Movie Releases by Score

Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 1.

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

July 26, 1989 | TV-14
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.9
Do the Right Thing 2.

Do the Right Thing

June 30, 1989 | R
Set on the hottest day of the summer, the film examines various personal, social and economic issues through the eyes of an ensemble of neighborhood characters on a Bedford Stuyvesant block in Brooklyn.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.2
The Little Mermaid 3.

The Little Mermaid

November 17, 1989 | G
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
sex, lies, and videotape 4.

sex, lies, and videotape

August 4, 1989 | R
Written in eight days on a trip to Los Angeles by first-time feature director Stephen Soderbergh, and shot in five weeks on a meager $1.2 million budget, the film tells the story of Graham (James Spader), who visits old friend John (Peter Gallager), and engages John's wife (Andie McDowell), and her sister (Laura San Giacomo) in his unique method of overcoming his unusual sexual dysfunction.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Say Anything... 5.

Say Anything...

April 4, 1989 | PG-13
John Cusack plays Lloyd Dobler--an average guy with a penchant for kickboxing. There is only one thing that all-around nice guy Lloyd wants for his high school graduation: a date with beautiful valedictorian Diane Court (Skye). Lloyd's dream comes true when Diane accepts his invitation to a graduation party. Diane falls for Lloyd, whose goal is to spend as much time with her as possible. Their budding romance is put to the test when Diane has to choose between pursuing her academic dreams and spending time with him. John Mahoney is first-rate as Diane's father, a single parent who wants only the best for his brilliant daughter but who harbors a serious secret that the IRS is investigating. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Let's Get Lost 6.

Let's Get Lost

April 21, 1989 | Not Rated
Let's Get Lost looks at the life of jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
The Fabulous Baker Boys 7.

The Fabulous Baker Boys

October 13, 1989 | R
The lives of two struggling musicians (the Bridges brothers), who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer (Michelle Pfeiffer)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
High Hopes 8.

High Hopes

February 24, 1989 | PG
A slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Kiki's Delivery Service 9.

Kiki's Delivery Service

July 29, 1989 | G
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Henry V 10.

Henry V

November 8, 1989 | PG-13
The English king invades France and wins the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Parenthood 11.

Parenthood

August 2, 1989 | PG-13
Gil Martin is a funny and loving husband who's also tries too hard to be the "perfect" parent to his uniquely different kids. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Drugstore Cowboy 12.

Drugstore Cowboy

October 6, 1989 | R
A group of heroin addicts lead by Bob (Dillon) rob drugstores to continue their addictions.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Driving Miss Daisy 13.

Driving Miss Daisy

December 15, 1989 | PG
This adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play looks at the 25-year relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Sweetie 14.

Sweetie

September 10, 1989 | R
An introspective young woman's life is upturned by the arrival of her maladjusted sister.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Mystery Train 15.

Mystery Train

November 17, 1989 | R
Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
The War of the Roses 16.

The War of the Roses

December 1, 1989 | R
This classic black comedy proves that divorce is war, and war is hell.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
For All Mankind 17.

For All Mankind

May 19, 1989 | Not Rated
An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Dead Poets Society 18.

Dead Poets Society

June 16, 1989 | PG
Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher at a conservative New England prep school who inspires his students and encourages them with the rallying call "carpe diem" (seize the day).
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Castle in the Sky 19.

Castle in the Sky

April 1, 1989 | TV-PG
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Crimes and Misdemeanors 20.

Crimes and Misdemeanors

October 13, 1989 | PG-13
The film's title indicates the themes of two separate stories: 1) a renowned opthalmologist is desperate to cut off an adulterous relationship...which ends up in murder; and 2) an ethically frustrated documentary filmmaker woos an attractive television producer while making a film about her insufferably self-centered boss. [MGM]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
When Harry Met Sally... 21.

When Harry Met Sally...

July 12, 1989 | R
Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) debate during their travels from Chicago to New York. 11 years and 2,000 miles later, they're still no closer to finding the answer. And they've never ventured past their friendship to discover the love that's right in front of them. Will these two best friends ever accept that they're meant for each other... or will they continue to deny the attraction that's existed since the first moment When Harry Met Sally? (MGM)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.7
Casualties of War 22.

Casualties of War

August 18, 1989 | R
During the Vietnam War, a soldier (Michael J. Fox) finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
4.5
Born on the Fourth of July 23.

Born on the Fourth of July

December 20, 1989 | R
Based on a true story, the film follows the young Ron Kovic from a zealous teen who eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War, to an embittered veteran paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left, and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Heathers 24.

Heathers

March 31, 1989 | R
A razor sharp black comedy about high school politics centers on Veronica Sawyer (Ryder) who joins an exclusive clique of popular girls named Heather (Walker, Doherty, Falk) and plays along with her new boyfriend J.D. (Slater) in a series of pranks which turn into a series of murders made to look like suicides.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
4.8
The Mighty Quinn 25.

The Mighty Quinn

February 17, 1989 | R
When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Roger & Me 26.

Roger & Me

December 20, 1989 | R
Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.7
Dead Calm 27.

Dead Calm

April 7, 1989 | R
After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.7
Lethal Weapon 2 28.

Lethal Weapon 2

July 7, 1989 | Unrated
Riggs wows the pretties of a hotel spa before getting to Getz. Murtaugh receives bad bodywork news from an auto repairman after his beleaguered station wagon sees some Riggs-piloted street action. Plus, feisty Leo shares a newly included scene in which he recalls a suspect's address by complex spins of numbers that, well, no one can tell it like Leo. And no one would follow his lead but Riggs and Murtaugh. It's police procedure, Lethal style. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.5
Batman 29.

Batman

June 23, 1989 | PG-13
Tim Burton's 1989 Blockbuster introduces us to the origins of Gotham City's fearless crimestopper Batman (Keaton) and his arch-enemy The Joker (Nicholson).
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 30.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

March 10, 1989 | PG
The enchanting adventures of Baron von Munchausen follow him on his journey to save a town from defeat. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.1
A Dry White Season 31.

A Dry White Season

September 20, 1989 | R
Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.5
Blaze 32.

Blaze

December 13, 1989 | R
A middle-aged Louisiana governor (Paul Newman) falls in love with a young stripper (Lolita Davidovich), jeopardizing his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Parents 33.

Parents

January 27, 1989 | R
A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Earth Girls Are Easy 34.

Earth Girls Are Easy

May 12, 1989 | PG
A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
4.5
Sea of Love 35.

Sea of Love

September 15, 1989 | R
A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.6
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 36.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

May 24, 1989 | PG-13
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.6
Mississippi Burning 37.

Mississippi Burning

January 27, 1989 | R
A fictionalized version of the murders of three civil rights activists on June 21, 1964 in Mississippi. The FBI comes in to solve the case and succeeds only after using unethical and illegal means. (MGM)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.5
The Big Picture 38.

The Big Picture

September 15, 1989 | PG-13
Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.8
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 39.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

June 23, 1989 | PG
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.1
Chances Are 40.

Chances Are

March 10, 1989 | PG
Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not until Alex is invited to Louie's home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there's also the problem that he's attracted to Louie's/his own daughter.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.2
The Abyss 41.

The Abyss

August 9, 1989 | PG-13
When a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks, one diver (Harris) soon finds himself on an odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.6
Major League 42.

Major League

April 7, 1989 | R
A baseball comedy about a squad of misfits - purposely assembled to tank so the owner can move the team - who rally together to bring the pennant back to Cleveland.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.8
The Bear 43.

The Bear

October 27, 1989 | PG
An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Lean on Me 44.

Lean on Me

March 3, 1989 | TV-14
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Miss Firecracker 45.

Miss Firecracker

April 28, 1989 | PG
Carnelle wants to escape her dreary life, so she enters a local beauty contest, much to everyone's dismay.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Licence to Kill 46.

Licence to Kill

July 14, 1989 | PG-13
When his good friend Felix Leiter is beaten and left for dead, James Bond (Timothy Dalton) sets out on a mission, against his organization's wishes, to track down the drug lord Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi) who tortured his friend. [MGM]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.9
Field of Dreams 47.

Field of Dreams

April 21, 1989 | PG
"If you build it, he will come." With thes words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife Annie (Madigan), Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true. Along the way he meets reclusive activist Terence Mann (Jones), the mysterious "Doc" Graham (Lancaster), and even the legendary "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (Liotta). (Universal)
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.6
Back to the Future Part II 48.

Back to the Future Part II

November 22, 1989 | PG
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must return to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to his life in 1985.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.4
The Rachel Papers 49.

The Rachel Papers

May 12, 1989 | R
Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th form college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and Charles puts his 'master-of-seduction' routines into top gear. Things however get complicated, Charles has a string of ex's and a weird brother-in-law. Rachel has a boyfriend named Deforest and Charles' father has a mistress.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Shag 50.

Shag

July 21, 1989 | PG
It's the Summer of 1963. Carson (Phoebe Cates) is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last reckless weekend.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Ghostbusters II 51.

Ghostbusters II

June 16, 1989 | TV-PG
The Ghostbusters take up their proton packs once more to battle the forces of evil in Manhattan! After waging a war on slime that cost New York City millions, the they find themselves out of business until an ancient tyrant, preparing a return to the Earthly domain through his portrait at the Manhattan Museum of Modern Art, sets his sights on Dana Barrett's baby as the new home for his wicked soul! With the help of the Museum's possessed curator, he plans to turn New York into a really scary place to live! Now only the Ghostbusters can save New York City, by turning paranormal pest control into an art form!
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.2
Steel Magnolias 52.

Steel Magnolias

November 22, 1989 | PG
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.9
Black Rain 53.

Black Rain

September 22, 1989 | R
Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.0
Valmont 54.

Valmont

November 17, 1989 | R
Based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Valmont (Firth) seduces a young lady on a bet from his former lover.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.6
The Package 55.

The Package

August 25, 1989 | R
Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher (Gene Hackman) is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette (Tommy Lee Jones), back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
tbd
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 56.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

August 11, 1989 | Unrated
The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
5.3
Family Business 57.

Family Business

December 15, 1989 | TV-PG
An ex professor offers Adam $1,000,000 to "get" some plasma from a high tech company's lab. Adam asks his criminal grandpa for help. Can they convince Adam's now honest dad to join?
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
The Dream Team 58.

The Dream Team

April 7, 1989 | PG-13
Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
8.4
Next of Kin 59.

Next of Kin

October 20, 1989 | R
Truman (Patrick Swayze), a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
Shirley Valentine 60.

Shirley Valentine

August 30, 1989 | R
Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she's stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
Uncle Buck 61.

Uncle Buck

August 16, 1989 | PG
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
7.6
Leviathan 62.

Leviathan

March 17, 1989 | R
An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
5.9
Look Who's Talking 63.

Look Who's Talking

October 13, 1989 | PG-13
If you've always wanted to know what a baby thinks of the world around him, you finally have your chance. Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
7.6
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 64.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

February 17, 1989 | PG
Bill Preston and Ted Logan are two totally excellent dudes facing one most heinous history exam. With the help of Rufus an ultra-cool messenger in a time traveling phone booth, the triumphant twosome bag a bevy of historical heavy weights like the "Bodacious Philosopher Socrates, "One Very Excellent Barbarian" Genghis Khan, the "Short Dead Dude" Napoleon and Noah's Wife Joan of Arc to stage the most hysterical high school project ever. History's about to be rewritten by two guys who can't even spell. (MGM)
Metascore:
50
User Score:
8.4
Always 65.

Always

December 22, 1989 | PG
A romantic adventure about a legendary pilot's passion for dare-devil firefighting and his one true love.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
6.5
Fat Man and Little Boy 66.

Fat Man and Little Boy

October 20, 1989 | PG-13
This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
tbd
All Dogs Go to Heaven 67.

All Dogs Go to Heaven

November 17, 1989 | G
Charley B. Barkin, the German shepherd is double-crossed and murdered by his pit bull partner. He returns from heaven to seek revenge but finds redemption instead.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
6.9
Great Balls of Fire! 68.

Great Balls of Fire!

June 30, 1989 | PG-13
The life and career of controversial rocker Jerry Lee Lewis.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
tbd
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 69.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

December 1, 1989 | PG-13
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
7.9
We're No Angels 70.

We're No Angels

December 15, 1989 | PG-13
Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
tbd
Pink Cadillac 71.

Pink Cadillac

May 26, 1989 | PG-13
Skip tracer Tommy looks for bail-jumper Lou Ann. Her crime is marrying Roy, who left counterfeit money in their mobile home and got her arrested. She leaves Roy in his pink Cadillac full of money. His psycho friends want their money back.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
tbd
The 'Burbs 72.

The 'Burbs

February 17, 1989 | PG
An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
7.8
She-Devil 73.

She-Devil

December 8, 1989 | PG-13
A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.7
K-9 74.

K-9

April 28, 1989 | PG-13
To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
6.0
Who's Harry Crumb? 75.

Who's Harry Crumb?

February 3, 1989 | PG-13
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
tbd
See No Evil, Hear No Evil 76.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

May 12, 1989 | TV-PG
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
7.1
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 77.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

June 9, 1989 | PG
Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Spock's half brother who hijacks the Enterprise and takes it on an obsessive search for God.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
5.8
Dad 78.

Dad

November 10, 1989 | PG
While his mom recovers in hospital from a heart attack, John puts his busy life on hold to fly home and help his elderly dad around the house. John's son later joins them and they all truly bond for the first and, tragically, final time.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
tbd
Skin Deep 79.

Skin Deep

March 3, 1989 | R
A womanizing alcoholic writer, whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams, repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
tbd
Renegades 80.

Renegades

June 2, 1989 | R
An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
tbd
Tango & Cash 81.

Tango & Cash

December 22, 1989 | R
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
6.7
Fletch Lives 82.

Fletch Lives

March 17, 1989 | PG
After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher (Chevy Chase) heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into trouble.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
7.6
Gleaming the Cube 83.

Gleaming the Cube

January 13, 1989 | TV-MA
Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so he skates off to investigate the murder himself.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
tbd
Three Fugitives 84.

Three Fugitives

January 27, 1989 | PG-13
A reformed bank robber is taken hostage by a desperate man during a bank hold up, but is forced to go on the run with his captor when they're both mistakenly thought to be in cahoots.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
6.5
An Innocent Man 85.

An Innocent Man

October 6, 1989 | R
Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
tbd
The Return of Swamp Thing 86.

The Return of Swamp Thing

May 12, 1989 | PG-13
The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
6.5
Pet Sematary 87.

Pet Sematary

April 21, 1989 | R
Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
4.9
Turner & Hooch 88.

Turner & Hooch

July 28, 1989 | PG
A detective (Tom Hanks) must adopt a dog of a dead man to help him find the man's murderer.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
6.4
Loverboy 89.

Loverboy

April 28, 1989 | PG-13
Randy (Patrick Dempsey) is still unfocused after two years in college. His father will no longer pay tuition and Randy gets a job delivering pizzas. Several cute cougars pay him $200 for pizza delivery and "services rendered". Their husbands?
Metascore:
36
User Score:
tbd
The Karate Kid Part III 90.

The Karate Kid Part III

June 30, 1989 | PG
Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
5.5
Road House 91.

Road House

May 19, 1989 | R
A veteran cooler (Patrick Swayze) is hired to bring a level of decorum to an up-and-coming bar that serves as the haunt for a county's corrupt element of bad guys.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
6.9
The Fly II 92.

The Fly II

February 10, 1989 | R
The almost-human son of "Brundlefly" searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father's experiments.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
6.7
DeepStar Six 93.

DeepStar Six

January 13, 1989 | R
At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.
Metascore:
34
User Score:
tbd
Let It Ride 94.

Let It Ride

August 18, 1989 | PG-13
Jay Trotter has waited a lifetime for this day. He's got a hot tip on a horse everyone thinks is ready for the glue factory. But, as track aficionados say, "Even when you know, you never know." (Paramount)
Metascore:
33
User Score:
8.0
The January Man 95.

The January Man

January 13, 1989 | R
Two years after being forced out of NYPD, quirky Nick is rehired by the mayor to catch a serial killer after the 11th murder of a woman.
Metascore:
33
User Score:
tbd
UHF 96.

UHF

July 21, 1989 | PG-13
A madcap parody which finds an aimless young man inheriting a failing television station, which he revises by listening to his audience. (MGM)
Metascore:
32
User Score:
8.1
Dream a Little Dream 97.

Dream a Little Dream

March 3, 1989 | PG-13
An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.
Metascore:
32
User Score:
tbd
Troop Beverly Hills 98.

Troop Beverly Hills

March 24, 1989 | PG
A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite (Shelly Long) is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.
Metascore:
32
User Score:
tbd
Vampire's Kiss 99.

Vampire's Kiss

June 2, 1989 | R
A frustrated Manhattan literary editor, Peter Loew (Cage), meets a mysterious woman (Beals). During a passionate night of lovemaking, the woman bites him on the neck, drawing blood. When she disappears the next morning, Peter becomes convinced that she was a vampire and that's he's become one too. As he loses himself to pressure of everyday life, he begins to act the role of a creature of the night. (MGM/UA)
Metascore:
31
User Score:
8.7
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers 100.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

October 13, 1989 | R
Jamie (Danielle Harris) is in a children’s hospital after attacking her stepmother the previous year. She’s being treated by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) with the aid of her stepsister and her stepsister’s friend. Jamie hasn’t said a word since the attack, but she disturbingly discovers that she has a telepathic link with her homicidal uncle, Michael. Meanwhile, Michael has spent the year in a coma, recovering from gunshot wounds inflicted by police officers. But when Michael awakens, he follows Jamie to the children’s hospital, intent on ending his family tree once and for all. Jamie knows that she must leave the hospital in order to survive. With the aid of Dr. Loomis, they set out to defeat Michael on his home turf — the house that he grew up in.
Metascore:
28
User Score:
7.6

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