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Added by Stehako on 27 Jun 2009 03:25
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Best Films of 1988

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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 248 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.4
The return is weak.
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People who added this item 262 Average listal rating (144 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Appleseed (2004)
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People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Big Business (1988)
People who added this item 524 Average listal rating (359 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Young Guns (1988)
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Funny Farm (1988)
I saw this shortly after Chase's Christmas Vacation and was very disappointed.
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Only Ernest can go to jail, meet aliens AND save Christmas
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Stealing Home (1988)
More like stealing two hours out of my life.
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.9
I was expecting Brat Pack-style fun, but was trounced with a boring and cynical look at an uninspired marriage.
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
Punchline (1988)
People who added this item 983 Average listal rating (690 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Rambo III (1988)
So ridiculous it almost seems to make fun of itself
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People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
Alien Nation (1988)
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People who added this item 1184 Average listal rating (820 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Child's Play (1988)
I was going to name my son Chucky, not anymore.
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 3.3
Mac and Me (1988)
The poor man's ET
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People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Another Woman (1988)
Another Woody Allen rambler, full of Woody Allens without actually starring Woody Allen.
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People who added this item 553 Average listal rating (392 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Red Heat (1988)
People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Hairspray (1988)
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People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5
The sequel is not bigger and does not top the first
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Colors (1988)
People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 311 Average listal rating (189 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Mystic Pizza (1988)
A strong female cast but the charms of the film didn't work for me. Perhaps I watched it too late in my life, as this recommendation was given by people who watched it when they were young.
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People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 734 Average listal rating (518 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Bloodsport (1988)
Whenever I break someone's arm I can't help but think of this movie
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 1141 Average listal rating (762 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Willow (1988)
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
A nicely-paced movie about a lifetime of an unusual friendship. The two leads are strong enough and the ending is effectively sad.
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People who added this item 730 Average listal rating (431 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dead Ringers (1988)
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 320 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Accused (1988)
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Director: Taylor Hackford
His 8th Movie.
My 6th movie watched from the director.


I had heard so little about this movie and see its low rating that I came into it with low expectations. I wanted to see an early film by Hackford and here it is, an all-American film about a rise to glory, glory, and faded glory. It's actually a very nice and moving film. I don't care to look into why it's rated low but I will say my opinion is it should not be.

I tend to like movies that take us through the bulk of characters' lives. See their rise, their mistakes, regrets, and successes. I find that all, plus reflection, very entertaining.

As far as production value, it is pretty weak. It relies on the story and performances. It's a good effort by Hackford and his cast.

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The metal years didn't have such a raw quality that the punk original had, but it was overall more entertaining.
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People who added this item 159 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Monkey Shines (1988)
A wild idea with creepy, horrific, silly results
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People who added this item 1998 Average listal rating (1294 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Akira (1988)
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The only viewable sequel in the back half of the series
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People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Biloxi Blues (1988)
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People who added this item 391 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Dead Pool (1988)
Surprised to see Liam Neeson and Jim Carrey in the final movie of the Dirty Harry series.
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People who added this item 818 Average listal rating (532 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
Cocktail (1988)
People were only drinking Whiskey and beer before this film.
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The oldest of Almodovar's works I've seen. It's inventive and fun and visually interesting in composition and art direction.
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People who added this item 193 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Lots of 80s hair

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People who added this item 793 Average listal rating (527 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
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People who added this item 513 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Working Girl (2012)
An essential romantic comedy from the 80s.
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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7



Director: Sidney Lumet
His 36th movie
My 12th movie watched from the director



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Top Ten Films - Sidney Lumet
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"Taxi" Alumni: Post-Series Success Ranked
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People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Essentially a loving tribute to the man, with plenty of archive footage I had not seen before.
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People who added this item 391 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Big Blue (1988)
Deep diving like it was meant to be seen. Epic and tragic.
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People who added this item 881 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6



Director: Stephen Frears
His 13th movie
My 14th movie watched from the director


This Stephen Frears movie might have created one of Malkovich's best roles. He has a lot of fun with it and is quite effective. The whole cast is strong and the story just twisted enough to keep interest. About halfway through I realized this must have been a strong influence on "Cruel Intentions".

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Top Ten Performances - Malkovich, Pfeiffer
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Talk Radio (1989)
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz


Also Seen:
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Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Rated 2/10
Dangerous Curves
Rated 1/10
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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers




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