5 Best Thriller Movies 2008
The 5 best thriller movies 2008 are the thriller movies from 2008 that really kept you riveted on the edge of your seats. They are the kinds of movies that you loved watching when you were all alone late at night, in a darkened room, and when there was rain and thunder going on outside your home.
- "Taken." A movie that starred Liam Neeson and Lost's Maggie Grace, "Taken" was a French thriller movie that told the tale of a former CIA operative who tracks down his teen female daughter after she is abducted by some nasty, Albanian slave traders while journeying through France. This takes the top spot as the best thriller movie of 2008 because it had the highest-ever opening gross for a movie that opened on Super Bowl Weekend.
- "Valkyrie." "Valkyrie" takes the spot as the second best thriller movie of 2008 because it tries to accurately portray a famous, historical assassination attempt on the Fuhrer himself, Adolph Hitler. Starring Tom Cruise as the would-be assassin, Claus von Stauffenberg, a fellow German who seeks to assassinate Hitler and then take over the country through the emergency plan termed Operation Valkyrie, this thriller movie combined elements of suspense with a crash course history of World War II.
- "Eagle Eye." The third spot on this list of the best thriller movies of 2008 goes to "Eagle Eye," starring everyone's favorite "Even Stevens" graduate, Shia LaBeouf. It sits at number three because it is not only a thriller movie, but also a science-fiction film that incorporates elements of hi-tech gadgetry into its highly suspenseful story line.
- "Max Payne." Based on the old, 2001 video game of the same name, "Max Payne" starred everyone's favorite Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch graduate, Mark Wahlberg. It deserves the fourth spot on this list of the best thriller movies of 2008 because of its film noir qualities along with its heavy use of special effects.
- "Rambo." "Rambo" opened in early 2008 and also opened at the second spot for its debuting weekend at the box office. If you are any kind of guy at all, you will love the very effective moral clarity of this film, which uses the principle of good guy John Rambo killing a lot of bad guys for the sake of a happier, more peaceful world.