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Top 10 Drama Movies of 2008

Below you can find our professional guide to the best Drama films released in 2008. Among the titles you will see a true classics like The Wrestler, Gran Torino and Seven Pounds. But none of this is on the first place, so continue with the guide and see which is our top pick. Also, you can find details on every movie as well as links to their trailers.

  1. Poster for the movie "Burn After Reading"

    Burn After Reading

    Director
    Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
    Runtime
    1 h 36 min
    Release Date
    5 September 2008
    Genres
    Comedy, Drama
    Overview
    When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit.
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  2. Poster for the movie "The Reader"

    The Reader

    Director
    Stephen Daldry
    Runtime
    2 h 04 min
    Release Date
    10 December 2008
    Genres
    Drama, Romance
    Overview
    The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.
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  3. Poster for the movie "Revolutionary Road"

    Revolutionary Road

    Director
    Sam Mendes
    Runtime
    1 h 59 min
    Release Date
    19 December 2008
    Genres
    Drama, Romance
    Overview
    A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
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  4. Poster for the movie "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    Director
    Mark Herman
    Runtime
    1 h 34 min
    Release Date
    7 May 2008
    Genres
    War, Drama
    Overview
    When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.
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  5. Poster for the movie "The Wrestler"

    The Wrestler

    Director
    Darren Aronofsky
    Runtime
    1 h 49 min
    Release Date
    7 September 2008
    Genres
    Drama, Romance
    Overview
    Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.
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  6. Poster for the movie "Changeling"

    Changeling

    Director
    Clint Eastwood
    Runtime
    2 h 21 min
    Release Date
    30 January 2008
    Genres
    Crime, Drama, Mystery
    Overview
    Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
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  7. Poster for the movie "Gran Torino"

    Gran Torino

    Director
    Clint Eastwood
    Runtime
    1 h 56 min
    Release Date
    9 December 2008
    Genres
    Drama
    Overview
    Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
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  8. Poster for the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Director
    David Fincher
    Runtime
    2 h 46 min
    Release Date
    25 December 2008
    Genres
    Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
    Overview
    Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
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  9. Poster for the movie "Seven Pounds"

    Seven Pounds

    Director
    Gabriele Muccino
    Runtime
    2 h 03 min
    Release Date
    18 December 2008
    Genres
    Drama
    Overview
    An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
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  10. Poster for the movie "Slumdog Millionaire"

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Director
    Danny Boyle
    Runtime
    2 h 00 min
    Release Date
    12 May 2008
    Genres
    Drama, Romance
    Overview
    Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
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