The Best Movies of 1988   (106) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1988, # 182 Overall Cinema Paradiso 1988 Tornatore, Giuseppe Italy / France BDS
# 2 for 1988, # 248 Overall Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain BD
# 3 for 1988, # 319 Overall Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Zemeckis, Robert USA BDS
# 4 for 1988, # 324 Overall Dangerous Liaisons 1988 Frears, Stephen USA / UK BD
# 5 for 1988, # 589 Overall Bull Durham 1988 Shelton, Ron USA BD
# 6 for 1988, # 596 Overall Die Hard 1988 McTiernan, John USA BD
# 7 for 1988, # 640 Overall Landscape in the Mist 1988 Angelopoulos, Theo France / Greece / Italy D
# 8 for 1988, # 641 Overall The Thin Blue Line 1988 Morris, Errol USA BD
# 9 for 1988, # 646 Overall Rain Man 1988 Levinson, Barry USA BDS
# 10 for 1988, # 679 Overall Salaam Bombay! 1988 Nair, Mira UK / India / France BDS
# 11 for 1988, # 681 Overall The Vanishing 1988 Sluizer, George Netherlands / France BD
# 12 for 1988, # 842 Overall A Fish Called Wanda 1988 Crichton, Charles / Cleese, John USA / UK BD
# 13 for 1988, # 856 Overall My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Miyazaki, Hayao Japan / USA BD
# 14 for 1988, # 951 Overall Akira 1988 Ôtomo, Katsuhiro Japan BDS
# 15 for 1988, # 1038 Overall The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 Kaufman, Philip USA D
# 16 for 1988, # 1058 Overall Grave of the Fireflies 1988 Takahata, Isao Japan BD
# 17 for 1988, # 1198 Overall The Accidental Tourist 1988 Kasdan, Lawrence USA BDS
# 18 for 1988, # 1202 Overall Story of Women 1988 Chabrol, Claude France Y
# 19 for 1988, # 1222 Overall Dead Ringers 1988 Cronenberg, David Canada / USA BDS
# 20 for 1988, # 1226 Overall A Short Film About Killing 1988 Kieslowski, Krzysztof Poland Y
# 21 for 1988, # 1246 Overall High Hopes 1988 Leigh, Mike UK D
# 22 for 1988, # 1282 Overall Big 1988 Marshall, Penny USA BD
# 23 for 1988, # 1319 Overall Working Girl 1988 Nichols, Mike USA D
# 24 for 1988, # 1343 Overall Alice 1988 Svankmajer, Jan Czechoslovakia / Switzerland / UK / West Germany D
# 25 for 1988, # 1403 Overall The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 Scorsese, Martin USA BD
# 26 for 1988, # 1411 Overall Eight Men Out 1988 Sayles, John USA D
# 27 for 1988, # 1419 Overall The Naked Gun 1988 Zucker, David USA BD
# 28 for 1988, # 1421 Overall Running on Empty 1988 Lumet, Sidney USA BD
# 29 for 1988, # 1459 Overall Distant Voices Still Lives 1988 Davies, Terence UK Y
# 30 for 1988, # 1479 Overall Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie 1988 Ophüls, Marcel France / USA D
# 31 for 1988, # 1488 Overall Drowning by Numbers 1988 Greenaway, Peter UK / Netherlands Y
# 32 for 1988, # 1545 Overall Midnight Run 1988 Brest, Martin USA BDS
# 33 for 1988, # 1610 Overall Mississippi Burning 1988 Parker, Alan USA Y
# 34 for 1988, # 1682 Overall Damnation 1988 Tarr, Béla Hungary D
# 35 for 1988, # 1753 Overall The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey 1988 Ward, Vincent Australia / New Zealand S
# 36 for 1988, # 1875 Overall Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1988 Coppola, Francis Ford USA D
# 37 for 1988, # 1891 Overall A Cry in the Dark 1988 Schepisi, Fred Australia / USA Y
# 38 for 1988, # 1970 Overall Hanussen 1988 Szabó, István Hungary / West Germany / Austria Y
# 39 for 1988, # 1987 Overall Chocolat 1988 Denis, Claire France / West Germany / Cameroon Y
# 40 for 1988, # 2001 Overall Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1988 Tsukamoto, Shinya Japan D
# 41 for 1988, # 2004 Overall Camille Claudel 1988 Nuytten, Bruno France Y
# 42 for 1988, # 2033 Overall The Moderns 1988 Rudolph, Alan USA D
# 43 for 1988, # 2058 Overall Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 Oz, Frank USA Y
# 44 for 1988, # 2085 Overall Ariel 1988 Kaurismäki, Aki Finland D
# 45 for 1988, # 2086 Overall A World Apart 1988 Menges, Chris UK / Zimbabwe YS
# 46 for 1988, # 2101 Overall Little Dorrit 1988 Edzard, Christine UK V
# 47 for 1988, # 2138 Overall Bird 1988 Eastwood, Clint USA D
# 48 for 1988, # 2157 Overall Time of the Gypsies 1988 Kusturica, Emir UK / Italy / Yugoslavia Y
# 49 for 1988, # 2178 Overall The Accused 1988 Kaplan, Jonathan USA / Canada D
# 50 for 1988, # 2181 Overall Stand and Deliver 1988 Menéndez, Ramón USA DS
# 51 for 1988, # 2183 Overall Legend of the Holy Drinker 1988 Olmi, Ermanno Italy / France Y
# 52 for 1988, # 2233 Overall Another Woman 1988 Allen, Woody USA D
# 53 for 1988, # 2235 Overall Stormy Monday 1988 Figgis, Mike UK / USA BD
# 54 for 1988, # 2310 Overall The Little Thief 1988 Miller, Claude France Y
# 55 for 1988, # 2333 Overall Hairspray 1988 Waters, John USA Y
# 56 for 1988, # 2388 Overall The Firm 1988 Clarke, Alan UK D
# 57 for 1988, # 2391 Overall Monkey Shines 1988 Romero, George A. USA DS
# 58 for 1988, # 2408 Overall Beetlejuice 1988 Burton, Tim USA BDS
# 58 for 1988, # 2408 Overall Biloxi Blues 1988 Nichols, Mike USA Y
# 58 for 1988, # 2408 Overall Little Vera 1988 Pichul, Vasili Soviet Union Y
# 58 for 1988, # 2408 Overall Married to the Mob 1988 Demme, Jonathan USA BD
# 58 for 1988, # 2408 Overall A Taxing Woman's Return 1988 Itami, Juzo Japan Y
# 59 for 1988, # 2429 Overall Dragons Forever 1988 Hung Kam-Bo, Sammo / Yuen, Corey Hong Kong
# 59 for 1988, # 2429 Overall A Handful of dust 1988 Sturridge, Charles UK DS
# 59 for 1988, # 2429 Overall The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 Redford, Robert USA D
# 59 for 1988, # 2429 Overall Voices of Sarafina! 1988 Noble, Nigel USA
# 60 for 1988, # 2435 Overall La Lectrice 1988 Deville, Michel France Y
# 61 for 1988, # 2443 Overall Gorillas in the Mist 1988 Apted, Michael USA YS
# 62 for 1988, # 2516 Overall The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years 1988 Spheeris, Penelope USA VS
# 63 for 1988, # 2519 Overall Frantic 1988 Polanski, Roman USA / France BD
# 63 for 1988, # 2519 Overall Lady in White 1988 LaLoggia, Frank USA BD
# 64 for 1988, # 2562 Overall The Music Teacher 1988 Corbiau, Gérard Belgium / France Y
# 65 for 1988, # 2567 Overall Drums of Winter 1988 Elder, Sarah / Kamerling, Leonard USA
# 65 for 1988, # 2567 Overall Tin Toy 1988 Lasseter, John USA D
# 66 for 1988, # 2583 Overall Switching Channels 1988 Kotcheff, Ted USA V
# 67 for 1988, # 2594 Overall Madame Sousatzka 1988 Schlesinger, John UK V
# 67 for 1988, # 2594 Overall Paperhouse 1988 Rose, Bernard UK
# 67 for 1988, # 2594 Overall Permanent Record 1988 Silver, Marisa USA D
# 67 for 1988, # 2594 Overall Talk Radio 1988 Stone, Oliver USA DS
# 68 for 1988, # 2600 Overall My Uncle's Legacy 1988 Papic, Krsto Yugoslavia
# 69 for 1988, # 2603 Overall The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 Gilliam, Terry UK / West Germany BD
# 69 for 1988, # 2603 Overall Candy Mountain 1988 Wurlitzer, Rudy / Frank, Robert Switzerland / Canada / France Y
# 69 for 1988, # 2603 Overall Essai d'ouverture 1988 Moullet, Luc France
# 69 for 1988, # 2603 Overall Golub 1988 Blumenthal, Jerry / Quinn, Gordon USA
# 69 for 1988, # 2603 Overall Puissance de la parole 1988 Godard, Jean-Luc France
# 69 for 1988, # 2603 Overall Rembrandt Laughing 1988 Jost, Jon USA
# 69 for 1988, # 2603 Overall Talking to Strangers 1988 Tregenza, Rob USA
# 69 for 1988, # 2603 Overall Trois places pour le 26 1988 Demy, Jacques France
# 70 for 1988, # 2611 Overall Thou Shall Not Kill 1988 Kieslowski, Krzysztof Poland Y
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall The Boost 1988 Becker, Harold USA D
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall Bright Lights, Big City 1988 Bridges, James USA / Japan D
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall Clean and Sober 1988 Caron, Glenn Gordon USA D
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall The Dead Pool 1988 Van Horn, Buddy USA BD
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall Funny Farm 1988 Hill, George Roy USA D
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall Memories of Me 1988 Winkler, Henry USA D
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall Mystic Pizza 1988 Petrie, Donald USA BD
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall School Daze 1988 Lee, Spike USA DS
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall Thelonious Monk:
Straight, No Chaser
1988 Zwerin, Charlotte USA DS
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall 36 Fillette 1988 Breillat, Catherine France D
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall A Time of Destiny 1988 Nava, Gregory USA
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall Torch Song Trilogy 1988 Bogart, Paul USA D
# 71 for 1988, # 2612 Overall Vice Versa 1988 Gilbert, Brian USA D
# 72 for 1988, # 2618 Overall The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick 1988 Goldstein, Allan A. Canada V
# 73 for 1988, # 2642 Overall A Short Film About Love 1988 Kieslowski, Krzysztof Poland D
# 74 for 1988, # 2655 Overall The Days of Eclipse 1988 Sokurov, Aleksandr Soviet Union
NR The Big Blue 1988 Besson, Luc France / USA / Italy D
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack