30 Years of 1988 Filmsby snorlax3111984 | created - 05 Feb 2018 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
Honoring the 30th anniversary of 1988 films I've seen
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1. She's Having a Baby (1988)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.
Votes: 10,535 | Gross: $16.03M
Made $3.8 Million opening weekend of February 5, 1988
2. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Votes: 14,653 | Gross: $13.99M
Made $.4 Million opening weekend of March 11, 1988
3. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.
Votes: 231,815 | Gross: $73.71M
Made $8 Million opening weekend of April 1, 1988
4. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
Votes: 50,083 | Gross: $109.31M
Made $24.5 Million opening weekend of May 27, 1988
5. Big (1988)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.
Votes: 178,767 | Gross: $114.97M
Made $8.2 Million opening weekend of June 3, 1988
6. Bull Durham (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
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.
Votes: 43,597 | Gross: $50.89M
Made $5 Million opening weekend of June 17, 1988
7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 168,819 | Gross: $156.45M
Made $11 Million opening weekend of June 24, 1988
8. Coming to America (1988)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Votes: 146,283 | Gross: $128.15M
Made $21.4 Million opening weekend of July 1, 1988
9. The Dead Pool (1988)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
Votes: 36,970 | Gross: $37.90M
Made $9.1 Million opening weekend of July 15, 1988
10. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 721,512 | Gross: $83.01M
Made $.6 million opening weekend of July 15, 1988
11. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
Votes: 122,567 | Gross: $63.49M
Made $.1 million opening weekend of July 15, 1988
12. Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 8,205 | Gross: $15.12M
Made $4.6 Million opening weekend of July 22, 1988
13. Cocktail (1988)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.
Votes: 73,784 | Gross: $78.22M
Made $11.8 million opening weekend of July 29, 1988
14. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
R | 164 min | Drama
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
Votes: 46,510 | Gross: $7.63M
Made $.4 million opening weekend of August 12 1988
15. Married to the Mob (1988)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.
Votes: 14,722 | Gross: $21.49M
Made $ 3.2 million opening weekend of August 19, 1988
16. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Votes: 22,169 | Gross: $24.72M
Made $.4 Million opening weekend of September 23, 1988
17. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)
R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A biography of the rock music star.
Votes: 4,183 | Gross: $3.75M
Made $1.4 Million opening weekend of October 7, 1988
18. Another Woman (1988)
PG | 81 min | Drama
Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.
Votes: 11,839 | Gross: $1.56M
Made $75,000 opening weekend of October 14, 1988
19. Feds (1988)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Crime
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 recognize crimes. They also get ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,738 | Gross: $3.84M
Made $1.4 million opening weekend of October 28, 1988
20. They Live (1988)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Votes: 96,486 | Gross: $13.01M
Made $4.8 Million opening weekend of November 4, 1988
21. Child's Play (1988)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 77,072 | Gross: $33.24M
Made $6.6 Million opening weekend of November 11, 1988
22. The Land Before Time (1988)
G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.
Votes: 73,420 | Gross: $48.09M
Made $7.5 Million opening weekend of November 18, 1988
23. Oliver & Company (1988)
G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.
Votes: 39,446 | Gross: $74.15M
Made $4.0 million opening weekend of November 18, 1988
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Votes: 136,612 | Gross: $78.04M
Made $9.3 million opening weekend of December 2, 1988
25. Twins (1988)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.
Votes: 103,816 | Gross: $111.94M
Made $11.2 million opening weekend of December 9, 1988
26. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Votes: 78,953 | Gross: $34.60M
Made $.2 .million opening weekend of December 9, 1988
27. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 441,275 | Gross: $178.80M
Made $7.0 million opening weekend of December 16, 1989
28. Working Girl (1988)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 47,813 | Gross: $64.00M
Made $4.7 million opening weekend of December 23, 1988
29. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
PG | 121 min | Drama, Romance
An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.
Votes: 13,873 | Gross: $32.63M
Made $98,000 opening weekend of December 23, 1988
30. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.
Votes: 60,015 | Gross: $34.70M
Made $85,000 opening weekend of December 23, 1988