Year 1990 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1990 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, melancholic, clever and interesting films and TV shows about / with death, female nudity, storytelling, mentor, drinking, blood, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway and hospital plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Poland and other countries.
year 1990
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year 1990 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1990: Race the Sun (1996), United States of Love (2016), Smoke (1995), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), Breaking the Limits (2017), Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Loving Vincent (2017), In the Shadows of the City (2000), Queen of Blood (1966), The Girl from Tomorrow (1991).

List of year 1990 movies

 5.4
 3K
Race the Sun (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teacher, car, underdog, idealism, society, high school life, hopes, athlete and trainer, urban ghetto life, power relations, kids in trouble, ambition ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: australia, hawaii, usa, israel
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United States of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.
Plot: priest, unhappy marriage, masturbation, swimming pool, male nudity, hospital, vomiting, video cassette, taking a bath, large breasts, death of wife, anal sex ...
Time: 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland
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 7.4
 31K
Smoke (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over ...
Style: intellectual, sentimental, clever, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: friendship, abortion, christmas, smoking, redemption, photographer, loss of spouse, social problems, friends, hopes, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with ...
Style: serious, touching, mind bending, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: french, polish, singer, self discovery, music, encounter, gender, romance, lookalikes, love and romance, psychic, fan ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france
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Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Plot: sport, interrogation, vomiting, accident, snowing, cemetery, swimming pool, hospital, beach, suicide attempt, competition, female nudity ...
Time: year 1990, year 1984, year 1978
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 7.7
 128K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: sentimental, clever, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: coma, idealism, german, communism, politics, deception, confession, arrest, taxi driver, russian, doctor, socialism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, soviet union ...
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 7.8
 38K
Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland, UK, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: painter, fisherman, destruction, shooting, playing piano, bullying, goat, relative, reading a letter aloud, village idiot, rowboat, gossip ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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In the Shadows of the City (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To escape the civil war between Christians and Muslims, a Lebanese family moves from the countryside to Beirut, only to find themselves caught in an equally dangerous situation
Plot: coffee shop, missile, morality, sniper, boy, bomb, husband wife relationship, shooting, dock, anti war, ambulance driver, tomboy ...
Time: year 1990, year 1975
Place: israel, beirut lebanon, lebanon
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Queen of Blood (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: exciting, scary, offbeat, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: spacecraft, mars, rescue, vampire, space travel, blood, alien, heroes, alien encounter, benign alien, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
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The Girl from Tomorrow (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Girl from Tomorrow is an Australian children's television series created by Film Australia. The series is based around Alana, a girl from the year 3000. At the start of the series, she is kidnapped by Silverthorn, a criminal from the year ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, friendship, time machine, time travel, time traveler, laser, teenage life, escapades, family, hopes, teleportation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, 1990s
Place: sydney australia
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Russian Disco (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. They take their chance looking for a better life and find ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, love and romance, friends, immigrants, misfit, society, dj, berlin wall, dancer, musician, hostel, falling in love
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1990
Place: germany, russia, berlin germany, ussr
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Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, danger, starting over, on the run, haunted by the past, psychopath, couple relations, faked death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
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Nobody Else But You (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The ambiguous suicide of a local beauty, weathergirl, cheese model, and Marilyn Monroe look-a-like finds an eager sleuth in David Rousseau, best-selling crime novelist. When Rousseau visits a remote Alps village for the reading of his friend's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: investigation, small town, cheese, fake suicide, inheritance, obsessive quest, hypnosis, writer's life, crimes, artists and showbiz, amateur detective, motorcycle helmet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2005, year 2001 ...
Place: france, europe
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La Telenovela Errante (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film revolves around the concept of soap opera. Its structure is based on the assumption that Chilean reality does not exist, but rather is an ensemble of soap operas. There are four audiovisual provinces, and the threat of war is felt among the ...
Plot: oneiric
Time: year 1990
Place: chile
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 7.2
 383
Ben & Gunnar (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Ben and Gunnar meet during a carpool from Stockholm to Göteborg in the summer of 1995 where they are attending a concert with Bruce Springsteen at Ullevi.
Plot: volkswagen beetle, male friendship, rock concert, beard, friendship between men
Time: year 1985, year 1990
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I Dream of My Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four episodes, four instances from a man’s life covering 25 years, from 1965 in Germany to 1990 in Athens. The episodes seem to be irrelevant to one another, yet they all focus on male powerplay, reveal the self-consciousness and moderation of the ...
Plot: death, drunkenness, airport, bathroom, bartender, truck driver, greek, wedding reception, hotel owner, scam, jazz music, drink ...
Time: year 1973, 1960s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1965 ...
Place: yugoslavia, greece, berlin germany
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 4.4
 310
Angel Negro (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: Chile
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Angel Negro (Black Angel) goes back to 1990, when a teenager called Angel Cruz disappears tragically. Ten years later, her classmates that were involved with this accident start to investigate the mysterious causes of the vanishing.
Plot: masked killer, medical examiner, slasher killer, slasher, graduation, group of friends, morgue, mystery killer
Time: year 1990
Place: chile
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 6.8
 294
Gerry (2011)
Genre: Biography
Country: Canada
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Born into a modest family, Gerry Boulet found fame with the Québec rock group Offenbach. After a life of drug and alcohol abuse and a great love story, Gerry died of cancer in 1990.
Plot: rock star, breast sucking, female nudity, sex scene, rock singer
Time: year 1990
Place: quebec
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 6.2
 743
Amnesia (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Schroeder returns with this cross-generational relationship drama set against Europe’s electronic music scene.
Plot: electronic music, tragic past, older woman younger man relationship, sound recording, audio tape, wine, boat, fish, sea, language, german, sunset ...
Time: year 1990
Place: ibiza
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 4.2
 141
Play Off (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Johan is a 35 year old soccer fan, unemployed but living by his wits and charm. During the Soccer World Championships in 1990 all Swedes want to follow the games, including Johan who doesn't own a TV set. He gets himself invited to friends or ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, exciting
Plot: drugs/alcohol, chases and races, crimes, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, hung over, goofy hero, friends, crime, down on your luck, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1990
Place: sweden
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A Borrowed Identity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Arab is caught between cultures as he is sent to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Israel in the 1980s.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, teenage love, friendship, coming of age, love, teenage life, introspection, social misfits, friends, immigrants, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1991 ...
Place: israel, middle east
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, record company, freedom of speech, terminal illness, racism, gang, racial slur, police brutality, drug dealer, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1986, year 1990 ...
Place: los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin, california, usa, detroit ...
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 5.7
 32K
Regression (2015)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, reverend, nightmare, church, police officer, cemetery, sexual abuse, investigation, psychiatrist, paranoia, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: minnesota, usa
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 6.6
 35K
Middle Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexual, entertaining ...
Plot: pornography, russian, internet, corruption, mafia, wealth, explosion, nightclub, stripper, pistol, murder, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s, year 1990 ...
Place: usa, texas, afghanistan, chicago illinois, hamburg germany ...
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 8.0
 535K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, insanity, future dystopia, paranoia, mystery, underground, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 7.5
 1K
Foreign Land (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: on the run, gangsters, couples, dealer, interracial relations, crimes, romance, love and romance, crime, espionage, dishonesty, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: brazil, spain, europe, latin america, sao paulo brazil ...
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Fear and Trembling (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: translator, fish out of water, workplace, culture clash, employer employee relationship, master and servant, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, hopes, power relations, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, year 1991, 1990s, year 1990
Place: japan, asia, belgium
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 7.0
 46K
Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: aids, lesbian, friendship, drug abuse, gay, support group, eviction, protest, musician, lawyer, poverty, heroin ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city
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Footprints on the Moon (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Alice, a young translator, finds the real world slowly merging with her recurring nightmares as she tries to solve the puzzle of her recent memory loss. A postcard leads her to the island of Garma where the locals seems to know her. Is she who she ...
Style: surprise ending, avant garde
Plot: whodunit, paranoia, doctor, drink, spy, kiss, dog, horse and carriage, death, scissors, laundry drying on clothes line, chateau ...
Time: year 1990
Place: paris france
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 7.0
 11K
Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, gulf war, small town, child abuse, racism, lebanese, menstruation, neighbor, pedophilia, first love, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, 1990s, year 1990
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
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