Best Mystery Movies of 1990

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

The Exorcist III

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Fifteen years after the original film, the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. His investigation eventually leads him to a catatonic patient in a psychiatric hospital who has recently started to speak, claiming he is The Gemini and detailing the murders, but bears a striking resemblance to Father Damien Karras.

Starring: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller, Nicol Williamson, Scott Wilson, Nancy Fish, George DiCenzo, Don Gordon, Lee Richardson ..
Directed by: William Peter Blatty
Release date: 1990-08-17
8.

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

To the Los Angeles elite, Ford Fairlane is known as "Mr. Rock 'n' Roll Detective." This loudmouthed ladies' man serves an exclusive rock star clientele, who depend on his keen eye and smug discretion. So when a heavy-metal musician dies mid-concert, Fairlane is on the case before the lights come up. But things turn shocking when radio personality Johnny Crunch hires Fairlane to find a missing groupie mere hours before he is electrocuted live on air.

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
9.

The Two Jakes

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted by the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe, Rubén Blades, Eli Wallach, Frederic Forrest, David Keith, Richard Farnsworth, Tracey Walter ..
Directed by: Jack Nicholson
Release date: 1990-08-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Stephen King's It
10.

Stephen King's It

4.4
6.8/10 IMDB

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Starring: Tim Curry, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole, John Ritter, Tim Reid ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Release date: 1990-11-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Stephen King's It
11.

Stephen King's It

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Starring: Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Richard Thomas, Tim Reid ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Release date: 1990-11-18
12.

Narrow Margin

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

An L.A. District Attorney attempts to take an unwilling murder witness back to the United States to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hitmen sent to silence her, they board a Vancouver-bound train only to discover that the killers are onboard with them. For the next 20 hours, as the train hurls through the beautiful but isolated Canadian wilderness, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues in which their ability to tell friend from foe is a matter of life and death.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B. Sikking, J.T. Walsh, M. Emmet Walsh, Susan Hogan, Nigel Bennett, J.A. Preston, Codie Lucas Wilbee, Barbara Russell ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1990-09-21
13.

Hidden Agenda

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in the streets, Jessner teams up with Peter Kerrigan, a British investigator acting against the will of his own government, and struggles to uncover a conspiracy that may even implicate one of Kerrigan's colleagues.

Starring: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling, Bernard Archard, Michelle Fairley, Maurice Roëves, Jim Norton, John Benfield, Bernard Bloch ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1990-11-21
14.

Mountains of the Moon

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then dissolving after their journey.

Starring: Patrick Bergin, Richard E. Grant, John Savident, Bernard Hill, Iain Glen, Fiona Shaw, Leslie Phillips, Delroy Lindo, Garry Cooper, Omar Sharif ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1990-02-16
15.

The Guardian

3.6
5.3/10 IMDB

Phil and Kate select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child, but the seemingly lovely Camilla is not what she appears to be...

Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall, Miguel Ferrer, Natalija Nogulich, Pamela Brull, Jack David Walker, Theresa Randle, Xander Berkeley ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1990-04-27
16.

Desperate Hours

3.5
5.4/10 IMDB

An escaped con, on the run from the law, moves into a married couple's house and takes over their lives.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse, Kelly Lynch, Elias Koteas, David Morse, Shawnee Smith, Danny Gerard, Gerry Bamman ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1990-10-05
17.

Psycho IV: The Beginning

3.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother on a radio show about boys who commit matricide.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas, Olivia Hussey, CCH Pounder, Warren Frost, Donna Mitchell, Thomas Schuster, Sharen Camille, Bobbi Evors, John Landis ..
Directed by: Mick Garris
Release date: 1990-11-10
18.

After Dark, My Sweet

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.

Starring: Jason Patric, Rocky Giordani, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Tom Wagner, James E. Bowen Jr., George Dickerson, Napoleon Walls, Corey Carrier, Jeanie Moore ..
Directed by: James Foley
Release date: 1990-08-24
19.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Tim Reid, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Williams, Alice Ghostley, Alan Rachins, Kene Holiday, Marilyn Jones ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1990-05-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen
20.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Cindy Williams, Barbara Babcock, David Warner, Tony Lo Bianco, Kiel Martin, Earl Boen, Charles Macaulay ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1990-01-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception
21.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Teresa Wright, Yvette Mimieux, Ian Bannen, Ian McShane, Terry O'Quinn, Marcy Walker, Paul Freeman ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1990-03-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter
22.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Jere Burns, Robert Culp, Ken Kercheval, Robert Vaughn, Kevin Tighe, Jenny Lewis, John Posey ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1990-09-30
23.

Love at Large

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins, Anne Archer, Kate Capshaw, Annette O'Toole, Ted Levine, Ann Magnuson, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ruby Dee, Neil Young ..
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Release date: 1990-03-09
24.

IT

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Starring: Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole ..
Release date: 1990-11-18
25.

IT (ESO)

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Starring: Tim Curry, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole, Tim Reid, John Ritter, Richard Thomas ..
Release date: 1990-11-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Hands of a Murderer
26.

Hands of a Murderer

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes must track down his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, after the villain kidnaps Holmes' brother, Mycroft. The evil doctor is forcing his captive to decode highly classified military documents.

Starring: Edward Woodward, John Hillerman, Anthony Andrews, Kim Thomson, Peter Jeffrey, Warren Clarke, Terence Lodge, Christopher Fairbank, Harry Audley, David Sibley ..
Directed by: Stuart Orme
Release date: 1990-05-16
27.

Loose Cannons

2.8
4.9/10 IMDB

Mac, the two-fisted, savvy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burnout, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his lightning-fast deductions. But he keeps assuming the personalities of entire casts of Television shows. This can be a problem when people begin shooting at them.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Dom DeLuise, Ronny Cox, Nancy Travis, Robert Prosky, Paul Koslo, Dick O'Neill, Jan T?íska, Leon Rippy ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1990-02-09
28.

Meridian

2.6
4.9/10 IMDB

Catherine Bomarzini returns to the family castle in Italy after her father's death and gets caught in the web of a mysterious love triangle: a man who is at times repulsive, at others enchanting; and a creature of the night whose gentle eyes and touch reveal his infinitive love and devotion. With the help of Martha, her faithful childhood nanny, and the ghost of a slain young girl, Catherine discovers the medieval curse that threatens their lives and only she can dispel.

Starring: Sherilyn Fenn, Malcolm Jamieson, Charlie Spradling, Hilary Mason, Phil Fondacaro, Vernon Dobtcheff, Alex Daniels, Vito Passeri, Angelo de Bianchi, Mohamed Badrsalem ..
Directed by: Charles Band
Release date: 1990-11-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : The Awakening
29.

The Awakening

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

A high school student falls asleep while sitting in class. When he wakes up, all time is frozen, except for him.

Starring: Elliot Blankenship, Nacho Cerdà, Liana David, Alex Alvarez ..
Directed by: Nacho Cerdà, Ethan Jacobson
Release date: 1990-01-01
30.

The Rift

2.5
4.7/10 IMDB

An experimental submarine with a very experienced crew, the "Siren II" is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I" after it mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find things that shouldn't be there...

Starring: Jack Scalia, R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise, Deborah Adair, John Toles-Bey, Ely Pouget, Emilio Linder, Tony Isbert, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom ..
Directed by: Juan Piquer Simón
Release date: 1990-03-09
31.

Everybody Wins

2.5
5.1/10 IMDB

A seemingly good Samaritan hires a private detective to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a Connecticut town and finds the woman isn't everything she is pretending to be either.

Starring: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton, Judith Ivey, Kathleen Wilhoite, Jack Warden, Frank Converse, Frank Military, Steven Skybell, Mary Louise Wilson ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1990-01-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Nightmare on the 13th Floor
32.

Nightmare on the 13th Floor

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

In this made-for-cable television horror thriller, a travel writer visits a historic hotel to write a story about it and inadvertently finds herself on the 13th floor where she witnesses a Satanic rite and tangles with an axe-wielding killer. She escapes, but no one believes her story because the hotel has no 13th floor.

Starring: Michele Greene, John Karlen, Louise Fletcher, James Brolin, Alan Fudge, Terri Treas, Alan Haufrect, Juliana Donald, Kerry Noonan, Steve Eastin ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1990-10-31
33.

The China Lake Murders

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A small town sheriff has his suspicions in a murder case which involves a rogue cop who goes on a murder spree.

Starring: Tom Skerritt, Nancy Everhard, Michael Parks, Lauren Tewes, Bill McKinney, Lonny Chapman, J.C. Quinn, David L. Crowley, Tom Dahlgren, Jack Kehler ..
Directed by: Alan Metzger
Release date: 1990-01-31
34.

In the Cold of the Night

2.4
4.6/10 IMDB

High profile fashion photographer Scott Bruin has been suffering from a series of increasingly disturbing and violent dreams in which he savagely attacks and murders a young woman. Fearing for his sanity, Scott begins to investigate these strange visions but slowly starts to believe that these all-too-real seeming nightmares might not be dreams after all and that the woman in them is in imminent danger.

Starring: Jeff Lester, Adrianne Sachs, Marc Singer, Brian Thompson, Shannon Tweed, John Beck, Tippi Hedren, David Soul, Jack Kehler, Shelley Michelle ..
Directed by: Nico Mastorakis
Release date: 1990-08-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501
35.

Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Diane and Greg Halstead were once happily married, even deciding to try and have a baby in later years, despite the fact that she had already suffered two miscarriages. She has no luck in becoming pregnant and this leads to an estrangement from her husband. On his latest flight, Greg, a professional pilot, finds out about a bomb threat. The person carrying the bomb supposedly wants to kill another passenger, a politician with an outspoken opinion on abortion. Unknown to the killer, however, the politician has already left the plane because it had an hour and a half delay. Greg decides to make an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, but during the heavy weather, the plane crashes, killing almost everyone on board.

Starring: Cheryl Ladd, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frederick Coffin, Peter Jurasik, Jim Metzler, Jeff McCarthy, Moira Walley-Beckett, Doug Sheehan, Ray Blunk, Paula Preston ..
Directed by: Philip Saville
Release date: 1990-11-18
36.

Silhouette

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

An architect witnesses a brutal murder in a small Texas town.

Starring: Faye Dunaway, David Rasche, John Terry, Carlos Gómez, Glenn Quinn, Talisa Soto, Nancy Parsons ..
Directed by: Carl Schenkel
Release date: 1990-11-28
37.

In Defense of a Married Man

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

When a defense lawyer's adulterous husband becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the woman he was cheating with, his wife chooses to defend him. Can she overcome his betrayal while searching for the truth?

Starring: Judith Light, Michael Ontkean, Jerry Orbach, Johnny Galecki, Cynthia Sikes, Gema Zamprogna, Patricia Hamilton, Pat Corley, Nicholas Campbell, John Colicos ..
Directed by: Joel Oliansky
Release date: 1990-10-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : False Identity
38.

False Identity

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

When Rachel, a radio personality, discovers a Purple Heart at a garage sale she decides to find out its history. She finds that the medal belonged to a man named Harlan Erickson, a long-lost brother of the town's leading citizen.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Geneviève Bujold, Tobin Bell, Veronica Cartwright, Mimi Maynard, Michael Champion, Todd Jeffries, Anne Bloom, Grainger Hines, Tom McFadden ..
Directed by: James Keach
Release date: 1990-06-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Menu for Murder
39.

Menu for Murder

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Joanne Mayfield, head of the parental school commission, behaves like a dictator and makes all the other women her enemies. But when she suddenly falls dead on a party after having a sandwich, the main suspect is Susan, who served her the food. The handsome detective Joe Russo interrogates her repeatedly and they become friends. He invites her to help him with the investigation, what she happily accepts - too happily, says her husband.

Starring: Douglas Barr, Jane Carr, Julia Duffy, Morgan Fairchild, Marla Gibbs, David Groh, Ed Marinaro, Casper Van Dien, Robin Mattson, Edie McClurg ..
Directed by: Larry Peerce
Release date: 1990-12-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Dr. M
40.

Dr. M

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis.

Starring: Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler, Benoît Régent, Alexander Radszun, Peter Fitz, Daniela Poggi, William Berger, Michael Degen ..
Directed by: Claude Chabrol
Release date: 1990-05-24
41.

A Show of Force

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.

Starring: Amy Irving, Andy García, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Duvall, Kevin Spacey, Erik Estrada, Jorge Luis Ramos, Claribel Medina, Luis G. Oquendo, Luz Minerva Rodríguez ..
Directed by: Bruno Barreto
Release date: 1990-05-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Night Visions
42.

Night Visions

2.2
4.7/10 IMDB

Stubborn detective Tom Mackey, assigned to a Los Angeles murder case involving a couple of serial killings, gets increasingly frustrated with the dead end leads he's following and the lack of appreciation he gets from his chief, police captain Keller. Enter Dr. Sally Powers, a fresh, clean cut psychology graduate who possesses supernatural powers. In a loose partnership the twosome gradually succeed in unraveling the killer's motive and working-pattern. This leaves only one person that would fit the profile...

Starring: James Remar, Loryn Locklin, Penny Johnson, Mitch Pileggi, Francis X. McCarthy, Jon Tenney, Bruce MacVittie, Angela Alvarado, Daniel Beer, Kristen Corbett ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1990-11-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Deceptions
43.

Deceptions

1.9
4.5/10 IMDB

When a wealthy socialite kills her husband, she claims self-defense. The cop assigned to the case is suspicious but becomes obsessed with the sensual young woman.

Starring: Nicollette Sheridan, Harry Hamlin, Robert Davi, Marshall Colt, Kevin King, Ben Mittleman, John Levinson, Audri Phillips, Victoria Morsell ..
Directed by: Ruben Preuss
Release date: 1990-09-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Still Life
44.

Still Life

1.9
4.5/10 IMDB

The alleys of downtown Manhattan become a modern killing field when corpses begin turning up, disfigured and gruesomely posed to appear as pieces of art.In the frightening climate of the "Art Killer", Peter Sherwood, a struggling musician, is hired to compose for a patron of the arts, and thinks his dreams are coming true. But as the body count continues to rise, the clues surrounding the murders oddly begin to lead police closer and closer to Peter and his new job. Suddenly, all eyes are on Peter and he must scramble to find the real killer - before he becomes his next masterpiece.

Starring: Jason Gedrick, Jessica Steen, Stephen Shellen, Gary Farmer, Sam Malkin, Lubomir Mykytiuk, Dave McKay, Johnie Chase, Ted Loviscek, Beverly Murray ..
Directed by: Graeme Campbell
Release date: 1990-08-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Whispers
45.

Whispers

1.9
4.4/10 IMDB

A woman is stalked by a psychopathic killer. She eventually kills him, only for the man to show up again, this time sane and without any knowledge of the attacks. The police don't believe her, but one detective agrees to look into it.

Starring: Victoria Tennant, Jean LeClerc, Chris Sarandon, Peter MacNeill, Linda Sorensen, Eric Christmas, Keith Knight, Jackie Burroughs, Tom Rack, Vlasta Vrana ..
Directed by: Douglas Jackson
Release date: 1990-12-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : The Lorelei
46.

The Lorelei

1.8
7.9/10 IMDB

A lonely schoolteacher has a strange experience on her walking holiday. It haunts her and threatens to wreck her growing romance with a colleague.

Starring: Amanda Redman, Michael Maloney, Ellie Haddington, John Nettleton, Iola Gregory, Isabelle Lucas, Michael Eaves, Terence Booth, Barbara Keogh, Simon Davison ..
Directed by: Terry Johnson
Release date: 1990-03-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Out of Sight, Out of Mind
47.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

1.7
3.4/10 IMDB

A rich woman becomes paranoid after losing her daughter to a so-called Kabuki Killer.

Starring: Susan Blakely, Edward Albert, Wings Hauser, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Richard Masur, Jessica Player, Edwina Moore, Daniel Trent, Michael Wise, Pat Crawford Brown ..
Directed by: Greydon Clark
Release date: 1990-06-01
48.

Burndown

1.7
3.5/10 IMDB

The bodies turn out to be very radioactive. A sheriff and reporter start to investigate ...

Starring: Cathy Moriarty, Peter Firth, Hal Orlandini, Michael McCabe, Victor Melleney, Nadia Bilchik, Joanne Warde, Alan Granville, Graham Weir, Ron Smerczak ..
Directed by: James Allen
Release date: 1990-09-22
49.

Paint It Black

1.7
4.8/10 IMDB

A California metal sculptor becomes a suspect after someone kills his gallery-owner lover.

Starring: Rick Rossovich, Doug Savant, Julie Carmen, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Marion Eaton, Frances Chaney ..
Directed by: Tim Hunter
Release date: 1990-03-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Blue Bayou
50.

Blue Bayou

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A Los Angeles lawyer has to go to New Orleans for a steamy case involving a troubled teen.

Starring: Alfre Woodard, Mario Van Peebles, Elizabeth Ashley, Maxwell Caulfield, Joseph Culp, Pamela Gidley, Roy Thinnes ..
Directed by: Karen Arthur
Release date: 1990-01-15

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