We have yet another list to pour over! This time instead of people strictly 2008 films it's films searched on IMDb during the 2008 year. I find this one particularly interesting as I use IMDb on a daily basis. It will be no surprize that The Dark Knight is up at number one, followed by Twilight. I expected Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to come in next but is is sitting at 7 and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes the number 3 slot.
The years of release are interesting to note. Well the most films from one year go to 2008 with 10 selections, 2009 and 2007 have an even selection of 5 films each. Looking to the past The Departed takes the lone 2006 slot whereas older entries fall to The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather - both of which hover at the top of the IMDb's Top 250 films list and during the past summer there was quite the brouhaha of users ranking them low to increase The Dark Knight chances to get to number 1.
Looking to the future we can see the films on peoples minds on sequels and remakes for 2009 as included on the list is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as previously mentioned along with Terminator Salvation, Dragonball, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and not surprizingly Star Trek. The furthest in the future award goes to TR2N (Tron 2) set for a 2011 release.
The lone eyebrow raiser for me was The Expendables, a film I had not yet heard of and is set to release in 2010. The details so far are that it's written/directed/starring Sylvester Stallone and it is about mercenaries going to South America. Remaining cast members? Those mentioned so far are Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren. Now that is a film that I'll be sure to keep an eye out for now.
Here is the full list of films:
IMDb MOVIEmeter Top 25 Films of 2008
1. The Dark Knight (2008)
2. Twilight (2008)
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
4. TR2N (2011)
5. The Expendables (2010)
6. Iron Man (2008)
7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
8. No Country for Old Men (2007)
9. Juno (2007)
10. Transformers (2007)
11. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
12. There Will Be Blood (2007)
13. Sex and the City (2008)
14. Into the Wild (2007)
15. Superbad (2008)
16. Cloverfield (2008)
17. Terminator Salvation (2009)
18. Wanted (2008)
19. Dragonball (2009)
20. Quantum of Solace (2008)
21. The Departed (2006)
22. Star Trek (2009)
23. The Godfather (1972)
24. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
25. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)