Best Comedy Movies of 1990

1.

Mermaids

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old sister, Kate, hope that they can finally settle down. But when Charlotte's attraction to an older man gets in the way, the family must learn to accept each other for who they truly are.

Starring: Cher, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Bob Hoskins, Michael Schoeffling, Caroline McWilliams, Rex Trailer, Betsy Townsend ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1990-12-14
2.

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another one of them is that all his employers that want him to find a girl named Zuzu Petals get killed. Why didn't he become a fisherman's detective instead?

Starring: Andrew Dice Clay, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley, Morris Day, Lauren Holly, Ed O'Neill, Maddie Corman, Gilbert Gottfried, Robert Englund, David Patrick Kelly ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1990-07-11
3.

Arachnophobia

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, Garette Ratliff Henson, Marlene Katz, Julian Sands, Brian McNamara, John Goodman, Stuart Pankin, Henry Jones, Frances Bay ..
Directed by: Frank Marshall
Release date: 1990-07-20
4.

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.

Starring: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Robert Sedgwick, David Johansen, William Hickey, Alice Drummond, Dolores Sutton ..
Directed by: John Harrison
Release date: 1990-05-03
5.

Dick Tracy

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Mandy Patinkin, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Dick Van Dyke, Catherine O'Hara, James Caan, Charlie Korsmo ..
Directed by: Warren Beatty
Release date: 1990-04-05
6.

Bird on a Wire

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Joan Severance, David Carradine, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harry Caesar, Alex Bruhanski, Bill Duke, Florence Paterson, Lossen Chambers ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1990-05-18
7.

Air America

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins, David Marshall Grant, Lane Smith, Art LaFleur, Ned Eisenberg, Marshall Bell, David Bowe ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1990-08-10
8.

The Prince and the Pauper

4.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Long ago in a land with an ailing king, there was a pair of boys who looked exactly alike, a pauper called Mickey and the other, the Crown Prince.

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Arthur Burghardt, Bill Farmer, Tony Anselmo, Elvia Allman, Frank Welker, Charlie Adler, Roy Dotrice, Tim Eyster, Rocky Krakoff ..
Directed by: George Scribner
Release date: 1990-11-16
9.

Cadillac Man

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Joe's a car salesman with a problem—he has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two-timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.

Starring: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher, Zack Norman, Lauren Tom, Annabella Sciorra, Lori Petty, Judith Hoag, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1990-05-18
10.

3 Men and a Little Lady

3.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Robin Weisman, Christopher Cazenove, Sheila Hancock, Fiona Shaw, Jonathan Lynn, Sydney Walsh ..
Directed by: Emile Ardolino
Release date: 1990-11-21

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