Best Adventure Movies of 1988

1.

The Land Before Time

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Pat Hingle, Helen Shaver, Bill Erwin, Burke Byrnes, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Don Bluth
Release date: 1988-11-18
2.

The Bear

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Starring: Tchéky Karyo, Jack Wallace, André Lacombe, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Bozo the Bear ..
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 1988-10-21
3.

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 ..
Directed by: Martin Brest
Release date: 1988-07-20
4.

Willow

5.2
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
5.

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
6.

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: 1988-08-12
7.

Rambo III

4.8
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.

The Presidio

4.3
6.0/10 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 ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1988-06-10
9.

Tequila Sunrise

4.3
6.1/10 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, Raúl Juliá, Gabriel Damon, Arliss Howard, Arye Gross, Daniel Zacapa, Eric Thiele ..
Directed by: Robert Towne
Release date: 1988-12-02
10.

Crocodile Dundee II

4.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo, Charles S. Dutton, Luis Guzmán, Stephen Root, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tatyana Ali, Colin Quinn ..
Directed by: John Cornell
Release date: 1988-05-19

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