1988 September Movies

Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

Earth Girls Are Easy

  • 65%
  • PG
  • 100 min
  • Comedy

Three aliens (Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans and Jeff Goldblum) crash-land in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. A manicurist (Geena Davis) and her boss (the wacky Julie Brown) befriend the threesome, give them makeovers and show them the town.

Vampire's Kiss (1988)

Vampire's Kiss

  • 62%
  • R
  • 103 min
  • Comedy

A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

  • 47%
  • PG-13
  • 96 min
  • Comedy

A goofy, campy, poke at puritanism and a sly wink at a host of horror films, ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK is much more fun than it has any right to be. Dreaming of financing her own show in Las Vegas, Elvira leaves Hollywood in her customized "Macabremoblie" to claim what she thought was an inheritance. However, upon arriving in Fallwell, MA, all she finds is two drooling yokels, an overzealous morality brigade and a creepy great-uncle with more on his mind than long-lost relatives. With her...

Dead Ringers (1988)

Dead Ringers

  • 83%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Drama

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

The Lair of the White Worm

  • 59%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Horror

In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal flesh.

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.

Cocoon: The Return (1988)

Cocoon: The Return

  • 36%
  • PG
  • 116 min
  • Adventure

The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth, or will they?

Eight Men Out (1988)

Eight Men Out

  • 86%
  • PG
  • 119 min
  • Drama

The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to throw the series (Most of the players didn't get as much as promised.) But Buck Weaver and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson turn back at the last minute to try and play their best. The Sox actually almost come back from a 3-1 deficit. 2 years later,...

Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

Gorillas in the Mist

    • PG-13
    • 129 min
    • Biography

    The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

    Buster (1988)


      • 102 min
      • Adventure

      Buster is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can't contact his wife and child. He arranges to meet them in Mexico where he thinks they can begin again, but finds that he must choose between his family and freedom.

      Cellar Dweller (1988)

      Cellar Dweller

        • R
        • 77 min
        • Fantasy

        In the 1930s a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony.

        Crossing Delancey (1988)

        Crossing Delancey

        • 90%
        • PG
        • 97 min
        • Comedy

        Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. Enter pickle-maker Sam who immediately takes to Isabelle. She however is irritated by the whole business, at least to start with.

        Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)

        Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

          • 72 min
          • Animation

          In this feature-length film combining footage from classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts with newly animated bridging sequences, Daffy Duck, after having induced laughter in an ailing millionaire and forestalled the millionaire's death for a time (as chronicled in Daffy Dilly (1948), is the beneficiary for the deceased millionaire's assets. But the millionaire's will clearly stipulates that Daffy

          Dance Academy (1988)

          Dance Academy

            • PG
            • 90 min
            • Comedy

            Blue-collar worker Vince stumbles into a dance school, where he quickly becomes entranced by the music. Miss McKenzie, the school's manager and former owner, is about to throw him out on his ear when Moon, the school's rebellious new jazz instructor, vouches for him. Although the school's new owner has insisted on bringing in Moon as a teacher, Miss McKenzie absolutely hates him and the influence of his mordern music, and will stop at nothing to see him (and Vince) thrown out...

            Die Venusfalle (1988)

            Die Venusfalle

              • Unrated
              • 107 min
              • Drama

              Max is insatiable when it comes to women. Although he already has a fiancée, he begins a relationship with a young woman and seduces several others. Written by Mattias Thuresson

              Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988)

              Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

                • Unrated
                • 102 min
                • Documentary

                During the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky's last film Offret, cameraman Arne Carlsson taped around 50 hours of behind the scenes footage. Editor Michal Leszczylowski took the material and added scenes of previous interviews and interesting statements from the script of Offret and from Tarkovsky's book 'Sculpting in Time'. The result is a documentary that shows the way Tarkovksy worked: carefully building each scene. Shows why he did the things he did: his vision on film. And...

                Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

                Distant Voices, Still Lives

                • 88%
                • 85 min
                • Drama

                The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (TRILOGY, THE LONG DAY CLOSES) is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own family.

                Drowning by Numbers (1988)

                Drowning by Numbers

                • 91%
                • R
                • 118 min
                • Comedy

                Drowning by numbers is a curious tale of three women of the same name, whose solidarity for one another brings about three copy-cat drownings. Their husbands are the victims and the motive is dissatisfaction. The women are confident that their crimes will not be punished because they have in hopeless tow, a coroner who is in love with them. Or think he is. The coroner and his eccentric young son are game-players, persuading everyone – friends, enemies, sheep, dogs and bees – to join them in...

                Freeway (1988)


                  • R
                  • 102 min
                  • Thriller

                  A crazed driver...with a deeply troubled past goes on a nightly shooting spree across the highways of America...preying on motorists as part of a fanatical religious crusade. Can anyone end his carnage-filled rampage? Or even find out why he's carrying out these acts of atrocities? Written by suspicous

                  Heartbreak Hotel (1988)

                  Heartbreak Hotel

                  • 38%
                  • PG-13
                  • 97 min
                  • Comedy

                  When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.