Popular Movies 1990

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

  • 97%
  • R
  • 145 min
  • Biography

Based on Nicholas Pileggi's book WISEGUY, Martin Scorsese?s GOODFELLAS is a wry, violent, and exhilarating film about the life of Henry Hill, an aspiring criminal who ends up in the FBI?s witness protection program after testifying against his former partners. As a poor Irish-Italian growing up in 1950s New York City, Hill rises through the ranks of his Brooklyn neighborhood's organized crime branch, and with money from the mob he begins living the good life, complete with a beautiful bride, Karen (Lorraine Brocco), a fancy home, and the best seats at the most exclusive restaurants. A botched robbery lands Henry in prison for a brief period of time, and when he gets released, his reckless infidelities and drug abuse damage his associations with his adopted family.

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

  • 62%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Comedy

Edward is a rich and sophisticated businesman who specializes in corporate raiding - buying up businesses to break them up and sell them off in pieces. Vivian is a Los Angeles prostitute struggling with her lifestyle and a need to pay the rent.

On a business trip to Los Angeles, Edward hires Vivian to be his girlfriend for a week while he traverses the local social circles. Love and various social complications invade their tidy arrangment and have the pair wondering if this Cinderella-story could have a happy ending.

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

  • 74%
  • PG
  • 118 min
  • Adventure

The conclusion of the trilogy sends Marty McFly on a rescue mission to the year 1885, where he must save Doc Brown from death at the hands of yet another member of the Tannen clan. However, there are a number of complications preventing a quick return to the future: a lack of gasoline for the time-traveling DeLorean, a band of gunslinging outlaws and a schoolmarm with affections for the smitten Doc.

Home Alone

Home Alone

  • 55%
  • PG
  • 103 min
  • Comedy

When his family heads off for a Christmas vacation in Europe, a young boy finds that he has been left behind -- asleep in the attic guestroom.

Taking advantage of his newfound freedom, he begins to enjoy his Christmas vacation from his family. But when two bungling burglars assail his home, he finds that being on his own can be tough -- especially defending his turf against two very grown-up burglars.

The Godfather: Part III

The Godfather: Part III

    • R
    • 162 min
    • Crime

    Francis Ford Coppola�s compelling sequel to the epic Mafia saga once again stars Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, the aging don of the infamous Corleone family. Michael is on the verge of legitimizing the family business with the help of his nephew, Vincent Mancini (Andy Garcia). However, failing health and treacherous Mafioso colleagues Joey Zasa (Joe Mantegna) and Don Altobello (Eli Wallach) keep him immersed in the criminal life he had hoped to escape.

    Dances with Wolves

    Dances with Wolves

    • 82%
    • PG-13
    • 180 min
    • Adventure

    Civil War hero, Lt. John Dunbar asks to be reassigned to the western frontier. While manning this isolated post, he develops a relationship with the Lakota Sioux and a white woman who has been raised by the tribe.

    Dunbar eventually earns the respect of the tribe and finds a greater kinship with the native people than he had with his own people.

    Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    • 91%
    • PG-13
    • 105 min
    • Drama

    A suburban fairy tale with incredibly imaginative sets, an Avon lady, Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest), discovers the half-finished experiment--a man/monster named Edward (Johnny Depp)--of a mad scientist (played magically by Vincent Price) living in the neighborhood's old abandoned castle. The scientist died before replacing the shy man's large shears with real hands. When Peg attempts to bring Edward into her suburban world, to live among her skeptical family (husband Alan Arkin and daughter Winona Ryder) and gossipy neighbors, his hands--dangerous yet capable of creating things of great beauty--make for some awkward, funny, and poignant situations: Edward as a topiary gardener, Edward as a cutting-edge hair stylist. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is a story about tolerance, difference, and creativity as much as it is a story of a young man's coming of age (the young man in question is, of course, a monster). In the ironically surreal world of Edward's suburban community, he must try to find his place in it, and in the world at large.

    Flatliners

    Flatliners

    • 52%
    • R
    • 115 min
    • Drama

    Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure.

    Cry-Baby

    Cry-Baby

    • 73%
    • PG-13
    • 85 min
    • Comedy

    Drape (or Greaser) Wade Walker, also known as Cry-Baby for his ability to shed a single tear, falls head over heels for square Allison Vernon-Williams who, incidentally, is tired of being good.

    The Hunt for Red October

    The Hunt for Red October

    • 86%
    • PG
    • 134 min
    • Action

    Based on the Best Selling novel by Tom Clancy this film tells the story of Captain Marko Ramius, the skipper of the Soviet Union's newest nuclear sub. Jack Ryan of the CIA gets involved in a tense, tangled hunt for this sub, when Ramius defects, taking the "Red October" with him. The story is an action packed techno-thriller.