Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1990: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks! We’re about to take a cinematic DeLorean ride back to the year 1990, a time when shoulder pads were high, hair was big, and movies were nothing short of iconic. From thrillers that kept us on the edge of our seats to rom-coms that made us believe in love, 1990 was a year that truly delivered on the silver screen. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to be transported back to a time when Macaulay Culkin was the biggest star in Hollywood and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the epitome of cool. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just someone who appreciates a good flick, this list of the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1990 is sure to stir up some fond memories. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the tape and dive into a year of unforgettable cinema.
GoodFellas

GoodFellas

Release Date: 1990-09-12

Genres: Drama, Crime

“GoodFellas” is a gripping crime drama released in 1990, starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci. Based on a true story, it follows the life of Henry Hill, a young Brooklyn boy who becomes entangled with a Mafia family and rises through their ranks with the guidance of Jimmy Conway. With a stellar cast and a captivating storyline, this movie is a must-watch for fans of mobster films.

Cast: Ray Liotta (Henry Hill) , Robert De Niro (James Conway) , Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito) , Lorraine Bracco (Karen Hill) , Paul Sorvino (Paul Cicero) , Frank Sivero (Frankie Carbone) , Tony Darrow (Sonny Bunz) , Mike Starr (Frenchy) , Frank Vincent (Billy Batts) , Chuck Low (Morris Kessler) , Frank DiLeo (Tuddy Cicero) , Henny Youngman (Himself) , Gina Mastrogiacomo (Janice Rossi) , Catherine Scorsese (Tommy’s Mother) , Charles Scorsese (Vinnie) , Suzanne Shepherd (Karen’s Mother) , Debi Mazar (Sandy) , Margo Winkler (Belle Kessler) , Welker White (Lois Byrd) , Jerry Vale (Himself) , Julie Garfield (Mickey Conway) , Christopher Serrone (Young Henry) , Elaine Kagan (Henry’s Mother) , Beau Starr (Henry’s Father) , Kevin Corrigan (Michael Hill)

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Writers: Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi

Tags: new york city, prison, based on novel or book, florida, 1970s, mass murder, irish-american, drug trafficking, gangster, biography, based on true story, murder, organized crime, gore, mafia, brooklyn, new york city, crime epic, tampa, florida

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Release Date: 1990-03-30

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Western

“Dances with Wolves” is a captivating movie set during the Civil War era. It tells the story of John Dunbar, a wounded soldier who unexpectedly becomes a hero and is rewarded with his dream assignment in a remote Western frontier. There, he forms an unlikely bond with the local Sioux tribe, leading to a heartwarming tale of friendship and adventure. Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, and Graham Greene, this critically acclaimed film was released on March 30, 1990, and is definitely worth watching!”

Cast: Kevin Costner (Lieutenant Dunbar) , Mary McDonnell (Stands With A Fist) , Graham Greene (Kicking Bird) , Rodney A. Grant (Wind In His Hair) , Floyd Red Crow Westerman (Ten Bears) , Tantoo Cardinal (Black Shawl) , Robert Pastorelli (Timmons) , Charles Rocket (Lieutenant Elgin) , Maury Chaykin (Major Fambrough) , Jimmy Herman (Stone Calf) , Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse (Smiles A Lot) , Michael Spears (Otter) , Jason R. Lone Hill (Worm) , Tony Pierce (Spivey) , Doris Leader Charge (Pretty Shield) , Tom Everett (Sergeant Pepper) , Larry Joshua (Sergeant Bauer) , Kirk Baltz (Edwards) , Wayne Grace (Major) , Donald Hotton (General Tide) , Annie Costner (Christine) , Conor Duffy (Willie) , Elisa Daniel (Christine’s Mother) , Percy White Plume (Big Warrior) , John Tail (Escort Warrior)

Directors: Kevin Costner

Writers: Michael Blake

Tags: countryside, based on novel or book, culture clash, desertion, mutiny, wolf, language barrier, self-discovery, dakota, buffalo, friendship, unsociability, freedom, tennessee, kansas, usa, sioux, native american, snow, pawnee tribe, 19th century, lakota, bison, early america

Awakenings

Awakenings

Release Date: 1990-12-04

Genres: Drama

“Awakenings” is a heartwarming movie released in 1990 that tells the inspiring story of Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a reserved research physician. With the help of an experimental drug, he manages to awaken the catatonic victims of a rare disease, starting with Leonard, played by Robert De Niro. As Leonard’s newfound enthusiasm for life unfolds, it not only transforms the lives of the patients but also brings a beautiful awakening to Dr. Sayer himself. Starring an incredible cast including Robin Williams, John Heard, and Penelope Ann Miller, this film is a touching exploration of the simple yet profound joys of life.

Cast: Robert De Niro (Leonard Lowe) , Robin Williams (Malcolm Sayer) , John Heard (Dr. Kaufman) , Julie Kavner (Eleanor Costello) , Penelope Ann Miller (Paula) , Ruth Nelson (Mrs. Lowe) , Max von Sydow (Peter Ingham) , Anne Meara (Miriam) , Dexter Gordon (Rolando) , George Martin (Frank) , Alice Drummond (Lucy Fishman) , Richard Libertini (Sidney) , Laura Esterman (Lolly) , Barton Heyman (Bert) , Judith Malina (Rose) , Mary Alice (Nurse Margaret) , Keith Diamond (Anthony) , Bradley Whitford (Dr. Tyler) , John Christopher Jones (Dr. Sullivan) , Mary Catherine Wright (Nurse Beth) , Jayne Haynes (Frances) , Le Clanché du Rand (Magda) , Yusef Bulos (Joseph) , Steven Randazzo (Luis) , Gloria Harper (Dottie)

Directors: Penny Marshall

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Oliver Sacks

Tags: coma, based on novel or book, experiment, miracle, hope, based on true story, hospital, illness, woman director, comatose

Misery

Misery

Release Date: 1990-11-30

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“Misery” is a gripping thriller released in 1990, starring James Caan and Kathy Bates. The story follows novelist Paul Sheldon, who meets with a tragic accident and is rescued by his biggest fan, Annie Wilkes. However, things take a dark turn as Annie’s unstable nature emerges, leaving Paul trapped and at her mercy. With stellar performances and a chilling plot, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of 1990.

Cast: James Caan (Paul Sheldon) , Kathy Bates (Annie Wilkes) , Richard Farnsworth (Buster) , Frances Sternhagen (Virginia) , Lauren Bacall (Marcia Sindell) , Graham Jarvis (Libby) , Jerry Potter (Pete) , Thomas Brunelle (Anchorman) , June Christopher (Anchorwoman) , Julie Payne (Reporter #1) , Archie Hahn (Reporter #2) , Gregory Snegoff (Reporter #3) , Wendy Bowers (Waitress) , John Michael Quinn (Restaurant Patron (uncredited)) , Rob Reiner (Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)) , J.T. Walsh (State Trooper Sherman Douglas (uncredited)) , Jay Dee Witney (News Photographer (uncredited))

Directors: Rob Reiner

Writers: William Goldman, Stephen King

Tags: nurse, based on novel or book, colorado, psychopath, car crash, author, slasher, psychological thriller, torture, obsessed fan, blizzard, bedridden, female psychopath

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Release Date: 1990-12-05

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Romance

“Edward Scissorhands” is a heartwarming and quirky movie released in 1990. It tells the story of Edward, an unfinished science experiment who finds himself in a small suburban town. With an incredible cast including Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, and Vincent Price, this film is a must-watch for its unique storyline and memorable characters.

Cast: Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands) , Winona Ryder (Kim) , Dianne Wiest (Peg) , Alan Arkin (Bill) , Anthony Michael Hall (Jim) , Vincent Price (The Inventor) , Kathy Baker (Joyce) , Robert Oliveri (Kevin) , Conchata Ferrell (Helen) , Caroline Aaron (Marge) , Dick Anthony Williams (Officer Allen) , O-Lan Jones (Esmeralda) , Susan Blommaert (Tinka) , Linda Perri (Cissy) , John Davidson (Host TV) , Biff Yeager (George) , Donna Pieroni (Blonde / TV) , Alan Fudge (Loan Officer) , Brett Rice (Reporter) , Marc Macaulay (Reporter) , Stuart Lancaster (Retired Man) , Steven Brill (Dishwasher Man) , Gina Gallagher (Granddaughter) , Aaron Lustig (Psychologist) , Peter Palmer (Editor)

Directors: Tim Burton

Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson

Tags: underdog, love at first sight, hairdresser, small town, scissors, inventor, burglar, isolation, sadness, symbolism, castle, fairy tale, unsociability, alone, flashback, tragic love, snow, gothic, told in flashback, christmas horror, christmas, artificial, hair salon, signs & wonders, love story, goth, frankenstein, topiary

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

“Back to the Future Part III” is the thrilling conclusion to the beloved Back to the Future trilogy. Released in 1990, this time-travel adventure follows Marty and Doc as they find themselves stuck in the Wild West of 1885 after their time machine breaks down. With a mix of romance, action, and hilarious encounters, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat as Marty and Doc navigate their way through the old west, encountering cowboys, love interests, and a notorious outlaw.

Cast: Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly / Seamus McFly) , Christopher Lloyd (Emmett Brown) , Thomas F. Wilson (Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen / Biff Tannen) , Mary Steenburgen (Clara Clayton) , Lea Thompson (Maggie McFly / Lorraine McFly) , Elisabeth Shue (Jennifer Parker) , Matt Clark (Bartender) , Richard Dysart (Barbwire Salesman) , Pat Buttram (Saloon Old Timer) , Harry Carey, Jr. (Saloon Old Timer) , Dub Taylor (Saloon Old Timer) , James Tolkan (Marshal Strickland) , Marc McClure (Dave McFly) , Wendie Jo Sperber (Linda McFly) , Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly) , Christopher Wynne (Buford Tannen’s Gang / Needles’ Gang) , Sean Sullivan (Buford Tannen’s Gang) , Mike Watson (Buford Tannen’s Gang) , Hugh Gillin (Mayor) , Burton Gilliam (Colt Gun Salesman) , Bill McKinney (Engineer) , Donovan Scott (Deputy) , Flea (Needles) , J.J. Cohen (Needles’ Gang) , Ricky Dean Logan (Needles’ Gang)

Directors: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale

Tags: california, indian territory, sports car, inventor, locomotive, saloon, horseback riding, time travel, outlaw, sequel, mad scientist, native american, shootout, gunfight, train, wild west, cavalry, 1950s, hoverboard

Miller's Crossing

Miller’s Crossing

Release Date: 1990-09-21

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime

“Miller’s Crossing” is a captivating 1990 film set in 1929, where a political boss and his advisor find themselves at odds when they both develop feelings for the same woman. Starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, and an ensemble cast, this movie takes you on a thrilling journey through love, loyalty, and betrayal. Released on September 21, 1990, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year!

Cast: Gabriel Byrne (Tom Reagan) , Albert Finney (Liam ‘Leo’ O’Bannon) , Jon Polito (Johnny Caspar) , Marcia Gay Harden (Verna Bernbaum) , John Turturro (Bernie Bernbaum) , J.E. Freeman (Eddie Dane) , Steve Buscemi (Mink Larouie) , Mike Starr (Frankie) , Al Mancini (Tic-Tac) , Richard Woods (Mayor Dale Levander) , Tom Toner (O’Doole) , Mario Todisco (Clarence ‘Drop’ Johnson) , Olek Krupa (Tad) , Michael Jeter (Adolph) , Lanny Flaherty (Terry) , Jeanette Kontomitras (Mrs. Caspar) , Louis Charles Mounicou III (Johnny Caspar, Jr.) , John McConnell (Brian) , Danny Aiello III (Delahanty) , Helen Jolly (Screaming Lady) , Hilda McLean (Landlady) , Monte Starr (Gunman in Leo’s House) , Don Picard (Gunman in Leo’s House) , Salvatore H. Tornabene (Rug Daniels) , Kevin Dearie (Street Urchin)

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Tags: corruption, street gang, prohibition era, gun, loyalty, irish-american, gangster, gambling debt, irish mob, betrayal, neo-noir, 1920s

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

Release Date: 1990-03-23

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“Pretty Woman” is a heartwarming romantic comedy released in 1990. Starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, the movie tells the story of a wealthy businessman who unexpectedly falls in love with a Hollywood prostitute named Vivian Ward. With a stellar cast and a release date of March 23, 1990, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Richard Gere (Edward Lewis) , Julia Roberts (Vivian Ward) , Ralph Bellamy (James Morse) , Jason Alexander (Philip Stuckey) , Laura San Giacomo (Kit De Luca) , Alex Hyde-White (David Morse) , Amy Yasbeck (Elizabeth Stuckey) , Elinor Donahue (Bridget) , Hector Elizondo (Barney Thompson) , Judith Baldwin (Susan) , Jason Randal (Magician) , Bill Applebaum (Howard) , Tracy Bjork (Female Guest) , Gary Greene (Male Guest) , Billy Gallo (Carlos) , Abdul Salaam El Razzac (Happy Man) , Hank Azaria (Detective) , Larry Hankin (Landlord) , Julie Paris (Rachel) , Rhonda Hansome (Bermuda) , Harvey Keenan (Man in Car) , Marty Nadler (Tourist Man) , Lynda Goodfriend (Tourist Woman) , Reed Anthony (Cruiser) , Frank Campanella (Pops)

Directors: Garry Marshall

Writers: J.F. Lawton

Tags: prostitute, capitalism, hotel, expensive restaurant, sports car, workaholic, fire escape, friendship, los angeles, california, beverly hills, piano, bubble bath

The Godfather Part III

The Godfather Part III

Release Date: 1990-12-25

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

“The Godfather Part III” is a captivating crime drama released on December 25, 1990. Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, and Talia Shire, the movie follows the story of Michael Corleone, an aging mafia boss, as he tries to legitimize his business in 1979 New York and Italy. Alongside seeking redemption for his past sins, Michael takes a young protege under his wing, leading to a thrilling and intense narrative that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Al Pacino (Michael Corleone) , Diane Keaton (Kay Adams) , Talia Shire (Connie Corleone Rizzi) , Andy García (Vincent Mancini) , Eli Wallach (Don Altobello) , Joe Mantegna (Joey Zasa) , George Hamilton (B.J. Harrison) , Bridget Fonda (Grace Hamilton) , Sofia Coppola (Mary Corleone) , Raf Vallone (Cardinal Lamberto) , Franc D’Ambrosio (Anthony Corleone) , Donal Donnelly (Archbishop Gilday) , Richard Bright (Al Neri) , Helmut Berger (Frederick Keinszig) , Don Novello (Dominic Abbandando) , John Savage (Father Andrew Hagen) , Franco Citti (Calo) , Mario Donatone (Mosca) , Vittorio Duse (Don Tommasino) , Enzo Robutti (Don Licio Lucchesi) , Michele Russo (Spara) , Al Martino (Johnny Fontane) , Robert Cicchini (Lou Pennino) , Rogerio Miranda (Twin Bodyguard Armand) , Carlos Miranda (Twin Bodyguard Francesco)

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo

Tags: italy, christianity, new york city, assassination, italian american, vatican, pope, confession, helicopter, symbolism, gangster, daughter, revenge, organized crime, mafia, lawyer

The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

Release Date: 1990-03-02

Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller

“The Hunt for Red October” is a thrilling 1990 movie that follows the story of Captain Marko Ramius, who commands a new Soviet nuclear sub called the Red October. While the American government believes Ramius plans to attack, a lone CIA analyst suspects he is actually planning to defect. With time running out, the analyst must find Ramius and prove his theory before the Russian forces catch up. Starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, and an impressive cast, this action-packed film will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Sean Connery (Captain Marko Ramius) , Alec Baldwin (Jack Ryan) , Scott Glenn (Bart Mancuso) , Sam Neill (Captain Vasily Borodin) , James Earl Jones (Admiral James Greer) , Joss Ackland (Andrei Lysenko) , Richard Jordan (Jeffrey Pelt) , Peter Firth (Ivan Putin) , Tim Curry (Dr. Yevgeniy Petrov) , Courtney B. Vance (Ronald Jones) , Stellan Skarsgård (Captain Viktor Tupolev) , Jeffrey Jones (Skip Tyler) , Timothy Carhart (Bill Steiner) , Larry Ferguson (Chief of the Boat) , Fred Dalton Thompson (Admiral Painter) , Daniel Davis (Captain Davenport) , Ned Vaughn (Seaman Beaumont) , Anthony Peck (Thompson) , Mark Draxton (Seaman – USS Dallas) , Tom Fisher (Seaman – USS Dallas) , Pete Antico (Seaman – USS Dallas) , Ronald Guttman (Lieutenant Melekhin) , Tomas Arana (Loginov) , Michael George Benko (Ivan – Red October) , Anatoli Davydov (Officer #1 – Red October)

Directors: John McTiernan

Writers: Larry Ferguson, Tom Clancy, Donald Stewart, David Shaber

Tags: submarine, spy, based on novel or book, cold war, u.s. navy, defection, jack ryan, 1980s, political thriller

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder

Release Date: 1990-11-02

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Horror

“Jacob’s Ladder” is a mind-bending psychological thriller released in 1990. Set in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, the movie follows Jacob Singer, a troubled veteran struggling with his sanity. As he battles haunting hallucinations and disturbing flashbacks, his loved ones desperately try to help him, but their efforts seem futile. With an incredible cast including Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, and Danny Aiello, this gripping film takes you on a journey through a twisted reality that will leave you questioning what is real and what is not.

Cast: Tim Robbins (Jacob) , Elizabeth Peña (Jezzie) , Danny Aiello (Louis) , Matt Craven (Michael) , Pruitt Taylor Vince (Paul) , Jason Alexander (Geary) , Patricia Kalember (Sarah) , Eriq La Salle (Frank) , Ving Rhames (George) , Brian Tarantina (Doug) , Anthony Alessandro (Rod) , Brent Hinkley (Jerry) , S. Epatha Merkerson (Elsa) , Suzanne Shepherd (Hospital Receptionist) , Doug Barron (Group Leader) , Jan Saint (Santa) , Kisha Skinner (Street Singer) , Dion Simmons (Street Singer) , Sam Coppola (Taxi Driver) , Patty Rosborough (Drunk) , Evan O’Meara (Sam) , Kyle Gass (Tony) , Gloria Irizarry (Mrs. Carmichael) , Lewis Black (Jacob’s Doctor) , Raymond Anthony Thomas (Policeman)

Directors: Adrian Lyne

Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin

Tags: new york city, vietnam veteran, post-traumatic stress disorder, 1970s, subway, experiment, paranoia, nightmare, hallucination, car bomb, grief, memory, chemist, demon, postal worker, figment of imagination, oneiric, chiropractor

Total Recall

Total Recall

“Total Recall” is a thrilling sci-fi movie released in 1990, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, and more. The story revolves around a construction worker named Douglas Quaid, who becomes obsessed with Mars and decides to visit Recall, a company that manufactures memories. However, things take a dramatic turn when a memory implant goes wrong, leaving Doug questioning his own reality. Get ready for an action-packed adventure filled with mind-bending twists and turns!

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Douglas Quaid / Hauser) , Rachel Ticotin (Melina) , Sharon Stone (Lori) , Ronny Cox (Vilos Cohaagen) , Michael Ironside (Richter) , Marshall Bell (George / Kuato) , Mel Johnson Jr. (Benny) , Michael Champion (Helm) , Roy Brocksmith (Dr. Edgemar) , Ray Baker (Bob McClane) , Rosemary Dunsmore (Dr. Lull) , David Knell (Ernie) , Alexia Robinson (Tiffany) , Dean Norris (Tony) , Mark Carlton (Bartender) , Debbie Lee Carrington (Thumbelina) , Lycia Naff (Mary) , Robert Costanzo (Harry) , Michael LaGuardia (Stevens) , Priscilla Allen (Fat Lady) , Ken Strausbaugh (Immigration Officer) , Marc Alaimo (Everett) , Michael Gregory (Rebel Lieutenant) , Ken Gildin (Hotel Clerk) , Mickey Jones (Burly Miner)

Directors: Paul Verhoeven

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Jon Povill, Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett, David Rodgers, Gary Goldman, Giacomo G. Ghiazza

Tags: oxygen, falsely accused, based on novel or book, resistance, planet mars, double life, telepathy, mutant, hologram, space colony, utopia, space travel, fake identity, secret agent, dystopia, futuristic, villainess, cyberpunk, fictional war, false memory, robot cop, implanted memory, action hero, virtual world, 2080s

Ghost

Ghost

Release Date: 1990-06-21

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance

“Ghost” is a heartwarming and thrilling movie released in 1990. Starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg, it tells the story of Sam Wheat, a banker who is tragically murdered by his corrupt business partner. As a spirit, Sam seeks the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown, played by Whoopi Goldberg, to protect his beloved Molly from danger and uncover the truth behind his untimely death. With a mix of romance, suspense, and a touch of the supernatural, “Ghost” is a must-watch film that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Patrick Swayze (Sam Wheat) , Demi Moore (Molly Jensen) , Whoopi Goldberg (Oda Mae Brown) , Tony Goldwyn (Carl Bruner) , Vincent Schiavelli (Subway Ghost) , Rick Aviles (Willie Lopez) , Martina Deignan (Rose) , Rick Kleber (Mover) , Phil Leeds (Emergency Room Ghost) , Armelia McQueen (Oda Mae’s Sister) , Gail Boggs (Oda Mae’s Sister) , Stephen Root (Police Sgt.) , Alma Beltran (Woman Ghost) , Vivian Bonnell (Ortisha) , Derek Thompson (Ortisha’s Friend) , Tom Finnegan (Bank Guard) , Bruce Jarchow (Lyle Furgeson) , Said Faraj (Cab Driver) , Dorothy Love Coates (Performer) , Christopher J. Keene (Elevator Man) , Susan Breslau (Susan) , Macka Foley (Mover) , John Hugh (Surgeon) , Sam Tsoutsouvas (Minister) , Sharon Breslau (Cemetery Ghost)

Directors: Jerry Zucker

Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin

Tags: corruption, fortune teller, money transfer, money laundering, pottery, heaven, hell, afterlife, murder, death, ghost, spiritism

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

Release Date: 1990-08-17

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Romance

“Wild at Heart” is a thrilling 1990 movie starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern. It follows the story of Sailor Ripley, who reunites with his girlfriend Lula Fortune after serving time in prison. However, their love is put to the test when Lula’s mother hires a hitman to kill Sailor, leading to a series of dangerous encounters and a desperate fight for their shared future. With an impressive cast and a release date of August 17, 1990, this film promises an intense and captivating experience.

Cast: Nicolas Cage (Sailor Ripley) , Laura Dern (Lula Fortune) , Willem Dafoe (Bobby Peru) , J.E. Freeman (Marcelles Santos) , Crispin Glover (Dell) , Diane Ladd (Marietta Fortune) , Calvin Lockhart (Reggie) , Isabella Rossellini (Perdita Durango) , Harry Dean Stanton (Johnnie Farragut) , Grace Zabriskie (Juana Durango) , Sherilyn Fenn (Girl in Accident) , Glenn Walker Harris Jr. (Pace Fortune) , Marvin Kaplan (Uncle Pooch) , William Morgan Sheppard (Mr. Reindeer) , David Patrick Kelly (Dropshadow) , Freddie Jones (George Kovich) , John Lurie (Sparky) , Jack Nance (00 Spool) , Pruitt Taylor Vince (Buddy) , Gregg Dandridge (Bob Ray Lemon) , Frances Bay (Madam) , Sheryl Lee (The Good Witch) , Charlie Spradling (Irma) , Blair Bruce Bever (Hotel Custodian) , Sally Boyle (Aunt Rootie)

Directors: David Lynch

Writers: David Lynch, Barry Gifford

Tags: witch, based on novel or book, hotel room, texas, car journey, new orleans, louisiana, hitman, forbidden love, love, murder, romance, surrealism, dark comedy, killer, bank robbery, mother daughter relationship

Die Hard 2

Die Hard 2

Release Date: 1990-07-02

Genres: Action, Thriller

“Die Hard 2” is an action-packed thriller that takes place on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital. Off-duty cop John McClane finds himself in a familiar situation when terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. With his smart-mouthed heroics, McClane must outwit renegade military commandos and rescue innocent lives, all while battling his own sense of déjà vu. Starring Bruce Willis and Bonnie Bedelia, this adrenaline-fueled movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. Released on July 2, 1990, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Bruce Willis (John McClane) , Bonnie Bedelia (Holly McClane) , William Sadler (Stuart) , Art Evans (Leslie Barnes) , Dennis Franz (Capt. Carmine Lorenzo) , William Atherton (Richard Thornburg) , John Amos (Major Grant) , Fred Dalton Thompson (Trudeau) , Tom Bower (Marvin) , Franco Nero (General Ramon Esperanza) , Sheila McCarthy (Samantha ‘Sam’ Coleman) , Reginald VelJohnson (Sgt. Al Powell) , Don Harvey (Garber) , Tony Ganios (Baker) , Peter Nelson (Thompson) , Robert Patrick (O’Reilly) , Mick Cunningham (Sheldon) , John Leguizamo (Burke) , Tom Verica (Kahn) , John Costelloe (Sgt. Oswald Cochrane) , Vondie Curtis-Hall (Miller) , Mark Boone Junior (Shockley) , Ken Baldwin (Mulkey) , Danny Weselis (Blue Light Team) , Gregg Kovan (Blue Light Team)

Directors: Renny Harlin

Writers: Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson, Walter Wager

Tags: ambush, helicopter, journalist, based on novel or book, airport, hand grenade, fistfight, cop, sequel, snow, shootout, officer involved shooting, los angeles, california, terrorism, explosion, church, sabotage, commando, walkie talkie, air traffic control, christmas, snowmobile, action hero

Tremors

Tremors

Release Date: 1990-01-19

Genres: Horror, Action, Science Fiction

Hey, I just found this awesome movie called “Tremors” from 1990! It’s about two guys, Val and Earl, who are struggling to make a living in a small town in Nevada. They decide to leave, but then they discover these huge 30-foot-long worms that love to suck their prey underground. It’s got a great cast including Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, and Reba McEntire. You should definitely check it out!

Cast: Kevin Bacon (Valentine McKee) , Fred Ward (Earl Bassett) , Finn Carter (Rhonda LeBeck) , Michael Gross (Burt Gummer) , Reba McEntire (Heather Gummer) , Victor Wong (Walter Chang) , Robert Jayne (Melvin Plug) , Ariana Richards (Mindy Sterngood) , Charlotte Stewart (Nancy Sterngood) , Tony Genaro (Miguel) , Richard Marcus (Nestor) , Bibi Besch (Megan – The Doctor’s Wife) , Conrad Bachmann (Jim – The Doctor) , Sunshine Parker (Edgar) , Michael Dan Wagner (Old Fred) , John Pappas (Carmine – Roadworker) , John Goodwin (Howard – Roadworker) , Frank Welker (Graboids (uncredited)) , Tom Woodruff Jr. (Graboids (uncredited))

Directors: Ron Underwood

Writers: Ron Underwood, Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson

Tags: nevada, small town, tractor, old town, stranded, rural area, creature, tentacle, graboids, seismologist, binoculars, giant worm, man eating monster, town, cursed town

Cry-Baby

Cry-Baby

Release Date: 1990-04-05

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“Cry-Baby” is a rebellious and fun-filled movie released in 1990. It tells the story of a well-mannered schoolgirl who defies her strict grandmother’s wishes by falling for a motorcycle-riding bad boy. With an impressive cast including Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, and Susan Tyrrell, this film takes you on a wild ride through the clash of different worlds and the power of young love.

Cast: Johnny Depp (Wade ‘Cry-Baby’ Walker) , Amy Locane (Allison Vernon-Williams) , Susan Tyrrell (Ramona Rickettes) , Iggy Pop (Belvedere Rickettes) , Ricki Lake (Pepper Walker) , Traci Lords (Wanda Woodward) , Stephen Mailer (Baldwin) , Darren E. Burrows (Milton Hackett) , Kim McGuire (Mona ‘Hatchet-Face’ Malnorowski) , Polly Bergen (Mrs. Vernon-Williams) , Patricia Hearst (Wanda’s Mother) , David Nelson (Wanda’s Father) , Troy Donahue (Hatchet’s Father) , Mink Stole (Hatchet’s Mother) , Joe Dallesandro (Milton’s Father) , Joey Heatherton (Milton’s Mother) , Willem Dafoe (Hateful Guard at Maryland Training School for Boys) , Kim Webb (Lenora) , Alan J. Wendl (Toe-Joe) , Jonathan Benya (Snare-Drum) , Scout Raskin (Susie-Q) , Robert Tyree (Dupree) , Angie Levroney (Dupree’s Girlfriend) , Drew Ebersole (Whiffle #1) , Kenny Curtis (Whiffle #2)

Directors: John Waters

Writers: John Waters

Tags: prison, rock ‘n’ roll, jealousy, stage, musical, arrest, singer, tears, juvenile delinquent

Flatliners

Flatliners

Release Date: 1990-08-10

Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Horror

“Flatliners” is a thrilling movie released in 1990 that follows a group of five medical students, played by Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt, as they embark on a daring experiment to explore the existence of an afterlife. Their plan involves temporarily stopping one of their hearts, simulating death, and then bringing them back to life. With an intriguing storyline and a talented cast, this film is definitely worth checking out if you’re into thought-provoking and suspenseful movies.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland (Nelson Wright) , Julia Roberts (Rachel Mannus) , Kevin Bacon (David Labraccio) , William Baldwin (Joe Hurley) , Oliver Platt (Randy Steckle) , Kimberly Scott (Winnie Hicks) , Joshua Rudoy (Billy Mahoney) , Benjamin Mouton (Rachel’s Father) , Aeryk Egan (Young Nelson) , Kesha Reed (Young Winnie) , Hope Davis (Anne Coldren) , Jim Ortlieb (Uncle Dave) , John Duda (Young David) , Megan Stewart (Playground Kid) , Tressa Thomas (Playground Kid) , Sanna Vraa (Bridget) , Beth Grant (Housewife) , Marilyn Dodds Frank (Bag Lady) , Patricia Belcher (Edna) , Deborah Thompson Duda (Terry (as Deborah Thompson)) , Julie Warner (One of Joe’s Woman) , Gonzo Gonzalez (Playground Kid) , Afram Bill Williams (Ben Hicks) , Elinore O’Connell (Rachel’s Mother) , Nicole Niblack (Joe’s Woman)

Directors: Joel Schumacher

Writers: Peter Filardi

Tags: life and death, afterlife, haunted by the past, medical student, near-death experience, college student, medical experiment

Darkman

Darkman

Release Date: 1990-08-24

Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

“Darkman” is a thrilling action-packed movie from 1990 that tells the story of Dr. Peyton Westlake, a brilliant scientist whose life takes a dark turn when his lab is destroyed by gangsters. After a life-altering medical procedure, he becomes Darkman, a vengeful vigilante who assumes different identities to seek revenge and find a new life with his former love. Starring Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, and Colin Friels, this movie is a must-watch for fans of intense action and gripping storytelling.

Cast: Liam Neeson (Peyton Westlake / Darkman) , Frances McDormand (Julie Hastings) , Colin Friels (Louis Strack Jr.) , Larry Drake (Robert G. Durant) , Nelson Mashita (Yakitito) , Jessie Lawrence Ferguson (Eddie Black) , Rafael H. Robledo (Rudy Guzman) , Dan Hicks (Skip) , Ted Raimi (Rick) , Dan Bell (Smiley) , Nicholas Worth (Pauly) , Aaron Lustig (Martin Katz) , Arsenio “Sonny” Trinidad (Hung Fat) , Said Faraj (Convenience Store Clerk) , Nathan Jung (Chinese Warrior) , Professor Toru Tanaka (Chinese Warrior #2) , John Lisbon Wood (Carnival Booth Attendant) , Frank Noon (Side Show Barker) , William Dear (Limo Driver) , Julius Harris (Gravedigger) , Bridget Hoffman (Computer (Voice)) , Philip A. Gillis (Priest) , Maggie Moore (Nurse) , Carl Bresk (Policeman #1) , Sean Daniel (Policeman #2)

Directors: Sam Raimi

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Chuck Pfarrer, Daniel Goldin, Joshua Goldin

Tags: corruption, experiment, burn, mask, gangster, superhero, revenge, los angeles, california, scientist, madness, outsider, disfigurement, conflagration

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Release Date: 1990-06-15

Genres: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

“Gremlins 2: The New Batch” is a hilarious and thrilling movie from 1990 that follows young couple Billy and Kate as they move to New York City and start working in a high-tech office park. Things take a wild turn when a new generation of mischievous Gremlins is accidentally created, causing chaos and mayhem. With an amazing cast including Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and Christopher Lee, this film is a must-watch for anyone who loves a mix of comedy, adventure, and adorable yet troublesome creatures.

Cast: Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer) , Phoebe Cates (Kate Beringer) , John Glover (Daniel Clamp) , Robert Prosky (Grandpa Fred) , Robert Picardo (Forster) , Christopher Lee (Doctor Catheter) , Haviland Morris (Marla Bloodstone) , Dick Miller (Murray Futterman) , Jackie Joseph (Sheila Futterman) , Gedde Watanabe (Mr. Katsuji) , Keye Luke (Mr. Wing) , Kathleen Freeman (Microwave Marge) , Don Stanton (Martin) , Dan Stanton (Lewis) , Shawn Nelson (Wally) , John Astin (Janitor) , Henry Gibson (Employee Fired for Smoking) , Rick Ducommun (Clamp Center Security Guard) , Julia Sweeney (Peggy) , Raymond Cruz (Messenger) , John Capodice (Fire Chief) , Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Fireman) , Dean Norris (SWAT Team Leader) , Saachiko (Newsstand Lady) , May Quigley (Hallway Employee)

Directors: Joe Dante

Writers: Chris Columbus, Charles S. Haas

Tags: new york city, monster, skyscraper, mutant, restaurant, human animal relationship, mutation, dying and death, research station, current, electric shock, cleverness, gremlin, puppetry, cowardliness, creature, pets, electricity

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