Best Movies of 1990

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1. Ski Patrol (1990)

PG | 91 min | Action, Comedy

A developer attempts to sabotage the safety record of a ski resort.

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Roger Rose, T.K. Carter, Yvette Nipar, Leslie Jordan

Votes: 3,187 | Gross: $8.53M

2. Ski School (1990)

R | 95 min | Comedy

Rival groups in a skiing school do battle on and off the piste. One gang are rich and serious, the other group are party animals.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Dean Cameron, Tom Bresnahan, Patrick Labyorteaux, Mark Thomas Miller

Votes: 3,056

3. The Forbidden Dance (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A princess in the Amazon rain forest tries to fight a conglomerate threatening the forests by going to Los Angeles. There she links up with a rich kid who tells her that she must get on TV ... See full summary »

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Laura Harring, Jeff James, Barbra Brighton, Miranda Garrison

Votes: 1,451 | Gross: $1.82M

4. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 274,097 | Gross: $178.41M

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

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: 81,870 | Gross: $135.27M

6. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

63 Metascore

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: 52,559 | Gross: $8.27M

7. Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

40 Metascore

The laughs start when a crooked lawyer discovers that Ernest is a dead ringer for his crime-boss client - and before you can say "Framed!" -- the switch is on.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Barbara Tyson

Votes: 8,631 | Gross: $25.03M

8. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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

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: 381,031 | Gross: $87.73M

9. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

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: 55,277 | Gross: $103.74M

10. Days of Thunder (1990)

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

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: 75,246 | Gross: $82.67M

11. Ghost Dad (1990)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Elliot Hopper, a widower with three children, is currently working on a deal. His late wife's illness was very expensive and this deal could bring them out of the red. But he gets into a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Bill Cosby, Kimberly Russell, Denise Nicholas, Ian Bannen

Votes: 7,228 | Gross: $24.71M

12. Ghost (1990)

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

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: 187,825 | Gross: $217.63M

13. Jetsons: The Movie (1990)

G | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

46 Metascore

George Jetson is forced to uproot his family when Mr. Spacely promotes him to take charge of a new factory on a distant planet.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Mel Blanc, Tiffany

Votes: 4,495 | Gross: $10.90M

14. Problem Child (1990)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

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: 27,266 | Gross: $53.47M

15. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Scrooge McDuck takes Huey, Dewey, and Louie to Egypt to find a pyramid and magic lamp.

Director: Bob Hathcock | Stars: Alan Young, Christopher Lloyd, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor

Votes: 24,090 | Gross: $18.12M

16. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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: 34,315 | Gross: $10.36M

17. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Winona Ryder, Jeff Daniels, Laila Robins, Thomas Wilson Brown

Votes: 4,710 | Gross: $3.99M

18. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

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: 442,881 | Gross: $285.76M

19. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

70 Metascore

The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers

Votes: 36,148 | Gross: $27.93M

20. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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: 230,007 | Gross: $184.21M

21. Three Men and a Little Lady (1990)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

51 Metascore

Sequel to Three Men and a Baby (1987), Mary starts school. Actress mom is now living in the apartment in NYC with the biological dad and 2 honorary dads, who are still actor, architect and cartoonist. Mom's English boyfriend proposes.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 21,675 | Gross: $71.61M

22. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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

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: 429,568 | Gross: $56.36M

23. Look Who's Talking Too (1990)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

This time, a new baby is on the way, and it's a girl. Wrapped together with the standard conflict between mother and father, Mikey engages in a bit of sibling rivalry with his new sister.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, Elias Koteas

Votes: 43,153 | Gross: $47.49M

24. Mermaids (1990)

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

56 Metascore

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: 27,361 | Gross: $35.42M

25. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

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: 130,538 | Gross: $91.46M

26. A Mom for Christmas (1990 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Family

A young girl who wants a mom for the Christmas holidays gets her wish when a department store mannequin comes to life.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Juliet Sorci, Doug Sheehan, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 967

27. The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

Down on his luck and working in a Mexican restaurant in Australia, an American tourist is hired by a icy heiress to pose as an obnoxious new boyfriend in an attempt to make her father accept her current boyfriend.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Cheech Marin, Emma Samms, Vernon Wells, Bruce Spence

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.46M



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