Best Action Movies of 1988



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


6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bolo Yeung, Roy Chiao, Philip Chan Yan-Kin, Donald Gibb, Ken Siu, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton, Forest Whitaker, Paulo Tocha ..
Directed by: Newt Arnold
Release date: 1988-02-26


6.7/10 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

Above the Law

6.0/10 IMDB

Nico Toscani is an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice—expert and thorough bone-crushing.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Sharon Stone, Ron Dean, Daniel Faraldo, Joe Greco, Vince Viverito, Chelcie Ross ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1988-04-08
Best Action Movies of 1988 : Surviving Edged Weapons

Surviving Edged Weapons

8.7/10 IMDB

In an intense action-filled 85 minutes, you will learn to defend yourself against the mounting threat of “knife culture” offenders.

Starring: Ronald Rolland, Mickey Dawes, Leo T. Gaje Jr., Dean Gilmore, Kathleen A. Handal, Robert Henke, Gary Klugiewicz, Jan Lewis, Richard Menzel, Kevin Parsons ..
Directed by: Dennis Anderson
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1988 : The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

6.9/10 IMDB

An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, he does not know where his flashback memories come from, and he does not know why the access code for an anonymous Swiss bank account is implanted in his thigh. As he seeks his own identity, things quickly become dangerous. There are attempts to kill him, he is well known in first class hotels across Europe, and worst of all, there are strange similarities between his memories and reported actions of the notorious terrorist, Carlos the Jackal.

Release date: 1988-05-08
Best Action Movies of 1988 : The Night of the Beast

The Night of the Beast

6.1/10 IMDB

A group of friends on a hunting trip, staying at a cabin in the middle of nowhere start being attacked by a beast.

Starring: Sergio Goyri, Jorge Reynoso, Lina Santos, Hugo Stiglitz, Arsenio Campos, Arturo García Tenorio, Manuel Capetillo, Paco Sañudo, Juan Moro, Tito Guillén ..
Directed by: Gilberto de Anda
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1988 : Double Revenge

Double Revenge

5.4/10 IMDB

An innocent bystander goes on a vendetta against a bank robber.

Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Vinny Argiro, Julie Ariola, Nancy Everhard, Leigh McCloskey, Theresa Saldana, Richard Rust, Robert Sampson, Chris Nash, John Davis Chandler ..
Directed by: Armand Mastroianni
Release date: 1988-10-18
Best Action Movies of 1988 : The Lion of Africa

The Lion of Africa

6.9/10 IMDB

Brooke Adams plays a woman who has to put up with Brian Dennehy's character if she wants to get across a desolate section of Africa. They fight and naturally sparks fly.

Starring: Brian Dennehy, Brooke Adams ..
Release date: 1988-06-01
Best Action Movies of 1988 : Spyder


7.3/10 IMDB

A rich businessman hires a team of vietnam vets to get his son out of Vietnam, but this group of mercenaries don't plan to go in Vietnam, they just want the money. They make a mistake by killing policeman "Brad Spyder"'s partner, and now he only wants REVENGE!

Starring: Blake Bahner, Ronald William Lawrence, Gary Rooney, Roxanne Baird, Michael Vlastas, Paul Holmes, Henry Strzalkowski, Vic Diaz, John P. Dulaney, Eric Hahn ..
Directed by: Joe Mari Avellana
Release date: 1988-06-08

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