IMDB’s Top 25 Most Searched Movies of 2008

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imdb IMDBs Top 25 Most Searched Movies of 2008I’m sure you can all guess which movie took the top spot (just in case…. it’s The Dark Knight), and yes it’s predictably Twilight and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that are the second and third most searched.

But the rest of the list may not be as you might have thought. Here it is, in descending order:

25. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
24. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
23. The Godfather (1972)
22. Star Trek (2009)
21. The Departed (2006)
20. Quantum of Solace (2008)
19. Dragonball (2009)
18. Wanted (2008)
17. Terminator Salvation (2009)
16. Cloverfield (2008)
15. Superbad (2008)
14. Into the Wild (2007)
13. Sex and the City (2008)
12. There Will Be Blood (2007)
11. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
10. Transformers (2007)
9. Juno (2007)
8. No Country for Old Men (2007)
7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
6. Iron Man (2008)
5. The Expendables (2010)
4. TR2N (2011)
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
2. Twilight (2008)
1. The Dark Knight (2008)

A few of the usual suspects are there with the top three spots already mentioned above, and other familiar films rounding out the top 10 like Iron Man, Indy IV and Transformers. However one film which stands out to me is The Expendables, which in case it doesn’t ring any bells is Sylvester Stallone’s action flick set to be released some time next year. Having said that, when you look at Stallone (the film’s star, writer and director) alongside Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren (and hopefully a couple more 80s action icons) – and the interest in the film may not be all that surprising.

Although IMDB’s ratings system is flawed because it allows users to vote for films without having actually seen them (hence why The Dark Knight went to number one within hours of being released, temporarily beating out The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption as the all time top film) it’s still a fantastic source (actually, it’s THE source) for movie information.

So does this list reflect what movies you’ve been most interested in over the last year or is a much loved movie absent?

Source: /Film

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  1. What happened to Lord of the Rings? Or Star Wars? Or the all-time favorite critic’s choice, Citizen Cane? Of course, this list isn’t about the greatest movies of all time, just those searched for in 2008.

  2. @Kahless

    What’s your point?


  3. @Vic
    While I was typing, I realized that these were just searches in 2008, not greatest movies. Since Shawshank and Godfather were on the list, I decided to post what I initially thought.

  4. I wonder if this list is a tell-tale sign of the true level of interest in the yet to be released films that are on it?

    For instance: Star Trek is #22 on the list in spite generating a huge interest here on Screen Rant! TR2N is more than two years away and is at #4.

    Vic; I’m shocked to learn Screen Rant doesn’t wield greater power over the weaker minds in Hollywood. 😉

  5. “Those aren’t the movies you’re looking for.”

    “Those aren’t the movies we’re looking for.”

    “Move along.”

    “Move along.”



  6. It’s also surprising that Wolverine isn’t in the top 25.

  7. @John “Kahless” Taylor,

    I was just thinking that, even though word around the Fox campfire is it’s a, and I quote, “disaster” you’d still think it’d be on the minds of movie fans. Maybe it’ll turn up on next years Most Searched list.

  8. I can’t believe after ALL the searches I made for Shannon Tweed movies that NONE of her’s even made the list!!