The Best Bollywood Movies of 1988  

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List of the best 1988 Bollywood movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. With a global audience, fans of Bollywood movies aren't just people who live in India anymore. If Hindi cinema is your passion, then you'll definitely want to make sure you've seen the films on this list. These are all the bollywood movies that defined the year 1988, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List movies range from Vijay to Salaam Bombay!. This isn't necessarily a list of all bollywood movies from 1988, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Dalip Tahil
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian romantic drama film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film's plot hints to be inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani
Shahenshah is a 1988 Bollywood superhero film starring Amitabh Bachchan in the title role, along with Meenakshi Sheshadri. The film was produced and directed by Tinnu Anand. The story of the ...more
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Rekha, Kader Khan, Shatrughan Sinha
Khoon Bhari Maang is an Indian Bollywood movie released on 12 August 1988, directed and produced by Rakesh Roshan. It is a remake of the Australian mini-series Return to Eden, and is about a ...more
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Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit, Amrish Puri
Dayavan: Truth is Power is a 1988 Hindi remake of the Tamil film Nayagan. The movie was directed by Feroz Khan, and starred Vinod Khanna, Feroz Khan and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles.
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Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor
Tezaab, released on 11 November 1988, is an Indian Hindi movie. The film gave actress Madhuri Dixit her first big break, making her an over night star. This also reaffirmed Anil Kapoor's star ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Amrish Puri
Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswath is a 1988 action drama adventure film directed by Manmohan Desai.
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Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar, Raghubir Yadav
Salaam Bombay! is a 1988 Hindi film directed by Mira Nair, and screenwritten by her longtime creative collaborator, Sooni Taraporevala. The film chronicles the day-to-day life of children living ...more
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Anupam Kher, Aruna Irani, Satyendra Kapoor
Zakhmi Aurat is a 1988 Indian Hindi movie starring Dimple Kapadia and Raj Babbar and directed by Avtar Bhogal.
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Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor
Ram-Avtar is a 1988 movie starting Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Shakti Kapoor. It was directed by Sunil Hingorani, written by Khalid, and produced by Sunil Hingorani.
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Nedumudi Venu, Geetha, Babu Antony
Vaisali is a 1988 Malayalam film directed and edited by Bharathan. Produced by Dr. M.M Ramachandran and scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, it was an adaptation of a sub-story told by Vedavyasa to ...more
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Aruna Irani, Rishi Kapoor, Kader Khan
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Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, Shammi Kapoor
Ijaazat is an 1987 Indian Hindi film directed by Gulzar, based on a Bengali story, Jatugriha by Subodh Ghosh. Starring Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah and Anuradha Patel in leading roles, the film ...more
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Rajinikanth, Anupam Kher, Shreeram Lagoo
Tamacha is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Ahuja. It stars Jeetendra, Rajinikanth, Anupam Kher, Amrita Singh and Bhanupriya in pivotal roles. Rajnikanth did an anti hero role of ...more
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Paresh Rawal, Gulshan Grover, Vinod Khanna
Aakhri Adaalat is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film directed by Rajiv Mehra. It stars Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Jackie Shroff and Sonam in pivotal roles.
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Biwi Ho To Aisi is a 1988 film, directed and written by J.K. Bihari. The music was scored by the duo of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The film marked the on-screen debut of Salman Khan. He played Farooq's ...more
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Hema Malini, Anupam Kher, Rajesh Khanna
Vijay is a 1988 Bollywood action film directed by Yash Chopra and featuring an ensemble star cast consisting of Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshadri, Anil Kapoor, Raj ...more
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Mammootty, Mukesh, Thilakan
Sangham is a 1988 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Joshiy and produced by K Rajagopal. The film stars Mammootty, Thilakan, Parvathy and Saritha in lead roles. The film had musical score by ...more
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Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Thilakan
Orkkappurathu is a 1988 Malayalam film directed by Kamal, starring Mohanlal and Nedumudi Venu. Set in an Anglo-Indian background, the entire film was shot in and around Fort Kochi.
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Mammootty, Urvashi, Captain Raju
August 1 is a 1988 Malayalam film directed by Sibi Malayil, written by S. N. Swamy, and starring Mammootty, Sukumaran, Captain Raju and Urvashi. The film was produced and distributed by M. Mani ...more
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Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Dharmendra
Khatron Ke Khiladi is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film directed by T Rama Rao and produced by V B Rajendra Prasad. It stars Dharmendra, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit in pivotal roles. The film was ...more
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Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi
Pestonjee is a 1987 Hindi drama film directed by Vijaya Mehta, starring Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi, based on a story by film journalist B. K. Karanjia. At the 35th National ...more
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Gulshan Grover, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Satish Shah
Veerana: Vengeance of the Vampire is a 1988 action horror film directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay.
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Naseeruddin Shah, Johnny Lever, Kiran Kumar
Hero Hiralal is a 1988 film directed by Ketan Mehta. It is a movie about an auto rickshaw driver who falls in love with a film actress. The movie showcased good performances by the lead actors ...more
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Mammootty, Mukesh, Siddique
Dhinarathrangal is a 1988 Malayalam film written by Dennis Joseph, directed by Joshi and starring Mammootty in the title role. The film is highly regarded as one of the best family entertainers ...more
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Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Mukesh
1921 - Ayirathi Thollayirathi Irupathi Onnu is a 1988 Indian historical war drama film directed by I. V. Sasi, set during the Mappila Uprising of 1921. The film has a star-studded cast including ...more