1990by maddox-richard | created - 25 Apr 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
1990 and all that
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1. Miami Blues (1990)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ex-con's first act of freedom is moving to Miami where he restarts his old criminal ways with even more potency.
Votes: 6,609 | Gross: $9.89M
2. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 818,974 | Gross: $46.84M
3. King of New York (1990)
R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 25,910 | Gross: $2.55M
6. My Mother's Castle (1990)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
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 »
Votes: 4,078 | Gross: $1.48M
7. My Father's Glory (1990)
G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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 »
Votes: 5,255 | Gross: $1.71M
8. Paris Is Burning (1990)
R | 71 min | Documentary
A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.
Votes: 6,341 | Gross: $3.78M
9. La Femme Nikita (1990)
R | 117 min | Action, Thriller
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
Votes: 59,355 | Gross: $5.02M
10. Miller's Crossing (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Votes: 111,659 | Gross: $5.08M
11. Legion (2016)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror
William Peter Blatty's director's cut of "The Exorcist III" which was thought to be lost. Recovered and released in 2016 under its original title, this is the definitive cut of the film based on his novel "Legion"
12. The Exorcist III (1990)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.
Votes: 19,797 | Gross: $26.10M
13. State of Grace (1990)
R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother.
Votes: 18,039 | Gross: $1.91M
14. Mountains of the Moon (1990)
R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 2,972 | Gross: $4.01M
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama
"Thou shalt not commit adultery" - a shorter, scaled-down version of 'A Short Film About Love', with a less complex plot and a different ending - though the basic narrative about the ... See full summary »
16. Siddeshwari (1990)
123 min | Documentary
An impressionistic biographical look at Siddheshwari Devi (19081977), the classical Indian singer whose voice was appreciated by the maharajas and public alike. She was from Varanasi, India... See full synopsis »
17. The Grifters (1990)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 22,228 | Gross: $13.45M
18. Die xue jie tou (1990)
Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
20. Mermaids (1990)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 24,210 | Gross: $35.42M
21. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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?
Votes: 261,207 | Gross: $119.39M
22. Die Hard 2 (1990)
R | 124 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
Votes: 293,340 | Gross: $117.54M
23. Frankenhooker (1990)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.
Votes: 7,052 | Gross: $0.21M
24. Life Is Sweet (1990)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
A waitress, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.
Votes: 7,085 | Gross: $1.52M
25. White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama
A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa.
Votes: 9,425 | Gross: $2.32M
26. The Field (1990)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
"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 »
Votes: 4,743 | Gross: $1.41M
27. Quick Change (1990)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime
Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.
Votes: 17,112 | Gross: $15.26M
28. After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »
Votes: 2,740 | Gross: $2.68M
29. Tatie Danielle (1990)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 2,814 | Gross: $0.60M
30. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 83,328 | Gross: $26.12M
31. Metropolitan (1990)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 7,921 | Gross: $2.94M
32. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 12,302 | Gross: $15.45M
34. Internal Affairs (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.
Votes: 14,443 | Gross: $27.73M
35. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
Votes: 77,229 | Gross: $41.48M
37. The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 7,670 | Gross: $1.16M
38. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 204,603 | Gross: $184.21M
39. An Angel at My Table (1990)
R | 158 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
Votes: 5,476 | Gross: $1.05M
42. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
R | 120 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 4,846 | Gross: $0.35M
44. Strangers in Good Company (1990)
PG | 101 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 848 | Gross: $1.00M
46. Ju Dou (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 6,350 | Gross: $1.99M
48. A Shock to the System (1990)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
When you think you're at the top of the corporate ladder and then discover they have managed to pull that ladder away, sometimes you have to take it upon yourself to 'level' the playing ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,401 | Gross: $3.42M
49. Ben ming nian (1990)
107 min | Drama
A semi-literate who was deprived of schooling during the Cultural Revolution, Li Huiquan, is released from labor camp. But his attempts to make good are continually thwarted. His street ... See full summary »
50. Xiao ao jiang hu (1990)
TV-14 | 120 min | Action, History, Romance
When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. Blademaster, a young martial arts expert, accidentally ends up ... See full summary »
51. Nouvelle vague (1990)
89 min | Drama
Composed entirely by literary quotations from many different sources and from several historical periods, Godard's film works as an allegory on film. The loose narrative tells about a ... See full summary »
53. Pacific Heights (1990)
R | 102 min | Thriller
A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Votes: 15,338 | Gross: $29.38M
54. The Fool (1990)
140 min | Drama
A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is ... See full summary »
55. Hamoun (1990)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama
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 »
56. Come See the Paradise (1990)
R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War
The passionate romance between an Irish-American man and a Japanese-American woman is threatened when the Pearl Harbor attacks happen and the woman is forced into a prison camp because of her ethnicity.
Votes: 2,229 | Gross: $0.85M
58. S'en fout la mort (1990)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant.
59. I, the Worst of All (1990)
R | 105 min | Drama
A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 514 | Gross: $0.05M
60. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.
Votes: 4,136 | Gross: $3.99M
63. Sink or Swim (1990)
Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary
Through a series of twenty six short stories, a girl describes the childhood events that shaped her ideas about fatherhood, family relations, work and play. As the stories unfold, a dual ... See full summary »
64. Troll 2 (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.
Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Maddy prepares to leave Twin Peaks, Leo wants shoes, Norma learns of Nadine's regression, Tojamura reveals his identity to Pete, and Cooper arrests Ben Horne for the murder of Laura Palmer only to receive a devastating message.
Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the aftermath of the incident at the Great Northern Hotel, the investigation into Laura Palmer's death continues, and information is provided from an unexpected source.
67. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )
TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world.
Northern Exposure (1990–1995)
Aurora Borealis: A Fairy Tale for Big People
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
While Joel gives Ed golf lessons, the Indian warns him Adam is around, the never actually seen monster-prankster, blamed for all kinds of weirdness since 15 years. Passing the night in his ... See full summary »
Antonia and Jane
R | 71 min | Drama
Plain Jane Hartman hates her life. She's goofy, boring and only has sex if she reads Iris Murdoch novels out loud to her loopy boyfriend. Her oldest friend Antonia McGill knows about ... See full summary »
Votes: 298 | Gross: $1.00M
30 min | Comedy, Music
Pete and Dud reunite after 20 years apart to introduce a six part trip to memory lane. Of all the material from their 1965-1970 television shows which had not been wiped by the British ... See full summary »
French and Saunders (1987– )
Pastiche of 1973's horror classic "The Exorcist"; parody of BBC's consumer investigation program "Watchdog", and songs from rap girl group "Salt 'n' Pepper" and Kirsty MacColl. And lots of early 90s Power Suits.
One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
59 min | Comedy, Drama
The Meldrews become acquainted with a reverend who thinks he has lost his faith, and Victor learns more about a video shop clerk with whom he had a conflict.
One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Love and Death
30 min | Comedy, Drama
The Meldrews are on holiday, staying with old friends Vince and April in their boarding house. A set of coincidences leave each member of the couple thinking they have been unfaithful.
One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Who Will Buy?
29 min | Comedy, Drama
Victor and Margaret get worried when a couple named Patrick and Pippa seemingly come to stay as they have no idea who they are.
Danny and Paula are a young married couple with a baby. They are moving up in the world, leaving their high-rise for a house of their own. The future of their marriage is threatened by only one thing: Danny is a heroin addict.
30 min | Drama
A husband drives throughout the night on a voyage of self-discovery, while his wife waits at home, raking over the ashes of their marriage as their child sleeps in the next room.
Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Deliver Us from Evil
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Frank Hackman returns to make life hell for Crockett - in the most devastating way possible.
89. The Golden Boat (1990)
83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
An absurdist odyssey through downtown Manhattan with a sweet old serial killer, a student-cum-critic-cum-musician and assorted international bohemians.