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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 award that year.

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Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1988 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Academy Awards

Best Picture: Rain Man - Mirage Entertainment, Star Partners II, United Artists Best Director: Barry Levinson - Rain Man Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man Best Actress: Jodie Foster - The Accused Best Supporting Actor: Kevin Kline - A Fish Called Wanda Best Supporting Actress: Geena Davis - The Accidental Tourist Best Foreign Language Film: Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle erobreren), directed by Bille August, Denmark

Drama

Best Picture: Rain Man Best Actor: Dustin HoffmanRain Man Best Actress (tie): Jodie FosterThe Accused Best Actress (tie): Sigourney WeaverGorillas in the Mist Best Actress (tie): Shirley MacLaine - Madame Sousatzka

Musical or comedy

Best Picture: Working Girl Best Actor: Tom HanksBig Best Actress: Melanie GriffithWorking Girl

Other

Best Director: Clint EastwoodBird Best Foreign Language Film: Pelle the Conqueror, Denmark

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

Golden Raspberry Awards

Worst Picture: Cocktail (Touchstone) Worst Actor: Sylvester Stallone in Rambo III Worst Actress: Liza Minnelli in Arthur 2: On the Rocks and Rent-a-Cop Worst Supporting Actor: Dan Aykroyd in Caddyshack II Worst Supporting Actress: Kristy McNichol in Two Moon Junction Worst Director: Blake Edwards for Sunset, and Stewart Raffill for Mac and Me (tie) Worst Screenplay: Cocktail, screenplay by Heywood Gould, based on his book Worst New Star: Ronald McDonald (as himself) in Mac and Me Worst Original Song: "Jack Fresh" from Caddyshack II, written and performed by Full Force

Notable films released in 1988

U.S.A. unless stated

Numerals and A-B

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  • 18 Again!, directed by Paul Flaherty, starring George Burns, Charlie Schlatter, Tony Roberts, Anita Morris, Red Buttons
  • 1969, directed by Ernest Thompson, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Winona Ryder
  • A
  • The Abyss (L'Œuvre au noir), directed by André Delvaux, starring Gian Maria Volontè - (France/Belgium)
  • Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, starring Steven Seagal and Pam Grier
  • The Accidental Tourist, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Bill Pullman
  • The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, starring Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis - (Canada)
  • Action Jackson, directed by Craig R. Baxley, starring Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, Jonathan Pryce - (U.K.)
  • Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, starring Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Taro Ishida, Mizuho Suzuki, Tesshō Genda (Japan)
  • Alice (Něco z Alenky), directed by Jan Švankmajer, starring Kristýna Kohoutová (Czechoslovakia)
  • Alien Nation, directed by Graham Baker, starring James Caan and Mandy Patinkin
  • Aloha Summer, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, starring Chris Makepeace, Yuji Okumoto, Don Michael Paul, Tia Carrere, Andy Bumatai, and Lorie Griffin
  • Amsterdamned, directed by Dick Maas, starring Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke, Hidde Maas, and Wim Zomer (Netherlands)
  • And God Created Woman, directed by Roger Vadim, starring Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Spano, Frank Langella, and Donovan Leitch
  • Another Woman, directed by Woody Allen, starring Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Gene Hackman
  • Appointment With Death, directed by Michael Winner, starring Peter Ustinov (as Hercule Poirot), Lauren Bacall, Piper Laurie, John Gielgud, Hayley Mills, Carrie Fisher
  • Ariel, directed by Aki Kaurismäki, starring Turo Pajala, Susanna Haavisto, and Matti Pellonpää (Finland)
  • Arthur 2: On the Rocks, directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Bates
  • As Tears Go By (Wong gok Kaa mun), directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Andy Lau and Maggie Cheung - (Hong Kong)
  • Ashik Kerib, directed by Dodo Abashidze and Sergei Parajanov, starring Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, and Konstantin Stepankov (Soviet Union)
  • Aviya's Summer (HaKayitz Shel Aviya), directed by Eli Cohen, starring Gila Almagor and Kaipo Cohen - (Israel)
  • B
  • Bad Dreams, directed by Andrew Fleming, starring Jennifer Rubin
  • Bambi
  • Bat*21, directed by Peter Markle, starring Gene Hackman and Danny Glover
  • Beaches, directed by Garry Marshall, starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey
  • The Bear (L'Ours), directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Tchéky Karyo, Andre Lacombe, and Jack Wallace - (France)
  • Bear Ye One Another's Burden (Einer trage des anderen Last), directed by Lothar Warneke, starring Jörg Pose and Manfred Möck (East Germany)
  • The Beast, directed by Kevin Reynolds, starring George Dzundza and Jason Patric
  • Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder
  • Betrayed, directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Debra Winger and Tom Berenger
  • Big, directed by Penny Marshall, starring Tom Hanks
  • The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, starring Rosanna Arquette, Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno - (France/U.S.A./Italy)
  • Big Business, directed by Jim Abrahams, starring Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Michael Gross
  • Big Time, a musical, directed by Chris Blum, starring Tom Waits
  • Big Top Pee-wee, directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Paul Reubens, Valeria Golino, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson
  • Biloxi Blues, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken
  • Bird, directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Forest Whitaker and Diane Venora
  • Black Eagle, directed by Eric Karson, starring Sho Kosugi and Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Blind Justice, aka Hold My Hand I'm Dying, directed by Terence Ryan, starring Oliver Reed
  • The Blob, directed by Chuck Russell, starring Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith
  • Bloodsport, directed by Newt Arnold, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Forest Whitaker
  • Bloodstone, directed by Dwight H. Little, starring Rajinikanth
  • The Blue Iguana, directed by John Lafia, starring Dylan McDermott, Jessica Harper, James Russo, Pamela Gidley, and Tovah Feldshuh
  • La Bohème, directed by Luigi Comencini, starring Barbara Hendricks and Luca Canonici
  • The Boost, directed by Harold Becker, starring James Woods, Sean Young, Steven Hill, Amanda Blake
  • Braddock: Missing in Action III, directed by Aaron Norris, starring Chuck Norris, Aki Aleong, Yehuda Efroni, and Roland Harrah III
  • Brain Damage, directed by Frank Henenlotter, starring Rick Hearst and John Zacherle
  • Bright Lights, Big City, directed by James Bridges, starring Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Dianne Wiest
  • Bull Durham, directed by Ron Shelton, starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
  • Bulletproof, directed by Steve Carver, starring Gary Busey
  • Burning Secret, directed by Andrew Birkin, starring Klaus Maria Brandauer and Faye Dunaway - (U.K./West Germany)
  • Buster, directed by David Green, starring Phil Collins and Julie Walters - (U.K.)
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    C
  • Caddyshack II, directed by Allan Arkush, starring Jackie Mason, Dyan Cannon, Robert Stack, Dina Merrill, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd
  • Call Me, directed by Sollace Mitchell, starring Patricia Charbonneau
  • Camille Claudel, directed by Bruno Nuytten, starring Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu - (France)
  • Candy Mountain, directed by Robert Frank and Rudy Wurlitzer, starring Kevin J. O'Connor, Harris Yulin, Tom Waits, Bulle Ogier, and Roberts Blossom (Switzerland/Canada/France)
  • Cannibal Tours, directed by Dennis O'Rourke] (Australia)
  • The Cannibals (Os Canibais), directed by Manoel de Oliveira, starring Luís Miguel Cintra (Portugal)
  • Casual Sex?, directed by Geneviève Robert, starring Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson, Stephen Shellen, Jerry Levine, Mary Gross, and Andrew Dice Clay
  • The Cat Who Walked by Herself (Koshka, kotoraya gulyala sama po sebe), directed by Ideya Garanina, starring Valentina Ponomaryova, Yelena Sanayeva, Georgi Burkov, Nikolay Karachentsov, Inna Churikova, Nogon Shumarov, Anna Kamenkova, and Nikolai Burlyayev (U.S.S.R.)
  • Celia, directed by Ann Turner, starring Rebecca Smart (Australia)
  • Chicken and Duck Talk (Gai tung aap gong), directed by Clifton Ko, starring Michael Hui, Ricky Hui, Sylvia Chang, Lowell Lo, and Lawrence Ng (Hong Kong)
  • Child's Play, directed by Tom Holland, starring Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent
  • Chilsu and Mansu (칠수와 만수), directed by Park Kwang-su, starring Ahn Sung-ki and Park Joong-hoon (South Korea)
  • Chithram (Picture), directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal - (India)
  • Chocolat, directed by Claire Denis, starring Isaach De Bankolé, François Cluzet, and Giulia Boschi (France/Cameroon)
  • The Chocolate War, directed by Keith Gordon, starring John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison, Jenny Wright, and Bud Cort
  • A Chorus of Disapproval, directed by Michael Winner, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Irons - (U.K.)
  • Cinema Paradiso, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, starring Philippe Noiret - winner of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for best foreign language film - (Italy)
  • Clara's Heart, directed by Robert Mulligan, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris
  • Clean and Sober, directed by Glenn Gordon Caron, starring Michael Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Kathy Baker
  • Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, starring Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue
  • Cocoon: The Return, directed by Daniel Petrie, starring Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Courteney Cox, Jessica Tandy
  • Colors, directed by Dennis Hopper, starring Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, María Conchita Alonso
  • Coming to America, directed by John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley, John Amos
  • Consuming Passions, directed by Giles Foster, starring Jonathan Pryce - (U.K.)
  • Cop, directed by James B. Harris, starring James Woods and Lesley Ann Warren
  • The Couch Trip, directed by Michael Ritchie, starring Dan Aykroyd, Charles Grodin, Donna Dixon, Mary Gross, Walter Matthau
  • Critters 2: The Main Course, directed by Mick Garris, starring Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Don Keith Opper, Barry Corbin, and Tom Hodges
  • Crocodile Dundee II, directed by John Cornell, starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski - (Australia)
  • Crossing Delancey, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, starring Amy Irving and Peter Riegert
  • A Cry in the Dark (aka Evil Angels), directed by Fred Schepisi, starring Meryl Streep and Sam Neill - (Australia/U.S.A.)
  • D
  • Da, directed by Matt Clark, starring Barnard Hughes and Martin Sheen
  • Dadah is Death, directed by Jerry London, starring Julie Christie and Hugo Weaving - (Australia)
  • Daffy Duck's Quackbusters, directed by Greg Ford and Terry Lennon, starring Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett, Roy Firestone, and B.J. Ward
  • Damnation (Karhozat), directed by Béla Tarr, starring Miklos B. Szekely (Hungary)
  • Dancing in the Dust, directed by Henri Duparc, starring Bamba Bakary (Ivorian polygyny film)
  • Dangerous Liaisons, directed by Stephen Frears, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves
  • The Dawning, directed by Robert Knights, starring Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Pidgeon - (U.K.)
  • Days of Eclipse (Dni zatmeniya), directed by Aleksandr Sokurov, starring Aleksei Ananishnov (U.S.S.R.)
  • Dead Heat, directed by Mark Goldblatt, starring Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo
  • The Dead Pool, directed by Buddy Van Horn, starring Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Carrey
  • Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, starring Jeremy Irons and Geneviève Bujold - (Canada/U.S.A.)
  • Dead Solid Perfect, directed by Bobby Roth, starring Randy Quaid, Kathryn Harrold, Corinne Bohrer
  • The Deceivers, directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey and Shashi Kapoor - (India)
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, directed by Penelope Spheeris, starring Aerosmith, Kiss, Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne
  • Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Frank Oz, starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly
  • Distant Thunder, directed by Rick Rosenthal, starring John Lithgow and Ralph Macchio
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives, directed by Terence Davies, starring Pete Postlethwaite - (U.K.)
  • D.O.A., directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan
  • Doin' Time on Planet Earth, directed by Charles Matthau, starring Nicholas Strouse, Andrea Thompson, Martha Scott, Adam West, Hugh Gillin, and Matt Adler
  • Dominick and Eugene, directed by Robert M. Young, starring Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Dragons Forever (Fei lung maang jeung), directed by Sammo Hung and Corey Yuen, starring Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
  • Dream Demon, directed by Harley Cokeliss, starring Jemma Redgrave - (U.K.)
  • The Dressmaker, directed by Jim O'Brien, starring Joan Plowright and Billie Whitelaw - (U.K.)
  • Drowning by Numbers, directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson and Joely Richardson - (U.K.)
  • E
  • Earth Girls Are Easy, directed by Julien Temple, starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Jim Carrey
  • Eight Men Out, directed by John Sayles, starring John Cusack, David Strathairn, John Mahoney, Michael Rooker, D. B. Sweeney, Charlie Sheen
  • The Eighth Happiness (Baat seng bou hei), directed by Johnnie To, starring Chow Yun-fat - (Hong Kong)
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, directed by James Signorelli, starring Cassandra Peterson
  • Ernest Saves Christmas, directed by John R. Cherry III, starring Jim Varney
  • The Everlasting Secret Family, directed by Michael Thornhill, starring Arthur Dignam, Mark Lee, Heather Mitchell, Dennis Miller, John Meillon, Paul Goddard, and Anna Volska
  • Everybody's All-American, directed by Taylor Hackford, starring Dennis Quaid, Jessica Lange, Timothy Hutton, Patricia Clarkson, John Goodman
  • F
  • Faceless, directed by Jesús Franco, starring Helmut Berger, Brigitte Lahaie, Telly Savalas, Christopher Mitchum, and Stéphane Audran(France)
  • Far North, directed by Sam Shepard, starring Jessica Lange
  • Feds, directed by Daniel Goldberg, starring Rebecca De Mornay and Mary Gross
  • A Few Days with Me (Quelques jours avec moi), directed by Claude Sautet, starring Daniel Auteuil and Sandrine Bonnaire - (France)
  • The First Kangaroos, directed by Frank Cvitanovich, starring Dennis Waterman - (U.K./Australia)
  • A Fish Called Wanda, directed by Charles Crichton, starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin - (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • Flesheater, directed by Bill Hinzman, starring Bill Hinzman
  • For Keeps, directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff, and Kenneth Mars
  • The Fox and the Hound, directed by Art Stevens, Ted Berman, Richard Rich, starring Mickey Rooney, and Kurt Russell
  • Frantic, directed by Roman Polanski, starring Harrison Ford
  • Fresh Horses, directed by David Anspaugh, starring Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, directed by John Carl Buechler, starring Lar Park Lincoln and Kevin Blair
  • Fright Night Part 2, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, starring William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall
  • The Fruit Machine, directed by Philip Saville, starring Emile Charles, Tony Forsyth, Robert Stephens, Robbie Coltrane, and Bruce Payne (U.K.)
  • Full Moon in Blue Water, directed by Peter Masterson, starring Gene Hackman and Teri Garr
  • Funny Farm, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith
  • G
  • The Gamble, directed by Carlo Vanzina, starring Matthew Modine, Faye Dunaway, Jennifer Beals - (Italy)
  • Georgia, directed by Ben Lewin, starring Judy Davis - (Australia)
  • Ghost Town, directed by Richard McCarthy (under the alias Richard Governor), starring Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Jimmie F. Skaggs, and Bruce Glover
  • Ghosts… of the Civil Dead, directed by John Hillcoat, starring David Field, Chris DeRose. Nick Cave, and Dave Mason (Australia)
  • The Good Mother, directed by Leonard Nimoy, starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson
  • Gorillas in the Mist, directed by Michael Apted, starring Sigourney Weaver
  • Gotham (aka) The Dead Can't Lie, directed by Lloyd Fonvielle, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Virginia Madsen
  • Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka), directed by Isao Takahata, starring Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, and Akemi Yamaguchi (Japan)
  • The Great Outdoors, directed by Howard Deutch, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Annette Bening
  • H-M

    H
  • Hairspray, directed by John Waters, starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Jerry Stiller, Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, directed by Dwight H. Little, starring Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, and Michael Pataki
  • A Handful of Dust, directed by Charles Sturridge, starring James Wilby and Kristin Scott Thomas - (U.K.)
  • Hanna's War, directed by Menahem Golan, starring Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Anthony Andrews, Donald Pleasence, and David Warner
  • Hanussen, directed by István Szabó, starring Klaus Maria Brandauer - (Hungary)
  • Hatya, directed by Kirti Kumar, starring Govinda and Neelam - (India)
  • Haunted Summer, directed by Ivan Passer, starring Philip Anglim, Laura Dern, Alice Krige, Eric Stoltz, and Alex Winter
  • Hawks, directed by Robert Ellis Miller, starring Timothy Dalton and Anthony Edwards - (U.K.)
  • Heart of a Dog (Sobachye serdtse), directed by Vladimir Bortko, starring Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev, Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Tolokonnikov, and Nina Ruslanova (U.S.S.R.)
  • Heart of Midnight, directed by Matthew Chapman, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Heartbreak Hotel, directed by Chris Columbus, starring David Keith
  • Heathers, directed by Michael Lehmann, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II, directed by Tony Randel, starring Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, and Kenneth Cranham (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • Hero and the Terror, directed by William Tannen, starring Chuck Norris, Brynn Thayer, Steve James, and Jack O'Halloran
  • Hero Hiralal, directed by Ketan Mehta, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Sanjana Kapoor (India)
  • High Hopes, directed by Mike Leigh, starring Phil Davis and Ruth Sheen (U.K.)
  • High Spirits, directed by Neil Jordan, starring Peter O'Toole, Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah
  • Hobgoblins, directed by Rick Sloane, starring Tom Bartlett, Paige Sullivan, Steven Boggs, Kelley Palmer, Billy Frank, and Daran Norris
  • Hot to Trot, directed by Michael Dinner, starring Bob Goldthwait, Virginia Madsen, Jim Metzler, and Dabney Coleman
  • Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (Hôtel Terminus: Klaus Barbie, sa vie et son temps), directed by Marcel Ophüls - (France)
  • The House on Carroll Street, directed by Peter Yates, starring Kelly McGillis and Jeff Daniels
  • How Poets Are Enjoying Their Lives (Jak básníkům chutná život), directed by Dusan Klein, starring Pavel Kríz (Czechoslovakia)
  • I
  • Illegally Yours, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Rob Lowe and Colleen Camp
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • Imagine: John Lennon, directed by Andrew Solt, documentary film about John Lennon
  • The In Crowd, directed by Mark Rosenthal, starring Donovan Leich and Joe Pantoliano
  • Iron Eagle II, directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Louis Gossett, Jr.
  • It Couldn't Happen Here, directed by Jack Bond, starring the Pet Shop Boys - (U.K.)
  • It Takes Two, directed by David Beaird, starring George Newbern, Leslie Hope, Kimberly Foster, and Barry Corbin
  • J
  • Johnny Be Good, directed by Bud Smith, starring Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey, Jr., Uma Thurman
  • Judgment in Berlin, directed by Leo Penn, starring Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Heinz Hoenig, Carl Lumbly, Max Volkert Martens, Joshua Sinclair, Jutta Speidel, Harris Yulin, and Sean Penn
  • K
  • Kabzaa, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Raj Babbar, Sanjay Dutt, Amrita Singh, Paresh Rawal, and Alok Nath (India)
  • Kamilla and the Thief (Kamilla og Tyven), directed by Grete Salomonsen, starring Veronika Flåt, Dennis Storhøi, Agnete Haaland, and Morten Harket (Norway)
  • Kansas, directed by David Stevens, starring Matt Dillon and Andrew McCarthy
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, starring Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, Royal Dano, Michael Siegel, Peter Licassi, and John Vernon
  • The Kiss, directed by Pen Densham, starring Joanna Pacuła and Meredith Salenger - (U.S.A./Canada)
  • The Kitchen Toto, directed by Harry Hook, starring Bob Peck, Phyllis Logan, and Edwin Mahinda
  • Kung-Fu Master (a.k.a. Le Petit Amour), directed by Agnès Varda, starring Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg - (France)
  • L
  • Lady in White, directed by Frank LaLoggia, starring Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond
  • The Lair of the White Worm, directed by Ken Russell, starring Amanda Donohoe and Hugh Grant - (U.K.)
  • The Land Before Time, directed by Don Bluth, starring Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, and Will Ryan
  • Landscape in the Mist (Topio stin omichli), directed by Theo Angelopoulos, starring Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, and Stratos Tzortzoglou (Greece)
  • Last Rites, directed by Donald P. Bellisario, starring Daphne Zuniga, Tom Berenger, Anne Twomey
  • The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey
  • The Legend of the Holy Drinker (La Leggenda del Santo Bevitore), directed by Ermanno Olmi, starring Rutger Hauer - Golden Lion award - (Italy/France)
  • License to Drive, directed by Greg Beeman, starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane, and Richard Masur
  • Life Is a Long Quiet River (La vie est un long fleuve tranquille), directed by Étienne Chatiliez, starring Benoît Magimel, Hélène Vincent, André Wilms, Daniel Gélin, Catherine Jacob, and Patrick Bouchitey (France)
  • Light Years (Gandahar), directed by René Laloux, starring Pierre-Marie Escourrou (France)
  • The Little Devil (Il Piccolo Diavolo), directed by Roberto Benigni, starring Walter Matthau, Roberto Benigni (Italy)
  • Little Dorrit, directed by Christine Edzard, starring Derek Jacobi and Alec Guinness - (U.K.)
  • Little Nikita, directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Bradford, and Richard Lynch
  • Little Vera (Malenkaya Vera), directed by Vasili Pichul, starring Natalya Negoda (U.S.S.R.)
  • Love and Fear (Fürchten und Lieben|Trois Soeurs), directed by Margarethe von Trotta, starring Fanny Ardant, Greta Scacchi, Valeria Golino - (West Germany/France/Italy)
  • M
  • Mac and Me, directed by Stewart Raffill, starring Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, and Tina Caspary
  • Madame Sousatzka, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Shirley MacLaine - (U.K.)
  • Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter, directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, starring Sumi Shimamoto and Issei Futamata (Japan)
  • Maniac Cop, directed by William Lustig, starring Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree, William Smith, Robert Z'Dar, and Sheree North
  • Mapantsula, directed by Oliver Schmitz, starring Thomas Mogotlane (South Africa)
  • Married to the Mob, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell, Oliver Platt, Mercedes Ruehl, Alec Baldwin
  • Masquerade, directed by Bob Swaim, starring Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall
  • Memories of Me, directed by Henry Winkler, starring Billy Crystal and Alan King
  • Men Behind the Sun (hēi tài yáng), directed by T. F. Mou, starring Gang Wang, Hsu Gou, Tie Long Jin, Zhao Hua Mei, Zhe Quan, Run Sheng Wang, Dai Wao Yu, and Andrew Yu (Hong Kong)
  • Messenger of Death, directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, John Ireland
  • Midnight Crossing, directed by Roger Holzberg, starring Faye Dunaway, Daniel J. Travanti, Kim Cattrall, John Laughlin, and Ned Beatty
  • Midnight Run, directed by Martin Brest, starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina
  • The Milagro Beanfield War, directed by Robert Redford, starring Rubén Blades, Sônia Braga, Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith
  • Miles from Home, directed by Gary Sinise, starring Richard Gere and Kevin Anderson
  • Miracle Mile, directed by Steve De Jarnatt, starring Mare Winningham and Anthony Edwards
  • Missing Link, directed by David Hughes and Carol Hughes, starring Peter Elliott and Michael Gambon
  • Mississippi Burning, directed by Alan Parker, starring Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Gyakushū no Shā), directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, starring Tōru Furuya and Shūichi Ikeda (Japan)
  • The Moderns, directed by Alan Rudolph, starring Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, John Lone
  • Mondo New York, directed by Harvey Nikolai Keith, starring Joey Arias, Rick Aviles, Charlie Barnett, Joe Coleman, Emilio Cubeiro, Karen Finley, Dean Johnson, Phoebe Legere, Lydia Lunch, Ann Magnuson, Frank Moore, and John Sex
  • Monkey Shines, directed by George A. Romero, starring Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Stanley Tucci
  • Moon over Parador, directed by Paul Mazursky, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga
  • Moonwalker, directed by Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, and Colin Chilvers, starring Michael Jackson
  • Moscow Elegy, directed by Alexander Sokurov (U.S.S.R.)
  • Moving, directed by Alan Metter, starring Richard Pryor
  • Mr. North, directed by Danny Huston, starring Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Virginia Madsen, Anjelica Huston
  • The Music Teacher (Le maître de musique), directed by Gérard Corbiau, starring José van Dam, Anne Roussel, and Philippe Volter (Belgium)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, starring Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, and Hitoshi Takagi (Japan)
  • My Stepmother Is an Alien, directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd, Alyson Hannigan
  • Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, starring Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor
  • N-Z

    N
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, directed by David Zucker, starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O. J. Simpson
  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, directed by Vincent Ward, starring Chris Haywood, Marshall Napier, Paul Livingston, and Jay Laga'aia (New Zealand)
  • Necromancer, directed by Dusty Nelson, starring Elizabeth Kaitan
  • The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, directed by Ken Annakin, starring Tami Erin, Eileen Brennan, Dennis Dugan, Dianne Hull, George DiCenzo, John Schuck, and Dick Van Patten (Sweden/U.S.A.)
  • A New Life, directed by and starring Alan Alda, with Ann-Margret, John Shea, Hal Linden, Veronica Hamel
  • A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, directed by William Richert, starring River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger, Ione Skye, Louanne Sirota, Matthew Perry, and Paul Koslo
  • Night of the Demons, directed by Kevin S. Tenney, starring William Gallo, Hal Havins, Amelia Kinkade, Cathy Podewell, and Linnea Quigley
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, directed by Renny Harlin, starring Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, and Danny Hassel
  • O
  • Off Limits, directed by Christopher Crowe, starring Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward
  • Oliver & Company, directed by George Scribner, starring Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Dom DeLuise
  • On the Silver Globe (Na srebrnym globie), directed by Andrzej Żuławski, starring Andrzej Seweryn (Poland)
  • P
  • Painted Faces (Cat siu fuk), directed by Alex Law, starring Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
  • Paperhouse, directed by Bernard Rose, starring Ben Cross, Glenne Headly, and Elliott Spiers (U.K.)
  • Pascali's Island, directed by James Dearden, starring Ben Kingsley and Helen Mirren - (U.K.)
  • Pass the Ammo, directed by David Beaird, starring Tim Curry, Linda Kozlowski, Annie Potts, Bill Paxton
  • Patty Hearst, directed by Paul Schrader, starring Natasha Richardson
  • Permanent Record, directed by Marisa Silver, starring Pamela Gidley, Michelle Meyrink, Keanu Reeves, and Jennifer Rubin
  • Phantasm II, directed by Don Coscarelli, starring James LeGros, Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, and Paula Irvine
  • Phantom of Death, directed by Ruggero Deodato, starring Michael York, Edwige Fenech, Donald Pleasence, and Antonella Ponziani (Italy)
  • Plain Clothes, directed by Martha Coolidge, starring Arliss Howard and Suzy Amis
  • Platoon Leader, directed by Aaron Norris, starring Michael Dudikoff
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, directed by Alan Myerson, starring Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, Marion Ramsey, Janet Jones, Lance Kinsey, Matt McCoy, G. W. Bailey, and George Gaynes
  • Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap), directed by Jackie Chan, starring Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung - (Hong Kong)
  • Poltergeist III, directed by Gary Sherman, starring Heather O'Rourke, Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen
  • Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, directed by Pierre DeCelles, starring Brennan Howard, B.J. Ward, Nancy Cartwright, and Tony Longo
  • Powaqqatsi, directed by Godfrey Reggio, documentary film with no dialogue
  • The Presidio, directed by Peter Hyams, starring Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan
  • The Prince of Pennsylvania, directed by Ron Nyswaner, starring Keanu Reeves, Fred Ward, Amy Madigan, Bonnie Bedelia
  • Prison, directed by Renny Harlin, starring Viggo Mortensen, Lane Smith, Chelsea Field, Lincoln Kilpatrick, and André De Shields
  • Prisoner of Rio, directed by Lech Majewski, starring Steven Berkoff - (Poland/U.K./Brazil)
  • Pulse, directed by Paul Golding, starring Cliff De Young, Roxanne Hart, Joey Lawrence, and Matthew Lawrence
  • Pumpkinhead, directed by Stan Winston, starring Lance Henriksen, John D'Aquino, and Kerry Remsen
  • Punchline, directed by David Seltzer, starring Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman
  • Purple People Eater, directed by Linda Shayne, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Ned Beatty, Shelley Winters, Thora Birch, Dustin Diamond, and Peggy Lipton
  • Puss in Boots, directed by Eugene Marner, starring Christopher Walken and Jason Connery
  • Q
  • Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (From Disaster to Disaster), directed by Mansoor Khan, starring Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Dalip Tahil, and Alok Nath (India)
  • R
  • Rain Man, directed by Barry Levinson, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise - Academy and Golden Globe (drama) for Best Picture and Golden Bear (for 1989)
  • Rambo III, directed by Peter MacDonald, starring Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna
  • Rattle and Hum, directed by Phil Joanou, a rockumentary featuring U2
  • Red Heat, directed by Walter Hill, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi
  • Rented Lips, directed by Robert Downey Sr., starring Martin Mull, Dick Shawn, Jennifer Tilly, Robert Downey, Jr.
  • The Rescue, directed by Ferdinand Fairfax, starring Kevin Dillon, Marc Price, Ned Vaughn, Christine Harnos, Ian Giatti, Charles Haid, Edward Albert, Timothy Carhart, Michael Gates Phenicie, Mel Wong, and James Cromwell
  • Return of the Living Dead Part II, directed by Ken Wiederhorn, starring James Karen, Thom Mathews, Dana Ashbrook, Marsha Dietlein, Phil Bruns, and Michael Kenworthy
  • Return to Snowy River, directed by Geoff Burrowes, starring Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie, Bryan Marshall, and Mark Hembrow (Australia)
  • Robowar, directed by Bruno Mattei, starring Reb Brown, and Catherine Hickland (Italy)
  • Rocket Gibraltar, directed by Daniel Petrie, starring Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy, Sinead Cusack, John Glover, Bill Pullman, and Kevin Spacey
  • Roots: The Gift, directed by Kevin Hooks, starring LeVar Burton and Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Rouge (Jin Zi Kau), directed by Stanley Kwan, starring Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui - (Hong Kong)
  • Run for Your Life, directed by Terence Young, starring David Carradine, Lauren Hutton, Franco Nero - (Italy)
  • Running on Empty, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, River Phoenix, Martha Plimpton
  • S
  • Salaam Bombay!, directed by Mira Nair, starring Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav, Anita Kanwar, and Nana Patekar (India/U.K.)
  • Salome's Last Dance, directed by Ken Russell, starring Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge, Imogen Claire, and Imogen Millais-Scott (U.K.)
  • Salsa, directed by Boaz Davidson, starring Draco Rosa, Rodney Harvey, Magali Alvarado, and Miranda Garrison
  • Sathya, directed by Suresh Krissna, starring Kamal Haasan, Amala, Rajesh, Nassar, Bahadoor, Vadivukkarasi, Vaali, and Raja Krishnamoorthy (Sri Lanka)
  • Satisfaction, directed by Joan Freeman, starring Justine Bateman and Liam Neeson
  • School Daze, directed by Spike Lee, starring Laurence Fishburne and Giancarlo Esposito
  • Scrooged, directed by Richard Donner, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Carol Kane, Alfre Woodard, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait
  • The Secret of the Sahara, directed by Alberto Negrin, starring Michael York and Andie MacDowell
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow, directed by Wes Craven, starring Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, and Paul Winfield
  • Seven Hours to Judgment, directed by Beau Bridges, starring Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, and Julianne Phillips
  • The Seventh Sign, directed by Carl Schultz, starring Demi Moore, Michael Biehn and Jürgen Prochnow
  • Shadows in the Storm, directed by Terrell Tannen, starring Mia Sara, Michael Madsen, Ned Beatty
  • Shakedown, aka Blue Jean Cop, directed by James Glickenhaus, starring Peter Weller and Sam Elliott
  • She's Having a Baby, directed by John Hughes, starring Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin
  • Shoot to Kill, aka Deadly Pursuit, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, and Kirstie Alley
  • Short Circuit 2, directed by Kenneth Johnson, starring Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb, Jack Weston, and Tim Blaney
  • A Short Film About Killing (Krótki film o zabijaniu), directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, starring Mirosław Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, and Jan Tesarz (Poland)
  • A Short Film About Love (Krótki film o miłości), directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, starring Grażyna Szapołowska and Olaf Lubaszenko (Poland)
  • Slugs, directed by Juan Piquer Simón, starring Michael Garfield and Kim Terry
  • Sodoma's Ghost, directed by Lucio Fulci, starring Al Cliver (Italy)
  • Some Girls, directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connelly
  • Soursweet, directed by Mike Newell, starring Sylvia Chang and Danny Dun (U.K.)
  • Space Mutiny, directed by David Winters, starring Reb Brown, Cisse Cameron, Cameron Mitchell, James Ryan, John Phillip Law, Graham Clark, Billy Second, and Rufus Swart (South Africa)
  • Spellbinder, directed by Janet Greek, starring Tim Daly, Kelly Preston, and Rick Rossovich
  • Spike of Bensonhurst, directed by Paul Morrissey, starring Sasha Mitchell, Ernest Borgnine, Anne Desalvo, Sylvia Miles, Talisa Soto, and Rick Aviles
  • Split Decisions, directed by David Drury, starring Craig Sheffer, Jeff Fahey, Jennifer Beals, Gene Hackman
  • Stand and Deliver, directed by Ramón Menéndez, starring Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Stars and Bars, directed by Pat O'Connor, starring Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Stealing Heaven, directed by Clive Donner, starring Derek de Lint and Kim Thomson - (U.K.)
  • Stealing Home, directed by Steven Kampmann and William Porter, starring Mark Harmon and Jodie Foster
  • Stormy Monday, directed by Mike Figgis, starring Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, and Sean Bean
  • Story of Women (Une affaire de femmes), directed by Claude Chabrol, starring Isabelle Huppert - (France)
  • A Summer Story, directed by Piers Haggard, starring James Wilby, Imogen Stubbs, Susannah York - (U.K.)
  • Sunset, directed by Blake Edwards, starring James Garner, Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell, Kathleen Quinlan, Mariel Hemingway
  • Sur (South), directed by Fernando E. Solanas, starring Susú Pecoraro, Miguel Ángel Solá, Philippe Léotard, and Lito Cruz (Argentina)
  • Sweet Hearts Dance, directed by Robert Greenwald, starring Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Elizabeth Perkins, Jeff Daniels
  • Sweet Lies, directed by Nathalie Delon, starring Treat Williams
  • Switching Channels, directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve
  • T
  • Taffin, directed by Francis Megahy, starring Pierce Brosnan, Ray McAnally, Alison Doody - (Ireland)
  • Tales from the Gimli Hospital, directed by Guy Maddin, starring Kyle McCulloch (Canada)
  • Talk Radio, directed by Oliver Stone, starring Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Alec Baldwin
  • Tapeheads, directed by Bill Fishman, starring John Cusack and Tim Robbins
  • The Telephone, directed by Rip Torn, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Severn Darden, Elliott Gould, John Heard, and Amy Wright
  • Tequila Sunrise, directed by Robert Towne, starring Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raúl Juliá, Arliss Howard, J. T. Walsh
  • Testimony, directed by Tony Palmer, a biographical film of Dmitri Shostakovich starring Ben Kingsley - (U.K.)
  • They Live, directed by John Carpenter, starring Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster
  • The Thin Blue Line, directed by Errol Morris, documentary film about Randall Dale Adams
  • Things Change, directed by David Mamet, starring Joe Mantegna, Don Ameche, Robert Prosky, William H. Macy
  • Tiger Warsaw, directed by Amin Q. Chaudhri, starring Patrick Swayze, Piper Laurie, and Mary McDonnell
  • A Time of Destiny, directed by Gregory Nava, starring William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Melissa Leo
  • Time of the Gypsies (Dom za vešanje), directed by Emir Kusturica, starring Davor Dujmović and Bora Todorović (Yugoslavia)
  • Time of Violence (Vreme na nasilie), directed by Ludmil Staikov, starring Yosif Sarchadzhiev (Bulgaria)
  • To Kill a Priest (Le Complot), directed by Agnieszka Holland, starring Christopher Lambert and Ed Harris - (France)
  • Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller, directed by Michael Rubbo, starring Lucas Evans, Anthony Rogers, Jill Stanley, Andrew Whitehead, Paul Popowich, and Rufus Wainwright(Canada)
  • Torch Song Trilogy, directed by Paul Bogart, starring Harvey Fierstein, Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Brian Kerwin
  • Touch of Death, directed by Lucio Fulci, starring Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, and Al Cliver (Italy)
  • Tougher Than Leather, directed by Rick Rubin, starring Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, and Jam Master Jay
  • Track 29, directed by Nicolas Roeg, starring Theresa Russell, Christopher Lloyd, Gary Oldman
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Lloyd Bridges
  • Twins, directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito
  • Two Moon Junction, directed by Zalman King, starring Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Kristy McNichol, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives
  • U
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being, directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin
  • The Unholy, directed by Camilo Vila, starring Ben Cross, Ned Beatty, William Russ, Jill Carroll, Hal Holbrook, and Trevor Howard
  • Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter, directed by Satoshi Dezaki, starring Fumi Hirano and Toshio Furukawa (Japan)
  • V
  • The Vanishing (Spoorloos), directed by George Sluizer, starring Gene Bervoets (Netherlands/France)
  • Vchera (Yesterday), directed by Ivan Andonov, starring Hristo Shopov and Georgi Staykov (Bulgaria)
  • Verónico Cruz, directed by Miguel Pereira, starring Juan José Camero and Gonzalo Morales (Argentina)
  • Vibes, directed by Ken Kwapis, starring Jeff Goldblum and Cyndi Lauper
  • Vice Versa, directed by Brian Gilbert, starring Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer
  • W
  • War and Remembrance, TV miniseries, directed by Dan Curtis, starring Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Victoria Tennant, Hart Bochner
  • War Party, directed by Franc Roddam, starring Billy Wirth and Kevin Dillon
  • Watchers, directed by Jon Hess, starring Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Barbara Williams and Lala Sloatman - (Canada/U.S.A.)
  • Waxwork, directed by Anthony Hickox, starring Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, David Warner, Michelle Johnson, Dana Ashbrook
  • We Think the World of You, directed by Colin Gregg, starring Gary Oldman, Alan Bates, Max Hall, Liz Smith, and Frances Barber
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit, directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Bob Hoskins, Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Lloyd
  • Willow, directed by Ron Howard, starring Val Kilmer, Warwick Davis, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, Billy Barty
  • Without a Clue, directed by Thom Eberhardt, starring Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley - (U.K.)
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios), directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas - (Spain)
  • Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver - Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
  • A World Apart, directed by Chris Menges, starring Barbara Hershey and Jodhi May - (U.K./Zimbabwe)
  • World Gone Wild, directed by Lee H. Katzin, starring Bruce Dern and Michael Paré
  • The Wrong Guys, directed by Danny Bilson, starring Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Tim Thomerson, Brion James, Franklyn Ajaye, Art LaFleur, Biff Manard, Timothy Van Patten, Ernie Hudson, and John Goodman
  • Wuthering Heights (Arashi ga oka), directed by Yoshishige Yoshida, starring Yusaku Matsuda (Japan)
  • Y
  • Young Einstein, directed by and starring Yahoo Serious - (Australia)
  • Young Guns, directed by Christopher Cain, starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko
  • Z
  • Zombi 3, directed by Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei, starring Deran Sarafian (Italy)
  • January–March

  • January 1988
  • January 8 - Cop
  • January 15
  • The Couch Trip
  • For Keeps
  • January 22 - Braddock: Missing in Action III
  • January 29
  • And God Created Woman
  • Puss in Boots
  • February 1988
  • February 5
  • She's Having a Baby
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • February 12
  • Action Jackson
  • Shoot to Kill
  • February 16 - Hairspray
  • February 26
  • Bloodsport
  • Frantic
  • March 1988
  • March 4
  • Moving
  • Prison
  • Switching Channels
  • March 11
  • Masquerade
  • Off Limits
  • Stand and Deliver
  • March 18
  • D.O.A.
  • The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
  • Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw
  • Stars and Bars
  • March 25
  • Biloxi Blues
  • The Fox and the Hound (re-release)
  • Johnny Be Good
  • March 30 - Beetlejuice
  • April–June

  • April 1988
  • April 1
  • Bright Lights, Big City
  • The Seventh Sign
  • April 8
  • 18 Again!
  • Above the Law
  • Bad Dreams
  • April 15
  • Appointment with Death
  • Colors
  • The Moderns
  • Plain Clothes
  • Return to Snowy River
  • April 22
  • Casual Sex?
  • April 29
  • Critters 2: The Main Course
  • Powaqqatsi
  • Sunset
  • May 1988
  • May 4 - The House on Carroll Street
  • May 6
  • Dead Heat
  • Salsa
  • Shakedown
  • May 13 - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
  • May 20
  • Call Me
  • "Crocodile" Dundee II (Australia; North America 25 May 1988; UK 23 Jun 1988)
  • Willow
  • May 25 - Rambo III
  • May 27 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • June 1988
  • June 3
  • Big
  • Funny Farm
  • June 10
  • Big Business
  • Poltergeist III
  • The Presidio
  • June 15 - Bull Durham
  • June 17
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Red Heat
  • Waxwork
  • June 22 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • June 29 - Coming to America
  • July–September

  • July 1988
  • July 6
  • License to Drive
  • Short Circuit 2
  • July 8
  • Arthur 2: On the Rocks
  • It Couldn't Happen Here
  • July 13 - The Dead Pool
  • July 15
  • Bambi (re-release)
  • Die Hard
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • July 20 - Midnight Run
  • July 22
  • Big Top Pee-wee
  • Caddyshack II
  • Mr. North
  • July 29
  • Cocktail
  • Monkey Shines
  • The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
  • August 1988
  • August 5
  • The Blob
  • The Rescue
  • Vibes
  • August 10 - Clean and Sober
  • August 12
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Mac and Me
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Young Guns
  • August 19
  • Married to the Mob
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • August 24 - Crossing Delancey
  • August 26
  • Betrayed
  • Hero and the Terror
  • Hot to Trot
  • Stealing Home
  • September 1988
  • September 2
  • The Deceivers
  • Eight Men Out
  • September 8 - Earth Girls Are Easy
  • September 9
  • Moon over Parador
  • Running on Empty
  • September 12 - Miles from Home
  • September 16
  • Messenger of Death
  • Tougher Than Leather (NYC premiere)
  • September 23
  • Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
  • Kansas
  • Patty Hearst
  • Sweet Hearts Dance
  • September 24
  • Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
  • September 29
  • War Party
  • September 30
  • Bird
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • October–December

  • October 1988
  • October 7
  • Alien Nation
  • Clara's Heart
  • Memories of Me
  • Punchline
  • October 14
  • The Accused
  • The Kiss
  • Another Woman
  • Night of the Demons
  • October 21
  • Bat*21
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Little Dorrit (wide-release)
  • Mystic Pizza
  • Tapeheads
  • October 28 - Feds
  • October 29 - Moonwalker
  • November 1988
  • November 4
  • Everybody's All-American
  • The Good Mother
  • Rattle and Hum (U.S.)
  • They Live
  • November 9 - Child's Play
  • November 11
  • A Cry in the Dark
  • Distant Thunder
  • Ernest Saves Christmas
  • Iron Eagle II
  • Split Decisions
  • November 18
  • 1969
  • The Chocolate War
  • Fresh Horses
  • High Spirits
  • The Land Before Time
  • Oliver & Company
  • November 23
  • Buster
  • Cocoon: The Return
  • Full Moon in Blue Water
  • Hanna's War
  • Scrooged
  • December 1988
  • December 2
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Watchers
  • December 8
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (West Germany)
  • December 9
  • Mississippi Burning
  • My Stepmother Is an Alien
  • Twins
  • December 14
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • December 16
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Purple People Eater
  • Rain Man
  • December 21
  • Beaches
  • Talk Radio
  • Working Girl
  • December 23
  • The Accidental Tourist
  • Dominick and Eugene
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • December 28 - The Boost
  • Births

  • January 7 - Haley Bennett, American actress and singer
  • January 12 - Andrew Lawrence, American actor
  • March 27 - Brenda Song, American actress, singer and model
  • April 10 - Haley Joel Osment, American actor
  • April 14 - Chris Wood, American actor
  • April 25 - Sara Paxton, American singer/actress
  • May 17 - Nikki Reed, American actress/writer
  • June 7 - Michael Cera, Canadian actor
  • June 9
  • Mae Whitman, American actress
  • Lauren Landa, American voice actress
  • July 12 - Christine Marie Cabanos, American voice actress
  • July 19 - Cherami Leigh, American voice actress
  • August 16 - Rumer Willis, American actress
  • August 24 - Rupert Grint, English actor
  • August 27 - Alexa Vega, American actress
  • September 12 - Matt Martians, record producer
  • October 3 - Alicia Vikander, Swedish actress
  • October 8 - Glen Powell, American actor
  • November 6 - Emma Stone, American actress
  • November 9 - Nikki Blonsky, American singer and actress
  • November 22 - Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor and singer
  • December 1 - Zoe Kravitz, American actress
  • December 2 - Alfred Enoch, English actor
  • December 14 - Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer
  • December 16 - Anna Popplewell, English film, television and theater actress
  • December 17 - Rin Takanashi, Japanese actress and model
  • Film debuts

  • Rajinikanth - Bloodstone
  • Tim Allen - Tropical Snow
  • Annette Bening - The Great Outdoors
  • Matt Damon - Mystic Pizza
  • Stacey Dash - Moving
  • David Duchovny - Working Girl
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Coming to America
  • Alyson Hannigan - My Stepmother Is an Alien
  • Danielle Harris - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Neil Patrick Harris - Clara's Heart
  • Bonnie Hunt - Rain Man
  • Felicity Huffman - Things Change
  • David Hyde Pierce - Bright Lights, Big City
  • Milla Jovovich - Two Moon Junction
  • Lisa Kudrow - Married to the Mob
  • Jane Lynch - Vice Versa
  • Jenifer Lewis - Beaches
  • Juliette Lewis - My Stepmother Is an Alien
  • Constance Marie - Salsa
  • Dermot Mulroney - Sunset
  • Bill Nunn - School Daze
  • Matthew Perry - A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
  • Alan Rickman - Die Hard
  • Julia Roberts - Satisfaction
  • Stephen Root - "Crocodile" Dundee II
  • David Schwimmer - Biloxi Blues
  • Steven Seagal - Above the Law
  • Uma Thurman - Johnny Be Good
  • Benicio del Toro - Big Top Pee-wee
  • References

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