22

24.

Seabiscuit (2003)

n/a

U.S. Airways

ORD to PHO

May 26

25.

The Promotion

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

May 29

26.

Sex and the City

Criterion Theater

Mann Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

May 30

27.

The Strangers

Avco

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

May 31

28.

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

June 8

29.

Expired

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

June 10

30.

The Happening

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

June 20

31.

WALL-E

Loews Universal Studios and IMAX Theater

AMC Theaters

Universal City, CA

June 28

32.

Finding Amanda

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

July 4

33.

Hancock

Village

Mann Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

July 5

34.

The Incredible Hulk

Criterion Theater

Mann Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

July 6

35.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

July 19

36.

The Dark Knight

Village

Mann Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

July 20

37.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

August 17

38.

Bottle Shock

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

August 21

39.

Flawless (2007)

n/a

United Airlines

PHO to ORD

August 30

40.

Traitor

Northbrook Court 14

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

August 31

41.

The Forbidden Kingdom

n/a

U.S. Airways

ORD to PHO

September 1

42.

Pineapple Express

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

September 7

43.

Lakeview Terrace

Village

Mann Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

September 20

44.

Burn After Reading

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

September 27

45.

Flash of Genius

Loews Broadway 4

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

October 11

46.

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

October 18

47.

Synecdoche, New York

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

October 22

48.

Zack and Miri make a Porno

Avco

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

November 1

49.

Changeling

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

November 2

50.

Four Christmases

Northbrook Court 14

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

November 28

51.

Rachel Getting Married

Renaissance Place Cinemas

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

November 28

52.

Mama Mia!

n/a

American Airlines

ORD to SNA

November 30

53.

Milk

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

December 6

54.

The Wrestler

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

December 19

55.

Nothing Like The Holidays

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 21

56.

Doubt

The Landmark

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

December 24

57.

Valkyrie

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 25

58.

Bedtime Stories

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

December 25

59.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 26

60.

Frost/Nixon

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 28

LAST UPDATED: 24 JANUARY 2009

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