1990s

by tctill | created - 19 Jun 2016 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

Every film from the 1990s that I can recall seeing at least once at some point in my life.

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1. 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

51 Metascore

Sequel to 3 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: 20,969 | Gross: $71.61M

2. 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: 25,516 | Gross: $31.05M

3. 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: 59,051 | Gross: $53.21M

4. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

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: 113,560 | Gross: $52.10M

5. Cat Listening to Music (1990)

3 min | Documentary, Short

Chris Marker films a cat reacting to the sound of a piano playing.

Director: Chris Marker | Star: Guillaume-en-Egypte

Votes: 238

6. 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: 223,449 | Gross: $184.21M

7. Daughter of the Streets (1990 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

An activist single mom finds her life in turmoil when her neglected daughter becomes a hooker, living with an abusive and sadistic pimp.

Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Jane Alexander, Roxana Zal, Harris Yulin, Martha Scott

Votes: 175

8. 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: 73,256 | Gross: $82.67M

9. 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: 23,545 | Gross: $18.12M

10. 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: 419,398 | Gross: $56.36M

11. Fine Things (1990 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 150 min | Drama, Romance

Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.

Director: Tom Moore | Stars: D.W. Moffett, Tracy Pollan, Judith Hoag, G.W. Bailey

Votes: 350

12. 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: 75,756 | Gross: $61.49M

13. 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: 181,728 | Gross: $217.63M

14. 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: 899

15. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 922,241 | Gross: $46.84M

16. The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Bonnie Bartlett, Lindsay Frost

Votes: 564

17. Green Card (1990)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman

Votes: 21,254 | Gross: $29.89M

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: 411,775 | Gross: $285.76M

19. 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: 855

20. It (1990)

TV-PG | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

Votes: 106,456

21. Judgment (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church.

Director: Tom Topor | Stars: Keith Carradine, Blythe Danner, Jack Warden, David Strathairn

Votes: 247

22. 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: 127,025 | Gross: $91.46M

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: 42,223 | Gross: $47.49M

24. Men Don't Leave (1990)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Brickman | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Arliss Howard, Joan Cusack

Votes: 2,240 | Gross: $6.07M

25. 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: 926

26. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,650 | Gross: $7.70M

27. Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Jennifer Grey, Blair Underwood, CCH Pounder

Votes: 397

28. My Blue Heaven (I) (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

35 Metascore

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Melanie Mayron

Votes: 17,570 | Gross: $23.59M

29. 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: 264,611 | Gross: $178.41M

30. 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: 26,415 | Gross: $53.47M

31. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 24,709 | Gross: $11.54M

32. Q & A (1990)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuses to help him in this gritty ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,843 | Gross: $11.21M

33. Quick Change (1990)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray | Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Dale Grand

Votes: 18,079 | Gross: $15.26M

34. 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: 34,676 | Gross: $27.93M

35. Rising Son (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

A factory foreman with 36 years experience becomes despondent after being laid off by his company which has just been taken over by a Japanese conglomerate and is unable to find any other ... See full summary »

Director: John David Coles | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Piper Laurie, Graham Beckel, Emily Longstreth

Votes: 221

36. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

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: 118,245 | Gross: $40.95M

37. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Director: Tom Stoppard | Stars: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Livio Badurina

Votes: 19,724 | Gross: $0.74M

38. 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: 370

39. Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, Alan Fudge

Votes: 3,503

40. Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

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: 109,681 | Gross: $16.67M

41. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Keanu Reeves, Peter Falk, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 1,637 | Gross: $1.79M

42. Vincent & Theo (1990)

PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine, Jean-François Perrier

Votes: 3,419 | Gross: $2.23M

43. When You Remember Me (1990 TV Movie)

91 min | Biography, Drama

Fact-based story of Mike Mills, a teen with muscular dystrophy, who is placed in a state nursing home by his destitute single mother. There he must contend with being the only young person ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Fred Savage, Kevin Spacey, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 320

44. Without You I'm Nothing (1990)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Musical

Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.

Director: John Boskovich | Stars: Sandra Bernhard, John Doe, Steve Antin, Lu Leonard

Votes: 445 | Gross: $1.22M

45. Aliens First Christmas (1991 TV Short)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Family