1988 April Movies

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Grave of the Fireflies

    • NR
    • 89 min
    • Animation

    In the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.

    My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

    My Neighbor Totoro

    • 93%
    • G
    • 86 min
    • Animation

    When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

    Colors (1988)

    Colors

    • 82%
    • R
    • 120 min
    • Action

    A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear.

    Two Moon Junction (1988)

    Two Moon Junction

      • R
      • 104 min
      • Drama

      A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

      Above the Law (1988)

      Above the Law

      • 57%
      • R
      • 99 min
      • Action

      Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.

      The Night Before (1988)

      The Night Before

        • PG-13
        • 85 min
        • Comedy

        The Night Before is a 1988 film starring Keanu Reeves and Lori Loughlin. Reeves plays Winston Connelly, the so-called high school nerd and vice president of the Astronomy club. Loughlin plays Tara Mitchell, the pretty and popular head cheerleader who also happens to be the local police chief's daughter. The Tagline was: "You lost your father's car. Sold your prom date. And a guy named 'Tito' wants you dead." It was filmed and set entirely in Los Angeles, California.

        Fright Night Part II (1988)

        Fright Night Part II

          • R
          • 104 min
          • Horror

          Four vampires move into a large house in an American town. Led by the seducive Regina, they seem to be particularly interested in Charlie and his girlfriend Alex, since Charlie killed Regina's brother. Charlie is bitten by her and transformed into a vampire. She kidnaps him and takes him to the house. Is this the end for Charlie?

          Lady in White (1988)

          Lady in White

          • 67%
          • PG-13
          • 112 min
          • Fantasy

          Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.

          The Seventh Sign (1988)

          The Seventh Sign

            • R
            • 97 min
            • Drama

            Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word. As the nosy and nearly-to-term Abby uncovers her tenant's secrets, she finds out her role in bringing about the seventh sign.

            Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

            Bright Lights, Big City

            • 61%
            • 107 min
            • Drama

            A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?

            Brain Damage (1988)

            Brain Damage

              • R
              • 86 min
              • Comedy

              Brian is a young man who is bitten by Aylmer, a mutant parasite who devours human brains. Boy and monster become symbiotically attached, since every time Aylmer feasts on a new victim, he injects Brian with a drug-like substance that propels him into a hallucinogenic state.

              Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)

              Critters 2: The Main Course

              • 33%
              • PG-13
              • 86 min
              • Comedy

              It's been two years since the fiendish critters first terrorized the town of Grovers Bend. Now, a new batch of bloodthirsty hairballs are about to hatch.

              18 Again! (1988)

              18 Again!

              • 29%
              • PG
              • 93 min
              • Comedy

              18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of unrelated films, including Like Father, Like Son and Vice Versa, produced in the late 1980s involving a similar plotline.

              Appleseed (1988)

              Appleseed

                • Unrated
                • 71 min
                • Animation

                In the futuristic metropolis of Olympus a terrorist attack takes place. A special ESWAT team, including Deunan Knute and Briareos Hecatonchires, is sent in to deal with the threat. They succeed in averting the immediate danger, but one of the terrorists manages to escape. The OVA tells the story of a terrorist plot to take over Gaia — the central AI running Olympus. This involves a disillusioned ESWAT officer and the terrorist who got away, and Hitomi, Deunan's bioroid friend who is used as a...

                Appointment with Death (1988)

                Appointment with Death

                  • PG
                  • 102 min
                  • Crime

                  Emily Boynton, step-mother to the three Boynton children and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband which would have freed the childern from her dominating influence. She takes herself and the children on holiday to Europe and the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot meets up with a woman friend, Dr. King who falls in love with Raymond Boynton to Emily's disapproval. Lady Westholme, her secretary and Cope are...

                  Bad Dreams (1988)

                  Bad Dreams

                  • 13%
                  • R
                  • 84 min
                  • Horror

                  In the mid-'70s, a cult group called Unity Field commits mass suicide, but a young girl survives. After being in a coma for thirteen years she wakes up in a psyche ward, not remembering the incident. The psychiatrist tries to help her remember, but she begins seeing the leader of the cult talking to her from the grave, and the other members of her therapy group begin to commit suicide around her. Or is it suicide?

                  Besökarna (1988)

                  Besökarna

                    • R
                    • 102 min
                    • Horror

                    Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from the walls. He contacts a ghost-hunter, Allan. While conducting an experiment, Allan is killed, and Frank has to find out the truth himself. What's so special with the mysterious room in the attic? Written by Mattias Thuresson

                    Bulletproof (1988)

                    Bulletproof

                      • R
                      • 93 min
                      • Action

                      Gary Busey is Frank 'Bulletproof' McBain a streetwise detective pulled back into action by the US Military to secure a super weapon from terrorist forces.

                      Casual Sex? (1988)

                      Casual Sex?

                        • R
                        • 97 min
                        • Comedy

                        Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider their attitudes to men in general.

                        Collision Course (1988)

                        Collision Course

                          • PG
                          • 100 min
                          • Action

                          Tony Costas, a brash, obnoxious, sexist and racist Detroit cop who has long since stopped following the rules, gets told that he will have to work with Inspector Fuji, a straightlaced policeman from Japan. Fuji is in Detroit searching for a Japanese engineer who has gone to America with plans for a top secret car part. The pair naturally fail to get along at first, but as the investigation continues, they almost begin to come close to tolerating each other's presence.