My 10 favorite movies of 1989by tomkin-daniel-b | last updated - 26 Oct 2011 | Public
Just an average year for movies.
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1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.
Votes: 573,161 | Gross: $197.17M
2. The Tall Guy (1989)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,912 | Gross: $0.51M
3. The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Votes: 141,850 | Gross: $54.46M
4. The Blood of Heroes (1989)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "... See full summary »
Votes: 5,217 | Gross: $0.88M
5. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Votes: 107,912 | Gross: $26.83M
7. Major League (1989)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
Votes: 52,715 | Gross: $49.80M
8. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 309,835 | Gross: $95.86M
9. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
Votes: 41,256 | Gross: $30.22M
10. Parenthood (1989)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.
Votes: 38,233 | Gross: $100.05M