Year 1990

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1. A Gnome Named Gnorm (1990)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A Los Angeles police detective partners up with a talking gnome in order to bring down the head of a crime ring.

Director: Stan Winston | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Jerry Orbach, Claudia Christian, Eli Danker

Votes: 909

2. Love Your Mama (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

Ruby Oliver's semi-autobiographical drama focusing on the struggles of woman living in the ghetto of Southside Chicago who must cope with an alcoholic husband and 3 troubled children (2 layabout sons and an unmarried, pregnant daughter).

Director: Ruby L. Oliver | Stars: Janet Jackson, Audrey Morgan, Mario Andre, Mario Andre

Votes: 12 | Gross: $0.14M

4. Across the Tracks (1990)

R | 100 min | Drama, Sport

When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Tung | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Brad Pitt, Carrie Snodgress, David Anthony Marshall

Votes: 1,985

5. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Antonia and Jane (1990)

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 »

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Saskia Reeves, Imelda Staunton, Patricia Leventon, Alfred Hoffman

Votes: 305 | Gross: $1.00M

7. Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Four teens summon forth a diminuitive, demonic minion from The Other Side to do their bidding and grant their wishes, but of course, they must all ultimately pay the price...

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Louis Tripp, Simon Reynolds, James Villemaire, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 1,691 | Gross: $2.03M

8. Little Vegas (1990)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A cast of misfits, refugees from checkered pasts, alcoholic binges and unrequited loves, each seek something different from this scorched wasteland and each other.

Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Tony Denison, Catherine O'Hara, Anne Francis, Michael Nouri

Votes: 66

9. Terminal Bliss (1990)

R | 93 min | Drama

Two adolescent children of wealthy parents deal with the emotional travails of spoiled youth by indulging in self destructive behaviour including but not limited to drugs, parties and teen ... See full summary »

Director: Jordan Alan | Stars: Tim Owen, Luke Perry, Estee Chandler, Sonia Curtis

Votes: 204 | Gross: $0.22M

10. The Bachelor (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

A Pre-World War I physician in Austria struggles with his decision about which woman he will marry. Miranda Richardson plays the roles of two different women in his life.

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Keith Carradine, Miranda Richardson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sarah-Jane Fenton

Votes: 83

11. Bright Angel (1990)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.

Director: Michael Fields | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor, Sam Shepard, Valerie Perrine

Votes: 442 | Gross: $0.16M

12. Cadence (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Jay Brazeau, Matt Clark

Votes: 5,037 | Gross: $2.07M

13. 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: 4,058 | Gross: $1.24M

14. Crossing the Line (1990)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Kenny Ireland, Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley, Billy Connolly

Votes: 960 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Dead Men Don't Die (1990)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A reporter investigating a drug dealing ring is murdered. Brought back to life by the voodoo spell of a cleaning woman, he goes after his killers.

Director: Malcolm Marmorstein | Stars: Elliott Gould, Melissa Sue Anderson, Mark Moses, Mabel King

Votes: 236

16. Disturbed (1990)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Winkler | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Geoffrey Lewis, Priscilla Pointer, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 554

17. Eminent Domain (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Anne Archer, Paul Freeman, Anthony Bate

Votes: 308 | Gross: $0.15M

18. The End of Innocence (1990)

R | 102 min | Drama

Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. ... See full summary »

Director: Dyan Cannon | Stars: Dyan Cannon, John Heard, George Coe, Lola Mason

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.12M

19. Haunting Fear (1990 Video)

R | 88 min | Horror, Drama

A woman has nightmares of being buried alive which somehow awakens a long-repressed enity inside her while her greedy, cheating husband plots to murder her for her money.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Brinke Stevens, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Henry Richardson, Delia Sheppard

Votes: 316

20. Julia Has Two Lovers (1990)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A romantic comedy-drama about a woman who takes up with a mysterious stranger after she grows tired of her current boyfriend.

Director: Bashar Shbib | Stars: Daphna Kastner, David Duchovny, David Charles, Tim Ray

Votes: 319

21. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 8,174 | Gross: $1.52M

22. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

An Ex-French Soldier 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: 30,599 | Gross: $24.08M

23. Men of Respect (1990)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ... See full summary »

Director: William Reilly | Stars: John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Dennis Farina, Peter Boyle

Votes: 722 | Gross: $0.14M

24. Mindwalk (1990)

PG | 112 min | Drama

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: 2,712 | Gross: $0.77M

25. Mister Johnson (1990)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

In 1923, a local resident of British Colonial Nigeria tries to be equal with the colonial administration.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward, Maynard Eziashi, Beatie Edney

Votes: 858 | Gross: $1.46M

26. Naked Tango (1990)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

When a young European woman assumes a false identity in 1920s Argentina, she gets more than she bargained for.

Director: Leonard Schrader | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Fernando Rey, Tony Payne

Votes: 572

27. Paper Mask (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Paul McGann, Amanda Donohoe, Frederick Treves, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 538

28. Pastime (1990)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Sport

In 1957, baseball is at its peak as America's favorite pastime. Although united in its love of the game, the country is divided on the issue of Civil Rights. Aging minor leaguer Roy Dean ... See full synopsis »

Director: Robin B. Armstrong | Stars: William Russ, Glenn Plummer, John Achorn, Ernie Banks

Votes: 369 | Gross: $0.27M

29. Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In a dystopian near future America, a young man infiltrates a powerful drug dealing rollerblading youth gang that runs his town in order to end their reign for good.

Director: Rick King | Stars: Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Collet, Julius Harris

Votes: 2,123

30. Prisoners of the Sun (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach

Votes: 762

31. The Spirit of '76 (1990)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Reiner | Stars: Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale, Carl Reiner, Nancye Ferguson

Votes: 655

32. 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.

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

Votes: 887 | Gross: $1.00M

33. If the Shoe Fits (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

A modern Cinderella in Paris: While the plain Kelly Carter jobs as a gadrobiere for the famous fashion designer Francesco, she dreams of designing shoes for him. However she can't win his ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Rob Lowe, Jennifer Grey, Élisabeth Vitali, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 862

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34. Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)

87 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word "... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Joan Agajanian Quinn, Jean Michel Basquiat, Irving Blum, Stephen Bruce

Votes: 297

35. Auntie 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 »

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

Votes: 3,128 | Gross: $0.60M

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36. Too Much Sun (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy

A multimillionaire, whose son and daughter are gay, leaves a will with one clause: His children will inherit his money only if at least one of them produces him a grandchild within a year of his death.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Allan Arbus, Robert Downey Jr., Howard Duff, Laura Ernst

Votes: 373

37. Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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: 7,108 | Gross: $1.55M

38. 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: 8,674 | Gross: $0.36M

39. Uranus (1990)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 1,120 | Gross: $0.34M

40. 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: 16,449 | Gross: $21.41M

41. After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

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 »

Director: James Foley | Stars: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani

Votes: 3,020 | Gross: $2.68M

42. Air America (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, War

33 Metascore

A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 25,688 | Gross: $31.05M

43. 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: 22,158 | Gross: $1.96M

44. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

67 Metascore

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 12,574 | Gross: $7.33M

45. All the Vermeers in New York (1990)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Anna, a French actress, is approached by financial broker Gordon in the Vermeer room of a New York gallery. However, romance does not ensue...

Director: Jon Jost | Stars: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Stephen Lack, Katie Garner, Grace Phillips

Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.14M

46. Almost an Angel (1990)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Elias Koteas, Doreen Lang

Votes: 3,761 | Gross: $6.94M

47. 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: 2,864

48. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama