Highest Rated Feature Films Released 1990-01-01 to 1990-12-31 With At Least 1000 Votes


1. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

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

Votes: 772,583 | Gross: $46.84M

2. In Harihar Nagar (1990)

133 min | Comedy, Mystery

8.6
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Four unemployed men try to impress a new neighbor. Hilarity ensues, until the antagonist puts in an appearance.

Directors: Lal, Siddique | Stars: Mukesh, Siddique, Jagadish, Asokan

Votes: 1,361

3. Michael Madana Kamarajan (1990)

162 min | Comedy

8.5
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A comedy of errors with identical quadruplets, separated at birth, coming together as adults.

Director: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Kushboo, Urvashi, Roobini

Votes: 2,118

4. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true story of Hussein Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 9,507 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Hamoun (1990)

120 min | Drama

8.2
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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. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Bita Farahi, Sedigheh Kianfar, Turan Mehrzad

Votes: 5,179

6. Anjali (1990)

150 min | Family, Drama

8.2
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Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child, she is taken on a stormy night to a hospital where she ... See full summary »

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Revathy, Raghuvaran, Prabhu, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 1,705

7. Tatar Ramazan (1990)

95 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The story of a fearless man Tatar Ramazan who believes justice in his own way.

Director: Melih Gülgen | Stars: Kadir Inanir, Kazim Kartal, Yaman Okay, Hikmet Tasdemir

Votes: 2,145

8. Dances with Wolves (1990)

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

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled 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: 195,533 | Gross: $184.21M

9. 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: 373,816 | Gross: $56.36M

10. Ask Filmlerinin Unutulmaz Yönetmeni (1990)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Hasmet, director of love stories, wants to make a film with a "social content". He makes a deal with the producer Abdulkadir, yet the actress Mujde Ar doesn't accept the leading role, as ... See full summary »

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Pitircik Akerman, Aytaç Yörükaslan, Yavuzer Çetinkaya

Votes: 1,373

11. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 140,869 | Gross: $61.28M

12. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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66 Metascore

Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 107,758 | Gross: $5.08M

13. 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: 97,209 | Gross: $52.10M

14. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

Votes: 19,021 | Gross: $1.96M

15. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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: 6,028 | Gross: $1.99M

16. Everybody's Fine (1990)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat (responsible mainly for the writing of birth certificates) and a father of five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michèle Morgan, Valéria Cavalli, Marino Cenna

Votes: 2,702 | Gross: $1.75M

17. Agneepath (1990)

174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?

Director: Mukul Anand | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari

Votes: 5,868

18. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski

Votes: 12,408 | Gross: $5.58M

19. Die xue jie tou (1990)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam

Votes: 8,283

20. Ghayal (1990)

163 min | Action, Crime, Romance

7.7
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Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Amrish Puri, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 2,963

21. 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 and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.

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

Votes: 284,591 | Gross: $66.68M

22. 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: 148,802 | Gross: $122.01M

23. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Director: Tom Stoppard | Stars: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Livio Badurina

Votes: 17,577 | Gross: $0.74M

24. 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: 18,705 | Gross: $15.14M

25. Days of Being Wild (1990)

Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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96 Metascore

Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she ... See full summary »

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau

Votes: 12,740 | Gross: $0.14M

26. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 5,240 | Gross: $1.10M

27. Mindwalk (1990)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.6
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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in ... See full summary »

Director: Bernt Amadeus Capra | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye

Votes: 2,408 | Gross: $0.77M

28. The Match Factory Girl (1990)

68 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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Iris has a dead-end job in a match-factory, lives with her dour and forbidding parents, and her social life is a disaster. But when she is made pregnant after a one-night stand by a man who... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko

Votes: 6,472

29. My Father's Glory (1990)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard

Votes: 5,058 | Gross: $1.71M

30. 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: 1,439 | Gross: $0.26M

31. My Mother's Castle (1990)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.6
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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. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Julien Ciamaca, Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain

Votes: 3,915 | Gross: $1.48M

32. Skrivánci na niti (1990)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár, Jitka Zelenohorská

Votes: 1,216

33. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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63 Metascore

An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home 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: 337,399 | Gross: $285.76M

34. 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: 250,222 | Gross: $119.41M

35. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

Votes: 79,510 | Gross: $26.12M

36. 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: 7,530 | Gross: $2.94M

37. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

A waitress, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 6,598 | Gross: $1.52M

38. Trust (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Rebecca Nelson, John MacKay

Votes: 7,462 | Gross: $0.36M

39. 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: 2,090 | Gross: $2.28M

40. Taksi-Blyuz (1990)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Pyotr Zaychenko, Vladimir Kashpur, Natalya Kolyakanova

Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $0.17M

41. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 303,596 | Gross: $87.67M

42. La Femme Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

7.4
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56 Metascore

Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathière

Votes: 56,864 | Gross: $5.02M

43. 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: 4,481 | Gross: $1.41M

44. The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Antoine has always been fascinated with hairdressers, and this story is the embodiment of the wishful thinking of a young boy dreaming of marrying a hairdresser and the fulfilment of a perfect, idealised love.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena, Roland Bertin, Maurice Chevit

Votes: 7,230 | Gross: $1.20M

45. A Tale of Springtime (1990)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Anne Teyssèdre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel, Eloïse Bennett

Votes: 2,546 | Gross: $0.20M

46. State of Grace (1990)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Joanou, Michael Lee Baron | Stars: Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

Votes: 17,176 | Gross: $1.91M

47. 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: 11,713 | Gross: $15.45M

48. Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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72 Metascore

A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Jenny Howe, Carolyn Choa

Votes: 6,254 | Gross: $1.55M

49. 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: 4,934 | Gross: $15.74M

50. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 2,863 | Gross: $4.01M