1988 December Movies

Twins (1988)

Twins

  • 38%
  • PG
  • 105 min
  • Comedy

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a south seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate low life and is about to be killed by loan sharks when Julius discovers that he has a brother and begins looking for him.

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Dangerous Liaisons

  • 93%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Drama

Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned in this love triangle drama.

Rain Man (1988)

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...

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 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.

    Working Girl (1988)

    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.

    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.

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

      • PG
      • 126 min
      • Action

      Nominated for 4 Oscars in 1989 and directed by Monty Python's Terry Gilliam (The Fisher King), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen stars John Neville, Eric Idle and Uma Thurman. Neville is the eccentric Munchausen, an aristocrat who relies on the power of his imagination - and a crackpot band of henchmen - to defend their city from plunder. Idle plays the loyal Berthold, the world's fastest man who runs all the way to Spain and back in under an hour to save the Baron's neck, and who hilariously...

      My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

      My Stepmother Is an Alien

      • 13%
      • PG-13
      • 105 min
      • Comedy

      An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn't aware of the connection between her arrival and his work.

      Beaches (1988)

      Beaches

      • 29%
      • PG-13
      • 123 min
      • Comedy

      When the New York child performer CC Bloom and San Fransisco rich kid Hillary meet in a holiday resort in Atlantic City, it marks the start of a lifetime friendship between them. The two keep in touch through letters for a number of years until Hillary, now a successful lawyer moves to New York to stay with struggling singer CC. The movie shows the various stages of their friendship and their romances including their love for the same man.

      Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

      Hellbound: Hellraiser II

        • R
        • 99 min
        • Horror

        After having her father and perverse stepmother killed by the cenobites, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Lawrence) is sent to a psychiatric hospital. Even after trying to convince the authorities of what really happened with her family, nobody believes in her version of the history and they decide to place her in the institute, so that she rests and relaxes a little bit. The hospital is commanded by a brilliant and strange psychiatrist, Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham), who has been looking for the key for...

        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...

          Hei tai yang 731 (1988)

          Hei tai yang 731

            • NONE
            • 105 min
            • Drama

            The film is a graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The film details the various cruel medical experiments Unit 731 inflicted upon the Chinese and Soviet prisoners at the tail-end of the war.

            Dom za vesanje (1988)

            Dom za vesanje

              • R
              • 270 min
              • Comedy

              In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves.

              976-EVIL (1988)

              976-EVIL

                • R
                • 92 min
                • Comedy

                People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll call, but he didn't know that he'd have to pay for it with his soul.

                Blueberry Hill (1988)

                Blueberry Hill

                  • R
                  • 93 min
                  • Drama

                  In a small town in the 1950s, Ellie Dane (Jennifer Rubin) loses her musician father, and her mother (Carrie Snodgress) suddenly turns away from her. She finds solace in wise jazz singer Hattie Cale (Margaret Avery) and learns that she's inherited her dad's skill at the piano. But she also begins to uncover dark truths about her family's past and the reason for her mother's emotional distance. A rich jazz score accompanies this moving drama.

                  Burning Secret (1988)

                  Burning Secret

                    • PG
                    • 106 min
                    • Drama

                    Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and directed by Andrew Birkin.

                    Camille Claudel (1988)

                    Camille Claudel

                    • 100%
                    • 158 min
                    • Biography

                    The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.

                    Commando (1988)

                    Commando

                      • Unrated
                      • 144 min
                      • Action

                      Satish wants his only son, Chander, to be physically fit and join the army. While Satish is protecting the life of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, he is killed by three men; his wife goes insane, and his son is brought up by the local I.G.. Now Chander has grown up and has joined the army as a Commando. The Commander of his company, Mirza is corrupt and is protecting the interests of international criminal don, Marcelloni, by stealing arms and ammunitions. Chander attempts to bring this to the attention...

                      Dakota (1988)

                      Dakota

                        • PG
                        • 97 min
                        • Drama

                        John Dakota is young bum with a hidden past. He meets a nice family and works on their ranch. He soon becomes a good friend of the disabled son and helps them overcome local problems. Written by Steve Richer <[email protected]>