Films seen from 1989

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1. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 31,932

2. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

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

Votes: 36,842 | Gross: $27.10M

3. Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes (1989 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Horror

The demonic forces in the Amityville house transfer to an ancient lamp, which finds its way to a remote California mansion where the evil manipulates a little girl by manifesting itself in the form of her dead father.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Fredric Lehne, Lou Hancock

Votes: 2,454

4. Babar: The Movie (1989)

G | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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: 908 | Gross: $1.31M

5. Back to the Future 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: 487,720 | Gross: $118.50M

6. 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 Jack Napier, a criminal who becomes the clownishly homicidal Joker.

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

Votes: 342,046 | Gross: $251.19M

7. The BFG (1989)

91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.

Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley

Votes: 6,687

8. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

50 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 120,512 | Gross: $40.49M

9. The 'Burbs (1989)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

An overstressed suburbanite and his neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Votes: 69,663 | Gross: $36.60M

10. The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killin' cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers. The movie concentrates on the killers story, as well as Officer Bob Gorgan.

Director: Steve Gethers | Stars: Richard Crenna, Dennis Farina, Billy Zane, Tony Plana

Votes: 594

11. The Church (1989)

R | 102 min | Horror

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: 7,110

12. The Dead Pit (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster, Danny Gochnauer

Votes: 2,149

13. Death Spa (1989)

R | 88 min | Horror

Gruesome deaths begin to occur at a hip Los Angeles health club.

Director: Michael Fischa | Stars: William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Butrick, Robert Lipton

Votes: 2,123

14. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

14 Metascore

A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 34,286 | Gross: $14.34M

15. Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 185,101 | Gross: $112.49M

16. Hellgate (1989)

R | 91 min | Horror

A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Levey | Stars: Ron Palillo, Abigail Wolcott, Carel Trichardt, Petrea Curran

Votes: 1,423

17. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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: 144,657 | Gross: $130.72M

18. The Horror Show (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

Detective McCarthy finally catches "Meat Cleaver Max", a serial killer, who promises revenge during his execution. Nonetheless, a parapsychologist tells the detective that the only hope of stopping Max for good is to destroy his spirit.

Directors: James Isaac, David Blyth | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer

Votes: 3,537 | Gross: $1.74M

19. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

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

Votes: 699,393 | Gross: $197.17M

20. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 31,873 | Gross: $43.25M

21. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

88 Metascore

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.

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

Votes: 240,655 | Gross: $111.54M

22. Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal

Votes: 77,829 | Gross: $140.09M

23. Meet the Feebles (1989)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Votes: 18,902

24. Offerings (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

Ten years after he was pushed down a well, a young man kills off the neighborhood bullies who tormented him and leaves their body parts as presents for the one girl who was kind to him.

Director: Christopher Reynolds | Stars: Loretta Leigh Bowman, Elizabeth Greene, G. Michael Smith, Jerry Brewer

Votes: 813

25. Parents (1989)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

66 Metascore

A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, Bryan Madorsky

Votes: 6,721 | Gross: $0.87M

26. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

PG | 84 min | Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook

Votes: 28,430 | Gross: $11.57M

27. Pryde of the X-Men (1989 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Just as teenage mutant Kitty Pryde is welcomed to the X-Men, the team of mutant heroes are called into battle to prevent Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from crashing a comet into the Earth.

Director: Ray Lee | Stars: Michael Bell, Earl Boen, Andi Chapman, Pat Fraley

Votes: 1,089

28. Puppet Master (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs

Votes: 9,848

29. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 64,393 | Gross: $30.05M

30. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 49,249 | Gross: $46.91M

31. The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

The Toxic Avenger is tricked into traveling to Tokyo to search for his estranged father, leaving Tromaville open to complete domination by an evil corporation.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins

Votes: 6,182 | Gross: $0.79M

32. The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. He decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Ron Fazio, Phoebe Legere, John Altamura, Rick Collins

Votes: 4,305 | Gross: $0.36M

33. Turner & Hooch (1989)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A detective must adopt a rambunctious dog in order to help him find a killer.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 65,539 | Gross: $71.08M

34. Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 108 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

The relative coexistence of the human world, demon world and beast world is soon to be disrupted by The Overfiend, an immensely powerful demon who'll be reborn after 3000 years to remake the world to his own liking.

Director: Hideki Takayama | Stars: Christopher Courage, Rebel Joy, Sonny Weil, Bick Balse

Votes: 3,016

35. Witchtrap (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch's ghost safe for guests.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: James W. Quinn, Kathleen Bailey, Judy Tatum, Rob Zapple

Votes: 828



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