Released between 1988-01-01 and 1988-12-31, Italy (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.5
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80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 207,397 | Gross: $11.99M

2. Time of the Gypsies (1988)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic, Husnija Hasimovic

Votes: 22,818 | Gross: $0.28M

3. Landscape in the Mist (1988)

TV-MA | 127 min | Drama

8.0
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Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

Votes: 6,175

4. Ghosthouse (1988)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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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: 1,889

5. Witchery (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.3
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When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio Laurenti | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Catherine Hickland, Annie Ross

Votes: 1,523

6. Zombie 3 (1988)

R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.

Directors: Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei | Stars: Deran Sarafian, Beatrice Ring, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Massimo Vanni

Votes: 4,080

7. Snack Bar Budapest (1988)

98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.2
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A disbarred lawyer (Giancarlo Giannini) is working as a debt collector for his partner Sapo (Philippe Léotard). Escorting prostitute Milena (Raffaella Baracchi) impregnated by Sapo to an ... See full summary »

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Philippe Léotard, François Négret, Raffaella Baracchi

Votes: 577

8. Sunset (1988)

R | 102 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway

Votes: 3,660 | Gross: $4.59M

9. The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

7.2
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An alcoholic homeless man is given two hundred francs by a stranger, who requests that when he can he will return the money to Saint Therese in the cathedral.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle, Sandrine Dumas, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 1,357

10. The Green Inferno (1988)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.9
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Four friends head into the jungle to locate a lost professor but instead face off against treasure hunters who are torturing and killing natives.

Director: Antonio Climati | Stars: Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo, May Deseligny, Pio Maria Federici

Votes: 647

11. Vampire in Venice (1988)

97 min | Horror

5.2
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Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

Directors: Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano, Klaus Kinski, Maurizio Lucidi, Pasquale Squitieri, Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence, Barbara De Rossi

Votes: 733

12. Primal Rage (1988)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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A scientist at a Florida university inadvertantly creates a "rage virus" while performing experiments intended to restore dead brain tissue in baboons. When a journalist for the college ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio Rambaldi | Stars: Patrick Lowe, Cheryl Arutt, Sarah Buxton, Mitch Watson

Votes: 429

13. Eleven Days, Eleven Nights, Part 2 (1988)

R | 85 min | Drama

4.0
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The writer Sarah Asproon is completing her new book on high-profile prostitution, with the collaboration of her friend/agent Dorothy. To collect authentic material, they set up a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Jessica Moore, James Sutterfield, Ale Dugas, Laura Gemser

Votes: 440

14. Robowar - Robot da guerra (1988)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.3
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A clone/mix of PREDATOR, RAMBO, and ROBOCOP gone nuts jungle flick with an international cast, exotic locale and good electronic music.

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Reb Brown, Catherine Hickland, Massimo Vanni, Romano Puppo

Votes: 659

15. Domino (1988)

R | 97 min | Drama

3.6
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A girl in the video industry travels with a jeweled turtle and makes Billie Holliday videos. Though having relations with some of her friends, she is looking for love. She begins getting ... See full summary »

Director: Ivana Massetti | Stars: Brigitte Nielsen, Tomas Arana, Kim Rossi Stuart, Stéphane Ferrara

Votes: 308

16. Catacombs (1988)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.6
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A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to study.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Timothy Van Patten, Ian Abercrombie, Jeremy West, Laura Schaefer

Votes: 645

17. L'étudiante (1988)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Weeks from her final exams, part-time teacher Valentine meets a very different musician. Just a one-night stand and back to preparing for exams, she thinks.

Director: Claude Pinoteau | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Lindon, Élisabeth Vitali, Jean-Claude Leguay

Votes: 1,646

18. The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, War

5.1
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A team of renegade soldiers in World War II tries to stop the creation of the Fourth Reich in the Middle East.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Hunt Block, Matthew Burton

Votes: 957

19. Touch of Death (1988 Video)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror

5.3
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A moody, middle-aged gigolo kills off women after he gets bored with dating them and uses their body parts for trophies and for consumption.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

Votes: 1,136

20. Pathos - Segreta inquietudine (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.0
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A cop is assigned to catch a serial killer who is murdering his way through Rome's sexual underground.

Director: Piccio Raffanini | Stars: Virginia Hey, Gérard Darmon, Gioia Scola, Dario Parisini

Votes: 106

21. Rat Man (1988)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

4.4
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A maniac butchers a fashion model on a Caribbean island and leaves the body to be eaten by rats. The model's sister suspects something isn't quite right with the police investagation and ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: David Warbeck, Janet Agren, Eva Grimaldi, Luisa Menon

Votes: 634

22. Bye Bye Baby (1988)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

3.7
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A married couple from Milan is tempted into mutual betrayal during a holiday in Mauritius Islands.

Director: Enrico Oldoini | Stars: Carol Alt, Luca Barbareschi, Brigitte Nielsen, Jason Connery

Votes: 210

23. The Little Devil (1988)

101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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During an exorcism, father Maurice meets a little devil named Giuditta, who refuses to return to hell and decides to discover the world.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Walter Matthau, Stefania Sandrelli, Giacomo Piperno

Votes: 3,314

24. Pulse Pounders (1988)

77 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In this 'sequel' anthology, the film offers a TRANCERS sequel written by original creators Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, a new Lovecraft adaptation THE EVIL CLERGYMAN, featuring Jeffrey ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Warner, David Gale

Votes: 160

25. The Commander (1988)

105 min | Action, War

4.9
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A Major leads a group of mercenaries whose mission is to protect a disc full of secrets, located in South Asia.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Manfred Lehmann

Votes: 318

26. Dial: Help (1988)

R | 94 min | Horror

4.5
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A psychic finds herself tapping into the "energy" of a deceased phone operator. She also finds that her friends soon begin dying mysteriously. An investigator determines to track down the cause.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Charlotte Lewis, Marcello Modugno, Mattia Sbragia, Carola Stagnaro

Votes: 379

27. Summer Temptations (1988)

83 min | Drama

4.6
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In a villa on an island (St. Peter) a little out of season, inhabit Vanessa, a young widow, and stepdaughters Kikki and alive. Vanessa had married their father above all because it was very... See full summary »

Director: Piero Vivarelli | Stars: Moana Pozzi, Marino Masé, Petra Scharbach, Hula

Votes: 130

28. Dirty Love (1988)

95 min | Drama

4.6
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Valentine Demy and Susan Little star in this erotic tale of a young girl who sets off from the suburbs of New York City to seek fame as a dancer on Broadway. She finds that her exuberant ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Valentine Demy, Cully Holland, Lisa Lowenstein, Jeff Stryker

Votes: 110

29. Tentazione (1988)

Drama, Thriller

4.5
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Ann, a very attractive woman, after his man's sudden death becomes the owner of a booming advertising agency called Image. Dario, its good-looking manager, conquers Ann to lay a trap for ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Bergonzelli | Stars: Trine Michelsen, Antonio Marsina, Olinka Hardiman, Marzio Honorato

Votes: 41

30. Transformations (1988)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Wolfgang is traveling in outer space when a monster, which he sees as a beautiful woman, appears in his spaceship and makes love with him. Then the ship is forced to land on a planet which ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Kamen | Stars: Rex Smith, Lisa Langlois, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Neame

Votes: 308

31. The Spider Labyrinth (1988)

Unrated | 120 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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Alan Whitmore, a young American researcher, goes to Budapest to visit Professor Roth, with whom he collaborated on a secret project called "Intextus". Arrived in the Hungarian capital, Alan... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Giagni | Stars: Roland Wybenga, Paola Rinaldi, Margareta von Krauss, Claudia Muzii

Votes: 464

32. Priceless Beauty (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

4.7
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A rock-star who stopped singing after the death of his brother finds a female genie in a vase. She tries to help him live again.

Director: Charles Finch | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Diane Lane, Francesco Quinn, Claudia Ohana

Votes: 257

33. Phantom of Death (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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In Italy, a pianist suffering from the Progeria genetic disease becomes distraught and goes on a mad killing spree prompting a police inspector to investigate.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Michael York, Edwige Fenech, Donald Pleasence, Mapi Galán

Votes: 687

34. Too Beautiful to Die (1988)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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The models of an agency are invited to a party by the owner of the agency, Alex. During the party, Alex is playing games in his computer and it looks like the girls have the house to themselves, but there's another guest.

Director: Dario Piana | Stars: François-Eric Gendron, Florence Guérin, Randi Ingerman, Giovanni Tamberi

Votes: 216

35. El Dorado (1988)

149 min | Drama, History

6.4
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The film tells the epic story of an expedition that took place between 1560 and 1561, headed by Pedro de Ursúa, in search of "El Dorado." The territory they explored subsequently became ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eusebio Poncela, Lambert Wilson, Gabriela Roel

Votes: 476

36. Sabrina: Boys (Summertime Love) (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.5
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Music video for "Boys (Summertime Love)" by Sabrina Salerno.

Director: Tino Colla | Star: Sabrina Salerno

Votes: 18

37. Reflections of Light (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

4.9
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After a car incident, in which he lost his wife, a musician remains paralytic. He retire in a lonely villa together with a bisexual, a lesbian and a vicious kid.

Director: Mario Bianchi | Stars: Pamela Prati, Gabriele Tinti, Loredana Romito, Gabriele Gori

Votes: 89

38. Top Line (1988)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Author Ted Angelo discovers a U.F.O. in the Colombian jungle. When he tries to spread the word, he earns more than the usual disbelief. Suddenly he's hunted by almost every organization, ... See full summary »

Director: Nello Rossati | Stars: Franco Nero, Deborah Moore, Mary Stavin, William Berger

Votes: 302

39. Iguana (1988)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.0
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In 19th century, a bullied, disfigured man dubbed Iguana flees from abusive locals, finds his own island and declares himself tyrant of his new domain. A man and a woman get stranded there and become victims of his new sadistic nature.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Everett McGill, Michael Bradford, Roger Kendall, Robert Case

Votes: 339

40. Delta Force Commando (1988)

R | 89 min | Action

3.8
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Latin American revolutionaries invade a military base on Puerto Rico, and steal a nuclear bomb, killing a pregnant woman in the process. Captain Beck (Fred Williamson) is assigned to track ... See full summary »

Director: Pierluigi Ciriaci | Stars: Brett Baxter Clark, Fred Williamson, Mark Gregory, Bo Svenson

Votes: 286

41. Velvet Dreams (1988)

78 min | Drama

5.1
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Laura, a young and successful writer of erotic novels, gets to know and love the player Paul. Not surprisingly, her new lover has not only fallen victim to the gambling but also to the ... See full summary »

Director: Vincenzo Salviani | Stars: Kathy Shower, Brett Halsey, Ezio Prosperi, Alicia Moro

Votes: 59

42. Night of the Sharks (1988)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action

3.7
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David must fight for his life against the gangsters who killed his brother for a CD filled with proof of their illegal activities. When David gets possession of the CD they go down to ... See full summary »

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: Treat Williams, Janet Agren, Antonio Fargas, Stelio Candelli

Votes: 314

43. Secret of the Sahara (1988– )

90 min | Adventure

6.9
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This mini-series production is about the quest of archaeologist Desmond Jordan to discover the location of the legendary Talking Mountain of the Sahara desert, and find the secret that it hides.

Stars: Michael York, Ben Kingsley, James Farentino, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 587

44. Young Toscanini (1988)

109 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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A fanciful biopic of legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini as a very young man.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophie Ward, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 201

45. Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror

3.8
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Six teenagers are terrorized in an isolated villa by ghosts of Nazis killed during World War II by an air raid while participating in an orgy.

Directors: Lucio Fulci, Mario Bianchi | Stars: Claudio Aliotti, Maria Concetta Salieri, Robert Egon, Jessica Moore

Votes: 650

46. Strike Commando 2 (1988)

95 min | Action, Adventure, War

4.8
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Michael Ransom's Vietnam squad leader, Vic Jenkins, is captured by terrorists demanding ten million dollars worth of diamonds in return for his release. Michael, reluctantly aided by local ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Brent Huff, Mary Stavin, Richard Harris, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua

Votes: 152

47. Compagni di scuola (1988)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Nancy Brilli, Christian De Sica, Eleonora Giorgi

Votes: 1,708

48. The Witches' Sabbath (1988)

94 min | Drama

5.5
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The freshly graduated psychiatrist David shall deliver an opinion about young Maddalena, who's on trial for murdering a hunter. She claims she's a witch and acted on behalf of the devil. ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Daniel Ezralow, Corinne Touzet, Jacques Weber

Votes: 205

49. Fair Game (1988)

R | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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Gene, a clever but seriously deranged computer-game designer, has been left by his wife Eva. Unable to win her back, he decides to take revenge by locking Eva in her new apartment, inside which he has released a deadly mamba snake.

Director: Mario Orfini | Stars: Trudie Styler, Gregg Henry, Bill Moseley

Votes: 485

50. Run for Your Life (1988)

90 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

4.7
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Major Charles Forsythe (Carradine) is a Vietnam veteran U.S. Army officer stationed near Rome. He is a brutal, if effective, commander who was "fragged" by his own men in Vietnam. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: David Carradine, Lauren Hutton, George Segal, Franco Nero

Votes: 51


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