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1988 Science Fiction Movies

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The Lair of the White Worm(1988)

R
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 94 votes)

When an archaeologist uncovers a strange skull in a foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further inexplicable occurrences.

Akira(1988)

4.0/5 (with 1,769 votes)

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo

Pumpkinhead(1988)

R
| 1h 26min | Fantasy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 186 votes)

After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.

They Live(1988)

R
| 1h 34min | Science Fiction, Action
3.7/5 (with 1,265 votes)

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.

The Blob(1988)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 353 votes)

In Arborville, California, three high school students discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path and wreaks havoc across town.

My Stepmother Is an Alien(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 220 votes)

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.

Return of the Living Dead Part II(1988)

R
| 1h 29min | Horror, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 244 votes)

A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.

Earth Girls Are Easy(1988)

PG
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 156 votes)

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.

Watchers(1988)

2.7/5 (with 33 votes)

A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unbeknownst to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School(1988)

3.7/5 (with 135 votes)

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.

Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf(1988)

3.7/5 (with 137 votes)

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.

Directed by Ray Patterson

Critters 2(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 171 votes)

A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.

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Phantasm II(1988)

3.2/5 (with 136 votes)

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.

Cherry 2000(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 100 votes)

When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and lawless region of 'The Zone', Treadwell learns the hard way that the perfect woman is made not of computer chips and diodes.

Mac and Me(1988)

2.2/5 (with 104 votes)

A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.

Dead Heat(1988)

3.1/5 (with 75 votes)

LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.

Cellar Dweller(1988)

R
| 1h 17min | Fantasy, Horror
2.3/5 (with 26 votes)

In the 1950s, a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony.

Brain Damage(1988)

R
| 1h 26min | Horror, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 105 votes)

A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain.

Alien Nation(1988)

R
| 1h 31min | Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 125 votes)

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.

Hell Comes to Frogtown(1988)

R
| 1h 28min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 58 votes)

'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more than a few hundred yards from his guard.

Heart of a Dog(1988)

3.8/5 (with 66 votes)

Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. A couple of weeks later, the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a man, A REAL MAN?".

Pulse(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.6/5 (with 25 votes)

An intelligent pulse of electricity moves from house to house, terrorizing occupants through their own appliances. Having already destroyed one household in a quiet neighborhood, the pulse finds itself in the home of a boy and his divorced father.

Directed by Paul Golding - With Cliff DeYoung, Roxanne Hart, Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence

The Unnamable(1988)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.4/5 (with 28 votes)

Students from Miskatonic University decide to spend the night in the Winthrop house, a spot widely believed to have been haunted for the past 300 years, ever since Joshua Winthrop was horribly murdered and mutilated by the hideous creature born of his wife.

Directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette - With Laura Albert, Marcel Lussier, Paul Farmer

Alien from L.A.(1988)

1.5/5 (with 24 votes)

When her archaeologist father disappears on an expedition, Wanda sets out to look for him. What she finds is a secret underground world, where no one believes in life on the surface and where she and her father are taken for spies.

Not of This Earth(1988)

R
| 1h 21min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.3/5 (with 22 votes)

An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet.

The Nest(1988)

2.6/5 (with 27 votes)

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.

Nightfall(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 23min | Science Fiction
2.2/5 (with 7 votes)

The people of the planet Aeon, blessed with three suns, have never experienced night. When an archeological excavation uncovers evidence of an ancient catastrophe, all signs point towards the impending darkness of the very Nightfall. Panic erupts as the suns slowly disappear one by one. Science struggles against superstition as the people race to comprehend the approaching Nightfall... the end of the world as they know it. Based on Isaac Asimov's classic story "Nightfall" voted "The Greatest Science-Fiction Story of All Time.".

Directed by Paul Mayersberg - With Alexis Kanner, Sarah Douglas, David Birney, Andra Millian

Primal Rage(1988)

2.6/5 (with 14 votes)

A scientist at a Florida university inadvertently creates a "rage virus" while performing experiments intended to restore dead brain tissue in baboons. When a journalist for the college paper breaks into the campus lab, he's bitten by one of the infected baboons; the virus soon spreads to a trio of rapists and a valley girl, all of whom go on killing sprees.

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

14 Going on 30(1988)

2.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Danny is hopelessly in love with his teacher Peggy Noble. Of course she doesn't even notice him while she plans to marry the obnoxious coach Roy "Jack-jaw" Kelton. When Danny's friend Lloyd invents a growth accelerator for fruit and vegetables to "solve world hunger", Danny uses it on himself and as an adult tries to show her Roy's real personality. However at his first appearance at school as an adult, he's mistaken for someone else...

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