Best Family Movies of 1989

1.

Back to the Future Part II

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue, James Tolkan, Jeffrey Weissman, Casey Siemaszko, Billy Zane, Darlene Vogel, Elijah Wood ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1989-11-22
2.

The Little Mermaid

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

Starring: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Kenneth Mars, Buddy Hackett, Jason Marin, René Auberjonois, Paddi Edwards, Ben Wright ..
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 1989-11-17
3.

Knick Knack

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Life on a shelf as a snowman trapped in a snow-globe blizzard can become wearing, especially when you're surrounded by knickknacks from sunnier locales. When the jaded snowman finally breaks free of his glass house, his vacation plans are cut short.

Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1989-11-23
4.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Matt Frewer, Kristine Sutherland, Amy O'Neill, Robert Oliveri, Thomas Wilson Brown, Jared Rushton, Kimmy Robertson, Mark L. Taylor ..
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 1989-06-23
5.

Uncle Buck

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Buck Russell, a lovable but slovenly bachelor, suddenly becomes the temporary caretaker of his nephew and nieces after a family emergency. His freewheeling attitude soon causes tension with his older niece Tia, loyal girlfriend Chanice and just about everyone else who crosses his path.

Starring: John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Madigan, Elaine Bromka, Garrett M. Brown, Laurie Metcalf, Jay Underwood, Brian Tarantina ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1989-08-16
6.

Parenthood

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the 'black sheep' of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, Harley Jane Kozak, Dennis Dugan ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1989-07-31
7.

All Dogs Go to Heaven

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Judith Barsi, Melba Moore, Daryl Gilley, Candy Devine, Charles Nelson Reilly, Vic Tayback, Rob Fuller, Earleen Carey ..
Directed by: Dan Kuenster, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Release date: 1989-11-17
8.

The Karate Kid Part III

4.6
5.3/10 IMDB

Despondent over the closing of his karate school, Cobra Kai teacher John Kreese joins a ruthless businessman and martial artist to get revenge on Daniel and Mr. Miyagi.

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Martin Kove, Thomas Ian Griffith, Robyn Lively, Sean Kanan, Jonathan Avildsen, Randee Heller, William Christopher Ford, Pat E. Johnson ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1989-06-29
Best Family Movies of 1989 : Turner & Hooch
9.

Turner & Hooch

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some 'real' cases—not just misdemeanors. When Amos Reed is murdered, Scott sets himself on the case, but the closest thing to a witness to the murder is Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott has to take care of—to avoid Hooch being 'put to sleep'.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Scott Paulin, John McIntire, David Knell, Reginald VelJohnson, Mary McCusker, Linda Eve Miller, Andrew Walker ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1989-07-28
10.

The Wizard

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.

Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater, Jenny Lewis, Vince Trankina, Wendy Phillips, Sam McMurray, Will Seltzer, Dea McAllister ..
Directed by: Todd Holland
Release date: 1989-12-15

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