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Best movies of 1990

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Cyrano used to hold the number 1 spot here until I watched Miller's Crossing twice in 2011. A brilliant film & by far my favorite of 1990.
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I remember reading the book & watching this movie in high school and highly enjoying both. The story was far too easy for me to relate to for a long time, so you'll forgive me if I prefer it over Goodfellas. I never wanted to be a gangster, and I was content with not fitting in, thus Cyrano will forever be closer to my heart. (Plus I was an English major :P)
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People who added this item 3986 Average listal rating (2535 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
GoodFellas (1990)

We ran everything. We paid off cops. We paid off lawyers. We paid off judges. Everybody had their hands out. Everything was for the taking. And now it's all over.
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (158 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2

They say I'm disturbed. Well, of course I'm disturbed. I mean, we're all disturbed. And if we're not, why not? Doesn't this blend of blindness and blandness want to make you do something crazy? Then why not do something crazy? It makes a helluva lot more sense than blowing your fucking brains out.
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People who added this item 8355 Average listal rating (5278 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 4151 Average listal rating (2799 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1420 Average listal rating (881 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7

Wise man say: forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.
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People who added this item 1978 Average listal rating (1309 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Misery (1990)

This film is an excellent argument for why an artist should never repeat him/herself. Also for avoiding fame, or at least anyone claiming to be your number 1 fan.
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Easily my favorite version of Hamlet, thanks to dialogue like this...
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People who added this item 929 Average listal rating (560 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 2268 Average listal rating (1530 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Total Recall (1990)
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People who added this item 1171 Average listal rating (799 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
It (1990)


OK, technically it's a TV movie but in my opinion it counts. Especially since I can watch it as a movie on DVD.
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Awakenings (1990)
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Hamlet (1990)
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Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order. And of course the order could be further altered once I watch the "Unwatched contenders".

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Had you asked my 1990 self...
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2. Home Alone
3. Edward Scissorhands
4. Misery
5. Arachnophobia
6. Total Recall
7. Gremlins 2: The New Batch
8. The Hunt for Red October
9. Tales from the Darkside
10. Young Guns II
11. Tremors
12. Men at Work
13. Problem Child
13. Mr. Destiny

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Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Feb 19 12:59
Waited to check this out until I finished my list, so as not to be influenced. Ha, way to go on including TMNT!
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 7 17:10
Wow! A French movie on your spot 1 ! that was rather unexpected but it is definitely a good movie.

if you're interested, check my list : http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-best-movies-1990
Posted: 6 years ago at Nov 23 6:35
Miller's Crossing is brilliant. But surely the number 1 spot for that year is reserved for GoodFellas and nothing else.
Posted: 6 years ago at Nov 23 7:30
@rewster - While I liked GoodFellas well enough, it's simply not my favorite film of 1990. It's a well-made film, but both Miller's Crossing and Cyrano are more enjoyable for me personally. I explained in my note for the latter why I prefer it, but for my money the only film of 1990 I've seen that's pure perfection is Miller's Crossing. I'm fine being in the minority on this.
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Feb 29 15:29
Good choises, I'd love to watch Rosencrantz & Guilderstern are dead ..
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Feb 29 16:44
best films................!!
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 29 7:19
Loved Miller's Crossing, and Goodfellas. TMNT is still fun to watch, brings back my inner child.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 29 13:42
I'm jealous of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead .. I've always wanted to see it and now I want even more when I noticed that you liked it. But good choices here.

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