Best Mystery Movies of 1988


Mississippi Burning

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

The Thin Blue Line

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


6.9/10 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

Without a Clue

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


6.1/10 IMDB

Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney Fuller.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling, Daniel Stern, Jane Kaczmarek, Christopher Neame, Robin Johnson, Robert Knepper, Jay Patterson, Brion James ..
Directed by: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Release date: 1988-03-18

Maniac Cop

6.0/10 IMDB

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the rest of the unfortunate individuals to die by the Maniac Cop’s reign of terror. To prove his innocence, he investigates the case with his partner, Theresa Mallory.

Starring: Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree, William Smith, Robert Z'Dar, Sheree North, Nick Barbaro, Lou Bonacki, Barry Brenner ..
Directed by: William Lustig
Release date: 1988-05-13

Above the Law

6.0/10 IMDB

Nico Toscani is an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice—expert and thorough bone-crushing.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Sharon Stone, Ron Dean, Daniel Faraldo, Joe Greco, Vince Viverito, Chelcie Ross, Jack Wallace ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1988-04-08

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

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

Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf

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

The Presidio

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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 Mystery Movies of 1988 : Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

7.5/10 IMDB

Jack the Ripper was a 1988 two-part television movie/mini-series portraying a fictionalized account of the hunt for Jack The Ripper, the killer responsible for the Whitechapel murders of 1888. The series coincided with the 100th anniversary of the murders. Using historical characters involved in the genuine 1888 hunt for the killer, the film was written by Derek Marlowe and David Wickes

Release date: 1988-10-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

6.8/10 IMDB

An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, he does not know where his flashback memories come from, and he does not know why the access code for an anonymous Swiss bank account is implanted in his thigh. As he seeks his own identity, things quickly become dangerous. There are attempts to kill him, he is well known in first class hotels across Europe, and worst of all, there are strange similarities between his memories and reported actions of the notorious terrorist, Carlos the Jackal.

Release date: 1988-05-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : The Fourth Dimension

The Fourth Dimension

7.2/10 IMDB

Shows a couple (Adam and Eve) and various objects, simultaneously, in time, space and movement.

Starring: Mark Beard, Jacqueline Ramel ..
Directed by: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Release date: 1988-07-01

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

6.6/10 IMDB

In the 14th century a village seeking escape from the Black Death are guided by a boy's vision to tunnel into an abandoned mine and emerge into 20th century New Zealand.

Starring: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish McFarlane, Marshall Napier, Noel Appleby, Paul Livingston, Sarah Peirse, Mark Wheatley, Tony Herbert, Jessica Cardiff-Smith ..
Directed by: Vincent Ward
Release date: 1988-12-15

Lady in White

6.5/10 IMDB

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.

Starring: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond, Jason Presson, Jared Rushton, Renata Vanni, Angelo Bertolini, Joelle Jacobi, Henry Harris ..
Directed by: Frank LaLoggia
Release date: 1988-04-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Appointment with Death

Appointment with Death

6.1/10 IMDB

Emily Boynton, the stepmother to three children, blackmails the family lawyer into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from her dominating influence. She takes herself, the children, and her daughter-in-law on holiday to Europe and the Holy Land. At a dig, Emily is found dead and Hercule Poirot investigates.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud, Piper Laurie, Hayley Mills, Jenny Seagrove, David Soul, Nicholas Guest, Valerie Richards ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1988-04-15


6.4/10 IMDB

An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Starring: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid, Raymond J. Barry, Randi Brooks, Steven Lambert, Christopher Wynne, Jan McGill, Vicki Wauchope ..
Directed by: James B. Harris
Release date: 1988-02-05

Off Limits

6.2/10 IMDB

McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of local prostitutes. Their prime suspect is high ranking U.S. Army officer which brings their lives in danger.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward, Amanda Pays, Scott Glenn, Keith David, David Alan Grier, Kay Tong Lim, Raymond O'Connor, Richard Brooks ..
Directed by: Christopher Crowe
Release date: 1988-03-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Spellbinder


5.8/10 IMDB

After leaving work one night, Los Angeles attorney Jeff Mills and his colleague rescue a young, beautiful woman from an abusive boyfriend. Jeff soon becomes romantically involved with her and embroiled in the web of intrigue that follows her, despite a string of ominous happenstances and repeated warnings from his secretary.

Starring: Tim Daly, Kelly Preston, Rick Rossovich, Audra Lindley, Anthony Crivello, Diana Bellamy, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Julian Christopher, Kyle T. Heffner, M.C. Gainey ..
Directed by: Janet Greek
Release date: 1988-09-23

Track 29

5.8/10 IMDB

Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young man claiming to be her long-lost son. Linda embraces Martin and in him finds a welcome reprieve from her unhappy marriage to the neglectful Henry. But soon Martin grows violent and becomes obsessed with Henry -- a philandering man whose only offspring is an expansive model train set that devours his waking hours.

Starring: Theresa Russell, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp, Sandra Bernhard, Gary Oldman, Seymour Cassel, Leon Rippy, Richard K. Olsen, Vance Colvig, Kathryn Tomlinson ..
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Release date: 1988-05-15


5.7/10 IMDB

Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

Starring: Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway, Kathleen Quinlan, Patricia Hodge, Richard Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Jennifer Edwards, Jeris Poindexter ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1988-04-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace

Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace

7.0/10 IMDB

Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, Patty Duke, Erin Gray, Larry Wilcox, Wendelin Harston, Tupper Cullum, David Ogden Stiers, Charles Siebert ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1988-02-28

Jack's Back

5.8/10 IMDB

A young doctor is suspected when a series of Jack the Ripper copycat killings is committed. However, when the doctor himself is murdered, his identical twin brother claims to have seen visions of the true killer.

Starring: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo, Rod Loomis, Rex Ryon, Chris Mulkey, John Wesley, Bobby Hosea, Danitza Kingsley ..
Directed by: Rowdy Herrington
Release date: 1988-05-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

6.8/10 IMDB

A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, David Hasselhoff, John Beck, John Ireland, Doran Clark, George DelHoyo, Audra Lindley, David Ogden Stiers ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1988-05-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Touch the Sun: Peter & Pompey

Touch the Sun: Peter & Pompey

6.6/10 IMDB

The fate of a young Australian boy is somehow linked with that of a young Roman boy who had traveled to Australia by ship during the time of the Roman Emperor, Nero.

Starring: Clayton Williamson, Kate McDonald, Emil Minty, Aaron Ferguson, Paul Chubb, Lynette Curran, Amanda Muggleton, Basil Clarke, Bruce Venables, Elaine Hudson ..
Directed by: Michael Carson
Release date: 1988-03-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Stille Nacht I: Dramolet

Stille Nacht I: Dramolet

7.0/10 IMDB

A magnet moves on a floor. A moth beats against a window. A doll child watches the magnet; threads of metal filings gather around the magnet.

Directed by: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Release date: 1988-01-01

Plain Clothes

6.2/10 IMDB

To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.

Starring: Arliss Howard, Suzy Amis, George Wendt, Diane Ladd, Seymour Cassel, Larry Pine, Jackie Gayle, Abe Vigoda, Robert Stack, Alexandra Powers ..
Directed by: Martha Coolidge
Release date: 1988-04-15

Last Rites

5.1/10 IMDB

After witnessing her lover being murdered by his jealous wife, Angela seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael, who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to organized crime, and, surprisingly, so does Michael, whose father is a powerful don. When the priest finds himself falling in love with Angela, his religious vows and family ties are both severely tested.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga, Chick Vennera, Anne Twomey, Dane Clark, Paul Dooley, Vassili Lambrinos, Adrian Paul, Deborah Pratt, Tony DiBenedetto ..
Directed by: Donald P. Bellisario
Release date: 1988-11-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : The Perfect Murder

The Perfect Murder

5.9/10 IMDB

Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years. He is assigned to investigate the deadly assault on a Parsi man named Perfect, who is the Secretary of Lala Heera Lal, a wealthy man with underworld links. Inspector Ghote commences his investigation and is displeased when his superiors ask him to work with a Swedish Forensic Expert by the name of Axel Svennson.

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Stellan Skarsgård, Amjad Khan, Madhur Jaffrey, Annu Kapoor, Archana Puran Singh, Dalip Tahil, Johnny Walker, Mohan Agashe, Ratna Pathak ..
Directed by: Zafar Hai, M.R. Shahjahan
Release date: 1988-08-03


6.2/10 IMDB

A New York private eye searches for a socialite who supposedly drowned 10 years before.

Starring: Virginia Madsen, Tommy Lee Jones, Colin Bruce, Denise Stephenson, Kevin Jarre, Frederic Forrest, J.B. White ..
Directed by: Lloyd Fonvielle
Release date: 1988-08-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

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, Armand Assante, Lewis Collins, Ray McAnally, Ken Bones, Susan George, Jane Seymour, Harry Andrews ..
Directed by: David Wickes
Release date: 1988-10-21

The Testimony of Randolph Carter

6.1/10 IMDB

The Testimony of Randolph Carter is based on Lovecraft's "The Statement of Randolph Carter," with some additional story material lifted from other Carter tales, especially "Through the Gates of the Silver Key." The film was shot on VHS using home equipment in 1987. It was filmed at various locations throughout Colorado. Part of the budget came from The Colorado College Award in Literature, a grant to fund independent educational projects.

Starring: Darrell Tyler, William Mark Hulings, Philip Bell, Sean Branney, Judith Ruha ..
Directed by: Andrew Leman
Release date: 1988-01-01

Apprentice to Murder

4.9/10 IMDB

Pennsylvania, 1928. Billy Kelly, a sixteen-year old boy, meets a mysterious traveler claiming he's the messenger of God. Falling under under the spell of this "doctor" Reese, he will soon discover Reese has murderous plans for his future. Based on a true story.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Chad Lowe, Mia Sara, Knut Husebø, Rutanya Alda, Eddie Jones, Mark Burton, Minnie Gentry, Edel Eckblad, Adrian Sparks ..
Directed by: Ralph L. Thomas
Release date: 1988-02-26


5.4/10 IMDB

Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a mysterious stranger, Reed, at a local bar, she believes she has found the right person to help her out of her predicament. But Mara worries that Donnie's sister, Jill, is on to her.

Starring: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey, Dean Paul Martin, Virginia Capers, Philip Sterling, Dinah Manoff, Frances Flanagan, Antony Holland ..
Directed by: Gilbert Cates
Release date: 1988-06-21


4.8/10 IMDB

A bandleader whose career is nosediving makes a deal with the owner of a bar to sell his soul for success.

Starring: Phillip Ward, Lyn Levand, David Marciano, Cheryl Slean, James Orr, Brad Slaight, Phil Therrien, Tantala Ray, Karen Russell, Irene Cagen ..
Directed by: Richard Casey
Release date: 1988-01-01

Midnight Crossing

4.6/10 IMDB

A blind woman, her husband and another couple sail off to find cash hidden on an island near Cuba.

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Daniel J. Travanti, Kim Cattrall, John Laughlin, Ned Beatty, Pedro De Pool, Douglas Weiser ..
Directed by: Roger Holzberg
Release date: 1988-05-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Goin' Down Slow

Goin' Down Slow

6.5/10 IMDB

It's all about a cheating housewife, a nosy neighbor, and a woman named Madame Rona, who's really a man! Confused? Well, add to this recipe an insatiable shutterbug who gets it on with his models, an over-sexed secretary who takes dick-tation, and a philandering magazine mogul, and you have the makings of the hottest whodunit of the year!

Starring: Shanna McCullough, Ona Zee, Robert Bullock, Joey Silvera, John Leslie, Kathleen Gentry, Dana Lynn, Alicia Monet, Megan Leigh, Howard Darkley ..
Directed by: John Leslie
Release date: 1988-01-01


4.8/10 IMDB

A group of people are killed one by one while participating at a million dollar treasure hunt in a mysterious Italian castle.

Starring: Adam Ant, Richard Blade, Gail O'Grady, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Traci Lind, Bunty Bailey, Harold Pruett, William Butler, Michael Zorek, Martha Demson ..
Directed by: Rafal Zielinski
Release date: 1988-01-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Grievous Bodily Harm

Grievous Bodily Harm

5.1/10 IMDB

A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.

Starring: Colin Friels, Kim Gyngell, Craig Ashley, Gary Waddell, Bruno Lawrence, Gary Stalker, Marise Wipani, Saskia Schlicht, Dominic Gowans, Don Reid ..
Directed by: Mark Joffe
Release date: 1988-10-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Forbidden Sun

Forbidden Sun

4.7/10 IMDB

Olympic gymnastics coach Francine Lake and her twelve gorgeous students train on the Island of Crete. The rigors of training preclude most sexual activity with the locals, thus the girls spend their evenings in quiet frustration.

Starring: Lauren Hutton, Cliff DeYoung, Samantha Mathis, Renée Estevez, Robert Beltran, Viveka Davis, Christine Harnos, Renee Props, Svetislav Gonci?, Enver Petrovci ..
Directed by: Zelda Barron
Release date: 1988-07-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Astonished


4.4/10 IMDB

A European woman living in Greenwich Village sees her life starting to come apart. She's broke, seems to be hallucinating and seeing people she dreams about appear in her real life, and on top of that finds herself accused of a pair of murders.

Starring: Liliana Komorowska, Tommy Hollis, Charles S. Dutton, Theresa Merritt, Reg E. Cathey, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Donna Davidge, Jeff Kahn, Kimberly Flynn, Travis Preston ..
Directed by: Jeff Kahn, Travis Preston
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Whisper Kill

Whisper Kill

4.8/10 IMDB

Ambitious reporter, Liz Bartlett, secretly wishes that Jerry Caper, her business associate were dead. Yet her hidden desire soon becomes a reality when he is brutally murdered. Investigative reporter, Dan Walker is assigned to the murder case and becomes intrigued by the pretty reporter. they begin a passionate affair but Dan can't dispel his suspicion of Liz's guilt. When a second murder is commited, Dan probes deeper, looking for clues in Liz's past. But just as the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, Dan follows a lead, bringing him face to face with the killer in a shocking ending, filled with suspense.

Starring: Loni Anderson, Joe Penny, June Lockhart, James Sutorius, Jeremy Slate, Joe Lerer, Robert Parnell, Kristopher Logan, Phyllis Coates, Maud Winchester ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1988-05-16

Prime Evil

4.0/10 IMDB

A coven of devil-worshiping monks living in New York City search for victims for their sacrificial ceremonies.

Starring: William Beckwith, Christine Moore, Mavis Harris, Max Jacobs, Tim Gail, Georg Krause, Ruth Collins, Amy Brentano, Jeanne Marie, Gary Warner ..
Directed by: Roberta Findlay
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

5.8/10 IMDB

After her picture perfect husband is murdered in a prostitute's apartment, Beverly Hills homemaker Catherine is devastated. But she doesn't spend too long mourning, because she's soon on a mission to put her husband's killer behind bars. To do so, she forms an unlikely partnership with Marla, the Hollywood hooker who serviced the deceased. Under Marla's guidance, the pair navigate the seedier side of Los Angeles to put this mystery to rest.

Starring: Cindy Williams, Markie Post, Chris Mulkey, James Whitmore, Scott Paulin, John Ritter, Jack Nance, Tanya Boyd, Armin Shimerman, Armin Shimerman ..
Directed by: Jack Bender
Release date: 1988-12-06

The Blue Iguana

5.2/10 IMDB

To stay out of the slammer, down-on-his-luck bounty hunter Vince Holloway reluctantly agrees to do the bidding of two crooked IRS agents. Tasked with recouping $20 million of laundered drug money, Holloway heads south of the border to the Blue Iguana, a bar crawling with thugs, killers, smugglers, evil women, and crazy action.

Starring: Dylan McDermott, James Russo, Jessica Harper, Dean Stockwell, Pamela Gidley, Yano Anaya, Flea, Tovah Feldshuh, Michele Seipp, Katia Schkolnik ..
Directed by: John Lafia
Release date: 1988-04-22


4.7/10 IMDB

A family living in an isolated cabin in the woods are terrorized by a gang of escaped convicts. Their leader, a serial killer, is a disturbed Vietnam veteran. What the gang doesn't know is that the family's father is also a Vietnam veteran, and he has no intention of letting his family come to any harm.

Starring: Cliff DeYoung, Kay Lenz, Zoe Trilling, Scott Schwartz, Robert Factor, Frank Stallone, Michael Watson, Brendan Burns, Edward Bunker, Mindy Seeger ..
Directed by: Robert A. Ferretti
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : American Expose: Who Murdered JFK?

American Expose: Who Murdered JFK?

8.5/10 IMDB

Investigative reporter Jack Anderson hosts a two-hour investigation of the Kennedy Assassination featuring interviews with experts, eyewitnesses, government officials and authors. Includes dramatic recreations of key events.

Starring: Jack Anderson, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Hoffa, E. Howard Hunt, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Lee Harvey Oswald, Frank Sinatra, John Tower ..
Directed by: Malcom Barbour, John Langley
Release date: 1988-11-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1988 : Ladykillers


4.8/10 IMDB

A female police detective enlists her boyfriend to help her track down a murderer picking off the dancers at an upscale male strip club in Los Angeles.

Starring: Marilu Henner, Susan Blakely, Thomas Calabro, William Lucking, Lesley-Anne Down ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1988-04-22

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