Most Popular Feature Films Released 1988-01-01 to 1988-12-31
1. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
Votes: 217,128 | Gross: $73.71M
2. 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: 423,187 | Gross: $172.83M
3. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 680,916 | Gross: $83.01M
5. Heathers (1988)
R | 103 min | Comedy
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.
Votes: 71,713 | Gross: $1.11M
6. 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 whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Votes: 137,322 | Gross: $128.15M
8. 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: 160,142 | Gross: $156.45M
12. 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: 98,074 | Gross: $111.94M
13. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
14. 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: 40,888 | Gross: $50.89M
16. Bloodsport (1988)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 66,035 | Gross: $11.81M
17. 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: 69,448 | Gross: $48.09M
18. Akira (1988)
R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
Votes: 128,003 | Gross: $0.55M
19. 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: 71,322 | Gross: $33.24M
20. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 186,130 | Gross: $11.99M
22. 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: 73,581 | Gross: $34.60M
23. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?
Votes: 34,453 | Gross: $17.77M
24. 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: 117,547 | Gross: $63.49M
25. The Accused (1988)
R | 111 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 27,415 | Gross: $32.07M
26. Rambo III (1988)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rambo mounts a one man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.
Votes: 103,347 | Gross: $53.72M
27. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
R | 171 min | Drama, Romance
In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
Votes: 30,041 | Gross: $10.01M
28. Young Guns (1988)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 47,518 | Gross: $45.66M
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Votes: 129,653 | Gross: $78.04M
30. Space Mutiny (1988)
R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.
33. The Blob (1988)
R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.
Votes: 26,327 | Gross: $8.25M
37. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager.
Votes: 25,794 | Gross: $19.17M
38. The Big Blue (1988)
R | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 42,501 | Gross: $3.50M
40. 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: 45,721 | Gross: $64.00M
41. Dead Ringers (1988)
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.
Votes: 33,751 | Gross: $9.13M
43. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.
Votes: 35,071 | Gross: $11.09M
44. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 10,240 | Gross: $5.60M
45. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Votes: 45,363 | Gross: $8.08M
46. Beaches (1988)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Votes: 20,305 | Gross: $57.04M
48. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Votes: 13,810 | Gross: $13.99M
50. Colors (1988)
R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.
Votes: 21,242 | Gross: $46.62M