1988 Crime Movies

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    • PG
    • 103 min
    • Animation

    'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters, and lots of references to classic animation.

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • 88%
    • PG
    • 110 min
    • Comedy

    Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big enough for the two of them. They agree to a "loser leaves" bet. The bet brings out the best/worse in the two.

    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...

    A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

    A Fish Called Wanda

    • 96%
    • R
    • 108 min
    • Comedy

    Sexy American diamond lover Wanda, Jamie Lee Curtis, and her boyfriend Otto, Kline, are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer - Archie Leach, played masterfuly by Cleese.

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad

      • PG-13
      • 85 min
      • Action

      A re-run of many of the gags from the original TV series 'Police Squad'. An Airplane type spoof, this time with the an incompetent lieutenant (Drebin) who always 'gets his man'. Visual gags come thick and fast, and it's impossible to catch them all with one viewing. The plot.. Queen Elizabeth II of England is coming to town, and Vincent Ludwig has plans to assassinate her using a brainwashed baseball player.

      Mississippi Burning (1988)

      Mississippi Burning

      • 89%
      • R
      • 128 min
      • Drama

      Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

      The Accused (1988)

      The Accused

      • 95%
      • R
      • 111 min
      • Crime

      A rape victim, enraged at the light sentence her attackers received on account that she was of "questionable character" goads a female prosecutor to charge the men who literally cheered the attack on.

      Frantic (1988)

      Frantic

      • 78%
      • R
      • 120 min
      • Crime

      Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.

      Midnight Run (1988)

      Midnight Run

      • 95%
      • R
      • 126 min
      • Action

      An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.

      The Dead Pool (1988)

      The Dead Pool

      • 52%
      • R
      • 91 min
      • Action

      Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities before they happen, it may be too late...

      Red Heat (1988)

      Red Heat

      • 59%
      • R
      • 106 min
      • Action

      Arnold Schwartzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Russian drug dealer who has escaped to the United States and is awaiting extradition in Chicago. Jim Belushi plays his temporary partner on the Chicago police. When the drug dealer escapes, the two police must overcome their differences in order to recapture him.

      Running on Empty (1988)

      Running on Empty

      • 85%
      • PG-13
      • 116 min
      • Crime

      The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been on the run with the authorities never far behind.

      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.

      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.

      Tequila Sunrise (1988)

      Tequila Sunrise

        • R
        • 115 min
        • Action

        Dale "Mac" McKussic (Mel Gibson) is a former drug dealer trying to go straight. His close friend Nick Frescia (Kurt Russell) is a detective lieutenant who, in spite of their friendship, is duty-bound to bring Mac to justice if he is selling drugs again, as Agent Hal Maguire (J. T. Walsh) of the Drug Enforcement Agency believes to be the case. Mac is attracted to stylish restaurant owner Jo Ann Vallenari (Michelle Pfeiffer). Nick becomes acquainted with Jo Ann while attempting to learn more...

        Alien Nation (1988)

        Alien Nation

        • 56%
        • R
        • 91 min
        • Action

        A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers...

        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

        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.

        Maniac Cop (1988)

        Maniac Cop

        • 50%
        • R
        • 85 min
        • Action

        In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police searches and finds a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, turned in by his own wife. To prove his innocence, he has to investigate on his own.

        Moonwalker (1988)

        Moonwalker

          • NONE
          • 93 min
          • Action

          A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together".