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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}
  • The Third Eye

    Aliye Rona


    Directed byOrhan Oğuz

    The Third Eye is a 1988 drama fantasy film directed by Orhan Oguz....
  • Crocodile Dundee II

    Tatyana Ali, Colin Quinn


    Directed byJohn Cornell, Mark Turnbull

    "Crocodile" Dundee II is a 1988 Australian adventure and comedy film. It is a sequel to the 1986 film "Crocodile" Dundee, and was followed by 2001's Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. The film was shot...  more

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  • '68

    Bernard Shakey, Jan Němec


    Directed bySteven Kovacs

    '68 is a 1988 film directed by Steven Kovacs. The film follows a full year of a Hungarian family living in San Francisco in 1968....  more


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  • 'Gator Bait II: Cajun Justice

    Jan MacKenzie


    Directed byBeverly Sebastion

    'Gator Bait II: Cajun Justice is a 1988 sequel to the 1974 thriller film 'Gator Bait, written, produced and directed by Beverly Sebastion and Ferd Sebastion. Largely ignored upon release, the film...  more
  • 18 Again!

    Pauly Shore, George Burns


    Directed byPaul Flaherty

    18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of...  more
  • 18 Secrets of Kung Fu

    Ko Hsiao Pao, Li Shao Hua


    Directed byWu Yuen Ling

  • 1921

    Mammootty, Suresh Gopi


    Directed byI. V. Sasi

    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
  • 1969

    Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder


    Directed byErnest Thompson

    1969 is a 1988 drama film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. It was written and directed by Ernest Thompson. The original music score is composed by Michael Small. The...  more
  • 1988 Daytona 500

    Bobby Allison, Davey Allison


  • 36 Fillette

    Jean Piere Leaud, Oliver Parniere


    Directed byCatherine Breillat

    36 Fillette is a 1988 French film starring Delphine Zentout and Oliver Parniere, directed by Catherine Breillat. It is the story of a sexually curious and rebellious 14-year-old who has an...  more
  • 46 Bis

    46 Bis is a 1988 short film directed by Pascal Baes....
  • 555

    B.K. Smith, Bob Grabill


    Directed byWally Koz

    555 is a 1988 horror film directed and produced by Wally Koz, and written by Roy Koz....  more
  • 976-EVIL

    Sandy Dennis, Robert Picardo


    Directed byRobert Englund

    976-EVIL is a 1988 horror film directed by Robert Englund. The film's title refers to the 976 telephone exchange, a now mostly defunct premium-rate telephone number system that was popular in the...  more
  • Released1988

    Directed byAlan Bennett

    "Bed Among the Lentils" is a dramatic monologue written by Alan Bennett in 1987 for television, as part of his Talking Heads series for the BBC. The series became very popular, moving onto BBC Radio,...  more
  • A Bitter Message of Hopeless Grief

    A Bitter Message of Hopeless Grief is a 1988 short film directed by Jonathan Reiss....
  • A Broken Spine

    A Broken Spine is a 1988 film written and directed by Daniel Landin and Kate Cragg....
  • A Change of Face

    A Change of Face is a 1988 film directed by Tracey Moffatt....
  • A Chaos of Flowers

    Ken Ogata, Sayuri Yoshinaga


    Directed byKinji Fukasaku

    A Chaos of Flowers is a 1988 Japanese film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The theme is movements of society and art in Taishō period from the viewpoint of Akiko Yosano....  more
  • A Chorus of Disapproval

    Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons


    Directed byMichael Winner

    A Chorus of Disapproval is a 1988 British film adapted from the Alan Ayckbourn play of the same title, directed by Michael Winner. Among the movie's cast are Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons, Richard...  more
  • A City Surrounded by Mountains

    A City Surrounded By the Mountains is a documentary by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh, and it introduces the social, cultural and geographical life of the people in Khansar, in the Isfahan province of Iran. In...  more
  • A Dangerous Life

    Gary Busey, Michael Pate


    Directed byRobert Markowitz

    A Dangerous Life is a 1988 English-language Australian film about the final years of the Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos' rule, from the assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983 to the People...  more
  • A Father's Revenge

    Brian Dennehy, Ron Silver


    Directed byJohn Herzfeld

    A Father's Revenge is a 1988 thriller film written by Tom Schulman and Mel Frohman, and directed by John Herzfeld....  more
  • A Few Days With Me

    Sandrine Bonnaire, Daniel Auteuil


    Directed byClaude Sautet

    Quelques jours avec moi is a French film by director Claude Sautet, released in France in 1988. It received three César Award nominations in the 1989 Festival's edition....  more
  • A Film with No Name

    Mira Furlan, Mladen Andrejevic


    Directed bySrđan Karanović

    A Film with No Name is a 1988 drama film written and directed by Srdjan Karanovic....
  • A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline


    Directed byJohn Cleese, Charles Crichton

    A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline won the Academy...  more

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