Best Action Movies of 1989

1.

Black Rain

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game—the Japanese way.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy García, Kate Capshaw, Shigeru Kôyama, John Spencer, Ken Takakura, Jun Kunimura, Luis Guzmán, John Costelloe, Stephen Root ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1989-09-22
2.

The Gods Must Be Crazy II

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot and passenger of a small plane, who are each having a few problems of their own.

Starring: Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros, N-Xau, Nadies, Erick Bowen, Pierre van Pletzen, Richard Loring, Lesley Fox, Lourens Swanepoel ..
Directed by: Jamie Uys
Release date: 1989-07-01
3.

Kickboxer

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

If your enemy refuses to be humbled... Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless fighter and Thai champion, Tong Po. Tong not only defeats Eric, he paralyzes him for life. Crazed with anger, Kurt vows revenge.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi, Haskell V. Anderson III, Rochelle Ashana, Ka Ting Lee, Richard Foo, Ricky Liu, Ho Ying Sin ..
Directed by: David Worth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mark DiSalle
Release date: 1989-04-20
4.

K-9

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, but Jerry Lee has a personality of his own and works only when he wants to. On the other hand, the dog is quite good at destroying Dooley's car, house and sex-life...

Starring: James Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill, Rando, Daniel Davis, Cotter Smith, John Snyder, Pruitt Taylor Vince, James Handy ..
Directed by: Rod Daniel
Release date: 1989-04-28
5.

Leviathan

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern, Héctor Elizondo, Lisa Eilbacher, Michael Carmine, Meg Foster, Eugene Lipinski ..
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Release date: 1989-03-17
6.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, David Warner, Laurence Luckinbill, Charles Cooper ..
Directed by: William Shatner
Release date: 1989-06-09
7.

Cyborg

3.8
5.1/10 IMDB

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels, Ralf Moeller, Dayle Haddon, Blaise Loong, Haley Peterson, Terrie Batson, Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney ..
Directed by: Albert Pyun
Release date: 1989-04-07
Best Action Movies of 1989 : Instant Rage
8.

Instant Rage

3.2
5.2/10 IMDB

The heirs to a major corporation are being brutally killed off one by one, and John Lee, the company's chairman, suspects that a mafia takeover is behind it. But, before he can uncover any evidence, he too is savagely murdered. Carol, his daughter and a friend, Brian Roberts, continue the investigation where he left off while police Captain Roberts follow up on a few suspicions of his own. The actions become explosive and deadly when they are attacked by ruthless, ninja assassins who try to prevent them from finding out who the maniacal, cold blooded killer is inside the company.

Starring: Elton Gibbs, Max Hill, Jack Fox, Ruby Clay ..
Directed by: Godfrey Ho
Release date: 1989-07-18
Best Action Movies of 1989 : Catch Me If You Can
9.

Catch Me If You Can

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A hotshot teenage car racer persuades the class president of a small Minnesota high school to gamble on illegal car races to raise money for their school which is facing closure.

Starring: Matt Lattanzi, Grant Heslov, Billy Morrissette, Geoffrey Lewis, Loryn Locklin, M. Emmet Walsh ..
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 1989-10-14
Best Action Movies of 1989 : Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All
10.

Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Mike Hammer is kidnapped and led to believe it is the work of a Las Vegas entertainer, but soon realises somebody else is involved.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Lynda Carter, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud, Stacy Galina, Lyle Alzado, Royce D. Applegate, John Calvin, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Edward Winter ..
Directed by: John Nicolella
Release date: 1989-05-21

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