Best Fantasy Movies of 1988

1.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

6.3
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: 1988-02-29
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.

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.

Scrooged

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), 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
7.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

4.7
6.6/10 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
8.

Pumpkinhead

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Cynthia Bain, Kerry Remsen, Lee de Broux, Peggy Walton-Walker, Chance Michael Corbitt, Dick Warlock, Devon Odessa ..
Directed by: Stan Winston
Release date: 1988-06-09
9.

Moonwalker

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together".

Starring: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Mick Jagger, Sean Lennon, Kellie Parker, Brandon Quintin Adams, Maurissa Tancharoen, Ben Aaron, Bilal, Brent Kelly ..
Directed by: Colin Chilvers, Jim Blashfield, Jerry Kramer, Will Vinton
Release date: 1988-10-29
10.

The Seventh Sign

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.

Starring: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman, Manny Jacobs, Nigel John Taylor, Lee Garlington, Akosua Busia, Arnold Johnson, John Walcutt ..
Directed by: Carl Schultz
Release date: 1988-04-01

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