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Movies: Popular Movies of 1990

Movies in chronological context: 1990 (MCMXC)was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1990th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 990th year of the 2nd millennium, the 90th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1990s decade. Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika. Yugoslavia's communist regime collapses amidst increasing internal tensions and multiparty elections held within its constituent republics result in separatist governments being elected in most of the republics marking the beginning of the breakup of Yugoslavia. Also in this year began the crisis that would lead to the Gulf War in 1991 following the Iraq invasion and the largely internationally unrecognized annexation of Kuwait resulting in a crisis in the Persian Gulf involving the issue of the sovereignty of Kuwait and fears by Saudi Arabia over Iraqi aggression against their oil fields near Kuwait, this resulted in Operation Desert Shield being enacted with an international coalition of mi... ()

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Edward Scissorhands(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 3,686 votes)

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

GoodFellas(1990)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 2,807 votes)

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Back to the Future Part III(1990)

3.7/5 (with 2,723 votes)

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.

Home Alone(1990)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 2,661 votes)

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day.

Pretty Woman(1990)

R
| 1h 59min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 1,877 votes)

When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.

Die Hard 2(1990)

R
| 2h 4min | Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 1,490 votes)

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane’s smart-mouthed heroics.

The Godfather: Part III(1990)

R
| 2h 42min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,444 votes)

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

Total Recall(1990)

3.6/5 (with 1,436 votes)

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Ghost(1990)

3.6/5 (with 1,399 votes)

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

Misery(1990)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 1,052 votes)

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

Dances with Wolves(1990)

PG-13
| 3h 1min | Adventure, Drama, Western
3.9/5 (with 990 votes)

Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

The Hunt for Red October(1990)

PG
| 2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 774 votes)

A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it — because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too.

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Tremors(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 36min | Action, Horror
3.3/5 (with 766 votes)

Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Rocky V(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 710 votes)

A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky’s career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.

Predator 2(1990)

3.0/5 (with 662 votes)

Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth—and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, detective-lieutenant Mike Harrigan and his police force set out to capture the creature, ignoring warnings from a mysterious government agent to stay away.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 614 votes)

Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the devilish green creatures invade a top-secret laboratory and develop genetically altered powers, making them even harder to destroy!

Kindergarten Cop(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 590 votes)

Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous moppets whose antics try his patience and test his mettle, Kimble may have met his match … in more ways than one.

Awakenings(1990)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama
3.9/5 (with 557 votes)

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.

La Femme Nikita(1990)

R
| 1h 57min | Action, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 456 votes)

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.

RoboCop 2(1990)

2.9/5 (with 402 votes)

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(1990)

3.3/5 (with 399 votes)

A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas.

Miller's Crossing(1990)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.8/5 (with 374 votes)

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.

Flatliners(1990)

3.2/5 (with 370 votes)

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a star studded cast.

Cry-Baby(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 354 votes)

A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.

Arachnophobia(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 350 votes)

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks.

Child's Play 2(1990)

R
| 1h 24min | Drama, Horror
3.0/5 (with 340 votes)

When 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.

Directed by John Lafia - With Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif, Grace Zabriskie, ...

Jacob's Ladder(1990)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, Mystery, Horror
3.7/5 (with 334 votes)

A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...

Look Who's Talking Too(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 21min | Romance / Love, Comedy
2.6/5 (with 334 votes)

Mollie and James are together and raising a family, which now consists of an older Mikey and his baby sister, Julie. Tension between the siblings arises, and as well with Mollie and James when Mollie's brother Stuart moves in. Mikey is also learning how to use the toilet for the first time.

Wild at Heart(1990)

R
| 2h 4min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 325 votes)

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Days of Thunder(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Adventure, Action, Romance / Love, Drama
3.1/5 (with 303 votes)

Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the help of his doctor, Cole just might overcome his injuries-- and his fear.

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