1989 in film

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In home video
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1989
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1990
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The year 1989 involved many significant films.

Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1989 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1989[1]
RankTitleStudioWorldwide gross
1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Paramount $474,171,806
2. Batman Warner Bros. $411,348,924
3. Back to the Future Part II Universal $331,950,002
4. Look Who's Talking TriStar $296,999,813
5. Dead Poets Society Disney $235,860,116
6. Lethal Weapon 2 Warner Bros. $227,853,986
7. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Disney $222,724,172
8. Ghostbusters II Columbia $215,394,738
9. The Little Mermaid Disney $184,155,863
10. Born on the Fourth of July Universal $161,001,698

Events

Awards

Category/Organization47th Golden Globe Awards
January 20, 1990
62nd Academy Awards
March 26, 1990
43rd BAFTA Awards
1990
DramaComedy or Musical
Best FilmBorn on the Fourth of JulyDriving Miss DaisyDead Poets Society
Best DirectorOliver Stone
Born on the Fourth of July
Kenneth Branagh
Henry V
Best ActorTom Cruise
Born on the Fourth of July
Morgan Freeman
Driving Miss Daisy
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
Best ActressMichelle Pfeiffer
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Pauline Collins
Shirley Valentine
Best Supporting ActorDenzel Washington
Glory
Ray McAnally
My Left Foot
Best Supporting ActressJulia Roberts
Steel Magnolias
Brenda Fricker
My Left Foot
Michelle Pfeiffer
Dangerous Liaisons
Best Screenplay, AdaptedRon Kovic and Oliver Stone
Born on the Fourth of July
Alfred Uhry
Driving Miss Daisy
Christopher Hampton
Dangerous Liaisons
Best Screenplay, OriginalTom Schulman
Dead Poets Society
Nora Ephron
When Harry Met Sally...
Best Original ScoreThe Little Mermaid
Alan Menken
Dead Poets Society
Maurice Jarre
Best Original Song"Under the Sea"
The Little Mermaid
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Best Foreign Language FilmCinema ParadisoLife and Nothing But

1989 wide-release films

January–March

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13 DeepStar SixTriStar Pictures / Carolco PicturesSean S. Cunningham (director); Lewis Abernathy, Geof Miller (screenplay); Taurean Blacque, Nancy Everhard, Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Matt McCoy, Nia Peeples, Cindy Pickett, Marius Weyers, Elya Baskin, Thom Bray, Ronn CarrollSci-Fi, HorrorLive action
The ExpertsParamount PicturesDave Thomas (director); Nick Thiel, Steven Greene, Eric Alter (screenplay); John Travolta, Arye Gross, Kelly Preston, Deborah Foreman, James Keach, Jan Rubeš, Brian Doyle-Murray, Charles Martin SmithComedyLive action
Gleaming the Cube20th Century Fox / Gladden EntertainmentGraeme Clifford (director); Michael Tolkin (screenplay); Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Ed Lauter, Micole Mercurio, Max PerlichDramaLive action
The January ManMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United ArtistsPat O'Connor (director); John Patrick Shanley (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Harvey Keitel, Danny Aiello, Rod SteigerComedy, ThrillerLive action
27 Cohen and TateHemdale Film Corporation / Nelson EntertainmentEric Red (director/screenplay); Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross, Cooper Huckabee, Suzanne SavoyThrillerLive action
Physical EvidenceColumbia PicturesMichael Crichton (director); Bill Phillips, Steve Ransohoff (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz, Ted McGinley, Tom O'Brien, Kenneth WelshCrime, ThrillerLive action
Three FugitivesTouchstone PicturesFrancis Veber (director/screenplay); Nick Nolte, Martin Short, James Earl Jones, Alan Ruck, Sarah Doroff, Kenneth McMillan, Lee Garlington, Bruce McGill, Sy RichardsonComedy, CrimeLive action
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3 Gone with the Wind (re-release)Metro-Goldwyn-MayerVictor Fleming (director); Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, George Reeves, Fred Crane, Hattie McDaniel, Oscar Polk, Butterfly McQueen, Victor Jory, Everett BrownRomance, HistoricalLive action
Her AlibiWarner Bros. PicturesBruce Beresford (director); Charlie Peters (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino, Hurd Hatfield, Victor Argo, Patrick Wayne, Tess HarperRomantic comedyLive action
Kinjite: Forbidden SubjectsCannon FilmsJ. Lee Thompson (director); Harold Nebenzal (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Perry Lopez, James Pax, Peggy Lipton, Sy Richardson, Juan Fernández de Alarcon, Bill McKinneyAction, DramaLive action
Who's Harry Crumb?TriStar PicturesPaul Flaherty (director); Robert Conte, Peter Martin Wortmann (screenplay); John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson, Barry Corbin, Shawnee SmithComedy, MysteryLive action
10 CousinsParamount PicturesJoel Schumacher (director); Jean-Charles Tacchella, Stephen Metcalfe (screenplay); Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young, William Petersen, Norma Aleandro, Lloyd Bridges, Keith Coogan, George CoeRomantic comedyLive action
The Fly II20th Century FoxChris Walas (director); Mick Garris, Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, Frank Darabont (screenplay); Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, Harley Cross, John Getz, Frank C. Turner, Garry ChalkSci-Fi, HorrorLive action
TapTriStar PicturesNick Castle (director/screenplay); Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, Joe Morton, Sammy Davis Jr., Savion Glover, Terrence E. McNallyDrama, DanceLive action
17 Bill & Ted's Excellent AdventureOrion Pictures / Nelson Entertainment / Embassy Pictures / Interscope CommunicationsStephen Herek (director); Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon (screenplay); Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor, Tony Steedman, Rod Loomis, Al Leong, Jane Wiedlin, Robert V. BarronComedy, Sci-FiLive action
The 'BurbsUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentJoe Dante (director); Dana Olsen (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, Henry Gibson, Brother Theodore, Dick Miller, Robert PicardoComedy, ThrillerLive action
The Mighty QuinnMetro-Goldwyn-MayerCarl Schenkel (director); Hampton Fancher (screenplay); Denzel Washington, James Fox, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Robert Townsend, Esther Rolle, Art EvansThrillerLive action
True BelieverColumbia PicturesJoseph Ruben (director); Wesley Strick (screenplay); James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Yuji Okumoto, Margaret Colin, Kurtwood Smith, Tom Bower, Charles Hallahan, Miguel FernandesDramaLive action
24 American Ninja 3: Blood HuntCannon FilmsCedric Sundstrom (director); Gary Conway (screenplay); David Bradley, Steve James, Michele Chan, Calvin Jung, Marjoe GortnerActionLive action
Bert Rigby, You're a FoolWarner Bros. Pictures / Lorimar Film EntertainmentCarl Reiner (director/screenplay); Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Jackie Gayle, Bruno Kirby, Corbin Bernsen, Anne BancroftMusicalLive action
The Toxic Avenger Part IITroma EntertainmentLloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz (directors); Gay Partington Terry (screenplay); Ron Fazio, Phoebe Legere, John Altamura, Rick Collins, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tsutomu Sekine, Mayako KatsuragiComedy, HorrorLive action
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3 Dream a Little DreamVestron PicturesMarc Rocco (director/screenplay); Daniel Jay Franklin, D.E. Eisenberg (screenplay); Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Piper Laurie, Meredith Salenger, Jason Robards, Harry Dean Stanton, Susan Blakely, William McNamara, Matt Adler, Victoria Jackson, Alex RoccoComedyLive action
Farewell to the KingOrion PicturesJohn Milius (director/screenplay); Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Marius Weyers, Frank McRae, James Fox, Aki Aleong, Gerry Lopez, Richard MorganAdventure, DramaLive action
Lean on MeWarner Bros. PicturesJohn G. Avildsen (director); Michael Schiffer (director); Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North, Ethan Phillips, Lynne Thigpen, Robin Bartlett, Michael Beach, Tony ToddBiographyLive action
Skin Deep20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek ProductionsBlake Edwards (director/screenplay); John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alyson Reed, Julianne Phillips, Chelsea Field, Joel Brooks, Peter Donat, Don Gordon, Nina Foch, Denise CrosbyComedyLive action
10 The Adventures of Baron MunchausenColumbia Pictures / Allied FilmmakersTerry Gilliam (director/screenplay); Charles McKeown (screenplay); John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, Jonathan Pryce, Bill PatersonAdventure, Fantasy, ComedyLive action
12 Chances AreTriStar PicturesEmile Ardolino (director); Perry Howze, Randy Howze (screenplay); Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson, Christopher McDonald, Josef Sommer, Joe Grifasi, James Noble, Marc McClureRomantic comedyLive action
JacknifeCineplex Odeon Films / Kings Road EntertainmentDavid Jones (director); Stephen Metcalfe (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, Kathy Baker, Sloane Shelton, Tom Isbell, Jordan Lund, Tom Rack, Charles S. DuttonDramaLive action
New York StoriesTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / American ZoetropeWoody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese (directors); Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Richard Price (screenplay); Woody Allen, Rosanna Arquette, Mia Farrow, Giancarlo Giannini, Julie Kavner, Nick Nolte, Talia ShireAnthologyLive action
Police Academy 6: City Under SiegeWarner Bros. PicturesPeter Bonerz (director); Stephen Curwick (screenplay); Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf, Marion Ramsey, Leslie Easterbrook, Lance Kinsey, Bruce Maher, Kenneth Mars, Matt McCoy, G. W. Bailey, George GaynesComedyLive action
17 Fletch LivesUniversal PicturesMichael Ritchie (director); Leon Capetanos (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Libertini, Cleavon Little, Randall "Tex" Cobb, George WynerComedyLive action
LeviathanMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / FilmauroGeorge P. Cosmatos (director); David Peoples, Jeb Stuart (screenplay); Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Michael Carmine, Lisa Eilbacher, Hector ElizondoSci-Fi, HorrorLive action
RooftopsNew Visions PicturesRobert Wise (director); Allan A. Goldstein, Tony Mark (screenplay); Jason Gedrick, Troy Beyer, Eddie Velez, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Alexis Cruz, Allen Payne, Luis Guzmán, Robert LaSardo, Lauren TomCrime, DramaLive action
24 976-EVILNew Line Cinema / CineTel FilmsRobert Englund (director); Rhet Topham, Brian Helgeland (screenplay); Stephen Geoffreys, Jim Metzler, Maria Rubell, Pat O'Bryan, Sandy DennisHorrorLive action
Castle in the SkyParamount Pictures / Streamline PicturesBarbara Goodson, Lara CodyFamilyAnimation
Dead BangWarner Bros. Pictures / Lorimar Film EntertainmentJohn Frankenheimer (director); Robert Foster (screenplay); Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban, Tim Reid, Tate DonovanActionLive action
Troop Beverly HillsColumbia PicturesJeff Kanew (director); Pamela Norris, Margaret Grieco Oberman (screenplay); Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross, Stephanie Beacham, Jenny Lewis, Emily Schulman, Carla Gugino, Kellie Martin, Tori Spelling, Willie GarsonActionLive action
31 HeathersNew World PicturesMichael Lehmann (director); Daniel Waters (screenplay); Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford, Glenn ShadixBlack comedyLive action
SingTriStar PicturesRichard Baskin (director); Lorraine Bracco, Peter Dobson, Jessica Steen, Louise Lasser, George DiCenzo, Patti LaBelleDramaLive action

April–June

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7 CyborgMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Cannon GroupAlbert Pyun (director); Kitty Chalmers, Daniel Hubbard-Smith (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Dayle Haddon, Alex Daniels, Ralf MöllerActionLive action
Dead CalmWarner Bros. PicturesPhillip Noyce (director); Terry Hayes (screenplay); Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy ZanePsychological thrillerLive action
The Dream TeamUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentHoward Zieff (director); Jon Connolly, David Loucka (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst, Lorraine Bracco, Dennis Boutsikaris, Milo O'Shea, Philip Bosco, James RemarComedyLive action
Major LeagueParamount Pictures / Morgan Creek ProductionsDavid S. Ward (director/screenplay); Tom Bergeron, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, Rene Russo, Bob Uecker, Wesley Snipes, Chelcie Ross, Dennis HaysbertComedy, SportsLive action
14 Disorganized CrimeTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersJim Kouf (director/screenplay); Hoyt Axton, Corbin Bernsen, Rubén Blades, Fred Gwynne, Ed O'Neill, Lou Diamond Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, William RussComedy, HeistLive action
Say Anything...20th Century Fox / Gracie FilmsCameron Crowe (director/screenplay); John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor, Polly Platt, Bebe Neuwirth, Jeremy Piven, Eric StoltzRomantic comedy, DramaLive action
She's Out of ControlColumbia PicturesStan Dragoti (director); Seth Winston, Michael J. Nathanson (screenplay); Tony Danza, Catherine Hicks, Ami Dolenz, Laura Mooney, Wallace Shawn, Derek McGrath, Dana Ashbrook, Matthew PerryComedyLive action
Winter PeopleColumbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson EntertainmentTed Kotcheff (director); Carol Sobieski (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Kelly McGillis, Lloyd Bridges, Mitchell Ryan, Jeffrey MeekRomance, DramaLive action
20 KickboxerCannon Films / Kings Road EntertainmentMark DiSalle, David Worth (directors); Glenn A. Bruce (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi, Haskell AndersonActionLive action
21 Field of DreamsUniversal PicturesPhil Alden Robinson (director/screenplay); Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster, Timothy Busfield, Kelly Coffield Park, Frank WhaleyDrama, SportsLive action
Pet SemataryParamount PicturesMary Lambert (director); Stephen King (screenplay); Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Michael Lombard, Miko Hughes, Blaze BerdahlHorrorLive action
Red ScorpionShapiro-Glickenhaus EntertainmentJoseph Zito (director); Jack Abramoff, Robert Abramoff, Arne Olson (screenplay); Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T. P. McKenna, Carmen Argenziano, Brion James, Alex ColonActionLive action
See You in the MorningWarner Bros. Pictures / Lorimar Film EntertainmentAlan J. Pakula (director/screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore, Lukas Haas, David Dukes, Frances Sternhagen, George Hearn, Theodore Bikel, Linda LavinRomantic comedyLive action
Speed ZoneOrion PicturesJim Drake (director); Michael Short (screenplay); Melody Anderson, Peter Boyle, Donna Dixon, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, Shari Belafonte, Joe Flaherty, Matt Frewer, Mimi Kuzyk, Alyssa Milano, Brooke Shields, Carl LewisComedyLive action
Teen WitchMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Trans World EntertainmentDorian Walker (director); Robin Menken, Vernon Zimmerman (screenplay); Robyn Lively, Zelda Rubinstein, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller, Caren Kaye, Dick Sargent, Lisa Fuller, Marcia WallaceComedy, FantasyLive action
28 Criminal LawHemdale Film CorporationMartin Campbell (director); Mark Kasdan (screenplay); Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen Young, Joe Don BakerThrillerLive action
The Horror ShowUnited ArtistsJames Isaac (director); Allyn Warner, Leslie Bohem (screenplay); Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Thom Bray, Matt ClarkHorrorLive action
K-9Universal PicturesRod Daniel (director); Steven Siegel, Scott Myers, Lloyd Levin, Donna Smith (screenplay); Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill, James Handy, Sherman Howard, Daniel Davis, Cotter Smith, John Snyder, Pruitt Taylor VinceAction, ComedyLive action
LoverboyTriStar PicturesJoan Micklin Silver (director); Robin Schiff, Tom Ropelewski, Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Patrick Dempsey, Kate Jackson, Carrie Fisher, Robert Ginty, Barbara Carrera, Kirstie AlleyComedyLive action
Miss FirecrackerCorsair PicturesThomas Schlamme (director); Beth Henley (screenplay); Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard, Scott Glenn, Veanne Cox, Ann WedgeworthComedyLive action
ScandalMiramax FilmsMichael Caton-Jones (director); Michael Thomas (screenplay); John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Ian McKellen, Bridget Fonda, Britt Ekland, Roland Gift, Jeroen KrabbéDramaLive action
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5 Listen to MeColumbia PicturesDouglas Day Stewart (director/screenplay); Jack Cummins, Daniel Arthur Wray (screenplay); Kirk Cameron, Jami Gertz, Roy Scheider, Amanda Peterson, George Wyner, Anthony Zerbe, Quinn Cummings, Christopher Atkins, Timothy Dang, Peter DeLuise, Jason Gould, Yeardley Smith, Moon Unit ZappaDramaLive action
Signs of LifeAvenue PicturesJohn David Coles (director); Mark Malone (screenplay); Beau Bridges, Vincent D'Onofrio, Arthur Kennedy, Kevin J. O'Connor, Will Patton, Kate Reid, Georgia Engel, Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise ParkerDramaLive action
12 Earth Girls Are EasyVestron Pictures / De Laurentiis Entertainment GroupJulien Temple (director); Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Terrence E. McNally (screenplay); Geena Davis, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Brown, Michael McKean, Charles RocketMusical, Romantic comedy, Sci-FiLive action
See No Evil, Hear No EvilTriStar PicturesArthur Hiller (director); Earl Barret, Arne Sultan, Marvin Worth, Eliot Wald, Andrew Kurtzman, Gene Wilder (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey, Alan North, Anthony ZerbeComedyLive action
19 Fright Night Part 2TriStar PicturesTommy Lee Wallace (director/screenplay); Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores (screenplay); Roddy McDowall, William Ragsdale, Traci Lind, Julie Carmen, Jon Gries, Brian Thompson, Merritt ButrickHorror, ComedyLive action
How I Got into College20th Century FoxSavage Steve Holland (director); Terrel Seltzer (screenplay); Anthony Edwards, Corey Parker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Finn Carter, Charles Rocket, Brian Doyle-Murray, Tichina Arnold, Tom Kenny, Richard Jenkins, Phil Hartman, Nora DunnRomantic comedyLive action
Miracle MileColumbia Pictures / Hemdale Film CorporationSteve De Jarnatt (director/screenplay); Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar, Lou Hancock, Mykelti Williamson, Kelly Jo Minter, Kurt Fuller, Brian Thompson, Denise Crosby, Robert DoQui, O-Lan JonesThrillerLive action
Road HouseMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists / Silver PicturesRowdy Herrington (director); David Lee Henry, Hilary Henkin (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Kevin Tighe, Red West, Sunshine Parker, Marshall R. Teague, Anthony De Longis, Keith DavidActionLive action
24 Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeParamount Pictures / LucasfilmSteven Spielberg (director); Jeffrey Boam (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, Sean Connery, Michael Byrne, Kevork Malikyan, Robert EddisonAction, AdventureLive action
26 Pink CadillacWarner Bros. Pictures / Malpaso ProductionsBuddy Van Horn (director); John Eskow (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, Gerry Bamman, Michael Des Barres, Bill Moseley, William Hickey, Geoffrey LewisAction, ComedyLive action
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2 Dead Poets SocietyTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersPeter Weir (director); Tom Schulman (screenplay); Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Norman Lloyd, Kurtwood Smith, Dylan Kussman, Melora WaltersDramaLive action
No Holds BarredNew Line Cinema / WWE StudiosThomas J. Wright (director); Dennis Hackin (screenplay); Hulk Hogan, Kurt Fuller, Joan Severance, Tiny Lister, Jr., Mark Pellegrino, Bill Henderson, Charles Levin, David PaymerActionLive action
RenegadesUniversal Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Interscope CommunicationsJack Sholder (director); David Rich (screenplay); Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Knepper, Bill Smitrovich, Jami Gertz, Clark Johnson, Peter MacNeill, Floyd WestermanAction, CrimeLive action
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly HillsCinecom PicturesPaul Bartel (director); Bruce Wagner (screenplay); Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Ed Begley Jr., Wallace Shawn, Arnetia Walker, Paul Bartel, Paul MazurskyBlack comedyLive action
Vampire's KissHemdale Film CorporationRobert Bierman (director); Joseph Minion (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons, Michael Knowles, John Michael HigginsBlack comedy, HorrorLive action
9 Star Trek V: The Final FrontierParamount PicturesWilliam Shatner (director); David Loughery (screenplay); William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Laurence Luckinbill, Todd Bryant, Spice Williams-Crosby, George MurdockSci-FiLive action
16 Ghostbusters IIColumbia PicturesIvan Reitman (director); Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (screenplay); Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, Peter MacNicol, Harris YulinComedy, FantasyLive action
23 BatmanWarner Bros. Pictures / Guber-Peters CompanyTim Burton (director); Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall, Tracey Walter, Lee Wallace, William HootkinsAction, SuperheroLive action
Honey, I Shrunk the KidsWalt Disney PicturesJoe Johnston (director); Ed Naha, Tom Schulman (screenplay); Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Amy O'Neill, Robert Oliveri, Matt Frewer, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Wilson Brown, Jared Rushton, Carl StevenComedy, Sci-Fi, FamilyLive action
30 Do the Right ThingUniversal Pictures / 40 Acres and a Mule FilmworksSpike Lee (director/screenplay); Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John SavageComedy, Drama filmLive action
Great Balls of Fire!Orion PicturesJim McBride (director/screenplay); Jack Baran (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Trey Wilson, John Doe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Lisa Blount, Mojo Nixon, Jimmie VaughanBiographyLive action
The Karate Kid Part IIIColumbia PicturesJohn G. Avildsen (director); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith, Martin Kove, Sean Kanan, Jonathan AvildsenAction, DramaLive action

July–September

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5 Ice PawnMotion Picture Corporation of AmericaBarry Samson (director); Paul Cross (screenplay); Dan HaggertyDrama, SportsLive action
Weekend at Bernie's20th Century Fox / Gladden EntertainmentTed Kotcheff (director); Robert Klane (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser, Don Calfa, Catherine Parks, Eloise BroadyBlack comedyLive action
7 Lethal Weapon 2Warner Bros. Pictures / Silver PicturesRichard Donner (director); Jeffrey Boam (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Derrick O'Connor, Patsy Kensit, Darlene Love, Steve Kahan, Mark Rolston, Jenette Goldstein, Dean Norris, Nestor Serrano, Mary Ellen Trainor, Kenneth Tigar, Pat Skipper, Bruce Young, Traci Wolfe, Juney SmithActionLive action
14 Licence to KillUnited Artists / Eon ProductionsJohn Glen (director); Michael G. Wilson, Richard Maibaum (screenplay); Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe, Frank McRae, Everett McGill, Wayne Newton, Benicio del Toro, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert BrownAction, SpyLive action
When Harry Met Sally...Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson EntertainmentRob Reiner (director); Nora Ephron (screenplay); Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford, Lisa Jane Persky, Michelle NicastroRomantic comedyLive action
21 UHFOrion PicturesJay Levey (director/screenplay); "Weird Al" Yankovic (screenplay); "Weird Al" Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Michael Richards, Kevin McCarthy, David Bowe, Anthony Geary, Fran Drescher, Stanley Brock, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Barty, John Paragon, Trinidad SilvaComedyLive action
28 Babar: The MovieNew Line Cinema / NelvanaAlan Bunce (director/screenplay); Peter Sauder, J.D. Smith, John de Klein, Raymond Jafelice (screenplay); Gordon Pinsent, Elizabeth HannaAdventure, FamilyAnimation
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes ManhattanParamount PicturesRob Hedden (director/screenplay); Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Barbara Bingham, Peter Mark Richman, Martin Cummins, Gordon Currie, Alex Diakun, V.C. Dupree, Saffron Henderson, Kelly Hu, Sharlene Martin, Warren Munson, Kane HodderHorror, SlasherLive action
Turner & HoochTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersRoger Spottiswoode (director); Dennis Shryack, Michael Blodgett, Daniel Petrie Jr., Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson, Scott Paulin, J. C. Quinn, John McIntireComedy, DetectiveLive action
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2 ParenthoodUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentRon Howard (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne WiestComedy DramaLive action
4 Lock UpTriStar Pictures / Carolco PicturesJohn Flynn (director); Richard Smith, Jeb Stuart, Henry Rosenbaum (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Darlanne Fluegel, Frank McRae, Sonny LandhamAction, PrisonLive action
9 The Abyss20th Century FoxJames Cameron (director/screenplay); Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, J.C. Quinn, Leo Burmester, Kimberly Scott, Todd Graff, John Bedford Lloyd, Chris ElliottSci-FiLive action
11 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream ChildNew Line Cinema / Heron CommunicationsStephen Hopkins (director); Leslie Bohem (screenplay); Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Kelly Jo Minter, Erika Anderson, Joe Seely, Beatrice Boepple, Whit Hertford, Nicholas Mele, Valorie Armstrong, Burr DeBenning, Clarence FelderSlasherLive action
16 Uncle BuckUniversal Pictures / Hughes EntertainmentJohn Hughes (director/screenplay); John Candy, Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Underwood, Laurie MetcalfComedyLive action
18 Blood RedHemdale Film CorporationPeter Masterson (director); Ron Cutler (screenplay); Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Dennis Hopper, Burt Young, Carlin Glynn, Lara Harris, Joseph Runningfox, Al Ruscio, Michael Madsen, Elias Koteas, Francesca De Sapio, Marc Lawrence, Frank Campanella, Aldo Ray, Julia Roberts, Kevin CooneyWestern, DramaLive action
Casualties of WarColumbia PicturesBrian De Palma (director); David Rabe (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Patrick Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Thuy Thu Le, Erik King, Ving Rhames, Dale Dye, Holt McCallanyDramaLive action
CookieWarner Bros. Pictures / Lorimar Film EntertainmentSusan Seidelman (director); Nora Ephron (screenplay); Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Emily Lloyd, Michael V. Gazzo, Brenda Vaccaro, Adrian Pasdar, Jerry LewisComedyLive action
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!Columbia Pictures / Aurora ProductionsJean-Claude Lord (director); Charles Zev Cohen, Rick Doehring (screenplay); Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance, Michael Antunes, Anthony Sherwood, David Matheson, Harvey Atkin, Kate LynchMusical, DramaLive action
Sex, Lies, and VideotapeMiramax FilmsSteven Soderbergh (director/screenplay); James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San GiacomoDramaLive action
25 The Adventures of Milo and OtisColumbia PicturesMark Saltzman (screenplay); Dudley MooreAdventure, Drama, FamilyLive action
The PackageOrion PicturesAndrew Davis (director); John Bishop (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy Lee Jones, John Heard, Dennis Franz, Pam GrierAction, ThrillerLive action
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1 RelentlessNew Line Cinema / CineTel FilmsWilliam Lustig (director); Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster, Ken Lerner, Angel TompkinsCrimeLive action
15 The Big PictureColumbia PicturesChristopher Guest (director); Michael McKean (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Emily Longstreth, J. T. Walsh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Teri Hatcher, Roddy McDowell, John Cleese, Martin Short, Elliott GouldComedyLive action
Sea of LoveUniversal PicturesHarold Becker (director); Richard Price (screenplay); Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker, William Hickey, Richard JenkinsThrillerLive action
20 GandaharMiramax FilmsRené Laloux (director/screenplay); Glenn Close, Jennifer Grey, Terrence Mann, Penn and Teller, John Shea, Bridget Fonda, David Johansen, Earle Hyman, Earl Hammond, Christopher PlummerAdventure, Fantasy, Sci-FiAnimation
22 Black RainParamount PicturesRidley Scott (director); Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Andy García, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, Yūsaku Matsuda, Shigeru Kōyama, John Spencer, Luis Guzmán, Stephen RootAction, ThrillerLive action
29 In CountryWarner Bros. PicturesNorman Jewison (director); Frank Pierson, Cynthia Cidre, Bobbie Ann Mason (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Emily Lloyd, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson, Judith Ivey, Jim Beaver, Patricia RichardsonDramaLive action
Johnny HandsomeTriStar Pictures / Carolco PicturesWalter Hill (director); Ken Friedman (screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Forest Whitaker, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman, Lance Henriksen, Scott Wilson, David Schramm, Yvonne BrycelandCrime, DramaLive action

October–December

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6 An Innocent ManTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Interscope CommunicationsPeter Yates (director); Larry Brothers (screenplay); Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, David Rasche, Richard Young, Badja Djola, Bruce A. Young, Dennis Burkley, Todd Graff, M.C. Gainey, Tobin BellCrime, ThrillerLive action
Old GringoColumbia PicturesLuis Prenzo (director); William M. Anderson, Glenn Farr, Juan Carlos Macías (screenplay); Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits, Patricio Contreras, Jenny Gago, Gabriela Roel, Anne Pitoniak, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Pedro DamiánRomance, WesternLive action
13 Breaking InThe Samuel Goldwyn Company / Act III CommunicationsBill Forsyth (director); John Sayles (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Casey Siemaszko, Lorraine Toussaint, Sheila Kelley, Albert Salmi, Harry Carey, Maury Chaykin, Stephen TobolowskyCrime, ComedyLive action
Crimes and MisdemeanorsOrion PicturesWoody Allen (director/screenplay); Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Alan Alda, Jerry Orbach, Joanna Gleason, Claire Bloom, Sam Waterston, Caroline AaronComedy, DramaLive action
The Fabulous Baker Boys20th Century Fox / Gladden Entertainment / Mirage EnterprisesSteve Kloves (director/screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Xander Berkeley, Jennifer Tilly, Dakin Matthews, Ken Lerner, Terri Treas, Gregory ItzinRomantic comedy, DramaLive action
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael MyersGalaxy International / 20th Century Fox / Compass International PicturesDominique Othenin-Girard (director/screenplay); Michael Jacobs, Shem Bitterman (screenplay); Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr, Wendy Kaplan, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Troy EvansSlasherLive action
Look Who's TalkingTriStar PicturesAmy Heckerling (director/screenplay); John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal, Abe Vigoda, Bruce Willis, Twink Caplan, Joy Boushel, Joan RiversRomantic comedyLive action
20 Drugstore CowboyAvenue PicturesGus Van Sant (director/screenplay); Daniel Yost (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Remar, James LeGros, Heather Graham, William S. Burroughs, Max Perlich, Grace ZabriskieCrime, DramaLive action
Fat Man and Little BoyParamount PicturesRoland Joffé (director/screenplay); Bruce Robinson (screenplay); Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, John C. McGinley, Natasha Richardson, Fred ThompsonDrama, HistoricalLive action
Gross AnatomyTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Sandollar ProductionsThom Eberhardt (director); Ron Nyswaner, Mark Spragg, Howard Rosenman, Alan Jay Glueckman, Stanley Isaacs (screenplay); Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, Christine Lahti, Todd Field, Robert Desiderio, Zakes MokaeDramaLive action
Next of KinWarner Bros. Pictures / Lorimar Film Entertainment / Barry & Enright ProductionsJohn Irvin (director); Michael Jenning (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Ben Stiller, Andreas Katsulas, Michael J. Pollard, Ted LevineActionLive action
27 The BearTriStar PicturesJean-Jacques Annaud (director); Gerard Brach (screenplay); Tchéky Karyo, Jack Wallace, Andre Lacombe, Bart the BearAdventure, DramaLive action
Immediate FamilyColumbia PicturesJonathan Kaplan (director); Barbara Benedek; Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, Linda Darlow, Harrison Mohr, Mimi Kennedy, Charles LevinDramaLive action
DadUniversal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentGary David Goldberg (director); Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Ethan Hawke, Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker, Kevin SpaceyDramaLive action
ShockerUniversal Pictures / Carolco PicturesWes Craven (director/screenplay); Michael Murphy, Peter Berg, Mitch Pileggi, Camille Cooper, Sam Scarber, Richard Brooks, Ted RaimiHorror, ComedyLive action
Worth Winning20th Century FoxWill Mackenzie (director); Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott (screenplay); Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren, Maria Holvöe, Mark Blum, Andrea Martin, Tony LongoRomantic comedyLive action
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3 Bloodhounds of BroadwayColumbia PicturesHoward Brookner (director/screenplay); Colman deKay (screenplay); Damon Runyon (stories); Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Julie Hagerty, Rutger Hauer, Madonna, Esai Morales, Anita Morris, Randy Quaid, Josef Sommer, Steve Buscemi, Fisher Stevens, Alan Ruck, Dinah Manoff, Ethan PhillipsPeriod, ComedyLive action
The Phantom of the Opera21st Century Film Corporation / Columbia PicturesDwight H. Little (director); Gerry O'Hara, Duke Sandefur (screenplay); Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy, Terence Harvey, Stephanie Lawrence, Molly ShannonHorrorLive action
Second SightWarner Bros. PicturesJoel Zwick (director); Tom Schulman, Patricia Resnick (screenplay); John Larroquette, Bronson Pinchot, Bess Armstrong, Stuart Pankin, John SchuckComedyLive action
8 Henry VThe Samuel Goldwyn Company / BBC FilmsKenneth Branagh (director/screenplay); Kenneth Branagh, Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench, Christian BaleDramaLive action
10 Best of the BestTaurus EntertainmentBob Radler (director); Paul Levine (screenplay); Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Phillip Rhee, John P. Ryan, John Dye, Tom Everett, Louise Fletcher, Christopher PennActionLive action
CommunionNew Line CinemaPhilippe Mora (director); Whitley Strieber (screenplay); Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas, Terry Hanauer, Joel CarlsonDrama, HorrorLive action
My Left FootPalace PicturesJim Sheridan (director/screenplay); Shane Connaughton (screenplay); Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Kirsten Sheridan, Alison Whelan, Eanna MacLiam, Declan Croghan, Marie Conremme, Cyril Cusack, Phelim Drew, Eileen Colgan, Ruth McCabe, Adrian DunbarBiography, Comedy, DramaLive action
Staying TogetherHemdale Film CorporationLee Grant (director); Monte Merrick (screenplay); Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Levon Helm, Dermot Mulroney, Daphne Zuniga, Dinah Manoff, Jim Haynie, Tim Quill, Keith SzarabajkaComedy, DramaLive action
17 All Dogs Go to HeavenUnited Artists / Sullivan Bluth StudiosDon Bluth (director); David N. Weiss (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi, Dom DeLuise, Loni Anderson, Vic Tayback, Charles Nelson Reilly, Melba Moore, Ken PageMusical, FamilyAnimation
Harlem NightsParamount PicturesEddie Murphy (director/screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Della Reese, Berlinda Tolbert, Stan Shaw, Jasmine Guy, Vic PolizosComedy, CrimeLive action
The Little MermaidWalt Disney PicturesRon Clements, John Musker (directors/screenplay); Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Kenneth Mars, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Buddy Hackett, Paddi Edwards, René Auberjonois, Edie McClurg, Will RyanMusical, Fantasy, FamilyAnimation
Mystery TrainOrion ClassicsJim Jarmusch (director/screenplay); Youki Kudoh, Masatoshi Nagase, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinque Lee, Rufus Thomas, Jodie Markell, Nicoletta Braschi, Elizabeth Bracco, Sy Richardson, Tom Noonan, Joe Strummer, Rick Aviles, Steve Buscemi, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Tom WaitsAnthologyLive action
PrancerOrion Pictures / Nelson Entertainment / Cineplex Odeon FilmsJohn D. Hancock (director); Greg Taylor (screenplay); Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Abe Vigoda, Michael Constantine, Ariana Richards, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, John Duda, Johnny GaleckiFamily, ChristmasLive action
Steel MagnoliasTriStar Pictures / RastarHerbert Ross (director); Robert Harling (screenplay); Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O'Connor, Sam Shepard, Bill McCutcheon, Jonathan Ward, Knowl Johnson, Ann Wedgeworth, Bibi Besch, Janine TurnerComedy, DramaLive action
22 Back to the Future Part IIUniversal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentRobert Zemeckis (director); Bob Gale (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue, James Tolkan, Jeffrey Weissman, FleaComedy, Sci-FiLive action
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1 National Lampoon's Christmas VacationWarner Bros. Pictures / Hughes EntertainmentJeremiah S. Chechik (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Miriam Flynn, William Hickey, Mae Questel, Sam McMurray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brian Doyle-MurrayComedy, ChristmasLive action
8 She-DevilOrion PicturesSusan Seidelman (director); Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Sylvia Miles, Linda HuntBlack comedyLive action
Triumph of the SpiritTriumph Releasing CorporationRobert M. Young (director); Andrzej Krakowski, Laurence Heath (screenplay); Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert LoggiaBiography, DramaLive action
The War of the Roses20th Century Fox / Gracie FilmsDanny DeVito (director); Michael J. Leeson (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, G.D. Spradlin, Sean Astin, Marianne Sägebrecht, Dan Castellaneta, Peter Donat, David Wohl, Shirley MitchellBlack comedyLive action
13 Enemies, A Love Story20th Century FoxPaul Mazursky, (director/screenplay); Roger L. Simon (screenplay); Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Margaret Sophie Stein, Alan King, Judith Malina, Elya Baskin, Paul Mazursky, Phil Leeds, Rita Karin, Zypora SpaismanDramaLive action
New Year's DayRainbow ReleasingHenry Jaglom (director/screenplay); David Duchovny, Maggie Wheeler, Gwen Welles, Melanie Winter, Henry Jaglom, Miloš Forman, Tracy ReinerComedy, DramaLive action
15 BlazeTouchstone Pictures / A&M FilmsRon Shelton (director/screenplay); Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain, Jeffrey DeMunn, Robert WuhlRomantic comedy, DramaLive action
Driving Miss DaisyWarner Bros. Pictures / The Zanuck CompanyBruce Beresford (director); Alfred Uhry (screenplay); Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle, Jo Ann Havrilla, William Hall, Jr.Comedy, DramaLive action
GloryTriStar PicturesEdward Zwick (director); Kevin Jarre (screenplay); Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Cliff DeYoung, Andre Braugher, Jihmi Kennedy, Alan NorthEpic, WarLive action
We're No AngelsParamount PicturesNeil Jordan (director); David Mamet (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton, Bruno Kirby, Ray McAnally, James Russo, Wallace Shawn, John C. ReillyComedyLive action
The WizardUniversal PicturesTodd Holland (director); David Chisholm (screenplay); Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater, Jackey Vinson, Wendy Phillips, Sam McMurray, Frank McRaeComedy, Adventure, DramaLive action
20 Born on the Fourth of JulyUniversal PicturesOliver Stone (director/screenplay); Ron Kovic (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley, Willem Dafoe, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans, Stephen BaldwinWar, DramaLive action
Roger & MeWarner Bros. Pictures / Dog Eat Dog FilmsMichael Moore (director/screenplay); Michael Moore, Roger SmithDocumentaryLive action
22 AlwaysUniversal Pictures / United Artists / Amblin EntertainmentSteven Spielberg (director); Jerry Belson, Diane Thomas (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Brad Johnson, Audrey Hepburn, Roberts Blossom, Keith David, Marg Helgenberger, Dale DyeRomantic comedy, DramaLive action
Tango & CashWarner Bros. PicturesAndrei Konchalovsky (director); Randy Feldman (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Jack Palance, Teri Hatcher, Brion James, Geoffrey Lewis, Eddie Bunker, James Hong, Marc Alaimo, Michael J. Pollard, Robert Z'DarBuddy cop, Action, ComedyLive action

Notable films released in 1989

United States unless stated

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Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 3Nell O'Day79USActress
3Jean Willes65USActress
8Kenneth McMillan56USActor
15Helen Logan82USScreenwriter
15Joe Spinell52USActor
16Prem Nazir62IndiaActor
16Trey Wilson40USActor
19Norma Varden90UKActress
20Beatrice Lillie94CanadaActress
26Morton DaCosta74USDirector
February 3John Cassavetes59USActor, Director, Screenwriter
3Lionel Newman73USComposer
5Emrys James60UKActor
11T. E. B. Clarke81UKScreenwriter
11George O'Hanlon76USActor
17Marguerite Roberts83USScreenwriter
22Joan Woodbury73USActress
March 6Harry Andrews77UKActor, Director, Screenwriter
10Maurizio Merli49ItalyActor
12Maurice Evans87UKActor
21Milton Frome80USActor
25Reginald Le Borg89AustriaDirector
27May Allison98USActress
27Jack Starrett52USActor, Director
28Robert J. Wilke74USActor
29Bernard Blier73FranceActor
April 12Gerald Flood61UKActor
15Charles Vanel96FranceActor, Director
24Clyde Geronimi87USAnimator, Director
25George Coulouris85UKActor
26Lucille Ball77USActress
30Sergio Leone60ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
30Guy Williams65USActor
May 3William Squire71UKActor
19Anton Diffring72GermanyActor
19Robert Webber64USActor
20Gilda Radner42USActress
22Gerd Oswald69GermanyDirector
25Brigid Bazlen44USActress
June 10Richard Quine68USDirector
15Victor French54USActor
15Ray McAnally63IrelandActor
20Dona Drake74USActress
27Jack Buetel73USActor
28Joris Ivens90NetherlandsDirector, Documentarian
July 2Franklin J. Schaffner79USDirector
2Ben Wright74UKActor
3Jim Backus76USActor, Voice Actor
10Mel Blanc81USVoice Actor
11Laurence Olivier82UKActor, Director
18Rebecca Schaeffer21USActress
28Jeff Richards64USActor
August 4Maurice Colbourne49UKActor
16Amanda Blake60USActress
20Joseph LaShelle89USCinematographer
30Joe De Santis80USActor
31Claire Luce85USActress
September 21Ertem Eğilmez60TurkeyProducer, Director
21Corrado Gaipa65ItalyActor
22Irving Berlin101USComposer
October 2Vittorio Caprioli68ItalyActor, Director
4Graham Chapman48UKActor, Screenwriter
4Betsy King Ross68USActress
5Noël-Noël92FranceActor, Screenwriter
6Bette Davis81USActress
8Onest Conley82USActor
11Paul Shenar53USActor
13Cesare Zavattini87ItalyScreenwriter
14Michael Carmine30USActor
15James Lee Barrett59USScreenwriter
16Cornel Wilde77USActor, Director
20Anthony Quayle76UKActor
21Jean Image78FranceDirector
22Roland Winters84USActor
23Armida78MexicoActress, Singer
November 1Peter Childs50UKActor
6Margit Makay98HungaryActress
6Yūsaku Matsuda40JapanActor
7Brunello Rondi64ItalyScreenwriter, Director
17Billy Lee60USActor
20Lynn Bari75USActress
21Harvey Hart61CanadaDirector
December 6Frances Bavier86USActress
6John Payne77USActor
11Howard Lang78UKActor
15Ben Barzman79CanadaScreenwriter
15Emile de Antonio70USDirector
15Jock Mahoney70USActor, Stuntman
15Edward Underdown81UKActor
16Aileen Pringle94USActress
16Lee Van Cleef64USActor
16Silvana Mangano59ItalyActress
17Luciano Salce67ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
25Betty Garde84USActress
25Robert Pirosh79USDirector, Screenwriter

Film debuts

See also

References

  1. "1989 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
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