Best Action Movies of 1988

1.

Die Hard

6.5
8.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason, De'voreaux White, William Atherton, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Hart Bochner ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1988-07-15
2.

They Live

5.9
7.2/10 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
3.

Willow

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

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: 1988-05-20
4.

Bloodsport

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

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?

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
5.

Midnight Run

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Foronjy, Philip Baker Hall, Jack Kehoe, Robert Miranda ..
Directed by: Martin Brest
Release date: 1988-07-20
6.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

5.1
7.1/10 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
7.

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
8.

Red Heat

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Ed O'Ross, Peter Boyle, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon, Brent Jennings, Brion James, Peter Jason, Pruitt Taylor Vince ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1988-06-17
9.

Young Guns

4.9
6.8/10 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
10.

Shoot to Kill

4.9
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
11.

Colors

4.8
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
12.

Phantasm II

4.7
6.4/10 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
13.

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

4.7
6.5/10 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
14.

The Dead Pool

4.6
6.2/10 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
15.

Tequila Sunrise

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon Nick's loyalties are put to the test when he begins an affair with restaurateur Jo Ann -- a love interest of Mac's -- unwittingly leading his friend into a police-orchestrated trap.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Raul Julia, Gabriel Damon, Arliss Howard, Arye Gross, Daniel Zacapa, Eric Thiele ..
Directed by: Robert Towne
Release date: 1988-12-02
16.

Above the Law

4.4
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, Jack Wallace ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1988-04-08
17.

The Presidio

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force them to work together again. That Austin is now dating Caldwell's daughter is not helping their relationship.

Starring: Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden, Jenette Goldstein, Mark Blum, Dana Gladstone, Don Calfa, Patrick Kilpatrick, Rosalyn Marshall ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1988-06-10
18.

Maniac Cop

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the rest of the unfortunate individuals to die by the Maniac Cop’s reign of terror. To prove his innocence, he investigates the case with his partner, Theresa Mallory.

Starring: Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree, William Smith, Robert Z'Dar, Sheree North, Nick Barbaro, Lou Bonacki, Barry Brenner ..
Directed by: William Lustig
Release date: 1988-05-13
19.

Bat?21

4.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a temporary shortage of helicopters causes a delay. Working with an Air Force reconnaissance pilot, Capt. Bartholomew Clark, he maps out an escape route.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant, Clayton Rohner, Erich Anderson, Joe Dorsey, Michael Ng, Theodore Chan Woei-Shyong, Don Ruffin ..
Directed by: Peter Markle
Release date: 1988-07-21
20.

Action Jackson

4.0
5.5/10 IMDB

Vengeance drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Starring: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone, Thomas F. Wilson, Robert Davi, Bill Duke, Jack Thibeau, Roger Aaron Brown, Stan Foster ..
Directed by: Craig R. Baxley
Release date: 1988-02-12
21.

Dead Heat

3.9
6.0/10 IMDB

LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.

Starring: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Darren McGavin, Vincent Price, Robert Picardo, Martha Quinn, Keye Luke, Clare Kirkconnell, Mel Stewart ..
Directed by: Mark Goldblatt
Release date: 1988-05-06
Best Action Movies of 1988 : WWE WrestleMania IV
22.

WWE WrestleMania IV

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

WrestleMania IV was the fourth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on March 27, 1988 at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The main event was the finals of a fourteen-man tournament for the undisputed WWF Championship, where Randy Savage defeated Ted DiBiase to win the vacant title. The main matches on the undercard were a twenty-man battle royal won by Bad News Brown, Demolition (Ax and Smash) versus Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel) for the WWF Tag Team Championship, Brutus Beefcake versus The Honky Tonk Man for the WWF Intercontinental Championship and a 14-man tournament for the vacated WWF Championship.

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Randy Mario Poffo, Elizabeth Hulette, André René Roussimoff, Theodore Marvin DiBiase, Sr., Harry Fujiwara, Richard Vigneault, Merced Solis, Bill Eadie, Barry Allen Darsow ..
Directed by: Vince McMahon
Release date: 1988-03-27
23.

The Man From Snowy River II

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

After a few years trying to earn money to marry Jessica Harrison, Jim Craig returns to Snowy River. But he finds that a lot of things have changed.

Starring: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie, Mark Hembrow, Bryan Marshall, Rhys McConnochie, Peter Cummins, Cornelia Frances, Tony Barry ..
Directed by: Geoff Burrowes
Release date: 1988-03-24
Best Action Movies of 1988 : Red Scorpion
24.

Red Scorpion

3.6
5.1/10 IMDB

A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the rebels.

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T. P. McKenna, Carmen Argenziano, Alex Colon, Brion James, Greg Latter, Ruben Nthodi, Vusi Dibakwane ..
Directed by: Joseph Zito
Release date: 1988-12-24
Best Action Movies of 1988 : Cowboys Don't Cry
25.

Cowboys Don't Cry

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A father and son struggle to make ends meet on the rodeo circuit.

Starring: Janet-Laine Green, Zachary Ansley, Rebecca Jenkins, Ron White ..
Directed by: Anne Wheeler
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1988 : Climb Dance
26.

Climb Dance

3.5
8.3/10 IMDB

Climb Dance is a famous cinéma vérité short film, which features Finnish rally driver Ari Vatanen setting a record time in a highly modified four-wheel drive, all-wheel steering Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 GR at the 1988 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado, USA. The film was produced by Peugeot and directed by Jean Louis Mourey. The record time set was 10:47.77.

Starring: Ari Vatanen ..
Directed by: Jean Louis Mourney
Release date: 1988-02-08
Best Action Movies of 1988 : BraveStarr: The Legend
27.

BraveStarr: The Legend

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Marshall Bravestarr is the lawman of the wild-west planet "New Texas" with help from Thirty-Thirty, his cybernetic talking horse and Deputy Fuzz, his sidekick and Shaman, his mentor. Bravestarr with his special powers fights the outlaw Tex-Hex, the leader of the Carrion Bunch, who are after the mineral Kerium, Bravestarr sets out to set things right and enforce peace and justice on "New Texas".

Starring: Charlie Adler, Susan Blu, Pat Fraley, Alan Oppenheimer, Ed Gilbert ..
Directed by: Tom Tataranowicz
Release date: 1988-03-18
Best Action Movies of 1988 : The Bourne Identity
28.

The Bourne Identity

3.5
6.8/10 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
29.

Hell Comes to Frogtown

3.5
5.5/10 IMDB

'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more than a few hundred yards from his guard.

Starring: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, William Smith, Rory Calhoun, Cec Verrell, Nicholas Worth, Kristi Somers, Cliff Bemis, Brian Frank, Lee Garlington ..
Directed by: Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer
Release date: 1988-01-01
30.

Deadbeat at Dawn

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Goose leaves the gang life behind after pleas from his girlfriend. But it isn't long before he's pulled back into the world of violence.

Starring: Jim Van Bebber, Megan Murphy, Marc Pitman, Ric Walker, Paul Harper, Maureen Allisse, Tom Burns, John Bradley, Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert ..
Directed by: Jim Van Bebber
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1988 : Surviving Edged Weapons
31.

Surviving Edged Weapons

3.4
8.6/10 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
32.

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In the 14th century a village seeking escape from the Black Death are guided by a boy's vision to tunnel into an abandoned mine and emerge into 20th century New Zealand.

Starring: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish McFarlane, Marshall Napier, Noel Appleby, Paul Livingston, Sarah Peirse, Mark Wheatley, Tony Herbert, Jessica Cardiff-Smith ..
Directed by: Vincent Ward
Release date: 1988-09-16
33.

Braddock: Missing in Action III

3.4
4.8/10 IMDB

When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the country and ends up battling his way out with several dozen abused Amerasian children in tow! Struggling to keep them alive while outmaneuvering a sadistic Vietnamese officer, Braddock ignites the jungle in a blazing cross-country race for freedom.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Aki Aleong, Roland Harrah III, Miki Kim, Yehuda Efroni, Ron Barker, Floyd Levine, Jack Rader, Melinda Betron, Rick Prieto ..
Directed by: Aaron Norris
Release date: 1988-01-22
34.

Off Limits

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of local prostitutes. Their prime suspect is high ranking U.S. Army officer which brings their lives in danger.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward, Amanda Pays, Scott Glenn, Keith David, David Alan Grier ..
Directed by: Christopher Crowe
Release date: 1988-03-11
Best Action Movies of 1988 : The Last American Soldier
35.

The Last American Soldier

3.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Jungle action from the glorious period of Rambo ripoffs.

Starring: Craig Alan, David Light, Max Laurel, Larry Brand, Mike Monty, Tanya Gomez, Ken Watanabe, James Clevenger, Ho Tchan Chi, Mary San ..
Directed by: Ignazio Dolce
Release date: 1988-06-05
36.

Betrayed

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

An FBI agent (Debra Winger) falls in love with a white supremacist (Tom Berenger) whose group she infiltrates.

Starring: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair, John Mahoney, Ted Levine, Jeffrey DeMunn, Albert Hall, David Clennon, Robert Swan ..
Directed by: Costa-Gavras
Release date: 1988-08-26
Best Action Movies of 1988 : WWE Survivor Series 1988
37.

WWE Survivor Series 1988

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Survivor Series (1988) was the second annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on November 24, 1988 (Thanksgiving night in the United States) and was held at the Richfield Coliseum, in Richfield, Ohio. The main event was a ten-man Survivor Series match between a team captained by The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and WWF Champion Randy Savage) and a team captained by The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man). Hogan and Savage were the sole "survivors" of the match. The undercard featured three Survivor Series matches between mid-card wrestlers.

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Randy Poffo, Ray Fernandez, Jim Morris, James Ware, Elizabeth Hulette, Ray Traylor, Ted DiBiase Sr., Ray Heenan, André Roussimoff ..
Directed by: Vince McMahon
Release date: 1988-11-24
38.

Vibes

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they're contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50,000 to find his lost son in South America, in the heart of Incan territory where they discover an ancient mystical secret, and each other.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Cyndi Lauper, Peter Falk, Googy Gress, Darryl Henriques, Ramon Bieri, Michael Lerner, Hercules Vilchez, Jerry Vichi, Leo V. Finnie III ..
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Release date: 1988-08-05
39.

Miles from Home

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

Starring: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Brian Dennehy, Kevin Anderson, Penelope Ann Miller, John Malkovich, Terry Kinney, Judith Ivey, Laurie Metcalf, Francis Guinan ..
Directed by: Gary Sinise
Release date: 1988-09-16
40.

Little Nikita

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, including "sleepers," agents under deep cover awaiting orders. Roy interviews a high school lad, Jeff Grant, an applicant to the Air Force Academy. In a routine background check, Roy discovers that Jeff's parents are sleepers. He must see if Jeff is also a spy, confront the parents yet protect them, and catch his nemesis. Meanwhile, the Soviets have sent their own spy-catcher, the loner Karpov, to reel in Scuba. Alliances shift; it's cat and mouse.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins, Caroline Kava, Lucy Deakins, Richard Bradford, Richard Lynch, Jerry Hardin, Loretta Devine ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1988-03-17
41.

Crusoe

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

Starring: Aidan Quinn, Ade Sapara, Elvis Payne, Richard D. Sharp, Shane Rimmer, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Warren Clarke, James Kennedy, Jimmy Nail ..
Directed by: Caleb Deschanel
Release date: 1988-06-30
Best Action Movies of 1988 : For Queen & Country
42.

For Queen & Country

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Dorian Healy, Paul McKenzie, Amanda Redman, Bruce Payne, Suzette Llewellyn, George Baker, Craig Fairbrass, Sean Chapman, Stella Gonet ..
Directed by: Martin Stellman
Release date: 1988-05-17
43.

The Incredible Hulk Returns

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

Dr. David Banner meets a former student, who has a magical hammer that summons Thor, a Norse god who is prevented from entering Valhalla. When the two superheroes stop feuding long enough to breathe, they are a team unmatched by any of their enemies.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Eric Allan Kramer, Lee Purcell, Charles Napier, John Gabriel, Jay Baker, Tim Thomerson, Steve Levitt ..
Directed by: Nicholas Corea, Bill Bixby
Release date: 1988-02-21
Best Action Movies of 1988 : Survival Quest
44.

Survival Quest

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss has been killed by one of the city slickers, he coaxes his team into exterminating all of them. They will have to rely on their wits and on each other in order to survive.

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Mark Rolston, Steve Antin, Michael Allen Ryder, Paul Provenza, Ben Hammer, Dominic Hoffman, Traci Lind, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 1988-09-09
Best Action Movies of 1988 : WWE SummerSlam 1988
45.

WWE SummerSlam 1988

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

WWE SummerSlam was the first annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event. It was produced by the World Wrestling Federation and took place on August 29, 1988 in Madison Square Garden, located in New York, New York. The PPV was created to help the company compete against rival promotion World Championship Wrestling. It was one of the first four annual pay-per-view events produced by the WWF. The main match of the preliminary bouts was the WWF Intercontinental Championship match between The Ultimate Warrior and the reigning champion The Honky Tonk Man. The Ultimate Warrior won the match in approximately thirty seconds to end the longest Intercontinental Championship reign. The main event was a match pitting The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage) against their long-time rivals, The Mega Bucks (Ted DiBiase and André the Giant). Hogan and Savage won the match after Miss Elizabeth distracted the special guest referee by removing her skirt to reveal a bikini bottom.

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, André the Giant, Elizabeth Hulette, Bobby Heenan, James Hellwig, Jake Roberts, Ray Fernandez, Bill Eadie ..
Directed by: Vince McMahon
Release date: 1988-08-29
46.

Shakedown

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

When a local drug dealer shoots a dishonest cop in self-defense, lawyer and renegade undercover cop join forces to clear him. But when their investigation leads them into a maze of greed and corruption, they learn that in a town where everything is for sale, anything can happen.

Starring: Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Patricia Charbonneau, Antonio Fargas, Blanche Baker, John C. McGinley, Richard Brooks, Jude Ciccolella, Thomas G. Waites, Daryl Edwards ..
Directed by: James Glickenhaus
Release date: 1988-05-06
47.

Messenger of Death

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody. Journalist Smith persuades him to help him in the investigation - and finds out about economic motives for the murder.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel Benzali, Marilyn Hassett, Charles Dierkop, Jeff Corey, John Ireland, Penny Peyser, Gene Davis ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1988-09-16
48.

Watchers

3.0
5.3/10 IMDB

A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.

Starring: Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Lala Sloatman, Barbara Williams, Duncan Fraser, Christopher Cary, Graeme Campbell, Dan O'Dowd, Dale Wilson, Blu Mankuma ..
Directed by: Jon Hess
Release date: 1988-12-02
Best Action Movies of 1988 : The Bourne Identity
49.

The Bourne Identity

3.0
6.8/10 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.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat, Yorgo Voyagis, Peter Vaughan ..
Directed by: Roger Young
Release date: 1988-05-08
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WWE Royal Rumble 1988

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Royal Rumble (1988) was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on January 24, 1988 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. Unlike the subsequent Royal Rumble events, this event was not shown on pay-per-view and was instead a television special shown on the USA Network. The main event was a two out of three falls match where The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated The Young Stallions (Paul Roma and Jim Powers). The undercard featured the first-ever Royal Rumble match which was won by Jim Duggan, Jumping Bomb Angels (Noriyo Tateno and Itsuki Yamazaki) defeated The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin and Leilani Kai) in a two out of three falls match for the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship and Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude by disqualification.

Starring: Hulk Hogan, André René Roussimoff, Richard Erwin Rood, Adolph Bresciano, Bret Hart, James Edward Duggan Jr, Jim Neidhart, Aurelian Smith Jr., Sylvester Ritter, Jim Morris ..
Release date: 1988-01-24

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