Best Picture 1990

Films I've seen from 1990. From best to worst.
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1.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
2.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
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Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
3.
Goodfellas (1990)
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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
4.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
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An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. (101 mins.)
 
5.
La Femme Nikita (1990)
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Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin. (117 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
6.
The Grifters (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
7.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
8.
Total Recall (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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? (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
9.
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events... (96 mins.)
Director: Philip Ridley
 
10.
Miami Blues (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When Fred Frenger gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, Florida, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave... (97 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
11.
Misery (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
12.
Wild at Heart (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. (125 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
13.
Flatliners (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Four Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
14.
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost. (106 mins.)
 
15.
Green Card (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
16.
Ghost (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic. (127 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
 
17.
Cadillac Man (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would... (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
18.
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (111 mins.)
 
19.
¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
20.
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (101 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
21.
Pretty Woman (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (119 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
22.
Awakenings (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (121 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
23.
Narrow Margin (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney is sent to protect a woman who accidentally witnessed a Mafia murder. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
24.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
25.
The Russia House (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia. (123 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
26.
The Hot Spot (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with... (130 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
27.
Henry & June (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
28.
Presumed Innocent (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Carolyn Polhemus, an up-and-comer in the Kindle County D.A.'s Office, is found viciously murdered in her home... (127 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
29.
White Palace (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife... (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
30.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Savini
 
31.
Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death. (80 mins.)
 
32.
Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A reporter investigates the disappearances of guests at a hotel which she is writing a report about. Along the way, she will find an unmarked 13th floor where a murderer is on the loose. (90 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
 
33.
Bird on a Wire (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys. (110 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
34.
Pacific Heights (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own. (102 mins.)
 
35.
Bloodmoon (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A serial killer is loose at an all girl school, where he strangles girls with a piece of barbed wire. (100 mins.)
Director: Alec Mills
 
36.
A solas contigo (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(98 mins.)
Director: Eduardo Campoy
 
37.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (192 mins.)
 
38.
Havana (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her... (144 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
39.
Don Juan, My Dear Ghost (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The ghost of Don Juan Tenorio, the legendary rogue and lover from Sevilla, comes back to town once again on present days searching for the absolution... (100 mins.)
Director: Antonio Mercero
 
40.
The Guardian (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Phil and Kate have a baby boy named Jake. They hire a baby-sitter, Camilla, to look after Jake and she becomes part of the family... (92 mins.)
 
41.
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
42.
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children. (126 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
43.
Dick Tracy (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
 
44.
Las cartas de Alou (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Alou, an illegal African inmigrant, send letters to his parents talking about his new life in Spain. (100 mins.)
 
45.
Child's Play 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (84 mins.)
Director: John Lafia
 
46.
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (111 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
47.
The Witches (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse. (91 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
48.
Class of 1999 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers... (99 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
49.
Revenge (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do... (124 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
50.
RoboCop 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
51.
Madhouse (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down. (90 mins.)
Director: Tom Ropelewski
 
52.
Graveyard Shift (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement. (89 mins.)
 
53.
Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
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. (81 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
54.
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him. (93 mins.)
Director: John Harrison
 
55.
Catchfire (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
 
56.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
57.
The Rift (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
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... (82 mins.)
Director: J.P. Simon
 
59.
Disparate nacional (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
The film follows the life of Emilio and Manolo, two paparazzi specialized in famous and high society people. Once they get pictures of them in embarrassing situations, both of them make a living by selling them to the best buyer.
Director: Mariano Ozores
 
60.
The Ages of Lulu (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The story of a young woman's descent into the kinky and dangerous sexual underground in Madrid. (95 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
 
61.
Dr. M (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful... (116 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol