My Favorite Movies from 1990by jgiles-367-954534 | created - 12 Dec 2017 | updated - 12 Dec 2017 | Public
These are movies from the year 1990 that I still count as my favorites today.
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1. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 446,992 | Gross: $285.76M
2. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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.
Votes: 433,265 | Gross: $56.36M
3. Pretty Woman (1990)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 277,773 | Gross: $178.41M
4. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 176,342 | Gross: $61.28M
5. Dick Tracy (1990)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 55,882 | Gross: $103.74M
6. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York City media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
Votes: 89,573 | Gross: $41.48M
8. Ghost (1990)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Votes: 189,775 | Gross: $217.63M
9. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.
Votes: 386,987 | Gross: $87.73M
10. Kindergarten Cop (1990)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 131,868 | Gross: $91.46M
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.
Votes: 82,648 | Gross: $135.27M
13. Mermaids (1990)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
Votes: 27,656 | Gross: $35.42M
14. Child's Play 2 (1990)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
While 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.
Votes: 43,245 | Gross: $28.50M
15. Arachnophobia (1990)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.
Votes: 61,235 | Gross: $53.21M
16. Problem Child (1990)
PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 27,559 | Gross: $53.47M
17. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.
Votes: 23,600 | Gross: $17.37M
18. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 36,704 | Gross: $27.93M
19. 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.
Votes: 43,492 | Gross: $47.49M
20. Pacific Heights (1990)
R | 102 min | Thriller
A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Votes: 17,290 | Gross: $29.38M
G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Scrooge McDuck takes Huey, Dewey, and Louie to Egypt to find a pyramid and magic lamp.
Votes: 24,373 | Gross: $18.12M
22. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery
Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Votes: 14,074 | Gross: $15.45M
23. Cadillac Man (1990)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime
Joey gets 2 days to sell 12 cars to keep his job and keep his girlfriends happy. It gets worse. He's juggling 3 buyers when a guy with a machine gun crashes into the car dealership and takes everybody hostage.
Votes: 12,975 | Gross: $27.63M
25. Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
PG | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Bank janitor Ernest P. Worrell is called to jury duty and soon finds himself in trouble when the lookalike defendant's attorney arranges a switch and has Ernest sent to prison in his client's place.
Votes: 8,679 | Gross: $25.03M
26. Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
G | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
George Jetson is forced to uproot his family when Mr. Spacely promotes him to take charge of a new factory on a distant planet.
Votes: 4,562 | Gross: $10.90M
27. Ghost Dad (1990)
PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Elliot Hopper, a widower with three children, is currently working on a deal. His late wife's illness was very expensive and this deal could bring them out of the red. But he gets into a ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,270 | Gross: $24.71M
28. Come See the Paradise (1990)
R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War
The passionate romance between an Irish-American man and a Japanese-American woman is threatened when the Pearl Harbor attacks happen and the woman is forced into a prison camp because of her ethnicity.
Votes: 2,463 | Gross: $0.85M
29. Mirror Mirror (1990)
R | 104 min | Horror, Thriller
A teenage girl begins receiving black magic power through an antique mirror that drips blood, not realizing the mirror is controlled by demonic forces.
30. Madhouse (1990)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
The luxurious villa of yuppie couple Mark and Jessie Bannister is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house upside-down and nearly destroy it.
Votes: 2,779 | Gross: $21.04M
31. Mister Frost (1990)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A serial killer gets sent to a mental institution, but as his insidious presence cause the doctors and orderlies to receive strange visions, his psychiatrist tries to find out his true identity.
32. The End of Innocence (1990)
R | 102 min | Drama
Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. ... See full summary »
Votes: 159 | Gross: $0.12M
33. Fear (1990)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Psychic Cayce Bridges helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with ... See full summary »
34. Modern Love (1990)
R | 105 min | Comedy
Modern marriage is examined in this comedy drama about Greg, an anxious guy who must deal with the pressures and responsibilities of marriage, pregnancy, fatherhood and family life in general.
35. Twisted Justice (1990)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In the Los Angeles of the future, police are forbidden to carry weapons and must use stun guns (called "stingers") instead. A maverick detective ignores those restrictions in his pursuit of... See full summary »