Temporal Top Ten – 1990


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 129
Number of movies reviewed – 114 (including 14 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  Encore Review
  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. Jacob’s Ladder
  63. Jetsons: The Movie
  64. Joe Versus the Volcano
  65. Kindergarten Cop
  66. King of New York
  67. Korczak
  68. Last of the Finest, The
  69. Lionheart
  70. Look Who’s Talking Too
  71. Loose Cannons
  72. Lord of the Flies
  73. Love at Large
  74. Marked for Death
  75. Memphis Belle
  76. Men at Work
  77. Men Don’t Leave
  78. Mermaids
  79. Miami Blues
  80. Miller’s Crossing
  81. Misery Encore Review
  82. Mo’ Better Blues
  83. Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
  84. Mr. Destiny
  85. My Blue Heaven
  86. Narrow Margin
  87. Navy SEALs
  88. Nuns on the Run
  89. Opportunity Knocks
  90. Pacific Heights
  91. Postcards from the Edge
  92. Predator 2
  93. Presumed Innocent      Encore Review       Encore Review 2
  94. Pretty Woman
  95. Problem Child
  96. Pump Up the Volume
  97. Q&A
  98. Quick Change   Encore Review
  99. Quigley Down Under
  100. The Rescuers Down Under
  101. Revenge
  102. Reversal of Fortune
  103. RoboCop 2
  104. Rocky V
  105. The Rookie
  106. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  107. The Russia House
  108. Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy
  109. Short Time
  110. Sibling Rivalry
  111. Side Out
  112. Solar Crisis
  113. Stanley & Iris
  114. State of Grace
  115. Taking Care of Business
  116. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  117. Texasville
  118. To Sleep With Anger
  119. Total Recall  Encore Review
  120. Tremors
  121. Truly, Madly, Deeply
  122. The Two Jakes
  123. Vital Signs
  124. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
  125. White Hunter Black Heart
  126. White Palace
  127. Wild at Heart
  128. Wild Orchid
  129. 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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