1988

Remote Control

Remote Control

Remote Control

IMDb: 5.7
1988
88min

A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad ’50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes can be distributed world-wide.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

IMDb: 7.3
1988
171min

Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.

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The Vanishing

The Vanishing

The Vanishing

IMDb: 6.3
1988
106min

Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he’s still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on television, putting up posters and ruining his new relationship in the process. Eventually an unassuming chemistry teacher, Raymond, approaches Rex, intimating that he knows what happened.

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Neco z Alenky

Neco z Alenky

Neco z Alenky

IMDb: 7.3
1988
86min

A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no matter how twisted or odd that way must be. A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll’s novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

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Top Squad

Top Squad

Top Squad

IMDb: 5.2
1988
91min

The film revolves around a crack squad of female police officers who have to deal with harassment and a lack of respect from their male colleagues, personal issues as well as some serious criminals.

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Pik lik sin fung

Pik lik sin fung

Pik lik sin fung

IMDb: 6.9
1988
95min

A cop relies on a young car thief to take down four gangsters, who plan to rob a rich merchant for a large amount of money.

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Punchline

Punchline

Punchline

IMDb: 5.9
1988
123min

Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who’s always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah develop her stage act. Despite the objections of her family and some very wobbly beginnings, Lilah improves, and soon she finds herself competing with Steven for a coveted television spot.

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Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives

IMDb: 7.5
1988
84min

The second film in Terence Davies’s autobiographical series (along with “Trilogy” and “The Long Day Closes”) is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies’s own family. Through a series of exquisite tableaux Davies creates a deeply affecting photo album of a troubled family wrestling with the complexity of love.

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La leggenda del santo bevitore

La leggenda del santo bevitore

La leggenda del santo bevitore

IMDb: 8.1
1988
127min

La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally “The legend of the holy drinker”) is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man (played by Rutger Hauer) in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a stranger as long as he promises to repay it to a local church when he can afford to; the film depicts the man’s constant frustrations as he attempts to do so. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It is based on the 1939 novella by the Austrian novelist, Joseph Roth.

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The Dead Pool

The Dead Pool

The Dead Pool

IMDb: 6.3
1988
91min

Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities before they happen, it may be too late…

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The Blob

The Blob

The Blob

IMDb: 6.4
1988
95min

Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature.

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Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

IMDb: 7.0
1988
87min

After 30 years of searching, Harry (Edwards) has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los Angeles in less than an hour!

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Heathers

Heathers

Heathers

IMDb: 7.3
1988
102min

A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the “in crowd” of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

IMDb: 7.2
1988
126min

An account of Baron Munchausen’s supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

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Hero and the Terror

Hero and the Terror

Hero and the Terror

IMDb: 5.2
1988
96min

Danny O’Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O’Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has started killing women again, and O’Brien is the only man who can stop him.

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Cocktail

Cocktail

Cocktail

IMDb: 5.8
1988
104min

After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style. Brian adopts his mentor’s cynical philosophy on life and goes for the money. He leaves his artist girlfriend Jordan Mooney for Bonnie, a wealthy, high-powered executive. Brian soon must chose between the two, as he evaluates his options.

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Moonwalker

Moonwalker

Moonwalker

IMDb: 6.0
1988
93min

A movie that starts out with the “Man in the Mirror” music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael’s career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are “Smooth Criminal” and “Come Together”.

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Big Business

Big Business

Big Business

IMDb: 6.4
1988
97min

In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths.

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Colors

Colors

Colors

IMDb: 6.7
1988
120min

A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.

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Young Guns

Young Guns

Young Guns

IMDb: 6.9
1988
107min

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

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Bloodsport

Bloodsport

Bloodsport

IMDb: 6.8
1988
92min

Frank Dux has entered the “kumite”, an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not fought him yet.

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Frantic

Frantic

Frantic

IMDb: 6.9
1988
120min

Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.

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Willow

Willow

Willow

IMDb: 7.3
1988
126min

Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and identified as the prophesied child by a birthmark on her arm. However, before the black sorceress arrives to claim the child, Elora’s mother convinces her reluctant midwife to escape with the baby. Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, is entrusted with delivering the royal infant from evil.

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Big

Big

Big

IMDb: 7.3
1988
104min

A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman. What will he find out about this strange world?

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The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

IMDb: 7.4
1988
69min

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

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Dragons Forever

Dragons Forever

Dragons Forever

IMDb: 7.3
1988
102min

Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out at least until they discover the true purpose of the plant.

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Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

IMDb: 7.5
1988
92min

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he’s got a diabolical agenda of his own.

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The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ

IMDb: 7.6
1988
164min

Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas — despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt. As he is put to death on the cross, Jesus is tempted by visions of an ordinary life married to Mary Magdalene.

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Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

IMDb: 7.6
1988
119min

Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned in this love triangle drama.

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Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

IMDb: 7.8
1988
128min

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his, former Sheriff, partner.

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Rain Man

Rain Man

Rain Man

IMDb: 8.0
1988
133min

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

IMDb: 7.7
1988
104min

‘Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

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Oliver & Company

Oliver & Company

Oliver & Company

IMDb: 6.7
1988
74min

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang’s thieving missions, his life changes forever.

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Feds

Feds

Feds

IMDb: 5.4
1988
90min

Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real fighting- machine, in contrast with Janis, the great student. They have to help each other, all the way to graduation.

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Twins

Twins

Twins

IMDb: 6.0
1988
107min

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a south seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate low life and is about to be killed by loan sharks.

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The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years

The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years

The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years

IMDb: 7.3
1988
93min

An exploration of the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on glam metal. It features concert footage and interviews of legendary heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Megadeth, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne and W.A.S.P..

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Caddyshack II

Caddyshack II

Caddyshack II

IMDb: 3.7
1988
98min

When a crass new-money tycoon’s membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

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Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

IMDb: 4.7
1988
80min

When three college guys get caught spying on a sorority ritual, they’re forced to accompany the pledges on their next assignment: stealing a trophy from a bowling alley. But the token they pinch has a devilish imp who makes their lives a living hell.

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Screwball Hotel

Screwball Hotel

Screwball Hotel

IMDb: 4.2
1988
101min

Three boys drop out of military school. They get jobs working at a hotel, but it’s about to go under. They decide to help the owner raise enough money to stay in business. They prove that sex sells by holding “Miss Purity Pageant” starring some of the females staying at the hotel.

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Bull Durham

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

IMDb: 7.1
1988
108min

Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, “Nuke” Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy sets her sights on the two men.

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