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Movies: Popular Movies of 1989

Movies in chronological context: 1989 (MCMLXXXIX)was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1989th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 989th year of the 2nd millennium, the 89th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1980s decade. 1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. These are collectively known as the Revolutions of 1989. It was the year of the first Brazilian presidential elections in 29 years, since the end of the military government in 1985 which ruled the country for more than twenty years, and marked the redemocratization process's final point. F. W. de Klerk was elected as State President of South Africa, and his regime gradually dismantled the apartheid system over the next five years, culminating with the 1994 election that brought jailed African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela to power. In contrast, the year saw the violent ... ()

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Back to the Future Part II(1989)

3.9/5 (with 3,468 votes)

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.

Dead Poets Society(1989)

PG
| 2h 8min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 2,935 votes)

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Action
3.9/5 (with 2,719 votes)

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.

The Little Mermaid(1989)

G
| 1h 23min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 2,073 votes)

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

Batman(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Fantasy, Action
3.6/5 (with 1,919 votes)

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.

Ghostbusters II(1989)

PG
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 1,050 votes)

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.

When Harry Met Sally...(1989)

R
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.7/5 (with 978 votes)

During their travel from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally debate whether or not sex ruins a friendship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.

Lethal Weapon 2(1989)

R
| 1h 54min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 877 votes)

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!

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids(1989)

3.1/5 (with 749 votes)

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.

Kiki's Delivery Service(1989)

3.9/5 (with 742 votes)

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

The Abyss(1989)

3.6/5 (with 683 votes)

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.

Look Who's Talking(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 563 votes)

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late.

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 554 votes)

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Licence to Kill(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 458 votes)

When drug lord Franz Sanchez exacts his brutal vengeance on Bond's friend Felix Leiter, 007 resigns from the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta against the master criminal. Bond won't be satisfied until Sanchez is defeated, and to accomplish this aim he allies himself with a beautiful pilot and Sanchez's sexy girlfriend.

Pet Sematary(1989)

R
| 1h 43min | Drama, Horror
3.3/5 (with 440 votes)

Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.

Tango & Cash(1989)

R
| 1h 44min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 429 votes)

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.

Heathers(1989)

R
| 1h 43min | Thriller, Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 389 votes)

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.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure(1989)

PG
| 1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 380 votes)

A pair of failing high school students—Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan—are visited by a time traveler from the future, who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them with a history report.

Born on the Fourth of July(1989)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 364 votes)

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Field of Dreams(1989)

PG
| 1h 47min | Drama, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 339 votes)

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

Driving Miss Daisy(1989)

PG
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 323 votes)

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned upon. Oscar winning tragic comedy with a star-studded cast and based on a play of the same name by Alfred Uhry.

Glory(1989)

R
| 2h 2min | War
3.8/5 (with 322 votes)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

The Karate Kid, Part III(1989)

PG
| 1h 52min | Kids & Family, Adventure
2.9/5 (with 317 votes)

Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. Miyagi.

Do the Right Thing(1989)

R
| 2h | Drama
3.9/5 (with 310 votes)

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier(1989)

2.9/5 (with 293 votes)

Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.

Turner & Hooch(1989)

3.1/5 (with 291 votes)

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. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a witness in the case is Amos Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott Turner has to take care of if it's going to avoid being "put to sleep".

The 'Burbs(1989)

PG
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 270 votes)

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.

Uncle Buck(1989)

PG
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 267 votes)

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. His carefree style does not impress everyone though - especially his rebellious teenage niece, Tia, and his impatient girlfriend, Chanice. With a little bit of luck and a lot of love, Uncle Buck manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child(1989)

R
| 1h 29min | Horror, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 265 votes)

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?

The War of the Roses(1989)

R
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 255 votes)

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.

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