1989

Film Decades: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • The Abyss – directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, & Michael Biehn
  • All About Ah-Long – starring Chow Yun-fat & Sylvia Chang – Hong Kong
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven – directed by Don Bluth, starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise – (Ireland/UK/US
  • Always – directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Audrey Hepburn
  • Amanece, que no es poco (Amanece, Who is Not Small) – (Spain)
  • Apartment Zero – directed by Martin Donovan, starring Colin Firth – Argentina
  • The BFG, starring David Jason – (U.K.)
  • Babar: The Movie – Canada/France
  • Back to the Future Part II – directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Michael J. Fox & Christopher Lloyd
  • Bashu, the Little Stranger (Bashu, gharibeye koochak) – (Iran)
  • Batman** – directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Robert Wuhl
  • Before the Bat’s Flight Is Done – Hungary
  • Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool – directed by Carl Reiner, starring Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Anne Bancroft
  • Best of the Best, starring Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland
  • A Better Tomorrow III – directed by Tsui Hark, starring Chow Yun-fat, Anita Mui, & Tony Leung – Hong Kong
  • The Big Picture – directed by Christopher Guest, starring Kevin Bacon, Michael McKean, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Short
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – directed by Steven Herek , starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin
  • Black Rain – directed by Ridley Scott, starring Michael Douglas, Andy García, Kate Capshaw
  • Black Rain – directed by Shohei Imamura – Japan
  • Black Rainbow, directed by Mike Hodges, starring Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce
  • Black Rose Is an Emblem of Sorrow – USSR
  • The Blasphemers’ Banquet
  • Blaze – directed by Ron Shelton, starring Paul Newman & Lolita Davidovich
  • Blind Fury – directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Rutger Hauer
  • Bloodhounds of Broadway, starring Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Julie Hagerty, Rutger Hauer, Madonna, Esai Morales, Randy Quaid
  • Blood Red, directed by Peter Masterson, starring Eric Roberts, Julia Roberts, Dennis Hopper, Burt Young, Giancarlo Giannini
  • Born on the Fourth of July – directed by Oliver Stone, starring Tom Cruise
  • Breaking In – directed by Bill Forsyth, written by John Sayles, starring Burt Reynolds & Casey Siemaszko
  • The ‘Burbs – directed by Joe Dante, starring Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher
  • Bye Bye Blues, starring Rebecca Jenkins and Michael Ontkean – (Canada)
  • Cage, directed by Lang Elliott, starring Reb Brown and Lou Ferrigno
  • Cameron’s Closet, starring Scott Curtis
  • Casualties of War – directed by Brian De Palma, starring Michael J. Fox & Sean Penn
  • Cat Chaser, directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Peter Weller and Kelly McGillis
  • Chameleon Street, directed by and starring Wendell B. Harris Jr.
  • Chances Are – starring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O’Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Chandni (Moonlight), starring Sridevi – (India)
  • Checking Out, starring Jeff Daniels
  • Cheetah – Disney movie
  • A City of Sadness – starring Tony Leung – Taiwan
  • Cohen and Tate, starring Roy Scheider and Adam Baldwin
  • Cold Feet – starring Keith Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Tom Waits
  • Communion – starring Christopher Walken
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover – directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren – UK
  • Cousins – directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young, William Petersen
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors – directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Martin Landau, Sam Waterston, Anjelica Huston
  • Criminal Law – starring Gary Oldman & Kevin Bacon
  • Crusoe, starring Aidan Quinn – (U.K.)
  • Cyborg, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Dad – starring Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Ethan Hawke, Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker, Kevin Spacey
  • Dead Bang, starring Don Johnson
  • Dead Calm – directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane – Australia
  • Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir, starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Norman Lloyd, Kurtwood Smith
  • DeepStar Six, starring Greg Evigan, Taurean Blacque, Miguel Ferrer, Cindy Pickett
  • Dekalog, directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski – (Poland)
  • The Delinquents, starring Kylie Minogue and Charlie Schlatter – (Australia)
  • Der Todesking, directed by Jörg Buttgereit – (Germany)
  • Dimenticare Palermo (To Forget Palermo), directed by Francesco Rosi – (Italy)
  • Disorganized Crime, starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Rubén Blades
  • Do the Right Thing – directed by & starring Spike Lee, with Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Bill Nunn, Giancarlo Esposito, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Dream a Little Dream, starring Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Meredith Salenger, Harry Dean Stanton
  • The Dream Team, starring Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle, Christopher Lloyd, Stephen Furst
  • Driving Miss Daisy – directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd
  • Drugstore Cowboy – directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Matt Dillon & Kelly Lynch
  • A Dry White Season – starring Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando
  • The Ear (Ucho) – (Czechoslovakia) – made in 1970 but banned until 1989
  • Echoes of Paradise – directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Wendy Hughes and John Lone – Australia
  • Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! – starring Michael Pare & Marina Orsini – Canada
  • Edge of Sanity, starring Anthony Perkins
  • Eeshwar, starring Anil Kapoor – (India)
  • Elves – starring Dan Haggerty
  • Enemies, a Love Story, directed by Paul Mazursky, starring Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Margaret Sophie Stein
  • Erik the Viking – directed by Terry Jones, starring Tim Robbins, Jones, Eartha Kitt, Mickey Rooney, Tsutomu Sekine, John Cleese, Antony Sher, & Imogen Stubbs – UK
  • Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, starring Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Roxana Zal
  • The Experts, starring John Travolta, Arye Gross, Kelly Preston
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys – starring Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges
  • Family Business – starring Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick
  • Farewell to the King, starring Nick Nolte and Nigel Havers
  • Fat Man and Little Boy – starring Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, John Cusack, Laura Dern
  • Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Burt Lancaster
  • Fletch Lives – directed by Michael Ritchie, starring Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Libertini, Cleavon Little
  • Food of the Gods II, directed by Damian Lee
  • Fool’s Mate (Zugzwang), starring Victoria Tennant – (West Germany)
  • For Queen and Country – starring Denzel Washington – UK/US
  • Freeze Die Come to Life – USSR
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, directed by Rob Hedden, starring Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Kane Hodder
  • Future Force – directed by David A. Prior, starring David Carradine
  • Gang of Four – directed by Jacques Rivette, starring Bulle Ogier – France
  • Getting It Right – starring Jane Horrocks and Helena Bonham Carter – UK
  • Ghostbusters II – directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, Peter MacNicol
  • Gleaming the Cube, starring Christian Slater
  • Glory – directed by Edward Zwick, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman
  • God of Gamblers – starring Chow Yun-fat & Andy Lau – Hong Kong
  • Godzilla vs. Biollante – Japan
  • A Grand Day Out – first Wallace & Gromit short- UK
  • Great Balls of Fire! – directed by Jim McBride, starring Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin
  • Gross Anatomy, starring Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, Christine Lahti
  • Harlem Nights, directed by and starring Eddie Murphy, with Richard Pryor, Danny Aiello, Jasmine Guy, Redd Foxx, Della Reese
  • Hathyar, starring Dharmendra and Sanjay Dutt – (India)
  • Heart of Dixie, starring Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams
  • Heathers – directed by Michael Lehmann, starring Winona Ryder & Christian Slater
  • Henry V – directed by & starring Kenneth Branagh, with Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, Paul Scofield, Emma Thompson, Christian Bale – UK
  • Her Alibi, starring Tom Selleck and Paulina Porizkova
  • Hit List, starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Rip Torn
  • Homer and Eddie, starring Whoopi Goldberg and James Belushi
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids – directed by Joe Johnston, starring Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman
  • A Hoof Here, a Hoof There (Kopytem sem, kopytem tam) – (Czechoslovakia)
  • Houseboat Horror, starring Alan Dale – (Australia)
  • How I Got Into College, starring Lara Flynn Boyle and Anthony Edwards
  • How to Get Ahead in Advertising, starring Richard E. Grant – (U.K.)
  • I Love, You Love (Ja milujem, ty miluješ) – (Czechoslovakia)
  • Ice Pawn, starring Dan Haggerty
  • The Icicle Thief (Ladri di saponette) – (Italy)
  • Immediate Family, starring Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson
  • In Country, starring Bruce Willis and Emily Lloyd
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford & Sean Connery
  • An Innocent Man, starring Tom Selleck
  • Intergirl (Interdevochka) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Interrogation (Przesluchanie), directed by Ryszard Bugajski – (Poland) – banned for over 7 years, released after overthrow of communist regime in Poland
  • Jacknife – starring Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, Kathy Baker
  • The January Man – starring Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Harvey Keitel, Danny Aiello, Rod Steiger
  • Je suis le seigneur du château (I’m the King of the Castle) – (France)
  • Jesus of Montreal – (Canada/France)
  • Johnny Handsome – directed by Walter Hill, starring Mickey Rourke, Forest Whitaker, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman
  • K-9, starring James Belushi
  • The Karate Kid Part III, starring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita
  • Kickboxer, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service** – directed by Hayao Miyazaki– Japan
  • The Killer – directed by John Woo, starring Chow Yun-fat – (Hong Kong)
  • Killing Dad
  • Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects, starring Charles Bronson
  • Last Exit to Brooklyn, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Laser Mission – directed by Beau Davis, starring Brandon Lee, Ernest Borgnine, Debi A. Monahan, & Werner Pochath
  • Lean on Me, directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Morgan Freeman
  • Leningrad Cowboys Go America, directed by Aki Kaurismäki, starring Leningrad Cowboys – (Finland)
  • Lethal Weapon 2 – directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci
  • Leviathan – directed by George P. Cosmatos, starring Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Hector Elizondo, & Meg Foster
  • Licence to Kill, 16th of James Bond series, starring Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell – (U.K.)
  • Life and Nothing But (La vie et rien d’autre), directed by Bertrand Tavernier – (France)
  • Listen to Me, starring Kirk Cameron, Jami Gertz, Roy Scheider, Christopher Atkins
  • The Little Mermaid – directed by Ron Clements & John Musker, voices of Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett
  • Little Monsters, starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel – (Ireland/UK/US)
  • Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, voices of Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, René Auberjonois, Danny Mann, Bernard Erhard
  • Lock Up, starring Sylvester Stallone and Donald Sutherland
  • Lonesome Dove – starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston, Chris Cooper, Ricky Schroder, Danny Glover, Frederic Forrest – TV movie
  • Look Who’s Talking, starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley
  • Lost Angels, directed by Hugh Hudson, starring Donald Sutherland, Adam Horovitz, and Amy Locane
  • Loverboy – starring Patrick Dempsey, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Carrera, Kirstie Alley
  • Maine Pyar Kiya (I Fell in Love), starring Salman Khan – (India)
  • Major League, directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, James Gammon, Margaret Whitton, Wesley Snipes
  • Marquis – (Belgium/France)
  • The Marriage of the Blessed (Arousi-ye Khouban) – (Iran)
  • Meet the Feebles – directed by Peter Jackson – New Zealand
  • Meet the Hollowheads, starring Juliette Lewis
  • The Mighty Quinn – starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, Mimi Rogers, Esther Rolle
  • Millennium, starring Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd
  • Miracles, starring Jackie Chan, Anita Mui and Richard Ng (Hong Kong)
  • Miss Firecracker – starring Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, Mary Steenburgen, Alfre Woodard, Scott Glenn
  • Monsieur Hire, directed by Patrice Leconte, starring Michel Blanc and Sandrine Bonnaire – (France)
  • Mother (Mat) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Music Box – directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Lukas Haas
  • My 20th Century – (Hungary/West Germany)
  • My Left Foot – directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Daniel Day-Lewis & Brenda Fricker – Ireland/UK
  • Mystery Train – directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Youki Kudoh, Masatoshi Nagase, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins,Cinqué Lee, Nicoletta Braschi, Elizabeth Bracco, Rick Aviles, Joe Strummer, Steve Buscemi – Japan/United States
  • Milo and Otis, narrated by Dudley Moore, directed by Masanori Hata (English translation)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, & Randy Quaid
  • Never on Tuesday – directed by Adam Rifkin, starring Claudia Christian, Andrew Lauer, Peter Berg, Nicolas Cage, Cary Elwes, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Charlie Sheen
  • The Newcomer in The Cabbage
  • New York Stories – directed by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, & Woody Allen, starring Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Talia Shire, Mia Farrow, & Allen – anthology
  • Next of Kin, starring Patrick Swayze
  • Night Game, starring Roy Scheider
  • A Nightmare on Drug Street, starring Adam Jeffries
  • No Holds Barred, starring Hulk Hogan
  • Nowhere to Run – directed by Carl Franklin, starring David Carradine
  • O Sangue (Blood) – (Portugal)
  • Old Gringo – starring Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits
  • Out of the Dark – directed by Michael Schroeder, starring Karen Witter, Karen Black, Bud Cort, Geoffrey Lewis, Tracey Walter, Divine, & Cameron Dye
  • The Package – directed by Andrew Davis, starring Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy Lee Jones
  • The Paper Wedding, starring Geneviève Bujold – (Canada)
  • Parenthood – directed by Ron Howard, starring Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Leaf Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, & Dianne Wiest
  • Parents, directed by Bob Balaban, starring Randy Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt
  • Pedicab Driver – directed by and starring Sammo Hung – Hong Kong
  • Penn & Teller Get Killed – directed by Arthur Penn
  • Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert written by Stephen King, starring Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes
  • Physical Evidence – directed by Michael Crichton, starring Burt Reynolds & Theresa Russell
  • Pink Cadillac – starring Clint Eastwood & Bernadette Peters
  • Prancer – starring Sam Elliott & Cloris Leachman
  • The Punisher, starring Dolph Lundgren
  • Puppet Master, starring Paul Le Mat
  • The Rainbow – directed by Ken Russell, starring Sammi Davis, & Amanda Donohoe – UK
  • Ramji Rav Speaking – (India)
  • Red Scorpion, starring Dolph Lundgren
  • Relentless, starring Judd Nelson and Robert Loggia
  • Renegades, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips
  • The Return of the Musketeers – directed by Richard Lester, starring Michael York, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, Kim Cattrall – U.K./France/Spain
  • Reunion – starring Jason Robards – UK
  • La Révolution française (The French Revolution), starring Klaus Maria Brandauer – France/West Germany/Italy/UK
  • Road House. starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Ben Gazzara, Sam Elliott
  • Roadkill – Canada
  • Roger & Me – directed by Michael Moore – documentary
  • Rojo Amanecer (Red Dawn) – (Mexico)
  • Rosalie Goes Shopping, starring Marianne Sägebrecht and Judge Reinhold – (West Germany)
  • Santa Sangre – directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky– Mexico
  • Say Anything… – directed by Cameron Crowe, starring John Cusack and Ione Skye
  • Scandal – directed by Michael Caton-Jones, starring Joanne Whalley, John Hurt, Ian McKellen, Bridget Fonda – UJ
  • Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, directed by Paul Bartel, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Ed Begley Jr., Rebecca Schaeffer
  • Sea of Love – directed by Harold Becker, starring Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman
  • Second Sight, starring John Larroquette and Bronson Pinchot
  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil – directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor
  • See You in the Morning, starring Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett
  • The Servant (Sluga) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Seventh Continent (Der siebente Kontinent), directed by Michael Haneke – (Austria)
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape – directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo
  • Shag, starring Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish
  • Shaso – Japan
  • She-Devil – directed by Susan Seidelman, starring Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr.
  • She’s Out of Control, starring Tony Danza
  • Shirley Valentine – directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Pauline Collins – UK
  • Signs of Life – directed by John David Coles, starring Beau Bridges, Vincent D’Onofrio, Arthur Kennedy, Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Will Patton, & Kate Reid
  • Sinbad of the Seven Seas
  • Sing, starring Lorraine Bracco
  • Skin Deep, directed by Blake Edwards, starring John Ritter
  • Slaves of New York – directed by James Ivory, starring Bernadette Peters
  • Slipstream, starring Mark Hamill, Bill Paxton, Ben Kingsley
  • Society, starring Billy Warlock
  • Souvenir, starring Christopher Plummer
  • Speed Zone – starring John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Tim Matheson, Donna Dixon, the Smothers Brothers
  • Spider’s Web (Das Spinnennetz), directed by Bernhard Wicki – (West Germany)
  • Splendor, starring Marcello Mastroianni – (Italy)
  • Split
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, directed by & starring William Shatner, with Leonard Nimoy, Laurence Luckinbill
  • Staying Together – directed by Lee Grant, starring Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Levon Helm, Dermot Mulroney, Daphne Zuniga
  • Steel Magnolias – directed by Herbert Ross, starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O’Connor, & Sam Shepard
  • Strapless, directed by David Hare, starring Blair Brown, Bruno Ganz, Bridget Fonda – (U.K.)
  • The Striker with Number 9 (I fanela me to ‘9’) – (Greece)
  • Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat – directed by Anthony Hickox, starring David Carradine, Bruce Campbell, Morgan Brittany, & Deborah Foreman
  • Sweet Home – (Japan)
  • Sweetie – directed by Jane Campion – Australia
  • The Tall Guy – starring Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson – UK
  • Tango & Cash – starring Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Jack Palance, & Teri Hatcher
  • Tap, starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Ten Little Indians, starring Donald Pleasence, Herbert Lom, Brenda Vaccaro, Frank Stallone – (U.K.)
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man – (Japan)
  • Thick Skinned (Peaux de vaches), starring Sandrine Bonnaire – (France)
  • Three Fugitives, starring Nick Nolte and Martin Short
  • Too Beautiful for You – directed by Bertrand Blier, starring Gérard Depardieu and Carole Bouquet – France
  • Triumph of the Spirit, starring Willem Dafoe
  • Troop Beverly Hills – starring Shelley Long, Betty Thomas, Craig T. Nelson
  • Tropical Snow – starring David Carradine
  • True Love – directed by Nancy Savoca, starring Annabelle Sciorra, Ron Eldard
  • Turner & Hooch – starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson
  • UHF – co-written by and starring “Weird Al” Yankovic
  • Uncle Buck – directed by John Hughes, starring John Candy & Amy Madigan
  • Valmont – directed by Miloš Forman, starring Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, Henry Thomas – United States/France
  • Vampire’s Kiss – starring Nicolas Cage, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals
  • Violent Cop – directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano – Japan
  • Waltzing Regitze (Dansen med Regitze) – (Denmark)
  • Warlock
  • The War of the Roses, directed by Danny DeVito, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, & DeVito
  • War Requiem – starring Laurence Olivier – UK
  • Weekend at Bernie’s, directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman
  • Welcome Home, directed by Franklin Schaffner, starring Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Sam Waterston, Brian Keith
  • We’re No Angels – directed by Neil Jordan, starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton, Bruno Kirby, John C. Reilly
  • What Time is it? (Che ora è?), directed by Ettore Scola, starring Marcello Mastroianni – (Italy)
  • When Harry Met Sally… – directed by Rob Reiner, starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, & Bruno Kirby
  • When the Whales Came, starring Paul Scofield, David Threlfall, Helen Mirren – UK
  • Who’s Harry Crumb? – starring John Candy, Annie Potts, Jeffrey Jones, Barry Corbin, Tim Thomerson, Shawnee Smith
  • Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? – South Korea
  • Wicked Stepmother, starring Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp
  • Willy the Sparrow – Hungary
  • Wilt – starring Griff Rhys Jones & Mel Smith – UK
  • Winter People – directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Kurt Russell, Kelly McGillis, Lloyd Bridges
  • The Winter War – Finland
  • The Wizard – starring Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater
  • Wodaabe – Herdsmen of the Sun – directed by Werner Herzog – West Germany
  • Worth Winning – starring Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren
  • Yaaba – (Burkina Faso)
  • Zatoichi: Darkness Is His Ally – directed by & starring Shintaro Katsu – Japan