Flops of the 90s

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1. Loose Cannons (1990)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An unconventional cop who doesn't take any bull, is paired up with an amazing detective to capture some powerful criminals but the cop soon realizes that his by the book partner has split personality disorder.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Dom DeLuise, Ronny Cox

Votes: 4,175 | Gross: $5.59M

2. Spaced Invaders (1990)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Dimwitted Martians drop into a little Illinois town on the day that the local radio station happens to rebroadcast Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds".

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Ariana Richards, J.J. Anderson

Votes: 3,084 | Gross: $15.37M

3. The Guardian (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young couple with a newborn baby don't realize that the nanny they hired is a magical nymph who sacrifices infants to an evil tree.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall

Votes: 4,636 | Gross: $17.04M

4. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

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: 51,389 | Gross: $8.27M

5. 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: 16,354 | Gross: $21.41M

6. Ghost Dad (1990)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife's illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However, he ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Bill Cosby, Kimberly Russell, Denise Nicholas, Ian Bannen

Votes: 7,097 | Gross: $24.71M

7. 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: 5,540 | Gross: $14.76M

8. The Two Jakes (1990)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe

Votes: 10,174 | Gross: $10.01M

9. Quick Change (1990)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray | Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Dale Grand

Votes: 18,081 | Gross: $15.26M

10. 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: 6,453 | Gross: $2.74M

11. Graffiti Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Music

The unofficial sequel to 'Purple Rain' (1984). The Kid is now club owner and rival to Morris (Morris Day) who get into a fight for the Glam Slam Nightclub.

Director: Prince | Stars: Prince, Morris Day, Ingrid Chavez, Jerome Benton

Votes: 1,656 | Gross: $4.56M

12. 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: 20,421 | Gross: $15.69M

13. Havana (I) (1990)

R | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian

Votes: 6,680 | Gross: $9.24M

14. 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: 3,702 | Gross: $6.94M

15. Flight of the Intruder (1991)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 5,907 | Gross: $14.59M

16. Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director: Dan Aykroyd | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore

Votes: 21,118 | Gross: $8.48M

17. Eve of Destruction (1991)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A terrorist hunter is hired by a scientist to deactivate her android double, a walking, talking, murderous nuclear bomb which has gone amok in the big city and is about to explode.

Director: Duncan Gibbins | Stars: Gregory Hines, Renée Soutendijk, Michael Greene, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 1,885 | Gross: $5.45M

18. The Marrying Man (1991)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A millionaire playboy goes into Las Vegas and comes out married to a woman he barely knows.

Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Loggia, Elisabeth Shue

Votes: 4,862 | Gross: $12.45M

19. Hudson Hawk (1991)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

17 Metascore

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn

Votes: 49,169 | Gross: $17.22M

20. Stone Cold (1991)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tough Alabama cop is blackmailed by the FBI into going undercover in a violent Mississippi biker gang.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Arabella Holzbog

Votes: 6,421 | Gross: $9.29M

21. Another You (1991)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl, Stephen Lang

Votes: 3,282 | Gross: $2.87M

22. Delirious (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr

Votes: 7,224 | Gross: $5.55M

23. Dutch (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school, only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 10,879 | Gross: $4.60M

24. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman

Votes: 4,490 | Gross: $7.30M

25. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Chelsea Field, Daniel Baldwin

Votes: 17,301 | Gross: $7.43M

26. The Super (1991)

R | 95 min | Comedy

Karma comes into play when a wealthy wisecracking landlord is ordered by a court to live in the filthy building that he runs.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Joe Pesci, Vincent Gardenia, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Rubén Blades

Votes: 4,903 | Gross: $11.00M

27. Billy Bathgate (1991)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis

Votes: 10,792 | Gross: $15.97M

28. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean

Votes: 20,798 | Gross: $14.36M

29. Newsies (1992)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Family, History

46 Metascore

A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

Votes: 17,508 | Gross: $2.82M

30. Year of the Comet (1992)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

What seemed to be a simple little trip becomes an international chase, when an extremely rare bottle of wine's discovered (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811). ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tim Daly, Louis Jourdan, Art Malik

Votes: 1,397 | Gross: $2.79M

31. Shakes the Clown (1991)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even ... See full summary »

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Bruce Baum, Steve Bean

Votes: 4,382 | Gross: $0.12M

32. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

PG-13 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Genoese navigator overcomes intrigue in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain and gains financing for his expedition to the East Indies.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, Georges Corraface, Rachel Ward

Votes: 2,618 | Gross: $8.25M

33. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

47 Metascore

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean

Votes: 26,417 | Gross: $7.19M

34. Cool World (1992)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

28 Metascore

A comic strip femme fatale seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger, Janni Brenn, Brad Pitt

Votes: 19,423 | Gross: $14.11M

35. Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Joan Cusack

Votes: 20,058 | Gross: $19.51M

36. Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

The life of Buddy Young, a comic legend in flashbacks but an old man looking for work in the present.

Director: Billy Crystal | Stars: Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Julie Warner, Helen Hunt

Votes: 4,294 | Gross: $13.35M

37. Night and the City (1992)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

The story about a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed on becoming a boxing promoter.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Cliff Gorman, Alan King

Votes: 4,237 | Gross: $6.20M

38. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A movie about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 50,261 | Gross: $9.49M

39. Toys (1992)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright

Votes: 29,384 | Gross: $21.45M

40. The Vanishing (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 21,835 | Gross: $14.54M

41. Body of Evidence (1992)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer

Votes: 13,163 | Gross: $13.28M

42. Three of Hearts (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

A lesbian hires a male escort to her sister's wedding. She thinks of a scheme to get her ex-girlfriend back: he dates and dumps the ex.

Directors: Yurek Bogayevicz, Mitch Glazer | Stars: William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Sherilyn Fenn, Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 1,821 | Gross: $5.50M

43. Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

Votes: 127,270 | Gross: $50.02M

44. Sliver (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

38 Metascore

A woman moves into an exclusive New York City apartment building, which she soon discovers houses tenants with all manner of shocking secrets.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker

Votes: 26,825 | Gross: $36.30M

45. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 46,030 | Gross: $20.92M

46. The Meteor Man (1993)

PG | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A high school teacher from a troubled inner city Washington D.C. neighborhood becomes a super-powered hero and takes on the gang that has been terrorizing his streets.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 7,282 | Gross: $8.02M



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