Temporal Top Ten – 1990


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 123
Number of movies reviewed – 92 (including 8 Encore Reviews)

I’m usually not a fan of non-English language movies at all, but this year’s #1 actually is in Polish, German, Russian and Hebrew without a word of English.  I fell in love with this movie when my parents dragged me to an art house premiere when I was 16. I have seen it several times since and am always impressed by the quality of the storytelling.

Unfortunately, since it was a multi country production, it was ineligible to even be nominated for the Best Foreign Film despite it winning that award at the Globes.

As a 16 year old, I spent a lot of time in the theater and of all 10 of these movies, #9 is the only one that I didnt originally see on the big screen.

Deciding between #2 and #3 was not simple because they are both amazing movies despite being so different in scope and story.

Ultimately, the epic feel and cinematography are what helped me decide on my #2. (It was really close tho)

#4 is a guilty pleasure of mine and is one of the few movies that I have ever seen twice in the theater within less than 24 hours.

#5 is an amazingly fun sci-fi action thriller that has special effects that were so cutting edge that they were given the Oscar instead of it being a competition for the SFX award.

#6 is one of my favorite Stephen King thrillers with an epic performance by its leading lady who was pretty much an unknown before this movie helped her win Best Actress.

#7 is a thrilling courtroom drama that is almost as good as the book.

#8 is a star studded WWII drama that deals with the crew of a bomber on their final mission before going home.

#9 is a pretty much unknown WWII drama that tells a story of how people managed on the homefront despite difficult circumstances.

And finally my #10 is a romantic drama with supernatural elements that changed the way we all will forever think of making pottery.

Update 1 Aug 2019 – The Civil War is now #3, moving all subsequent films down one slot

My Top Tenghost

Honorable Mention – Ghostcome see

10. Come See the Paradisememphis belle

9. Memphis Bellepresumed innocent

8. Presumed Innocentmisery

7. Miserytotal recall

6. Total Recalldie hard 2

5. Die Hard 2goodfellas

4. Goodfellas

3. The Civil War

2. Dances With Wolveseuropa europa

1. Europa Europa

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1990

  1. 3 Men and a Little Lady
  2. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  3. Air America
  4. Another 48 Hrs.
  5. Arachnophobia
  6. Archangel
  7. Avalon
  8. Awakenings
  9. Back to the Future Part III Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3
  10. Bad Influence
  11. Betsy’s Wedding
  12. Bird on a Wire
  13. Blind Fury
  14. Blue Steel
  15. The Bonfire of the Vanities
  16. Cadence
  17. Cadillac Man
  18. Captain America
  19. Civil War, The
  20. Come See the Paradise
  21. Crazy People
  22. Cry-Baby
  23. Cyrano de Bergerec
  24. Dances with Wolves    Encore Review
  25. Darkman
  26. Days of Thunder
  27. Decoration Day
  28. Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection
  29. Desperate Hours
  30. Dick Tracy
  31. Die Hard 2  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  32. Downtown
  33. Edward Scissorhands
  34. Europa Europa
  35. The Field
  36. Fire Birds
  37. The First Power
  38. Flashback
  39. Flatliners
  40. The Fourth War
  41. The Freshman
  42. Funny About Love
  43. Ghost
  44. The Godfather Part III
  45. Goodfellas
  46. Green Card
  47. Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  48. The Grifters
  49. Hamlet
  50. Hard to Kill
  51. Hardware
  52. Havana
  53. Heart Condition
  54. Heaven and Earth
  55. Henry & June
  56. Home Alone
  57. The Hunt for Red October
  58. I Come in Peace
  59. I Love You to Death
  60. Internal Affairs
  61. IT
  62. Jetsons: The Movie
  63. Joe Versus the Volcano
  64. Kindergarten Cop
  65. King of New York
  66. Last of the Finest, The
  67. Lionheart
  68. Look Who’s Talking Too
  69. Loose Cannons
  70. Lord of the Flies
  71. Love at Large
  72. Marked for Death
  73. Memphis Belle
  74. Men at Work
  75. Mermaids
  76. Miami Blues
  77. Miller’s Crossing
  78. Misery Encore Review
  79. Mo’ Better Blues
  80. Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
  81. Mr. Destiny
  82. My Blue Heaven
  83. Narrow Margin
  84. Navy SEALs
  85. Nuns on the Run
  86. Pacific Heights
  87. Postcards from the Edge
  88. Predator 2
  89. Presumed Innocent Encore Review
  90. Pretty Woman
  91. Problem Child
  92. Pump Up the Volume
  93. Q&A
  94. Quick Change
  95. Quigley Down Under
  96. The Rescuers Down Under
  97. Revenge
  98. Reversal of Fortune
  99. RoboCop 2
  100. Rocky V
  101. The Rookie
  102. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  103. The Russia House
  104. Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy
  105. Short Time
  106. Sibling Rivalry
  107. Side Out
  108. Solar Crisis
  109. Stanley & Iris
  110. State of Grace
  111. Taking Care of Business
  112. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  113. Texasville
  114. Total Recall  Encore Review
  115. Tremors
  116. Truly, Madly, Deeply
  117. The Two Jakes
  118. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
  119. White Hunter Black Heart
  120. White Palace
  121. Wild at Heart
  122. Wild Orchid
  123. Young Guns II


8 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1990

  1. Not seen several of these, but I do really like Misery, Ghost, Memphis Belle, and Dances with Wolves. I’ve been meaning to see Die Hard 2 again; I recall liking it, and #9 now has my interest too.

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