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The following is an overview of events in 1988 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. Rain Man was awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture, marking one of the few instances where the top-grossing film of the year was also the winner of such an Oscar award that year.

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Highest-grossing films

The top 10 films released in 1988 by worldwide gross are as follows: [1]

Highest-grossing films of 1988
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross
1 Rain Man MGM $354,825,435
2 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Buena Vista/Touchstone Pictures $329,803,958
3 Coming to America Paramount $288,752,301
4 Crocodile Dundee II $239,606,210
5 Twins Universal $216,614,388
6 Rambo III TriStar / Carolco $189,015,611
7 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $177,889,000 [2] [3]
8 Cocktail Buena Vista/Touchstone Pictures $171,504,781
9 Big 20th Century Fox $151,668,774
10 Die Hard $140,767,956
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Paramount $140,000,000 [4] [3]

Awards

Category/Organization 46th Golden Globe Awards
January 28, 1989
42nd BAFTA Awards
March 19, 1989
61st Academy Awards
March 29, 1989
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best Film Rain Man Working Girl The Last Emperor Rain Man
Best Director Clint Eastwood
Bird
Louis Malle
Au revoir les enfants
Barry Levinson
Rain Man
Best Actor Dustin Hoffman
Rain Man
Tom Hanks
Big
John Cleese
A Fish Called Wanda
Dustin Hoffman
Rain Man
Best Actress Jodie Foster
The Accused
Shirley MacLaine
Madame Sousatzka
Sigourney Weaver
Gorillas in the Mist
Melanie Griffith
Working Girl
Maggie Smith
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Jodie Foster
The Accused
Best Supporting Actor Martin Landau
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Michael Palin
A Fish Called Wanda
Kevin Kline
A Fish Called Wanda
Best Supporting Actress Sigourney Weaver
Working Girl
Judi Dench
A Handful of Dust
Geena Davis
The Accidental Tourist
Best Screenplay, Adapted Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Running on Empty
Jean-Claude Carriere and Philip Kaufman
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Christopher Hampton
Dangerous Liaisons
Best Screenplay, Original A World Apart
Shawn Slovo
Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow
Rain Man
Best Original Score Maurice Jarre
Gorillas in the Mist
John Williams
Empire of the Sun
Dave Grusin
The Milagro Beanfield War
Best Original Song"Two Hearts"
Buster
"Let the River Run"
Working Girl
N/A"Let the River Run"
Working Girl
Best Foreign Language Film Pelle the Conqueror Babette's Feast Pelle the Conqueror

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)

Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle erobreren), directed by Bille August, Denmark

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)

La leggenda del santo bevitore (The Legend of the Holy Drinker), directed by Ermanno Olmi, Italy / France

Golden Bear (Berlin International Film Festival)

Red Sorghum (Hong gao liang), directed by Zhang Yimou, China

1988 Wide-release films

January–March

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8 Cop Atlantic Releasing Corporation James B. Harris (director/screenplay); James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid, Raymond J. Barry, Randi Brooks, Steven Lambert, Christopher Wynne, Jan McGill, Vicki Wauchope, Melinda Lynch, John Petievich, Dennis Stewart, Annie McEnroe Crime, Thriller Live action
15 The Couch Trip Orion Pictures Michael Ritchie (director); Steven Kampmann, William Porter, Sean Stein, Walter Bernstein (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Donna Dixon, Richard Romanus, Mary Gross, David Clennon, Scott Thomson, David Wohl, Arye Gross, Victoria Jackson, Chevy Chase Comedy Live action
For Keeps TriStar Pictures John G. Avildsen (director); Denise DeClue, Tim Kazurinsky (screenplay); Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Conchata Ferrell, Sharon Brown, John Zarchen, Pauly Shore, Michelle Downey, Patricia Barry, Janet MacLachlan, Jaclyn Bernstein, Matthew Licht, Renee Estevez, Darcy DeMoss Comedy, Drama Live action
22 The Telephone New World Pictures Rip Torn (director); Terry Southern, Harry Nilsson (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Severn Darden, Elliott Gould, John Heard, Amy Wright Comedy, Drama Live action
Braddock: Missing in Action III Cannon Films Aaron Norris (director); James Bruner, Chuck Norris (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Aki Aleong, Keith David, Yehuda Efroni, Roland Harrah III, Miki Kim Action, Adventure Live action
29 Biggles: Adventures in Time UIP John Hough (director); John Groves, Kent Walwin (screenplay); Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Peter Cushing, Marcus Gilbert, William Hootkins, Alan Polonsky, Francesca Gonshaw, Michael Siberry, James Saxon, Daniel Flynn Sci-Fi, Adventure Live action
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5 She's Having a Baby Paramount Pictures / Hughes Entertainment John Hughes (director/screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, William Windom, Holland Taylor, Cathryn Damon, John Ashton, James Ray, Bill Irwin, Paul Gleason, Dennis Dugan, Larry Hankin, Edie McClurg, Nancy Lenehan, Michael Keaton, Woody Harrelson, Matthew Broderick Romance, Comedy Live action
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Orion Pictures Philip Kaufman (director/screenplay); Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay); Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson, Pavel Landovský, Donald Moffat, Tomek Bork, Daniel Olbrychski, Stellan Skarsgård, Anne Lonnberg Drama, Romance Live action
12 Action Jackson Lorimar Film Entertainment Craig R. Baxley (director); Robert Reneau (screenplay); Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone, Bill Duke, Robert Davi, Jack Thibeau, Armelia McQueen, Stan Foster, Roger Aaron Brown, Thomas F. Wilson, Edgar Small, Chino 'Fats' Williams, Prince A. Hughes, Frank McCarthy, De'Voreaux White, Dennis Hayden, David Glen Eisley, Bob Minor, David Effron, Brian Libby, Nicholas Worth, Branscombe Richmond, Miguel Nunez, Charles Meshack, Al Leong, Ed O'Ross, Mary Ellen Trainor, Jim Haynie, Ivor Barry, Michael McManus, Sonny Landham Action Live action
Shoot to Kill Touchstone Pictures Roger Spottiswoode (director); Harv Zimmel, Michael Burton, Daniel Petrie, Jr. (screenplay); Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Andrew Robinson, Clancy Brown, Richard Masur, William S. Taylor, Frederick Coffin, Ken Camroux, Fred Henderson, Samuel Hiona, Les Lannom, Robert Lesser, Michael MacRae, Walter Marsh, Janet Rotblatt, Kevin Scannell, Frank C. Turner Adventure, Crime, Thriller Live action
26 Bloodsport Warner Bros. Newt Arnold (director); Christopher Cosby, Mel Friedman, Sheldon Lettich (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton, Roy Chiao, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung, Ken Siu, Michel Qissi, Philip Chan Martial Arts Live action
Frantic Warner Bros. Roman Polanski (director/screenplay); Gerard Brach, Robert Towne (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, John Mahoney, Emmanuelle Seigner, Gerard Klein, Jacques Ciron, Dominique Pinon, Yves Rénier, Robert M. Ground, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Thomas M. Pollard, Marcel Bluwal, Patrick Floersheim, Yorgo Voyagis, David Huddleston, Alexandra Stewart, Artus de Penguern, Roman Polanski Mystery. Thriller Live action
Hairspray New Line Cinema John Waters (director/screenplay); Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Ric Ocasek, Pia Zadora, Leslie Ann Powers, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Michael St. Gerard, Clayton Prince, Cyrkle Milbourne, Shawn Thompson, Mink Stole, Joann Havrilla, Doug Roberts, Alan J. Wendi, Toussaint McCall, John Waters, Josh Charles, Jason Downs, Holter Graham Comedy Live action
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4 And God Created Woman Vestron Pictures Roger Vadim (director); R.J. Stewart (screenplay); Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Spano, Frank Langella, Donovan Leitch, Judith Chapman, Jamie McEnnan, Benjamin Mouton, Dave Shelley, Einstein Brown, David Lopez, Thelma Houston Drama Live action
Moving Warner Bros. Alan Metter (director); Andy Breckman (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd, Dave Thomas, Dana Carvey, Randy Quaid, Stacey Dash, Gordon Jump, King Kong Bundy, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Robert LaSardo, Morris Day, Rodney Dangerfield Comedy Live action
Prison Empire Pictures Renny Harlin (director); Irwin Yablans, C. Courtney Joyner (screenplay); Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lincoln Kilpatrick, André De Shields, Arlen Dean Snyder, Hal Landon Jr., Matt Kanen, Tom Everett, Ivan Kane, Tommy Lister, Stephen Little, Mickey Yablans, Larry "Flash" Jenkins, Kane Hodder Horror Live action
Switching Channels TriStar Pictures Ted Kotcheff (director); Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay); Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson, George Newbern, Al Waxman, Ken James, Barry Flatman, Anthony Sherwood, Joe Silver, Tony Rosato, Jackie Richardson, Philip Akin, Laura Robinson, Fiona Reid, Jack Duffy, Charles Kimbrough Comedy Live action
11 Masquerade Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Bob Swaim (director); Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall, Doug Savant, John Glover, Dana Delany, Erik Holland, Brian Davies, Barton Heyman, Bernie McInerney, Bill Lopatto, Pirie MacDonald, Maeve McGuire, Ira Wheeler, Timothy Langfield, Karen McLaughlin, Nada Rowand, Edwin Bordo, Bruce Tuthill, James Caulfield, Boz Scaggs, Henry Ravelo, Dick Wolf Romance, Mystery, Thriller Live action
Off Limits 20th Century Fox Christopher Crowe (director/screenplay); Jack Thibeau (screenplay); Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward, Amanda Pays, Scott Glenn, Lim Kay Tong, David Alan Grier, Keith David, Raymond O'Connor, Richard Brooks, Thuy Ann Luu, Richard Lee Reed, Woody Brown Action, Thriller Live action
Pulse Columbia Pictures Paul Golding (director/screenplay); Cliff De Young, Roxanne Hart, Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Charles Tyner, Dennis Redfield, Robert Romanus, Myron Healey, Michael Rider, Jean Sincere, Terry Beaver, Greg Norberg, Tim Russ Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Stand and Deliver Warner Bros. Ramón Menéndez (director/screenplay); Tom Musca (screenplay); Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosanna DeSoto, Andy García, Ingrid Oliu, Carmen Argenziano, Vanessa Marquez, Lydia Nicole, James Victor, Estelle Harris, Virginia Paris, Will Gotay Drama Live action
18 D.O.A. Touchstone Pictures Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton (directors); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Daniel Stern, Charlotte Rampling, Jane Kaczmarek, Christopher Neame, Robin Johnson, Robert Knepper, Brion James, Jack Kehoe, Jay Patterson Crime, Thriller Live action
The Milagro Beanfield War Universal Pictures Robert Redford (director); John Nichols, David S. Ward (screenplay); Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen, James Gammon, Melanie Griffith, John Heard, Carlos Riquelme, Daniel Stern, Christopher Walken, Chick Vennera, Freddy Fender, Tony Genaro, Jerry Hardin Comedy, Drama Live action
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Warner Bros. Alan Myerson (director); Stephen Curwick (screenplay); Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, Marion Ramsey, Janet Jones, Lance Kinsey, Matt McCoy, G. W. Bailey, George Gaynes, Tab Thacker, George R. Robertson, Rene Auberjonois, Archie Hahn, James Hampton, Scott Weinger Action, Adventure Live action
Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Pierre DeCelles (director); Jim Carlson, Terrence McDonnell (screenplay); Brennan Howard, B.J. Ward, Nancy Cartwright, Tony Longo, Ruth Buzzi, Hal Rayle, Cathy Cavadini, Greg Berg, Susan Silo, Frank Welker, Ashley Hall, Mark Vieha, George Rose, Wayne Scherzer, Janice Kawaye, Joey Dedio, James Swodec Adventure Animation
Stars and Bars Columbia Pictures Pat O'Connor (director); William Boyd (screenplay); Daniel Day-Lewis, Harry Dean Stanton, Maury Chaykin, Joan Cusack, Keith David, Spalding Gray, Glenne Headly, Laurie Metcalf, Deirdre O'Connell, Will Patton, Martha Plimpton, Steven Wright Comedy Live action
25 Biloxi Blues Universal Pictures / Rastar Mike Nichols (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Michael Dolan, Markus Flanagan, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker, Casey Siemaszko, Penelope Ann Miller, Park Overall Comedy, Drama Live action
Johnny Be Good Orion Pictures Bud S. Smith (director); Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai, David Obst (screenplay); Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman, Steve James, Seymour Cassel, Jennifer Tilly, Deborah May, Robert Downey Sr. Comedy Live action
30 Beetlejuice Warner Bros. Tim Burton (director); Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Goulet, Dick Cavett, Glenn Shadix, Annie McEnroe, Maurice Page, Hugo Stanger, Rachel Mittleman, Patrice Martinez, Carmen Filpi, Susan Kellermann, Adelle Lutz, Duane Davis, Maree Cheatham, Tony Cox, Jack Angel, Judi M. Durand Comedy, Fantasy Live action

April–June

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1 Bright Lights, Big City United Artists James Bridges (director); Jay McInerney (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Dianne Wiest, Swoosie Kurtz, Frances Sternhagen, Tracy Pollan, John Houseman, Charlie Schlatter, David Warrilow, Alec Mapa, William Hickey, Gina Belafonte, Sam Robards, Jessica Lundy, Annabelle Gurwitch, Maria Pitillo, David Hyde Pierce, Peg Murray, Jason Robards Drama Live action
The Seventh Sign TriStar Pictures Carl Schultz (director); Clifford Green, Ellen Green (screenplay); Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Peter Friedman, Jürgen Prochnow, Manny Jacobs, John Taylor Drama, Horror Live action
8 18 Again! New World Pictures Paul Flaherty (director); Josh Goldstein, Jonathan Prince (screenplay); George Burns, Charlie Schlatter, Tony Roberts, Anita Morris, Red Buttons, Miriam Flynn, Pauly Shore, Jennifer Runyon Fantasy, Comedy Live action
Above the Law Warner Bros. Andrew Davis (director/screenplay); Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Sharon Stone, Daniel Faraldo, Henry Silva, Ron Dean, Daniel Faraldo, Miguel Nino, Nicholas Kusenko, Joe V. Greco, Chelcie Ross, Gregory Alan Williams, Jack Wallace, Metta Davis, Joseph Kosala Action Live action
Bad Dreams 20th Century Fox Andrew Fleming (director/screenplay); Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch, Dean Cameron, Harris Yulin, Susan Barnes, John Scott Clough, E.G. Daily, Damita Jo Freeman, Louis Giambalvo, Susan Ruttan, Sy Richardson, Missy Francis, Sheila Scott-Wilkenson, Ben Kronen Horror Live action
15 Appointment with Death Cannon Film Distributors Michael Winner (director/screenplay); Anthony Shaffer, Peter Buckman (screenplay); Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud, Piper Laurie, Hayley Mills, Jenny Seagrove, David Soul, Nicholas Guest, Valerie Richards, John Terlesky, Amber Bezer, Douglas Sheldon, Mike Sarne, Michael Craig Mystery Live action
Brain Damage Palisades Entertainment Frank Henenlotter (director/screenplay); Rick Hearst, John Zacherle, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes, Lucille Saint Peter, Kevin Van Hentenryck, Gordon MacDonald Comedy, Horror Live action
Colors Orion Pictures Dennis Hopper (director); Richard Di Lello, Michael Schiffer (screenplay); Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, María Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks, Don Cheadle, Glenn Plummer, Trinidad Silva, Grand L. Bush, Damon Wayans, Leon Robinson, Romeo De Lan, Gerardo Meija, Mario Lopez, Karla Montana, Sy Richardson, Courtney Gains, Sherman Augustus, Rudy Ramos, Lawrence Cook, R.D. Call, Clark Johnson, Jack Nance, David Raynr Action, Crime Live action
The Moderns Nelson Entertainment Alan Rudolph (director/screenplay); Jon Bradshaw (screenplay); Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, Geneviève Bujold, Geraldine Chaplin, Wallace Shawn, Kevin J. O'Connor, John Lone Drama, Comedy Live action
Plain Clothes Paramount Pictures Martha Coolidge (director); Scott Frank (screenplay); Arliss Howard, Suzy Amis, Seymour Cassel, Diane Ladd, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, George Wendt, Larry Pine, Alexandra Powers, Peter Dobson, Harry Shearer, Loren Dean, Reginald VelJohnson, Max Perlich Comedy Live action
Return to Snowy River Walt Disney Pictures Geoff Burrowes (director); John Dixon (screenplay); Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie, Bryan Marshall, Mark Hembrow, Rhys McConnochie, Peter Cummins, Cornelia Frances, Tony Barry, Wynn Roberts, Alec Wilson, Peter Browne, Alan Hopgood, Mark Pennell Drama Live action
22 Casual Sex? Universal Pictures Geneviève Robert (director); Wendy Goldman, Judy Toll (screenplay); Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson, Stephen Shellen, Jerry Levine, Mary Gross, Andrew Dice Clay, Bruce Abbott, Valerie Breiman, Peter Dvorsky, David Sergeant, Cynthia Phillips, Don Woodard, Danny Breen, Susan Ann Connor Comedy Live action
Lady in White New Century Vista Film Company Frank LaLoggia (director/screenplay): Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond, Jason Presson, Jared Rushton, Henry Harris, Renata Vanni, Angelo Bertolini, Joelle Jacobi, Gregory Levinson, Karen Powell Mystery, Horror Live action
Return of the Killer Tomatoes New World Pictures John De Bello (director/screenplay); Costa Dillon, J. Stephen Peace (screenplay); Anthony Starke, George Clooney, Karen Mistal, Steve Lundquist, John Astin, J. Stephen Peace, Michael Villani, Frank Davis, Harvey Weber, Charlie Jones, John De Bello, Ian Hutton, Rick Rockwell Comedy, Horror Live action
Two Moon Junction Lorimar Film Entertainment / The Samuel Goldwyn Company Zalman King (director/screenplay); Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives, Kristy McNichol, Martin Hewitt, Juanita Moore, Don Galloway, Millie Perkins, Milla Jovovich, Kerry Remsen, Herve Villechaize, Dabbs Greer Erotic, Thriller, Romance Live action
The Unholy Vestron Pictures Camilo Vila (director); Philip Yordan, Fernando Fonseca (screenplay); Ben Cross, Ned Beatty, William Russ, Jill Carroll, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard, Claudia Robinson, Nicole Fortier, Peter Frechette, Earleen Carey, Lari White Horror Live action
29 Critters 2: The Main Course New Line Cinema Mick Garris (director/screenplay); David Twohy (screenplay); Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Don Opper, Barry Corbin, Terrence Mann, Tom Hodges, Roxanne Kernohan, Douglas Rowe, Lindsay Parker, Herta Ware, Lin Shaye, Sam Anderson, Eddie Deezen Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror Live action
Powaqqatsi The Cannon Group Godfrey Reggio (director) Documentary Live action
Sunset TriStar Pictures Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Bruce Willis, James Garner, Mariel Hemingway, Kathleen Quinlan, Jennifer Edwards, Malcolm McDowell, Patricia Hodge, Richard Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Joe Dallesandro, Andreas Katsulas, Dann Florek, Michael C. Gwynne, Dermot Mulroney, Peter Jason, Bill Marcus, Jeffrey Briar, Bevis Faversham, John Fountain Mystery, Action Live action
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4 The House on Carroll Street Orion Pictures Peter Yates (director); Walter Bernstein (screenplay); Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin, Jessica Tandy, Jonathan Hogan, Remak Ramsay, Ken Welsh, Christopher Buchholz Thriller Live action
6 Dead Heat New World Pictures Mark Goldblatt (director); Terry Black (screenplay); Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin, Lindsay Frost, Vincent Price, Clare Kirkconnell, Keye Luke, Robert Picardo, Mel Stewart, Professor Toru Tanaka, Martha Quinn, Shane Black, Beth Toussaint Action, Comedy, Horror Live action
Jack's Back Palisades Entertainment Rowdy Herrington (director/screenplay); James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo, Rod Loomis, Rex Ryon, Chris Mulkey, Mario Machado, Danitza Kingsley Crime, Horror Live action
Salsa The Cannon Group, Inc. / A Golan-Globus Production Boaz Davidson (director/screenplay); Tomas Benitez, Shepard Goldman (screenplay); Robby Rosa, Rodney Harvey, Miranda Garrison, Angela Alvarado, Valente Rodriquez, Renee Victor, Bobby Caldwell, Chain Reaction, Willie Colon, Celia Cruz, Mavis Vegas Davis, Marisela Esqueda, Grupo Latino, La Dimencion, Mongo Santamaria, Kenny Ortega, Tito Puente, Michael Sembello, German Wilkins Velez, The Edwin Hawkins Singers Romance Live action
Shakedown Universal Pictures James Glickenhaus (director/screenplay); Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Patricia Charbonneau, Jude Ciccolella, Antonio Fargas, Blanche Baker, Richard Brooks, John C. McGinley, Thomas G. Waites, Tom Mardirosian, Anthony Crivello Crime, Drama, Action Live action
13 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Paramount Pictures John Carl Buechler (director); Manuel Fidello, Daryl Haney (screenplay); Lar Park Lincoln, Terry Kiser, Kevin Blair, Kane Hodder, Walt Gorney, Susan Sullivan, Susan Blu, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jon Renfield, Diana Barrows, Heidi Kozak, Jeff Bennett, Larry Cox, Diane Almeida, Craig Thomas, William Butler, Staci Greason, John Otrin, Jennifer Banko Horror, Slasher Live action
Maniac Cop Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment William Lustig (director); Larry Cohen (screenplay); Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree, William Smith, Robert Z'Dar, Sheree North, Nina Arvesen, Victoria Catlin, Ken Lerner, William Lustig, Sam Raimi, Jake LaMotta Action, Slasher Live action
The Nest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Terence H. Winkless (director); Robert King (screenplay); Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz, Terri Treas, Diana Bellamy, Stephen Davies Horror Live action
Not of This Earth Concorde Pictures Jim Wynorski (director/screenplay); R.J. Robertson (screenplay); Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano, Rebecca Perle Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy Live action
20 Call Me Vestron Pictures Sollace Mitchell (director/screenplay); Karyn Kay (screenplay); Patricia Charbonneau, Stephen McHattie, Boyd Gaines, Sam Freed, Steve Buscemi, Patti D'Arbanville, David Strathairn, Olek Krupa Drama, Thriller Live action
Willow Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Lucasfilm Ron Howard (director); Bob Dolman (screenplay); Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes, Billy Barty, Pat Roach, Gavan O'Herlihy, Maria Holvoe, Kevin Pollak, Rick Overton, David J. Steinberg, Mark Northover, Phil Fondacaro, Julie Peters, Malcolm Dixon, Tony Cox Fantasy Live action
25 Crocodile Dundee II Paramount Pictures John Cornell (director); Paul Hogan, Brett Hogan (screenplay); Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Hechter Ubarry, Juan Fernandez, Charles S. Dutton, Kenneth Welsh, Stephen Root, Dennis Boutsikaris, Ernie Dingo, Steve Rackman, Gerry Skilton, Gus Mercurio, Susie Essman, Colin Quinn, Luis Guzman, Alec Wilson, Jim Holt, Bill Sandy, Alfred Coolwell, Tatyana Ali Action, Comedy Live action
Rambo III TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Peter MacDonald (director); Sylvester Stallone, Sheldon Lettich (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Kurtwood Smith, Marc de Jonge, Sasson Gabai, Doudi Shoua, Spiros Focas, Randy Raney, Marcus Gilbert, Alon Abutbul, Mahmoud Assadollahi, Yosef Shiloah, Shaby Ben-Aroya Action, Adventure Live action
27 Killer Klowns from Outer Space Trans World Entertainment Stephen Chiodo (director/screenplay); Charles Chiodo (screenplay); Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon, Royal Dano, Michael S. Siegel, Peter Licassi, Charles Chiodo, Christopher Titus Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy Live action
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3 Big 20th Century Fox Penny Marshall (director); Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, Jon Lovitz, Mercedes Ruehl, Josh Clark, Debra Jo Rupp, David Moscow Fantasy, Comedy Live action
Funny Farm Warner Bros. George Roy Hill (director); Jeffrey Boam (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith, Joseph Maher, Jack Gilpin, Brad Sullivan, MacIntyre Dixon, Kevin O'Morrison, Mike Starr, Alice Drummond, Glenn Plummer, Bill Fagerbakke, Nicholas Wyman, William Newman, Kevin Conway, Caris Corfman Comedy Live action
10 Big Business Touchstone Pictures Jim Abrahams (director); Dori Pierson, Marc Reid Rubel (screenplay); Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Edward Herrmann, Barry Primus, Michele Placido, Seth Green, Daniel Gerroll, John Hancock, Deborah Rush, Nicolas Coster, J.C. Quinn, Joe Grifasi, John Vickery, Mary Gross, Carmen Argenziano, Chick Hearn, Don Pierson, Marc Reid Rubel, Shirley Mitchell Comedy Live action
Poltergeist III Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Gary Sherman (director/screenplay); Brian Taggert (screenplay); Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein, Lara Flynn Boyle, Richard Fire, Nathan Davis, Kip Wentz Horror Live action
The Presidio Paramount Pictures Peter Hyams (director); Larry Ferguson (screenplay); Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden, Mark Blum, Dana Gladstone, Jenette Goldstein, Marvin J. McIntyre, Don Calfa, Robert Lesser, James Hooks Reynolds Crime, Drama Live action
Puss in Boots The Cannon Group Eugene Marner (director); Christopher Walken, Jason Connery, Carmela Marner, Yossi Graber, Amnon Meskin, Elki Jacobs, Michael Schneider Musical, Fantasy, Adventure Live action
15 Bull Durham Orion Pictures Ron Shelton (director/screenplay); Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl, William O'Leary, Jenny Robertson, Danny Gans, Max Patkin Romance, Comedy, Sports Live action
17 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years New Line Cinema Penelope Spheeris (director); Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Aerosmith, Kiss, Motörhead, Megadeth, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin Documentary Live action
The Great Outdoors Universal Pictures / Hughes Entertainment Howard Deutch (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Robert Prosky, Chris Young, Ian Giatti, Hillary and Rebecca Gordon, Lucy Deakins, Lewis Arquette, Bart the Bear Comedy Live action
Red Heat TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Walter Hill (director/screenplay); Harry Kleiner, Troy Kennedy Martin (screenplays); Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon Action Live action
Waxwork Vestron Pictures Anthony Hickox (director/screenplay); Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Johnson, Dana Ashbrook, Micah Grant, Eric Brown, Clare Carey, David Warner, Patrick Macnee, Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros, Jack David Warner, Charles McCaughan, J. Kenneth Campbell, Miles O'Keeffe, John Rhys-Davies, Jennifer Bassey, Edward Ashley Horror, Comedy Live action
22 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Touchstone Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Robert Zemeckis (director); Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman (screenplays); Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, Joanna Cassidy, Alan Tilvern, Richard Le Parmentier, Lou Hirsch, Betsy Brantley, Joel Silver, Paul Springer, Richard Ridings, Mike Edmonds, Morgan Deare, Ed Herlihy, Eugene Guirterrez, April Winchell, Mae Questel, Mel Blanc, Tony Anselmo, Mary T. Radford, Joe Alaskey, David L. Lander, Fred Newman, June Foray, Russi Taylor, Les Perkins, Richard Williams, Wayne Allwine, Pat Buttram, Jim Cummings, Jim Gallant, Frank Sinatra, Tony Pope, Peter Westy, Cherry Davis, Jack Angel, Corey Burton, Nancy Cartwright, Sadie Corre, Bill Farmer, Mickie McGowan, Clarence Nash, Kathleen Turner, Amy Irving, Frank Welker Comedy Live action/Animation
29 Coming to America Paramount Pictures John Landis (director); David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein (screenplays); Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley, Paul Bates, Eriq La Salle, Frankie Faison, Vanessa Bell, Louie Anderson, Allison Dean, Sheila Johnson, Jake Steinfeld, Calvin Lockhart, Samuel L. Jackson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Garcelle Beauvais, Victoria Dillard, Ruben Hudson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy Romance, Comedy Live action

July–September

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6 License to Drive 20th Century Fox / Davis Entertainment Greg Beeman (director); Neil Torkin (screenplay); Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane, Richard Masur, Heather Graham, Michael Manasseri, Parley Baer, Nina Siemaszko, James Avery, Grant Goodeve, Grant Heslov, Michael Ensign, Helen Hanft Teen, Adventure Live action
Short Circuit 2 TriStar Pictures Kenneth Johnson (director); Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson (screenplay); Tim Blaney, Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb, Jack Weston, David Hemblen, Dee McCafferty, Don Lake, Gerry Parkes Sci-Fi, Action Live action
8 Arthur 2: On the Rocks Warner Bros. Bud Yorkin (director); Andy Breckman (screenplay); Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kathy Bates, Paul Benedict, Stephen Elliott, Cynthia Sikes, Ted Ross, Jack Gilford, Ron Canada, Barney Martin Comedy Live action
It Couldn't Happen Here Liberty Films Jack Bond (director/screenplay); Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Joss Ackland, Neil Dickson, Gareth Hunt, Barbara Windsor Musical Live action
13 The Dead Pool Warner Bros. Buddy Van Horn (director); Steve Sharon (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson, Evan Kim, David Hunt, Michael Currie, Michael Goodwin, Jim Carrey, Anthony Charnota, Ronnie Claire Edwards, Louis Giambalvo, Diego Chairs, Charles Martinet, Patrick Van Horn, Shawn Elliott, Bill Wattenburg, Marc Alaimo, Justin Whalin, Harry Demopoulos Action Live action
15 Bambi (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright (director); Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, Vernon Stallings, Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch, Ralph Wright (screenplay); Donnie Dunagan, Hardie Albright, John Sutherland, Peter Behn, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards, Paula Winslowe, Stan Alexander, Tim Davis, Sterling Holloway, Will Wright, Cammie King, Ann Gillis, Fred Shields, Margaret Lee, Mary Lansing, Perce Pearce, Thelma Boardman Adventure, Drama Animation
Die Hard 20th Century Fox / Silver Pictures John McTiernan (director); Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason, De'voreaux White, William Atherton, Clarence Gilyard, Hart Bochner, James Shigeta, Bruno Doyon, Andreas Wisniewski, Joey Plewa, Lorenzo Caccialanza, Gerard Bonn, Dennis Hayden, Al Leong, Gary Roberts, Hans Buhringer, Wilhelm von Homburg, Robert Davi, Grand L. Bush, Tracy Reiner, Taylor Fry, Noah Land Action, Thriller Live action
A Fish Called Wanda Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Charles Crichton (director); John Cleese (screenplay); John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Tom Georgeson, Maria Aitken, Cynthia Cleese, Patricia Hayes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roger Brierley, Llewellyn Rees, Stephen Fry, Al Ashton Heist, Comedy Live action
20 Midnight Run Universal Pictures Martin Brest (director); George Gallo (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Foronjy, Robert Miranda, Jack Kehoe, Wendy Phillips, Danielle DuClos, Philip Baker Hall, Tom McCleister, Fran Brill Action, Comedy Live action
22 Big Top Pee-wee Paramount Pictures Randal Kleiser (director); Paul Reubens, George McGrath (screenplay); Paul Reubens, Kris Kristofferson, Susan Tyrrell, Valeria Golino, Penelope Ann Miller, Wayne White, Albert Henderson, Jack Murdock, David Byrd, Dustin Diamond, Frances Bay, Mary Jackson, Leo Gordon, Anne Seymour, Kenneth Tobey, Jay Robinson, Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros, Franco Columbu, Terrence Mann, Vance Colvig, Matthias Hues, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Peter Hall, Lynne Marie Stewart, Joey Arias Comedy Live action
Caddyshack II Warner Bros. Allan Arkush (director); Harold Ramis, Peter Torokvei (screenplay); Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Dina Merrill, Jonathan Silverman, Brian McNamara, Marsha Warfield, Paul Bartel, Randy Quaid, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Lundy, Chynna Phillips, Anthony Mockus, Bibi Osterwald, Frank Welker, James Veeley Sports, Comedy Live action
Mr. North The Samuel Goldwyn Company Danny Huston (director); John Huston, James Costigan (screenplay); Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Harry Dean Stanton, Anjelica Huston, Mary Stuart Masterson, Virginia Madsen, Tammy Grimes, David Warner, Lauren Bacall, Hunter Carson, Christopher Durang, Mark Metcalf, Katharine Houghton, Cleveland Amory, Christopher Lawford Comedy, Drama Live action
29 Cocktail Touchstone Pictures Roger Donaldson (director); Heywood Gould (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes, Laurence Luckinbill, Kelly Lynch, Gina Gershon, Ron Dean, Ellen Foley Romance, Drama Live action
Monkey Shines Orion Pictures George A. Romero (director/screenplay); Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Christine Forrest, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, Janine Turner, William Newman, Tudi Wiggins, Tom Quinn, Patricia Tallman, David Early, Frank Welker Horror Live action
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Columbia Pictures Ken Annakin (director/screenplay); Tami Erin, Eileen Brennan, Dennis Dugan, Dianne Hull, George DiCenzo, John Schuck, Dick Van Patten Adventure, Children Live action
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The Rescue Touchstone Pictures Ferdinand Fairfax (director); Jim Thomas, John Thomas (screenplay); Kevin Dillon, Marc Price, Ned Vaughn, Christine Harnos, Ian Giatti, Charles Haid, Edward Albert, Timothy Carhart, Michael Gates Phenicie, Mel Wong, James Cromwell Drama, Action Live action
Vibes Columbia Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Ken Kwapis (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Julian Sands, Googy Gress, Peter Falk, Ronald G. Joseph, Ramon Bieri, Michael Lerner, Elizabeth Peña, Rodney Kageyama, Van Dyke Parks, Joseph V. Perry, Park Overall, Max Perlich, John Kapelos, Don Bexley, Bill McCutcheon, Steve Buscemi Romance, Adventure, Comedy Live action
10 Clean and Sober Warner Bros. / Imagine Entertainment Glenn Gordon Caron (director); Tod Carroll (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, M. Emmet Walsh, Luca Bercovici, Tate Donovan, Claudia Christian, Brian Benben, Henry Judd Baker, J. David Krassner, Dakin Matthews, Ben Piazza, Rachel Ryan Drama Live action
12 The Last Temptation of Christ Universal Pictures Martin Scorsese (director); Paul Schrader (screenplay); Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie, Steve Shill, Verna Bloom, Roberts Blossom, Barry Miller, Gary Basaraba, Irvin Kershner, Victor Argo, Paul Herman, John Lurie, Michael Been, Leo Burmester, Andre Gregory, Tomas Arana, Alan Rosenberg, Nehemiah Persoff, Peter Berling, Leo Marks Epic, Drama Live action
Mac and Me Orion Pictures Stewart Raffill (director); Steve Feke, Stewart Raffill (screenplay); Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Jade Calegory, Katrina Caspary, Lauren Stanley, Barbara Allyne Bennet, Martin West, Ivan J. Rado, Danny Cooksey Sci-Fi, Fantasy Live action
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Paramount Pictures Francis Ford Coppola (director); Arnold Schulman, David Seidler (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Elias Koteas, Frederic Forrest, Christian Slater, Don Novello, Nina Siemaszko, Mako, Dean Stockwell, Anders Johnson, Corin Nemec, Marshall Bell, Jay O. Sanders, Peter Donat, Patti Austin, Sandy Bull, Scott Beach, Leonard Gardner, Jessie Nelson, Michael McShane Biographical, Comedy, Drama Live action
Young Guns 20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek Productions Christopher Cain (director); John Fusco (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko, Terence Stamp, Jack Palance, Terry O'Quinn, Sharon Thomas, Alice Carter, Geoffrey Blake, Brian Keith, Patrick Wayne Western Live action
19 Married to the Mob Orion Pictures Jonathan Demme (director); Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns (screenplay); Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell, Mercedes Ruehl, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Ellen Foley, O-Lan Jones, Oliver Platt, Nancy Travis, Sister Carol, Tracey Walter, Chris Isaak, Obba Babatundé, Charles Napier, Paul Lazar, Frank Ferrera, Gary Howard Klar, Gary Goetzman, Jonathan Demme, Al Lewis, Ellie Cornell Comedy Live action
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master New Line Cinema Renny Harlin (director); Brian Helgeland, Ken Wheat, Jim Wheat (screenplay); Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Tuesday Knight, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Andras Jones, Brooke Theiss, Toy Newkirk, Nicholas Mele, Brooke Bundy, Linnea Quigley Slasher Live action
24 Crossing Delancey Warner Bros. Joan Micklin Silver (director); Susan Sandler (screenplay); Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé, Sylvia Miles, George Martin, John Bedford Lloyd, Claudia Silver, David Pierce, Rosemary Harris, Suzzy Roche, Amy Wright, Faye Grant, Deborah Offner, Kathleen Wilhoite, Reg E. Cathey, Susan Blommaert, Dolores Sutton, Michael Ornstein, Susan Sandler Romance, Comedy Live action
26 Betrayed United Artists Costa-Gavras (director); Joe Eszterhas (screenplay); Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair, John Mahoney, Ted Levine, Jeffrey DeMunn, Albert Hall, David Clennon, Richard Libertini, Ralph Foody Drama, Thriller Live action
Hero and the Terror Cannon Films William Tannen (director); Michael Blodgett (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Brynn Thayer, Steve James, Jack O'Halloran, Jeffrey Kramer, Ron O'Neal, Murphy Dunne, Heather Blodgett, Tony DiBenedetto, Billy Drago, Joe Guzaldo, Peter Miller, Karen Witter Action Live action
Hot to Trot Warner Bros. Michael Dinner (director); Hugo Gilbert, Stephen Neigher, Charlie Peters, Andy Breckman (screenplay); Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, Virginia Madsen, Cindy Pickett, Jim Metzler, Tim Kazurinsky, Barbara Whinnery, Mary Gross, Liz Torres, Burgess Meredith, John Candy Comedy Live action
Stealing Home Warner Bros. Steven Kampmann, William Porter (directors/screenplay); Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Harold Ramis, Jonathan Silverman, Blair Brown, Richard Jenkins, John Shea, Christine Jones, Ted Ross, Helen Hunt, Beth Broderick, William McNamara, Thacher Goodwin Coming of age, Romance, Drama Live action
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2 The Deceivers Cinecom Pictures Nicholas Meyer (director); Michael Hirst (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Shanmukha Srinivas, Helena Michell, Keith Michell, David Robb, Tariq Yunus, Jalal Agha, Gary Cady, Salim Ghouse, Neena Gupta, Nayeem Hafizka, Bijoya Jena, H.N. Kalia, Rajesh Vivek, Kammo Adventure Live action
Eight Men Out Orion Pictures John Sayles (director/screenplay); John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney, John Mahoney, Michael Rooker, Don Harvey, James Read, Perry Lang, Gordon Clapp, Jace Alexander, Bill Irwin, Richard Edson, Kevin Tighe, Michael Mantell, John Anderson, Studs Terkel, John Sayles, Barbara Garrick, Maggie Renzi, Nancy Travis Sports, Drama Live action
9 Moon over Parador Universal Pictures Paul Mazursky (director/screenplay); Leon Capetanos (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, Jonathan Winters, Fernando Rey, Dana Delany, Michael Greene, Polly Holliday, Milton Gonçalves, Charo, Marianne Sägebrecht, Sammy Davis Jr., Ike Pappas, Edward Asner, Lorin Dreyfuss, Reinhard Kolldehoff Romance, Comedy Live action
Running on Empty Warner Bros. / Lorimar Motion Pictures Sidney Lumet (director); Naomi Foner (screenplay); Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, River Phoenix, Martha Plimpton, Jonas Abry, L. M. Kit Carson, Steven Hill, Augusta Dabney Drama Live action
15 War Party Hemdale Film Corporation Franc Roddam (director); Spencer Eastman (screenplay); Billy Wirth, Kevin Dillon, Tim Sampson, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Kevyn Major Howard, Jerry Hardin, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill McKinney, Guy Boyd, R. D. Call, William Frankfather, M. Emmet Walsh, Dennis Banks, Saginaw Grant, Rodney A. Grant Western, Drama Live action
16 Messenger of Death Cannon Films J. Lee Thompson (director); Paul Jarrico (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel Benzali, Marilyn Hassett, Charles Dierkop, Jeff Corey, John Ireland, Penny Peyser, Gene Davis, John Solari, Jon Cedar, Tom Everett, Duncan Gamble, Bert Williams, Cheryl Waters, Maria Mayenzet, Margaret Howell, Warner Loughlin, Kimberly Beck, Beverly Thompson, Don Kennedy, Susan Bjurman Crime, Action, Thriller Live action
Miles from Home Cinecom Pictures Gary Sinise (director); Chris Gerolmo (screenplay); Richard Gere, Kevin Anderson, Penelope Ann Miller, Helen Hunt, Terry Kinney, Brian Dennehy, Laurie Metcalf, Francis Guinan, Judith Ivey, John Malkovich, Larry Poling Drama, Action Live action
Tougher Than Leather New Line Cinema Rick Rubin (director/screenplay); Ric Menello (screenplay); Run-D.M.C., Richard Edson, Jenny Lumet, The Beastie Boys Drama Live Action
23 Dead Ringers 20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek Productions David Cronenburg (director); Jeremy Irons, Johnathan Haley, Nicholas Haley, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas, Stephen Lack, Nick Nichols, Lynne Cormack, Damir Andrei, Miriam Newhouse, Jill Hennessy, Jacqueline Hennessy Psychological-thriller Live Action
Gorillas in the Mist Universal Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures Michael Apted (director); Anna Hamilton Phelan (screenplay); Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi, Iain Cuthbertson, Constantin Alexandrov, Waigwa Wachira, Iain Glen, David Lansbury, Maggie O'Neill, Konga Mbandu, Michael J. Reynolds, Gordon Masten, Peter Nduati, Helen Fraser, David Maddock Drama Live action
Kansas Trans World Entertainment David Stevens (director); Spencer Eastman (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy, Leslie Hope, Kyra Sedgwick, Arlen Dean Snyder Crime, Drama Live action
Patty Hearst Atlantic Releasing Paul Schrader (director); Nicholas Kazan (screenplay); Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher, Jodi Long, Olivia Barash, Dana Delany, Marek Johnson, Kitty Swink, Pete Kowanko, Tom O'Rourke, Scott Kraft, Ermal Williamson, Elaine Revard, Destiny Reyes Allstun, Jeff Imada Biographical Live action
Sweet Hearts Dance TriStar Pictures Robert Greenwald (director); Ernest Thompson (screenplay); Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins, Kate Reid, Justin Henry, Holly Marie Combs, Bernie Sanders Comedy, Drama Live action
24 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Warner Bros. Greg Ford, Terry Lennon (directors); John W. Dunn, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce (screenplay); Mel Blanc, Mel Tormé, Ben Frommer, B. J. Ward, Roy Firestone, Julie Bennett, June Foray, Jeff Bennett Fantasy Animation
30 Bird Warner Bros. Pictures Clint Eastwood (director); Joel Oliansky (screenplay); Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright, Keith David, Diane Salinger, Michael McGuire, James Handy, Anna Thomson, Sam Robards, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, Damon Whitaker, Arlen Dean Snyder Biographical Live action
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark New World Pictures James Signorelli (director); Sam Egan, John Paragon, Cassandra Peterson (screenplay); Cassandra Peterson, W. Morgan Sheppard, Daniel Greene, Susan Kellermann, Edie McClurg, Robert Benedetti, Kurt Fuller, Jeff Conaway, Frank Collison, William Duell, Pat Crawford Brown, Ellen Dunning, Kris Kamm, Scott Morris, Ira Heiden, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker Comedy, Horror Live action
Heartbreak Hotel Touchstone Pictures Chris Columbus (director/screenplay); David Keith, Tuesday Weld, Charlie Schlatter, Angela Goethals Comedy Live action

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7 Alien Nation 20th Century Fox Graham Baker (director); Rockne S. O'Bannon (screenplay); James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard, Leslie Bevis, Peter Jason, George Jenesky, Jeff Kober, Roger Aaron Brown, Tony Simotes, Michael David Simms, Ed Krieger, Tony Perez, Brian Thompson, Frank McCarthy, Keone Young, Don Hood Science-fiction, Action Live action
Clara's Heart Warner Bros. Robert Mulligan (director); Mark Medoff (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris, Spalding Gray, Beverly Todd, Hattie Winston, Jason Downs Drama Live action
Memories of Me Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Henry Winkler (director); Billy Crystal, Eric Roth (screenplay); Billy Crystal, Alan King, JoBeth Williams, David Ackroyd, Chris Aable, Phil Fondacaro, Robert Pastorelli, Mark L. Taylor, Larry Cedar, Janet Carroll Comedy, Drama Live action
Punchline Columbia Pictures David Seltzer (director/screenplay); Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist, Paul Mazursky, Pam Matteson, Taylor Negron, Angel Salazar, Damon Wayans, Joycee Katz, Mac Robbins, Max Alexander, Paul Kozlowski, Barry Sobel, Marty Pollio, Katie Rich, Casey Sander, Candace Cameron, George Wallace, Cameron Thor, Bob Zmuda, Susie Essman, George D. Wallace, Mike Starr Comedy Live action
14 The Accused Paramount Pictures Jonathan Kaplan (director); Tom Topor (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi, Ann Hearn, Carmen Argenziano, Steve Antin, Tom O'Brien, Peter Van Norden, Terry David Mulligan, Woody Brown, Tom Heaton, Andrew Kavadas, Scott Paulin, Tom McBeath, Kim Kondrashoff Legal drama Live action
The Kiss TriStar Pictures Pen Densham (director); Stephen Volk, Tom Ropelewski, (screenplay); Joanna Pacula, Meredith Salenger, Nicholas Kilbertus, Mimi Kuzyk, Jan Rubeš, Shawn Levy, Sabrina Boudot, Pamela Collyer, Celine Lomez, Richard Dumont, Dorian Joe Clark Horror Live action
Another Woman Orion Pictures Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Philip Bosco, Betty Buckley, Blythe Danner, Sandy Dennis, Mia Farrow, Gene Hackman, Ian Holm, John Houseman, Martha Plimpton, Gena Rowlands, David Ogden Stiers, Harris Yulin Drama Live action
Night of the Demons International Film Marketing Kevin S. Tenney (director); Joe Augustyn (screenplay); Cathy Podewell, Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley, Hal Havins, William Gallo, Alvin Alexis, Lance Fenton, Allison Barron, Philip Tanzini, Jill Terashita Horror Live action
Pumpkinhead United Artists / MGM/UA Communications Co. Stan Winston (director/screenplay); Richard C. Weinman, Gary Gerani, Mark Patrick Carducci (screenplay); Lance Henriksen, John D'Aquino, Jeff East, Kerry Remsen, Kimberly Ross, Buck Flower, Mayim Bialik, Joel Hoffman, Cynthia Bain, Florence Schauffer, Brian Bremer, Matthew Hurley, Lee DeBroux, Tom Woodruff Jr. Slasher Live action
21 Bat*21 TriStar Pictures Peter Markle (director); William C. Anderson (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant, Clayton Rohner, Erich Anderson, Joe Dorsey War Live action
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Galaxy International Releasing Dwight H. Little (director); Alan B. McElroy (screenplay); Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur, Michael Pataki, Beau Starr, Kathleen Kinmont, Sasha Jenson, Carmen Filpi, Raymond O'Connor, Nancy Borgenicht, Alan B. McElroy Slasher Live action
Little Dorrit (wide-release) Cannon Films Christine Edzard (director/screenplay); Derek Jacobi, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall, Patricia Hayes, Alec Guinness, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Dormandy, Sarah Pickering Drama, Romance Live action
Mystic Pizza The Samuel Goldwyn Company Donald Petrie (director); Amy Holden Jones, Perry Howze, Randy Howze, Alfred Uhry (screenplay); Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses, Adam Storke, Conchata Ferrell, Joanna Merlin, Louis Turenne, Janet Zarish, Ann Flood, Suzanne Shepherd, Matt Damon Coming-of-age Live action
Tapeheads Avenue Pictures Bill Fishman (director/screenplay); Peter McCarthy (screenplay); John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager, Doug McClure, Katy Boyer, Jessica Walter, Sam Moore, Junior Walker, Susan Tyrrell, Lee Arenberg, Xander Berkeley, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Don Cornelius, King Cotton, Zander Schloss, Martha C. Quinn, Ted Nugent, Jello Biafra, Connie Stevens, Stiv Bators, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Anthony Higgins, Michael Nesmith, Sy Richardson, Brie Howard, Billy Davis Comedy Live action
Without a Clue Orion Pictures Thom Eberhardt (director); Larry Strawther, Gary Murphy (screenplay); Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony, Paul Freeman, Pat Keen, Matthew Savage, Nigel Davenport, Tim Killick, Peter Cook, John Warner, Matthew Sim, Fredrick Fox, Harold Innocent, George Sweeney, Murray Ewan, Jennifer Guy Comedy Live action
28 Feds Warner Bros. Daniel Goldberg (director/screenplay); Len Blum (screenplay); Rebecca De Mornay, Mary Gross, Ken Marshall, Fred Dalton Thompson, Larry Cedar, Raymond Singer, James Luisi, Rex Ryon, Norman Bernard, Don Stark, David Sherrill Comedy Live action
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4 Everybody's All-American Warner Bros. Taylor Hackford (director); Thomas Rickman (screenplay); Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman, Carl Lumbly, Ray Baker, Savannah Smith Boucher, Patricia Clarkson, Wayne Knight Sports, Drama Live action
The Good Mother Touchstone Pictures Leonard Nimoy (director); Michael Bortman (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy, Teresa Wright, James Naughton, Asia Vieira, Joe Morton, Fred Melamed, Katey Sagal, Zachary Bennett, Matt Damon Drama Live action
U2: Rattle and Hum (U.S.) Paramount Pictures Phil Joanou (director); U2 Documentary Live action
They Live Universal Pictures John Carpenter (director/screenplay); Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Raymond St. Jacques, George Buck Flower, Peter Jason, Sy Richardson, Susan Blanchard, Norman Alden Science fiction, Horror Live action
9 Child's Play United Artists / MGM/UA Communications Co. Tom Holland (director/screenplay); Don Mancini, John Lafia (screenplays); Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Dinah Manoff, Tommy Swerdlow, Jack Colvin, Raymond Oliver, Neil Giuntoli, Alan Wilder, Aaron Osborne, Juan Ramirez Slasher, Horror Live action
11 Evil Angels Warner Bros. Fred Schepisi (director/screenplay); Robert Caswell (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles, Neil Fitzpatrick, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Maurie Fields, Nick Tate, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Dorothy Alison Drama Live action
Distant Thunder Paramount Pictures Rick Rosenthal (director); Robert Stitzel, Deedee Wehle (screenplay); John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Kerrie Keane, Reb Brown, Janet Margolin, Denis Arndt, Jamey Sheridan, Tom Bower, John Kelly, Michael Currie, Hilary Strang, Robyn Stevan, David Longworth, Gordon Currie, Walter Marsh, Allen Lysell, Kate Robbins, David Glyn-Jones, Denalda Williams Drama Live action
Ernest Saves Christmas Touchstone Pictures John R. Cherry III (director); Ed Turner, B. Kline (screenplay); Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark, Noelle Parker, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Billie Bird, Key Howard, Jack Swanson, Buddy Douglas, Patty Maloney, Barry Brazell, George Kaplan, Robert Lesser, Zachary Bowden Comedy Live action
Iron Eagle II TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Sidney J. Furie (director/screenplay); Kevin Alyn Elders (screenplay); Louis Gossett, Jr., Mark Humphrey, Stuart Margolin, Maury Chaykin, Alan Scarfe, Colm Feore, Sharon Brandon, Clark Johnson, Jason Blicker, Jesse Collins, Mark Ivanir, Uri Gavriel, Neil Munro, Douglas Sheldon, Gary Reineke, Michael J. Reynolds, Jason Gedrick, Azaria Rapaport, Nicolas Coucos Action Live action
Split Decisions New Century EntertainmentDavid Drury (director); David Fallon (screenplay); Craig Sheffer, Jeff Fahey, Jennifer Beals, John McLiam, Gene Hackman, Harry Van Dyke, Eddie Velez Sports Live action
18 The Chocolate War MCEG Sterling Keith Gordon (director/screenplay); John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wally Ward, Doug Hutchison, Jenny Wright, Bud Cort, Corey Gunnestad, Brent Fraser, Robert Davenport, Adam Baldwin, Ethan Sandler Drama Live action
Fresh Horses Columbia Pictures / Weintraub Entertainment Group David Anspaugh (director); Larry Ketron (screenplay); Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Patti D'Arbanville, Ben Stiller, Leon Russom, Molly Hagan, Viggo Mortensen, Doug Hutchison, Dan Davis, John Powell Coming of age, Drama Live action
High Spirits TriStar Pictures Neil Jordan (director/screenplay); Michael McDowell (screenplay); Daryl Hannah, Peter O'Toole, Steve Guttenberg, Beverly D'Angelo, Liam Neeson, Jennifer Tilly, Peter Gallagher, Ray McAnally, Martin Ferrero, Connie Booth, Donal McCann, Liz Smith, Mary Coughlan, Ruby Buchanan, Isolde Cazelet, Aimee Delamain, Tom Hickey, Krista Hornish, Little John, Preston Lockwood, Paul O'Sullivan, Hilary Reynolds, Tony Rohr, Matthew Wright Fantasy, Comedy Live action
The Land Before Time Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Don Bluth (director); Stu Krieger (screenplay); Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Helen Shaver, Burke Byrnes, Bill Irwin, Pat Hingle Adventure, Drama Animation
1969 Atlantic Entertainment Group Ernest Thompson (director/screenplay); Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley, Winona Ryder, Joanna Cassidy Drama Live action
Oliver & Company Walt Disney Pictures George Scribner (director); Jim Cox, Tim Disney, James Mangold (screenplays); Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Dom DeLuise, Taurean Blacque, Carl Weintraub, Robert Loggia, Natalie Gregory, William Glover, Bette Midler, Frank Welker, Debbie Gates, Charles Bartlett, Jonathan Brandis, Kal David, Marcia Delmar, Victor DiMattia, Judi Durand, Greg Finley, Javier Grajeda, Robert S. Halligan Jr., J.D. Hall, Jo Ann Harris, Rosanna Huffman, Barbara Iley, Harvey Jason, Karen Kamon, Kaleena Kiff, Carol King, Marylee Kortes, Rocky Krakoff, David Lasley, Christina MacGregor, David McCharen, John McCurry, Arlin L. Miller, Nancy Parent, Whitney Rydbeck, Gary Schwartz, Vernon Scott, Penina Segall, Tom Righter Snow, Eugene F. Van Buren, Ruth Pointer, Myhanh Tran Musical Animation
23 Buster Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Vestron Pictures David Green (director); Colin Shindler (screenplay); Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb, Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Stephanie Lawrence, Michael Attwell, Ralph Brown, Anthony Quayle, Ellie Beaven, Christopher Ellison, Michael Byrne, Clive Wood, Harold Innocent, Rupert Vansittart, John Benfield, John Barrard, Carole Collins, Amy Shindler, David Shindler Romance, Comedy, Crime Live action
Cocoon: The Return 20th Century Fox Daniel Petrie (director); Stephen McPherson (screenplay); Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Barret Oliver, Maureen Stapleton, Elaine Stritch, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Tahnee Welch, Linda Harrison, Clint Howard, Tyrone Power Jr. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama Live action
Full Moon in Blue Water Trans World Entertainment Peter Masterson (director); Bill Bozzone (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith, Elias Koteas, Kevin Cooney, David Doty, Gil Glasgow, Becky Gelke, Marietta Marich, Lexie Masterson, Mark Walters, Ben Jones, Tiny Skaggs, Bill Johnson Comedy, Drama, Romance Live action
Hanna's War Cannon Films Menahem Golan (director/screenplay); Stanley Mann (screenplay); Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Anthony Andrews, Donald Pleasence, David Warner, Vincent Riotta, Avi Korein, Ingrid Pitt, John Stride, Shimon Finkel Drama Live action
Scrooged Paramount Pictures Richard Donner (director); Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue (screenplay); Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, Alfre Woodard, David Johansen, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Nicholas Phillips, Michael J. Pollard, Mabel King, John Murray, Jamie Farr, Robert Goulet, Buddy Hackett, John Houseman, Lee Majors, Pat McCormick, Brian Doyle-Murray, Mary Lou Retton, Al 'Red Dog' Weber, Jean Speegle Howard, June Chandler, Michael Eidam, Mary Ellen Trainor, Bruce Jarchow, Peter Bromilow, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Jack McGee, Kathy Kinney, Tony Steedman, Lisa Mende, Ryan Todd, Rebeca Arthur, Selma Archerd, Roy Brocksmith, Sachi Parker, Delores Hall, Anne Ramsey, Logan Ramsey, Wendie Malick, Joel Murray, Mitch Glazer, Chaz Conner Jr., Maria Riva, Michael O'Donoghue, Amy Hill, Miles Davis, Larry Carlton, David Sanborn, Paul Shaffer, Solid Gold Dancers, Don LaFontaine Christmas, Comedy Live action
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2 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Paramount Pictures David Zucker (director/screenplay); Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft (screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Susan Beaubian, Nancy Marchand, Raye Birk, Jeannette Charles, Ed Williams, Tiny Ron, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Leslie Maier, Winifred Freedman, Joe Grifasi, Lawrence Tierney, Reggie Jackson, Jay Johnstone, Joe West, Doug Harvey, Hank Robinson, Ken Kaiser, Ron Luciano, Curt Gowdy, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver, Mel Allen, Dick Enberg, Dick Vitale, Dr. Joyce Brothers Comedy Live action
Tequila Sunrise Warner Bros. Robert Towne (director/screenplay); Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raúl Juliá, J.T. Walsh, Gabriel Damon, Ely Pouget, Arliss Howard, Arye Gross, Garret Pearson, Budd Boetticher, Ann Magnuson Crime, Thriller Live action
Watchers Universal Pictures / Carolco Pictures Jon Hess (director); Bill Freed, Damian Lee (screenplay); Corey Haim, Barbara Williams, Michael Ironside, Lala Sloatman Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
9 Mississippi Burning Orion Pictures Alan Parker (director); Chris Gerolmo (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey, Gailard Sartain, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Rooker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Badja Djola, Kevin Dunn, Frankie Faison, Geoffrey Nauffts, Park Overall, Darius McCrary, Tobin Bell, Bob Glaudini Crime, Thriller Live action
My Stepmother Is an Alien Columbia Pictures Richard Benjamin (director); Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris, Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan, Joseph Maher, Seth Green, Ann Prentiss, Wesley Mann, Tony Jay, Harry Shearer, Juliette Lewis, Peter Bromilow Sci-Fi Live action
Twins Universal Pictures Ivan Reitman (director); William Davies, Timothy Harris, William Osborne, Herschel Weingrod (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb, Bonnie Bartlett, Tony Jay, David Caruso, Trey Wilson, Marvin J. McIntyre, Marshall Bell, Hugh O'Brian, Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman, Nehemiah Persoff, Maury Chaykin, Tom McCleister, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Richard Portnow, Frances Bay, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Elizabeth Kaitan, Joe Medjuck, Nicolette Larson, Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Robert Harper Buddy, Comedy Live action
14 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Orion Pictures Frank Oz (director); Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning (screenplay); Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris, Ian McDiarmid, Dana Ivey, Meagen Fay, Frances Conroy, Louis Zorich Comedy Live action
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka MGM/UA Communications Co. / United Artists Keenen Ivory Wayans (director/screenplay); Keenen Ivory Wayans, John Witherspoon, Bernie Casey, Ja'net Dubois, Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown, Antonio Fargas, Steve James, John Vernon, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Chris Rock, Anne-Marie Johnson, Eve Plumb, Tony Cox, Hawthorne James, Clarence Williams III, David Alan Grier, Robin Harris, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Gary Owens, Lawrence Parker, Derrick Jones Action, Comedy, Parody Live action
Torch Song Trilogy New Line Cinema Paul Bogart (director); Harvey Fierstein (screenplay); Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin, Karen Young, Eddie Castrodad, Ken Page, Charles Pierce, Axel Vera Comedy, Drama Live action
16 Dangerous Liaisons Warner Bros. / Lorimar Motion Pictures Stephen Frears (director); Christopher Hampton (screenplay); Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Mildred Natwick, Uma Thurman, Peter Capaldi, Valerie Gogan Period, Romance, Drama Live action
Purple People Eater Motion Picture Corporation of America Linda Shayne (director/screenplay); Neil Patrick Harris, Ned Beatty, Shelley Winters, Thora Birch, Dustin Diamond, Peggy Lipton, Linda Talcott, Bobby Porter, Jimmy Locust, Tim Lawrence, Chubby Checker, Little Richard, James Houghton, John Brumfield, Molly Cheek, Kimberly McCullough, Sheb Wooley, Shonda Whipple, Lindsay Price, Katie Gonzalez, Nikki Cox Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
Rain Man United Artists / MGM/UA Communications Co. Barry Levinson (director); Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Jerry Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt, Beth Grant, Ray Baker, Jake Hoffman, Royce D. Applegate, June Christopher, Anna Mathias, Archie Hahn, Luisa Leschin, Ira Miller, Chris Mulkey, Tracy Newman, Julie Payne, Reni Santoni, Bridget Sienna, Ruth Silveira, Jonathan Stark, Lynne Marie Stewart, Arnold F. Turner, Gigi Vorgan, Barry Levinson Comedy, Drama Live action
21 Beaches Touchstone Pictures Garry Marshall (director); Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay); Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray, James Read, Lainie Kazan, Grace Johnston, Lynda Goodfriend, Tracy Reiner, Jenifer Lewis, Joe Grifasi, Phil Leeds, Hector Elizondo, Garry Marshall, Marc Shaiman, Mayim Bialik, Marcie Leeds Comedy, Drama Live action
Talk Radio Universal Pictures Oliver Stone (director/screenplay); Eric Bogosian (screenplay); Eric Bogosian, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley, John Pankow, Michael Wincott, Robert Trebor, Tony Frank, Anna Levine, Rockets Redglare, Park Overall, Earl Hindman, Zach Grenier, Bill Johnson, Bruno Rubeo, Pirie MacDonald, Allan Corduner, Daniel Escobar Drama Live action
Working Girl 20th Century Fox Mike Nichols (director); Kevin Wade (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Philip Bosco, Nora Dunn, Oliver Platt, James Lally, Kevin Spacey, Robert Easton, Olympia Dukakis, Amy Aquino, Jeffrey Nordling, Elizabeth Whitcraft, David Duchovny, Caroline Aaron, Zach Grenier, Barbara Garrick, Ricki Lake, Marceline A. Hugot, Tim Carhart Romance, Comedy, Drama Live action
23 The Accidental Tourist Warner Bros. Lawrence Kasdan (director/screenplay); Frank Galati (screenplay); William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Bill Pullman, Amy Wright, David Ogden Stiers, Ed Begley Jr. Drama Live action
The Boost Hemdale Film Corporation Harold Becker (director); Ben Stein, Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay); James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, Kelle Kerr, John Rothman, Amanda Blake, Barry Jenner Drama Live action
Dominick and Eugene Orion Pictures Robert M. Young (director); Corey Blechman, Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Todd Graff, Bill Cobbs, David Strathairn Drama Live action
Hellbound: Hellraiser II New World Pictures Tony Randel (director); Peter Atkins (screenplay); Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham, Imogen Boorman, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Barbie Wilde, Sean Chapman, Oliver Smith, William Hope, Deborah Joel, Angus McInnes, Catherine Chevalier, Kevin Cole Horror Live action

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Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January3 Joie Chitwood 75USStuntman, Actor Live and Let Die
7 Michel Auclair 65FranceActor
7 Trevor Howard 74UKActor
8 Boyd Morgan 72USStuntman, Actor
16 Ballard Berkeley 83UKActor
19 Bridget Boland 75UKScreenwriter
25 Colleen Moore 88USActress
February1 Heather O'Rourke 12USActress
5 Emeric Pressburger 85UKWriter, Director
8 Allan Cuthbertson 67UKActor
10Ron Ellis47USStuntman, Actor
March3 Lois Wilson 93USActress The Covered Wagon
6 Jeanne Aubert 82FranceActress La Possession
7 Robert Livingston 83USActor
12 Karen Steele 56USActress
13 Steno 71ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
13 John Holmes 43USActor
13 Olive Carey 92USActress, Writer
23 Reg Lye 75AustraliaActor
27 Renato Salvatori 55ItalyActor
April1 Jim Jordan 91USActor
5 Alf Kjellin 68SwedenActor, Director
6 John Clements 77UKActor, Writer, Director
7 Albert S. Rogell 86USDirector
11 Jeff Donnell 66USActress
11 Jesse L. Lasky Jr. 77USScreenwriter
15 Kenneth Williams 62UKActor, Writer
21 I. A. L. Diamond 67USWriter, Producer
22 Irene Rich 96USActress
28 Andrew Cruickshank 80UKActor, Writer
May1 Paolo Stoppa 81ItalyActor
12 Paul Osborn 86USScreenwriter
15 Andrew Duggan 64USActor
15 Greta Nissen 82NorwayActress
18 Anthony Forwood 72UKActor
18 Daws Butler 71USVoice Actor
21 Barbara Laage 67FranceActress
30 Ella Raines 67USActress
June2 Raj Kapoor 63IndiaActor, Director, Producer Awaara
5 Michael Barrington 63UKActor The Black Panther
11 Nathan Cook 38USActor National Lampoon's Vacation
16 Kim Milford 37USActor, Composer
22 Dennis Day 77USSinger, Actor
July7 Jimmy Edwards 68UKActor, Writer
12 Joshua Logan 79USWriter, Director
22 Patrick Newell 56UKActor
25 Judith Barsi 10USActress
25 Douglas Hickox 59UKDirector, Assistant Director
27 Larry Clemmons 81USAnimator, Writer
August1 Florence Eldridge 86USActress
5 Colin Higgins 47USDirector, Producer, Writer
5 Ralph Meeker 65USActor
7 Wilfred Jackson 82USAnimator
8 Alan Napier 85USActor
11 Anne Ramsey 59USActress
17 Victoria Shaw 53AustraliaActress
23 Jack Sher 75USWriter, Director
24 Leonard Frey 49USActor
26 Milton Sperling 76USScreenwriter
September5 Gert Fröbe 75GermanyActor
6 Harold Rosson 93USCinematographer
11 John Sylvester White 68USActor The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
12 Stephen B. Grimes 61ItalyProduction Designer
14 Louis Quinn 73USActor
20 Roy Kinnear 54UKActor
21 Henry Koster 83USDirector, Writer, Producer
21 Christine Norden 63UKActress
October1 Lucien Ballard 84USCinematographer
4 Margaret Lacey 76UKActress
6 Don Terry 86USActor
9 Edward Chodorov 84USScreenwriter
11 Morgan Farley 90USActor
11 Bonita Granville 65USActress
12 Ken Murray 85USActor, Producer
13 Melvin Frank 75USWriter, Director
14 Mary Morris 72SwitzerlandActress
24 Valerie Taylor 85UKActress, Writer
25 Eric Larson 83USAnimator
25 James Engle 81USAssistant Director
27 Charles Hawtrey 73UKActor
31 John Houseman 86USActor, Producer
November1 George J. Folsey 90USCinematographer
3 Sidney Carroll 75USScreenwriter
6 John Hubbard 74USActor, Dialogue Director
9 Billy Curtis 79USStuntman, Actor
15 Mona Washbourne 84UKActress
27 Angela Aames 32USActress
27 John Carradine 82ItalyActor
December7 Christopher Connelly 47USActor
7 Dorothy Jordan 82USActress
10 Richard S. Castellano 55USActor
10 Dennis Arundell 90UKActor, Composer
17 Jerry Hopper 81USDirector
21 Bob Steele 81USActor
22 Tucker Smith 52USActor, Dancer
24 Noel Willman 70USActor
26 Julanne Johnston 88USActress
27 Hal Ashby 59USDirector, Editor

Film debuts

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References

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  2. "A Fish Called Wanda (1988)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 7, 2020. A Fish Called Wanda domestic gross $62.5 million
  3. 1 2 Groves, Don (August 9, 1989). "UIP Up, Up and Away For Year; Rentals Take Off". Variety . p. 11. UIP Top 10 Grossers, 1988-89
    Rain Man $233 million
    Crocodile Dundee 2 $126 million
    Coming to America $122 million
    A Fish Called Wanda $115 million
    Willow $80 million
    Twins $75 million
    The Naked Gun $61 million
  4. "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 7, 2020. The Naked Gun domestic gross $78.8 million
  5. "A Cry in the Dark (1988) – Release dates". IMDB.com. Retrieved 2012-06-15.