Below are the 5 best action movies of 2008. There have been many good action thriller movies of 2008, but only a few of them are the best. The best  action movies take it to the fullest level and has it's viewers loving it from beginning to end.

  1. "Righteous Kill". Produced by Jon Avnet, this thriller has Al Pacino and Robert De Niro as the main stars of this movie. These two act as a pair of police officers that investigate a series of numerous murders that have been commited by a serial killer. Carla Gugino, who is the co-star of the movie, acts as a CSI who has a romantic involvement with Robert De Niro in this movie.

  2. "Traitor". Written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (director of the movie 'Day After Tomorrow', ) Actor Don Cheadle stars as an operative under Guy Pearce's investigation. In the investigation, an under cover CIA agent is marked as a terrorist suspect by the FBI. Don Cheadle basically acts as the traitor to the terrorists- hence the name of the movie.

  3. "The Dark Knight". In this movie, Batman sets out to get rid of crime in Gotham for good. It seems to be working until the Joker, a criminal mastermind, puts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman (the dark knight,) close to crossing the line between a hero and a bad guy. This movie is directed by Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight is definitely one of the best action thriller movies of 2008.

  4. "The Bank Job". Directed by Roger Donaldson, this movie is about exactly what the title says- a bank job. A car dealer named terry (played by Jason Statham) has always tried to avoid hug scams after escaping from his criminal past and getting a new family. But when he gets an offer to help do a fool proof bank robbery on London Baker Street, Terry realizes the amount of money he could get for his family by taking this offer.

  5. "Body of Lies". Directed by Ridley Scott, this action thriller movie is about terrorist operations. A CIA operative attempts to uncover a major terrorist operation in Jordan, but he doesn't know which allies he can really trust. This is one of the best action thriller movies of 2008 due to it's suspense and supreme action.