Best Mystery Movies of 1989


Santa Sangre

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

Sea of Love

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


6.5/10 IMDB

A Beverly Hills teen discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Starring: Billy Warlock, Connie Danese, Ben Slack, Evan Richards, Patrice Jennings, Tim Bartell, Charles Lucia, Heidi Kozak, Brian Bremer, Ben Meyerson ..
Directed by: Brian Yuzna
Release date: 1989-05-13

Fletch Lives

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, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Cleavon Little, George Wyner, Patricia Kalember, Geoffrey Lewis ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1989-03-17

The Woman in Black

7.1/10 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

Who's Harry Crumb?

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

Family Business

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery

Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery

7.2/10 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery

Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery

7.2/10 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

A Dry White Season

7.0/10 IMDB

During the 1976 Soweto uprising, a white school teacher's life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando, Winston Ntshona, Thoko Ntshinga, Leonard Maguire, Gerard Thoolen ..
Directed by: Euzhan Palcy
Release date: 1989-09-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Hanna-Barbera's 50th

Hanna-Barbera's 50th

7.6/10 IMDB

The special is hosted by Tony Danza and Annie Potts celebrating 50 years of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's partnership in animation. This is the first animated project to be broadcast in Dolby Surround sound system.

Starring: Tony Danza, Annie Potts, Shari Belafonte, Sammy Davis Jr., Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg, Valerie Harper, Tommy Lasorda, Betty White, Jonathan Winters ..
Directed by: Marshall Flaum
Release date: 1989-07-17

Her Alibi

5.8/10 IMDB

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt his first assessment.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino, Patrick Wayne, Tess Harper, Ronald Guttman, Victor Argo, Hurd Hatfield, Bill Smitrovich ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1989-02-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Call from Space

Call from Space

5.9/10 IMDB

A movie director and his wanna-be actor/eccentric inventor nephew are filming a low-budget sci-fi movie. Things get interesting when the nephews' bizarro invention starts bringing visitors from other times, including Napoleon, Archimedes, and people from the future and cavemen from the past. Just when they are filming what they are convinced will be one of the greatest movies ever, the same machine sends an alien visitor to their set. Also includes a last-minute cameo from James Coburn, as the infuriated head of the studio.

Starring: Richard Brestoff, Billy Campbell, Dana Gladstone, Ferdy Mayne, Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Sherrié Austin, Brandon Stirling Baker, J. P. Burns, Gerard Prendergast ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1989-01-01

The January Man

5.5/10 IMDB

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police.

Starring: Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Harvey Keitel, Danny Aiello, Rod Steiger, Alan Rickman, Faye Grant, Kenneth Welsh, Jayne Haynes ..
Directed by: Pat O'Connor
Release date: 1989-01-13

Black Rainbow

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, Jon Thompson, Darla N. Warner, Wallace Merck ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1989-12-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Relentless


5.9/10 IMDB

Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.

Starring: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster, Patrick O'Bryan, Ken Lerner, Mindy Seeger, Angel Tompkins, Beau Starr, Frank Pesce ..
Directed by: William Lustig
Release date: 1989-08-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson

7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Alexandra Paul, Brian Keith, Leslie Ackerman, Karen Kopins, Richard Allen, Brian Backer, John DeMita ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1989-02-12


5.7/10 IMDB

An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a novel by John Varley.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy, Lloyd Bochner, Brent Carver, David McIlwraith, Maury Chaykin, Al Waxman, Lawrence Dane ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1989-08-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder

Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder

6.9/10 IMDB

A young theatre director is accused of killing a more famous Broadway director. Perry takes his case.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Debbie Reynolds, William R. Moses, Jerry Orbach, Alexandra Paul, Dwight Schultz, Wendelin Harston, Luis Ávalos, Mary Cadorette ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1989-04-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin

Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin

6.6/10 IMDB

A hockey player of friend of Ken Malansky's is accused of murdering a team owner. Perry takes the case.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Alexandra Paul, William R. Moses, Deidre Hall, Bruce Greenwood, Pernell Roberts, Jason Beghe, Shari Belafonte, Julius Carry ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1989-11-09

Physical Evidence

5.1/10 IMDB

A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz, Ted McGinley, Tom O'Brien, Kenneth Welsh, Ray Baker, Don Granbery, Angelo Rizacos ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1989-01-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Try This One for Size

Try This One for Size

5.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Michael Brandon, David Carradine, Arielle Dombasle, Guy Marchand, Mario Adorf, Peter Bowles, Harold Innocent, Edward Meeks, Valérie Steffen, Stéphane Bonnet ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1989-09-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Blind Witness

Blind Witness

5.2/10 IMDB

Woman is trapped in her home with her husband's killers.

Starring: Victoria Principal, Paul Le Mat, Stephen Macht, Matt Clark, Tim Choate, Marcia Reider, Jeff Olson, Jesse Bennett, Dennis Saylor, Russ McGinn ..
Directed by: Richard A. Colla
Release date: 1989-11-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : The Mystery of the Golden Lotus

The Mystery of the Golden Lotus

5.5/10 IMDB

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 !

Starring: Victoria Paris, Viper, Sharon Kane, Kassi Nova, Sharon Mitchell, Sasha Sean, Aja, Eric Edwards, Jon Martin, Marc Wallice ..
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Ferrand, Peter Davy
Release date: 1989-01-01


6.2/10 IMDB

A Falklands War soldier missing, believed dead, turns up claiming amnesia.

Starring: Tom Bell, Rita Tushingham, David Thewlis, Rudi Davies, Michael Pollitt, Christopher Fulford, Ewan Stewart, David Lonsdale, Peter Gunn, William Hoyland ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 1989-03-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : From the Dead of Night

From the Dead of Night

6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lindsay Wagner, Bruce Boxleitner, Robert Prosky, Robin Thomas, Merritt Butrick, Peter Jason, Joanne Linville, Dani Minnick, Diahann Carroll, Jeanne Bates ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1989-02-27

Ten Little Indians

4.7/10 IMDB

An unknown judge invites a guilty governess and others to a 1930s safari, for justice one by one.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Frank Stallone, Sarah Maur Thorp, Herbert Lom, Brenda Vaccaro, Warren Berlinger, Yehuda Efroni, Paul L. Smith, Moira Lister, Neil McCarthy ..
Directed by: Alan Birkinshaw
Release date: 1989-11-29

Cutting Class

4.5/10 IMDB

High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following the suspicious death of his father. Soon after being released, more murders start happening. Is Brian back to his old tricks, or is Dwight just trying to eliminate the competition?

Starring: Donovan Leitch, Jill Schoelen, Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull, Brenda James, Robert Glaudini, Dirk Blocker, Nancy Fish, Robert Machray ..
Directed by: Rospo Pallenberg
Release date: 1989-07-01

The Forgotten One

5.6/10 IMDB

A man moves into a house that is supposedly haunted. Although he is attracted to his pretty next-door neighbor, he finds himself being seduced by the spirit of a woman who had been killed in his house 100 years previously.

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Kristy McNichol, Blair Parker, Elisabeth Brooks, Michael K. Osborn ..
Directed by: Phillip Badger
Release date: 1989-09-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence

5.1/10 IMDB

In Los Angeles, photographer Peter Mitchell learns that he has inherited a palatial estate in Sweden from his unknown relative, Annie Holst. He, his girlfriend Sarah, and her deaf son Dennis, head overseas to decide whether to live in the property or to sell it. But when they arrive, they find the locals offer a chilly reception whenever Annie's name is mentioned. It turns out that Annie had lost her son some 50 years ago in a tragedy at the nearby orphanage where she had placed him temporarily, due to circumstances beyond her control. But she had continued to see her son even after his death. Now, young Dennis is drawn to the derelict orphanage, and to a new friend who only he can see. And Peter must solve a decades-old mystery of how the orphans died before his family faces a similar fate.

Starring: Peter Nelson, Kristen Jensen, Dennis Castillo, Troy Donahue, Rico Rönnbäck, Gunnar Öhlund, Johnny Harborg, Vanja Rodefeldt, Elsa Gastrin, Jonas Ivarsson ..
Directed by: Peter Borg
Release date: 1989-05-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Murder by Night

Murder by Night

5.3/10 IMDB

A man inadvertently gets caught near a car explosion, and after he recovers from his injuries realizes that he has amnesia. Soon evidence begins to mount that he could be "The Claw Hammer Killer, " a serial murderer who targets for death the former patrons of a particular restaurant called Puzzles.

Starring: Robert Urich, Kay Lenz, Jim Metzler, Richard Monette, Michael Ironside, Geoffrey Bowes, Barbara Radecki, Christine Mitges ..
Directed by: Paul Lynch
Release date: 1989-07-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Fatal Images

Fatal Images

4.8/10 IMDB

A crazy serial killer kills himself by sealing his soul in to his camera. Years later a woman buys the camera, and everyone she photographs begins being tracked down and killed by the killers spirit.

Starring: Lane Coyle, Kay Schaber, Angela Eads, Brian Chin, Alison Brown, Marshall Martin, Jeff Herbick, Michael Robbin, Frank Scala, Robert Caslava ..
Directed by: Dennis Devine
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : The Lady Forgets

The Lady Forgets

5.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Donna Mills, Greg Evigan, Andrew Robinson ..
Directed by: Bradford May
Release date: 1989-10-29

The Jigsaw Murders

4.8/10 IMDB

A jigsaw puzzle is the key in a detective's investigation of a gruesome murder.

Starring: Michelle Johnson, Chad Everett, Yaphet Kotto, Michael Sabatino, Jill Jacobson, Eli Rich, Paul Kent, Michelle Bauer, David Wells, James Paradise ..
Directed by: Jag Mundhra
Release date: 1989-07-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

5.7/10 IMDB

An American woman gets involved in a diamond theft in South Africa.

Starring: Rue McClanahan, Tony Randall, Edward Woodward, Stephanie Zimbalist, Ken Howard, Nickolas Grace, Simon Dutton, Jack Taylor ..
Directed by: Alan Grint
Release date: 1989-01-04

Blind Fear

4.7/10 IMDB

A blind employee at a New England lodge is in danger when a gang of killers arrives to stay at the lodge.

Starring: Shelley Hack, Jack Langedijk, Kim Coates, Heidi von Palleske, Jan Rubeš, Ron Lea, Géza Kovács, Nicholas Kilbertus ..
Directed by: Tom Berry
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Masque of the Red Death

Masque of the Red Death

4.1/10 IMDB

With a deadly plague ravaging his Renaissance kingdom, Prince Prospero invites his friends to retire to the protection of his castle for ongoing revels, leaving the peasantry to die. But fate is not so easily escaped by the debauched nobility.

Starring: Patrick Macnee, Adrian Paul, Clare Hoak, Jeff Osterhage, Tracy Reiner, Maria Ford, Kelly Ann Sabatasso, Daryl Haney, Richard Keats, Marcelo Tubert ..
Directed by: Larry Brand
Release date: 1989-10-27

The Jeweller's Shop

5.9/10 IMDB

Burt Lancaster stars as the titular merchant in this classic adaptation of Pope John Paul II's best-selling play "The Jeweller's Shop," an inspiring drama about three married couples and their ups and downs in holy matrimony. With a faithful jeweler acting as their spiritual adviser, three sets of husbands and wives struggle to live their lives with love, steering clear of avarice and infidelity. Olivia Hussey and Ben Cross also star.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Daniel Olbrychski, Ben Cross, Andrea Occhipinti, Olivia Hussey, Jo Champa, Melora Hardin, Jonathan Crombie ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1989-04-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Passion and Paradise

Passion and Paradise

6.6/10 IMDB

Sir Harry Oakes is a wealthy magnate, living amongst the British aristocrats who have made their home in the Bahamas just prior to World War II. Their small community is one of privilege and status and when Sir Harry's beloved daughter marries a handsome but penniless gigolo, Alfred De Marigny, Sir Harry is outraged by the union. But before Sir Harry can break up the marriage he is brutally and viciously murdered and his son-in-law is the prime suspect. Nothing is as it appears and Sir Harry's death soon points towards intrigue and deception on an international scale.

Starring: Armand Assante, Catherine Mary Stewart, Rod Steiger, Mariette Hartley, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Sarrazin, Andrew Ray, Linda Griffiths, Wayne Rogers, Johnny Sekka ..
Directed by: Harvey Hart
Release date: 1989-02-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Moonstalker


4.7/10 IMDB

A family of tourists vacationing in the woods and a group of camp counselors training in the same forest both find themselves being terrorized by a vicious unhinged psycho.

Starring: Blake Gibbons, Ingrid Vold, John Marzilli, Tom Hamil, Jill Foor, Joe Balogh, Ann McFadden, Pamela Ross, Kelly Mullis, Joleen Mullins ..
Directed by: Michael S. O'Rourke
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : The Dark Planet

The Dark Planet

4.8/10 IMDB

Unearthly terror stalks the creatures of The Dark Planet. An anthology, including tentacled horror from the Tower of Blood, a primitive challenges a beast to avenge a murdered mate and a space jockey confronts a master computer. Mostly wordless sci-fi anthology directed by fantasy and comic book artist Richard Corben (Heavy Metal).

Starring: Bruce Jones, Karen Gilbertson, Richard Corben, Stan Dresser, Herb Arnold, Simon Revelstroke, Saundra Marks ..
Directed by: Richard Corben, Christopher Wheate
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Murder on the Moon

Murder on the Moon

4.5/10 IMDB

After a nuclear war on Earth, the Soviet Union and the U.S. both establish outposts on the moon. When a murder occurs on the outpost, both U.S. and Soviet investigators are forced to work on the case together.

Starring: Brigitte Nielsen, Julian Sands, Gerald McRaney, Jane Lapotaire, Brian Cox, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Celia Imrie, David Yip, Michael Shannon, Stuart Milligan ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Mind Trap

Mind Trap

3.5/10 IMDB

Shana's parents and sister are murdered after her father learns how to return to life after death. Shana is knowledgeable about said procedure, which is desired by foreign interests, who have even Shana's boyfriend helping them. Accounting for additional characters and footage is the fact that actress Shana is in the entertainment industry. So, Shana becomes both the pursuer - intent on avenging her family's deaths - and the pursued.

Starring: Dan Haggerty, Lyle Waggoner, Martha Kincare, Thomas Elliott, Samuel Steven, Maureen LaVette, Jacquie Banan ..
Directed by: Eames Demetrios
Release date: 1989-01-01

God's Will

7.8/10 IMDB

A young girl has been left an orphan but in the custody of her step parents. From the afterlife, her parents look out for her and don't like the treatment she is getting.

Starring: Mike Bacarella, Linda Emond, Marge Kotlisky, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Nick Faust, Holly Fulger ..
Directed by: Julia Cameron
Release date: 1989-06-01

Shadow of the Cobra

6.9/10 IMDB

Dramatisation of the story of notorious Indian serial killer Charles Sobhraj (b. 1944), who preyed on Western tourists throughout South East Asia during the 1970s.

Starring: Rachel Ward, Michael Woods, Art Malik, Helen Buday, Arthur Dignam, Tony Barry, Monroe Reimers, John O'Brien, Denny Prussian, Shapoor Batliwalla ..
Directed by: Mark Joffe
Release date: 1989-07-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : The Endless Game

The Endless Game

6.1/10 IMDB

A British agent comes back from retirement after several of his former colleagues, including his former lover, are murdered. He must examine events from his own past to determine who killed them and why.

Starring: Albert Finney, George Segal, Monica Guerritore, Ian Holm, Kristin Scott Thomas, Benedick Blythe, Julian Holloway, Michael Medwin, John Standing, Sandor Elès ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1989-08-20


5.9/10 IMDB

A young woman investigates the death of her mother, who drowned when her daughter was still a baby. The question is: was it murder, suicide or merely an accident?

Starring: Judy Davis, John Bach, Julia Blake, Alex Menglet, Marshall Napier, Lewis Fiander, David Letch, Jillian Murray, Colin Hay, Roy Baldwin ..
Directed by: Ben Lewin
Release date: 1989-10-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Money, Power, Murder.

Money, Power, Murder.

5.6/10 IMDB

Peter Finley is a cable-TV newsman who is led into a network of sin and conspiracy when he has interest in a missing anchorwoman's story.

Starring: Kevin Dobson, Blythe Danner, Josef Sommer, John Cullum, Paul McCrane, Wayne Tippit, Dion Anderson, Julianne Moore, Peter Bergman, Peter Maloney ..
Directed by: Lee Philips
Release date: 1989-12-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : The Evil Below

The Evil Below

3.4/10 IMDB

A down-on-his-luck sea captain goes treasure hunting for a wrecked Spanish galleon that is rumored to be cursed by God and protected by supernatural forces.

Starring: Wayne Crawford, June Chadwick, Sheri Able, Ted Le Plat, Graham Clarke, Liam Cundill, Gordon Mulholland, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Paul Siebert, Peter Terry ..
Directed by: Jean-Claude Dubois, Wayne Crawford
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1989 : Breaking Point

Breaking Point

5.4/10 IMDB

With D-Day less than 72 hours off, top US intelligence officer Jefferson Pike (Corbin Bernsen), is captured by the enemy. Pike, one of handful of officers who know where the allies will strike, is a professional who the Nazis know will never succumb to torture. They hatch a diabolical plan to deceive him into thinking that the war is over and he's recuperating from memory loss in a US hospital in Germany. His doctor (John Glover) and nurse (Joanna Pacula) head an elite Nazi psychological team that attempt to convince Pike into revealing the top secret. But as time slips away, Pike's captors decide he must reach his BREAKING POINT... or die.

Starring: Corbin Bernsen, Joanna Pacula, John Glover, David Marshall Grant, Lawrence Pressman, Ken Jenkins, Dennis Creaghan, Joris Stuyck, Michael Tulin, Kathryn Miller ..
Directed by: Peter Markle
Release date: 1989-08-18

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