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List of All Movies Released in 1988

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List of all movies released in 1988, with film trailers when available. These movies of 1988 are listed alphabetically, but if you're looking for a particular film, you can search for it by using the Filter option below. This list includes some of the best movies of 1988, but since it's a list of all 1988 films there are also some bad movies on here as well. Additional information is also available for these 1988 movies, such as their directors, actors and taglines.

With movies ranging from Die Hard to Big, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

If you're wondering, "What movies came out in 1988?" or "What are the best 1988 films?" then this list will answer your questions.

This is a comprehensive list of movies that premiered in 1988, so the films you see here range from smaller indie pictures to giant blockbusters. If you're a big cinema buff, this list is a great way to find some more obscure films that you may not already know. {#nodes}
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  • A Friendship in Vienna

    A Friendship in Vienna

    Natasha Bell

    Released1988

    Directed byArthur Allan Seidelman

    Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that... more on Wikipedia
  • A Girl from Hunan

    A Girl from Hunan

    Yu Zhang, Zhang Fan

    Released1988

    Directed byXie Fei, U Lan

    A Girl from Hunan is a 1986 Chinese drama film directed by Xie Fei and U Lan. The film was... more on Wikipedia
  • A Handful of Dust

    A Handful of Dust

    Judi Dench, Anjelica Huston

    Released1988

    Directed byCharles Sturridge

    A Handful of Dust is a 1988 film directed by Charles Sturridge, based on the 1934 novel of the... more on Wikipedia
  • A Lady of Letters

    A Lady of Letters

    Patricia Routledge

    Released1988

    Directed byGiles Foster

    "A Lady of Letters" is a dramatic monologue written by Alan Bennett in 1987 for television, as... more on Wikipedia
  • A Little Girl from the Hotel 'Excelsior'

    A Little Girl from the Hotel 'Excelsior'

    Anna Dymna, Witold Pyrkosz

    Released1988

    Directed byAntoni Krauze

    A Little Girl from the Hotel 'Excelsior' is a 1988 drama and mystery film written by Eustachy...
  • A Little Monastery in Tuscany
    A Little Monastery in Tuscany is a 1988 documentary film directed by Otar Iosseliani.
  • A Man for All Seasons

    A Man for All Seasons

    Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave

    Released1988

    Directed byCharlton Heston

    A Man for All Seasons is a 1988 television movie about St. Thomas More, directed by and... more on Wikipedia
  • A Mission to Kill

    William Smith, Chris Casamassa

    Released1988

    Directed bySean MacGregor

    A Mission to Kill is a low budget 1988 action film featuring Vietnam War sequences that was... more on Wikipedia
  • A New Life

    A New Life

    Ann-Margret, Alan Alda

    Released1988

    Directed byAlan Alda

    A New Life is a 1988 comedy film written and directed by Alan Alda.
  • A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

    A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

    Dizzy Gillespie

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Holland

    A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba is a 1989 documentary film written by Allen...
  • A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

    A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

    Matthew Perry, River Phoenix

    Released1988

    Directed byWilliam Richert

    A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon is a 1988 film about a high school graduate who must find... more on Wikipedia

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

    Released1988

    Directed byRenny Harlin

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is a 1988 American slasher fantasy film and the... more on Wikipedia

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  • A Place at the Table
    A Place at the Table is a film directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman released on March 20, 1988.
  • A Place by the Sea

    A Place by the Sea

    Alon Abutbul, Aryeh Moskona

    Released1988

    Directed byRaphael Rebibo

  • A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance

    A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance

    A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance is a 1988 film written...
  • A Reggae Session

    A Reggae Session

    Grace Jones, Carlos Santana

    Released1988

    Directed byStephanie Bennett

  • A Rustling Of Leaves: Inside The Phillippine Revolution

    A Rustling Of Leaves: Inside The Phillippine Revolution

    A Rustling Of Leaves: Inside The Phillippine Revolution is a 1988 documentary film written and...
  • A sega nakade?

    A sega nakade is a 1988 Bulgarian drama film directed by Rangel Vulchanov and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • A Short Film About Killing

    A Short Film About Killing

    Krystyna Janda, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

    Released1988

    Directed byKrzysztof Kieślowski

    A Short Film About Killing is a 1988 film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • A Short Film About Love

    A Short Film About Love

    Grażyna Szapołowska, Artur Barciś

    Released1988

    Directed byKrzysztof Kieślowski

    A Short Film About Love is a Polish romantic drama film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and... more on Wikipedia
  • A Soldier's Tale

    A Soldier's Tale

    Gabriel Byrne, Judge Reinhold

    Released1988

    Directed byLarry Parr

    A Soldier's Tale is a 1988 romantic drama film directed and produced by Larry Parr, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • A Strange Place to Meet

    A Strange Place to Meet

    Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu

    Released1988

    Directed byFrançois Dupeyron

    A Strange Place to Meet is a 1988 French film directed by François Dupeyron, and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • A Summer Story

    Susannah York, James Wilby

    Released1988

    Directed byPiers Haggard

    A Summer Story is a 1988 drama film directed by Piers Haggard.
  • A Tale of the Wind
    A Tale of the Wind is a 1988 French film directed by Joris Ivens and Marceline Loridan. It is... more on Wikipedia
  • A Taxing Woman's Return

    A Taxing Woman's Return

    Tetsurō Tamba, Masahiko Tsugawa

    Released1988

    Directed byJuzo Itami

    A Taxing Woman's Return, also titled A Taxing Woman 2 is a 1988 Japanese comedy film written... more on Wikipedia