1988 - Rated

Ranked by rating, 1998 US release date only, documentaries not included.
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1.
Midnight Run (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ 9/10 ” - Yavorski
 
2.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Yavorski
 
3.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Yavorski
 
4.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (108 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Yavorski
 
5.
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
“ 8/10 ” - Yavorski
 
6.
Scrooged (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ 8/10 ” - Yavorski
 
7.
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
“ 7/10 ” - Yavorski
 
8.
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
“ 7/10 ” - Yavorski
 
9.
Dead Ringers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. (116 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Yavorski
 
10.
The Accused (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
“ 7/10 ” - Yavorski
 
11.
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
“ 7/10 ” - Yavorski
 
12.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
“ 7/10 ” - Yavorski
 
13.
Rain Man (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ 7/10 ” - Yavorski
 
14.
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
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
15.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
16.
Working Girl (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job. (113 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
17.
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
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
18.
She's Having a Baby (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality... (106 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
19.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
20.
Twins (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook. (107 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
21.
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
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
22.
Moon Over Parador (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the country of Parador at the time the dictator dies... (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
23.
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating... (93 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ 6/10 ” - Yavorski
 
24.
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
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
25.
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
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
26.
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
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
27.
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
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
28.
Vice Versa (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
29.
Big Business (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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... (97 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
30.
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
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
31.
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.)
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
32.
Red Heat (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country. (104 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
33.
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife. (107 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
34.
High Spirits (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
35.
Maniac Cop (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City. (85 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
36.
Bloodsport (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur. (92 mins.)
Director: Newt Arnold
“ 5/10 ” - Yavorski
 
37.
Moonwalker (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci). (93 mins.)
“ 4/10 ” - Yavorski
 
38.
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
“ 4/10 ” - Yavorski
 
39.
Tapeheads (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry. (93 mins.)
Director: Bill Fishman
“ 4/10 ” - Yavorski
 
40.
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
“ 4/10 ” - Yavorski
 
41.
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
“ 4/10 ” - Yavorski
 
42.
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
“ 3/10 ” - Yavorski
 
43.
Caddyshack II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
“ 3/10 ” - Yavorski