Best Drama Movies of 1988

1.

Rain Man

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt, Kim Robillard ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1988-12-11
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.

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
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.

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
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.

Dangerous Liaisons

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Mildred Natwick, Uma Thurman, Peter Capaldi, Joe Sheridan, Valerie Gogan ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1988-12-21
8.

Stand and Deliver

5.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosanna DeSoto, Andy García, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris, Eliot, Adelaida Alvarez, Carmen Argenziano ..
Directed by: Ramón Menéndez
Release date: 1988-03-11
Best Drama Movies of 1988 : The Bear
9.

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
10.

The Last Temptation of Christ

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, David Bowie, Harry Dean Stanton, Paul Greco, Verna Bloom, Roberts Blossom, Barry Miller, Gary Basaraba ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1988-05-28
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.

Talk Radio

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Starring: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley, Alec Baldwin, John Pankow, Anna Levine, Michael Wincott, Rockets Redglare, Allan Corduner ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1988-12-21
13.

Eight Men Out

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Starring: John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, David Strathairn, Michael Rooker, Don Harvey ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 1988-09-02
Best Drama Movies of 1988 : Drowning by Numbers
14.

Drowning by Numbers

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

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
15.

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
16.

The Accused

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

Starring: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi, Ann Hearn, Carmen Argenziano, Steve Antin, Tom O'Brien, Peter Van Norden, Scott Paulin ..
Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
Release date: 1988-10-14
17.

Miracle Mile

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

After 30 years of searching, Harry has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los Angeles in less than an hour!

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar, Lou Hancock, Mykelti Williamson, Kelly Jo Minter, Kurt Fuller, Denise Crosby, Robert DoQui, O-Lan Jones ..
Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt
Release date: 1988-05-19
18.

Another Woman

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his office. When she hears a young woman tell that she finds it harder and harder to bear her life, Marion starts to reflect on her own life. After a series of events she comes to understand how her unemotional attitude towards the people around her affected them and herself.

Starring: Mia Farrow, Gena Rowlands, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner, Gene Hackman, Betty Buckley, Martha Plimpton, John Houseman, Sandy Dennis, David Ogden Stiers ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1988-10-13
19.

Bird

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Keith David, Damon Whitaker, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright, Michael McGuire, James Handy, Morgan Nagler, Arlen Dean Snyder ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1988-07-01
20.

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest, Mako, Christian Slater, Nina Siemaszko, Elias Koteas, Don Novello, Dean Stockwell ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1988-08-12
21.

Gorillas in the Mist

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi, Iain Cuthbertson, Constantin Alexandrov, Waigwa Wachira, Iain Glen, David Lansbury, Maggie O'Neill ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1988-09-23
22.

Evil Angels

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain who, during a family camping trip to Ayers Rock in central Australia, claimed she witnessed a dingo take her baby daughter, Azaria, from their tent. Azaria's body was never found and, after investigations and two public inquests, she is charged with murder.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin, Jason Reason, Michael Wetter, Kane Barton, Trent Roberts, Jane Coker, Rae-Leigh Henson ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Release date: 1988-11-03
23.

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
24.

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
25.

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
26.

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
27.

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
28.

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
29.

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
30.

Biloxi Blues

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Eugene, an aspiring writer from Brooklyn, is drafted into the US Army during the final months of World War II. For his basic training, the Army sends him to Camp Shelby in Mississippi, where toil, bad food, and antisemitic jibes await. Eugene takes refuge in his sense of humor and in his diary, but they won't protect him in a battle of wills with an 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
31.

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
32.

Monkey Shines

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.

Starring: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Christine Forrest, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, Tom Quinn, Janine Turner, William Newman ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1988-07-29
33.

The Beast of War

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.

Starring: George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, Stephen Baldwin, Don Harvey, Kabir Bedi, Erick Avari, Chaim Jeraffi, Shoshi Marciano, Yitzhak Ne'eman ..
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 1988-09-14
34.

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
35.

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
36.

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
37.

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
38.

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
39.

For Keeps

4.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. Neither Darcy's mother, who was left by her husband and had to bring up Darcy alone, nor Stan's Catholic parents, are very supportive.

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Sharon Brown, Pauly Shore, Michelle Downey, Patricia Barry, Darcy DeMoss, Brandon Douglas ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1988-01-15
Best Drama Movies of 1988 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
40.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Sir Charles Baskerville dies on the moor under mysterious circumstances and rumors abound about a demonic hound. When the American heir arrives to take charge, a family friend calls in Holmes and Watson to get to the heart of the mystery.

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Raymond Adamson, Alastair Duncan, Ronald Pickup, Rosemary McHale, Kristoffer Tabori, James Faulkner, Edward Romfourt, Philipp Dettmer ..
Directed by: Brian Mills
Release date: 1988-08-31
Best Drama Movies of 1988 : Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
41.

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

The final 17 years of American singer and musician Karen Carpenter, performed almost entirely by modified Barbie dolls.

Starring: Merrill Gruver, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle, Cynthia Schneider, Todd Haynes, Bruce Tuthill, Gwen Kraus, Nannie Doyle, Larry Kole ..
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 1988-04-30
42.

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
43.

Mirza Ghalib

3.9
9.3/10 IMDB

This is the about the most admired poet in the History of Urdu and Persian writings, Mirza Ghalib

Starring: Tanvi Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Neena Gupta, Shafi Inamdar, Parikshit Sahni ..
Directed by: Gulzar
Release date: 1988-02-02
44.

Distant Voices, Still Lives

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (along with "Trilogy" and "The Long Day Closes") is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own family. Through a series of exquisite tableaux Davies creates a deeply affecting photo album of a troubled family wrestling with the complexity of love.

Starring: Freda Dowie, Pete Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Dean Williams, Sally Davies, Susan Flanagan, Nathan Walsh, Michael Starke, Debi Jones ..
Directed by: Terence Davies
Release date: 1988-09-29
Best Drama Movies of 1988 : WWE WrestleMania IV
45.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1988 : The Tenth Man
46.

The Tenth Man

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

During World War 2 the Germans arrested people at random off the streets of Paris and in retaliation to sabotage by the resistance announced the execution of one in ten prisoners. Chosen as one of the victims, lawyer Chavel trades his place with another man in return for all his possessions. At the end of the war he returns to his house and tries to integrate himself with the family of the man who traded places with him, all the while hiding his true identity. However matters are complicated when a stranger arrives claiming to be Chavel.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, Kristin Scott Thomas, Cyril Cusack, Jim Carter, Brenda Bruce, Timothy Watson, Paul Rogers, Peter Jonfield, Michael Attwell ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1988-12-04
47.

Paperhouse

3.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Starring: Charlotte Burke, Glenne Headly, Elliott Spiers, Gemma Jones, Ben Cross, Steven O'Donnell, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill, Sarah Newbold, Gary Bleasdale ..
Directed by: Bernard Rose
Release date: 1988-09-10
Best Drama Movies of 1988 : Jack the Ripper
48.

Jack the Ripper

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.

Starring: Michael Caine, Jane Seymour, Lewis Collins, Armand Assante, Ken Bones, Susan George, Harry Andrews, Lysette Anthony, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Peter Armitage ..
Directed by: David Wickes
Release date: 1988-10-11
49.

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 Drama Movies of 1988 : Stealing Home
50.

Stealing Home

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt returns home to deal with this tragedy reminescing over his childhood growing up with his father, Katie and best friend Alan Appleby.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Mark Harmon, Harold Ramis, Jonathan Silverman, William McNamara, John Shea, Blair Brown, Richard Jenkins, Brooke Stacy Mills, Raushanah Simmons ..
Directed by: Steven Kampmann, William Porter
Release date: 1988-08-26

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