Best Comedy Movies of 1988

1.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

6.4
7.7/10 IMDB

'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.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, Stubby Kaye, Alan Tilvern, Richard LeParmentier, Lou Hirsch, Betsy Brantley ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1988-06-21
2.

Beetlejuice

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Glenn Shadix, Sylvia Sidney, Patrice Martinez, Dick Cavett ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1988-03-30
3.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

When the incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Susan Beaubian, Nancy Marchand, Raye Birk, Jeannette Charles, Ed Williams ..
Directed by: David Zucker
Release date: 1988-12-02
4.

A Fish Called Wanda

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Tom Georgeson, Cynthia Cleese, Patricia Hayes, Geoffrey Palmer, Mark Elwes ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1988-07-15
5.

Big

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz, Mercedes Ruehl, Josh Clark, Allan Wasserman ..
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 1988-06-03
6.

Coming to America

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Shari Headley, Frankie Faison, Louie Anderson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eriq La Salle, Allison Dean ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1988-06-29
7.

Scrooged

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk 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.

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Michael J. Pollard, Alfre Woodard, John Glover, David Johansen ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1988-11-22
8.

Oliver & Company

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

Starring: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Dom DeLuise, Taurean Blacque, Carl Weintraub, Robert Loggia ..
Directed by: George Scribner
Release date: 1988-11-18
9.

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
10.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris, Ian McDiarmid, Dana Ivey, Meagen Fay, Georges Gerrard Baffos, Cheryl Pay ..
Directed by: Frank Oz
Release date: 1988-12-14
11.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Stellan Skarsgård, Erland Josephson, Pavel Landovský, Donald Moffat, Daniel Olbrychski, Tomek Bork ..
Directed by: Philip Kaufman
Release date: 1988-02-05
12.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1988 : Drowning by Numbers
13.

Drowning by Numbers

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love with all three women and helps to disguise the murders.

Starring: Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson, Bernard Hill, Jason Edwards, Bryan Pringle, Trevor Cooper, David Morrissey, John Rogan, Paul Mooney ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 1988-09-10
14.

Hairspray

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

'Pleasantly plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Vitamin C, Michael St. Gerard, Clayton Prince, Mink Stole ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1988-02-26
15.

Bull Durham

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl, William O'Leary, David Neidorf, Danny Gans, Tom Silardi, Lloyd T. Williams ..
Directed by: Ron Shelton
Release date: 1988-06-15
16.

Twins

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a south seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate low life and is about to be killed by loan sharks.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb, David Caruso, Bonnie Bartlett, Trey Wilson, Marshall Bell, Hugh O'Brian, Nehemiah Persoff ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1988-12-08
17.

Without a Clue

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behind the operation. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play Holmes becomes insufferable, Watson fires him and tries to go out on his own, but finds that he has done too good a job building Holmes up in the public's mind.

Starring: Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony, Nigel Davenport, Peter Cook, Gregor Fisher, Paul Freeman, George Sweeney, John Tordoff ..
Directed by: Thom Eberhardt
Release date: 1988-05-05
18.

Beaches

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray, Lainie Kazan, James Read, Mayim Bialik, Marcie Leeds, Carol Williard, Grace Johnston ..
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 1988-12-21
19.

Working Girl

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Philip Bosco, Nora Dunn, Oliver Platt, James Lally, Kevin Spacey ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1988-12-20
20.

Cocktail

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style, and Brian adopts his mentor's cynical philosophy on life and goes for the money.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes, Kelly Lynch, Gina Gershon, Ron Dean, Ellen Foley, Chris Owens, Louis Ferreira ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1988-07-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1988 : Blackadder's Christmas Carol
21.

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

4.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robbie Coltrane, Miriam Margolyes, Jim Broadbent, Patsy Byrne, Denis Lill ..
Directed by: Richard Boden
Release date: 1988-12-23
22.

The Great Outdoors

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig, his wife, Kate, and the couple's two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.

Starring: John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Annette Bening, Stephanie Faracy, Chris Young, Ian Giatti, Hilary Gordon, Rebecca Gordon, Robert Prosky, Zoaunne LeRoy ..
Directed by: Howard Deutch
Release date: 1988-06-17
23.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

When her great aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight new England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch's cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen's ample assets, all hell busts out & breaks loose.

Starring: Cassandra Peterson, William Morgan Sheppard, Daniel Greene, Edie McClurg, Susan Kellermann, Jeff Conaway, Ellen Dunning, Ira Heiden, Scott Morris, Frank Collison ..
Directed by: James Signorelli
Release date: 1988-09-30
24.

The Accidental Tourist

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

After the death of his son, travel writer Macon Leary seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife is having similar problems. They separate, and Macon meets a strange, outgoing woman who brings him 'back down to earth', but his wife soon thinks their marriage is still worth another try.

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Amy Wright, David Ogden Stiers, Ed Begley Jr., Bill Pullman, Robert Hy Gorman, Bradley Mott, Bill Lee Brown ..
Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan
Release date: 1988-12-23
25.

Biloxi Blues

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable drill sergeant.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker, Casey Siemaszko, Michael Dolan, Penelope Ann Miller, Markus Flanagan, Park Overall, Alan Pottinger ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1988-03-25
26.

Brain Damage

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain.

Starring: Rick Hearst, Jennifer Lowry, Gordon MacDonald, Theo Barnes, John Zacherle, Lucille Saint-Peter, Vicki Darnell, Joseph Gonzalez, Bradlee Rhodes, Michael Bishop ..
Directed by: Frank Henenlotter
Release date: 1988-04-15
27.

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
28.

Mystic Pizza

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut.

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses, Adam Storke, Matt Damon, Conchata Ferrell, Joanna Merlin, Porscha Radcliffe ..
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Release date: 1988-10-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1988 : Big Business
29.

Big Business

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths.

Starring: Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann, Michele Placido, Daniel Gerroll, Barry Primus, Michael Gross, Deborah Rush, Nicolas Coster ..
Directed by: Jim Abrahams
Release date: 1988-06-10
30.

License to Drive

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to lift his family's prize luxury car for the occasion. Unfortunately, Mercedes sneaks some booze along and passes out drunk, and a confused Les makes the bad decision of enlisting his rebellious friend, Dean, to help.

Starring: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane, Heather Graham, Richard Masur, Nina Siemaszko, James Avery, Michael Ensign, Michael Manasseri, Grant Heslov ..
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Release date: 1988-07-06
31.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Aliens disguised as clowns crash land on Earth in a rural town to capture unsuspecting victims in cotton candy cocoons for later consumption.

Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon, Royal Dano, Christopher Titus, Michael S. Siegel, Peter Licassi, Irene Michaels, Karla Sue Krull ..
Directed by: Stephen Chiodo
Release date: 1988-05-27
32.

Funny Farm

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Sportswriter Andy Farmer moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, eccentric town, where disaster awaits them at every turn.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher, Jack Gilpin, Caris Corfman, William Severs, Mike Starr, Glenn Plummer, William Duell ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1988-06-03
33.

Waxwork

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Wealthy slacker college student Mark, his new girlfriend Sarah, and their friends are invited to a special showing at a mysterious wax museum which displays 18 of the most evil men of all time. After his ex-girlfriend and another friend disappear, Mark becomes suspicious.

Starring: Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Johnson, David Warner, Dana Ashbrook, John Rhys-Davies, Clare Carey, Jennifer Bassey, Joe Baker, Eric Brown ..
Directed by: Anthony Hickox
Release date: 1988-06-17
34.

Fright Night Part 2

4.5
5.9/10 IMDB

After three years of therapy Charley Brewster, now a college student, is convinced that Jerry Dandridge was a serial killer posing as a vampire. But when Regine, a mysterious actress and her entourage move into Peter Vincent's apartment block, the nightmare starts again - and this time it's personal!

Starring: Roddy McDowall, William Ragsdale, Traci Lind, Julie Carmen, Jon Gries, Brian Thompson, Merritt Butrick, Ernie Sabella, Alexander Folk, John Lafayette ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Release date: 1988-04-07
35.

Married to the Mob

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a fresh start. Unfortunately, Tony has set his sights upon Angela -- and so has an undercover FBI agent looking to use her to bust Tony.

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Oliver Platt, Alec Baldwin, Dean Stockwell, Mercedes Ruehl, Joan Cusack, Colin Quinn, Ellen Foley, O-Lan Jones ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1988-08-19
36.

Vampire's Kiss

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons, Robert Lujan, Boris Leskin, John Michael Higgins, Amy Stiller, Jessica Lundy ..
Directed by: Robert Bierman
Release date: 1988-09-17
37.

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

4.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Remy Auberjonois, Susan Blu, Jeff Cohen, Glynis Johns, Ruta Lee, Zale Kessler, Aaron Lohr, Patty Maloney ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1988-10-16
38.

Return of the Living Dead Part II

4.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.

Starring: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Suzanne Snyder, Michael Kenworthy, Marsha Dietlein, Dana Ashbrook, Philip Bruns, Jonathan Terry, Thor Van Lingen, Sally Smythe ..
Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn
Release date: 1988-01-15
39.

Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf

4.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy's girlfriend to help him win a race against other monsters, and become human again.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Hamilton Camp, Jim Cummings, Ed Gilbert, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, B. J. Ward, Pat Musick, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1988-11-13
40.

The Lair of the White Worm

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping – very erotically – her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal flesh.

Starring: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi, Sammi Davis, Paul Brooke, Chris Pitt, Stratford Johns, Imogen Claire, Christopher Gable ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1988-09-21
41.

Crocodile Dundee II

4.3
5.7/10 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
42.

Short Circuit 2

4.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Robot Johnny 5 moves to the city to help his friend Ben Jahrvi with his toy manufacturing enterprise, only to be manipulated by criminals who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes.

Starring: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb, Jack Weston, Tim Blaney, Don Lake, Damon D'Oliveira, Robert LaSardo, Gerard Parkes, Dee McCafferty ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1988-07-06
43.

She's Having a Baby

4.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, William Windom, Holland Taylor, Cathryn Damon, John Ashton, Larry Hankin, Paul Gleason, Dennis Dugan ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1988-02-05
44.

Cocoon: The Return

4.2
5.4/10 IMDB

The reinvigorated elderly group that left Earth comes back to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no one grows old, or will they be tempted to remain on Earth?

Starring: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Barret Oliver, Maureen Stapleton, Elaine Stritch, Jessica Tandy ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1988-09-13
45.

Critters 2

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.

Starring: Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Barry Corbin, Don Keith Opper, Lin Shaye, Eddie Deezen, Terrence Mann, Roxanne Kernohan, Sam Anderson, Douglas Rowe ..
Directed by: Mick Garris
Release date: 1988-04-29
46.

Torch Song Trilogy

4.2
7.7/10 IMDB

A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.

Starring: Harvey Fierstein, Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Brian Kerwin, Eddie Castrodad, Lorry Goldman, Ken Page, Harvey Fierstein ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1988-01-01
47.

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Angela Baker, a psychotic transsexual, escapes from a mental hospital and surfaces at a summer camp as a counselor who lectures her teenage charges on proper moral behavior. Those teens who break her strict rules -- from the camp chatterbox or a sex-obsessed girl to the boys who are peeping Toms -- are murdered by the impostor in various gruesome ways. As more campers go missing, intrepid counselor Molly begins to piece together the truth.

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Brian Patrick Clarke, Valerie Hartman, Walter Gotell, Tony Higgins, Susan Marie Snyder, Terry Hobbs, Carol Chambers, Benji Wilhoite ..
Directed by: Michael A. Simpson
Release date: 1988-10-31
48.

Earth Girls Are Easy

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women discover three handsome men underneath. After absorbing the native culture via television, the spacemen are ready to hit the dating scene in 1980s Los Angeles.

Starring: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey, Julie Brown, Charles Rocket, Michael McKean, Larry Linville, Rick Overton, Diane Stilwell ..
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 1988-09-08
49.

Ernest Saves Christmas

4.0
5.6/10 IMDB

When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a skeptical kiddie-show host to take over the post of Father Christmas.

Starring: Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Noelle Parker, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Billie Bird, Oliver Clark, Robert Lesser, Barry Brazell, Phran Gauci ..
Directed by: John R. Cherry III
Release date: 1988-11-11
50.

My Stepmother Is an Alien

4.0
5.3/10 IMDB

Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds herself in love with Steve and her new life on Earth, where she experiences true intimacy for the first time. But when she loses sight of her mission, she begins to question where she belongs.

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan, Seth Green, Harry Shearer, Juliette Lewis, Ann Prentiss, Tony Jay, Joseph Maher ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1988-12-09

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