In 1988, Hollywood stayed busy pumping out a huge number of classics. The top 17 that I picked are movies that I have seen way more than once, if not religiously while growing up. 

I understand that there were a lot more movies that came out 1988, but these are the ones that meant most to me growing up. It was really hard to put them in order, but here is what I think.


17.) Child's Play

I'm sure most of you would have ranked this higher, but this movie messed me up when I was young. I now have a very real fear of dolls.


16.) Ernest Saves Christmas

This one is dumb, but I watched it a lot when I was young. Let's be honest though, in the Ernest universe, 'Ernest Scared Stupid' is the best.


15.) Willow

Willow makes this list, not because I watched the movie a lot, but because I went to elementary school with the actress that played Willow's daughter in the movie. Hi Dawn!


14.) Rambo III

Sure, this one wasn't the greatest of the three, but Rambo is still a childhood hero. Every kid wanted a "rambo knife" growing up.


13.) The Great Outdoors

John Candy finishing off the "Old 96er" was truly an inspiration to the steak world.


12.) Funny Farm

This is the movie that made it okay to smack someone on the forehead and blame mosquitoes.


11.) Bloodsport

Frank Dux straight up owns the Kumite tournament.


10.) Scrooged

Bill Murray is the only person alive that can make 'A Christmas Carol' awesome.


9.) Big Top Pee-Wee

Gina Piccolapupula. That's all I need to say.


8.) Beetlejuice

The first time I watched this movie was actually only a couple months ago. I can't believe it took me that long to sit down a watch this.


7.) They Live

If you have never watched this movie, you need to stop what you are doing and watch it right now. This movie contains one of the best movies lines ever (video below!)


6.) Short Circuit 2

Who didn't want to have Johnny 5 as a friend growing up? He was awesome.


5.) Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

This was definitely one of my go-to movies whenever I had a sick day in school. I wanted all of the Acme products that they sold during the movie.


4.) The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad!

Nordberg's death scene is still one of the funniest scenes ever.


3.) Big

What I wouldn't have given to have the job that Josh Baskins had in the movie. I remember being legit jealous of his situation.


2.) Coming to America

"Good morning my neighbors!" "Hey, f*** you."


1.) Die Hard

I'll wrap up this list with the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

Thanks for checking out the list of my favorite movies that will be 30-years-old this year.

Source: Wikipedia