1988 Movies
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
IMDb: 7.2
126 min

An account of Baron Munchausen’s supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

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Headhunter (1988)

Headhunter (1988)

Headhunter (1988)
IMDb: 4.1
92 min

A Miami cop finds out his wife has a female lover, and he begins to have an affair with his female partner. Meanwhile, a voodoo demon from Africa arrives among…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Bloodstone (1988)

Bloodstone (1988)

Bloodstone (1988)
IMDb: 4.2
91 min

When a newlywed American couple goes to India on their honeymoon, little do they realize that they are about to go on the adventure of a lifetime. A huge ruby…

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Buster (1988)

Buster (1988)

Buster (1988)
IMDb: 5.8
91 min

Buster is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can’t…

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)

Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)

Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)
IMDb: 6.8
80 min

Goose leaves the gang life behind after pleas from his girlfriend. But it isn’t long before he’s pulled back into the world of violence.

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Hands of Death (1988)

Hands of Death (1988)

Hands of Death (1988)
IMDb: 4.4
N/A

Like many of Godfrey Ho’s other ninja films (like my favorite, Bionic Ninja), Hands of Death does not disappoint the connoisseur of Bad 1980s Ninja Films. The so-called Purple Ninjas…

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Genre: Action
Patty Hearst (1988)

Patty Hearst (1988)

Patty Hearst (1988)
IMDb: 6.3
108 min

The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970’s. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of…

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Genre: Drama
Primal Rage (1988)

Primal Rage (1988)

Primal Rage (1988)
IMDb: 5.4
91 min

A scientist at a Florida university inadvertently creates a “rage virus” while performing experiments intended to restore dead brain tissue in baboons. When a journalist for the college paper breaks…

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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
TMDb: 7.2
23 min

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is the eighth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. This spin-off of the original show was created by Tom Ruegger and premiered on September…

Status: Ended
Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso
IMDb: 8.5
155 min

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater’s projectionist.

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Ribald Tales of Canterbury (1985)

The Ribald Tales of Canterbury (1985)

The Ribald Tales of Canterbury (1985)
IMDb: 6.5
90 min

On their way to Canterbury, a group of noblemen and women play a game to see who can tell the best erotic story

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Zombie 3

Zombie 3

Zombie 3
IMDb: 4.9
84 min

When a terrorist’s body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island….

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Young Guns (1988)

Young Guns (1988)

Young Guns (1988)
IMDb: 6.9
107 min

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…

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Genre: Action, Western
Working Girl (1988)

Working Girl (1988)

Working Girl (1988)
IMDb: 6.8
113 min

Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
IMDb: 7.6
88 min

Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Without a Clue (1988)

Without a Clue (1988)

Without a Clue (1988)
IMDb: 7.0
107 min

Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behind the operation. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play…

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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Witchery (1988)

Witchery (1988)

Witchery (1988)
IMDb: 4.3
95 min

The deserted island hotel hides a dark and sinister secret. Hundreds of years ago a witch held sway there, dominating her coven and spreading an evil that has seeped deep…

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Genre: Horror
Willow (1988)

Willow (1988)

Willow (1988)
IMDb: 7.3
126 min

Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of…

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
IMDb: 7.7
104 min

‘Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are…

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White Ghost (1988)

White Ghost (1988)

White Ghost (1988)
IMDb: 4.5
90 min

July ’72. Vietnam. Lt. Steve Shepard missing in action. Presumed dead…15 years later he’s still there.

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Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Waxwork (1988)

Waxwork (1988)

Waxwork (1988)
IMDb: 6.2
95 min

Wealthy slacker college student Mark, his new girlfriend Sarah, and their friends are invited to a special showing at a mysterious wax museum which displays 18 of the most evil…

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
Vice Versa (1988)

Vice Versa (1988)

Vice Versa (1988)
IMDb: 5.9
98 min

A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.

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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Vibes

Vibes

Vibes
IMDb: 5.7
99 min

Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they’re contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50,000 to find…

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Two Moon Junction (1988)

Two Moon Junction (1988)

Two Moon Junction (1988)
IMDb: 5.1
104 min

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Twins (1988)

Twins (1988)

Twins (1988)
IMDb: 6.1
107 min

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and…

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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
IMDb: 6.9
110 min

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Trapped Alive (1988)

Trapped Alive (1988)

Trapped Alive (1988)
IMDb: 4.2
92 min

A sheriff’s deputy, some escaped prisoners and two young girls find themselves trapped in a mine shaft where a cannibalistic mutant is hunting them for food.

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Transformations (1988)

Transformations (1988)

Transformations (1988)
IMDb: 3.9
84 min

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…

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Track 29 (1988)

Track 29 (1988)

Track 29 (1988)
IMDb: 5.9
90 min

Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young man claiming to be her long-lost son. Linda embraces Martin…

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Genre: Drama, Mystery
They Live (1988)

They Live (1988)

They Live (1988)
IMDb: 7.3
94 min

Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los…

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The Unnamable (1988)

The Unnamable (1988)

The Unnamable (1988)
IMDb: 4.9
87 min

Back in the 1800’s a lady gives birth to a monster. They decide that the baby is too ugly to name, therefore the monster is known as the “Unnamable”. The…

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Genre: Horror
The Unholy (1988)

The Unholy (1988)

The Unholy (1988)
IMDb: 5.0
102 min

A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.

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Genre: Horror
The Undertaker (1988)

The Undertaker (1988)

The Undertaker (1988)
IMDb: 5.0
89 min

A deranged undertaker kills various people to keep as his friends in his seedy funeral home.

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Genre: Horror
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
IMDb: 6.5
98 min

A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest…

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Genre: Fantasy, Horror
The Presidio (1988)

The Presidio (1988)

The Presidio (1988)
IMDb: 6.0
97 min

Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a…

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The Phantom Empire

The Phantom Empire

The Phantom Empire
IMDb: 3.8
83 min

When a man-eating cave creature appears with a fortune in uncut diamonds around his neck, Dr. Chambers’ daughter Denae hires adventurers C & C Salvage to find the underground source…

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The Nest (1988)

The Nest (1988)

The Nest (1988)
IMDb: 5.3
89 min

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.

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The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)
IMDb: 6.7
92 min

In the 14th century a village seeking escape from the Black Death are guided by a boy’s vision to tunnel into an abandoned mine and emerge into 20th century New…

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

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

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
IMDb: 7.6
85 min

When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.

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Genre: Comedy, Crime
The Moderns (1988)

The Moderns (1988)

The Moderns (1988)
IMDb: 6.6
126 min

Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café’s and pestering…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
IMDb: 6.8
117 min

In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)

The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)

The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)
IMDb: 7.2
128 min

La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally “The legend of the holy drinker”) is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man…

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Genre: Drama
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
IMDb: 7.6
164 min

Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas — despite his protestations…

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Genre: Drama
The Land Before Time (1988)

The Land Before Time (1988)

The Land Before Time (1988)
IMDb: 7.4
69 min

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the…

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The Inspector Wears Skirts (1988)

The Inspector Wears Skirts (1988)

The Inspector Wears Skirts (1988)
IMDb: 5.9
91 min

The film revolves around a crack squad of female police officers who have to deal with harassment and a lack of respect from their male colleagues, personal issues as well…

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Genre: Action, Comedy
The Great Outdoors (1988)

The Great Outdoors (1988)

The Great Outdoors (1988)
IMDb: 6.7
91 min

It’s vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin…

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Genre: Comedy
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)

The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)

The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)
IMDb: 5.1
100 min

A renegade team of World War II soldiers. This time, one of the 12 is a woman and, with a Nazi spy within their midst, they’re up against German wartime…

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Genre: Action, Adventure, War
The Dead Pool (1988)

The Dead Pool (1988)

The Dead Pool (1988)
IMDb: 6.3
91 min

Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns…

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The Couch Trip (1988)

The Couch Trip (1988)

The Couch Trip (1988)
IMDb: 5.8
97 min

The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he’s the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.

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Genre: Comedy
The Commander (1988)

The Commander (1988)

The Commander (1988)
IMDb: 4.9
105 min

Lewis Collins is back to leading mercenaries on the move in Southeast Asia. This time the cast is unusually good including Lee Van Cleef, Brett Halsey (Cop Game), Romano Puppo…

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Genre: Action, War
The Brain (1988)

The Brain (1988)

The Brain (1988)
IMDb: 5.4
94 min

Dr. Blake runs a TV show called “Independent Thinkers”, which is sort of a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he’s not making his audience think any more independently – with the…

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The Blob (1988)

The Blob (1988)

The Blob (1988)
IMDb: 6.5
95 min

Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in…

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The Big Blue (1988)

The Big Blue (1988)

The Big Blue (1988)
IMDb: 7.6
168 min

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a…

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The Bear (1988)

The Bear (1988)

The Bear (1988)
IMDb: 7.7
96 min

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

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Tequila Sunrise (1988)

Tequila Sunrise (1988)

Tequila Sunrise (1988)
IMDb: 6.1
115 min

In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while…

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Stormy Monday (1988)

Stormy Monday (1988)

Stormy Monday (1988)
IMDb: 6.2
93 min

When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by a club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.

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Spellbinder (1988)

Spellbinder (1988)

Spellbinder (1988)
IMDb: 5.8
99 min

When Jeff and his friend rescue a young beautiful woman (Kelly Preston) from an apparently abusive boyfriend, the trouble starts. Jeff unknowing becomes involved with Miranda (Kelly) and the web…

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

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

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
IMDb: 5.0
80 min

When three college guys get caught spying on a sorority ritual, they’re forced to accompany the pledges on their next assignment: stealing a trophy from a bowling alley. But the…

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
Slugs (1988)

Slugs (1988)

Slugs (1988)
IMDb: 5.2
89 min

People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs…

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Genre: Horror
Slime City (1988)

Slime City (1988)

Slime City (1988)
IMDb: 5.5
81 min

A student moves into a run-down building in New York City. His bizarre neighbors make a concoction in their apartment they call wine, but when he takes some of it,…

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Genre: Horror
Slaughterhouse Rock

Slaughterhouse Rock

Slaughterhouse Rock
IMDb: 3.7
90 min

A man visits Alcatraz prison after having dreams about all the people who died there. When he gets there, his brother is possessed by an evil cannibal demon. The ghost…

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
Short Circuit 2 (1988)

Short Circuit 2 (1988)

Short Circuit 2 (1988)
IMDb: 5.8
110 min

Robot Johnny 5 moves to the city to help his friend Ben Jahrvi with his toy manufacturing enterprise, only to be manipulated by criminals who want to use him for…

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Shakedown (1988)

Shakedown (1988)

Shakedown (1988)
IMDb: 6.0
97 min

When a local drug dealer shoots a dishonest cop in self-defense, lawyer and renegade undercover cop join forces to clear him. But when their investigation leads them into a maze…

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Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged (1988)
IMDb: 7.0
101 min

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the…

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School Daze (1988)

School Daze (1988)

School Daze (1988)
IMDb: 6.0
121 min

Fraternity and sorority members clash with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Running on Empty (1988)

Running on Empty (1988)

Running on Empty (1988)
IMDb: 7.7
116 min

The Popes are a family who haven’t been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
IMDb: 5.8
89 min

A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from…

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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
IMDb: 5.2
98 min

Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.

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Red Scorpion (1988)

Red Scorpion (1988)

Red Scorpion (1988)
IMDb: 5.2
105 min

A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban…

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Genre: Action, Adventure
Red Heat (1988)

Red Heat (1988)

Red Heat (1988)
IMDb: 6.1
104 min

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his…

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Rambo III (1988)

Rambo III (1988)

Rambo III (1988)
IMDb: 5.8
102 min

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he’s finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo’s friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on…

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Genre: Action, Adventure
Rain Man (1988)

Rain Man (1988)

Rain Man (1988)
IMDb: 8.0
133 min

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

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Genre: Drama
Rabid Grannies

Rabid Grannies

Rabid Grannies
IMDb: 4.9
89 min

A large family gathers in the country side for their two Grannies birthday. It’s too bad one of the gifts happens to be from their devil-worshipping nephew, and upon opening…

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
Punchline (1988)

Punchline (1988)

Punchline (1988)
IMDb: 5.9
128 min

Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who’s always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Pumpkinhead (1988)

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Pumpkinhead (1988)
IMDb: 6.2
86 min

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

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Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Pulse (1988)

Pulse (1988)

Pulse (1988)
IMDb: 5.4
95 min

An intelligent pulse of electricity is moving from house to house. It terrorizes the occupants by taking control of the appliances, either killing them or causing them to wreck the…

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Poltergeist III (1988)

Poltergeist III (1988)

Poltergeist III (1988)
IMDb: 4.7
98 min

Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Police Story 2 (1988)

Police Story 2 (1988)

Police Story 2 (1988)
IMDb: 7.1
101 min

The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.

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Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)
IMDb: 4.7
90 min

The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy’s commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group…

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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Picasso Trigger (1988)

Picasso Trigger (1988)

Picasso Trigger (1988)
IMDb: 4.5
99 min

Double agent Picasso Trigger is assassinated in Paris by double-crossing bad guy Miguel Ortiz. Then Ortiz begins eliminating agents of The Agency who were involved in his brother’s death. The…

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