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A Bit of Amnesia: The 5 Best Films of 2008

I have written this review many times because there were so many, but now, I have narrowed it down to the 5 that I believe deserve to be at the top of the list. I think that these 5 movies are some of the best ever. They are so packed with greatness that it is impossible to really tell which is better, but I attempted, and am satisfied with my choices.
And now, I present to you the 5 best films of the year 2008, in my opinion.

5. Revolutionary Road – The story of a falling-apart marriage between two younger swingers in the middle of the 1950s. Even for their time, they think outside the box, and the film truly captures the sense of emotion. I don’t like Leo, and even then I loved this movie.

4. Redbelt – The story of a MMA trainer who is put through so much to be a great person and to accomplish everything. David Mamet wrote and directed this masterpiece in the world of fighting movies and the world of drama films.

3. Slumdog Millionaire – The Oscar Winner for Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire, the most recent installment in the amazing career of Danny Boyle, truly captivated America with its audacity and awesomeness. This film deserved an award, but not quite Best Picture.

2. Miracle at St. Anna – The best war movie ever. Deserving of at least 3 Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture… if only #1 hadn’t been made in 2008….

1. The Wrestler – Darren Aronofsky’s AMAZING film really made my year for film in 2008 all the better, because it is still one of my favorite films to this day. Aronofsky is a master of film, though the Fountain was a bit of a flop, and I feel that this film should have won every award it could have been nominated for (Best Picture, Best Director (Darren Aronofsky), Best Original Screenplay Robert D. Siegel), Best Actor (Mickey Rourke), Best Original Song (The Wrestler – Bruce Springsteen), Best Score (Clint Mansell), Best Costume Design, Best Editing, and Best Supporting Actress (Marissa Tomei)).

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