1988 Romantic Drama Movies

Public list by WPS with 38 movies or TV shows/series

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| 1h 44min | Romance / Love, Drama, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 624 votes)

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.

Two Moon Junction(1988)

| 1h 44min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 73 votes)

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

Dangerous Liaisons(1988)

| 1h 59min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 486 votes)

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.

As Tears Go By(1988)

3.5/5 (with 123 votes)

Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.

Miracle Mile(1988)

3.5/5 (with 95 votes)

After 30 years of searching, Harry has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los Angeles in less than an hour!

Evil Angels(1988)

| 2h | Drama
3.4/5 (with 89 votes)

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain who, during a family camping trip to Ayers Rock in central Australia, claimed she witnessed a dingo take her baby daughter, Azaria, from their tent. Azaria's body was never found and, after investigations and two public inquests, she is charged with murder.

A Short Film About Love(1988)

1h 27min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 147 votes)

19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when the two finally meet, they discover that they have a lot more in common than appeared at first sight...


3.7/5 (with 24 votes)

The ghost of a courtesan who died in 1934 returns to Hong Kong fifty-three years later, seeking to reunite with the man she loved.

The Accidental Tourist(1988)

| 2h 1min | Drama, Romance / Love, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 91 votes)

After the death of his son, travel writer Macon Leary seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife is having similar problems. They separate, and Macon meets a strange, outgoing woman who brings him 'back down to earth', but his wife soon thinks their marriage is still worth another try.

Stealing Home(1988)

| 1h 38min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 22 votes)

Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt returns home to deal with this tragedy reminescing over his childhood growing up with his father, Katie and best friend Alan Appleby.

Little Vera(1988)

3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each other makes the living get rough. Their daily life is plagued with massive amounts of alcohol (mainly vodka) and when she tries to escape her home life, she meets up with a boyfriend, Sergei who then moves into her already small apartment after sleeping with her. Every day little Vera has to go through hell just to get by, which even involves her going against her own morals after her father has done something extremely wrong.

The Dark Side of the Sun(1988)

| 1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 26 votes)

Traveling in search of a cure for a rare skin disease, a man finds freedom and love along the way.

Directed by Božidar Nikolić - With Guy Boyd, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Pollak, Milena Dravić, Gorica Popović, Sonja Savić, ...
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Stealing Heaven(1988)

| 1h 48min | History, Romance / Love, Drama
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

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.

The Boost(1988)

| 1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 20 votes)

Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give Lenny that needed "boost". What ensues next is a descent into drug addiction and insanity as Lenny tries to regain control of his life, all the while needing that extra "boost".

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak(1988)

2h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

Both Dhanraj Singh and Randhir Singh are two bitter and old time enemies. They faced a disastrous situation when their children, Raj and Rashmi fall deeply in love. They openly declare their hatred for one another and will do anything in their power, even kill - but they will not accept their children's choice. But Raj and Rashmi are dedicated to their love and are not willing to accept the fact that their fathers are mutual enemies.

Summer Vacation 1999(1988)

1h 30min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Summer Vacation tells the story of four teenage students who spend their summer vacation at school – unsupervised and untouched by the outside world.

Directed by Shūsuke Kaneko - With Eri Miyajima, Tomoko Ōtakara, Miyuki Nakano, Eri Fukatsu

The Good Mother(1988)

| 1h 44min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

After finding a sexually liberated boyfriend, a divorced woman gets sued over daughter's custody, by her ex, who claims that her lover has a bad influence on the kid.

The Sparrow's Fluttering(1988)

1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

A woman, who has been the mistress of a man who has just died, thinks about leaving the little Italian village where they lived and moving to another place. An old and rich man offers her a place in his house, however, she will have to listen to him telling his past love stories.


2h 30min | Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 1 vote)

A painter who recently moved into the neighborhood helps his neighbor, a retired cultural dance artist. He helps by painting billboards advertising events in which the artist and his daughters perform.

Directed by Kasinathuni Viswanath - With Venkatesh Daggubati, Bhanupriya, Sharon Lowen, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Aruna Mucherla, Sri Lakshmi, ...


Vijay provides shelter to Hema, who has a dark past and pretends to be speech impaired, and her brother, Sundareshwar. But when Vijay discovers the truth, a lot of secrets are revealed.

Directed by Dinesh Baboo - With Vishnuvardhan

The Woman He Loved(1988)

5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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.

Directed by Charles Jarrott - With Anthony Andrews

The Night Train to Kathmandu(1988)

1h 42min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A young girl leaves for Nepal with her parents and brother. She is unhappy to leave her home at first, but soon isn't when she meets a handome young man. The story unfolds into a romantic and daring quest in search of the "Invisible City.".

Directed by Robert Wiemer - With Milla Jovovich, Pernell Roberts

A Summer Story(1988)

1h 35min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

A bittersweet tale of lost love, based on a short story ("The Apple Tree") by John Galsworthy.


| 1h 34min | Drama

Since they met the first time in boarding school as little kids, it was obvious that the orphans Kay and Dave would become a couple. But at sixteen, Dave foolishly attempted to rob a bank with a water pistol, and ended up in jail for eight years. Meanwhile Kay was sent to foster parents, where she met the successful business man Mike, whom she married and bore two kids. Now Frank is released from prison and immediately starts wooing Kay again. Although she's happy with Mike, she can't withdraw herself completely. Old memories and her husband's jealousy make her spend more and more time with him.

Directed by Zalman King - With Steven Bauer

The Girl in a Swing(1988)

| 1h 59min | Drama, Thriller
1.9/5 (with 3 votes)

A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he knows virtually nothing about her. She insists on not being married in a church, and after they are married, some bad things from her past begin surfacing in subtly supernatural ways, and he must find the best way to deal with them without destroying their relationship.

Strange Place for an Encounter(1988)

1h 40min | Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

France is a haughty, bourgeoise wife who is abandoned at the side of the road by her husband after a vicious quarrel. She meets Charles, a doctor. The meeting of the two strangers is the focus of the film, along with their encounters with characters at a truck stop.

The Jeweller's Shop(1989)

1.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Burt Lancaster stars as the titular merchant in this classic adaptation of Pope John Paul II's best-selling play "The Jeweller's Shop," an inspiring drama about three married couples and their ups and downs in holy matrimony. With a faithful jeweler acting as their spiritual adviser, three sets of husbands and wives struggle to live their lives with love, steering clear of avarice and infidelity. Olivia Hussey and Ben Cross also star.

Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?(1988)

When love dies and infidelity sets in, what happens to a young couple who vow to love each other forever?

Directed by Laurice Guillen

The Wash(1988)

1h 34min | Romance / Love, Drama

Mako is a neglectful husband. Not the most loving man. His wife gradually encounters a widower who is a kind, gentle figure. She eventually makes the transition to leave her husband and go to this fellow.

Kapag Napagod ang Puso(1988)

When a harassed movie director takes it on his wife, the battered wife is faced with how long can she take it.

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