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List of 1988 Movies and TV Shows

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1. The Vanishing

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7.7/10
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91/100
Released: 1988
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on television, putting up posters and ruining his new relationship in the process. Eventually an unassuming chemistry teacher, Raymond, approaches Rex, intimating that he knows what happened.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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2. Die Hard

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8.2/10
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90/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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3. A Short Film About Love

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8.2/10
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88/100
Released: 1988
Romance, Drama

What it's about: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when the two finally meet, they discover that they have a lot more in common than appeared at first sight...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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4. My Neighbor Totoro

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8.2/10
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86/100
Released: 1988Rated: G
Animation, Fantasy

What it's about: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $11.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. A Short Film About Killing

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8.0/10
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85/100
Released: 1988
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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6. Rain Man

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8.0/10
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85/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Beetlejuice

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7.5/10
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84/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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8. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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7.3/10
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84/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. Akira

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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10. Grave of the Fireflies

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8.5/10
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82/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Animation, Anime

What it's about: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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11. Cinema Paradiso

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8.5/10
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82/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+ & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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12. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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7.7/10
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81/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Mystery, Action & Adventure

What it's about: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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13. Camille Claudel

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. They Live

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7.3/10
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79/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

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7.6/10
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79/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: When the incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Big

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7.3/10
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78/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Coming to America

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7.1/10
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78/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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18. A Fish Called Wanda

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7.5/10
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78/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Willow

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The evil Queen Bavmorda hunts the newborn princess Elora Danan, a child prophesied to bring about her downfall. When the royal infant is found by Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, he's entrusted with delivering her from evil.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. Mystery Science Theater 3000

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8.5/10
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76/100
Year: 1988-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 12
Science-Fiction, Comedy

What it's about: A stranded spaceship pilot captured by mad scientists survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 71 episodes (35%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere). 29 episodes (14%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (IFC). 14 episodes (7%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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21. Mississippi Burning

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7.8/10
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76/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his partner, a former sheriff.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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22. Midnight Run

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7.5/10
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76/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. The Wonder Years

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8.3/10
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75/100
Year: 1988-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Family, Comedy

What it's about: The story of Kevin Arnold facing the trials and tribulations of youth while growing up during the 1960s and 70s. Told through narration from an adult Kevin, Kevin faces the difficulties of maintaining relationships and friendships on his enthralling journey into adulthood.

Where to Watch: 116 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & fuboTV). 3 episodes (3%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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24. Child's Play

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6.6/10
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75/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. Dead Ringers

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7.3/10
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75/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. The Land Before Time

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7.4/10
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74/100
Released: 1988Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: 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 one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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27. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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7.4/10
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74/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can be the first to swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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28. Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

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7.7/10
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74/100
Released: 1988
Documentary

What it's about: Winner of a Best Documentary Academy Award, Marcel Ophuls' riveting film details the heinous legacy of the Gestapo head dubbed "The Butcher of Lyon." Responsible for over 4,000 deaths in occupied France during World War II, Barbie would escape--with U.S. help--to South America in 1951, where he lived until a global manhunt led to his 1983 arrest and subsequent trial.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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29. Roseanne

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7.0/10
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74/100
Year: 1988-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Family, Comedy

What it's about: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.

Where to Watch: 231 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Peacock). 99 episodes (43%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Hoopla). 224 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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30. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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7.6/10
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73/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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31. Dangerous Liaisons

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7.6/10
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73/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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32. Medea

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 1988
Drama

What it's about: It is an adaptation of the Greek tragedy Medea from Euripides, a version where the Gods willing and intervations are absent. Medea is the tragic character that after helping Jason in the Voyage of the Argonauts (myth says that she has even sacrificed her own brother for Jason's success), she gets from him only betrayal, as he arranges to marry the King's of Corinth daughter. The king decides to exile Medea, as she is a danger for his daughter happiness, but Medea asks from him just a day… before she goes outside the borders. That day Medea gets her revenge…

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33. Bull Durham

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7.1/10
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72/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy sets her sights on the two men.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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34. Bloodsport

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 1988
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: U.S. soldier Frank Dux has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who consider him to be AWOL. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent, Frank is given the opportunity to fight. But can he survive?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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35. Young Guns

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6.9/10
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72/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure

What it's about: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Starz) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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36. The Last Temptation of Christ

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7.5/10
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72/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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37. Scrooged

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7.0/10
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72/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Fantasy, Romance

What it's about: Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. The Blob

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6.6/10
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71/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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39. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

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6.6/10
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71/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: When her great aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight new England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch's cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen's ample assets, all hell busts out & breaks loose.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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40. Hellbound: Hellraiser II

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6.5/10
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71/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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41. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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5.9/10
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71/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: The apparently comatose Michael Myers is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie. After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel. Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis remains on the killer's path.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Shudder), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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42. Twins

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6.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a south seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate low life and is about to be killed by loan sharks.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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43. Frantic

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6.9/10
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70/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: The wife of an American doctor suddenly vanishes in Paris and, 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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44. The Thin Blue Line

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8.0/10
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70/100
Released: 1988
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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45. The Great Outdoors

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6.6/10
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70/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig, his wife, Kate, and the couple's two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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46. Working Girl

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6.8/10
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70/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. Oliver & Company

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 1988Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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48. Mystic Pizza

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6.3/10
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69/100
Released: 1988
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & The Roku Channel), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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49. The Big Blue

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7.6/10
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69/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Romance, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men. As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest -- determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear -- Jacques meets Johana, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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50. Stand and Deliver

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7.3/10
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69/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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