1990's Movies

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1990's Movies

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1. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

24 Metascore

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.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley

Votes: 16,454 | Gross: $21.41M

2. Air America (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, War

33 Metascore

A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 25,699 | Gross: $31.05M

3. After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »

Director: James Foley | Stars: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani

Votes: 3,020 | Gross: $2.68M

4. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

67 Metascore

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 12,578 | Gross: $7.33M

5. Almost an Angel (1990)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Elias Koteas, Doreen Lang

Votes: 3,763 | Gross: $6.94M

6. The Ambulance (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A comic-book artist meets a woman on the NY streets, but after a quick flirtation, she suddenly collapses, and is picked-up by an old ambulance. He checks all the hospitals in the area, but the woman seems to have disappeared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,863

7. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 5,399 | Gross: $15.74M

8. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 114,682 | Gross: $52.10M

9. Bad Influence (1990)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A soft and hesitant young man is in danger when tries to break toxic relationships with a mysterious stranger claiming to be his friend.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane, Marcia Cross

Votes: 6,892 | Gross: $12.63M

10. Betsy's Wedding (1990)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Molly Ringwald, Joey Bishop, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 3,202 | Gross: $19.74M

11. Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy

36 Metascore

An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke

Votes: 37,513 | Gross: $70.98M

12. Blue Steel (1990)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 11,423 | Gross: $8.22M

13. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

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.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 20,543 | Gross: $15.69M

14. Cadence (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Jay Brazeau, Matt Clark

Votes: 5,038 | Gross: $2.07M

15. Cadillac Man (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

50 Metascore

Joey gets 2 days to sell 12 cars to keep his job and keep his girlfriends happy. It gets worse. He's juggling 3 buyers when a guy with a machine gun crashes into the car dealership and takes everybody hostage.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher

Votes: 12,666 | Gross: $27.63M

16. Catchfire (1990)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price

Votes: 3,075

17. Child in the Night (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A psychologist treats an 8 year old boy who witnessed his father's murder but the child blocks out details that could help the police.

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Tom Skerritt, Season Hubley, Mike Pniewski

Votes: 279

18. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

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.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise

Votes: 41,934 | Gross: $28.50M

19. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

The passionate romance between an Irish-American man and a Japanese-American woman is threatened when the Pearl Harbor attacks happen and the woman is forced into a prison camp because of her ethnicity.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

Votes: 2,383 | Gross: $0.85M

20. Coupe de Ville (1990)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Three bickering brothers who don't get along reluctantly go on a cross country road trip together to deliver a car in time for their mother's birthday.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 2,107 | Gross: $0.72M

21. Crazy People (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.

Directors: Tony Bill, Barry L. Young | Stars: Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah, Paul Reiser, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 3,969 | Gross: $13.24M

22. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

63 Metascore

In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 51,711 | Gross: $8.27M

23. Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed.

Director: Jack Fisk | Stars: Beau Bridges, Keith Carradine, Beverly D'Angelo, Tess Harper

Votes: 708 | Gross: $1.37M

24. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 225,359 | Gross: $184.21M

25. Denial (1990)

R | 103 min | Drama

Michael and Sara end their turbulent love affair to avoid destruction, with Michael calling Sara his 'sickness'. Sara, or Loon, as her friends call her, tries to start anew and move on from the troubled relationship.

Director: Erin Dignam | Stars: Robin Wright, Jason Patric, Barry Primus, Christine Harnos

Votes: 192

26. Desperate Hours (1990)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse

Votes: 6,506 | Gross: $2.74M

27. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 54,412 | Gross: $103.74M

28. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 318,529 | Gross: $117.54M

29. Downtown (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown,... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 1,668 | Gross: $2.35M

30. The End of Innocence (1990)

R | 102 min | Drama

Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. ... See full summary »

Director: Dyan Cannon | Stars: Dyan Cannon, John Heard, George Coe, Lola Mason

Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.12M

31. Everybody Wins (1990)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton, Judith Ivey

Votes: 993 | Gross: $1.37M

32. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 422,847 | Gross: $56.36M

33. Fire Birds (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Adventure

Elite Apache helicopter pilots are tasked with destroying powerful armed drug cartels operating in South America.

Director: David Green | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young, Bryan Kestner

Votes: 5,578 | Gross: $14.76M

34. The First Power (1990)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

35 Metascore

A dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic must stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

Director: Robert Resnikoff | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 3,366 | Gross: $22.42M

35. Flashback (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offenses dating back to his days as a celebrated hippie radical. After Walker ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Amurri | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland, Carol Kane, Paul Dooley

Votes: 4,663 | Gross: $6.49M

36. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 76,331 | Gross: $61.49M

37. The Fourth War (1990)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jürgen Prochnow, Tim Reid, Lara Harris

Votes: 1,281 | Gross: $1.31M

38. The Freshman (1990)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller

Votes: 17,779 | Gross: $21.46M

39. Funny About Love (1990)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

When Duffy Bergman, a New York City cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry, yet love alone isn't enough to make them happy. Meg ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Gene Wilder, Christine Lahti, Mary Stuart Masterson, Robert Prosky

Votes: 1,214 | Gross: $8.14M

40. Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 183,598 | Gross: $217.63M

41. Green Card (1990)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman

Votes: 21,371 | Gross: $29.89M

42. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

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