10 Best Crime Movies 2008

Tuesday, February 22 by Jennifer Wright

The 10 best crime movies of 2008 were actually a few different kinds of crime. There is everything from comedies with crime to drama and action movies with crime. Below is a list of the final picks for the ten best crime movies released in 2008.

  1. “The Dark Knight.” “The Dark Knight” starring Heath Ledger and Christian Bale is the sequel to “Batman Begins” and is definitely one of the best crime movies in 2008. As in all the “Batman” movies, Batman battles the villains who try to control Gotham City and in this particular film Batman goes up against The Joker.
  2. “Iron Man.” “Iron Man” is a crime movie starring Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is a wealthy and intelligent man who is kidnapped in order to build a powerfu weapon which is intended to destroy the world as we know it. Instead Tony Stark builds an indestructible suit that he uses to take out the bad guys and save the world.
  3. “Pineapple Express.” “Pineapple Express” stars Seth Rogan and James Franco. This movie is a terrifically funny crime movie about a guy who witnesses a cop murdering someone. So naturally he runs back to his drug dealer’s house and the two of them end up tangled in the web spun by drug dealers and their evil plans.
  4. “The Duchess.” Another good crime movie from 2008, this movie tars Keira Knightly in the tale of a woman who marries the Duke of Devonshire. The Duchess is beloved by everyone around her, except for her own husband, the Duke. Eventually the lack of love and attention from her husband leads her into the crime of an affair.
  5. “taken.” “Taken” is a crime movie from 2008 starring Liam Neeson. In the movie, an ex spy is forced to use his training to get his daughter back. His daughter Kim was taken from her hotel room and thrust into modern day slave trade.
  6. “Gran Torino.” “Gran Torino” stars Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski a Korean War veteran who doesn’t get along with anyone. His prize possession is a 197 Gran Torino and the neighbor kid tries to steal it after being influenced by a cousin who is a gang member.
  7. “21.” “21” is a good crime movie from 2008 about a college kid who is drawn into a special group who goes to Vegas and to cards. He needs 300,000 dollars to finish his five years of schooling. Under the influence of one of their professors, they aren’t given the option of quitting without repercussion.
  8. “Quantum of Solace.” “Quantum of Solace” is a crime movie from 2008 starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. This time, James Bond is seeking revenge on those who killed his love. He must stop a developer of green technology from taking over a valuable resource.
  9. “Burn After Reading.” “Burn After Reading” stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Frances McDormand. In this crime movie, two gym employees find a disk containing the memoirs of an ex CIA agent. The two try to blackmail him, but when he doesn’t go for it, the two gym employees decide they just need more of his secrets.
  10. “The Bank Job.” “The Bank Job” is a crime movie starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows. Terry is a car salesman and business is slow. So Martine, an ex model who has her eyes on Terry finds out that a bank in town will have its alarm off. He agrees, no knowing what she is really after, and it isn’t the money.