The Best Movies of 1989   (99) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1989, # 73 Overall Do the Right Thing 1989 Lee, Spike USA BD
# 2 for 1989, # 170 Overall Dekalog 1989 Kieslowski, Krzysztof Poland BD
# 3 for 1989, # 181 Overall Cinema Paradiso 1989 Tornatore, Giuseppe Italy / France BDS
# 4 for 1989, # 366 Overall Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 Allen, Woody USA D
# 5 for 1989, # 433 Overall When Harry Met Sally 1989 Reiner, Rob USA BD
# 6 for 1989, # 497 Overall sex, lies, and videotape 1989 Soderbergh, Steven USA BD
# 7 for 1989, # 514 Overall Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Stone, Oliver USA BDS
# 8 for 1989, # 515 Overall Field of Dreams 1989 Robinson, Phil Alden USA BDS
# 9 for 1989, # 566 Overall My Left Foot 1989 Sheridan, Jim Ireland / UK DS
# 10 for 1989, # 709 Overall Drugstore Cowboy 1989 Van Sant, Gus USA Y
# 11 for 1989, # 805 Overall The Killer 1989 Woo, John Hong Kong BD
# 12 for 1989, # 823 Overall Roger & Me 1989 Moore, Michael USA Y
# 13 for 1989, # 835 Overall Jesus of Montreal 1989 Arcand, Denys Canada / France D
# 14 for 1989, # 849 Overall Henry V 1989 Branagh, Kenneth UK D
# 15 for 1989, # 878 Overall Glory 1989 Zwick, Edward USA BDS
# 16 for 1989, # 972 Overall Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Beresford, Bruce USA BDS
# 17 for 1989, # 1114 Overall Say Anything 1989 Crowe, Cameron USA BD
# 18 for 1989, # 1130 Overall Batman 1989 Burton, Tim USA / UK BDS
# 19 for 1989, # 1143 Overall Monsieur Hire 1989 Leconte, Patrice France D
# 20 for 1989, # 1285 Overall Leningrad Cowboys Go America 1989 Kaurismäki, Aki Finland / Sweden DS
# 21 for 1989, # 1478 Overall The Asthenic Syndrome 1989 Muratova, Kira Soviet Union
# 22 for 1989, # 1482 Overall Enemies, A Love Story 1989 Mazursky, Paul USA YS
# 23 for 1989, # 1515 Overall Dead Poets Society 1989 Weir, Peter USA BDS
# 24 for 1989, # 1640 Overall The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1989 Greenaway, Peter France / Netherlands / UK Y
# 25 for 1989, # 1656 Overall The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 Kloves, Steven USA DS
# 26 for 1989, # 1657 Overall Too Beautiful for You 1989 Blier, Bertrand France Y
# 27 for 1989, # 1670 Overall A City of Sadness 1989 Hou, Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
# 28 for 1989, # 1699 Overall Yaaba 1989 Ouedraogo, Idrissa Burkina Faso / Switzerland / France
# 29 for 1989, # 1729 Overall The Unbelievable Truth 1989 Hartley, Hal USA D
# 30 for 1989, # 1755 Overall Last Exit to Brooklyn 1989 Edel, Uli USA / UK / West Germany BD
# 31 for 1989, # 1793 Overall The War of the Roses 1989 DeVito, Danny USA BY
# 32 for 1989, # 1911 Overall Dead Calm 1989 Noyce, Phillip Australia / USA BD
# 33 for 1989, # 1912 Overall Life and Nothing But 1989 Tavernier, Bertrand France Y
# 34 for 1989, # 2038 Overall A Tale of the Wind 1989 Ivens, Joris / Ivens, Marceline Loridan France / UK / West Germany / Netherlands
# 35 for 1989, # 2039 Overall Heathers 1989 Lehmann, Michael USA BD
# 36 for 1989, # 2042 Overall My Twentieth Century 1989 Enyedi, Ildikó Hungary / West Germany / Cuba Y
# 37 for 1989, # 2120 Overall Sweetie 1989 Campion, Jane Australia BD
# 38 for 1989, # 2212 Overall True Love 1989 Savoca, Nancy USA Y
# 39 for 1989, # 2214 Overall Parenthood 1989 Howard, Ron USA BD
# 40 for 1989, # 2239 Overall Queen of Hearts 1989 Amiel, Jon UK / USA
# 41 for 1989, # 2286 Overall Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 42 for 1989, # 2373 Overall The Little Mermaid 1989 Clements, Ron / Musker, John USA BD
# 43 for 1989, # 2393 Overall Water and Power 1989 O'Neill, Pat USA
# 44 for 1989, # 2407 Overall Mystery Train 1989 Jarmusch, Jim USA / Japan BD
# 44 for 1989, # 2407 Overall Santa Sangre 1989 Jodorowsky, Alejandro Mexico / Italy BD
# 45 for 1989, # 2408 Overall Kiki's Delivery Service 1989 Miyazaki, Hayao Japan BD
# 45 for 1989, # 2408 Overall The Kill-Off 1989 Greenwald, Maggie USA
# 45 for 1989, # 2408 Overall Sea of Love 1989 Becker, Harold USA BDS
# 45 for 1989, # 2408 Overall The Seventh Continent 1989 Haneke, Michael Austria D
# 46 for 1989, # 2424 Overall Shirley Valentine 1989 Gilbert, Lewis UK / USA D
# 47 for 1989, # 2456 Overall Chameleon Street 1989 Harris, Wendell B. Jr. USA Y
# 48 for 1989, # 2468 Overall The Mighty Quinn 1989 Schenkel, Carl USA Y
# 49 for 1989, # 2494 Overall Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 Herek, Stephen USA BDS
# 49 for 1989, # 2494 Overall Parents 1989 Balaban, Bob Canada / USA D
# 49 for 1989, # 2494 Overall Violent Cop 1989 Kitano, Takeshi Japan D
# 50 for 1989, # 2497 Overall Music Box 1989 Costa-Gavras USA DS
# 50 for 1989, # 2497 Overall War Requiem 1989 Jarman, Derek UK D
# 51 for 1989, # 2541 Overall Memories of a Marriage 1989 Rostrup, Kaspar Denmark Y
# 51 for 1989, # 2541 Overall What Happened to Santiago 1989 Morales, Jacobo Puerto Rico
# 52 for 1989, # 2546 Overall The Lunch Date 1989 Davidson, Adam USA Y
# 53 for 1989, # 2571 Overall Romuald et Juliette 1989 Serreau, Coline France V
# 54 for 1989, # 2573 Overall A Dry White Season 1989 Palcy, Euzhan USA D
# 54 for 1989, # 2573 Overall Getting It Right 1989 Kleiser, Randal UK
# 54 for 1989, # 2573 Overall Scandal 1989 Caton-Jones, Michael UK / USA
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall Black Sin 1989 Straub, Jean-Marie / Huillet, Danièle France
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall Cézanne: Conversation with Joachim Gasquet 1989 Straub, Jean-Marie / Huillet, Danièle France / West Germany
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall Forevermore: Biography of a Leach Lord 1989 Saks, Eric USA
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall Homework 1989 Kiarostami, Abbas Iran
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall The Iceman Cometh 1989 Yiu-leung, Clarence Fok Hong Kong Y
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall Images of the World and the Inscription of War 1989 Farocki, Harun West Germany
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall The Machine That Killed Bad People 1989 Fagin, Steve USA
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall Marriage of the Blessed 1989 Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Iran Y
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall Mr. Hoover and I 1989 de Antonio, Emile UK / USA Y
# 55 for 1989, # 2582 Overall A Spy in the House That Ruth Built 1989 Green, Vanalyne USA
# 56 for 1989, # 2587 Overall For All Mankind 1989 Reinert, Al USA BD
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Black Rain 1989 Imamura, Shohei Japan D
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Blaze 1989 Shelton, Ron USA BD
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Chances Are 1989 Ardolino, Emile USA BD
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Cousins 1989 Schumacher, Joel USA D
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Crusoe 1989 Deschanel, Caleb UK / USA
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Johnny Handsome 1989 Hill, Walter USA BD
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Lethal Weapon 2 1989 Donner, Richard USA BD
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Licence to Kill 1989 Glen, John UK / USA BDS
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Miss Firecracker 1989 Schlamme, Thomas USA D
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Sidewalk Stories 1989 Lane, Charles USA
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall The Tall Guy 1989 Smith, Mel UK D
# 57 for 1989, # 2591 Overall Valmont 1989 Forman, Milos France / USA D
# 58 for 1989, # 2597 Overall Five Days in June 1989 Legrand, Michel France
# 58 for 1989, # 2597 Overall Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius 1989 Brownlow, Kevin / Gill, David UK BD
# 58 for 1989, # 2597 Overall The Heat of the Day 1989 Morahan, Christopher UK D
# 58 for 1989, # 2597 Overall Roadkill 1989 McDonald, Bruce Canada
# 58 for 1989, # 2597 Overall Speaking Parts 1989 Egoyan, Atom Canada D
# 58 for 1989, # 2597 Overall Tap 1989 Castle, Nick USA D
# 59 for 1989, # 2606 Overall Major League 1989 Ward, David S. USA BDS
# 60 for 1989, # 2626 Overall The Abyss 1989 Cameron, James USA DS
# 61 for 1989, # 2629 Overall Elephant 1989 Clarke, Alan UK D
# 62 for 1989, # 2635 Overall Bashu, The Little Stranger 1989 Beizai, Bahram Iran
# 62 for 1989, # 2635 Overall Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy 1989 Moffatt, Tracey Australia
NR Back to the Future Part II 1989 Zemeckis, Robert USA BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack