List of American films of 1988

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A list of American films released in 1988.
Rain Man won the Academy Award for Best Picture.


Title Director Cast Genre Note
18 Again! Paul Flaherty George Burns, Charlie Schlatter, Tony Roberts Comedy
1969 Ernest Thompson Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Winona Ryder, Joanna Cassidy, Mariette Hartley Drama
'68 Steven Kovacs Shony Alex Braun, Nike Doukas Drama
Above the Law Andrew Davis Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Sharon Stone Action Seagal's first film
The Accidental Tourist Lawrence Kasdan William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Amy Wright, Bill Pullman, David Ogden Stiers Drama based on Anne Tyler novel; Academy Award for Davis
The Accused Jonathan Kaplan Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster Drama Paramount; Academy Award for Foster; Remake of 1949 film
Action Jackson Craig R. Baxley Carl Weathers, Vanity, Craig T. Nelson, Sharon Stone Action Lorimar Film Entertainment
After Death Claudio Fragasso Jeff Stryker, Candice Daly Horror aka Zombie 4: After Death
Alien Nation Graham Baker James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp Science fiction later became TV series
Alien from L.A. Albert Pyun Kathy Ireland, William R. Moses Science fiction
American Gothic John Hough Rod Steiger, Yvonne De Carlo, Sarah Torgov, Janet Wright Horror spoof on Grant Wood painting
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon William Richert River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Matthew L. Perry Drama
And God Created Woman Roger Vadim Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Spano, Frank Langella Drama remake of 1958 film
And the Violins Stopped Playing Alexander Ramati Horst Buchholz, Piotr Polk, Marne Maitland War drama Co-produced with Poland
Another Woman Woody Allen Mia Farrow, Gena Rowlands, Gene Hackman, Ian Holm Drama Orion
Appointment With Death Michael Winner Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud, Piper Laurie, Hayley Mills, Jenny Seagrove, Nicholas Guest, David Soul Mystery based on a story by Agatha Christie
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Dean Parisot Steven Wright, Rowan Atkinson Drama Oscar winner for Best Live Action Short
Arthur 2: On the Rocks Bud Yorkin Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kathy Bates Comedy sequel to Arthur


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Baby M JoBeth Williams, John Shea, Bruce Weitz, Robin Strasser, Dabney Coleman Drama, Biography TV miniseries
Bad Dreams Andrew Fleming Jennifer Rubin Horror, Thriller
Bat*21 Peter Markle Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed War, Biography based on a book by William Charles Anderson
Beaches Garry Marshall Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, James Read, Lainie Kazan, Spalding Gray Drama based on a novel by Iris Rainer Dart
The Beast Kevin Reynolds Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, George Dzundza, Stephen Baldwin War based on play by William Mastrosimone
Beetlejuice Tim Burton Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder Comedy, Fantasy won Academy Award for Best Makeup
Betrayed Costa Gavras Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard Crime drama United Artists, MGM
Big Penny Marshall Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, Mercedes Ruehl Comedy 2 Oscar nominations
The Big Blue Luc Besson Rosanna Arquette, Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno Drama
Big Business Jim Abrahams Lily Tomlin, Bette Midler Comedy Touchstone Films
Big Time Chris Blum Tom Waits Concert film
Big Top Pee-wee Randal Kleiser Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino Comedy Pee-wee Herman story
Biloxi Blues Mike Nichols Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Penelope Ann Miller Comedy based on Neil Simon play
Bird Clint Eastwood Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora Drama, Biography story of Charlie Parker
Black Eagle Eric Karson Sho Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme Action Remake of 1948 film
Black Roses John Fasano Horror
The Blob Chuck Russell Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Candy Clark Science fiction Tristar; remake of 1958 film
Blood Orgy of the Leather Girls Meredith Lucas Comedy
Bloodsport Newt Arnold Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Forest Whitaker Action based on life of Frank Dux
Bloodstone Dwight H. Little Rajinikanth Adventure
The Blue Iguana John Lafia Dylan McDermott Action, Comedy
The Boost Harold Becker James Woods, Sean Young Drama MGM
The Bourne Identity Roger Young Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith Suspense made for TV; based on a novel by Robert Ludlum
Braddock: Missing in Action III Chuck Norris Chuck Norris Action Missing in Action sequel
Brain Damage Frank Henenlotter Rick Hearst Horror
Bravestarr: The Legend Tom Tataranowicz Animated
Bright Lights, Big City James Bridges Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Dianne Wiest, Tracy Pollan, Swoosie Kurtz, Jason Robards Drama based on a novel by Jay McInerney
Bull Durham Ron Shelton Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Robert Wuhl Comedy Orion
Bulletproof Steve Carver Gary Busey, Darlanne Fluegel Drama CineTel Films
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. David K. Irving Tricia Leigh Fisher, Bianca Jagger Horror sequel to C.H.U.D.
Caddyshack II Allan Arkush Jackie Mason, Dyan Cannon, Randy Quaid, Robert Stack, Jonathan Silverman, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd Comedy sequel to Caddyshack; nominated for 4 Razzie awards
Call Me Sollace Mitchell Patricia Charbonneau, Boyd Gaines, Steve Buscemi Erotic thriller Vestron Films
Casual Sex? Geneviève Robert Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson, Andrew Dice Clay Comedy Universal
Catacombs David Schmoeller Timothy Van Patten, Ian Abercrombie Horror
Cellar Dweller John Carl Buechler Debrah Farentino Horror
Child's Play Tom Holland Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif Horror first of seven Chucky films
The Chocolate War Keith Gordon John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith Drama
Christmas in Tattertown Ralph Bakshi Animated TV
Clara's Heart Robert Mulligan Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris Drama based on Joseph Olshan novel
Clean and Sober Glenn Gordon Caron Michael Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Kathy Baker Drama Warner Bros.
Clownhouse Victor Salva Sam Rockwell Horror
Cocktail Roger Donaldson Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue Romantic comedy based on book by Heywood Gould; winner of 2 Razzie awards including Worst Picture
Cocoon: The Return Daniel Petrie Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Wilford Brimley, Steve Guttenberg, Jessica Tandy, Maureen Stapleton, Tahnee Welch, Barret Oliver, Courteney Cox Science fiction sequel to Cocoon
Colors Dennis Hopper Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, María Conchita Alonso Crime drama Orion
Comic Book Confidential Ron Mann Robert Crumb, Stan Lee, Harvey Pekar Documentary
Coming to America John Landis Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones Comedy 2 Academy Award nominations
Cop James B. Harris James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning Crime drama based on book by James Ellroy
The Couch Trip Michael Ritchie Dan Aykroyd, Charles Grodin, Walter Matthau, Donna Dixon Comedy
Crash Course Oz Scott Alyssa Milano, Jackee Comedy TV
Crossing Delancey Joan Micklin Silver Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Sylvia Miles, Jeroen Krabbe Romantic comedy based on Susan Sandler play
A Cry in the Dark Fred Schepisi Meryl Streep, Sam Neill Docudrama aka Evil Angels[1]


Title Director Cast Genre Note
D.O.A. Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Charlotte Rampling Suspense remake of 1950 film
Da Matt Clark Barnard Hughes, Martin Sheen, William Hickey Drama
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Animated film
Dakota Fred Holmes Lou Diamond Phillips Drama Miramax; Remake of 1945 film
Dance 'Til Dawn Paul Schneider Alyssa Milano Drama TV
Dangerous Curves David Lewis Tate Donovan, Grant Heslov, Robert Stack Comedy
Dangerous Liaisons Stephen Frears Michelle Pfeiffer, Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Keanu Reeves, Uma Thurman, Swoosie Kurtz, Mildred Natwick Drama based on Christopher Hampton play; nominated for 7 Oscars
Dead Heat Mark Goldblatt Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin Horror New World Pictures
The Dead Next Door J.R. Bookwalter Horror
The Dead Pool Buddy van Horn Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Carrey Suspense final Dirty Harry sequel
Dead Ringers David Cronenberg Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold Drama won Canada's Genie Award
Dead Solid Perfect Bobby Roth Randy Quaid, Kathryn Harrold, Corinne Bohrer Comedy based on Dan Jenkins novel
Deadly Dreams Kristine Peterson Juliette Cummins Horror
Death Faces Horror
The Decline of Western Civilization II Penelope Spheeris Aerosmith, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne Documentary
Destroyer Robert Kirk Lyle Alzado, Anthony Perkins Action, Horror
Die Hard John McTiernan Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Paul Gleason, Reginald VelJohnson, Alexander Godunov Action based on Roderick Thorp novel; nominated for 4 Oscars
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Frank Oz Michael Caine, Steve Martin, Glenne Headly Comedy based on Bedtime Story
Distant Thunder Rick Rosenthal John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio Drama
Dominick and Eugene Robert M. Young Ray Liotta, Tom Hulce, Jamie Lee Curtis Drama Orion
The Drifter Larry Brand Miles O'Keeffe, Kim Delaney, Timothy Bottoms Thriller Concorde Films
Earth Girls Are Easy Julien Temple Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans Comedy
Eight Men Out John Sayles John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, John Mahoney, Clifton James, D. B. Sweeney, Studs Terkel Drama, Biography based on a book by Eliot Asinof; story of 1919 Chicago White Sox
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark James Signorelli Cassandra Peterson Comedy
Elvis and Me Dale Midkiff, Susan Walters Biography story of Priscilla Presley
Ernest Saves Christmas John Cherry III Jim Varney Comedy sequel to Ernest Goes to Camp
Everybody's All-American Taylor Hackford Dennis Quaid, Jessica Lange, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman, Patricia Clarkson Drama based on Frank Deford novel
Far North Sam Shepard Jessica Lange, Charles Durning, Patricia Arquette Drama
Feds Daniel Goldberg Rebecca De Mornay, Mary Gross Comedy Orion
A Fish Called Wanda Charles Crichton John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin Comedy Academy Award for Kline
Flesheater Horror
For Keeps? John G. Avildsen Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff, Kenneth Mars Drama TriStar
Frantic Roman Polanski Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner, Betty Buckley Thriller Warner Bros.
Fresh Horses David Anspaugh Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy Drama based on Larry Ketron play
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood John Carl Buechler Lar Park Lincoln, Kane Hodder Slasher 6th Friday the 13th sequel
Full Moon in Blue Water Peter Masterson Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith Comedy drama
Fun Down There Roger Stigliano Michael Waite, Yvonne Fisher Drama
Funny Farm George Roy Hill Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Comedy
Garfield: His 9 Lives Comedy
'Gator Bait II: Cajun Justice Beverly Sebastion Jan Mackenzie, Jocelyn Boudreaux, Rocky Dugas, Keith Gros Action sequel to Gator Bait
The Good Mother Leonard Nimoy Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards Drama based on Sue Miller novel
The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound Comedy
Gorillas in the Mist Michael Apted Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown Biography 5 Academy Award nominations; Golden Globe for Weaver
Gotham Lloyd Fonvielle Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen Thriller
Grave of the Fireflies Drama
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Jud Taylor, Paul Wendkos Christopher Reeve, Ian McShane, Donald Pleasence War TV; based on The Great Escape
The Great Outdoors Howard Deutch Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Annette Bening Comedy written by John Hughes


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hairspray John Waters Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono, Debbie Harry, Divine, Jerry Stiller, Ruth Brown, Pia Zadora Comedy Musical adapted later into Broadway show and film; Remake of 2007 film
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Dwight H. Little Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris Horror 3rd sequel to Halloween
Hanna's War Menahem Golan Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Donald Pleasence Action
Heart of Midnight Matthew Chapman Jennifer Jason Leigh, Peter Coyote, Brenda Vaccaro Thriller
Heartbreak Hotel Chris Columbus David Keith, Tuesday Weld Comedy fictional Elvis Presley story
Heathers Michael Lehmann Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty Comedy
Hellbound: Hellraiser II Tony Randel Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley Horror sequel to Hellraiser
Hero and the Terror William Tannen Chuck Norris, Brynn Thayer Action
High Spirits Neil Jordan Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Beverly D'Angelo, Liam Neeson, Peter Gallagher, Jennifer Tilly Comedy TriStar Pictures
Hobgoblins Rick Sloane Tom Bartlett Sci-fi
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers Comedy
Homeboy Michael Seresin Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken Drama written by Rourke
Hot to Trot Michael Dinner Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, Virginia Madsen Comedy 5 Razzie nominations
The House on Carroll Street Peter Yates Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin Thriller
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare John Hough Romy Windsor Horror 3rd sequel to The Howling
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Keenen Ivory Wayans Jim Brown, Isaac Hayes, Bernie Casey Comedy spoof of blaxploitation films
Ika Hands Drama
Illegally Yours Peter Bogdanovich Rob Lowe, Colleen Camp, Kenneth Mars Comedy
The Incredible Hulk Returns Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Lee Purcell, Steve Levitt, Jack Colvin, Erik Kramer, Sci-fi made for TV
Iron Eagle II Sidney J. Furie Louis Gossett, Jr., Mark Humphrey Action sequel to Iron Eagle
It Came from Somewhere Else Howard Hassler William Vanarsdale Comedy
Jack's Back Rowdy Herrington James Spader, Cynthia Gibb Horror Palisades Entertainment
Johnny Be Good Bud S. Smith Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey, Jr., Uma Thurman Comedy Orion
Justin Case Blake Edwards George Carlin, Molly Hagan Comedy made for TV
Kansas David Stevens Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy Crime drama
Kenny Claude Gagnon Kenny Easterday Documentary
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Chiodu Brothers Grant Cramer Sci-fi
The Kiss Pen Densham Joanna Pacula, Meredith Salenger Horror


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Lady in White Frank LaLoggia Lukas Haas, Len Cariou Horror
The Land Before Time Don Bluth Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Helen Shaver Animated Amblin, Universal
Last Rites Donald P. Bellisario Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga, Anne Twomey Thriller
The Last Temptation of Christ Martin Scorsese Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie Drama from Nikos Kazantzakis novel
Laura Lansing Slept Here George Schaefer Katharine Hepburn Drama made for TV
License to Drive Greg Beeman Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane, Heather Graham Comedy 20th Century Fox
Light Years René Laloux Voices of Glenn Close, Jennifer Grey, Terrence Mann Animated
Little Nikita Richard Benjamin Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix Drama Columbia
Mac and Me Stewart Raffill Christine Ebersole Fantasy 4 Razzie nominations
Macho Dancer Comedy
Madame Sousatzka John Schlesinger Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Shabana Azmi, Twiggy Drama from Bernice Rubens book
A Man for All Seasons Charlton Heston Charlton Heston, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave Biography TV remake of 1965 film
The Man from Snowy River II Geoff Burrowes Tom Burlinson, Brian Dennehy Western sequel
Maniac Cop William Lustig Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Robert Z'Dar, William Smith, Richard Roundtree, Horror
Married to the Mob Jonathan Demme Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell, Mercedes Ruehl, Oliver Platt, Alec Baldwin, Nancy Travis Comedy Academy Award nomination for Stockwell
Masquerade Bob Swaim Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall, Doug Savant, Dana Delany Thriller
Memories of Me Henry Winkler Billy Crystal, JoBeth Williams, Alan King Drama MGM
Messenger of Death J. Lee Thompson Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Daniel Benzali Crime drama Cannon Films
Mickey's 60th Birthday Fantasy
Midnight Run Martin Brest Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina Crime comedy Universal
The Milagro Beanfield War Robert Redford Sônia Braga, Rubén Blades, Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith, Daniel Stern Drama Academy Award for Best Music Score
Miles from Home Gary Sinise Richard Gere, Kevin Anderson, John Malkovich, Brian Dennehy, Penelope Ann Miller, Helen Hunt Drama
Miracle Mile Steve DeJarnatt Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham Drama
Missile Frederick Wiseman Documentary
Mississippi Burning Alan Parker Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand Crime drama 7 Oscar nominations
The Moderns Alan Rudolph Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, Genevieve Bujold, John Lone, Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin J. O'Connor Comedy, Drama Alive Films
Monkey Shines George A. Romero John Pankow, Jason Beghe, Joyce Van Patten Horror Orion
Moon Over Parador Paul Mazursky Richard Dreyfuss, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, Jonathan Winters Comedy 2 Golden Globe nominations
Moonwalker 3 directors Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon Biography short films on Michael Jackson
Moving Alan Metter Richard Pryor, Randy Quaid, Dana Carvey Comedy
Mr. North Danny Huston Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall Comedy, Drama
The Murder of Mary Phagan William Hale Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Cynthia Nixon Drama made for TV
My Best Friend Is a Vampire Jimmy Huston Robert Sean Leonard, David Warner Comedy
My Stepmother Is an Alien Richard Benjamin Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd, Alyson Hannigan, Jon Lovitz Comedy Columbia
Mystic Pizza Donald Petrie Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, William R. Moses, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Storke Comedy Samuel Goldwyn Company


Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! David Zucker Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalbán Comedy based on TV series Police Squad!
Necromancer Dusty Nelson Elizabeth Kaitan, John Tyler Horror
Negatives Tony Smith Duane Jones Horror
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Ken Anakin Tami Erin, Eileen Brennan Family based on Astrid Lindgren story
A New Life Alan Alda Alan Alda, Ann-Margret, Hal Linden, Veronica Hamel Romantic comedy
The Night Before Thom Eberhardt Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin Comedy
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon William Richert River Phoenix, Matthew Perry Drama based on Richert's novel
Nightmare at Bittercreek Tim Burstall Lindsay Wagner, Tom Skerritt Drama
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Renny Harlin Robert Englund Horror sequel
Ninja Strike Force Action
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 Corey Yuen Loren Avedon Martial arts sequel
Not Of This Earth Jim Wynorski Traci Lords Sci-fi
Off Limits Christopher Crowe Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Amanda Pays Drama, War aka Saigon: Off Limits
Oliver & Company George Scribner voices of Billy Joel, Joey Lawrence, Bette Midler, Dom DeLuise, Cheech Marin, Robert Loggia, Sheryl Lee Ralph Animated
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss Dick Bartlett Jerry O'Connell, James Sikking, Jean Shepherd Comedy made for TV
Out of Time Bill Maher Comedy
Pass the Ammo David Beaird Bill Paxton, Tim Curry Comedy
Patty Hearst Paul Schrader Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher, Dana Delany Drama, Biography based on autobiography of Patricia Hearst
Permanent Record Marisa Silver Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Rubin Drama
Phantasm II Don Coscarelli James LeGros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm Horror sequel
Picasso Trigger Andy Sidaris Dona Speir Action
Plain Clothes Martha Coolidge Arliss Howard, Suzy Amis, Seymour Cassel Comedy
Platoon Leader Aaron Norris Michael Dudikoff, Michael DeLorenzo War
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Alan Myerson Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook Comedy sequel
Poltergeist III Gary Sherman Heather O'Rourke, Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Zelda Rubinstein Horror sequel
Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw Pierre DeCelles Animated
The Presidio Peter Hyams Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan Crime drama Paramount
The Prince of Pennsylvania Ron Myswaner Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia Drama
Prison Renny Harlin Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field Drama
Punchline David Seltzer Tom Hanks, Sally Field, John Goodman Drama Columbia
Purple People Eater Linda Shayne Neil Patrick Harris, Ned Beatty, Thora Birch Family based on Sheb Wooley song
Puss in Boots Eugene Marner Christopher Walken Fantasy


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Rain Man Barry Levinson Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino Drama, Comedy won 4 Academy Awards
Rambo III Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone Action 2nd sequel to Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rampage William Friedkin Michael Biehn, Nicholas Campbell Crime drama Miramax
Rattle and Hum Phil Joanou Bono, U2 Documentary
Red Heat Walter Hill Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Ed O'Ross, Peter Boyle, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon Crime drama Carolco Pictures
Red Hot Skate Rock Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Short
Remote Control Jeff Lieberman Kevin Dillon, Jennifer Tilly Comedy
Rent-A-Cop Jerry London Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli Crime drama 2 Razzie nominations
Rented Lips Robert Downey, Sr. Martin Mull, Jennifer Tilly, Dick Shawn, Robert Downey, Jr. Comedy
The Rescue Ferdinand Fairfax Kevin Dillon, Ned Vaughn Adventure
Return of the Killer Tomatoes John DeBello John Astin Comedy sequel
Return of the Living Dead Part II James Karen, Thom Mathews Horror sequel
Rocket Gibraltar Daniel Petrie Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy, Sinead Cusack, John Glover, Bill Pullman, Kevin Spacey, Macaulay Culkin Drama Columbia
Running on Empty Sidney Lumet River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, Martha Plimpton Drama 2 Academy Award nominations
Satisfaction Joan Freeman Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson, Trini Alvarado Comedy
Saturday the 14th Strikes Back Howard Cohen Ray Walston Comedy Saturday the 14th sequel
Scarecrows William Wesley Ted Vernon Horror
School Daze Spike Lee Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Ossie Davis, Spike Lee Musical Columbia
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Animated
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf Animated
Scrooged Richard Donner Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Alfre Woodard, John Forsythe, Robert Mitchum, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane Comedy based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Serpent and the Rainbow Wes Craven Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Paul Winfield Horror Universal
The Seventh Sign Carl Schultz Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow Drama TriStar
Slaughterhouse Rock Dimitri Logothetis Toni Basil Horror Arista
Shadow Man Tom Hulce Drama Poland
Shadows in the Storm Terrell Tannen Mia Sara, Ned Beatty, Michael Madsen Drama
Shakedown James Glickenhaus Peter Weller, Sam Elliott Drama Universal; Remake of 1936 film
She's Having a Baby John Hughes Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin Comedy Paramount
Shoot to Kill Roger Spottiswoode Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley Crime drama Touchstone Pictures
Short Circuit 2 Kenneth Johnson Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb Science fiction sequel to Short Circuit
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers Michael A. Simpson Pamela Springsteen, Renee Estevez Horror sequel
Slugs Juan Piquer Simon Michael Garfield Horror
Some Girls Michael Hoffman Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly Comedy United Artists
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama David DeCoteau Linnea Quigley Science fiction
Spalding Gray: Terrors of Pleasure Monologue
Spellbinder Janet Greek Tim Daly, Kelly Preston, Rick Rossovich Drama MGM
Spellcaster Rafal Zielinski Adam Ant, Gail O'Grady Drama
Spike of Bensonhurst Paul Morrissey Sasha Mitchell, Ernest Borgnine Comedy
Splash, Too Greg Antonacci Amy Yasbeck, Todd Waring Comedy sequel, made for TV
Split Decisions David Drury Craig Sheffer, Jeff Fahey, Gene Hackman, Jennifer Beals Drama New Century
Stand and Deliver Ramon Menendez Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips Drama, Biography story of Jaime Escalante
Stars and Bars Pat O'Connor Daniel Day-Lewis, Harry Dean Stanton Comedy
Stealing Home Steven Kampmann Jodie Foster, Mark Harmon, Blair Brown, Harold Ramis Drama Warner Bros.
Stormy Monday Mike Figgis Tommy Lee Jones, Melanie Griffith, Sting, Sean Bean Drama first film for Figgis
Storytelling Giant Drama
Sunset Blake Edwards Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway, Kathleen Quinlan Comedy TriStar
Sweet Hearts Dance Robert Greenwald Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins Comedy, drama TriStar
Sweet Lies Nathalie Delon Treat Williams, Joanna Pacuła Drama Island Pictures
Switching Channels Ted Kotcheff Burt Reynolds, Kathleen Turner, Christopher Reeve Comedy based on The Front Page


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Talk Radio Oliver Stone Eric Bogosian, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Greene Drama based on Bogosian's play
Tapeheads Bill Fishman Tim Robbins, John Cusack Comedy
Tequila Sunrise Robert Towne Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia, J.T. Walsh, Arliss Howard Crime drama Warner Bros.
The Deceivers Nicholas Meyer Pierce Brosnan, Shashi Kapoor, Saeed Jaffery Drama Cinecom Pictures
They Live John Carpenter Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster Horror, Comedy based on Ray Nelson story
The Thin Blue Line Errol Morris (interviews) Documentary
Time Is Money Animated made for TV
A Time of Destiny Gregory Nava William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Melissa Leo Drama based on Verdi opera
Tin Toy John Lasseter Animated Oscar winner
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller Drama
Too Good to Be True Christian I. Nyby, II Loni Anderson, Patrick Duffy Drama TV
Torch Song Trilogy Paul Bogart Harvey Fierstein, Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Brian Kerwin Comedy, Drama based on Fierstein's play
Tougher Than Leather Rick Rubin Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels Action
Track 29 Nicolas Roeg Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd Drama
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Francis Ford Coppola Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Lloyd Bridges Drama, Biography Golden Globe for Landau
Twins Ivan Reitman Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Chloe Webb, Kelly Preston Comedy Universal
Two Moon Junction Zalman King Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Kristy McNichol, Louise Fletcher Drama Lorimar
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Philip Kaufman Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint Drama based on Milan Kundera novel
The Understudy: Graveyard Shift II Comedy sequel
Uninvited (1988 film) Comedy
A Very Brady Christmas Peter Baldwin Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis Comedy based on The Brady Bunch
Vibes Ken Kwapis Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Falk Comedy
Vice Versa Brian Gilbert Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Swoosie Kurtz Comedy
Victim of the Brain Drama
War Party Franc Roddam Billy Wirth, Kevin Dillon Drama
War and Remembrance Dan Curtis Robert Mitchum, John Gielgud, Polly Bergen, Jane Seymour, Barry Bostwick, Hart Bochner, E.G. Marshall, Sharon Stone Drama, War based on novel by Herman Wouk; sequel to Winds of War
Watchers Corey Haim Drama
Waxwork Anthony Hickox Deborah Foreman, Zach Galligan Horror
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Robert Zemeckis Bob Hoskins, Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Lloyd Comedy based on Gary K. Wolf novel
Willow Ron Howard Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, Billy Barty Fantasy
Willy the Sparrow Drama
Witchcraft Rob Spera Drama
Working Girl Mike Nichols Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Cusack, Alec Baldwin, Philip Bosco, Oliver Platt, Nora Dunn Comedy four Golden Globe awards
World Gone Wild Lee H. Katzin Bruce Dern, Michael Paré, Catherine Mary Stewart Sci-fi action
Young Guns Christopher Cain Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko Western story of Billy the Kid; followed by Young Guns II

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "A Cry in the Dark (1988) – Release dates". Retrieved 2012-06-15.

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