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best of the 80's
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just some great 80’s movies to definitely watch with more to come.
new movies added every day as i go through the list.


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Movie: The Willies ( 1990 )
Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a teenage boy with a peculiar interest.
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Movie: The Godfather: Part III ( 1990 )
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.
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Movie: Kindergarten Cop ( 1990 )
A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.
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Movie: Almost an Angel ( 1990 )
A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one.
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Movie: Look Who's Talking Too ( 1990 )
This time, a new baby is on the way, and it's a girl. Wrapped together with the standard conflict between mother and father, Mikey engages in a bit of sibling rivalry with his new sister.
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Movie: Edward Scissorhands ( 1990 )
The solitary life of an artificial man - who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands - is upended when he is taken in by a suburban family.
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Movie: Mermaids ( 1990 )
An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
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Movie: It Nearly Wasn't Christmas ( 1989 )
Feeling unneeded, a disillusioned Santa Claus (Charles Durning) quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas (and the help of his bumbling chief elf, Philpot (Bruce Vilanch), Santa and the child travel across America and Santa discovers that people really do need him and care about other people.
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Movie: Tango & Cash ( 1989 )
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
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Movie: The Wizard ( 1989 )
A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.
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Movie: We're No Angels ( 1989 )
Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
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Movie: Family Business ( 1989 )
An ex professor offers Adam $1,000,000 to "get" some plasma from a high tech company's lab. Adam asks his criminal grandpa for help. Can the 2 convince Adam's now honest dad to join?Let us see what happens.
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Movie: She-Devil ( 1989 )
Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband (Bob) but finds him pulling away and spending more time at the office than at home. When he begins an affair with a famous romance novelist (Mary) and leaves Ruth to raise their kids, she decides she's had enough of playing nice docile housewife. Ruth endeavors to show Bob and Mary the truth about themselves and each other, while creating a new successful life of her own.
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Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation ( 1989 )
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
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Movie: Steel Magnolias ( 1989 )
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
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Movie: Back to the Future Part II ( 1989 )
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
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Movie: Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon ( 1989 )
After inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up. Amidst confusing goings-on amongst the triplet teenage girls and the boys they meet, Jeffrey Wyatt (Barry Bostwick) meets an old high school rival who promises to keep the resort as-is if Jeffrey will sell it to him. He has other plans in mind, however, and they are not limited merely to Jeffrey's resort. Meanwhile, a mean resident named Charlotte Brink (Jayne Meadows) causes problems for everyone.
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Movie: All Dogs Go to Heaven ( 1989 )
A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.
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Movie: Harlem Nights ( 1989 )
During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.
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Movie: The Little Mermaid ( 1989 )
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.
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Movie: Prancer ( 1989 )
A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.
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Movie: The Chipmunk Adventure ( 1987 )
The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.
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Movie: The Barbarians ( 1987 )
Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.
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Movie: Russkies ( 1987 )
A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends during the Cold War.
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Movie: Mio in the Land of Faraway ( 1987 )
A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transported from his dull life with his cold adoptive parents to a pastoral land where he discovers his real father is the king. In that country, he sets out on a quest, together with his new friend, to destroy the evil knight Kato.
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Movie: Mac and Me ( 1988 )
An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.
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Movie: Dad ( 1989 )
John's mom has a heart attack and ends in hospital. John flies home to take care of his dad, teaching him to do things around the house, spends time with him and shows him how to live again without mom's control. John's son joins them.
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Movie: Best of the Best ( 1989 )
A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
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Movie: Second Sight ( 1989 )
John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl.
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Movie: Shocker ( 1989 )
A murderous TV repairman, Horace Pinker is killing people in a small town left, right and center. He eventually finds the home of Lt. Parker, who is investigating his crimes, and savagely murders Parker's wife, son and daughter. His other son, Jonathan has a strange connection to Pinker through his dreams, and he directs his father to Pinker's business, where a small group of officers enter. Pinker escapes in a horrific spree, killing four officers and then targeting Jonathan's girlfriend, Alison. Another dream leads Jonathan and his dad to a residence where they catch Pinker in in the act of kidnapping. Pinker is arrested after a fight with Jonathan and sentenced to die in the electric chair. When executed, Pinker - who supposedly had given his soul to the devil in exchange for the power to come back as an energy source - takes over people's bodies and continues committing murders, until Jonathan devises a plan to bring Pinker into the real world, and then cut off his power source...
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Movie: Next of Kin ( 1989 )
Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
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Movie: Look Who's Talking ( 1989 )
Double-crossed, the lovelorn and very pregnant New York City accountant, Mollie, gets into James' cab and rushes to the hospital to give birth, after a failed attempt at love with a sleazy and self-centred businessman. Suddenly, Mollie is a single working mum--and what is even more disheartening--she has to embark on the nearly impossible quest to unearth the ideal father for her outspoken boy, Mikey. Could the perfect father be James, Mikey's favourite babysitter?
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Movie: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers ( 1989 )
One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.
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Movie: Beverly Hills Brats ( 1989 )
A rich young boy arranges to be kidnapped so he'll get more attention from his parents.
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Movie: The Punisher ( 1989 )
When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher.
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Movie: Not Quite Human II ( 1989 )
Chip, the android boy is back. This time, he is off to college, suffering from a computer virus and in love with Roberta, another android. Will there be a happy ending?
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Movie: Black Rain ( 1989 )
Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.
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Movie: Little Monsters ( 1989 )
A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.
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Movie: Millennium ( 1989 )
An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.
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Movie: Cheetah ( 1989 )
A "born free" type story set in Kenya about an orphaned cheetah cub that is adopted and raised by an American family.
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Movie: Let It Ride ( 1989 )
A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?
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Movie: Casualties of War ( 1989 )
During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.
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Movie: Blind Fury ( 1989 )
A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
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Movie: Uncle Buck ( 1989 )
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child ( 1989 )
The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.
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Movie: The Abyss ( 1989 )
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
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Movie: Lock Up ( 1989 )
With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.
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Movie: Parenthood ( 1989 )
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.
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Movie: Turner & Hooch ( 1989 )
A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.
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Movie: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan ( 1989 )
Jason Voorhees is accidentally awakened from his watery grave, and he ends up stalking a ship full of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan, NY.
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Movie: When Harry Met Sally... ( 1989 )
Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?"
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Movie: UHF ( 1989 )
An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.
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Movie: Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland ( 1992 )
A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
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Movie: Lethal Weapon 2 ( 1989 )
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
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Movie: Licence to Kill ( 1989 )
A vengeful James Bond goes rogue to infiltrate and take down the organization of a drug lord who has murdered his friend's new wife and left him near death.
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Movie: Weekend at Bernie's ( 1989 )
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
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Movie: Young Einstein ( 1988 )
Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beautiful French scientist Marie Curie, as well as several unscrupulous types who try to take advantage of the naive genius and his invention.
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Movie: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking ( 1988 )
After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and Annika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the "splunks", going down a river in barrels, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to a children's home. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie.
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Movie: Brewster's Millions ( 1985 )
A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
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Movie: Great Balls of Fire! ( 1989 )
The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.
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Movie: The Karate Kid Part III ( 1989 )
Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.
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Movie: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids ( 1989 )
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
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Movie: Batman ( 1989 )
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being Jack Napier, a criminal who becomes the clownishly homicidal Joker.
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Movie: Ghostbusters II ( 1989 )
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
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Movie: Vampire's Kiss ( 1989 )
After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire.
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Movie: Do the Right Thing ( 1989 )
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
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Movie: Dead Poets Society ( 1989 )
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
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Movie: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier ( 1989 )
Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.
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Movie: Renegades ( 1989 )
An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.
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Movie: Warlock ( 1989 )
A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.
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Movie: Pink Cadillac ( 1989 )
Skip tracer Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is tracking Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters) for a bail bondsman in California. Lou Ann is also being chased by her husband Roy McGuinn (Timothy Carhart) and his birth right/neo-nazi friends for taking their counterfeit money. Nowak eventually captures Lou Ann in Reno, Nevada, but agrees to stop at her sister's on the way back to see her baby. There, she finds her husband and his whacked out friend. A struggle begins and Roy takes off with her baby. Now it's up to Tommy to get the baby back.
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Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ( 1989 )
In 1938, after his father goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones finds himself up against the Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.
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Movie: Road House ( 1989 )
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.
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Movie: Paramedics ( 1989 )
Two paramedics are transferred to the nasty part of the city where a gang is killing people to sell their organs.
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Movie: Earth Girls Are Easy ( 1989 )
A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.
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Movie: Going Overboard ( 1989 )
Schecky Moskowitz, a deservedly-struggling young comedian, lands a menial job on the cruise ship that's holding the Miss Universe pageant. The Big Man On Deck for this voyage is Dickie Diamond, the ship's comedian and all-around ladies' man. As an assorted array of thugs, Panamanian mercenaries, and terrorists try to storm the ship, Schecky hopes for one big chance to prove himself and enter the exciting world of cruise-ship comedy.
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Movie: The Return of Swamp Thing ( 1989 )
In this tongue-in-cheek sequel, the benevolent bog creature falls for the vegetarian, plant-loving daughter of the evil scientist who created him.
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Movie: See No Evil, Hear No Evil ( 1989 )
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
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Movie: Field of Dreams ( 1989 )
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.
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Movie: Happy Together ( 1989 )
Serious, wannabe writer Chris starts college/UCLA and shares room with Alex, who turns out to be a cute party girl. He wants to move - at first.
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Movie: Loverboy ( 1989 )
Randy is still unfocused after 2 years in college. His dad will no longer pay tuition and Randy gets a job delivering pizzas. Several cute cougars pay him $200 for pizza delivery and "services rendered". Their husbands?
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Movie: Teen Witch ( 1989 )
High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?
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Movie: K-9 ( 1989 )
To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.
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Movie: Collision Course ( 1989 )
A Japanese investigator (Morita) and a Detroit cop (Leno) team up to track down a stolen prototype turbocharger.
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Movie: Pet Sematary ( 1989 )
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
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Movie: Kickboxer ( 1989 )
Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.
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Movie: Tarzan in Manhattan ( 1989 )
Tarzan goes to New York to rescue the chimp Cheetah, who has been captured by an evil animal experimenter. There, he teams up with Jane, a cab driver and daughter of an ex-cop private eye, who help Tarzan free Cheetah and his friends.
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Movie: She's Out of Control ( 1989 )
When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it's enough to make her father become overprotective of her.
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Movie: Say Anything... ( 1989 )
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
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Movie: Major League ( 1989 )
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
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Movie: The Dream Team ( 1989 )
Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.
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Movie: Cyborg ( 1989 )
A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
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Movie: Beyond the Stars ( 1989 )
This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an astronaut himself one day, befriends Paul Andrews, the thirteenth man on the moon. Paul is avoided by other astronauts nowadays, because he was very rude and rebuffing when he returned from space. Only slowly Eric learns that Paul discovered something, during his excursion on the moon, that he keeps as a secret.
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Movie: Snake Eater ( 1989 )
The Snake Eaters are an elite division of the Marines especially trained for search and destroy missions. This actioner chronicles the exploits of one of them who has become a cop. Known as a tough loner, he returns to find the band of backwoods bad-guys who killed his parents and abducted his sister.
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Movie: Heathers ( 1989 )
A regular girl, Veronica, tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school who are all called Heather. As she meets a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder and indifference, as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends.
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Movie: Crusoe ( 1989 )
Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
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Movie: Arena ( 1991 )
Steve Armstrong is a human short-order cook in a fast food restaurant on a "starstation" where the most popular arena fighting tournament in the whole galaxy is held. Members of various alien species fight one on one, often dirty, to become the ruling champions of the galaxy. The restaurant's sole waiter and Steve's boss is Shorty, a short four-armed scheming humanoid alien. When Steve saves Shorty from a particularly unpleasant and violent alien guest, they're both fired by the restaurant's automated A.I. for brawling. Shorty shows gratitude and they become friends. However, without jobs, they'll both be kicked off the space station. Thankfully, Quinn, a human female no-nonsense fighting promoter, who's in quick need of new fighters, hears about Steve's fight with the alien guest and offers him sponsorship. Human fighters have traditionally been defeated easily by naturally tougher alien fighters in previous tournaments and Steve would be a real underdog. Shorty manages to convince Steve to take the offer and after some initial difficulties, Steve proves to be a really tough fighter with an actual tiny chance of success. In the eyes of humans all across the galaxy, who feel inferior to the various alien races, Steve becomes their idol and champion of humanity. Steve doesn't really want all this attention, but he understands the hope people put in him. Rogor is the tournament's crooked organizer, who's complete control over the competition and the players is shaken by Steve's surprising success. He offers one of his deals to Steve as well, but he refuses. Rogor then comes up with a plan to get rid of Steve for good, if he gets to the finals. Rogor's rat-faced yesman Weezil is eager to help. Meanwhile, beautiful Jade attracts Steve's attention.
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Movie: Troop Beverly Hills ( 1989 )
A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.
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Movie: Fletch Lives ( 1989 )
After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.
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Movie: Police Academy 6: City Under Siege ( 1989 )
Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.