Friday, January 14, 2011

The Great Films: 1988, 1989

It's getting to be that time of year again when I begin to compile my list of the 25 best movies of the year. As a prelude I revisit the Top 25 from past years. Click on the titles to learn more about the films.

1988
1. Rain Man
2. Mississippi Burning
3. Cinema Paradiso
4. A Fish Called Wanda
5. Dangerous Liaisons
6. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
7. The Accidental Tourist
8. My Neighbor Totoro
9. A World Apart
10. Working Girl
11. A Cry in the Dark
12. Gorillas in the Mist
13. Die Hard
14. Salaam Bombay
15. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
16. The Vanishing
17. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
18. The Bear
19. Big
20. Bull Durham
21. High Hopes
22. Things Change
23. Colors
24. Little Dorrit
25. Eight Men Out

1989
1. Glory
2. Henry V
3. My Left Foot
4. Do the Right Thing
5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
6. When Harry Met Sally
7. Driving Miss Daisy
8. Batman
9. Crimes and Misdemeanors
10. The Killer
11. Field of Dreams
12. Kiki’s Delivery Service
13. Born on the Fourth of July
14. Dead Poets Society
15. Say Anything
16. Enemies, a Love Story
17. Parenthood
18. The War of the Roses
19. Queen of Hearts
20. Sex, Lies and Videotape
21. Monsieur Hire
22. Steel Magnolias
23. Valmont
24. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
25. The Little Mermaid

1 comment:

Raymond Babbitt said...

"Big" and "Bull Durham" deserved higher ranking. "Big," if only for the piano duet between Hanks and Loggia; "Bull," if only for Susan Sarandon.