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1.
Miami Blues (1990)
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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
 
2.
Goodfellas (1990)
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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
3.
King of New York (1990)
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A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood. (103 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
4.
Days of Being Wild (1990)
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Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute... (94 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
Paris Is Burning (1990 Documentary)
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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. (71 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
Dekalog (1989 Mini-Series)
Episode: Dekalog, szesc (1990)
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"Thou shalt not commit adultery" - a shorter, scaled-down version of 'A Short Film About Love', with a less complex plot and a different ending... (572 mins.)
 
12.
Siddeshwari (1990 Documentary)
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(123 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
13.
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
 
14.
State of Grace (1990)
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Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with... (134 mins.)
 
15.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
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When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever. (136 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
16.
Tremors (1990)
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Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
17.
Mermaids (1990)
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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. (110 mins.)
 
18.
Total Recall (1990)
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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
 
19.
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
 
20.
Europa Europa (1990)
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth. (112 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
The Field (1990)
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"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land... (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
24.
Quick Change (1990)
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Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible. (89 mins.)
 
25.
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
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An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces... (114 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
26.
Auntie Danielle (1990)
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Auntie Danielle, supposedly in ailing health but in reality just a nasty old bitch, lives with a paid housekeeper who she regularly abuses... (112 mins.)
 
27.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
28.
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
 
29.
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
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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.)
 
30.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
 
31.
Internal Affairs (1990)
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Keen young Raymond Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner... (115 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
32.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
33.
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
 
34.
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
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Twelve-year-old Antoine falls profoundly in love with a voluptuous but suicidal hairdresser, a formative experience he never forgets... (82 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
35.
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
 
36.
An Angel at My Table (1990)
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters... (158 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
37.
Crossing the Line (1990)
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An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet. (116 mins.)
Director: David Leland
 
38.
Boiling Point (1990)
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Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach. (96 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
39.
Strangers in Good Company (1990)
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A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script. (101 mins.)
Director: Cynthia Scott
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
Wild at Heart (1990)
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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
 
43.
A Shock to the System (1990)
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When you think you're at the top of the corporate ladder and then discover they have managed to pull that ladder away... (88 mins.)
Director: Jan Egleson
 
44.
Black Snow (1990)
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A semi-literate who was deprived of schooling during the Cultural Revolution, Li Huiquan, is released from labor camp... (107 mins.)
Director: Fei Xie
 
45.
The Swordsman (1990)
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When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it... (120 mins.)
 
46.
Nouvelle vague (1990)
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(90 mins.)
 
47.
House Party (1990)
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Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him... (100 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
48.
Pacific Heights (1990)
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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.)
 
49.
The Fool (1990)
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A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London... (140 mins.)
 
50.
Hamoun (1990)
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Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life... (120 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
51.
Come See the Paradise (1990)
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Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936... (138 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
52.
Nightbreed (1990)
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A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity. (102 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
 
53.
No Fear, No Die (1990)
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Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant. (90 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
54.
I, the Worst of All (1990)
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695)... (105 mins.)
 
55.
Frankenhooker (1990)
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A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes. (85 mins.)
 
56.
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
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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
 
57.
Baby Blood (1990)
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When a strange creature crawls into a woman's uterus she becomes a killer in order to feed the tiny terror growing within her. (82 mins.)
Director: Alain Robak
 
58.
Troll 2 (1990)
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A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them. (95 mins.)
Director: Drake Floyd
 
59.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #2.7 (1990)
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Maddy prepares to leave Twin Peaks, Pete uncovers the truth behind Tojamura's intentions, and Cooper receives a devastating message. (47 mins.)
 
60.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #2.1 (1990)
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In the aftermath of the incident at the Great Northern Hotel, the investigation into Laura Palmer's death continues, and information is provided from an unexpected source. (47 mins.)
 
61.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990 TV Series)
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A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world. (25 mins.)
 
62.
House of Cards (1990 Mini-Series)
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader... (226 mins.)
 
63.
The Trials of Life (1990 TV Series)
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Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.
Director: Michael Gunton
 
64.
Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series)
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While Joel gives Ed golf lessons, the Indian warns him Adam is around, the never actually seen monster-prankster... (60 mins.)
 
65.
Screenplay (1986 TV Series)
Episode: Antonia and Jane (1990)
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Plain Jane Hartman hates her life. She's goofy, boring and only has sex if she reads Iris Murdoch novels out loud to her loopy boyfriend...
 
66.
Sink or Swim (1990 Documentary)
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Through a series of twenty six short stories, a girl describes the childhood events that shaped her ideas about fatherhood... (48 mins.)
Director: Su Friedrich
 
67.
The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also (1990 TV Series)
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Pete and Dud reunite after 20 years apart to introduce a six part trip to memory lane. Of all the material... (30 mins.)
 
68.
A Life in Pieces (1990 TV Series)
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Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling gives his rambling opinions on the Twelve Days of Christmas, in discussion with Ludovic Kennedy. (5 mins.)
 
69.
Making Out (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #2.2 (1990)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Richard Spence
 
70.
French and Saunders (1987 TV Series)
Episode: The Exorcist (1990)
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Pastiche of 1973's horror classic "The Exorcist"; parody of BBC's consumer investigation program "Watchdog", and songs from rap girl group "Salt 'n' Pepper" and Kirsty MacColl. And lots of early 90s Power Suits. (30 mins.)
 
71.
One Foot in the Grave (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Who's Listening (1990)
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The Meldrews become acquainted with a vicar who thinks he has lost his faith, and Victor learns more about a video-store worker with whom he had a conflict. (90 mins.)
 
72.
One Foot in the Grave (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Love and Death (1990)
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The Meldrews are on holiday, staying with old friends Vince and April in their boarding house. A set of coincidences leave each member of the couple thinking they have been unfaithful. (90 mins.)
 
73.
One Foot in the Grave (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Who Will Buy? (1990)
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Victor and Margaret get worried when a couple named Patrick and Pippa seemingly come to stay as they have no idea who they are. (90 mins.)
 
74.
Screenplay (1986 TV Series)
Episode: Needle (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
 
75.
A Night on Mount Edna (1990 TV Movie)
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(60 mins.)
 
76.
Voice of the Moon (1990 Documentary)
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An experimental documentary on the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. (30 mins.)
Director: R Stanley
 
77.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
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Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens. (102 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
 
78.
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
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Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. (120 mins.)
 
79.
The Play on One (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Changing Step (1990)
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During World War I, a hospitalized amputee falls in love with one of his nurses.
 
80.
Screenplay (1986 TV Series)
Episode: Wedded (1990)
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About a couple whose marriage is shaky. The husband drives throughout the night on a voyage of self-discovery, while his wife waits at home, raking over the ashes of their marriage as their child sleeps in the next room.
 
81.
Alive from Off Center (1984 TV Series)
Episode: Road (1990)
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A bleak portrait of life in a Lancashire town in 1980's Thatcher era Britain.
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
82.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
83.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)