Temporal Top Ten – 1990


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 125
Number of movies reviewed – 103 (including 12 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.       Encore Review
  5. Arachnophobia
  6. Archangel
  7. Avalon
  8. Awakenings
  9. Back to the Future Part III Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  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 Encore Review 3
  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. Men Don’t Leave
  76. Mermaids
  77. Miami Blues
  78. Miller’s Crossing
  79. Misery Encore Review
  80. Mo’ Better Blues
  81. Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
  82. Mr. Destiny
  83. My Blue Heaven
  84. Narrow Margin
  85. Navy SEALs
  86. Nuns on the Run
  87. Opportunity Knocks
  88. Pacific Heights
  89. Postcards from the Edge
  90. Predator 2
  91. Presumed Innocent      Encore Review       Encore Review 2
  92. Pretty Woman
  93. Problem Child
  94. Pump Up the Volume
  95. Q&A
  96. Quick Change
  97. Quigley Down Under
  98. The Rescuers Down Under
  99. Revenge
  100. Reversal of Fortune
  101. RoboCop 2
  102. Rocky V
  103. The Rookie
  104. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  105. The Russia House
  106. Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy
  107. Short Time
  108. Sibling Rivalry
  109. Side Out
  110. Solar Crisis
  111. Stanley & Iris
  112. State of Grace
  113. Taking Care of Business
  114. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  115. Texasville
  116. Total Recall  Encore Review
  117. Tremors
  118. Truly, Madly, Deeply
  119. The Two Jakes
  120. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
  121. White Hunter Black Heart
  122. White Palace
  123. Wild at Heart
  124. Wild Orchid
  125. 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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