Temporal Top Ten – 1988


1988

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 157
Number of movies reviewed – 144 (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. Brain Damage
    25. Bright Lights, Big City
    26. Bull Durham
    27. Buster
    28. Caddyshack II
    29. Caine Mutiny Court Martial. The
    30. Camille Claudel
    31. Casual S*x?
    32. China Beach: Pilot
    33. Cinema Paradiso
    34. Clara’s Heart
    35. Clean and Sober
    36. Cocktail
    37. Cocoon: The Return
    38. Cohen and Tate
    39. Colors
    40. Coming to America Encore Review  Encore Review 2
    41. Congress, The
    42. Cop
    43. Couch Trip, The
    44. Criminal Law
    45. “Crocodile” Dundee II
    46. Crossing Delancey
    47. Cry in the Dark, A
    48. D.O.A.
    49. Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters
    50. Dangerous Liaisons
    51. Dead Heat
    52. Dead Pool, The
    53. Dead Ringers
    54. Dead Solid Perfect
    55. Die Hard   Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 Encore Review 5 6 7 8 9 10
    56. Dirty Dozen, The: The Fatal Mission
    57. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    58. Distant Thunder
    59. Earth Girls Are Easy
    60. Eight Men Out
    61. Ernest Saves Christmas
    62. Everybody’s All-American
    63. Far North
    64. Feds
    65. Fish Called Wanda, A
    66. For Keeps?
    67. Frantic
    68. Fresh Horses
    69. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
    70. Full Moon in Blue Water
    71. Funny Farm
    72. Good Mother, The
    73. Gorillas in the Mist
    74. Grave of the Fireflies
    75. Great Escape II, The: The Untold Story
    76. Great Outdoors, The
    77. Hairspray
    78. Hawks
    79. Heartbreak Hotel
    80. High Spirits
    81. Hot to Trot
    82. Illegally Yours
    83. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
    84. In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders
    85. Iron Eagle II
    86. Jack’s Back
    87. Johnny Be Good
    88. Lady in White
    89. Land Before Time, The
    90. Last Rites
    91. Last Temptation of Christ, The
    92. License to Drive
    93. Little Nikita
    94. Married to the Mob
    95. Masquerade
    96. Memories of Me
    97. Midnight Run  Encore Review
    98. Milagro Beanfield War, The
    99. Miles from Home
    100. Miracle Mile
    101. Mississippi Burning
    102. Moon over Parador
    103. Moving
    104. Mr. North
    105. My Stepmother Is an Alien
    106. Mystic Pizza
    107. Naked Gun, The: From the Files of Police Squad!  Encore Review
    108. Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, A
    109. Nightmare on Elm Street IV: The Dream Master
    110. Off Limits
    111. Oliver & Company
    112. Permanent Record
    113. Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
    114. Police Story 2
    115. Poltergeist 3
    116. Powaqqatsi
    117. Presidio, The
    118. Punchline
    119. Rain Man
    120. Rambo III
    121. Red Heat
    122. Rescue, The
    123. Return to Snowy River
    124. Rocket Gibraltar
    125. Running on Empty
    126. Satisfaction
    127. Scrooged                  Encore Review               Encore Review 2
    128. Serpent and the Rainbow
    129. Shakedown
    130. She’s Having a Baby
    131. Shoot to Kill
    132. Short Circuit 2
    133. Stand and Deliver
    134. Stealing Home   Encore Review
    135. Sunset
    136. Switching Channels
    137. Talk Radio
    138. Tequila Sunrise
    139. They Live    Encore Review
    140. Thin Blue Line, The
    141. Things Change
    142. To Heal A Nation
    143. Torch Song Trilogy
    144. Tucker: The Man and His Dream
    145. Twins
    146. Two Moon Junction
    147. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    148. Very Brady Christmas
    149. Vice Versa
    150. War and Remembrance
    151. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    152. Willow
    153. Without A Clue
    154. Working Girl
    155. You Dont Have to Die
    156. Young Einstein
    157. 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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