10 Best DVD Releases 2008

Thursday, November 25 by Natalie Kuchik

The 10 best DVD releases from 2008 are biopics, comedies, dramas, 3-D animated, and superhero movies. No genre was untouched, and all of these 2008 DVD releases sold over a million copies. The top notch award winning acting, and A-list cast of voices for the animated films helped to make these movies the 10 best DVD releases from 2008.

  1. "The Dark Knight." Batman (Christian Bale) raises the stakes in his war on crime when he goes up against The Joker (Heath Ledger). It was the best selling DVD in 2008 with 10.94 million copies sold. Heath Ledger's Oscar winning performance as The Joker is not to be missed. The plot is exciting, and Ledger's performance and Joker make-up is brilliant.
  2. "Iron Man." The 2008 DVD is a super hero, action/adventure movie with an A-list cast. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build  weapon. In order to escape he builds a high-tech suit of armor, and thu Iron Man is born. One of the best DVD releases from 2008 for anyone that is a fan of comic books, or  action movies.
  3. "Bee Movie." This 3-D animation comedy is one of the best DVD releases from 2008 because it's a movie all ages can enjoy. Jerry Seinfeld provides the voice for Barry B. Benson, a bee who wants more from life. An opportunity let's him leave the hive, where he encounters a new world. This family movie is a great tale on fighting for what you believe in.
  4. "American Gangster." The plot revolves around Frank Lucas (Washington) who smuggled heroin in the coffins of American soldiers returning from the Vietnam War. This true story also stars Russell Crowe as Richie Roberts, a lawman who helps bring down Lucas. One of the 10 best DVD releases from 2008 because of Washington's powerful performance, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
  5. "Wall-E." This Pixar Animation Studios film is one of the most heartfelt, and tear jerking DVDs to be released in 2008. The world fell in love with robo Wall-E and his adventures across the galaxy. Released in November 2008, it sold 7.4 million DVDs in 2008.
  6. "Tropic Thunder." This 2008 DVD is laugh out loud funny. Ben Stiller plays pampered action superstar Tugg Speedman, who is cast in the biggest, most expensive war movie ever produced. Soon after production begins the actors are thrown into a real-life situation and forced to become the fighting unit they're portraying. The DVD sold 2.49 million copies in 2008.
  7. "Kung Fu Panda." The 2008 DVD grossed $115 million in sales. The animated comedy follows Po the Panda, who is a huge fan of Kung Fu. He is unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and his dreams become a reality. A great movie because it teaches you can become whatever you put your mind too.
  8. "No Country for Old Men." Set in Western Texas, a man on the run with a suitcase full of money is pursued by a number of individuals. A twisted thriller that's gripping and will leave you talking. Javier Bardem's performance as the stone cold hitman is amazing, and even won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The 2008 DVD sold 2.7 million copies.
  9. "Walk The Line." The DVD was released in March 2008, and is based on the life of singer Johnny Cash. The biopic centers around Cash's early career in Memphis, including his struggles with drug addiction. Oscar nominated performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon is why you should watch this DVD.
  10. "There Will Be Blood." This movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis in an epic tale of family, faith, power and oil. Released in April 2008 onto DVD, this historical drama is one of the 10 best DVDs released in 2008 on Daniel Day-Lewis' performance alone. He portrays Daniel Plainview, who becomes an independent oilman after hitting it rich, but soon sees his life destroyed
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