Best Family Movies of 1989


Hägar the Horrible

6.5/10 IMDB

Made-for-TV special of popular comic strip.

Starring: Peter Cullen, Lainie Kazan, Lydia Cornell, Jeff Doucette, Don Most, Josh Rodine, Hank Saroyan, Jack Tice, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1989-11-01
Best Family Movies of 1989 : The Corsican Brothers

The Corsican Brothers

5.3/10 IMDB

A vendetta between two Corsican families is the background to Alexandre Dumas' story of the strange bond between twin brothers, who are separated at birth.

Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1989 : Nora's Christmas Gift

Nora's Christmas Gift

8.2/10 IMDB

Nora spends her time feeling sorry for herself as she faces hearing problems and blindness. But at the Bennington Christmas Pageant, Nora receives a special gift - a sure knowledge that Jesus Christ lives and loves her.

Starring: Celeste Holm, Elizabeth Wilson, Frank Gerrish ..
Directed by: Michael McLean
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1989 : The Wickedest Witch

The Wickedest Witch

7.9/10 IMDB

Avarissa, a witch so evil that she was banished to an underground kingdom, attempts to trick a human child into committing a despicable act so that she can switch places with him and escape.

Starring: Rue McClanahan, Raffi Di Blasio, Burgess Meredith, Ronn Lucas, Jackie Gayle ..
Directed by: Bernie Brillstein, Steve Dubin
Release date: 1989-10-29
Best Family Movies of 1989 : Runaway


7.6/10 IMDB

After witnessing the accidental death of a friend who was attempting to rescue him from bullies, an African-American boy blames himself and, stricken with guilt, hides out among underground street people in New York.

Starring: Charles S. Dutton, Jasmine Guy, Gavin Allen, Hattie Winston, Eagle-Eye Cherry ..
Directed by: Gilbert Moses
Release date: 1989-02-04
Best Family Movies of 1989 : The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

7.5/10 IMDB

An ill tailor is trying to finish a coat for a wealthy man. He is hindered by his cat and helped by some grateful mice.

Starring: Ian Holm ..
Directed by: John Michael Phillips
Release date: 1989-12-28
Best Family Movies of 1989 : Lantern Hill

Lantern Hill

7.1/10 IMDB

In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the other girls tell her that her father, whom Jane believes to be dead, is actually alive. Soon after, Andrew Stuart sends word that he would like to meet his long-lost daughter, so Jane is sent by train to Bright River to stay with him, where she encounters an old mystery that she must help her father overcome, new friends, and the chance to bring her father and mother back together again.

Starring: Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, Patricia Phillips, Zoe Caldwell, Sarah Polley, Esther Hockin ..
Directed by: Kevin Sullivan
Release date: 1989-08-29
Best Family Movies of 1989 : The Last Winter

The Last Winter

6.2/10 IMDB

Tells the story of a young man's struggle to keep his world from changing. Placed in the rural setting of the mid 1950s.

Starring: Gerard Parkes, Alec McClure, Reva Bond, David Ferry, Wanda Cannon, Katharine Isabelle, Joshua Murray, Joel Blake, Lonnie Brown, Vladmir Valenta ..
Directed by: Aaron Kim Johnston
Release date: 1989-10-12

Michael & Mickey

6.0/10 IMDB

Originally done for the Disney/MGM Studio Tour, Michael Eisner then CEO of Disney Studios is enroute to a screening room for a viewing with Mickey Mouse. On the way to the theater, some of your favorite Disney characters and several from the film Fantasia come to life in the hallways of the Disney Studios. Interesting fact; This is the only time Mickey Mouse was ever listed second in any project. I.E: Micky and Minnie, Mickey and Goofy, Mickey and Pluto, Mickey and Donald.

Directed by: Jerry Rees
Release date: 1989-05-01
Best Family Movies of 1989 : Last Train Home

Last Train Home

5.7/10 IMDB

Tom Bradshaw searches for his family while riding the rails in this family drama set in the 1880s.

Starring: Ron White, Noam Zylberman, Donna Goodhand, Katharine Isabelle, Paul Coeur, Donovan Workun, Arne MacPherson, Timothy Webber, Paul McGaffey, Jean-Pierre Fournier ..
Directed by: Randy Bradshaw
Release date: 1989-11-30

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