Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989


Back to the Future Part II

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

The Abyss

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

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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


5.8/10 IMDB

Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern, Hector Elizondo, Lisa Eilbacher, Michael Carmine, Meg Foster, Eugene Lipinski ..
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Release date: 1989-03-17

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

5.5/10 IMDB

The crew of the Federation starship Enterprise is called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Intergalactic Peace. They are to negotiate in a case of kidnapping only to find out that the kidnapper is a relative of Spock. This man is possessed by his life long search for the planet Sha Ka Ree which is supposed to be the source of all life. Together they begin to search for this mysterious planet.

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, David Warner, Laurence Luckinbill, Charles Cooper ..
Directed by: William Shatner
Release date: 1989-06-09

Puppet Master

5.5/10 IMDB

A Jewish puppet maker who's discovered the secret to creating living puppets commits suicide to avoid capture by the Nazis and hides his beloved and harmless puppet children in a California hotel. Years later, a cult of magicians arrive at the hotel under the invitation of an ex-member who betrayed them all, only to find that he's dead - and that the living puppets, under the influence of a new Puppet Master, have turned murderous!

Starring: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Robin Frates, Matt Roe, Kathryn O'Reilly, Mews Small, Barbara Crampton, David Boyd ..
Directed by: David Schmoeller
Release date: 1989-10-12

The Blood of Heroes

6.3/10 IMDB

Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a lady. However now joined by a talented newcomer, Kidda, an ambitious young peasant girl he and his team find they have one last chance for glory

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo, Anna Katarina, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gandhi MacIntyre, Justin Monjo, Casey Huang, Quang Dinh, John Doumtsis ..
Directed by: David Webb Peoples
Release date: 1989-10-19

DeepStar Six

5.3/10 IMDB

The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

Starring: Taurean Blacque, Nancy Everhard, Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Nia Peeples, Matt McCoy, Cindy Pickett, Elya Baskin, Marius Weyers, Thom Bray ..
Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Release date: 1989-01-13

The Fly II

5.1/10 IMDB

Martin Brundle, born of the human/fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state.

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, John Getz, Frank C. Turner, Ann Marie Lee, Garry Chalk, Saffron Henderson, Harley Cross, Matthew Moore ..
Directed by: Chris Walas
Release date: 1989-02-10


5.0/10 IMDB

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels, Ralf Moeller, Dayle Haddon, Blaise Loong, Haley Peterson, Terrie Batson, Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney ..
Directed by: Albert Pyun
Release date: 1989-04-07


5.5/10 IMDB

A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas, Terri Hanauer, Joel Carlson, John Dennis Johnston, DeeDee Rescher, Aileen Fitzpatrick, R.J. Miller ..
Directed by: Philippe Mora
Release date: 1989-11-10
Best Science Fiction 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman

Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman

5.9/10 IMDB

The Bionic Woman and the Six-Million-Dollar Man reunite--with a few younger bionic assistants--and try to catch a bionic spy.

Starring: Lindsay Wagner, Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Yagher, Martin E. Brooks, Josef Sommer ..
Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Release date: 1989-04-30

The Return of Swamp Thing

4.6/10 IMDB

The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Heather Locklear, Sarah Douglas, Dick Durock, Joey Sagal, Ace Mask, Monique Gabrielle, RonReaco Lee, Daniel Emery Taylor, Ralph Pace ..
Directed by: Jim Wynorski
Release date: 1989-05-11

The Toxic Avenger Part II

5.0/10 IMDB

The Toxic Avenger is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spread evil in Tromaville.

Starring: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tsutomu Sekine, Lisa Gaye, Jessica Dublin, Mayako Katsuragi, Shinoburyû ..
Directed by: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Release date: 1989-02-24

Dr. Caligari

6.1/10 IMDB

Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido.

Starring: Madeleine Reynal, Fox Harris, Laura Albert, Jennifer Balgobin, John Durbin, Gene Zerna, David Parry, Jennifer Miro, Stephen Quadros, Debra De Liso ..
Directed by: Stephen Sayadian
Release date: 1989-12-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Doctor Who: Survival

Doctor Who: Survival

7.3/10 IMDB

Ace returns to Perivale to visit her friends, only to find they have been abducted to an alien planet by a race called the Cheetah People who were shown the way to Earth by the Master. The Doctor must find a way off the planet before they all succumb to its savage influence.

Starring: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Anthony Ainley, Julian Holloway, Lisa Bowerman, Norman Pace, Gareth Hale, Will Barton, Sakuntala Ramanee, Kate Eaton ..
Directed by: Alan Wareing
Release date: 1989-12-06

The Trial of the Incredible Hulk

5.8/10 IMDB

On the run again, Dr. David Banner is jailed for assault after interrupting a mugging. Blind attorney Matt Murdock enlists Banner's help in locating the muggers because he believes they work for his longtime foe, Fisk, the head of an international crime network. But David, afraid of public exposure, breaks out of jail as the Hulk. Tracking David down, Murdock reveals his own secret: His blindness came from a radioactive spill, and after developing his other senses so incredibly, he has become the amazingly athletic crime fighter called Daredevil. Fisk must now face off against Daredevil and the Incredible Hulk!

Starring: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, John Rhys-Davies, Marta DuBois, Nancy Everhard, Nicholas Hormann, Richard Cummings Jr., Joseph Mascolo, Rex Smith, Linda Darlow ..
Directed by: Bill Bixby
Release date: 1989-05-07

Alien Nation

6.9/10 IMDB

A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of Los Angeles' newest immigrant population: extraterrestrials.

Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1989-09-18


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 Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Swirlee


7.4/10 IMDB

Tells the story of Mr. Softee, a mutant hybrid with an ice cream cone for a head, who was the victim of the anti-miscarriage drug "Nodroppinum" which changed the pregnant mother's child into whatever food she craved at the time (a parody of the Thyladimide scandal from the 60s.) Softee was the head of an ice cream company, until he was forced out of business by the artificial ice cream mafia, led by Don Tofutti.

Starring: David Caruso, Tony Darrow, James Lorinz ..
Directed by: James Lorinz
Release date: 1989-02-06

Robot Jox

5.4/10 IMDB

50 years after a nuclear war, the two superpowers handle territorial disputes in a different way. Each fields a giant robot to fight one-on-one battles in official matches, each piloted by a man inside, known as robot jockeys or jox. The contest for possession of Alaska will be fought by two of the best. The conscientious Achilles fights for the Americans. Opposing him is a Russian, Alexander.

Starring: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Robert Sampson, Danny Kamekona, Hilary Mason, Michael Alldredge, Jeffrey Combs, Ian Patrick Williams, Jason Marsden ..
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Release date: 1989-10-01

The McPherson Tape

5.4/10 IMDB

On October 8th, 1983, the McPherson family gathered together to celebrate the 5th birthday of Michelle, the littlest member of their household. Everything was captured on VHS by Michael McPherson and his new camcorder — including the alien invasion.

Starring: Tommy Giavocchini, Patrick Kelley, Shirly McCalla, Stacey Shulman, Christine Staples, Laura Tomas, Dean Alioto, Kay Parten, Ginny Klekker, Rose Schneider ..
Directed by: Dean Alioto
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Beyond the Stars

Beyond the Stars

5.1/10 IMDB

Teenager Eric, the son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon, is determined to become an astronaut himself one day, and befriends Paul Andrews, the first man on the moon. Paul is avoided by other astronauts nowadays, because he was very rude and rebuffing when he returned from space. Only slowly Eric learns, that he discovered something during his excursion on the moon, that he keeps as a secret.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Robert Foxworth, Olivia d'Abo, F. Murray Abraham, Campbell Lane, Don S. Davis, William S. Taylor, Babs Chula ..
Directed by: David Saperstein
Release date: 1989-01-01


5.2/10 IMDB

An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds he has to battle against not just his opponents and his self-doubts, but the corrupt system. Far in the future, on a distant space station, the legendary Arena is where the best fighters from every planet come to vie for the championship. But for over half a century, no Earthling has been good enough to be a contender. Until out of nowhere, comes an underdog: the great human hope, Steve Armstrong... and the best anyone's ever seen. He's been training all his life for a shot at the big time, but now he's up against some mighty big muscle: a ruthless extra-terrestrial crimelord who'll pull no punches to make sure he stops Steve dead. In the mood for hard-hitting sci-fi action? Arena will knock you out!

Starring: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian, Marc Alaimo, Shari Shattuck, Armin Shimerman, Brett Porter, Charles Tabansi, Michael Deak, Jack Carter ..
Directed by: Peter Manoogian
Release date: 1989-03-29
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

5.9/10 IMDB

Bonnie and cousin Sylvia, two very young children, are left at home in Willoughby Hall while their parents travel overseas. Only the servants and the prowling wolves are their companions. News arrives that Lord and Lady Willoughby are missing and an evil looking governess suddenly arrives at the hall...

Starring: Mel Smith, Stephanie Beacham, Emily Hudson, Aleks Darowska, Geraldine James, Richard O'Brien, Jane Horrocks, Rebecca Callard, Lynton Dearden, Jonathan Coy ..
Directed by: Stuart Orme
Release date: 1989-12-15
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Hyper Psychic Geo Garaga

Hyper Psychic Geo Garaga

5.1/10 IMDB

The year is 2755. As a result of a system malfunction, the cargo ship XeBeC goes off-course in a warp gate and ends up within the orbit of the distant planet Garaga. After crashing on Garaga's surface, the crew must find ways to survive from hideous monsters, rabid ape soldiers, and a race of mysterious psychics.

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Michie Tomizawa, Ichir? Nagai, Eiko Yamada ..
Directed by: Hidemi Kubo
Release date: 1989-10-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Disgusting Spaceworms Eat Everyone!!

Disgusting Spaceworms Eat Everyone!!

5.7/10 IMDB

Look at the title. There you go.

Starring: Lisa Everett Hillman, Bill Brady, Michael Sonye, Tequilla Mockingbird, Craig A. Young, Michele Dotts, Donnie Popgey, Soozin Chandler, Stephanie Ann Keller, Joe Alclaro ..
Directed by: George Keller
Release date: 1989-01-01

Dr. Alien

4.7/10 IMDB

When the mysterious and sexy Ms. Xenobia takes over the biology class at the local college, the dating life of supergeek Wesley Littlejohn takes a serious turn. Littlejohn agrees to be a lab rat for the professor's unusual vitamin research study. Now, thanks to some out-of-this-world supplements, he's been transformed into the campus stud. But Xenobia has ulterior extraterrestrial motives in this sci-fi sex comedy.

Starring: Judy Landers, Billy Jayne, Olivia Barash, Stuart Fratkin, Raymond O'Connor, Arlene Golonka, Jim Hackett, Robert Jayne, Troy Donahue, Russell Hines ..
Directed by: David DeCoteau
Release date: 1989-10-12

The Terror Within

4.7/10 IMDB

Experiments in biological warfare have destroyed all but a few remnants of the human race. Alone in a lab, eight students work feverishly to create a vaccine before they are forced outside in search for food. It is then that the surviving scientists discover creatures mutated by the plague. Now they prepare to do battle against their worst fear: The Terror Within.

Starring: George Kennedy, Andrew Stevens, Starr Andreeff, Terri Treas, John Lafayette, Tommy Hinkley, Yvonne Saa, Joseph Hardin, Al Guarino, Jack Valan ..
Directed by: Thierry Notz
Release date: 1989-01-20

Quantum Leap

7.8/10 IMDB

In 1995, Dr. Sam Beckett, desperate to prove his time travel theory before the project runs out of funds, leaps before the kinks are worked out of the machine. He ends up leaping into Tom Stratton (played by Layne Beamer), a pilot of the experimental Bell X-2 aircraft, and has to pretend to be the pilot while trying to fill in the holes in his "Swiss cheese" memory. As Tom Stratton, Sam comforts his (Tom's) wife and prevents her from having a premature birth. This is what he was sent to do, allowing him to leap home (he hopes). But instead of leaping home, he leaps into minor league baseball player Tim Fox (Tim Martin) in Texas at the end of the 1968 season, in the middle of a game, where he must make the winning play in order to leap further.

Starring: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Jennifer Runyon, John Allen Nelson ..
Directed by: David Hemmings
Release date: 1989-03-26


4.8/10 IMDB

A professor and four graduate students journey to a crumbling mansion to investigate paranormal activity and must battle ghosts, aliens and satanic entities.

Starring: Brian Thompson, Alisha Das, Jack Starrett, Elizabeth Kaitan, Clayton Rohner, Artur Cybulski, Robert Tessier, Tom Dugan, Kazuko Ohashi, Elizabeth Hegyes ..
Directed by: Bruce R. Cook
Release date: 1989-12-05
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Star Wars: Droids - Treasure of the Hidden Planet

Star Wars: Droids - Treasure of the Hidden Planet

5.6/10 IMDB

Mungo Baobab and his droids, Threepio and Artoo, are trailing the Rainbow comets of Manda in search of the fabled Roon system. Before they get there, they make an enemy out of the greedy Governor Koong. On Roon, they meet Auren Yomm and join her Umbo racing team in the Roon Games. Mungo takes up his old uncle Ogger's quest of finding the source of the valuable Roonstones. Meanwhile, Koong uses germ warfare against the rebellious province of Umboo and it becomes a race against time to find a cure for the Rooze infection. Written by Il Tesoro

Starring: Anthony Daniels ..
Release date: 1989-10-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Moontrap


4.8/10 IMDB

The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary precautions.

Starring: Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell, Robert Kurcz, Leigh Lombardi, Tom Case, Judy Levitt, Reavis Graham, Reuben Yabuku, Doug Childs, Mariafae Mytnyk ..
Directed by: Robert Dyke
Release date: 1989-04-28


4.7/10 IMDB

Slipstream is a 1989 post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film. The plot has an emphasis on aviation and contains many common science-fiction themes, such as taking place in a dystopian future in which the landscape of the Earth itself has been changed and is windswept by storms of great power. There are also numerous sub-plots, such as free will and humanity amongst artificial intelligence.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Kitty Aldridge, Bob Peck, Bill Paxton, Eleanor David, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley, F. Murray Abraham, Trevor Laird, Rita Wolf ..
Directed by: Steven Lisberger
Release date: 1989-06-22
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Kamillions


5.2/10 IMDB

Nathaniel Pickman Wingate has opened a gateway to another dimension using equations and equipment in his basement laboratory. His wife, Nancy, wants him to get ready for his own birthday party. He wants his son Sam to help him. Sam is up in his room looking at pictures of Jasmine on his computer, and a poster of her arrives which he puts in his closet. Although it is Nathan's birthday, the family is enthralled by a visit from Cousin Desmon, who is now a count in Liechtenstein. While Sam is away getting equipment for his father with his friend Alex, his father gets sucked into the other dimension, and a creature from the parallel universe escapes, pursued by another. The first temporarily traps the second with its spit, attacks Desmon, and becomes a duplicate, absorning his thoughts from the unconscious body. The other manages to get free, and unable to find a human to mimic, finds the poster of Jasmine...

Starring: Christopher Gasti, Dru-Anne Perry, Dan Evans, Kate Alexander, Laura O'Malley, Chuck Bartelle, David Allan Shaw, Andrew Ross Litzky, Harry S. Robins, Allison Rachel Golde ..
Directed by: Mike B. Anderson
Release date: 1989-01-01

The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie

4.3/10 IMDB

Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. So he decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries.

Starring: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Rick Collins, Phoebe Legere, Lisa Gaye, Tsutomu Sekine, Jessica Dublin, Michael J. Kaplan, Traci Mann, Paul Borghese ..
Directed by: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Release date: 1989-11-24

C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud

4.1/10 IMDB

A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors goes awry, as legions of murderous zombies are unleashed upon a suburban neighborhood.

Starring: Brian Robbins, Bill Calvert, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Gerrit Graham, Robert Vaughn, Larry Cedar, Bianca Jagger, Larry Linville, Judd Omen, Jack Riley ..
Directed by: David Irving
Release date: 1989-05-05

Meet the Hollowheads

5.3/10 IMDB

The Hollowheads are a strange, futuristic family that live in a Jetsons type world complete with many cool gadgets. Henry is hoping for a promotion at the slime factory in which he works and decides to bring his boss home for dinner and to meet the family. Henry's perverted boss doesn't know what he's up against when he tries to make advances with Mrs. Hollowhead

Starring: John Glover, Nancy Mette, Richard Portnow, Juliette Lewis, Joshua John Miller, Matt Shakman, Shnutz Burman, Lightfield Lewis, Lee Arenberg, Barney Burman ..
Directed by: Thomas R. Burman
Release date: 1989-11-15

Wicked Stepmother

3.9/10 IMDB

A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private detective, and a suspended police officer to try and stop the witches.

Starring: Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp, Lionel Stander, David Rasche, Tom Bosley, Evelyn Keyes, Seymour Cassel, Shawn Donahue, Richard Moll ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1989-02-03
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : No Such Thing as Gravity

No Such Thing as Gravity

7.0/10 IMDB

Set in the future, this tells of an Earth run by a conglomerate called the LaFont Corporation, which uses machines to rule its subjects. "Troublemakers" and malcontents are exiled to an artificial planet called Terra Nova. Problems arise when Terra Nova suddenly shifts its orbit and threatens to crash into Earth.

Starring: Holly Adams, Nick Zedd, Fred Wittenstein, Michael J. Anderson, Emmanuelle Chaulet, Bonnie Comley, Taylor Mead, Alyce Wittenstein, Steve Robinson ..
Directed by: Alyce Wittenstein
Release date: 1989-01-01

Incident at Raven's Gate

5.4/10 IMDB

Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking their owners, strange apparitions beginning to appear, and people who had been "normal" suddenly going insane.

Starring: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil, Saturday Rosenberg, Terry Camilleri, Max Cullen, Peter Douglas, Ernie Ellison, Ruth Goble ..
Directed by: Rolf de Heer
Release date: 1989-04-29

Food of the Gods II

4.0/10 IMDB

A growth hormone experiment gets out of hand, when the the resulting giant man-eating rats escape, reaking havoc on the unsuspecting campus. Much blood-letting follows.

Starring: Paul Coufos, Lisa Schrage, Réal Andrews, Stuart Hughes, Karen Hines, Frank Pellegrino, Jackie Burroughs, Sean Mitchell, Colin Fox, David B. Nichols ..
Directed by: Damian Lee
Release date: 1989-05-18

Sons of Steel

5.3/10 IMDB

The film is set in Australia, where an accidental future time traveler finds himself going back in time to change events to prevent a calamity.

Starring: Rob Hartley, Roz Wason, Jeff Duff, Dagmar Bláhová, Ralph Cotterill, Elizabeth Richmond, Wayne Snell, Machs Colombani, Mark Hembrow, Sharlie Wetherill ..
Directed by: Gary L. Keady
Release date: 1989-06-18

High Desert Kill

5.1/10 IMDB

Jim and Brad make their annual hunting trip to the desert, but this year everything is different: Their third partner, Paul, has died in an accident and they've taken his nephew, Ray, along in his place. When they arrive, though, there's not a single animal to be found, only a grizzled old-timer who joins them. When they meet two female campers, they all begin to behave aggressively, unable to resist their animal urges. The next morning the women have disappeared, but the strange moods and behaviors persist and change in ominous ways. Something has them in its grip and it has total control over them...

Starring: Anthony Geary, Marc Singer, Micah Grant, Chuck Connors, Vaughn Armstrong, Deborah Anne Mansy, Lori Birdsong ..
Directed by: Harry Falk
Release date: 1989-11-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Split


5.5/10 IMDB

Sci-fi story about a man (Timothy Dwight) on the run from a Big Brother-like security force.

Starring: Timothy Dwight, Joan Bechtel, Chris Shaw, John J. Flynn, Debra Gordon, Wendy Bowers, John Martel, Jack Wiley, Barbara Horscraft, Rusty Lapioli ..
Directed by: Chris Shaw
Release date: 1989-03-24
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1989 : Accidents


4.5/10 IMDB

A research scientist discovers that his project is being secretly adapted for use by the military. When he objects, his co-workers start to die in mysterious accidents.

Starring: Edward Albert, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jon Cypher, Ian Yule ..
Directed by: Gideon Amir
Release date: 1989-11-01

Robot Ninja

4.1/10 IMDB

A scientist helps a comic-book artist to become the superhero he has created in order to battle a vicious gang of rapists.

Starring: Michael Todd, Bogdan Pecic, Maria Markovic, Floyd Ewing Jr., Bill Morrison, James L. Edwards, Michael Kemper, Jon Killough, J.R. Bookwalter, Jennifer Mullen ..
Directed by: J.R. Bookwalter
Release date: 1989-12-04

Alien Space Avenger

4.9/10 IMDB

In 1939 a spaceship carrying four alien escaped prisoners crash-lands on Earth and the aliens take over the bodies of four locals. Fifty years later the aliens find out that an artist has written a comic book called "Space Avenger," which they believe is about them. They go to New York to try to kill the artist.

Starring: Robert Prichard, Michael McCleery, Charity Staley, Gina Mastrogiacomo, Angela Nicholas, Kirk Fogg, Marty Roberts, Jamie Gillis, William Zacchi, Robert Cicchini ..
Directed by: Richard W. Haines
Release date: 1989-08-01

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