Best Movies of 1990

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Best Movies of 1990
Best Movies of 1990
TOP Movies: Goodfellas (1990), Dances with Wolves (1990), Ghost (1990), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Misery (1990), The Godfather: Part III (1990), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Pretty Woman (1990), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Home Alone (1990), Awakenings (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Total Recall (1990), Dick Tracy (1990), Miller's Crossing (1990), Die Hard 2 (1990), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Wild at Heart (1990), Tremors (1990), Kindergarten Cop (1990).
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List of Best Movies

Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 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.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, cosa nostra, prison, fbi, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, epic, scenic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: native american, american civil war, self discovery, culture clash, tribe, friendship, civil war, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska
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Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love story, romance, love and romance, supernatural romance, love, psychic, loss of loved one, psychic power, impossible love, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, fairy tale, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: goth, loneliness, surrealism, love, social misfits, freak, christmas, romance, love and romance, snow, fall in love, impossible love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: usa, florida
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Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, insanity, female psychopath, snow, loneliness, hostage, kidnapping, psychopath, torture, mentally unstable, obsessed fan, captivity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, stylized, neo noir, dramatic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, violence, guilt, murder, assassination, crimes, incest, opera, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, palermo italy, sicily, vatican ...
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, spy, navy, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, warship, cia, espionage, politics, cold war era, military ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, usa, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
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Pretty Woman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love, love story, prostitute, romance, love and romance, cinderella story, opposites attract, rich man poor woman, hotel, social differences, fall in love, character change ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, san francisco, usa ...
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Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: humorous, light, not serious, sentimental, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, sent to the past, old west, time loop, alternate reality, parallel universe, science, small town ...
Time: year 1955, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
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Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, mischievous children, family, children, home alone, youth, when the parents are away, child protagonist, kids and family, home invasion, precocious child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new york, france ...
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Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, coma, doctor, disability, patient, cure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Predator 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, alien, monster, predator, alien invasion, extraterrestrial, lone hero, drug lord, survival, police, death ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, suspense, ambiguous ending, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, mars, secret agents, future dystopia, space colony, memory loss, false memory, outer space, conspiracy, distopia, implanted memory, chase ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, 21st century
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Dick Tracy (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
Style: stylized, humorous, light, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night
Plot: police detective, superhero, gangsters, organized crime, good versus evil, crimes, disney, crime boss, crime fighter, corruption, fighting crime, femme fatale ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, irish mob, violence, love triangle, blackmail, loyalty, crimes, jewish ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop 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 ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, christmas, airport, lone hero, fight scenes, police officer, chase, terrorism, one man army, snow, swat team ...
Time: year 1990, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, virginia, california, usa
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Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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...
Style: twist ending, scary, surreal, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, delusion, dealing with death, haunted by the past, mind game, conspiracy, mental illness, memory, soldier, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: road movie, surreal, sexy, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: violence, surrealism, murder, betrayal, forbidden love, domineering mother, hallucination, hitman, on the road, mother daughter relationship, rebel, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new orleans, austin texas, california, usa ...
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Tremors (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, entertaining, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, desert, survival, creature feature, deadly creature, small town, mutant, rescue, human versus monster, death, transformation, stranded ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, sincere, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, mischievous children, teacher, kindergarten, small town, children, police investigation, bullying, working undercover, chase, police, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s
Place: california, oregon, plymouth, los angeles
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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, melancholic, sweet, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, talking animals, mouse, poacher, adventure, rescue, australian outback, friendship, anthropomorphic animal, good versus evil, honest, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: australia, new york, hawaii
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, mutant, superhero, adventure, transformation, good versus evil, friendship, secret identity, fighting crime, save the day, turtle ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: new york, usa
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Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, macabre, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, living dead, survival, zombie apocalypse, monster, death, apocalypse, wilderness, farmhouse, cannibalism, chaos, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, america
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Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, small town, romance, teenager, father daughter relationship, loneliness, single parent, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, 20th century, year 1963
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
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Darkman (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: revenge, scientist, vengeance, superhero, disfigurement, monster, helicopter, gangsters, cat, experiment, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s, year 1989, year 1990
Place: los angeles, usa
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Life Is Sweet (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: compassionate, melancholic, funny, sweet, humorous ...
Plot: working class, compassion, midlife crisis, depression, rebellious daughter, class differences, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, eccentric family, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, priest, investigation, demonic possession, murder, police investigation, occult, brutality, death, devil, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1998
Place: virginia, washington d.c., usa, copenhagen, india
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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: funny, parody, scary, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, horror for children
Plot: monster, hulk hogan, mad scientist, christmas, skyscraper, acid, electrocution, turned to stone, giant spider, business tycoon, science runs amok, creature feature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nina is totally heartbroken at the death of her boyfriend Jamie, but is even more unprepared for his return as a ghost. At first it's almost as good as it used to be - hey, even the rats that infested her house have disappeared. But Jamie ...
Style: thought provoking, romantic, sexy, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love, grief, love story, death, romance, bittersweet, loss of loved one, writers, destiny, betrayal ...
Place: london
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Arachnophobia (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: spider, creature feature, monster, jungle, small town, survival, expedition, creature, dangerous animal, exterminator, insect, nobody believes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, south america, venezuela, san francisco
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