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, rough, bleak and suspense films and TV shows about / with death, flashback, murder, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brutality, mother daughter relationship, photograph, telephone and dog 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), Match (2014), Conviction (2010), Cold in July (2014), Adam & Evelyn (2018), The Paper Will Be Blue (2006), Balloon (2018), Loving Pablo (2017), Bullyparade: The Movie (2017), The Snowman (2017).

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, camp counselor, murder, demon, exorcism, party, plot twist, survivor, investigation, deputy ...
Time: year 1989
Place: usa
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: tense, captivating, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: power relations, aging, couples, artists and showbiz, teachers and students, gays and lesbians, couple relations, dancer's life, apartment, 17 year old, joy, father figure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1989, year 2004 ...
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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: convict, injustice, false accusation, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, prison, innocence, trial, courtroom, law school, money ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary ...
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, private detective, intruder, vigilantism, investigation, crimes, revenge, deadly, partners, gory, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
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: car trouble, tailor, border crossing, german abroad, vacation, waitress, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, woman wearing a miniskirt, darkroom, photographer, hotel room
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: realistic, biting, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, suburbs, society, dictatorship, danger, idealism, heroes, political unrest, media, terrorism, daring rescue ...
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, child in peril, teenage boy, interrogation, teenage girl, lieutenant colonel, american abroad, pharmacy, sewing ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, kindergarten, east berlin east germany, west germany
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 14K
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, minister, lover, congress ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, year 1993, year 1984, year 1992 ...
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: ship, oil, senator, environmentalism, oil company, conservation, scandal, ship captain, oil industry, environmental issue, ecology, environmental ...
Time: year 1989
Place: alaska
Is relevant ?
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, berlin wall, prairie, siren, press conference
Time: year 1989
Place: washington d.c., berlin germany
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 47K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China, 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, police detective, serial killer, clue, murder, snowman, missing person, missing woman, based on a novel, snow, winter, decapitation ...
Time: year 1945, 2010s, 2000s, year 2006, year 1989
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, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, love and romance, couples, love, destiny, life & death, moral dilemma, friendship, death, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
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 ...
Plot: police officer, village, geologist, mountain, crystal, hallucination, delusion, flashback, paranoia, snow, student, winter ...
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, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, satirical ...
Plot: mental illness, tv show, obsession, media, misfit, life turned upside down, mental disorders, depression, loneliness, psychiatrist, drugs, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1971, year 1989, 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, realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: working class, vengeance, pregnancy, factory, poison, murder, loneliness, misfit, society, couples, parent child relationship, factory worker ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: helsinki finland, 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: hustler, police brutality, mud wrestling, bum, train ride, older man younger woman relationship, stealing a car
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: friend, love, singing, lawyer, beach, extramarital affair, iraq war, world cup, part animation, guitar, sex scene, divorce ...
Time: year 1982, year 1985, year 1996, 1990s, year 1989 ...
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: revenge, crossbow, junkyard, motorcycle, hanging, drug dealer, husband wife relationship, mental institution, flashback, loincloth, escaped mental patient, murder ...
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, embroidery, iron curtain, uniform, border crossing, propaganda
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
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: murder investigation, police procedural, sexist, special unit, cold case, homophobe, occupation, secret police, investigation, terrorist, embassy, multiple time frames ...
Time: year 1989, year 2011, year 1975
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: love, swimming, family, flower shop, kama sutra, swimmer, underage smoking, redhead girl, communism, emigration, demonstration, first sexual experience ...
Time: 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: christmas eve, christmas spirit, christmas
Time: year 1983, year 1986, year 1989
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: police, german, soldier, automatic rifle, border, border crossing, intercourse, german reunification, male female relationship, nationalism, berlin wall, kitsch
Time: year 1989
Place: gdr, west germany, berlin germany
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: sea, storm, ship, survivor, boat, survival, death, fear, fight, courage, water, 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: dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, flowerpot, paint, sweating, burn scar, howling, jumping rope, nurse uniform, french kiss, fancy restaurant, public phone ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia, manhattan new york city, utah
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 356K
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, death of brother, abandoned house, monster, supernatural power, good versus evil, killer clown, small town, group of friends, child in peril ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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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, falling in love, coming of age, 12 year old, girl, brother brother relationship, childhood, innocence
Time: year 1989
Place: vietnam
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, sexy, suspense, atmospheric, harsh ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, lesbian, spy, shooting, bisexual woman, blonde, brutality, man fights a woman, sexy woman, lesbianism ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, west germany, eastern europe ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 9K
Mindhorn (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A washed up actor who played Mindhorn, a secret agent with a bionic eye, returns to the Isle of Man, the area where his most famous role was set, to help catch a killer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: amateur detective, police investigation, handcuffs, shot to death, blood splatter, corrupt cop, photograph, cell phone, hostage, kidnapping, police station, police car ...
Time: 2010s, year 1989
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Southside with You (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.
Style: romantic
Plot: oval office, notary, black romance, law school, wooing, grandfather, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, attorney, legal, mother, cinema, date ...
Time: year 1961, year 1989
Place: washington d.c., indonesia, hawaii, kenya, harvard university ...
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