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List of 1988 Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of 1988 movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. Rain Man

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Released: 1988Rated: R
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 watch free online (Tubi TV, Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others).

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2. Grave of the Fireflies

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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 stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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3. Die Hard

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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 rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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4. Cinema Paradiso

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87/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, 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 stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Beetlejuice

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85/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, Fantasy

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 $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Big

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84/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

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 (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Released: 1988Rated: PG
Animation, Comedy

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 rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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

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Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

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

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others). Coming soon to Prime Video on September 29th, 2019 (PDT).

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9. A Fish Called Wanda

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Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

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 (IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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7.4/10
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82/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

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 (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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11. Dangerous Liaisons

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Released: 1988Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s 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 in this love triangle drama.

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

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12. Midnight Run

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Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

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 rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Mississippi Burning

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81/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Drama

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 (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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14. They Live

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7.3/10
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81/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Horror, Cult

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 stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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15. Bull Durham

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80/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

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 stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. The Land Before Time

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79/100
Released: 1988Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

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 popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. Dead Ringers

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79/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Drama, Horror

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 (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Coming to America

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

What it's about: Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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19. Mystery Science Theater 3000

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8.6/10
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78/100
Year: 1988-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 12
Comedy, Science-Fiction

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: 81 episodes (41%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 71 episodes (36%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 14 episodes (7%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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20. A Short Film About Love

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8.2/10
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78/100
Released: 1988
Drama, Romance

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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21. The Vanishing

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77/100
Released: 1988
Mystery, 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 rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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22. The Thin Blue Line

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77/100
Released: 1988
Documentary, Crime

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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23. Akira

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77/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Animation, Cult

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 TV & Yahoo View), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Vudu, PlayStation Store & FandangoNOW).

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24. The Accused

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77/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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25. Time of the Gypsies

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8.3/10
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77/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves.

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

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26. Eight Men Out

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7.2/10
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76/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Drama, History

What it's about: 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, the truth breaks out and the Sox are sued on multiple accounts. They are found innocent by the jury but baseball commissioner Landis has other plans. The eight players are suspended for life, and Buck Weaver, for the rest of his life, tries to clear his name.

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

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27. The Last Temptation of Christ

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7.6/10
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76/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
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. As he is put to death on the cross, Jesus is tempted by visions of an ordinary life married to Mary Magdalene.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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28. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

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76/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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29. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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76/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

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 rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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30. Child's Play

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75/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

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 popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. A Short Film About Killing

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75/100
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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32. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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75/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Drama, Romance

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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33. Scrooged

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74/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), 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 stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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34. Willow

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Released: 1988Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and identified as the prophesied child by a birthmark on her arm. However, before the black sorceress arrives to claim the child, Elora's mother convinces her reluctant midwife to escape with the baby. Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, is entrusted with delivering the royal infant from evil.

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

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35. Frantic

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74/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Drama

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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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36. Working Girl

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Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. 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 popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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37. Alice

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73/100
Released: 1988
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no matter how twisted or odd that way must be. A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll’s novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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38. Paperhouse

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Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane present, she is drawn only deeper into a dream turning into a nightmare.

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

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39. Young Guns

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73/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

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 (Sony Crackle & IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).

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40. Camille Claudel

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73/100
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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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41. Tucker: The Man and His Dream

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6.9/10
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72/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three automobile manufacturers. They took away his car - but nobody could take away his dream.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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42. Bloodsport

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not fought him yet.

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

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43. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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6.2/10
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71/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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44. Red Dwarf

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8.4/10
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71/100
Year: 1988-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 12
Comedy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Where to Watch: 73 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 73 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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45. Stand and Deliver

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7.3/10
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71/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Drama, Biography

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 (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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46. Roseanne

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7.0/10
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71/100
Year: 1988-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Comedy, Drama

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: 46 episodes (20%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle). 229 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 231 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

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7.2/10
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70/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: An exploration of the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on glam metal. It features concert footage and interviews of legendary heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Megadeth, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne and W.A.S.P..

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

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48. Gorillas in the Mist

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7.0/10
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70/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

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

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49. The Wonder Years

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8.3/10
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70/100
Year: 1988-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Comedy, Drama

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

Where to Watch: 115 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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50. Hairspray