Top 25 Films of 1990

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1.
Goodfellas (1990)
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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
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2.
The Grifters (1990)
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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
“ 10 ” - bwolskin-9
 
3.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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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
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4.
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
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A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa. (112 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
5.
Pretty Woman (1990)
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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
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6.
Metropolitan (1990)
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A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. (98 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
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7.
My Mother's Castle (1990)
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Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region... (98 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
8.
Die Hard 2 (1990)
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John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. (124 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
9.
Awakenings (1990)
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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
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
10.
My Father's Glory (1990)
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father... (105 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
11.
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source... (136 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
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12.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
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13.
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. (119 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
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14.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
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Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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15.
May Fools (1990)
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Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris... (107 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
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16.
The Nasty Girl (1990)
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When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her. (94 mins.)
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17.
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother. (95 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams
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18.
Life Is Sweet (1990)
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A waitress, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London. (103 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
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19.
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
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20.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
21.
Ju Dou (1990)
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with... (95 mins.)
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
22.
Darkman (1990)
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A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive. (96 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
23.
Avalon (1990)
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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. (128 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
24.
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
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In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war? (135 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
25.
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
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