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

5.9
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.

Kickboxer

5.4
6.4/10 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
5.

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
6.

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: 1989-06-13
7.

Turner & Hooch

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some 'real' cases—not just misdemeanors. When Amos Reed is murdered, Scott sets himself on the case, but the closest thing to a witness to the murder is Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott has to take care of—to avoid Hooch being 'put to sleep'.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Scott Paulin, John McIntire, David Knell, Reginald VelJohnson, Mary McCusker, Linda Eve Miller, Andrew Walker ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1989-07-28
8.

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 Sägebrecht, Dan Castellaneta, Sean Astin, Heather Fairfield, G. D. Spradlin, Peter Brocco, Peter Donat ..
Directed by: Danny DeVito
Release date: 1989-12-08
9.

The 'Burbs

4.9
6.8/10 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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

Road House

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- busting the heads of troublemakers and turning the roadhouse into a jumping hot-spot. But Dalton's romance with the gorgeous Dr. Clay puts him on the bad side of cutthroat local big shot Brad Wesley.

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara, Marshall R. Teague, Julie Michaels, Red West, Sunshine Parker, Kevin Tighe, John Doe ..
Directed by: Rowdy Herrington
Release date: 1989-05-19
13.

Black Rain

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game—the Japanese way.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy García, Kate Capshaw, Shigeru K?yama, John Spencer, Ken Takakura, Jun Kunimura, Luis Guzmán, John Costelloe, Stephen Root ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1989-09-22
14.

Blind Fury

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Noble Willingham, Lisa Blount, Nick Cassavetes, Rick Overton, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Charles Cooper, Meg Foster ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1989-08-17
15.

The Dream Team

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst, Lorraine Bracco, James Remar, Dennis Boutsikaris, Philip Bosco, Milo O’Shea, Ron James ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1989-04-07
16.

Music Box

4.6
7.3/10 IMDB

A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

Starring: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Donald Moffat, Lukas Haas, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Mari Tör?csik, Frederic Forrest, J.S. Block, Sol Frieder, Michael Rooker ..
Directed by: Costa-Gavras
Release date: 1989-12-22
17.

Leviathan

4.3
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
18.

Next of Kin

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Ted Levine, Michael J. Pollard, Andreas Katsulas, Del Close, Valentino Cimo ..
Directed by: John Irvin
Release date: 1989-10-20
19.

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
20.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

4.1
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
21.

The Punisher

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. His ex-partner believes Castle survived the blast and became the Punisher, living in the sewers and exacting vigilante violence against mob bosses throughout the city. When the populace is caught in the midst of a gang war that he caused, Castle must again emerge from the shadows and save the innocent.

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori, Bryan Marshall, Nancy Everhard, Barry Otto, Brian Rooney, Zoshka Mizak, Kenji Yamaki ..
Directed by: Mark Goldblatt
Release date: 1989-10-05
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22.

Queensrÿche : Video:mindcrime

4.0
9.2/10 IMDB

Compilation of music videos for the US heavy metal band Queensrÿche's classic 1988 concept album Operation: Mindcrime about disillusioned Nikki, brainwashed by sinister Dr. X to kill for him. Nikki falls for one of his targets - nun Mary.

Starring: Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Chris DeGarmo ..
Directed by: Chris Painter, Marc Reshovsky
Release date: 1989-09-26
23.

Shocker

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Starring: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, Peter Berg, Camille Cooper, Sam Scarber, Richard Brooks, Vincent Guastaferro, Ted Raimi, Heather Langenkamp, John Tesh ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1989-10-27
24.

DeepStar Six

4.0
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
25.

Gleaming the Cube

3.9
6.2/10 IMDB

An Orange County teenager's carefree life of ditching class and skateboarding abandoned pools comes to a screeching halt when someone close to him dies. The cops rule the death a suicide, but the bereaved skater believes he was murdered. It's up to him to solve the case, with a skateboard.

Starring: Christian Slater, Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Rodney Mullen, Peter Kwong, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan, Min Luong, Art Chudabala ..
Directed by: Graeme Clifford
Release date: 1989-01-13
26.

The Fly II

3.9
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
27.

Intruder

3.9
6.1/10 IMDB

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Starring: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, David Byrnes, Eugene Robert Glazer, Billy Marti, Burr Steers ..
Directed by: Scott Spiegel
Release date: 1989-01-27
28.

The Package

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy Lee Jones, John Heard, Dennis Franz, Pam Grier, Ron Dean, Nathan Davis, Chelcie Ross, Joe Greco ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1989-08-25
29.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

3.8
5.0/10 IMDB

Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's hospital after attacking her stepmother and losing her voice. Her mental link with her evil uncle may be the key to uprooting her family tree.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr, Don Shanks, Jeffrey Landman, Tamara Glynn, Jonathan Chapin, Matthew Walker, Wendy Foxworth ..
Directed by: Dominique Othenin-Girard
Release date: 1989-10-12
30.

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

3.8
5.0/10 IMDB

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?

Starring: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Erika Anderson, Valorie Armstrong, Michael Ashton, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel, Nicholas Mele, Joe Seely, Burr DeBenning ..
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Release date: 1989-08-11
31.

Apartment Zero

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In a rundown area of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the dawn of the 1980s, Adrian LeDuc owns both a struggling movie theater and a shabby apartment building filled with eccentric, squabbling tenants. To make ends meet, Adrian takes in a roommate, Jack Carney, but soon begins to suspect that the quiet American is responsible for a series of political assassinations that are rocking the city.

Starring: Hart Bochner, Colin Firth, Dora Bryan, Liz Smith, Mirella D'Angelo, James Telfer, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Juan Vitali, Cipe Lincovsky, Francesca D'Aloja ..
Directed by: Martin Donovan
Release date: 1989-09-02
32.

Cohen and Tate

3.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when their prisoner uses unnatural guile and resourcefulness to play them off against each other.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross, Cooper Huckabee, Suzanne Savoy, Marco Perella, Tom Campitelli, Andy Gill, James Jeter, Ron Jackson ..
Directed by: Eric Red
Release date: 1989-01-27
33.

Communion

3.5
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
34.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

3.5
4.5/10 IMDB

A group of students on a graduation cruise bound for Manhattan soon realize they've got a stowaway aboard the ship: serial killer Jason Voorhees.

Starring: Kane Hodder, Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Barbara Bingham, Peter Mark Richman, Martin Cummins, Gordon Currie, Alex Diakun, Vincent Craig Dupree, Saffron Henderson ..
Directed by: Rob Hedden
Release date: 1989-07-28
35.

An Innocent Man

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, David Rasche, Tom Selleck, Todd Graff, M.C. Gainey, Peter Van Norden, Brian J. Williams, Richard Young, Badja Djola ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1989-10-06
36.

Dead Bang

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack even more innocent people. Beck must also confront his own personal demons, including his growing problem with alcohol, if he wants to track down and stop the violent neo-Nazis before it is too late.

Starring: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban, Frank Military, Tate Donovan, Mickey Jones, Stephen E. Miller, Antoni Stutz, Ron Campbell ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1989-03-24
37.

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will have to struggle with its anonymity.

Starring: Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance, Michael Fennell ..
Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord
Release date: 1989-01-01
38.

The Horror Show

3.3
5.0/10 IMDB

Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family?

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Thom Bray, Matt Clark, David Oliver, Terry Alexander, Lewis Arquette ..
Directed by: James Isaac
Release date: 1989-04-28
39.

I, Madman

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ears, and hair and puts them on his face to please a girl he likes. Only Virginia discovers that the book is nonfiction, and every time she picks up the book to read it, she sees him. The insane doctor from the book has escaped the book into our reality.

Starring: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, Randall William Cook, Stephanie Hodge, Michelle Jordan, Vance Valencia, Mary Baldwin, Raf Nazario, Bob Frank, Bruce Wagner ..
Directed by: Tibor Takács
Release date: 1989-01-01
40.

Kill Me Again

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

After Faye and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince, successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private investigator Jack Andrews to help fake her death. He pulls the scheme off and sets up Faye with a new identity, only to have her skip out on him without paying. Jack follows her to Vegas and learns he's not the only one after her. Vince has discovered that she's still alive.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Michael Madsen, Nick Dimitri, Pat Mulligan, Robert Schuch, Duane Tucker, Molly Flanegin, Dominic Dinino, Daniel Dorse ..
Directed by: John Dahl
Release date: 1989-10-27
41.

Hider in the House

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.

Starring: Gary Busey, Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean, Kurt Christopher Kinder, Candace Hutson, Elizabeth Ruscio, Chuck Lafont, Bruce Glover, Leonard Termo, Johnny Green ..
Directed by: Matthew Patrick
Release date: 1989-05-13
42.

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, Jon Thompson, Darla N. Warner, Wallace Merck ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1989-12-05
43.

Far from Home

3.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Charlie Cox should have stopped for gas in California. While he's on a cross-country trip with his teenage daughter, Joleen, his car hits empty in a creepy town in Nevada. With nary a drop of fuel to be found, Charlie and Joleen stop for the night at a dilapidated trailer park. There, Joleen catches the eye of two teenage boys, Jimmy and Pinky -- either of whom could be the serial killer currently terrorizing the town.

Starring: Matt Frewer, Drew Barrymore, Richard Masur, Karen Austin, Susan Tyrrell, Andras Jones, Dick Miller, Anthony Rapp, Connie Sawyer, Jennifer Tilly ..
Directed by: Meiert Avis
Release date: 1989-06-30
44.

Stepfather 2

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

"Stepfather" Jerry Blake escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. With a future wife and new stepson who love him, Blake eliminates anyone who stands in his way to building the perfect family.

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster, Caroline Williams, Jonathan Brandis, Henry Brown, Mitchell Laurance, Miriam Byrd-Nethery, Leon Martell, Renata Scott, John O'Leary ..
Directed by: Jeff Burr
Release date: 1989-11-03
45.

L.A. Takedown

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Michael Mann's gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless armed robber Patric McLaren (Alex McArthur). After a botched heist, the two men confront each via a full scale battle on the seedy streets of Los Angeles.

Starring: Scott Plank, Alex McArthur, Michael Rooker, Ely Pouget, Vincent Guastaferro, Xander Berkeley, Daniel Baldwin, Laura Harrington, Richard Chaves, Peter Dobson ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 1989-08-27
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46.

Relentless

3.1
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
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47.

Doombeach

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A young boy dies after swimming at a seaside resort, and the local children, led by Gavin, investigate and are led to suspect that contamination from a nearby nuclear plant is to blame. Their teacher is sympathetic, but has broken into her house, perhaps as a warning. Gavin is nearly killed after talking about the problem on TV, but gradually all is uncovered - with terrible consequences for Gavin.

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Michael Sheard, Jeremy Coster, Donna Taibe, Alex Mitchell, James Brown, Timothy Brown, Amaia Díaz, Nicola Duncan, Jordan Bhatt ..
Directed by: Colin Finbow
Release date: 1989-01-01
48.

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

3.1
5.4/10 IMDB

A brutal Los Angeles police lieutenant is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Peggy Lipton, James Pax, Juan Fernández, Perry Lopez, Marion Yue, Bill McKinney, Gerald Castillo, Nicole Eggert, Amy Hathaway ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1989-02-03
49.

Millennium

3.0
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
50.

Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez who terrorized California in 1985 and the two Los Angeles police detectives who try to track him down.

Starring: Richard Jordan, A Martinez, Lisa Eilbacher, BJ Davis, Julie Carmen, Alan Feinstein, Gregory Cruz, Gerry Bamman, Jenny Sullivan, Marisol R. Reyes ..
Directed by: Bruce Seth Green
Release date: 1989-11-12

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