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My Favorite Films of 1988

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People who added this item 4304 Average listal rating (2976 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2

"Welcome to the party, pal!"

Directed by John McTiernan
Written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza
Music by Michael Kamen
Cinematography by Jan de Bont
Editing by John F. Link and Frank J. Urioste
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People who added this item 2862 Average listal rating (1815 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2

"Trees and people used to be good friends. I saw that tree and decided to buy the house. Hope Mom likes it too. Okay, let's pay our respects then get home for lunch."

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Music by Jô Hisaishi
Cinematography by Hisao Shirai
Editing by Takeshi Seyama
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People who added this item 752 Average listal rating (534 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8

"You break my record, now I break you, like I break your friend."

Directed by Newt Arnold
Written by Sheldon Lettich, Christopher Cosby and Mel Friedman
Music by Paul Hertzog
Cinematography by David Worth
Editing by Carl Kress, Michael J. Duthie and Jean-Claude Van Damme
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People who added this item 1669 Average listal rating (1158 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7

"The royal penis is clean, your Highness."

Directed by John Landis
Written by Eddie Murphy, David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein
Music by Nile Rodgers
Cinematography by Woody Omens
Editing by Malcolm Campbell and George Folsey Jr.
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People who added this item 2070 Average listal rating (1355 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8

"The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves."

Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Written by Katsuhiro Ôtomo and Izô Hashimoto
Music by Shôji Yamashiro
Cinematography by Katsuji Misawa
Editing by Takeshi Seyama
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People who added this item 764 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2

"I've often thought that there should be beauty contests for the *insides* of bodies."

Directed by David Cronenberg
Written by David Cronenberg and Norman Snider
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky
Editing by Ronald Sanders
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People who added this item 3610 Average listal rating (2271 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Rain Man (1988)

"What you have to understand is, four days ago he was only my brother in name. And this morning we had pancakes."

Directed by Barry Levinson
Written by Barry Morrow and Ron Bass
Music by Hans Zimmer
Cinematography by John Seale
Editing by Stu Linder
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People who added this item 4723 Average listal rating (3267 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)

"It's showtime!"

Directed by Tim Burton
Written by Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson and Warren Skaaren
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman
Editing by Jane Kurson
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"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography by Dean Cundey
Editing by Arthur Schmidt
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People who added this item 2756 Average listal rating (1861 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Big (1988)

"See that girl over there in the red? Say "hi" to her and she's yours. She'll have her legs around you so tight you'll be begging for mercy."
"Well, I'll stay away from her, then."


Directed by Penny Marshall
Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld
Editing by Barry Malkin
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People who added this item 521 Average listal rating (360 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Midnight Run (1988)

"Is this moron number one? Put moron number two on the phone."

Directed by Martin Brest
Written by George Gallo
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin
Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick and Billy Weber
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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)

"We're friends 'til the end! Remember?"
"This is the end, friend!"


Directed by Tom Holland
Written by Don Mancini, John Lafia and Tom Holland
Music by Joe Renzetti
Cinematography by Bill Butler
Editing by Roy E. Peterson and Edward Warschilka
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People who added this item 1701 Average listal rating (1131 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5

"I'm sorry about my brother, Ken. I know he's insensitive. He's had a hard life. Dad used to beat him up."
"Good!"


Directed by Charles Crichton and John Cleese
Written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton
Music by John Du Prez
Cinematography by Alan Hume
Editing by John Jympson
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"Just think; next time I shoot someone, I could be arrested."

Directed by David Zucker
Written by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft
Music by Ira Newborn
Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens
Editing by Michael Jablow
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People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (332 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Working Girl (2012)

"Can I get ya anything? Coffee? Tea? Me?"

Directed by Mike Nichols
Written by Kevin Wade
Music by Michael Ballhaus
Cinematography by Sam O'Steen
Editing by Juliet Taylor
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People who added this item 226 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1

"Dynamite is a controlled substance. There's only two ways you can get it; legally for industrial use, or, it has to be smuggled in."

Directed by Jackie Chan
Written by Jackie Chan and Edward Tang
Music by Siu-Tin Lai and Siu-Lam Tang
Cinematography by Yiu-Tsou Cheung and Yu-Tang Li
Editing by Peter Cheung
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People who added this item 1070 Average listal rating (771 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
They Live (1988)

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

Directed by John Carpenter
Written by John Carpenter
Music by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe
Editing by Gib Jaffe and Frank E. Jimenez
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People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Phantasm II (1988)

"Mike tells me that it might take us years to find The Tall Man, and if we do, we'll probably die. Well, maybe. But not without a fight."

Directed by Don Coscarelli
Written by Don Coscarelli
Music by Fred Myrow and Christopher L. Stone
Cinematography by Daryn Okada
Editing by Peter Teschner
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People who added this item 469 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6

"I feel like the one-legged man in an ass kicking contest."

Directed by Chuck Russell
Written by Chuck Russell, Irvine H. Millgate and Frank Darabont
Music by Michael Hoenig
Cinematography by Mark Irwin
Editing by Tod Feuerman and Terry Stokes
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People who added this item 529 Average listal rating (370 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4

"Do you ever have a single thought that originates from above the waist?"

Directed by Frank Oz
Written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning
Music by Miles Goodman
Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus
Editing by Stephen A. Rotter and William S. Scharf
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People who added this item 716 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8

"Make no mistake about it, Deputy. I'll cut your fucking head clean off and not give a shit how it reads in the report sheet!"

Directed by Alan Parker
Written by Chris Gerolmo
Music by Trevor Jones
Cinematography by Peter Biziou
Editing by Gerry Hambling
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People who added this item 566 Average listal rating (396 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5

"Your suffering will be legendary, even in hell!"

Directed by Tony Randel
Written by Peter Atkins
Music by Christopher Young
Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon
Editing by Richard Marden and Tony Randel
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People who added this item 894 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6

"Like most intellectuals, he's intensely stupid."

Directed by Stephen Frears
Written by Christopher Hampton
Music by George Fenton
Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot
Editing by Mick Audsley
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People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
Red Scorpion (1988)

"Are you out of your mind?"
"No. Just out of bullets."


Directed by Joseph Zito
Written by Robert Abramoff, Jack Abramoff and Arne Olsen
Music by Jay Chattaway
Cinematography by João Fernandes
Editing by Daniel Loewenthal
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People who added this item 314 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6

"If I find out you're lying, I'll come back and kill you in your own kitchen."

Directed by Andrew Davis
Written by Andrew Davis, Steven Seagal, Steven Pressfield and Ronald Shusett
Music by David Michael Frank
Cinematography by Robert Steadman
Editing by Michael Brown
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