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Best movies of 1988

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Easily the best anime film I've ever seen, and one that set the standard by which all that have followed are judged. I first got into anime in the early 90s after the Sci-Fi Channel ran Robot Carnival, Lensman, & Vampire Hunter D back-to-back. My enthusiasm for the genre ran high up until I saw Ghost in the Shell, which bored me asleep (in fact, when my friends & I went to see it in the theatre each of us fell asleep at various points). I never got into many of the anime television series, but I have enjoyed many of the full-length films.

Once I saw Akira it blew the rest of them away. Great story, superb animation, and unforgettable images set it apart from and raised the bar for the rest of the anime pack. These days I don't keep up with anime like I did in the 90s, but I still find the occasional film to enjoy. While Japanese animation has greatly improved since Akira, none of the more recent films have had the impact that this one did on me.
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All the toons get thrown together with live animation...this made my life in 1988, having grown up loving the Looney Tunes and Disney characters. The whole film still holds up as the masterpiece that it is.
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Why doesn't Burton make films this brilliant & original anymore?
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Don't I know you? I stole the baby from you, Daikini! While you were taking a peepee!
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Young Guns (1988)
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Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order. And of course the order could be further altered once I watch the "Unwatched contenders".

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Had you asked my 1988 self...
1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
2. Beetlejuice
3. Willow
4. Die Hard
5. Big
6. Young Guns
7. The Naked Gun...
8. Scrooged
9. The Great Outdoors
10. The Land Before Time
11. Child's Play
12. Biloxi Blues

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