My Personal Top Movies of 1989by El_KaPpa | created - 3 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
A list of all movies I've seen from 1989 and my rating.
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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 373,085 | Gross: $95.86M
2. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.
Votes: 21,806 | Gross: $4.09M
3. The Seventh Continent (1989)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.
4. The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Votes: 151,993 | Gross: $54.46M
5. The War of the Roses (1989)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.
Votes: 44,637 | Gross: $86.89M
6. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Votes: 90,453 | Gross: $70.00M
7. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 430,314 | Gross: $118.50M
8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure
In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.
Votes: 638,440 | Gross: $197.17M
9. Casualties of War (1989)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Votes: 38,275 | Gross: $18.67M
10. Batman (1989)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Votes: 314,530 | Gross: $251.19M
11. Say Anything... (1989)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
Votes: 76,884 | Gross: $20.78M
12. The Little Mermaid (1989)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.
Votes: 215,103 | Gross: $111.54M
13. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Votes: 134,477 | Gross: $71.32M
14. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
R | 100 min | Drama
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Votes: 44,986 | Gross: $24.74M
15. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
Votes: 149,722 | Gross: $147.25M
16. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
PG | 98 min | Comedy
6 people comically meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher and a bushman looking for his 2 sons.
Votes: 15,006 | Gross: $6.29M
17. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 85,410 | Gross: $57.47M
18. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 178,234 | Gross: $92.82M
19. Kickboxer (1989)
R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller
Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.
Votes: 45,169 | Gross: $14.70M
20. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
Votes: 44,252 | Gross: $46.91M
21. Three Fugitives (1989)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy
A reformed bank robber is taken hostage by a desperate man during a bank hold up, but is forced to go on the run with his captor when they're both mistakenly thought to be in cahoots.
Votes: 9,953 | Gross: $40.59M
22. Lock Up (1989)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.
Votes: 35,247 | Gross: $22.10M
23. Ghostbusters II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Votes: 168,673 | Gross: $112.49M
24. Best of the Best (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Votes: 11,120 | Gross: $1.70M
25. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
Votes: 44,629 | Gross: $30.22M
26. Turner & Hooch (1989)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.
Votes: 58,211 | Gross: $71.08M
27. Tango & Cash (1989)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Votes: 89,213 | Gross: $63.41M
28. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Votes: 130,573 | Gross: $130.72M
29. Uncle Buck (1989)
PG | 100 min | Comedy
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.
Votes: 76,570 | Gross: $66.76M
30. K-9 (1989)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.
Votes: 29,641 | Gross: $43.25M
31. Prancer (1989)
G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.
Votes: 4,065 | Gross: $18.59M
32. We're No Angels (1989)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Votes: 20,039 | Gross: $10.56M
33. Look Who's Talking (1989)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy
After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.
Votes: 72,816 | Gross: $140.09M
34. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Votes: 14,433 | Gross: $10.98M
35. Cyborg (1989)
R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
Votes: 27,155 | Gross: $10.17M
36. Homer and Eddie (1989)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.
37. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 44,497 | Gross: $38.96M
38. Psycho Cop (1989)
R | 87 min | Horror
Six college students on their weekend vacation are humiliated and killed one by one by a psycho cop.
39. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
PG | 84 min | Comedy, Crime
Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.
Votes: 26,128 | Gross: $11.57M
40. Bloodfist (1989)
R | 85 min | Action, Sport
Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the... See full summary »
Votes: 916 | Gross: $1.77M
41. Blood Red (1989)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Western
In the 19th century California, a Sicilian family of able winemakers gets target by a corrupt railroad tycoon after their refusal to leave their land.