1988 August Movies

Young Guns (1988)

Young Guns

  • 40%
  • R
  • 102 min
  • Action

1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the...

Mac and Me (1988)

Mac and Me

    • PG
    • 95 min
    • Adventure

    A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.

    The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    • 83%
    • R
    • 164 min
    • Drama

    The carpenter Jesus of Nazareth, tormented by the temptations of demons, the guilt of making crosses for the Romans, pity for men and the world, and the constant call of God, sets out to find what God wills for him. But as his mission nears fulfillment, he must face the greatest temptation: the normal life of a good man. Based, not on the Gospels, but on Nikos Kazantzakis' novel of the same name.

    The Blob (1988)

    The Blob

    • 61%
    • R
    • 95 min
    • Horror

    Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature.

    Married to the Mob (1988)

    Married to the Mob

    • 91%
    • R
    • 103 min
    • Comedy

    An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife seeking to start her life over after her husband's murder.

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

      • R
      • 99 min
      • Horror

      Following up the previous Nightmare film, dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who can draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power to pull a new group of children into his foul domain.

      1969 (1988)


        • R
        • 95 min
        • Drama

        Two friends, Ralph and Scott live in a small minded town at the onset of wide public dissatisfaction with the Vietnam war. While Scott's brother enlists, he and Ralph are outspoken in their opposition to the war. Scott's attitude alienates him from his father and he and Ralph leave town to enjoy their 'freedom'. Various events lead them back to town where they learn of the death of the brother. This event proves to be the catalyst needed to bridge the gap between father and son and enlightens...

        Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

        Tucker: The Man and His Dream

        • 86%
        • PG
        • 110 min
        • Biography

        Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a grandiose schemer with a new dream, to produce the best cars ever made.

        Betrayed (1988)


        • 56%
        • R
        • 127 min
        • Drama

        An FBI agent (Debra Winger) falls in love with a white supremacist (Tom Berenger) whose group she infiltrates.

        Clean and Sober (1988)

        Clean and Sober

        • 55%
        • R
        • 124 min
        • Drama

        Daryl Poynter (Keaton) is a successful, arrogant and self-destructive Philadelphia real estate salesman who is addiction|addicted to cocaine. He embezzles $92,000 of his company's money from an escrow account to feed his addiction, and then loses it all in the stock market. Waking up one morning next to a dead girl who suffered a heart attack from too much cocaine, he begins to realize his life is

        Coverup - Behind the Iran-Contra Affair

          • 72 min
          • Documentary

          The film centers arounf the Iran-Contra Affair, narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery.

          FleshEater (1988)


            • R
            • 88 min
            • Horror

            A group of teenagers, taking a nocturnal hayride come across the grave of a man. Little did they know that this deceased man is a zombie. One by one, the actual living are falling victim and becoming zombies. Eventually there are zombies everywhere, and someone needs to stop them, but who? Written by simon

            Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)

            Ghosts... of the Civil Dead

              • 93 min
              • Crime

              The inmates and guards of a modern, clean and efficient maximum security wing are slowly and increasingly brutalized until they erupt in violence. Dark and macabre, and based in truth, the story is told in a traditional dramatic style combined with telephone interviews and narration.

              Gotham (1988)


                • R
                • 98 min
                • Thriller

                Eddie is a private detective. When a client asks him to help persuade his ex-wife to leave him alone, Eddie says yes. Nothing strange about that ?, well 'ex' refers to the fact that she died 10 years ago. Eddie thinks this will be an 'easy money' case, but soon falls for the beautiful woman who insists she's no ghost. Is she, or isn't she ?. Watch and find out. Written by Rob Hartill

                Hero and the Terror (1988)

                Hero and the Terror

                  • R
                  • 96 min
                  • Action

                  Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has started killing women again, and O'Brien is the only man who can stop him. Written by Darryl Schneider <[email protected]>

                  Homeboy (1988)


                    • R
                    • 116 min
                    • Drama

                    Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) is a battered, burned-out small-time boxer with no future. As he hopelessly falls in love with Ruby (Debra Feuer), he is also befriended by a narcissistic, two-bit hoodlum (Christopher Walken), which completes the doomed triangle. A rainy and insightful take on the dark edges of Americana.

                    Hot to Trot (1988)

                    Hot to Trot

                      • PG
                      • 83 min
                      • Comedy

                      Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.

                      Ingen kan älska som vi (1988)

                      Ingen kan älska som vi

                        • Unrated
                        • 101 min
                        • Drama

                        Anneli is soon to be 17 years old. She lives alone with her mother and can barely remember her father who left the family 10 years ago. One day she receive a letter from her father, who is a helicopter pilot up north. Anneli decides to visit him, but on her way up, she meets Johnny and falls in love. Written by nL <[email protected]>

                        La lectrice (1988)

                        La lectrice

                          • R
                          • 98 min
                          • Comedy

                          A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her services as a reader of literature, Constance decides to do the same. Here the film takes on a kaleidoscopic effect as the lives of Constance and Marie become merged, making it hard to distinguish what is real and what is fantasy. This structure is further complicated when the lives of...

                          Neco z Alenky (1988)

                          Neco z Alenky

                            • 86 min
                            • Animation

                            A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. The original story is followed reasonably faithfully, though those familiar with this director's other films won't be the least bit surprised by the numerous digressions into Svankmajer territory, living slabs of meat and all. As the opening narration says, it's a film made for children... perhaps?