1988

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Deadbeat at Dawn
6.1

Deadbeat at Dawn

Jan. 01, 1988

Deadbeat at Dawn

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.
The Music Teacher
6.9

The Music Teacher

Oct. 29, 1988

The Music Teacher

Aging opera singer Joachim Dallayrac retires from the stage and retreats to the countryside to school two young singers, Sophie and Jean. ...
The Shaman
3.2

The Shaman

Jan. 01, 1987

The Shaman

Members of a family succumb to the hypnotic spell of the Shaman as he searches for the one to inherit his powers.Only Paul is able to resist ...
Dead Mate
6.1

Dead Mate

Sep. 01, 1988

Dead Mate

Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead. She is ...
Slime City
4.7

Slime City

May. 13, 1988

Slime City

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 ...
Black Roses
5.8

Black Roses

Nov. 01, 1988

Black Roses

Teens in a small conservative town are turned into evil demons thanks to the music of the titular heavy metal band.
The Unnamable
5.1

The Unnamable

Jun. 01, 1988

The Unnamable

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 ...
La leggenda del santo bevitore
8.1

La leggenda del santo bevitore

La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally “The legend of the holy drinker”) is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells ...
Distant Voices, Still Lives
7.5

Distant Voices, Still Lives

The second film in Terence Davies’s autobiographical series (along with “Trilogy” and “The Long Day Closes”) is an ...
Top Squad
5.2

Top Squad

Jun. 03, 1988

Top Squad

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 ...
Pik lik sin fung
6.9

Pik lik sin fung

Jun. 23, 1988

Pik lik sin fung

A cop relies on a young car thief to take down four gangsters, who plan to rob a rich merchant for a large amount of money.
American Experience
8.7

American Experience

TV’s most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
6.5

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most ...
The Accidental Tourist
6.8

The Accidental Tourist

After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon’s wife, seems to be having trouble ...
Fantozzi Retires
6.1

Fantozzi Retires

Dec. 22, 1988

Fantozzi Retires

After thirty years in the big corporation, Ugo Fantozzi retires. Suddenly, he needs things to do in everyday life and he tries a number of ...
The Dark Side of the Sun
5.5

The Dark Side of the Sun

Traveling in search of a cure for a rare skin disease, a man finds freedom and love along the way.
Time of the Gypsies
8.3

Time of the Gypsies

Dec. 21, 1988

Time of the Gypsies

In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world ...
Beaches
7.0

Beaches

Dec. 21, 1988

Beaches

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Talk Radio
7.3

Talk Radio

Dec. 21, 1988

Talk Radio

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Working Girl
6.8

Working Girl

Dec. 20, 1988

Working Girl

Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a ...
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
7.4

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can be the first to swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000.
Rain Man
8.0

Rain Man

Dec. 11, 1988

Rain Man

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
My Stepmother is an Alien
5.4

My Stepmother is an Alien

Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. ...
976-EVIL
5.2

976-EVIL

Dec. 09, 1988

976-EVIL

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll ...
Twins
6.1

Twins

Dec. 09, 1988

Twins

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic ...
Mississippi Burning
7.8

Mississippi Burning

Dec. 08, 1988

Mississippi Burning

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town ...
Camille Claudel
7.3

Camille Claudel

Dec. 07, 1988

Camille Claudel

The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin ...
Cold Summer of 1953
7.9

Cold Summer of 1953

Dec. 03, 1988

Cold Summer of 1953

In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the ...
Tequila Sunrise
6.1

Tequila Sunrise

Dec. 02, 1988

Tequila Sunrise

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, ...
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
7.6

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Treasure Island
8.4

Treasure Island

Dec. 01, 1988

Treasure Island

Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer’s treasure, in this animated ...
Men Behind the Sun
6.1

Men Behind the Sun

Dec. 01, 1988

Men Behind the Sun

The film is a graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit ...
Itinerary of a Spoiled Child
7.1

Itinerary of a Spoiled Child

A foundling, raised in the circus, Sam Lion becomes a businessman after a trapeze accident. However, when he reaches fifty and becomes tired of ...
Pin
6.6

Pin

Nov. 25, 1988

Pin

A doctor has a lifelike, anatomically-correct medical dummy, with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin, named Pin (after Pinocchio). ...
They Live
7.3

They Live

Nov. 23, 1988

They Live

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 ...
Scrooged
7.0

Scrooged

Nov. 22, 1988

Scrooged

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television ...
The Land Before Time
7.4

The Land Before Time

Nov. 18, 1988

The Land Before Time

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can ...
The Chocolate War
6.7

The Chocolate War

Nov. 18, 1988

The Chocolate War

A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the ...
High Spirits
5.8

High Spirits

Nov. 18, 1988

High Spirits

When Peter Plunkett’s Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the ...
Oliver & Company
6.7

Oliver & Company

Nov. 18, 1988

Oliver & Company

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with ...