Best Drama Movies of 1989

1.

Dead Poets Society

6.8
8.1/10 IMDB

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Starring: Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Gale Hansen, Josh Charles, Dylan Kussman, Allelon Ruggiero, James Waterston, Norman Lloyd, Kurtwood Smith ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1989-06-02
2.

When Harry Met Sally...

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

During their travel from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally debate whether or not sex ruins a friendship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.

Starring: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford, Lisa Jane Persky, Michelle Nicastro, Gretchen Palmer, Robert Alan Beuth, Harley Jane Kozak ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1989-01-12
3.

Heathers

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.

Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford, Glenn Shadix, Lance Fenton, Jennifer Rhodes, Jeremy Applegate ..
Directed by: Michael Lehmann
Release date: 1989-03-31
4.

Do the Right Thing

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Paul Benjamin, Frankie Faison ..
Directed by: Spike Lee, Busta Rhymes
Release date: 1989-06-14
5.

Crimes and Misdemeanors

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.

Starring: Woody Allen, Martin Landau, Anjelica Huston, Joanna Gleason, Alan Alda, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Jenny Nichols, Mia Farrow, Caroline Aaron ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1989-10-13
6.

Glory

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch, JD Cullum, Bob Gunton ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1989-12-15
7.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.

Starring: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth, Ciarán Hinds, Liz Smith, Gary Olsen, Ewan Stewart, Roger Ashton-Griffiths ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 1989-10-13
8.

Mystery Train

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a fleeing charlatan girl; and a comical trio of accidental thieves looking for a place to hide…

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Joe Strummer, Nicoletta Braschi, Steve Buscemi, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Rufus Thomas, Cinqué Lee, Tom Noonan, Elizabeth Bracco ..
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 1989-09-06
9.

Pet Sematary

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.

Starring: Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Michael Lombard, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, Susan Blommaert, Mara Clark, Kavi Raz ..
Directed by: Mary Lambert
Release date: 1989-04-21
10.

Field of Dreams

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Frank Whaley, Dwier Brown, James Andelin ..
Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson
Release date: 1989-04-21

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