Feature Film, Released between 1988-01-01 and 1988-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Yesterday (1988)

84 min | Drama

9.0
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The 1960s was the time of Beatles and Rolling Stones, the time of sexual revolution. These events have their echo in Bulgarian English-learning school. The school order provokes a protest of the students due to the narrow-minded teachers.

Director: Ivan Andonov | Stars: Hristo Shopov, Georgi Staykov, Sofiya Kuzeva, Svetla Todorova

Votes: 3,101

2. Time of Violence (1988)

R | 288 min | Drama

9.0
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In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was kidnapped from the village as a boy is... See full summary »

Director: Ludmil Staikov | Stars: Max Freeman, Rousy Chanev, Ivan Krystev, Anya Pencheva

Votes: 2,024

3. Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988)

137 min | Comedy

8.8
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Four friends are searching for rented accommodation. The landlady insists only on married couples, so two of the friends are forced to dress as women and pretend to be wives of the other two.

Directors: Sachin Pilgaonkar, Sachin | Stars: Ashok Saraf, Laxmikant Berde, Siddharth, Ashwini Bhave

Votes: 1,021

4. Chithram (1988)

159 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.6
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A woman hires a stranger to pose as her husband because she doesn't want her ailing father to know that her fiance broke their engagement.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Renjini, Poornam Vishwanathan

Votes: 4,328

5. Rudra Veena (1988)

170 min | Drama, Musical

8.5
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A classical singer believes in changing society through his music and will power.

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Gemini Ganesan, Shobana, Devilalita

Votes: 1,728

6. 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: 225,428 | Gross: $11.99M

7. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 228,543

8. Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (II) (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

8.4
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Michael tried to protect three children as he is chased by Mr Big and his army across a city. Excerpt from Moonwalker 1988.

Director: Colin Chilvers | Stars: Brandon Quintin Adams, Michael Jackson, Sean Lennon, Kelley Parker

Votes: 371

9. 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: 24,740 | Gross: $0.28M

10. Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988)

137 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Prabhakara Varma is called upon to investigate the death of Omana, the daughter-in-law of a local businessman. It looks like a suicide but, Varma is sure that is not so.

Director: K. Madhu | Stars: Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jagathi Sreekumar, Janardanan

Votes: 2,496

11. Moonnam Pakkam (1988)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

8.2
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An old man spends his life in solitude awaiting his grandson to come for vacation after 6 years. He thought he was the most happiest man in the world until he found out that fate has something unpredictable for him.

Director: P. Padmarajan | Stars: Jagathi N.K. Achari, Ajayan Adoor, Ajayan, Asokan

Votes: 957

12. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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86 Metascore

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 282,428 | Gross: $1.11M

13. A Short Film About Love (1988)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwinska, Piotr Machalica

Votes: 18,981

14. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

8.2
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 772,274 | Gross: $83.01M

15. Pattanapravesam (1988)

158 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.1
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CID Officers Ramdas and Vijayan go to Kerala to find the murderer of a police officer. While doing so, they face a dangerous crime syndicate that deals in drug trafficking.

Director: Sathyan Anthikad | Stars: Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Karamana Janardanan Nair, Ambika

Votes: 2,309

16. Arabesque (1988)

105 min | Comedy, Musical

8.1
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This is the tragicomic story of two lovers who cannot ever get together. Sener is the son of a simple family in the village and he is in love with the village headman's daughter Mujde. Kaya... See full summary »

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Sener Sen, Müjde Ar, Ugur Yücel, Necati Bilgiç

Votes: 7,212

17. A Short Film About Killing (1988)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A soon-to-be lawyer crosses his path with a taxi driver and a young sinister man.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Votes: 16,739

18. Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu (1988)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Bhaskaran, a goldsmith is madly in love with Snehalatha, the daughter of astrologer, Panicker. When Bhaskaran asks for Snehalatha's hand in marriage, to his shock, she denies their love affair.

Director: Sathyan Anthikad | Stars: Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Urvashi, Innocent

Votes: 512

19. Swarnakamalam (1988)

143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.0
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A painter who recently moved into the neighborhood helps his neighbor, a retired cultural dance artist. He helps by painting billboards advertising events in which the artist and his ... See full summary »

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Bhanupriya, Venkatesh Daggubati, Devilalita, Sharon Loven

Votes: 438

20. Ubit drakona (1988)

123 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Dragon, a bloody dictator, is challenged by Lancelot, who comes to save the girl, and to liberate the people.

Director: Mark Zakharov | Stars: Aleksandr Abdulov, Oleg Yankovskiy, Evgeniy Leonov, Vyacheslav Tikhonov

Votes: 1,437

21. 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: 6,944

22. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 8,506 | Gross: $2.08M

23. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 467,258 | Gross: $178.80M

24. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 161,406 | Gross: $0.55M

25. Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988)

169 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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Udhayamoorthi (Kamal Haasan), son of an orthodox Carnatic Musician, Marthandam Pillai, voices for social causes against his father's will and in a way gains the trust of local people and brings self-awareness in neighboring villages.

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Seetha, Gemini Ganesan, Aachi Manorama

Votes: 637

26. Braca po materi (1988)

105 min | Drama

7.9
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This story about two maternal half-brothers, a Croat and a Serb. Although they never met, and both lose their loved ones in ethnic clashes, there is a bond between them. Filmed in 1988, "... See full summary »

Director: Zdravko Sotra | Stars: Zarko Lausevic, Slavko Stimac, Mira Furlan, Sonja Savic

Votes: 1,100

27. The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)

101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Former political inmates Sergei and Nikolai live as exiles in a remote Siberian village. After the general Soviet gulag amnesty of 1953 8 pardoned common criminals terrorize the inhabitants.

Director: Aleksandr Proshkin | Stars: Valeriy Priyomykhov, Anatoliy Papanov, Viktor Stepanov, Nina Usatova

Votes: 1,945

28. An Uncertain Season (1988)

88 min | Comedy

7.9
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The small group of actors have to face many problems while preparing a new performance.

Director: Ladislav Smoljak | Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Ladislav Smoljak, Jaroslav Weigel, Jan Hrabeta

Votes: 356

29. Sathyaa (1988)

147 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Sathya (Kamal Hassan) is a young man who wants to make a difference and ends up becoming a henchman to a political leader who has his own agenda.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amala Akkineni, Bahadur, Vadivukkarasi

Votes: 630

30. Aparan (1988)

115 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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Viswanathan, new in town, soon learns that he is being chased by enemies of his look-alike, who is a con man. Vishwanathan tries to find out Uthaman before its too late, but things don't go as planned.

Director: P. Padmarajan | Stars: Jayaram, Shobana, Madhu, Sukumari

Votes: 360

31. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 86,610 | Gross: $34.60M

32. Damnation (1988)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A lonely barfly falls in love with a married bar singer.

Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: Miklós Székely B., Vali Kerekes, Gyula Pauer, György Cserhalmi

Votes: 4,976

33. Vellanakalude Naadu (1988)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A corrupt PWD contractor tries to redeem himself in his ex-lover's eyes.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Shobana, Sreenivasan, Karamana Janardanan Nair

Votes: 814

34. Tesna koza 3 (1988)

95 min | Comedy

7.7
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Dimitrije Pantic loses his suitcase with business projects in an overcrowded bus, only to find a similar one - yet full of foreign currencies. This money turns his life upside down, but it also influences other people's ambitions.

Director: Aleksandar Djordjevic | Stars: Nikola Simic, Milan 'Lane' Gutovic, Ruzica Sokic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic

Votes: 1,547

35. Vaishali (1988)

133 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Princess of a country long suffering from drought should please a saint living in distant hills to bring rain.

Director: Bharathan | Stars: Sanjay Mitra, Suparna Anand, Geetha, Babu Antony

Votes: 359

36. Sokol Did Not Love Him (1988)

86 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The story begins in a small rural village in Slavonia,Ladimirevci in 1943, where a land owner Sima is helping the Partisan Movement and the official Ustasha regime in order to save the life... See full summary »

Director: Branko Schmidt | Stars: Fabijan Sovagovic, Filip Sovagovic, Krunoslav Saric, Nada Subotic

Votes: 441

37. Glembajevi (1988)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Glembays of Zagreb are the rich family cursed with tragedies and haunted by sinister past. Leone Glembay, rebellious son of family patriarch, is disgusted with hypocrisy, perversion and crime that runs in the family.

Director: Antun Vrdoljak | Stars: Mustafa Nadarevic, Ena Begovic, Tonko Lonza, Bernarda Oman

Votes: 698

38. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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83 Metascore

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

Directors: Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 179,584 | Gross: $156.45M

39. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 6,664 | Gross: $4.87M

40. The Vanishing (1988)

Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus

Votes: 33,295

41. Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.7
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67 Metascore

The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: River Phoenix, Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry

Votes: 13,843 | Gross: $2.84M

42. The Bear (1988)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

7.7
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60 Metascore

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace

Votes: 16,396 | Gross: $31.75M

43. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars (1988)

60 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Two interstellar armies continue their 150-year-long war. On both sides, mid-ranking soldiers question the judgment of their superior officers and worry about the future.

Director: Noboru Ishiguro | Stars: Ryô Horikawa, Kei Tomiyama, Masashi Hironaka, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 672

44. Eldorádó (1988)

104 min | Drama

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Director: Géza Bereményi | Stars: Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Enikõ Eszenyi, Barnabás Tóth

Votes: 834

45. Agni Natchathiram (1988)

Not Rated | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Two men having the same father , but different mothers hate each other and often get into fights. But they are forced to join hands when their father's life is endangered.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Karthik, Prabhu, Vijayakumar, Amala Akkineni

Votes: 1,218

46. Camp de Thiaroye (1988)

157 min | Drama, War

7.7
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In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.

Directors: Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Hamed Camara, Ismaila Cissé, Ababacar Sy Cissé

Votes: 477

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

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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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: 149,909 | Gross: $78.76M

48. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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85 Metascore

A television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 35,125 | Gross: $7.18M

49. The Big Blue (1988)

PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

7.6
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35 Metascore

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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Votes: 47,572 | Gross: $3.50M

50. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 63,718 | Gross: $34.70M


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