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 realistic, serious, suspenseful, interesting, dramatic and suspense films and TV shows about / with murder, flashback, husband wife relationship, chase, mentor, betrayal, dialogue, death, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 2008: The Pirates of Somalia (2017), The Caller (2008), Too Big to Fail (2011), One Less God (2017), Shahid (2012), Accident (2009), Galveston (2018), The Looming Storm (2017), In Darkness (2011), Wheeler (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, exciting, suspense, factual
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, news report, danger, journey, point of view, village, culture clash, escapades, weapons ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 1K
The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, whistleblower, murder, telephone, deadline, danger, workplace, tough heroes, amateur detective, journalism, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, year 2008
Place: france, usa, europe, new york
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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: tense, realistic, talky, serious, sincere ...
Plot: wall street, bankruptcy, financial crisis, politics, state affairs, administration, powerful corporation, international crisis, outside help, debt, race against time, stock broker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., california, middle east
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 491
One Less God (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Nepal
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 2008, a band of young Islamic militants from Pakistan lands in Mumbai, their primary target, the iconic Taj Mahal hotel. With Indian forces unable to regain control, for 4 days the guests must battle to survive as the terrorists seek to drive ...
Plot: terrorist attack, hotel, siege, terrorist, terrorism
Time: year 2008
Place: mumbai india, india
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 8.3
 13K
Shahid (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This compelling drama tells the remarkable true story of slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who became a powerful voice against the intercommunal violence that has engulfed Mumbai since the early 1990s.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious
Plot: muslim, legal, false arrest, injustice, civil rights, human spirit, courtroom drama, society, social activist, religions or cults, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 2008 ...
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, pakistan
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 6.7
 3K
Accident (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A self-styled accident choreographer, the Brain is a professional hitman who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. When the teams next ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: perfect crime, hitman, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, dishonesty, master criminal, betrayal, criminal heroes, crimes, lone wolves, crime ...
Time: year 2008, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 8K
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: motel, hurricane, laundry, hitman, revenge, murder, singing, lawyer, newspaper, prison, sea, sex scene ...
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: murder, serial killer, breakdown, factory, employee, railway, demolition, release from prison, autopsy, hit by a truck, year 1997, death ...
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, uplifting, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: thief, holocaust, jewish, underground, german, tunnel, polish, unwanted pregnancy, survival, ghetto, refugee, sewer ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 343
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, acoustic guitar, loss of daughter, recording studio, aspiring singer, songwriting, flash forward, handheld camera, songwriter, texan, bar, audition ...
Time: year 2008
Place: texas
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 6.9
 496
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, India
Duration: 123 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, survival, shooting, businessman, butler, counter terrorism, cafe, reporter, islam, terrorist, chef ...
Time: year 2008
Place: pakistan, india, australia, bombay india, adelaide south australia ...
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 6.2
 29K
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: african american, giving a toast, apology, punched in the face, interview, elevator, divorce, airplane, photographer, dancing, promise, little girl ...
Time: year 1998, year 2012, year 2004, year 2008, year 2002 ...
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 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: disturbing, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: mind control, cyberspace, future dystopia, fictional reality, mystery, manipulations, crimes, uncover truth, society, intrigue, virtual reality, hologram ...
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: small town, mystery, uncover truth, down on your luck, mysterious character, life is a bitch, radio dj, listener, deadly, small town life, dishonesty, paralysis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, year 2008
Place: usa, kentucky, cambodia
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 160
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: family, bourgeoisie, hashish, tattoo on back, dysfunctional couple, generation gap, smoking pot, gynecologist, freedom, tattoo, police arrest, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
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, brother sister relationship, old west, orphan, time travel, dream, outer space, alien, billy the kid, orphanage, portal, post apocalypse ...
Time: year 2008, year 1996, year 2006
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: secret service, national security, intelligence agency, museum, praying, team, laptop, surveillance, espionage, investigation, bus station, being followed ...
Time: year 2004, year 2008
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: gay, casino, gay relationship, wedding, kiss, marriage, thirty something, advertising, geek, business partner, gay couple, gay kiss ...
Time: year 2008
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 4K
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: murder, violence, stabbed to death, african american, cafe, death, newspaper, girl, drug use, judge, kitchen, teenage girl ...
Time: year 2008
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 155K
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: intense, funny, factual, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: rise and fall, arms dealer, smuggling, iraq war, friendship, military, corruption, betrayal, gunrunner, machismo, firearm, organized crime ...
Time: year 2005, 2000s, year 2008
Place: iraq, las vegas, jordan, usa, albania ...
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: cynical, dark humor, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, surrealism, chaos, split personality, prophecy, terrorist, smuggling, future dystopia, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future, year 2008, 2000s, year 2005
Place: california, southern california, nevada, afghanistan, middle east ...
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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: realistic, humorous, serious, touching
Plot: introspection, couples, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, african american
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: georgia, atlanta georgia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 461
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, crying woman, anniversary, fight, train station, actress, actor, jealousy, filmmaker, fake identity, grave, producer ...
Time: 2000s, year 1938, year 2008
Place: prague, central europe, prague czech republic
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 7.8
 311K
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: tense, intellectual, suspense, realistic, interesting ...
Plot: loan, finance, money, corruption, economic crisis, bank, wall street, risk, morality, economics, analysis, expose ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: las vegas, manhattan new york city, 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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, boot camp, coming out, lesbian relationship, hopes, gays and lesbians, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, power relations, soldier, teenage life, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, iraq, california
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 313K
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, captivating, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, parenting, divorced parents, boy, high school, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 32K
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, exciting, bleak, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, treasure hunt, sea, gold, survival, betrayal, adventure, escapades, tough heroes, ocean or sea, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
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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, talky, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, christmas party, christmas eve, reunion, buddies, childhood friends, male friendship, twists & turns, best friends, friends, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 2008
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 14K
Detention (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, time machine, prom, cheerleader, murder, youth, imaginary, social relations, small town, high school life, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 1994, year 2005 ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 20K
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, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, state affairs, ambition, americana, government official, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, year 2007
Place: usa, alaska, washington d.c., england, phoenix arizona ...
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