1990 in Moviesby pbn | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
To mark IMDb's 30th anniversary, here's a list of movies that partly take place in 1990.
Which depiction of the year 1990 is your favorite?
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1. Into the Wild (2007)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Votes: 571,413 | Gross: $18.35M
2. Jarhead (2005)
R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A psychological study of a soldier's state of mind during the Gulf War. Told through the eyes of a U.S. Marine sniper who struggles to cope with boredom, a sense of isolation, and other issues back home.
Votes: 175,226 | Gross: $62.66M
4. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 137,777 | Gross: $4.06M
5. 12 Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 577,262 | Gross: $57.14M
6. Bob Roberts (1992)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.
Votes: 13,073 | Gross: $4.48M
9. Regression (I) (2015)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating a young woman's terrifying past.
Votes: 36,960 | Gross: $0.05M
10. United States of Love (2016)
106 min | Drama
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.
11. Too Late to Die Young (2018)
110 min | Drama
During the summer of 1990 in Chile, people begin to feel a growing sense of freedom and three teenagers face their first loves and fears.
Votes: 1,126 | Gross: $0.01M
12. Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 87 min | Comedy
A prequel to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), the two BFF girls make it to LA 1990, where they get arrested. They make a friend in jail and stay at her place. They make more friends.
13. Race the Sun (1996)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,036 | Gross: $1.95M
14. Out of the Blue (I) (2006)
103 min | Crime, Drama
Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police.
Votes: 3,297 | Gross: $0.00M
15. Spud (2010)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school.
16. Two Lives (2012)
Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."
Votes: 2,965 | Gross: $0.00M
17. Dilan 1990 (2018)
TV-14 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Milea (Vanesha Prescilla) met with Dilan (Iqbaal Ramadhan) at a high school in Bandung in 1990. An unusual introduction brings Milea to know the uniqueness of Dilan who is smart, kind, and romantic in her eyes.
18. Fear and Trembling (2003)
Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
A Belgian woman looks back on her year at a Japanese corporation in Tokyo in 1990. She is Amélie, born in Japan, living there until age 5. After college graduation, she returns with a ... See full summary »
19. The Beautiful Country (2004)
R | 125 min | Drama
After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
Votes: 3,715 | Gross: $0.44M
20. The Van (1996)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Set in the fictional Dublin suburb of Barrytown, Bimbo is a baker who loses his job after being made redundant. Bimbo then acquires the help of his best friend, Larry, to set up a successful burger van.
Votes: 4,202 | Gross: $0.62M
23. Rent-A-Pal (2020)
Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
Set in 1990, a lonely bachelor named David (Brian Landis Folkins) searches for an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his aging mother (Kathleen Brady). While seeking a ... See full summary »
24. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.