IMDb Birthday Poll

by Rafael_M | last updated - 27 Sep 2015 | Public

From this list of movies that earned at least one Oscar nomination and were released the year that IMDb was born (October 17, 1990) which one is your favorite?

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1. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 812,370 | Gross: $46.84M

Won Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Joe Pesci

Nominated for

Best Picture: Irwin Winkler

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lorraine Bracco

Best Director: Martin Scorsese

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nicholas Pileggi Martin Scorsese

Best Film Editing Thelma Schoonmaker

2. Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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52 Metascore

After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 166,248 | Gross: $217.63M

Won Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Whoopi Goldberg

Nominated for

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Bruce Joel Rubin

Best Picture: Lisa Weinstein

Best Film Editing: Walter Murch

Best Music, Original Score: Maurice Jarre

3. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 236,096 | Gross: $178.41M

Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Julia Roberts

4. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 149,631 | Gross: $61.28M

Won Best Actress in a Leading Role: Kathy Bates

5. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 203,074 | Gross: $184.21M

Won Best Picture: Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner

Best Director: Kevin Costner

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Michael Blake

Best Cinematography: Dean Semler

Best Sound: Russell Williams II, Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Gregory H. Watkins

Best Film Editing: Neil Travis

Best Music, Original Score: John Barry

Nominated for: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Kevin Costner) , Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Graham Greene) , Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary McDonnell) , Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Jeffrey Beecroft, Lisa Dean) , Best Costume Design (Elsa Zamparelli)

6. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 5,091 | Gross: $15.74M

Nominated for:

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Barry Levinson

Best Cinematography: Allen Daviau

Best Costume Design: Gloria Gresham

Best Music, Original Score: Randy Newman

7. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

Directors: Yimou Zhang, Fengliang Yang | Stars: Li Gong, Wei Li, Baotian Li, Ma Chong

Votes: 6,305 | Gross: $1.99M

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film China.

8. The Grifters (1990)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe

Votes: 22,152 | Gross: $13.45M

Nominated for:

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Anjelica Huston

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Annette Bening

Best Director: Stephen Frears

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Donald E. Westlake

9. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land, and when the widow, who owns the field, decides to sell the field in a public ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 4,686 | Gross: $1.41M

Nominated for: Best Actor in a Leading Role: Richard Harris

10. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 11,425 | Gross: $7.33M

Nominated for:

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Woody Allen

11. Havana (I) (1990)

R | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her. Shortly after they arrive in Cuba, ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian

Votes: 6,054 | Gross: $9.24M

Nominated for: Best Music, Original Score: Dave Grusin

12. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 18,928 | Gross: $20.71M

Nominated for:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: nm027472, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Best Costume Design: Maurizio Millenotti

13. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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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.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 50,756 | Gross: $103.74M

Won:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Richard Sylbert, Rick Simpson

Best Makeup: John Caglione Jr., Doug Drexler

Best Music, Original Song: Stephen Sondheim

Nominated for:

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Al Pacino

Best Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro

Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero

Best Sound: Thomas Causey, Chris Jenkins, David E. Campbell Doug Hemphill

14. The Nasty Girl (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.5
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When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Müller, Monika Baumgartner, Elisabeth Bertram

Votes: 2,150 | Gross: $2.28M

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film Germany.

15. Wild at Heart (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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52 Metascore

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman

Votes: 68,188 | Gross: $14.56M

Nominated for: Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Diane Ladd

16. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 102,619 | Gross: $52.10M

Nominated for:

Best Picture: Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Robert De Niro

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Steven Zaillian

17. Porte aperte (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama

7.3
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Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Ennio Fantastichini, Renato Carpentieri, Tuccio Musumeci

Votes: 632 | Gross: $0.12M

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film Italy.

18. Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 10,870 | Gross: $11.57M

Nominated for: Best Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot

19. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 356,801 | Gross: $285.76M

Nominated for:

Best Music, Original Song: John Williams (music) Leslie Bricusse (lyrics)

Best Music, Original Score: John Williams

20. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 68,661 | Gross: $61.49M

Nominated for:

Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing: Charles L. Campbell, Richard C. Franklin

21. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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57 Metascore

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?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 259,666 | Gross: $119.39M

Won Special Achievement Award For visual effects (Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern, Alex Funke)

Nominated for: Best Sound Nelson Stoll, Michael J. Kohut, Carlos Delarios, Aaron Rochin

Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing: Stephen Hunter Flick

22. Green Card (1990)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman

Votes: 19,753 | Gross: $29.89M

Nominated for:

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Peter Weir

23. Metropolitan (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols

Votes: 7,853 | Gross: $2.94M

Nominated for:

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Whit Stillman

24. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Western

6.5
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In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater

Votes: 25,986 | Gross: $44.14M

Nominated for: Best Music, Original Song: Jon Bon Jovi

25. Journey of Hope (1990)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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The story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Necmettin Çobanoglu, Nur Sürer, Emin Sivas, Erdinç Akbas

Votes: 1,531 | Gross: $0.26M

Won: Best Foreign Language Film Switzerland.

26. Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.9
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60 Metascore

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

Votes: 65,886 | Gross: $82.67M

27. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

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?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 153,814 | Gross: $122.01M

Won: Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing Cecelia Hall, George Watters II

Nominated for:

Best Sound: Richard Bryce Goodman, Richard Overton, Kevin F. Cleary, Don J. Bassman

Best Film Editing: Dennis Virkler, John Wright

28. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 19,397 | Gross: $15.14M

Won: Best Costume Design: Franca Squarciapino

Nominated for:

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Gérard Depardieu

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Ezio Frigerio Jacques Rouxel

Best Makeup: Michèle Burke, Jean-Pierre Eychenne

Best Foreign Language Film France.

29. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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93 Metascore

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.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 12,242 | Gross: $15.45M

Won: Best Actor in a Leading Role: Jeremy Irons

Nominated for:

Best Director: Barbet Schroeder

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Nicholas Kazan

30. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 299,226 | Gross: $66.67M

Nominated for:

Best Picture: Francis Ford Coppola

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Andy Garcia

Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Best Cinematography: Gordon Willis

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: [link=nm0851790, Gary Fettis

Best Film Editing: Barry Malkin, Lisa Fruchtman, Walter Murch

Best Music, Original Song: Carmine Coppola (music),John Bettis (lyrics)

31. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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74 Metascore

A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 388,442 | Gross: $56.36M

Nominated for: Best Makeup: Ve Neill, Stan Winston

32. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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71 Metascore

A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 12,963 | Gross: $37.96M

Nominated for:

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep

Best Music, Original Song: Shel Silverstein

33. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,467 | Gross: $7.70M

Nominated for:

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Joanne Woodward