2008 Documentary Movies

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight

  • 94%
  • PG-13
  • 152 min
  • Action

The follow-up to the action hit "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. In the new film, Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of...

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

  • 64%
  • PG-13
  • 117 min
  • Comedy

In "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," based on Ann Brashares' best-selling series of novels, four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, but remain in touch by sharing their experiences with each other as they always have--with honesty and humor. Discovering their individual strengths, fears, talents...

Twilight (2008)

Twilight

  • 49%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Drama

"Twilight" is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesnt expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy...

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • 72%
  • PG-13
  • 167 min
  • Drama

"I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • 85%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Comedy

From the comedic minds of the guys who brought you Knocked Up and The 40 Year-Old Virgin comes Universal Pictures' newest romantic disaster comedy - Forgetting Sarah Marshall starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Jack McBrayer and Jonah Hill. For anyone who has ever had their heart ripped out and cut into a billion pieces...here comes a hilarious, heartfelt look at relationships. Part romantic comedy, part disaster film, Forgetting Sarah Marshall...

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Slumdog Millionaire

  • 94%
  • R
  • 120 min
  • Drama

The film is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum...

Valkyrie (2008)

Valkyrie

  • 62%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Drama

In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, "Valkyrie," based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Director Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects," "X-Men,"...

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    • PG-13
    • 94 min
    • Drama

    Bruno's life is forever changed after he and his family move to a remote new home, and he strikes up a friendship with the only boy who appears to be around.

    The Hurt Locker (2008)

    The Hurt Locker

    • 97%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Drama

    "The Hurt Locker," winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival SIGNIS Grand Prize, is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military’s unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world’s most dangerous places. Three members of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of...

    Gran Torino (2008)

    Gran Torino

      • R
      • 116 min
      • Drama

      Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possesion: his 1972 Gran Torino.

      In Bruges (2008)

      In Bruges

      • 82%
      • R
      • 107 min
      • Comedy

      Bruges (pronounced "broozh"), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks.

      Martyrs (2008)

      Martyrs

      • 52%
      • R
      • 100 min
      • Horror

      France. A night at the beginning of the 1970s. Lucie, a little girl missing for over a year, is discovered wandering by the side of a country road. Near catatonic, she can say nothing about what has happened to her. The cops quickly find the place in which she's been incarcerated - a disused slaughterhouse. Every indication is that she never once left the empty, freezing room in which she was imprisoned. Filthy, starving, dehydrated, the child's body nonetheless bears no traces of sexual abuse...

      Body of Lies (2008)

      Body of Lies

      • 54%
      • R
      • 128 min
      • Action

      Crowe plays Ed Hoffman, the manipulative CIA boss who teams with operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) to trap a dangerous Al Qaeda leader by planting a false rumor that the bomber is in cahoots with the Americans.

      The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

      The Other Boleyn Girl

      • 42%
      • PG-13
      • 115 min
      • Biography

      Based on a novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" revolves around the ferociously ambitious Boleyn sisters, Mary (Johansson) and Anne (Portman), who are rivals for the bed and heart of 16th century English King Henry VIII (Eric Bana).

      A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history, "The Other Boleyn Girl" tells the story of two beautiful sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson)...

      Revolutionary Road (2008)

      Revolutionary Road

      • 68%
      • R
      • 119 min
      • Drama

      Adapted from the revealing novel by Richard Yates, "Revolutionary Road" is an incisive portrait of an American marriage seen through the eyes of Frank (three-time Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio) and April (five-time Academy Award® nominee Kate Winslet) Wheeler. Yates’ story of 1950’s America poses a question that has been reverberating through modern relationships ever since: can two people break away from the ordinary without breaking apart?

      The Reader (2008)

      The Reader

      • 61%
      • R
      • 123 min
      • Drama

      "The Reader" opens in post-WWII Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair.

      Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from “The Odyssey”, "Huck Finn", and “The Lady with the Little Dog.” Despite their...

      Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)

      Sex and the City: The Movie

        • R
        • 145 min
        • Comedy

        The movie version of the long-running HBO series featuring the further exploits of Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes. The series was originally based on autobiographical columns written by Candace Bushnell.

        Seven Pounds (2008)

        Seven Pounds

        • 27%
        • PG-13
        • 118 min
        • Drama

        Academy Award® nominee Will Smith stars in the drama "Seven Pounds," re-teaming with the director and producers of "The Pursuit of Happyness" for the emotional story of a man who will change the lives of seven strangers.

        Let the Right One in (2008)

        Let the Right One in

        • 98%
        • R
        • 114 min
        • Drama

        Terrorized by bullies, lonely 12-year-old Oskar befriends a new neighbor, a mysterious young girl whose arrival coincides with a series of gruesome deaths and attacks. Though Oskar realizes that she's a vampire, his friendship with her is stronger than his fear.

        Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

        Vicky Cristina Barcelona

        • 82%
        • PG-13
        • 96 min
        • Drama

        A painter enters a relationship with two American tourists. Conflict begins with the painter's jealous ex-girlfriend.

        A film the director described only as a "love letter to Barcelona."