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
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2.

Twin Peaks: Northwest Passage

6.2
8.9/10 IMDB

An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (This standalone version of the series pilot was produced for the European VHS market and has an alternate, closed ending.)

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Warren Frost, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1989-09-01
3.

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
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.

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee, Kirsten Sheridan, Cyril Cusack, Phelim Drew, Ruth McCabe ..
Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Release date: 1989-07-21
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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

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