Top Movies of 1990


The top movies of 1990 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Goodfellas

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Frank Sivero
Plot: A drug dealing gangster works his way up the chain of command while building close relationships with the leader. Based off a true story.

2. Edward Scissorhands

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Tim Burton
Actors: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Kathy Baker, Anthony Michael Hall, Dianne Wiest, Vincent Price
Plot: A man that has scissors for hands tries to fit into a rich suburban neighborhood.

3. Nuovo cinema Paradiso

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Actors: Marco Leonardi, Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Agnese Nano, Leopoldo Trieste
Plot: A movie buff falls remembers his past when he spent time with his towns projectionist.

4. Dances with Wolves

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Kevin Costner
Actors: Kevin Costner, Graham Greene, Mary McDonnell, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli
Plot: A Civil War Commander heads to the plains to settle during the civil war when he first encounters Native Americans.

5. Misery

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall, Graham Jarvis
Plot: A famous novelist crashes on a snowy Colorado road. He is rescued by his "number one fan" but soon finds that she is unstable and willing to do anything to have her way.

6. Akira

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Actors: Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee, Michelle Ruff, Jamieson Price, Mike Reynolds
Plot: The future and Neo-Tokyo where the leader of a violent biker gang becomes involved with a shady military project that grants him amazing powers that quickly spin out of control.

7. Miller's Crossing

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joel Coen
Actors: Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden, Steve Buscemi, Michael Jeter
Plot: During prohibition, crime bosses rage ware against each other as loyal and betrayal often occur.

8. Home Alone

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Chris Columbus
Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, John Candy
Plot: During the Holiday season a young boy from a wealthy family is forgotten at home while his family flies to France. He must defend his own home while growing up in the process.

9. Dreams ( Akira Kurosawa's Dreams )

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baisho, Martin Scorsese, Mieko Harada, Yoshitaka Zushi, Mitsunori Isaki
Plot: Has eight various dream sequences which mostly tackle about humanity, nature and a child's innocence. Some characters repeat in certain dreams. A myriad of events occur such as mountaineers traveling thru a violent snow storm, tree spirits talking to a child, a demon explaining hell, nuclear plants exploding, a wise elderly talking about his opinions and a man stumbling inside a painting and meeting the artist who created it.

10. Awakenings

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Penny Marshall
Actors: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller
Plot: There's a new doctor in the psychiatric hospital. And, he tries a new drug for his catatonic patients with miraculous effects.

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