Most movie critics make it an annual tradition to rank their top 10 films of the year.

We think that's way too limiting -- what with instantly classic superhero flicks ('The Dark Knight,' 'Iron Man'), top-notch comedies ('Tropic Thunder,' 'Role Models'), fantastic family fare ('WALL-E,' 'Kung Fu Panda') and must-see Oscar contenders ('Milk,' 'Slumdog Millionaire') all in the running.

Believe it or not, we've got 42 more where those came from ... Presenting our third annual list of the year's 50 best movies.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
PG-132008
Based on 37 critics

A man born in 1918 New Orleans ages backward into the 21st century. Read More

Iron Man
PG-132008
Based on 38 critics

A wealthy industrialist (Robert Downey Jr.) builds an armored suit and uses it to fight criminals. Read More

Kung Fu Panda: in Digital Projection
PG2008
Based on 33 critics

A clumsy panda (Jack Black) learns martial arts with legendary masters. Read More

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
PG-132008
Based on 40 critics

Indy (Harrison Ford) and a deadly Soviet agent vie for possession of a powerful artifact. Read More

Mamma Mia: Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service
PG-132008
Based on 37 critics

A bride secretly invites three men from her mother's (Meryl Streep) past to come to the wedding. Read More

Quantum Of Solace
PG-132008
Based on 48 critics

James Bond (Daniel Craig) sets out to destroy the organization responsible for Vesper Lynd's death. Read More

The Dark Knight: Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service
PG-132008
Based on 39 critics

Batman (Christian Bale) battles a vicious criminal known as the Joker (Heath Ledger). Read More

The Visitor
PG-132008
In Theaters on April 11th, 2008

An unlikely friendship with two immigrants reawakens a college professor's zest for life. Read More

Frost / Nixon
R2008
Based on 38 critics

David Frost holds a historic interview with Richard Nixon three years after Watergate. Read More

Burn After Reading
R2008
Based on 37 critics

Two gym employees hope to cash in on a disc they think has top-secret information. Read More

WALL-E: with Spanish Subtitles
G2008
Based on 39 critics

A robot leaves Earth to chase a shapely mechanical scout across the galaxy. Read More

Wanted
R2008
Based on 38 critics

An office drone (James McAvoy) becomes part of a secret society of assassins. Read More

Pineapple Express
R2008
Based on 37 critics

A stoner (Seth Rogen) is the only witness to a murder committed by a drug lord and crooked cop. Read More

In Bruges
R2008
Based on 34 critics

A stay in the Belgian city transforms the lives of two hit men (Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson). Read More

December 23, 2016
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Son of Rambow
PG-132007
Based on 29 critics

Two British boys (Bill Milner, Will Poulter) work together on a homemade action film. Read More

Tropic Thunder: with Spanish Subtitles
R2008
Based on 39 critics

A pampered actor and his co-stars become part of a real war in a Southeast Asian jungle. Read More

Revolutionary Road
R2008
Based on 38 critics

Two suburbanites in 1950s Connecticut become stuck in an increasingly stifling life. Read More

Doubt
PG-132008
Based on 36 critics

Spurred by allegations of child abuse, a nun begins a personal crusade against a popular priest. Read More

Shine a Light
PG-132008
Based on 36 critics

Martin Scorsese's chronicle of the Rolling Stones' 2006 concert at New York's Beacon Theatre. Read More

Defiance
R2008
Based on 34 critics

In 1941 three refugee brothers wage war against the Nazis from their forest haven. Read More

Taxi to the Dark Side
R2007
Based on 25 critics

Filmmaker Alex Gibney examines the beating death of an Afghan cabdriver at an Air Force base. Read More

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
R2008
Based on 37 critics

A struggling musician encounters his ex-lover and her new boyfriend while vacationing in Hawaii. Read More

Bolt: with Spanish Subtitles
PG2008
Based on 29 critics

A dog who thinks his TV superpowers are real begins a cross-country journey back to Hollywood. Read More

Appaloosa
R2008
Based on 32 critics

Two lawmen (Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen) contend with a malevolent rancher. Read More

The Wackness
R2008
Based on 31 critics

A teenage pot dealer sells weed to his therapist and falls in love with the man's stepdaughter. Read More

The Reader
R2008
Based on 38 critics

A law student's former lover (Kate Winslet) stands trial for Nazi war crimes. Read More

Slumdog Millionaire
R2008
Based on 36 critics

Flashbacks reveal how a poor young man (Dev Patel) winds up on a popular TV quiz show. Read More

December 8, 2016
7:45pm
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile)
Not Yet Rated2007
Based on 37 critics

A college student (Anamaria Marinca) helps her roommate (Laura Vasiliu) get an illegal abortion. Read More

Religulous
R2008
Based on 31 critics

Comic Bill Maher plays devil's advocate with members of different faiths. Read More

Planet B-Boy
Not Yet Rated2008
Based on 13 critics

A story of break dancing chronicles its resurgence in the past few years. Read More

The Bank Job
R2008
Based on 32 critics

In 1971 a car dealer (Jason Statham) and his gang of thieves tunnel into a London bank vault. Read More

Milk
R2008
Based on 39 critics

The life story of Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), an openly gay elected official in 1970s San Francisco. Read More

The Duchess
PG-132008
Based on 34 critics

A glamorous noblewoman (Keira Knightley) becomes a powerful force for change in late-1700s England. Read More

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
R2008
Based on 33 critics

Two lifelong friends decide to make an adult film to solve their cash problems. Read More

American Teen
PG-132008
Based on 29 critics

Four teenagers navigate through their senior year at an Indiana high school. Read More

Man on Wire
PG-132008
Based on 31 critics

Frenchman Philippe Petit makes an illegal high-wire walk across the World Trade Center. Read More

Happy Go Lucky
R2008
Based on 34 critics

A British schoolteacher (Sally Hawkins) fills her life with enthusiasm and compassion. Read More

W.
PG-132008
Based on 36 critics

The life and controversial presidency of George W. Bush (Josh Brolin). Read More

Surfwise
R2007
Based on 20 critics

Filmmaker Doug Pray examines the life of surfer Dorian Paskowitz and his large family. Read More

Boy A
R2007
Based on 22 critics

A young man (Andrew Garfield) tries to live a normal life following his release from prison. Read More

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
PG-132008
Based on 36 critics

Things heat up when a woman learns that an ex-boyfriend is having flings with two American tourists. Read More

Gran Torino
R2008
Based on 34 critics

Friendship slowly takes shape between a bigoted war vet (Clint Eastwood) and his Asian neighbors. Read More

Role Models: with Spanish Subtitles
R2008
Based on 33 critics

Two wild guys (Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd) become mentors to two impressionable youths. Read More

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Not Yet Rated2008
Based on 11 critics

A filmmaker chronicles efforts by his murdered friend's parents to get custody of their son's child. Read More

Rachel Getting Married
R2008
Based on 36 critics

Family tensions resurface when an estranged woman returns home for her sister's wedding. Read More

The Wrestler
R2008
Based on 36 critics

An aging wrestler (Mickey Rourke) goads his battered body into handling a comeback. Read More

JCVD
R2008
Based on 25 critics

Troubled action star Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to his homeland to find tranquility. Read More