Worst Films of 1989

by christophershobris | created - 25 Sep 2015 | updated - 25 Sep 2015 | Public

Coming to the end of the 80's for films. Good films come as often as bad ones do. These films are considered the stink piles of the year, as we go back in time to find those films we would like to forget. So why are we? Well its just as fun to point out the bad as much as the good. These will be listed by the percentage given by Rotten Tomatoes.com. Enjoy!

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1. Dream a Little Dream (1989)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

32 Metascore

An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.

Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Corey Feldman, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie, Meredith Salenger

Votes: 5,909 | Gross: $5.55M

0%

2. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

14 Metascore

A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 30,398 | Gross: $14.34M

9%

3. Communion (1989)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

Oct.4 and Dec.26 the Strieber family drives from NYC to their cabin in the woods. Both nights there are some powerful lights outside and maybe aliens. The dad is mentally affected by the "bad dream", goes to the shrink and is hypnotized.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 5,090 | Gross: $1.92M

10%

4. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 44,686 | Gross: $46.91M

13%

5. Cyborg (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels

Votes: 27,421 | Gross: $10.17M

14%

6. Three Fugitives (1989)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy

40 Metascore

A reformed bank robber is taken hostage by a desperate man during a bank hold up, but is forced to go on the run with his captor when they're both mistakenly thought to be in cahoots.

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones

Votes: 10,046 | Gross: $40.59M

15%

7. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

36 Metascore

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.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 45,138 | Gross: $38.96M

16%

8. Pink Cadillac (1989)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Skip tracer Tommy looks for bail-jumper Lou Ann. Her crime is marrying Roy, who left counterfeit money in their mobile home and got her arrested. She leaves Roy in his pink Cadillac full of money. His psycho friends want their money back.

Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, Tiffany Gail Robinson

Votes: 10,233 | Gross: $12.14M

17%

9. Best of the Best (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sport

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?

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Phillip Rhee

Votes: 11,232 | Gross: $1.70M

17%

10. The January Man (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,924 | Gross: $4.61M

21%

11. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

16 Metascore

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.

Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

Votes: 18,600 | Gross: $60.86M

21%

12. DeepStar Six (1989)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Greg Evigan, Nancy Everhard, Taurean Blacque, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 9,299 | Gross: $8.14M

23%

13. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 29,899 | Gross: $43.25M

22%

14. Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Cathryn Bradshaw, Jackie Gayle

Votes: 232 | Gross: $0.08M

23%

15. Heart of Dixie (1989)

PG | 95 min | Drama

Three young sorority women try to find love with potential men, while worrying about changes in their way of life when integration begins at their college in 1957 segregated Alabama.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams

Votes: 614 | Gross: $1.10M

24%

16. The Wizard (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Vince Trankina

Votes: 12,903 | Gross: $14.28M

28%

17. The Punisher (2004)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

33 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis, Laura Harring

Votes: 143,910 | Gross: $33.68M

28%

18. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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... See full summary »

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: Josef Sommer, Madonna, Tony Azito, Jennifer Grey

Votes: 1,093 | Gross: $0.04M

30%

19. For Queen & Country (1988)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.

Director: Martin Stellman | Stars: Denzel Washington, Dorian Healy, Sean Chapman, Graham McTavish

Votes: 2,070 | Gross: $0.19M

31%

20. Criminal Law (1988)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

A lawyer defends a killer, but soon after he wins, he finds out that the killer is guilty.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen Young

Votes: 3,315 | Gross: $9.97M

33%

21. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

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.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Votes: 90,226 | Gross: $63.41M

34%

22. Fletch Lives (1989)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

40 Metascore

After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 18,418 | Gross: $35.15M

37%

23. She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

45 Metascore

A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt

Votes: 15,085 | Gross: $15.35M

41%



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