1989 Action Movies

Batman (1989)

Batman

  • 72%
  • PG-13
  • 126 min
  • Action

Tim Burton's BATMAN, inspired by Frank Miller's graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns," is a Gothic, Wagnerian treatment of the Batman mythos that explains the origins of Batman (Michael Keaton) and his nemesis, the maniacal Joker (a ripe Jack Nicholson).

Gotham City is a sunless, ominous haven for criminals, held in the corrupt grip of crime boss Carl Grissom (the ever-magnetic Jack Palance), and terrorized by a sadistic vandal and murderer known as The Joker. But it isn't long before a...

Road House (1989)

Road House

  • 38%
  • R
  • 114 min
  • Action

Dalton is an expert "cooler" -- a barroom bouncer who can break up fights without getting himself killed in the process. Frank Tilghman, the owner of the Double Deuce in Jasper, Missouri, has hired Dalton away from a bar in New York City, because Tilghman needs someone who can handle the nightly outbreaks of violence at the Double Deuce, and teach the rest of the Double Deuce's bouncers how to handle it. There's even a cage protecting the bar's band from the customers. The band is led by...

Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (1989)

Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade

    • PG
    • 127 min
    • Action

    Indiana and his father outwit the Nazis in their attempt to find the Holy Grail.

    Ghostbusters II (1989)

    Ghostbusters II

    • 51%
    • PG
    • 102 min
    • Action

    Five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. However, when Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement only to be promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana's baby and be born anew....

    DeepStar Six (1989)

    DeepStar Six

      • R
      • 105 min
      • Action

      The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

      The Abyss (1989)

      The Abyss

      • 88%
      • PG-13
      • 139 min
      • Adventure

      After a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks in a remote part of the ocean floor, a team of divers on a prototype underwater oil rig are pressed into service by the U.S. Navy in a rescue attempt. When a hurricane cuts off contact between the surface and the underwater depths, the crew begin to see evidence of a strange, possibly alien intelligence at work. While chief Bud Brigman (Ed Harris) bickers with his ex-wife and boss (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), the Navy commander begins to grow...

      License to Kill (1989)

      License to Kill

        • PG-13
        • 133 min
        • Action

        James Bond and his American colleague Felix Leiter arrest the drug lord Sanchez who succeeds in escaping and takes revenge on Felix and his wife. Bond knows but just one thing: revenge.

        Leviathan (1989)

        Leviathan

        • 17%
        • R
        • 98 min
        • Adventure

        Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

        The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

        The Karate Kid Part III

        • 16%
        • PG
        • 112 min
        • Action

        Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate schools was defeated by Daniel and Mr Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kresse take revenge on Daniel and Mr Miyagi.

        Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

        Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

          • PG
          • 107 min
          • Action

          When the newly-christened starship Enterprise's shakedown cruise goes poorly, Captain Kirk and crew put it into Spacedock for repairs. But an urgent mission interrupts their Earth-bound shore leave. A renegade Vulcan named Sybok has taken several ambassadors hostage on the planet Nimbus III, an event which also attracts the attention of a Klingon captain who wants to make a name for himself. Sybok's rag-tag army captures the Enterprise and takes it on a journey to the center of the galaxy in...

          Tango & Cash (1989)

          Tango & Cash

          • 39%
          • R
          • 104 min
          • Action

          Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.

          Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

          Lethal Weapon 2

          • 83%
          • R
          • 113 min
          • Action

          Los Angeles police sergeant Roger Murtaugh and his partner, Sergeant Martin Riggs, are working on yet another drug related case. Soon after finding 1 million dollars worth of South African krugerrand in a crashed red BMW after a chase, Riggs and Murtaugh are assigned to keep an eye on Leo Getz, who is scheduled to testify in a case. There are people who don't want Leo to testify, and they are a group of drug smugglers led by Arjen Rudd, the minister of diplomatic affairs for the South African...

          Next of Kin (1989)

          Next of Kin

          • 50%
          • R
          • 108 min
          • Action

          Chicago cop Truman Gates has alienated his rural Kentucky relatives by living in the big city. Truman is happily married to Jessie, a violinist and music teacher. Back on the family spread in Kentucky, Truman's older brother Briar Gates, who has had to struggle ever since the local coal mine was closed down, resents Truman for moving to Chicago and for convincing their younger brother, Gerald Gates, to do the same. Gerald, a truck driver for a vending machine company, feels torn between Truman...

          Black Rain (1989)

          Black Rain

            • R
            • 125 min
            • Action

            Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game the Japanese way.

            The Punisher (1989)

            The Punisher

            • 24%
            • R
            • 89 min
            • Action

            When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

            Kickboxer (1989)

            Kickboxer

              • R
              • 105 min
              • Action

              If your enemy refusesito be humbled... Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless fighter and Thai champion, Tong Po. Tong not only defeats Eric, he paralyzes him for life. Crazed with anger, Kurt vows revenge. After a crash cours

              Cyborg (1989)

              Cyborg

              • 14%
              • R
              • 86 min
              • Action

              A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

              See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

              See No Evil, Hear No Evil

              • 18%
              • R
              • 103 min
              • Action

              A man is murdered. Two men witness it. A blind man who hears the killer, and a deaf man who sees her. The police don't think they're credible witnesses, but the killers don't want to take any chances. The two men must now work together to save themselves and bring the killers to justice.

              Lean on Me (1989)

              Lean on Me

              • 67%
              • PG-13
              • 108 min
              • Action

              When principal Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman) takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks doors and demands effort and results from students, staff and parents. Autocratic to a fault, this real-life educator put it all on the lin

              Warlock (1989)

              Warlock

              • 53%
              • R
              • 103 min
              • Action

              A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.