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.

Ghost

6.0
7.0/10 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
3.

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, Raúl Juliá, 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
4.

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

4.6
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
5.

The Exorcist III

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. It eventually leads him to a catatonic patient in a psychiatric hospital who has recently started to speak, claiming he is the 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1990 : Stephen King's It
6.

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
7.

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
8.

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 Roeves, Jim Norton, John Benfield, Bernard Bloch ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1990-11-21
9.

Psycho IV: The Beginning

3.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is expecting a child. However, Norman fears that the child will inherit his mental illness. Meanwhile, Fran Ambrose is a radio talk show host who is discussing the topic of matricide with guest Dr. Richmond, Norman's former psychologist. The radio station receives a call from Norman, who uses the alias "Ed" to tell his story.

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
10.

After Dark, My Sweet

3.4
6.6/10 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

Also check Best mystery movies of 1991.

Check out our top containing the Best Mystery Movies of 1990 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb