1993 in Film
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1993 in Film

The year 1993 in film involved many significant films, including the blockbuster hits Jurassic Park, The Fugitive and The Firm. (For more about films in foreign languages, check sources in those languages.)

Walt Disney Studios celebrated its 70th anniversary in 1993.

Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1993 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1993[1]
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1. Jurassic Park Universal $914,691,118[2]
2. Mrs. Doubtfire 20th Century Fox $441,286,195
3. The Fugitive Warner Bros. $368,875,760
4. Schindler's List Universal $321,306,305
5. The Firm Paramount $270,248,367
6. Indecent Proposal $266,614,059
7. Cliffhanger TriStar $255,000,211
8. Sleepless in Seattle $227,799,884
9. Philadelphia $206,678,440
10. The Pelican Brief Warner Bros. $195,268,056


  • The film Jurassic Park, a dinosaur epic with massive special effects, breaks box-office records by becoming the highest-grossing film ever made (at the time).
  • Family romance film Sleepless in Seattle revives the genre of The Courtship of Eddie's Father, with an extensive soundtrack of oldies music.
  • January 19 - Production begins on the film Toy Story.
  • March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow.
  • April 12 - Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from Lenny Kravitz.
  • April 17 - The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs marries screenwriter Jay Roach in Los Angeles, California.
  • Actress Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy after a California judge orders her to pay $7.4 million for refusing to honor a verbal contract to star in the film Boxing Helena. As a result, Basinger loses the town that she purchased in 1989, Braselton, Georgia, to her partner in the deal, the pension fund of Chicago-based Ameritech.
  • May 28 - Produced by Hollywood Pictures, Super Mario Bros. opens, marking the first video game film released, starring Bob Hoskins as Mario and John Leguizamo as Luigi. The film would unfortunately end up grossing only $20.9 million domestically and receive negative reviews from critics.
  • June 18 - Columbia Pictures unveils a new opening logo after 12 years of using the previous logo. The official logo and music was currently in use. The logo was slightly changed in 1996 when it included the byline for its parent company Sony Pictures Entertainment and it used until 2013, in 2006 in a "enhanced" look. Beginning in 2014, the logo is preceded it with the logo for its parent Sony Corporation and the Sony byline and extra notes to the musical fanfare was added to the logo.
  • June 25 - Tristar Pictures also unveils a new opening logo after 9 years, The official logo and music composed by Bill Johnson was used from 1993 until August 28, 2015; with modifications in 1995 to include the byline for its parent company Sony Pictures Entertainment until 2013, in 1998 to rearranged its musical fanfare, and in 2014, the logo is preceded it with the logo for its parent Sony Corporation and the Sony byline which is used until 2015.
  • August 6 - The Fugitive is released to worldwide critical and commercial success. It will go on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time at the time, and receive seven Academy Award nominations (including one win).
  • October 31 - Actor River Phoenix accidentally dies of an overdose during the filming of Dark Blood. The film was later completed and released in 2012.
  • October 31 - Legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini dies in Rome, Italy, at the age of 73.


1993 wide-release films


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
8 Leprechaun Trimark Pictures Mark Jones (director/screenplay); Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Mark Holton, Robert Gorman Horror, Comedy Live action
15 Alive Touchstone Pictures / Paramount Pictures / The Kennedy/Marshall Company Frank Marshall (director); John Patrick Shanley (screenplay); Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, John Malkovich, Danny Nucci, Josh Lucas, José Zúñiga, Illeana Douglas, Jerry Wasserman, John Haymes Newton, Bruce Ramsay, Jack Noseworthy, David Cubitt, John Cassini, Richard Ian Cox, Gordon Currie, Sam Behrens, Frank Pellegrino, Michael DeLorenzo, Chad Willett, Michael Woolson, Diana Barrington Biography, Drama Live action
Body of Evidence Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Uli Edel (director); Brad Mirman (screenplay); Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Julianne Moore, Jürgen Prochnow Romance, Thriller Live action
Nowhere to Run Columbia Pictures Robert Harmon (director); Joe Eszterhas, Leslie Bohem, Randy Feldman (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine, Joss Ackland Action, Drama Live action
22 Aspen Extreme Hollywood Pictures Patrick Hasburgh (director/screenplay); Paul Gross, Peter Berg, Finola Hughes, Teri Polo Sports Live action
Hexed Columbia Pictures Alan Spencer (director/screenplay); Arye Gross, Claudia Christian, Adrienne Shelly, R. Lee Ermey Comedy Live action
29 Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice Dimension Films David Price (director); Terence Knox, Paul Scherrer, Ryan Bollman, Ned Romero Horror Live action
Matinee Universal Pictures Joe Dante (director); Charles S. Haas (screenplay); John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Omri Katz, Kellie Martin, Lisa Jakub, Simon Fenton Comedy Live action
Sniper TriStar Pictures Luis Llosa (director); Michael Frost Beckner, Crash Leyland (screenplay); Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J. T. Walsh Action Live action
3 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Walt Disney Pictures Duwayne Dunham (director); Caroline Thompson, Linda Woolverton (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Don Ameche, Sally Field, Robert Hays, Kim Greist, Veronica Lauren, Kevin Chevalia, Benj Thall Adventure Comedy Live action
5 Loaded Weapon 1 New Line Cinema Gene Quintano (director/screenplay); Don Holley, Tori Tellem (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry, Kathy Ireland, Frank McRae, William Shatner Comedy, Spoof Live action
Sommersby Warner Bros. Pictures Jon Amiel (director); Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, James Earl Jones Romance, Drama Live action
The Vanishing 20th Century Fox George Sluizer (director); Todd Graff (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock Thriller Live action
12 Groundhog Day Columbia Pictures Harold Ramis (director/screenplay); Danny Rubin (screenplay); Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray Comedy Live action
The Temp Paramount Pictures Tom Holland (director); Kevin Falls Tom Engleman (screenplay); Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Dwight Schultz, Oliver Platt, Faye Dunaway Thriller Live action
Untamed Heart Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tony Bill (director); Tom Sierchio (screenplay); Marisa Tomei, Christian Slater, Rosie Perez Romance Live action
19 The Crying Game Miramax Films Neil Jordan (director/screenplay); Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker thriller film Live action
26 Army of Darkness Universal Pictures Sam Raimi (director/screenplay); Ivan Raimi (screenplay); Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz Comedy, Fantasy Live action
Falling Down Warner Bros. Pictures Joel Schumacher (director); Ebbe Roe Smith (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin, Frederic Forrest, Tuesday Weld Crime, Drama Live action
5 Best of the Best 2 20th Century Fox Robert Radler (director); Max Strom, John Allen Nelson (screenplay); Eric Roberts, Phillip Rhee Action, Martial Arts Live action
Mad Dog and Glory Universal Pictures John McNaughton (director); Richard Price (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, David Caruso, Kathy Baker Comedy, Drama Live action
Amos & Andrew Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment E. Max Frye (director/screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson Comedy Live action
12 CB4 Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Tamra Davis (director); Chris Rock, Nelson George, Robert LoCash (screenplay); Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Phil Hartman, Chris Elliott, Charlie Murphy Comedy Live action
A Far Off Place Walt Disney Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Mikael Salomon (director); Laurens van der Post, Robert Caswell, Jonathan Hensleigh, Sally Robinson (screenplay); Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack Thompson, Maximilian Schell Adventure, Drama Live action
Fire in the Sky Paramount Pictures Robert Lieberman (director); Tracy Tormé (screenplay); D. B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg, James Garner Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
19 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III New Line Cinema / 20th Century Fox Stuart Gillard (director/screenplay); Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Mark Caso, David Fraser, Jim Raposa, Matt Hill Action, Fantasy Live action
Point of No Return Warner Bros. Pictures John Badham (director); Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros (screenplay); Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel Action Live action
26 Born Yesterday Hollywood Pictures Luis Mandoki (director); Douglas McGrath (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, Don Johnson, Edward Herrmann, Fred Dalton Thompson Comedy, Drama Live action
Hear No Evil 20th Century Fox Robert Greenwald (director); R.M. Badat, Danny Rubin, Kathleen Rowell (screenplay); Marlee Matlin, D. B. Sweeney, Martin Sheen, John C. McGinley Thriller Live action
Married to It Orion Pictures Arthur Hiller (director); Janet Kovalcik (screenplay); Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing, Robert Sean Leonard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cybill Shepherd, Ron Silver Romance Live action
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them Miramax Films Matthew Meshekoff (director); Noah Stern (screenplay); Courteney Cox, Arye Gross Comedy, Romance Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
2 The Adventures of Huck Finn Walt Disney Pictures Stephen Sommers (director/screenplay); Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Jason Robards, Robbie Coltrane Adventure Live action
Cop and a Half Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Henry Winkler (director); Arne Olsen (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Norman D. Golden II, Ray Sharkey, Ruby Dee Comedy Live action
The Crush Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Alan Shapiro (director/screenplay); Alicia Silverstone, Cary Elwes, Kurtwood Smith Thriller Live action
Jack the Bear 20th Century Fox Marshall Herskovitz (director); Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes, Gary Sinise Drama Live action
9 Indecent Proposal Paramount Pictures Adrian Lyne (director); Amy Holden Jones (screenplay); Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Oliver Platt, Seymour Cassel Drama Live action
The Sandlot 20th Century Fox David M. Evans (director/screenplay); Robert Gunter (screenplay); Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Q. Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, Victor DiMattia, Denis Leary, Karen Allen, James Earl Jones Sports, Comedy Live action
Sidekicks Triumph Films Aaron Norris (director); Lou Illar, Galen Thompson (screenplay); Beau Bridges, Joe Piscopo, Jonathan Brandis, Mako, Chuck Norris Action Live action
16 Boiling Point Warner Bros. Pictures James B. Harris (director/screenplay); Gerald Petievich (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya Thriller Live action
23 The Dark Half Orion Pictures George A. Romero (director/screenplay); Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker, Julie Harris, Rutanya Alda Horror Live action
Indian Summer Touchstone Pictures Mike Binder (director/screenplay); Alan Arkin, Matt Craven, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Pollak, Sam Raimi, Vincent Spano, Julie Warner, Kimberly Williams Comedy, Drama Live action
This Boy's Life Warner Bros. Pictures Michael Caton-Jones (director); Robert Getchell (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio Drama Live action
Who's the Man? New Line Cinema Ted Demme (director); Seth Greenland (screenplay); Doctor Dré, Ed Lover, Salt, Badja Djola, Denis Leary, Richard Bright Comedy Live action
30 Splitting Heirs Universal Pictures Robert Young (director); Eric Idle (screenplay); Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cleese Comedy Live action
Three of Hearts New Line Cinema Yurek Bogayevicz (director); Adam Greenman (screenplay); William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Sherilyn Fenn Romance, Comedy Live action
7 Dave Warner Bros. Pictures Ivan Reitman (director); Gary Ross (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley Comedy, Drama Live action
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Universal Pictures Rob Cohen (director/screenplay); John Raffo, Edward Khmara (screenplay); Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Nancy Kwan, Robert Wagner Biography, Martial Arts Live action
My Neighbor Totoro Tokuma Shoten / Streamline Pictures / 20th Century Fox / 50th Street Films Hayao Miyazaki (director/screenplay); Greg Snegoff, Lisa Michelson, Cheryl Chase, Alexandra Kenworthy Family Animation
14 Lost in Yonkers (film) Columbia Pictures Martha Coolidge (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl, Irene Worth, Brad Stoll, Mike Damus, David Strathairn Drama Live action
Posse Gramercy Pictures Mario Van Peebles (director); Sy Richardson, Dario Scardapane (screenplay); Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Big Daddy Kane, Tiny Lister, Tone L?c, Blair Underwood, Billy Zane Western Live action
21 Hot Shots! Part Deux 20th Century Fox Jim Abrahams (director); Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ryan Stiles, Rowan Atkinson, Jerry Haleva Comedy, Spoof Live action
Sliver Paramount Pictures Phillip Noyce (director); Joe Eszterhas (screenplay); Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker, C. C. H. Pounder, Martin Landau, Colleen Camp, Nina Foch Mystery Live action
28 Cliffhanger TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Renny Harlin (director); Michael France, Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Caroline Goodall, Leon, Craig Fairbrass, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite Action, Adventure Live action
Happily Ever After Filmation Associates John Howley (director); Robby London, Martha Moran (screenplay); Irene Cara, Edward Asner, Carol Channing, Dom DeLuise, Phyllis Diller, Michael Horton, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Linda Gary, Jonathan Harris, Sally Kellerman, Malcolm McDowell, Tracey Ullman, Frank Welker Children, Fantasy, Musical Animation
Made in America Warner Bros. Pictures Richard Benjamin (director); Marcia Brandwynne, Nadine Schiff, Holly Goldberg Sloan (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long, Jennifer Tilly Comedy Live action
Super Mario Bros. Hollywood Pictures / Lightmotive/Allied Filmmakers Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel (director); Parker Bennett, Terry Runté, Ed Solomon (screenplay); Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, Fiona Shaw Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Live action
11 Jurassic Park Universal Pictures Steven Spielberg (director); Michael Crichton (screenplay); Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, BD Wong, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Live action
Guilty as Sin Hollywood Pictures Sidney Lumet (director); Larry Cohen (screenplay); Don Johnson, Rebecca De Mornay, Stephen Lang, Jack Warden Drama, Thriller Live action
18 Last Action Hero Columbia Pictures John McTiernan (director); Shane Black, David Arnott (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Austin O'Brien, Art Carney, Robert Prosky, Anthony Quinn, Mercedes Ruehl, Bridgette Wilson Action, Comedy, Fantasy Live action
Once Upon a Forest 20th Century Fox Charles Grosvenor (director); Mark Young, Kelly Ward (screenplay); Michael Crawford, Ellen Blain, Benji Gregory, Paige Gosney, Elisabeth Moss, Ben Vereen Thriller, Adventure, Musical Animation
Dennis the Menace Warner Bros. Pictures / Hughes Entertainment Nick Castle (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Paul Winfield Comedy Live action
25 Sleepless in Seattle TriStar Pictures Nora Ephron (director); Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Rob Reiner, Rita Wilson Romance, Comedy Live action
What's Love Got to Do with It Touchstone Pictures Brian Gibson (director); Kate Lanier (screenplay); Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne Biography Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
2 The Firm Paramount Pictures Sydney Pollack (director); Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook, Wilford Brimley, Gary Busey Thriller Live action
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen (director); Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith (screenplay); Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Billy Gilbert, Eddie Collins, Moroni Olsen, Stuart Buchanan Fantasy Animation
Son-in-Law Hollywood Pictures Steve Rash (director); Patrick Clifton, Susan McMartin, Peter M. Lenkov, Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Shawn Schepps (screenplay); Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith, Cindy Pickett, Tiffani Thiessen, Dan Gauthier, Patrick Renna, Dennis Burkley, Brendan Fraser Comedy Live action
9 In the Line of Fire Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Wolfgang Petersen (director); Jeff Maguire (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Mahoney Action, Thriller Live action
Rookie of the Year 20th Century Fox Daniel Stern (director); Sam Harper (screenplay); Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Amy Morton, Dan Hedaya, Daniel Stern Sports, Comedy Live action
Weekend at Bernie's II TriStar Pictures Robert Klane (director); Robert Klane (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser Comedy Live action
16 Free Willy Warner Bros. Pictures Simon Wincer (director); Keith A. Walker, Corey Blechman (screenplay); Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen Family, Drama Live action
Hocus Pocus Walt Disney Pictures Kenny Ortega (director); Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert (screenplay); Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw Family, Horror, Comedy Live action
23 Another Stakeout Touchstone Pictures John Badham (director); Jim Kouf (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell, Dennis Farina, Marcia Strassman Comedy Live action
Coneheads Paramount Pictures Steve Barron (director); Tom Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin Comedy Live action
Poetic Justice Columbia Pictures John Singleton (director/screenplay); Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry, Tyra Ferrell Drama, Romance Live action
30 Rising Sun 20th Century Fox Philip Kaufman (director); Michael Crichton, Philip Kaufman, Michael Backes (screenplay); Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako, Tia Carrere Thriller Live action
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 20th Century Fox Mel Brooks (director/screenplay); J. David Shapiro, Evan Chandler (screenplay); Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, Avery Schreiber, Dave Chappelle, Tracey Ullman Comedy, Spoof, Musical Live action
So I Married an Axe Murderer TriStar Pictures Thomas Schlamme (director); Robbie Fox (screenplay); Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker Comedy, Horror Live action
Tom and Jerry: The Movie Miramax Films / Live Entertainment Phil Roman (director); Dennis Marks (screenplay); Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee, Charlotte Rae, Tony Jay, Ed Gilbert, David Lander, Henry Gibson, Rip Taylor Comedy, Musical, Family, Buddy Animation
6 The Fugitive Warner Bros. Pictures Andrew Davis (director); Jeb Stuart, David Twohy (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano, Andreas Katsulas, Jeroen Krabbe Action, Thriller Live action
The Meteor Man Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Robert Townsend (director/screenplay); Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Bill Cosby, Another Bad Creation Comedy Live action
My Boyfriend's Back Touchstone Pictures Bob Balaban (director); Dean Lorey (screenplay); Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind Comedy, Romance Live action
The Wedding Banquet The Samuel Goldwyn Company Ang Lee (director/screenplay); Neil Peng, James Schamus (screenplay); Winston Chao, May Chin, Gua Ah-leh, Sihung Lung, Mitchell Lichtenstein Drama Live action
13 Heart and Souls Universal Pictures Ron Underwood (director); Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson, Gregory Hansen, Erik Hansen (screenplay); Robert Downey, Jr., Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick, Elisabeth Shue, Tom Sizemore, David Paymer Fantasy, Comedy Live action
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday New Line Cinema Adam Marcus (director); Jay Huguely, Adam Marcus, Dean Lorey (screenplay); Kane Hodder, John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Allison Smith, Steven Culp, Steven Williams, Billy Green Bush Horror Live action
The Secret Garden Warner Bros. Pictures Agnieszka Holland (director); Caroline Thompson (screenplay); Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith, John Lynch Drama, Family Live action
20 Hard Target Universal Pictures John Woo (director); Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Arnold Vosloo, Wilford Brimley Action Live action
Surf Ninjas New Line Cinema Neal Israel (director/screenplay); Dan Gordon (screenplay); Ernie Reyes, Jr., Rob Schneider, Leslie Nielsen Family, Martial Arts Live action
25 The Man Without a Face Warner Bros. Pictures / Icon Productions Mel Gibson (director); Isabelle Holland (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl Drama Live action
27 Father Hood Hollywood Pictures Darrell Roodt (director); Scott Spencer (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall, Martha Veléz Comedy, Drama Live action
Needful Things Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Fraser Clarke Heston (director); W. D. Richter (screenplay); Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, J. T. Walsh, Amanda Plummer Horror Live action
Only the Strong 20th Century Fox Sheldon Lettich (director); Sheldon Lettich, Luis Esteban (screenplay); Mark Dacascos, Stacey Travis, Geoffrey Lewis, Paco Christian Prieto, Todd Susman, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Richard Coca Martial Arts Live action
Son of the Pink Panther Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Madeline Sunshine, Steve Sunshine (screenplay); Roberto Benigni, Herbert Lom, Claudia Cardinale Comedy Live action
3 Calendar Girl Columbia Pictures John Whitesell (director); Paul W. Shapiro (screenplay); Jason Priestley, Gabriel Olds, Jerry O'Connell, Steve Railsback Period Live action
Fortress Dimension Films Stuart Gordon (director); Troy Neighbors, Steven Feinberg (screenplay); Christopher Lambert, Kurtwood Smith, Loryn Locklin, Jeffrey Combs, Vernon Wells, Clifton Collins, Jr. Fantasy Live action
Kalifornia Gramercy Pictures Dominic Sena (director); Stephen Levy, Tim Metcalfe (screenplay); Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes Horror, Adventure Live action
10 The Real McCoy Universal Pictures Russell Mulcahy (director); William Davies, William Osborne (screenplay); Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer, Terence Stamp Crime Live action
True Romance Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Tony Scott (director); Quentin Tarantino (screenplay); Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken Crime Live action
Undercover Blues Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Herbert Ross (director); Ian Abrams (screenplay); Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid Comedy Live action
15 Household Saints New Line Cinema Nancy Savoca (director); Nancy Savoca, Richard Guay (screenplay); Tracey Ullman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lili Taylor Drama Live action
17 Airborne Warner Bros. Pictures / Icon Productions Rob Bowman (director); Bill Apablasa (screenplay); Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell, Chris Conrad, Jacob Vargas, Jack Black Comedy, Sports Live action
Striking Distance Columbia Pictures Rowdy Herrington (director); Rowdy Herrington, Marty Kaplan (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, Tom Sizemore, Brion James, Robert Pastorelli, Timothy Busfield, John Mahoney Action, Thriller Live action
Into the West Miramax Films Mike Newell (director); Jim Sheridan, David Keating (screenplay); Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Ciarán Fitzgerald, David Kelly Fantasy Live action
24 The Good Son 20th Century Fox Joseph Ruben (director); Ian McEwan (screenplay); Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Jacqueline Brookes, Quinn Kay Culkin, Ashley Crow Thriller Live action
The Program Touchstone Pictures David S. Ward (director/screenplay); Aaron Latham (screenplay); James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson Sports, Drama Live action
Warlock: The Armageddon Trimark Pictures Anthony Hickox (director); Kevin Rock (screenplay); Julian Sands, Chris Young, Paula Marshall Horror Live action
Bopha! Paramount Pictures Morgan Freeman (director); Brian Bird, John Wierick (screenplay); Danny Glover Drama Live action
Dazed and Confused Gramercy Pictures Richard Linklater (director/screenplay); Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Wiley Wiggins, Adam Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck Comedy Live action
29 A Bronx Tale Savoy Pictures Robert De Niro (director); Chazz Palminteri (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Jr., Taral Hicks, Francis Capra, Kathrine Narducci Crime, Drama Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
1 The Age of Innocence Columbia Pictures Martin Scorsese (director/screenplay); Jay Cocks (screenplay); Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder Drama Live action
Cool Runnings Walt Disney Pictures Jon Turteltaub (director); Lynn Siefert, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg (screenplay); Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy Family, Sports Live action
For Love or Money Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Barry Sonnenfeld (director); Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar, Anthony Higgins, Bob Balaban, Michael Tucker, Fyvush Finkel Romance, Comedy Live action
Malice Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Harold Becker (director); Aaron Sorkin, Scott Frank (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Bebe Neuwirth, Josef Sommer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Bancroft, George C. Scott Thriller Live action
M. Butterfly Warner Bros. Pictures David Cronenberg (director); David Henry Hwang (screenplay); Jeremy Irons, John Lone Period, Drama Live action
8 Deadfall Trimark Pictures Christopher Coppola (director/screenplay); Nick Vallelonga (screenplay); Michael Biehn, Sarah Trigger, Nicolas Cage, James Coburn, Peter Fonda, Charlie Sheen, Talia Shire Thriller Live action
Demolition Man Warner Bros. Pictures / Silver Pictures Marco Brambilla (director); Daniel Waters, Robert Reneau, Peter M. Lenkov (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Benjamin Bratt, Bob Gunton, Denis Leary, Glenn Shadix Sci-Fi, Action Live action
Gettysburg New Line Cinema Ronald F. Maxwell (director/screenplay); Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen Period, Drama Live action
Mr. Jones TriStar Pictures Mike Figgis (director); Eric Roth, Michael Cristofer (screenplay); Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft, Tom Irwin, Delroy Lindo, Lauren Tom Romance Live action
Mr. Nanny New Line Cinema Michael Gottlieb (director/screenplay); Edward Rugoff (screenplay); Hulk Hogan, Sherman Hemsley, Austin Pendleton, Madeline Zima, Raymond O'Connor, Robert Gorman, Mother Love, David Johansen Comedy Live action
13 Rudy TriStar Pictures David Anspaugh (director); Angelo Pizzo (screenplay); Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Robert Prosky, Lili Taylor, Jason Miller Sports Live action
15 The Beverly Hillbillies 20th Century Fox Penelope Spheeris (director); Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal (story and screenplay), Jim Fisher, Jim Staahl (screenplay); Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Lea Thompson, Rob Schneider Comedy Live action
Fearless Warner Bros. Pictures Peter Weir (director); Rafael Yglesias (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce, John Turturro Drama Live action
Judgment Night Universal Pictures / Largo Entertainment Stephen Hopkins (director); Lewis Colick (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Denis Leary, Stephen Dorff, Jeremy Piven Action, Thriller Live action
Mr. Wonderful Warner Bros. Pictures Anthony Minghella (director); Amy Schor, Vicki Polon (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker, William Hurt Romance, Comedy Live action
22 Twenty Bucks Triton Pictures Keva Rosenfeld (director); Leslie Bohem, Endre Bohem (screenplay); Linda Hunt, Brendan Fraser, Gladys Knight, Elisabeth Shue, Steve Buscemi, Christopher Lloyd, William H. Macy, David Schwimmer
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Spalding Gray
Drama Live action
29 Ruby Cairo Miramax Films Graeme Clifford (director); Robert Dillon, Michael Thomas (screenplay); Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson, Viggo Mortensen, Jack Thompson Drama Live action
Fatal Instinct Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Carl Reiner (director); David O'Malley (screenplay); Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan, Sean Young, Christopher McDonald, James Remar, Tony Randall Comedy, Spoof Live action
The Nightmare Before Christmas Walt Disney Pictures / Touchstone Pictures Henry Selick (director); Caroline Thompson, Michael McDowell (screenplay); Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page Fantasy, Musical Animation
5 Flesh and Bone Paramount Pictures Steve Kloves (director/screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, James Caan, Gwyneth Paltrow Drama Live action
Look Who's Talking Now TriStar Pictures Tom Ropelewski (director/screenplay); John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, Lysette Anthony, David Gallagher, Tabitha Lupien, Danny DeVito, Diane Keaton Comedy Live action
RoboCop 3 Orion Pictures Fred Dekker (director/screenplay); Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy, Mako, C. C. H. Pounder Sci-Fi, Action Live action
10 Carlito's Way Universal Pictures Brian De Palma (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Luis Guzmán, James Rebhorn Crime, Drama Live action
12 Ernest Rides Again Emshell Producers John R. Cherry III (director/screenplay); William M. Akers (screenplay); Jim Varney, Ron James, Tom Butler, Linda Kash Comedy Live action
My Life Columbia Pictures Bruce Joel Rubin (director/screenplay); Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Queen Latifah, Haing S. Ngor, Michael Constantine Romance Live action
The Piano Miramax Films Jane Campion (director/screenplay); Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill Period, Romance Live action
The Three Musketeers Walt Disney Pictures / Caravan Pictures Stephen Herek (director); David Loughery (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell, Oliver Platt, Tim Curry, Rebecca De Mornay Action, Adventure Live action
19 Addams Family Values Paramount Pictures Barry Sonnenfeld (director); Paul Rudnick (screenplay); Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane, Jimmy Workman, Carel Struycken Comedy Live action
The Remains of the Day Columbia Pictures James Ivory (director); Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Grant, Ben Chaplin Period, Drama Live action
Man's Best Friend New Line Cinema John Lafia (director); John Lafia (screenplay); Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, Robert Costanzo, Fredric Lehne, John Cassini, J.D. Daniels Comedy, Horror Live action
24 A Perfect World Warner Bros. Pictures Clint Eastwood (director); John Lee Hancock (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther, Bradley Whitford Drama Live action
Josh and S.A.M. Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Billy Weber (director); Frank Deese (screenplay); Jacob Tierney, Noah Fleiss, Martha Plimpton Drama, Comedy Live action
Mrs. Doubtfire 20th Century Fox Chris Columbus (director); Randi Mayem Singer, Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Robin Williams, Sally Field, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein Comedy Live action
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Universal Pictures / Amblimation Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells (director); John Patrick Shanley (screenplay); John Goodman, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman, Jay Leno, René LeVant, Felicity Kendal, Charles Fleischer, Walter Cronkite, Joey Shea, Julia Child, Kenneth Mars, Yeardley Smith, Martin Short Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy Animation
10 Wayne's World 2 Paramount Pictures Stephen Surjik (director); Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner (screenplay); Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere Comedy Live action
Geronimo: An American Legend Columbia Pictures Walter Hill (director); Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Wes Studi Drama Live action
15 Schindler's List Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Steven Spielberg (director); Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz Period, Drama Live action
17 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Paramount Pictures Lasse Hallström (director); Peter Hedges (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio, John C. Reilly, Darlene Cates Drama Live action
The Pelican Brief Warner Bros. Pictures Alan J. Pakula (director/screenplay); Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, Hume Cronyn, Stanley Tucci, John Heard, John Lithgow, Tony Goldwyn, James Sikking, William Atherton, Robert Culp Thriller Live action
Beethoven's 2nd Universal Pictures Rod Daniel (director); Len Blum (screenplay); Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile, Sarah Rose Karr, Debi Mazar, Chris Penn Comedy Live action
25 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Warner Bros. Pictures / Warner Bros. Animation Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm (director); Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko, Michael Reaves (screenplay); Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach, Abe Vigoda, Mark Hamill, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Action, Mystery Animation
Tombstone Hollywood Pictures / Cinergi Pictures George P. Cosmatos (director); Kevin Jarre (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Dana Delany, Robert John Burke, Billy Zane, Jason Priestley, Jon Tenney, Charlton Heston Action, Western, Drama Live action
Grumpy Old Men Warner Bros. Pictures Donald Petrie (director); Mark Steven Johnson (screenplay); Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Buck Henry Comedy Live action
Philadelphia TriStar Pictures Jonathan Demme (director); Ron Nyswaner (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Joanne Woodward Courtroom Drama Live action

Notable films released in 1993

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Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 June Clayworth 70 USA Actress
4 Leonard Kibrick 68 USA Actor
6 Rudolf Nureyev 54 Russia Dancer, Actor
16 Glenn Corbett 59 USA Actor
16 Florence Desmond 87 UK Actress
20 Audrey Hepburn 63 Belgium/UK/Netherlands Actress
20 Joseph Anthony 80 USA Director
27 André the Giant 46 France Wrestler, Actor
28 John Steadman 83 USA Actor
29 Gustav Hasford 45 USA Writer Full Metal Jacket
February 5 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 83 USA Director, Screenwriter
5 Tip Tipping 34 UK Stuntman, Actor
8 Douglas Heyes 73 USA Screenwriter, Director
13 Willoughby Gray 76 UK Actor
18 Ted Haworth 75 USA Art Director
18 Rita La Roy 91 USA Actress
18 Leslie Norman 81 UK Director
23 Carl Sautter 44 UK Screenwriter Jetsons: The Movie
26 Constance Ford 69 USA Actress
27 Lillian Gish 99 USA Actress
28 Franco Brusati 70 Italy Director, Screenwriter
28 Joyce Carey 94 UK Actress
28 Ruby Keeler 82 USA Actress, Dancer
28 Ishir? Honda 81 Japan Director
March 3 Harper Goff 81 USA Art Director, Set Designer
4 Richard Sale 81 USA Screenwriter, Director
7 Patricia Lawrence 67 UK Actress
9 Bob Crosby 79 USA Singer, Actor
11 Irene Ware 82 USA Actress
12 Michael Kanin 83 USA Screenwriter
16 Donald Randolph 87 South Africa Actor
17 Helen Hayes 92 USA Actress
21 Buddy Swan 63 USA Actor
27 Kate Reid 62 UK Actress
31 Brandon Lee 28 USA Actor
April 3 Eugenie Leontovich 83 Russia Actress
3 Alexandre Mnouchkine 85 Russia Producer
7 Arleen Whelan 78 USA Actress
15 William Bakewell 84 USA Actor
20 Cantinflas 81 Mexico Actor
29 Michael Gordon 83 USA Director
May 5 Cliff Twemlow 59 UK Conductor, Actor Dawn of the Dead
6 Ann Todd 82 UK Actress
7 Mary Philbin 90 USA Actress
9 Mary Duncan 97 USA Actress
19 Richard Murphy 81 USA Screenwriter
25 Dan Seymour 78 USA Actor
26 Jan Wiley 77 USA Actress
June 5 Conway Twitty 59 USA Singer, Actor
6 James Bridges 57 USA Director, Screenwriter
6 Mort Mills 74 USA Actor
9 Alexis Smith 72 Canada Actress
10 Richard Webb 77 USA Actor
11 Bernard Bresslaw 59 UK Actor
11 Ray Sharkey 40 USA Actor
22 Victor Maddern 67 UK Actor
25 Eileen Stevens 77 USA Actor
July 2 Fred Gwynne 66 USA Actor
4 Anne Shirley 75 USA Actress
9 John Beaird 40 USA Screenwriter My Bloody Valentine
15 David Brian 78 USA Actor
18 Jean Negulesco 93 Romania Director
21 Valda Hansen 60 USA Actress
25 Nan Grey 75 USA Actress
25 Cecilia Parker 79 Canada Actress
26 Daniel Fuchs 84 USA Screenwriter
31 Lenore Aubert 75 Slovenia Actress
August 1 Claire Du Brey 100 USA Actress
3 James Donald 76 UK Actor
7 Roy Budd 46 UK Composer
8 Harry Bellaver 88 USA Actor
10 Irene Sharaff 83 USA Costume Designer
16 Stewart Granger 80 UK Actor
23 Gregory Gaye 92 Russia Actor
28 Rene Ray 81 UK Actress
30 Richard Jordan 56 USA Director
September 4 Hervé Villechaize 50 France Actor
5 Claude Renoir 79 France Cinematographer
7 Hall Bartlett 70 USA Director
12 Raymond Burr 76 Canada Actor
12 Harold Innocent 58 UK Actor
12 Charles Lamont 98 USA Director
17 Zita Johann 89 Germany Actress
29 Gordon Douglas 85 USA Director
October 5 Jane Nigh 68 USA Actress
7 Cyril Cusack 82 South Africa Actor
7 Kenneth Nelson 63 USA Actor
12 Patrick Holt 81 UK Actor
13 Gwen Welles 42 USA Actress
14 Leon Ames 91 USA Actor
15 Walter Newman 77 USA Screenwriter
25 Vincent Price 82 USA Actor
26 Albert Zugsmith 83 USA Producer
30 Margaret Vyner 78 Australia Screenwriter, Actress
31 Federico Fellini 73 Italy Director, Screenwriter
31 River Phoenix 23 USA Actor
November 3 John Lupton 65 USA Actor
5 Michael Bilton 73 UK Actor
5 Mario Cecchi Gori 73 Italy Producer
7 Charles Aidman 68 USA Actor
7 Jack Martin Smith 82 USA Art Director
9 Gerald Thomas 72 UK Director, Editor
9 Stanley Myers 60 UK Composer
10 Wensley Pithey 79 South Africa Actor
12 Anna Sten 84 Russia Actress
15 Evelyn Venable 80 USA Actress
15 Gladys Walton 90 USA Actress
19 Dorothy Revier 89 USA Actress
20 Emile Ardolino 50 USA Director
21 Bill Bixby 59 USA Actor
21 Richard Wordsworth 78 UK Actor
28 Kenneth Connor 75 UK Actor
December 6 Don Ameche 85 USA Actor
14 Myrna Loy 88 USA Actress
16 Moses Gunn 64 USA Actor
17 Janet Margolin 50 USA Actress
18 Sam Wanamaker 74 USA Actor
22 Don DeFore 80 USA Actor
22 Alexander Mackendrick 81 UK Director
23 James Ellison 83 USA Actor
26 Jeff Morrow 86 USA Actor
27 Michael Callen 38 USA Actor
28 Howard Caine 65 USA Actor
29 Marie Kean 75 Ireland Actress

Film debuts


  1. ^ "1993 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Jurassic Park (1993)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 1, 2013.

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