- Production and filming begins on The Matrix.
- Force on Force and Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat (New Line Cinema)
- January 12 - House Party 3 (New Line Cinema)
- January 26 - Blink (New Line Cinema)
- January 28 - Body Snatchers
- February 4 - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
- February 18 - On Deadly Ground
- February 25 - 8 Seconds (New Line Cinema)
- March 11 - The Hudsucker Proxy
- March 30 - Thumbelina (Warner Bros.' distribution replaced by 20th Century Fox) and Major League II (Paramount Pictures only released the first film in 1989)
- April 15 - Surviving the Game (New Line Cinema)
- April 22 - Chasers
- April 29 - With Honors
- May 6 - Being Human and Reckless Kelly
- May 20 - Maverick
- June 3 - The Endless Summer II (New Line Cinema)
- June 10 - City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (Castle Rock Entertainment / Columbia Pictures)
- June 24 - Wyatt Earp
- June 29 - Little Big League (Castle Rock Entertainment / Columbia Pictures)
- July 15 - Spanking the Monkey (Fine Line Features)
- July 20 - The Client
- July 22 - North (New Line Cinema / Castle Rock Entertainment / Columbia Pictures)
- July 29 - The Mask (New Line Cinema), Black Beauty and Barcelona (Fine Line Features / Castle Rock Entertainment)
- August 12 - Corrina, Corrina (New Line Cinema)
- August 26 - Police Academy: Mission to Moscow and Natural Born Killers
- September 9 - Arizona Dream, Rapa Nui and Trial by Jury
- September 16 - The New Age
- September 23 - The Shawshank Redemption (Castle Rock Entertainment / Columbia Pictures)
- September 30 - Second Best
- October 7 - The Specialist and A Troll in Central Park (Warner Bros.' distribution replaced by 20th Century Fox)
- October 14 - Little Giants, Imaginary Crimes and Wes Craven's New Nightmare
- November 18 - The Swan Princess (New Line Cinema; Theatrical only; International distribution released by Columbia Pictures; rights are now owned by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
- February 10 - Fox Kids airs new episodes of Animaniacs.
- February 12 - State of Emergency (HBO Pictures) is aired on HBO
- March 26 - Against the Wall (HBO Pictures) is aired on HBO
- March 27 - The Tiny Toons Spring Break Special airs on FOX.
- April 3 - Yogi the Easter Bear (Hanna-Barbera / Turner Program Services) is aired on Syndication.
- May 8 - Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman season 1 is ended on ABC and The Flintstones: The Best of Bedrock (Hanna-Barbera / Turner Program Services) is aired on FOX.
- May 15 - Living Single season 1 is ended on FOX.
- May 20 - The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. is ended on FOX
- May 21 - White Mile (HBO Pictures) is aired on HBO
- May 23 - Animaniacs season 1 is ended.
- May 28 - Café Americain is ended on NBC.
- June 13 - Tom is ended on CBS. the other episode is remain unaired.
- June 18 - Getting By was ended with the season 2.
- August 20 - The Enemy Within (HBO Pictures; made in Television) airs on HBO.
- September 1 - Living Single season 2 is began on FOX.
- September 3 - Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights (Hanna-Barbera / Turner Program Services) is aired on TBS.
- September 10 - Animaniacs season 2 airs on Fox Kids, just only 4 episodes.
- September 18 - Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman season 2 airs on ABC.
- September 21 - Daddy's Girls is aired on CBS.
- September 24 - Free Willy airs on ABC and on Global Television Network.
- November 12 - Animaniacs season 2 is ended, now the all episodes were reruns on Kids' WB.
- November 21 - A Flintstones' Christmas Carol (Hanna-Barbera / Turner Program Services) is aired on Syndication.
- December 3 - Time Trax is ended on Prime Time Entertainment Network.
- DC Comics begins publishing the current Looney Tunes comic book
- January - Batman: The Animated Series
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