Films seen from 1988

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1. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 10,505

2. Alien Nation (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

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.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

Votes: 13,421 | Gross: $25.22M

3. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 237,069 | Gross: $73.71M

4. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

73 Metascore

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Votes: 182,954 | Gross: $114.97M

5. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 80,726 | Gross: $33.24M

6. Cocoon: The Return (1988)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

45 Metascore

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?

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 14,549 | Gross: $18.92M

7. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

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.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Votes: 149,654 | Gross: $128.15M

8. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 50,652 | Gross: $109.31M

9. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)

G | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies.

Directors: Greg Ford, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Terry Lennon, Robert McKimson, Maurice Noble | Stars: Mel Blanc, Mel Tormé, Roy Firestone, B.J. Ward

Votes: 1,984

10. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 60,769 | Gross: $34.70M

11. Death by Dialogue (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

A guy and four of his friends visit his crippled uncle, a taxidermist who lives with his housekeeper next to a movie set. Pretty soon people start being killed in the manner they are in the script of the movie being filmed next door.

Director: Thomas Dewier | Stars: Ken Sagoes, Laura Albert, Lenny Delducca, Kelly Sullivan

Votes: 286

12. Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

66 Metascore

A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans

Votes: 18,961 | Gross: $3.92M

13. Encounter at Raven's Gate (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil

Votes: 437

14. 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.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Votes: 22,513 | Gross: $24.72M

15. Ghosthouse (1988)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Lara Wendel, Greg Rhodes, Mary Sellers, Ron Houck

Votes: 1,887

16. The Land Before Time (1988)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

66 Metascore

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

Votes: 74,592 | Gross: $48.09M

17. Mac and Me (1988)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Tina Caspary, Lauren Stanley

Votes: 10,777 | Gross: $6.42M

18. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

76 Metascore

Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 138,902 | Gross: $78.76M

19. Night of the Demons (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Allison Barron

Votes: 12,072 | Gross: $3.11M

20. Oliver & Company (1988)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

Director: George Scribner | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 40,232 | Gross: $74.15M

21. Out of the Dark (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Beautiful young women who work at the offices of a phone-sex company are being stalked by a psychotic killer.

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Cameron Dye, Lynn Danielson-Rosenthal, Karen Lorre, Karen Black

Votes: 826 | Gross: $0.42M

22. Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

18 Metascore

The Police Academy's commandant will be honored at a police convention in Miami Beach. At the airport he picks a wrong bag with stolen diamonds. The "owners" want them back.

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook

Votes: 30,654 | Gross: $4.24M

23. Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

While working as gym teachers at an all-girls finishing school, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Scrappy-Doo get tangled up in a monstrous mystery.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Ray Patterson | Stars: Remy Auberjonois, Susan Blu, Hamilton Camp, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 3,755

24. Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and his girlfriend to help him win the contest.

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Hamilton Camp, Jim Cummings

Votes: 3,273

25. Scrooged (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

38 Metascore

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Votes: 78,336 | Gross: $60.33M

26. Short Circuit 2 (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Tim Blaney, Cynthia Gibb

Votes: 22,443 | Gross: $21.63M

27. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Votes: 2,818

28. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 105,636 | Gross: $111.94M

29. Waxwork (1988)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Jennifer Bassey, Joe Baker

Votes: 9,796 | Gross: $0.81M

30. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 171,179 | Gross: $156.45M

31. Willow (1988)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

47 Metascore

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Votes: 94,343 | Gross: $57.27M

32. Witchcraft (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror

A new mother and her child move into her mother-in-law's dark old mansion. She soon begns to suspect that neither the house nor her mother-in-law are quite what they seem to be.

Director: Rob Spera | Stars: Anat Topol, Gary Sloan, Mary Shelley, Deborah Scott

Votes: 599

33. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Western

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 51,126 | Gross: $45.66M

34. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror

61 Metascore

When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 9,168 | Gross: $1.19M

35. The Red Monks (1988)

85 min | Horror

A young woman weds a seemingly charming young man, and moves into his ancient mansion. She quickly learns to hate the old mansion and its inhabitants, while she gets frustrated with her ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Martucci | Stars: Gerardo Amato, Lara Wendel, Malisa Longo, Chuck Valenti

Votes: 256



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