Top Movies of 1988

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1.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
2.
The Rescue (1988)
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A group of kids venture into enemy territory in an ambitious attempt to rescue their Navy Seal fathers who were captured during a failed mission in North Korea. (97 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
3.
The Land Before Time (1988)
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An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley. (69 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
4.
Snoopy: The Musical (1988 TV Movie)
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The animated adaption of the second stage musical based on the "Peanuts" comics strip, focusing on Snoopy. (50 mins.)
Director: Sam Jaimes
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
5.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
6.
Willow (1988)
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A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. (126 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
7.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him? (88 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
8.
Child's Play (1988)
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A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
9.
Waxwork (1988)
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A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Hickox
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
10.
Bad Dreams (1988)
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The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances. (80 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
11.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
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Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager. (88 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
12.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
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An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. (98 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ 10/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
13.
Cheerleader Camp (1988)
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A group of cheerleaders become the targets of an unknown killer at a remote summer camp. (89 mins.)
Director: John Quinn
“ 9/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
14.
Scrooged (1988)
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A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ 8 or 9/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
15.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
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Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Randel
“ 8/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
16.
Watchers (1988)
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A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknown to him, the dog is being stalked. (91 mins.)
Director: Jon Hess
“ 8/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
17.
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988 Mini-Series)
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Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan. (171 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
18.
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988 TV Movie)
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Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long... (49 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
19.
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady... (105 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
20.
The Great Outdoors (1988)
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A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
21.
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
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Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist. (86 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
22.
Big Bird in Japan (1988 TV Movie)
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While visiting Japan, Big Bird wanders off from a guided tour bus in Tokyo, and is lost until a Japanese woman helps him get to where he needs to go. The woman, however, is hiding a secret. (60 mins.)
Director: Jon Stone
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
23.
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
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Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor. (95 mins.)
Director: John Cherry
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
24.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
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In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (108 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
25.
Oliver & Company (1988)
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A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York. (74 mins.)
Director: George Scribner
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
26.
Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (1988 Video)
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An animated version, starring the Care Bears, of the fairy tale that inspired the famous ballet. (62 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
27.
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)
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Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies. (72 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
28.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
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Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good. (93 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
29.
The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound (1988 TV Movie)
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It's the gold rush era in the Wild West. A mysterious stranger (Huckleberry Hound) arrives in a small desert town carrying a huge golden nugget. The notorious Dalton brothers steal it. The town asks "the stranger" to go after them. (95 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
30.
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988 TV Movie)
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Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and his girlfriend to help him win the contest. (92 mins.)
Director: Ray Patterson
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
31.
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988 TV Movie)
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Scooby Doo and the gang visited a haunted school. After the girls are kidnapped, it's up to Scooby and the gang to save them. (92 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
32.
Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (1988)
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On a magical artifact called the Bone of Scone, that gives "Puppy Power" to the Pound Puppies and Pound Purries... (76 mins.)
Director: Pierre DeCelles
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
33.
A Very Brady Christmas (1988 TV Movie)
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The entire Brady family manages to overcome personal obstacles to spend a happy holiday together. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Baldwin
“ 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
34.
Poltergeist III (1988)
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Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a highrise building, and the supernatural forces that have haunted her previously follow her there. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
“ 6 or 7/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
35.
Alice (1987)
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
“ 6/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
36.
Bat*21 (1988)
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During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Markle
“ 6/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
37.
Purple People Eater (1988)
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A kid plays the old novelty song "Purple People Eater" and the creature actually appears. The two then proceed to help an elderly couple who are being evicted by their greedy landlord. (90 mins.)
Director: Linda Shayne
“ 6/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
38.
The Bear (1988)
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters. (96 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
39.
Big (1988)
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After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. (104 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
“ 6/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
40.
Twins (1988)
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A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is a short small-time crook. (107 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ 6/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
41.
Vice Versa (1988)
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
“ 6/10 ” - hiddenagenda1
 
42.
Funny Farm (1988)
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A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be overrun with a gauntlet of crazy inhabitants. (101 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ 6/10 ” - hiddenagenda1