1989 in film

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The year 1989 involved many significant films.

Highest-grossing films[edit]

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

Highest-grossing films of 1989[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross
1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Paramount Pictures / Lucasfilm $474,200,000
2. Batman Warner Bros. / PolyGram $411,300,000
3. Back to the Future Part II Universal Pictures $331,950,000
4. Look Who's Talking TriStar Pictures $297,000,000
5. Dead Poets Society Touchstone Pictures $235,900,000
6. Lethal Weapon 2 Warner Bros. $227,900,000
7. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Walt Disney Pictures $222,700,000
8. Ghostbusters II Columbia Pictures $215,400,000
9. The Little Mermaid Walt Disney Pictures $184,200,000
10. Born on the Fourth of July Universal Pictures $161,000,000

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy - Majestic Films International, Zanuck Company., Warner Bros. Pictures
Best Director: Oliver Stone - Born on the Fourth of July
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis - My Left Foot
Best Actress: Jessica Tandy - Driving Miss Daisy
Best Supporting Actor: Denzel Washington - Glory
Best Supporting Actress: Brenda Fricker - My Left Foot
Best Foreign Language Film: Nuovo cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso), directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Born on the Fourth of July
Best Actor: Tom Cruise - Born on the Fourth of July
Best Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer - The Fabulous Baker Boys
Musical or Comedy:
Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy
Best Actor: Morgan Freeman - Driving Miss Daisy
Best Actress: Jessica Tandy - Driving Miss Daisy
Other
Best Director: Oliver Stone - Born on the Fourth of July
Best Foreign Language Film: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso), Italy
Best Screenplay: Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone - Born on the Fourth of July

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

A City of Sadness (Beiqing chengshi), directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, China

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Rain Man, directed by Barry Levinson, United States

Notable films released in 1989[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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References[edit]

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