Year 1989 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1989 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic, suspenseful, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with murder, death, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, flashback, chase, brutality, revenge, investigation and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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year 1989 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1989: Earthquake Bird (2019), Dead of Summer (2016), The Hot Zone (2019), Shaft (2019), Captain Marvel (2019), Young Sheldon (2017), It: Chapter Two (2019), Death in Buenos Aires (2014), When They See Us (2019), Beyond Borders (2003).

List of year 1989 movies

Earthquake Bird (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo, Japan, 1989. Lucy Fly, a foreigner who works as a translator, begins a passionate relationship with Teiji, a mysterious man obsessed with photography.
Style: suspense, bleak, atmospheric, exciting
Plot: love triangle, photographer, neo noir, missing woman, female friendship, interracial romance, suspicion of murder, mysterious past, female protagonist, investigation, crime, job ...
Time: year 1989
Place: tokyo, japan
Is relevant ?
Dead of Summer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, summer camp, plot twist, lake, paranormal, trapped, camp counselor, murder, survivor, party, demon, investigation ...
Time: year 1989
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 5K
The Hot Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.
Style: macabre, based on true events, rough, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: virus, research, military, disease, fear, scientist, female protagonist, death, infection, doctor, victim, laboratory ...
Time: year 1989
Place: texas, africa, washington d.c., virginia, cleveland ohio ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 35K
Shaft (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, colourful
Plot: drug lord, death of friend, fbi, father son relationship, grandfather, martial arts, gunfight, crime, african american, investigation, sexual humor, revenge ...
Time: year 2009, year 1989, year 2001, year 1994, year 2012 ...
Place: new york, harlem
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 6.9
 388K
Captain Marvel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously ...
Style: comic, exciting, humorous, suspense, grunge ...
Plot: superhero, female warrior, superheroine, good versus evil, superhuman powers, save the world, danger, warrior, alien technology, alien invasion, female protagonist, tough girl ...
Time: 1990s, year 1995, year 1989
Place: louisiana
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 7.3
 26K
Young Sheldon (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, philosophical
Plot: child prodigy, genius, school, boy, family, childhood, adolescence, mathematician, prodigy, parents and children, society, family conflict ...
Time: 1990s, year 1989, year 1990
Place: texas, usa
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 6.7
 146K
It: Chapter Two (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, it chapter two brings the chapters - who've long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, epic, suspenseful ...
Plot: clown, killer clown, evil clown, evil, kids in trouble, good versus evil, killing spree, fear, group of friends, haunted house, creature, childhood friend ...
Time: 2010s, year 1989
Place: maine, usa
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Death in Buenos Aires (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tragic ending
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, deadly, mystery, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crime, crimes, police investigation, gender, urban, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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When They See Us (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
Story: Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, based on true events, rough, suspense
Plot: investigation, rape, racial issues, black cast, social issues, suspect, central park, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: year 1989
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 6.5
 25K
Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: charity, starvation, surgery, negotiation, desert, cia, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1993, 20th century, year 1989 ...
Place: africa, england, ethiopia, cambodia, chechnya ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 2K
Match (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Seattle couple travel to New York to interview colorful former dancer Tobi for research on a dissertation about dance. But soon, common niceties and social graces erode when the questions turn personal and the true nature of the interview is ...
Style: talky, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: power relations, aging, teachers and students, dancer's life, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, suitcase, cooking, sex, gay slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1972, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 40K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, convict, legal action, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, legal, life is a bitch, investigation, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 6.8
 32K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, private detective, violence, intruder, vigilantism, investigation, crimes, partners, gory, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
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Adam & Evelyn (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summer 1989, East Germany. Adam works as a tailor, Evelyn as a waitress. They are planning a vacation together when Evelyn finds out that Adam is cheating on her and decides to leave for the holiday on her own.
Plot: german abroad, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vacation, hotel room, waitress, person in a car trunk, tailor, darkroom, car trouble, woman wearing a miniskirt, border crossing, photographer
Time: year 1989
Place: east germany
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The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: biting, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, terrorism, media, idealism, society, dictatorship, political unrest, military, suburbs, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 5K
Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape DDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: border patrol, escape plan, german history, berlin wall, american abroad, pharmacist, pharmacy, child in peril, two on a motorcycle, u.s. embassy, physicist, lieutenant colonel ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, kindergarten, berlin germany ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 15K
Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
Style: factual, serious, rough, exciting, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, cocaine, journalist, latinx lead, assassination, drugs, murder, husband wife relationship, minister, lover, prison ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992 ...
Place: colombia, florida, latin america, panama, south america
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Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.
Plot: scandal, conservation, corruption, corporation, ship captain, oil, ship, environmentalism, oil company, oil industry, corporate greed, environmental issue ...
Time: year 1989
Place: alaska
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Bullyparade: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A multi-episode movie based on the skit TV show "bullyparade".
Plot: press conference, berlin wall, siren, prairie, time travel
Time: year 1989
Place: berlin germany, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 52K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China, Sweden, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: serious, surprise ending, melancholic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, missing woman, clue, winter, snowman, murder, snow, missing person, corpse, based on a novel ...
Time: year 1945, year 2006, year 1989, 2010s, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 31K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
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Ghost Mountaineer (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Estonia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ghost Mountaineer is a feature film with some hints of horror, based on actual events in Siberia back in Soviet times. A group of Estonian students on a winter hiking trip suddenly find themselves in the middle of bloodcurdling events in a Buryatian ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: supernatural, student, paranoia, hallucination, geologist, hiking, accident, death, skiing, delusion, ghost, mountain ...
Time: year 1989
Place: siberia, soviet union
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 17K
Welcome to Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, tv show, obsession, life turned upside down, media, mental disorders, depression, friendship, loneliness, medication, hermaphrodite, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1971, year 1996, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: vengeance, working class, murder, pregnancy, loneliness, parent child relationship, factory, young woman, unwanted pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, poison, visceral ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: helsinki finland, finland
Is relevant ?
Thunderground (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A con-artist meets a tough fighter and sees him as her ticket to a better life. The two make an agreement and head off to New Orleans to arrange a match with "the man" - the mysterious king of bare-knuckled boxing. There are no rules for ...
Plot: mud wrestling, police brutality, stealing a car, older man younger woman relationship, hustler, train ride, bum
Time: year 1989
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 141
Un Amore (1999)
Genre: Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Twenty years of the relationship between a man and a woman. We start in the present, as they are both married to other people and are having an adulterous affair with each other. Then we move to their first date and from there chronologically ...
Plot: love, singing, iraq war, exam, turin italy, year 2000, winter, youth, year 1997, part animation, sex scene, lawyer ...
Time: year 1984, year 1989, year 1996, year 1991, year 1985 ...
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 137
Blue Vengeance (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Considered too dangerous to be on the force, ex-cop Mickey McCardle is tormented by the brutal murder of his partner. Obsessed, McCardle must rise from the shambles of his life and take up a trail of revenge. Stars Joe Ambrose and Tom Billett.
Plot: revenge, crossbow, drug dealer, arrow, sword fight, decapitation, older man younger woman relationship, nightclub, attempted rape, escaped mental patient, loincloth, brutality ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
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Bornholmer Straße (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.
Plot: berlin wall, uniform, border crossing, embroidery, iron curtain, propaganda
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 599
The Fourth Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation. In the aftermath of the violent occupation, the ...
Plot: sexist, investigation, police officer, murder investigation, police procedural, special unit, cold case, terrorist, homophobe, politics, murder, police protagonist ...
Time: year 1989, year 2011, year 1975
Place: stockholm sweden
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 223
Tender Waves (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The congenial Vojta is bashful and his family is batty. His short-tempered father, who once failed to swim the English Channel, wants him to be a competing swimmer and his loving mother, a former child ice revue star, sees a talented pianist in her ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: family, swimming, love, communism, emigration, sexual awakening, postman, piano teacher, redhead girl, porn magazine, absent mother, gas mask ...
Time: year 1989
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