Best Mystery Movies of 1989
Sea of Love
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.
Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery
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
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson
Ken Malansky, a law student of Perry Mason's, is accused of murdering a fellow student. Perry is reluctant to take on his case as the victim was the son of a close friend.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder
A young theatre director is accused of killing a more famous Broadway director. Perry takes his case.
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin
A hockey player of friend of Ken Malansky's is accused of murdering a team owner. Perry takes the case.
Try This One for Size
In this spy spoof and thriller, director Guy Hamilton seeks to renew the success he had with the James Bond thriller Goldfinger. The story (based on a novel by James Hadley Chase) concerns the efforts of the genial and deceptively tentative Lepski (Michael Brandon), an insurance company detective, to track down a valuable medieval Russian icon, which was stolen by Bradley (David Carradine), a master thief.
The Mystery of the Golden Lotus
Phaedra, a beautiful Egyptian Princess, lays dead in her pyramid tomb mourned by her lover; the handsome Aramata, a captain of the guard. With help from the gods, some ancient scrolls, and the Mystery of the Golden Lotus, he is able to bring her back to life. Our story takes us from the ancient era of the Pharaohs in the 1940's where we find Dr. Roberts, an archeologist, searching for the secret, and a separate group of foreign spies also after the magic formula, all for their individual purposes. Join this group of good and bad on a journey of intrigue and sexual adventure culminating in the discovery of the mystique of the Golden Lotus !
From the Dead of Night
After having a near death experience Joanna finds her life in constant danger. She begins to believe that certain forces are trying to bring her back into the world of the dead. Her boyfriend Glen thinks she's crazy so Joanna turns to her ex-boyfriend, Peter. It just so happens that Peter is a strong believer in the supernatural and even teaches a course on it at a local college. Together they must confront the "walkers" so that Joanna can live to see another day.
The Jigsaw Murders
A jigsaw puzzle is the key in a detective's investigation of a gruesome murder.
The Lady Forgets
A woman is mugged and bumps her head. To her surprise, when she returns home she finds out that she's been gone for two years and her husband has gotten a divorce in her absence.