Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1989-01-01 to 1989-12-31 With Country of Origin Italy


1. Leviathan (1989)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern

Votes: 13,043 | Gross: $15.70M

2. Santa Sangre (1989)

NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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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, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou

Votes: 13,896

3. The Church (1989)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.2
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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.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Barbara Cupisti

Votes: 4,315

4. Arena (1989)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A human becomes an unlikely rising star in the biggest fighting tournament in the galaxy that's dominated by alien species.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian, Marc Alaimo

Votes: 1,403

5. Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.3
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Sinbad and his shipmates aid a young prince, who must battle an evil wizard to gain the hand of a beautiful princess.

Directors: Enzo G. Castellari, Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, John Steiner, Roland Wybenga, Ennio Girolami

Votes: 1,036

6. Paganini (1989)

81 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6
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Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini, who set all of nineteenth-century Europe into a frenzy and through ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Kinski | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Debora Caprioglio, Nikolai Kinski, Dalila Di Lazzaro

Votes: 737

7. La révolution française (1989)

360 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 834

8. Time to Kill (1989)

R | 110 min | Drama, War

5.2
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1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ricky Tognazzi, Patrice-Flora Praxo, Gianluca Favilla

Votes: 470

9. Curse II: The Bite (1989)

R | 98 min | Horror

4.8
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After a young man is bitten on the hand by a radioactive snake, his hand changes into a lethal snake head, which attacks everyone he comes into contact with. Also, his body becomes filled ... See full summary »

Director: Frederico Prosperi | Stars: Jill Schoelen, J. Eddie Peck, Jamie Farr, Savina Gersak

Votes: 708

10. Shocking Dark (1989)

90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Christopher Ahrens, Haven Tyler, Geretta Geretta, Fausto Lombardi

Votes: 617

11. Francesco (1989)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Docudrama about the life of St-Francis of Assisi

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, Andréa Ferréol, Nikolaus Dutsch

Votes: 1,012

12. Liberty & Bash (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.1
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Liberty, Bash, and their friend Jesse served together in a war in Central America. Now Liberty and Bash work with youths, helping them stay out of crime and becoming a positive part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Myrl A. Schreibman | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Mitzi Kapture, Lynette Mettey, Lou Ferrigno

Votes: 65

13. Étoile (1989)

101 min | Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

5.4
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An American ballerina arrives in Hungary to enroll in a ballet school and it soon becomes apparent that things are not what they seem.

Director: Peter Del Monte | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Gary McCleery, Laurent Terzieff, Olimpia Carlisi

Votes: 265

14. Killer Crocodile (1989)

90 min | Horror

4.3
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A group of environmentalists arrives at a faraway tropical delta where toxic waste is being dumped. However the water also hides a giant crocodile. The corrupt local officials don't help much either.

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Richard Anthony Crenna, Pietro Genuardi, John Harper, Sherrie Rose

Votes: 550

15. After Death (1989)

Unrated | 84 min | Action, Horror

3.7
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A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Jeff Stryker, Candice Daly, Massimo Vanni, Jim Gaines

Votes: 1,630

16. Nightmare Beach (1989)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.3
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Diablo is a biker gang leader executed for the murder of a young woman. A year after his death, it's time for Spring Break. Football players Skip and Ronnie head to the beach, where Skip ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Nicolas De Toth, Sarah Buxton, Rawley Valverde, Lance LeGault

Votes: 562

17. Beyond the Door III (1989)

R | 94 min | Horror

4.6
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A shy co-ed and her classmates travel to Europe to see a ritual. With a satanist/professor with them, he lures them into deadly traps to become sacrifices to Satan. One co-ed is a virgin, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kwitny | Stars: Mary Kohnert, Bo Svenson, Victoria Zinny, Savina Gersak

Votes: 403

18. 11 Days 11 Nights Part 3 (1989)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

3.5
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Courtney a young reporter is assigned to report on the story of a young woman who lost her husband in a bizarre voodoo ritual. He decides to take his highly sexed wife Connie on the trip to... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Valentine Demy, Allen Cort, Carey Sally, Robert LaBrosse

Votes: 132

19. The Black Cobra 2 (1989)

94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Chicago cop Robert Malone (Fred Williamson) finds himself in The Philippines, ostensibly to learn the techniques of Interpol. Before he exits the Manila airport, his wallet is stolen by a ... See full summary »

Director: Edoardo Margheriti | Stars: Fred Williamson, Nicholas Hammond, Emma Hoagland, Najid Jadali

Votes: 234

20. The Story of Lady Chatterley (1989)

NC-17 | 87 min | Drama

5.1
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An Italian film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic erotic novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Onorati | Stars: Malù, Carlo Mucari, Maurice Poli, Micaela

Votes: 74

21. Demons 6: De Profundis (1989)

R | 89 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.3
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A horror movie in production resurrects a witch called Levana, who is the main evil character in the movie. Levana tries to take over our world so that evil can be spread everywhere, but ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Florence Guérin, Urbano Barberini, Caroline Munro, Brett Halsey

Votes: 261

22. Diva Futura - L'avventura dell'amore (1989)

85 min

5.0
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A group of sensuous women publish "DIVA FUTURA" - a magazine to promote unrestrained sex, pleasure and happiness (that sounds a lot like Ilona Staller's political campaign platform when she... See full summary »

Directors: Ilona Staller, Arduino Sacco | Stars: Moana Pozzi, Petra Scharbach, Baby Pozzi, Malù

Votes: 44

23. Red Wood Pigeon (1989)

89 min | Comedy, Sport

7.2
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Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Mariella Valentini, Alfonso Santagata

Votes: 1,626

24. Torrents of Spring (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Nastassja Kinski, Valeria Golino, William Forsythe

Votes: 242 | Gross: $0.11M

25. Marrakech Express (1989)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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Spanish girl Teresa comes to Milan to meet Ponchia, Marco, Paolino and Cedro who have not seen each other for years: her man, their old friend Rudy, is in jail in Marrakech and needs help ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Cristina Marsillach, Giuseppe Cederna

Votes: 1,509

26. The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway (1989)

Drama

7.6
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Traces the legendary author's life, from the images and memories of his early boyhood, to his tragic suicide at the age of sixty-two. We first meet Hemingway as a young boy dominated by the... See full summary »

Director: José María Sánchez | Stars: Victor Garber, Rom Anderson, Miguel Arribas, Máximo Astray

Votes: 48

27. Paganini Horror (1989)

82 min | Horror, Music

3.7
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The female rock and roll band formed by Kate, Elena and Rita want to release a new album, but their producer Lavinia refuses since their songs are very poor. Their friend Daniel buys a ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Daria Nicolodi, Jasmine Maimone, Pascal Persiano, Maria Cristina Mastrangeli

Votes: 304

28. Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.2
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Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers.

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ornella Muti, Faye Dunaway, Michael Bacall

Votes: 367

29. La maschera del demonio (1989)

94 min | Horror

4.8
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Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Giovanni Guidelli, Debora Caprioglio, Stanko Molnar, Mary Sellers

Votes: 164

30. Paura nel buio (1989)

R | 95 min | Thriller

4.7
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Sick young man drives around in his daddy's camper, looking for lone stray females to kidnap, torture, rape, and murder.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Joe Balogh, Josie Bissett, Jason Saucier, Robin Fox

Votes: 277

31. Mery per sempre (1989)

102 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Risi | Stars: Michele Placido, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno, Alessandra Di Sanzo

Votes: 675

32. Splendor (1989)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Splendor is the name of an old movie theater managed by Jordan (Mastroianni), who inherited it from his father. The theater is in decay and only generates debts and trouble, but Jordan gets... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Massimo Troisi, Marina Vlady, Paolo Panelli

Votes: 546

33. Casablanca Express (1989)

85 min | Action, War

4.1
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In 1942, a commando is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Jason Connery, Francesco Quinn, Jinny Steffan, Manfred Lehmann

Votes: 398

34. What Time Is It? (1989)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A father and his son who lived seperated for some time meet each other one day and try to talk their problems over and understand their diametrical differences.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Massimo Troisi, Anne Parillaud, Renato Moretti

Votes: 622

35. Alien from the Deep (1989)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.8
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Two members of Greenpeace discover that a local factory sheds radioactive waste into an active volcano, which has created a terrifying creature that wreaks havoc in the area.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Daniel Bosch, Marina Giulia Cavalli, Luciano Pigozzi, Robert Marius

Votes: 345

36. Maya (1989)

100 min | Horror

5.0
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Director: Marcello Avallone | Stars: Peter Phelps, Mariella Valentini, Erich Wildpret, Cyrus Elias

Votes: 171

37. Massacre (1989)

89 min | Horror

4.1
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A red gloved maniac sporting gaudy Miami Vice style mirrored shades, brutally assaults a prostitute.

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Gino Concari, Patrizia Falcone, Silvia Conti, Pier Maria Cecchini

Votes: 167

38. Up to Date (1989)

109 min | Drama

6.5
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An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Nastassja Kinski, Peter O'Toole, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 181

39. L'insegnante di violoncello (1989)

95 min

4.2
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Director: Lorenzo Onorati | Stars: Serena Grandi, Leo Gullotta, Michel Rocher, Miriam Baldi

Votes: 31

40. Angel: Black Angel (1989)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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Arabella is a nymphomaniac who has sex with any man. One day, her husband, a writer, meets her and another man. She has a strange reaction: kills the lover. Her husband hides the corpse. ... See full summary »

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Tinì Cansino, Valentina Visconti, Francesco Casale, Carlo Mucari

Votes: 54

41. Spogliando Valeria (1989)

92 min

4.8
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A voyeuristic musician meets a seductive senator's wife who wants her husband and stepson out of the way...

Director: Bruno Gaburro | Stars: Dalila Di Lazzaro, Gérard Manzetti, Donald Burton, Federica Farnese

Votes: 22

42. Fratelli d'Italia (1989)

100 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Neri Parenti | Stars: Christian De Sica, Jerry Calà, Massimo Boldi, Sabrina Salerno

Votes: 431

43. Ecstasy (1989)

Drama

7.9
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Director: Luca Ronchi | Stars: Virna Anderson, Carrie Janisse, Elisabetta Lupetti, Moana Pozzi

Votes: 11

44. Act of Revenge (1989)

Drama

6.6
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Annabella Allori (Margie Newton) attends the last moments of her dying brother (Dario Casalini), who tells her about a tape cassette which has recorded all aberrations suffered by him and ... See full summary »

Director: Ninì Grassia | Stars: Margit Evelyn Newton, Dario Casalini, Gabriele Tinti, Carlo Mucari

Votes: 34

45. Io Gilda (1989)

85 min | Drama

4.8
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A New York mafia boss who owns a nightclub blackmails the women. Among the nightclub girls is Lulu who discovers her friend Gina is being blackmailed. Gina aka Gilda another nightclub girl ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Pamela Prati, Gerardo Amato, Valentine Demy, Grace Vernon

Votes: 34

46. Afganistan - The last war bus (L'ultimo bus di guerra) (1989)

90 min | Action, War

4.7
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Director: Pierluigi Ciriaci | Stars: Mark Gregory, John Vernon, Savina Gersak, Mario Novelli

Votes: 84

47. The Hell's Gate (1989)

90 min | Horror

4.4
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Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Barbara Cupisti, Pietro Genuardi, Lorenzo Majnoni, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 185

48. Valentina (1989)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

5.6
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Stars: Demetra Hampton, Russel Case, Antonello Fassari, Mary Sellers

Votes: 57

49. Lady Emanuelle (1989)

94 min | Drama

5.2
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Unhappily married rich lady Emanuelle is fed up with her sleazy, disgusting and overbearing lout husband Michael and other men insensitively treating her like a piece of meat. So Emanuelle ... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Fanetti | Stars: Malù, Micaela, Gianni Macchia, Antonio Zequila

Votes: 61

50. Cy Warrior (1989)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Director: Giannetto De Rossi | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Henry Silva, Sherrie Rose, Brandon Hammond

Votes: 87