1988

Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse
7.7

Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse

Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles ...
Free and Easy
6.8

Free and Easy

Dec. 24, 1988

Free and Easy

Densuke Hamazaki is an office worker at Suzuki Construction and gets transferred to the main Tokyo office. After settling in to his surrounding ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Young Einstein
5.2

Young Einstein

Dec. 15, 1988

Young Einstein

Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Troma’s War
5.7

Troma’s War

Dec. 09, 1988

Troma’s War

A small group of typical Tromaville citizens find themselves in the path of a terrorist army controlled by the power elite…
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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 ...
Fresh Horses
5.0

Fresh Horses

Nov. 18, 1988

Fresh Horses

A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cinema Paradiso
8.5

Cinema Paradiso

Nov. 17, 1988

Cinema Paradiso

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the ...
Raiders of the Magic Ivory
4.6

Raiders of the Magic Ivory

Two Vietnam vets are hired to infiltrate a religious sect and steal an ancient relic, a magic ivory tablet. Mercenaries Sugar and Mark enter a ...
A Cry in the Dark
6.9

A Cry in the Dark

Nov. 11, 1988

A Cry in the Dark

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain who, during a family camping trip to Ayers Rock in central Australia, claimed she witnessed a dingo ...
Ernest Saves Christmas
5.6

Ernest Saves Christmas

When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious ...
Iron Eagle II
3.8

Iron Eagle II

Nov. 11, 1988

Iron Eagle II

Chappy Sinclair is called to gather together a mixed Soviet/U.S. strike force that will perform a surgical strike on a massively defended nuclear ...
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
6.6

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local ...
Child’s Play
6.6

Child’s Play

Nov. 08, 1988

Child’s Play

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Everybody’s All-American
6.2

Everybody’s All-American

Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs ...