Top 10 Rated R Movies 2008

Thursday, January 20 by Raina Lorring

Check out these 10 best rated R movies for 2008. This list is full of variety so no matter if you like dark comedies, horror or action there is something among these best movies for 2008.

  1. “Sex and the City” This hit movie is based off of the TV show by the same name and earned $152,647,258. It starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon. The movie was such a success that a sequel was also released.
  2. “Gran Torino” This movie earned $148,095,302 and was largely due to this movie being Clint Eastwood first leading acting role after four years. Eastwood has also said that this would be his final movie. Two of Eastwood’s sons also played in the movie. Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski who is a Korean War Veteran that is angry at the world.
  3. “Slumdog Millionaire” This is one of the most talked about movies of the year and it grossed $141,319,928. It is a British romantic drama that is an adaptation of the novel “Q & A” by Indian author Loveleen Tandan. The story follows a young man who lives in the slums and strikes it rich on a TV game show. He then comes under suspicion of the host and law enforcement officials.
  4. “Wanted” This is one of the most popular action films of the year and it grossed $134,508,551. The movie was loosely based on the comic books from the miniseries with the same name. It follows the story of a man that discovers he is the son of a professional assassin.
  5. “Tropic Thunder” This film is a satire on action movies and it grossed $110,515,313. The story is about a group of actors that are shooting a war movie and end up getting caught up in a real military conflict.
  6. “Step Brothers” This rated R dark comedy film grossed $100,468,793 and is a buddy movie. It stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly who play men in their 40's that still live at home and then become step-brothers.
  7. “Pineapple Express” The main reason this popular film is rated R is because of the drug references. It earned $87,341,380 and is a comedy about a marijuana conspiracy.
  8. “role models” This R rated comedy movie earned $67,294,270. The movie is about two salesman that are ordered to do community service at a program designed to pair kids with adul role models.
  9. “The Happening” This thriller movie is M. Night Shyamalan’s first rated R film. It tells of a man, his wife, best friend and his friend’s daughter who try to escape a mysterious natural disaster that forces people to commit suicide.
  10. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” This romantic comedy that has a dark edge to it grossed $63,172,463. It was one of the funniest films of the year. The film tells the story of how one man gets over having his actress girlfriend dump him.
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