Best Crime 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.

Mississippi Burning

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his partner, a former sheriff.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey, Gailard Sartain, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Rooker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Badja Djola ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1988-12-08
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

6.1
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.

The Thin Blue Line

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.

Starring: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson ..
Directed by: Errol Morris
Release date: 1988-08-28
6.

Running on Empty

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been on the run with the authorities never far behind.

Starring: Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, River Phoenix, Martha Plimpton, Jonas Abry, Ed Crowley, L.M. Kit Carson, Steven Hill, Augusta Dabney, Alice Drummond ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1988-09-09
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Frantic

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

The wife of an American doctor suddenly vanishes in Paris and, to find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner, Betty Buckley, Dominique Pinon, Jacques Ciron, John Mahoney, Jimmie Ray Weeks, David Huddleston, Alexandra Stewart, Yorgo Voyagis ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1988-02-16

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