Best 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.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

6.7
8.2/10 IMDB

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, Michael Byrne, Kevork Malikyan, Robert Eddison ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1989-05-24
3.

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
4.

Do the Right Thing

6.4
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.

Glory

6.3
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
6.

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
7.

When Harry Met Sally...

6.2
7.7/10 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
8.

Batman

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Gough, Billy Dee Williams, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall, Tracey Walter ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1989-06-23
9.

The Abyss

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester, Todd Graff, John Bedford Lloyd, Kimberly Scott, Chris Elliott, J. C. Quinn, Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 1989-08-09
10.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

It's Christmastime, and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration. But things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen, and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going, knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Cody Burger ..
Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Release date: 1989-11-30
11.

Field of Dreams

6.0
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
12.

Heathers

5.9
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
13.

Driving Miss Daisy

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur, Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle, Joann Havrilla, William Hall Jr., Clarice F. Geigerman, Muriel Moore, Sylvia Kaler ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1989-12-13
14.

Lethal Weapon 2

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action explodes!

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Derrick O'Connor, Patsy Kensit, Darlene Love, Steve Kahan, Mark Rolston, Jenette Goldstein ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1989-07-07
15.

Born on the Fourth of July

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Holly Marie Combs, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Berenger, Rob Camilletti, Stephen Baldwin, Mark Moses, Vivica A. Fox ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1989-12-20
16.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Dan Shor, Hal Landon Jr., Amy Stoch, Terry Camilleri, Tony Steedman, Rod Loomis, Bernie Casey ..
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 1989-02-17
17.

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: 1989-04-07
18.

Crimes and Misdemeanors

5.6
7.8/10 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
19.

Ghostbusters II

5.5
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
20.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

5.4
7.5/10 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
21.

Kickboxer

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

If your enemy refuses to be humbled... Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless fighter and Thai champion, Tong Po. Tong not only defeats Eric, he paralyzes him for life. Crazed with anger, Kurt vows revenge.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan Kwok-San, Michel Qissi, Haskell V. Anderson III, Rochelle Ashana, Ka Ting Lee, Richard Foo, Ricky Liu, Ho Ying Sin ..
Directed by: David Worth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mark DiSalle
Release date: 1989-04-20
22.

Mystery Train

5.4
7.5/10 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
23.

Henry V

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, James Larkin, Paul Scofield, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Simon Shepherd, James Simmons, Charles Kay ..
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 1989-10-05
24.

Pet Sematary

5.4
6.5/10 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
25.

Roger & Me

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith.

Starring: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross, Bob Eubanks, James Blanchard, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Wilson, Pat Boone, Anita Bryant ..
Directed by: Michael Moore
Release date: 1989-09-01
26.

Tango & Cash

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have no alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, Brion James, James Hong, Robert Z'Dar, Michael J. Pollard, Philip Tan, Roy Brocksmith ..
Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky, Albert Magnoli
Release date: 1989-12-22
27.

Licence to Kill

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

After capturing the notorious drug lord Franz Sanchez, Bond's close friend and former CIA agent Felix Leiter is left for dead and his wife is murdered. Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance on those responsible, as he infiltrates Sanchez's organization from the inside.

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe, Frank McRae, Everett McGill, Wayne Newton, Benicio del Toro, Anthony Starke ..
Directed by: John Glen
Release date: 1989-06-13
28.

Knick Knack

5.3
7.4/10 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
29.

Steel Magnolias

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold.

Starring: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Tom Skerritt, Sam Shepard, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O'Connor ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1989-11-15
30.

Drugstore Cowboy

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Portland, Oregon, 1971. Bob Hughes is the charismatic leader of a peculiar quartet, formed by his wife, Dianne, and another couple, Rick and Nadine, who skillfully steal from drugstores and hospital medicine cabinets in order to appease their insatiable need for drugs. But neither fun nor luck last forever.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, Heather Graham, Eric Hull, Max Perlich, James Remar, John Kelly, Grace Zabriskie, George Catalano ..
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 1989-10-20
31.

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
32.

Lean On Me

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks doors and demands effort and results from students, staff and parents. Autocratic to a fault, this real-life educator put it all on the line.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Ethan Phillips, Lynne Thigpen, Michael Beach, Tony Todd, Karen Malina White, Alan North, Robin Bartlett ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1989-03-03
33.

Say Anything...

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

In this charming critically-acclaimed tale of first love, Lloyd (John Cusack), an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student (Ione Skye). He surprises just about everyone-including himself-when she returns the sentiment. But Diane's over-possessive, divorced Dad (John Mahoney) doesn't approve and it's going to take more than just the power of love to conquer all.

Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor, Amy Brooks, Pamela Adlon, Jason Gould, Loren Dean, Jeremy Piven, Johnny Green ..
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Release date: 1989-04-14
34.

Santa Sangre

5.2
7.5/10 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. 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
35.

Casualties of War

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Ving Rhames, Thuy Thu Le, Erik King, Jack Gwaltney, Dan Martin ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1989-08-18
36.

Turner & Hooch

5.2
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
37.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Starring: Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, James Spader, Laura San Giacomo, Ron Vawter, Steven Brill, Alexandra Root, Earl T. Taylor, David Foil ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 1989-08-04
38.

Major League

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate—but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. Rachel is sure her dream will come true, but she underestimates their will to succeed.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes, Charles Cyphers, Chelcie Ross, Dennis Haysbert ..
Directed by: David S. Ward
Release date: 1989-02-16
39.

Look Who's Talking

5.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late.

Starring: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal, Bruce Willis, Abe Vigoda, Jacob Haines, Jaryd Waterhouse, Joy Boushel, Douglas Tuck ..
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Release date: 1989-10-12
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40.

For All Mankind

5.1
8.1/10 IMDB

A testament to NASA's Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s. Composed of actual NASA footage of the missions and astronaut interviews, the documentary offers the viewpoint of the individuals who braved the remarkable journey to the moon and back.

Starring: Jim Lovell, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, Buzz Aldrin, John Young ..
Directed by: Al Reinert
Release date: 1989-11-01
41.

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
42.

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
43.

Valmont

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons."

Starring: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, Siân Phillips, Jeffrey Jones, Henry Thomas, Fabia Drake, T. P. McKenna, Isla Blair ..
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1989-11-17
44.

The War of the Roses

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of the fighting is D'Amato, the divorce lawyer. He gets to see how far both will go to get rid of the other, and boy do they go far.

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht, Dan Castellaneta, Sean Astin, Heather Fairfield, G. D. Spradlin, Peter Brocco, Peter Donat ..
Directed by: Danny DeVito
Release date: 1989-12-08
45.

The Fabulous Baker Boys

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab, Xander Berkeley, Jennifer Tilly, Dakin Matthews, Ken Lerner, Albert Hall, Terri Treas ..
Directed by: Steve Kloves
Release date: 1989-10-13
46.

The 'Burbs

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, Henry Gibson, Theodore Gottlieb, Courtney Gains, Gale Gordon ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1989-02-17
47.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being chased by both the law AND the original killers, can the pair work together to outwit them all?

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey, Alan North, Lauren Tom, John Capodice, Alexandra Neil, Tonya Pinkins, Anthony Zerbe ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1989-05-12
48.

The Gods Must Be Crazy II

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot and passenger of a small plane, who are each having a few problems of their own.

Starring: Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros, N!xau, Nadies, Erick Bowen, Pierre van Pletzen, Richard Loring, Lesley Fox, Lourens Swanepoel ..
Directed by: Jamie Uys
Release date: 1989-07-01
49.

Sea of Love

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting seriously and possibly dangerously involved with Helen, one of the main suspects.

Starring: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker, William Hickey, Richard Jenkins, Paul Calderon, John Spencer, Mark Phelan, Samuel L. Jackson ..
Directed by: Harold Becker
Release date: 1989-09-15
50.

UHF

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.

Starring: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Michael Richards, David Bowe, Fran Drescher, Kevin McCarthy, Anthony Geary, Billy Barty, Trinidad Silva, Emo Philips ..
Directed by: Jay Levey
Release date: 1989-07-21

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