Popular Movies 1988

Hairspray

Hairspray

  • 97%
  • PG
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation.

Die Hard

Die Hard

  • 94%
  • R
  • 131 min
  • Action

New York cop John McClane, who has been a cop for 11 years, has just arrived in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve. For the past six months, John's wife Holly and their two kids Lucy McClane and John McClane Jr. have been living in Los Angeles without John. In New York, Holly had a good job that turned into a career, and Holly was promoted to a powerful position in the Nakatomi Corporation. The promotion called for Holly to move to Los Angeles to work in the Nakatomi Plaza, a 40-story skyscraper where the uppermost floors are still under construction. John stayed behind in New York because John didn't think Holly would make it in Los Angeles and that she would come crawling back to him in New York, so John figured that there was no reason to pack his things for the move to Los Angeles. A limo driver named Argyle drives John to the Nakatomi Plaza, and John heads to the 30th floor, where a Christmas party is going on. John gets into an argument with Holly in the office of her drug using co-worker Harry Ellis, because Holly uses her maiden name Gennero instead of the name McClane on her nameplate in her office. Holly leaves the room to give a speech. While he's by himself in the office, John is wishing that this argument hadn't happened. A few minutes later, a group of German terrorists, led by Hans Gruber and his right hand man Karl, enter the building and take everyone hostage on the 30th floor. John is able to avoid being taken hostage because Hans and his men don't even know that John is in the building. Hans takes Holly's boss Joseph Yashinobo Takagi to an office where Hans demands that Takagi give him the computer code key that will allow Hans and his men to start opening the building's safe so they can steal the $640,000,000 in negotiable bearer bonds that are in the safe. Takagi refuses to cooperate with Hans, so Hans kills Takagi, and John witnesses it. Hans then tells his technology expert Theo to start working on getting the safe opened, and after John alerts LAPD Sergeant Al Powell about the situation, John is forced to kill Karl's brother Tony. Now, Karl wants revenge on John, and John must keep Karl off his back and work on his own to rescue the hostages from Hans, because other than Powell, the LAPD is not much help.

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

  • 81%
  • PG
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

After Barbara and Adam Maitland were killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse. Their peace is disrupted when a yuppie family, the Deetzs, buy their house. The Maitlands are too nice and harmless as ghosts and all their efforts to scare the Deetzs away were unsuccessful. They eventually turn to another ghost 'Beetlejuice' for help.

Big

Big

  • 96%
  • PG
  • 104 min
  • Comedy

A young boy makes a wish at a fairground machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that his wish has been granted and his body has grown older over night. But he is still the same 12 year old kid on the inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown ups including getting a job, and having his first romantic encounter with a woman. What will he find out about this strange world?

Coming to America

Coming to America

  • 68%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Comedy

It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he is to marry a woman he never saw before. Now the prince breaks with tradition and travels to America to look for the love of his life.

Rain Man

Rain Man

  • 88%
  • R
  • 133 min
  • Drama

Charlie Babbitt is a fast-talking L.A. wheeler-dealer, hard at work on his next "big thing" when he learns of the death of his father. Arriving in Ohio for the funeral, Charlie finds himself spurned by his father in his will -- leaving Charlie only a vintage Buick and not a penny of a small fortune of over $3 million.

When Charlie learns that the money has been left to care for his autistic brother Raymond, Charlie kidnaps Raymond and takes off for L.A. in a desperate attempt to get a piece of the inheritance. As they travel across the country, though, Charlie learns to love the borther he never knew he had and discovers that money really isn't the most important thing.

Cocktail

Cocktail

  • 9%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Drama

After leaving the army, Brian Flanagan trys to get a job in New York. But without a degree, this was not possible. He then decides to start studying for a business degree and gets a part time job as a bartender. He realises its not that easy, but when boss Douglas Koglan teaches him the secrets of the trade they become the most famous bar-men in town. Brian wants his own top class cocktail bar and to get the necessary money travels to Jamaica where work is easier, and pay is good. There he meets Jordan, a young and pretty American artist, and they fall in love. But when he starts an affair with an older and rich woman Jordan leaves... Will she forgive him??

Willow

Willow

  • 48%
  • PG
  • 126 min
  • Action

In the dungeons of the castle of the evil Queen-sorceress Bavmorda, a prisoner gives birth to a child who, according to an ancient prophecy, will put an end to the reign of the Queen. A midwife saves the child from the wrath of Bavmorda, but is forced to throw her cradle in a river when reached by the Hounds of the Queen. The river brings the child near a village of nelwyns, and little Willow finds and adopts her. When the Hounds reach the village, Willow begins a difficult journey to bring the baby back to her people and to fulfill the prophecy.

They Live

They Live

  • 89%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Action

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.

Working Girl

Working Girl

  • 84%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Comedy

Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss.