Best Family Movies of 1990


Home Alone

7.7/10 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

The Witches

6.8/10 IMDB

A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches' plot before he can stop them?

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Paterson, Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn, Charlie Potter, Anne Lambton, Sukie Smith ..
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Release date: 1990-05-25

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

6.7/10 IMDB

A quartet of humanoid turtles, trained by their mentor in ninjitsu, must learn to work together to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan.

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

The Rescuers Down Under

6.8/10 IMDB

A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the day. Accompanying the fearless duo are bumbling albatross Wilbur and local field operative Jake the Kangaroo Rat.

Starring: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers, Adam Ryen, George C. Scott, Wayne Robson, Douglas Seale, Frank Welker, Bernard Fox ..
Directed by: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel
Release date: 1990-11-16

A Grand Day Out

7.7/10 IMDB

Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese, and this provides an excellent excuse for the duo to take their holiday to the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese.

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

DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp

6.8/10 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

The Prince and the Pauper

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, Trevor Eyster, Rocky Krakoff ..
Directed by: George Scribner
Release date: 1990-11-16

Treasure Island

7.0/10 IMDB

Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, meets Captain Billy Bones, who dies at the inn while it is beseiged by buccaneers led by Blind Pew. Jim and his mother fight off the attackers and discover Billy Bones' treasure map for which the buccaneers had come. Jim agrees to sail on the S.S. Espaniola with Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey to find the treasure on a mysterious isiand. Upon arriving at the island, ship's cook and scaliwag Long John Silver leads a mutiny of crew members who want the treasure for themselves. Jim helps the Squire and Espaniola officers to survive the mutiny and fight back against Silver's men, who have taken over the Espaniola.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee, Richard Johnson, Julian Glover, Isla Blair, James Cosmo, Pete Postlethwaite, John Benfield ..
Directed by: Fraser Clarke Heston
Release date: 1990-01-22

3 Men and a Little Lady

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

The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter

5.1/10 IMDB

Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.

Starring: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp, Martin Umbach, Alexandra Johnes, Thomas Hill, Helena Michell, Christopher Burton, Patricia Fugger ..
Directed by: George T. Miller
Release date: 1990-10-24
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair

7.1/10 IMDB

Eustace, along with a new companion named Jill Pole, is brought back to Narnia. The pair are told by Aslan they must search for King Caspian's missing son, Prince Rillian.

Release date: 1990-11-18
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

7.8/10 IMDB

Animated adaptation of Virginia Lee Burton's children's book.

Starring: Robert Klein, Jason Biggs, Tina Fabrique, Sherryl Marshall, Catherine Russell, Heidi Stallings, Rachel Graham, Gina Marie Huaman, Tony Andreasakis ..
Directed by: Michael Sporn
Release date: 1990-09-10
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera

The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera

8.2/10 IMDB

Dick Dastardly and Muttley have kidnapped Elroy Jetson. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo pilot a rescue mission, time warping through Bedrock, Scooby-Doo's Haunted Castle and Jetsons City.

Starring: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Penny Singleton, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Jeff Bergman, Henry Corden, Michael Bell, Greg Burson ..
Directed by: Mario Kamberg
Release date: 1990-05-17
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Snow White

Snow White

7.4/10 IMDB

Enter the spellbinding realm of a pretty young princess, a scheming queen and seven funny little fellows with very big hearts in this brilliantly animated retelling of the timeless fairy take classic.

Starring: Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, Kath Soucie ..
Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1990-09-14
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

7.1/10 IMDB

On the run from bullies at school, Eustace and his friend, Jill, suddenly find themselves in Narnia. Prince Rilian, son of the old and frail King Caspian, has disappeared mysteriously. Aslan, the Great Lion, sends the children on a dangerous quest through treacherous lands of witches and giants to locate the Prince, only heir to the Narnian throne. But the Emerald Witch who rules the underworld will ensure bringing him home is no easy feat.

Starring: David Thwaites, Camilla Power, Tom Baker, Richard Henders, Barbara Kellerman, Ailsa Berk, William Todd-Jones, Ronald Pickup, Warwick Davis, Geoffrey Russell ..
Directed by: Alex Kirby
Release date: 1990-11-18
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Roller Coaster Rabbit

Roller Coaster Rabbit

7.4/10 IMDB

Roger Rabbit struggles to keep wandering Baby Herman safe in an amusement park where the usual havoc ensues.

Starring: Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, April Winchell, Lou Hirsch, Corey Burton, Frank Welker, Damian London, Joni Barnes, Jimmy Bracken, Angel Cook ..
Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Frank Marshall
Release date: 1990-06-15


7.2/10 IMDB

Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into American life.

Starring: Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon, Lou Jacobi, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elizabeth Perkins, Joan Plowright, Aidan Quinn, Israel Rubinek, Elijah Wood, Grant Gelt ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1990-10-05

Jetsons: The Movie

5.5/10 IMDB

George Jetson is forced to uproot his family when Mr. Spacely promotes him to take charge of a new factory on a distant planet.

Starring: George O'Hanlon, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton, Tiffany, Patric Zimmerman, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl, Brad Garrett, Rick Dees, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1990-06-06
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Nutcracker Prince

The Nutcracker Prince

6.8/10 IMDB

After young Clara receives a wooden nutcracker as a Christmas gift, she dreams about a fantastical battle between her Nutcracker Prince and the evil Mouse King. At stake is the Nutcracker's freedom - and Clara's future happiness.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Megan Follows, Mike MacDonald, Peter O'Toole, Phyllis Diller, Peter Boretski, Stephanie Morgenstern, George Merner, Lynne Gorman, Christopher Owens ..
Directed by: Paul Schibli
Release date: 1990-11-21
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Living with Dinosaurs

Living with Dinosaurs

8.4/10 IMDB

A socially awkward young English boy deals with his fears about his unemployed artist father, his pregnant mother, and his asthma, with the help of his favorite doll, a stuffed dinosaur named Dog.

Starring: Michael Maloney, Juliet Stevenson, Gregory Chisholm, Patrick Malahide, Darren Bastable, Gwyneth Strong, Myron McKay, Byron Spiers, Pippa Ford-Jones, Brian Henson ..
Directed by: Paul Weiland
Release date: 1990-12-30
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

8.5/10 IMDB

Based on a Russian folk tale. A proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. The youngest son of a simple peasant shows up to claim her, and the dumbfounded Tsar quickly has second thoughts, setting several 'impossible" tasks for 'The Fool of the World' and his remarkable friends.

Starring: Jimmy Hibbert, David Suchet, Miriam Margolyes, John Woodvine, Martin Jarvis, Barbara Wilshere, Maurice Denham, Robin Bailey, Edward Kelsey, Alan Rothwell ..
Directed by: Francis Vose
Release date: 1990-09-28
Best Family Movies of 1990 : A Mom for Christmas

A Mom for Christmas

6.5/10 IMDB

A department store mannequin comes to life during the holiday season for a motherless little girl who wishes she had a mom for Christmas, and proceeds to charm her hard-working dad, too.

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Juliet Sorci, Doug Sheehan, Doris Roberts, Carmen Argenziano, Brett Harrelson, Aubrey Morris, Jim Piddock, Elliot Moss Greenbaum, Erica Mitchell ..
Directed by: George T. Miller
Release date: 1990-12-17
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Polly: Comin' Home!

Polly: Comin' Home!

7.5/10 IMDB

Broadway style songs are used to tell this interesting story of an ingenious orphan who gets involved in matchmaking and striving for inter-racial understanding in 1956 Alabama.

Starring: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rash?d, Dorian Harewood, Brandon Quintin Adams, Vanessa Bell Calloway, T. K. Carter, Ken Page, George Anthony Bell, Larry Riley, Anthony Newley ..
Directed by: Debbie Allen
Release date: 1990-11-18
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair

7.1/10 IMDB

Eustace is sent to a horrible school and finds a friend in Jill Pole, who's also running from bullies and looking for a place to hide. The two of them are magically transported from the garden shed into the magical world of Narnia, where they are entrusted with a task by Aslan: to rescue the king's stolen son, Prince Rilian. Together with Puddleglum the Marshwiggle, they must travel north across the mountains, dodge giants, and journey down into the earth itself to rescue Rilian from the mysterious evil that holds him bound there.

Starring: Camilla Power, David Thwaites, Richard Henders, Tom Baker, William Todd-Jones, Ailsa Berk, Ronald Pickup, Warwick Davis, Barbara Kellerman, Geoffrey Russell ..
Directed by: Alex Kirby
Release date: 1990-11-18
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Big House Blues

Big House Blues

8.0/10 IMDB

Ren and Stimpy, on the streets starving, are captured by the dog catcher. They end up in the pound and become frightened when one of the dogs tells them of the "big sleep".

Starring: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Henry Porch, Bob Camp, Jim Smith, Brian Chin, Cheryl Chase, Lynne Naylor, Pierre DeCelles ..
Directed by: John Kricfalusi
Release date: 1990-12-26

Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun

8.0/10 IMDB

Sing, dance, and play along with your favorite Disney songs! It's fun and easy as you read the on-screen lyrics and join your favorite characters in their most memorable musical moments! Sing along to the happiest songs on earth at the happiest place on earth -- Disneyland! Your host, Mr. Owl, invites you to celebrate a musical day with all your favorite Disney friends. Join Mickey and Minnie for fun and thrills as they hustle and bustle behind the scenes at the park! Then get a front-row seat on some of the wildest rides, like Star Tours, Splash Mountain and the Matterhorn, with Chip 'n' Dale, Roger Rabbit, and a Magic Kingdom filled with sing-along adventures

Directed by: Michael Dimich
Release date: 1990-08-14

Ernest Goes to Jail

5.4/10 IMDB

Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the electric chair. But instead of killing him, the electrocution gives Ernest superhuman powers, enabling him to escape from jail and foil Nash's attempt to rob the bank.

Starring: Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Barbara Tyson, Barry Scott, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Dan Leegant, Charles Napier, Jackie Welch, Charlie Lamb ..
Directed by: John R. Cherry III
Release date: 1990-04-06

A Cry in the Wild

5.7/10 IMDB

13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found.

Starring: Jared Rushton, Ned Beatty, Pamela Sue Martin, Deke Anderson, Terence H. Winkless, Louise Baker, Deke Anderson, John Jakes, Lois Mallory, Ollie Mann ..
Directed by: Mark Griffiths
Release date: 1990-06-01
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

7.9/10 IMDB

A new girl comes to the neighbourhood school and Linus is smitten with her. Unfortunately, she develops the symptoms of leukemia and must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. Linus and Charlie Brown help her through the traumas of chemotherapy as best they can while Snoopy plays at being the world's greatest doctor.

Starring: Kaleb Henley, Brandon Stewart, Olivia Burnette, Adrienne Stiefel, Jennifer Banko, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Sam Jaimes
Release date: 1990-03-16
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

5.8/10 IMDB

The plot chronicles the exploits of Michael, a teenager who is using marijuana and stealing his father's beer. His younger sister, Corey, is worried about him because he started acting differently. When her piggy bank goes missing, her cartoon tie-in toys come to life to help her find it. After discovering it in Michael's room along with his stash of drugs, the various cartoon characters proceed to work together and take him on a fantasy journey to teach him the risks and consequences a life of drug-use can bring and save the world. Financed by Ronald McDonald House Charities, it features an introduction by President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.

Starring: Jason Marsden, Lindsay Parker, Townsend Coleman, Laurie O'Brien, Joey Dedio, George C. Scott, Jeff Bergman, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Lorenzo Music ..
Directed by: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Bob Shellhorn, Mike Svayko, Karen Peterson
Release date: 1990-04-21
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Dreamer of Oz

The Dreamer of Oz

7.2/10 IMDB

The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.

Starring: John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Courtney Barilla, Rue McClanahan, Charles Haid, David Schramm, Nancy Lenehan, Nancy Morgan, Pat Skipper, Ed Gale ..
Directed by: Jack Bender
Release date: 1990-12-10
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

8.7/10 IMDB

While the Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

Starring: Jim Henson, Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, John Denver, Frank Oz, Steven Spielberg, Ray Charles, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash ..
Directed by: Peter Harris
Release date: 1990-11-21

Ghost Dad

4.4/10 IMDB

A widower with three children is working on a business deal to get his family out of financial straits when he is killed in a taxi accident. With the aid of a paranormal researcher, he attempts to complete the deal from the beyond, ensuring his family will be taken care of.

Starring: Bill Cosby, Kimberly Russell, Denise Nicholas, Salim Grant, Ian Bannen, Christine Ebersole, Barry Corbin, Raynor Scheine, Omar Gooding, Dana Ashbrook ..
Directed by: Sidney Poitier
Release date: 1990-06-29
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

8.5/10 IMDB

Dolly Parton returns home to Sevierville and to Dollywood where she joins her family and friends to share songs and memories of the holidays in this 1990 TV special to accompany her Christmas CD Home for the Holidays.

Starring: Dolly Parton, Billy Baker, Rachel Dennison, Gene Kiracofe, Randy Parton, Stella Parton, Timothy C. Rauhoff, Marvin E. West ..
Directed by: Walter C. Miller
Release date: 1990-12-21
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Garfield's Feline Fantasies

Garfield's Feline Fantasies

7.6/10 IMDB

Garfield and Odie fantasize that they are on a Middle-East mission to retrieve the Banana of Bombay, the symbol of humour to nations around the world.

Starring: Lorenzo Music, Gregg Berger, Thom Huge, Frank Welker, Julie Payne ..
Directed by: Phil Roman, Bob Nesler, John Sparey
Release date: 1990-05-18
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!

Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!

7.9/10 IMDB

Big Bird and his pals are making musical mayhem as they sing the goofiest, nuttiest, silliest songs ever. Join in with Sesame Street favorites Oscar, Ernie, the Count, and more as they tickle your funny bone with tunes like, "Everything in the Wrong Place Ball," "Mary Had a Bicycle," and more. James Taylor drops by to sing "Jellyman Kelly," and Jeremy Irons, Jane Curtin, and Paul Simon lead an all-star cast of celebrities in the showstopper, "Put Down the Duckie." Songs: The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree; Ladybug Picnic; Jellyman Kelly; Wavin' Goodbye to You with My Heart; Old MacDonald Cantata; Everything in the Wrong Place Ball; One Banana; Calcutta Joe; Mary Had a Bicycle; Ten Tiny Turtles on the Telephone; Put Down the Duckie.

Starring: Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jeremy Irons, Jane Curtin, Paul Simon, Bernadette Peters, James Taylor ..
Directed by: Jon Stone
Release date: 1990-01-01

Spaced Invaders

5.3/10 IMDB

A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck would have it, they land on Halloween and get mistaken for trick-or-treaters. Comedy ensues as the Martians try to get taken seriously.

Starring: Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Ariana Richards, Gregg Berger, Patrika Darbo, William Holmes, J.J. Anderson, Wayne Alexander, Fred Applegate, Tonya Williams ..
Directed by: Patrick Read Johnson
Release date: 1990-04-27
Best Family Movies of 1990 : John Lithgow's Kid-Sized Concert

John Lithgow's Kid-Sized Concert

8.8/10 IMDB

The Tony and Emmy award winning actor and two time Academy Award nominee combines his original songs and traditional favorites, inviting his audience of some very special young friends (and at home) to sing along at home and join in the musical merriment.

Starring: John Lithgow ..
Release date: 1990-06-01
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Chips, the War Dog

Chips, the War Dog

6.5/10 IMDB

In this made-for-tv movie, misfits Danny Stauffer and Chips (a chicken-chasing German shepherd) are teamed up in the Army's "Dogs for Defense" program during WWII.

Starring: Brandon Douglas, Ned Vaughn, William Devane ..
Directed by: Ed Kaplan
Release date: 1990-03-24
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Sesame Street: Monster Hits!

Sesame Street: Monster Hits!

7.6/10 IMDB

You'll have a monstrously good time with Herry Monster as he hosts the Monster Music Award Show! Everyone's favorite furry monsters from Sesame Street sing eleven of their greatest hits: Clap along as Cookie Monster croons his classic "C Is for Cookie." Tap along as Grover and his friends perform the lively "Fuzzy and Blue." Delight in Herry Monster's heartwarming rendition of "That Furry Blue Mommy of Mine," and so much more! Sing along with Monster Hits! and bring out the little bit of monster in you.

Starring: Frank Oz, Kevin Clash, Jim Henson, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Rick Lyon, Jim Martin ..
Directed by: Jon Stone
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Camp Cucamonga

Camp Cucamonga

5.6/10 IMDB

Standard camp shenanigans and romance amongst the counselors and the campers at a lake front summer camp.

Starring: Danica McKellar, Jennifer Aniston, John Ratzenberger, Chad Allen, Candace Cameron Bure, Richard Herd, Dorothy Lyman, Breckin Meyer, Jaleel White, Sherman Hemsley ..
Directed by: Roger Duchowny
Release date: 1990-09-23

Courage Mountain

5.7/10 IMDB

At the beginning of World War I, a young Swiss girl is sent off to boarding school.

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Juliette Caton, Joanna Clarke, Nicola Stapleton, Jade Magri, Kathryn Ludlow, Jan Rubeš, Leslie Caron, Yorgo Voyagis ..
Directed by: Christopher Leitch
Release date: 1990-02-14
Best Family Movies of 1990 : The Kid Who Loved Christmas

The Kid Who Loved Christmas

6.3/10 IMDB

In this sentimental holiday tale, a young boy is taken away from his loving, adoptive household when his new mom is killed in an auto accident and his traveling musician dad is deemed unfit to care for him, being on the road too much. Now, the only thing that can help is if a cold, bureaucratic adoption agency caseworker sees the error of her ways and allows them to be together.

Starring: Cicely Tyson, Michael Warren, Sammy Davis Jr., Charlie Murphy, Ray Parker, Jr., Della Reese, Esther Rolle, Ben Vereen, Vanessa Williams, Irma P. Hall ..
Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Release date: 1990-12-14

Home for Christmas

5.7/10 IMDB

Mickey Rooney plays a weary old thief who befriends a young child. Home for Christmas is a 1990 Canadian made film about a young girl (Chantellese Kent) who wants a grandfather for Christmas. She chooses an elderly, homeless ex-con (Mickey Rooney) as her pseudo-grandfather and he teaches her - and her family - the true meaning of Christmas. Somewhat predictable.. but has a good plot twist about half way through that keeps it interesting. A solid, low-key performance by Mickey Rooney as the seemingly broken down homeless man saves this one from drowning in it's own mushiness.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Simon Richards, Lesley Kelly, Chantellese Kent, Noah Plener, Joel Kaiser, Susan Hamann, Ken McKenzie, Hersh Kalles, Karen Inwood ..
Directed by: Peter McCubbin
Release date: 1990-12-02


6.6/10 IMDB

A Hallmark adaptation of Rapunzel.

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Linda Purl, Ruta Lee, Michael Rupert, Kath Soucie, Mark L. Taylor, Elisabeth Harnois ..
Directed by: Don Lusk
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme

7.4/10 IMDB

Set in the mythical world of Rhymeland, Gordon Goose returns home to discover that his mom has mysteriously vanished. Now the characters of Rhymeland are in danger of disappearing unless Mother Goose returns.

Starring: Harry Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Bonsall, Elayne Boosler, Shelley Duvall, Art Garfunkel, Teri Garr, Dan Gilroy, Woody Harrelson, Debbie Harry ..
Directed by: Jeff Stein
Release date: 1990-05-19
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Lost in the Barrens

Lost in the Barrens

6.6/10 IMDB

The story of two very different boys in the Canadian wilderness. They must learn to depend on each other in order to survive.

Starring: Nicholas Shields, Evan Adams, Lee J. Campbell, Graham Greene, Marianne Jones, Victor Cowie, Paul Grau, Harry Nelken, Bart The Bear ..
Directed by: Michael J.F. Scott
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1990 : Danny and the Dinosaur

Danny and the Dinosaur

6.3/10 IMDB

The adventures of a little boy named Danny and a tall dinosaur from a local museum.

Starring: Peter Prinstein, Ruis Woertendyke, Chillie Mo ..
Directed by: Daniel Ivanick
Release date: 1990-01-15

Vincent and me

6.2/10 IMDB

While sketching one day, 13 year old Jo encounters a mysterious art dealer who buys a few of her drawings and commissions her to do some more. Some time thereafter she reads a news story about a million dollar sale of some drawings of a young Vincent Van Gogh. She enlists the aid of some friends and heads to Amsterdam in search of the mystery man. Or, should she go to 19th century Arles in search of Vincent himself?

Starring: Tchéky Karyo, Nina Petronzio, Christopher Forrest, Paul Klerk, Vernon Dobtcheff, Andrée Pelletier, Anna-Maria Giannotti, Matthew Mabe, Wally Martin, Michel Maillot ..
Directed by: Michael Rubbo
Release date: 1990-12-13
Best Family Movies of 1990 : A Gnome Named Gnorm

A Gnome Named Gnorm

4.4/10 IMDB

A young Los Angeles police officer and a mysterious gnome become unlikely partners as they track a killer. When a sting operation goes awry, officer Casey is blamed for the murder of his colleague and Gnorm the gnome is the only witness.

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Jerry Orbach, Claudia Christian, Eli Danker, Robert Z'Dar, Mark Harelik, Michelle Johnston, Rob Paulsen ..
Directed by: Stan Winston
Release date: 1990-01-17

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