Year 2008 was a great year for movies. Hollywood saw many incredible movies. Not every year lots of movies make it to IMDB top 250 movies list. Of hundreds of movies that got released this year, nine of them are now in top 250 movie list.
I feel lucky to have seen most of the movies in the list. Each of the movies are special in its own way. The Dark Knight, the second installment of Chris Nolans Batman Begins, opened with a bang. It saw its way through the top movies list and was sitting in the numero uno position for some time. With due respect to The Godfather and Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Kight is now in the fourth position.
This year saw one of the most awesome animation movies of all time: Wall-E. Wall-E, a movie about a Robot which is left back in the earth to look after the junks, is now in 34th position.
Slumdog Millionaire, Gran Torino, The Wrestler, The Curious case of Benjamin Button and Milk got released just this month, yet didnt restrict themselves from finding a spot in top 250 movie list. Iron man was in the top 250 list till December, before these movies hit the big screens!
Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle(of Trainspotting fame), is a movie showcasing the dirtier(yet terrorizing and true) face of India. Danny Boyle's brilliant direction, along with A.R.Rahman's magical BGM, takes this movie ahead of many other movies that deals with such a subject.
The Wrestler, a movie about an ageing Wrestler, played by Mickey Rourke('Sir' Eddie Cook), is the most emotional movie in the list. Being a great fan of both Mickey Rourke and Darren Aronofsky, i am expecting this movie to climb up the ranks.
Lets hope 2009 too sees a great list of grand movies! Wishing you all a happy New Year!!