Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Best of 2008

To end the first week of 2009 I am posting the best movies and books I watched and read in 2008. I didn't include music since it's too much work narrowing the list.

Best Movies of 2007/2008 (English):
1. Across the Universe
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. Bolt
4. Cloverfield
5. Control
6. Wall.E
7. The Dark Knight
8. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
9. Love of Siam, The
10. Michael Clayton
11. No Country For Old Men
12. Once
13. The Orphanage
14. There Will Be Blood
15. We Own The Night

Best Movies of 2007/2008 (Filipino):
1. 100
2. Boses
3. Confessional
4. Endo
5. Jay
6. Melancholia
7. A Very Special Love

Best Movies of Pre-2007/2008:
1. The 400 Blows
2. After the Wedding
3. Bloody Sunday
4. Boogie Nights
5. Breathless
6. The Crying Game
7. Children of Heaven
8. Grave of the Fireflies
9. It's A Wonderful Life
10. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Best Books:
1. Atonement by Ian McEwan
2. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4. Saturday by Ian McEwan
5. Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow
6. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
7. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
8. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Have a great weekend!


Raft3r said...

no jodie foster movie on your list?

SONIA said...

o movie wiz, you set the bar for "best" really high. :-p

happy new year!

(thanks for the you reckon we'll all be big hits in conversations/parties with this essential knowledge? Well, i'd like to think so... ;-))

The Scud said...

raft3r > i dig jodie but no foster movie for 2008. :-(

sonia > happy new year din! sana lang mahilig sa movies ang kausap mo or you'd bore them to death. hehe.

the donG said...

dami kong hindi napanood diyan at dami ko ring hindi nabasang libro. hehehe...

may listahan na rin ako ng movies na nagustuhan ko nung 2008 pero hindi ko pa na post. wala ng lugar. hehehe...

Andy Briones said...

I like Control, Jay, and Breathless too! I went to Quiapo and St. Francis Square looking for Breathless, all to no avail. I was able to get a copy of 400 Blows and Bloody Sunday though.

I agree with you on Atonement; great book!

The Scud said...

dong > post mo na! i know your blog is a photo/travel blog pero ayos lang yun. :-)

andy > madaming breathless sa metrowalk. where's your best of 2008 list?

Andy Briones said...

I don't have a Best List yet; I'm not yet done watching the DVDs I bought, hehe! I'll do one siguro around March.

I saw Slumdog Millionaire last weekend. Galing ng Bollywood dance sequence! Haha!

The Scud said...

andy > where did you get your slumdog copy?

Andy Briones said...

St. Francis Square

The Scud said...

andun ako kahapon and didn't find a copy. hindi rin naman ako nagtanong. :-(

Andy Briones said...

When I went there two weeks ago, I only saw one copy, which I immediately bought, hehe!

Slumdog won Best Picture and Best Screenplay I think @ the Golden Globes today. :-)

Skron said...

A lot those movies are on my Best of 2007 films as well. Especially, Once.

Ranking a the best music of the year is always hard for me as well. But I try really hard.

Anyways, Thanks for the add. I'll add you as well.