Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1989. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1989. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1989 Sci-Fi Movies List
The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 2h 25min | 145min | 09 Aug 1989Score: 7.37/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Dick Warlock, Michael Biehn, Thomas F. Duffy, J.C. Quinn, Adam Nelson
Synopsis: Formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some issues to work out. They are drafted to assist a gung-ho Navy SEAL with a top-secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on Earth.
Tagline: Believe your eyes.
R | 1h 07min | 67min | 01 Jul 1989Score: 7.35/10
Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Starring: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Naomasa Musaka, Tomorowo Taguchi, Kei Fujiwara
Synopsis: A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese "salaryman", out for a drive with his girlfriend. The salaryman then notices that he is being slowly overtaken by some kind of disease that is turning his body into scrap metal, and that his nemesis is not in fact dead but is somehow masterminding and guiding his rage and frustration-fueled transformation.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 1h 48min | 108min | 22 Nov 1989Score: 6.63/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Elijah Wood, George 'Buck' Flower, Billy Zane, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox
Synopsis: Marty McFly has only just gotten back from the past, when he is once again picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown and sent through time to the future. Marty's job in the future is to pose as his own son to prevent him from being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present.
Tagline: Getting back was only the beginning.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 1h 30min | 90min | 17 Feb 1989Score: 6.37/10
Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Leong, Alex Winter, J. Patrick McNamara, Tom Dugan
Synopsis: In the small town of San Dimas, a few miles away from Los Angeles, there are two nearly brain dead teenage boys going by the names of Bill S, Preston ESQ. and Ted Theodore Logan, they have a dream together of starting their own rock and roll band called the "Wyld Stallyns". Unfortunately, they are still in high school and on the verge of failing out of their school as well, and if they do not pass their upcoming history report, they will be separated as a result of Ted's father sending him to military school. But, what Bill and…
Tagline: History is about to be rewritten by two guys who can't spell...
Ghostbusters II (1989)
PG | 1h 48min | 108min | 16 Jun 1989Score: 6.22/10
Director: Ivan Reitman
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Max von Sydow, Ernie Hudson, Kevin Dunn, Dan Aykroyd
Synopsis: 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. But when Dana has ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement and are 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 reborn. Can the Ghostbusters quell the negative emotions feeding the otherworldly threat and stop the world from being slimed?
Tagline: Be ready to believe us.
Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
R | 1h 36min | 96min | 08 Jul 1990Score: 5.93/10
Director: Brian Yuzna
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Noble Craig, Johnny Legend, Charles Schneider, Irene Cagen
Synopsis: In Peru, Dr. Herbert West and Dr. Dan Cain are medical volunteers in a civil war with the assistant Francesca Danelli and they are researching how to create human life from dead tissue using wounded soldiers as guinea pigs. They return to Miskatonic Hospital and Dan treats a terminal patient, Gloria, and gets close to her. When the snoopy Lt. Leslie Chapham investigates the Miskatonic Massacre, he learns that body parts are missing in the morgue, and Herbert and Dan become his prime suspects. But Herbert kills the lieutenant and revives him with the serum. Meanwhile, Dr. Graves finds the…
Tagline: Date. Mate. Re-animate.
U.F.O. Abduction (1989)
R | 1h 06min | 66minScore: 5.8/10
Director: Dean Alioto
Starring: Dean Alioto, Tommy Giavocchini, Patrick Kelley, Shirly McCalla, Stacey Shulman
Synopsis: On a typical fall evening in 1983, a young man was videotaping his niece's 5th birthday party. As the night's strange occurrences took place, he kept his video camera running, recording the entire event.
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
PG | 1h 44min | 104min | 16 Dec 1989Score: 5.47/10
Director: Kazuki Ohmori
Starring: Kôichi Ueda, Soleiman Mehdizade, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Tôru Minegishi, Manjot Beoi
Synopsis: A scientist combines the cells of a rose with those of Godzilla to create a biological creature more horrifying than any seen before. The two do battle after a destructive tour of Japan by Godzilla. A newly released version includes many new fight scenes that were cut out of the theatrical version.
Tagline: The Super-Beast Battle of the Century
R | 1h 38min | 98min | 17 Mar 1989Score: 5.18/10
Director: George P. Cosmatos
Starring: Tom Woodruff Jr., Ernie Hudson, Eugene Lipinski, Meg Foster, Daniel Stern
Synopsis: 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.
Tagline: Aliens thrilled you... The Fly shocked you... Now experience real fear...
R | 1h 30min | 90minScore: 5/10
Director: David Schmoeller
Starring: Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Peter Frankland, Andrew Kimbrough, Jimmie F. Skaggs
Synopsis: Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon's puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon's puppets who have a variety of strange traits including a drill for a head and the ability to spit up leeches.
Tagline: Killers Come in All Sizes
DeepStar Six (1989)
R | 1h 45min | 105min | 13 Jan 1989Score: 4.84/10
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Starring: Ronn Carroll, Miguel Ferrer, Thom Bray, Elya Baskin, Nancy Everhard
Synopsis: 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.
Tagline: Not All Aliens Come From Space. Save Your Last Breath... To Scream.
Shocking Dark (1989)
R | 1h 30min | 90min | 22 Aug 1990Score: 4.83/10
Director: Bruno Mattei
Starring: James Sampson, Geretta Geretta, Lorenzo Piani, Elain Richmond, Clive Riche
Synopsis: In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.
The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
R | 1h 42min | 102min | 24 Feb 1989Score: 4.8/10
Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Starring: Lloyd Kaufman, Matt Miller, Scott Leva, David Glover, Steven Young
Synopsis: The Toxic Avenger is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spread evil in Tromaville.
Tagline: Tackling Toxic Troubles from Tromaville to Tokyo!
R | 1h 26min | 86min | 07 Apr 1989Score: 4.41/10
Director: Albert Pyun
Starring: Jophery C. Brown, Ralf Moeller, Matt McColm, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alex Daniels
Synopsis: Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by "Pirates" a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide…
Tagline: He's the First Hero of the 21st Century...And He's Our Only Hope.
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (1989)
R | 1h 24min | 84min | 05 May 1989Score: 4.21/10
Director: David Irving
Starring: Robert Englund, Larry Cedar, Priscilla Pointer, Frank Birney, Gerrit Graham
Synopsis: A couple of teenagers break into a secret government science lab and steal a frozen corpse for a high school prank and accidentally awaken the corpse which turns out to be a CHUD, ironically named Bud, who goes on a killing spree and making his victims also cannibalistic CHUD's and its up to the teens to stop him.
Tagline: Meet Bud, party animal of the living dead.
The Terror Within (1989)
R | 1h 28min | 88min | 20 Jan 1989Score: 3.89/10
Director: Thierry Notz
Starring: John Lafayette, Starr Andreeff, George Kennedy, Terri Treas, Jack Valan
Synopsis: It's the post-apocalypse, and the world has been changed by "the accident", a chemical warfare experiment gone awry. At an isolated subterranean complex, a group of people survived because they were able to get the antidote for the illness. They rescue a surface survivor from the gargoyles, who unfortunately had time to impregnate her, and when the "baby" is born and escapes into the ventilation ducts, they begin experiencing an attrition problem.
Tagline: It Wants To Get Out!
R | 1h 47min | 107min | 10 Nov 1989Score: 3.85/10
Director: Philippe Mora
Starring: Christopher Walken, Frances Sternhagen, John Dennis Johnston, Irene Cagen, Basil Hoffman
Synopsis: Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a horrible dilema; was I abducted or am I going mad? He sees a psychiatrist who tries to use hypnotic regression to discover the truth.
Tagline: 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.
The Fly II (1989)
R | 1h 45min | 105min | 10 Feb 1989Score: 3.77/10
Director: Chris Walas
Starring: Garry Chalk, Lorena Gale, Jerry Wasserman, William S. Taylor, Jeff Goldblum
Synopsis: Seth Brundle was a renowned scientist whose warped experiments with teleportation transformed him into a man/fly hybrid called BrundleFly. A few months after the BrundleFly insect met its demise by his lover's, Veronica, shotgun, she dies while giving birth to their son, Martin. Seth's corrupt employer, Bartok, adopts Martin, only so Martin can solve the new problems that the still-functioning TelePods present and to use him as a science project because of the dormant insect genes. Martin is now fully grown, even though he is five, and the fly genes begin to awaken and make him just like dear, dead…
Tagline: Be Afraid, Be Very, Very Afraid.
PG-13 | 1h 42min | 102min | 02 Jun 1989Score: 3.45/10
Director: Steven Lisberger
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Bill Paxton, Ricco Ross, Derek Lyons, Robbie Coltrane
Synopsis: In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, planning to get the bounty himself. These in turn try to hunt the two men down.
Tagline: From the depths of the earth. To the edge of existence... The hunt is on!
PG-13 | 1h 48min | 108min | 25 Aug 1989Score: 3.4/10
Director: Michael Anderson
Starring: Robert Joy, Chris Britton, Kris Kristofferson, Timothy Webber, Lawrence Dane
Synopsis: Bill Smith, chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has been assigned to determine whether human error is the cause of an airline crash. He and his team of investigators are very confused by the words on the cockpit voice recorder by the crew relating to the crash. But at the same time, a theoretical physicist named Dr. Arnold Mayer has a real professional curiosity about the crash, which borders on science fiction. While giving a university lecture, he talks about time travel and the possibility of visitors from the future. Smith discovers the involvement of an organization…
Tagline: We've been expecting you.
The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
PG-13 | 1h 28min | 88min | 12 May 1989Score: 3.4/10
Director: Jim Wynorski
Starring: Sarah Douglas, Christopher Doyle, J. Don Ferguson, Jim Grimshaw, Heather Locklear
Synopsis: The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.
Tagline: America's favorite super hero is back in action!
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