Best in Film - 1989

Best Picture Nominees:
* = winner
1. Dead Poets Society - 9/10
2. My Left Foot - 9/10
3. Born on the Fourth of July - 9/10
4. Field of Dreams - 8/10
5. Driving Miss Daisy* - 8/10
Total Films Seen: 5/5
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1.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
2.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. (90 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
3.
Glory (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
4.
Say Anything... (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college. (100 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
5.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
6.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
7.
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has... (85 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
8.
Batman (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
9.
The Punisher (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher. (89 mins.)
Director: Mark Goldblatt
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
10.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
11.
Fletch Lives (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, LA reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
12.
My Left Foot (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
13.
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (145 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
14.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
15.
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals. (84 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
16.
Babar: The Movie (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In his spectacular film debut, young Babar, King of the Elephants, must save his homeland from certain destruction by Rataxes and his band of invading rhinos. (70 mins.)
Director: Alan Bunce
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
17.
Field of Dreams (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
18.
Road House (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar. (114 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
19.
The Abyss (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. (145 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
20.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
21.
The Wizard (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship. (96 mins.)
Director: Todd Holland
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
22.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
23.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
24.
Licence to Kill (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
James Bond goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him. (133 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
25.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford