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1.
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
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A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football... (90 mins.)
Director: David Peoples
 
2.
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
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A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law. (102 mins.)
 
3.
Life and Nothing But (1989)
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Intense character study of men and women driven by an overpowering obsession with the past. (135 mins.)
 
4.
Violent Cop (1989)
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A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
5.
Road House (1989)
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A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar. (114 mins.)
 
6.
Laurin (1989)
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A small port at the turn of last century, embedded in a romantic river landscape with dense woods and a large castle ruin on a hill... (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Sigl
 
7.
A City of Sadness (1989)
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A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers. (157 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
8.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
9.
The Killer (1989)
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A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
10.
Glory (1989)
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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. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
11.
The 'Burbs (1989)
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An overstressed suburbanite and two of his neighbors struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family on the block are part of a murderous cult. (101 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
12.
Mama, There's a Man in Your Bed (1989)
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A company president gets framed with a food-poisoning scandal and the only person who can help him is the evening cleaning-woman, who always seems to be at the right place at the right time. (108 mins.)
Director: Coline Serreau
 
13.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
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A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold. (117 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
14.
The Kill-Off (1989)
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Business at The Pavilion bar is down so Pete and Rags decide that the best way to get The Pavilion off the skids is to turn it into a strip joint. (110 mins.)
 
15.
Sweetie (1989)
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Based solely on a tea leaf reading, superstitious and introspective Kay believes she and Louis are destined to fall in love with each other... (97 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
16.
My Left Foot (1989)
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
17.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
18.
Mystery Train (1989)
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Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley. (110 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
19.
Celia (1989)
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An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia. (102 mins.)
Director: Ann Turner
 
20.
Turner & Hooch (1989)
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A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer. (97 mins.)
 
21.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
 
22.
Santa Sangre (1989)
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A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child... (123 mins.)
 
23.
Parents (1989)
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A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. (81 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
 
24.
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
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An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
25.
Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
26.
Society (1989)
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Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth... (99 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
 
27.
Shirley Valentine (1989)
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Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg... (108 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
28.
The Icicle Thief (1989)
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A movie resembling Bicycle Thieves is shown on TV, but the real-life world gets muddled with the film and the TV commercials. (94 mins.)
 
29.
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself. (118 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
30.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
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When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
 
31.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husbands restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
32.
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers... (102 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
33.
Blue Steel (1989)
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A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her. (102 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
34.
Three Fugitives (1989)
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On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery... (96 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
35.
Blind Fury (1989)
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A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier. (86 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
36.
The War of the Roses (1989)
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A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle. (116 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
37.
Breaking In (1989)
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Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart"... (94 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
38.
Queen of Hearts (1989)
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Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere... (112 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
39.
The Church (1989)
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An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth. (102 mins.)
Director: Michele Soavi
 
40.
Miss Firecracker (1989)
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Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest... (102 mins.)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
 
41.
Chameleon Street (1989)
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William Douglas Street is bored with his life. Working for his father is getting to him, his wife wants more money... (94 mins.)
 
42.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
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Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening. (103 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
43.
Black Rain (1989)
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The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel. (123 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
44.
Marquis (1989)
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The scene is a pre-French Revolution Bastille, where various political prisoners are being held: a woman who was raped and impregnated by the king... (83 mins.)
Director: Henri Xhonneux
 
45.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
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The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. (97 mins.)
 
46.
Knick Knack (1989 Short Film)
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A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts. (4 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
 
47.
Dekalog (1989 Mini-Series)
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Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. (572 mins.)
 
48.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Firm (1989)
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This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988...
 
49.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
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Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus... (384 mins.)
 
50.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Brain-Dead Poets Society (1989)
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Roseanne is ecstatic when Darlene is asked to read her poem for her school's recital, but Darlene refuses to do it. (22 mins.)
 
51.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Nightmare on Oak Street (1989)
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After Dan and the kids stay up late watching a horror movie, Roseanne must contend with a terrified Darlene keeping her up all night but soon learns there's more going on with her growing daughter than simple night terrors. (22 mins.)
 
52.
Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth. (156 mins.)
 
53.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
Episode: Sisterly Love (1989)
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Rebecca's estranged sister, Susan Howe, is in Boston to shoot a commercial. She's an actress specializing in horror movies... (22 mins.)
 
54.
Forty Minutes (1981 TV Series)
Episode: Heart of the Angel (1989)
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This film documents one day in the life of Angel station on the Northern Line of the London Underground in the days before its refurbishment... (40 mins.)
 
55.
East Meets Wax (1989 TV Series)
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Stars: Ruby Wax
 
56.
Making Out (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1989)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Richard Spence
 
57.
Press Gang (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Page One (1989)
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As the first edition of the Junior Gazette nears publication, Lynda, the Editor, and the rebellious Spike are thrown into contention over what story should be used for their front page. (30 mins.)
 
58.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Leaving (1989)
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A moving, comic tale of three boys about to leave a grim Catholic School in Greenock, Scotland, who find they must each choose a different path in life as they face the future.
 
59.
The Dame Edna Experience (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #2.1 (1989)
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In each of these comical talk-show-parodies, without actual script continuity, the outrageously frocked diva-type character Dame Edna Everage...
 
60.
Winter's Child (1989)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
 
61.
Blood (1989)
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Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital... (95 mins.)
Director: Pedro Costa
 
62.
Powwow Highway (1989)
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The... (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
63.
Pet Sematary (1989)
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Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
64.
Heavy Petting (1989 Documentary)
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Celebrity confessions about their first sexual experiences. (74 mins.)
 
65.
Meet the Feebles (1989)
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Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
66.
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989 TV Series)
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Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war. (175 mins.)
 
67.
Asterix and the Big Fight (1989)
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The druid is accidentally hit by a menhir thrown by Obelix and loses his mind and memory. (81 mins.)