1990

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1. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Native Americans, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 252,482 | Gross: $184.21M

*[BEST PICTURE]* CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Dean Semler DIRECTING -- Kevin Costner FILM EDITING -- Neil Travis MUSIC (Original Score) -- John Barry BEST PICTURE -- Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner, Producers SOUND -- Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Greg Watkins, Russell Williams II WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) -- Michael Blake

2. Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 208,092 | Gross: $217.63M

BEST PICTURE ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Whoopi WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) -- Bruce Joel Rubin

3. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 1,082,372 | Gross: $46.84M

BEST PICTURE *Top Rated Movies* ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Joe Pesci

4. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Follows Michael Corleone, now in his 60s, as he seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 378,444 | Gross: $66.67M

BEST PICTURE Nominated for 7 Oscars.

5. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 134,517 | Gross: $52.10M

BEST PICTURE Nominated for 3 Oscars.

6. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 60,143 | Gross: $103.74M

ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: Rick Simpson MAKEUP -- John Caglione, Jr., Doug Drexler MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man)," Music and Lyric by Stephen Sondheim SOUND -- Chris Jenkins, David E. Campbell, D. M. Hemphill, Thomas Causey

7. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

When a man goes in to have virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars implanted in his mind, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or is he?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 317,261 | Gross: $119.39M

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Visual Effects) -- Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern, Alex Funke

8. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 197,725 | Gross: $61.28M

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Kathy Bates

9. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain, in a new undetectable sub, violates orders and heads for the U.S. The American CIA and military must quickly determine: Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 190,249 | Gross: $122.01M

SOUND EFFECTS EDITING -- Cecelia Hall, George Watters II

10. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Famed swordsman and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane. He has never expressed his love for her as he his large nose undermines his self-confidence. Then he finds a way to express his love to her, indirectly.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 23,638 | Gross: $15.14M

COSTUME DESIGN -- Franca Squarciapino

11. Journey of Hope (1990)

PG | 105 min | Drama

The story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Necmettin Çobanoglu, Nur Sürer, Emin Sivas, Erdinç Akbas

Votes: 2,035 | Gross: $0.26M

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM -- Switzerland

12. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

93 Metascore

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.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 16,009 | Gross: $15.45M

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE -- Jeremy Irons

13. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers

Votes: 851 | Gross: $0.27M

DOCUMENTARY (Feature) -- Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn, Producers

14. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A Polish-Jewish family comes to the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 6,186 | Gross: $15.74M

Nominated for 4 Oscars.

15. The Grifters (1990)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend, both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe

Votes: 27,010 | Gross: $13.45M

Nominated for 4 Oscars.

16. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 517,955 | Gross: $285.76M

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

17. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 22,076 | Gross: $20.71M

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

18. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 16,852 | Gross: $37.96M

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

19. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

67 Metascore

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 14,072 | Gross: $7.33M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

20. Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sport

60 Metascore

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

Votes: 84,196 | Gross: $82.67M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

21. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 466,709 | Gross: $56.36M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

22. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 5,971 | Gross: $1.41M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

23. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 84,331 | Gross: $61.49M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

24. Green Card (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman

Votes: 23,784 | Gross: $29.89M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

25. Havana (I) (1990)

R | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian

Votes: 7,808 | Gross: $9.24M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

26. Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

Anaïs Nin meets the American writer, Henry Miller, in Paris in 1931. She keeps a diary of her sexual awakening which includes Henry and his wife, June.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 12,993 | Gross: $11.57M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

27. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy.

Directors: Yimou Zhang, Fengliang Yang | Stars: Gong Li, Wei Li, Baotian Li, Zhang Yi

Votes: 8,133 | Gross: $1.99M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

28. Metropolitan (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols

Votes: 10,810 | Gross: $2.94M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

29. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 3,002 | Gross: $7.70M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

30. The Nasty Girl (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, History

When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Müller, Monika Baumgartner, Elisabeth Bertram

Votes: 2,552 | Gross: $2.28M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

31. Open Doors (1990)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Ennio Fantastichini, Renato Carpentieri, Tuccio Musumeci

Votes: 877 | Gross: $0.12M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

32. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 307,487 | Gross: $178.41M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

33. Wild at Heart (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

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

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman

Votes: 89,749 | Gross: $14.56M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

34. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Western

47 Metascore

In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater

Votes: 34,601 | Gross: $44.14M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

35. Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, History

A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's.

Director: Mark Kitchell | Stars: Jentri Anders, Joan Baez, Frank Bardacke, Stokely Carmichael

Votes: 728

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

36. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

75 Metascore

A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, André Wilms

Votes: 15,863 | Gross: $5.58M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

38. Chimps: So Like Us (1990)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon | Star: Jane Goodall

Votes: 48

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

40. Grasshoppers (1990)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Men killing each other through the ages for various reasons.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto

Votes: 581

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

42. Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember (1990)

18 min | Documentary, Short

A moving portrait chronicling the life, the times, the joys and sorrows of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. The film honors her work in the field of mental health.

Director: Terry Sanders | Star: Ted Kennedy

Votes: 18

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

43. Senzeni Na? (1990)

30 min | Short

South Africa 1980, a black man is accused of being a terrorist and is subsequently tortured by the white police.

Director: Bernard Joffa | Star: Jeff Tyler

Votes: 25

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

44. 12:01 PM (1991)

25 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller