1990 in film

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The year 1990 in film involved many significant events as shown below. Universal Pictures celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1990.

Highest-grossing films[edit]

The top 10 films released in 1990 by worldwide gross are as follows:[1]

Highest-grossing films of 1990
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross
1 Ghost Paramount $505,702,588
2 Home Alone 20th Century Fox $476,684,675
3 Pretty Woman Touchstone Pictures $463,406,268
4 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $424,208,848
5 Total Recall TriStar / Carolco $261,317,921
6 Back to the Future Part III Universal $244,527,583
7 Die Hard 2 20th Century Fox $240,031,094
8 Presumed Innocent Warner Bros. $221,303,188
9 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Line Cinema $201,965,915
10 Kindergarten Cop Universal $201,957,688

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 48th Golden Globe Awards
January 19, 1991
63rd Academy Awards
March 25, 1991
44th BAFTA Awards
March 17, 1991
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Dances with Wolves Green Card Dances with Wolves Goodfellas
Best Director Kevin Costner
Dances with Wolves
Martin Scorsese
Goodfellas
Best Actor Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
Gérard Depardieu
Green Card
Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
Philippe Noiret
Cinema Paradiso
Best Actress Kathy Bates
Misery
Julia Roberts
Pretty Woman
Kathy Bates
Misery
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Best Supporting Actor Bruce Davison
Longtime Companion
Joe Pesci
Goodfellas
Salvatore Cascio
Cinema Paradiso
Best Supporting Actress Whoopi Goldberg
Ghost
Best Screenplay, Adapted Michael Blake
Dances with Wolves
Michael Blake
Dances with Wolves
Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi
Goodfellas
Best Screenplay, Original Bruce Joel Rubin
Ghost
Giuseppe Tornatore
Cinema Paradiso
Best Original Score The Sheltering Sky
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Richard Horowitz
Dances with Wolves
John Barry
Cinema Paradiso
Ennio Morricone and Andrea Morricone
Best Original Song "Blaze of Glory"
Young Guns II
"Sooner or Later"
Dick Tracy
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Best Foreign Language Film Cyrano de Bergerac Journey of Hope

Cinema Paradiso

1990 wide-release movies[edit]

January–March[edit]

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12 Downtown 20th Century Fox Richard Benjamin (director); Nat Mauldin (screenplay); Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Pantoliano, David Clennon, Art Evans, Rick Aiello, Roger Aaron Brown, Ron Canada, Wanda De Jesus, Francis X. McCarthy, Kimberly Scott, Danuel Pipoly, Vinnie Curto Action, Comedy Live action
Internal Affairs Paramount Pictures Mike Figgis (director); Henry Bean (screenplay); Richard Gere, Andy García, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf, Richard Bradford, William Baldwin, Elijah Wood, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Beach, Katherine Borowitz, Faye Grant, Xander Berkeley, John Kapelos Crime, Thriller Live action
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III New Line Cinema Jeff Burr (director); David J. Schow (screenplay); Kate Hodge, William Butler, Ken Foree, Toni Hudson, Viggo Mortensen, Joe Unger, R. A. Mihailoff, Tom Everett, Jennifer Banko, Beth DePatie, Duane Whitaker, Miriam Byrd-Nethery, Caroline Williams Horror Live action
The Plot Against Harry New Yorker Films Michael Roemer (director/screenplay); Martin Priest, Ben Lang, Maxine Woods, Henry Nemo, Jacques Taylor, Jean Leslie, Ellen Herbert, Sandra Kazan, Ronald Coralian, Max Ulman Comedy Live action
Ski Patrol Epic Productions Richard Correll (director); Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle, Wink Roberts (screenplay); Roger Rose, Yvette Nipar, T. K. Carter, Leslie Jordan, Paul Feig, Sean Gregory Sullivan, Tess Foltyn, George Lopez, Corbin Timbrook, Steve Hytner, Ray Walston, Martin Mull, Dante Hen, Deborah Rose Comedy Live action
19 Brain Dead Concorde Adam Simon (director); Charles Beaumont, Adam Simon (screenplay); Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, Nicholas Pryor, Patricia Charbonneau, George Kennedy, Brian Brophy, David Sinaiko, Andy Wood, Maud Winchester, Brent Hinkley Horror, Thriller Live action
Everybody Wins Orion Pictures Karel Reisz (director); Arthur Miller (screenplay); Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton, Jack Warden, Judith Ivey, Kathleen Wilhoite, Frank Converse, James Parisi Drama Live action
Tremors Universal Pictures Ron Underwood (director); Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Victor Wong, Bobby Jacoby, Ariana Richards, Reba McEntire, Charlotte Stewart, Tony Genaro, Richard Marcus, Bibi Besch, Conrad Bachmann, Sunshine Parker, Michael Dan Wagner, John Goodwin, John Pappas Comedy, Horror Live action
27 The Image HBO Pictures / Citadel Entertainment Peter Werner (director); Brian Rehak (screenplay); Albert Finney, John Mahoney, Kathy Baker, Swoosie Kurtz, Marsha Mason, Spalding Gray, Wendie Jo Sperber, David Clennon, Brett Cullen, Jim Haynie, Robert Schenkkan, Nicholas Cascone, Beth Grant, Banks Harper, Brad Pitt, Robert Aaron, Adilah Barnes, Earnestine Dean, Dennis Haskins, Peter Linari, Anthony Lucero, Frank Vlastnik Drama Live action
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2 Flashback Paramount Pictures Franco Amurri (director); David Loughery (screenplay); Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland, Carol Kane, Paul Dooley, Cliff DeYoung, Richard Masur, Michael McKean Action, Comedy Live action
Heart Condition New Line Cinema James D. Parriott (director/screenplay); Bob Hoskins, Denzel Washington, Chloe Webb, Lisa Stahl Sullivan, Roger E. Mosley, Ja'net Dubois, Alan Rachins, Ray Baker, Jeffrey Meek, Eva LaRue, Clayton Landey Fantasy, Comedy Live action
Men Don't Leave Warner Bros. Pictures Paul Brickman (director/screenplay); Barbara Benedek (screenplay); Jessica Lange, Arliss Howard, Joan Cusack, Chris O'Donnell, Kathy Bates, Charlie Korsmo, Belita Moreno Comedy, Drama Live action
Stella Touchstone Pictures / The Samuel Goldwyn Company John Erman (director); Robert Getchell (screenplay); Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado, Stephen Collins, Marsha Mason, Eileen Brennan, Linda Hart, Ben Stiller, William McNamara, Ashley Peldon, Alisan Porter Drama Live action
9 Hard to Kill Warner Bros. Pictures Bruce Malmuth (director); Steven McKay (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, Frederick Coffin, William Sadler, Zachary Rosencrantz, Andrew Bloch, Branscombe Richmond, Charles Boswell, James DiStefano, Dean Norris, Bonnie Burroughs, Lou Beatty Jr., Nick DeMauro, Nick Corello, Justin De Rosa, Stanley Brock, Larry Cedar, Evan James, Tomas Trujillo, Geoffrey Ian Bara, Robert LaSardo, Ernie Lively Action Live action
Loose Cannons TriStar Pictures Bob Clark (director/screenplay); Richard Christian Matheson, Richard Matheson (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Dom DeLuise, Ronny Cox, Nancy Travis, Paul Koslo, Dick O'Neill, Robert Prosky, Jan Triska, Leon Rippy, Robert Elliott, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Reg E. Cathey, Herb Armstrong, Robert Dickman, Brad Greenquist Comedy Live action
Stanley & Iris Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Martin Ritt (director); Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch (screenplay); Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz, Martha Plimpton, Harley Cross, Jamey Sheridan, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Zohra Lampert, Loretta Devine, Kathy Kinney, Stephen Root Romance, Drama Live action
16 Courage Mountain Triumph Films Christopher Leitch (director); Fred Brogger, Mark Brogger, Weaver Webb (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Leslie Caron, Yorgo Voyagis, Laura Betti, Jan Rubeš, Juliette Caton, Joanna Clarke, Nicola Stapleton, Jade Magri, Kathryn Ludlow Drama Live action
Madhouse Orion Pictures Tom Ropelewski (director/screenplay); John Larroquette, Kirstie Alley, Alison LaPlaca, John Diehl, Jessica Lundy, Bradley Gregg, Dennis Miller, Robert Ginty, Wayne Tippit, Paul Eiding, Aeryk Egan, Deborah Otto Comedy Live action
23 Mountains of the Moon TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Bob Rafelson (director/screenplay); William Harrison (screenplay); Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw, John Savident, James Villiers, Adrian Rawlins, Peter Vaughan, Delroy Lindo, Bernard Hill, Matthew Marsh, Richard Caldicot, Christopher Fulford, Garry Cooper, Roshan Seth, Omar Sharif, Paul Onsongo, Bheki Tonto Ngema, Martin Okello Adventure, Drama Live action
Nightbreed 20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek Productions Clive Barker (director/screenplay); Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid, Hugh Quarshie, Hugh Ross, Doug Bradley, Catherine Chevalier, Bob Sessions, Malcolm Smith, Oliver Parker, Debora Weston, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Kim Robertson, Nina Robertson, Christine McCorkindale, Tony Bluto, Bernard Henry Fantasy, Horror Live action
Revenge Columbia Pictures / Rastar Tony Scott (director); Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Sally Kirkland, Miguel Ferrer, Tomas Milian, James Gammon, Joaquín Martínez, Jesse Corti, John Leguizamo, Joe Santos, Christofer de Oni, Karmin Murcelo Crime, Drama, Thriller Live action
Where the Heart Is Touchstone Pictures John Boorman (director/screenplay); Telsche Boorman (screenplay); Dabney Coleman, Uma Thurman, Joanna Cassidy, Crispin Glover, Suzy Amis, Christopher Plummer, David Hewlett, Maury Chaykin, Dylan Walsh, Sheila Kelley, Ken Pogue Romance, Comedy Live action
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2 The Hunt for Red October Paramount Pictures John McTiernan (director); Larry Ferguson, Donald E. Stewart (screenplay); Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill, Jeffrey Jones, Joss Ackland, Richard Jordan, Tim Curry, Boris Lee Krutonog, Peter Firth, Ronald Guttman, Stellan Skarsgård, Fred Dalton Thompson, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Welden, Anthony Peck, Daniel Davis, Tomas Arana, Peter Zinner Action, Thriller Live action
9 Bad Influence Triumph Films Curtis Hanson (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane, Christian Clemenson, Marcia Cross, Kathleen Wilhoite, Grand L. Bush, David Duchovny, Perri Lister, John de Lancie, Lilyan Chauvin, Rosalyn Landor, Tony Maggio, Susan Lee Hoffman, Jeff Kaake Drama Live action
Coupe de Ville Universal Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Joe Roth (director); Mike Binder (screenplay); Patrick Dempsey, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern, Alan Arkin, Rita Taggart, Annabeth Gish, Joseph Bologna, James Gammon, Ray Lykins, Chris Lombardi, Josh Segal Comedy, Horror Live action
The Handmaid's Tale Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Volker Schlöndorff (director); Harold Pinter (screenplay); Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern, Victoria Tennant, Blanche Baker, Traci Lind, Reiner Schöne, Robert D. Raiford, Muse Watson, Bill Owen, David Dukes, Blair Nicole Struble Drama Live action
House Party New Line Cinema Reginald Hudlin (director/screenplay); Christopher "Kid" Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher "Play" Martin, Martin Lawrence, Full Force, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson, Groove B. Chill, Lou B. Washington, Kelly Jo Minter, John Witherspoon, Bebe Drake, Clifton Powell, Desi Arnez Hines II, George Clinton, Barry Diamond, Michael Pniewski, Norma Donaldson, Shaun Baker, Anthony Johnson, Cliff Frazier, Jaime Cardriche, Reginald Hudlin, Warrington Hudlin Comedy Live action
Joe Versus the Volcano Warner Bros. Pictures / Amblin Entertainment John Patrick Shanley (director/screenplay); Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Dan Hedaya, Barry McGovern, Ossie Davis, Amanda Plummer, Nathan Lane, Lisa LeBlanc Romance, Comedy Live action
Last of the Finest Orion Pictures John Mackenzie (director); Thomas Lee Wright, George Armitage (screenplay); Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, Bill Paxton, Deborra-Lee Furness, Guy Boyd, Henry Darrow, Michael C. Gwynne, Burke Byrnes, Xander Berkeley, John Finnegan, J. Kenneth Campbell Action, Crime Live action
Love at Large Orion Pictures Alan Rudolph (director/screenplay); Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins, Anne Archer, Kate Capshaw, Annette O'Toole, Ted Levine, Ann Magnuson, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ruby Dee, Barry Miller, Neil Young, Meegan Lee Ochs, Gailard Sartain, Robert Gould, Dirk Blocker Romance, Mystery Live action
16 Blind Fury TriStar Pictures / Interscope Communications Phillip Noyce (director); Charles Robert Carner (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Noble Willingham, Lisa Blount, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Nick Cassavetes, Rick Overton, Meg Foster, Sho Kosugi, Charles Cooper, Weasel Forshaw, Roy Morgan, Tim Mateer, Sharon Shackelford, Jay Pennison, Tiger Chung Lee Action, Samurai Live action
Blue Steel Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Kathryn Bigelow (director/screenplay); Eric Red (screenplay); Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña, Louise Fletcher, Philip Bosco, Richard Jenkins, Kevin Dunn, Tom Sizemore, Mary Mara, Mike Hodge, Mike Starr Action, Thriller Live action
The Forbidden Dance Columbia Pictures Greydon Clark (director); Roy Langsdon, John Platt (screenplay); Laura Harring, Jeff James, Angela Moya, Sid Haig, Shannon Farnon, Linden Chiles, Pilar Del Rey, Ruben Moreno, Barbra Brighton, Richard Lynch, Kid Creole Drama Live action
Lambada Cannon Films Joel Silberg (director/screenplay); Sheldon Renan (screenplay); J. Eddie Peck, Melora Hardin, Adolfo "Shabba-Doo" Quinones, Leticia Vasquez, Dennis Burkley, Rita Bland, Ricky Paull Goldin, Kristina Starman, Matt Feemster, Kayla Blake, Keene Curtis, Lauren Gale, Basil Hofman Drama Live action
Lord of the Flies Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson Entertainment Harry Hook (director); Jay Presson Allen (screenplay); Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale, Andrew Taft, Edward Taft, Gary Rule, Michael Greene, Bob Peck Thriller Live action
Nuns on the Run 20th Century Fox Jonathan Lynn (director/screenplay); Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Camille Coduri, Janet Suzman, Robert Patterson, Doris Hare, Lila Kaye, Tom Hickey, Robert Morgan, Winston Dennis, Gary Tang, David Forman, Ozzie Yue Comedy Live action
23 Pretty Woman Touchstone Pictures Garry Marshall (director); J. F. Lawton (screenplay); Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Héctor Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo, Julie Paris, Alex Hyde-White, Amy Yasbeck, Elinor Donahue, John David Carson, Judith Baldwin, Laurelle Brooks Mehus, James Patrick Stuart, Dey Young, Larry Miller, Patrick Richwood, Hank Azaria, Amzie Strickland, Lynda Goodfriend, Abdul Salaam El Razzac Romance, Comedy Live action
A Shock to the System Corsair Pictures Jan Egleson (director); Andrew Klavan (screenplay); Michael Caine, Elizabeth McGovern, Peter Riegert, Swoosie Kurtz, Will Patton, John McMartin, Jenny Wright, Philip Moon, Barbara Baxley, Haviland Morris, Samuel L. Jackson Crime, Thriller Live action
30 Opportunity Knocks Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Donald Petrie (director); Mitchel Katlin, Nat Bernstein (screenplay); Dana Carvey, Robert Loggia, Todd Graff, Julia Campbell, Milo O'Shea, James Tolkan, Doris Belack, Sally Gracie, Mike Bacarella, John M. Watson Sr., Beatrice Fredman, Thomas McElroy, Gene Honda, Del Close, Michelle Johnston, Lorna Raver, Judith Scott Comedy Live action
Side Out TriStar Pictures Peter Israelson (director); David Thoreau (screenplay); C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton, Harley Jane Kozak, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Christopher Rydell, Terry Kiser, Randy Stoklos, Sinjin Smith, Tony Burton, Kathy Ireland, Martha Vélez Sports Live action
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Line Cinema Steve Barron (director); Todd W. Langen, Bobby Herbeck (screenplay); Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Jay Patterson, Michael Turney, Raymond Serra, James Saito, Toshishiro Obata, Brian Tochi, Corey Feldman, Josh Pais, Robbie Rist, Kevin Clash, David McCharen, Michael McConnohie, Martin P. Robinson, David Forman, David Rudman, Leif Tilden, Ernie Reyes Jr., Kenn Troum, Mak Wilson, Michelan Sisti Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Fantasy Live action
31 The Ambulance Triumph Films Larry Cohen (director/screenplay); Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons, Janine Turner, Eric Braeden, Richard Bright, James Dixon, Laurene Landon, Nicholas Chinlund, Beatrice Winde, Rudy Jones, Stan Lee, Susan Blommaert, Michael O'Hare Thriller Live action

April–June[edit]

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3 Catchfire Vestron Pictures Dennis Hopper (director); Rachel Kronstadt Mann, Ann Louise Bardach, Alex Cox, Tod Davies (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price, John Turturro, Fred Ward, Julie Adams, Catherine Keener, Charlie Sheen, Burke Byrnes, Bob Dylan, Joe Pesci, Alex Cox, Toni Basil Action, Thriller, Drama Live action
6 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Palace Pictures / Miramax Peter Greenaway (director/screenplay); Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth, Ciarán Hinds, Gary Olsen, Ewan Stewart, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Liz Smith, Ian Dury, Diane Langton, Paul Russell, Emer Gillespie, Ron Cook, Alex Kingston, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Bob Goody Crime, Drama Live action
Cry-Baby Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment John Waters (director/screenplay); Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Susan Tyrrell, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Darren E. Burrows, Kim Webb, Stephen Mailer, Alan J. Wendl, Jonathan Benya, Jessica Raskin, Troy Donahue, Mink Stole, Joe Dallesandro, Joey Heatherton, David Nelson, Patricia Hearst, Robert Tyree, Willem Dafoe, James Intveld, Rachel Sweet Romance, Comedy, Musical Live action
Ernest Goes to Jail Touchstone Pictures John R. Cherry III (director); Charlie Cohen (screenplay); Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Barbara Tyson, Barry Scott, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Dan Leegant, Charles Napier, Jackie Welch, Jim Conrad, Emily Corbishdale, Andy Stahl, Myke R. Mueller Comedy Live action
The First Power Orion Pictures / Nelson Entertainment Robert Resnikoff (director/screenplay); Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober, Mykel T. Williamson, Elizabeth Arlen, Dennis Lipscomb, Carmen Argenziano, Clayton Landey, Sue Giosa, Oz Tortora, Dan Tullis Jr., Hansford Rowe, Grand L. Bush, Bill Moseley, David Gale, Philip Abbott Horror Live action
I Love You to Death TriStar Pictures Lawrence Kasdan (director); John Kostmayer (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright, River Phoenix, William Hurt, Keanu Reeves, James Gammon, Jack Kehler, Victoria Jackson, Miriam Margolyes, Alisan Porter, Jon Kasdan, Heather Graham, Phoebe Cates Comedy Live action
Impulse Warner Bros. Pictures Sondra Locke (director); John DeMarco, Leigh Chapman (screenplay); Theresa Russell, Jeff Fahey, George Dzundza, Alan Rosenberg Thriller Live action
In the Spirit Academy Entertainment Sandra Seacat (director); Jeannie Berlin, Laurie Jones (screenplay); Jeannie Berlin, Olympia Dukakis, Peter Falk, Melanie Griffith, Elaine May, Marlo Thomas, Philip Schopper, Agda Antonio, Laurie Jones, Phil Harper, Steve Powers, David Eigenberg, Chad Burton, Thurn Hoffman, Mark Boone Junior, Gary Swanson, Rockets Redglare, Roy Nathanson, Michael Emil, Emidio LaVella, Christopher Durang Comedy Live action
13 Crazy People Paramount Pictures Tony Bill (director); Mitch Markowitz (screenplay); Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah, Paul Reiser, J. T. Walsh, Mercedes Ruehl, Alan North, David Paymer, Bill Smitrovich, Danton Stone, Paul Bates, Dick Cusack, Doug Yasuda, Floyd Vivino, Ben Hammer, David Packer Comedy Live action
The Gods Must Be Crazy II Columbia Pictures Jamie Uys (director/screenplay); N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros, Nadies, Erick Bowen, Treasure Tshabalala, Pierre Van Pletzen, Lourens Swanepoel Comedy Live action
Vital Signs 20th Century Fox Marisa Silver (director); Larry Ketron, Jeb Stuart (screenplay); Adrian Pasdar, Diane Lane, William Devane, Norma Aleandro, Jimmy Smits, Jack Gwaltney, Laura San Giacomo, Jane Adams, Tim Ransom, Bradley Whitford, Lisa Jane Persky, Wallace Langham, James Karen, Eric Zoltaszek Comedy, Drama Live action
20 Chattahoochee Hemdale Film Corporation Mick Jackson (director); James Hicks (screenplay); Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed, Ned Beatty, M. Emmet Walsh, Lee Wilkof, Matt Craven, Richard Portnow, Wilbur Fitzgerald, William Newman Drama Live action
Lisa Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists Gary Sherman (director/screenplay); Karen Clark (screenplay); Cheryl Ladd, D. W. Moffett, Staci Keanan, Tanya Fenmore, Jeffrey Tambor, Julie Cobb, Edan Gross Drama, Thriller Live action
Miami Blues Orion Pictures George Armitage (director/screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Napier, Nora Dunn, Obba Babatundé, Jose Perez, Paul Gleason Action, Crime, Thriller Live action
27 The Guardian Universal Pictures William Friedkin (director/screenplay); Stephen Volk, Dan Greenburg (screenplay); Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall, Miguel Ferrer, Natalia Nogulich, Pamela Brull, Gary Swanson, Willy Parsons, Frank Noon, Theresa Randle, Xander Berkeley, Jack David Walker, Ray Reinhardt, Jacob Gelman Horror Live action
Q&A TriStar Pictures Sidney Lumet (director/screenplay); Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Lee Richardson, Patrick O'Neal, Jenny Lumet, Charles S. Dutton, Luis Guzmán, Paul Calderon, Fyvush Finkel, Dominic Chianese Crime Live action
Spaced Invaders Touchstone Pictures Patrick Read Johnson (director/screenplay); Scott Lawrence Alexander (screenplay); Douglas Barr, Ariana Richards, Royal Dano, Gregg Berger, Wayne Alexander, Fred Applegate, J.J. Anderson, Patrika Darbo, Tonya Lee Williams, Kevin Thompson, Jimmy Briscoe, Tony Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington, Tommy Madden, Jeff Winkless, Tony Pope, Joe Alaskey, Bruce Lanoli, Patrick Read Johnson, Kirk Thatcher Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
Wild Orchid Triumph Releasing Zalman King (director/screenplay); Patricia Louisianna Knop (screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Bruce Greenwood, Assumpta Serna Erotic Live action
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4 Short Time 20th Century Fox / Gladden Entertainment Gregg Champion (director); John Blumenthal, Michael Berry (screenplay); Dabney Coleman, Matt Frewer, Teri Garr, Barry Corbin, Joe Pantoliano, Xander Berkeley, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Rob Roy, Tony Pantages, Kim Kondrashoff, Paul Jarrett, Kevin McNulty, Paul Batten, Wes Tritter Action, Comedy, Crime Live action
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Paramount Pictures John Harrison (director); Michael McDowell, George A. Romero (screenplay); Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, David Johansen, William Hickey, James Remar, Rae Dawn Chong, Matthew Lawrence, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Robert Sedgwick, George Guidall, Kathleen Chalfant, Ralph Marrero, Alice Drummond, Dolores Sutton, Mark Margolis, Robert Klein, Nicole Rochelle Horror Live action
11 The Big Bang Triton Pictures James Toback (director); James Toback, Anne Marie Keyes, Barbara Traub, Tony Sirico, Fred Hess, Veronica Geng, Jack Richardson, Don Simpson, Elaine Kaufman Documentary Live action
Class of 1999 Lightning Pictures Mark L. Lester (director); C. Courtney Joyner, Bradley Gregg (screenplay); Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach, Patrick Kilpatrick, Pam Grier, John P. Ryan, Darren E. Burrows, Joshua John Miller, Sharon Wyatt, Brent David Fraser Sci-Fi Live action
Far Out Man New Line Cinema Tommy Chong (director/screenplay); Tommy Chong, C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Shelby Chong, Paris Chong, Martin Mull, Judd Nelson, Michael Winslow, Cheech Marin, Paul Bartel, Bobby Taylor, Reynaldo Rey, Peggy McIntaggart, Al Mancini, Lisa M. Hansen, Cynthia Darlow, Henry Kingi, Rae Allen, Paul Hertzberg Comedy Live action
A Show of Force Paramount Pictures Bruno Barreto (director); Evan Jones, John Strong (screenplay); Amy Irving, Andy García, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Duvall, Kevin Spacey, Erik Estrada, Jorge Castillo, Lupe Ontiveros Thriller Live action
18 Bird on a Wire Universal Pictures John Badham (director); Louis Venosta, David Seltzer (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joan Severance, Jeff Corey Action, Comedy Live action
Cadillac Man Orion Pictures Roger Donaldson (director); Ken Friedman (screenplay); Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher, Lauren Tom, Lori Petty, Annabella Sciorra, Zack Norman, Paul Guilfoyle, Bill Nelson, Eddie Jones, Mimi Cecchini, Tristine Skyler, Judith Hoag, Anthony Powers, Paul Herman, Erik King, Richard Panebianco, Gary Howard Klar Comedy Live action
19 By Dawn's Early Light HBO Pictures / Paravision International Jack Sholder (director); Bruce Gilbert (screenplay); Powers Boothe, Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones, Martin Landau, Darren McGavin, Rip Torn, Jeffrey DeMunn, Peter MacNicol, Glenn Withrow, Ronald William Lawrence, Kieran Mulroney, Nicolas Coster, Ken Jenkins, Randal Patrick, Daniel Benzali, Robert O'Reilly, Ann Gillespie, Glenn Morshower, Dana Kimmell, Jon Paul Steuer, Danielle von Zerneck, Jon Cedar, Paul Tompkins, Richard Speight Jr., Steve Eastin, Mike Gomez, Andrew Divoff Action, Drama, Thriller Live action
22 The Swordsman Film Workshop King Hu (director); Kwan Man-leung (screenplay); Sam Hui, Cecilia Yip, Jacky Cheung, Sharla Cheung, Fennie Yuen Action Live action
25 Back to the Future Part III Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Robert Zemeckis (director); Bob Gale (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue, Matt Clark, Richard Dysart, Pat Buttram, Harry Carey Jr., Dub Taylor, James Tolkan, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, Jeffrey Weissman, Christopher Wynne, Sean Gregory Sullivan, Mike Watson, Hugh Gillin, Burton Gilliam, Bill McKinney, Donovan Scott, Flea, J.J. Cohen, Ricky Dean Logan, Marvin J. McIntyre, Dean Cundey, ZZ Top Sci-Fi, Comedy, Western Live action
Fire Birds Touchstone Pictures David Green (director); Nick Thiel, Paul F. Edwards (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young, Bryan Kestner, Bert Rhine, Dale Dye, Mary Ellen Trainor, J. A. Preston, Peter Onorati, Gabriel López Action, Thriller Live action
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1 Frankenhooker Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment Frank Henenlotter (director/screenplay); Robert "Bob" Martin (screenplay); Patty Mullen, Louise Lasser, James Lorinz Comedy, Horror Live action
Total Recall TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Paul Verhoeven (director); Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Gary Goldman (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Michael Ironside, Ronny Cox, Mel Johnson Jr., Marshall Bell, Roy Brocksmith, Ray Baker, Michael Champion, Rosemary Dunsmore, Robert Costanzo, Marc Alaimo, Dean Norris, Debbie Lee Carrington, Lycia Naff Sci-Fi, Action Live action
8 Another 48 Hrs. Paramount Pictures Walter Hill (director); John Fasano, Jeb Stuart, Larry Gross (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Andrew Divoff, Brion James, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Ross, David Anthony Marshall, Bernie Casey, Brent Jennings, Ted Markland, Tisha Campbell, Felice Orlandi Action, Crime, Comedy Live action
15 Dick Tracy Touchstone Pictures Warren Beatty (director); Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. (screenplay); Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Glenne Headly, Charlie Korsmo, James Keane, Seymour Cassel, Michael J. Pollard, Charles Durning, Dick Van Dyke, Frank Campanella, Kathy Bates, Dustin Hoffman, William Forsythe, Ed O'Ross, James Tolkan, Mandy Patinkin, R. G. Armstrong, Henry Silva, Paul Sorvino, Lawrence Steven Meyers, James Caan, Catherine O'Hara, Robert Beecher, Michelle Johnston, Lew Horn, Mike Hagerty, Arthur Malet, Bert Remsen, Jack Kehoe, Mary Woronov, Estelle Parsons, Hamilton Camp, Bing Russell, Robert Costanzo, Allen Garfield, John Schuck, Charles Fleischer, Walker Edmiston, John Moschitta Jr., Neil Ross, Mike Mazurki, Ian Wolfe Action Live action
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Warner Bros. Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Joe Dante (director); Charles S. Haas (screenplay); Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee, Haviland Morris, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Gedde Watanabe, Keye Luke, Kathleen Freeman, Don Stanton, Dan Stanton, Shawn Nelson, Archie Hahn, Ron Fassler, Jason Presson, Patrika Darbo, Jerry Goldsmith, Rick Ducommun, John Capodice, Belinda Balaski, Paul Bartel, Kenneth Tobey, Raymond Cruz, Julia Sweeney, Charles S. Haas, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Dean Norris, John Astin, Henry Gibson, Leonard Maltin, Hulk Hogan, Dick Butkus, Bubba Smith, Howie Mandel, Tony Randall, Frank Welker, Kirk R. Thatcher, Mark Dodson, Neil Ross, Jeff Bergman, Joe Dante, Michael Sheehan, Nancy McConnor Comedy, Horror Live action
22 Betsy's Wedding Touchstone Pictures Alan Alda (director/screenplay); Alan Alda, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Madeline Kahn, Joe Pesci, Joey Bishop, Anthony LaPaglia, Burt Young, Catherine O'Hara, Julie Bovasso, Nicolas Coster, Bibi Besch, Dylan Walsh, Camille Saviola, Allan Rich, Sully Boyar, Monica Carr, Frankie R. Faison, Tom Mardirosian, Larry Block, Helen Hanft, Samuel L. Jackson Comedy Live action
Felix the Cat: The Movie New World Pictures Tibor Hernádi (director); Peter Brown (screenplay); Chris Phillips, Alice Playten Fantasy Animation
RoboCop 2 Orion Pictures Irvin Kershner (director); Frank Miller, Walon Green (screenplay); Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Felton Perry, Tom Noonan, Willard E. Pugh, Gabriel Damon, Galyn Görg, Stephen Lee, Robert DoQui, Ken Lerner, Jeff McCarthy, John Doolittle, Angie Bolling, Brandon Smith, Thomas Rosales Jr., Tzi Ma, Wanda De Jesus, George Cheung, Phil Rubenstein, Michael Medeiros, Roger Aaron Brown, Mark Rolston, Gary Bullock, Linda Thompson, John Glover, Mario Machado, Leeza Gibbons, John Ingle, Fabiana Udenio, Barry Martin Sci-Fi, Action Live action
24 Framed HBO Pictures Dean Parisot (director); Gary Rosen (screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Kristin Scott Thomas, Todd Graff, Michael Lerner, Abdul Salaam El Razzac, James Hong, Don Amendolia, Carel Struycken, Joel Swetow, Mary Pat Gleason, Jordan Lund, Jessica Fass, Drew Joseph Rowe, François Giroday, Beau Dare Comedy, Crime Live action
27 Days of Thunder Paramount Pictures / Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films Tony Scott (director); Robert Towne (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Nicole Kidman, Cary Elwes, Michael Rooker, Fred Dalton Thompson, John C. Reilly, J. C. Quinn, Caroline Williams, Leilani Sarelle, Chris Ellis, Don Simpson, Richard Petty, Rusty Wallace, Neil Bonnett, Harry Gant, Dr. Jerry Punch, Bob Jenkins Sports Live action
29 Ghost Dad Universal Pictures Sidney Poitier (director); Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson, Chris Reese (screenplay); Bill Cosby, Kimberly Russell, Salim Grant, Denise Nicholas, Brooke Fontaine, Ian Bannen, Christine Ebersole, Barry Corbin, Dana Ashbrook, Omar Gooding, Arnold Stang, Dakin Matthews, Raynor Scheine Comedy, Fantasy Live action

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4 Die Hard 2 20th Century Fox Renny Harlin (director); Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald VelJohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz, Art Evans, Fred Dalton Thompson, Tom Bower, Sheila McCarthy, Don Harvey, John Costelloe, Vondie Curtis-Hall, John Leguizamo, Robert Patrick, Tom Verica, Tony Ganios, Michael Cunningham, Peter Nelson, Ken Baldwin, Mark Boone Junior, Robert Costanzo, Patrick O'Neal, Colm Meaney Action, Thriller Live action
6 Jetsons: The Movie Universal Pictures / Hanna-Barbera William Hanna, Joseph Barbera (director); Dennis Marks (screenplay); George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Tiffany, Patric Zimmerman, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl, Mel Blanc, Jeff Bergman, Ronnie Schell, Patti Deutsch, Dana Hill, Paul Kreppel, Russi Taylor, Brad Garrett, B. J. Ward, Steve McClintock, Rick Dees, Frank Welker, Janet Waldo, Susan Silo, Jim Ward, Bruce Cummings, Michael Bell, Rob Paulsen Comedy, Family Animation
11 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 20th Century Fox Renny Harlin (director); Daniel Waters, James Cappe, David Arnott (screenplay); Andrew Dice Clay, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley, Lauren Holly, Brandon Call, Maddie Corman, David Patrick Kelly, Morris Day, Ed O'Neill, Robert Englund, Gilbert Gottfried, Vince Neil, William Shockley, Steve White, Kari Wuhrer, Cody Jarrett, Sheila E., Lala, Delia Sheppard, Tone Loc, Kurt Loder Action, Comedy Live action
13 Ghost Paramount Pictures Jerry Zucker (director); Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Rick Aviles, Vincent Schiavelli, Gail Boggs, Armelia McQueen, Phil Leeds, Augie Blunt, Stephen Root, Bruce Jarchow Romance, Fantasy, Thriller Live action
The Invisible Maniac Republic Pictures Adam Rifkin (director/screenplay); Noel Peters Drama Live action
The Jungle Book (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures Wolfgang Reitherman (director); Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry (screenplay); Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, John Abbott, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman, J. Pat O'Malley, Verna Felton, Clint Howard, Chad Stuart, Lord Tim Hudson, Ben Wright, Darlene Carr, Leo De Lyon, Hal Smith, Ralph Wright, Digby Wolfe, Bill Skiles, Pete Henderson Musical, Comedy Animation
Quick Change Warner Bros. Pictures Howard Franklin, Bill Murray (director); Howard Franklin (screenplay); Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Tony Shalhoub, Philip Bosco, Phil Hartman, Bob Elliott, Jamey Sheridan, Stanley Tucci, Kurtwood Smith, Victor Argo, Jack Gilpin Comedy Live action
18 Arachnophobia Hollywood Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Frank Marshall (director); Don Jakoby, Wesley Strick (screenplay); Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, John Goodman, Julian Sands, Stuart Pankin, Brian McNamara, Mark L. Taylor, Henry Jones, Peter Jason, James Handy, Roy Brocksmith, Kathy Kinney, Mary Carver, Garette Patrick Ratliff, Frances Bay, Lois de Banzie, Brandy Norwood, Marlene Katz Comedy, Horror Live action
The Great Toy Paper Walt Disney Pictures / Toy Story Home Video Bobby Darin director Comedy Animation
20 The Freshman TriStar Pictures Andrew Bergman (director/screenplay); Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley, Jon Polito, Paul Benedict, Richard Gant, Kenneth Welsh, Pamela Payton-Wright, BD Wong, Maximilian Schell Crime, Comedy Live action
Navy SEALs Orion Pictures Lewis Teague (director); Chuck Pfarrer, Gary Goldman (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Rick Rossovich, Cyril O'Reilly, Bill Paxton, Dennis Haysbert, Paul Sanchez, Nicholas Kadi, Ronald G. Joseph, S. Epatha Merkerson, Gregory McKinney, Rob Moran, Richard Venture Action Live action
22 El Diablo HBO Pictures Peter Markle (director); Tommy Lee Wallace, John Carpenter, Bill Phillips (screenplay); Anthony Edwards, Louis Gossett Jr., Joe Pantoliano, John Glover, Robert Beltran, M.C. Gainey, Miguel Sandoval, Sarah Trigger, Branscombe Richmond, Jim Beaver, Geno Silva, David Dunard, Don Collier, Luis Contreras, Jesse Doran, Kathleen Erickson, Todd Fitzpatrick, Wilfredo Hernandez, Robert Miano, Ann Risley Western Live action
26 Blood Oath Roadshow Entertainment Stephen Wallace (director); Denis Whitburn, Brian A. Williams (screenplay); Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach, John Clarke, Deborah Kara Unger, John Polson, Nicholas Eadie, David Argue, Ray Barrett Drama Live action
27 Chicago Joe and the Showgirl New Line Cinema Bernard Rose (director); David Yallop (screenplay); Kiefer Sutherland, Emily Lloyd, Patsy Kensit, Liz Fraser, John Lahr, Harry Fowler, Keith Allen, Angela Morant Crime, Drama Live action
Presumed Innocent Warner Bros. Pictures Alan J. Pakula (director/screenplay); Frank Pierson (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá, Bonnie Bedelia, Paul Winfield, Greta Scacchi, John Spencer, Joe Grifasi, Tom Mardirosian, Anna Maria Horsford, Sab Shimono, Bradley Whitford, Christine Estabrook, Michael Tolan, Jesse Bradford, Joseph Mazzello, Tucker Smallwood, David Wohl, Jeffrey Wright Thriller Live action
Problem Child Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Dennis Dugan (director); Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski (screenplay); John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried, Amy Yasbeck, Michael Richards, Peter Jurasik, Colby Kline, Dennis Dugan Comedy Live action
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1 Young Guns II 20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek Productions Geoff Murphy (director); John Fusco (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, William Petersen, James Coburn, Alan Ruck, Balthazar Getty, R. D. Call, Jenny Wright, Jack Kehoe, Robert Knepper, Viggo Mortensen, Tracey Walter, Bradley Whitford, Scott Wilson, Leon Rippy, Howie Young Western Live action
3 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Walt Disney Pictures Bob Hathcock (director); Alan Burnett (screenplay); Alan Young, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor, Richard Libertini, Christopher Lloyd, June Foray, Chuck McCann, Joan Gerber, Rip Taylor, Charlie Adler, Jack Angel, Steve Bulen, Sherry Lynn, Mickie T. McGowan, Patrick Pinney, Frank Welker Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy Animation
Metropolitan New Line Cinema Whit Stillman (director/screenplay); Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Allison Parisi, Dylan Hundley Comedy, Drama Live action
Mo' Better Blues Universal Pictures / 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Spike Lee (director/screenplay); Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, Joie Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Dick Anthony Williams, Cynda Williams, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Abbey Lincoln, Nicholas Turturro, Robin Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonard L. Thomas, Charlie Murphy, Coati Mundi, Diahann Carroll, Rubén Blades Drama Live action
10 Air America TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Roger Spottiswoode (director); Christopher Robbins, John Eskow, Richard Rush (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins, David Marshall Grant, Michael Dudikoff, Lane Smith, Art LaFleur, Ned Eisenberg, Marshall Bell, David Bowe, Burt Kwouk, Tim Thomerson, Harvey Jason Action, Comedy Live action
Asterix and the Big Fight Gaumont David N. Weiss (director/screenplay); Henry Winkler Adventure, Comedy Animation
Flatliners Columbia Pictures Joel Schumacher (director); Peter Filardi (screenplay); Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon, Kimberly Scott, Joshua Rudoy, Benjamin Mouton, Hope Davis, Patricia Belcher, Beth Grant Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller Live action
The Two Jakes Paramount Pictures Jack Nicholson (director); Robert Towne (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe, Eli Wallach, Rubén Blades, Frederic Forrest, David Keith, Richard Farnsworth, Tracey Walter, Joe Mantell, James Hong, Perry Lopez, Jeff Morris, Rebecca Broussard, Van Dyke Parks, Pia Grønning, Faye Dunaway Mystery, Thriller Live action
17 The Exorcist III 20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek Productions William Peter Blatty (director/screenplay); George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, Brad Dourif, Grand L. Bush, Nicol Williamson, Nancy Fish, Tracy Thorne, Demetrios Pappageorge, Barbara Baxley, Harry Carey Jr., George DiCenzo, Tyra Ferrell, Lois Foraker, Don Gordon, Mary Jackson, Zohra Lampert, Ken Lerner, Viveca Lindfors, Lee Richardson, Patrick Ewing, C. Everett Koop, Larry King, Colleen Dewhurst, Samuel L. Jackson Horror Live action
My Blue Heaven Warner Bros. Pictures Herbert Ross (director); Nora Ephron (screenplay); Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Carol Kane, William Irwin, Melanie Mayron, William Hickey, Deborah Rush, Daniel Stern, Jesse Bradford, Corey Carrier, Seth Jaffe, Robert Miranda, Ed Lauter, Julie Bovasso, Colleen Camp, Gordon Currie, Raymond O'Connor, Troy Evans, Carol Ann Susi Comedy Live action
Taking Care of Business Hollywood Pictures Arthur Hiller (director); Jill Mazursky, J. J. Abrams (screenplay); James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne De Salvo, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott, Héctor Elizondo, Veronica Hamel, Mako, Gates McFadden, John de Lancie, Burke Byrnes Comedy Live action
Wild at Heart The Samuel Goldwyn Company David Lynch (director/screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, Calvin Lockhart, J. E. Freeman, W. Morgan Sheppard, Grace Zabriskie, Marvin Kaplan, David Patrick Kelly, Freddie Jones, John Lurie, Jack Nance, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sherilyn Fenn, Frances Bay, Frank Collison, Sheryl Lee, Peter Bromilow, Sally Boyle, Gregg Dandridge, Koko Taylor Crime, Thriller Live action
19 Women & Men: Stories of Seduction HBO Showcase Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson, Ken Russell (directors); Valerie Curtin, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne (screenplay); James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Beau Bridges, Elizabeth McGovern, Molly Ringwald, Peter Weller, Kyra Sedgwick, Carmen Segarra, Felipe García Vélez, Luis Maluenda, Liza Ross, Louis Mahoney, Philip O'Brien, Dominic Hawksley, Paul Raphael Romance, Drama Live action
22 Pump Up the Volume New Line Cinema Allan Moyle (director/screenplay); Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Mimi Kennedy, Scott Paulin, Cheryl Pollak, Annie Ross, Ahmet Zappa, Billy Morrissette, Seth Green, Robert Schenkkan, Ellen Greene, Andy Romano, Anthony Lucero, Lala Sloatman, James Hampton Comedy, Drama Live action
24 After Dark, My Sweet Avenue Pictures James Foley (director/screenplay); Robert Redlin (screenplay); Jason Patric, Rocky Giordani, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Mike Hagerty, George Dickerson, Corey Carrier Thriller Live action
Darkman Universal Pictures Sam Raimi (director/screenplay); Chuck Pfarrer, Ivan Raimi, Daniel Goldin, Joshua Goldin (screenplay); Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake, Nelson Mashita, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Rafael H. Robledo, Dan Hicks, Ted Raimi, Dan Bell, Nicholas Worth, Aaron Lustig, Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad, Nathan Jung, Professor Toru Tanaka, William Dear, Julius Harris, Bridget Hoffman, John Landis, Neal McDonough, Stuart Cornfeld, William Lustig, Scott Spiegel, Bruce Campbell, Jenny Agutter, Joel and Ethan Coen, Christopher Doyle, Tony Gardner Action, Thriller Live action
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Cannon Films Aaron Norris (director); Lee Reynolds (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Billy Drago, John P. Ryan, Richard Jaeckel, Paul Perri, Mark Margolis Action Live action
Dreams Warner Bros. Pictures Ishirō Honda (director); Akira Kurosawa (director/screenplay); Akira Terao, Martin Scorsese, Mitsunori Isaki, Chishū Ryū, Mieko Harada Drama Live action
Men at Work Triumph Films Emilio Estevez (director/screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Leslie Hope, Keith David, Dean Cameron, John Getz, Hawk Wolinski, John Lavachielli, Geoffrey Blake, Cameron Dye, John Putch, Tommy Hinkley, Darrell Larson, Sy Richardson, Troy Evans, Jim "Poorman" Trenton Comedy Live action
The Witches Warner Bros. Pictures Nicolas Roeg (director); Allan Scott (screenplay); Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, Jane Horrocks, Charlie Potter, Anne Lambton, Angelique Rockas, Annabel Brooks, Sukie Smith, Bill Paterson, Brenda Blethyn, Jenny Runacre, Emma Relph, Rose English, Nora Connolly, Rosamund Greenwood, Darcy Flynn, Vincent Marzello, Elsie Eide, Grete Nordrå, Ola Otnes, Merete Armand, Jim Carter, Roberta Taylor, Stella Tanner, Barbara Hicks, Michael Palin Comedy, Fantasy Live action
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8 Criminal Justice HBO Showcase / Elysian Films Andy Wolk (director/screenplay); Forest Whitaker, Anthony LaPaglia, Rosie Perez, Jennifer Grey, Tony Todd, Saundra McClain, Joe Lisi, Stephen Pearlman, William Cameron, Chuck Cooper, Bill Dalzell, Charles Sanders, Don Brockett, Rick Applegate, Ro'ee Levi, Benjamin J. Cain Jr., Jacquay L. McCall, Yancey Arias, Marc Field, Patricia Hicok, Lonzo Green, Ellsworth Gearinger, Etta Cox, Peter Wolk Drama Live action
9 Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture HBO Pictures Frank Pierson (director); Doug Magee (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Carradine, Andre Braugher, Arliss Howard, Bob Barnes, Rex Benson, Harold Bergman, Ginger Burgett, Traber Burns, Patrick Cherry, Antoni Corone, Danny Hanemann, Tom Kouchalakos, Marc Macaulay, Shawn McAllister, Mark McCracken, Greg Paul Meyers, Kathy Neff, Tom Nowicki, Kevin Quigley, Ric Reitz, Tracy Roberts, Tom Schuster, Lou Walker, Mattie Wolf Drama Live action
12 Postcards from the Edge Columbia Pictures Mike Nichols (director); Carrie Fisher (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Rob Reiner, Mary Wickes, Conrad Bain, Annette Bening, Simon Callow, Gary Morton, CCH Pounder, Robin Bartlett, Barbara Garrick, Anthony Heald, Dana Ivey, Oliver Platt Comedy, Drama Live action
14 Death Warrant Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Deran Sarafian (director); David S. Goyer (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, George Dickerson, Art LaFleur, Patrick Kilpatrick, Joshua John Miller, Hank Stone, Conrad Dunn, Jack Bannon, Abdul Salaam El Razzac, Armin Shimerman, Larry Hankin Action Live action
Hardware Palace Pictures / Miramax Films Richard Stanley (director); Steve MacManus, Kevin O'Neill, Richard Stanley (screenplay); Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Iggy Pop, Carl McCoy, William Hootkins, Mark Northover, Paul McKenzie, Lemmy Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Repossessed Seven Arts Pictures / Carolco Pictures Bob Logan (director); Bob Logan (screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty, Anthony Starke, Lana Schwab, Thom J. Sharp, Robert Fuller, Jesse Ventura, Gene Okerlund, Bob Zany, Jake Steinfeld, Wally George, Jack LaLanne, Army Archerd Comedy Live action
State of Grace Orion Pictures Phil Joanou (director); Dennis McIntyre (screenplay); Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright, John Turturro, John C. Reilly, R. D. Call, Joe Viterelli, Burgess Meredith, Marco St. John, Mo Gaffney, Deirdre O'Connell, Thomas G. Waites, Michael Cumpsty, Michael Cunningham Thriller Live action
White Hunter Black Heart Warner Bros. Pictures / Rastar Clint Eastwood (director); Peter Viertel, James Bridges, Burt Kennedy (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, George Dzundza, Alun Armstrong, Marisa Berenson, Charlotte Cornwell, Norman Lumsden, Richard Vanstone, Edward Tudor-Pole, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Richard Warwick, Boy Mathias Chuma, Timothy Spall Thriller Live action
19 Goodfellas Warner Bros. Pictures Martin Scorsese (director/screenplay); Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent, Chuck Low, Frank DiLeo, Henny Youngman, Catherine Scorsese, Charles Scorsese, Suzanne Shepherd, Debi Mazar, Margo Winkler, Jerry Vale, Christopher Serrone, Beau Starr, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Imperioli, Frank Pellegrino, Tony Sirico, Joseph D'Onofrio, Frank Adonis, Marianne Leone, Illeana Douglas, Susan Varon, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Herman, Daniela Barbosa, Margaret Smith, Frank Albanese, Bob Golub, Tony Lip, Vincent Pastore, Vito Antuofermo, Vincent Gallo, Garry Pastore, Stella Keitel, Peter Onorati, Tobin Bell, Berlinda Tolbert, Isiah Whitlock Jr. Crime Live action
21 Don't Tell Her It's Me Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Malcolm Mowbray (director); Sarah Bird (screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Jami Gertz, Shelley Long, Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick, O'Neal Compton, Beth Grant Romance, Comedy Live action
Funny About Love Paramount Pictures Leonard Nimoy (director); Norman Steinberg, David Frankel (screenplay); Gene Wilder, Christine Lahti, Mary Stuart Masterson, Robert Prosky, Stephen Tobolowsky, Wendie Malick, Anne Jackson, Susan Ruttan, Freda Foh Shen, Regis Philbin, Patrick Ewing Romance, Comedy Live action
Narrow Margin TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Peter Hyams (director/screenplay); Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B. Sikking, J. T. Walsh, M. Emmet Walsh, Susan Hogan, Nigel Bennett, J. A. Preston, Harris Yulin Thriller Live action
28 I Come in Peace Triumph Films Craig R. Baxley (director); Jonathan Tydor, Leonard Maas Jr., David Koepp, John Kamps (screenplay); Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues, Jay Bilas, Jim Haynie, David Ackroyd, Sherman Howard, Sam Anderson, Alex Morris, Mark Lowenthal, Michael J. Pollard, Jesse Vint, Mimi Cochran, Jack Willis, Tony Brubaker, Brandon Smith, Al Leong Action, Sci-Fi Live action
King of New York Seven Arts Pictures / Carolco Pictures Abel Ferrara (director); Nicholas St. John (screenplay); Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Victor Argo, Janet Julian, Wesley Snipes, Steve Buscemi, Paul Calderón, Giancarlo Esposito, Theresa Randle, Frank Adonis, Harold Perrineau Crime, Drama Live action
Pacific Heights 20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek Productions John Schlesinger (director); Daniel Pyne (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Laurie Metcalf, Mako, Carl Lumbly, Dorian Harewood, Nobu McCarthy, Tippi Hedren, Sheila McCarthy, Luca Bercovici, Jerry Hardin, Dan Hedaya, Guy Boyd, Nicholas Pryor, Tracey Walter, F. William Parker, O-Lan Jones, Miriam Margolyes, William Paterson, D. W. Moffett, Barbara Tyson Thriller Live action
Texasville Columbia Pictures / Nelson Entertainment Peter Bogdanovich (director/screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Annie Potts, Cloris Leachman, Randy Quaid, Timothy Bottoms, Eileen Brennan, William McNamara Drama Live action

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5 Avalon TriStar Pictures / Baltimore Pictures Barry Levinson (director/screenplay); Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elizabeth Perkins, Joan Plowright, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Pollak, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon, Lou Jacobi, Israel Rubinek, Elijah Wood, Curtis Carnathan, Tom Wood, Ronald Guttman Drama Live action
Desperate Hours Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Michael Cimino (director); Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal (screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse, Kelly Lynch, David Morse, Elias Koteas, Shawnee Smith, Danny Gerard, Matt McGrath, Gerry Bamman Crime, Drama Live action
Fantasia (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures Samuel Armstrong, James Algar, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen, David D. Hand, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson (directors); Joe Grant, Dick Huemer (screenplay); Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor Fantasy Animation
Henry & June Universal Pictures Philip Kaufman (director/screenplay); Rose Kaufman (screenplay); Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant, Kevin Spacey, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Maurice Escargot, Artus de Penguern, Liz Hasse, Brigitte Lahaie, Féodor Atkine Biography, Drama Live action
Marked for Death 20th Century Fox Dwight H. Little (director); Michael Grais, Mark Victor (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Keith David, Joanna Pacuła, Basil Wallace, Tom Wright, Kevin Dunn, Elizabeth Gracen, Bette Ford, Danielle Harris, Al Israel, Arlen Dean Snyder, Victor Romero Evans, Michael Ralph, Danny Trejo, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Peter Jason, Jimmy Cliff Action Live action
Miller's Crossing 20th Century Fox Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (director/screenplay); Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, Albert Finney, Steve Buscemi, John McConnell, Mike Starr, Al Mancini, Olek Krupa Crime Live action
Shakma Castle Hill Productions / Quest Entertainment Hugh Parks, Tom Logan (director); Roger Engle (screenplay); Christopher Atkins, Amanda Wyss, Ari Meyers, Roddy McDowall Horror Live action
12 Memphis Belle Warner Bros. Pictures Michael Caton-Jones (director); Monte Merrick (screenplay); Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D. B. Sweeney, Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr., Reed Diamond, Courtney Gains, Neil Giuntoli, David Strathairn, John Lithgow, Jane Horrocks, Mac McDonald Action, Drama Live action
Mr. Destiny Touchstone Pictures James Orr (director/screenplay); Jim Cruickshank (screenplay); James Belushi, Linda Hamilton, Jon Lovitz, Hart Bochner, Rene Russo, Michael Caine, Bill McCutcheon, Jay O. Sanders, Maury Chaykin, Pat Corley, Douglas Seale, Courteney Cox, Doug Barron, Jeff Weiss, Jeff Pillars, Kathy Ireland, Bryan Buffington Comedy Live action
To Sleep with Anger The Samuel Goldwyn Company Charles Burnett (director/screenplay); Danny Glover, Richard Brooks, Paul Butler, Mary Alice Drama Live action
Troll 2 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Claudio Fragasso (director/screenplay); Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie McFarland, Deborah Reed, Jason F. Wright, Darren Ewing, Jason Steadman, Ethan Sarphie Horror, Fantasy Live action
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Paramount Pictures Jim Abrahams (director); Karen Leigh Hopkins (screenplay); Winona Ryder, Jeff Daniels, Dinah Manoff, Laila Robins, Thomas Wilson Brown, Joan McMurtrey, Frances Fisher, Graham Beckel, Sachi Parker, Robby Kiger, Stephen Tobolowsky, Micole Mercurio Comedy, Drama Live action
13 Judgment HBO Pictures Tom Topor (director/screenplay); Keith Carradine, Blythe Danner, Jack Warden, David Strathairn, Michael Faustino, Bob Gunton, Mitch Ryan, Robert Joy, Steve Hofvendahl, Mary Joy, Brad Sullivan, Dylan Baker, Bob Barnes, Deborah Barone, Douglas Brush, Christopher Carge, Ann Christiansen, Daisy Eagan, Richard Eagan, Otto Felix, Crystal McKellar, Stacy L. Robison, Jeff Weiss, Kimberli Bronson Drama Live action
19 Night of the Living Dead Columbia Pictures Tom Savini (director); George A. Romero (screenplay); Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson, William Butler, Katie Finneran, Heather Mazur, Bill Moseley, Russell Streiner Horror Live action
Quigley Down Under Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Simon Wincer (director); John Hill (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood, Ron Haddrick, Tony Bonner, Jerome Ehlers, Conor McDermottroe, Roger Ward, Ben Mendelsohn, Steve Dodd, Karen Davitt, Kylie Foster, William Zappa, Jonathan Sweet, Ollie Hall Western Live action
Reversal of Fortune Warner Bros. Pictures Barbet Schroeder (director); Nicholas Kazan (screenplay); Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver, Uta Hagen, Annabella Sciorra, Fisher Stevens, Jack Gilpin, Christine Baranski, Stephen Mailer, Felicity Huffman, Johann Carlo, Keith Reddin, Mitchell Whitfield, Tom Wright, Michael Lord, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Julie Hagerty, Bill Camp Drama Live action
White Palace Universal Pictures Luis Mandoki (director); Ted Tally, Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates, Eileen Brennan, Steven Hill, Rachel Chagall, Corey Parker, Renée Taylor, Jonathan Penner, Barbara Howard, Kim Myers, Mitzi McCall Romance, Drama Live action
26 Graveyard Shift Paramount Pictures / Columbia Pictures Ralph S. Singleton (director); John Esposito (screenplay); David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff, Vic Polizos, Brad Dourif, Robert Alan Beuth, Ilona Margolis, Jimmy Woodard, Jonathan Emerson, Minor Rootes, Kelly L. Goodman, Susan Lowden, Joe Perham, Dana Packard, Frank Welker Horror Live action
The Hot Spot Orion Pictures Dennis Hopper (director); Nona Tyson (screenplay); Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly, Jerry Hardin, William Sadler, Charles Martin Smith, Barry Corbin, Leon Rippy, Jack Nance, Virgil Frye Thriller Live action
Sibling Rivalry Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson Entertainment Carl Reiner (director); Martha Goldhirsh (screenplay); Kirstie Alley, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, Scott Bakula, Ed O'Neill, Frances Sternhagen, John Randolph Comedy Live action
Soultaker AIP Home Video Michael Rissi (director); Vivian Schilling (screenplay); Joe Estevez, Vivian Schilling, Gregg Thomsen, Chuck Williams, Robert Z'Dar, David "Shark" Fralick, Jean Reiner Fantasy, Horror Live action
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2 China Cry Parakletus James F. Collier (director/screenplay); Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta Biography Live action
Frankenstein Unbound 20th Century Fox Roger Corman (director/screenplay); F. X. Feeney (screenplay); John Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Nick Brimble, Bridget Fonda, Catherine Rabett, Jason Patric, Michael Hutchence, Catherine Corman, Mickey Knox, Terri Treas Horror Live action
Graffiti Bridge Warner Bros. Pictures Prince (director/screenplay); Prince, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, The Time, Jill Jones, Mavis Staples, George Clinton, Ingrid Chavez, Tevin Campbell, Robin Power, Rosie Gaines, Elisa Fiorillo Musical, Drama Live action
Jacob's Ladder TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Adrian Lyne (director); Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay); Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jason Alexander, Patricia Kalember, Eriq La Salle, Ving Rhames, Brian Tarantina, Anthony Alessandro, Brent Hinkley, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kyle Gass, Lewis Black, Perry Lang Horror Live action
9 Child's Play 2 Universal Pictures John Lafia (director); Don Mancini (screenplay); Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, Grace Zabriskie, Brad Dourif, Peter Haskell, Beth Grant, Greg Germann, Adam Wylie Horror, Comedy Live action
Guns Malibu Bay Films Andy Sidaris (director/screenplay); Erik Estrada, Dona Speir, Devin DeVasquez, Danny Trejo, Cynthia Brimhall Action Live action
The Krays Rank Film Distributors Peter Medak (director); Philip Ridley (screenplay); Martin Kemp, Gary Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Susan Fleetwood, Charlotte Cornwell, Kate Hardie, Avis Bunnage, Alfred Lynch, Gary Love, Steven Berkoff, Jimmy Jewel Drama Live action
16 Home Alone 20th Century Fox / Hughes Entertainment Chris Columbus (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, Roberts Blossom, Angela Goethals, Devin Ratray, Gerry Bamman, Terrie Snell, Hillary Wolf, Larry Hankin, Michael C. Maronna, Kristin Minter, Kieran Culkin, Senta Moses, Anna Slotky, Bill Erwin, Gerry Becker, Alan Wilder, Hope Davis, Ken Hudson Campbell Comedy, Family Live action
The Rescuers Down Under Walt Disney Pictures Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel (director); Jim Cox, Karey Kirkpatrick, Byron Simpson, Joe Ranft (screenplay); Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers, Adam Ryen, George C. Scott, Wayne Robson, Douglas Seale, Frank Welker, Bernard Fox, Peter Firth, Billy Barty, Ed Gilbert, Carla Meyer, Russi Taylor, Charlie Adler, Jack Angel, Vanna Bonta, Peter Greenwood, Marii Mak, Mickie McGowan, Patrick Pinney, Phil Proctor Adventure Animation
Rocky V United Artists John G. Avildsen (director); Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone, Richard Gant, Tommy Morrison, Burgess Meredith, Tony Burton, Paul J. Micale, Michael Williams, Kevin Connolly, Al Bernstein, Stu Nahan Sports, Drama Live action
18 Stephen King's It ABC / Warner Bros. Television Distribution Tommy Lee Wallace (director/screenplay); Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay); Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole, Tim Reid, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Tim Curry, Jonathan Brandis, Brandon Crane, Adam Faraizl, Seth Green, Ben Heller, Emily Perkins, Marlon Taylor, Olivia Hussey, Sheila Moore, Jarred Blancard, Chris Eastman, Gabe Khouth, Michael Ryan, Venus Terzo, Frank C. Turner, Caitlin Hicks, Tony Dakota, Steven Hilton, Sheelah Megill, Chelan Simmons, Merrilyn Gann, Susan Astley, Claire Vardiel, Garry Chalk, Terence Kelly, Donna Peerless, Steve Makaj, William B. Davis, Michael Cole, Florence Paterson, Jay Brazeau, Charles Siegel, Kim Kondrashoff, Noel Geer, Scott Swanson, Nicola Cavendish, Megan Leitch, Laura Harris Horror, Drama Live action
21 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures Kevin Costner (director); Michael Blake (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Jimmy Herman, Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, Michael Spears, Jason R. Lone Hill, Charles Rocket, Robert Pastorelli, Tony Pierce, Larry Joshua, Kirk Baltz, Tom Everett, Maury Chaykin, Wes Studi, Wayne Grace, Doris Leader Charge, Donald Hotton, Frank P. Costanza Western Live action
Hidden Agenda Hemdale Film Corporation Ken Loach (director); Jim Allen (screenplay); Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling, John Benfield, Des McAleer, Jim Norton, Maurice Roëves, Ian McElhinney, Michelle Fairley Thriller Live action
The Nutcracker Prince Warner Bros. Pictures / Lacewood Productions Paul Schibli (director); Patricia Watson (screenplay); Kiefer Sutherland, Megan Follows, Peter Boretski, Phyllis Diller, Mike MacDonald, Peter O'Toole, Lynne Gorman, George Merner, Stephanie Morgenstern, Christopher Owens, Diane Stapley, Mona Waserman, Noam Zylberman, Len Carlson, Marvin Goldhar, Keith Hampshire, Elizabeth Hanna, Susan Roman, Theresa Sears Romance, Fantasy Animation
Predator 2 20th Century Fox Stephen Hopkins (director); Jim Thomas, John Thomas (screenplay); Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Rubén Blades, María Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Robert Davi, Lilyan Chauvin, Adam Baldwin, Kent McCord, Morton Downey Jr., Calvin Lockhart, Elpidia Carrillo, Henry Kingi, Kevin Peter Hall, Hal Rayle Action, Sci-Fi Live action
Robot Jox Empire International Pictures Stuart Gordon (director); Joe Haldeman (screenplay); Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo Sci-Fi Live action
Three Men and a Little Lady Touchstone Pictures Emile Ardolino (director); Charlie Peters (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Christopher Cazenove, Robin Weisman, Fiona Shaw, John Boswall, Sheila Hancock Comedy Live action
23 Mr. and Mrs. Bridge Miramax Films James Ivory (director); Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay); Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Welsh, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Sean Leonard, Simon Callow, Remak Ramsay, Blythe Danner, Austin Pendleton, Gale Garnett, Saundra McClain, Diane Kagan, Robyn Rosenfeld, Marcus Giamatti, Sal Licata Drama Live action
25 Descending Angel HBO Pictures Jeremy Kagan (director); Robert J. Seigel, Grace Woodard, Alan Sharp (screenplay); George C. Scott, Diane Lane, Eric Roberts, Mark Margolis, Vyto Ruginis, Amy Aquino, Ken Jenkins, Elsa Raven, Richard Jenkins, Jan Rubeš, Philip Akin, George Buza, David De Sanctis, Aidan Devine, Colin Fox, Judith Hilderman, Richard Jutras, Elizabeth Oliver, Mark Walker Drama, Thriller, War Live action
30 Misery Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson Entertainment Rob Reiner (director); William Goldman (screenplay); James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen Horror Live action
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1 Cyrano de Bergerac Orion Classics Jean-Paul Rappeneau (director/screenplay); Jean-Claude Carrière, Edmond Rostand (screenplay); Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Pérez Comedy, Drama Live action
5 The Grifters Miramax Films Stephen Frears (director); Donald E. Westlake (screenplay); John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening, Pat Hingle, Henry Jones, Gailard Sartain, J.T. Walsh, Charles Napier, Noelle Harling, Paul Adelstein, Jeremy Piven, Stephen Tobolowsky, Xander Berkeley, Frances Bay, Sandy Baron Neo-Noir, Crime, Drama Live action
7 The Rookie Warner Bros. Pictures Clint Eastwood (director); Scott Spiegel, Boaz Yakin (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, Tom Skerritt, Lara Flynn Boyle, Pepe Serna, Marco Rodríguez, Xander Berkeley, Roberta Vasquez, Hal Williams Action Live action
9 The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story HBO Showcase Leslie Woodhead (director); Michael Eaton (screenplay); Ned Beatty, Peter Boyle, Harry Ditson, Vincent Gardenia, Timothy West, Michael Wincott, Sean Pertwee, Richard Howard, Michael Cronin, Stephen Hoye, Emma Martin, Sasson Gabai, Aharon Ipalé, Tony Alleff, Tariq Alibai, Cherif Ezzeldin, John Shrapnel, Stafford Gordon, Richard Durden, Richard Webb, Eric Loren, Colin Stinton, Garrick Hagon, Mozaffar Shafeie, William Roberts, Andrew Robertson, Bill McCabe, Moshe Ivgy, Paul Birchard, Mac McDonald, Robin Ellis Drama Live action
12 Havana Universal Pictures Sydney Pollack (director); Judith Rascoe, David Rayfiel (screenplay); Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Raúl Juliá, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian, Daniel Davis, Tony Plana, Betsy Brantley, Lise Cutter, Richard Farnsworth, Mark Rydell, Vasek Simek, Fred Asparagus, Richard Portnow, Dion Anderson, Carmine Caridi Drama Live action
The Sheltering Sky Warner Bros. Pictures Bernardo Bertolucci (director/screenplay); Mark Peploe (screenplay); Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett, Timothy Spall, Eric Vu-An, Amina Annabi, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Nicoletta Braschi, Sotigui Kouyaté, Tom Novembre Drama Live action
14 Edward Scissorhands 20th Century Fox Tim Burton (director); Caroline Thompson (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Robert Oliveri, Conchata Ferrell, Caroline Aaron, Dick Anthony Williams, O-Lan Jones, Vincent Price, Alan Arkin Fantasy, Romance Live action
Look Who's Talking Too TriStar Pictures Amy Heckerling (director/screenplay); Neal Israel (screenplay); John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, Elias Koteas, Twink Caplan, Lesley Ewen, Gilbert Gottfried, Don S. Davis, Bruce Willis, Roseanne Barr, Damon Wayans, Mel Brooks Comedy Live action
Mermaids Orion Pictures Richard Benjamin (director); June Roberts (screenplay); Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling, Christina Ricci, Caroline McWilliams, Jan Miner Comedy, Drama Live action
17 Awakenings Columbia Pictures Penny Marshall (director); Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Max Von Sydow, Ruth Nelson, Alice Drummond, Judith Malina, Anne Meara, Richard Libertini, Keith Diamond, Peter Stormare, Bradley Whitford, Dexter Gordon Drama Live action
19 Almost an Angel Paramount Pictures John Cornell (director); Paul Hogan (screenplay); Paul Hogan, Elias Koteas, Linda Kozlowski, Doreen Lang, Douglas Seale, Ruth Warshawsky, Parley Baer, Michael Alldredge, David Alan Grier, Larry Miller, Travis Venable, Robert Sutton, Ben Slack, Troy Curvey Jr., Eddie Frias Crime Live action
Hamlet Warner Bros. Pictures Franco Zeffirelli (director/screenplay); Christopher De Vore (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Dillane, Nathaniel Parker, Michael Maloney, Sean Murray, Trevor Peacock, Pete Postlethwaite, Christopher Fairbank, John McEnery, Richard Warwick, Christien Anholt Drama Live action
The Russia House Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Fred Schepisi (director); Tom Stoppard (screenplay); Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox, John Mahoney, Michael Kitchen, J. T. Walsh, Ken Russell, David Threlfall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Mac McDonald, Nicholas Woodeson, Martin Clunes, Ian McNeice, Colin Stinton Action Live action
21 The Bonfire of the Vanities Warner Bros. Pictures Brian De Palma (director); Michael Cristofer (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek, Alan King, John Hancock, Kevin Dunn, Donald Moffat, Barton Heyman, Norman Parker, Louis Giambalvo, Mary Alice, Kurt Fuller, Robert Stephens, Richard Libertini, Andre Gregory, Clifton James, Beth Broderick, Adam LeFevre, Kirsten Dunst, Geraldo Rivera, F. Murray Abraham, Rita Wilson Drama, Comedy Live action
Kiki's Delivery Service TriStar Pictures / Streamline Pictures Greg Snegoff (director/screenplay); Lisa Michelson, Kerrigan Mahan, Alexandra Kenworthy, Edie Mirman, Eddie Frierson, Greg Snegoff, Barbara Goodson, John Dantona, Melanie MacQueen, Wendee Lee, Lara Cody, Diane Michelle, Doug Stone, Steve Kramer, Carl Macek, Russi Taylor Drama, Family Animation
Kindergarten Cop Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Ivan Reitman (director); Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson, Carroll Baker, Christian and Joseph Cousins, Cathy Moriarty, Jayne Brook, Park Overall, Richard Portnow, Bob Nelson, Justin Page, Sarah Rose Karr, Adam Wylie, Angela Bassett, Marissa Rosen, Miko Hughes, Ben Diskin, Ben McCreary, Krystle and Tiffany Mataras, Amber Reaves, Odette Yustman Comedy, Thriller Live action
The Long Walk Home Miramax Films Richard Pearce (director); John Cork (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames, Dylan Baker, Erika Alexander, Lexi Faith Randall, Richard Parnell Habersham, Jason Weaver, Crystal Robbins, Cherene Snow, Chelcie Ross, Dan Butler, Philip Sterling, Schuyler Fisk, Mary Steenburgen Historical, Drama Live action
23 Come See the Paradise 20th Century Fox Alan Parker (director/screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi, Caroline Junko King, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Colm Meaney, Becky Ann Baker, Stan Egi, Ronald Yamamoto, Akemi Nishino, Naomi Nakano, Brady Tsurutani, Elizabeth Gilliam, Shyree Mezick Drama Live action
25 Alice Orion Pictures Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna, William Hurt, Blythe Danner, June Squibb, Holland Taylor, Peggy Miley, Robin Bartlett, Keye Luke, Judy Davis, Alec Baldwin, Bernadette Peters, Cybill Shepherd, Gwen Verdon, Patrick O'Neal, Diane Salinger, Bob Balaban, Caroline Aaron, James Toback, Elle Macpherson, Lisa Marie, Rachel Miner Romance, Fantasy Live action
The Godfather Part III Paramount Pictures Francis Ford Coppola (director/screenplay); Mario Puzo (screenplay); Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy García, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Sofia Coppola, Richard Bright, Raf Vallone, Franc D'Ambrosio, Donal Donnelly, Helmut Berger, Don Novello, John Savage, Mario Donatone, Vittorio Duse, Enzo Robutti, Al Martino, Franco Citti, Brett Halsey, Robert Cicchini Crime, Drama Live action
Green Card Touchstone Pictures Peter Weir (director/screenplay); Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman, Robert Prosky, Lois Smith, Ann Dowd, Larry Wright, Ethan Phillips Romance, Comedy Live action

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Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Alan Hale 68 US Actor
5 Arthur Kennedy 75 US Actor
6 Ian Charleson 40 UK Actor
6 Peter Cookson 76 US Actor
8 Terry-Thomas 78 UK Actor
10 Lyle R. Wheeler 84 US Art Director
14 John Witty 74 UK Actor
15 Gordon Jackson 66 UK Actor
18 Rusty Hamer 42 US Actor Dance with Me, Henry
20 John Maxim 64 UK Actor
20 Barbara Stanwyck 82 US Actress
25 Ava Gardner 67 US Actress
26 Dodo Abashidze 66 USSR Director
27 Helen Jerome Eddy 92 US Actress
February 2 Hans Schumm 93 Germany Actor
6 John Merivale 72 Canada Actor
6 Jimmy Van Heusen 77 US Songwriter
8 Frank Ross 85 US Producer
13 Ken Lynch 79 US Actor
14 Jean Wallace 66 US Actress
15 Henry Brandon 77 Germany Actor
15 Michel Drach 59 France Director, Writer, Producer
16 Joshua Shelley 70 US Actor
17 Allen Rivkin 86 US Screenwriter
19 Gabriel Katzka 59 US Producer
19 Michael Powell 84 UK Director
28 Fabia Drake 86 UK Actress
March 5 Gary Merrill 74 US Actor
17 Capucine 62 Switzerland Actress
18 Robin Harris 36 US Actor
20 Maurice Cloche 82 France Director
28 Helene Reynolds 75 US Actress
April 2 Aldo Fabrizi 84 Italy Actor
3 Clair Huffaker 63 US Screenwriter
8 Ernest Steward 79 UK Cinematographer
11 Vanda Godsell 67 UK Actress
15 Greta Garbo 84 Sweden Actress
18 Robert D. Webb 87 US Director
20 Alex McCrindle 78 UK Actor, Producer
22 Albert Salmi 62 US Actor
23 Paulette Goddard 79 US Actress
25 Dexter Gordon 67 US Musician, Actor
May 1 Sunset Carson 69 US Actor
2 David Rappaport 38 US Actor
6 Charles Farrell 89 US Actor
10 Susan Oliver 58 US Actress
14 Franklyn Seales 37 West Indies Actor
16 Sammy Davis Jr. 64 US Actor, Singer
16 Jim Henson 53 US Actor, Writer, Producer
18 Jill Ireland 54 UK Actress
22 Max Wall 82 UK Actor, Writer
25 Vic Tayback 60 US Actor
June 1 Eric Barker 78 UK Actor, Writer
2 Jack Gilford 81 US Actor
2 Rex Harrison 82 UK Actor
3 Tom Brown 70 US Actor
7 Barbara Baxley 67 US Actress
15 Leonard Sachs 80 UK Actor
20 Ina Balin 52 US Actress
23 Frank Gatliff 62 UK Actor
25 Sydney Boehm 82 US Screenwriter
July 8 Howard Duff 76 US Actor
13 Lois Moran 81 US Actress
14 Philip Leacock 74 UK Director
15 Margaret Lockwood 73 UK Actress
19 Eddie Quillan 83 US Actor
20 Sergei Parajanov 66 USSR Director
27 Elizabeth Allan 80 UK Actress
21 Stanley Shapiro 65 US Screenwriter
28 Jill Esmond 82 UK Actress
August 2 Edwin Richfield 68 UK Actor, Writer
3 Betty Amann 85 Germany Actress
12 Dorothy Mackaill 87 US Actress
12 Sara Seegar 76 US Actress
17 Pearl Bailey 72 US Actress, Singer
23 Dorothea Kent 74 US Actress
27 Raymond St. Jacques 60 US Actor
28 Edmund H. North 79 US Screenwriter
September 4 Irene Dunne 91 US Actress
20 Jackie Moran 67 US Actor
October 4 Jill Bennett 58 UK Actress
15 Delphine Seyrig 58 France Actress, Director
20 Joel McCrea 84 US Actor
27 Jacques Demy 59 France Director, Screenwriter, Composer
27 Ugo Tognazzi 68 Italy Actor
November 3 Valerie French 62 UK Actress
3 Mary Martin 76 US Actress, Singer
10 Maura McGiveney 51 US Actress
11 Alexis Minotis 90 Greece Actor
12 Eve Arden 82 US Actress
13 Don Chaffey 73 New Zealand Director
23 Roald Dahl 74 UK Writer
24 Dodie Smith 94 UK Writer, Actress One Hundred and One Dalmatians
27 David White 74 US Actor
December 1 Sergio Corbucci 63 Italy Director, Screenwriter
1 Carla Lehmann 73 Canada Actress
2 Bob Cummings 80 US Actor
4 Edward Binns 79 US Actor
7 Joan Bennett 80 US Actress
8 Martin Ritt 76 US Director, Actor, Producer
9 Mike Mazurki 82 US Actor, Technical Advisor
18 Anne Revere 87 US Actress
18 Connie Russell 67 US Singer, Actress

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990 Worldwide Box Office". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 7, 2020.