Best most potent award winning movies from 1988

View today’s top 10 movies with most potent from 1988 based on the crowd's interest from popular searches across the country. People have searched for the greatest movies of all time with most potent from 1988.

1 Rain Man (1988)

When car dealer Charlie Babbitt learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has a savant older brother named Raymond and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.

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1988-12-12 | Drama

Cast

Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise

Rating

rating icon 7.764
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    smug
  2. Ranked #65 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #86 for
    narcissist

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2 Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

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.

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1988-12-21 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Glenn Close, John Malkovich

Rating

rating icon 7.211
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #15 for
    decadent
  2. Ranked #31 for
    backstabbing
  3. Ranked #51 for
    Period Drama

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3 Mississippi Burning (1988)

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his partner, a former sheriff.

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1988-12-08 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe

Rating

rating icon 7.679
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #94 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #157 for
    realistic portrayal
  3. Ranked #159 for
    teaching tool

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4 Cinema Paradiso (1988)

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

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1988-11-17 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin

Rating

rating icon 8.45
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #51 for
    father figure
  2. Ranked #73 for
    mawkish
  3. Ranked #115 for
    remarkable

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5 Dead Ringers (1988)

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

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1988-09-23 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold

Rating

rating icon 7.106
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #52 for
    downward spiral
  2. Ranked #79 for
    wallflower
  3. Ranked #127 for
    socially awkward

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6 The Bear (1988)

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

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1988-10-21 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Tchéky Karyo, Jack Wallace

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #57 for
    lumberjack
  2. Ranked #108 for
    cat-and-mouse
  3. Ranked #189 for
    Claymation

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7 The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.

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1988-08-28 | Crime / Documentary

Cast

Randall Adams, David Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.685
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #46 for
    innocent man
  2. Ranked #58 for
    miscarriage of justice
  3. Ranked #70 for
    with anecdotal evidence

Trailer

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8 The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

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1988-05-28 | Drama

Cast

Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

Rating

rating icon 7.242
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #9 for
    blasphemous
  2. Ranked #47 for
    with biblical reference
  3. Ranked #194 for
    religious zealot

Trailer

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9 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

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1988-06-21 | Fantasy / Animation

Cast

Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #32 for
    like Fantastic Mr. Fox
  2. Ranked #49 for
    hardboiled style
  3. Ranked #60 for
    femme fatale

Trailer

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10 Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons.

Info

1988-08-12 | Drama

Cast

Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen

Rating

rating icon 6.745
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #15 for
    iconoclast
  2. Ranked #54 for
    soggy
  3. Ranked #106 for
    underdog

Trailer

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