One of the latest entities to chime in with its own list of the top films of 2008, Time Magazine puts the animated Disney/Pixar hit WALL’E at the top of the heap. In this particular lineup, the sci-fi cartoon from director Andrew Stanton outranks such acclaimed live-action entries as Milk, Slumdog Millionaire and Synecdoche, New York. Also making the list are the CG-laden Iron Man from Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures, and Speed Racer from Warner Bros. Curiously enough, the underperforming live-action adaptation of the classic anime series was chosen over Warner’s mega-blockbuster The Dark Knight.
2. Synecdoche, New York
3. My Winnipeg
4. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
7. Slumdog Millionaire
8. Iron Man
9. Speed Racer
10. Encounters At The End of the World
For what it’s worth, WALL’E also made author Stephen King’s top-ten list, as posted on Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com. The master of horror puts the toon at No. 3, behind The Dark Knight and Slumdog Millionaire. Tropic Thunder, Funny Games, The Bank Job, Lakeview Terrace, The Ruins, Redbelt and Death Race round out his list in order of rank. ‘The first half an hour is an almost wordless tone poem that combines humor with an elegiac sadness for our throwaway culture,’ King says of WALL’E.