1988 July Movies

Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard

  • 94%
  • R
  • 131 min
  • Action

New York cop John McClane, who has been a cop for 11 years, has just arrived in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve. For the past six months, John's wife Holly and their two kids Lucy McClane and John McClane Jr. have been living in Los Angeles without John. In New York, Holly had a good job that turned into a career, and Holly was promoted to a powerful position in the Nakatomi Corporation. The promotion called for Holly to move to Los Angeles to work in the Nakatomi Plaza, a 40-story skyscraper...

Akira (1988)

Akira

    • R
    • 124 min
    • Animation

    The year is 2019, 31 years after Tokyo was destroyed by a top secret weapons project during World War III. Now, Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes to become a dark and dangerous megalopolis infested with gangs and terrorists. The government seethes with corruption and only maintains token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and hides the secrets of the past.

    Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda plunge into Neo-Tokyo's darkest secret when their motorcycle gang...

    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.

    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.

    Cocktail (1988)

    Cocktail

    • 9%
    • R
    • 104 min
    • Drama

    After leaving the army, Brian Flanagan trys to get a job in New York. But without a degree, this was not possible. He then decides to start studying for a business degree and gets a part time job as a bartender. He realises its not that easy, but when boss Douglas Koglan teaches him the secrets of the trade they become the most famous bar-men in town. Brian wants his own top class cocktail bar and to get the necessary money travels to Jamaica where work is easier, and pay is good. There he...

    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...

    License to Drive (1988)

    License to Drive

    • 18%
    • PG-13
    • 88 min
    • Comedy

    Les is a teenager attempting to learn how to drive, as well as catch the eye of a popular girl. He is able to secure a date with the girl, Mercedes, and it is assumed he will drive. But, he doesn't have his license yet. When it comes time for his driving test, he fails. He doesn't want to risk the chance at going out with Mercedes, so he decides to go anyway. Not only does he disobey his parents by going in the first place, but he takes his grandfather's prized possession - his Cadillac. Will...

    Monkey Shines (1988)

    Monkey Shines

    • 52%
    • NONE
    • 113 min
    • Drama

    When Allan becomes a quadriplegic he loses all hope for living until he meets Ella - a monkey trained to fetch and carry for him around the house, obeying him in all things. But Ella is part of another experiment, and when she starts responding to Allan's underlying rage and frustration she has the ability to carry our her master's darkest wishes.

    Caddyshack II (1988)

    Caddyshack II

    • 8%
    • PG-13
    • 98 min
    • Comedy

    When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

    Short Circuit 2 (1988)

    Short Circuit 2

    • 38%
    • PG
    • 110 min
    • Comedy

    When Number Five is sent from Newton and Stephanie's ranch to the big city to help Ben with his electronics business, he finds that his robotic talents are wanted by city low-life who want to turn Number Five into profits.

    A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

    A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

      • R
      • 90 min
      • Comedy

      A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he comes to understand his parents and eventually bonds with his father.

      The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)

      The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

      • 20%
      • G
      • 100 min
      • Family

      After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and Annika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the...

      Bird (1988)

      Bird

      • 78%
      • R
      • 161 min
      • Biography

      Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

      Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

      Big Top Pee-wee

      • 35%
      • PG
      • 86 min
      • Adventure

      Paul Reubens stars as Pee-Wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-Wee, along with a outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, put on the best show ever.

      Hobgoblins (1988)

      Hobgoblins

        • R
        • 92 min
        • Comedy

        A group of hobgoblins, who allow you to live out your fantasies but kill you in the process, escape from a studio vault, and a security guard and his friends must stop them before dawn.

        Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

        Arthur 2: On the Rocks

        • 13%
        • PG
        • 113 min
        • Comedy

        Arthur (Dudley Moore), that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up -- and get a job -- in this sequel to the 1981 smash hit. Meanwhile, the father of the girl Arthur stood up at the altar in the first film is conniving to trick the hapless boozer into marrying his daughter so he can gain entrée to Arthur's $750 million fortune.

        Bat 21 (1988)

        Bat 21

          • R
          • 105 min
          • Drama

          Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a temporary shortage of helicopters causes a delay. Working with an Air Force reconnaissance pilot, Capt. Bartholomew Clark, he maps out an escape route.

          Chicken and Duck Talk (1988)

          Chicken and Duck Talk

            • Unrated
            • 95 min
            • Comedy

            Old Hui runs a restaurant specializing in roast duck. His secret duck recipe is very tasty, but customers and staff alike have to put up with the filthy shop and Hui's cost-cutting way of doing business. When ''Danny Fried Chicken'' (an American-style fast-food restuarant) opens up across the street, Hui receives a rude shock and is forced to lift his game to compete. He might even have to supply clean chopsticks. Written by Murray Chapman...

            Emmanuelle 6 (1988)

            Emmanuelle 6

              • R
              • 49 min
              • Drama

              Journey with Emmanuelle and the world's most excuisite models deep into the Amazon jungle to the heart of paradise. Beauty can be dangerous and the women soon find themselves captive to a powerful drug lord. Now they must escape from a land of darkness

              Greatest Lover (1988)

              Greatest Lover

                • Unrated
                • 115 min
                • Comedy

                A delightful comedy about three illegal immigrants from China, one of whom (Chow) gets roped into a gentleman-training course - taught by Mui - in order to take revenge on some bitchy beauties who jilted a nasty fellow. Kinda like a gender-reversed My Fair Lady.