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


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 through the teen years into the years of mafia, 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: 809,538 | Gross: $46.84M

2. 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: 354,001 | Gross: $285.76M

3. 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: 387,387 | Gross: $56.36M

4. 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: 259,033 | Gross: $119.39M

5. 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: 50,637 | Gross: $103.74M

6. 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: 235,331 | Gross: $178.41M

7. 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: 298,294 | Gross: $66.67M

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: 202,513 | Gross: $184.21M

9. 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: 6,389 | Gross: $4.96M

10. 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: 148,992 | Gross: $61.28M

11. 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: 68,399 | Gross: $61.49M

12. 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: 165,886 | Gross: $217.63M

13. White Palace (1990)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates

Votes: 6,346 | Gross: $17.49M

14. 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: 153,482 | Gross: $122.01M

15. 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: 98,985 | Gross: $16.67M

16. 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: 73,844 | Gross: $135.27M

17. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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: 27,718 | Gross: $10.36M

18. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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

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: 319,786 | Gross: $87.73M

19. 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: 24,169 | Gross: $13.99M

20. 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: 47,287 | Gross: $8.27M

21. 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: 82,680 | Gross: $26.12M

22. 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: 118,084 | Gross: $30.67M

23. 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: 67,970 | Gross: $14.56M

24. 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: 290,620 | Gross: $117.54M

25. 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: 102,261 | Gross: $52.10M

26. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

6.1
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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: 116,092 | Gross: $91.46M

27. 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: 24,154 | Gross: $53.47M

28. 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 control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

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

Votes: 76,057 | Gross: $41.48M

29. RoboCop 2 (1990)

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

5.8
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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, John Glover, Mario Machado, Leeza Gibbons

Votes: 69,332 | Gross: $45.68M

30. 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: 65,718 | Gross: $82.67M

31. 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: 24,033 | Gross: $27.44M

32. Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak

Votes: 53,986 | Gross: $53.21M

33. 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: 110,944 | Gross: $5.08M

34. 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: 23,980 | Gross: $35.42M

35. 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: 103,248 | Gross: $40.95M

36. Quigley Down Under (1990)

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

6.8
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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: 16,290 | Gross: $21.41M

37. 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: 58,958 | Gross: $5.02M

38. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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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: 35,520 | Gross: $28.50M

39. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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72 Metascore

As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else.

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

Votes: 31,756 | Gross: $86.30M

40. 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: 50,898 | Gross: $33.88M

41. Troll 2 (1990)

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

2.8
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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: 26,493

42. 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: 8,675 | Gross: $1.29M

43. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.1
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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: 19,880 | Gross: $17.37M

44. 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: 25,897 | Gross: $44.14M

45. 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: 12,917 | Gross: $37.96M

46. 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: 33,740 | Gross: $70.98M

47. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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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: 27,220 | Gross: $24.08M

48. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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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.

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

Votes: 19,617 | Gross: $26.10M

49. Nightbreed (1990)

R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, Charles Haid

Votes: 15,880 | Gross: $8.86M

50. Hard to Kill (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.

Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 23,572 | Gross: $47.41M