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.
Directed by: Stephen HerekBill & 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 a menagerie... more
Directed by: David S. WardMajor 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 Corbin... more
Directed by: Edward ZwickGlory 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 the... more
Directed by: Michael LehmannHeathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.... more
Directed by: James CameronThe Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. When an American submarine sinks... more
Directed by: John G. AvildsenLean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis Clark, a... more
Directed by: Bruce BeresfordDriving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry's play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman,... more
Directed by: Richard DonnerLethal 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 sequel... more
Directed by: Oliver StoneBorn on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American drama film adaptation of the best-selling autobiography of the same name by Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic. Tom Cruise plays Ron Kovic, in a performance that... more
Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky, Albert MagnoliTango & Cash is a 1989 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, although Albert Magnoli took over in the later stages of filming, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Kurt... more
Directed by: Phil Alden RobinsonField 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
Directed by: Jeremiah S. ChechikNational 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 John... more
Directed by: William ShatnerStar Trek V: The Final Frontier is a 1989 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the fifth feature film based on Star Trek, and a sequel to the 1966–1969 Star Trek... more
Directed by: Joe JohnstonHoney, 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 accidentally... more
Directed by: Jay LeveyUHF is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Jay Levey. An employed visionary ("Weird Al" Yankovic) becomes manager of a successful local public station due to all sorts of hilarious sight gags and... more
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisBack 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
Directed by: Steven SpielbergIndiana 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
Directed by: Todd HollandThe Wizard is a 1989 adventure comedy-drama film starring Fred Savage, Christian Slater, Jenny Lewis and Luke Edwards. It was also Tobey Maguire's film debut. The film follows three children as they... more
Directed by: John HughesUncle 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 Metcalf in... more
Directed by: Hayao MiyazakiKiki's Delivery Service is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli. It was written, produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as an adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same name... more
Directed by: Ron Clements, John MuskerThe 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 Christian... more
Directed by: Ted KotcheffWeekend 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
Great Balls of Fire!Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder
Directed by: Jim McBrideGreat Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring Dennis Quaid as pioneer rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. Based on a biography by Myra Lewis and... more
Directed by: Mary LambertPet 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 King... more
Directed by: Tim BurtonBatman 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 enemy... more