1990 Drama Movies

Goodfellas (1990)

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,...

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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...

Dances with Wolves (1990)

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.

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

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.

    Misery (1990)

    Misery

    • 89%
    • R
    • 107 min
    • Drama

    Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

      • NONE
      • 93 min
      • Action

      Four turtles and a rat are transformed into a humanized state by a mutagenetic gel in a sewer. The rat becomes their mentor, and teaches them all he knows regarding Ninjitsu. The turtles use their newfound skills to combat the crime in New York City. But when their mentor is captured by an enemy from the past, can they hold true to what they've learned, and stay together as a brotherhood?

      Rocky V (1990)

      Rocky V

      • 28%
      • PG-13
      • 104 min
      • Drama

      The one-time champ, Rocky Balboa, has hit rock bottom and winds up in his old Philadelphia neighborhood...broke and ostracized. He trains a young boxer--Tommy Gunn--who turns ingrate. In spite of brain damage from his last fight with super-Soviet Ivan Drago, Rocky is willing to risk everything on another bout.

      The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

      The Handmaid's Tale

      • 23%
      • R
      • 108 min
      • Drama

      In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

      Ghost (1990)

      Ghost

      • 82%
      • PG-13
      • 128 min
      • Drama

      Sam and Molly were a very happy couple and deeply in love. Walking back to their apartment after a night out, they encounter an assailant in a dark alley and Sam is murdered.

      Trapped as a ghost and able to see and hear things that he didn't notice before, he realizes that his death was not an accident and that Molly is still in danger. Sam must communicate with Molly through a psychic while he tries to keep Molly safe from dangers the two never knew were so close at hand.

      Jacob's Ladder (1990)

      Jacob's Ladder

      • 70%
      • R
      • 113 min
      • Drama

      A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...

      Awakenings (1990)

      Awakenings

      • 88%
      • PG-13
      • 121 min
      • Biography

      A new doctor finds himself with a ward full of comatose patients. He is disturbed by them and the fact that they have been comatose for decades with no hope of any cure. When he finds a possible chemical cure he gets permission to try it on one of them. When the first patient awakes, he is now an adult having gone into a coma in his early teens. The film then delights in the new awareness of the patients and then on the reactions of their relatives to the changes in the newly awakened.

      Flatliners (1990)

      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.

      Miller's Crossing (1990)

      Miller's Crossing

      • 91%
      • R
      • 115 min
      • Crime

      Miller’s Crossing is the Coen-Brothers first successful attempt at reaching a wider audience. They illustrate an atypical Mafia story that sways away from the typical films from the genre like The Godfather or Goodfellas. Taking place during Prohibition this film is an incredible piece of work accompanied by it’s superb acting performances.

      Lord of the Flies (1990)

      Lord of the Flies

        • R
        • 90 min
        • Adventure

        Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

        La Femme Nikita (1990)

        La Femme Nikita

          • R
          • 115 min
          • Action

          A beautiful felon condemned to death for the murder of a policeman is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.

          Days of Thunder (1990)

          Days of Thunder

          • 40%
          • PG-13
          • 107 min
          • Action

          Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of Nascar racing. He's a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well.

          Lionheart (1990)

          Lionheart

          • 33%
          • R
          • 105 min
          • Action

          Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights.

          The Grifters (1990)

          The Grifters

          • 90%
          • R
          • 110 min
          • Crime

          Based on the pulp novel by Jim Thompson, this neo-noir film tells the story of Lilly Dillon, a long-time female con artist who begins to rethink her life when her son Roy, also a grifter, suffers an almost-fatal injury when he is beaten after a failed scam.

          Mermaids (1990)

          Mermaids

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

          An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.

          Quigley Down Under (1990)

          Quigley Down Under

          • 56%
          • PG-13
          • 119 min
          • Adventure

          American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even American expatriate Crazy Cora can't keep Quigley safe in his cat-and-mouse game with the homicidal Marston.