IMDb's Top 25 Most Searched Movies Of 2008

The Internet Movie Database have announced the top 25 most searched movies of 2008, and the results aren't as predictable as you would think. Yes, The Dark Knight, Twilight, and Harry Potter hold the top three spots (in that order) But what is the fourth most searched for film of 2008? Disney's Tron sequel TR2N. Not bad for a film which exploded onto the scene in July with a surprise teaser trailer appearance at Comic Con. Another surprise is Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables, which somehow is #5 on the list, higher than movies like Iron Man or Indiana Jones.

A lot of 2007 Award winners also make appearances on the list: No Country for Old Men at #8, Juno at #9, and There Will Be Blood at #12. I am surprised to see Cloverfield all the way down at #16. You would think the film would have generated a lot of searches, but now that I think of it — the movie hit theaters in mid January, and all the buzz happened in the second half of 2007. Upcoming geek film properties: Terminator Salvation (#17), Dragonball (#19), Star Trek #22 and Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen (#24) also make appearances.

The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather appear on the bottom of the list at #25 and #23 respectively. When The Dark Knight was first released, it hit #1 on IMDb's user rated Top 250 movies of all time chart, and even caused a mini fanboy war which resulted in Dark Knight fans launching a campaign to downvote The Godfather to keep Dark Knight on top. I think a lot of the attention from The Dark Knight's placement spilt over to the other two top films. Check out the full list below:

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

2. Twilight (2008)

3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

4. TR2N (2011)

5. The Expendables (2010)

6. Iron Man (2008)

7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

8. No Country for Old Men (2007)

9. Juno (2007)

10. Transformers (2007)

11. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

12. There Will Be Blood (2007)

13. Sex and the City (2008)

14. Into the Wild (2007)

15. Superbad (2008)

16. Cloverfield (2008)

17. Terminator Salvation (2009)

18. Wanted (2008)

19. Dragonball (2009)

20. Quantum of Solace (2008)

21. The Departed (2006)

22. Star Trek (2009)

23. The Godfather (1972)

24. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

25. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

via: Moviemoxie