Year 1988 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1988 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, serious, tense, sexy and captivating films and TV shows about / with friendship, death, flashback, chase, photograph, hospital, violence, telephone call, blood and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
year 1988
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year 1988 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1988: 3 from Hell (2019), Just Go with It (2011), Day of Resurrection (1980), The Photograph (2020), Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003), Blinded by the Light (2019), In the Shadow of the Moon (2019), Steve Jobs (2015), Girl House (2014), Match (2014).

List of year 1988 movies

 5.6
 9K
3 from Hell (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Wilson, the demented Firefly clan escape to ...
Style: suspense, rough, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, murder, death, panic, prisoner, sadist, brutality, evil, murderer, insanity, massacre ...
Time: year 1988, 80s
Place: mexico, texas
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Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (1988)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Based on the popular line of plush dolls, this fun-filled feature follows Pound Puppies Cooler, Whopper (and Big Paw), and company as they try to track down a mystical object known as the "Bone of Scone" that allows children and canines to ...
Plot: dog, puppy, cartoon dog, king arthur
Time: 20th century, year 1958, 80s, year 1988, 50s ...
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 6.4
 213K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, romance, pretense, fall in love, single mother, plastic surgery, deception, marriage, blackmail, plan gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
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Day of Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Canada
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.
Style: rough, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, experiment gone awry, nuclear holocaust, race against time, genetic engineering, air disaster, survival, apocalypse, chaos, escapades, save the world, deadly ...
Time: year 1982, year 1981, year 1983, year 1988, 80s
Place: antarctica, ussr, usa, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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The Photograph (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her ...
Style: uplifting, sweet, disturbing, touching, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, love, friendship, falling in love, love affair, love and romance, reunion, destiny, couples, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, year 1984, year 1988
Place: louisiana, london, new york
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Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: 20 years after a set of events, the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC), is still going strong. Now Brandon Miller a TEC operative, believes that they have a responsibility to change history hoping that the world will be better but Ryan Chan another ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, time machine, old west, chase, heroes, race against time, rivalry, track down, deadly, psychopath, undercover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 2000s, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: germany, europe, los angeles, texas, california ...
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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sprawling drama centered on five key days in a family's life.
Style: semi serious, emotional, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: diary, family relations, marriage, family life, couples, couple relations, siblings relations, marital problem, dysfunctional family, family feud, coming of age, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 2000, 1990s ...
Place: france, europe
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Blinded by the Light (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Style: captivating, dark humor, touching, humorous, tense
Plot: father son conflict, coming of age, interracial friendship, teenage protagonist, british asian, father son relationship, college student, teenager, poetry, rock music, racism, pakistani ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: london, america, england
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In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas "Locke" Lockhart, hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer whose crimes defy scientific explanation. When the killer mysteriously resurfaces nine years later, Locke's ...
Style: sexy, enigmatic, tense, disturbing
Plot: time traveler, female serial killer, secret identity, teenage girl, police detective, father daughter relationship, serial killer, hospital, time travel, 9 year old, grave digger, slow motion action scene ...
Time: year 1997, year 1988, year 2006
Place: philadelphia
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, sent to the past, adventure, phone booth, best friend, disorder, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1860s, 1800s ...
Place: california, ancient greece, washington d.c., vienna, athens greece
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 7.2
 148K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, talky, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: technology, prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, inventions and discoveries, dialogue driven, friendship, computers and web, father daughter relationship, computer, fired from the job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 5.5
 8K
Girl House (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In an attempt to make some extra cash while away at College, Kylie moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. After a deranged fan hacks in to determine the house's location, she finds herself in a terrifying fight for her ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, sexy, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: porn actress, webcam, murder, woman in danger, computers and web, crimes, danger, psychopath, undressing, home invasion, internet chat, college student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988
Place: canada
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 6.7
 2K
Match (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Seattle couple travel to New York to interview colorful former dancer Tobi for research on a dissertation about dance. But soon, common niceties and social graces erode when the questions turn personal and the true nature of the interview is ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light, serious ...
Plot: dancer's life, artists and showbiz, couples, aging, teachers and students, couple relations, power relations, dancing, friendship, gays and lesbians, extramarital affair, man with glasses ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1967, year 2004, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 23K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, drug traffic, fbi, drug trafficking, father son relationship, arms dealing, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, culture clash, buddies, 15 year old, pole dancer ...
Time: 80s, year 2014, year 2017, year 1988, year 1986 ...
Place: detroit, michigan, ohio, las vegas
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 6.2
 10K
Galveston (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a violent encounter with his boss' men, Roy finds a prostitute and sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, road movie
Plot: hitman, illness, revenge, prostitute, murder, cancer, anger, car accident, motel, hurricane, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008, year 1988
Place: texas, usa, new orleans
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My Foolish Heart (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The last day of legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker.
Plot: police detective, jazz, jazz club, trumpet, jazz music
Time: year 1988
Place: amsterdam
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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, death sentence, drifter, execution, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
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 6.7
 1K
Nico, 1988 (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The muse of Andy Warhol, Christa Päffgen, stage name Nico, singer with the band Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. She gained a new lease of life after the story everyone knows, when she launched her solo career.
Style: road movie
Plot: tour bus, self destruction, syringe, unrequited love, rock band, suicide attempt, childhood flashback, female singer, romanian, rock concert, sound recording, italian abroad ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987, year 1986
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, rome italy, manchester, manchester england ...
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Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, exciting, captivating
Plot: sport, drug addict, winner, sport competition, drugs, competition, swimming, interrogation, hospital, accident, training, running ...
Time: year 1990, year 1988, year 1978, year 1984
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 8.4
 492K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: psychological, twist ending, bleak, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, revenge, losing-it hero, mind game, vengeance, confined, loneliness, sin, older man younger woman relationship, brother sister incest, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 2003, 20th century ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, new york, stockholm sweden ...
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 6.5
 26K
Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, negotiation, starvation, surgery, desert, cia, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1988, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: africa, london, england, cambodia, chechnya ...
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 6.6
 33K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
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 5.9
 28K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, assassination, investigation, special agents, crime, ex law enforcer, crimes, deadly, hunt down, espionage, spy, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s, year 1988
Place: usa, washington d.c., mexico, paris france, russia
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 7.0
 89K
Cool Runnings (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: reggae, coach, sport, underdog, olympics, bookies, sport team, family, cheating, ambition, friends, disgraced ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: canada, jamaica, california
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Karate Warrior 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After studying martial arts in the Philippines and defeating his opponent Quino, Anthony Scott heads back to the U.S. to attend college. Making the promise to his teacher that he will not fight, Anthony finds himself the target of the Tigers, a ...
Plot: teenage boy, training, tournament, teenage protagonist, karate, united states of america, archive footage, bully comeuppance, revenge, listening to a radio, radio broadcast, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century, 80s, year 1988
Place: usa
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Oranje kampioen! EK '88 (2004)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All highlights of the Orange success at the European Championship Soccer 1988. The complete story with legendary footage of Gullit, Van Basten, Rijkaard, Koeman and all the other heroes. Enjoy again the goals, the most beautiful actions, interviews, ...
Plot: soccer, dutch
Time: year 1988
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The War in Space (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. But a Japanese scientist has constructed a space craft, the Gohten, with which he may save humanity.
Plot: outer space, alien, alien invasion, space opera, catastrophe, invasion, spacecraft
Time: 80s, year 1988, near future
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 6.1
 255
The Backwater (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Shinya Tanaka, this film is set in a quiet riverside town, where 17-year-old Tooma lives with his father and his father’s lover. Tooma witnesses his father’s sadistic behavior towards his lover and soon finds himself ...
Plot: stepmother, listening to sex, explicit sex, prosthetic limb, eel, semen, older man younger woman sex, masturbation, male nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, alcoholic father, father son relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1988
Place: japan
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 5.1
 184
Dream On (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The course of true love does not run smoothly for two young lads at Norman's Cozy campsite on the Welsh coast in the mid 80s. Two English holiday-makers, Paul, an innocent northerner from Rochdale, and George, a jack the lad, nervy young man ...
Plot: gay, summer, kiss, crying, runaway, domineering mother, family relations, gay kiss, gay teenager, gay relationship, summer vacation, tent ...
Time: year 1988, 80s
Place: wales
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 7.3
 434K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, bleak ...
Plot: killer clown, clown, missing person, supernatural power, fear, death of brother, monster, asthma, good versus evil, summer, abandoned house, small town ...
Time: quarry, year 1988, 80s, year 1989
Place: maine
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