1990

Film Decades: 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, starring Andrew Dice Clay
  • After Dark, My Sweet – directed by James Foley, starring Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern
  • Air America – directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Mel Gibson & Robert Downey Jr.
  • Alice – directed by Woody Allen, starring Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna, William Hurt
  • The Ambulance – directed by Larry Cohen, starring Eric Roberts, Megan Gallagher, James Earl Jones, Janine Turner, Red Buttons, Eric Braeden, Stan Lee
  • American Ninja 4: The Annihilation
  • Angel Town
  • Another 48 Hrs. – directed by Walter Hill, starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte
  • Arachnophobia – starring Jeff Daniels, John Goodman
  • Avalon – directed by Barry Levinson, starring Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Pollak, Elijah Wood
  • Awakenings – directed by Penny Marshall, starring Robin Williams & Robert De Niro
  • Back to the Future Part III** – directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen
  • Bad Influence – directed by Curtis Hanson, starring James Spader & Rob Lowe
  • Bad Jim, starring James Brolin, Richard Roundtree, and John Clark Gable
  • Betsy’s Wedding – directed by and starring Alan Alda, with Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Madeline Kahn, Joe Pesci
  • The Big Man (aka Crossing the Line) – starring Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley and Billy Connolly
  • The Big Steal – directed by Nadia Tass, starring Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Steve Bisley – Australia
  • Bird on a Wire – directed by John Badham, starring Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine
  • Blue Steel – directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, & Clancy Brown
  • Boiling Point – directed by Takeshi Kitano – Japan
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities – directed by Brian De Palma, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith
  • Bride of Re-Animator – directed by Brian Yuzna, starring Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio, David Gale, Kathleen Kinmont, Jeffrey Combs
  • Cadence – directed by & starring Martin Sheen, with Charlie Sheen, Laurence Fishburne
  • Cadillac Man – starring Robin Williams & Tim Robbins
  • Captain America, starring Matt Salinger
  • Childhood Days – directed by Masahiro Shinoda – Japan
  • Child’s Play 2, starring Jenny Agutter
  • China Cry
  • City Hunter: Bay City Wars – Japan
  • Class of 1999 – directed by Mark L. Lester, starring Malcolm McDowell & Pam Grier
  • Close-Up – directed by Abbas Kiarostami – Iran
  • Coins in the Fountain, starring Loni Anderson – TV movie
  • Come See the Paradise – directed by Alan Parker, starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita
  • The Comfort of Strangers – directed by Paul Schrader, starring Natasha Richardson, Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Helen Mirren – Italy/UK
  • Crash and Burn – directed by Charles Band
  • Cry-Baby – directed by John Waters, starring Johnny Depp
  • Cyrano de Bergerac – starring Gérard Depardieu – France
  • Dances with Wolves – directed by and starring Kevin Costner
  • Darkman – directed by Sam Raimi, starring Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake
  • Days of Being Wild – directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung and Andy Lau – Hong Kong
  • Days of Thunder – directed by Tony Scott, starring Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman
  • Death Warrant, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Dei tau lung (Dragon Fighter) – China
  • Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection, starring Chuck Norris
  • Denial – starring Robin Wright
  • Desperate Hours – directed by Michael Cimino, starring Anthony Hopkins & Mickey Rourke
  • Dick Tracy – directed by and starring Warren Beatty, with Madonna, Glenne Headly, Al Pacino
  • Die Hard 2** – starring Bruce Willis
  • Downtown – starring Anthony Edwards & Forest Whitaker
  • Dreams – directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baisho, Martin Scorsese
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp*
  • Edward Scissorhands – directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Alan Arkin, Anthony Michael Hall, Vincent Price
  • El Diablo, starring Anthony Edwards, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Beltran, Jim Beaver, Don Collier
  • The End of Innocence, directed by and starring Dyan Cannon
  • Ernest Goes to Jail – starring Jim Varney
  • Europa Europa – directed by Agnieszka Holland, starring Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, & Hanns Zischler
  • The Exorcist III, starring George C. Scott
  • Fantasia (restored version)
  • La Femme Nikita – directed by Luc Besson – France/Italy
  • The Field – starring Richard Harris
  • Fire Birds – starring Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young
  • The First Power, starring Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Flashback – starring Kiefer Sutherland & Dennis Hopper
  • Flatliners – directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, & Kevin Bacon
  • The Fourth War – starring Roy Schneider & Jürgen Prochnow
  • Frankenstein Unbound – directed by Roger Corman, starring John Hurt, Raul Julia, Bridget Fonda, Jason Patric, & Nick Brimble
  • The Freshman – directed by Andrew Bergman. starring Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, & Frank Whaley
  • Funny About Love – directed by Leonard Nimoy, starring Gene Wilder & Christine Lahti
  • Future Zone – directed by David A. Prior, starring David Carradine, Ted Prior
  • Ghost – directed by Jerry Zucker, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
  • The Godfather Part III – directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Andy García, Joe Mantegna, Bridget Fonda, George Hamilton, & Sofia Coppola
  • Goodfellas** – directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino
  • Graffiti Bridge, directed by and starring Prince
  • Green Card – starring Gérard Depardieu & Andie MacDowell
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch – directed by Joe Dante, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Keye Luke, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Haviland Morris, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee
  • The Grifters – directed by Stephen Frears, starring Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening
  • The Guardian, directed by William Friedkin
  • Gunsmoke: The Last Apache, directed by Charles Correll, starring James Arness, Richard Kiley, Michael Learned, Amy Stock-Poynton, Geoffrey Lewis, Hugh O’Brian, Joe Lara
  • Hamlet – directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – directed by Volker Schlöndorff, starring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall
  • Happily Ever After, featuring the voices of Irene Cara, Edward Asner, Carol Channing, Dom DeLuise
  • Hard to Kill, starring Steven Seagal
  • Havana – directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Raúl Juliá
  • Heart Condition – starring Bob Hoskins & Denzel Washington
  • Heaven and Earth – directed by Haruki Kadokawa – Japan
  • Henry & June, starring Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros and Richard E. Grant
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – directed by John McNaughton, starring Michael Rooker
  • Hidden Agenda – directed by Ken Loach, starring Frances McDormand
  • Home Alone – directed by Chris Columbus, written by John Hughes, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catharine O’Hara, John Heard, John Candy
  • The Hot Spot – directed by Dennis Hopper, starring Don Johnson, Jennifer Connelly, Virginia Madsen
  • House Party – directed by Reginald Hudlin, starring Kid ‘n Play
  • The Hunt for Red October – directed by John McTiernan, starring Sean Connery & Alec Baldwin
  • I Come in Peace, starring Dolph Lundgren
  • I Love You to Death – directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright, River Phoenix, William Hurt, & Keanu Reeves
  • Internal Affairs – directed by Mike Figgis, starring Richard Gere & Andy García
  • Jacob’s Ladder – directed by Adrian Lyne, starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello
  • Jetsons: The Movie
  • Joe Versus the Volcano – directed by John Patrick Shanley, starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Barry McGovern, & Ossie Davis
  • Journey of Hope – Switzerland/Turkey
  • Ju Dou – directed by Zhang Yimou and Yang Fengliang, starring Gong Li – China/Japan
  • Kindergarten Cop – directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • King of New York – directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Christopher Walken, Wesley Snipes, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne
  • The Krays, directed by Peter Medak, starring Martin Kemp, Gary Kemp, Billie Whitelaw
  • Larks on a String (Skrivánci na niti) – directed by Jiří Menzel – Czechoslovakia – Golden Bear award
  • Last of the Finest (aka Blue Heat) – starring Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, and Bill Paxton
  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III – starring Kate Hodge, William Butler, Ken Foree, Tom Hudson, Viggo Mortensen, Joe Unger, and R.A. Mihailoff
  • The Lemon Sisters – starring Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, & Kathryn Grody
  • Life Is Sweet, directed by Mike Leigh, starring Jim Broadbent
  • Lionheart, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Longtime Companion, starring Bruce Davison
  • The Long Walk Home – starring Sissy Spacek & Whoopi Goldberg
  • Look Who’s Talking Too – starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley
  • Loose Cannons – starring Gene Hackman & Dan Aykroyd
  • Lord of the Flies, starring Balthazar Getty
  • Love at Large, starring Tom Berenger
  • Mack the Knife – starring Raúl Juliá & Richard Harris
  • A Man Called Sarge, starring Gary Kroeger and Marc Singer
  • Marked for Death, starring Steven Seagal
  • The Match Factory Girl – directed by Aki Kaurismäki, starring Kati Outinen – Finland/Sweden
  • Memories of a River (Tutajosok) – Hungary/France
  • Memphis Belle, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, starring Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, John Lithgow
  • Men at Work – starring Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen
  • Mermaids – directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci
  • Metropolitan – directed by Whit Stillman
  • Miami Blues, starring Fred Ward and Alec Baldwin
  • Midnight Ride, starring Mark Hamill
  • Miller’s Crossing – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J.E. Freeman, Albert Finney, Steve Buscemi
  • Milou in May (Milou en mai) – directed by Louis Malle – France/Italy
  • Misery – directed by Rob Reiner, starring James Caan & Kathy Bates
  • Mo’ Better Blues – directed by Spike Lee, starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Mountains of the Moon – directed by Bob Rafelson, starring Patrick Bergin
  • Movie… In Your Face
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bridge – directed by James Ivory, starring Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward
  • Mr. Destiny – starring James Belushi, Michael Caine
  • My Blue Heaven – directed by Herbert Ross, starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
  • My Mother’s Castle – directed by Yves Robert – France
  • Narrow Margin – starring Gene Hackman & Anne Archer
  • The Nasty Girl – Germany
  • Navy SEALs, starring Charlie Sheen
  • The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter
  • Nightbreed – directed by Clive Barker, starring Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg
  • Nuns on the Run – starring Eric Idle & Robbie Coltrane – UK
  • The Nutcracker Prince – Canada
  • Nobody’s Perfect
  • Pacific Heights, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine
  • Piece of Cake, directed by Jay Sandrich, starring T.K. Carter, Cleavant Derricks, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tonya Lee Williams
  • Postcards from the Edge – directed by Mike Nichols, written by Carrie Fisher, starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid
  • Predator 2, starring Danny Glover
  • Presumed Innocent, directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Harrison Ford
  • Pretty Woman – directed by Garry Marshall, starring Julia Roberts & Richard Gere
  • Problem Child, starring John Ritter
  • Pump Up the Volume, directed by Allan Moyle, starring Christian Slater – Golden Space Needle award
  • Q&A – directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Nick Nolte & Timothy Hutton
  • Quick Change – starring Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid
  • Quigley Down Under – starring Tom Selleck & Alan Rickman
  • The Reflecting Skin – starring Viggo Mortensen – UK/Canada
  • Repossessed – starring Leslie Nielsen & Linda Blair
  • The Rescuers Down Under* – starring the voices Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, George C. Scott
  • Revenge – starring Kevin Costner & Anthony Quinn
  • Reversal of Fortune, starring Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver
  • RoboCop 2 – directed by Irvin Kershner, starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen
  • Robot Jox – directed by Stuart Gordon
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever – starring Corey Feldman
  • Rockula
  • Rocky V – directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Tommy Morrison
  • Romeo.Juliet – starring John Hurt, Maggie Smith, Ben Kingsley, Vanessa Redgrave – Belgium
  • The Rookie – directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Charlie Sheen
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead – directed by Tom Stoppard, starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss
  • The Russia House – starring Sean Connery & Michelle Pfeiffer
  • The Sheltering Sky – directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Debra Winger & John Malkovich
  • Shipwrecked – starring Gabriel Byrne
  • Short Time, starring Dabney Coleman
  • A Show of Force – starring Amy Irving
  • Sibling Rivalry – directed by Carl Reiner, starring Kirstie Alley, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, & Scott Bakula
  • Side Out – starring Courtney Thorne-Smith & C. Thomas Howell
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
  • Silent Scream, starring Robert Carlyle
  • Singapore Sling – Greece
  • Spaced Invaders – directed by Patrick Read Johnson, starring Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Ariana Richards, J.J. Anderson
  • Stanley & Iris – directed by Martin Ritt, starring Robert De Niro & Jane Fonda
  • State of Grace – starring Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman
  • Stella – starring Bette Midler
  • Taking Care of Business – starring James Belushi & Charles Grodin
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie – directed by John Harrison, starring Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, David Johansen, William Hickey, James Remar, Rae Dawn Chong, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore – anthology
  • Tatie Danielle, starring Tsilla Chelton
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles** – directed by Steve Barron
  • Tekken – directed by Junji Sakamoto – Japan
  • Texasville – directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd
  • Three Men and a Little Lady – starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! – directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril – Spain
  • Tilaï – Burkina Faso/Switzerland/France/Germany/UK
  • Too Much Sun – directed by Robert Downey Sr., starring Robert Downey Jr. & Eric Idle
  • Total Recall – directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone
  • Treasure Island – starring Charlton Heston & Christian Bale
  • Tremors – directed by Ron Underwood, starring Kevin Bacon & Fred Ward
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply – directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Alan Rickman & Juliet Stevenson
  • The Two Jakes – directed by and starring Jack Nicholson, with Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Eli Wallach
  • Uchū no hōsoku – Japan
  • Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars – Japan
  • Vincent & Theo – directed by Robert Altman, starring Tim Roth & Paul Rhys
  • Vincent and Me
  • Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael – directed by Jim Abrams, starring Winona Ryder, Jeff Daniels
  • Where the Heart Is, starring Dabney Coleman
  • White Hunter Black Heart – directed by and starring Clint Eastwood
  • White Palace – starring Susan Sarandon & James Spader
  • Wild at Heart – directed by David Lynch, starring Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe, Harry Dean Stanton, Isabella Rossellini, Calvin Lockhart, Crispin Glover, David Patric Kelly, Freddie Jones, John Lurie, Jack Nance, Pruitt Taylor Vince
  • Wild Orchid, starring Mickey Rourke
  • The Witches – directed by Nicolas Roeg, starring Anjelica Huston
  • Young Guns II, starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, William Petersen