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



1. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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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: 278,477 | Gross: $73.71M

2. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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34 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Votes: 48,309 | Gross: $17.77M

3. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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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: 94,955 | Gross: $33.24M

4. 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: 823,785 | Gross: $83.01M

5. They Live (1988)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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55 Metascore

They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. They live.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Votes: 121,094 | Gross: $13.01M

6. Coming to America (1988)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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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 strong will.

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

Votes: 199,596 | Gross: $128.15M

7. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

6.6
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43 Metascore

Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.

Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Phil Rubenstein, Larry Flash Jenkins, Damita Jo Freeman

Votes: 16,881 | Gross: $5.60M

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.7
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56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 53,230 | Gross: $49.37M

9. Willow (1988)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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47 Metascore

A young farmer is chosen to undertake a perilous journey in order to protect a special baby from an evil queen.

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

Votes: 107,263 | Gross: $57.27M

10. Heathers (1988)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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72 Metascore

At Westerburg High where cliques rule, jocks dominate and all the popular girls are named Heather, it's going to take a Veronica and mysterious new kid to give teen angst a body count.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk

Votes: 96,434 | Gross: $1.11M

11. Mystic Pizza (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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60 Metascore

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 27,944 | Gross: $12.79M

12. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

After a selfish L.A. yuppie learns his estranged father left a fortune to an autistic savant brother in Ohio that he didn't know existed, he absconds with his brother and sets out across the country, hoping to gain a larger inheritance.

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

Votes: 491,592 | Gross: $178.80M

13. 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: 254,478

14. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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A deadly entity from space crashes near a small town and begins consuming everyone in its path. Panic ensues as shady government scientists try to contain the horrific creature.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 35,209 | Gross: $8.25M

15. Crossing Delancey (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 4,115 | Gross: $16.26M

16. 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.

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

Votes: 191,497 | Gross: $156.45M

17. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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13 Metascore

Jason Voorhees is accidentally freed from his watery prison by a telekinetic teenager. Now, only she can stop him.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu

Votes: 35,283 | Gross: $19.17M

18. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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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: 208,968 | Gross: $114.97M

19. Night of the Demons (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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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: 15,231 | Gross: $3.11M

20. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the horrible events of Hellraiser (1987), where the occult-obsessive head doctor resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites and their demonic underworld.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 45,801 | Gross: $11.09M

21. Pumpkinhead (1988)

R | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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47 Metascore

After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.

Director: Stan Winston | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross

Votes: 22,573 | Gross: $4.39M

22. 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: 312,896 | Gross: $1.11M

23. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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 a teenager, his gang of biker friends and a group of psychics.

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

Votes: 175,028 | Gross: $0.55M

24. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

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: 246,637 | Gross: $11.99M

25. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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43 Metascore

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 35,688 | Gross: $15.63M

26. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

Votes: 11,278

27. 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: 95,133 | Gross: $34.60M

28. Working Girl (1988)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 54,838 | Gross: $64.00M

29. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 44,362 | Gross: $9.13M

30. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up on a jewel heist, then try to double-cross one another for the loot, complicated by their efforts to fool a very proper barrister.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 137,281 | Gross: $63.49M

31. Poltergeist III (1988)

PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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40 Metascore

Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Heather O'Rourke, Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Zelda Rubinstein

Votes: 18,008 | Gross: $14.11M

32. 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: 161,020 | Gross: $78.76M

33. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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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: 119,374 | Gross: $111.94M

34. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Votes: 20,906 | Gross: $6.67M

35. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 12,096 | Gross: $1.19M

36. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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29 Metascore

"Bloodsport" 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.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 81,053 | Gross: $11.81M

37. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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78 Metascore

A bounty hunter pursues a former Mafia accountant who is also being chased by a rival bounty hunter, the F.B.I., and his old mob boss after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 82,430 | Gross: $38.41M

38. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Western

6.9
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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: 58,227 | Gross: $45.66M

39. Rambo III (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure

5.8
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36 Metascore

Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 126,904 | Gross: $53.72M

40. 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: 67,471 | Gross: $34.70M

41. Cocktail (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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12 Metascore

A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes

Votes: 82,469 | Gross: $78.22M

42. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Votes: 51,701 | Gross: $50.89M

43. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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68 Metascore

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of fifty thousand dollars first.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers

Votes: 68,374 | Gross: $42.04M

44. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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73 Metascore

Central Europe, 1968: A Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Votes: 35,152 | Gross: $10.01M

45. Vampire's Kiss (1988)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Horror

6.0
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31 Metascore

After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 16,058 | Gross: $0.73M

46. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 55,046 | Gross: $7.63M

47. The Accused (1988)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi

Votes: 33,792 | Gross: $32.07M

48. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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46 Metascore

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Votes: 24,978 | Gross: $57.04M

49. Waxwork (1988)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

6.2
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41 Metascore

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: 12,141 | Gross: $0.81M

50. The Great Outdoors (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.6
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24 Metascore

A Chicago man and his family go camping with his obnoxious brother-in-law.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening

Votes: 43,937 | Gross: $41.46M


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