1990 Films

The ones I've seen in order of preference from most to least favourite.
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1.
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
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Antoine has always been fascinated with a hairdresser's delicate touch, the beguiling perfume and the figure of a woman with an opulent bosom, moreover, he knew that he would marry one, fulfilling his dream of a perfect and idealised love. (82 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
White Palace (1990)
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Still getting over the death of his wife, a young advertising executive meets an older waitress, a woman that might set him free. (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
6.
Misery (1990)
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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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
 
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.
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
 
11.
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
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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.)
 
12.
Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
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Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama... (107 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
13.
Trust (1990)
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After being thrown away from home, Maria encounters a lady who complains of not having children. Almost getting raped, she ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the lady. (107 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
14.
Mister Johnson (1990)
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In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity, an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives... (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
15.
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
 
16.
I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
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After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide... (79 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
17.
The Krays (1990)
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This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
18.
The Little Gangster (1990)
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Marc and Nathalie are brother and sister living separately since their parents' separation. Marc decides to visit Nathalie but in order to finance his trip he robs a shop bringing him to the attention of the police. (100 mins.)
Director: Jacques Doillon
 
19.
Arachnophobia (1990)
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A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. (103 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
20.
House Party (1990)
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Kid decides to go to his friend's house party, but even he can't predict what's in store for him. (100 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
21.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
22.
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
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
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
 
25.
Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A coming-of-age comedy/drama set in Tunisia. Twelve-year-old Noura is an impressionable boy who must learn to reconcile two conflicting worlds... (98 mins.)
 
26.
Overseas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In French Algeria, after WWII, three daughters of wealthy settlers begin their adult lives. Zon marries an often absent sailor... (94 mins.)
Director: Brigitte Roüan
 
27.
Cry-Baby (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge. (85 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
28.
King of New York (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community. (103 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
29.
Days of Being Wild (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth. (94 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
30.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
31.
Paper Mask (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade. (105 mins.)
 
32.
Quigley Down Under (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems. (119 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
33.
The Match Factory Girl (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution. (68 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An English couple holiday in Venice to sort out their relationship. There is some friction and distance between them... (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
36.
Tremors (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
37.
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. A greedy wife kills her husband, but not completely. A sleazy reporter adopts a strange black cat. (120 mins.)
 
38.
La Femme Nikita (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
39.
Henry & June (1990)
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
40.
Shaking the Tree (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A crowd of guys in their 20's spend most of their time hanging out. It's Christmas time in the early... (97 mins.)
Director: Duane Clark
 
41.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. (101 mins.)
 
42.
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 control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
43.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
44.
The Witches (1990)
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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
 
45.
Green Card (1990)
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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
 
46.
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
 
47.
Pretty Woman (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 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
 
48.
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