Best Movies of 1990

1.

GoodFellas

7.0
8.7/10 IMDB

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Starring: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent, Chuck Low ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1990-09-12
2.

Dances with Wolves

6.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin, Jimmy Herman ..
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Release date: 1990-03-30
3.

Edward Scissorhands

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Alan Arkin, Anthony Michael Hall, Vincent Price, Kathy Baker, Robert Oliveri, Conchata Ferrell, Caroline Aaron ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1990-12-05
4.

Awakenings

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Ruth Nelson, Max von Sydow, Anne Meara, Dexter Gordon, George Martin ..
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 1990-12-04
5.

Misery

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also dangerously unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged, and at her mercy.

Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall, Graham Jarvis, Rob Reiner, J. T. Walsh, Jerry Potter, Archie Hahn ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1990-11-30
6.

Home Alone

6.3
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
7.

Miller's Crossing

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.

Starring: John Turturro, Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, Steve Buscemi, Albert Finney, Jon Polito, J.E. Freeman, Mike Starr, Al Mancini, Richard Woods ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 1990-09-21
8.

The Godfather Part III

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy García, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Sofia Coppola, Raf Vallone ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1990-12-25
9.

Total Recall

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Construction worker Douglas Quaid's obsession with the planet Mars leads him to visit Recall, a company who manufacture memories. Something goes wrong during his memory implant turning Doug's life upside down and even to question what is reality and what isn't.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, Roy Brocksmith, Ray Baker, Rosemary Dunsmore, Dean Norris ..
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Release date: 1990-06-01
10.

Twin Peaks

6.2
8.9/10 IMDB

An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (This standalone version of the series pilot was produced for the European VHS market and has an alternate, closed ending.)

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Warren Frost, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1990-04-08
11.

The Hunt for Red October

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it - because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Joss Ackland, Richard Jordan, Stellan Skarsgård, Courtney B. Vance, Peter Firth ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1990-03-02
12.

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
13.

Pretty Woman

6.1
7.1/10 IMDB

When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Hector Elizondo, Larry Miller, Laura San Giacomo, Alex Hyde-White, Elinor Donahue, Amy Yasbeck ..
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 1990-03-23
14.

Jacob's Ladder

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jason Alexander, Patricia Kalember, Eriq La Salle, Ving Rhames, Brian Tarantina ..
Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Release date: 1990-11-02
15.

Ghost

6.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Vincent Schiavelli, Gail Boggs, Stephen Root, Rick Aviles, Vivian Bonnell, Armelia McQueen ..
Directed by: Jerry Zucker
Release date: 1990-07-12
16.

Die Hard 2

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane’s smart-mouthed heroics.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald VelJohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz, Art Evans, Fred Dalton Thompson ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1990-07-02
17.

Wild at Heart

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune. Lula's mother, Marietta, desperate to keep them apart, hires a hitman to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru, an old buddy who's also out to get Sailor, try to rob a store. When Sailor lands in jail yet again, the young lovers appear further than ever from the shared life they covet.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Calvin Lockhart, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1990-08-17
18.

Tremors

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Robert Jayne, Charlotte Stewart, Tony Genaro, Ariana Richards, Richard Marcus ..
Directed by: Ron Underwood
Release date: 1990-01-19
19.

Twin Peaks (S1 & S2)

5.7
8.8/10 IMDB

The series follows an investigation, headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and local Sheriff Harry S. Truman (Michael Ontkean), into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington.

Starring: Sheryl Lee, Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Lara Flynn Boyle, Catherine E. Coulson ..
Directed by: Diane Keaton, David Lynch, Duwayne Dunham, Caleb Deschanel, Graeme Clifford, Jonathan Sanger, Uli Edel, Tim Hunter, James Foley, Lesli Linka Glatter, Mark Frost, Stephen Gyllenhaal, Todd Holland, Tina Rathborne
Release date: 1990-04-08
20.

The Witches

5.6
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
21.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

5.5
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
22.

The Rescuers Down Under

5.5
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
23.

A Grand Day Out

5.4
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
24.

Flatliners

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Kimberly Scott, Joshua Rudoy, Benjamin Mouton, Aeryk Egan, Kesha Reed ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 1990-08-10
25.

Cry-Baby

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her grandmother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Susan Tyrrell, Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Iggy Pop, Mink Stole, Robert Walsh, Kim McGuire ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1990-04-05
26.

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
27.

Arachnophobia

5.3
6.5/10 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
28.

Life Is Sweet

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject.

Starring: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, Stephen Rea, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Moya Brady, David Neilson, Harriet Thorpe ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1990-11-15
29.

Darkman

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake, Nelson Mashita, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Rafael H. Robledo, Dan Hicks, Ted Raimi, Dan Bell ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1990-08-24
30.

Pump Up the Volume

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Mark Hunter, a lonely high school student, uses his shortwave radio to moonlight as the popular pirate DJ "Hard Harry." When his show gets blamed for a teen committing suicide, the students clash with high school faculty and the authorities.

Starring: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Annie Ross, Scott Paulin, Mimi Kennedy, Andy Romano, Keith Stuart Thayer, Cheryl Pollak, Jeff Chamberlain, Lala Sloatman ..
Directed by: Allan Moyle
Release date: 1990-08-22
31.

Metropolitan

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A radical student is adopted by a group of young New Yorkers, serves as a catalyst to alter his and their lives. Gathering in a Manhattan apartment, the group of friends meet to discuss social mobility, Fourier's socialism and play bridge in their cocoon of upper-class society - until they are joined by a man with a critical view of their way of life.

Starring: Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols, Carolyn Farina, Isabel Gillies, Dylan Hundley, Allison Parisi, Bryan Leder, Will Kempe, Ellia Thompson ..
Directed by: Whit Stillman
Release date: 1990-08-03
32.

Predator 2

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A police chief in the war-torn streets of Los Angeles discovers that an extraterrestrial creature is hunting down residents - and that he is the next target.

Starring: Kevin Peter Hall, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Rubén Blades, María Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Adam Baldwin, Robert Davi, Kent McCord, Morton Downey, Jr. ..
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Release date: 1990-11-20
33.

Days of Thunder

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the help of his doctor, Cole just might overcome his injuries-- and his fear.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Fred Dalton Thompson, John C. Reilly, J. C. Quinn, Don Simpson, Michael Rooker ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1990-06-27
34.

Kindergarten Cop

5.1
6.2/10 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
35.

Presumed Innocent

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

Rusty Sabich is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia, Bonnie Bedelia, Paul Winfield, Greta Scacchi, John Spencer, Joe Grifasi, Tom Mardirosian, Anna Maria Horsford ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1990-07-26
36.

State of Grace

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Hell's Kitchen, New York. Terry Noonan returns home after a ten-year absence. He soon reconnects with Jackie, a childhood friend and member of the Irish mob, and rekindles his love affair with Jackie's sister Kathleen.

Starring: Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, Robin Wright, John Turturro, John C. Reilly, R. D. Call, Joe Viterelli, Deirdre O'Connell, Burgess Meredith ..
Directed by: Phil Joanou
Release date: 1990-09-14
37.

Reversal of Fortune

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra, Uta Hagen, Fisher Stevens, Jack Gilpin, Christine Baranski, Felicity Huffman, Julie Hagerty ..
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Release date: 1990-10-05
38.

Child's Play 2

5.0
5.9/10 IMDB

When Andy’s mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, andChucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Starring: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif, Grace Zabriskie, Peter Haskell, Beth Grant, Greg Germann, Raymond Singer ..
Directed by: John Lafia
Release date: 1990-11-09
39.

Night of the Living Dead

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.

Starring: Patricia Tallman, Tony Todd, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson, Bill Moseley, William Butler, Katie Finneran, Heather Mazur, David W. Butler, Zachary Mott ..
Directed by: Tom Savini
Release date: 1990-10-19
40.

DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp

5.0
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
41.

The Grifters

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.

Starring: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jimmy Noonan, Richard Holden, Henry Jones, Robert Weems, Michael Laskin ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1990-08-08
42.

Quick Change

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and to the airport. It sounds simple enough, but it seems that fate deserts them immediately after the bank heist. One mishap after another conspires to keep these robbers from reaching freedom.

Starring: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Stanley Tucci, Phil Hartman, Philip Bosco, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Park, Kurtwood Smith ..
Directed by: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray
Release date: 1990-07-13
43.

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, Barbara Walters, Jan Miner ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1990-12-14
44.

Hamlet

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Dillane, Nathaniel Parker, Sean Murray, Michael Maloney ..
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1990-12-19
45.

The Sheltering Sky

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

An American couple drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.

Starring: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett, Timothy Spall, Eric Vu-An, Amina Annabi, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Sotigui Kouyaté, Tom Novembre ..
Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Release date: 1990-10-24
46.

King of New York

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.

Starring: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo, Wesley Snipes, Janet Julian, Joey Chin, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Calderon, Steve Buscemi ..
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1990-07-18
47.

Memphis Belle

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney, Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr., Bradley Lavelle, Reed Diamond, Courtney Gains ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 1990-09-07
48.

Quigley Down Under

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even American expatriate Crazy Cora can't keep Quigley safe in his cat-and-mouse game with the homicidal Marston.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood, Ron Haddrick, Tony Bonner, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Carman, William Zappa, Jerome Ehlers ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1990-10-17
49.

Postcards from the Edge

4.9
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, 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 still treats her like a child. Despite these and other problems, Suzanne begins to see the funny side of her situation, and also realises 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
50.

RoboCop 2

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Tom Noonan, Belinda Bauer, Willard E. Pugh, Dan O'Herlihy, Felton Perry, Gabriel Damon, Galyn Görg, Mario Machado ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1990-06-22

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