Best Action Movies of 1988

1.

They Live

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George Buck Flower, Peter Jason, Raymond St. Jacques, Jason Robards III, John Lawrence, Susan Barnes, Sy Richardson ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1988-11-23
2.

Willow

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes, Billy Barty, Pat Roach, Gavan O'Herlihy, David Steinberg, Phil Fondacaro ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1988-05-01
3.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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

Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Charles McKeown, Winston Dennis, Jack Purvis, Valentina Cortese, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1988-12-07
4.

Rambo III

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Kurtwood Smith, Spiros Focás, Sasson Gabai, Doudi Shoua, Randy Raney, Marcus Gilbert, Alon Aboutboul, Mahmoud Assadollahi ..
Directed by: Peter MacDonald
Release date: 1988-05-24
5.

Young Guns

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko, Terence Stamp, Jack Palance, Terry O'Quinn, Sharon Thomas Cain ..
Directed by: Christopher Cain
Release date: 1988-02-17
6.

Shoot to Kill

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the aid of expert tracker Jonathan Knox. It's a turbulent yet vital relationship they must maintain in order to survive... and one that becomes increasingly desperate when Knox's girlfriend Sarah becomes the killer's latest hostage!

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Clancy Brown, Richard Masur, Andrew Robinson, Kevin Scannell, Frederick Coffin, Michael MacRae, Robert Lesser ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1988-02-12
7.

Colors

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.

Starring: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, María Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks, Grand L. Bush, Don Cheadle, Damon Wayans, Glenn Plummer, Sy Richardson, Tony Todd ..
Directed by: Dennis Hopper
Release date: 1988-04-15
8.

Phantasm II

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man does.

Starring: James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine, Samantha Phillips, Kenneth Tigar, Ruth C. Engel, Mark Anthony Major, Stacey Travis, A. Michael Baldwin ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 1988-07-08
9.

The Dead Pool

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities before they happen, it may be too late...

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson, Evan C. Kim, Jim Carrey, David Hunt, Michael Currie, Michael Goodwin, Darwin Gillett, Christopher P. Beale ..
Directed by: Buddy Van Horn
Release date: 1988-04-14
10.

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

4.6
6.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Ja'net DuBois, Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown, John Vernon, Steve James, Kadeem Hardison, Damon Wayans, Antonio Fargas ..
Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Release date: 1988-11-10

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