Poll: Cinema of 1988

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by DrewHarris, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. DrewHarris

    DrewHarris Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    1988 was loaded with decade-defining hits, cult classics and forgotten gems.
     
  2. Silksashbash

    Silksashbash Forum Resident

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  3. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    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.
     
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  4. Miriam

    Miriam Forum Resident

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Child's Play

    Anything other

    Heathers
    Dead Ringers
    Hairspray
    Running on Empty
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
     
  5. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    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.
     
  6. ampmods

    ampmods Forum Resident

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    From the list my favorites:
    Coming to America
    They Live
    Naked Gun

    Not on the list:
    Midnight Run
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Honorable mention:
    A Fish Called Wanda
     
  7. albert_m

    albert_m Forum Resident

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    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...
     
  8. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Forum Resident

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    A LOT of great movies were left off the poll

    The best of the poll.....Die Hard

    The best not on the list

    Midnight Run

    Young Guns


    Beetlejuice...God I love that movie
     
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  9. Raf

    Raf Forum Resident

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    I didn't know only 18 films were released in 1988.
     
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  10. Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves Forum Resident

    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
     
  11. albert_m

    albert_m Forum Resident

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    The Accidental Tourist came out in '88 too.
     
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  12. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

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    I didn't vote for it, but my son, who is now 30, watched The Land Before Time about 500 times.
     
  13. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

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    This poll's pretty worthless without "Mac and Me".
     
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  14. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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    Hairspray

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
     
  15. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

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    "Action Jackson" is ridiculous in the best way. I wish they'd made at least one more of this series.
     
  16. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    I voted for

    Die
    Beetle
    Rain
    Naked
    They Live

    I also shout out for:

    STAND AND DELIVER
    LICENSE TO DRIVE
    MIDNIGHT RUN
    YOUNG GUNS
    CADDYSHACK II
    HOT TO TROT
     
  17. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

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    Boston, MA
    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.
     
  18. PlushFieldHarpy

    PlushFieldHarpy Forum Resident

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    Indiana
    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.
     
  19. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident

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    Columbus, Ohio
    I love passion projects, especially when they are good. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST for me.
     
  20. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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    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.
     
  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    D i e H a r d

    They Live
     
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  22. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    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).
     
  23. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

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    Boston, MA
    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.
     
  24. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    ohio
    that is a very weak list of movies.

    was '88 really that bad?

    looks like it:

    Best Picture
    Best Actor
    Best Actress
    Best Supporting Actor
    Best Supporting Actress
     
  25. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    USA
    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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