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A list of the best movies of 1989, from light dramas like Field of Dreams to action movies like Batman.The '80s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1989 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years aft they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best comedies movies of the decade were released in 1989. Who could forget Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with Rick Moranis, Turner and Hooch with Tom Hanks, and of course, UHF starring "Weird" Al Yankovic. And let's not forget about Harrison Ford and Sean Connery starring in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.

The best movies of 1989 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the up-and-comers featured in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, or established stars like John Travolta in Look Who's Talking and Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 1989. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 1989, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1988. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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41 17
Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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66 35
Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Dead Poets Society Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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77 24
Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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82 24
Batman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Batman Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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72 33
Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

7
76 34
Lethal Weapon 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Lethal Weapon 2 Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

8
71 26
National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

9
60 34
Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Driving Miss Daisy Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

10
56 26
Born on the Fourth of July is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1989

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61 26
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

12
51 25
Glory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

13
62 22
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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60 26
Major League is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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51 34
Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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50 34
Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich

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56 21
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis

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44 27
The 'Burbs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
The 'Burbs Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

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44 33
Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Turner & Hooch Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham

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56 24
Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Uncle Buck Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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49 22
Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Say Anything... John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

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26 29
My Left Foot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
My Left Foot Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker

23
28 31
Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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37 23
Heathers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

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35 34
The War of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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40 28
Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Parenthood Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard

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24 22
Do the Right Thing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Do the Right Thing Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

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34 23
Road House is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
wiabux added Road House Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch

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33 30
When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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15 24
Henry V is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
wiabux added Henry V Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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30 18
The Abyss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

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32 26
Tango & Cash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Tango & Cash Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell

33
39 32
Look Who's Talking is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Look Who's Talking John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Joan Rivers

34
24 25
All Dogs Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
All Dogs Go to Heaven Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback

35
26 27
Black Rain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Black Rain Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Luis Guzmán

36
13 19
Dead Calm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Dead Calm Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane

37
20 25
Casualties of War is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Casualties of War Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly

38
12 20
The Fabulous Baker Boys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
The Fabulous Baker Boys Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly

39
5 5
Kiki's Delivery Service is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Dimos Dicoudis added Kiki's Delivery Service Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka

40
17 20
Drugstore Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Drugstore Cowboy Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs

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24 26
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
K-9 Jim Belushi, Ed O'Neill, William Sadler

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8 21
Crimes and Misdemeanors is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
looksharp added Crimes and Misdemeanors Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow

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12 21
Roger & Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Roger & Me Guy Williams, Correy Lennox, Richard Earl Sawdon

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18 21
Lean on Me is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Lean on Me Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor

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16 21
Sea of Love is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Sea of Love Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman

46
25 31
UHF is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
UHF Fran Drescher, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Michael Richards

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4 4
Let It Ride is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Dimos Dicoudis added Let It Ride Jennifer Tilly, Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

48
20 22
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Fletch Lives Chevy Chase, Phil Hartman, Hal Holbrook

49
3 3
Shirley Valentine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Dimos Dicoudis added Shirley Valentine Joanna Lumley, Bernard Hill, Pauline Collins

50
11 21
Sex, Lies, and Videotape is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1989
Sex, Lies, and Videotape Andie MacDowell, James Spader, Laura San Giacomo