Feature Film, Released between 1990-01-01 and 1990-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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90 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: 1,000,975 | Gross: $46.84M

2. 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: 236,650 | Gross: $184.21M

3. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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

7.9
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74 Metascore

An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.

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

Votes: 440,708 | Gross: $56.36M

4. 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: 23,574 | Gross: $1.96M

5. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | 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: 181,123 | Gross: $61.28M

6. 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: 122,150 | Gross: $52.10M

7. Strangers in Good Company (1990)

PG | 101 min | Drama

7.7
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A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.

Director: Cynthia Scott | Stars: Alice Diabo, Constance Garneau, Beth Webber, Catherine Roche

Votes: 964 | Gross: $1.00M

8. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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66 Metascore

Tom Reagan, 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: 124,440 | Gross: $5.08M

9. Days of Being Wild (1990)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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96 Metascore

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

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

Votes: 17,691 | Gross: $0.14M

10. Mindwalk (1990)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.6
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Philosophical conversations between a poet, politician, and scientist. No one is psychotic or out for revenge.

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

Votes: 2,870 | Gross: $0.77M

11. 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 U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

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

Votes: 176,536 | Gross: $122.01M

12. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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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: 455,108 | Gross: $285.76M

13. 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: 352,906 | Gross: $66.67M

14. Bullet in the Head (1990)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 9,731

15. Dezha vyu (1990)

108 min | Comedy, Crime, History

7.6
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During the Prohibition, Chicago mob send a hitman after a traitor. The only problem is that his traces lead to Odessa, and no one hitman can overcome the hardcore Soviet bureaucracy.

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Galina Petrova, Nikolay Karachentsov, Vladimir Golovin

Votes: 1,220

16. 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 is he?

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

Votes: 297,869 | Gross: $119.39M

17. Pasport (1990)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A case of mistaken identity, by a switched Passport leaves a Georgian man stranded in Israel.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Gérard Darmon, Natalya Gundareva, Oleg Yankovskiy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 1,006

18. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

A shop assistant, 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: 8,958 | Gross: $1.52M

19. 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 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.

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

Votes: 97,499 | Gross: $26.12M

20. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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79 Metascore

Janet Frame was a brilliant child who, as a teen, was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Explore Janet's discovery of the world and her life in Europe as her books are published to acclaim.

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

Votes: 6,539 | Gross: $1.05M

21. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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: 20,645 | Gross: $0.74M

22. Metropolitan (1990)

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

7.4
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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: 9,400 | Gross: $2.94M

23. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.

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

Votes: 5,452 | Gross: $1.41M

24. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.

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

Votes: 398,337 | Gross: $87.73M

25. Trust (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

After being thrown out of her house, Maria encounters a married woman who complains of not having children. Maria ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the woman.

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

Votes: 9,124 | Gross: $0.36M

26. To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon, Mary Alice

Votes: 1,794 | Gross: $1.16M

27. La Femme Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

7.3
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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: 66,558 | Gross: $5.02M

28. The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History

7.3
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73 Metascore

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames

Votes: 3,199 | Gross: $4.80M

29. Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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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: 7,391 | Gross: $1.55M

30. 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: 82,063 | Gross: $14.56M

31. State of Grace (1990)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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60 Metascore

A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

Votes: 20,533 | Gross: $1.91M

32. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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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: 14,473 | Gross: $15.45M

33. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 26,035 | Gross: $11.54M

34. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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The legendary true-story of Capt. Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's tumultuous expedition to find the source of the Nile river.

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

Votes: 3,372 | Gross: $4.01M

35. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, T.R. Bowen

Votes: 5,694

36. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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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: 331,776 | Gross: $117.54M

37. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.2
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the U.S. 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: 5,620 | Gross: $15.74M

38. May Fools (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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During the events of May 1968 in France, different worldviews of conflicting relatives are collide in their family estate.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy, Bruno Carette

Votes: 2,709 | Gross: $1.58M

39. Slacker (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 19,538 | Gross: $1.23M

40. 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: 118,551 | Gross: $16.67M

41. Auntie Danielle (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Auntie Danielle, supposedly in ailing health but in reality just a nasty old bitch, lives with a paid housekeeper who she regularly abuses. When the housekeeper dies falling off a ladder, ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob, Isabelle Nanty, Neige Dolsky

Votes: 3,300 | Gross: $0.60M

42. Ghost (1990)

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

7.1
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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: 194,143 | Gross: $217.63M

43. 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: 284,029 | Gross: $178.41M

44. King of New York (1990)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo

Votes: 31,427 | Gross: $2.55M

45. Heaven and Earth (1990)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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In 16th century Japan, two samurai engage in massive battles across the countryside; one attempting to conquer and the other attempting to defend his land while repressing his love for a woman after taking a vow of celibacy.

Director: Haruki Kadokawa | Stars: Takaaki Enoki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Atsuko Asano, Naomi Zaizen

Votes: 918 | Gross: $0.31M

46. Dancin' Thru the Dark (1990)

95 min | Comedy

7.0
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Linda's out on her hen night, her fiance is out on his stag night. Linda is having major doubts about getting married, when both groups arrive at a club, to find the band fronted by her ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Ockrent | Stars: Ben Murphy, Con O'Neill, Peter Beckett, Julian Littman

Votes: 315

47. The Big Steal (1990)

99 min | Comedy

7.0
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To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier, Damon Herriman

Votes: 944

48. Wings of Fame (1990)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »

Director: Otakar Votocek | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 721

49. Adisaya Piravi (1990)

145 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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A con man who is in love with a millionaire's daughter gets killed by the girl's father, after reaching yamalogam he came to know that God had made mistaken by killing him for another one, ... See full summary »

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Rajinikanth, Chinnijayanth, Jai Ganesh, Bharat Gopy

Votes: 307

50. Quigley Down Under (1990)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood

Votes: 19,307 | Gross: $21.41M


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