10 Best Thriller Movies Of 2008

Friday, January 28 by Shawn Lealos

The 10 best thriller movies of 2008 include murder mysteries, vigilante epics and military espionage adventures. Oscar winners portray CIA operatives and television stars portray superheroes in these movies, providing thrill rides that excited audiences throughout the year.

  1. “Wanted” – This movie is an adaptation of a graphic novel and it one of the best thriller movies of 2008. Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy star in the story of an elite group of super villains in a world without heroes. Russian director Timur Bekmambetov directs this exciting action movie.
  2. “Quantum of Solace”Marc Forster directs the 22nd movie in the “James Bond” film series, one of the best thriller movies of 2008. In the movie, James Bond sets out to stop a wealthy businessman who plans on helping set up a takeover in Bolivia. The movie was wrote by Oscar winne Paul Haggis.
  3. “Bangkok Dangerous”Nic Cage stars in this remake of the 1999 Thai film, one of the best thriller movies of 2008. What makes this American remake different is that the original directors, the Pan Brothers, directed the remake as well. Cage plays an American hit man who falls for a blind pharmacist.
  4. “Punisher: War Zone” – Marvel superhero “The Punisher” gets a reboot in this, one of the best thriller movies of 2008. Ray Stevenson is the third different actor to play The Punisher in the movies. This version, directed by female director Lexi Alexander, is the bloodiest and most violent of the three attempts at the character.
  5. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” – Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas return with the latest adventure on Indiana Jones, one of the best thriller movies of 2008. In this adventure, Indiana Jones fights the Soviets and ends up in a race to discover is there is life in outer space.
  6. “Body of Lies” – Based on the 2007 novel of the same name, “Body of Lies” is one of the best thriller movies of 2008. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a CIA officer in Iraq tracking down a terrorist. Russell Crowe plays his handler back in the United States.
  7. “Street Kings” – Keanu Reeves stars as a police officer willing to bend the rules but finds himself in a corrupt division where he might not be the worst officer on the force. One of the best thriller movies of 2008, the movie also stars Hugh Laurie, Forest Whitaker and Chris Evans.
  8. “Blindness” – Fernando Meirelles directs this, one of the best thriller movies of 2008. The entire world is struck blind at the same time and eventually society falls apart. Julianne Moore stars as the one person in the world who does not go blind and must hide this fact for her own safety.
  9. “Jumper” – Hayden Christensen stars as a young man who discovers he has the ability to transport himself anywhere in the world in this, one of the best thriller movies of 2008. He finds his life is in danger when a mercenary group led by Sam Jackson targets him for death.
  10. “Vantage Point” – Someone attempts to assassinate the President of the United States in this, one of the best thriller movies of 2008. The movie shows the assassination attempt from the point of view from eight different individuals present the day of the assassination attempt.
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