Top-US-Grossing Titles Released 1994-01-01 to 1994-12-31


1. The Lion King (1994)

G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 653,115 | Gross: $422.78M

2. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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82 Metascore

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,267,664 | Gross: $329.69M

3. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

7.2
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63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 191,880 | Gross: $146.28M

4. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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57 Metascore

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 65,200 | Gross: $144.83M

5. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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38 Metascore

In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 61,249 | Gross: $130.51M

6. Dumb & Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

7.3
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41 Metascore

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

Votes: 290,455 | Gross: $127.18M

7. Clear and Present Danger (1994)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 70,253 | Gross: $122.01M

8. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 262,924 | Gross: $121.25M

9. The Mask (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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56 Metascore

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene

Votes: 268,516 | Gross: $119.94M

10. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,338,917 | Gross: $107.93M

11. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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59 Metascore

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst

Votes: 241,493 | Gross: $105.26M

12. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 83,144 | Gross: $101.63M

13. The Client (1994)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 46,189 | Gross: $92.12M

14. Disclosure (1994)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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58 Metascore

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 36,889 | Gross: $83.00M

15. Star Trek: Generations (1994)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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55 Metascore

Captain Picard, with the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Frakes

Votes: 61,172 | Gross: $75.67M

16. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.9
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37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 218,375 | Gross: $72.22M

17. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 149,773 | Gross: $71.57M

18. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, love and betrayal.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 113,235 | Gross: $66.53M

19. Wolf (1994)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.2
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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 43,904 | Gross: $65.01M

20. The Specialist (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger

Votes: 50,550 | Gross: $57.36M

21. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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81 Metascore

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

Votes: 108,687 | Gross: $52.70M

22. The Little Rascals (1994)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Kevin Jamal Woods

Votes: 34,449 | Gross: $51.76M

23. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 77,450 | Gross: $51.11M

24. The Crow (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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71 Metascore

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 137,585 | Gross: $50.69M

25. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 174,659 | Gross: $50.28M

26. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 22,451 | Gross: $50.24M

27. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Majorino

Votes: 16,805 | Gross: $50.02M

28. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

Votes: 36,929 | Gross: $50.00M

29. The River Wild (1994)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello

Votes: 32,842 | Gross: $46.82M

30. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Tucker, Jan Rubes

Votes: 28,123 | Gross: $45.61M

31. Timecop (1994)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.8
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48 Metascore

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill

Votes: 44,825 | Gross: $44.45M

32. The Jungle Book (1994)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

6.0
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Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill

Votes: 13,397 | Gross: $44.34M

33. City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Western

5.4
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Shortly after their first western adventure, Mitch Robbins and his friends discover a treasure map that belonged to their late trail guide Curly and set out to discover its secrets.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 15,252 | Gross: $43.52M

34. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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16 Metascore

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 60,800 | Gross: $42.61M

35. Nobody's Fool (1994)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 15,133 | Gross: $39.49M

36. The Paper (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 10,599 | Gross: $38.82M

37. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.4
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

Votes: 18,148 | Gross: $38.59M

38. Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Edward Herrmann, John Larroquette, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 50,064 | Gross: $38.09M

39. It Could Happen to You (1994)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A police officer promises to share his lottery ticket with a waitress in lieu of a tip.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 27,934 | Gross: $37.80M

40. Junior (1994)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.5
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As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella

Votes: 53,875 | Gross: $36.76M

41. Nell (1994)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.5
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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 22,909 | Gross: $33.59M

42. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 53,452 | Gross: $33.42M

43. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 734,628 | Gross: $32.35M

44. The Shadow (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In 30's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle

Votes: 18,887 | Gross: $32.06M

45. I Love Trouble (1994)

PG | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts, Saul Rubinek, James Rebhorn

Votes: 9,721 | Gross: $30.81M

46. Major League II (1994)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Sport

5.5
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The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 20,623 | Gross: $30.63M

47. Blank Check (1994)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.1
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By accident, the 12-year-old Preston is given a blank check and when he fills in $1,000,000 - he is able to get it! He is having fun spending the money, but the gangsters who owned it want ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, James Rebhorn, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 14,119 | Gross: $30.58M

48. Blown Away (1994)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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An Irish bomber escapes from prison and targets a member of the Boston bomb squad.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 23,256 | Gross: $30.16M

49. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: The Secret Garden (1994)

69 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Animated TV-film version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story about a spoiled English orphan who lives in India but is transplanted to her uncle's old, mysterious house in ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Edwards | Stars: Honor Blackman, Derek Jacobi, Glynis Johns, Victor Spinetti

Votes: 104 | Gross: $30.00M

50. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ... See full summary »

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 3,970 | Gross: $29.39M