Best Romance Movies of 1988

1.

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
2.

Cocktail

4.4
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
Best Romance Movies of 1988 : Vroom
3.

Vroom

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Two friends aim flee their drab hometown existence.

Starring: Clive Owen, Diana Quick, David Thewlis, Bill Rodgers, Tim Potter, Jim Broadbent, Dicken Ashworth, James E. Duggan, Philip Tan, Ron Tarr ..
Directed by: Beeban Kidron
Release date: 1988-11-11
Best Romance Movies of 1988 : A Thousand and One Erotic Nights Part II: The Forbidden Tales
4.

A Thousand and One Erotic Nights Part II: The Forbidden Tales

2.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A sultan's aide organizes a contest to find the most erotic woman in the kingdom to become the sultan's consort.

Starring: Kari Foxx, Keli Richards, Bunny Bleu, Nina Hartley, Kristara Barrington, Patti Petite, Sandy Summers, Karen Bree, Jamie Gillis, Francois Papillon ..
Directed by: Edwin Brown
Release date: 1988-05-23
Best Romance Movies of 1988 : Taboo VI: The Obsession
5.

Taboo VI: The Obsession

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

This time the subject is twins. Doreen (the voluptuous Nina Hartley) has a sexual obsession for a fantasy lover. She lusts when he lusts and is consumed with desire for him. On the advice of her friend, Taffy (Gina Giannetti), Doreen visits a psychic, Natasha (the sensual Krista Lane) because her marriage to Roger (Scott Irish) is falling apart. During the reading, Natasha unlocks Doreen's secret, the lust she has for her twin brother, Dalton (Joey Silvera ). Doreen goes to her brother. Arriving at his mountain cabin Doreen schemes to break up the relationship between Dalton and his fiance. Natasha arranges a seance with Doreen, Dalton and Michelle. With her psychic powers at their peak, Natasha unleashes a vortex of sexuality that explodes on the screen in scorching intensity, in the classic Taboo tradition.

Starring: Gina Gianetti, Nina Hartley, Scott Irish, Frank James, Krista Lane, Alicia Monet, Britt Morgan, Joey Silvera, Tiffany Storm ..
Directed by: Gary Graver
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1988 : Isabella
6.

Isabella

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Isabella, a guide, falls in love with one of her customers, Unnikrishnan. But every time they meet, he refuses to accept her. Moreover, she struggles to deal with the difficult situations at home.

Starring: Sumalatha, Balachandra Menon, Nedumudi Venu, K.P.A.C. Sunny, Asha Jayaram, Vettukili Prakash ..
Directed by: Mohan
Release date: 1988-07-01
Best Romance Movies of 1988 : The Woman He Loved
7.

The Woman He Loved

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonised as the woman who stole the King of England.

Starring: Jane Seymour, Olivia de Havilland, 汤姆·威尔金森, Anthony Andrews, Lucy Gutteridge, Robert Hardy, Julie Harris, Phyllis Calvert, Richenda Carey, Susan Denaker ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1988-04-03
Best Romance Movies of 1988 : Shades of Love: Echoes in Crimson
8.

Shades of Love: Echoes in Crimson

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Anne, an art historian, takes a job in a prestigious big-city gallery. Soon Grant, a former lover, turns up and tries to win her back. But Anne still harbors a strong distrust of him and decides to devote herself totally to her work. At the gallery, she manages to uncover the mystery behind a murder and a smuggling plot by her boss. Grant appears in the nick of time to save her from harm's way. He also becomes her latest find and a celebrated new artist. At a showing of his work at the gallery, Grant surprises Anne with his latest work...a neon sculpture of Grouch Marx saying "I Love You". Anne gets the love she lost so many years ago and a new career as gallery manager. Stars Greg Evigan and Patty Talbot. Directed by Caryl J. Wickman.

Starring: Greg Evigan, Joy Boushel, Patty Talbot, James Rae, Renée Girard, Harry Hill ..
Directed by: Caryl Wickman
Release date: 1988-01-01
9.

Stealing Heaven

0.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels against the status of women in 12th century Europe. When others begin to suspect their relationship, Heloise's uncle Fulbert and the bishop of Paris work together to put a stop to it. Héloïse becomes pregnant with Abelard's child, and they are married in secret. Abelard struggles for acting against the will of God, yet is unable to escape his love for Heloise.

Starring: Derek de Lint, Kim Thompson, Denholm Elliott, Bernard Hepton, Rachel Kempson, Angela Pleasence, Kenneth Cranham ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1988-05-20
10.

Crossing Delancey

0.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. Enter pickle-maker Sam who immediately takes to Isabelle. She however is irritated by the whole business, at least to start with.

Starring: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé, Sylvia Miles, George Martin, John Bedford Lloyd, Claudia Silver, David Hyde Pierce, Suzzy Roche ..
Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver
Release date: 1988-09-16

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