Feature Film Released between 1988-01-01 and 1988-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Die Hard (1988)
16 | 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: 697,742 | Gross: $83.01M
6. Coming to America (1988)
6 | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife who he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Votes: 141,099 | Gross: $128.15M
8. Heathers (1988)
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: 75,011 | Gross: $1.11M
11. Colors (1988)
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: 21,779 | Gross: $46.62M
13. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
9 | 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: 193,126 | Gross: $11.99M
14. Rain Man (1988)
12 | 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: 431,714 | Gross: $172.83M
15. Child's Play (1988)
16 | 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: 74,006 | Gross: $33.24M
16. Working Girl (1988)
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: 46,679 | Gross: $64.00M
17. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
6 | 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: 119,939 | Gross: $63.49M
18. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
AL | 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: 164,240 | Gross: $156.45M
19. Funny Farm (1988)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be just a little bit different to what they were expecting.
Votes: 17,344 | Gross: $25.54M
21. Akira (1988)
16 | 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: 132,915 | Gross: $0.55M
AL | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Votes: 132,761 | Gross: $78.04M
23. Young Guns (1988)
12 | 107 min | Action, Western
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: 48,919 | Gross: $45.66M
24. Tonari no Totoro (1988)
6 | 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.
25. Bloodsport (1988)
16 | 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: 67,625 | Gross: $11.81M
26. Rambo III (1988)
16 | 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: 105,853 | Gross: $53.72M
27. The Dead Pool (1988)
12 | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
Votes: 35,890 | Gross: $37.90M
28. Platvoet en zijn vriendjes (1988)
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: 71,311 | Gross: $48.09M
29. Mississippi Burning (1988)
16 | 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: 76,379 | Gross: $34.60M
31. De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan (1988)
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: 30,635 | Gross: $10.01M
33. Le grand bleu (1988)
6 | 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: 43,566 | Gross: $3.50M
34. Bull Durham (1988)
6 | 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: 42,007 | Gross: $50.89M
35. Twins (1988)
6 | 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: 100,515 | Gross: $111.94M
36. The Accused (1988)
12 | 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: 28,044 | Gross: $32.07M
37. Dead Ringers (1988)
16 | 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: 35,082 | Gross: $9.13M
38. The Blob (1988)
16 | 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: 27,277 | Gross: $8.25M
40. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
164 min | Drama
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
Votes: 45,269 | Gross: $7.63M
41. Married to the Mob (1988)
104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.
Votes: 14,326 | Gross: $21.49M
42. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
16 | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
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?
Votes: 37,567 | Gross: $17.77M
43. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Votes: 46,363 | Gross: $8.08M
46. Two Moon Junction (1988)
16 | 104 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 4,560 | Gross: $1.55M
47. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
16 | 107 min | Drama
A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.
Votes: 6,517 | Gross: $16.12M
50. Red Heat (1988)
16 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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 partner and fled the country.
Votes: 57,377 | Gross: $34.99M