1988

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1.
The Thin Blue Line (1988 Documentary)
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A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
2.
BraveStarr: The Legend (1988)
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Marshal Bravestarr and a female judge are sent to New Texas, a frontier planet under attack by the evil cattle spirit Stampede, who, with his ruthless sidekick Tex Hex, are vying for control of the universe, one planet at a time. (91 mins.)
 
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
 
4.
Oliver & Company (1988)
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A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City. (74 mins.)
Director: George Scribner
 
5.
Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)
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In another dimension, the villainous scientist Duke of Zill, with the help of his mechanical, geometric army, takes over the Land of Oriana, prompting Felix the Cat to save its princess and restore order once again. (82 mins.)
Director: Tibor Hernádi
 
6.
The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)
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Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
7.
Space Mutiny (1988)
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A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery. (91 mins.)
 
8.
They Live (1988)
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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
 
9.
Slugs (1988)
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Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. (92 mins.)
Director: J.P. Simon
 
10.
976-EVIL (1988)
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People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Englund
 
11.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town. (88 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chiodo
 
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
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
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An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. (126 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Presidio (1988)
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A San Francisco civilian police detective is forced to work on a series of murders with his former enemy commanding officer while dating his daughter. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
17.
Vampire's Kiss (1988)
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After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Bierman
 
18.
Frantic (1988)
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In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder. (120 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
19.
Sunset (1988)
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Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood. (102 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
20.
Die Hard (1988)
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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
 
21.
Above the Law (1988)
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A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop and uncovers CIA wrongdoing. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
22.
Colors (1988)
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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
 
23.
Red Heat (1988)
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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
 
24.
Bloodsport (1988)
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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
 
25.
Eight Men Out (1988)
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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. (119 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
26.
Everybody's All-American (1988)
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A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over. (127 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
27.
Cocktail (1988)
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A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love. (104 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
28.
Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
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An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
29.
Running on Empty (1988)
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The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
30.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
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The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. (110 mins.)
 
31.
Rain Man (1988)
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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
 
32.
The Beast of War (1988)
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A Soviet tank and its warring crew become separated from their patrol and lost in an Afghan valley with a group of vengeance-seeking rebels on their tracks. (111 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
33.
The Big Blue (1988)
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The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown. (168 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
34.
Dead Ringers (1988)
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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.)
 
35.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
 
38.
Coming to America (1988)
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An extremely pampered African prince travels to Queens, New York City, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
39.
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
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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
 
40.
Punchline (1988)
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Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school... (128 mins.)
Director: David Seltzer
 
41.
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
 
42.
Whoops Apocalypse (1986)
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A British satire on the beginning of WWIII. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Bussmann
 
43.
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
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Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor. (95 mins.)
Director: John Cherry
 
44.
Tapeheads (1988)
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A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry. (93 mins.)
Director: Bill Fishman
 
45.
Mr. North (1988)
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Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments... (93 mins.)
Director: Danny Huston
 
46.
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
 
47.
License to Drive (1988)
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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
 
48.
Without a Clue (1988)
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A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective - Dr Watson. (107 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
49.
Vibes (1988)
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Psychics hired to find lost temple... (99 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
 
50.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
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Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under. (108 mins.)
Director: John Cornell
 
51.
Midnight Run (1988)
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An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
52.
Stand and Deliver (1988)
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus. (103 mins.)
Director: Ramon Menendez
 
53.
Rented Lips (1988)
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A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend,"... (82 mins.)
 
54.
The Wrong Guys (1988)
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Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks... (86 mins.)
Director: Danny Bilson
 
55.
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
 
56.
Memories of Me (1988)
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On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success. (105 mins.)
Director: Henry Winkler
 
57.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
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Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle who wants her burned at the stake. (96 mins.)
 
58.
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
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A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool. (100 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
59.
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
 
60.
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
 
61.
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.)
 
62.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
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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
 
63.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
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Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
 
64.
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
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
Casual Sex? (1988)
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While attending a singles retreat, two female friends-- one promiscuous, the other unlucky with men-- share their philosophies on love, sex, men, and dating in the wake of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. (97 mins.)
 
67.
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
 
68.
Beetlejuice (1988)
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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
 
69.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
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In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big. (88 mins.)
 
70.
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
 
71.
Bull Durham (1988)
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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
 
72.
Working Girl (1988)
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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
 
73.
Heathers (1988)
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In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann