Zz-1989 The Best Of

by Julio Jimenez | created - 30 Mar 2012 | updated - 29 Dec 2014 | Public

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1. Der Philosoph (1989)

83 min | Comedy, Romance

The obscure philosopher Georg Hermes almost withdrew from the world to concentrate on his studies, especially Heraclitus, having no relationship since his mother's death. When he wants a ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Thome | Stars: Johannes Herrschmann, Adriana Altaras, Friederike Tiefenbacher, Claudia Matschulla

Votes: 157

2. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

R | 100 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 42,333 | Gross: $24.74M

3. Cousins (1989)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young, William Petersen

Votes: 3,769 | Gross: $22.03M

4. True Believer (1989)

R | 108 min | Drama, Crime

A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

Votes: 3,748 | Gross: $8.74M

5. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A man returns to his home town after serving a prison sentence for homicide, and finds that the details of the crime have been forgotten and replaced with local legends and rumors.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke, Julia McNeal

Votes: 4,039 | Gross: $0.55M

6. Winter People (1989)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly McGillis, Lloyd Bridges, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 1,070 | Gross: $2.02M

7. See You in the Morning (1989)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance

Three years after his divorce from his model-wife is the psychologist Larry Livingstone ready for a new commitment. He falls in love with the young widow Beth who has two children. But Beth... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore

Votes: 744 | Gross: $4.80M

8. Say Anything... (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor

Votes: 73,067 | Gross: $20.78M

9. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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: 95,209 | Gross: $64.43M

10. Le café des Jules (1989)

65 min

Absurd revenge of the blue collars against the white ones in a cafe.

Director: Paul Vecchiali | Stars: Jacques Nolot, Brigitte Roüan, Lionel Goldstein, Patrick Raynal

Votes: 31

11. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 594,784 | Gross: $197.17M

12. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 332,489 | Gross: $95.86M

13. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 298,325 | Gross: $251.19M

14. Dekalog (1989–1990)

TV-MA | 572 min | Drama

100 Metascore

Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

Stars: Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Aleksander Bardini, Olaf Lubaszenko

Votes: 16,359 | Gross: $0.10M

15. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 68,728 | Gross: $27.55M

16. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

70 Metascore

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 142,189 | Gross: $147.25M

17. Licence to Kill (1989)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

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.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto

Votes: 81,603 | Gross: $34.67M

18. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 167,672 | Gross: $92.82M

19. Parenthood (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards

Votes: 38,933 | Gross: $100.05M

20. Lock Up (1989)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

Votes: 33,216 | Gross: $22.10M

21. Istanbul (1989)

PG-13 | 84 min | Thriller

An American journalist travels to Istanbul with his daughter to find information about the family of his son-in-law. Something terrifying seems to have happened to them. They soon find ... See full summary »

Director: Mats Arehn | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Twiggy, Robert Morley, Emma Dixgård

Votes: 64

22. The Abyss (1989)

PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Votes: 144,838 | Gross: $54.46M

23. Sea of Love (1989)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

66 Metascore

A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker

Votes: 33,092 | Gross: $58.57M

24. Johnny Handsome (1989)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation but his desire for revenge looms.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 7,738 | Gross: $7.24M

25. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, Heather Graham

Votes: 27,922 | Gross: $4.73M

26. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

R | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Director: Steve Kloves | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

Votes: 19,343 | Gross: $18.10M

27. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Votes: 47,900 | Gross: $18.25M

28. Kill Me Again (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A young detective becomes involved with a beautiful woman on the run from the mob and her psychopath boyfriend.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan, Nick Dimitri

Votes: 3,763 | Gross: $0.28M

29. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

83 Metascore

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Votes: 25,508 | Gross: $10.16M

30. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 394,710 | Gross: $118.50M

31. Enemies: A Love Story (1989)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 1,743 | Gross: $7.75M

32. 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.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 109,641 | Gross: $26.83M

33. Always (1989)

PG | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance

50 Metascore

The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Votes: 24,748 | Gross: $43.86M

34. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Votes: 85,452 | Gross: $70.00M

35. Blind Fury (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Noble Willingham

Votes: 12,031 | Gross: $2.69M

36. Zamri, umri, voskresni! (1990)

105 min | Drama

Two children living in a remote mining town in the distant wastes of Siberia in 1947, survive poverty and hardship through the warmth of their friendship and a shared sense of humour.

Director: Vitali Kanevsky | Stars: Dinara Drukarova, Pavel Nazarov, Elena Popova, Valeriy Ivchenko

Votes: 667

37. Reunion (1989)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Jason Robards, Christien Anholt, Samuel West, Françoise Fabian

Votes: 396

38. Love Without Pity (1989)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

25 years old Hippo doesn't have a job, doesn't study either but lives from the money his younger brother earns with dealing and from occasional Poker winnings -- he's a representative of a ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Rochant | Stars: Hippolyte Girardot, Mireille Perrier, Yvan Attal, Jean-Marie Rollin

Votes: 584

39. Spasi i sokhrani (1989)

167 min | Drama, History

Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Sokurov's Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma's decline and fall, including affairs with an aristocratic and a student. Focusing ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Robert Vaap, Cécile Zervudacki, Aleksandr Abdulov, Aleksandr Cherednik

Votes: 210