Movie Releases by Score

Au Revoir les Enfants 1.

Au Revoir les Enfants

February 12, 1988 | PG
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of the top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
Dead Ringers 2.

Dead Ringers

September 23, 1988 | R
The chilling story of identical twin gynecologists--suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality--who share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women. When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau, challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness. Jeremy Irons' tour-de-force performance--as both twins?raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity. (Criterion Collection)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.3
My Neighbor Totoro 3.

My Neighbor Totoro

April 16, 1988 | G
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Hope and Glory 4.

Hope and Glory

February 19, 1988 | PG-13
Bill, a young boy living on the outskirts of London experiences the exhilaration of World War II. During this period, Bill learns about sex, death, love, hypocrisy, and the faults of adults as he prowls the ruins of bombed houses.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Distant Voices, Still Lives 5.

Distant Voices, Still Lives

September 11, 1988 | PG-13
The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own family. The first part, 'Distant Voices', opens with grown siblings Eileen (Angela Walsh), Maisie (Lorraine Ashbourne) and Tony (Dean Williams), and their mother (Freda Dowie) arranged in mourning clothes before the photograph of their smiling father (Pete Postlethwaite). Soon after, the family poses in a similar tableau, but for a happier occasion - Eileen's wedding. While relatives sing at her reception, Eileen hysterically grieves for her dad, and recalls happy times of her youth. Tony and Maisie's memories, however, are more troubled. Davies intermingles and contrasts scenes like the family peacefully lighting candles in church with the brutal man beating his wife and terrorizing his young children. In 'Still Lives', set (and filmed) two years later, the siblings are settled in life, but not all happily. For Eileen, relief from her drab existence comes only when singing at the pub. With his skillfully composed frames and evocative use of music in place of dialogue, Davies creates a lovely, affecting photo album of a troubled family wrestling with the complexity of love.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 6.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

November 11, 1988 | R
The wildly hysterical international box office hit, women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, introduces us to Pepa who has just been jilted by an answering machine. The love of her life, Ivan, has just ended their relationship and she is heartbroken. But misery does love company. (MGM)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 7.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

June 21, 1988 | PG
Gumshoe detective Eddie Valiant (Hoskins) is on the job in both Hollywood and Toontown, and the line between reality and fantasy gets blurred as Eddie tries to solve a major "who dunnit." He's thrown for quite a set of curves when he meets Jessica Rabbit, the sultry "toon" who whispers "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." When Eddie gets mixed up with the fast-talking "toon" Roger Rabbit (Fleischer) he finds himself crossing paths with such characters as the hilarious Baby Herman, Benny the Cab, the sinister Judge Doom and more, in a wacky adventure of a lifetime. (Buena Vista)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
The Last Temptation of Christ 8.

The Last Temptation of Christ

August 12, 1988 | R
A thought-provoking interpretation of the classic tale of Christ, Temptation explores the idea of Christ as a mere mortal, who, at the threshold of self-sacrifice, is tempted by the desire to continue on with his life.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
A Fish Called Wanda 9.

A Fish Called Wanda

July 29, 1988 | R
In this zany comedy, four disparate characters (Cleese, Curtis, Kline, Palin) attempt a daring jewel heist.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
The Thin Blue Line 10.

The Thin Blue Line

September 1, 1988
A documentary which argues that Randall Harris was wrongly convicted of the murder of Dallas police officer Robert Wood by corrupt system of justice.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Wings of Desire 11.

Wings of Desire

May 6, 1988 | PG-13
Wim Wenders directed this enchanting fantasy about an angel who, while wandering unseen through West Berlin, falls in love with a beautiful circus performer and decides to become human. (MGM)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Bird 12.

Bird

September 30, 1988 | R
Bird, a film burnished with the magic of that 1946 concert encounter between legend and future legend and honored with an Academy Award for Best Sound in its spellbinding recreation of a man and his music. Like jazz itself, Bird rings with counterpoints and embellishments. Past and future overlap as the film explores Yardbird's soaring skill and destructive excesses. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Babette's Feast 13.

Babette's Feast

March 4, 1988 | G
During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Midnight Run 14.

Midnight Run

July 20, 1988 | R
Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (De Niro) is offered $100,000 from a bail bondsman to capture fugitive accountant Jonathan "the Duke" Mardukas (Grodin) and bring him to Los Angeles in time for his trial date. Walsh must avoid a rival bounty hunter, the FBI, and the mob to earn his payday.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.7
Stand and Deliver 15.

Stand and Deliver

March 11, 1988 | TV-PG
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.1
Hairspray 16.

Hairspray

February 26, 1988 | PG
In Hairspray, Tracy Turnblad uses her huge hair, big grin and great moves to become the queen of the local TV dance revue, using her newfound popularity to fight for integration in 1962's Baltimore. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 17.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

December 2, 1988 | PG-13
Leslie Nielsen stars as Police Squad's own granite-jawed, rock-brained cop Frank Drebin, who bumbles across a mind-control scheme to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, a stuffed beaver, two baseball teams and an odd assortment of others join the wacko goings-on and blow the laugh-o-meter to smithereens. (Paramount)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
Tucker: The Man and His Dream 18.

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

August 12, 1988 | PG
In the late 1940s, Preston Tucker had a dream to build the best cars ever made. Pressure from Detroit and government dooms his dream.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Dangerous Liaisons 19.

Dangerous Liaisons

December 16, 1988 | R
A cruel wager is made between the beautiful but deviousMarquise de Merteuil (Close) and her former lover, the Vicomte de Valmont (Malkovich). The Marquise challenges Valmont to seduce the virginal Cecile de Volanges (Thurman) before the girl can be wed. As a counter-challenge Valmont bets the Marquise that he will be able to bed the married Madame de Tourvel (Pfeiffer).
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.7
The Unbearable Lightness of Being 20.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

February 5, 1988 | R
In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
Working Girl 21.

Working Girl

December 23, 1988 | R
Ambitious secretary Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) makes her up the corporate ladder with a little creative deception by "taking over" when her boss Katherine Parker (Sigourney Weaver) breaks her leg on a ski trip.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
Big 22.

Big

June 3, 1988 | PG
At a carnival, young Josh Baskin wishes he was big only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy, Josh lands a job at a toy company. But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood. [Twentieth Century Fox]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6
Bull Durham 23.

Bull Durham

June 15, 1988 | R
A romantic love story set in the dirt and grit of minor league baseball. Sarandan is a groupie for the Carolina Durham Bulls who chooses a protege each season to school in the art of love. This season she picks the team's untameable pitcher but eventually abides her true passion, the team's catcher, Costner. (MGM)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
Die Hard 24.

Die Hard

July 15, 1988 | R
When terrorists take over a Los Angeles skyscraper on Christmas Eve, visting New York cop John McClane (Willis) thwarts their plans.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
5.6
Married to the Mob 25.

Married to the Mob

August 19, 1988 | R
After her husband is killed, Angela sees a way out of the Mafia. However, her husband's boss has other ideas - he wants her for himself. Undercover FBI agent Mike Downey finds himself falling in love with her too.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
Monkey Shines 26.

Monkey Shines

July 29, 1988 | R
A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.5
Eight Men Out 27.

Eight Men Out

September 2, 1988 | PG
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.8
Tales from the Gimli Hospital 28.

Tales from the Gimli Hospital

January 1, 1988
While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofridur in a Gimli of old.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Things Change 29.

Things Change

October 21, 1988 | PG
Shoe-shiner Gino is hired to take the rap for a mafia murder. Two-bit gangster Jerry watches over Gino and gives him a weekend to remember.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Lady in White 30.

Lady in White

April 22, 1988 | R
An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a 1960s small town, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Beetlejuice 31.

Beetlejuice

March 30, 1988 | PG
What's a couple of stay-at-home ghosts to do when their beloved home is taken over by trendy yuppies? They call on Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), the afterlife's freelance bio-exorcist to scare off the family – and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for! [Warner Bros]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.5
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 32.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

December 14, 1988 | PG
Two wiley con-men living in the south of France join forces to bilk rich American women of their fortunes. WHen one decides to strike out on his own, a bet is made over who can take a rich American heiress for $50,000 first. After much outrageous tomfoolery, the boys learn the heiress has no money and all three join forces. [MGM]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.1
Running on Empty 33.

Running on Empty

September 9, 1988 | PG-13
The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.6
Good Morning, Vietnam 34.

Good Morning, Vietnam

January 15, 1988 | R
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.7
Frantic 35.

Frantic

February 26, 1988 | R
In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.5
Colors 36.

Colors

April 15, 1988 | R
Set in the East L.A. barrio, Colors stars Sean Penn and Robert Duvall as very different cops, both in age and temperment, hand picked for the city's anti-gang campaign. As partners, they daily drive their unmarked car through the warring Los Angeles neighborhoods. Their simple code of endurance: Keep peace in the streets at any price! [MGM]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.3
Talk Radio 37.

Talk Radio

December 23, 1988 | R
A "shock jock" (Eric Bogosian) becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.3
The Land Before Time 38.

The Land Before Time

November 18, 1988 | G
An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.1
The Accused 39.

The Accused

October 14, 1988 | R
After a young woman (Jodie Foster) suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.2
Rain Man 40.

Rain Man

December 16, 1988 | R
What begins with a cold-hearted attempt by one man to steal his autistic brother's inheritance evolves into a cross-country odyssey of love, family and self-discovery.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.5
The Serpent and the Rainbow 41.

The Serpent and the Rainbow

February 5, 1988 | R
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.2
Tequila Sunrise 42.

Tequila Sunrise

December 2, 1988 | R
Two former high school friends -- one a fast-rising L.A.. cop and the other a drug dealer desperate to get out -- are both vying for the affection of a sleek restaurant owner. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.9
Patty Hearst 43.

Patty Hearst

September 23, 1988 | R
In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Vice Versa 44.

Vice Versa

March 11, 1988 | PG
A divorced executive named Marshall and his 11-year-old son, Charlie, casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers Marshall's mind to Charlie's body and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Red Heat 45.

Red Heat

June 17, 1988 | R
Two cops, one from Russia, the other from Chicago, team up to capture a Russian drug dealer hiding out somewhere in America.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.2
The Lair of the White Worm 46.

The Lair of the White Worm

October 21, 1988 | R
When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.0
Biloxi Blues 47.

Biloxi Blues

March 25, 1988 | PG-13
A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Mystic Pizza 48.

Mystic Pizza

October 14, 1988 | R
The coming-of-age story of three best friends (Taylor, Gish, Roberts) who work at a pizzeria in the seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut. (MGM)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.6
Oliver & Company 49.

Oliver & Company

November 18, 1988 | G
A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.1
Child's Play 50.

Child's Play

November 9, 1988 | R
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.8
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years 51.

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

June 17, 1988 | TV-MA
Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Bat*21 52.

Bat*21

October 21, 1988 | R
During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's (Gene Hackman) aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.2
Shoot to Kill 53.

Shoot to Kill

February 12, 1988 | R
An F.B.I. Agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Ironweed 54.

Ironweed

February 12, 1988 | R
An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, New York after returning there for the first time in decades.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 55.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

August 19, 1988 | R
The last girl from Elm Street is still bothered by dreams about Freddy; soon he returns and kills her, but before she died she wills her power to a new friend.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
6.9
They Live 56.

They Live

November 4, 1988 | R
They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. THEY LIVE. A rugged loner (Piper) stumbles upon a terrifying discovery: goulish creatures are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through subliminal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible. (TheOfficialJohnCarpenter.com)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.9
Memories of Me 57.

Memories of Me

October 7, 1988 | PG-13
On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Big Business 58.

Big Business

June 10, 1988 | PG
Two couples of sisters from New York and from the countryside discover that they are connected in an incredible way.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
Twins 59.

Twins

December 9, 1988 | PG
An ambitious genetic experiment takes the wrong turn when two twins - who look nothing alike - are born and then separated. Years later, the unlikely siblings meet: Julius, a highly educated but sheltered giant with a big heart, and Vincent, a pint-sized hustler with an insatiable lust for women and money. With girlfriends in tow and a hitman on their tail, the newfound brothers set off on a wild, cross-country misadventure to find their mother - but end up finding out more about themselves. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.6
The Accidental Tourist 60.

The Accidental Tourist

December 23, 1988 | PG
An author of travel books (Hurt) sees his world turned upside down when his son dies, his wife (Turner) leaves him, and he meets an eccentric dog trainer (Davis).
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.4
Clara's Heart 61.

Clara's Heart

October 7, 1988 | PG-13
A Jamaican woman becomes the housekeeper for a rich Baltimore family and bonds with a disillusioned teenage boy.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
Punchline 62.

Punchline

October 7, 1988 | R
A medical school dropout and a housewife/mom try to make it as stand-up comedians. They become friends and help each other out at an NYC comedy club.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
School Daze 63.

School Daze

February 12, 1988 | R
A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.2
Bright Lights, Big City 64.

Bright Lights, Big City

April 1, 1988 | R
A disillusioned young writer living in New York City (Michael J. Fox) turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
tbd
Young Guns 65.

Young Guns

August 12, 1988 | R
When his mentor is gunned down in cold blood, William Bonney sees fit to avenge him. With his friends backing him up, William delivers his own personal brand of justice, acting as judge, jury and executioner all with one pull of the trigger. News of his notorious actions spreads wide and far and soon the name of "Billie the Kid" becomes legendary.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
7.8
Little Nikita 66.

Little Nikita

March 18, 1988 | PG
An F.B.I. Agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper Agents, and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
tbd
Funny Farm 67.

Funny Farm

June 3, 1988 | PG
A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be just a little bit different to what they were expecting.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
4.7
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 68.

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

December 14, 1988 | R
When Junebug Spade is found dead, having OG'd (Over-Gold) on funky gold chains (how did he go to the bathroom with all that on?) his soldier brother, Jack, vows to avenge him and hits the mean streets of his old neighborhood, looking for the nefarious Mr. Big, who's two-bit henchmen push gold chains on the street. The way Jack sees it, Mr. Big has got to pay and with the help of legendary vigilante, John Slade, Jack is gonna git that sucka.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
7.1
Critters 2 69.

Critters 2

April 29, 1988 | PG-13
Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
5.7
Willow 70.

Willow

May 20, 1988 | PG
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.0
Coming to America 71.

Coming to America

June 29, 1988 | R
A very wealthy and pampered African prince comes to America in search of a bride. Accompanied by his closest companion, he quickly finds a job, new friends, new digs, new enemies - and lots of trouble. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.2
High Spirits 72.

High Spirits

November 18, 1988 | PG-13
When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
tbd
Pumpkinhead 73.

Pumpkinhead

October 14, 1988 | R
After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.1
The Dead Pool 74.

The Dead Pool

July 13, 1988 | R
Dirty Harry Callahan investigates and strange game in which individuals bet on who will be the next celebrity to die. The game gets more serious for Dirty Harry when he becomes the next bet.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
7.4
Beaches 75.

Beaches

December 21, 1988 | PG-13
When the irrepressible C.C. Bloom (Bette Midler) and the shy and proper Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) first meet under the boardwalk at the beach, all the 11-year-olds have in common is the need for a best friend. Worlds apart in lifestyle and location, their friendship ebbs and flows through a lifetime of highs and lows, career changes, marriages, jealousy, and more. From the boardwalk in Atlantic City to the beach house on the Pacific, BEACHES may remind you of what being a true friend means.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Alien Nation 76.

Alien Nation

October 7, 1988 | R
In 1991, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilization. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
tbd
Cocoon: The Return 77.

Cocoon: The Return

November 23, 1988 | PG
The senior retirees that left at the end of the first film come back to Earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no one grows old, or will they be tempted to remain on Earth?
Metascore:
45
User Score:
tbd
Above the Law 78.

Above the Law

April 22, 1988 | R
A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
7.0
Satisfaction 79.

Satisfaction

February 12, 1988 | PG-13
A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. They get an offer to play in Europe and perhaps become famous. But are they ready for it?
Metascore:
44
User Score:
tbd
Ernest Saves Christmas 80.

Ernest Saves Christmas

November 11, 1988 | PG
Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
tbd
Phantasm II 81.

Phantasm II

July 8, 1988 | R
Released after seven years in a mental hospital, Mike convinces his old pal Reggie to join forces with him to hunt down and destroy The Tall Man once and for all. Mike's visions lead the two to a quiet little town where a horde of flying killer balls aim to slice and dice their gruesome way through everyone.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
8.4
Big Top Pee-wee 82.

Big Top Pee-wee

July 22, 1988 | PG
Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
tbd
For Keeps? 83.

For Keeps?

January 15, 1988 | PG-13
After she gets pregnant, a teenage girl (Molly Ringwald) must decide whether she should keep the baby or not.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
tbd
Crocodile Dundee II 84.

Crocodile Dundee II

May 25, 1988 | PG
Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
6.3
She's Having a Baby 85.

She's Having a Baby

February 5, 1988 | PG-13
Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
tbd
Hellbound: Hellraiser II 86.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

December 23, 1988 | Not Rated
Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
8.7
Maniac Cop 87.

Maniac Cop

May 13, 1988 | R
A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
8.2
Poltergeist III 88.

Poltergeist III

June 10, 1988 | PG
Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
6.0
Two Moon Junction 89.

Two Moon Junction

April 29, 1988 | R
A young Southern débutante (Sherilyn Fenn) temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter (Richard Tyson) who works at a local carnival.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
tbd
Scrooged 90.

Scrooged

November 23, 1988 | PG-13
High-spirited high jinks on Christmas Eve put Frank Cross in a ghostly time warp in this take-off of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Cross, who has made the meteoric rise from the depths of the mailroom to TV network president, is mean, nasty, uncaring, unforgiving and has a sadistic sense of humor - perfect qualities for a modern-day Scrooge. Before the night is over, he'll be visited by a maniacal New York cab driver from the past, a present-day fairy who's into pratfalls and, finally, a ghoulish seven-foot-headless messenger from the future. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
38
User Score:
8.0
Moving 91.

Moving

March 4, 1988 | TV-PG
Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
tbd
Action Jackson 92.

Action Jackson

February 12, 1988 | R
Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
7.0
Rambo III 93.

Rambo III

May 25, 1988 | R
Just when John Rambo thinks he can finally rest, he finds himself on one last mission to Soviet occupied Afghanistan to save his friend Clononel Trautman.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
6.0
License to Drive 94.

License to Drive

July 6, 1988 | PG-13
A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
6.2
Kansas 95.

Kansas

September 23, 1988 | R
A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.
Metascore:
35
User Score:
tbd
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 96.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

October 21, 1988 | R
Ten years ago, he changed the face of Halloween. Tonight...he's back! Infamous killer Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield to find his long lost niece and fufill his destiny of murder and destruction! [Anchor Bay]
Metascore:
34
User Score:
8.0
The Presidio 97.

The Presidio

June 10, 1988 | R
A San Francisco civilian police detective (Mark Harmon) is forced to work on a series of murders with his former enemy commanding officer (Sean Connery) while dating his daughter.
Metascore:
31
User Score:
6.0
Mac and Me 98.

Mac and Me

August 12, 1988 | TV-G
An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.
Metascore:
26
User Score:
tbd
The Great Outdoors 99.

The Great Outdoors

June 17, 1988 | PG
A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.
Metascore:
24
User Score:
6.8
Hot to Trot 100.

Hot to Trot

August 26, 1988 | PG
Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.
Metascore:
22
User Score:
tbd

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