Year 2008 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 2008 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, interesting, suspense, clever and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with mentor, flashback, chase, cigarette smoking, murder, dialogue, catastrophe, betrayal, brutality and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
year 2008
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year 2008 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 2008: The Pirates of Somalia (2017), Black Sea (2014), Split Second (1992), Boyhood (2014), Galveston (2018), The Looming Storm (2017), In Darkness (2011), Wheeler (2017), Hotel Mumbai (2018), Girls Trip (2017).

List of year 2008 movies

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, suspense, factual, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, point of view, journey, danger, news report, village, culture clash, weapons, escapades ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
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 6.4
 30K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, treasure hunt, gold, sea, adventure, survival, betrayal, escapades, captain, ocean or sea, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 10K
Split Second (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is back and its after him.
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, flooding, serial killer, global warming, murder, deadly creature, misfit partners, reluctant partners, supernatural, tough law enforcer, urban, chases and races ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 307K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, parenting, divorced parents, abusive husband, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, coming-of-age, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
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 6.2
 6K
Galveston (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a violent encounter with his boss' men, Roy finds a prostitute and sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is ...
Style: road movie
Plot: hurricane, motel, laundry, hitman, based on a novel, mother daughter relationship, telephone call, singing, lawyer, cigarette smoking, beach, swimming pool ...
Time: year 2008
Place: texas
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The Looming Storm (2017)
Genre: Crime
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yu, a self-assured factory guard, fancies himself a detective and begins poking his nose into a murder investigation.
Plot: serial killer, murder, photograph, snowing, bus, corpse, falling from height, flashback, eating, chase, ceremony, cigarette smoking ...
Time: year 2008
Place: china
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 7.3
 9K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: jewish, thief, holocaust, survival, underground, refugee, sewer, tunnel, german, war, polish, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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 5.8
 320
Wheeler (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under prosthetic make up, actor Stephen Dorff successfully infiltrates Music ...
Plot: aspiring musician, haunted by the past, country music, ranch, guitar, cowboy boots, songwriter, death of protagonist, guitar playing, handheld camera, recording studio, piano playing ...
Time: year 2008
Place: texas
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 6.9
 246
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Plot: hotel, terrorism, shooting, terrorist, jihad, terrorist attack, islam, receptionist, counter terrorism, doorman, bombing, building ...
Time: year 2008
Place: australia, bombay india, taj mahal, adelaide south australia, mumbai india ...
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 6.2
 27K
Girls Trip (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood.
Style: buddy comedy
Audience: chick flick
Plot: drinking, male objectification, prostitute, cooking, airport, betrayal, hit in the face, motel, celebrity, infidelity, bare breasts, little boy ...
Time: year 2008, year 2004, year 2002, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 2K
Wild Palms (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: A multi-national corporation attempts to take over America while small pockets of resistance hold out against rampant technology.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: conspiracy, cyberpunk, cyberspace, mind control, intrigue, uncover truth, technology, mystery, kidnapping, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2008
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Shadow People (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: mysterious character, small town, mystery, uncover truth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, small town life, deadly, dishonesty, supernatural, listener, radio dj ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1979
Place: usa, cambodia, kentucky
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 5.1
 148
The Blessed (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal talks about lost illusions and Samir about the ...
Plot: bourgeoisie, family, dysfunctional marriage, tattoo, police arrest, freedom, tattoo on back, smoking pot, gynecologist, husband wife conflict, generation gap, dysfunctional couple ...
Time: year 2008, 2000s
Is relevant ?
 3.8
 337
Timemaster (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young Jesse is traveling through time in order to stop some evil virtual reality fight managers from a parallel universe trying to destroy Earth.
Plot: virtual reality, alien, outer space, street shootout, billy the kid, orphan, brother sister relationship, time travel, orphanage, portal, post apocalypse, old west ...
Time: year 2006, year 1996, year 2008
Place: arizona
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2/11 Het spel van de wolf (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2 November 2004, shortly before nine in the morning. In The Hague, the report comes in that in Amsterdam Theo van Gogh has been murdered. All warning bells start ringing. With the country in flames, sometimes literally, politicians and officials in ...
Plot: praying, museum, team, secret service, bus station, national security, intelligence agency, television, restaurant, cell phone, cover up, cigarette smoking ...
Time: year 2008, year 2004
Place: netherlands
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I Want to Get Married (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Can Paul get married in just 6 days? Paul Roll is a lovable nerd who's achieved everything he's set his mind to, except...he's never been successful at finding a man. After witnessing the marriage of his best friends--6 days before ...
Plot: internet, gay, gay couple, gay kiss, advertising, geek, gay relationship, thirty something, casino, shower, father son relationship, kiss ...
Time: year 2008
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 3K
Anesthesia (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Plot: friend, lie, promise, listening to music, eating, limousine, cigarette lighter, food, chase, bar, flashback, friendship ...
Time: year 2008
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 145K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending, dramatic, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: smuggling, corruption, rise and fall, arms dealer, military, iraq war, betrayal, friendship, drugs, revenge, firearm, ugly american ...
Time: year 2005, year 2008, 2000s
Place: iraq, florida, afghanistan, pentagon, albania ...
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, prophecy, split personality, apocalypse, chaos, smuggling, terrorist, future dystopia, dishonesty, postmodernism, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, near future, year 2005, 2000s
Place: california, nevada, north korea, middle east, afghanistan ...
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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2010)
Country:
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Vince and Shonda have come to the proverbial end of their ropes with one another. Set in Atlanta during the 2008 Presidential Election season, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is the touching story of what happens when two people feel they have nothing ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: romance, introspection, couple relations, couples, fall in love, breakup, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, african american
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: georgia, atlanta georgia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 439
Lost in Munich (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sir "P" a 90 year old gray parrot, formerly living with Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Treaty, comes to Prague to give his "account" of the past events. But can he do it, being just ...
Plot: parrot, manipulation, film within a film, ambassador, european history, following someone, man in swimsuit, repeated scene, unfaithful wife, xenophobia, manipulative behavior, producer ...
Time: 2000s, year 1938, year 2008
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 293K
The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: interesting, cerebral, clever, tense, intellectual ...
Plot: bank, loan, wall street, mortgage, financial crisis, finance, real estate, political corruption, greed, business, corruption, political ...
Time: 2000s, year 2007, year 2008
Place: manhattan new york city, las vegas, california
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A Marine Story (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from Iraq with a mysterious personal life, she ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, boot camp, coming of age, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, homosexuality, soldier, starting over, teaching the ways of the world, lesbian, homecoming, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, california, iraq
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The Night Before (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, christmas party, christmas eve, buddies, reunion, childhood friends, male friendship, friends, best friends, marijuana, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 14K
Detention (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As a killer named Cinderhella stalks the student body at the high school in Grizzly Lake, a group of co-eds band together to survive while they're all serving detention.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, time machine, cheerleader, murder, high school life, small town, imaginary, youth, alien encounter, social relations, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2003, year 2008 ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 19K
Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, republican party, republican, election, conservative, stupidity, presidential election, state affairs, americana, ambition, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, year 2008
Place: usa, alaska, florida, england, washington d.c. ...
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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, robbery, crime gone awry, gambling, poker, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, mafia, heist, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, ambition, finance, stock broker, wall street, vengeance, urban, power relations, workplace, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, tower bridge london, manhattan new york city, zurich switzerland ...
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Fruitvale Station (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: police brutality, racism, new year's eve, birthday, ex convict, marijuana, african american, dog, introspection, unfulfillment, urban, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 2007, year 2009
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 815
Macross Zero  (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Taking place one year before the events of the original Macross series, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the anti-U.N.'s newest fighter plane, ace pilot ...
Style: serious, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military, space wars, airplane, alien technology, island, battle zone, spacecraft, battles, priestess, air force, romance, mecha ...
Time: year 2008
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