Best Comedy Movies of 1990

1.

Home Alone

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day.

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, Roberts Blossom, Devin Ratray, Michael C. Maronna, Hillary Wolf, Angela Goethals ..
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 1990-11-16
2.

Back to the Future Part III

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue, James Tolkan, Matt Clark, Christopher Wynne, Sean Sullivan ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1990-05-25
3.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas

Starring: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, Corey Feldman, Brian Tochi, Michael Turney, Kevin Clash, James Saito, Leif Tilden, Michelan Sisti ..
Directed by: Steve Barron
Release date: 1990-03-30
4.

A Grand Day Out

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese and this provides an excellent excuse for the animated duo to take their holiday on the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese. The moon is inhabited by a mechanical caretaker, who is not too happy about the two visitors from earth that nibble on the moon.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins ..
Directed by: Nick Park
Release date: 1990-05-18
5.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the devilish green creatures invade a top-secret laboratory and develop genetically altered powers, making them even harder to destroy!

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee, Haviland Morris, Jackie Joseph, Gedde Watanabe, Keye Luke ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1990-06-15
6.

Kindergarten Cop

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous moppets whose antics try his patience and test his mettle, Kimble may have met his match … in more ways than one.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Alix Koromzay, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson, Carroll Baker, Cathy Moriarty, Joseph Cousins, Christian Cousins ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1990-12-21
7.

DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

With his nephews and niece, everyone's favorite rich uncle, Scrooge McDuck, treks from his mansion home in Duckburg in search of the long-lost loot of the thief Collie Baba. But finding the goods isn't quite what it's "quacked" up to be! Their thrilling adventure leads to comical chaos, magical mayhem, and a lesson about what is far more valuable than money, gold and jewels.

Starring: Alan Young, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor, Richard Libertini, Christopher Lloyd, June Foray, Chuck McCann, Joan Gerber, Rip Taylor, Charlie Adler ..
Directed by: Bob Hathcock
Release date: 1990-08-03
8.

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
9.

Postcards from the Edge

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who finds her mother still treats her like a child. Despite these problems - and further ones to do with the men in in her life - Suzanne can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Rob Reiner, Conrad Bain, Annette Bening, Simon Callow, Mary Wickes ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1990-09-14
10.

Mo' Better Blues

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlie Murphy, Nicholas Turturro, Robin Harris, Joie Lee ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 1990-08-03

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