Armond White's Best Films of 2008by LaurenceBranagh | created - 11 Jan 2019 | updated - 11 Jan 2019 | Public
From his Better-Than List and review of "Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot"
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1. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Votes: 36,622 | Gross: $3.49M
3. Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.
Votes: 780 | Gross: $0.53M
4. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Votes: 46,199 | Gross: $12.80M
5. Transporter 3 (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Thriller
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Votes: 152,401 | Gross: $31.72M
7. Shotgun Stories (2007)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Thriller
Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,524 | Gross: $0.05M
8. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.
Votes: 50,436 | Gross: $0.87M
9. RocknRolla (2008)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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... See full summary »
Votes: 226,488 | Gross: $5.69M
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure
In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 408,332 | Gross: $317.10M
11. Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Sport
Eight of the U.S.'s top high school basketball players compete in the first "Elite 24" tournament at Rucker Park.
Votes: 468 | Gross: $0.05M
14. Chaos Theory (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of an obsessively organized efficiency expert whose life unravels in unexpected ways when fate forces him to explore the serendipitous nature of love and forgiveness.
Votes: 30,872 | Gross: $0.24M
15. My Winnipeg (2007)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Votes: 4,680 | Gross: $0.16M
16. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007)
109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A romantic drama centered around a young shepherd and shepherdess and the ramifications of their forbidden affair.
17. Battle for Haditha (2007)
R | 97 min | Drama, History, War
An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
Votes: 7,046 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Never Back Down (2008)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 93,116 | Gross: $24.85M
21. First Sunday (2008)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--... See full summary »
Votes: 9,376 | Gross: $37.93M