Top Ten Indie Films of 2008

I like the mainstream as much as anyone, but this year was definitely a good read for independent films.

10. Adam Resurrected

I can’t call it a memorable film, but it wasn’t a bad film either.

9. Hamlet 2

It did show some promise, but in the end it will only be remembered for “Rock Me, Sexy Jesus”.

8. Real Time

An enjoyable Canadian comedy.

7. In Bruges

A wonderful little film that put the small town in Belgium on the map.

6. The Wackness

A decent coming of age story.

5. Synecdoche, New York

It made hardly any sense, but it was still compelling.

4. Happy-Go-Lucky

A great little British film.


Never has Jean-Claude Van Damme seemed so vulnerable.

2. Slumdog Millionaire

The film was almost magical.

1. Pontypool

Yes, the Canadian Zombie film was THAT good (too me anyway).

Tomorrow, I post my top ten films of 2008!

Sean Kelly Author

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).