Best Mystery Movies of 1988

1.

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
2.

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
3.

Without a Clue

4.9
7.0/10 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
4.

D.O.A.

4.5
6.2/10 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
5.

Above the Law

4.5
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
6.

The Presidio

4.4
6.0/10 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
7.

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

4.4
6.9/10 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
8.

Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf

4.3
6.8/10 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
9.

Maniac Cop

4.3
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
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10.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

4.0
8.0/10 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

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