Movies i saw as a kid in theaters in the 80s part II (1987 to 1989)

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1.
The Stepfather (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After murdering his entire family, a man remarries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it all over again. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
“ Suspenseful movie ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
2.
Critical Condition (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Con man Kevin Lennihan framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ Richard Pryor was funny in this, my family loves that fellow ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
3.
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The misfit Police Academy graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets. (88 mins.)
Director: Jim Drake
“ What can i say? i grew up with the PA movies ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
4.
Raising Arizona (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. (94 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ 80s classic! ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
5.
The Kindred (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother - before a mad scientist gets to him first. (91 mins.)
“ Neat Sci-fi horror film, very overlooked. Creeped me out! ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
6.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ One of my fave action movies since and a good movie to watch around Christmas ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
7.
The AristoCats (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. (78 mins.)
“ 1987 re-issue, saw it 3 times in theaters and had the sticker book, coloring book and stuffed O'Malley doll. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
8.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams. (96 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ The first Elm Street movie i saw in theaters! did freaked me out at first but grew to enjoy it, saw it 3 times. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
9.
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp. (92 mins.)
Director: John Cherry
“ I remembered i begged my mom to take me to see the film and i did, i liked it and thought it was fun., saw it 4 times. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
10.
Creepshow 2 (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Gornick
“ I liked the original and decided to see this one, that wooden Indian creeped me out and so did that slime and the Hitcher. Saw it 3 times. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
11.
Ishtar (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime. (107 mins.)
Director: Elaine May
“ A shame this one is underrated, i really enjoyed it and so did my dad and bigger brother. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
12.
The Gate (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard. (85 mins.)
Director: Tibor Takacs
“ It thrilled me and spooked me a little, who can't forget the eye in the hand? ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
13.
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it. (100 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Saw it two times with my dad and my mom, enjoyed it as much as the original. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
14.
The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race. (77 mins.)
Director: Janice Karman
“ Fun movie, i saw twice in theaters and remember the Burger King stuff. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
15.
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret. (110 mins.)
Director: William Dear
“ Fantastic movie, saw it 2 times and loved it. I even watched the TV Show when it came on. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
16.
Spaceballs (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ One of the funniest films i've ever seen since i was a kid, I always liked Mel Brooks and saw this 2 times. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
17.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Saw this 2 times in theaters, kicked major butt all the way. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
18.
Dragnet (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Mankiewicz
“ I became a fan of the series after seeing this movie when i was 6. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
19.
Benji the Hunted (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Benji is left in the wilderness after an accident. Can he survive? (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Camp
“ One of my childhood faves ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
20.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ Nice horror-fantasy-comedy, Michelle Pfefier was hot in this movie. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
21.
Roxanne (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
“ Cute comedy with one of my fave comedians ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
22.
The Untouchables (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Solid crime movie ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
23.
The Living Daylights (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov. (130 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ My first Bond film and what a film this was. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
24.
Innerspace (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. (120 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ The special effects blew my mind, saw this twice in theaters. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
25.
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Fantastic comedy, saw it 2 times and liked it. I had a crush on Elizabeth Shue, she was so hot. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
26.
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ Terrible movie, i really enjoyed Jaws but this movie did sucked and my big brother with dad agree. The video game of Jaws was good though and that was pretty much it. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
27.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household. (83 mins.)
“ Timeless masterpiece, saw it 3 times and had a readalong book with cassette. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
28.
The Lost Boys (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ What 80s kid can't forget this classic? saw it twice. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
29.
RoboCop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Wickedly cool Sci-fi film, saw it twice with my old man and my bigger brother. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
30.
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
Dodger must confront the struggles of life as he is visited by the Garbage Pail Kids and intimidated by some older bullies. (100 mins.)
Director: Rod Amateau
“ So bad it's good and i grew up with the cards ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
31.
Masters of the Universe (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The heroic warrior He-Man battles against lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull. (106 mins.)
Director: Gary Goddard
“ Cheesy as hell movie but i was a huge fan of the cartoons, toys and merchandise back then. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
32.
Born in East L.A. (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home. (85 mins.)
Director: Cheech Marin
“ Enjoyable comedy and i always liked Cheech Marin ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
33.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man. (90 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ What a clunker this one was, blew badly as i thought. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
34.
House II: The Second Story (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers. (88 mins.)
Director: Ethan Wiley
“ I had the marvel comic adaptation and i saw this near where Showbiz Pizza use to be and i enjoyed this. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
35.
The Monster Squad (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. (82 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
“ Saw it 2 times in theaters, a genuine 80s kid classic. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
36.
Stakeout (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two detectives observe an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend, but complications set in when one of them falls for her. (117 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ Fun comedy. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
37.
The Curse (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
When a meteorite lands near his family farm during a storm in Tennessee, the son of a struggling farmer believes it's connected to strange plague-like events afflicting the crops, the farm animals and even the family themeselves. (92 mins.)
Director: David Keith
“ Boy this one creeped me out even with those killer chickens ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
38.
Hellraiser (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
“ Shocked me and my bigger brother as it was one of the most disturbing and scariest films we've seen. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
39.
Near Dark (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned on by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Great vampire movie, really creeped me out and blew my mind. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
40.
The Hidden (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller. (96 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
“ Cool Sci-fi film, me and my mom and dad enjoyed it ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
41.
Prince of Darkness (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. (102 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ My dad took me to see it as it was a nice movie for Halloween time ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
42.
The Running Man (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
“ Saw it 2 times with my dad and with my bigger brother ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
43.
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off? (88 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
“ I really liked this one especially with Devito who is one of my fave actors ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
44.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Saw it 2 times with my family and this movie has became one of our family faves. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
45.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
“ The granny is one creepy one, i always had a crush on Kirsty Swanson. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
46.
Cinderella (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. (74 mins.)
“ I had the Mcdonalds ornuments and i saw this 2 times, had a crush on her and i got the video the next year as well. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
47.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam. (121 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Superb comedy, me and my dad enjoyed this one ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
48.
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box. However, so is the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night. (87 mins.)
Director: Hal Sutherland
“ I saw this at one of the mall theaters in St. Louis after christmas day and it scared the bejesus out of me, yet i loved it despite some scary stuff in it. I even had a coloring book based on this movie and one of those Jack-in-the-box cups. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
49.
*batteries not included (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition. (106 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
“ Spielberg magic here, i saw it 2 times. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
50.
Overboard (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they're husband and wife. (106 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ I liked this one as i went with my mom and dad ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
51.
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends. (102 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
“ Superb remake of a French movie which nobody knew at the time. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
52.
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm. (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
“ Fun sequel to a 1985 masterpiece, i likes it. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
53.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
“ That scrotum nail scene made me flinch and the film creeped me a little bit. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
54.
Action Jackson (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition. (96 mins.)
Director: Craig R. Baxley
“ Vanity was hot, i had a crush on her as a kid. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
55.
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion. (98 mins.)
Director: John De Bello
“ Sequel to the cheesy cult classic, George Clooney makes an early appearance and i thought it's a guilty pleasure, i had such a crush on Karen Mistal. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
56.
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy, goes to Florida to receive an award. In the... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Myerson
“ I really enjoyed the PA movies growing up ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
57.
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies. (83 mins.)
“ Saw it's 1988 re-issue 3 times and had the readlong book with cassette, coloring books and stuffed Tod. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
58.
Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
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
“ Hey, i was only 6 years old and watched the cartoon sometimes. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
59.
Lady in White (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a small town during the 1960's, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl. (113 mins.)
Director: Frank LaLoggia
“ Gave me the willies when i saw it with my mom, a nice horror drama. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
60.
18 Again! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma... (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Flaherty
“ Cute and enjoyable comedy with George Burns, i really liked it. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
61.
Beetlejuice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Saw this 5 times and my fave movie of the year! i was a Beetlejuice fan since and had the merchandise too. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
62.
Colors (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. (120 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
“ Typical cop drama but Sean Penn was very good in it. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
63.
The Wrong Guys (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks... (86 mins.)
Director: Danny Bilson
“ Cute comedy i liked when i saw it with my dad. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
64.
Critters 2 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend. (86 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
“ Just as fun as the original cult Sci-fi horror comedy fave, i think it's almost better. I even had a crush on that hot playboy centerfold bounty hunter. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
65.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under. (108 mins.)
Director: John Cornell
“ Great underrated sequel, i saw it 2 times with my dad and then my mom ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
66.
Rambo III (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan so Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the invading Russian forces. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter MacDonald
“ First movie i ever saw when i moved to Omaha, saw it twice and really blew me off my seat. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
67.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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.)
“ Me and my bigger brother who is a horror fan saw this together. What a fun movie and what hot ladies it has in it. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
68.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town. (88 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chiodo
“ Saw it 2 times in theaters, loved it! one of my fave Sci-fi and horror films ever. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
69.
Willow (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. (126 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Great fantasy epic i saw 3 times and had the merchandise. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
70.
Big (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ Fantastic film that i saw 2 times and me with my family had fun. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
71.
Poltergeist III (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
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
“ Weak sequel but creeped me out. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
72.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ AWESOME movie, saw it 5 times in theaters even on opening day and i had nearly all the merchandise. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
73.
The Great Outdoors (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
“ One of my fave comedies growing up with 2 fave childhood fave actors, saw it 2 times and my family loved it. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
74.
Coming to America (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Another fave comedy growing up, saw this 2 times and me with my family also enjoyed it as we love Eddie Murphy ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
75.
Bambi (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of a young deer growing up in the forest. (70 mins.)
“ Classic Disney! it was re-issued in July 1988 and i saw it 3 times in theaters and had a readalong book with cassette, stuffed Bambi and Mcdonald toys. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
76.
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
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
“ I really liked it cause i love Pee-Wee Herman's show and the first movie, i saw it 2 times in theaters and had a talking pig doll from this movie ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
77.
Funny Farm (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
“ Another cute comedy i really liked that i saw with my mom ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
78.
Bull Durham (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ I was 7 in June and i enjoy Baseball as this movie was very good as me and my dad enjoyed it. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
79.
Phantasm II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work. (97 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ Terrific and creepy sequel i saw with my bigger brother ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
80.
License to Drive (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test. (88 mins.)
Director: Greg Beeman
“ Really enjoyable comedy. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
81.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Who doesn't love this masterpiece? saw it 3 times with family members and it blew us away. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
82.
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes. (110 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Johnson
“ Equal to the original and underrated yet Siskel and Ebert gave it two thumbs up, saw it 2 times ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
83.
Cocktail (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love. (104 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ My bigger brother idolized Tom Cruise as one of his heroes and gets the ladies as he always wants to be Cruise, this was a glossy film. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
84.
Monkey Shines (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. (113 mins.)
“ Chilling film! very well done ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
85.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The last girl from Elm Street is still bothered by dreams about Freddy; soon he returns and kills her, but before she died she wills her power to a new friend. (93 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ Fun installment of the series! that bug scene creeped me out seeing this 2 times in theaters but this was quite imaginative. I also liked how Freddy appeared on DC Follies that year. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
86.
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse... (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
“ I liked this movie growing up and i had a crush on Pippi when i was 7. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
87.
Young Guns (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
“ One of the first westerns i've seen and enjoyed. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
88.
Mac and Me (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy. (95 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
“ I can't believe i talked my mom in taking me to see this piece of crap ET rip-off/big screen commercial for Mcdonalds and Coca-Cola. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
89.
The Blob (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously. (95 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ Brilliant remake of a 1958 hokum classic only done better and with more advanced special effects, saw this 2 times in theaters even with my dad and mom and my bigger brother. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
90.
Hot to Trot (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market... (83 mins.)
Director: Michael Dinner
“ Guilty pleasure, i grew up with Bobcat and John Candy. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
91.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake. (96 mins.)
“ A guilty pleasure, i had the hots for Elvira when i was a kid. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
92.
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies. (72 mins.)
“ Awesome movie, a nice and original Looney Tunes movie with clips from classic toons and some new toons added ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
93.
The Bear (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters. (96 mins.)
“ Unlike any movie i've ever seen before at that time. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
94.
Pumpkinhead (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers. (86 mins.)
Director: Stan Winston
“ I saw this in it's limited run in theaters and loved it. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
95.
Alien Nation (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine. (91 mins.)
Director: Graham Baker
“ One of the most underrated Sci-fi movies i've seen and i really enjoyed this interesting take on aliens from space working with us ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
96.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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.)
“ Saw this 2 time s in theaters with my dad and with my bigger brother, a cool horror film this was. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
97.
Child's Play (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
“ What a fun ride this was! Chucky is creepy yet adorable compared to Fats from Magic or Fletcher the dummy from Making Contact ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
98.
They Live (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (94 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Saw this 2 times in theaters and thought it was an awesome Sci-fi action film ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
99.
The Land Before Time (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley. (69 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
“ One of my fave animated movies of all time! i saw this 4 times (after opening day, thanksgiving, second week of december and before New Year's), loved it. I even had merchandise such as Pizza hut puppets, t-shirts, PJs, a storybook, coloring books, PVC sears toys and all that jazz. ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan
 
100.
Cocoon: The Return (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth? (116 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
“ Inferior to the original but a good sequel no doubt ” - TalesfromTheCryptfan