Richard Roeper Names His Top 25 of 2008

With screeners of some of the final films I need to see in order to complete my movie watching of 2008 on their way it looks like by Tuesday of next week I will have seen it all (or enough to determine my top films of 2008), but that’s in the future. For now, the next big name to release a list of top flicks is Richard Roeper who has unveiled his top 25 of 2008 in which he also doles out a couple of extra kudos. Here’s a recap:

Performance of the year:

  • Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long

Good sequels of the year (Note: Roeper doesn’t mention The Dark Knight here but he dedicates his opening four paragraphs to it and made it his #2 best movie of the year)

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Just OK sequels this year

  • Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Transporter 3

Worst sequels of the year

  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Step Up 2 the Streets
  • Saw V
  • Rambo
  • Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Star Wars: the Clone Wars

Best villain of the year

  • Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight

Worst villain of the year

  • Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane in Iron Man

and now for the finale…


  1. Slumdog Millionaire
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. The Wrestler
  4. In Bruges
  5. I’ve Loved You So Long
  6. Gran Torino
  7. Milk
  8. The Visitor
  9. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  10. Frozen River
  11. Doubt
  12. Snow Angels
  13. Frost/Nixon
  14. The Reader
  15. Seven Pounds
  16. Iron Man
  17. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  18. W.
  19. Henry Poole Is Here
  20. Burn After Reading
  21. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  22. WALL-E
  23. The Bank Job
  24. Tropic Thunder
  25. Che


  1. The Love Guru
  2. What Happens in Vegas
  3. The Women
  4. 10,000 B.C.
  5. 88 Minutes
  6. Funny Games
  7. Fly Me to the Moon
  8. Over Her Dead Body
  9. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  10. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan


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