1989 in film

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List of years in film (table)
In home video
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
In television
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

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 $474,171,806
2. Batman Warner Bros. / PolyGram $411,348,924
3. Back to the Future Part II Universal Pictures $331,950,002
4. Look Who's Talking TriStar Pictures $296,999,813
5. Dead Poets Society Touchstone Pictures $235,860,116
6. Lethal Weapon 2 Warner Bros. $227,853,986
7. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Walt Disney Pictures $222,724,172
8. Ghostbusters II Columbia Pictures $215,394,738
9. The Little Mermaid Walt Disney Pictures $184,155,863
10. Born on the Fourth of July Universal Pictures $161,001,698

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 47th Golden Globe Awards
January 20, 1990
62nd Academy Awards
March 26, 1990
43rd BAFTA Awards
1990
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Born on the Fourth of July Driving Miss Daisy Dead Poets Society
Best Director Oliver Stone
Born on the Fourth of July
Kenneth Branagh
Henry V
Best Actor Tom Cruise
Born on the Fourth of July
Morgan Freeman
Driving Miss Daisy
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
Best Actress Michelle Pfeiffer
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Pauline Collins
Shirley Valentine
Best Supporting Actor Denzel Washington
Glory
Ray McAnally
My Left Foot
Best Supporting Actress Julia Roberts
Steel Magnolias
Brenda Fricker
My Left Foot
Michelle Pfeiffer
Dangerous Liaisons
Best Screenplay, Adapted Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone
Born on the Fourth of July
Alfred Uhry
Driving Miss Daisy
Christopher Hampton
Dangerous Liaisons
Best Screenplay, Original Tom Schulman
Dead Poets Society
Nora Ephron
When Harry Met Sally...
Best Original Score The Little Mermaid
Alan Menken
Dead Poets Society
Maurice Jarre
Best Original Song "Under the Sea"
The Little Mermaid
N/A
Best Foreign Language Film Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso) Life and Nothing But

Notable films released in 1989[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

A-D[edit]

A

B

C

D

E-K[edit]

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L-Q[edit]

L

M

N

O

P

R-Z[edit]

R

S

T

U-V

W

XYZ

Wide-release films[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 3 Jean Willes 65 USA Actress
8 Kenneth McMillan 56 USA Actor
15 Joe Spinell 52 USA Actor
16 Prem Nazir 62 India Actor
16 Trey Wilson 40 USA Actor
20 Beatrice Lillie 94 Canada Actress
February 3 John Cassavetes 59 USA Actor, Director, Screenwriter
3 Lionel Newman 73 USA Composer
5 Emrys James 60 UK Actor
11 George O'Hanlon 76 USA Actor
11 T. E. B. Clarke 81 UK Screenwriter
17 Marguerite Roberts 83 USA Screenwriter
March 6 Harry Andrews 77 UK Actor, Director, Screenwriter
12 Maurice Evans 87 UK Actor
27 May Allison 98 USA Actress
27 Jack Starrett 52 USA Actor, Director
29 Bernard Blier 73 France Actor
April 12 Gerald Flood 61 UK Actor
15 Charles Vanel 96 France Actor, Director
24 Clyde Geronimi 87 USA Animator, Director
25 George Coulouris 85 UK Actor
26 Lucille Ball 77 USA Actress
30 Sergio Leone 60 Italy Director, Screenwriter
May 3 William Squire 71 UK Actor
19 Anton Diffring 72 Germany Actor
19 Robert Webber 64 USA Actor
20 Gilda Radner 42 USA Actress
June 10 Richard Quine 68 USA Director
15 Victor French 54 USA Actor
15 Ray McAnally 63 Ireland Actor
27 Jack Buetel 73 USA Actor
28 Joris Ivens 90 Netherlands Director, Documentarian
July 2 Franklin J. Schaffner 79 USA Director
2 Ben Wright 74 UK Actor
3 Jim Backus 76 USA Actor
10 Mel Blanc 81 USA Voice Actor
11 Laurence Olivier 82 UK Actor, Director
18 Rebecca Schaeffer 21 USA Actress
August 4 Maurice Colbourne 49 UK Actor
16 Amanda Blake 60 USA Actress
September 21 Corrado Gaipa 65 Italy Actor
22 Irving Berlin 101 USA Composer
October 4 Graham Chapman 48 UK Actor, Screenwriter
6 Bette Davis 81 USA Actress
8 Onest Conley 82 USA Actor
11 Paul Shenar 53 USA Actor
13 Cesare Zavattini 87 Italy Screenwriter
16 Cornel Wilde 77 USA Actor
22 Roland Winters 84 USA Actor
November 1 Peter Childs 50 UK Actor
6 Margit Makay 98 Hungary Actress
20 Lynn Bari 75 USA Actress
December 6 Frances Bavier 86 USA Actress
6 John Payne 77 USA Actor
12 Howard Lang 78 UK Actor
15 Jock Mahoney 70 USA Actor, Stuntman
15 Edward Underdown 81 UK Actor
16 Aileen Pringle 94 USA Actress
16 Lee Van Cleef 64 USA Actor
16 Silvana Mangano 59 Italy Actress
17 Luciano Salce 67 Italy Director, Screenwriter

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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