Do you remember 1989? When it comes to the movies, in retrospect, there truly was a pretty amazing lineup of films that were released to theaters that year. There was the return of old friends, like Indiana Jones, Back to the Future‘s Marty McFly and Doc Brown, James Bond, Batman, the crew of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek, the Ghostbusters, and Lethal Weapon‘s Riggs and Murtaugh.
There were connections with Vietnam all over the place, involving actors like Tom Cruise, Michael J. Fox and Bruce Willis. Some amazing romantic comedies, like John Cusack iconically raising a boombox above his head to proclaim his love in Say Anything, or Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. And unbelievable star power, including Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Costner, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams and Sean Connery. We were introduced to the singing Ariel in Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid, and met those wacky time travelers Bill and Ted.
While you had to be there to truly appreciate what it was all about, the guide that follows (the latest in a series that has looked at the films of 1969 celebrating 50 years and the films of 1979 celebrating 40) is the next best thing.
Scroll down to relive some movie magic from 30 years ago!