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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 128 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.4
The return is weak.
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People who added this item 267 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Appleseed (2004)
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Big Business (1988)
People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (373 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Young Guns (1988)
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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
I saw this shortly after Chase's Christmas Vacation and was very disappointed.
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (87 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 (129 ratings) 5.2 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 172 Average listal rating (109 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 (53 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Punchline (1988)
People who added this item 1013 Average listal rating (712 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 191 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
Alien Nation (1988)
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People who added this item 1232 Average listal rating (854 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 222 Average listal rating (117 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 566 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Red Heat (1988)
People who added this item 846 Average listal rating (552 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Cocktail (1988)



Director: Roger Donaldson
His 7th movie
My 10th movie watched from the director


Cocktails and Dreams... this movie is so lame and cheesy and chauvinistic... and so incredibly 80s. That last part might be the only thing entertaining about it. Sure Elisabeth Shue is likable, as always, and the bar tricks are fun, but those are still actually a minor part of the movie.

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Location: Manhattan & Brooklyn, NYC, NY, USA; Port Antonio, Jamaica
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.1
The sequel is not bigger and does not top the first
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People who added this item 373 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Hairspray (1988)
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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
People who added this item 318 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 5.8 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 159 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 264 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 752 Average listal rating (534 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Whenever I break someone's arm I can't help but think of this movie
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 1177 Average listal rating (784 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 243 Average listal rating (155 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 764 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 327 Average listal rating (228 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 165 Average listal rating (106 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 2070 Average listal rating (1355 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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The only viewable sequel in the back half of the series
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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Biloxi Blues (1988)
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People who added this item 401 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Surprised to see Liam Neeson and Jim Carrey in the final movie of the Dirty Harry series.
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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 201 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Lots of 80s hair

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People who added this item 807 Average listal rating (536 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
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People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (332 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 163 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6



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



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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (58 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 400 Average listal rating (238 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Deep diving like it was meant to be seen. Epic and tragic.
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People who added this item 894 Average listal rating (521 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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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz


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