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A list of the best movies of 1990, from light dramas like Edward Scissorhands to action movies like Die Hard 2. The '90s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1990 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years aft they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best comedies movies of the decade were released in 1990. Who could forget Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger, My Blue Heaven with Steve Martin and Rick Moranis, and of course, Quick Change starring Bill Murray. And let's not forget about Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci starring in Goodfellas.

The best movies of 1990 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the up-and-comers featured in Home Alone, or established stars like Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Days of Thunder.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 1990. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 1990, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1989. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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136 73
Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

3
95 71
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

4
103 62
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

5
107 42
Misery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

6
99 68
Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

7
96 62
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Ghost Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

8
43 55
Miller's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
wiabux added Miller's Crossing Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden

9
56 67
The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda

10
68 56
The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

11
46 55
Awakenings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Awakenings Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel

12
82 73
Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Pretty Woman Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

13
15 35
Days of Being Wild is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
mirna-sanders added Days of Being Wild Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau

14
92 61
Back to the Future Part III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Back to the Future Part III Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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16 28
Dreams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
mirna-sanders added Dreams Martin Scorsese, Chishū Ryū, Hisashi Igawa

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12 37
Ju Dou is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
mirna-sanders added Ju Dou Gong Li, Wei Li, Xingli Niu

17
86 51
Die Hard 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Die Hard 2 Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

18
72 69
Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Kindergarten Cop Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett

19
61 69
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas

20
66 55
Tremors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

21
51 66
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

22
18 37
Nikita is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
weik added Nikita Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

23
61 46
It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

24
45 70
Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Days of Thunder Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

25
35 68
Dick Tracy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Dick Tracy Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman

26
27 65
Lord of the Flies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Lord of the Flies James Badge Dale, Balthazar Getty, Bob Peck

27
38 60
Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel

28
49 59
Young Guns II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Young Guns II Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater

29
40 60
Flatliners is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

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35 62
My Blue Heaven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
My Blue Heaven Steve Martin, Joan Cusack, Rick Moranis

31
23 67
The Freshman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
The Freshman Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller

32
48 66
Another 48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Another 48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin

33
35 43
Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Jacob's Ladder Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

34
17 51
Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Hamlet Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

35
26 24
The Rescuers Down Under is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
The Rescuers Down Under John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott

36
29 51
Presumed Innocent is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Presumed Innocent Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

37
29 55
Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Men at Work Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Keith David

38
29 61
Hard to Kill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Hard to Kill Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler

39
30 44
The Grifters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
The Grifters Annette Bening, John Cusack, Martin Scorsese

40
41 67
Problem Child is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Problem Child Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards, John Ritter

41
39 54
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Pacific Heights Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren

42
33 59
Child's Play 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Child's Play 2 Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant

43
34 59
Rocky V is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Rocky V Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Dolph Lundren

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22 32
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Christopher Lloyd, Frank Welker, June Foray

45
6 9
The Two Jakes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Dimos Dicoudis added The Two Jakes Jack Nicholson, Tom Waits, Madeleine Stowe

46
5 8
A Show of Force is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Dimos Dicoudis added A Show of Force Kevin Spacey, Robert Duvall, Andy Garcia

47
36 57
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Predator 2 Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover

48
23 60
The NeverEnding Story II: The ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter Jonathan Brandis, John Wesley Shipp, Thomas Hill

49
21 54
Darkman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Darkman Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell

50
3 11
Crazy People is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1990
Dimos Dicoudis added Crazy People Daryl Hannah, Dudley Moore, Larry King