View Full Version : Best Film of 1988 (ongoing survey)
02-23-02, 09:45 PM
I know we've got polls like this all the time around here, but I figure this one will be a little more comprehensive and perhaps even informative.
This thread will be for your pick for best film released during 1987 (think Oscar considerations for what's eligible). I'm not making it a poll because whether you like it or not, that would influence some people's choice.
Results will be posted in this thread, and all subsequent threads for each year, and they will be ongoing... so you can still vote here even weeks after other year's polls have begun.
Please start your post with your #1 film from 1987 (try to limit it to one - after all, that's the point - two at the most (I'll split the vote)), and yes, discussions are more than welcome!
Winner - Die Hard
2000 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=169768) -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=170274) -- (currently) Fight Club
1998 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=171440) -- (currently) Thin Red Line
1997 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=172054) -- (currently) L.A. Confidential
1996 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=173057) -- Fargo*
1995 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=174141) -- (currently) Braveheart
1994 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=175192) -- (currently) Pulp Fiction
1993 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=176491) -- Schindler's List*
1992 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=177944) -- Unforgiven*
1991 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=179517) -- (currently) Silence of the Lambs
1990 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=182060) -- Goodfellas*
1989 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=183974) -- (currently) Do the Right Thing
1988 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=186578) -- Die Hard*
If you haven't voted on the previous years, feel free to go back and do so.
*Poll closed, winner declared.
02-23-02, 09:47 PM
My short list (since I've only seen 17 from the year)
1) Rain Man - 10/10
2) Unbearable Lightness of Being - 9/10
3) Last Temptation of Christ - 9/10
Just for some more choices, though again, please don't turn it into a thread discussing their lists:
1) Last Temptation of Christ
2) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
3) Bull Durham
4) Little Dorritt
5) Accidental Tourist
6) Midnight Run
7) Thin Blue Line
8) Hotel Terminus: Life & Times of Klaus Barbie
9) Unbearable Lightness of Being
10) Working Girl
1) Mississippi Burning
2) Accidental Tourist
3) Unbearable Lightness of Being
4) Shy People
5) Salaam Bombay!
6) A Fish Called Wanda
7) Wings of Desire
8) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
9) Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam
10) Running on Empty
02-23-02, 11:10 PM
#1 the accidental tourist
02. permanent record
03. dead ringers
04. the chocolate war
05. wings of desire
06. talk radio
07. married to the mob
08. running on empty
09. dance of the damned
10. elvira, mistress of the dark
promised land (tie)
12. stealing home
13. dangerous laisons
15. the unbearable lightness of being
16. a fish called wanda
17. eight men out
19. women on the verge of a nervous breakdown
20. decline of western civilization part II the metal years
and god created woman
bright lights, big city
coming to america
death in the siene
distant voices, still lives
dominick and eugene
drowning by numbers
a handful of dust
heart of midnight
iím gonna git you sucka
lady in white
lair of the white worm
landscape in the mist
letís get lost
license to drive
made in USA
the naked gun
never on tuesday
pelle the conquerer
salomeís last dance
the serpent and the rainbow
spike of bensonhurst
story of women
testsuo the iron man
the thin blue line
torch song trilogy
who framed roger rabbit
a world apart
02-24-02, 12:30 AM
02-24-02, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by Robert
<b>Die Hard!</b> :cool:
:thumbsup: I agree.
02-24-02, 01:57 AM
A Fish Called Wanda, probably.
02-24-02, 02:39 AM
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Thin Blue Line
Last Temptation of Christ
02-24-02, 09:20 AM
Gotta go Die Hard too. One of the best action movies of all time
02-24-02, 10:47 AM
Ebert's #9 pick, Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam is my favorite from that year.
02-24-02, 11:27 AM
Just out of curiosity, why was there no poll for 2001?
02-24-02, 12:09 PM
Last Temptation of Christ.
02-24-02, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by ToddSm66
Just out of curiosity, why was there no poll for 2001?
Many reasons... mainly b/c I wait and see practically everything on DVD I highly doubt I've yet seen what I'll consider to be the best from 2001. While I know this isn't the case for everyone here, it's probably true for more people than you'd think - after all, this is DVDTalk. Anyway, I figure that once we go as far as we do with the years, I'll go back and end with 2001.
Oh yeah, and we all know LOTR will win it, so why bother ;)
02-24-02, 01:13 PM
Die Hard, simple as that.
02-24-02, 01:26 PM
02-24-02, 02:10 PM
02-24-02, 03:13 PM
1. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
2. THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
3. MISSISSIPPI BURNING
4. DIE HARD
5. RAIN MAN
Honorable mention: <i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit?</i>
Last Temptation of Christ
Hey, it was my choice for best film of the decade!
02-24-02, 10:43 PM
02-24-02, 11:07 PM
02-24-02, 11:46 PM
A Fish Called Wanda..
Wanted to say Die Hard but that damn shirt color change just pissed me off for years because I knew something had been cut from the film...had to wait until DVD came out to see why...
02-25-02, 03:21 AM
02-25-02, 09:28 AM
1988 was a good year, as there are a handful of movies from that year, that I really, really love.
02-25-02, 12:59 PM
The Last Temptation Of Christ
02-25-02, 01:14 PM
02-25-02, 05:56 PM
Surprised that "Die Hard" is doing as well as it is... I think it's a great movie but seems hard to wrap my mind around it being the "best" of 1988. It does what it does very well, I'll admit. Maybe it's just a preconception I have against "action" films being the "best" of the year?
02-27-02, 06:48 PM
Very good year for movies, my vote goes to Wings of Desire.
02-27-02, 07:54 PM
This shouldn't be close... DIE HARD!
03-02-02, 10:14 PM
I plan to start '97 Sunday night... hopefully we can get some more votes in first.
03-02-02, 10:16 PM
i cant believe die hard has gathered that many votes.
sure its a seminal action flick, but...
03-02-02, 10:29 PM
Another great year for movies IMO
My vote is: Rain Man
Here's my top 10 though:
2.)Who Framed Roger Rabbit
5.)Unbearable Lightness of Being
6.)A fish called wanda
9.)eight men out
03-03-02, 06:22 AM
My pick: Grave of the Fireflies.
runner-up: Wings of Desire
remains to be seen: Landscape in the Mist.
03-03-02, 12:42 PM
03-05-02, 10:48 AM
03-05-02, 01:01 PM
The 80's was really a bad decade for movies - for me anyway. Hope these polls continue at least back to the 50's. That's my favorite decade.
03-05-02, 01:11 PM
Well, since Dekalog only got a few votes, the rest of you must be treating it as an '87 film. So you can skip '87 and move to '86 straight-away. :)
03-05-02, 10:07 PM
The Last Temptation of Christ
03-05-02, 11:15 PM
Definitely Who Framed Roger Rabbit, that movie rocked. BTW I have a confession to make...I still have the hots for Jessica Rabbit :)
03-06-02, 01:31 PM
Sorry - I've been swamped with schoolwork lately... had to pull an all-nighter, and that's gotten me sick. So, anyway, I'm way behind with everything. I'll take a break from studying later today though and get '87 going.
03-06-02, 11:44 PM
Alright... we've got, yup Die Hard at #1 with 11 votes!
1) Die Hard (11)
2) Last Temptation of Christ (5)
3) Rain Man (4)
Well, Die Hard ran away with it, despite two highly superior films (IMHO ;)) coming in 2nd and 3rd, but such is the nature of these polls.
Requesting this one to be closed since Die Hard seems to have a commanding lead.
The 1987 Thread is Now Open Here (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=189840)