Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top 10 of 2008

It was an effort to plough through and weed out my Top 10 films for this year, given the sheer quantity that I had to park by the side as Special Mentions instead. But there you go, after sweat and tears to whittle it down to the list that you see. No surprises with The Dark Knight, and I would presume it would make it to any decent list out there as well. It's colossal, and would take another juggernaut to knock it off the perch of memorable films of the last decade.

There's a lot of love in my list somehow, ranging from that involving robots in WALL·E and Cyborg She, and plenty of one-sided, unrequited affairs in all the others, save Ip Man which was a top notch action flick. Bollywood, Japanese, Singapore+Malaysia, I guess that's the common denominator in dealing with affairs of the heart, providing fuel for an additional powerful lift to stories in Hancock and The Dark Knight as well, without which would make them lack certain drive.

10. WALL·E

9. Muallaf

8. Hancock

7. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

6. Cyborg She

5. Ip Man

4. Definitely, Maybe

3. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

2. 18 Grams of Love

1. The Dark Knight

And here are those which have just barely missed out on breaking into my top 10 list for the year, with 20 special mentions that have worthwhile merits. Presented here in Alphabetical Order:

2 Faces of My Girlfriend
Away From Her
Black Book
Bolt 3D
Children of Glory
Dan in Real Life
The Days
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Elite Squad
Gone Baby Gone
The Happening
Jodhaa Akbar
Kung Fu Panda
Mamma Mia!
The Mist
Red Cliff
The Secret Life of Bees
Sky Crawlers
Tropic Thunder

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