Year 1989 Movies To Collect

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1. High Stakes (1989)

R | 102 min | Thriller

A New York hooker tries to keep her daughter out of the clutches of the mobsters she works for.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Robert LuPone, Richard Lynch, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Votes: 195

2. Nam Angels (1989)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, War

Lt. Vance Calhoun takes on a dangerous rescue mission of American P.O.W.s in the treacherous Darloc Valley in Vietnam. His only chance to escape is with the help of five young, fearless ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Brad Johnson, Vernon Wells, Kevin Duffis, Rick Dean

Votes: 201

3. Night Game (1989)

R | 95 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Roy Scheider, Karen Young, Lane Smith, Richard Bradford

Votes: 593 | Gross: $0.34M

4. Dad (1989)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy

John's mom has a heart attack and ends in hospital. John flies home to take care of his dad, teaching him to do things around the house, spends time with him and shows him how to live again without mom's control. John's son joins them.

Director: Gary David Goldberg | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker

Votes: 4,264 | Gross: $19.74M

5. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 4,554 | Gross: $3.77M

6. Skin Deep (1989)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A womanizing alcoholic writer, whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams, repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alyson Reed, Joel Brooks

Votes: 3,704 | Gross: $19.67M

7. Family Business (1989)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

An ex professor offers Adam $1,000,000 to "get" some plasma from a high tech company's lab. Adam asks his criminal grandpa for help. Can the 2 convince Adam's now honest dad to join?Let us see what happens.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto

Votes: 11,201 | Gross: $12.20M

8. Cutting Class (1989)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A murderer is loose in a high school in this 'whodunit' movie.

Director: Rospo Pallenberg | Stars: Donovan Leitch Jr., Jill Schoelen, Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,941

9. Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Elderly Scott kills himself after a heart attack wrecks his body, but then comes back as a ghost and convinces his loving young hot wife Kate to pick and kill a young man in order for Scott to possess his body and be with her again.

Director: John Derek | Stars: Bo Derek, Anthony Quinn, Don Murray, Julie Newmar

Votes: 2,273

10. Twister (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

Delusional and spoiled Maureen and her eccentric brother Howdy decide to track down and meet their estranged mother, all while the drama of dysfunctional relationships, disastrous weather conditions and a dark family secret ensue.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Suzy Amis, Crispin Glover, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 1,835

11. Music Box (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Donald Moffat

Votes: 6,312 | Gross: $6.26M

12. Her Alibi (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

24 Metascore

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino

Votes: 6,399 | Gross: $18.70M

13. Nightwish (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror

A professor and four graduate students journey to a crumbling mansion to investigate paranormal activity and must battle ghosts, aliens and satanic entities.

Director: Bruce R. Cook | Stars: Brian Thompson, Jack Starrett, Elizabeth Kaitan, Alisha Das

Votes: 433

14. The Experts (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB... See full summary »

Director: Dave Thomas | Stars: John Travolta, Arye Gross, Kelly Preston, Deborah Foreman

Votes: 2,147 | Gross: $0.17M

15. Jacknife (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister, with whom he lives, when she becomes romantically involved with the Army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kathy Baker, Ed Harris, Sloane Shelton

Votes: 5,140 | Gross: $2.05M

16. Cat Chaser (1989)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Miami hotel owner finds danger when he becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis, Charles Durning, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 1,043

17. Lover Boy (1989)

58 min | Drama

Explores the conflicting worlds of a teenager and a mature woman as they discover the full force of their sexuality.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Noah Taylor, Gillian Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Garner

Votes: 127

18. Summer Job (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy

A less-than-elite group of college coeds pursue sexual adventure and bits of revenge, and actually do some of the work they are expected to do at a resort over the summer.

Director: Paul Madden | Stars: Sherrie Rose, James Summer, Amy Lynn Baxter, Cari Mayor

Votes: 394

19. Catch Me If You Can (1989)

PG | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A hotshot car racer persuades the class president of a small Minnesota high school to gamble on illegal car races to raise money for their school facing closure.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Matt Lattanzi, Loryn Locklin, Grant Heslov, Billy Morrissette

Votes: 515

20. Dead Bang (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban

Votes: 3,015 | Gross: $8.13M

21. Dark Tower (1989)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The construction of a skyscraper is being haunted by a ghost.

Directors: Freddie Francis, Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Carol Lynley, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 480

22. 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: 1,276

23. Season of Fear (1989)

R | 89 min | Thriller

A famous inventor marries a beautiful but much younger woman. His son becomes romantically involved with her.

Director: Doug Campbell | Stars: Michael Bowen, Ray Wise, Clare Wren, Michael J. Pollard

Votes: 104

24. Ten Little Indians (1989)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Ten people are invited to go on an African safari, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: Alan Birkinshaw | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Brenda Vaccaro, Frank Stallone, Herbert Lom

Votes: 727

25. Immediate Family (1989)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon

Votes: 1,363 | Gross: $5.93M

26. Lady Terminator (1989)

R | 82 min | Action, Horror

The spirit of an ancient evil queen posesses the body of a young anthropological student, who then goes on a murderous rampage.

Director: H. Tjut Djalil | Stars: Barbara Anne Constable, Christopher J. Hart, Claudia Angelique Rademaker, Joseph P. McGlynn

Votes: 1,324

27. Big Man on Campus (1989)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy

In this version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", a hunchback is found living in the bell tower of UCLA. He is put on trial and made to go through tests. One of the research doctors falls for him, and he falls for her in the end.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Allan Katz, Corey Parker, Cindy Williams, Melora Hardin

Votes: 1,261

28. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Western

Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: David Carradine, Morgan Brittany, Bruce Campbell, Jim Metzler

Votes: 2,038

29. Homer and Eddie (1989)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jim Belushi, Jim Mapp, John Waters, Robert Glaudini

Votes: 1,583

30. Beyond the Stars (1989)

PG | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an ... See full summary »

Director: David Saperstein | Stars: Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Robert Foxworth, Sharon Stone

Votes: 968

31. Worth Winning (1989)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren, Maria Holvoe

Votes: 1,509 | Gross: $3.69M

32. Think Big (1989)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

Two somewhat retarded truckers hired to transport toxic waste across the country get caught up with a teen genius who stows away on their truck.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Peter Paul, David Paul, Martin Mull, Ari Meyers

Votes: 538

33. Lauderdale (1989)

R | 91 min | Comedy

"Porky" style teen comedy with plenty of gross out jokes and nudity. A nerd and his out-of-control friend chase a dream girl to a beach on Florida where all the expected carrying on occurs.

Director: Bill Milling | Stars: Renee Shugart, Darrel Guilbeau, Jeff Greenman, Janine Lindemulder

Votes: 242

34. Back to Back (1989)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

Modern day western about two very different brothers, who join forces to clear their family name, from the shadow of their dead brother's blame for a bloody unsolved robbery.

Director: John Kincade | Stars: Bill Paxton, Todd Field, Apollonia Kotero, Luke Askew

Votes: 79

35. Cold Feet (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

A psycho-killer with mommy issues, a charming crooked cowboy and their girl steal some jewels. The cowboy decides not to share and goes on the run with the loot. A crazy chase across the country between former partners in crime begins.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Keith Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Tom Waits, Bill Pullman

Votes: 338 | Gross: $0.29M

36. Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

A gang of tough women bikers are the only thing that stands between a crowd of zombies, which have been accidentally let out of their secure cave, and those still alive in the town.

Director: Dan Hoskins | Stars: Jamie Rose, Catherine Carlen, Lycia Naff, Vicki Frederick

Votes: 1,724

37. Powwow Highway (1989)

R | 88 min | Drama

Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Wacks | Stars: Gary Farmer, A Martinez, Joanelle Romero, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 1,450 | Gross: $0.28M

38. Eye of the Eagle (1987)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, War

"The Lost Command," a bunch of notorious renegades, terrorize South Vietnam, forcing Sgt. Zack Skinner, HQ's best man to hunt down the Command to stop its killing spree.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Brett Baxter Clark, Robert Patrick, Ed Crick, William Steis

Votes: 91

39. Eye of the Eagle 2: Inside the Enemy (1989)

R | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

When soldier Anthony Glenn discovers that Mai is missing, he sets out to rescue her from the corrupt Major Sorenson pitting soldier against soldier in a bloody game of honor.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Todd Field, Andy Wood, Ken Jacobson, Shirley Tesoro

Votes: 80

40. Shocking Dark (1989)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

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: 1,010

41. Black Rainbow (1989)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A young female medium on tour sees a hitman killing a whistleblower in her vision. The killer finds out about this and plans to kill her as well. The skeptical police, her manager father and a curious journalist try to protect her.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, Mark Joy

Votes: 1,124

42. Murder Weapon (1989)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

Two daughters of mobsters get out of the sanitarium after having killed a boyfriend in the shower, supposedly cured and on the right track. They hold a party and invite all their old ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Lyle Waggoner, Linnea Quigley, Karen Russell, Stephen Steward

Votes: 301

43. Old Gringo (1989)

R | 119 min | Adventure, History, Romance

When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits, Patricio Contreras

Votes: 1,677 | Gross: $3.57M



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