Temporal Top Ten – 1988


1988

top ten

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