Temporal Top Ten – 1988


1988

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 139
Number of movies reviewed – 83 (including 9 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.ย  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.ย  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.ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

 

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13 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1988

  1. I’ve never seen 2 and 5, and I’d have to put Grave of the Fireflies pretty high, but this is almost identical to what my top ten would be. Great choices and a great year for movies!

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    • 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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