Best Science Fiction Movies of 1988

1.

They Live

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George Buck Flower, Peter Jason, Raymond St. Jacques, Jason Robards III, John Lawrence, Susan Barnes, Sy Richardson ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1988-11-23
2.

The Blob

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature.

Starring: Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn, Candy Clark, Joe Seneca, Del Close, Paul McCrane, Sharon Spelman, Beau Billingslea ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 1988-08-05
3.

Phantasm II

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man does.

Starring: James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine, Samantha Phillips, Kenneth Tigar, Ruth C. Engel, Mark Anthony Major, Stacey Travis, A. Michael Baldwin ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 1988-07-08
4.

Alien Nation

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.

Starring: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard, Leslie Bevis, Peter Jason, Conrad Dunn, Jeff Kober, Roger Aaron Brown, Francis X. McCarthy ..
Directed by: Graham Baker
Release date: 1988-10-07
5.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon, Royal Dano, Christopher Titus, Michael S. Siegel, Peter Licassi, Irene Michaels, Karla Sue Krull ..
Directed by: Stephen Chiodo
Release date: 1988-05-27
6.

Short Circuit 2

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Starring: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb, Jack Weston, Tim Blaney, Don Lake, Damon D'Oliveira, Robert LaSardo, Gerard Parkes ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1988-07-06
7.

Cocoon: The Return

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

The reinvigorated elderly group that left Earth comes back to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no one grows old, or will they be tempted to remain on Earth?

Starring: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Barret Oliver, Maureen Stapleton, Elaine Stritch, Jessica Tandy ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1988-09-13
8.

Monkey Shines

4.0
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
9.

My Stepmother is an Alien

4.0
5.3/10 IMDB

Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds herself in love with Steve and her new life on Earth, where she experiences true intimacy for the first time. But when she loses sight of her mission, she begins to question where she belongs.

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan, Seth Green, Harry Shearer, Juliette Lewis, Ann Prentiss, Tony Jay, Joseph Maher ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1988-12-09
10.

Earth Girls Are Easy

4.0
5.3/10 IMDB

In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women discover three handsome men underneath. After absorbing the native culture via television, the spacemen are ready to hit the dating scene in 1980s Los Angeles.

Starring: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey, Julie Brown, Charles Rocket, Michael McKean, Larry Linville, Rick Overton, Diane Stilwell ..
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 1988-05-12

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