1988 November Movies

Child's Play (1988)

Child's Play

  • 68%
  • R
  • 87 min
  • Horror

When serial killer Charles Lee Ray is mortally wounded in a police shoot-out, he uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a "Good Guys" doll. Andy receives the doll as a birthday gift, and Chucky soon resumes his killing spree. However, Charles doesn't want to be trapped in the body of a doll forever. His only escape would be to transfer into the first human he revealed his true identity to... which places Andy in mortal danger.

They Live (1988)

They Live

  • 89%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Action

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.

Cinema Paradiso: The New Version (1988)

Cinema Paradiso: The New Version

    • R
    • 155 min
    • Drama

    A famous Italian director, Salvatore, returns to the tiny Sicilian village of his childhood after more than 30 years away, upon hearing that his old friend Alfredo has passed away. Once home, he is transported back into alternately warm, funny and bittersweet memories of his coming-of-age, most of it done against the backdrop of the stone-built local cinema, the Paradiso, where Alfredo was the projectionist and the inspirer of dreams. Salvatore recalls the innocence and insatiable curiosity of...

    The Land Before Time (1988)

    The Land Before Time

    • 70%
    • G
    • 70 min
    • Animation

    An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each onea different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

    Scrooged (1988)

    Scrooged

    • 66%
    • PG-13
    • 101 min
    • Comedy

    Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realises he must change.

    Oliver & Company (1988)

    Oliver & Company

    • 44%
    • G
    • 74 min
    • Animation

    An orphaned kitten (Oliver) is taken in by a pack of pickpocket dogs, headed by Dodger, the coolest quadruped in Manhattan and their human master, Fagin. When a little girl from Fifth Avenue finds Oliver and takes him uptown to live among the swells, Fagin's evil boss, Sykes, steps in and kidnaps the pair. His nasty plan to keep Oliver from having his customary nine lives is foiled however, when the ransomed kitty's "Bow-wow"-ery buddies decide to use their street savoir faire in order to...

    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

      • R
      • 88 min
      • Action

      Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.

      High Spirits (1988)

      High Spirits

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

      When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts.

      The Brain (1988)

      The Brain

        • R
        • 94 min
        • Horror

        Dr. Blake runs a TV show called "Independent Thinkers", which is sort of a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he's not making his audience think any more independently - with the help of an alien organism he calls The Brain, he's using brainwashing and mind control. The only thing that stands between them and world domination is a brilliant but troubled high school student with a penchant for pranks... Written by Brian J. Wright...

        A Cry in the Dark (1988)

        A Cry in the Dark

          • 120 min
          • Drama

          Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations and two public inquests, she is charged with murder. The case attracts a lot of attention, turning it into a media sideshow.

          Back to Ararat (1988)

          Back to Ararat

            • Unrated
            • 99 min
            • Documentary

            The first genocide of this century occurred during the first World War, when 1.5 million Armenians were killed, and an entire nation was driven from its land. Back to Ararat is the first film to examine this tragic episode in depth. Traveling from the old ruins to new Armenian communities around the world, the film presents a people united in its dream of returning to its homeland. But no one will listen to their arguments. In fact, Turkish representatives in the film argue the genocide never...

            Black Roses (1988)

            Black Roses

              • 90 min
              • Horror

              Teens in a small conservative town are turned into evil demons thanks to the music of the titular heavy metal band.

              Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (1988)

              Care Bears Nutcracker Suite

                • Unrated
                • 62 min
                • Animation

                An animated version, starring the Care Bears, of the fairy tale that inspired the famous ballet.

                Dial: Help (1988)

                Dial: Help

                  • R
                  • 94 min
                  • Horror

                  A psychic finds herself tapping into the "energy" of a deceased phone operator. She also finds that her friends soon begin dying mysteriously. An investigator determines to track down the cause.

                  Disaster at Silo 7 (1988)

                  Disaster at Silo 7

                    • Unrated
                    • 96 min
                    • Drama

                    During routine maintenance of a liquid-fuelled ICBM, the fuel tank is penetrated by a falling spanner. The film traces the efforts of the maintenance crew and associated military and civilian personnel to recover the potentially disastrous situation before the fuel tank is sufficiently depressurised that the stack collapses and explodes. Written by Mike McBain <[email protected]>

                    Distant Thunder (1988)

                    Distant Thunder

                    • 50%
                    • R
                    • 114 min
                    • Drama

                    A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope with, and when the vet tries to contact his son, he realizes that he has caused more damage than he had imagined.

                    Domino (1988)

                    Domino

                    • 18%
                    • 97 min
                    • Drama

                    A girl in the video industry travels with a jeweled turtle and makes Billie Holliday videos. Though having relations with some of her friends, she is looking for love. She begins getting calls from a stranger who tells her not to worry, that he'll watch over her. But when she wants to meet him he does not show up.

                    Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

                    Ernest Saves Christmas

                    • 38%
                    • PG
                    • 95 min
                    • Comedy

                    When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a skeptical kiddie-show host to take over the post of Father Christmas.

                    Everbody's All-American (1988)

                    Everbody's All-American

                      • 127 min
                      • Drama

                      Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame and success have passed him by and that he no longer is the hero everyone keeps reminding him he should still be. His dissatisfaction with his life leads to strains in his marriage, and Gavin begins to wonder who he is, if he's not a hero anymore.

                      Far North (1988)

                      Far North

                      • 17%
                      • 90 min
                      • Drama

                      After being severly injured in a horse-riding accident,the family patriarch Bertram lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel, the four legged "enemy" he blames for putting him there. So when his eldest daughter Kate comes to visit,the father has but one request "Shoot that horse!" Meanwhile back at the house, Kate's mom is losing her grip on reality and Kate's sister Rita has her own problems with a teenage daughter who has recently discovered booze and boys. Between her ornery...