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1. Begotten (1990)

Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

Presented in a surreal, gory and entirely visual manner, Begotten tells of the death of religion, the abuse of nature by Man and a nihilistic outlook on what life ultimately is.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry, James Gandia

Votes: 9,035

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

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

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: 13,511 | Gross: $16.32M

3. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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: 53,703 | Gross: $103.74M

4. Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

67 Metascore

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: 58,549 | Gross: $53.21M

5. Internal Affairs (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf

Votes: 15,713 | Gross: $27.73M

6. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

61 Metascore

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 9,959 | Gross: $16.15M

7. Flatliners (1990)

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

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: 75,239 | Gross: $61.49M

8. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

30 Metascore

A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

Votes: 12,563 | Gross: $5.77M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 28,964

10. Hidden Agenda (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 3,222 | Gross: $1.03M

11. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

48 Metascore

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: 22,088 | Gross: $26.10M

12. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

Votes: 10,302

13. American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama

The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.

Director: Cedric Sundstrom | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, James Booth, Dwayne Alexandre

Votes: 4,074 | Gross: $0.36M

14. China O'Brien II (1990 Video)

R | 92 min | Action

This time China O'Brien has trouble with a dealer who puts a prize on her head because she had spoiled an important drug deal of his. But all the world's criminals will not be enough to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Keith Cooke, Frank Magner

Votes: 448

15. The Ambulance (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A comic-book artist meets a woman on the NY streets, but after a quick flirtation, she suddenly collapses, and is picked-up by an old ambulance. He checks all the hospitals in the area, but the woman seems to have disappeared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,791

16. Eve of Destruction (1991)

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

A terrorist hunter is hired by a scientist to deactivate her android double, a walking, talking, murderous nuclear bomb which has gone amok in the big city and is about to explode.

Director: Duncan Gibbins | Stars: Gregory Hines, Renée Soutendijk, Michael Greene, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 1,861 | Gross: $5.45M

17. The Hot Spot (1990)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter quickly gets into trouble with the local authorities- and the local women- after he robs a bank.

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

Votes: 9,582 | Gross: $1.29M

18. Lord of the Flies (1990)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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: 26,000 | Gross: $13.99M

19. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

24 Metascore

A vulgar private detective is hired to find a missing groupie and is drawn into a mystery involving a series of murders tied to the music industry.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley

Votes: 16,269 | Gross: $21.41M

20. 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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell, Norman Lumsden

Votes: 10,236 | Gross: $2.32M

21. The Rookie (1990)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A veteran detective gets stuck with a rookie cop when in pursuit of a German crook.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga

Votes: 23,668 | Gross: $21.63M

22. State of Grace (1990)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 19,452 | Gross: $1.91M

23. Treasure Island (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate Captain Long John Silver.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee

Votes: 4,348

24. Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, John P. Ryan, Billy Drago, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 6,211 | Gross: $6.70M

25. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

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: 34,665 | Gross: $86.30M

26. Bullseye! (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

Sir Roger Moore and Sir Michael Caine play dual roles in this off-beat and highly silly caper, a pair of small time conmen, and a partnership of nuclear physicists. As conmen, they use ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Sally Kirkland, Deborah Moore

Votes: 1,200

27. Crash and Burn (1990 Video)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to insure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Paul Ganus, Megan Ward, Ralph Waite, Bill Moseley

Votes: 919

28. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

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: 21,721 | Gross: $1.96M

29. Two Evil Eyes (1990)

R | 120 min | Horror

61 Metascore

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.

Directors: Dario Argento, George A. Romero | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Harvey Keitel, Ramy Zada, Bingo O'Malley

Votes: 5,482 | Gross: $0.35M

30. Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | 89 min | Horror

28 Metascore

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Director: Ralph S. Singleton | Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 8,789 | Gross: $11.58M

31. I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

When a motorbike gang kills an occultist, the evil spirit he was summoning inhabits a damaged bike. The bike is then bought and restored, but reveals its true nature when it tries to exact ... See full summary »

Director: Dirk Campbell | Stars: Neil Morrissey, Amanda Noar, Michael Elphick, Anthony Daniels

Votes: 869

32. Demonia (1990)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery

A Canadian archaeological team in Sicily accidentally unleashes vengeful ghosts of five demonic nuns who were murdered 500 years earlier, and the ghosts now set out to kill the group and townspeople alike.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Meg Register, Lino Salemme, Christina Engelhardt

Votes: 1,079

33. A Cat in the Brain (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lucio Fulci, Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, David L. Thompson

Votes: 2,699

34. Trust (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 8,509 | Gross: $0.36M

35. Hired to Kill (1990)

R | 91 min | Action, Thriller

A fashion photographer and seven models travel to a South American island fortress, ostensibly to do a fashion shoot. In reality, the photographer is a mercenary, and their job is to free ... See full summary »

Directors: Nico Mastorakis, Peter Rader | Stars: Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed, George Kennedy, José Ferrer

Votes: 777

36. The King of the Kickboxers (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sport

A cop goes undercover in Thailand to avenge his brother's death in this martial arts film.

Director: Lucas Lowe | Stars: Loren Avedon, Richard Jaeckel, Don Stroud, Billy Blanks

Votes: 1,276

37. Fire Birds (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Adventure

Elite Apache helicopter pilots are tasked with destroying powerful armed drug cartels operating in South America.

Director: David Green | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young, Bryan Kestner

Votes: 5,511 | Gross: $14.76M

38. The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A couple retreat to Venice to work on their relationship, but an encounter with a stranger leads them into a world of intrigue - where their darkest desires are in reach.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Helen Mirren

Votes: 3,974 | Gross: $1.24M

39. Moon 44 (1990)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

39 Metascore

An unconventional corporate agent is given the task of shaping a group of violent criminals and technical wizards into a helicopter defense force assigned to protect a mining station on a remote moon.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Michael Paré, Lisa Eichhorn, Dean Devlin, Brian Thompson

Votes: 4,250



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