Best Fantasy Movies of 1989

1.

Ghostbusters II

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Peter MacNicol, Harris Yulin, David Margulies ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1989-06-16
2.

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
3.

Santa Sangre

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother.

Starring: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou, Sabrina Dennison, Adan Jodorowsky, Faviola Elenka Tapia, Teo Jodorowsky, Jesús Juárez, Gloria Contreras ..
Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Release date: 1989-11-24
4.

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
5.

Always

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young successor. While doing so, Pete also smoothes the course of romance for his earthly girlfriend who, after several months of grieving, finally falls in love with another man.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Audrey Hepburn, Brad Johnson, Keith David, Roberts Blossom, Marg Helgenberger, Dale Dye, Doug McGrath ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1989-12-22
6.

Chances Are

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not until Alex is invited to Louie's home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there's also the problem that he's attracted to Louie's/his own daughter.

Starring: Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Mary Stuart Masterson, Christopher McDonald, Josef Sommer, Joe Grifasi, Ryan O'Neal, James Noble, Susan Ruttan, Richard DeAngelis ..
Directed by: Emile Ardolino
Release date: 1989-03-10
7.

Warlock

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the bewitching of Redferne's bride-to-be, but before the execution a demon appears and propels the Warlock forward in time to 20th century Los Angeles, California.

Starring: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov, Richard Kuss, Anna Levine, David Carpenter, Nancy Fox, Frank Renzulli, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1989-06-01
8.

Erik the Viking

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Terry Jones, Imogen Stubbs, John Cleese, Tsutomu Sekine, Antony Sher, Gary Cady, Charles McKeown ..
Directed by: Terry Jones
Release date: 1989-09-01
9.

Little Monsters

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction.

Starring: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton, Rick Ducommun, Ben Savage, Devin Ratray, Amber Barretto, Frank Whaley, William Murray Weiss ..
Directed by: Richard Greenberg
Release date: 1989-08-25
10.

Meat Love

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Two meaty characters meet, fall in love, and exprience a heartbreaking ending to their love story.

Directed by: Jan Švankmajer
Release date: 1989-01-01

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