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The following is an overview of events in 1985 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

See also: List of 1985 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1985 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1985[1]
Rank Title Distributor Box-office gross
1 Back to the Future Universal $210,609,762
2 Rambo: First Blood Part II TriStar / Carolco $150,415,432
3 Rocky IV MGM $127,873,716
4 The Color Purple Warner Bros. $94,175,854
5 Out of Africa Universal $87,071,205
6 Cocoon Fox $76,113,124
7 The Jewel of the Nile $75,973,200
8 Witness Paramount $68,706,993
9 The Goonies Warner Bros. $61,389,680
10 Spies Like Us $60,088,980


The year was considered an unsuccessful one for film. Despite a record number of film releases, many films failed at the box office, and ticket sales were down 17% compared with 1984.[2][3] Industry executives believed the problem, in part, was a lack of original concepts.[4] Films about fantasy and magic failed, as audiences leaned towards science-fiction.[5][3] Janet Maslin said the fault for this lay partly with Steven Spielberg, who had created such a successful template with films like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Close Encounters of the Third Kind that many fantasy films had imitated them.[6] There was also a saturation of youth-oriented films targeted at those under 18. Executives were not fond of these films, but the financial rewards were too significant to ignore. The few films aimed at older audiences, like Cocoon, were surprise successes.[3][7] Only Back to the Future and Rambo: First Blood Part II were successful blockbusters, earning more than double the box office of Cocoon.[3] Films offering escapism and pro-America themes like Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV had also fared well.[7]

The glut of youth-targeted films like Return to Oz and The Black Cauldron, and science-fiction comedies like Weird Science, Real Genius, and My Science Project had resulted in a string of failures. Executives said that the films were all very similar and marketed in the same way, offering no variety for audiences.[3][5]



Category/Organization 43rd Golden Globe Awards
January 24, 1986
39th BAFTA Awards
March 16, 1986
58th Academy Awards
March 24, 1986
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Out of Africa Prizzi's Honor The Purple Rose of Cairo Out of Africa
Best Director John Huston
Prizzi's Honor
N/A Sydney Pollack
Out of Africa
Best Actor Jon Voight
Runaway Train
Jack Nicholson
Prizzi's Honor
William Hurt
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Best Actress Whoopi Goldberg
The Color Purple
Kathleen Turner
Prizzi's Honor
Peggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India
Geraldine Page
The Trip to Bountiful
Best Supporting Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer
Out of Africa
Denholm Elliott
Defence of the Realm
Don Ameche
Best Supporting Actress Meg Tilly
Agnes of God
Rosanna Arquette
Desperately Seeking Susan
Anjelica Huston
Prizzi's Honor
Best Screenplay, Adapted Woody Allen
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Richard Condon and Janet Roach
Prizzi's Honor
Kurt Luedtke
Out of Africa
Best Screenplay, Original Woody Allen
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley and Pamela Wallace
Best Original Score John Barry
Out of Africa
Maurice Jarre
John Barry
Out of Africa
Best Original Song "Say You, Say Me"
White Nights
N/A "Say You, Say Me"
White Nights
Best Foreign Language Film The Official Story Colonel Redl The Official Story

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na službenom putu), directed by Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi), directed by Agnès Varda, France / U.K.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Die Frau und der Fremde (The Woman and the Stranger), directed by Rainer Simon, East Germany
Wetherby, directed by David Hare, United Kingdom

Notable films released in 1985

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1985 Wide-release films in the U.S.


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
8 The Mutilator Ocean King Releasing Buddy Cooper, John S. Douglass (directors); Matt Mitler, Bill Hitchcock, Ruth Martinez, Connie Rogers, Morey Lampley, Frances Raines, Jack Chatham, Bennie Moore, Trace Cooper, Pamela Weddle Cooper Slasher Live action
Rockin' Road Trip Troma Entertainment William Olsen (director); Leon Rippy, Martin Tucker, Pat Miller, Garth McLean, Katherine Harrison, Leland Gantt, Steve Boles, Margaret Currie Comedy Live action
11 Too Scared to Scream The Movie Store Tony Lo Bianco (director); Mike Connors, Anne Archer, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Ian McShane, Ruth Ford, John Heard, Carrie Nye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Murray Hamilton, Val Avery, Sully Boyar, Ken Norris, Chet Doherty, Karen Rushmore, Rony Clanton, Beeson Carroll, Victoria Bass, Dick Boccelli, Fred Ford, Ernesto Gasco, Adrienne Howard, Yvonne Talton Kersey, Gaetano Lisi, Harry Madsen, John Ring, Independent, Slasher Live Action
Walking the Edge Empire Pictures Norbert Meisel (director); Robert Forster, Nancy Kwan, Joe Spinell, A Martinez, James McIntire, Wayne Woodson, Luis Contreras, Russ Courtney, Doug Toby, Phil H. Fravel, Terrence Beasor, Bernard Erhard, James Fitzpatrick, Ivy Bethune, Jackie Giroux, Aarika Wells, Howard Honig, Frankie Hill, Jerry Jones, Leonard D'John, Peter Pan, Jamie V. Arias, Rosa M. Torres, Stan Kamber, Falling Idols Crime, Action Live action
Water HandMade Films Dick Clement (director/screenplay); Ian La Frenais, Bill Persky (screenplay); Michael Caine, Valerie Perrine, Brenda Vaccaro, Leonard Rossiter, Billy Connolly, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr Comedy Live action
13 Gulag HBO Premiere Films / Lorimar Pictures / MFI Furniture Group Roger Young (director); Dan Gordon (screenplay); David Keith, Malcolm McDowell, David Suchet, Warren Clarke, John McEnery, Nancy Paul, Brian Pettifer, George Pravda, Eugene Lipinski, Shane Rimmer, Ray Jewers, Bogdan Kominowski Drama Live action
17 Avenging Angel New World Pictures Robert Vincent O'Neil (director); Betsy Russell, Rory Calhoun, Susan Tyrrell, Ossie Davis, Steven M. Porter, Robert F. Lyons, Paul Lambert, Frank Doubleday, Barry Pearl, Ross Hagen Action, Thriller Live action
Tuff Turf New World Pictures Fritz Kiersch (director); Jette Rinck (screenplay); James Spader, Kim Richards, Paul Mones, Matt Clark, Claudette Nevins, Robert Downey, Olivia Barash, Catya Sassoon, Bill Beyers, Gene Pietragallo, Panchito Gomez, Michael Wyle, Herb Mitchell, Lou Fant, Donald Fullilove, Jered Barclay, Evonne Kezios, Cheryl Ann Clark, Matt Gavin, Chad McCann, Vivian Brown, Ceil Cabot, Donna Fuller, Rosa Sabina Rodriguez, Frank McCarthy, Art Evans, Jeffrey Dawson Drama Live action
18 Blood Simple Circle Films / River Road Productions / Foxton Entertainment Joel Coen (director/screenplay); Ethan Coen (screenplay); John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Holly Hunter, Barry Sonnenfeld Neo-Noir, Crime Live action
The New Kids Columbia Pictures Sean S. Cunningham (director); Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin, Eddie Jones, Eric Stoltz, Tom Atkins, David H. MacDonald, Vince Grant, Theron Montgomery, Lucy Martin, Paige Lyn Price, Court Miller, Jean De Baer, Robertson Carricart Horror, Thriller Live action
That's Dancing! MGM/UA Entertainment Company Jack Haley Jr. (director/screenplay); Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Tommy Abbott, June Allyson, Ann-Margret, Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Jennifer Beals, Busby Berkeley, Eric Blore, Monte Blue, John Brascia, Lucille Bremer, James Cagney, Irene Cara, Leslie Caron, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Cyd Charisse, Joan Crawford, Dan Dailey, Jacques d'Amboise, Doris Day, Gloria DeHaven, Isadora Duncan, Buddy Ebsen, Taina Elg, Eliot Feld, Margot Fonteyn, Loie Fuller, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Virginia Gibson, Cary Grant, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton, Carol Haney, June Haver, Robert Helpmann, Judy Holliday, José Iturbi, Michael Jackson, Marine Jahan, Van Johnson, Ruby Keeler, Paula Kelly, Michael Kidd, Charles Laskey, Ruta Lee, Vivien Leigh, Bambi Linn, Peter Lorre, Susan Luckey, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Léonide Massine, Matt Mattox, Joan McCracken, Ray McDonald, Ann Miller, James Mitchell, Ricardo Montalbán, Annabelle Moore, Tony Mordente, George Murphy, Gene Nelson, Julie Newmar, Rudolf Nureyev, Donald O'Connor, Anna Pavlova, Marc Platt, Dick Powell, Eleanor Powell, Jane Powell, Tommy Rall, Debbie Reynolds, Jeff Richards, Chita Rivera, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Wini Shaw, Moira Shearer, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Tucker Smith, James Stewart, Lyle Talbot, Russ Tamblyn, Lilyan Tashman, Robert Taylor, Anthony 'Scooter' Teague, Shirley Temple, Tamara Toumanova, John Travolta, Lana Turner, Bobby Van, Vera-Ellen, Ethel Waters, Bobby Watson, Esther Williams, David Winters, Vera Zorina, Vincent Price, Robert Banas Compilation Live action
27 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion Pictures John Schlesinger (director); Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten, Richard Dysart, Priscilla Pointer, Chris Makepeace, Dorian Harewood, Macon McCalman, Nicholas Pryor, Jerry Hardin, Lori Singer, David Suchet, Boris Leskin Spy, Drama Live action
Fandango Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment Kevin Reynolds (director/screenplay); Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush, Brian Cesak, Suzy Amis, E.G. Daily, Glenne Headly, Marvin J. McIntyre, Stanley Grover, Jane A. Johnston Comedy Live action
4 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission NBC / Warner Bros. Television Distribution / MGM/UA Television Andrew V. McLaglen (director); Michael Kane (screenplay); Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Wolf Kahler, Richard Jaeckel, Sonny Landham, Larry Wilcox, Ricco Ross, Gavan O'Herlihy, Jay Benedict, Stephen Hattersley, Rolf Saxon, Bruce Boa, Don Fellows, Michael Sheard, Paul Herzberg, Jeff Harding, Sam Douglas, John Malcolm, W. Morgan Sheppard, Russell Sommers, Michael John Paliotti, Crispin Denys, Denis Holmes, Alan Barry Action, War Live action
8 Fantasia (re-issue) Walt Disney Pictures Samuel Armstrong, James Algar, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen, David D. Hand, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson (director); Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor Family, Fantasy, Musical Animation
Heaven Help Us Tri-Star Pictures Michael Dinner (director); Charles Purpura (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, Malcolm Danare, Kate Reid, Wallace Shawn, John Heard, Donald Sutherland, Jay Patterson, Patrick Dempsey, Stephen Geoffreys, Dana Barron, Yeardley Smith Comedy, Drama Live action
Mischief 20th Century Fox Mel Damski (director); Noel Black (screenplay); Doug McKeon, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelly Preston, Chris Nash, D.W. Brown, Jami Gertz, Margaret Blye, Graham Jarvis, Terry O'Quinn Teen, Comedy Live action
Witness Paramount Pictures Peter Weir (director); Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubeš, Josef Sommer, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover, Brent Jennings, Patti LuPone, Angus MacInnes, Viggo Mortensen, Frederick Rolf, Timothy Carhart, Richard Chaves, Robert Earl Jones, Sylvia Kauders, John Garson, Ed Crowley, Beverly May Crime, Drama Live action
15 The Breakfast Club Universal Pictures John Hughes (director/screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, John Kapelos, Ron Dean Teen, Comedy, Drama Live action
Fast Forward Columbia Pictures Sidney Poitier (director); Timothy March, Richard Wesle (screenplay); John Scott Clough, Don Franklin, Gretchen Palmer, Karen Kopins, Irene Worth, Sam McMurray, Michael DeLorenzo, Doris Belack, David White, Constance Towers, Robert DoQui, Paul Ryan, Tamara Mark, Tracy Silver, Cindy McGee, Monique Cintron, Debra Varnado, Noel Conlon, Robin Bach, Phyllis Enrlich, Bobbie Jordan Drama, Musical Live action
Into the Night Universal Pictures John Landis (director); Ron Koslow (screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth, Irene Papas, Kathryn Harrold, Dan Aykroyd, Bruce McGill, David Bowie, Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Stacey Pickren, Art Evans, John Hostetter, John Landis, Jack Arnold, Rick Baker, Paul Bartel, David Cronenberg, Jonathan Demme, Richard Franklin, Carl Gottlieb, Amy Heckerling, Jim Henson, Colin Higgins, Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Lynn, Paul Mazursky, Carl Perkins, Daniel Petrie, Dedee Pfeiffer, Waldo Salt, Don Siegel, Jake Steinfeld, Roger Vadim, "Blue" Lou Marini Comedy, Thriller Live action
The Mean Season Orion Pictures Phillip Borsos (director); Leon Piedmont (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, Richard Bradford, Joe Pantoliano, Andy García, William Smith Crime, Thriller Live action
Turk 182 20th Century Fox Bob Clark (director); Denis Hamill, John Hamill, James Gregory Kingston (screenplay): Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall, Robert Culp, Darren McGavin, Peter Boyle, Steven Keats, Paul Sorvino, James Tolkan, Thomas Quinn, Norman Parker, Dick O'Neill, Maury Chaykin, Richard Zobel, David Wohl Action, Comedy, Drama Live action
Vision Quest Warner Bros. Harold Becker (director); Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay); Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox, Frank Jasper, Harold Sylvester, Daphne Zuniga, Charles Hallahan, J.C. Quinn, R.H. Thomson, Gary Kasper, Raphael Sbarge, Forest Whitaker, Roberts Blossom, James Gammon, Madonna, Ken Pelo, Jana Marie Hupp, Andrew Shue Romance, Drama Live action
17 Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil NBC Productions / Edgar J. Scherick Associates / Metromedia Producers Corporation Jim Goddard (director); Lukas Heller (screenplay); Carroll Baker, Paul Brooke, Warren Clarke, Michael Elphick, José Ferrer, Lucy Gutteridge, Colin Jeavons, Stratford Johns, Derek Newark, Bill Nighy, John Normington, Tony Randall, John Shea, Robert Urquhart, David Warner, Ivor Roberts, John Dicks, Prentis Hancock, Struan Rodger, Robert MacLeod, John Woodnutt, Walter Sparrow, Bernard Lloyd, Peter Craze, John Benfield, James Coyle, Forbes Collins, Peter Howell, Pam St. Clement, Nick Brimble, Maurice Colbourne, Vernon Midgley, Peter Marquis, Jodie Andrews, Caspian Batorv Drama, War Live action
24 Evergreen NBC / Edgar J. Scherick Associates Fielder Cook (director); Jerome Kass (screenplay); Lesley Ann Warren, Armand Assante, Ian McShane, Betty Buckley, Brian Dennehy, Robert Vaughn, Katherine Borowitz, Joan Allen, Boyd Gaines, Barbara Montgomery, Jan Tříska, Jackie Burroughs, Patricia Barry, Kate Burton, Ron Rifkin, Clare Coulter, Joan Orenstein, Mark Keyloun, Alfie Scopp, Fyvush Finkel, George R. Robertson, Angus MacInnes, Gary Reineke, Gordon Clapp, Uri Gavriel, Howard Ryshpan Drama, Family, Romance Live action
Finnegan Begin Again HBO Premiere Films / Zenith Productions / Consolidated Productions / Jennie & Co. Joan Micklin Silver (director); Walter Lockwood (screenplay); Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Preston, Sam Waterston, Sylvia Sidney, David Huddleston, Bob Gunton, Giancarlo Esposito, Avery Brooks, Peter Friedman, Ron McLarty, Russell Horton, Jon DeVries, Rick Warner Romance, Comedy Live action
25 A Bunny's Tale ABC Circle Films Karen Arthur (director); Deena Goldstone, Lynn Roth (screenplay); Kirstie Alley, Cotter Smith, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Joanna Kerns, Lisa Pelikan, Delta Burke, Mary Woronov, Diana Scarwid, Dee Dee Rescher, Chick Vennera, Stanley Kamel, James T. Callahan, Lela Rochon, Teddy Wilson, Romy Windsor, Randi Brooks, Katie Budge, Madison Mason, Chanelle Lee, Charles Winters, Randy Hamilton, Richard Lefevre, Keith Mills, Patricia Ayame Thomson Comedy, Drama Live action
1 Certain Fury New World Pictures Stephen Gyllenhaal (director); Michael Jacobs (screenplay); Tatum O'Neal, Irene Cara, George Murdock, Moses Gunn, Peter Fonda, Nicholas Campbell, Campbell Lane, Frank C. Turner Action, Drama Live action
Lust in the Dust New World Pictures Paul Bartel (director); Philip John Taylor (screenplay); Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Cesar Romero, Geoffrey Lewis, Henry Silva, Courtney Gains, Gina Gallego, Nedra Volz, Woody Strode, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Noah Wyle Western, Comedy Live action
A Private Function HandMade Films Malcolm Mowbray (director/screenplay); Alan Bennett (screenplay); Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths, Tony Haygarth, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Liz Smith, Alison Steadman, Jim Carter, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Davies, Reece Dinsdale Comedy Live action
The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion Pictures Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Edward Herrmann, John Wood, Deborah Rush, Zoe Caldwell, Van Johnson, Karen Akers, Milo O'Shea, Dianne Wiest, Michael Tucker, Glenne Headly, George Martin, Loretta Tupper Romance, Fantasy, Comedy Live action
The Sure Thing Embassy Pictures Rob Reiner (director); Steven L. Bloom, Jonathan Roberts (screenplay); John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Viveca Lindfors, Nicollette Sheridan, Anthony Edwards, Tim Robbins, Boyd Gaines, Lisa Jane Persky, Sarah Buxton, Fran Ryan, Larry Hankin Adventure, Comedy, Romance Live action
2 Ghoulies Empire Pictures Luca Bercovici (director/screenplay); Jefery Levy (screenplay); Peter Liapis, Lisa Pelikan, Michael Des Barres, Scott Thomson, Mariska Hargitay, Jack Nance, Tamara De Treaux, Ralph Seymour, Keith Joe Dick, David Dayan, Victoria Catlin, Charene Cathleen, Peter Risch, Bobbie Bresee, Jamie Bronow, Brian Connolly, Annie Stocking, Craig Talmy Horror, Comedy Live action
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Cannon Films Lance Hool (director); Arthur Silver, Larry Levinson, Steve Bing (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta, Cosie Costa, Joe Michael Terry, Christopher Cary, John Wesley, David Chung, Professor Toru Tanaka, Sergio Kato Action, Adventure Live action
8 The Hit Palace Pictures Stephen Frears (director); Peter Prince (screenplay); John Hurt, Tim Roth, Laura del Sol, Terence Stamp, Bill Hunter, Fernando Rey, Lennie Peters, Willoughby Gray, Jim Broadbent Road, Crime Live action
Mask Universal Pictures Peter Bogdanovich (director); Anna Hamilton Phelan (screenplay); Cher, Sam Elliott, Eric Stoltz, Laura Dern, Estelle Getty, Richard Dysart, Micole Mercurio, Harry Carey, Jr., Dennis Burkley, Barry Tubb, Lawrence Monoson, Ben Piazza, L. Craig King, Alexandra Powers, Kelly Jo Minter, Todd Allen, Howard Hirdler, Les Dudek, Marsha Warfield Biographical, Drama Live action
15 Lost in America Warner Bros. Albert Brooks (director/screenplay); Monica Johnson (screenplay); Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Maggie Roswell, Michael Greene, Garry Marshall, Donald Gibb, Charles Boswell Comedy Live action
Sylvester Columbia Pictures Tim Hunter (director); Carol Sobieski (screenplay); Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers, Arliss Howard, James Gammon, Peter Kowanko Family, Drama Live action
22 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Touchstone Films / Silver Screen Partners II Bill L. Norton (director); Clifford Green, Ellen Green (screenplay); William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes, Kyalo Mativo, Hugh Quarshie, Olu Jacobs, Eddie Tagoe, Edward Hardwicke Adventure, Fantasy Live Action
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Paramount Pictures Danny Steinmann (director/screenplay); Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen (screenplay); Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Shavar Ross, Richard Young, Dick Wieand, Tiffany Helm, Juliette Cummins, Marco St. John, Jerry Pavlon, Carol Locatell, Debi Sue Voorhees, Vernon Washington, John Robert Dixon, Ron Sloan, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Jere Fields, Rebecca Wood, Bob DeSimone, Corey Parker, Anthony Barrile, William Caskey Swaim, Dominick Brascia, Mark Venturini, Richard Lineback, Ric Mangini, Corey Feldman, Tom Morga Slasher Live action
The Last Dragon Tri-Star Pictures Michael Schultz (director); Louis Venosta (screenplay); Taimak, Julius J. Carry III, Chris Murney, Leo O'Brien, Faith Prince, Glen Eaton, Vanity, Jim Moody, Mike Starr, Ernie Reyes, Jr., Esther Marrow, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Chazz Palminteri, William H. Macy, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Ikeda, Jamal Mason, B.J. Barie, London Reyes, Lisa Loving, Jeffrey Dawson Martial arts, Comedy Live action
Porky's Revenge! 20th Century Fox James Komack (director); Ziggy Steinberg (screenplay); Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Tony Ganios, Mark Herrier, Kaki Hunter, Scott Colomby, Nancy Parsons, Chuck Mitchell, Eric Christmas, Kimberly Evenson, Bill Hindman, Nancy Hassinger, Rose McVeigh, Wendy Feign, Fred Buch, Ilse Earl, Ron Campbell, Mal Jones Comedy Live action
The Secret of the Sword Atlantic Releasing Ed Friedman, Lou Kachivas, Marsh Lamore, Bill Reed, Gwen Wetzler (directors); Larry DiTillio, Bob Forward (screenplay); John Erwin, Melendy Britt, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, George DiCenzo, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer Adventure Animation
24 The Care Bears Movie The Samuel Goldwyn Company Arna Selznick (director); Peter Sauder (screenplay); Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Georgia Engel, Sunny Besen Thrasher, Eva Almos, Patricia Black, Melleny Brown, Bobby Dermer, Jayne Eastwood, Anni Evans, Gloria Figura, Cree Summer Francks, Brian George, Janet Laine-Green, Luba Goy, Terri Hawkes, Dan Hennessey, Jim Henshaw, Hadley Kay, Marla Lukofsky, Pauline Rennie, Billie Mae Richards, Brent Titcomb, Harry Dean Stanton Fantasy Animation
29 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion Pictures Susan Seidelman (director); Leora Barish (screenplay); Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum, Robert Joy, Laurie Metcalf, Anna Levine, Will Patton, Peter Maloney, Steven Wright, John Turturro, Anne Carlisle, José Angel Santana, Giancarlo Esposito, Richard Hell, Rockets Redglare, Annie Golden, Richard Edson, Ann Magnuson, John Lurie, Victor Argo, Shirley Stoler, Arto Lindsay, Kim Chan, Michael Badalucco, Carol Leifer, Eddy, David and Robert Comedy, Drama Live action
King David Paramount Pictures Bruce Beresford (director); Andrew Birkin, James Costigan (screenplay); Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, Denis Quilley, Niall Buggy, Cherie Lunghi, Hurd Hatfield, Jack Klaff, John Castle, Tim Woodward, David de Keyser, Simon Dutton, Jean-Marc Barr, George Eastman, Arthur Whybrow, Christopher Malcolm, Valentine Pelka, Gina Bellman, James Coombes, Jason Carter, Aïché Nana, Ishia Bennison, Marino Masé, Anton Alexander, Tomás Milián, John Barrard, John Gabriel, Lorenzo Piani, David Graham, John Hallam, Ian Sears, Ned Vukovic, James Lister, Genevieve Allenbury, Massimo Sarchielli, Jenny Lipman, Roberto Renna, Michael Müller, Mark Drewry, Nicholas van der Weide, Shimon Avidan, Peter Frye, David George, Nicola Di Gioia Epic, Historical, Drama Live action
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Warner Bros. Jerry Paris (director); Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield (screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Bruce Mahler, Colleen Camp, Art Metrano, Marion Ramsey, Howard Hesseman, George Gaynes, Peter Van Norden, Ed Herlihy, Lance Kinsey, George R. Robertson, Tim Kazurinsky, Arthur Batanides, Jackie Joseph, Andrew Paris, Jennifer Darling, Lucy Lee Flippin, Jason Hervey, Diana Bellamy, Rich Hall, Bobcat Goldthwait Comedy Live action
The Slugger's Wife Columbia Pictures Hal Ashby (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Randy Quaid, Cleavant Derricks, Lisa Langlois, Loudon Wainwright III, Georgann Johnson, Lynn Whitfield, Danny Tucker Romance, Drama Live action
30 Forbidden HBO Premiere Films / Warner Bros. Television / Mark Forstater Productions / Anthea Films Anthony Page (director); Leonard Gross (teleplay); Jacqueline Bisset, Jürgen Prochnow, Irene Worth, Peter Vaughan, Avis Bunnage, Robert Dietl, Malcolm Kaye, Georg Tryphon, Annie Leon, Amanda Cannings, Osman Ragheb, Herta Schwarz, Gerhard Frey, Susanna Bonasewicz Drama Live action
31 A.D. NBC Productions / Telepictures Corporation Stuart Cooper (director); Anthony Burgess (screenplay); Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison, John Houseman, Richard Kiley, James Mason, John McEnery, Ian McShane, Jennifer O'Neill, Millie Perkins, Denis Quilley, Fernando Rey, Richard Roundtree, Susan Sarandon, Ben Vereen, Tony Vogel, Jack Warden, Anthony Zerbe, Neil Dickson, Chris Humphreys, Amanda Pays, Philip Sayer, Diane Venora, Vincent Riotta, Rebecca Saire, Harold Kasket, Ralph Arliss, Mike Gwilym, Jonathan Hyde, Damien Thomas, Angela Morant, Paul Freeman, Andrea Prodan, Akosua Busia, Vernon Dobtcheff, Jane How, Martin Potter, Renato Scarpa, Stephen Finlay, David Haughton, John Steiner, Peter Blythe, Peter Howell, David Rintoul, Michael Wilding Jr., Tom Durham, Anthony Pedley, Davyd Harries, Bruce Winant, Derek Hoxby, Clive Arrindell, Gerrard McArthur, Jonathan Tafler, Richard Kane, Barrie Houghton, Maggie Wickman, Alan Downer, Colin Haigh, Roderick Horn, John Wheatley, Joss Buckley, David Sumner, Katia Thandoulaki, Eddie Grossman, Robert Wentz, Philip Anthony, Ned Vukovic Drama, History Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
3 Alamo Bay Tri-Star Pictures Louis Malle (director); Alice Arlen (screenplay); Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Ho Nguyen, Donald Moffat, William Frankfather, Bill Thurman, Truyen V. Tran, Rudy Young, Cynthia Carle, Martin LaSalle, Lucky Mosley Drama Live action
8 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story NBC Productions / Dick Berg-Stonehenge Productions / Paramount Television Lamont Johnson (director); Gerald Green (screenplay); Richard Chamberlain, Alice Krige, Kenneth Colley, Melanie Mayron, Stuart Wilson, Bibi Andersson, David Robb, Mark Rylance, Ralph Arliss, Keve Hjelm, Jimmy Nail, Olaf Pooley, Georgia Slowe, Guy Deghy, Curt Lowens, Bruce Purchase, Relja Bašić, Peter Capell, Tom Ormeny, Aubrey Morris, Thomas Hellberg, Ferdy Mayne, Don Fellows, Peter Carsten, Werner Pochath, Vili Matula, Lena Olin, Charles Brauer, Per Anger Biography, Drama, History Live action
12 Cat's Eye MGM/UA Entertainment Co. Lewis Teague (director); Stephen King (screenplay); Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan, Robert Hays, Candy Clark, James Naughton, James Rebhorn, Charles S. Dutton, Mike Starr, Mary D'Arcy Horror, Thriller Live action
Girls Just Want to Have Fun New World Pictures Alan Metter (director); Amy Spies (screenplay); Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Morgan Woodward, Jonathan Silverman, Shannen Doherty, Helen Hunt, Ed Lauter, Holly Gagnier, Lee Arnone, Terry McGovern, Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Robin Antin, Stuart Fratkin, Gina Gershon, Bruce Goldstein, Scott Coffey, Hank Azaria, Cyndi Lauper, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Howell, Wayne Bascomb Romance, Comedy, Dance Live action
Ladyhawke Warner Bros. Richard Donner (director); Edward Khmara, Michael Thomas, Tom Mankiewicz, David Peoples (screenplay); Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern, John Wood, Ken Hutchison, Alfred Molina, Giancarlo Prete, Loris Loddi Fantasy Live action
19 The Company of Wolves Palace Pictures / ITC Entertainment Neil Jordan (director/screenplay); Angela Carter (screenplay); Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Sarah Patterson, Brian Glover, Graham Crowden, Kathryn Pogson, Stephen Rea, Georgia Slowe, Richard Morant, Danielle Dax, Jim Carter, Terence Stamp, Tusse Silberg, Micha Bergese, Susan Porrett, Shane Johnstone, Dawn Archibald Fantasy, Horror Live action
26 Just One of the Guys Columbia Pictures Lisa Gottlieb (director); Dennis Feldman, Jeff Franklin (screenplay); Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jacoby, Toni Hudson, William Zabka, Leigh McCloskey, Sherilyn Fenn, Arye Gross, Kenneth Tigar Comedy Live action
Stick Universal Pictures Burt Reynolds (director); Elmore Leonard, Joseph Stinson (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, George Segal, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Annie Potts, Jose Perez, Richard Lawson, Cástulo Guerra, Dar Robinson, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Sachi Parker, Alex Rocco, Thomas Rosales, Jr. Crime Live action
3 Code of Silence Orion Pictures Andrew Davis (director); Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack, Mike Gray (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Molly Hagan, Dennis Farina, Mike Genovese, Nathan Davis, Ralph Foody, Ron Dean, Joseph Kosala, Gene Barge, Ronnie Barron, John Mahoney Action Live action
Gotcha! Universal Pictures Jeff Kanew (director); Dan Gordon (screenplay); Anthony Edwards, Linda Fiorentino, Nick Corri, Alex Rocco, Marla Adams, Klaus Löwitsch, Bata Kameni, Kari Lizer, David Wohl, Christie Claridge, Christopher Rydell, Brad Cowgill, Irene Olga López, Reggie Thompson Action, Comedy Live action
Gymkata Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Robert Clouse (director); Charles Robert Carner (screenplay); Kurt Thomas, Tetchie Agbayani, Richard Norton, Conan Lee, Buck Kartalian, Tadashi Yamashita, Slobodan Dimitrijević, Edward Bell, John Berrett, Bob Schott, Eric Lawson, Sonny Barnes, Sharan Lea, Zlatko Pokupec, Ivo Kristof Martial Arts Live action
Movers & Shakers Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer William Asher (director); Charles Grodin (screenplay); Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia, Tyne Daly, Bill Macy, Gilda Radner, Earl Boen, Michael Lerner, Joe Mantell, William Prince, Nita Talbot, Judah Katz, Peter Marc Jacobson, Sam Anderson, Frances Bay, Luana Anders, Eugene Dynarski, Philip Sterling, Steve Martin, Penny Marshall Comedy Live action
Private Resort Tri-Star Pictures George Bowers (director); Alan Wenkus, Gordon Mitchell, Ken Segall (screenplay); Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Emily Longstreth, Karyn O'Bryan, Andrew Dice Clay, Hector Elizondo, Dody Goodman, Leslie Easterbrook, Michael Bowen, Hilary Shepard Turner, Tony Azito, Jill Selkowitz Adventure, Comedy Live action
5 Lace II ABC / Warner Bros. Television Distribution / Lorimar Productions William Hale (director); Elliott Baker (screenplay); Brooke Adams, Deborah Raffin, Arielle Dombasle, Phoebe Cates, Anthony Higgins, Christopher Cazenove, James Read, Patrick Ryecart, Walter Gotell, Paul Shelley, Peter Jeffrey, James Faulkner, Simon de La Brosse, Terence Rigby, Philip Stone, Rolf Saxon, Garrick Hagon, Bruce Boa, Richenda Carey, David Healy, Bill Bailey, Celia Gregory, Donald Douglas, Kenneth Nelson, Diane Holland, Patsy Smart, Jan Holden, Annette Badland, Michael Gough, François Guétary, Michael Fitzpatrick, Ed Wiley, Shelley Parker, Rahmann Querishi, Dorothea Phillips Drama Live action
8 Creature Trans World Entertainment William Malone (director/screenplay); Alan Reed (screenplay); Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Robert Jaffe, Diane Salinger, Klaus Kinski, Annette McCarthy, Marie Laurin Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
10 Rustlers' Rhapsody Paramount Pictures Hugh Wilson (director/screenplay); Tom Berenger, G.W. Bailey, Marilu Henner, Fernando Rey, Andy Griffith, Sela Ward, Brant Van Hoffman, Christopher Malcolm, Jim Carter, Patrick Wayne, Paul Maxwell, Billy J. Mitchell, John Orchard Comedy, Western Live action
13 Peyton Place: The Next Generation NBC Productions / 20th Century Fox Television Larry Elikann (director); Rita Lakin (screenplay); Christopher Connelly, James Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Patricia Morrow, Ed Nelson, Tim O'Connor, Barbara Parkins, Evelyn Scott, Ruth Warrick, Deborah Goodrich, Bruce Greenwood, Marguerite Hickey, Tony Quinn, John Beck, Jerry Haynes, Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Jean Bruce Scott, Randy Moore, Lou Hancock, Scott Everhart Drama Live action
17 Goodbye, New York Castle Hill Productions Amos Kollek (director/screenplay); Julie Hagerty, Amos Kollek, Shmuel Shilo, Aviva Ger, Dudu Topaz, Jennifer Prichard, Christopher Goutman, Hanan Goldblatt, Mosko Alkalai, Joseph Kaplanian, Ron Rabinovich, Sophie Haber Comedy, Drama Live action
Ordeal by Innocence Cannon Films Desmond Davis (director); Alexander Stuart (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Miles, Ian McShane, Diana Quick, Annette Crosbie, Michael Elphick, George Innes, Valerie Whittington, Phoebe Nicholls, Michael Maloney, Cassie Stuart, Anita Carey, Ron Pember, Kevin Stoney, Brian Glover Mystery Live action
19 Christopher Columbus CBS / Lorimar-Telepictures Alberto Lattuada (director/screenplay); Adriano Bolzoni, Tullio Pinelli, Laurence Heath (screenplay); Gabriel Byrne, Faye Dunaway, Oliver Reed, Max von Sydow, Rossano Brazzi, Virna Lisi, Raf Vallone, Eli Wallach, Nicol Williamson, Michel Auclair, William Berger, Keith Buckley, Elpidia Carrillo, Massimo Girotti, Larry Lamb, Stefano Madia, Murray Melvin, Jack Watson, Patrick Bauchau, Salvatore Borgese, Scott Coffey, Erik Schumann, Gregory Snegoff, Hal Yamanouchi, Mark Buffery, Anne Canovas, Audrey Matson, Cyrus Elias, Francesco Lattuada, Iris Peynado Adventure, Biography, Drama Live action
22 Brewster's Millions Universal Pictures Walter Hill (director); Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod (screenplay); Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins, David White, Jerome Dempsey, Jerry Orbach, Pat Hingle, David Wohl, Tovah Feldshuh, Hume Cronyn, Joe Grifasi, Peter Jason, Rick Moranis Comedy Live action
Rambo: First Blood Part II Tri-Star Pictures George P. Cosmatos (director); Sylvester Stallone, James Cameron (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson, Martin Kove, George Cheung, Andy Wood, William Ghent, Voyo Goric, Dana Lee, Steve Williams Action Live action
A View to a Kill Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Glen (director); Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson (screenplay); Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, Patrick Bauchau, David Yip, Willoughby Gray, Fiona Fullerton, Manning Redwood, Alison Doody, Robert Brown, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Geoffrey Keen, Walter Gotell, Papillon Soo Soo, Daniel Benzali, Mary Stavin, Bogdan Kominowski, Dolph Lundgren, Maud Adams, Jean Rougerie Spy Live action
31 Fletch Universal Pictures Michael Ritchie (director); Andrew Bergman (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini, Tim Matheson, M. Emmet Walsh, George Wendt, Kenneth Mars, Geena Davis, Bill Henderson, George Wyner, Larry "Flash" Jenkins, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chick Hearn, Ralph Seymour Neo-Noir, Comedy, Thriller Live action
7 The Goonies Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment Richard Donner (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Ke Huy Quan, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, John Matuszak, Anne Ramsey, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, Mary Ellen Trainor, Keith Walker, Steve Antin, Lupe Ontiveros, Michael Paul Chan, Richard Donner, Nick McLean, Charles McDaniel, Paul Tuerpe Adventure, Comedy Live action
Perfect Columbia Pictures James Bridges (director/screenplay); Aaron Latham (screenplay); John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jann Wenner, Marilu Henner, Laraine Newman, Anne De Salvo, Matthew Reed, Stefan Gierasch, Murphy Dunne, Kenneth Welsh, Robert Parr, Rosalind Ingledew, Chelsea Field, Ronnie Claire Edwards, Carly Simon, Lauren Hutton, Tom Schiller, Paul Kent, Paul Barresi, Alma Beltran, Kenny Griswold Romance, Drama Live action
13 Prizzi's Honor 20th Century Fox John Huston (director); Richard Condon, Janet Roach (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston, Robert Loggia, John Randolph, William Hickey, Lee Richardson, Michael Lombard, C.C.H. Pounder, Lawrence Tierney, Dick O'Neill, Sully Boyar, Joseph Ruskin, Stanley Tucci, Ann Selepegno, Vic Polizos, Raymond Heller, Seth Allen, Dominic Barto, George Santopietro Black Comedy, Crime Live action
Warriors of the Wind Toei Company Hayao Miyazaki (director/screenplay); Susan Davis, Hal Smith, Cam Clarke Epic, Fantasy, Adventure Animation
14 D.A.R.Y.L. Paramount Pictures Simon Wincer (director); David Ambrose, Allan Scott, Jeffrey Ellis (screenplay); Barret Oliver, Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Danny Corkill, Josef Sommer, David Wohl, Colleen Camp, Steve Ryan, Amy Linker, Kathryn Walker, Hardy Rawls, Jim Fitzpatrick Sci-Fi Live action
Secret Admirer Orion Pictures David Greenwalt (director/screenplay); Jim Kouf (screenplay); C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Preston, Lori Loughlin, Fred Ward, Dee Wallace Stone, Cliff DeYoung, Leigh Taylor-Young, Casey Siemaszko, Geoffrey Blake, Scott McGinnis, Corey Haim, Courtney Gains, Janet Carroll Romance, Comedy Live action
The Stuff New World Pictures Larry Cohen (director/screenplay); Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, Danny Aiello, Patrick O'Neal, Alexander Scourby, Russell Nype, Gene O'Neill, Brian Bloom, Harry Bellaver, Rutanya Alda, David Rees Snell, Heidi Miller, John Newton, Brooke Adams, Laurene Landon, Tammy Grimes, Abe Vigoda, Clara Peller, Anthony Perkins, Jason Evers, Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Eric Bogosian, Patrick Dempsey, Mira Sorvino, John Laughlin Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
21 Cocoon 20th Century Fox Ron Howard (director); Tom Benedek (screenplay); Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware, Tahnee Welch, Barret Oliver, Linda Harrison, Tyrone Power Jr., Clint Howard, Charles Lampkin, Rance Howard, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mike Nomad, Jorge Gil, James Ritz Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama Live action
Return to Oz Walt Disney Pictures Walter Murch (director/screenplay); Gill Dennis (screenplay); Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie, Matt Clark, Emma Ridley, Justin Case, Pons Maar, Sophie Ward, Fiona Victory, Bruce Boa, Denise Bryer, Sean Barrett, Brian Henson, Lyle Conway, Mak Wilson, Timothy D. Rose, Michael Sundin, Steve Norrington, Deep Roy, John Alexander, Rachael Ashton, Robbie Barnett, Ailsa Berk, Peter Elliott, Roger Ennals, Michele Hine, Mark Hopkins, Colin Skeaping, Ken Stevens, Philip Tan, Rob Thirtle, Beatrice Murch Fantasy Live action
26 Pale Rider Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood (director); Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Richard Dysart, Chris Penn, Sydney Penny, John Russell, Richard Kiel, Doug McGrath, Jeffrey Weissman, S.A. Griffin, Billy Drago, John Dennis Johnston, Charles Hallahan, Fran Ryan, Richard Hamilton, Terrence Evans, Chuck Lafont, Jack Radosta, Robert Winley, Jeffrey Josephson, Marvin J. McIntyre Western Live action
28 St. Elmo's Fire Columbia Pictures Joel Schumacher (director/screenplay); Carl Kurlander (screenplay); Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Andrew McCarthy, Martin Balsam, Andie MacDowell, Joyce Van Patten, Jenny Wright, Blake Clark, Matthew Laurance, Gina Hecht, Anna Maria Horsford, Whip Hubley, Jim Turner, Mario Machado, Thom Bierdz Drama, Romance Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
3 Back to the Future Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Robert Zemeckis (director/screenplay); Bob Gale (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, James Tolkan, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain, Jeffrey Jay Cohen, Casey Siemaszko, Billy Zane, Harry Waters Jr., Donald Fullilove, Will Hare, Jason Hervey, Courtney Gains, Elsa Raven, Huey Lewis Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
Red Sonja MGM/UA Entertainment Co. Richard Fleischer (director); Clive Exton, George MacDonald Fraser (screenplay); Brigitte Nielsen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith, Ernie Reyes, Jr., Ronald Lacey, Pat Roach, Terry Richards, Janet Agren, Hans Meyer, Tutte Lemkow, Tad Horino, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Erik Holmey Epic Live action
5 The Lift Tuschinski Film Distribution / Island Alive Dick Maas (director/screenplay); Huub Stapel, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Josine van Dalsum Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
10 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Warner Bros. George Miller (director/screenplay); George Ogilvie (director); Terry Hayes (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn, Frank Thring, Angelo Rossitto, Paul Larsson, Angry Anderson, Robert Grubb, Helen Buday, Edwin Hodgeman, George Spartels, Tom Jennings, Rod Zuanic Action Live action
Silverado Columbia Pictures Lawrence Kasdan (director/screenplay); Mark Kasdan (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Linda Hunt, Joe Seneca, Ray Baker, Thomas Wilson Brown, Jeff Fahey, Lynn Whitfield, Amanda Wyss, Richard Jenkins, Brion James, James Gammon, Sheb Wooley, Earl Hindman, Pepe Serna Western Live action
12 Explorers Paramount Pictures Joe Dante (director); Eric Luke (screenplay); Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Amanda Peterson, Bobby Fite, Dana Ivey, Taliesin Jaffe, James Cromwell, Robert Picardo, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Dick Miller, Meshach Taylor, Mary Kay Place, Brooke Bundy, Leslie Rickert Sci-Fi, Fantasy Live action
14 The Coca-Cola Kid Roadshow Film Distributors Dušan Makavejev (director); Frank Moorhouse (screenplay); Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood, Kris McQuade, Max Gillies, Tony Barry, Paul Chubb, David Slingsby, Tim Finn, Colleen Clifford, Rebecca Smart, Esben Storm, Steve Dodd, Ian Gilmour Romance, Comedy Live action
19 Day of the Dead United Film Distribution Company George A. Romero (director/screenplay); Lori Cardille, Joseph Pilato, Terry Alexander, Jarlath Conroy, Richard Liberty, Anthony Dileo Jr., Sherman Howard, Gary Howard Klar, Ralph Marrero, John Amplas, Phillip G. Kellams, Taso Stavrakis, Gregory Nicotero, George A. Romero Horror Live action
Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam GoodTimes Home Video John R. Cherry III (director/screenplay); Jim Varney Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (re-release) Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Steven Spielberg (director); Melissa Mathison (screenplay); Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, K.C. Martel, C. Thomas Howell, Sean Frye, Erika Eleniak, Pat Welsh, Anne Lockhart Sci-Fi Live action
The Legend of Billie Jean Tri-Star Pictures Matthew Robbins (director); Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal (screenplay); Helen Slater, Keith Gordon, Christian Slater, Peter Coyote, Richard Bradford, Martha Gehman, Yeardley Smith, Dean Stockwell, Barry Tubb Drama Live action
The Man with One Red Shoe 20th Century Fox Stan Dragoti (director); Robert Klane (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman, Lori Singer, Charles Durning, Carrie Fisher, Jim Belushi, Edward Herrmann, David Ogden Stiers, Tom Noonan, Gerrit Graham, David L. Lander, Art LaFleur, Irving Metzman Comedy Live action
Wetherby MGM/UA Classics David Hare (director/screenplay); Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Stuart Wilson, Tim McInnerny, Suzanna Hamilton, Tom Wilkinson, Marjorie Yates, Joely Richardson, Alan Rickman, Katy Behean, Robert Hines Mystery, Drama Live action
24 The Black Cauldron Walt Disney Pictures Ted Berman, Richard Rich (directors); Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, John Byner, Nigel Hawthorne, John Hurt, Phil Fondacaro, Freddie Jones, Arthur Malet, Billie Hayes, Peter Renaday, Wayne Allwine, Steve Hale, Phil Nibbelink, John Huston, Eda Reiss Merin, Adele Mails-Morey, James Almanzar, Jack Laing Fantasy Animation
26 The Heavenly Kid Orion Pictures Corporation Cary Medoway (director/screenplay); Martin Copeland (screenplay); Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan, Mark Metcalf, Nancy Valen, Lynne Griffin, Christopher Greenbury Romance, Comedy, Fantasy Live action
Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Pictures Héctor Babenco (director); Leonard Schrader (screenplay); William Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy, Milton Gonçalves, Míriam Pires, Nuno Leal Maia, Fernando Torres, Patricio Bisso, Herson Capri, Denise Dumont, Ana Maria Braga, Sergio Kato, Miguel Falabella, Antonio Petrin, Wilson Grey Drama Live action
National Lampoon's European Vacation Warner Bros. Amy Heckerling (director); John Hughes, Robert Klane (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively, John Astin, Malcolm Danare, William Zabka, Gary Owens, Jeannette Charles, Mel Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Maureen Lipman, Paul McDowell, Ballard Berkeley, Eric Idle, Jacques Herlin, Willy Millowitsch, Claudia Neidig, Victor Lanoux, Moon Unit Zappa Comedy Live action
2 Fright Night Columbia Pictures Tom Holland (director/screenplay); Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark, Dorothy Fielding, Art J. Evans, Stewart Stern, Ernie Holmes, Nick Savage, Heidi Sorenson Horror Live action
Sesame Street: Follow That Bird Warner Bros. /Sesame Workshop Formerly CTW /The Jim Henson Company Formerly Henson Associates Ken Kwapis (director); Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss (screenplay); Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Kathryn Mullen, Pam Arciero, Martin P. Robinson, Sally Kellerman, Laraine Newman, Brian Hohlfeld, Cathy Silvers, Eddie Deezen, Tim Gosley, Noel MacNeal, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Linda Bove, Emilio Delgado, Sonia Manzano, Alaina Reed Hall, Loretta Long, Kermit Love, Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas, Alyson Court, Waylon Jennings, Sandra Bernhard, Chevy Chase, John Candy, Paul Bartel Musical, Comedy Live action
Weird Science Universal Pictures John Hughes (director/screenplay); Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Rusler, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson, Vernon Wells, Britt Leach, Ivor Barry, Pamela Gordon, Michael Berryman, John Kapelos, D'Mitch Davis, Jill Whitlow, Wally Ward, Renee Props Teen, Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
7 Real Genius Tri-Star Pictures Martha Coolidge (director); Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Peter Torokvei (screenplay); Val Kilmer, Gabe Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton, Robert Prescott, Jon Gries, Mark Kamiyama, Ed Lauter, Louis Giambalvo, Patti D'Arbanville, Severn Darden, Beau Billingslea, Joanne Baron, Sandy Martin, Dean Devlin, Yuji Okumoto, Deborah Foreman, Stacy Peralta Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
9 My Science Project Touchstone Films Jonathan R. Betuel (director/screenplay); John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge, Richard Masur, Barry Corbin, Ann Wedgeworth, Dennis Hopper Teen, Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
Pee-wee's Big Adventure Warner Bros. Tim Burton (director); Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Michael Varhol (screenplay); Paul Reubens, E.G. Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen, Alice Nunn, Phil Hartman, John Harris, Daryl Keith Roach, Carmen Filpi, Jan Hooks, Jason Hervey, Tony Bill, Lynne Marie Stewart, John Paragon, Cleve Hall, Tim Burton, Michael Varhol, Ed Herlihy, Cassandra Peterson, James Brolin, Morgan Fairchild, Twisted Sister, Milton Berle, John Moody, Ralph Seymour Adventure, Comedy Live action
Pray for Death Trans World Entertainment Gordon Hessler (director); James Booth (screenplay); Sho Kosugi, Norman Burton, James Booth, Kane Kosugi, Donna K. Benz, Michael Constantine, Parley Baer, Robert Ito, Shane Kosugi, Matthew Faison Martial Arts, Action Live action
Summer Rental Paramount Pictures Carl Reiner (director); Mark Reisman, Jeremy Stevens (screenplay); John Candy, Karen Austin, Kerri Green, Joey Lawrence, Aubrey Jene, Rip Torn, Richard Crenna, John Larroquette, Richard Herd, Lois Hamilton, Carmine Caridi, Frank McCarthy, Bob Wells, Dick Anthony Williams, Reni Santoni Comedy Live action
14 Key Exchange 20th Century Fox Barnet Kellman (director); Paul Kurta, Kevin Scott (screenplay); Brooke Adams, Ben Masters, Danny Aiello, Seth Allen, Kerry Armstrong, Sandra Beall, Annie Golden, Peter Brinkerhoff, Ian Calderon, Keith Charles, Roger Christiansen, John Cunningham, Ned Eisenberg, Terri Garber, Deborah Offner, Maggie Renzi, Tony Roberts, Bill Smitrovich, John Spencer, Daniel Stern, Holland Taylor, Dan Ziskie, Barnet Kellman, Mayor Edward I. Koch Romance, Comedy Live action
16 American Flyers Warner Bros. John Badham (director); Steve Tesich (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul, David Grant, Janice Rule, Jennifer Grey, Robert Townsend, John Amos, Luca Bercovici Sports, Drama Live action
The Bride Columbia Pictures Franc Roddam (director); Lloyd Fonvielle (screenplay); Sting, Jennifer Beals, Clancy Brown, Geraldine Page, David Rappaport, Anthony Higgins, Alexei Sayle, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Quentin Crisp, Cary Elwes, Phil Daniels, Timothy Spall, Ken Campbell, Guy Rolfe, Tony Haygarth, Janine Duvitski, John Sharp, Jack Birkett, Gerry Crampton Horror Live action
The Return of the Living Dead Orion Pictures Dan O'Bannon (director/screenplay); Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, John Philbin, Jewel Shepard, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Brian Peck, Linnea Quigley, Mark Venturini, Jonathan Terry, Cathleen Cordell, Allan Trautman, John Durbin, Drew Deighan, James Dalesandro, Terrence Houlihan, Jerome Coleman, Cherry Davis, David Bond Comedy, Horror Live action
Volunteers Tri-Star Pictures Nicholas Meyer (director); Keith F. Critchlow, David Isaacs, Ken Levine (screenplay); Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson, Gedde Watanabe, George Plimpton, Allan Arbus, Xander Berkeley, Ernest Harada Comedy Live action
Year of the Dragon MGM/UA Entertainment Company Michael Cimino (director/screenplay); Oliver Stone (screenplay); Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Dennis Dun, Raymond J. Barry, Leonard Termo, Caroline Kava, Eddie Jones, Victor Wong, Tony Lip, Roza Ng Neo-Noir, Crime, Thriller Live action
23 Better Off Dead Warner Bros. Savage Steve Holland (director/screenplay); John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Kim Darby, Curtis Armstrong, Amanda Wyss, Yuji Okumoto, Dan Schneider, Chuck Mitchell, Vincent Schiavelli, Taylor Negron, Rick Rosenthal, E.G. Daily, Aaron Dozier, Demian Slade, Scooter Stevens, Brian Imada, Laura Waterbury Teen, Black Comedy Live action
Crossover Dreams New Yorker Films / Miramax Films Leon Ichaso (director/screenplay); Manuel Arce (screenplay); Rubén Blades, Joel Diamond, Elizabeth Peña, Deborra-Lee Furness, Frank Robles, Shawn Elliott, Tom Signorelli, Virgilio Martí, John Hammil Comedy, Drama, Musical Live action
Godzilla 1985 New World Pictures / Toho Pictures, Inc. R.J. Kizer, Koji Hashimoto (directors); Shuichi Nagahara, Lisa Tomei (screenplay); Raymond Burr, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Yosuke Natsuki, Keiju Kobayashi, Shin Takuma, Eitaro Ozawa, Hiroshi Koizumi, Mizuho Suzuki, Taketoshi Naito, Yoshifumi Tajima, Justin Gocke, Tony Plana, Lara Cody, Gregory Snegoff, Kenpachiro Satsuma Action, Horror, Sci-Fi Live action
Teen Wolf Atlantic Releasing Corporation Rod Daniel (director); Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine, Matt Adler, Lorie Griffin, Jim McKrell, Mark Arnold, Jay Tarses, Mark Holton, Scott Paulin, Doug Savant Coming-of-Age, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy Live action
30 American Ninja Cannon Film Distributors Sam Firstenberg (director); Paul De Mielche (screenplay); Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock, John Fujioka, Don Stewart, John La Motta, Tadashi Yamashita, Phil Brock Martial Arts, Action Live action
Compromising Positions Paramount Pictures Frank Perry (director); Susan Isaacs (screenplay); Susan Sarandon, Raúl Juliá, Edward Herrmann, Judith Ivey, Mary Beth Hurt, Anne De Salvo, Josh Mostel, Deborah Rush, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen Comedy, Drama, Mystery Live action
Flesh+Blood Orion Pictures / Riverside Pictures / Impala Studios Paul Verhoeven (director/screenplay); Gerard Soeteman (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Susan Tyrrell, Ronald Lacey, Jack Thompson, Fernando Hilbeck, Brion James, Bruno Kirby, Simon Andreu, John Dennis Johnston, Marina Saura, Kitty Courbois, Jake Wood, Nancy Cartwright, Héctor Alterio, Siobhan Hayes, Anne Lockhart, Blanca Marsillach, Jorge Bosso, Mario De Barros, Hans Veerman, Ida Bons, Jaime Segura, Bettina Brenner, Susan Beresford, Mònica Lucchetti Romance, Historical, Adventure Live action
Gremlins (re-release) Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment Joe Dante (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain, Judge Reinhold, Dick Miller, Glynn Turman, Keye Luke, Scott Brady, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Banks, Edward Andrews, Jackie Joseph, Belinda Balaski, Harry Carey Jr., Nick Katt, Tracy Wells, John C. Becher, Joe Brooks, Howie Mandel, Frank Welker, Don Steele, Marvin Miller, Michael Winslow, Bob Bergen, Fred Newman, Peter Cullen, Bob Holt, Steven Spielberg, Jim McKrell, Tom Bergeron, Jerry Goldsmith, William Schallert, Chuck Jones, Kenneth Tobey, Richard Carlson, Kenny Davis, Gwen Willson, Arnie Moore, Mark Dodson, Michael Sheehan, Brad Kesten Comedy, Horror Live action
10 Plenty 20th Century Fox Fred Schepisi (director); David Hare (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Charles Dance, Tracey Ullman, John Gielgud, Sting, Ian McKellen, Sam Neill, Burt Kwouk, Pik-Sen Lim Drama Live action
Smooth Talk American Playhouse / Goldcrest Films Joyce Chopra (director); Tom Cole (screenplay); Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Elizabeth Berridge, Levon Helm, Geoff Hoyle, William Ragsdale, Michael French, Margaret Welsh, Sara Inglis, David Berridge, Mark McKay, Joy Carlin, Carl Mueller, Cab Covay Drama Live action
13 After Hours Warner Bros. Martin Scorsese (director); Joseph Minion (screenplay); Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard, Cheech Marin, Catherine O'Hara, Dick Miller, Will Patton, Bronson Pinchot, Rocco Sisto, Larry Block, Victor Argo, Clarence Felder, Martin Scorsese Black Comedy Live action
15 Death of a Salesman CBS / Roxbury Productions / Punch Productions Volker Schlöndorff (director); Arthur Miller (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Stephen Lang, Charles Durning, David S. Chandler, Louis Zorich, Kathryn Rossetter, Jon Polito, Linda Kozlowski, Anne McIntosh, Tom Signorelli, Karen Needle Drama Live action
20 Creator Universal Pictures Ivan Passer (director); Jeremy Leven (screenplay); Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen, David Ogden Stiers, John Dehner, Karen Kopins, Kenneth Tigar, Elsa Raven, Rance Howard, Ellen Geer, Ian Wolfe, Byrne Piven, Jordan Charney, William H. Bassett, Jeff Corey, Michael McGrady, Eve McVeagh Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi Live action
25 Marie MGM/UA Entertainment Roger Donaldson (director); John Briley (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Morgan Freeman, Keith Szarabajka, Fred Dalton Thompson, Lisa Banes, Trey Wilson, John Cullum, Don Hood, Graham Beckel, Macon McCalman, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Vincent Irizarry, Clarence Felder, Lisa Foster, Leon Rippy, Timothy Carhart, Stephen Henderson, Jane Powell, Melissa Sue Anderson Biography Live action
27 Agnes of God Columbia Pictures Norman Jewison (director); John Pielmeier (screenplay); Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak, Winston Rekert, Gratien Gélinas, Gabriel Arcand, Françoise Faucher, Françoise Berd, Guy Hoffman, Jacques Tourangeau, Janine Fluet, Deborah Grover, Michele George, Samantha Langevin, Jacqueline Blais, Mimi D'Estée, Rita Tuckett, Lillian Graham, Norma Dell'Agnese, Muguette Moreau, Janice Bryan, Agnes Middleton Neo-Noir, Drama, Mystery Live action
Invasion U.S.A. Cannon Films Joseph Zito (director); James Bruner, Chuck Norris (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch, Eddie Jones, Billy Drago, Jaime Sánchez, Dehl Berti, Martin Shakar, James Pax, Melissa Prophet, Alexander Zale, Alex Colon, Jon DeVries, James O'Sullivan, Stephen Markle, Shane McCamey Action Live action
The Journey of Natty Gann Walt Disney Pictures Jeremy Kagan (director); Jeanne Rosenberg (screenplay); Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan, Scatman Crothers, Barry Miller, Verna Bloom, John P. Finnegan, Garry Chalk, Frank C. Turner, Gabrielle Rose, Don S. Davis, Alek Diakun, Grant Heslov, Bruce M. Fischer, Zachary Ansley, Campbell Lane, Jed the Wolfdog, Matthew Faison, Jordan Pratt, Jack Rader, Max Trumpower Adventure, Family Live action
Maxie Orion Pictures Paul Aaron (director); Patricia Resnick (screenplay); Glenn Close, Mandy Patinkin, Ruth Gordon, Barnard Hughes, Valerie Curtin, Michael Ensign, Harry Hamlin, Leeza Gibbons, Googy Gress, Lou Cutell, Michael Laskin, Nelson Welch Fantasy, Comedy Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
4 Commando 20th Century Fox Mark L. Lester (director); Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Alyssa Milano, Vernon Wells, James Olson, David Patrick Kelly, Bill Duke, Dan Hedaya, Drew Snyder, Michael Delano, Chelsea Field, Bill Paxton Action Live action
Dreamchild Thorn EMI Gavin Millar (director); Dennis Potter (screenplay); Coral Browne, Peter Gallagher, Ian Holm, Jane Asher, Nicola Cowper, Caris Corfman, Amelia Shankley, Alan Bennett, Ken Campbell, Tony Haygarth, Fulton Mackay, Frank Middlemass, Julie Walters, Big Mick, Ron Mueck, Karen Prell, Michael Sundin, Steve Whitmire Drama Live action
Jagged Edge Columbia Pictures Richard Marquand (director); Joe Eszterhas (screenplay); Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia, John Dehner, Karen Austin, Guy Boyd, Marshall Colt, Louis Giambalvo, Lance Henriksen, LeVar Burton, James Karen, Leigh Taylor-Young, William Allen Young, John Clark, Ben Hammer, Sanford Jensen, Diane Erickson, Maria Mayenzet Neo-Noir, Thriller Live action
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Warner Bros. Paul Schrader (director/screenplay); Leonard Schrader (screenplay); Ken Ogata, Kenji Sawada, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Yasosuke Bando, Masayuki Shionoya, Junkichi Orimoto, Hiroshi Mikami, Naoko Otani, Haruko Kato, Kōichi Satō, Hisako Manda, Chishū Ryū, Naomi Oki, Miki Takakura, Reisen Lee, Setsuko Karasuma, Sachiko Hidari, Tadanori Yokoo, Yasuaki Kurata, Hiroshi Katsuno, Jun Negami, Hiroki Ida, Naoya Makoto, Ryō Ikebe, Alan Mark Poul, Roy Scheider Biography Live action
Sweet Dreams Tri-Star Pictures Karel Reisz (director); Robert Getchell (screenplay); Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon, James Staley, Gary Basaraba, John Goodman, P.J. Soles, Jerry Haynes, Boxcar Willie Biography Live action
A Zed & Two Noughts Artificial Eye / Channel Four Films Peter Greenaway (director/screenplay); Andréa Ferréol, Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Frances Barber, Joss Ackland Comedy, Drama Live action
6 The Long Hot Summer NBC Productions / Leonard Hill Films / Long Hot Productions Stuart Cooper (director); William Faulkner, Rita Mae Brown, Dennis Turner (screenplay); Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Judith Ivey, Cybill Shepherd, William Russ, Ava Gardner, Wings Hauser, Albert Hall, William Forsythe, James Gammon, Rance Howard, Bill Thurman, Irma P. Hall, Jerry Haynes, Alexandra Johnson, Stephen Davies, Charlotte Stanton Romance, Drama Live action
11 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Orion Pictures Guy Hamilton (director); Christopher Wood (screenplay); Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston, George Coe, Charles Cioffi, Kate Mulgrew, Michael Pataki, Reginald VelJohnson, Jon Polito, Gene LeBell, Sebastian Ligarde, Tom McBride, Suzanne Snyder, William Hickey, Patrick Kilpatrick Action, Adventure Live action
Silver Bullet Paramount Pictures Dan Attias (director); Stephen King (screenplay); Corey Haim, Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Megan Follows, Terry O'Quinn, Lawrence Tierney, Bill Smitrovich, Kent Broadhurst, David Hart, James Gammon, Tovah Feldshuh, Joe Wright, Robin Groves Horror Live action
18 The Holcroft Covenant Universal Pictures John Frankenheimer (director); Edward Anhalt, George Axelrod, John Hopkins (screenplay); Michael Caine, Anthony Andrews, Victoria Tennant, Lilli Palmer, Mario Adorf, Michael Lonsdale, Bernard Hepton, Shane Rimmer, Alexander Kerst, Richard Münch, Michael Wolf Thriller Live action
The Quiet Earth Skouras Pictures Geoff Murphy (director); Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury (screenplay); Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Peter Smith Sci-Fi Live action
Re-Animator Empire International Pictures Stuart Gordon (director); Brian Yuzna (screenplay); Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Al Berry, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Ian Patrick Williams, Gerry Black, Peter Kent, Craig Reed Horror, Comedy Live action
Wild Geese II Frontier Films / Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment Peter Hunt (director); Reginald Rose (screenplay); Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier, Robert Freitag, Kenneth Haigh, Stratford Johns, Derek Thompson, Robert Webber Action, Thriller Live action
20 I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later NBC / Sony Pictures Television / Columbia Pictures Television / Can't Sing Can't Dance Productions William Asher (director); Irma Kalish (screenplay); Barbara Eden, Wayne Rogers, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke, Mackenzie Astin, André De Shields, Dody Goodman, John Bennett Perry, Dori Brenner, Nicole Eggert, Michael Fairman Fantasy, Comedy Live action
23 Twice in a Lifetime Bud Yorkin Productions Bud Yorkin (director); Colin Welland (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn, Amy Madigan, Ally Sheedy, Brian Dennehy, Stephen Lang, Darrell Larson Drama Live action
25 Krush Groove Warner Bros. Michael Schultz (director); Ralph Farquhar (screenplay); Blair Underwood, Sheila E., Run-DMC, Jam Master Jay, The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, New Edition, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons, Richard Gant, LisaGay Hamilton, Rick Rubin, Nayobe, Vicky Ruane, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Brian "B-Fine" George, Paul Anthony George, Chris Rock, Kara Vallow, Coati Mundi, Donnie Simpson Musical, Comedy, Drama Live action
1 Death Wish 3 Cannon Film Distributors Michael Winner (director/screenplay); Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam, Gavan O'Herlihy, Alex Winter, Marina Sirtis, Ricco Ross, Barbie Wilde, Manning Redwood Action, Thriller Live action
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge New Line Cinema / Heron Communications / Smart Egg Pictures Jack Sholder (director); David Chaskin (screenplay); Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager, Hope Lange, Christie Clark, Marshall Bell, Melinda O. Fee, Tom McFadden, Sydney Walsh, Lyman Ward, JoAnn Willette, Steve Eastin, Brian Wimmer, Kerry Remsen, Robert Shaye Slasher Live action
To Live and Die in L.A. MGM/UA Entertainment Co. William Friedkin (director/screenplay); Gerald Petievich (screenplay); William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Darlanne Fluegel, Dean Stockwell, Steve James, Robert Downey Sr., Michael Greene, Jack Hoar, Christopher Allport, Valentin de Vargas, Dwier Brown, Jane Leeves, Dar Robinson, Thomas F. Duffy, Gary Cole, Gerald Petievich, Michael Chong, Jacqueline Giroux Neo-Noir, Action, Thriller Live action
The Midnight Hour ABC Circle Films / Capital Cities Jack Bender (director); Bill Bleich (screenplay); Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton, Lee Montgomery, Peter DeLuise, Dedee Pfeiffer, Jonna Lee, Dick Van Patten, Kurtwood Smith, Jonelle Allen, Cindy Morgan, Sheila Larken, Wolfman Jack, Kevin McCarthy, Macaulay Culkin Comedy, Horror Live action
3 North and South ABC / David L. Wolper Productions / Warner Bros. Television Richard T. Heffron (director); Douglas Heyes, John Jakes, Paul F. Edwards, Patricia Green, Kathleen A. Shelley (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, James Read, Lesley-Anne Down, Wendy Kilbourne, Kirstie Alley, Jean Simmons, Mitchell Ryan, Terri Garber, Genie Francis, David Ogden Stiers, David Carradine, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Mitchum, Hal Holbrook, Philip Casnoff, Lewis Smith, John Stockwell, Wendy Fulton, Morgan Fairchild, Inga Swenson, Jim Metzler, Tony Frank, David Harris, Erica Gimpel, Forest Whitaker, Andrew Stahl, Olivia Cole, Elizabeth Taylor, Georg Stanford Brown, John Anderson, Lee Bergere, Mark Moses, Robert Guillaume, Johnny Cash, Chris Douridas, James Rebhorn, Temi Epstein, Cary Guffey Drama, History, Romance Live action
8 Bring On the Night The Samuel Goldwyn Company Michael Apted (director/screenplay); Sting, Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones, Kenny Kirkland, Branford Marsalis, Dolette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis Documentary Live action
The Official Story Almi Pictures Luis Puenzo (director/screenplay); Aída Bortnik (screenplay); Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana, Guillermo Battaglia, Chela Ruiz, Patricio Contreras, Pablo Rago, María Luisa Robledo, Aníbal Morixe, Jorge Petraglia, Analía Castro, Daniel Lago, Augusto Larreta Historical, Drama Live action
Target Warner Bros. Arthur Penn (director); Jose Luis Navarro, Don Petersen, Leonard B. Stern (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt, Josef Sommer, Guy Boyd, Viktoriya Fyodorova, Herbert Berghof, Richard Münch, Werner Pochath, Jany Holt, Ilona Grübel, James Selby, Ray Fry Mystery, Thriller Live action
That Was Then... This Is Now Paramount Pictures Christopher Cain (director); Emilio Estevez (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Kim Delaney, Jill Schoelen, Larry B. Scott, Barbara Babcock, Morgan Freeman, Frank McCarthy, Ramon Estevez, Frank Howard, Diane Dorsey Drama Live action
Transylvania 6-5000 New World Pictures Rudy De Luca (director/screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Joseph Bologna, Carol Kane, Jeffrey Jones, John Byner, Geena Davis, Michael Richards, Donald Gibb, Norman Fell, Teresa Ganzel, Rudy De Luca, Inge Appelt, Božidar Smiljanić Horror, Comedy Live action
11 An Early Frost NBC Productions John Erman (director); Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman (screenplay); Aidan Quinn, Ben Gazzara, Gena Rowlands, Sylvia Sidney, Sydney Walsh, Terry O'Quinn, John Glover, Bill Paxton, D.W. Moffett, Scott Jaeck, Lee Wilkof, Cheryl Anderson, Christopher Bradley, Don Hood, Barbara Hey, Michael Prince, Essex Smith Drama Live action
15 My Beautiful Laundrette Mainline Pictures / Orion Pictures / Working Title Films / Channel Four Films Stephen Frears (director); Hanif Kureishi (screenplay); Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Shirley Anne Field, Derrick Branche, Rita Wolf, Souad Faress, Richard Graham, Stephen Marcus Comedy, Drama Live action
Once Bitten The Samuel Goldwyn Company Howard Storm (director); Jonathan Roberts, David Hines, Jeffrey Hause (screenplay); Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins, Cleavon Little, Richard Schaal, Peggy Pope, Megan Mullally, Joseph Brutsman, Stuart Charno, Carey More, Thomas Ballatore, Skip Lackey, Jeb Stuart Adams, Robin Klein, Glen Mauro, Gary Mauro Teen, Comedy Live action
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Warner Bros. Kimio Yabuki, Bernard Deyriès (directors); Jean Chalopin, Howard R. Cohen (screenplay); Bettina, Patrick Fraley, Peter Cullen, Robbie Lee, Andre Stojka, David Mendenhall, Les Tremayne, Mona Marshall, Jonathan Harris, Scott Menville, Charlie Adler, Rhonda Aldrich, Marissa Mendenhall, David Workman Fantasy Animation
17 Kane & Abel CBS / Schreckinger Communications Company / Embassy Television / Columbia TriStar Domestic Television Buzz Kulik (director); Robert W. Lenski (teleplay); Peter Strauss, Sam Neill, Ron Silver, David Dukes, Fred Gwynne, Alberta Watson, Reed Birney, Vyto Ruginis, Jill Eikenberry, Richard Anderson, Kate McNeil, Veronica Hamel, Lisa Banes, Christopher Cazenove, Sheree J. Wilson, Kent Broadhurst, Harry Groener, Jan Rubeš, Henry Beckman, Larry Keith, Robert Milli, Ken Pogue, Lally Cadeau, Robert Schenkkan, Patrick Bauchau, Marc de Jonge, John Gilbert, Melissa Joan Hart, Helen Hughes, John Newton, Raymond O'Connor, James Rebhorn, Michael J. Reynolds, Austin Willis, Tom Roberts Byrd, Debra Engle, Richard Seff, William Cain, Paul Harding, Richard Thomsen, Alexei Jawdokimov, George Hamlin, Peter Millard, Jonathan Moore, Anthony Pearson, Nicholas Pietrek, Sylvia Rotter, David Shawyer, Leon B. Stevens Drama Live action
22 Bad Medicine 20th Century Fox Harvey Miller (director/screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Bill Macy, Curtis Armstrong, Julie Kavner, Joe Grifasi, Robert Romanus, Taylor Negron, Candi Milo, Gilbert Gottfried, Eileen Way, Allan Corduner, Tresa Hughes, José Canalejas, John Sterland Comedy Live action
Bridge Across Time NBC / MGM Television / Charles Fries Productions E.W. Swackhamer (director); William F. Nolan (screenplay); David Hasselhoff, Stepfanie Kramer, Randolph Mantooth, Adrienne Barbeau, Clu Gulager, Lindsay Bloom, Ken Swofford, Rose Marie, Lane Smith, Barbara Bingham, Paul Rossilli Crime, Fantasy, Horror Live action
Fever Pitch MGM/UA Entertainment Co. Richard Brooks (director/screenplay); Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Giancarlo Giannini, Bridgette Andersen, Chad Everett, John Saxon, Hank Greenspun, William Smith, Keith Hefner, Patrick Cassidy, William Prince, Chad McQueen, Fred Robledo Drama Live action
King Solomon's Mines The Cannon Group J. Lee Thompson (director); Gene Quintano, James R. Silke (screenplay); Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies, Ken Gampu, Shaike Ophir, June Buthelezi, Sam Williams, Mick Lesley, Vincent Van der Byl, Bob Greer, Oliver Tengende, Neville Thomas, Bishop McThuzen, Isiah Murert Action, Adventure Live action
One Magic Christmas Walt Disney Pictures Phillip Borsos (director); Thomas Meehan (screenplay); Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton, Arthur Hill, Elisabeth Harnois, Michelle Meyrink, Elias Koteas, Wayne Robson, Jan Rubeš, Sarah Polley, Graham Jarvis, Robbie Magwood, Timothy Webber, Joy Thompson, John Friesen Fantasy Live action
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Atlantic Releasing Steven Hahn (director); Jeffrey Scott (screenplay); Joe Colligan, Carmen Argenziano, Anthony De Longis, Noelle North, Tyke Caravelli, Les Tremayne, Daryl Bartley, Tina Romanus, Thomas H. Watkins, Mickey Morton, John Moschitta, Jr., Ken Sansom, Mona Marshall, Herb Vigran, Cathy Cavadini, Marilyn Schreffler, Susan Silo Fantasy Animation
White Nights Columbia Pictures Taylor Hackford (director); James Goldman, Eric Hughes (screenplay); Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini, John Glover, Stefan Gryff, William Hootkins, Shane Rimmer, Marc Sinden, Maryam d'Abo, Daniel Benzali Drama Live action
24 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor ABC / Lucasfilm George Lucas (director); Ken Wheat, Jim Wheat (screenplay); Warwick Davis, Wilford Brimley, Carel Struycken, Siân Phillips, Paul Gleason, Eric Walker, Tony Cox, Johnny Weissmuller Jr., Matthew Roloff, Aubree Miller, Niki Botelho, Marianne Horine, Daniel Frishman, Pam Grizz, Roger Johnson, Michael Pritchard Fantasy, Adventure Live action
Mussolini: The Untold Story NBC Productions William A. Graham (director); Stirling Silliphant (screenplay); George C. Scott, David Suchet, Lee Grant, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Raúl Juliá, Tracy-Louise Ward, Virginia Madsen, Robert Downey Jr., Gabriel Byrne, Kenneth Colley, Gunnar Moller, Gina Bellman, Godfrey James, Michael Aldridge, George Coulouris, Vernon Dobtcheff, Constantine Gregory, Paul Herzberg, Wolf Kahler, Anne-Louise Lambert, Annabel Leventon, Philip Madoc, Tony Vogel, Milton Johns, Richard Kane, Michael MacKenzie, Stephen Marshall, Paul Kehagias, Spencer Chandler Drama Live action
27 Rocky IV MGM/UA Entertainment Company Sylvester Stallone (director/screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Dolph Lundgren, Brigitte Nielsen, Tony Burton, Michael Pataki, Rocky Krakoff, LeRoy Neiman, Burgess Meredith, James Brown, Stu Nahan, Warner Wolf, R.J. Adams, Barry Tompkins, Al Bandiero, David Lloyd Austin Sports, Drama Live action
Santa Claus: The Movie Tri-Star Pictures Jeannot Szwarc (director); David Newman (screenplay); Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Judy Cornwell, Burgess Meredith, Jeffrey Kramer, Christian Fitzpatrick, Carrie Kei Heim, John Barrard, Anthony O'Donnell, Melvyn Hayes, Don Estelle, Tim Stern, Peter O'Farrell, Christopher Ryan, Keith Hayden, Shannon Spruill, Nigel Paterson Adventure, Family, Fantasy Live action
3 Copacabana CBS / Dick Clark Productions Waris Hussein (director); James Lipton (screenplay); Barry Manilow, Annette O'Toole, Estelle Getty, James T. Callahan, Andra Akers, Silvana Gallardo, Joseph Bologna, Ernie Sabella, Cliff Osmond, Dwier Brown, Hamilton Camp, Stanley Brock, Clarence Felder, Lonnie Burr, Whitney Rydbeck, Robert Broyles, Carole Meyers, Artie Butler Musical Live action
4 Young Sherlock Holmes Paramount Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Barry Levinson (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Anthony Higgins, Sophie Ward, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Freddie Jones, Nigel Stock, Brian Oulton, Susan Fleetwood, Earl Rhodes, Patrick Newell, Donald Eccles, Walter Sparrow, Nadim Sawalha, Roger Brierley, Vivienne Chandler, Lockwood West, John Scott Martin, Willoughby Goddard, Ralph Tabakin, Nancy Nevinson, Michael Hordern Mystery, Adventure Live action
6 Fool for Love The Cannon Group, Inc. Robert Altman (director); Sam Shepard (screenplay); Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid Drama Live action
Runaway Train The Cannon Group, Inc. Andrei Konchalovsky (director); Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel, Edward Bunker (screenplay); Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner, John P. Ryan, T.K. Carter, Kenneth McMillan, Edward Bunker, John Bloom, Norton E. "Hank" Worden, Danny Trejo, Tiny Lister, Dennis Franz, Stacey Pickren, Walter Wyatt, Reid Cruickshanks, Dan Wray, Michael Lee Gogin Action, Thriller Live action
Spies Like Us Warner Bros. John Landis (director); Dan Aykroyd, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Donna Dixon, Bruce Davison, William Prince, Steve Forrest, Tom Hatten, Bernie Casey, Charles McKeown, Vanessa Angel, James Daughton, Jim Staahl, Frank Oz, Terry Gilliam, Ray Harryhausen, Derek Meddings, Joel Coen, Sam Raimi, Martin Brest, Costa-Gavras, Bob Hope, B.B. King, Michael Apted, Larry Cohen, Heidi Sorenson, Edwin Newman Comedy Live action
9 Alice in Wonderland CBS / Sony Pictures Television / Columbia Pictures Television / Irwin Allen Productions Harry Harris (director); Lewis Carroll, Paul Zindel (screenplay); Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Anthony Newley, Jayne Meadows, Carol Channing, Roddy McDowall, Ann Jillian, Pat Morita, Robert Morley, Sheila Allen, Sherman Hemsley, Donald O'Connor, Shelley Winters, Scott Baio, Sammy Davis Jr., Robert Axelrod, Martha Raye, Imogene Coca, Telly Savalas, Arte Johnson, Selma Archerd, George Savalas, Sid Caesar, Ringo Starr, Tom McLoughlin, Harvey Korman, Jack Warden, Sally Struthers, Donna Mills, Merv Griffin, Patrick Duffy, Steve Allen, George Gobel, Eydie Gormé, Steve Lawrence, Karl Malden, Louis Nye, Jonathan Winters, John Stamos, Ernest Borgnine, Beau Bridges, Don Matheson, Lloyd Bridges, Sharee Gregory, Charles Dougherty, Billy Braver, Ernie F. Orsatti, Scotch Byerley, Lana Beeson, Michael Chieffo, Jeffrey Winner, John Walter Davis, James Joseph Galante, Candance Savalas, Troy Jordan, Patrick Culliton, Laura Carlson, Kristi Lynes, Desiree Sbazo, Barbie Alison, Janie Walton, Dee Brantlinger Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical Live action
11 The Jewel of the Nile 20th Century Fox Lewis Teague (director); Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spiros Focás, Avner Eisenberg, Hamid Fillali, Daniel Peacock, Holland Taylor, Guy Cuevas, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Peter De Palma, Mark Daly Richards Action, Adventure, Romance, Comedy Live action
13 Clue Paramount Pictures Jonathan Lynn (director/screenplay); John Landis (screenplay); Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Colleen Camp, Lee Ving, Bill Henderson, Jane Wiedlin, Jeffrey Kramer, Kellye Nakahara, Howard Hesseman Black Comedy, Mystery Live action
Legend Universal Pictures Ridley Scott (director); William Hjortsberg (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert, Kiran Shah, Robert Picardo, Peter O'Farrell, Annabelle Lanyon, Tina Martin Epic, Fantasy, Adventure Live action
Trouble in Mind Alive Films Alan Rudolph (director/screenplay); Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer, Geneviève Bujold, Joe Morton, Dirk Blocker, George Kirby, Divine, John Considine, Albert Hall, Gailard Sartain, Robert Gould Neo-noir Live action
18 Brazil 20th Century Fox (International) / Universal Pictures (United States) Terry Gilliam (director/screenplay); Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown (screenplay); Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Ian Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Kim Greist, Jim Broadbent, Brian Miller, Sheila Reid, Simon Nash, Barbara Hicks, Kathryn Pogson, Bryan Pringle, Derrick O'Connor, Elizabeth Spender, Derek Deadman, Nigel Planer, Charles McKeown, Ray Cooper, Gorden Kaye, John Pierce Jones, Ann Way, Myrtle Devenish, Simon Jones, Bill Wallis, Don Henderson, Howard Lew Lewis, Oscar Quitak, Harold Innocent, John Grillo, Patrick Connor, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jack Purvis, Andre Gregory, Terry Gilliam, Sue Hodge Sci-Fi Live action
The Color Purple Warner Bros. Steven Spielberg (director); Menno Meyjes (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Akosua Busia, Adolph Caesar, Willard Pugh, Rae Dawn Chong, Larry Fishburne, Carl Anderson, Grand L. Bush, Dana Ivey, Bennet Guillory, James Tillis, Leonard Jackson, Desreta Jackson, Táta Vega, Gayle King Coming-of-Age, Period, Drama Live action
Out of Africa Universal Pictures Sydney Pollack (director); Kurt Luedtke (screenplay); Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen, Shane Rimmer, Michael Gough, Suzanna Hamilton, Rachel Kempson, Graham Crowden, Leslie Phillips, Annabel Maule, Donal McCann, Benny Young, Iman, Jon Seda, Malick Bowens, Joseph Thiaka, Stephen Kinyanjui Epic, Romance, Drama Live action
20 A Chorus Line Columbia Pictures Richard Attenborough (director); Arnold Schulman (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Sharon Brown, Jan Gan Boyd, Gregg Burge, Tony Fields, Audrey Landers, Nicole Fosse, Vicki Frederick, Janet Jones, Matt West, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges, Cameron English, Michelle Johnston, Pam Klinger, Charles McGowan, Justin Ross, Blane Savage Drama, Musical Live action
Enemy Mine 20th Century Fox Wolfgang Petersen (director); Edward Khmara (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus, Carolyn McCormick, Bumper Robinson, Lance Kerwin, Herb Andress, Jim Mapp, Scott Kraft, Lou Michaels, Andy Geer, Henry Stolow, Danmar, Mandy Hausenberger Sci-Fi, Drama Live action
Ran Orion Classics / Herald Ace / Nippon Herald Films / Greenwich Film Productions Akira Kurosawa (director/screenplay); Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide (screenplay); Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Peter, Hisashi Igawa, Mansai Nomura, Jun Tazaki, Hitoshi Ueki, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Masayuki Yui, Kazuo Kato Epic, Historical, Action, Drama, War Live action
25 Murphy's Romance Columbia Pictures Martin Ritt (director); Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch (screenplay); Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim, Dennis Burkley, Carole King, Georgann Johnson, Anna Levine, Charles Lane, Bruce French, John C. Becher, Dortha Duckworth, Michael Prokopuk, Billy Ray Sharkey, Michael Crabtree, Henry Slate Romance, Comedy Live action
Revolution Warner Bros. Hugh Hudson (director); Robert Dillon (screenplay); Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Dexter Fletcher, Sid Owen, Joan Plowright, Dave King, Steven Berkoff, John Wells, Annie Lennox, Richard O'Brien, Paul Brooke, Frank Windsor, Jesse Birdsall, Graham Greene, Robbie Coltrane Historical, Drama Live action
The Trip to Bountiful Island Pictures Peter Masterson (director); Horton Foote (screenplay); Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford, Rebecca De Mornay, Kevin Cooney, Dave Tanner, Gil Glasgow, Mary Kay Mars, Norman Bennett, Harvey Lewis, Kirk Sisco, Wezz Tildon, Peggy Ann Byers, David Romo, Tony Torn, John Torn, Alexandra Masterson, Don Wyse Drama Live action
27 Joey New World Pictures Roland Emmerich (director/screenplay); Hans J. Haller, Thomas Lechner (screenplay); Joshua Morrell, Eva Kryll Horror, Fantasy Live action



Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 5 Robert Surtees 78 US Cinematographer
5 John Paxton 73 US Screenwriter
11 Edward Buzzell 89 US Director
12 Paul Luty 52 UK Actor
13 Carol Wayne 42 US Actress
14 Jetta Goudal 93 Netherlands Actress
18 Wilfrid Brambell 72 UK Actor
25 Paul J. Smith 78 US Composer, Orchestrator
4 Fred Ryan 67 UK Boom Operator
6 Neil McCarthy 52 UK Actor
6 James Hadley Chase 78 UK Writer, Miscellaneous
10 Wanda Tuchock 86 US Screenwriter
11 Henry Hathaway 86 US Director, Producer
12 Nicholas Colasanto 61 US Actor
16 Larry Ward 60 US Actor, Writer
19 Dorothy Black 85 South Africa Actress
20 Clarence Nash 80 US Actor
21 Ina Claire 91 UK Actress
21 Louis Hayward 75 UK Actor, Director, Producer
27 J. Pat O'Malley 80 UK Actor, Voice Actor
27 David Huffman 39 US Actor, Producer
1 Alfred Zeisler 92 US Producer, Director
3 Noel Purcell 84 Ireland Actor
5 Thomas Little 98 US Set Decorator
8 Edward Andrews 70 US Actor
19 Anthony Nelson Keys 73 UK Producer
21 Michael Redgrave 77 UK Actor, Writer
21 Michael Trubshawe 79 UK Actor
16 Scott Brady 60 US Actor
21 John Welsh 70 UK Actor, Production Manager
23 Kent Smith 78 US Actor
25 Richard Haydn 80 UK Actor
26 Albert Maltz 76 US Screenwriter
May 1 George Pravda 68 UK Actor
4 Harry Earles 83 US Actor
5 Mildred Dixon 74 US Actress
7 Dawn Addams 54 UK Actress
8 Susan Morrow 53 US Actress
8 Dolph Sweet 64 US Actor
9 Edmond O'Brien 69 US Actor
11 Chester Gould 84 US Writer, Cartoonist
13 Selma Diamond 64 US Actress, Writer
13 Leatrice Joy 91 US Actress
14 Frank Westmore 62 ?? Makeup Artist
16 Margaret Hamilton 82 US Actress
17 Hugh Burden 72 UK Actor, Writer
22 Wolfgang Reitherman 75 US Animator, Director, Producer
22 Gerald Case 80 UK Actor
25 Robert Nathan 91 US Writer, Actor
26 Harold Hecht 77 US Producer
30 Talbot Jennings 90 US Screenwriter
June 1 Richard Greene 66 UK Actor, Producer
7 Gordon Rollings 59 UK Actor
9 Clifford Evans 73 UK Actor, Writer
10 George Chandler 86 US Actor
17 John Boulting 71 UK Producer, Director
24 Valentine Dyall 77 UK Actor
28 James Craig 73 US Actor, Writer
July 1 Elsie Wagstaff 86 UK Actress
3 Nelson Leigh 80 US Actor
7 Ewen Solon 67 NZ Actor
8 Phil Foster 71 US Actor
8 Victor Rendina 68 US Actor
17 Margo 68 Mexico Actress
18 Louisa Ghijs 83 Belgium Actress
19 Henry Mollison 80 UK Actor
20 Estelle Evans 78 US Actress
23 Kay Kyser 80 US Musician, Actor
23 Mickey Shaughnessy 64 US Actor
28 Grant Williams 53 US Actor
2 Bob Holt 56 US Actor
2 Frank Faylen 79 US Actor
7 Grayson Hall 62 US Actress
8 Louise Brooks 78 US Actress
8 Milton H. Greene 63 US Producer
10 Kenny Baker 72 US Singer, Actor
12 Patrick Hines 55 US Actor
13 Marion Martin 77 US Actress
14 Gale Sondergaard 86 US Actress
15 Lester Cole 81 US Screenwriter
24 Morrie Ryskind 89 US Screenwriter
28 Ruth Gordon 88 US Actress, Writer
29 Evelyn Ankers 67 US Actress
29 Patrick Barr 77 UK Actor
30 Tom Howard 75 UK Special Effects
September 4 George O'Brien 86 US Actor, Producer
6 Johnny Desmond 65 US Actor, Singer
6 Jane Frazee 67 US Actress, Singer
10 Alexa Kenin 23 US Actress
14 Julian Beck 60 US Actor
16 Art Scholl 53 US Stuntman, Actor
23 Harvey Parry 85 US Stuntman
24 Paul Mann 71 US Actor
27 Lloyd Nolan 83 US Actor
28 L. B. Abbott 77 US Special Effects
29 Arthur Krams 73 US Set Decorator
30 Simone Signoret 64 France Actress
30 Floyd Crosby 85 US Cinematographer
October 2 George Savalas 60 US Actor
2 Rock Hudson 59 US Actor
6 Nelson Riddle 64 US Composer, Orchestrator
10 Yul Brynner 65 US Actor
10 Orson Welles 70 US Actor, Writer, Director
13 Francesca Bertini 93 Italy Actress
16 Franklin Milton 78 US Recording Supervisor
22 Stefano Satta Flores 48 Italy Actor
25 Gary Holton 33 UK Actor
29 John Davis Lodge 82 US Actor, lawyer, politician
30 Kirby Grant 73 US Actor
30 David Oxley 64 Spain Actor
November 1 Phil Silvers 74 US Actor
12 Dimitar Panov 83 Bulgaria Actor
19 Jimmy Ritz 81 US Actor, Writer
19 Stepin Fetchit 83 US Actor
23 Leslie Mitchell 80 UK Newsreel Commentator British Movietone News
December 11 Kathleen Ryan 63 Ireland Actress
12 Anne Baxter 62 US Actress
12 Phil Karlson 77 US Director
14 Bruce Weintraub 33 US Set Decorator
17 Harry M. Leonard 85 US Sound Recordist
23 Gina Kaus 92 Austria Screenwriter
26 Margarete Schön 90 Germany Actress, Director
28 Renato Castellani 72 Italy Director, Writer
31 Ricky Nelson 45 US Actor, Singer
31 Sam Spiegel 84 UK Producer

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See also


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