ALL FILMS IN OSCAR 1990 (RANKED)

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1.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
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An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. (126 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
2.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
3.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
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An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
4.
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
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The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for. (145 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
5.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
6.
Field of Dreams (1989)
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
 
7.
My Left Foot (1989)
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
8.
Henry V (1989)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
9.
Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
 
10.
Shirley Valentine (1989)
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Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg... (108 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
11.
Music Box (1989)
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A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects. (124 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
12.
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
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The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer. (114 mins.)
Director: Steve Kloves
 
13.
Glory (1989)
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Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
14.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
15.
A Dry White Season (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level... (97 mins.)
Director: Euzhan Palcy
 
16.
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
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An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
17.
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
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A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife. (119 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
18.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
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A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold. (117 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
19.
Parenthood (1989)
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The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (124 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
20.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
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A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. (100 mins.)
 
21.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
22.
The Abyss (1989)
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A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. (145 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
23.
Blaze (1989)
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A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure. (120 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
24.
Batman (1989)
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The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
25.
Harlem Nights (1989)
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During the 1930s, a New York illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters and corrupt cops in order to stay in business. (116 mins.)
Director: Eddie Murphy
 
26.
Valmont (1989)
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Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman... (137 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
27.
Black Rain (1989)
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Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
28.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
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When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first. (127 mins.)
 
29.
The Bear (1988)
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters. (96 mins.)
 
30.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
31.
Dad (1989)
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A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side... (117 mins.)
 
32.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
 
33.
Chances Are (1989)
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A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory. (108 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
 
34.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
35.
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself. (118 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
36.
Lo que le pasó a Santiago (1989)
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Santiago, a retired accountant, casually meets Angelina during one of his daily walks in Old San Juan... (105 mins.)
Director: Jacobo Morales
 
37.
Memories of a Marriage (1989)
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Karl Åge and Regitze host a summer garden party for close friends, their son, and his family. Karl Åge is quiet... (102 mins.)
Director: Kaspar Rostrup
 
38.
Balance (1989 Short Film)
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A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk. (7 mins.)
 
39.
The Cow (1989 Short Film)
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In the Russian countryside, a family lives next to a railroad track. A boy remembers when he and his parents had a cow... (10 mins.)
Director: A. Petrov
 
40.
The Hill Farm (1989 Short Film)
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A country couple and their shepherd endure drought, flood, a monstrous bear, hunters and tourists during a somewhat odd few days in their normally quiet life. (18 mins.)
Director: Mark Baker
 
41.
Work Experience (1989 Short Film)
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Terence is caught in a vicious circle. he cannot get a job because he has no experience, but he cannot gain experience without getting a job! (11 mins.)
Director: James Hendrie
 
42.
Amazon Diary (1989 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(17 mins.)
Director: Robert Nixon
 
43.
The Child Eater (1989 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Tammuz
 
44.
The Johnstown Flood (1989 Documentary)
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On May 30, 1889 the South Fork Dam, which maintained a pleasure lake for wealthy Pittsburgh industrialists and their families... (26 mins.)
 
45.
Fine Food, Fine Pastries, Open 6 to 9 (1989 Documentary)
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Examines the history of Sherrill's Restaurant and Bakery in Washington, D.C. How a unique restaurant integrates into the culture of the community. (29 mins.)
Director: David Petersen
 
46.
Yad Vashem: Preserving the Past to Ensure the Future (1989 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
 
47.
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989 Documentary)
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A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt. (79 mins.)
 
48.
Adam Clayton Powell (1989 Documentary)
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The Academy Award-nominated ADAM CLAYTON POWELL delves into the gripping life and career of the most... (54 mins.)
Director: Richard Kilberg
 
49.
Crack USA: County Under Siege (1989 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
America Undercover goes to Florida's Palm Beach County in order to investigate the growing crack cocaine epidemic in the United States... (42 mins.)
 
50.
For All Mankind (1989 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8. (80 mins.)
Director: Al Reinert
 
51.
Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren (1989 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Bill Jersey