1989 November Movies

The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Little Mermaid

  • 92%
  • G
  • 83 min
  • Animation

Swimming into the hearts of a new generation—beautifully restored and this time in 3D—“The Little Mermaid” features the beloved Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson), a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father’s order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues the prince of her dreams. Determined to be human, Ariel strikes a bargain with the devious seawitch Ursula (voice of Pat...

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Back to the Future Part II

  • 64%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Adventure

The second part of the trilogy begins as Doc, Marty and Jennifer take the time-traveling DeLorean into the year 2015 to straighten out the future of the McFly family. But Biff Tannen steals the time machine and gives his younger self a book containing 50 years of sports statistics, which the young Biff uses to amass an enormous gambling fortune and transform idyllic Hill Valley into a living hell. To restore the present, Doc and Marty must return to the events of their previous adventure in...

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Steel Magnolias

  • 65%
  • PG
  • 117 min
  • Drama

Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon.

Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle...

Harlem Nights (1989)

Harlem Nights

  • 21%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Comedy

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair!

Valmont (1989)


    • R
    • 137 min
    • Drama

    Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons."

    All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

    All Dogs Go to Heaven

    • 50%
    • G
    • 89 min
    • Animation

    When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his...

    Best of the Best (1989)

    Best of the Best

      • PG-13
      • 97 min
      • Action

      The US national team travels to South Korea to compete in an international martial arts competition. Once there, a brash young member of the American squad goes out seeking revenge against the Korean champ who killed his brother in a previous match.

      "Nova" What Is Music?

        • Unrated
        • 54 min
        • Documentary
        Accidents (1989)


          • R
          • Sci-Fi

          A research scientist discovers that his project is being secretly adapted for use by the military. When he objects, his co-workers start to die in mysterious accidents.

          After Midnight (1989)

          After Midnight

            • R
            • 90 min
            • Horror

            Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in a bad part of town, and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, we have Helgenberger confronting a stalker at the answering service...

            Blind Witness (1989)

            Blind Witness

              • PG-13
              • 95 min
              • Drama

              Woman is trapped in her home with her husband's killers.

              Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

              Bloodhounds of Broadway

                • PG
                • 93 min
                • Comedy

                This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather live than die. In another story, Harriet's parrot is killed, and she has problems dealing with her loss. Then, there is a gambler, "Right", who has bloodhounds on his trail when he becomes a murder suspect. Finally, "The Brain" is bleeding profusely, and his friends search for a way...

                China White (1989)

                China White

                  • R
                  • 99 min
                  • Crime

                  In Amsterdam - in the time before the legalisation of some drugs and the following growth of competition on the market - takes place a war between the Italian and Chinese mafia because of the control of the heroin market.

                  - Written by

                  Volker Boehm

                  City Cops (1989)

                  City Cops

                    • Unrated
                    • 100 min
                    • Action

                    Martial arts adventure about a tough FBI cop (Cynthia Rothrock) high-kicking her way to the final showdown with a Chinese Mafia boss.

                    - Written by

                    Jonathan Broxton <[email protected]>

                    Coming Out (1989)

                    Coming Out

                      • NR
                      • 113 min
                      • Drama

                      Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly falls in love with a young man. Transformed by this love he is no longer afraid to face up to who he is.

                      Communion (1989)


                        • R
                        • 101 min
                        • Biography

                        On December 26th, 1985, Whitley Strieber had a dream. Weeks later, he discovered his family had the same dream. Months later, he made the most shocking discovery of his life. Now, you will discover it

                        Crack House (1989)

                        Crack House

                          • R
                          • 90 min
                          • Action

                          Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge the killing of his brother by a rival gang. In the course of getting even, Rick is arrested, leaving Melissa without anyone to protect her. She falls in with a crack dealer and quickly becomes addicted to the drug. When she gets sold to a drug kingpin...

                          Dealers (1989)


                            • R
                            • 87 min
                            • Documentary

                            The London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after the loss of $100 million, one of their leading traders, Tony Eisner commits suicide by putting a slug through his head while seated at his place in the board room. Despite the high stakes, many of the firm's staff are eager to step into Tony's now-vacated shoes and get credit for saving the company. Daniel Pascoe, the leading trader at the firm, is convinced that he's first...

                            For All Mankind (1989)

                            For All Mankind

                            • 93%
                            • 80 min
                            • Documentary

                            The story of the twenty-four men who traveled to the moon, told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences.

                            Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989)

                            Garfield's Thanksgiving

                              • Unrated
                              • 24 min
                              • Animation

                              Finds Jon with a love interest-a veterinarian who orders Garfield on a diet-and then comes for Thanksgiving dinner!

                              - Written by

                              Tiff Banks