1988 February Movies

Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice

  • 81%
  • PG
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

After Barbara and Adam Maitland were killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse. Their peace is disrupted when a yuppie family, the Deetzs, buy their house. The Maitlands are too nice and harmless as ghosts and all their efforts to scare the Deetzs away were unsuccessful. They eventually turn to another ghost 'Beetlejuice' for help.

Hairspray (1988)

Hairspray

  • 97%
  • PG
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • 95%
  • R
  • 171 min
  • Drama

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever.

Bloodsport (1988)

Bloodsport

  • 33%
  • R
  • 92 min
  • Action

Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not fought him yet.

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.

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

She's Having a Baby (1988)

She's Having a Baby

  • 34%
  • PG-13
  • 106 min
  • Comedy

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

School Daze (1988)

School Daze

    • R
    • 121 min
    • Comedy

    In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

      • R
      • 98 min
      • Horror

      Dennis Allan is an scientist who visits Haiti on the strength of a rumour of a drug which renders the recipient totally paralyzed but conscious. The drug's effects often fool doctors, who declare the victims dead. Could this be the origin of the "zombie" legend? Alan embarks on a surprising and often surreal investigation of the turbulent social chaos that is Haiti during the revolution which ousted hated dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Often a pawn in a greater game, Alan must decide what is...

      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.

        Vice Versa (1988)

        Vice Versa

        • 43%
        • PG
        • 98 min
        • Comedy

        A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.

        American Playhouse Lemon Sky (1988)

        "American Playhouse" Lemon Sky

          • PG-13
          • 106 min
          • Comedy

          An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?

          Alien from L.A. (1988)

          Alien from L.A.

            • PG
            • 87 min
            • Adventure

            Wanda is a shy plain girl with a very boring life. When her father, an archaeologist, disappears on an expedition, she flies out to look for him. She ends up in an underground world, where no one believes in a surface world. Except for the secret police, who think she and her fathers are spies.

            Aloha Summer (1988)

            Aloha Summer

              • PG
              • 98 min
              • Comedy

              It's the 60s and a bunch of crazy teenagers meet in the beautiful island of Hawaii during their summer holidays. Although they come from different backgrounds, they hang out together and shake up the island! They surf, dance, drink, fight and fall in love. As the summer approaches its end, they find themselves inseparable, friends for a lifetime...

              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.

                Apprentice to Murder (1988)

                Apprentice to Murder

                  • PG-13
                  • 97 min
                  • Mystery

                  Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.

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                  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.

                    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.

                      Life is a Long Quiet River (1988)

                      Life is a Long Quiet River

                        • Unrated
                        • 90 min
                        • Comedy

                        Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with rambunctious (even delinquent) children, often hungry, but with lots of laughter in the house. Written by <[email protected]>

                        Moving Target (1988)

                        Moving Target

                          • Unrated
                          • 100 min
                          • Crime

                          Toby Kellogg is an aspiring musician, who's sent off to music school over the summer. Not wishing to stay away from his band and potential girlfriend, he slips away late one night, where soon after police storm his sleeping dorm in looking for him. He returns home, expecting further grief from his folks and disappointment from his kid brother David, only to find his family is nowhere to be found, in fact house is completely devoid of all it's contents...in-short abandoned. He...