1988 Action Movies (By Date)

Silent Assassins (1988)

Silent Assassins

    • R
    • 91 min
    • Action

    The evil criminal leader Kendrick has kidnapped an elderly biochemist who holds the secret to creating a biological superweapon. The only person who can possibly stop Kendrick and his gang is L. A. cop Sam Kettle and martial arts master Jun Kim (uncle of a little girl also kidnapped by Kendrick). Together, they go to war against an army of ninjas to rescue the hostages and bring their kidnappers to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>

    Space Mutiny (1988)

    Space Mutiny

      • R
      • 93 min
      • Action

      A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.

      Animal Protector (1988)

      Animal Protector

        • 96 min
        • Action

        Swedish animal rights action film. Also known as "Born to Kill".

        Zombie vs. Ninja (1988)

        Zombie vs. Ninja

          • Unrated
          • 90 min
          • Action

          Ethan, a young man, is beaten while his father is killed by a group of thieves. With the help of an undertaker, Ethan trains in kung fu by fighting the dead. Meanwhile, an American Ninja, Dragon, must fend off against the thieves and their ninja henchmen. It is soon that Dragon and Ethan team up to defeat the thieves and the ninjas.

          Peter Pan (1988)

          Peter Pan

            • Unrated
            • 52 min
            • Action

            This animated fairy tale for kids tells the classic story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Determined never to become an adult, Peter stays forever young in a magical word called Neverland, where he leads a band of mischevious kids called the Lost Boys. Unfortunately, Neverland's chief other inhabitant is a pirate named Captain Hook, who would like nothing more than to put a permanent end to Peter's fun.

            Chopper Wars (1988)

            Chopper Wars

              • Unrated
              • 40 min
              • Action

              Fly low, blasting everything in front of you to pieces was one version. The other was send light helos, like the Loach, teamed up with two gunships. Together known as "Pink Teams" they would fly low trying to draw enemy fire. When the V.C. opened up, the gunships would strike quickly with rockets and machine guns. The tactic known as Recon by Fire is just one of the operations you will experience firsthand in "Chopper Wars". It is a story about one of the most devastating...

              Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)

              Deadbeat at Dawn

                • R
                • 80 min
                • Action

                After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is hellbent on revenge and arranges the murder of the girlfriend. That ticks off the boyfriend, who wreaks havoc with the two gangs, who have joined forces in order to pull off a security truck heist. Written by Ed Sutton <[email protected]>

                Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

                Hell Comes to Frogtown

                • 40%
                • R
                • 86 min
                • Action

                'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more...

                The Prince of Pennsylvania

                  • R
                  • 87 min
                  • Action

                  There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him back.

                  - Written by

                  Anonymous

                  American Roulette (1988)

                  American Roulette

                    • R
                    • 102 min
                    • Thriller

                    A death squad stalks an exiled president. A beautiful woman is torn between head and heart. All are caught in a lethal web called American Roulette.

                    The Lawless Land (1988)

                    The Lawless Land

                      • R
                      • 81 min
                      • Sci-Fi

                      Action-adventure set in a world of the near-future, where young love is forbidden among the lower classes. Nevertheless, one couple defies their police-state world to fight and hold on to whatever love they can find. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

                      Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

                      Braddock: Missing in Action III

                        • R
                        • 101 min
                        • Action

                        When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the country and ends up battling his way out with several dozen abused Amerasian children in tow! Struggling to keep them alive while outmaneuvering a sadistic Vietnamese officer, Braddock ignites the jungle in a blazing cross-country race for freedom.

                        Dead of Night (1988)

                        Dead of Night

                          • R
                          • 95 min
                          • Horror

                          An abused woman conjures up a spirit to take revenge on the men who have misused her.

                          Picasso Trigger (1988)

                          Picasso Trigger

                            • 99 min
                            • Action

                            Double agent Picasso Trigger is assassinated in Paris by double-crossing bad guy Miguel Ortiz. Then Ortiz begins eliminating agents of The Agency who were involved in his brother's death. The Agency (belatedly) springs into action to stop Ortiz' heinous activities. The usual gunplay, romance, and nifty toys with bombs ensue.

                            Amsterdamned (1988)

                            Amsterdamned

                              • 114 min
                              • Action

                              A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and twelve-year-old daughter may be closer than he is to finding the killer.

                              Fei lung mang jeung (1988)

                              Fei lung mang jeung

                                • R
                                • 102 min
                                • Action

                                Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out at least until they discover the true purpose of the plant.

                                Shoot to Kill (1988)

                                Shoot to Kill

                                  • R
                                  • 110 min
                                  • Action

                                  Sidney Poitier makes his long-overdue return to films in this 1988 thriller, playing an FBI agent on the trail of an elusive killer. Reluctantly teamed with tracker Tom Berenger, the city-dwelling Poitier braves the wilds of the Pacific Northwest in search of his quarry.

                                  Action Jackson (1988)

                                  Action Jackson

                                  • 10%
                                  • R
                                  • 96 min
                                  • Action

                                  Jericho "Action" Jackson is a Detroit police sergeant who was demoted from lieutenant for almost tearing the arm off of sexually violent sociopath Sean Dellaplane, whose father is Peter Dellaplane, a major car manufacturer. But Dellaplane himself is violent as well. Dellaplane kills his wife Patrice by shooting her. And then he plants her body in Jackson's apartment, framing Jackson. Dellaplane w

                                  The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)

                                  The Incredible Hulk Returns

                                    • Unrated
                                    • 100 min
                                    • Action

                                    It's been two years since the Hulk has surfaced, and Dr David Bruce Banner is on the verge of curing himself of the Hulk. A device he helped create, the Gamma Transponder, will rid him of his own Gamma radiation, among other uses. Enter Don Blake, a former colleague of Banner's, who is now in possession of a mystic hammer which can summon Thor, an ancient Viking warrior. When the Gamma Transponder is nearly stolen and Banner's girlfriend is kidnapped, Banner must abandon the...

                                    Noble House (1988)

                                    Noble House

                                      • Unrated
                                      • 355 min
                                      • Adventure

                                      Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Co, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of the "Noble House". Unfortunately, with his power, he inherits ancient promises, dark secrets and deep financial problems on a small island full of people who want to see Struan's fall so they can become the Noble House. Dunross' worst enemy is the vicious Quillan Gornt, a lesser tai-pan, and he's...