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Top 30 films of 1989 (baumer's favourite year)IMDB is the source...if it's 1989 on IMDb it qualifies...Aug 25th is deadline

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11 hours ago, baumer said:

I think it's better to use the Internet movie database. That is a much more comprehensive site then using box office mojo. So if the original release date is listed on the Internet movie database as 1989 that is what we will use. And I will put that in the title so that everybody knows going forward.

Cool. So take your picks (and movies to catch up with) out of these basically.

https://letterboxd.com/films/year/1989/

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I'll have to look into this list tonight.

 

Quick question I've never seen the Abyss if I do watch it is it best to go with the original or extended cut?

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3 hours ago, DAR said:

I'll have to look into this list tonight.

 

Quick question I've never seen the Abyss if I do watch it is it best to go with the original or extended cut?

Extended cut. It adds a lot more character development and good scenes that it basically made the original cut null and void for me. 

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This will be fun - great year for me - had my first child in July of '89 & he is probably older than many on this board.  Here are some of my faves:

 

Parenthood -probably my fave of that year

Say Anything

Field of Dreams - still tear up watching this beautiful movie

Heathers 

The 'Burbs - I just love this crazy movie

When Harry Met Sally

Steel Magnolias

Sex, Lies & Videotape - an Indie that everyone was talking about 

Sea of Love - Al Pacino & Ellen Barkin thriller - word of mouth was great on this one

Crimes & Misdemeanors - one of my fave Woody movies

Let It Ride - I love this movie & all the crazy gambling characters - Dreyfuss is fantastic

The Abyss - watch it all the time - Ed Harris - need I say more?

Immediate Family - Glenn Close & Mary Stuart Masterson - I found it touching

Drugstore Cowboy - loved Matt Dillon since I was 16 - he is fantastic in this

Major League - great baseball comedy

 

 

 

 

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Just watched Road House again last night.  What an absolute hoot that one is....."I used to fuck guys like you in prison!"  

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I've seen more 1989 films than I've realized so I should easily manage a ten-film list. I'm really happy because I'll be able to support my favorites.

 

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This is a film with cool action and a fluctuating premise. I remember watching it when I was little; I think the film was randomly coming on a channel like HBO. I had really only seen kids films before this so it was a new experience. I learned a lot about firefighting through this film. If's there's any film I'm going to do an FYC for, it'll be this one.

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20 minutes ago, SLAM! said:

I've seen more 1989 films than I've realized so I should easily manage a ten-film list. I'm really happy because I'll be able to support my favorites.

Its one of the few movies with strong romance parts I actually like, in this case a lot. See my first chart post, including because it had Audrey Hepburn in her last role a few years before she lost her fight against cancer in it.

I really like her as she was in a few of my favourite movies and some other reasons.

(and them training with the red sand... 😉 )

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3 hours ago, baumer said:

Just watched Road House again last night.  What an absolute hoot that one is....."I used to fuck guys like you in prison!"  

 LOL - My husband watches that every time it comes on - he just loves it.  I like Sam Elliot in his little ponytail😉

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2 hours ago, Catty said:

 LOL - My husband watches that every time it comes on - he just loves it.  I like Sam Elliot in his little ponytail😉

 

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So I'm really ecstatic that I've seen ten films:

 

The Abyss

Always

Dead Poets Society

Do The Right Thing

Ghostbusters II

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

The Little Mermaid

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Road House

Weekend at Bernie's

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Here is most of what is in the top 200 movies, after i took the liberty to go through the trailers.  I spent about 4 hours on YouTube with the trailers and rated them in order of how i want to see them.  (for comparison, 2018-2019 would be almost all 7's)

I bolded the ones that were in the top 30 at the 1989 box office.  I would have thought the majority of the romantic comedies was a test for hate , as they made all the money, and looked like I would have wanted to cry from their reign over the masses.  

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Dead Poets Society, Parenthood, Ghostbusters 2, Indiana Jones 3, Batman, 
Christmas Vacation, Pet Semetary, The Abyss
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Halloween 5, Akira
Always, License to Kill, 
Friday the 13th Part VIII

7 - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - 52.2
7 - Lethal Weapon 2 - 147.3

7 - Do the Right Thing - 27.5
7 - Born on the Fourth of July - 70.0
7 - Roger and Me - 6.7
7 - Fat Man and Little Boy - 3.6
7 - Red Scorpion - 4.2
7 - The Phantom of the Opera - 4.0
7 - Communion - 1.9
7 - The Fly II - 20.0
7 - Shocker - 16.6
7 - Back to the Future II - 118.5
7 - Millennium - 5.8
7 - Glory - 26.8
7 - Deepstar Six - 8.1
7 - 976-Evil - 3.0
7 - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - 40.5
7 - Relentless - 7.0
7 - Fright Night II - 3.0
7 - Stepfather 2 - 1.5
7 - Say Anything - 20.8
7 - Tango & Cash - 63.4
7 - Leviathan - 15.7
7 - The Terror Within - 0.9
7 - Harlem Nights - 60.9
7 - The Little Mermaid - 84.4

7 - Dead Calm - 7.8
7 - Lean on Me - 31.9
7 - Cyborg - 10.2
7 - Earth Girls Are Easy - 3.9
7 - Henry V - 10.2
7 - For All Mankind - 0.8
7 - Heart of Dixie - 1.1
7 - A Dry White Season - 3.8
7 - Drugstore Cowboy - 4.7

6 - Rooftops - 2.0
6 - My Left Foot - 14.7
6 - Miss Firecracker - 1.9
6 - Crimes and Misdemeanors - 18.3
6 - Casualties of War - 18.7
6 - Field of Dreams - 64.4
6 - Renegades - 9.0
6 - Gleaming the Cube - 2.8
6 - Best of the Best - 1.7
6 - The Horror Show - 1.7
6 - How I Got Into College - 1.6
6 - Farewell to the King - 2.4
6 - The Little Thief - 1.1
6 - Music Box - 6.3
6 - Rude Awakening - 3.2
6 - The Wizard - 14.3
6 - Black Rain - 46.2
6 - Sea of Love - 58.6
6 - Lock Up - 22.1
6 - Dead Bang - 8.1
6 - Sex, Lies, and Videotape - 24.7
6 - New York Stories - 10.8
6 - Enemies: A Love Story - 7.8
6 - Dream a Little Dream - 5.6
6 - Physical Evidence - 3.6
6 - Scandal - 8.8
6 - The Mighty Quinn - 4.6
6 - She-Devil - 15.4
6 - Pink Cadillac - 12.1
6 - The Package - 10.6
6 - Johnny Handsome - 7.2
6 - Crack House - 0.9
6 - UHF - 6.2
6 - Heathers - 1.1
6 - The January Man - 4.6
6 - Apartment Zero - 1.3
6 - Let it Ride - 5.0
6 - Kickboxer - 14.7
6 - Bloodfist - 1.8
6 - American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt - 0.9
6 - Camille Claudel - 3.3
6 - Valmont - 1.1
6 - Chocolat - 2.3
6 - Romero - 1.3
6 - Who's Harry Crumb? - 11.0
6 - Young Einstein - 11.5
6 - Immediate Family - 5.9
6 - We're No Angels - 10.6
6 - Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills - 2.2
6 - Vampire's Kiss - 0.7
6 - Parents - 0.9
6 - Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects - 3.4
6 - Speed Zone - 3.1
6 - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - 8.1
6 - All Dogs Go to Heaven - 27.1
5 - Prancer - 18.6
5 - Uncle Buck - 66.8
5 - Next of Kin - 15.9
5 - In Country - 3.5
5 - Road House - 30.1
5 - Steel Magnolias - 83.8
5 - The War of the Roses - 86.9
5 - When Harry Met Sally... - 92.8

5 - Major League - 49.8
5 - Driving Miss Daisy - 106.6
5 - See No Evil, Hear No Evil - 46.9
5 - Family Business - 12.1
5 - Getting it Right - 1.0
5 - The Karate Kid Part III - 39.0
5 - Slaves of New York - 0.5
5 - Little Monsters - 0.8
5 - Miracle Mile - 1.1
5 - Little Vera - 1.3
5 - The Adventures of Milo and Otis - 3.0
5 - War Party - 0.7
5 - Jacknife - 2.1
5 - Chances Are - 16.3
5 - The Dream Team - 28.9
5 - Weekend at Bernies - 30.2
5 - Tap - 9.1
5 - Erik the Viking - 1.9
5 - Sing - 2.3
5 - Shag: The Movie - 7.0
5 - Welcome Home - 1.0
5 - Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - 11.6
5 - Loverboy - 4.0
5 - Gross Anatomy - 11.6
5 - Cheetah - 8.2
5 - The 'Burbs - 36.6
5 - Fletch Lives - 35.2
5 - Criminal Law - 10.0
5 - Old Gringo - 3.6
5 - The Girl in a Swing - 0.7
5 - Winter People - 2.0
5 - Troop Beverly Hills - 8.5
5 - Turner & Hooch - 71.1
5 - An Innocent Man - 20.0
5 - Cookie - 1.9
5 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - 130.7
5 - Look Who's Talking - 140.1 

5 - True Believer - 8.7
5 - True Love - 1.4
5 - Great Balls of Fire! - 13.7
5 - Mystery Train - 1.5
5 - Second Sight - 5.4
5 - Wired - 1.1
5 - The Toxic Avenger Part II - 0.8
5 - Shirley Valentine - 6.1
5 - Disorganized Crime - 7.7
5 - Listen to Me - 4.3
5 - The Fabulous Baker Boys - 18.4
5 - Skin Deep - 19.7
5 - Blaze - 19.1
5 - She's Out of Control - 12.1
5 - Worth Winning - 3.7
5 - See You in the Morning - 4.8
5 - Staying Together - 4.3
5 - Breaking In - 1.9
5 - Dad - 22.1
5 - No Holds Barred - 16.1
4 - The Bear - 31.8
4 - Three Fugitives - 40.6
4 - Queen of Hearts - 1.2
4 - Cousins - 22.0
4 - Her Alibi - 18.7
4 - K-9 - 43.2
 

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Skin Deep is one everyone needs to see. There's an epic scene that's has to be seen to be believed. 

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4 hours ago, baumer said:

Skin Deep is one everyone needs to see. There's an epic scene that's has to be seen to be believed. 

I have to watch that again - don't remember it too well but I love Blake Edwards movies.

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