Temporal Top Ten – 1988


1988

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 137
Number of movies reviewed – 69 (including 5 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.Β  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.Β  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.Β  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. πŸ™‚

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. Beaches
    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 HardΒ Β  Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
    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. The Land Before Time
    79. Last Rites
    80. The Last Temptation of Christ
    81. License to Drive
    82. Little Dorrit
    83. Married to the Mob
    84. Masquerade
    85. Memories of Me
    86. Midnight Run
    87. The Milagro Beanfield War
    88. Miles from Home
    89. Miracle Mile
    90. Mississippi Burning
    91. Moon over Parador
    92. Moving
    93. Mr. North
    94. My Stepmother Is an Alien
    95. Mystic Pizza
    96. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
    97. Off Limits
    98. Oliver & Company
    99. Permanent Record
    100. Plain Clothes
    101. Police Academy 5
    102. Poltergeist 3
    103. The Presidio
    104. Punchline
    105. Rain Man
    106. Rambo III
    107. Red Heat
    108. The Rescue
    109. Return to Snowy River
    110. Running on Empty
    111. ScroogedΒ  Encore Review
    112. Shakedown
    113. She’s Having a Baby
    114. Shoot to Kill
    115. Short Circuit 2
    116. Stand and Deliver
    117. Stealing Home
    118. Sunset
    119. Switching Channels
    120. Talk Radio
    121. Tequila Sunrise
    122. They Live
    123. Thin Blue Line, The
    124. Things Change
    125. Torch Song Trilogy
    126. Tucker: The Man and His Dream
    127. Twins
    128. Two Moon Junction
    129. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    130. Very Brady Christmas
    131. Vice Versa
    132. War and Remembrance
    133. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    134. Willow
    135. Working Girl
    136. You Dont Have to Die
    137. Young Einstein
    138. 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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