Temporal Top Ten – 1988


1988

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 148
Number of movies reviewed – 109 (including 15 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
    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. Off Limits
    104. Oliver & Company
    105. Permanent Record
    106. Plain Clothes
    107. Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
    108. Police Story 2
    109. Poltergeist 3
    110. The Presidio
    111. Punchline
    112. Rain Man
    113. Rambo III
    114. Red Heat
    115. The Rescue
    116. Return to Snowy River
    117. Rocket Gibraltar
    118. Running on Empty
    119. Scrooged                  Encore Review               Encore Review 2
    120. Serpent and the Rainbow
    121. Shakedown
    122. She’s Having a Baby
    123. Shoot to Kill
    124. Short Circuit 2
    125. Stand and Deliver
    126. Stealing Home
    127. Sunset
    128. Switching Channels
    129. Talk Radio
    130. Tequila Sunrise
    131. They Live
    132. Thin Blue Line, The
    133. Things Change
    134. To Heal A Nation
    135. Torch Song Trilogy
    136. Tucker: The Man and His Dream
    137. Twins
    138. Two Moon Junction
    139. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    140. Very Brady Christmas
    141. Vice Versa
    142. War and Remembrance
    143. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    144. Willow
    145. Working Girl
    146. You Dont Have to Die
    147. Young Einstein
    148. 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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