Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by DrewHarris, Jan 3, 2018.
1988 was loaded with decade-defining hits, cult classics and forgotten gems.
Most Popular Feature Films Released 1988-01-01 to 1988-12-31
Die Hard=Best action movie of all time.
The Naked Gun=Funniest comedy of all time.
Young Guns=A movie that I loved back in the day but that I haven't seen in quite some time. I'm giving it an honorable mention.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Running on Empty
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Went for Die Hard which is a classic and the three Japanese animated films which are also all classics. Not a lot of interest in the rest of the US films to be honest, couldn't sit through most of those ever again.
From the list my favorites:
Coming to America
Not on the list:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
A Fish Called Wanda
I was just thinking recently how quietly 1988 was a pretty damn good year for film and a year with several of my favorites.
Of the list, I have to go with Die Hard, one of my all time favorites, but Cinema Paradiso is also a top favorite and Midnight Run is up there...
A LOT of great movies were left off the poll
The best of the poll.....Die Hard
The best not on the list
Beetlejuice...God I love that movie
I didn't know only 18 films were released in 1988.
I found Coming To America, They Live, & Die Hard very enjoyable. I do think Die Hard is a bit overrated though.
I really liked Rain Man & it had some great performances.
The Last Temptation of Christ & Akira are the main ones for me though. Those are among my favorites.
Either didn't see or don't care about the rest
The Accidental Tourist came out in '88 too.
I didn't vote for it, but my son, who is now 30, watched The Land Before Time about 500 times.
This poll's pretty worthless without "Mac and Me".
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
"Action Jackson" is ridiculous in the best way. I wish they'd made at least one more of this series.
I voted for
I also shout out for:
STAND AND DELIVER
LICENSE TO DRIVE
HOT TO TROT
I know that U2 is an easy target on this forum, but I saw "Rattle and Hum" on opening night, and when I saw "They Live" the following day, it was pretty clear what the superior film was.
Like a trip back to the video store.
Big was the only one I saw in the theater.
Die Hard, Naked Gun were video classics.
Coming To America was pretty good.
I love passion projects, especially when they are good. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST for me.
I can remember exactly where I saw this too. It was in Boston, at the movie theater that used to be right where Bukowsk's is now. I can see the theater and everything. I don't know why that just flashed back at me but there you go. The mind works in weird ways.
D i e H a r d
At the time "Munchausen" was unpopular and considered to be kind of a bomb, but I thought it was brilliant. I especially enjoyed Uma Thurman as Venus (on the halfshell).
Cheri, I think?
A theatre opened in my hometown in the summer of '88, so I associate all these epics with that place. "Quincy Theatre Movies" is practically a genre in itself to me.
that is a very weak list of movies.
was '88 really that bad?
looks like it:
The Last Emperor – Jeremy Thomas, producer
Broadcast News – James L. Brooks, producer
Fatal Attraction – Stanley R. Jaffe and Sherry Lansing, producers
Hope and Glory – John Boorman, producer
Moonstruck – Norman Jewison and Patrick Palmer, producer
Michael Douglas – Wall Street as Gordon Gekko
William Hurt – Broadcast News as Tom Grunick
Marcello Mastroianni – Dark Eyes as Romano
Jack Nicholson – Ironweed as Francis Phelan
Robin Williams – Good Morning, Vietnam as Adrian Cronauer
Cher – Moonstruck as Loretta Castorini
Glenn Close – Fatal Attraction as Alex Forrest
Holly Hunter – Broadcast News as Jane Craig
Sally Kirkland – Anna as Anna
Meryl Streep – Ironweed as Helen Archer
Best Supporting Actor
Sean Connery – The Untouchables as Jim Malone
Albert Brooks – Broadcast News as Aaron Altman
Morgan Freeman – Street Smart as Leo "Fast Black" Smalls, Jr.
Vincent Gardenia – Moonstruck as Cosmo Castorini
Denzel Washington – Cry Freedom as Steve Biko
Best Supporting Actress
Olympia Dukakis – Moonstruck as Rose Castorini
Norma Aleandro – Gaby: A True Story as Florencia Sánchez Morales
Anne Archer – Fatal Attraction as Beth Gallagher
Anne Ramsey – Throw Momma from the Train as Mrs. Lift
Ann Sothern – The Whales of August as Tisha Doughty
Child's Play is one of my favorite movies of all time so I had to vote for it. Brad Dourif is awesome.
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