Late 80s

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1. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 212,360 | Gross: $11.99M

2. A Short Film About Love (1988)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwinska, Piotr Machalica

Votes: 17,600

3. A Short Film About Killing (1988)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Votes: 15,635

4. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 636,962 | Gross: $46.36M

5. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 60,443 | Gross: $3.33M

6. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 184,265 | Gross: $92.82M

7. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 448,155 | Gross: $118.50M

8. Summer Thefts (1988)

102 min | Drama

The struggle of Aristocratic family after the political desicisons taken in the 60's era of Egypt. Yasser is the grandchild whose parents are getting a divorce due to this struggle. A ... See full summary »

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Ahmad Mohamad Ahmad, Chohdi Srour, Menha Batraoui, Mona Zakareya

Votes: 68

9. Yom mor... yom helw (1988)

125 min | Family

A poor family struggles to survive in the slums of Cairo in this depressing social melodrama. Aicha is the widowed matriarch who uses her savvy to avoid tragic calamities. Soon even her ... See full summary »

Director: Khairy Beshara | Stars: Mahmood El-Gindi, Faten Hamamah, Mohamed Henedi, Ahmad Hussain

Votes: 172

10. Dead Calm (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 34,972 | Gross: $7.83M

11. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance

55 Metascore

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth

Votes: 68,197 | Gross: $115.10M

12. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

36 Metascore

Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 45,929 | Gross: $38.96M

14. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

29 Metascore

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 71,855 | Gross: $11.81M

15. Karakon fe al-sharea (1986)

108 min | Comedy

Having lost their home, a man strives to provide shelter to his family in different Cairo settings underestimating the funny complexities that come with it.

Director: Ahmed Yehia | Stars: Adel Emam, Youssra, Angel Aaram, Ahmed Abdel Wahab

Votes: 591

16. Al Donia Ala Ganah Yamamh (1989)

128 min | Comedy

A taxi driver befriends and help rich widowed woman with her troubles with greedy scheming family members and long lost love of hers convicted for wrong doing he didn't make

Director: Atef El-Taieb | Stars: Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Mervat Amin, Abdallah Farghaly, Ahmed Rateb

Votes: 83

17. The Wife of an Important Man (1987)

115 min | Drama

When Mona marries the seemingly decent police officer Hisham, she finds out there is more into him than what he shows to the people.

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Mervat Amin, Ahmed Zaki, Abdel Halim Hafez, Zizi Mustafa

Votes: 981

18. Good Bye My Friend (1986)

128 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A story of Saeid and Marzouq two friends who made it through poverty and aspire to become successful businessmen. However, in their quest for success, they're forced to resort to illegal ... See full summary »

Director: Nader Galal | Stars: Adel Emam, Sa'eed Saleh, Sawsan Badr, Mustafa Metwalli

Votes: 1,109

19. El Beih El Bawwab (1987)

119 min | Comedy

Abdel Samea goes to Egypt with his wife and children looking for a job so he works as a doorman, and by being smart he works as a broker until he makes a lot of money.

Director: Hassan Ibrahim | Stars: Ahmed Zaki, Safia El Emari, Fouad El-Mohandes, Ragaa Al-Gidawy

Votes: 295

20. Be'r El-khiana (1987)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

Port worker flees to Italy, and from there is recruited to work with Israeli intelligence.

Director: Ali Abdel-Khalek | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Ezzat El Alaili, Abdulaziz Makhyoon, Hoda Ramzi

Votes: 49

21. Gary El Wohosh (1987)

120 min | Drama

The story about 3 people : a doctor who tries to treat his rich patient who is infertile by trasnplant ( illegally , to prove his experiments ) part of a brain from a third person who sell it for money to improve his miserable life .

Director: Ali Abdel-Khalek | Stars: Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Naima Al Soghayar, Hafez Amin, Hussien El Sherbiny

Votes: 301

22. The Session Is Secret (1986)

115 min | Drama

Abdul Kadir is rich man who is married and has nine years old son, one day on his way home he helps a young woman who is having a birth to the hospital, when he finds out that the woman has... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Abdelaziz | Stars: Mahmoud Yassine, Youssra, Shahira, Samir Sabri

Votes: 28

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