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The Best Movies of 1990
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Movie: Goodfellas ( 1990 )
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Movie: Jacob's Ladder ( 1990 )
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Movie: Pretty Woman ( 1990 )
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.
Movie: Kindergarten Cop ( 1990 )
A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.
Movie: Total Recall ( 1990 )
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?
Movie: The Handmaid's Tale ( 1990 )
In a dystopian, polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Movie: Dances with Wolves ( 1990 )
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Movie: Edward Scissorhands ( 1990 )
An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.
Movie: Home Alone ( 1990 )
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Movie: Child's Play 2 ( 1990 )
While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.
Movie: The Godfather: Part III ( 1990 )
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.
Movie: Tremors ( 1990 )
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.
Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( 1990 )
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.
Movie: The Hunt for Red October ( 1990 )
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
Movie: Cry-Baby ( 1990 )
In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.
Movie: Misery ( 1990 )
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Movie: The Witches ( 1990 )
A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
Movie: Ghost ( 1990 )
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Movie: Dick Tracy ( 1990 )
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
Movie: Rocky V ( 1990 )
Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
Movie: Wild at Heart ( 1990 )
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Movie: Back to the Future Part III ( 1990 )
Learning about the death of Doc Brown in 1885, Marty travels back in time to save him. But when the fuel tank on the time machine is punctured, the two must figure out a way to escape the Old West before Emmet is murdered.
Movie: Gremlins 2: The New Batch ( 1990 )
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York City media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
Movie: Days of Thunder ( 1990 )
A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.
Movie: Arachnophobia ( 1990 )
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.
Movie: Die Hard 2 ( 1990 )
John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
Movie: RoboCop 2 ( 1990 )
Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.
Movie: Captain America ( 1990 )
Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.
Movie: La Femme Nikita ( 1990 )
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
Movie: Predator 2 ( 1990 )
Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.
Movie: Awakenings ( 1991 )
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Movie: Miller's Crossing ( 1990 )
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Movie: Darkman ( 1990 )
A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.
Movie: Lord of the Flies ( 1990 )
Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Movie: Paris Is Burning ( 1991 )
A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.
Movie: Revenge ( 1990 )
A retired US Navy pilot comes to Mexico, where he falls in love with the wife of a powerful businessman. The consequences will be cruel and unforeseen.
Movie: Mermaids ( 1990 )
An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
Movie: Another 48 Hrs. ( 1990 )
Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.
Movie: Flatliners ( 1990 )
Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.
Movie: Troll 2 ( 1990 )
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.
Movie: Henry & June ( 1990 )
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June shuttles between Paris and New York trying to find acting jobs while Henry works on his first major work, "Tropic of Cancer," a pseudo-biography of June. Anais and Hugo help finance the book, but June is displeased with Henry's portrayal of her, and Anais and Henry have many arguments about their styles of writing on a backdrop of a Bohemian lifestyle in Paris.
Movie: The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter ( 1990 )
A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.
Movie: Quigley Down Under ( 1990 )
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.
Movie: Nightbreed ( 1990 )
A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of friendly monsters are hiding from humanity. Meanwhile, a sadistic serial killer is looking for a patsy.
Movie: Lionheart ( 1990 )
An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.
Movie: Young Guns II ( 1990 )
In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.
Movie: Problem Child ( 1990 )
A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits.
Movie: King of New York ( 1990 )
A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.
Movie: Class of 1999 ( 1990 )
Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some students get suspicious.
Movie: Bad Influence ( 1990 )
Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces himself as Alex, and the two go out to an under- ground club. Within a matter of days, Alex wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns it upside down, and Michael doesn't realize that Alex is a dangerous sociopath until it's too late.
Movie: The Exorcist III ( 1990 )
A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.
Movie: The Hot Spot ( 1990 )
Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter quickly gets into trouble with the local authorities- and the local women- after he robs a bank.
Movie: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie ( 1990 )
A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.
Movie: Presumed Innocent ( 1990 )
As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else.
Movie: Memphis Belle ( 1990 )
In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA.
Movie: Blue Steel ( 1990 )
A female rookie in the police force must engage in a cat-and-mouse game with a pistol-wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Movie: Men at Work ( 1990 )
Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.
Movie: Graveyard Shift ( 1990 )
In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.
Movie: Cadillac Man ( 1990 )
Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife. What more could go wrong ?.. a lot, enter a crazy jealous husband with a machine gun..
Movie: The Rescuers Down Under ( 1990 )
The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.
Movie: Joe Versus the Volcano ( 1990 )
When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.
Movie: Death Warrant ( 1990 )
In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
Movie: House Party ( 1990 )
Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.
Movie: The Sheltering Sky ( 1990 )
An American couple travel abroad to revitalize their relationship. But as the trip drags on, their attempt at recovering what they once had seems futile.
Movie: Navy Seals ( 1990 )
A battle hardened Seal team must set out on a mission to destroy a shipment of US-built Stinger Missiles that have fallen into terrorist hands.
Movie: Reversal of Fortune ( 1990 )
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.
Movie: Hardware ( 1990 )
The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.
Movie: 3 Men and a Little Lady ( 1990 )
Sequel to 3 Men and a Baby (1987), Mary starts school. Actress mom is now living in the apartment in NYC with the biological dad and 2 honorary dads, who are still actor, architect and cartoonist. Mom's English boyfriend proposes.
Movie: The Bonfire of the Vanities ( 1990 )
After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Movie: Night of the Living Dead ( 1990 )
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.
Movie: Hamlet ( 1991 )
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Movie: Hard to Kill ( 1990 )
Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.
Movie: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane ( 1990 )
A vulgar private detective is hired to find a missing groupie and is drawn into a mystery involving a series of murders tied to the music industry.
Movie: Pump Up the Volume ( 1990 )
Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.
Movie: Slacker ( 1991 )
A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.
Movie: I Love You to Death ( 1990 )
Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.
Movie: Air America ( 1990 )
A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.
Movie: Look Who's Talking Too ( 1990 )
This time, a new baby is on the way, and it's a girl. Wrapped together with the standard conflict between mother and father, Mikey engages in a bit of sibling rivalry with his new sister.
Movie: The Rift ( 1990 )
An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", which has mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find things that shouldn't be there.
Movie: Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael ( 1990 )
A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.
Movie: Narrow Margin ( 1990 )
A Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney is sent to protect a woman who accidentally witnessed a Mafia murder.
Movie: Internal Affairs ( 1990 )
An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.
Movie: Treasure Island ( 1990 )
The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate Captain Long John Silver.
Movie: The Two Jakes ( 1990 )
The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil.
Movie: State of Grace ( 1990 )
A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother.
Movie: Dark Angel ( 1990 )
A Renegade Cop is forced to work with an FBI Agent in order to bring down a group of Drug Dealers with sinister plans.
Movie: The Grifters ( 1991 )
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.
Movie: Pacific Heights ( 1990 )
A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Movie: Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III ( 1990 )
A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.
Movie: Marked for Death ( 1990 )
A retired DEA agent is out to hunt down and take out a Jamaican drug posse that has targeted he and his family for murder.
Movie: Desperate Hours ( 1990 )
An escaped con, on the run from the law, moves into a married couple's house and takes over their lives.
Movie: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead ( 1991 )
Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Movie: The Freshman ( 1990 )
An N.Y.C. film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.
Movie: Truly Madly Deeply ( 1991 )
A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost.
Movie: Green Card ( 1991 )
A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.
Movie: DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp ( 1990 )
Scrooge McDuck takes Huey, Dewey, and Louie to Egypt to find a pyramid and magic lamp.
Movie: Postcards from the Edge ( 1990 )
A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.
Movie: My Blue Heaven ( 1990 )
An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.
Movie: The Rookie ( 1990 )
A veteran detective gets stuck with a rookie cop when in pursuit of a German crook.
Movie: White Palace ( 1990 )
Still getting over the death of his wife, a young advertising executive meets an older waitress, a woman that might set him free.