Temporal Top Ten – 1988


1988

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 149
Number of movies reviewed – 119 (including 16 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         Encore Review
    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. 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. The Congress
    40. Cop
    41. The Couch Trip
    42. “Crocodile” Dundee II
    43. Crossing Delancey
    44. A Cry in the Dark
    45. D.O.A.
    46. Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters
    47. Dangerous Liaisons
    48. Dead Heat
    49. The Dead Pool
    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
    53. The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission
    54. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    55. Distant Thunder
    56. Earth Girls Are Easy
    57. Eight Men Out
    58. Everybody’s All-American
    59. Far North
    60. Feds
    61. A Fish Called Wanda
    62. Frantic
    63. Fresh Horses
    64. Full Moon in Blue Water
    65. Funny Farm
    66. The Good Mother
    67. Gorillas in the Mist
    68. Grave of the Fireflies
    69. The Great Outdoors
    70. Hairspray
    71. Hawks
    72. Heartbreak Hotel
    73. Heathers
    74. High Spirits
    75. Hot to Trot
    76. The House on Carroll Street
    77. Illegally Yours
    78. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
    79. In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders
    80. Iron Eagle II
    81. Jack’s Back
    82. Johnny Be Good
    83. Lady in White
    84. The Land Before Time
    85. Last Rites
    86. The Last Temptation of Christ
    87. License to Drive
    88. Little Nikita
    89. Married to the Mob
    90. Masquerade
    91. Memories of Me
    92. Midnight Run  Encore Review
    93. The Milagro Beanfield War
    94. Miles from Home
    95. Miracle Mile
    96. Mississippi Burning
    97. Moon over Parador
    98. Moving
    99. Mr. North
    100. My Stepmother Is an Alien
    101. Mystic Pizza
    102. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!  Encore Review
    103. A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
    104. Off Limits
    105. Oliver & Company
    106. Permanent Record
    107. Plain Clothes
    108. Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
    109. Police Story 2
    110. Poltergeist 3
    111. The Presidio
    112. Punchline
    113. Rain Man
    114. Rambo III
    115. Red Heat
    116. The Rescue
    117. Return to Snowy River
    118. Rocket Gibraltar
    119. Running on Empty
    120. Scrooged                  Encore Review               Encore Review 2
    121. Serpent and the Rainbow
    122. Shakedown
    123. She’s Having a Baby
    124. Shoot to Kill
    125. Short Circuit 2
    126. Stand and Deliver
    127. Stealing Home
    128. Sunset
    129. Switching Channels
    130. Talk Radio
    131. Tequila Sunrise
    132. They Live
    133. Thin Blue Line, The
    134. Things Change
    135. To Heal A Nation
    136. Torch Song Trilogy
    137. Tucker: The Man and His Dream
    138. Twins
    139. Two Moon Junction
    140. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    141. Very Brady Christmas
    142. Vice Versa
    143. War and Remembrance
    144. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    145. Willow
    146. Working Girl
    147. You Dont Have to Die
    148. Young Einstein
    149. 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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