Most Popular Feature Films Released 1990-01-01 to 1990-12-31


1. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 5,893 | Gross: $4.96M

2. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 781,682 | Gross: $46.84M

3. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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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: 227,634 | Gross: $178.41M

4. 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 his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.

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

Votes: 288,027 | Gross: $66.68M

5. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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63 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 340,975 | Gross: $285.76M

6. 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: 161,640 | Gross: $217.63M

7. 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: 149,917 | Gross: $122.01M

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: 197,367 | 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: 376,892 | Gross: $56.36M

10. Predator 2 (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Kevin Peter Hall, Rubén Blades

Votes: 113,623 | Gross: $30.67M

11. 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: 252,458 | Gross: $119.41M

12. 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: 142,376 | Gross: $61.28M

13. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Western

6.4
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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: 25,108 | Gross: $44.14M

14. 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: 65,203 | Gross: $14.56M

15. 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: 307,658 | Gross: $87.67M

16. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

6.0
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 113,171 | Gross: $91.46M

17. Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

7.1
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65 Metascore

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Votes: 95,959 | Gross: $16.67M

18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, David Forman

Votes: 72,451 | Gross: $135.27M

19. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 46,104 | Gross: $8.27M

20. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 283,576 | Gross: $117.54M

21. Lord of the Flies (1990)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale

Votes: 23,517 | Gross: $13.99M

22. 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: 98,529 | Gross: $52.10M

23. 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: 63,707 | Gross: $82.67M

24. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.2
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55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 99,804 | Gross: $40.95M

25. 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: 80,257 | Gross: $26.12M

26. Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy

5.9
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An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke

Votes: 32,700 | Gross: $70.98M

27. 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: 108,584 | Gross: $5.08M

28. Class of 1999 (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach

Votes: 4,970 | Gross: $2.46M

29. 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: 49,555 | Gross: $103.74M

30. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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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.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 26,507 | Gross: $10.36M

31. Flatliners (1990)

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

6.6
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Four Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.

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

Votes: 64,497 | Gross: $61.49M

32. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Carolyn Polhemus, an up-and-comer in the Kindle County D.A.'s Office, is found viciously murdered in her home. Immediately her boss, D.A. Raymond Horgan and his chief deputy, Rusty Sabich ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 30,866 | Gross: $86.30M

33. 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: 57,318 | Gross: $5.02M

34. The Hot Spot (1990)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 8,439 | Gross: $1.29M

35. Mermaids (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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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.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 23,297 | Gross: $35.42M

36. Troll 2 (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

2.7
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A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young

Votes: 25,777

37. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 73,508 | Gross: $41.48M

38. 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: 17,386 | Gross: $1.91M

39. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

Director: John Harrison | Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Forrester

Votes: 11,748 | Gross: $16.32M

40. 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: 11,878 | Gross: $15.45M

41. RoboCop 2 (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Weller, Belinda Bauer, John Glover, Mario Machado

Votes: 67,038 | Gross: $45.68M

42. 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: 12,480 | Gross: $37.96M

43. Darkman (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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65 Metascore

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

Votes: 49,743 | Gross: $33.88M

44. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An Ex-French Solider begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 26,373 | Gross: $24.08M

45. Problem Child (1990)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

5.3
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27 Metascore

A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 23,471 | Gross: $53.47M

46. The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.0
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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp

Votes: 19,197 | Gross: $17.37M

47. Revenge (I) (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Tomas Milian

Votes: 13,217 | Gross: $15.65M

48. 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: 10,633 | Gross: $11.57M

49. Memphis Belle (1990)

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

6.9
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In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 23,606 | Gross: $27.44M

50. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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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.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise

Votes: 33,421 | Gross: $28.50M