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Movies Turning 30 in 2019  

Jason Bancroft
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List Rules Vote up the movies that came out in 1989 that you still enjoy today.

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of movies turning 30 in 2019. Featuring dramas, cult classics, well-made comedies, and some of the greatest movies of all time, the best 1989 films will remind you how well older movies have aged (or not) throughout the decades. What is your favorite movie turning 30 years old this year?  

When ranking the movies that came out 30 years ago, you can expect to see movies that are classics, like When Harry Met Sally..., Back to the Future Part II, and The Little Mermaid, at the top. Other memorable 1989 movies include Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Weekend at Bernie's, Heathers, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Tim Burton's Batman.

While Driving Miss Daisy won Best Picture at the 62nd Academy Awards, the 1989 Oscars celebrated other great films such as Dead Poets Society, Field of Dreams, Born on the Fourth of July, and My Left Foot.

Vote up the best films released in 1989, and celebrate these movies turning 30 with another rewatch.

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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the ...more
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it tells the story of an inventor who ...more
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Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three ...more
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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more
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National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more
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Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner
Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. It stars Kevin Costner, Amy ...more
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Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette
Uncle Buck is a 1989 American comedy film directed by John Hughes and starring John Candy and Amy Madigan, with Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, Macaulay Culkin, Jay Underwood, and Laurie ...more
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton
Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character. The Dark Knight of Gotham City (Michael Keaton) begins his war on crime with his first major ...more
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Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle
Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the ...more
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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of ...more
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All Dogs Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback
All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 American–Irish animated musical adventure comedy film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists and Goldcrest Films. The film tells the ...more
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Road House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch
Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a ...more
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Lethal Weapon 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover
Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Derrick O'Connor and Joss Ackland. It is a ...more
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble ...more
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Major League is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo
Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and ...more
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Look Who's Talking is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Joan Rivers
Look Who's Talking is a 1989 romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling and starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son, Mikey. The ...more
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Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich
Weekend at Bernie's is a dark comedy film written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted Kotcheff. The film stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as young insurance corporation employees who ...more
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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby
Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King. Andrew Hubatsek was cast for Zelda's role. Author ...more
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Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham
Turner & Hooch is a 1989 American comedy-thriller film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog as the eponymous characters, Turner and Hooch respectively. The film also co-stars Mare ...more
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Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine
Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the 1987 play by Robert Harling. A young beautician (Daryl Hannah), newly arrived in a small Louisiana ...more
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Glory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick
Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, based on ...more
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The 'Burbs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman
The 'Burbs is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Dante starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, and Henry Gibson. The film was written ...more
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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard
Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, ...more
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When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher
When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more
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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies Turning 30 in 2019
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater
Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.