Most of the 10 best 2008 DVD releases are action films, although a comedy, a musical, and two animated films are also featured. You can find these 2008 DVD releases at most video rental stores, with rental fees starting at $2.99. All the major home entertainment retailers offer the DVDs for online purchase, and many of the films are available in DVD Blu-ray format, as well.

  1. “The Dark Knight.” “The Dark Knight” tops the list of best 2008 DVD releases. This 2008 superhero film is based on the DC Comics character, Superman. English actor Christian Bale stars in the lead role. Australian actor Heath Ledger, who played The Joker, died during editing of the film.

  2. “Iron Man.” Another superhero movie, “Iron Man” also makes the list of ten best 2008 DVDs. Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jeff Bridges star in this live action film based on the popular Marvel Comics character.

  3. “Stargate: Continuum.” The time-travel movie “Stargate” Continuum” released directly to DVD in 2008. The military science-fiction adventure is the second film sequel to the television series, “Stargate SG-1.” American actor Richard Dean Anderson leads the cast.

  4. “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.” “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull” is a 2008 adventure film starring Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, and Cate Blanchett. The fourth film in the Indiana Jones franchise, it released nineteen years after the third film.

  5. “National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets.” “National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets” is a 2007 adventure film starring American actor Nicolas Cage. A sequel to the 2004 film “National Treasure,” this installment delves into the truth behind President Lincoln’s assassination.

  6. “Mama Mia!: The Movie.” “Mama Mia!: The Movie” is a 2008 romantic comedy based on a musical inspired by the songs of Swedish pop group, ABBA. Meryl Streep heads a cast that includes Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth.

  7. “WALL-E.” “WALL-E” is a computer-animated science fiction film. The 2008 DVD release follows a robot name WALL-E who falls in love with a robot named EVE--and changes the destiny of mankind and his kind. Ben Burtt created the robotic sounds that serve as the main characters’ voices.

  8. “The Bucket List.” “The Bucket List” is a 2007 comedy-drama starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The story follows two terminally-ill men on a road trip, with a list of things they want to do before they “kick the bucket.”

  9. “Wanted.” “Wanted” is a 2008 action movie based on a comic book series. Starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie, the film follows a frustrated office worker who learns that his father was a professional assassin--and decides to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

  10. “Kung Fu Panda.” The animated film “Kung Fu Panda” ends the list of ten best 2008 DVD releases. American comedian Jack Black provides the voice for a bumbling panda who aspires to be a kung fu master.