Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2008

The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2008
What do irresistible robots, racist curmudgeons, and sensitive pachyderms have in common? They're all key characters in the year's best redemptive movies.
posted 01/27/09

So, what's a "redeeming" film? The definition varies, but for our list below, we mean movies that include stories of redemption—sometimes blatantly, sometimes less so. Several of them literally have a character that represents a redeemer; all of them have characters who experience redemption to some degree—some quite clearly, some more subtly. Some are "feel-good" movies that leave a smile on your face; some are a bit more uncomfortable to watch. But the redemptive element is there in all of these films.

1. Wall•E
directed by Andrew Stanton

2. The Visitor
directed by Tom McCarthy

3. Gran Torino
directed by Clint Eastwood

4. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
directed by Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino

5. Rachel Getting Married
directed by Jonathan Demme

6. Fireproof
directed by Alex Kendrick

7. The Dark Knight
directed by Christopher Nolan

8. Shotgun Stories
directed by Jeff Nichols

9. Slumdog Millionaire
directed by Danny Boyle

10. Man on Wire
directed by James Marsh

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  1. Have you seen them all? Just curious as I think it is possible since you don't seem to need sleep! LOL

    Some Indian friends of mine have been telling me that I must see "Slumdog millionaire". Heard it won 7 BAFTA awards too.

  2. Hi Paul,

    No, I have only watched the Dark Knight. Frankly I am surprised at myself. However lately I have been watching television series such as Stargate Atlantis and The Black Book (BBC).

    I wish I don't need to sleep. There are so many things I want to do, so little time.