Best Film of 1988 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 02-23-02, 10:45 PM
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Best Film of 1988 (ongoing survey)

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

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- (currently) Fight Club
1998 -- (currently) Thin Red Line
1997 -- (currently) L.A. Confidential
1996 -- Fargo*
1995 -- (currently) Braveheart
1994 -- (currently) Pulp Fiction
1993 -- Schindler's List*
1992 -- Unforgiven*
1991 -- (currently) Silence of the Lambs
1990 -- Goodfellas*
1989 -- (currently) Do the Right Thing
1988 -- Die Hard*
1987

If you haven't voted on the previous years, feel free to go back and do so.

*Poll closed, winner declared.

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Old 02-23-02, 10:47 PM
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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:

Siskel:
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

Ebert:
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

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Old 02-24-02, 12:10 AM
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1988

#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
14. hairspray
15. the unbearable lightness of being
16. a fish called wanda
17. eight men out
18. beetlejuice
19. women on the verge of a nervous breakdown
20. decline of western civilization part II the metal years

of note:
and god created woman
apartment zero
the accused
another woman
bengali night
bird
the blob
brain damage
bright lights, big city
bull durham
chocolat
coming to america
crossing delancey
death in the siene
distant voices, still lives
dominick and eugene
drowning by numbers
far north
frantic
a handful of dust
hanussen
heart of midnight
high hopes
homeboy
hotel terminus
iím gonna git you sucka
intruder
jackís back
lady in white
lair of the white worm
landscape in the mist
letís get lost
license to drive
made in USA
midnight run
mississippi burning
monkey shines
mr. north
mystic pizza
the naked gun
never on tuesday
paperhouse
pascaliís island
patty hearst
pelle the conquerer
the possessed
powaqqatsi
rain man
salomeís last dance
the serpent and the rainbow
spike of bensonhurst
stormy monday
story of women
testsuo the iron man
tequila sunrise
they live
things change
the thin blue line
torch song trilogy
track 29
the vanishing
who framed roger rabbit
a world apart
working girl

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Die Hard!
I agree.
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A Fish Called Wanda, probably.
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Gotta go Die Hard too. One of the best action movies of all time
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Ebert's #9 pick, Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam is my favorite from that year.
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Just out of curiosity, why was there no poll for 2001?
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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
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Die Hard, simple as that.
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1. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
2. THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
3. MISSISSIPPI BURNING
4. DIE HARD
5. RAIN MAN

Honorable mention: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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Hey, it was my choice for best film of the decade!
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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...
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1988 was a good year, as there are a handful of movies from that year, that I really, really love.

MY PICK:

SCROOGED

Runners-up:

Big
Rain Man
Midnight Run
Funny Farm
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