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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, suspense and humorous films and TV shows about / with flashback, murder, death, danger, crimes, police officer, photograph, escape, kiss and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1989: Earthquake Bird (2019), Bornholmer Straße (2014), The Fourth Man (2014), Abandoned (2015), Dead of Summer (2016), I Wake Up Yesterday (2012), Alois Nebel (2011), The Hot Zone (2019), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Megazone 23 III (1989).

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, exciting, atmospheric
Plot: love triangle, neo noir, photographer, missing woman, female friendship, interracial romance, suspicion of murder, mysterious past, female protagonist, investigation, crimes, crime ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: tokyo, japan
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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.
Style: tense, humorous, captivating, light
Plot: berlin wall, falling, border crossing, propaganda, society, friendship, rivalry, embroidery, uniform, iron curtain, german humor
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, german democratic republic, gdr
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 636
The Fourth Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: cold case, investigation, occupation, murder, archive footage, politics, embassy, terrorism, evidence, danger, crimes, crime investigation ...
Time: year 1989, year 2011, year 1975
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 2K
Abandoned (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When their yacht capsizes during a storm; four men face almost certain death.
Style: intense, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: sea, storm, catastrophe, boat, ship, survival, death, fear, desert island, courage, survivor, lost at sea ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: pacific ocean
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Dead of Summer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, summer camp, trapped, paranormal, lake, murder, party, investigation, freak accident, camp counselor, deputy, survivor ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: usa
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I Wake Up Yesterday (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Czech teacher Peter experiences journey into the past to late 80´s to recover his true love Eliška. At present he´s nothing but relationship´s loser so he tries to find his true love at least at the past. During his journey he passes not just ...
Style: light, feel good, captivating, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: experiment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school, time travel, teenage boy, classmate classmate relationship, male objectification, scientist, love and romance, pub, desire, family relations ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
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 6.7
 1K
Alois Nebel (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, society, crimes, murder, social misfits, mystery, life is a bitch, misfit, axe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague, central europe, poland
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 7.3
 6K
The Hot Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspenseful, based on true events, stylized ...
Plot: virus, research, military, infection, disease, fear, scientist, female protagonist, death, doctor, victim, quarantine ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: washington d.c., africa, texas, virginia, cleveland ohio ...
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, underwater, nuclear, patriotism, radiation, heroes, catastrophe, sea disaster, ocean or sea, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia, ussr
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Megazone 23 III (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Years after the events of Megazone 23 II, the only city on Earth is the supposedly idyllic Eden. There lives Eiji Takanaka, a B Level hacker who has just been accepted into EX, the organization that controls Eden. However, before his first day on ...
Plot: technology, attack, ass, fight, battle, butt, older actors younger roles, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), computer, cigarette smoking, battles ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: japan
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 5.1
 7K
Bereavement (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1989, six year old Martin Bristoll was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville Pennsylvania. Graham Sutter, a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable ...
Style: scary, disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, deadly, witnessing a crime, crime, confined, hostage, strong violent content, hostages, danger, countryside, missing child, violence spree ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a group of people from different walks of life converge in a Hungarian castle situated in Budapest which has been sealed for 500 years, they bring with them a werewolf which slowly begins to cut their numbers down.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: snow, werewolf, gory, mutant, palaces castles and temples, rivalry, investigation, vengeance, murder, escapades, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s, 15th century, 20th century, year 1989
Place: budapest hungary, budapest, hungary, europe
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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: drug dealing, black market, corruption, soldier, army, military base, bribery, profanity, unlikely criminals, military life, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany, hawaii ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 43K
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, humorous, semi serious, colourful, reboot ...
Plot: drug lord, death of friend, gunfight, father son relationship, investigation, fbi, grandfather, african american, revenge, sexual humor, martial arts, chase ...
Time: 90s, year 2014, 80s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 428K
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: exciting, comic, humorous, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: female warrior, superhero, good versus evil, superheroine, superhuman powers, save the world, danger, space wars, alien civilization, super strength, alien invasion, warrior ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: los angeles, louisiana
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 198K
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, epic, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: clown, evil, evil clown, killer clown, inhaler, fear, giant, kids in trouble, asthma, killing spree, good versus evil, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, year 1989, quarry, 80s, year 2016
Place: maine, los angeles, new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 34K
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, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couples, couple relations, love and romance, destiny, true love, romance, moral dilemma, love triangle, friendship, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1946, year 1988
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
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Ghost Mountaineer (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, 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, tense, exciting, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, paranoia, geologist, hiking, student, hallucination, skiing, accident, death, delusion, ghost, mountain ...
Time: year 1989
Place: siberia, soviet union
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 18K
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, mental disorder, obsession, life turned upside down, media, mental disorders, depression, friendship, loneliness, medication, lottery winner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1996, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, california, palm springs 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, psychological, serious, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: vengeance, working class, murder, pregnancy, loneliness, parent child relationship, factory, mother daughter relationship, young woman, unwanted pregnancy, poison, visceral ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 154
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: crossbow, revenge, husband wife relationship, loincloth, attempted rape, flashback, sword fight, masturbation, troubled marriage, drug dealer, junkyard, strangulation ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979, 70s, 80s
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 255
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 ...
Style: light, captivating, visually appealing, humorous
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: love, female objectification, family, teenager, redhead, sexual awakening, fall in love, swimming, beating, emigration, masturbation, piano playing ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
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A Child's Christmases in Wales (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: One-off period comedy, peeping into the lives of a south Wales family's Christmases across the 1980s, written by comedian Mark Watson and inspired by a Dylan Thomas short story. Christmas in this household may be a less than poetic affair, but ...
Plot: family relations, christmas spirit, christmas eve, christmas, rehearsal
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1986, year 1983
Place: wales
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The Wall - The Final Days (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The Berlin wall separated families and friends for 28 years. Some accepted it, and some worked hard to make it fall.
Plot: stasi, soldier, kitsch, border, automatic rifle, screaming, border crossing, police, male female relationship, german reunification, berlin wall, intercourse ...
Time: year 1989
Place: german democratic republic, gdr, germany, west germany, berlin germany
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The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, non-linear
Plot: dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, journalist, delusion, apology, promise, school, running away from home, family conflict, grudge ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: new york, utah, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 4K
Fay Grim (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Many years after her notorious husband, Henry Fool, fled after killing a neighbor, Fay Grim receives a visit from CIA agent Fulbright, who tells her that Henry is dead, but that some of his journals have been unearthed in France. She sets forth on a ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, intrigue, missing person, undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, woman in danger, politics, chases and races, investigation, poet, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: paris france, europe, france, turkey, afghanistan ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 908
Back in Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Inspector Richard Kemp never got around to putting the handcuffs around the Eardrum Slasher, a dangerous serial killer whose rampage began 20 years before. When Hélène, a psychologist, witnesses the Slasher’s latest crime and offers to testify, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, time travel, murder, changing the past or future, danger, cop witness relations, crime, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, strong female character, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, year 1989
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Max Embarrassing 2 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada, Russia, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their engagement, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening they slip away from the group and meet ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: secret agents, undercover, working undercover, teenage life, youth, cousin cousin relationship, secret, love, tourist, female director, cousins in love, vodka ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1989
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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Beyond the Call (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Russell Gates (David Strahairn) is a Vietnam vet on death row for killing a policeman. His childhood sweetheart, Pam O'Brien (Sissy Spacek), is stunned to learn this and does not believe he could commit such a crime. She writes to him much to ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, family life, prison life, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, cop killer, shot in the leg, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
Is relevant ?
 4.6
 3K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, danger, deadly, supernatural, chainsaw, diner, gas station, gore, forest, news report ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1987, year 1989
Place: maine, usa
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