Best Thriller Movies of 1989

1.

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
2.

Heathers

6.0
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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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: 1989-07-07
6.

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 S├Ągebrecht, Dan Castellaneta, Sean Astin, Heather Fairfield, G. D. Spradlin, Peter Brocco, Peter Donat ..
Directed by: Danny DeVito
Release date: 1989-12-08
7.

The 'Burbs

5.0
6.9/10 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
8.

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
9.

Dead Calm

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm weather conditions, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, George Shevtsov, Rod Mullinar, Joshua Tilden, Michael Long, Lisa Collins, Paula Hudson-Brinkley, Sharon Cook ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1989-04-07
10.

Kickboxer

4.8
6.5/10 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

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