THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD! (1988)

An extremely silly cop spoof with an extended, chaotic climax at a baseball game. As comedies go, this one’s right in my wheelhouse

COMING TO AMERICA (1988)

The sequel to this hit Eddie Murphy fish-out-of-water comedy comes out today. I had never seen the original before, but I think it was pretty funny.

DIE HARD (1988)

Some people have called this the “perfect action movie,” and it launched the careers of Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. But is it a Christmas movie?

SCROOGED (1988)

A Christmas Carol for the 1980s, extremely cynical and with more people getting hit in the face with toasters.

STAND AND DELIVER (1988)

This indie drama, based on a real life teacher in East LA, does its level best to make math exciting.