Poll

What are your top five?

Grave of the Fireflies
5 (7.6%)
Cinema Paradiso
0 (0%)
Time of the Gypsies
4 (6.1%)
A Short Film About Love
1 (1.5%)
Die Hard
8 (12.1%)
My Neighbor Totoro
5 (7.6%)
Akira
3 (4.5%)
The Thin Blue Line
4 (6.1%)
A Short Film About Killing
0 (0%)
The Cold Summer of 1953
0 (0%)
Rain Man
1 (1.5%)
Salaam Bombay!
0 (0%)
Landscape in the Mist
0 (0%)
Assa
0 (0%)
Imagine: John Lennon
0 (0%)
Damnation
1 (1.5%)
Let's Get Lost
0 (0%)
Mississippi Burning
0 (0%)
The Vanishing
4 (6.1%)
Hôtel Terminus
0 (0%)
Cane Toads: An Unnatural History
0 (0%)
Camp de Thiaroye
0 (0%)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
4 (6.1%)
Dangerous Liaisons
2 (3%)
Running on Empty
1 (1.5%)
The Bear
0 (0%)
Torch Song Trilogy
0 (0%)
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
0 (0%)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
0 (0%)
A Fish Called Wanda
2 (3%)
The Last Temptation of Christ
3 (4.5%)
Midnight Run
2 (3%)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
1 (1.5%)
High Hopes
0 (0%)
Story of Women
0 (0%)
Ariel
0 (0%)
Beetlejuice
0 (0%)
U2: Rattle and Hum
0 (0%)
Distant Voices, Still Lives
0 (0%)
Ashik Kerib
0 (0%)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
0 (0%)
Another Woman
0 (0%)
Chocolat
0 (0%)
Big
0 (0%)
Heathers
0 (0%)
Willow
0 (0%)
They Live
0 (0%)
The Land Before Time
0 (0%)
Stand and Deliver
0 (0%)
Dead Ringers
1 (1.5%)
Eight Men Out
0 (0%)
Drowning by Numbers
1 (1.5%)
Camille Claudel
0 (0%)
Powaqqatsi
1 (1.5%)
On the Silver Globe
1 (1.5%)
Hanussen
0 (0%)
Days of Eclipse
0 (0%)
A Tale of the Wind
0 (0%)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
1 (1.5%)
The Legend of the Holy Drinker
0 (0%)
Jane B. for Agnes V.
0 (0%)
A Ay
1 (1.5%)
Bull Durham
1 (1.5%)
As Tears Go By
0 (0%)
Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté
0 (0%)
Little Vera
0 (0%)
The Big Blue [aka Le grand bleu]
0 (0%)
Coming to America
0 (0%)
Hairspray
2 (3%)
Scrooged
0 (0%)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
0 (0%)
Kung-fu master!
1 (1.5%)
Bloodsport
1 (1.5%)
Colors
1 (1.5%)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story [short]
3 (4.5%)
Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies [short]
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Author Topic: Best Film of 1988  (Read 10752 times)

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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2017, 02:06:29 PM »
New poll. Vote for your top five!

Previous results for best single film:

Film
          Votes         
Die Hard
9
Grave of the Fireflies
8
The Last Temptation of Christ
6
The Thin Blue Line
5
My Neighbour Totoro
3
Dangerous Liaisons
2
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
2
Akira
1
Cinema Paradiso
1
Scrooged
1
Rain Man
1
Dead Ringers
1
As Tears Go By
1
The Naked Gun
1
Bull Durham
1
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1
The Vanishing
1
Another Woman
1
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
1

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2017, 02:21:21 PM »
1. Time of the Gypsies
2. Hairspray
3. Drowning by Numbers
4. Midnight Run
5. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

No change.

This was a busy theater-going year for me, the year I started college. Movies I can definitely remember seeing in the theater:

Imagine: John Lennon
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
A Fish Called Wanda
Talk Radio
Gorillas in the Mist
Scrooged
The Accused
Coming to America
Alien Nation
Rain Man
Betrayed
Twins
Punchline


and maybe these? I think these were all home viewings, but the memories are fuzzy...

Dead Ringers
Die Hard
Bull Durham
Bright Lights, Big City
School Daze
Working Girl

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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #62 on: August 04, 2017, 03:04:02 PM »
Time of the Gypsies (Kusturica)
Damnation (Tarr)
Kung-fu master! (AKA Le petit amour, Varda)
On the Silver Globe (Zulawski)
A ay (AKA Oh, Moon!, Reha Erdem)

HM: A Short Film About Killing (Kieslowski), Alice (Svankmajer), Chocolat (Denis), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Kaufman), Jane B. par Agnès V. (Varda), Heathers (Lehmann), The Distance Between You And Me And Her (Michael Kann)

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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2017, 04:08:02 PM »
Would Alice crack that top five?

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #64 on: August 04, 2017, 04:31:49 PM »
Would Alice crack that top five?
Not today (added it to HM).

P.S. Just noticed your poll edit. The US title for Kung-fu master! always makes me chuckle.
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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2017, 04:18:51 AM »
I have watched an average of 10 movies a year from 1980 to 1987, then we hit 1988 and than number goes to 20. I am not sure what happened between 1987 and 1988 but clearly momentous changes were transpiring in the world.

My Neighbour Totoro
Die Hard
Grave of the Fireflies
Who Killed Roger Rabbit

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2017, 01:50:26 PM »
1988 was a good year.
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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #67 on: August 05, 2017, 02:58:26 PM »
Die Hard
My Neighbor Totoro
Grave of the Fireflies
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
Akira
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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2017, 05:57:31 PM »
The Vanishing
Die Hard
A Fish Called Wanda
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Thin Blue Line

HM: Akira, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Hairspray, My Neighbour Totoro, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, They Live, Heathers, Beetlejuice

Saw all of the above in the cinema that year (or whatever year they turned up in cinemas here), except for Totoro.

Really must see: Grave of the Fireflies, Cinema Paradiso

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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2017, 07:24:04 AM »
Tonari no Totoro / My Neighbour Totoro
Hotaru no haka / Grave of the Fireflies
A Fish Called Wanda
Die Hard
The Last Temptation of Christ
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