1994 in film

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This is a list of films released in 1994. The top worldwide grosser was Disney's The Lion King, becoming the highest-grossing animated film at the time, although it was slightly overtaken at the North American domestic box office by Forrest Gump, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and a second consecutive Academy Award for Best Actor for Tom Hanks.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 1994.

Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1994 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1994[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross
1. The Lion King Walt Disney Pictures $766,964,132[2]
2. Forrest Gump Paramount Pictures $677,387,716
3. True Lies 20th Century Fox $378,882,411
4. The Mask New Line Cinema $351,583,407
5. Speed 20th Century Fox $350,448,145
6. The Flintstones Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment $341,631,208
7. Dumb and Dumber New Line Cinema $247,275,374
8. Four Weddings and a Funeral Gramercy Pictures / PolyGram $245,700,832
9. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Warner Bros. / Geffen Pictures $223,664,608
10. Clear and Present Danger Paramount Pictures $215,887,717


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Category/Organization 52nd Golden Globe Awards
January 21, 1995
1st Screen Actors Guild Awards
February 25, 1995
67th Academy Awards
March 27, 1995
48th BAFTA Awards
April 22, 1995
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Forrest Gump The Lion King N/A Forrest Gump Four Weddings and a Funeral
Best Director Robert Zemeckis
Forrest Gump
N/A Robert Zemeckis
Forrest Gump
Mike Newell
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Best Actor Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
Hugh Grant
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
Hugh Grant
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Best Actress Jessica Lange
Blue Sky
Jamie Lee Curtis
True Lies
Jodie Foster
Jessica Lange
Blue Sky
Susan Sarandon
The Client
Best Supporting Actor Martin Landau
Ed Wood
Samuel L. Jackson
Pulp Fiction
Best Supporting Actress Dianne Wiest
Bullets Over Broadway
Kristin Scott Thomas
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Best Screenplay, Adapted Quentin Tarantino
Pulp Fiction
N/A Eric Roth
Forrest Gump
Paul Attanasio
Quiz Show
Best Screenplay, Original N/A Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
Pulp Fiction
Best Original Score The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
N/A The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
Don Was
Best Original Song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
The Lion King
N/A "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
The Lion King
Best Foreign Language Film Farinelli N/A Burnt by the Sun To Live

1994 Wide-release films


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
7 The Air Up There Hollywood Pictures Paul Michael Glaser (director); Max Apple (screenplay); Kevin Bacon Comedy Live Action
Cabin Boy Touchstone Pictures Adam Resnick (director/screenplay); Chris Elliott, Andy Richter, Brion James, James Gammon, Melora Walters, David Letterman, Alfred Molina Fantasy, Comedy Live Action
14 House Party 3 New Line Cinema Eric Meza (director); David Toney, Takashi Bufford (screenplay); Christopher "Kid" Reid, Christopher "Play" Martin, Bernie Mac, Angela Means, Michael Colyar Comedy Live Action
Iron Will Walt Disney Pictures Charles Haid (director); John Michael Hayes, Djordje Milicevic, Jeff Arch (screenplay); Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, August Schellenberg, George Gerdes, Penelope Windust, Brian Cox Family, Adventure Live Action
21 Intersection Paramount Pictures Mark Rydell (director); David Rayfiel, Marshall Brickman (screenplay); Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich, Martin Landau, Jennifer Morrison Drama Live Action
28 Blink New Line Cinema Michael Apted (director); Dana Stevens (screenplay); Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, James Remar, Paul Dillon, Laurie Metcalf, Bruce A. Young, Matt Roth, Tim Monsion Thriller Live Action
Car 54, Where Are You? Orion Pictures Bill Fishman (director); Erik Tarloff, Ebbe Roe Smith, Peter McCarthy, Peter Crabbe (screenplay); David Johansen, John C. McGinley, Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher, Nipsey Russell, Jeremy Piven Comedy Live Action
4 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Warner Bros. Tom Shadyac (director/screenplay); Jack Bernstein, Jim Carrey (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Lōc, Dan Marino Comedy Live Action
I'll Do Anything Columbia Pictures James L. Brooks (director/screenplay); Nick Nolte, Albert Brooks, Julie Kavner, Whittni Wright, Joely Richardson, Tracey Ullman Drama, Comedy Live Action
My Father the Hero Touchstone Pictures Steve Miner (director); Francis Veber (screenplay); Gérard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, Lauren Hutton, Faith Prince, Stephen Tobolowsky Drama Live Action
11 Blank Check Walt Disney Pictures Rupert Wainwright (director); Blake Snyder, Colby Carr (screenplay); Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, Miguel Ferrer, James Rebhorn, Tone Lōc, Jayne Atkinson, Michael Lerner Comedy Live Action
The Getaway Universal Studios Roger Donaldson (director); Walter Hill, Amy Jones (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods, Jennifer Tilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Farnsworth Crime, Thriller Live Action
My Girl 2 Columbia Pictures Howard Zieff (director); Laurice Elehwany (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky, Austin O'Brien Comedy, Drama Live Action
18 Blue Chips Paramount Pictures William Friedkin (director); Ron Shelton (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Shaquille O'Neal, Mary McDonnell, J. T. Walsh, Alfre Woodard, Ed O'Neill, Dick Vitale, Larry Bird Sports, Drama Live Action
On Deadly Ground Warner Bros. Steven Seagal (director); Ed Horowitz, Robin U. Russin (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley Action, Adventure Live Action
Reality Bites Universal Studios Ben Stiller (director); Helen Childress (screenplay); Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn Comedy, Drama Live Action
25 8 Seconds New Line Cinema John G. Avildsen (director); Monte Merrick (screenplay); Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, Cynthia Geary, James Rebhorn, Carrie Snodgress Biography, Drama, Sports Live Action
Sugar Hill 20th Century Fox Leon Ichaso (director); Barry Michael Cooper (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Theresa Randle, Clarence Williams III, Abe Vigoda, Ernie Hudson Crime Live Action
4 Angie Hollywood Pictures Martha Coolidge (director); Todd Graff (screenplay); Geena Davis, Stephen Rea, James Gandolfini Romance, Comedy, Drama Live Action
The Chase 20th Century Fox Adam Rifkin (director/screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Rocky Carroll, Henry Rollins, Josh Mostel, Ray Wise Action, Comedy Live Action
Greedy Universal Studios Jonathan Lynn (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Phil Hartman, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Olivia d'Abo, Colleen Camp, Jonathan Lynn Comedy Live Action
9 Four Weddings and a Funeral Gramercy Pictures Mike Newell (director); Richard Curtis (screenplay); Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas Romance, Comedy Live Action
11 Guarding Tess TriStar Pictures Hugh Wilson (director/screenplay); Peter Torokvei (screenplay); Shirley MacLaine, Nicolas Cage, Austin Pendleton, Edward Albert, James Rebhorn, Richard Griffiths Comedy Live Action
The Hudsucker Proxy Warner Bros. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (directors/screenplay); Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, John Mahoney, Bill Cobbs Comedy Live Action
Lightning Jack Savoy Pictures Simon Wincer (director); Paul Hogan (screenplay); Paul Hogan, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Beverly D'Angelo Western, Comedy Live Action
The Ref Touchstone Pictures Ted Demme (director); Richard LaGravenese, Marie Weiss (screenplay); Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Christine Baranski, Glynis Johns Comedy Live Action
18 Monkey Trouble New Line Cinema Franco Amurri (director); Franco Amurri, Stu Drieger (screenplay); Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald, Mimi Rogers, Alison Elliott, Adam LaVorgna Comedy Live Action
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Paramount Pictures Peter Segal (director); Pat Proft, David Zucker, Robert LoCash (screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O. J. Simpson, Fred Ward, Kathleen Freeman, Anna Nicole Smith, Pia Zadora, Raquel Welch Comedy, Spoof Live Action
The Paper Universal Studios Ron Howard (director); David Koepp, Stephen Koepp (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid, Robert Duvall, Jason Alexander, Jason Robards Comedy, Drama Live Action
25 Above the Rim New Line Cinema Jeff Pollack (director/screenplay); Barry Michael Cooper (screenplay); Duane Martin, Leon Robinson, Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Tonya Pinkins, David Bailey, Marlon Wayans Sports, Drama Live Action
D2: The Mighty Ducks Walt Disney Pictures Sam Weisman (director); Steven Brill (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson Sports, Comedy Live Action
30 Jimmy Hollywood Paramount Pictures Barry Levinson (director/screenplay); Joe Pesci, Christian Slater, Victoria Abril Comedy Live Action
Major League II Warner Bros. David S. Ward (director/screenplay); R.J. Stewart, Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Omar Epps, David Keith, Margaret Whitton, Bob Uecker Sports, Comedy Live Action
Thumbelina Warner Bros. Gary Goldman (director); Don Bluth (director/screenplay); Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Barbara Cook, Carol Channing, Charo, Gino Conforti, Gilbert Gottfried, John Hurt, Joe Lynch Fantasy, Family Animation


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
1 Clifford Orion Pictures Paul Flaherty (director); Jay Dee Rock, Bobby Von Hayes (screenplay); Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, Dabney Coleman, Richard Kind, G. D. Spradlin Comedy Live Action
The House of the Spirits Miramax Films Bille August (director/screenplay); Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas, Vanessa Redgrave, Armin Mueller-Stahl, María Conchita Alonso, Vincent Gallo, Jan Niklas Drama Live Action
8 Holy Matrimony Hollywood Pictures Leonard Nimoy (director); David Weisberg, Douglas S. Cook (screenplay); Patricia Arquette, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tate Donovan, Armin Mueller-Stahl Comedy Live Action
Threesome TriStar Pictures Andrew Fleming (director/screenplay); Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen Baldwin, Josh Charles, Alexis Arquette, Martha Gehman Comedy, Drama Live Action
13 Serial Mom Savoy Pictures John Waters (director/screenplay); Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard Comedy, Thriller Live Action
15 Cops & Robbersons TriStar Pictures Michael Ritchie (director); Lindsay Maher (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, Robert Davi Comedy Live Action
Surviving the Game New Line Cinema Ernest R. Dickerson (director); Dylan Brunson (screenplay); Ice-T, Rutger Hauer, Gary Busey, Charles S. Dutton, F. Murray Abraham, John C. McGinley, William McNamara Action Live Action
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf Walt Disney Pictures Ken Olin (director); David Fallon (screenplay); Scott Bairstow, Charmaine Craig, Al Harrington, Anthony Ruivivar, Victoria Racimo, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Lewis, Ethan Hawke Adventure Live Action
22 Bad Girls 20th Century Fox Jonathan Kaplan (director); Ken Friedman, Yolande Turner (screenplay); Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell, Drew Barrymore Western Live Action
Brainscan Triumph Films John Flynn (director); Brian Owens, Andrew Kevin Walker (screenplay); Edward Furlong, Frank Langella Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Chasers Warner Bros. Dennis Hopper (director); Joe Batteer, John Rice, Dan Gilroy (screenplay); Tom Berenger, William McNamara, Erika Eleniak, Dean Stockwell, Crispin Glover, Dennis Hopper Comedy Live Action
29 The Favor Orion Pictures Donald Petrie (director); Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon (screenplay); Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt, Ken Wahl Romance, Comedy Live Action
No Escape Savoy Pictures Martin Campbell (director); Michael Gaylin, Joel Gross (screenplay); Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Kevin Dillon, Kevin J. O'Connor, Don Henderson, Ian McNeice, Jack Shepherd, Michael Lerner, Ernie Hudson Action, Sci-Fi Live Action
PCU 20th Century Fox Hart Bochner (director); Adam Leff, Zak Penn (screenplay); Jeremy Piven, David Spade, Chris Young, Jon Favreau Comedy Live Action
When a Man Loves a Woman Touchstone Pictures Luis Mandoki (director); Ronald Bass, Al Franken (screenplay); Andy García, Meg Ryan, Lauren Tom, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn Romance, Drama Live Action
With Honors Warner Bros. Alek Keshishian (director); William Mastrosimone (screenplay); Joe Pesci, Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Hamilton, Gore Vidal Comedy, Drama Live Action
6 3 Ninjas Kick Back TriStar Pictures Charles T. Kanganis (director); Sang-ok Shin, Mark Saltzman (screenplay); Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade, Sean Fox, J. Evan Bonifant, Caroline Junko King, Dustin Nguyen Action Live Action
Clean Slate Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Mick Jackson; Robert King (screenplay); Dana Carvey, Michael Gambon, Valeria Golino, Michael Murphy, James Earl Jones, Olivia d'Abo, Kevin Pollak Comedy Live Action
13 Crooklyn Universal Studios Spike Lee (director/screenplay); Joie Susannah Lee, Cinqué Lee (screenplay); Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Zelda Harris Biography Live Action
The Crow Miramax Films Alex Proyas (director); David J. Schow, John Shirley (screenplay); Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Rochelle Davis, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling Action, Fantasy Live Action
20 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Fine Line Features Gus Van Sant (director/screenplay); Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Angie Dickinson, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Keanu Reeves, John Hurt, Rain Phoenix, Roseanne Arnold, Ed Begley, Jr., Crispin Glover, Buck Henry, Carol Kane, Sean Young Comedy, Drama, Romance Live Action
Maverick Warner Bros. Richard Donner (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene, James Coburn, Alfred Molina Western, Comedy Live Action
27 Beverly Hills Cop III Paramount Pictures John Landis (director); Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Héctor Elizondo, Theresa Randle Action, Comedy Live Action
The Flintstones Universal Studios Brian Levant (director); Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein, Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor Comedy Live Action
Little Buddha Miramax Films Bernardo Bertolucci (director); Rudy Wurlitzer, Mark Peploe (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda, Chris Isaak, Ying Ruocheng, Rudraprasad Sengupta Drama Live Action
3 The Cowboy Way Universal Studios Gregg Champion (director); Rob Thompson (screenplay); Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson Comedy Live Action
Renaissance Man Touchstone Pictures Penny Marshall (director); Jim Burnstein (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Ed Begley, Jr., Cliff Robertson, Mark Wahlberg Comedy Live Action
10 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Columbia Pictures Paul Weiland (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Billy Crystal (screenplay); Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz, Jack Palance, Noble Willingham, Patricia Wettig Comedy Live Action
Speed 20th Century Fox Jan de Bont (director); Graham Yost (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels Action, Thriller Live Action
17 Getting Even with Dad Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Howard Deutch (director); Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein (screenplay); Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly, Saul Rubinek Comedy Live Action
Wolf Columbia Pictures Mike Nichols (director); Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer Horror Live Action
24 The Lion King Walt Disney Pictures Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff (director); Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton (screenplay); Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings Adventure, Drama, Musical Animation
Wyatt Earp Warner Bros. Lawrence Kasdan (director/screenplay); Dan Gordon (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, JoBeth Williams, Linden Ashby, Jeff Fahey, Joanna Going, Annabeth Gish, Bill Pullman, Isabella Rossellini, Mare Winningham Western Live Action
29 I Love Trouble Touchstone Pictures Charles Shyer (director); Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Nick Nolte, Saul Rubinek, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn Romance, Comedy Live Action
Little Big League Columbia Pictures Andrew Scheinman (director); Gregory K. Pincus (screenplay); Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Ashley Crow, Kevin Dunn, Jason Robards, Dennis Farina Family, Sports Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
1 Baby's Day Out 20th Century Fox Patrick Read Johnson (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley, Adam Robert Worton, Jacob Joseph Worton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Matthew Glave, Cynthia Nixon Comedy Live Action
Blown Away Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Stephen Hopkins (director); John Rice, Joe Batteer, Jay Roach (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Forest Whitaker, Lloyd Bridges Action Live Action
The Shadow Universal Studios Russell Mulcahy (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, Jonathan Winters Action Live Action
6 Forrest Gump Paramount Pictures Robert Zemeckis (director); Eric Roth (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field Comedy, Drama Live Action
8 Pentathlon Live Entertainment Bruce Malmuth (director); Misha Suslov (screenplay); Dolph Lundgren Action thriller Live Action
15 Angels in the Outfield Walt Disney Pictures William Dear (director); Holly Goldberg Sloan (screenplay); Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Danny Glover, Tony Danza, Brenda Fricker, Ben Johnson, Jay O. Sanders, Christopher Lloyd Sports, Fantasy Live Action
True Lies 20th Century Fox James Cameron (director/screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Art Malik, Eliza Dushku, Grant Heslov, Charlton Heston Action, Comedy Live Action
20 The Client Warner Bros. Joel Schumacher (director); Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell (screenplay); Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Anthony LaPaglia, Mary-Louise Parker Crime, Thriller Live Action
22 Lassie Paramount Pictures Daniel Petrie (director); Eric Knight, Matthew Jacobs, Gary Ross, Elizabeth Anderson (screenplay); Tom Guiry, Helen Slater, Jon Tenney, Brittany Boyd Family, Adventure Live Action
North Columbia Pictures Rob Reiner (director); Alan Zweibel, Andrew Scheinman (screenplay); Elijah Wood, Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Scarlett Johansson, Faith Ford, Graham Greene, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reba McEntire, John Ritter, Abe Vigoda, Bruce Willis Comedy Live Action
29 Black Beauty Warner Bros. Caroline Thompson (director/screenplay); Andrew Knott, Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Peter Davison, Alan Cumming, Docs Keepin Time Drama Live Action
It Could Happen To You TriStar Pictures Andrew Bergman (director); Jane Anderson (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Mask New Line Cinema Chuck Russell (director); Mike Werb (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Jeni, Cameron Diaz Fantasy, Comedy Live Action
5 Airheads 20th Century Fox Michael Lehmann (director); Rich Wilkes (screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Amy Locane, Michael Richards, Joe Mantegna Comedy Live Action
Clear and Present Danger Paramount Pictures Phillip Noyce (director); Donald E. Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Miguel Sandoval, Belita Moreno, Joaquim de Almeida, James Earl Jones, Anne Archer Action, Thriller Live Action
The Little Rascals Universal Studios Penelope Spheeris (director); Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Scott, Robert Wolterstorff (screenplay); Bug Hall, Travis Tedford, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Kevin Jamal Woods, Zachary Mabry, Ross Bagley, Sam Saletta, Blake Jeremy Collins, Blake McIver Ewing, Jordan Warkol, Courtland Mead, Juliette Brewer, Heather Karasek Comedy Live Action
12 In the Army Now Hollywood Pictures Daniel Petrie, Jr. (director); Ken Kaufman, Stu Krieger, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Fax Bahr, Adam Small (screenplay); Pauly Shore, Andy Dick, David Alan Grier, Esai Morales, Lori Petty, Art LaFleur Comedy Live Action
19 Andre Paramount Pictures George Miller (director); Dana Baratta (screenplay); Tina Majorino, Keith Carradine, Keith Szarabajka, Chelsea Field Family, Comedy Live Action
Blankman Columbia Pictures Mike Binder (director); Damon Wayans, J. F. Lawton (screenplay); Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, Jon Polito, Jason Alexander Comedy Live Action
Color of Night Hollywood Pictures Richard Rush (director); Billy Ray, Matthew Chapman (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Jane March, Rubén Blades, Lesley Ann Warren, Scott Bakula, Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen, Kevin J. O'Connor Thriller Live Action
Killing Zoe October Films Roger Avary (director/screenplay); Eric Stoltz, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Julie Delpy, Gary Kemp, Kario Salem Crime Live Action
24 Fresh Miramax Films Boaz Yakin (director); Boaz Yakin (screenplay); Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright Crime Live Action
26 Camp Nowhere Hollywood Pictures Jonathan Prince (director); Andrew Kurtzman, Eliot Wald (screenplay); Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson, Wendy Makkena, M. Emmet Walsh Comedy Live Action
Natural Born Killers Warner Bros. Oliver Stone (director/screenplay); Dave Veloz, Richard Rutowski (screenplay); Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore, Tommy Lee Jones, Arliss Howard, Rodney Dangerfield Crime, Thriller Live Action
Wagons East! TriStar Pictures Peter Markle (director); Matthew Carlson (screenplay); John Candy, Richard Lewis, John C. McGinley, Ellen Greene, Russell Means, Robert Picardo, Ed Lauter, Rodney A. Grant, Charles Rocket Western, Comedy Live Action
31 Milk Money Paramount Pictures Richard Benjamin (director); John Mattson (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris, Malcolm McDowell, Adam LaVorgna, Michael Patrick Carter, Brian Christopher Comedy, Family Live Action
2 A Simple Twist of Fate Touchstone Pictures Gillies MacKinnon (director); Steve Martin (screenplay); Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O'Hara Comedy, Drama Live Action
9 A Good Man in Africa Gramercy Pictures Bruce Beresford (director); William Boyd (screenplay); Colin Friels, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Sean Connery, John Lithgow, Louis Gossett, Jr., Diana Rigg Adventure Live Action
The Next Karate Kid Columbia Pictures Christopher Cain (director); Mark Lee (screenplay); Hilary Swank, Pat Morita Martial Arts, Drama Live Action
Trial by Jury Warner Bros. Heywood Gould (director/screenplay); Jordan Katz (screenplay); Joanne Whalley, Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne, William Hurt Thriller Live Action
14 Quiz Show Hollywood Pictures Robert Redford (director/screenplay); John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, Christopher McDonald, Mira Sorvino, David Paymer Drama Live Action
16 Blue Sky Orion Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tony Richardson (director); Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling (screenplay); Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Powers Boothe, Carrie Snodgress, Amy Locane, Chris O'Donnell Drama Live Action
Timecop Universal Studios Peter Hyams (director); Mark Verheiden (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Gloria Reuben Sci-Fi, Thriller Live Action
23 Terminal Velocity Hollywood Pictures Deran Sarafian (director); David Twohy (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini, Christopher McDonald Action Live Action
30 Ed Wood Touchstone Pictures Tim Burton (director); Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, George "The Animal" Steele, Bill Murray, Juliet Landau, Mike Starr Comedy, Drama, Biography Live Action
Jason's Lyric Gramercy Pictures / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Doug McHenry (director); Bobby Smith, Jr (screenplay); Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Eddie Griffin, Suzzanne Douglas, Lisa Nicole Carson, Lahmard Tate, Forest Whitaker Romance, Drama Live Action
The River Wild Universal Studios Curtis Hanson (director); Denis O'Neill (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Benjamin Bratt, John C. Reilly, Joseph Mazzello Thriller, Adventure Live Action
The Scout 20th Century Fox Michael Ritchie (director); Roger Angell, Andrew Bergman, Albert Brooks, Monica Johnson (screenplay); Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Bob Costas Comedy Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
7 Only You TriStar Pictures Norman Jewison (director); Diane Drake (screenplay); Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Fisher Stevens Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Specialist Warner Bros. Luis Llosa (director); Alexandra Seros (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Eric Roberts, Rod Steiger Action Live Action
A Troll in Central Park Don Bluth Entertainment Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (directors); Stu Krieger (screenplay); Dom DeLuise, Phillip Glasser, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly Family, Fantasy Animation
14 Exit to Eden Savoy Pictures Garry Marshall (director); Deborah Amelon, Bob Brunner (screenplay); Dana Delany, Paul Mercurio, Rosie O'Donnell, Dan Aykroyd Comedy, Thriller Live Action
Little Giants Warner Bros. Duwayne Dunham (director); James Ferguson, Robert Shallcross (screenplay); Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa, Susanna Thompson, Brian Haley, Mary Ellen Trainor Sports, Comedy Live Action
Pulp Fiction Miramax Films Quentin Tarantino (director/screenplay); John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Frank Whaley, Christopher Walken, Bruce Willis Crime Live Action
The Shawshank Redemption Castle Rock Entertainment Frank Darabont (director, screenplay); Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, James Whitmore, Clancy Brown, Bob Gunton, Gil Bellows Drama Live Action
Wes Craven's New Nightmare New Line Cinema Wes Craven (director/screenplay); Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes, John Saxon Horror Live Action
21 Bullets Over Broadway Miramax Films Woody Allen (director/screenplay); John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly, Chazz Palminteri, Mary-Louise Parker, Jack Warden, Joe Viterelli, Rob Reiner, Tracey Ullman, Jim Broadbent, Harvey Fierstein Crime, Comedy Live Action
Love Affair Warner Bros. Glenn Gordon Caron (director); Robert Towne, Warren Beatty (screenplay); Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Katharine Hepburn, Pierce Brosnan, Garry Shandling, Chloe Webb, Kate Capshaw, Paul Mazursky Romance, Drama Live Action
The Puppet Masters Hollywood Pictures Stuart Orme (director); Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, David S. Goyer (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Keith David, Andrew Robinson Sci-Fi Live Action
Radioland Murders Universal Studios Mel Smith (director); Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn (screenplay); Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Scott Michael Campbell, Michael Lerner, Ned Beatty Comedy, Mystery Live Action
24 Night of the Demons 2
28 The Road to Wellville Columbia Pictures Alan Parker (director/screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack, Dana Carvey Comedy, Drama Live Action
Silent Fall Warner Bros. Bruce Beresford (director); Akiva Goldsman (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, J. T. Walsh, Liv Tyler Mystery Live Action
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Walt Disney Pictures Xavier Koller, Christopher Stoia (directors); Darlene Craviotto (screenplay); Adam Beach, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Irene Bedard, Eric Schweig, Leroy Peltier, Michael Gambon, Nathaniel Parker, Alex Norton, Mark Margolis, Julian Richings Adventure, Drama Live Action
Stargate Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Roland Emmerich (director/screenplay); Dean Devlin (screenplay); Kurt Russell, James Spader, Mili Avital, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors Sci-Fi Live Action
4 Double Dragon Gramercy Pictures James Yukich (director); Michael Davis, Peter Gould (screenplay); Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Robert Patrick, Alyssa Milano, Julia Nickson, Kristina Wagner, John Mallory Asher, Leon Russom Action Live Action
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein TriStar Pictures Kenneth Branagh (director); Steph Lady, Frank Darabont (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, John Cleese, Aidan Quinn Horror Live Action
The War Universal Studios Jon Avnet (director); Kathy McWorter (screenplay); Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham, Lexi Randall Drama Live Action
11 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Warner Bros. Neil Jordan (director); Anne Rice (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst Horror Live Action
The Santa Clause Walt Disney Pictures John Pasquin (director); Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick (screenplay); Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Wendy Crewson, Judge Reinhold, David Krumholtz, Peter Boyle Family, Fantasy Live Action
18 Miracle on 34th Street 20th Century Fox Les Mayfield (director); George Seaton, John Hughes (screenplay); Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J. T. Walsh Fantasy Live Action
Léon: The Professional Columbia Pictures Luc Besson (director/screenplay); Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello Action, Thriller, Drama Live Action
Star Trek Generations Paramount Pictures David Carson (director); Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Malcolm McDowell, Whoopi Goldberg Sci-Fi Live Action
The Swan Princess New Line Cinema Nest Family Entertainment Richard Rich (director); Brian Nissen (screenplay); Michelle Nicastro, Howard McGillin, Sandy Duncan, Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, Steve Vinovich Fantasy, Musical Animation
25 The Pagemaster 20th Century Fox Joe Johnston, Pixote Hunt (directors); David Casci, David Kirschner, Ernie Contreras (screenplay); Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ed Begley, Jr., Mel Harris, Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Welker, Leonard Nimoy, George Hearn, Phil Hartman, Jim Cummings Fantasy, Adventure Live Action/ Animation
A Low Down Dirty Shame Hollywood Pictures Keenen Ivory Wayans (director/screenplay); Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett, Salli Richardson, Andrew Divoff Action, Comedy Live Action
Junior Universal Studios Ivan Reitman (director); Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson Comedy Live Action
2 Cobb Warner Bros. Ron Shelton (director/screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich Biography, Sports Live Action
Tom & Viv Miramax Films Brian Gilbert (director); Michael Hastings, Adrian Hodges (screenplay); Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris Romance Live Action
Trapped in Paradise 20th Century Fox George Gallo (director/screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey Crime, Comedy Live Action
9 Disclosure Warner Bros. Barry Levinson (director); Paul Attanasio (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall, Dennis Miller, Rosemary Forsyth Thriller Live Action
Drop Zone Paramount Pictures John Badham (director); Peter Barsocchini, John Bishop (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler, Michael Jeter, Kyle Secor Action Live Action
14 Nell 20th Century Fox Michael Apted (director); William Nicholson, Mark Handley (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini, Nick Searcy Drama Live Action
16 Dumb and Dumber New Line Cinema Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly (director/screenplay); Bennett Yellin (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Charles Rocket, Mike Starr Comedy Live Action
Legends of the Fall TriStar Pictures Edward Zwick (director); Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff (screenplay); Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, Henry Thomas, Karina Lombard Drama Live Action
Speechless Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ron Underwood (director); Robert King (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Bonnie Bedelia, Christopher Reeve Romance, Comedy Live Action
21 Mixed Nuts TriStar Pictures Nora Ephron (director/screenplay); Delia Ephron (screenplay); Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis, Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler, Liev Schreiber, Garry Shandling, Rita Wilson, Parker Posey, Jon Stewart, Joely Fisher Comedy Live Action
23 Little Women Columbia Pictures Gillian Armstrong (director); Robin Swicord (screenplay); Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Gabriel Byrne, Samantha Mathis, Eric Stoltz, Matthew Walker Drama Live Action
Nobody's Fool Paramount Pictures Robert Benton (director/screenplay); Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, Bruce Willis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Margo Martindale, Josef Sommer, Gene Saks Comedy, Drama Live Action
Richie Rich Warner Bros. Donald Petrie (director); Neil Tolkin, Tom S. Parker (screenplay); Macaulay Culkin, John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Hyde Comedy Live Action
Street Fighter Universal Studios Steven E. de Souza (director/screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raúl Juliá, Ming-Na Wen, Kylie Minogue, Damian Chapa, Byron Mann, Wes Studi Action Live Action
25 I.Q. Paramount Pictures Fred Schepisi (director); Andy Breckman (screenplay); Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Stephen Fry, Tony Shalhoub, Lou Jacobi, Joseph Maher, Gene Saks Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Jungle Book Walt Disney Pictures Stephen Sommers (director/screenplay); Ronald Yanover, Mark Geldman (screenplay); Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, John Cleese Adventure Live Action
28 The Madness of King George Samuel Goldwyn Company Nicholas Hytner (director); Alan Bennett (screenplay); Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Graves, Rupert Everett Period Live Action

Notable films released in 1994

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Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Nationality Profession Notable films
January 1 Cesar Romero 86 USA Actor
3 Heather Sears 58 UK Actress
7 Llewellyn Rees 92 UK Actor
7 Vittorio Mezzogiorno 52 Italy Actor
8 Pat Buttram 78 USA Actor, Voice Actor
9 Madge Ryan 75 Australia Actress
12 Samuel Bronston 85 Moldova Producer
19 Kenneth Utt 72 USA Producer, Production Manager
22 Telly Savalas 72 USA Actor
22 Jean-Louis Barrault 83 France Actor
27 Claude Akins 67 USA Actor
28 Hal Smith 77 USA Actor, Voice Actor
February 1 Olan Soule 84 USA Actor
6 Joseph Cotten 88 USA Actor
11 Sorrell Booke 64 USA Actor
11 William Conrad 73 USA Actor, Producer
15 Tiger Haynes 86 USA Actor
24 Dinah Shore 77 USA Singer, Actress
28 Enrico Maria Salerno 67 Italy Actor
March 2 Anita Morris 50 USA Actress
4 John Candy 43 Canada Actor, Comedian
8 John Ewart 66 Australia Actor
9 Fernando Rey 76 Spain Actor
17 Mai Zetterling 68 Sweden Actor
21 Dack Rambo 52 USA Actor
21 Macdonald Carey 81 USA Actor
23 Giulietta Masina 73 Italy Actress
23 Paula Trueman 93 USA Actress
29 John Dee 80 USA Actor
April 16 Ron Vawter 45 USA Actor
20 Dennis Cleveland Stewart 46 USA Actor
27 Lynne Frederick 39 UK Actress
30 Ferdinando Scarfiotti 53 Italy Production Designer
30 Chris Butler 41 USA Set Decorator
May 6 Fred Sadoff 67 USA Actor
8 George Peppard 65 USA Actor
11 Timothy Carey 65 USA Actor
15 Royal Dano 71 UK Actor
15 Gilbert Roland 88 Mexico Actor
16 Alain Cuny 85 France Actor
24 Oscar Saul 81 USA Screenwriter
June 2 Philip Dunne 84 USA Writer, Director
4 Massimo Troisi 41 Italy Actor, Director, Writer
4 Stephen McNally 80 USA Actor
6 Barry Sullivan 81 USA Actor
7 Dennis Potter 59 UK Screenwriter
11 Herbert Anderson 77 USA Actor
12 Chris Latta 44 USA Actor
14 Henry Mancini 70 USA Composer
16 Eileen Way 82 UK Actress
July 1 Dominic Lucero 26 USA Dancer, Actor
6 Cameron Mitchell 75 USA Actor
8 Dick Sargent 64 USA Actor
14 Eric Linden 84 USA Actor
23 Mario Brega 71 Italy Actor
30 Janis Carter 80 USA Actress
August 2 Bert Freed 74 USA Actor
3 John Zenda 50 USA Actor
7 Robert Hutton 74 USA Actor
7 Larry Martyn 60 UK Actor
11 Peter Cushing 81 UK Actor
11 Red Mitchell 33 USA Actor JFK
14 Joan Harrison 87 UK Screenwriter, Producer
16 John Doucette 73 USA Actor
30 Lindsay Anderson 71 UK Director
September 2 Roy Castle 62 UK Actor
7 Godfrey Quigley 71 Israel Actor
7 Dennis Morgan 85 USA Actor
7 Terence Young 79 China Director
9 Charles Drake 76 USA Actor
9 Patrick O'Neal 66 USA Actor
11 Jessica Tandy 85 UK Actress
12 Tom Ewell 85 USA Actor
15 Mark Stevens 77 USA Actor
16 Jack Dodson 63 USA Actor
17 Iris Adrian 82 USA Actress
23 Robert Bloch 77 USA Writer
30 Sydney Walker 73 USA Actress
October 3 Dub Taylor 87 USA Actor
3 Virginia Dale 77 USA Actress
7 James Hill 75 UK Director
16 Peter Bromilow 61 UK Actor
17 Martha Raye 78 USA Actress
20 Burt Lancaster 80 USA Actor
23 Robert Lansing 66 USA Actor
24 Raúl Juliá 54 Puerto Rico Actor
25 Mildred Natwick 89 USA Actress
29 Steve Plytas 81 UK Actor
November 1 Noah Beery, Jr. 81 USA Actor
7 Carleton Young 89 USA Actor
8 Michael O'Donoghue 54 USA Screenwriter, Actor
9 Richard Rust 54 USA Actor
9 Ralph Michael 87 UK Actor
11 Ernest Clark 82 UK Actor
14 Tom Villard 40 USA Actor
18 Cab Calloway 86 USA Actor, Singer
30 Lionel Stander 86 USA Actor
December 5 Günter Meisner 68 Germany Actor
6 Gian Maria Volontè 61 Italy Actor
18 Lilia Skala 98 Hungary Actress
23 Sebastian Shaw 89 UK Actor
24 Rossano Brazzi 78 Italy Actor
24 John Osborne 65 UK Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
29 Frank Thring 68 Australia Actor
31 Woody Strode 80 USA Actor

Film debuts


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