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, serious, melancholic, sexy, suspense and talky films and TV shows about / with runaway, death, brutality, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, adaptation, friendship and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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year 1988 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1988: The Traitor (2019), We Summon the Darkness (2019), The Photograph (2020), Blinded by the Light (2019), In the Shadow of the Moon (2019), Steve Jobs (2015), Apartment Zero (1988), The Sessions (2012), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), Low Down (2014).

List of year 1988 movies

Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: 1984: Searching for an experience that goes deeper than the superficiality of modern civilization, Bruno Manser travels into the jungles of Borneo and finds it with the nomadic Penan tribe. It is an encounter that changes his life forever. When the ...
Plot: rain forest, swiss, jungle, tribe, deforestation, courage, environment, environmental activist
Time: year 1987, year 1991, year 1984, year 1988, year 1999
Place: switzerland, munich germany
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, vampire human love, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, dark hero, victim, bonding, mentor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1780s, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, europe ...
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 7.1
 7K
The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, intense, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination attempt, assassination, judge, trial, murder, death threat, italian history, organized crime, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, europe, miami ...
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We Summon the Darkness (2019)
Genre: Horror, Music, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film is set in the Midwest against a backdrop involving a killing spree thought to be orchestrated by a satanic cult. Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians and head off to ...
Plot: satanic cult, teenage runaway, satanic ritual, concert tour, cult leader, captivity, stepmother, radio news, runaway, satanism, fireworks, cash ...
Time: year 1988
Place: indiana
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The Photograph (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
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: sweet, touching, uplifting, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, falling in love, fall in love, love affair, reunion, destiny, love and romance, couples, youth ...
Time: contemporary, year 1988, year 1984
Place: louisiana, london, new york
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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, touching, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Plot: diary, family relations, marriage, family life, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, couple relations, couples, marital problem, family feud, taxi driver, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1988, 21st century ...
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: british asian, coming of age, interracial friendship, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, father son conflict, college student, poetry, teenager, goth, rock music, racism ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: america, england, london
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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, father daughter relationship, police detective, teenage girl, serial killer, hospital, time travel, 9 year old, grave digger, molotov cocktail ...
Time: year 1988, year 2006, year 1997
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, not serious, witty, offbeat, 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, best friend, phone booth, disorder, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1800s, 1860s ...
Place: california, vienna, ancient greece, new mexico, usa ...
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 7.2
 152K
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, rise to the top, ambition, 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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Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, captivating, serious ...
Plot: neighbor, murder, serial killer, crimes, gender, mental illness, flat, dangerous friend, suspicion, politics, secret, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, california
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 7.2
 41K
The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, sincere, compassionate, humorous, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of virginity, male virgin, sexuality, cat, therapist, priest, nurse, sexual exploration, life changing experience, unlikely relationship, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, boston
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Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural, witch, videotaping, invisibility, child in peril, found footage, haunted house, haunted by the past, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, couples ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1988
Place: california, usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 2K
Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, inhaler, jazz, addiction, heroin, coming of age, pianist, artists and showbiz, music, parents and children, daughter, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1988, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: not serious, humorous, ridiculous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, ghost, danger, domestic disturbance, couple relations, supernatural, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary, stupidity, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1988
Place: usa, los angeles
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Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, true love, human spirit, lifestyle, romance, teenage love, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 90s, year 1993 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona spain, barcelona ...
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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Unfinished business with coed Julie James brings the murderer to the Bahamas to terrorize her and her friends, Karla, Tyrell and Will, during a vacation. Can Ray Bronson who survived a bloody attack alongside Julie two summers ago, get to the island ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, island, murder, resort, serial killer, haunted by the past, hotel, hook, knife, vacation, blood, marijuana ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1988, 80s
Place: bahamas
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 4.9
 12K
Hanging Up (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family problems, family life, hopes, single parent, looking for love, parents and children, family gatherings, terminal illness, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, year 1988, 1990s, year 2000 ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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Beyond Rangoon (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense, emotional ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, haunted by the past, leadership, heroes, political unrest, doctor, adaptation, lone hero, family drama, justice, revolution ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: burma, asia, thailand
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 20K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, ambush, war, basic training, officers and cadets, death, battles, wartime life, friendship, military life, boot camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, doll, family relations, killer doll, wheelchair, escape, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, disability, nobody believes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, year 1988, 80s
Place: usa
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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, cynical, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, 17 year old, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.0
 133K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, power relations, athlete's life, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, phoenix arizona, seoul, california
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 6.7
 1K
Jappeloup (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, underdog, passionate interest, animal training, equestrian, rider horse relationship, supportive parent, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1985, year 1986 ...
Place: france
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 5.4
 22K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, voodoo, danger, nightmare, ghost, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
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Prince Avalanche (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Style: talky, humorous, road movie, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, truck, highway, camping, workplace, workplace situations, buddies, in the woods, wilderness, male friendship, driver, male bonding ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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My Secret Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: My Secret Identity was a Canadian television series starring Jerry O'Connell and Derek McGrath. Originally broadcast from October 9, 1988 – May 25, 1991 on CTV in Canada, the series also aired in syndication in the United States. The series ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, young heroes, superhuman powers, youth, radiation, disorder, family relations, teenage life, danger, undercover, mad scientist, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, 1990s ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
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 5.6
 2K
The Road (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 12 year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an old abandoned road where a gruesome murder is left undiscovered for three decades.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, missing person, supernatural, deadly, danger, youth, vengeance, investigation, abduction, road trip, driving lesson ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: the philippines, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 10K
The Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Thailand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film is about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Yeoh) who spent more than a decade under house arrest. David Thewlis portrays Suu Kyi's husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Rebecca Frayn began working on the project after she and her husband, producer ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: election, military dictatorship, militant, resistance, human spirit, leadership, politics, peaceful mission, selflessness, democrat, social activist, tragic love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947, 90s ...
Place: burma, asia, oxford university
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 23K
No (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: campaign, political conspiracy, oppression, advertising agency, fighting the system, dictatorship, democracy, rebellion, against the odds, underdog, protest, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america
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