Top Ten Films of 1989: U.S. Releases
 Top Ten by World Premiere (Updated) // My 1989 Oscar Ballot (Updated)

1. Black Rain Dir. Shohei Imamura. With Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara A
2. Under the Sun of Satan Dir. Maurice Pialat. With Gérard Depardieu, Sandrine Bonnaire A
3. When Harry Met Sally... Dir. Rob Reiner. With Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher A
4. Distant Voices, Still Lives Dir. Terence Davies. With Freda Dowie, Pete Postlethwaite A
5. Do the Right Thing Dir. Spike Lee. With Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Bill Nunn A
6. Crimes and Misdemeanors Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Martin Landau A
7. Chocolat Dir. Claire Denis. With Cécile Ducasse, Giulia Boschi, Isaach de Bankole A–
8. Roger & Me Dir. Michael Moore. Documentary about labor crisis in Flint, Michigan A–
9. Henry V Dir. Kenneth Branagh. With Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Paul Scofield A–
10. Yeelen (Brightness) Dir. Souleymane Cissé. With Isiyake Kane, Nyamanto Sanògò A–

Runners-Up (alpha): Valmont

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