Top Family Movies of 1989

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1. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 92,803 | Gross: $64.43M

10/10

2. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

G | 85 min | Family, Animation, Adventure

7.2
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A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this ... See full summary »

Directors: Masami Hata, William T. Hurtz | Stars: Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois, Danny Mann

Votes: 5,862 | Gross: $1.37M

10/10

3. Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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In another dimension, the villainous scientist Duke of Zill, with the help of his mechanical, geometric army, takes over the Land of Oriana, prompting Felix the Cat to save its princess and restore order once again.

Director: Tibor Hernádi | Stars: Chris Phillips, Maureen O'Connell, Peter Newman, Alice Playten

Votes: 1,145

10/10

4. Red Riding Hood (1988)

Unrated | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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The faithful little girl must brave the forest and the big, bad wolf to bring her grandmother a basket of goodies in this musical version of the classic fairytale.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Amelia Shankley, Isabella Rossellini, Craig T. Nelson, Rocco Sisto

Votes: 291

10/10

5. Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989– )

Unrated | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure

7.1
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Young Prince Caspian of Narnia wonders and dreams about the old days of Narnia when animals talked, and there were mythical creatures and four rulers in Caer Paravel. But his uncle and aunt... See full summary »

Stars: Warwick Davis, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox, William Todd-Jones

Votes: 1,865

9/10

6. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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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.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 190,920 | Gross: $111.54M

8/10

7. Babar: The Movie (1989)

G | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.3
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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.

Director: Alan Bunce | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Gavin Magrath, Elizabeth Hanna, Lisa Jai

Votes: 737 | Gross: $1.31M

8/10

8. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland

Votes: 118,263 | Gross: $130.72M

7/10

9. Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers to the Rescue (1989 TV Movie)

G | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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Chip and Dale, Disney's favorite chipmunk team, form their own protection agency for their fellow animals, where they seek to help the helpless and protect those in peril from those who would exploit them.

Director: Alan Zaslove | Stars: Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 225

7/10

10. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi, Melba Moore

Votes: 29,508 | Gross: $27.10M

7/10

11. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Polly (1989)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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An musical adaptation of the book "Pollyanna" set in the 1950's in which an orphan tries to use gladness to unite the people in a small southern town

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Dorian Harewood, Barbara Montgomery

Votes: 488

7/10

12. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Super DuckTales (1989)

Unrated | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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When Scrooge McDuck is forced to physically relocate his Money Bin, he hires an accountant who later doubles as a resident superhero.

Director: James T. Walker | Stars: Hamilton Camp, Miriam Flynn, June Foray, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 128

7/10

13. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1989 TV Movie)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Actor Patrick Macnee presents and comments a TV screening of the colorized version of the movie A Christmas Carol (1951)

Director: David McKenzie | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Hermione Baddeley, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 73

7/10

14. Little Monsters (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.1
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A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director: Richard Greenberg | Stars: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 9,163 | Gross: $0.79M

6/10

15. Prancer (1989)

G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Rutanya Alda, Abe Vigoda

Votes: 3,556 | Gross: $18.59M

6/10

16. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

7.0
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51 Metascore

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Votes: 68,987 | Gross: $66.76M

6/10

17. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross

Votes: 8,019 | Gross: $8.51M

6/10