The Best Movies of 1990   (100) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1990, # 28 Overall GoodFellas 1990 Scorsese, Martin USA BD
# 2 for 1990, # 274 Overall Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul France Y
# 3 for 1990, # 540 Overall Dances with Wolves 1990 Costner, Kevin USA BDS
# 4 for 1990, # 572 Overall Close-up 1990 Kiarostami, Abbas Iran BD
# 5 for 1990, # 660 Overall The Grifters 1990 Frears, Stephen USA YS
# 6 for 1990, # 737 Overall Europa Europa 1990 Holland, Agnieszka Germany / France / Poland D
# 7 for 1990, # 830 Overall Miller's Crossing 1990 Coen, Joel / Coen, Ethan USA BD
# 8 for 1990, # 852 Overall Reversal of Fortune 1990 Schroeder, Barbet USA / Japan / UK Y
# 9 for 1990, # 977 Overall The Nasty Girl 1990 Verhoeven, Michael West Germany Y
# 10 for 1990, # 1000 Overall Metropolitan 1990 Stillman, Whit USA BD
# 11 for 1990, # 1041 Overall Ju Dou 1990 Zhang, Yimou / Yang, Fengliang Japan / China D
# 12 for 1990, # 1275 Overall Pretty Woman 1990 Marshall, Garry USA BDS
# 13 for 1990, # 1298 Overall The Godfather Part III 1990 Coppola, Francis Ford USA BDS
# 14 for 1990, # 1403 Overall An Angel at My Table 1990 Campion, Jane UK / Australia / New Zealand D
# 15 for 1990, # 1499 Overall Total Recall 1990 Verhoeven, Paul USA BDS
# 16 for 1990, # 1522 Overall La Femme Nikita 1990 Besson, Luc France / Italy BD
# 17 for 1990, # 1531 Overall Edward Scissorhands 1990 Burton, Tim USA BDS
# 18 for 1990, # 1537 Overall Life Is Sweet 1990 Leigh, Mike UK BD
# 19 for 1990, # 1574 Overall The Hairdresser's Husband 1990 Leconte, Patrice France Y
# 20 for 1990, # 1630 Overall Awakenings 1990 Marshall, Penny USA BD
# 21 for 1990, # 1679 Overall Journey of Hope 1990 Koller, Xavier Switzerland / Turkey / UK Y
# 22 for 1990, # 1701 Overall Ghost 1990 Zucker, Jerry USA BDS
# 23 for 1990, # 1842 Overall My Father's Glory 1990 Robert, Yves France Y
# 24 for 1990, # 1845 Overall Trust 1990 Hartley, Hal UK / USA BD
# 25 for 1990, # 1915 Overall Milou in May 1990 Malle, Louis France / Italy
# 26 for 1990, # 1938 Overall The Match Factory Girl 1990 Kaurismäki, Aki Finland / Sweden D
# 27 for 1990, # 1947 Overall King of New York 1990 Ferrara, Abel Italy / USA / UK D
# 28 for 1990, # 1984 Overall Paris Is Burning 1990 Livingston, Jennie USA D
# 29 for 1990, # 1998 Overall Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990 Ivory, James UK / USA D
# 30 for 1990, # 2029 Overall American Dream 1990 Kopple, Barbara / Caplan, Cathy / Haneke, Thomas / Silk, Lawrence USA / UK D
# 31 for 1990, # 2071 Overall Mountains of the Moon 1990 Rafelson, Bob USA Y
# 32 for 1990, # 2080 Overall Vincent & Theo 1990 Altman, Robert Netherlands / UK / France D
# 33 for 1990, # 2099 Overall Archangel 1990 Maddin, Guy Canada Y
# 33 for 1990, # 2099 Overall Dick Tracy 1990 Beatty, Warren USA BDS
# 34 for 1990, # 2103 Overall Jacob's Ladder 1990 Lyne, Adrian USA BDS
# 35 for 1990, # 2155 Overall To Sleep with Anger 1990 Burnett, Charles USA Y
# 36 for 1990, # 2205 Overall Autobus 1990 Rochant, Eric France
# 37 for 1990, # 2223 Overall Riff-Raff 1990 Loach, Ken UK Y
# 38 for 1990, # 2237 Overall Taxi Blues 1990 Lungin, Pavel Soviet Union / France Y
# 39 for 1990, # 2250 Overall Ay, Carmela! 1990 Saura, Carlos Spain / Italy
# 40 for 1990, # 2254 Overall The Hunt for Red October 1990 McTiernan, John USA BDS
# 41 for 1990, # 2268 Overall Avalon 1990 Levinson, Barry USA Y
# 42 for 1990, # 2278 Overall My Mother's Castle 1990 Robert, Yves France Y
# 43 for 1990, # 2305 Overall No Fear, No Die 1990 Denis, Claire France / West Germany VS
# 43 for 1990, # 2305 Overall Tongues Untied 1990 Riggs, Marlon USA
# 44 for 1990, # 2383 Overall Wild at Heart 1990 Lynch, David USA BDS
# 45 for 1990, # 2384 Overall Open Doors 1990 Amelio, Gianni Italy Y
# 45 for 1990, # 2384 Overall The Sheltering Sky 1990 Bertolucci, Bernardo UK / Italy DS
# 46 for 1990, # 2387 Overall The Ambulance 1990 Cohen, Larry USA V
# 46 for 1990, # 2387 Overall C'est la vie 1990 Kurys, Diane France D
# 47 for 1990, # 2404 Overall Internal Affairs 1990 Figgis, Mike USA Y
# 48 for 1990, # 2424 Overall After Dark, My Sweet 1990 Foley, James USA YS
# 49 for 1990, # 2425 Overall Back to the Future Part III 1990 Zemeckis, Robert USA BDS
# 49 for 1990, # 2425 Overall Henry & June 1990 Kaufman, Philip USA DS
# 49 for 1990, # 2425 Overall Postcards from the Edge 1990 Nichols, Mike USA D
# 50 for 1990, # 2457 Overall Hamlet 1990 Zeffirelli, Franco USA / UK / France YS
# 51 for 1990, # 2480 Overall Texasville 1990 Bogdanovich, Peter USA Y
# 52 for 1990, # 2511 Overall Akira Kurosawa's Dreams 1990 Kurosawa, Akira / Honda, Ishirô Japan / USA BD
# 53 for 1990, # 2512 Overall Larks on a String 1990 Menzel, Jirí Czechoslovakia V
# 54 for 1990, # 2513 Overall Misery 1990 Reiner, Rob USA BD
# 55 for 1990, # 2515 Overall Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 Dante, Joe USA BDS
# 56 for 1990, # 2556 Overall Nouvelle vague 1990 Godard, Jean-Luc Switzerland / France
# 57 for 1990, # 2563 Overall Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia 1990 Bruno, Ellen USA
# 57 for 1990, # 2563 Overall Sink or Swim 1990 Friedrich, Su USA D
# 58 for 1990, # 2565 Overall Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead 1990 Stoppard, Tom UK / USA BD
# 59 for 1990, # 2569 Overall Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 Harlin, Renny USA BDS
# 59 for 1990, # 2569 Overall A Tale of Springtime 1990 Rohmer, Eric France D
# 60 for 1990, # 2576 Overall Green Card 1990 Weir, Peter Australia / France / USA YS
# 61 for 1990, # 2579 Overall Havana 1990 Pollack, Sydney USA DS
# 62 for 1990, # 2585 Overall Shi no Toge 1990 Oguri, Kûhei Japan
# 62 for 1990, # 2585 Overall Tilai 1990 Ouedraogo, Idrissa Switzerland / UK / France / Burkina Faso / Germany Y
# 63 for 1990, # 2588 Overall Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 1990 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain BDS
# 64 for 1990, # 2596 Overall Home Alone 1990 Columbus, Chris USA BDS
# 64 for 1990, # 2596 Overall Requiem for Dominic 1990 Dornhelm, Robert Austria / France / Romania Y
# 65 for 1990, # 2599 Overall The Confession 1990 Parajanov, Sergei Soviet Union
# 65 for 1990, # 2599 Overall The Famine Within 1990 Gilday, Katherine Canada
# 65 for 1990, # 2599 Overall How to Live in the German Federal Republic 1990 Farocki, Harun West Germany Y
# 65 for 1990, # 2599 Overall No, or the Vain Glory of Command 1990 de Oliveira, Manoel Portugal / Spain / France
# 65 for 1990, # 2599 Overall One Hour 1990 Frank, Robert France
# 65 for 1990, # 2599 Overall White Hunter Black Heart 1990 Eastwood, Clint USA D
# 66 for 1990, # 2604 Overall H-2 Worker 1990 Black, Stephanie USA
# 67 for 1990, # 2607 Overall Hidden Agenda 1990 Loach, Ken UK Y
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall Daddy Nostalgia 1990 Tavernier, Bertrand France V
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall The Freshman 1990 Bergman, Andrew USA D
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 Shanley, John Patrick USA D
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall The Krays 1990 Medak, Peter UK
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Weissbrod, Ellen USA
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall The Long Walk Home 1990 Pearce, Richard USA DS
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall Longtime Companion 1990 René, Norman USA D
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall Presumed Innocent 1990 Pakula, Alan J. USA BDS
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall Stella 1990 Erman, John USA D
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall The Two Jakes 1990 Nicholson, Jack USA D
# 68 for 1990, # 2608 Overall White Palace 1990 Mandoki, Luis USA DS
# 69 for 1990, # 2614 Overall H 1990 Wasyk, Darrell Canada
# 69 for 1990, # 2614 Overall The Lost Stooges 1990 Lamberti, Mark USA D
# 69 for 1990, # 2614 Overall Plymptoons 1990 Plympton, Bill USA D
# 69 for 1990, # 2614 Overall Quick Change 1990 Franklin, Howard / Murray, Bill USA D
# 70 for 1990, # 2623 Overall Darkman 1990 Raimi, Sam USA BDS
# 71 for 1990, # 2642 Overall Pump Up the Volume 1990 Moyle, Allan Canada / USA DS
# 72 for 1990, # 2651 Overall Song of the Exile 1990 Hui, Ann Hong Kong / Taiwan Y
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack