The Best Written Movies of 2008

The Best Written Movies of 2008
(In no particular order. And by that, I mean alphabetical.)

The Dark Knight
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
In Bruges
Kung Fu Panda
Iron Man
Let the Right One In
Slumdog Millionaire

Hancock and Iron Man make the list because it’s not so easy to write a big Hollywood movie without making it uber-cheese. (Go ahead and try. I’ll wait.) Bolt gets the nod because the writing turned a bland premise with 90’s animation voiced by John Travolta and Miley Cyrus into a fun family adventure, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall balances crass humor with a sweet love story better than anything since Chasing Amy.

I’m sure I’m missing a few, but I’m just throwing these out here to say look, for all the complaining we do about how “they don’t make them like they used to,” sometimes they do make a well-written movie now and then.

Usually, those movies are animated.



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