Best Mystery Movies of 1989

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

Fletch Lives

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, he becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Libertini, Tex Cobb, Cleavon Little, George Wyner, Patricia Kalember, Geoffrey Lewis ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1989-03-17
5.

Family Business

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past.

Starring: Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto, Janet Carroll, Victoria Jackson, Bill McCutcheon, Deborah Rush, Marilyn Cooper, Salem Ludwig ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1989-12-06
6.

Who's Harry Crumb?

4.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Starring: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson, Barry Corbin, Shawnee Smith, Valri Bromfield, Doug Steckler, Renée Coleman, Tamsin Kelsey ..
Directed by: Paul Flaherty
Release date: 1989-02-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery
7.

Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

Starring: Joan Hickson, Donald Pleasence, Adrian Lukis, Sophie Ward, T.P. McKenna, Michael Feast, Sheila Ruskin, Frank Middlemass, Robert Swann, Sue Lloyd ..
Directed by: Chris Petit
Release date: 1989-12-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery
8.

Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

On Vacation, Miss Marple discovers that death of a British Officer is actully a murder and must solve the the case before the murderer strikes again

Release date: 1989-12-25
9.

The Woman in Black

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing.

Starring: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran, David Ryall, Clare Holman, John Cater, John Franklyn-Robbins, Fiona Walker, William Simons ..
Directed by: Herbert Wise
Release date: 1989-12-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Black Rainbow
10.

Black Rainbow

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a message to Mary Kuron from her husband, Tom. But Tom isn't dead... yet. And Martha not only knows he will die, she also knows who killed him. And the murderer knows she knows...

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, Olek Krupa, John Bennes, Marty Terry, Helen Baldwin ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1989-12-05

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