Top 1989 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.

Genre: Action, Adventure

Director:

Cast: Alex Hyde-White, Alexei Sayle, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott,...

Country: US

Duration: 127 min

Release: 1989

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 8.2 (666,972 votes)

[#2] Dead Poets Society (1989)

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Alexandra Powers, Allelon Ruggiero, Carla Belver, Dylan Kussman,...

Country: US

Duration: 128 min

Release: 1989

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.1 (408,946 votes)

[#3] Do the Right Thing (1989)

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Bill Nunn, Danny Aiello, Frankie Faison, Giancarlo Esposito,...

Country: US

Duration: 120 min

Release: 1989

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.0 (85,952 votes)

[#4] Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Cast: Chika Sakamoto, Haruko Kato, Hiroko Seki, Kappei Yamaguchi,...

Country: Japan

Duration: 103 min

Release: 1989

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.9 (126,252 votes)

[#5] Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

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

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director:

Cast: Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Bill Bernstein, Caroline Aaron,...

Country: US

Duration: 104 min

Release: 1989

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 7.9 (52,678 votes)

[#6] My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Alison Whelan, Brenda Fricker, Cyril Cusack, Daniel Day-Lewis,...

Country: Ireland, UK

Duration: 103 min

Release: 1989

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.9 (65,485 votes)

[#7] Glory (1989)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Genre: Drama, History, War

Director:

Cast: Alan North, Andre Braugher, Bob Gunton, Cary Elwes,...

Country: US

Duration: 122 min

Release: 1989

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.8 (118,180 votes)

[#8] Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction

Director:

Cast: Billy Zane, Casey Siemaszko, Charles Fleischer, Charles Gherardi,...

Country: US

Duration: 108 min

Release: 1989

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.8 (464,169 votes)

[#9] The Killer (1989)

Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey chooses to retire after one last job to pay for his unintended victim's sight-restoring operation. But when Jeffrey is double-crossed, he reluctantly joins forces with a rogue policeman to make things right.

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Alan Ng Siu-Hung, Barry Wong, Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee Sau-Yin,...

Country: Hong Kong

Duration: 110 min

Release: 1989

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.8 (44,358 votes)

[#10] The Little Mermaid (1989)

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy

Director: ,

Cast: Ben Wright, Buddy Hackett, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Edie McClurg,...

Country: US

Duration: 83 min

Release: 1989

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.6 (228,952 votes)