2008 in movies

overview of the events of 2008 in film

Below is a list of movies released in 2008, ordered by release date.

Highest-grossing movies change

Highest-grossing films of 2008[1][2]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide North America UK Australia
1 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $1,001,921,825 $533,345,358 $89,066,002 $39,880,001
2 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount/Lucasfilm $786,636,033 $317,101,110 $79,283,312 $27,981,873
3 Kung Fu Panda Paramount/DreamWorks $631,744,560 $215,434,591 $39,405,501 $24,764,811
4 Hancock Columbia $624,386,746 $227,946,274 $49,170,891 $19,636,856
5 Mamma Mia! Universal $609,827,661 $144,130,063 $132,342,643 $29,287,466
6 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount/DreamWorks $603,900,354 $180,010,950 $35,471,617 $15,093,421
7 Quantum of Solace MGM/Columbia $586,090,727 $168,368,427 $80,805,643 $20,645,336
8 Iron Man Paramount/Marvel Studios $585,174,222 $318,412,101 $33,822,889 $18,880,106
9 WALL-E Disney/Pixar $521,311,860 $223,808,164 $41,215,600 $14,165,390
10 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Disney/Walden $419,665,568 $141,621,490 $21,581,030 $13,181,570

Events change

Month Day Event
January 7 Due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America Strike, NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association scrap plans to hold its 65th Golden Globe Awards ceremony and instead hold a press conference announcing the winners
13 The 65th Golden Globe Awards winners were announced.
16 The 61st BAFTA Awards nominations were announced with Atonement the leading movie with 14 nominations closely followed by No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood, both with 7 nominations
17 – 27 The 26th Sundance Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's In Bruges and screens over 120 movies. The Grand Jury and Audience Award prizes are awarded to Frozen River and The Wackness respectively. The festival is closed by the world premiere of Bernard Shakey's CSNY/Déjà Vu
22 The 80th Academy Awards nominations were announced with No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood the leading movies with 8 nominations each, closely followed by Atonement and Michael Clayton, both with 7
The Oscar nominated actor Heath Ledger, 28, is found dead at his home in Manhattan, New York City, from an accidental prescription pills overdose
23 – 3 The 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Lucía Cedrón's narrative feature-movie debut Lamb of God (Cordero de Dios).
26 The 60th Directors Guild of America Award dinner is held in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles. The Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film prize is awarded to Joel and Ethan Coen
27 The 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is held in the Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles.
February 7 – 17 The 58th Berlin International Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Martin Scorsese's Shine A Light and screens over 350 movies. The Golden Bear prize is awarded to Elite Squad. The Silver Bear prizes are awarded to Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Director, Reza Naji, Best Actor and Sally Hawkins, Best Actress. The festival is closed by the international premiere of Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind
8 The 35th Annie Awards ceremony is held in the UCLA's Royce Hall, Los Angeles. The Best Animated Feature prize is awarded to Ratatouille
9 The 60th Writers Guild of America Awards are announced in a brief statement. The Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay prizes are awarded to Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) and Diablo Cody (Juno), respectively
10 The 61st BAFTA Awards ceremony is held in the Royal Opera House, London. Anthony Hopkins is honoured with the Academy Fellowship.
12 The members of the WGA agree a three-year deal with the AMPTP and vote to end the 3-month 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America Strike
23 The 28th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony is held in Santa Monica, California.
The 23rd Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is broadcast. The Best Film award is given to Juno. The Best Actor and Best Actress awards are given to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ellen Page respectively
24 The 80th Academy Awards ceremony is held in the Kodak Theater, Hollywood.
March 3 The 28th Genie Awards
9 The 13th Empire Awards is held in the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England.
13 – 21 7th Tiburon International Film Festival
April 4 – 13 10th Sarasota Film Festival
23 – 4 7th Tribeca Film Festival
24 – 8 51st San Francisco International Film Festival
May ? - ? 8th Silver Lake Film Festival
14 – 25 Entre les murs wins the Palme d'Or while Gomorrah receives the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
22 – 15 34th Seattle International Film Festival
26 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull earns $126 million in the United States and Canada, becoming the highest-grossing debut of 2008 and the second-highest-grossing for a Memorial Day weekend debut behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
June 1 The 2008 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced
A massive fire destroys portions of facilities at Universal Studios in Universal City near Los Angeles, California.
14 – 22 11th Shanghai International Film Festival
18 Iron Man becomes the first movie of 2008 to earn $300 million in the United States and Canada.
18 – 29 62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival. The festival launches a new sidebar celebrating the spirit of discovery, including selections Bigga Than Ben, Blood Car, Crack Willow, Spike, Strange Girls, and The Third Pint.[3]
July 17 – 26 8th Era New Horizons Film Festival
August 4 The Dark Knight reached $400 million in record time at 18 days. The previous record was held by Shrek 2, which reached it in 43 days.
6 – 16 61st Locarno International Film Festival
21 – 1 32nd Montreal World Film Festival
27 – 6 65th Venice International Film Festival
September 4 – 13 33rd Toronto International Film Festival
15 -20 33rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
18 – 27 56th San Sebastián International Film Festival
23 -30 6th Bangkok International Film Festival
October 1 – 12 16th Raindance Film Festival
15 – 30 52nd London Film Festival
18 – 26 21st Tokyo International Film Festival
November 18 – 28 32nd Cairo International Film Festival
December 5 – 14 10th Jakarta International Film Festival
4 – 14 23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Awards change

Category/Organization 14th Critics' Choice Awards
January 8, 2009
66th Golden Globe Awards
January 11, 2009
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards 62nd BAFTA Awards
February 8, 2009
81st Academy Awards
February 22, 2009
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Slumdog Millionaire Vicky Cristina Barcelona Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor Sean Penn
Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler
Colin Farrell
In Bruges
Sean Penn
Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler
Sean Penn
Best Actress Anne Hathaway
Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep
Kate Winslet
Revolutionary Road
Sally Hawkins
Meryl Streep
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet
The Reader
Penélope Cruz
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Screenplay, Adapted Simon Beaufoy
Slumdog Millionaire
Simon Beaufoy
Slumdog Millionaire
Best Screenplay, Original Dustin Lance Black
Martin McDonagh
In Bruges
Dustin Lance Black
Best Animated Film WALL•E N/A WALL•E
Best Original Score Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
N/A Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
Best Original Song "The Wrestler"
The Wrestler
N/A N/A "Jai Ho"
Slumdog Millionaire
Best Foreign Language Film Waltz with Bashir N/A I've Loved You So Long Departures

2008 wide-release movies change

January–March change

‡ Movies that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre
4 One Missed Call Warner Bros. Pictures / Alcon Entertainment / Kadokawa Pictures Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, Ana Claudia Talancón, Azura Skye, Ray Wise, Margaret Cho
11 First Sunday Screen Gems / Cube Vision Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine, Michael Beach, Keith David, Regina Hall
In the Name of the King Freestyle Releasing / Boll KG / Brightlight Pictures Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, Ron Perlman, John Rhys-Davies, Claire Forlani, Matthew Lillard, Kristanna Loken, Brian J. White
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Universal Pictures / Big Idea Productions Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Cam Clarke, Yuri Lowenthal
18 27 Dresses Fox 2000 Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Åkerman, Judy Greer, Edward Burns
Cassandra's Dream The Weinstein Company Woody Allen (director); Hayley Atwell, Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson
Cloverfield Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot Productions Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas
Mad Money Overture Films / Millennium Films Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson, Stephen Root, Christopher McDonald, Roger Cross
Teeth Roadside Attractions Mitchell Lichtenstein (director); Jess Weixler, John Hensley, John Pais, Hale Appleman, Ashley Springer, Lenny Von Dohlen
25 How She Move Paramount Vantage / MTV Films Kevin Duhaney, Shawn Desman, Kardinal Offishall, Djanet Sears, Mýa
Meet the Spartans 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Sean Maguire, Ken Davitian, Carmen Electra, Kevin Sorbo, Jareb Dauplaise, Travis Van Winkle, Diedrich Bader
Minutemen Salty Pictures Jason Dolley, Luke Benward
Rambo Lionsgate / The Weinstein Company / Millennium Films / Equity Pictures Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Ken Howard, Jake La Botz
Untraceable Screen Gems / Lakeshore Entertainment Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, Joseph Michael Cross, Mary Beth Hurt
30 Asterix at the Olympic Games Pathé
1 The Eye Lionsgate / Paramount Vantage Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Šerbedžija, Rachel Ticotin, Chloë Grace Moretz
Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Walt Disney Pictures Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Kenny Ortega, Billy Ray Cyrus
Over Her Dead Body New Line Cinema / Gold Circle Films Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane, Jason Biggs
Strange Wilderness Paramount Pictures / Level 1 Entertainment / Happy Madison Productions Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Kevin Heffernan, Ashley Scott, Peter Dante, Harry Hamlin, Robert Patrick
6 How to Rob a Bank IFC First Take Nick Stahl, Erika Christensen, Gavin Rossdale, Terry Crews, Adriano Aragon, David Carradine
8 Fool's Gold Warner Bros. Pictures Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Donald Sutherland, Tiffany Grant, Ray Winstone, Kevin Hart, Ewen Bremner, Brian Hooks, David Roberts, Alexis Dziena, Rohan Nichol, Adam LeFevre
In Bruges Focus Features Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Jérémie Renier
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Universal Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Mo'Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, Cedric the Entertainer, James Earl Jones
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland Picturehouse Entertainment Ahmed Ahmed, Sean Fitzgerald, Peter Billingsley, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst, Justin Long, Sebastian Maniscalco, Keir O'Donnell, Vince Vaughn
14 Definitely, Maybe Universal Pictures / Working Title Films Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz
Jumper 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker, Jesse James, Tom Hulce, Kristen Stewart, Teddy Dunn, AnnaSophia Robb, Max Thieriot, Barbara Garrick, Shawn Roberts, Meredith Henderson, Nathalie Cox, Tony Nappo, Clark Beasley Jr.
The Spiderwick Chronicles Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn
Step Up 2: The Streets Touchstone Pictures / Summit Entertainment Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura
15 Diary of the Dead The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films Michelle Morgan, Josh Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Lalonde, Joe Dinicol, Scott Wentworth, Philip Riccio, Chris Violette, Tatiana Maslany
22 Be Kind Rewind New Line Cinema / Partizan Films Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Chandler Parker, Quinton Aaron, Gio Perez, Marcus Carl Franklin, Irv Gooch, Blake Hightower, Amir Ali Said, Karolina Wydra, Marc Alan Austen, Kid Creole, Jon Glaser, P. J. Byrne, Marceline Hugot, John Tormey, Matt Walsh, Paul Dinello, Sigourney Weaver
Charlie Bartlett Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, Anton Yelchin, Kat Dennings
U2 3D National Geographic Entertainment / 3ality Digital Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
Vantage Point Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Original Film Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Zoe Saldana
Witless Protection Lionsgate / Parallel Entertainment Larry the Cable Guy, Ivana Miličević, Peter Stormare, Eric Roberts, Jenny McCarthy, Yaphet Kotto
29 Bonneville SenArt Films Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Tom Skerritt, Christine Baranski
City of Men Miramax Films Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos
The Other Boleyn Girl Columbia Pictures / Focus Features / BBC Films / Relativity Media Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas
Penelope Summit Entertainment / Stone Village Pictures / Type A Films Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant
Semi-Pro New Line Cinema Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André 3000, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, David Koechner, Andrew Daly
7 10,000 BC Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Centropolis Entertainment Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis
The Bank Job Lionsgate / Mosaic Media Group / Relativity Media / Omnilab Media Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Richard Lintern, David Suchet
College Road Trip Walt Disney Pictures Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence, Brenda Song, Donny Osmond
Married Life Sony Pictures Classics Ira Sachs (director); Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus Features Bharat Nalluri (director); Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, Lee Pace
Paranoid Park IFC Films Gus Van Sant (director); Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Daniel Liu, Lauren McKinney, Scott Patrick Green
Snow Angels Warner Independent Pictures David Gordon Green (director/screenplay); Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, Olivia Thirlby, Amy Sedaris, Connor Paolo
14 Doomsday Rogue Pictures / Intrepid Pictures / Crystal Sky Pictures Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins, Rhona Mitra, Neil Marshall
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! 20th Century Fox Animation / Blue Sky Studios Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Isla Fisher, Will Arnett, Dan Fogler, Jaime Pressly
Funny Games Warner Independent Pictures Michael Haneke (director); Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart
Never Back Down Summit Entertainment / Mandalay Independent Productions Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters
Sleepwalking Overture Films William Maher (director); AnnaSophia Robb, Nick Stahl, Charlize Theron, Dennis Hooper, Woody Harrelson
21 Drillbit Taylor Paramount Pictures Owen Wilson, Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, David Dorfman, Alex Frost, Josh Peck
The Grand Anchor Bay Entertainment Zak Penn (director); Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines, David Cross, Chris Parnell, Richard Kind, Dennis Farina, Werner Herzog, Ray Romano
Meet the Browns Lionsgate / Tyler Perry Studios Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett, Sofía Vergara, David Mann, Tamela Mann
Shutter 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, John Hensley
Under the Same Moon Fox Searchlight Pictures / The Weinstein Company Patricia Riggen (director); Adrián Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, America Ferrera, Jesse Garcia
28 21 Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Yoo
Chapter 27 Peace Arch Entertainment Jared Leto, Judah Friedlander, Lindsay Lohan
Run Fatboy Run New Line Cinema / Picturehouse / Material Entertainment Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Dylan Moran, Hank Azaria
Stop-Loss Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Superhero Movie Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dimension Films Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Leslie Nielsen, Kevin Hart, Christopher McDonald

April–June change

‡ Movies that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre
4 Leatherheads Universal Pictures George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Price, Stephen Root
My Blueberry Nights The Weinstein Company Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman
Nim's Island 20th Century Fox / Walden Media Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler
The Ruins Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment / Red Hour Films Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, Joe Anderson
Shine a Light Paramount Classics Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood
11 Never Forever Arts Alliance America Vera Farmiga, Ha Jung-woo, David Lee McInnis, Jackson Pace
Prom Night Screen Gems / Original Film / Newmarket Films Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Johnathon Schaech, Idris Elba, Jessalyn Gilsig, Linden Ashby, Jessica Stroup
Smart People Miramax Films / Groundswell Entertainment Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page
Street Kings Fox Searchlight Pictures / Regency Enterprises Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Naomie Harris, The Game
The Visitor Overture Films / Groundswell Entertainment / Participant Productions Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass
18 88 Minutes TriStar Pictures / Millennium Films / Emmett/Furla Films Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Benjamin McKenzie, Leelee Sobieski, Deborah Kara Unger, Amy Brenneman
Anamorph IFC Films Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Stormare, Clea Duvall, James Rebhorn, Mick Foley
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Rocky Mountain Pictures Ben Stein
The Forbidden Kingdom Lionsgate / The Weinstein Company / Casey Silver Productions / Relativity Media Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Liu Yi Fei, Li Bingbing
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Universal Pictures Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Liz Cackowski, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd
The Life Before Her Eyes Magnolia Pictures Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri, Brett Cullen, Gabrielle Brennan
Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? The Weinstein Company Morgan Spurlock
Young@Heart Fox Searchlight Pictures
25 Baby Mama Universal Pictures / Relativity Media Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor, Will Forte
Deal Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Bret Harrison, Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Vincent Van Patten, Michael Sexton, Jennifer Tilly, Shannon Elizabeth
Deception 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Maggie Q
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay New Line Cinema / Mandate Pictures Kal Penn, John Cho, Rob Corddry, Paula Garcés, Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Helms
Rogue Dimension Films Radha Mitchell, Michael Vartan, Sam Worthington, Barry Otto
Son of Rambow Paramount Vantage Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes, Eric Sykes
30 Mister Lonely IFC Films Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant, Werner Herzog, James Fox, Anita Pallenberg
2 Iron Man Paramount Pictures / Marvel Studios Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Leslie Bibb, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Favreau
Made of Honor Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Original Film Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Sydney Pollack, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Carlson
Redbelt Sony Pictures Classics Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Tim Allen, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna, Randy Couture, Ricky Jay
Then She Found Me ThinkFilm Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick
9 The Fall Roadside Attractions Lee Pace, Justine Waddell
Speed Racer Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Silver Pictures Emile Hirsch, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox
What Happens in Vegas 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Miller, Rob Corddry, Dennis Farina, Zach Galifianakis
16 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media Andrew Adamson (director), Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Tilda Swinton, Eddie Izzard, David Walliams
22 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures / Lucasfilm Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent
23 War, Inc. First Look Studios John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley
28 Savage Grace IFC Films Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Belén Rueda, Hugh Dancy
30 The Foot Fist Way Paramount Vantage / MTV Films Danny McBride
Sex and the City New Line Cinema / HBO Films Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson
The Strangers Rogue Pictures / Intrepid Pictures Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward
6 And When Did You Last See Your Father? Sony Pictures Classics Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson
Kung Fu Panda Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane, David Cross, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim
Mongol Picturehouse Tadanobu Asano, Sun Honglei, Chuluuny Khulan, Amadu Mamadakov
The Promotion Dimension Films Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Lili Taylor, Fred Armisen, Gil Bellows
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Happy Madison Productions Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson
13 The Children of Huang Shi Sony Pictures Classics / Hyde Park Entertainment Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Guang Li
The Happening 20th Century Fox / UTV Motion Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Alan Ruck
The Incredible Hulk Universal Pictures / Marvel Studios Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
Quid Pro Quo Magnolia Pictures Nick Stahl, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Pitts, Pablo Schreiber, Joshua Leonard, James Frain, Aimee Mullins, Kate Burton
20 Brick Lane Sony Pictures Classics Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Naeema Begum, Lana Rahman, Lalita Ahmed
Get Smart Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Ken Davitian, Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp, David Koechner, Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, Bill Murray, James Caan, Dalip Singh
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Picturehouse / HBO Films Abigail Breslin, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Joan Cusack, Stanley Tucci, Jane Krakowski, Glenne Headly, Wallace Shawn, Max Thieriot, Willow Smith
The Love Guru Paramount Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Ben Kingsley, John Oliver, Verne Troyer, Romany Malco
27 Finding Amanda Magnolia Pictures Brittany Snow, Peter Facinelli, Matthew Broderick, Daniel Roebuck
WALL-E Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, MacInTalk
Wanted Universal Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment / Relativity Media Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Marc Warren, Chris Pratt

July–September change

‡ Movies that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre
2 Hancock Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Overbrook Entertainment / Weed Road Pictures / Blue Light Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
3 The Wackness Sony Pictures Classics Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, Mary-Kate Olsen, Method Man
11 Garden Party Roadside Attractions Willa Holland, Vinessa Shaw
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Universal Pictures / Relativity Media Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Gross, Anna Walton, John Hurt
Journey to the Center of the Earth New Line Cinema / Walden Media Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
Meet Dave 20th Century Fox Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Banks
The Stone Angel Alliance Atlantis Ellen Burstyn, Ellen Page, Cole Hauser, Christine Horne, Kevin Zegers, Dylan Baker
18 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / DC Comics / Syncopy Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Eric Roberts, Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Sadowski, Johnathon Schaech
Mamma Mia! Universal Pictures / Relativity Media Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård
Space Chimps 20th Century Fox / Starz Animation / Vanguard Animation Andy Samberg, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, Kenan Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth, Omid Abtahi, Patrick Breen, Jane Lynch, Kath Soucie, Carlos Alazraqui, Zack Shada
23 Boy A The Weinstein Company Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Katie Lyons
25 Brideshead Revisited Miramax Films Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Matthew Goode, Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw
Step Brothers Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen
The X-Files: I Want to Believe 20th Century Fox David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Mitch Pileggi, Xzibit, Billy Connolly, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Godley
1 Frozen River Sony Pictures Classics Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior
The Midnight Meat Train Lionsgate / Lakeshore Entertainment Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields, Roger Bart, Ted Raimi, Vinnie Jones
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Universal Pictures / Relativity Media Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Isabella Leong, Russell Wong
Swing Vote Touchstone Pictures Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, George Lopez, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane
6 Pineapple Express Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny R. McBride, Gary Cole, Craig Robinson, Kevin Corrigan, Rosie Perez, Amber Heard, Ed Begley, Jr., James Remar
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Warner Bros. Pictures / Alcon Entertainment Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Jesse Williams, Kyle Schmid, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rachel Nichols
8 Beer For My Horses Roadside Attractions Toby Keith, Rodney Carrington, Ted Nugent, Tom Skerritt, Claire Forlani, Barry Corbin, Greg Serano, Willie Nelson, Gina Gershon
Elegy Samuel Goldwyn Films / Lakeshore Entertainment Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard
Hell Ride Dimension Films Larry Bishop, Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, David Carradine, Dennis Hopper
What We Do Is Secret Peace Arch Entertainment Shane West, Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez, Noah Segan, Ray Park
13 Tropic Thunder Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures / Red Hour Films Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan, Brandon T. Jackson, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel
15 Fly Me to the Moon Summit Entertainment / nWave Pictures Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Begley, Jr., Buzz Aldrin
Henry Poole Is Here Overture Films / Lakeshore Entertainment Luke Wilson, Adriana Barraza, Radha Mitchell, Morgan Lily, Cheryl Hines, George Lopez
Mirrors 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart
Wild Child Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Working Title Films Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Natasha Richardson
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Warner Bros. Pictures / Lucasfilm Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kane, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Ian Abercrombie, Nika Futterman, Matthew Wood, Kevin Michael Richardson
Vicky Cristina Barcelona The Weinstein Company Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall, Chris Messina, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn
20 The Rocker 20th Century Fox Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Josh Gad, Will Arnett, Emma Stone, Jeff Garlin, Jane Lynch
22 Death Race Universal Pictures / Relativity Media Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Vargas, Frederick Koehler, Robin Shou
The Fifth Commandment Freestyle Releasing Rick Yune
Hamlet 2 Focus Features Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Amy Poehler, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Melonie Diaz
The House Bunny Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Happy Madison Productions Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Colin Hanks, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings, Beverly D'Angelo, Kiely Williams, Hugh Hefner
The Longshots Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dimension Films Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Matt Craven
Trouble the Water Zeitgeist Films
27 Traitor Overture Films Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough
29 Babylon A.D. 20th Century Fox Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling
College Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Ryan Pinkston, Kevin Covais, Nick Zano
Disaster Movie Lionsgate Carmen Electra, Kim Kardashian, Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Parker, Crista Flanagan
Goal II: Living the Dream Walt Disney Pictures Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane, Leonor Varela
I Served the King of England Sony Pictures Classics Ivan Barnev, Oldřich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Martin Huba, Marián Labuda, Milan Lasica, Zuzana Fialová, Josef Abrhám
5 Bangkok Dangerous Lionsgate / Virtual Studios / Saturn Films Nicolas Cage, Chakrit Yamnam, Charlie Yeung
12 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Miramax Films
Burn After Reading Focus Features / StudioCanal / Relativity Media / Working Title Films George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt
The Family That Preys Lionsgate Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, KaDee Strickland, Cole Hauser, Robin Givens, Kathy Bates
Proud American Slowhand Cinema Jonathan Banks, Dennis Haskins, Ken Howard, Marc McClure, Kimberlin Brown
Righteous Kill Universal Pictures / Overture Films Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo
Towelhead Warner Independent Pictures Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, Summer Bishil, Lynn Collins
The Women Picturehouse Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, Debi Mazar, Bette Midler
13 Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers Shochiku Hiroshi Nagano, Susumu Kurobe, Kohji Moritsugu, Jiro Dan, Keiji Takamine, Takeshi Tsuruno
19 Appaloosa New Line Cinema Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Lance Henriksen
Battle in Seattle Redwood Palms Pictures André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Woody Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Ray Liotta, Connie Nielsen, Michelle Rodriguez, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, Ivana Miličević
The Duchess Paramount Vantage Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell
Ghost Town Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni, Greg Kinnear, Billy Campbell, Kristen Wiig, Alan Ruck
Igor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, Arsenio Hall, Dana Snyder, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Christian Slater
Lakeview Terrace Screen Gems / Overbrook Entertainment Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Jay Hernandez
Local Color monterey media Armin Mueller-Stahl, Trevor Morgan, Ray Liotta, Charles Durning, Samantha Mathis
My Best Friend's Girl Lionsgate Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs, Lizzy Caplan, Alec Baldwin, Diora Baird
26 Eagle Eye Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton
Fireproof Samuel Goldwyn Films Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Stephen Dervan, Jason McLeod, Alex Kendrick
Forever Strong Crane Movie Company Gary Cole, Sean Faris, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley, Sean Astin, Neal McDonough
Miracle at St. Anna Touchstone Pictures Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Matteo Sciabordi, John Leguizamo
Nights in Rodanthe Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Richard Gere, Diane Lane, James Franco, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman

October–December change

‡ Movies that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre
3 An American Carol Vivendi Entertainment Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen, Jillian Murray
Beverly Hills Chihuahua Walt Disney Pictures Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo, Andy García, Plácido Domingo, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin
Blindness Miramax Films Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yūsuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Danny Glover
Flash of Genius Universal Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Greg Kinnear, Dermot Mulroney, Lauren Graham
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Columbia Pictures / Mandate Pictures Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron
Religulous Lionsgate / Thousand Words Bill Maher
8 RocknRolla Warner Bros. Pictures Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Jeremy Piven, Idris Elba, Tom Wilkinson, Ludacris
10 Body of Lies Warner Bros. Pictures / Scott Free Productions Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe
City of Ember 20th Century Fox / Walden Media / Playtone Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Harry Treadaway, Martin Landau
The Express Universal Pictures / Relativity Media Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Charles S. Dutton
Quarantine Screen Gems Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech
12 Flick Peace Arch / AV Pictures / Monster Films Hugh O'Conor, Faye Dunaway, Liz Smith, Michelle Ryan, Mark Benton, Julia Foster
17 Max Payne 20th Century Fox Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Kate Burton, Donal Logue, Nelly Furtado, Amaury Nolasco, Chris O'Donnell
The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight Pictures / Overbrook Entertainment Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, Hilarie Burton
Sex Drive Summit Entertainment Josh Zuckerman, James Marsden, Seth Green, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew
W. Lionsgate Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Rob Corddry, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Ioan Gruffudd, Scott Glenn
24 Changeling Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Geoff Pierson, Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Walt Disney Pictures Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Kaycee Stroh, Alyson Reed
Passengers TriStar Pictures / Mandate Pictures Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, Andre Braugher, Clea DuVall, Chelah Horsdal, David Morse, Dianne Wiest, William B. Davis, Ryan Robbins, Don Thompson, Stacy Grant
Pride and Glory New Line Cinema Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich
Saw V Lionsgate / Twisted Pictures Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Julie Benz, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell
31 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Freestyle Releasing Chace Crawford, Haley Bennett, AnnaLynne McCord, Shannon Marie Woodward
The Other End of the Line Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Hyde Park Entertainment James Dodson (director); Jesse Metcalfe, Shriya Saran, Anupam Kher, Tara Sharma, Larry Miller, Sara Foster, Resh Ballam
Zack and Miri Make a Porno The Weinstein Company Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson, Craig Robinson, Traci Lords, Brandon Routh
7 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Miramax Films Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation / PDI/DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd, Alec Baldwin, will.i.am
Role Models Universal Pictures / Relativity Media Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch
Soul Men Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dimension Films Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sean Hayes, Sharon Leal, Jennifer Coolidge, Isaac Hayes
12 Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor
14 Quantum of Solace Columbia Pictures Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini
21 Bolt Walt Disney Pictures / Walt Disney Animation Studios John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, Nick Swardson, Diedrich Bader, Chloë Grace Moretz, Greg Germann, James Lipton, Randy Savage, Kari Wahlgren
Twilight Summit Entertainment Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene
26 Australia 20th Century Fox Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown
Four Christmases New Line Cinema / Spyglass Entertainment Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Duvall, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Tim McGraw
Milk Focus Features Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Joseph Cross, Alison Pill, Diego Luna, Victor Garber
Transporter 3 Lionsgate Jason Statham, François Berléand, Robert Knepper
5 Cadillac Records TriStar Pictures / Sony Music Entertainment / Parkwood Entertainment Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Mos Def, Beyoncé Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker
Frost/Nixon Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment / Working Title Films / StudioCanal / Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Toby Jones, Rebecca Hall, Patty McCormack, Andy Milder
Nobel Son Freestyle Releasing Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito, Ted Danson, Tracey Walter
Punisher: War Zone Lionsgate / Marvel Knights Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok, Colin Salmon, Doug Hutchison
10 The Reader Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / Mirage Enterprises Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Kross, Alexandra Maria Lara, Lena Olin
12 Adulthood Lionsgate Noel Clarke, Ben Drew, Danny Dyer
Che IFC Films Benicio del Toro, Rodrigo Santoro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Franka Potente, Julia Ormond, Lou Diamond Phillips, Demián Bichir
The Day the Earth Stood Still 20th Century Fox Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Kyle Chandler
Delgo Freestyle Releasing Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Chris Kattan, Val Kilmer, Malcolm McDowell, Louis Gossett, Jr., Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Idle, Burt Reynolds
Doubt Miramax Films Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
Gran Torino Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahhey Her
Nothing like the Holidays Overture Films John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Freddy Rodriguez, Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez, Luis Guzmán
17 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight Pictures Mickey Rourke, Ernest Miller, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Todd Barry
19 Seven Pounds Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Overbrook Entertainment / Escape Artists Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper
The Tale of Despereaux Universal Pictures / Relativity Media Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Tracey Ullman, William H. Macy, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Robbie Coltrane, Ciarán Hinds, Frances Conroy, Tony Hale, Richard Jenkins, Frank Langella, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Shaughnessy, Sigourney Weaver
Yes Man Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Terence Stamp, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, Danny Masterson
25 Bedtime Stories Walt Disney Pictures Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Teresa Palmer, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Aisha Tyler, Jonathan Pryce
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Warner Bros. Pictures / Paramount Pictures Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jared Harris, Phyllis Somerville, Elias Koteas, Jason Flemyng, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Elle Fanning
Last Chance Harvey Overture Films Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Kathy Baker, James Brolin, Richard Schiff, Liane Balaban
Marley & Me Fox 2000 Pictures / Regency Enterprises Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Kathleen Turner
The Spirit Lionsgate Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Jaime King, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria
Valkyrie Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Christian Berkel, Bill Nighy, David Schofield, Terence Stamp, Carice van Houten
26 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage / DreamWorks Pictures / BBC Films Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Richard Easton, Zoe Kazan, Jay O. Sanders
31 Defiance Paramount Vantage Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, George MacKay, Alexa Davalos, Mia Wasikowska, Tomas Arana

Notable deaths change

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable movies
January 1 Peter Caffrey 58 UK Actor
2 George MacDonald Fraser 82 UK Screenwriter
2 Brice Mack 90 USA Background Artist
10 Vampira 86 USA Actress
15 Brad Renfro 25 USA Actor
18 Lois Nettleton 80 USA Actress
19 Suzanne Pleshette 70 USA Actress
22 Roberto Gari 88 USA Actor
22 Heath Ledger 28 Australia Actor
22 Kevin Stoney 87 UK Actor
25 Christopher Allport 60 USA Actor
25 Louisa Horton 87 USA Actress
February 2 Barry Morse 89 Canada Actor
3 Charles Fawcett 92 UK Actor
4 Augusta Dabney 89 USA Actress
6 John Alvin 59 USA Poster Artist
7 Tamara Desni 94 Germany-UK Actress
8 Eva Dahlbeck 87 Sweden Actress
8 Jane Lumb 65 UK Actress
9 Robert DoQui 73 USA Actor
10 Roy Scheider 75 USA Actor
11 James Quinn 88 UK Producer
12 Oscar Brodney 100 USA Screenwriter
12 David Groh 68 USA Actor
13 Kon Ichikawa 92 Japan Director
13 Lionel Mark Smith 62 USA Actor
14 Perry Lopez 76 USA Actor
18 Alain Robbe-Grillet 85 France Screenwriter, Director Last Year at Marienbad
19 Mary Barclay 91 UK Actress
19 David Watkin 82 UK Cinematographer
21 Ben Chapman 82 USA Actor Creature from the Black Lagoon
22 Dennis Letts 73 USA Actor
28 John Bliss 77 USA Actor
29 Gayne Rescher 83 USA Cinematographer
March 4 Leonard Rosenman 83 USA Composer
6 Gustaw Holoubek 84 Poland Actor
6 Alex Sharp 86 USA Stuntman, Actor
7 Kay Callard 84 Canada Actress
8 Carol Barnes 63 UK Actress Shaun of the Dead
11 David Nettheim 83 Australia Actor Paws
11 Dave Stevens 52 USA Illustrator, Producer The Rocketeer
12 Erwin Geschonneck 101 Germany Actor Jacob the Liar
16 Ivan Dixon 76 USA Actor, Director
18 Philip Jones Griffiths 72 UK Photographer The Deer Hunter
18 Anthony Minghella 54 UK Director, Screenwriter, Producer
19 Arthur C. Clarke 90 Sri Lanka Writer, Actor
19 Paul Scofield 86 UK Actor
24 Rafael Azcona 81 Spain Screenwriter
24 Richard Widmark 93 USA Actor
25 Art Aragon 80 USA Actor
25 Tony Church 77 UK Actor
25 Abby Mann 80 USA Screenwriter
31 Jules Dassin 96 USA Director
April 1 Floyd Simmons 84 USA Actor
3 Frosty Freeze 44 USA Singer, Actor Flashdance
5 Alex Grasshoff 79 USA Director Young Americans
5 Charlton Heston 84 USA Actor
8 Stanley Kamel 65 USA Actor
9 Lloyd Lamble 94 Australia Actor The Belles of St Trinian's
11 Willoughby Goddard 81 UK Actor
14 Ollie Johnston 95 USA Animator
14 June Travis 93 USA Actress
15 Hazel Court 93 UK Actress
18 Kay Linaker 94 USA Actress
18 Joy Page 83 USA Actress
20 Bebe Barron 82 USA Composer Forbidden Planet
23 Dave Atkins 67 UK Actor
24 Tristram Cary 82 UK Composer
29 Lewis Croft 88 USA Actor The Wizard of Oz
29 Julie Ege 64 Norway Actress
May 1 Bernard Archard 91 UK Actor
1 Terry Duggan 76 UK Actor, Wrangler
2 Beverlee McKinsey 72 USA Actress
4 Fred Haines 72 USA Screenwriter, Director
12 Robert Russell 71 UK Actor
12 Claudio Undari 73 Italy Actor
13 Jill Adams 77 UK Actress
13 John Phillip Law 70 USA Actor
14 John Forbes-Robertson 80 UK Actor
15 Alexander Courage 88 USA Composer, Orchestrator
16 Sandy Howard 80 USA Director, Producer
16 David Mitton 69 UK Writer, Director
18 Irma Córdoba 94 Argentina Actor
18 Joseph Pevney 96 USA Director
19 Vijay Tendulkar 80 India Screenwriter
22 Harry Lange 77 Germany Production Designer
24 Rob Knox 18 UK Actor Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
24 Dick Martin 86 USA Actor
26 Sydney Pollack 73 USA Actor, Director, Producer
28 Earle Hagen 88 USA Composer, Orchestrator
29 Harvey Korman 81 USA Actor
June 1 Ted Manson 81 USA Actor
2 Bo Diddley 79 USA Actor, Musician
2 Mel Ferrer 90 USA Actor, Director
5 Bruce Purchase 69 UK Actor Macbeth
6 Bobby Anderson 75 USA Actor It's a Wonderful Life
7 Dino Risi 91 Italy Director, Writer
11 Jean Desailly 87 France Actor
15 Stan Winston 62 USA Director, Makeup Artist
17 Henry Beckman 86 Spain Actor
17 Cyd Charisse 86 USA Actress, Dancer
18 Jean Delannoy 100 France Director
21 Kermit Love 91 USA Puppeteer, Costume Designer The Muppet Movie
22 George Carlin 71 USA Actor, Comedian
22 Dody Goodman 93 USA Actress
23 John Furlong 75 USA Actor
24 William Vince 45 Canada Producer
26 Lilyan Chauvin 82 France Actress
29 Don S. Davis 67 USA Actor
July 2 Elizabeth Spriggs 78 UK Actress
4 Evelyn Keyes 91 USA Actress
6 Nonna Mordyukova 82 Russia Actress
7 Bruce Conner 74 USA Director
9 Charles H. Joffe 78 USA Producer
11 Breno Mello 76 Brazil Actor Black Orpheus
14 Hugh Lloyd 85 UK Actor Quadrophenia
17 Paul Sorensen 82 USA Actor
22 Patrick Connor 81 UK Actor
22 Estelle Getty 84 USA Actress
25 Randy Pausch 47 USA Professor, Actor Star Trek
25 Mikhail Pugovkin 85 Russia Actor
27 Youssef Chahine 82 Egypt Director
27 Marisa Merlini 84 Italy Actress
29 Luther Davis 91 USA Screenwriter
August 1 Gertan Klauber 76 Actor
7 Bernie Brillstein 77 USA Producer
9 Bernie Mac 50 USA Actor
10 Isaac Hayes 65 USA Actor, Songwriter
11 George Furth 75 USA Actor
11 Terence Rigby 71 UK Actor
15 Molly McClure 89 USA Actress
21 Fred Crane 90 USA Actor Gone with the Wind
24 Peter Sutton 65 British Sound Mixer
25 Marpessa Dawn 74 USA Actor
25 Rita Quigley 85 USA Actress
31 Ken Campbell 66 UK Actor, Writer
31 Jerry Reed 71 USA Actor, Singer,
September 1 Don LaFontaine 68 USA Voice actor Prolific and iconic voice-over actor featured in over 5,000 movie trailers
1 Michael Pate 88 Australia Actor, Director
2 Bill Melendez 91 Mexico Animator, Director
6 Anita Page 98 USA Actress
8 Celia Gregory 58 UK Actress
17 Humberto Solás 67 Cuba Director Lucía
18 Florestano Vancini 82 Italy Director, Writer
19 Jun Ichikawa 59 Japan Director Tony Takitani
19 David Jones 74 UK Director
20 William Fox 97 UK Actor
26 Paul Newman 83 USA Actor, Director
27 Mahendra Kapoor 74 India Playback Artist
29 Louis Guss 90 USA Actor
October 1 Robert Arthur 87 USA Actor
5 Kim Chan 90 USA Actor, Producer
5 Ken Ogata 71 Japan Actor
7 Peter Copley 93 UK Actor
8 Bob Friend 70 UK Actor
8 Eileen Herlie 90 UK Actress
11 Neal Hefti 85 USA Composer
11 Mark Shivas 70 UK Producer
11 Gil Stratton 86 USA Actor
13 Guillaume Depardieu 37 France Actor
15 Edie Adams 81 USA Actress
15 Nathan Davis 91 USA Actor
18 Peter Gordeno 69 UK Actor, Choreographer Carry On Columbus
18 Xie Jin 84 China Director
19 Rudy Ray Moore 81 USA Actor
20 John Ringham 80 UK Actor V for Vendetta
22 John Axon 48 UK Actor
24 Milton Katselas 75 USA Director
26 Delmar Watson 82 USA Actor Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
27 Roy Stewart 83 UK Actor
31 Jonathan Bates 68 UK Supervising Sound Editor
31 John Daly 71 UK Producer
November 1 Yma Sumac 85 Peru Singer, Actress
5 Michael Crichton 66 USA Writer, Director
5 Michael Higgins 88 USA Actor
16 Reg Varney 92 UK Actor
17 Ennio de Concini 84 Italy Screenwriter
19 John Michael Hayes 89 USA Screenwriter
20 June Vincent 89 USA Actress
26 De'Angelo Wilson 29 USA Actor
December 1 Paul Benedict 70 USA Actor
1 James Bree 85 UK Actor On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5 Nina Foch 84 Netherlands–USA Actress
5 Beverly Garland 82 USA Actress
8 Robert Prosky 77 USA Actor
8 Bob Spiers 63 UK Director, Producer
11 Maddie Blaustein 48 USA Actress
12 Van Johnson 92 USA Actor
16 Sam Bottoms 53 USA Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
16 Richard Coleman 78 France Actor
18 Majel Barrett-Roddenberry 76 USA Actress
18 John Costelloe 47 USA Actor
18 Jack Douglas 81 UK Actor
20 Robert Mulligan 83 USA Director
24 Harold Pinter 78 UK Writer, Actor, Director
25 Eartha Kitt 81 USA Actress, Singer
25 Ann Savage 87 USA Actress
27 Patricia Kneale 83 UK Actress A for Andromeda
30 Bernie Hamilton 80 USA Actor
31 Brad Sullivan 77 USA Actor
31 Donald E. Westlake 75 Mexico Writer

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