Best in Film - 1990

Best Picture Nominees:
* = winner
1. Ghost - 10/10
2. Dances with Wolves* - 10/10
3. Goodfellas - 9/10
4. The Godfather: Part III - 8/10
5. Awakenings - 8/10
Total Films Seen: 5/5
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1.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
2.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
3.
Dreams (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. (119 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
4.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
5.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
6.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old trouble-maker 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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
7.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVitto in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
8.
The Rookie (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.) (120 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
9.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
10.
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Scrooge takes his nephews to Egypt to find a pyramid and magic lamp. (74 mins.)
Director: Bob Hathcock
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
11.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
12.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
13.
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing. (162 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
14.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
15.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
16.
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher. (77 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
17.
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
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
18.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
19.
Die Hard 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
20.
Mermaids (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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.)
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
21.
Lord of the Flies (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery. (90 mins.)
Director: Harry Hook
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
22.
Hamlet (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge. (135 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
23.
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
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
24.
The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book. (90 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
25.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford