1987 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1987

Notable Films Released in 1987

U.S.A. unless stated

#

  • 84 Charing Cross Road, starring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, Judi Dench - (U.K./U.S.A.)

A

  • Adventures in Babysitting (aka A Night on the Town in the UK), starring Elisabeth Shue
  • Aha Naa Pellanta - (India)
  • L'Ami de mon amie (My Girlfriend's Boyfriend or Boyfriends and Girlfriends), directed by Éric Rohmer - (France)
  • Amazing Grace and Chuck, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, William Petersen, Alex English, Gregory Peck
  • Amazon Women on the Moon, starring Arsenio Hall, Griffin Dunne, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rosanna Arquette, Steve Guttenberg, Steve Forrest
  • Angel Heart, directed by Alan Parker, starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet
  • Anguish (Angustia), starring Zelda Rubinstein - (Spain)
  • Anna, starring Sally Kirkland and Paulina Porizkova
  • Aria, 10 short films by directors including Robert Altman, Jean-Luc Godard, Nicolas Roeg - (U.K.)
  • Assassination, starring Charles Bronson
  • Au revoir, les enfants (Goodbye, Children), directed by Louis Malle - Golden Lion award - (France)
  • An Autumn's Tale (Chou tin dik tong wah), starring Chow Yun-fat - (Hong Kong)

B

  • Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud), directed by Gabriel Axel, starring Stephane Audran - Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - (Denmark)
  • Baby Boom, directed by Charles Shyer, starring Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis
  • Backfire, starring Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Dean Paul Martin
  • Bad Taste, written and directed by Peter Jackson - (New Zealand)
  • Bagdad Café, aka Out of Rosenheim, Golden Space Needle award (for 1988) - (West Germany/U.S.A.)
  • Barfly, directed by Barbet Schroeder, starring Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige
  • *batteries not included, starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy
  • The Bedroom Window, directed by Curtis Hanson, starring Steve Guttenberg, Isabelle Huppert, Elizabeth McGovern
  • Bellman and True, directed by Richard Loncraine - (U.K.)
  • The Belly of an Architect, directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb - (U.K./Italy)
  • Benji the Hunted
  • Best Seller, starring James Woods and Brian Dennehy
  • A Better Tomorrow 2 (Jing hung bun sik), directed by John Woo, starring Chow Yun-fat - (Hong Kong)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II, starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold
  • Beyond Therapy, directed by Robert Altman, starring Julie Haggerty, Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson
  • The Bicyclist (Bicycleran) - (Iran)
  • The Big Easy, directed by Jim McBride, starring Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Ned Beatty
  • The Big Town, starring Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Lee Grant, Bruce Dern
  • Black Widow, directed by Bob Rafelson, starring Debra Winger and Theresa Russell
  • Blind Chance (Przypadek) - (Poland)
  • Blind Date, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger
  • Born in East L.A., starring Cheech Marin
  • The Brave Little Toaster
  • Broadcast News, directed by James L. Brooks, starring William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Lois Chiles, Robert Prosky, Joan Cusack
  • Burglar, starring Whoopi Goldberg
  • Business as Usual, starring Glenda Jackson and John Thaw - (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • Buy & Cell, starring Robert Carradine

C

  • Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson
  • Captain Khorshid (Nakhoda Khorshid), directed by Nasser Taghvai - (Iran)
  • The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland - (Canada)
  • Cherry 2000, starring Melanie Griffith
  • A Chinese Ghost Story (倩女幽魂), starring Leslie Cheung - (Hong Kong)
  • The Chipmunk Adventure
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Crónica de una muerte anunciada), starring Rupert Everett, Ornella Muti, Gian Maria Volonte - (France/Italy/Colombia)
  • City on Fire (Lóng hǔ fēng yún), starring Chow Yun-fat - (Hong Kong)
  • Coast to Coast, starring Lenny Henry - (U.K.)
  • Cobra Verde, directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski - (West Germany)
  • Cold Steel, starring Brad Davis and Sharon Stone
  • Crazy Love (Amor Loco) - (Belgium)
  • Critical Condition, starring Richard Pryor
  • Cross My Heart, starring Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser
  • Cry Freedom, directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Kevin Kline and Denzel Washington - (U.K./U.S.A./South Africa)
  • The Cry of the Owl ( Le cri du hibou), directed by Claude Chabrol - (France)

D

  • Dark Eyes (Oci ciornie), starring Marcello Mastroianni - (Italy/U.S.S.R.)
  • Dark Tower, directed by Freddie Francis, starring Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Carol Lynley
  • Daughter of the Nile (Niluohe nuer) - (Taiwan)
  • Days to Remember (Die Verliebten), starring Barbara Sukowa - (West Germany)
  • The Dead, directed by John Huston, starring his daughter, Anjelica Huston - (U.K./Ireland/U.S.A.)
  • Dead of Winter, starring Mary Steenburgen
  • Deadline, starring Christopher Walken
  • Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, aka Dear America
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, starring Charles Bronson and Kay Lenz
  • Desyat Negrityat (10 Little Indians) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Diary for My Loves (Napló szerelmeimnek) - (Hungary)
  • Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach
  • Down Twisted, starring Carey Lowell
  • Dragnet, starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Harry Morgan, Alexandra Paul, Dabney Coleman, Christopher Plummer
  • Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle (Doragon Bōru: Majin-Jō No Nemuri Hime) - (Japan)

E

  • Eastern Condors (Dung fong tuk ying), starring Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
  • Eat the Rich, directed by Peter Richardson - (U.K.)
  • Eddie Murphy Raw, performance documentary
  • Eien no 1/2 (Half of Eternity) - (Japan)
  • Empire of the Sun, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson
  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Yuki Yukite Shingun) - (Japan)
  • End of the Line, starring Kevin Bacon, Wilford Brimley, Mary Steenburgen, Holly Hunter
  • Enemy Territory, starring Gary Frank, Ray Parker Jr., Frances Fisher
  • Ernest Goes to Camp, starring Jim Varney
  • Escape from Sobibor, starring Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacuła, Rutger Hauer - (U.K./Yugoslavia)
  • Evil Dead II, starring Bruce Campbell
  • Extreme Prejudice, directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, María Conchita Alonso, Rip Torn

F

  • La Famiglia (The Family), directed by Ettore Scola, starring Vittorio Gassman and Stefania Sandrelli - (Italy)
  • Family Viewing - (Canada)
  • Far Side of the Moon (La face cachée de la lune) - (France)
  • Fatal Attraction, directed by Adrian Lyne, starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer
  • Fatal Beauty, starring Whoopi Goldberg
  • Five Corners, starring Tim Robbins, Jodie Foster, John Turturro
  • Flowers in the Attic, starring Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher
  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle), directed by Éric Rohmer - (France)
  • The Fourth Protocol, starring Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan - (U.K.)
  • Freckled Max and the Spooks (Pehavý Max a strašidlá) - (Czechoslovakia)
  • From the Hip, directed by Bob Clark, starring Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt
  • Full Metal Jacket, directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Adam Baldwin, Arliss Howard

G

  • G.I. Joe: The Movie, with the voices of Don Johnson and Burgess Meredith
  • Gardens of Stone, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring James Caan, Anjelica Huston, D.B. Sweeney, James Earl Jones
  • The Gate, starring Stephen Dorff
  • The Glass Menagerie, directed by Paul Newman, starring Joanne Woodward and John Malkovich
  • Good Morning, Babylon, starring Vincent Spano and Greta Scacchi - (Italy)
  • Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J.T. Walsh, Bruno Kirby
  • The Good Wife, aka The Umbrella Woman, starring Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill
  • Le Grand Chemin (The Great Highway) - (France)
  • Da Grande - (Italy)
  • Ground Zero, starring Colin Friels and Jack Thompson - (Australia)

H

  • Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, starring Dylan McDermott
  • Hamlet Goes Business (Hamlet liikemaailmassa), directed by Aki Kaurismäki - (Finland)
  • The Hanoi Hilton, starring Michael Moriarty
  • Happy New Year, starring Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Wendy Hughes, Tom Courtenay
  • Harry and the Hendersons, starring John Lithgow and Melinda Dillon
  • Hello Again, starring Shelley Long, Corbin Bernsen, Judith Ivey, Sela Ward, Gabriel Byrne
  • Hellraiser, directed by Clive Barker - (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • The Hidden, starring Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri
  • Hidden City, directed by Stephen Poliakoff, starring Charles Dance - (U.K.)
  • Hiding Out, starring Jon Cryer
  • High Season, starring Jacqueline Bisset, James Fox, Kenneth Branagh
  • High Tide, directed by Gillian Armstrong, starring Judy Davis - (Australia)
  • Hollywood Shuffle, directed by and starring Robert Townsend
  • Hope and Glory, directed by John Boorman, starring Sammi Davis, Sarah Miles - Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) - (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • House II: The Second Story, starring Arye Gross and Jonathan Stark
  • House of Games, directed by David Mamet, starring Joe Mantegna and Lindsay Crouse
  • Housekeeping, directed by Bill Forsyth, starring Christine Lahti
  • A Hungarian Fairy Tale (Hol volt, hol nem volt) - (Hungary)

I

  • I ragazzi di via Panisperna (Via Panisperna Boys) - (Italy)
  • Innerspace, directed by Joe Dante, starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan
  • In the Mood, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, starring Patrick Dempsey and Beverly D'Angelo
  • Intervista (Interview), directed by and starring Federico Fellini - (Italy)
  • Iron Earth, Copper Sky (Yer Demir Gök Bakır) - (Turkey)
  • Ironweed, directed by Héctor Babenco, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep
  • Ishtar, directed by Elaine May, starring Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin
  • I've Heard the Mermaids Singing - (Canada)

J

  • Jaws: The Revenge, starring Lorraine Gary and Michael Caine
  • Julia and Julia, starring Kathleen Turner - (Italy)

K

  • Kaash (If Only) - (India)
  • Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu - (India)
  • Kelid (The Key) - (Iran)
  • King Lear, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Peter Sellers, Burgess Meredith, Molly Ringwald
  • King of the Children (Háizǐ Wáng), directed by Chen Kaige - (China)
  • Kingsajz (Kingsize) - (Poland)
  • The Kreutzer Sonata - (U.S.S.R.)

L

  • La Bamba, featuring Lou Diamond Phillips and Esai Morales
  • Lady Beware, starring Diane Lane
  • The Last Emperor, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring John Lone and Joan Chen - Academy and Golden Globe (drama) Awards for Best Picture - (China/U.K./Italy)
  • The Last of England, directed by Derek Jarman, starring Tilda Swinton and Nigel Terry - (U.K.)
  • Late Summer Blues (Blues Lahofesh Hagadol) - (Israel)
  • Laughter and Grief by the White Sea (Smekh i gore u Bela morya) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Law of Desire (La ley del deseo), directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura - (Spain)
  • Leonard Part 6, starring Bill Cosby - won three Razzie Awards for Worst Picture, Actor and Screenplay
  • Less Than Zero, starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey, Jr., James Spader
  • Lethal Weapon, directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover
  • Light of Day, starring Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett, Gena Rowlands
  • The Lighthorsemen - (Australia)
  • Like Father Like Son, starring Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron
  • Lionheart, starring Eric Stoltz and Gabriel Byrne
  • The Living Daylights, starring Timothy Dalton (as James Bond), with Maryam d'Abo, Joe Don Baker - (U.K.)
  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, starring Maggie Smith and Bob Hoskins - (U.K.)
  • Long Gone, starring William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, Dermot Mulroney
  • The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest
  • Love at Stake, starring Patrick Cassidy, Kelly Preston, Barbara Carrera
  • Love is a Fat Woman (El Amor es una mujer gorda) - (Argentina)
  • Loyalties - (Canada/U.K.)
  • El Lute: Run for Your Life (El Lute: camina o revienta) - (Spain)

M

  • Macbeth, an opera - (France)
  • Made in Heaven, directed by Alan Rudolph, starring Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis
  • Maid to Order, starring Ally Sheedy
  • Making Mr. Right, directed by Susan Seidelman, starring Ann Magnuson and John Malkovich
  • Malone, starring Burt Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, Kenneth McMillan, Lauren Hutton, Cynthia Gibb
  • A Man from the Boulevard des Capuchines (Chelovek s bulvara Kaputsinov) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Man On Fire, starring Scott Glenn
  • The Man Who Planted Trees (L'homme qui plantait des arbres) - (Canada)
  • Mannequin, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall
  • Masks (Masques), directed by Claude Chabrol, starring Philippe Noiret - (France)
  • Masters of the Universe, starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Courteney Cox
  • Matewan, directed by John Sayles, starring Chris Cooper, Will Oldham, David Strathairn
  • Maurice, directed by James Ivory, starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Ben Kingsley - (U.K.)
  • Miami Connection
  • Mio in the Land of Faraway (Mio Min Mio), starring Christopher Lee and Christian Bale - (Sweden/U.S.S.R./Norway)
  • The Monster Squad
  • A Month in the Country, starring Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh and Natasha Richardson - (U.K.)
  • Moonstruck, directed by Norman Jewison, starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello
  • The Moro Affair (Il Caso Moro), starring Gian Maria Volonté - (Italy)
  • The Mother of Kings (Matka Królów), produced in 1982 but not released until 1987 - (Poland)
  • Mr. India, starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi - (India)
  • Mr. Muhsin (Muhsin Bey) - (Turkey)
  • Mr. Nice Guy, starring Mike MacDonald and Jan Smithers
  • My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund), directed by Lasse Hallström - Golden Space Needle award - (Sweden)
  • My Little Girl, starring Mary Stuart Masterson and James Earl Jones

N

  • Nadine, directed by Robert Benton, starring Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger
  • Nayakan - (India)
  • Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Adrian Pasdar, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton
  • Nekromantik - (West Germany)
  • Night Zoo (Un Zoo la Nuit) - (Canada)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, starring Craig Wasson and Heather Langenkamp
  • No Man's Land, starring Charlie Sheen, D. B. Sweeney, Randy Quaid
  • No Way Out, directed by Roger Donaldson, starring Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Iman
  • Nowhere to Hide, starring Amy Madigan and Michael Ironside
  • Number One with a Bullet, directed by Jack Smight, starring Robert Carradine and Billy Dee Williams
  • Nuts, directed by Martin Ritt, starring Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Karl Malden, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, James Whitmore

O

  • O.C. and Stiggs, directed by Robert Altman, starring Daniel H. Jenkins, Neill Barry, Martin Mull, Jane Curtin, Dennis Hopper
  • On the Silver Globe (Na srebrnym globie) - (Poland)
  • Opera, directed by Dario Argento - (Italy)
  • Orphans, directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Matthew Modine, Kevin Anderson, Albert Finney
  • Outrageous Fortune, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Bette Midler and Shelley Long
  • Over the Top, directed by Menahem Golan, starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, David Mendenhall
  • Overboard, directed by Garry Marshall, starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

P-Q

  • Partition, starring Saeed Jaffrey - (U.K.)
  • Pathfinder (Veiviseren) - (Norway)
  • Pelle the Conqueror, directed by Bille August, starring Max von Sydow - Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (for 1988) - (Denmark)
  • Personal Services, directed by Terry Jones, starring Julie Walters - (U.K.)
  • The Pick-up Artist, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Molly Ringwald, Danny Aiello, Dennis Hopper
  • Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles, directed by John Hughes, starring Steve Martin and John Candy
  • A Prayer for the Dying, starring Mickey Rourke - (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • Predator, directed by John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers
  • Prick up your Ears, directed by Stephen Frears, starring Gary Oldman, a biopic of playwright Joe Orton - (U.K.)
  • Prince of Darkness, directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong
  • The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant
  • The Principal, starring James Belushi and Louis Gossett, Jr.
  • Prison on Fire (Jian yu feng yun), starring Chow Yun-fat and Tony Leung - (Hong Kong)
  • Project A Part 2 ('A' gai wak juk jap), directed by and starring Jackie Chan, starring Maggie Cheung - (Hong Kong)
  • Project X, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt
  • Queenie, television miniseries, starring Mia Sara

R

  • Radio Days, directed by Woody Allen, starring Dianne Wiest, Mia Farrow, Michael Tucker, Julie Kavner, Wallace Shawn
  • Raising Arizona, directed by the Coen Brothers, starring Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter
  • Rampage, directed by William Friedkin, starring Michael Biehn
  • Real Men, starring James Belushi and John Ritter
  • Red Sorghum (Hong gao liang), directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Gong Li and Jiang Wen - Golden Bear award (for 1988) - (China)
  • Reflections (Već viđeno) - (Yugoslavia)
  • Rent-A-Cop, starring Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, Dionne Warwick
  • Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise with Robert Carradine and Courtney Thorne-Smith
  • RoboCop, directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Peter Weller and Nancy Allen
  • Roxanne, directed by Fred Schepisi, starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah
  • Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise (Ōritsu Uchūgun: Oneamisu no Tsubasa) - (Japan)
  • The Running Man, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Richard Dawson

S

  • Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, directed by Stephen Frears, starring Shashi Kapoor and Claire Bloom - (U.K.)
  • Satyamev Jayate - (India)
  • The Secret of My Succe$s, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater
  • September, directed by Woody Allen, starring Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Sam Waterston, Jack Warden, Elaine Stritch
  • Shaka Zulu, starring Henry Cele - (South Africa)
  • Shy People, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, starring Barbara Hershey and Jill Clayburgh
  • The Sicilian, directed by Michael Cimino, starring Christopher Lambert
  • Siesta, directed by Mary Lambert, starring Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Isabella Rossellini, Martin Sheen, Jodie Foster
  • Sign 'o' the Times, a concert film with Prince
  • Sister, Sister, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey, Eric Stoltz
  • Slam Dance, starring Virginia Madsen, Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
  • Some Kind of Wonderful, starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer
  • Someone to Love, directed by and starring Henry Jaglom, with Orson Welles
  • Someone to Watch Over Me, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco
  • Spaceballs, directed by and starring Mel Brooks, with John Candy, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Bill Pullman, Joan Rivers
  • Square Dance, starring Winona Ryder
  • The Squeeze, starring Michael Keaton
  • Stage Fright (Deliria) - (Italy)
  • Stakeout, directed by John Badham, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe
  • The Stepfather, starring Terry O'Quinn
  • Steel Dawn, starring Patrick Swayze
  • Straight to Hell, starring Courtney Love and Joe Strummer - (U.K./U.S.A./Spain)
  • Street Smart, starring Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker and Morgan Freeman
  • Street Trash
  • Storm - (Canada)
  • Subway to the Stars (Um Trem para as Estrelas) - (Brazil)
  • Summer School, directed by Carl Reiner, starring Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Mariel Hemingway, Jon Cryer
  • Surrender, starring Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg, Peter Boyle
  • The Surrogate Woman (Ssibaji) - (South Korea)
  • Suspect, directed by Peter Yates, starring Cher, Dennis Quaid, John Mahoney, Joe Mantegna, Liam Neeson
  • Swimming to Cambodia, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Spalding Gray

T

  • A Taxing Woman (Marusa no onna) - (Japan)
  • Teen Wolf Too, starring Jason Bateman
  • The Theme (Tema), winner of Golden Bear - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Three for the Road, starring Charlie Sheen
  • Three Men and a Baby, directed by Leonard Nimoy, starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis
  • Throw Momma from the Train, starring Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Anne Ramsey, Kate Mulgrew
  • A Tiger's Tale, starring Ann-Margret, C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Preston
  • Tin Men, directed by Barry Levinson, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, Barbara Hershey, John Mahoney, Jackie Gayle
  • Tough Guys Don't Dance, directed by Norman Mailer, starring Ryan O'Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Lawrence Tierney
  • Train of Dreams - (Canada)
  • Tras el cristal (In a Glass Cage), starring Marisa Paredes - (Spain)
  • Travelling North, starring Leo McKern - (Australia)
  • Tropic of Ice (Jään kääntöpiiri) - (Finland)
  • The Trouble with Spies, directed by Burt Kennedy, starring Donald Sutherland and Lucy Gutteridge

U-V

  • Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan), starring Gérard Depardieu and Sandrine Bonnaire - Palme d'Or award - (France)
  • The Untouchables, directed by Brian De Palma, starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Patricia Clarkson
  • Vera - (Brazil)

W

  • Waiting for the Moon - (U.K./U.S.A./France/West Germany)
  • Walker, starring Ed Harris - (U.S.A./Mexico/Spain)
  • Walk Like a Man, directed by Melvin Frank, starring Howie Mandel
  • Wall Street, directed by Oliver Stone, starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Terrence Stamp, Martin Sheen
  • Wanted: Dead or Alive, starring Rutger Hauer
  • Weeds, starring Nick Nolte
  • The Whales of August, starring Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price
  • Where Is the Friend's Home? (Khane-ye doust kodjast?) - (Iran)
  • White Mischief, starring Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance, Joss Ackland, Trevor Howard, John Hurt - (U.K.)
  • White of the Eye, starring Cathy Moriarty and David Keith - (U.K.)
  • White Water Summer, starring Kevin Bacon
  • Who's That Girl, starring Madonna and Griffin Dunne
  • Why? (Proc?) - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Wild Thing, starring Kathleen Quinlan
  • Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, starring Bruno Ganz and Peter Falk - (West Germany/France)
  • Wish You Were Here, directed by David Leland, starring Emily Lloyd and Tom Bell - (U.K.)
  • The Witches of Eastwick, directed by George Miller, starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Withnail and I, directed by Bruce Robinson, starring Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths - (U.K.)

XYZ

  • The Year My Voice Broke - (Australia)
  • Yeelen (Brightness) - (Mali)
  • Zegen, directed by Shohei Imamura - (Japan)

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