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, bleak, rough and stylized films and TV shows about / with flashback, death, murder, husband wife relationship, dog, brutality, father son relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship and boyfriend girlfriend relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, Sweden and other countries.
year 1989
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year 1989 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1989: Dead of Summer (2016), It (2017), Adam & Evelyn (2018), Bornholmer Straße (2014), The Wall - The Final Days (2008), Ant-Man (2015), Rent (2005), Alois Nebel (2011), Match (2014), Conviction (2010).

List of year 1989 movies

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: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, summer camp, paranormal, lake, camp counselor, murder, flashback, party, plot twist, investigation, deputy, exorcism ...
Time: year 1989
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 342K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing person, fear, clown, abandoned house, death of brother, monster, supernatural power, killer clown, good versus evil, small town, group of friends, child in peril ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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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: tailor, car trouble, woman wearing a miniskirt, darkroom, hotel room, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, waitress, vacation, photographer, german abroad, border crossing
Time: year 1989
Place: east germany
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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, iron curtain, propaganda, border crossing, embroidery
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
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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: kitsch, german, nationalism, german reunification, male female relationship, border crossing, automatic rifle, border, police, berlin wall, intercourse, soldier
Time: year 1989
Place: gdr, west germany, berlin germany
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 462K
Ant-Man (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, light, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, ant, miniaturization, shrinking, mad scientist, inventions and discoveries, technology, father daughter relationship, chase, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, 2010s
Place: usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 46K
Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: aids, lesbian, gay, drug abuse, missing person, african american, hiv positive, telephone call, friendship, transvestism, heroin, eviction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, new mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: surrealism, haunted by the past, rotoscoping, mysterious character, mystery, social misfits, uncover truth, crimes, misfit, society, life is a bitch, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague, poland
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: serious, captivating, talky, tense, realistic
Plot: dancer's life, gays and lesbians, aging, couple relations, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, couples, power relations, homosexual, gay, marital problem, dna ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 1991, year 1989 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 39K
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, prison, injustice, fighting the system, convict, lawyer, legal action, christmas, money, investigation, testimony ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
Is relevant ?
 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: stylized, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, home invasion, intruder, flashlight, cemetery, private detective, revenge, crime, small town, unlikely partners, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, danger, suburbs, state affairs, soldier, daring rescue, terrorism, political unrest, heroes, media ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 941
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, berlin wall, german history, escape plan, american abroad, teenage boy, teenage girl, interrogation, deserter, child in peril, sewing, pharmacy ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, kindergarten, east berlin east germany, west germany
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 13K
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, exciting, rough, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, cocaine, journalist, latinx lead, husband wife relationship, murder, drugs, assassination, lover, minister, prison ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, year 1982, year 1981, year 1989 ...
Place: colombia, florida, panama
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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: oil industry, scandal, environmentalism, conservation, oil company, oil, ship, ship captain, corruption, ecology, senator, environmental ...
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: time travel, prairie, press conference, siren, berlin wall
Time: year 1989
Place: berlin germany, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 46K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
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: police investigation, serial killer, murder, police detective, snowman, clue, winter, missing woman, based on a novel, missing person, snow, blood ...
Time: year 1989, year 1945, 2010s, 2000s, year 2006
Place: norway, oslo norway
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 29K
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, touching, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, true love, couple relations, couples, love, love and romance, love triangle, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, destiny, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, 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 ...
Plot: supernatural, snowstorm, train ride, hiking, university student, accident, morgue, corpse, geologist, police officer, crystal, mountain ...
Time: year 1989
Place: soviet union, siberia
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, dark humor, satirical ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, tv show, life turned upside down, mental disorders, media, misfit, depression, loneliness, psychiatrist, drugs, lottery winner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1991, year 1989 ...
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, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, factory, working class, poison, murder, pregnancy, loneliness, parent child relationship, isolation, match, factory worker, misfit ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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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: police brutality, bum, train ride, stealing a car, hustler, older man younger woman relationship, mud wrestling
Time: year 1989
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 137
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: male female relationship, guitarist, year 1997, winter, youth, year 2000, exam, iraq war, world cup, beach, extramarital affair, turin italy ...
Time: year 1991, year 1996, year 1984, year 1989, year 1985 ...
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 112
Blue Vengeance (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, jousting, flashback, husband wife relationship, mental institution, loincloth, escaped mental patient, heavy metal, long hair, barbed wire, drug dealer ...
Time: year 1979, year 1989
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 588
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, police procedural, murder investigation, homophobe, secret police, occupation, embassy, multiple time frames, police protagonist, special unit, cold case, investigation ...
Time: year 1975, year 1989, year 2011
Place: stockholm sweden
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 216
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, love, swimming, coming of age, alarm, gas mask, piano teacher, virgin, piano lesson, postman, flash forward, jealousy ...
Time: year 1989
Is relevant ?
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: christmas spirit, christmas eve, christmas
Time: year 1986, year 1989, year 1983
Place: wales
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 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.
Plot: ship, sea, storm, survivor, boat, death, survival, water, fear, fight, courage, barefoot male
Time: year 1989
Is relevant ?
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 ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, regret, alcoholic, funeral, child abuse, gambling, hospital, illness, writing, pride, restaurant ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia, utah
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Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in the Vietnamese countryside during the late 1980s, as told through the eyes of a 12 year old boy named Thieu. Thieu and his younger brother Tuong share and do everything together. Their days unfold like a whimsical and ...
Plot: boy, childhood, 12 year old, falling in love, coming of age, innocence, brother brother relationship, girl
Time: year 1989
Place: vietnam
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