Films set in 1988

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  1. 555

    555 (1988)

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    555 is a 1988 horror film directed and produced by Wally Koz, and written by Roy Koz.


  2. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the third film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Chuck Russell, written by original creator Wes Craven and co-written by Bruce Wagner, and starred Craig Wasson, Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund and Patricia Arquette in her first role. It is the sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge and is followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.


  3. Above the Law

    Above the Law (1988)

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    Above the Law (also known as Nico) is a 1988 American action film written, produced and directed by Andrew Davis, and also produced by and starring Steven Seagal in his film debut. The film co-stars Pam Grier, Sharon Stone, Daniel Faraldo and Henry Silva. This came about after a successful screen test, financed by Michael Ovitz, led to Seagal being offered a contract by Warner Bros. The film was set and filmed on location in Chicago. The film was released in the United States on April 8, 1988.


  4. Akira

    Akira (1988)

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    Akira (stylized in Japan as AKIRA) is a 1988 Japanese animated science fiction action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and Taro Ishida. The screenplay is based on Otomo's manga of the same name, focusing mainly on the first half of the story.


  5. Beyond

    Beyond (2012)

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    Beyond is a 2012 psychological thriller/supernatural drama film starring Jon Voight, Teri Polo, and Dermot Mulroney. The film, directed by Josef Rusnak was shot entirely on location in Anchorage, Alaska.


  6. Big Miracle

    Big Miracle (2012)

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    Big Miracle is a 2012 family drama film starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. The film, directed by Ken Kwapis, is based on the 1989 book Freeing the Whales by Tom Rose, which covers Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska. The film was released on 2012.


  7. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble a menagerie of historical figures for their high school history presentation.


  8. Bonded Parallels

    Bonded Parallels (2009)

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    Bonded Parallels (Armenian: Խճճված զուգահեռներ) is a 2009 film written and directed by Armenian filmmaker Hovhannes Galstyan. This film deals with two stories which take place at different times and linked by the birth of the protagonist, the daughter, and the death of the second main character, the mother. The destiny of these two heroines has been influenced by the true story of an Armenian soldier during World War II in Norway and by director's personal history.


  9. Cool Runnings

    Cool Runnings (1993)

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    Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on October 1, 1993. This was the last film featuring Candy to be released in his lifetime.


  10. Cop Land

    Cop Land (1997)

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    Cop Land is a 1997 American crime drama film written and directed by James Mangold. It features an ensemble cast including Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Rapaport, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg, Annabella Sciorra, Cathy Moriarty, Arthur Nascarella, and John Spencer.The story follows a sheriff in a small New Jersey town dominated by corrupt New York City cops. Their corruption grows until he can no longer allow himself to stand by and do nothing.


  11. Curse of Chucky

    Curse of Chucky (2013)

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    Curse of Chucky is a 2013 American horror straight-to-video movie written and directed by Don Mancini, who created the franchise and has written all films to date. It is the sixth installment in the Child's Play franchise. It stars Brad Dourif as Chucky, as well as Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, A Martinez and Brennan Elliott. Curse of Chucky returns to the franchise's source material and bringing back the straightforward horror elements found in the original three Child's Play films. The film marks the return of Andy Barclay, the franchise's original protagonist in the first three films. Alex Vincent, who originally played Barclay in Child's Play and Child's Play 2, reprises his role. It was distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The 2013 film is set twenty-five years after 1988's Child's Play, and four years after the conclusion of 2004's Seed of Chucky.


  12. Day of Resurrection

    Day of Resurrection (1980)

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    Virus (復活の日 Fukkatsu no hi) — literally "Day of Resurrection" — is a 1980 post-apocalyptic science fiction movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on a 1964 novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. It starred Masao Kusakari, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Chuck Connors, Olivia Hussey, Edward James Olmos, Ken Ogata, Glenn Ford and Sonny Chiba. The film is notable for being the most expensive Japanese film ever made at the time.


  13. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko (2001)

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    Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. The film depicts the adventures of the title character as he seeks the meaning and significance behind his troubling Doomsday-related visions.


  14. Ekhrajiha

    Ekhrajiha (2007)

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    Ekhrajiha (Persian: اخراجی‌ها‎, "The Outcasts") is a 2007 Iranian film, written and directed by Masoud Dehnamaki, narrating a story during Iran–Iraq War.


  15. Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights (2004)

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    Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg, which documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is obsessed with them. The book on which it was based, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, was authored by H. G. Bissinger and follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team as they made a run towards the state championship. A television series of the same name premiered on October 3, 2006 on NBC. The film won the Best Sports Movie ESPY Award and is ranked number 37 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Best High School Movies.


  16. Get on Up

    Get on Up (2014)

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    Get on Up is a 2014 American biographical drama film about the life of singer James Brown directed by Tate Taylor and written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter. The film was released on August 1, 2014.


  17. Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman, and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits who are on the run after stealing a coveted orb.


  18. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

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    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is the fourth installment of the Halloween film series, directed by Dwight H. Little and written by Alan B. McElroy. The central plot focuses on Michael Myers returning home to kill his niece Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris), the daughter of Laurie Strode, with Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) once more pursuing him.


  19. Halloween 5

    Halloween 5 (1989)

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    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a 1989 American slasher film and the fifth installment in the Halloween film series. It was directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard and starred Donald Pleasence, who again portrayed Dr. Sam Loomis, and Danielle Harris, who returned to play Jamie Lloyd. The film takes place exactly one year after the events depicted in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. The Shape has returned to the sleepy town of Haddonfield, Illinois to murder his niece, Jamie, who is now mute. Dr. Loomis tries to save the day with the help of Sheriff Meeker.


  20. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

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    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, and starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The film focuses on Lestat (Cruise) and Louis (Pitt), beginning with Louis' transformation into a vampire by Lestat in 1791. The film chronicles their time together, and their turning of a twelve-year-old girl, Claudia, into a vampire. The narrative is framed by a present day interview, in which Louis tells his story to a San Francisco reporter. The supporting cast features Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas.


  21. No

    No (2012)

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    No is a 2012 Chilean drama film directed by Pablo Larraín. The film is based on the unpublished play El Plebiscito, written by Antonio Skármeta. Mexican actor Gael García Bernal plays René, an in-demand advertising man working in Chile in the late 1980s. The historical moment the film captures is when advertising tactics came to be widely used in political campaigns. The campaign in question was the historic 1988 plebiscite of the Chilean citizenry over whether dictator Augusto Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years.


  22. Oldboy

    Oldboy (2003)

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    Oldboy (Hangul: 올드보이; RR: Oldeuboi; MR: Oldŭboi) is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based loosely on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. Oldboy is the second installment of The Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and followed by Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.


  23. Paranormal Activity 3

    Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

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    Paranormal Activity 3 is a 2011 American supernatural horror film, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It is the third installment of the Paranormal Activity series and serves as a prequel, mostly set 18 years prior to the events of the first two films. It was released in theaters on October 21, 2011. Paranormal Activity 3 was also Joost and Schulman's first horror film.


  24. Raising Jeffrey Dahmer

    Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)

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    Raising Jeffrey Dahmer is a 2006 American drama film based on the case of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The film is directed by Rich Ambler and stars Rusty Sneary as Dahmer, Scott Cordes as his father, and Cathy Barnett as his stepmother.


  25. Starbuck

    Starbuck (2011)

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    Starbuck is a 2011 Canadian comedy film directed by Ken Scott and written by Scott and Martin Petit. It stars Patrick Huard (Bon Cop, Bad Cop), Antoine Bertrand, and Julie LeBreton as the main character, his friend/lawyer, and his girlfriend, respectively.


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