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Movies That Turned 30 in 2019

Updated July 27, 2020 8.6k votes 313 voters 8.5k views102 items

List RulesVote up the movies that came out in 1989 that you still enjoy today.

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of movies that turned 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 in 2019?  

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 that turned 30 with another rewatch.

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    Field of Dreams
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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1989

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

    Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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    43

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Back to the Future Part II
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    54

    Back to the Future Part II

    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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    54

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
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    44

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Keri Russell, Allison Mack

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Little Mermaid
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    55

    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Batman
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    55

    Batman

    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger

    Released1989

    Directed byTim Burton

    Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Uncle Buck
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    43

    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Uncle Buck is a 1989 American comedy film directed by John Hughes and starring John Candy and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Dead Poets Society
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    47

    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Lethal Weapon 2
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    49

    Lethal Weapon 2

    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci

    Released1989

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    All Dogs Go to Heaven
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    55

    All Dogs Go to Heaven

    Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise

    Released1989

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster

    All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 American–Irish animated musical adventure comedy film directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Ghostbusters II
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    52

    Ghostbusters II

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1989

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
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    54

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin

    Released1989

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Road House
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    50

    Road House

    Sam Elliott, Terry Funk

    Released1989

    Directed byRowdy Herrington

    Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Look Who's Talking
    90
    55

    Look Who's Talking

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1989

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Look Who's Talking is a 1989 romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Major League
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    Major League

    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

    Released1989

    Directed byDavid S. Ward

    Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Pet Sematary
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    61

    Pet Sematary

    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

    Directed byMary Lambert

    Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Weekend at Bernie's
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    55

    Weekend at Bernie's

    Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman

    Released1989

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    Weekend at Bernie's is a dark comedy film written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Turner & Hooch
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    50

    Turner & Hooch

    Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson

    Released1989

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

    Turner & Hooch is a 1989 American comedy-thriller film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Steel Magnolias
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    54

    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Glory
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    43

    Glory

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington

    Released1989

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Parenthood
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    Parenthood

    Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Howard

    Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    When Harry Met Sally...
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    55

    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

    When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    The 'Burbs
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    The 'Burbs

    Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Dante

    The 'Burbs is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Dante starring Tom Hanks, Bruce... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Heathers
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button