1993 in film

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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.)



Top grossing films

Rank Title Studio Stars Director Gross
1. Jurassic Park Universal Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, and Richard Attenborough Steven Spielberg $914,691,118
2. Mrs. Doubtfire Fox Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, and Sally Field Chris Columbus $441,286,195
3. The Fugitive Warner Bros. Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones Andrew Davis $368,875,760
4. Schindler's List Universal Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes Steven Spielberg $321,306,305
5. The Firm Paramount Tom Cruise Sydney Pollack $270,248,367
6. Indecent Proposal Paramount Woody Harrelson, Robert Redford and Demi Moore Adrian Lyne $266,614,059
7. Cliffhanger TriStar Sylvester Stallone Renny Harlin $255,000,211
8. Sleepless in Seattle TriStar Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Nora Ephron $227,799,884
9. Philadelphia TriStar Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington Jonathan Demme $206,678,440
10. The Pelican Brief Warner Bros. Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington Alan J. Pakula $195,268,056


Category/Organization 51st Golden Globe Awards
January 22, 1994
66th Academy Awards
March 21, 1994
47th BAFTA Awards
April 14, 1994
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Schindler's List Mrs. Doubtfire Schindler's List Schindler's List
Best Director Steven Spielberg
Schindler's List
Steven Spielberg
Schindler's List
Steven Spielberg
Schindler's List
Best Actor Tom Hanks
Robin Williams
Mrs. Doubtfire
Tom Hanks
Anthony Hopkins
Best Actress Holly Hunter
The Piano
Angela Bassett
What's Love Got to Do with It
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones
The Fugitive
Tommy Lee Jones
The Fugitive
Ralph Fiennes
Schindler's List
Best Supporting Actress Winona Ryder
The Age of Innocence
Anna Paquin
The Piano
Miriam Margoyles
The Age of Innocence
Best Screenplay, Adapted Schindler's List
Steven Zaillian
Schindler's List
Steven Zaillian
Schindler's List
Steven Zaillian
Best Screenplay, Original The Piano
Jane Campion
Groundhog Day
Danny Rubin
Best Foreign Language Film Farewell My Concubine Belle Epoque Farewell My Concubine

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Farewell My Concubine (霸王別姬, Ba wang bie ji), directed by Chen Kaige, China / Hong Kong
The Piano, directed by Jane Campion, New Zealand

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Short Cuts, directed by Robert Altman, United States
Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu), directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski, France / Poland / Switzerland / U.K.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Women from the Lake of Scented Souls (Xian hun nu), directed by Xie Fei, China
The Wedding Banquet (Hsi yen), directed by Ang Lee, Taiwan / U.S.A.

Films released in 1993


















Wide-release films


  • January 8 - Leprechaun
  • January 15 - Nowhere to Run, Alive, Body of Evidence
  • January 22 - Aspen Extreme, Hexed
  • January 29 - Children of the Corn 2, Matinee, Sniper
  • February 5 - Loaded Weapon 1, Sommersby, The Vanishing
  • February 12 - Groundhog Day, The Temp, Untamed Heart
  • February 19 - Army of Darkness
  • February 26 - Falling Down
  • March 5 - Amos & Andrew, Best of the Best 2, Mad Dog & Glory
  • March 12 - CB4, A Far Off Place, Fire in the Sky
  • March 19 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Point of No Return
  • March 26 - Born Yesterday, Hear No Evil, Married to It, The Opposite Sex & How to Live w/ Them


  • April 2 - The Adventures of Huck Finn, Cop & a Half, The Crush, Jack the Bear
  • April 9 - Indecent Proposal, The Sandlot
  • April 16 - Boiling Point
  • April 23 - The Dark Half, Indian Summer, Who's The Man?
  • April 30 - Splitting Heirs, 3 of Hearts
  • May 7 - Dave, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
  • May 14 - Lost in Yorkers, Posse
  • May 21 - Hot Shots! Part Deux, Sliver
  • May 28 - Super Mario Bros., Made in America, Cliffhanger, Happily Never After
  • June 4 - Guilty as Sin, Life w/ Milkey
  • June 11- Jurassic Park
  • June 18 - Last Action Hero
  • June 25 - Dennis the Menace, Sleepless in Seattle


  • July 2 - Son-in-Law
  • July 9 - In the Line of Fire, Rookie of the Year, Weekend at Bernie's 2
  • July 16 - Free Willy, Hocus Pocus
  • July 23 - Another Stakeout, Coneheads, Poetic Justice
  • July 30 - Rising Sun, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, So i Married an Axe Murderer, Tom & Jerry-The Movie
  • August 6 - The Fugitive, The Meteor Man, My Boyfriend's Back, That Night, The Wedding Banquet
  • August 13 - Heart & Souls, Jason Gose to Hell: The Final Friday, The Secret Garden
  • August 20 - Hard Target, Surf Ninjas
  • August 27 - Father Hood, The Man w/out a Face, Needful Things, Only the Strong, Son of the Pink Panther
  • September 3 - Calendar Girl, Fortress, Kalifornia
  • September 10 - The Real McCoy, True Romance, Undercover Blues\
  • September 15 - Houseold Saints
  • September 17 - Airbone, Striking Distance, The Age of Innocence, Into the West
  • September 24 - The God Son, The Program, Warlock: The Armageddon, Bopha!, Dazed & Confused



Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Leonard Kibrick 68 USA Actor It's a Wonderful WorldDimples
6 Rudolf Nureyev 54 Russia Dancer, Actor ValentinoExposedDon Quixote
20 Audrey Hepburn 63 Belgium Actress Breakfast at Tiffany'sRoman HolidayMy Fair LadySabrinaCharadeFunny FaceThe Lavender Hill MobAlways
27 André the Giant 46 France Wrestler, Actor The Princess BrideMicki + MaudeConan the Destroyer
28 John Steadman 83 USA Actor The Longest YardThe Hills Have EyesCheech & Chong's Next MovieThe Frisco KidFade to BlackThe Grissom Gang
29 Gustav Hasford 45 USA Author, Screenwriter Full Metal Jacket
February 5 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 83 USA Screenwriter, Director All About EveCleopatraGuys and DollsThe Barefoot ContessaJulius CaesarSleuthThe Honey PotThe Quiet American
5 Tip Tipping 34 UK Stuntman, Actor Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeAliensBatmanBrazilHamburger HillReturn to OzDeath Wish 3Willow
18 Ted Haworth 75 USA Art Director Some Like it HotThe Longest DayInvasion of the Body SnatchersStrangers on a TrainJeremiah JohnsonHarry and Tonto
23 Carl Sautter 44 UK Screenwriter Jetsons: The Movie
27 Lillian Gish 99 USA Actress Birth of a NationDuel in the SunThe ComediansThe Night of the HunterThe Wind
28 Ishirô Honda 81 Japan Director GojiraKing Kong vs. GodzillaMothra vs. Godzilla
March 3 Harper Goff 81 USA Art Director, Set Designer CasablancaWilly Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryThe Vikings20000 Leagues Under the SeaSergeant YorkPete Kelly's Blues
4 Richard Sale 81 USA Screenwriter, Director Torpedo RunThe White BuffaloSuddenlySeven Waves Away
7 Patricia Lawrence 67 UK Actress LucasHoward's End
9 Bob Crosby 79 USA Singer, Actor The Five PenniesKansas City KittySee Here, Private HargroveThe Greatest Show on Earth
12 Michael Kanin 83 USA Screenwriter Woman of the YearTeacher's PetThe Outrage
16 Donald Randolph 87 South Africa Actor TopazThe Deadly MantisPhffft!CowboyMy Gun Is Quick
17 Helen Hayes 92 USA Actress AirportThe Sin of Madelon ClaudetAnastasiaHerbie Rides AgainCandleshoeWhat Every Woman KnowsA Farewell to Arms
21 Buddy Swan 63 USA Actor Citizen KaneScared Stiff
27 Kate Reid 62 UK Actress Atlantic CityThe Andromeda StrainEquusThis Property Is CondemnedHeaven Help Us
31 Brandon Lee 28 USA Actor The CrowShowdown in Little TokyoLaser MissionRapid Fire
April 3 Alexandre Mnouchkine 85 Russia Producer The Name of the RoseA Pure Formality
15 William Bakewell 84 USA Actor Gone with the WindAll Quiet on the Western FrontRadar Men from the MoonWest PointThe Strongest Man in the World
20 Cantinflas 81 Mexico Actor Around the World in Eighty DaysPepe
29 Michael Gordon 83 USA Director Pillow TalkMove Over, DarlingBoy's Night OutCyrano de BergeracFor Love or Money
May 5 Cliff Twemlow 59 UK Conductor, Actor Dawn of the Dead
7 Mary Philbin 90 USA Actress The Phantom of the OperaThe Man Who LaughsMerry-Go-Round
19 Richard Murphy 81 USA Screenwriter Panic in the StreetsBroken LanceThe Desert RatsCompulsion
25 Dan Seymour 78 USA Actor Key LargoJohnny BelindaTo Have and Have NotAbbott and Costello Meet the MummyEscape to Witch Mountain
June 5 Conway Twitty 59 USA Singer, Actor College ConfidentialSex Kittens Go to College
6 James Bridges 57 USA Screenwriter Urban CowboyThe China SyndromeWhite Hunter Black HeartThe Paper Chase
6 Mort Mills 74 USA Actor PsychoTouch of EvilTorn Curtain
9 Alexis Smith 72 Canada Actress The Age of InnocenceThe Young PhiladelphiansThe Little Girl Who Lives Down the LaneNight and DayOf Human Bondage
11 Bernard Bresslaw 59 UK Actor KrullJabberwockyOne of Our Dinosaurs Is MissingThe Fifth MusketeerCarry On Behind
22 Victor Maddern 67 UK Actor Chitty Chitty Bang BangExodusDigby, the Biggest Dog in the World
25 Eileen Stevens 77 USA Actor Invasion of the Body SnatchersAttack of the 50 Foot Woman
July 2 Fred Gwynne 66 USA Actor My Cousin VinnyPet SemataryFatal AttractionThe Cotton ClubIronweed
9 John Beaird 40 USA Screenwriter My Bloody Valentine
21 Valda Hansen 60 USA Actress Night of the GhoulsThe Great Northfield Minnesota RaidCain's Cutthroats
August 3 James Donald 76 UK Actor The Great EscapeThe Bridge on the River KwaiQautermass and the PitLust for Life
7 Roy Budd 46 UK Composer Get CarterThe Wild GeeseThe Sea Wolves
10 Irene Sharaff 83 USA Costume Designer West Side StoryWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?The King and IThe Best Years of Our LivesGuys and DollsHello, Dolly!The Sandpiper
16 Stewart Granger 80 UK Actor North to AlaskaKing Solomon's MinesScaramouche
23 Charles Scorsese 80 USA Actor GoodfellasRaging BullCape FearThe Color of MoneyThe King of Comedy
30 Richard Jordan 56 USA Director The Hunt for Red OctoberDuneLogan's RunGettysburgRaise the Titanic
September 4 Hervé Villechaize 50 France Actor The Man with the Golden GunForbidden ZoneTwo Moon Junction
5 Claude Renoir 79 France Cinematographer The Spy Who Loved MeFrench Connection IIBarbarellaPaul and Michelle
12 Raymond Burr 76 Canada Actor Rear WindowAirplane II: The SequelGodzillaSerpent of the Nile
12 Harold Innocent 58 UK Actor Robin Hood: Prince of ThievesBrazilHenry VLittle DorritGalileo
29 Gordon Douglas 85 USA Director Robin and the 7 HoodsThey Call Me MISTER Tibbs!In Like FlintThem!
October 7 Cyril Cusack 82 South Africa Actress Harold and MaudeMy Left FootFahrenheit 4511984
7 Kenneth Nelson 63 USA Actor HellraiserThe Boys in the BandNightbreed
14 Leon Ames 91 USA Actor Meet Me in St. LouisTora! Tora! Tora!Peggy Sue Got MarriedPeyton Place
15 Walter Newman 77 USA Screenwriter Cat BallouThe ChampThe Man with the Golden ArmAce in the HoleThe Interns
25 Vincent Price 82 USA Actor Edward ScissorhandsHouse of WaxBasil, the Great Mouse DetectiveThe Monster ClubHouse on Haunted HillDead HeatThe Thief and the Cobbler
31 Federico Fellini 73 Italy Screenwriter 8 1/2AmarcordFellini's Casanova
31 River Phoenix 23 USA Actor Stand by MeIndiana Jones and the Last CrusadeMy Own Private IdahoSneakersThe Mosquito CoastRunning on Empty
November 3 John Lupton 65 USA Actor Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's DaughterThe Great Locomotive ChaseAirport 1975
7 Jack Martin Smith 82 USA Art Director Planet of the ApesButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidMASHThe Boston StranglerDoctor DoolittleValley of the Dolls
9 Stanley Myers 60 UK Composer The Deer HunterThe Greek TycoonThe WitchesCold Heaven
10 Wensley Pithey 79 South Africa Actor Oliver!The Saint and the Brave Goose
20 Emile Ardolino 50 USA Director Dirty DancingSister ActThree Men and a Little LadyChances Are
21 Bill Bixby 59 USA Actor The Apple Dumpling GangClambakeRide Beyond Vengeance
28 Kenneth Connor 75 UK Actor Carry On EnglandCarry On Nurse
December 6 Don Ameche 85 USA Actor CocoonHeaven Can WaitOscarTrading PlacesHarry and the HendersonsCorrina, CorrinaHomeward Bound: The Incredible JourneyComing to America
14 Myrna Loy 88 USA Actress The Thin ManMr. Blandings Builds His Dream HouseThe Great ZiegfeldFrom the Terrace
16 Moses Gunn 64 USA Actor ShaftThe NeverEnding StoryHeartbreak RidgeLeonard Part 6RagtimeAmityville II: The Possession
17 Janet Margolin 50 USA Actress Annie HallGhostbusters IITake the Money and RunThe Greatest Story Ever ToldNevada Smith
18 Sam Wanamaker 74 USA Actor Private BenjaminSuperman IV: The Quest for PeaceThe Spy Who Came in from the ColdRaw Deal
27 Michael Callen 38 USA Actor PhiladelphiaZero Patience
28 Howard Caine 65 USA Actor Judgment at Nuremberg1776Watermelon ManForced Vengeance
29 Marie Kean 75 Ireland Actress Barry LyndonRyan's DaughterThe Lonely Passion of Judith HearneGirl with Green EyesRooney

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