Temporal Top Ten – 1988


1988

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 151
Number of movies reviewed – 129 (including 20 Encore Reviews)

1988 was a pivotal year for me as a moviewatcher. I was 14 and would spend every Sunday in the theater when possible.

Having seen all 5 Oscar BP nominees, I can’t say they were the most entertaining and enjoyable movies for me at the time (or even now for that matter.)

As you will see, only 2 made my top ten.  Of the other three, even as a hormonal 14 year old, I have never been a fan of Dangerous Liaisons and I found The Accidental Tourist to just drag on.  Mississippi Burning was very good, but there were many more movies that were just better that year.

It would take me another year to see my #1 and that was on video and then cable so many times over and over.  Nothin’ like creating a genre with such a great film.

My #2 is a relatively recent entry into my repertoire and I have loved it both times I’ve seen it because it is the perfect kind of movie for a cinephile like me. 🙂

My Top Tenworking girl

10. Working Girl

9. Stealing Homenaked gun

8. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!midnight run

7. Midnight Runrain man

6. Rain Mancoming to america

5. Coming to Americascrooged

4. Scroogedbig

3. Bigcinema paradiso

2. Cinema Paradisodie hard

1. Die Hard

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1988

 

    1. 14 Going on 30
    2. 18 Again!
    3. 1969
    4. Above the Law
    5. Accidental Tourist, The
    6. Accused, The   Encore Review
    7. Action Jackson
    8. Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The
    9. Akira
    10. Alien Nation
    11. Appointment With Death
    12. Bat*21
    13. Beaches  Encore Review
    14. Beetlejuice
    15. Betrayed
    16. Big         Encore Review
    17. Big Blue, The
    18. Big Business
    19. Big Top Pee-wee
    20. Biloxi Blues
    21. Bird
    22. Blob, The
    23. Bloodsport
    24. Bright Lights, Big City
    25. Bull Durham
    26. Buster
    27. Caddyshack II
    28. Camille Claudel
    29. Casual S*x?
    30. China Beach
    31. Cinema Paradiso
    32. Clara’s Heart
    33. Clean and Sober
    34. Cocktail
    35. Cocoon: The Return
    36. Cohen and Tate
    37. Colors
    38. Coming to America Encore Review
    39. Congress, The
    40. Cop
    41. Couch Trip, The
    42. “Crocodile” Dundee II
    43. Crossing Delancey
    44. Cry in the Dark, A
    45. D.O.A.
    46. Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters
    47. Dangerous Liaisons
    48. Dead Heat
    49. Dead Pool, The
    50. Dead Ringers
    51. Dead Solid Perfect
    52. Die Hard   Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 Encore Review 5 6 7 8 9 10
    53. Dirty Dozen, The: The Fatal Mission
    54. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    55. Distant Thunder
    56. Earth Girls Are Easy
    57. Eight Men Out
    58. Ernest Saves Christmas
    59. Everybody’s All-American
    60. Far North
    61. Feds
    62. Fish Called Wanda, A
    63. For Keeps?
    64. Frantic
    65. Fresh Horses
    66. Full Moon in Blue Water
    67. Funny Farm
    68. Good Mother, The
    69. Gorillas in the Mist
    70. Grave of the Fireflies
    71. Great Outdoors, The
    72. Hairspray
    73. Hawks
    74. Heartbreak Hotel
    75. High Spirits
    76. Hot to Trot
    77. House on Carroll Street, The
    78. Illegally Yours
    79. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
    80. In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders
    81. Iron Eagle II
    82. Jack’s Back
    83. Johnny Be Good
    84. Lady in White
    85. Land Before Time, The
    86. Last Rites
    87. Last Temptation of Christ, The
    88. License to Drive
    89. Little Nikita
    90. Married to the Mob
    91. Masquerade
    92. Memories of Me
    93. Midnight Run  Encore Review
    94. Milagro Beanfield War, The
    95. Miles from Home
    96. Miracle Mile
    97. Mississippi Burning
    98. Moon over Parador
    99. Moving
    100. Mr. North
    101. My Stepmother Is an Alien
    102. Mystic Pizza
    103. Naked Gun, The: From the Files of Police Squad!  Encore Review
    104. Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, A
    105. Off Limits
    106. Oliver & Company
    107. Permanent Record
    108. Plain Clothes
    109. Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
    110. Police Story 2
    111. Poltergeist 3
    112. Presidio, The
    113. Punchline
    114. Rain Man
    115. Rambo III
    116. Red Heat
    117. Rescue, The
    118. Return to Snowy River
    119. Rocket Gibraltar
    120. Running on Empty
    121. Satisfaction
    122. Scrooged                  Encore Review               Encore Review 2
    123. Serpent and the Rainbow
    124. Shakedown
    125. She’s Having a Baby
    126. Shoot to Kill
    127. Short Circuit 2
    128. Stand and Deliver
    129. Stealing Home   Encore Review
    130. Sunset
    131. Switching Channels
    132. Talk Radio
    133. Tequila Sunrise
    134. They Live    Encore Review
    135. Thin Blue Line, The
    136. Things Change
    137. To Heal A Nation
    138. Torch Song Trilogy
    139. Tucker: The Man and His Dream
    140. Twins
    141. Two Moon Junction
    142. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    143. Very Brady Christmas
    144. Vice Versa
    145. War and Remembrance
    146. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    147. Willow
    148. Working Girl
    149. You Dont Have to Die
    150. Young Einstein
    151. Young Guns

 

13 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1988

    • Not a fan of giblhi. Have never seen grave. CP is a great movielovers movie. CTA is probably one of Murphy’s best besides the original BHC and Trading Places. Wss truly a great year in film. Tnx SG

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