1990 Movies List – Check American Films Released in 1990

1990 Movies List with title, director name & genre, check the complete list of American films released in 1990 having iconic characters, memorable stories, cutting-edge special effects

1990 Movies List

American cinema has a rich history and has produced countless iconic films across various genres. They are known for their iconic characters, memorable stories, and cutting-edge special effects. 1990 Movies List with title, director name and genre now available, check the complete list of American films released in 1990.

The 1990 was a significant year for American movies, witnessing the release of many iconic films that have left a lasting impact on popular culture. These American movies have a rich and influential history in the global film industry. Some of the most influential and well-known American films from 1990 are listed here.

1990 Movies List

Title Director Genre
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Renny Harlin Action, Comedy, Mystery
After Dark, My Sweet James Foley Mystery
Air America Roger Spottiswoode Action, Comedy
Alice Woody Allen Comedy
Almost an Angel John Cornell Comedy
The Ambulance Larry Cohen Thriller
American Dream Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan Documentary
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation Cedric Sundstrom Martial Arts, Action
Andre’s Mother Deborah Reinisch Drama
Angel Town Olivier Gruner Action
Another 48 Hrs. Walter Hill Buddy Cop, Action
Arachnophobia Frank Marshall Thriller
Avalon Barry Levinson Drama
Awakenings Penny Marshall Drama
Back to the Future Part III Robert Zemeckis Science Fiction, Western
Bad Influence Curtis Hanson Thriller
Basket Case 2 Frank Henenlotter Horror
Betsy’s Wedding Alan Alda Comedy
Bird on a Wire John Badham Comedy, Crime
Blind Faith Paul Wendkos Crime Drama
Bloodfist II Andy Blumenthal Martial Arts, Action
Blue Steel Kathryn Bigelow Thriller
The Bonfire of the Vanities Brian De Palma Comedy, Drama
Brain Dead Adam Smith Horror
Book of Love Robert Shaye Romantic Comedy
Bride of Re-Animator Brian Yuzna Horror, Priquitianism
Bright Angel Michael Fields Drama
Cadence Martin Sheen Drama
Cadillac Man Roger Donaldson Comedy
Camp Cucamonga Roger Duchowny Comedy
Captain America Albert Pyun Superhero
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue   Animated
Catchfire “Alan Smithee” Drama
Challenger Glenn Jordan Drama
Checkered Flag John Glen, Michael Levine Drama
Child in the Night Mike Robe Drama
Child’s Play 2 John Lafia Slasher
China Cry James F. Collier Drama
The China Lake Murders Alan Metzger Crime, Drama
China O’Brien Robert Clouse Martial Arts
Class of 1999 Mark L. Lester Science Fiction
Coins in the Fountain Tony Wharmby Romantic Comedy
Come See the Paradise Alan Parker Drama
Coupe de Ville Joe Roth Comedy
Courage Mountain Christopher Leitch Drama
Crash and Burn Charles Band Science Fiction
Crazy People Tony Bill Comedy
Cry-Baby John Waters Musical, Comedy
Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? Jack Fisk Comedy
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner Western
The Dark Side of the Moon D. J. Webster Science Fiction
Darkman Sam Raimi Action
Daughter of Darkness Stuart Gordon Horror
Days of Thunder Tony Scott Sports, Drama
The Death of the Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby Superhero
Death Warrant Richard C. Sarafian Action
Deceptions Ruben Preuss Drama
Decoration Day Robert Markowitz Drama
Def by Temptation James Bond III Horror
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Aaron Norris Action
Denial Erin Dignam Drama
Desperate Hours Michael Cimino Suspense
Dick Tracy Warren Beatty Comedy, Fantasy
Die Hard 2 Renny Harlin Action
A Divine Double Feature    
Dorf Goes Auto Racing Barry Landon Comedy
Downtown Richard Benjamin Comedy
Dream Machine Lyman Dayton Thriller
Dreams Akira Kurosawa Magic realism
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Bob Hathcock Animation
Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton Comedy, Fantasy
The End of Innocence Dyan Cannon Drama
Ernest Goes to Jail John R. Cherry III Comedy
Everybody Wins Karel Reisz Drama
The Exorcist III William Peter Blatty Horror
Eyes on the Prize   Documentary
Faces of Death IV   Documentary
Far Out Man Tommy Chong Comedy
The Final Sanction David A. Prior  
Fire Birds David Green Action
The First Power Robert Resnikoff Horror
Flashback Franco Amurri Comedy
Flatliners Joel Schumacher Drama, Horror
Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders Howard Ziehm Sex Comedy, Science Fiction
The Forbidden Dance Greydon Clark Drama
The Fourth War John Frankenheimer Drama
Frankenhooker Frank Henenlotter Comedy
Frankenstein Unbound Roger Corman Horror
The Freshman Andrew Bergman Comedy
Full Fathom Five Carl Franklin Action
Funny About Love Leonard Nimoy Romantic Comedy
Getting Lucky Michael Paul Girard Comedy
Ghost Jerry Zucker Drama
Ghost Dad Sidney Poitier Comedy
Ghosts Can’t Do It John Derek Comedy
Girlfriend from Hell Daniel M. Peterson  
The Godfather Part III Francis Ford Coppola Crime Drama
Goodfellas Martin Scorsese Crime Drama
Graffiti Bridge Prince Drama
Graveyard Shift Ralph S. Singleton Horror
Green Card Peter Weir Comedy
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Joe Dante Sci-Fi, Comedy
The Grifters Stephen Frears Crime Drama
Grim Prairie Tales Wayne Coe Horror
The Guardian William Friedkin Horror
Guns Andy Sidaris Action
The Guyver Steve Wang Sci-Fi
The Handmaid’s Tale Volker Schlöndorff Science Fiction, Drama
Happily Ever After John Howley Animation
Hard to Kill Bruce Malmuth Action
Hardware Richard Stanley Horror
Havana Sydney Pollack Drama
Heart Condition James D. Parriott Comedy
Henry & June Philip Kaufman Drama, Biography
Home Alone Chris Columbus Comedy, Family
The Hot Spot Dennis Hopper Crime drama
House Party Reginald Hudlin Comedy
The Hunt for Red October John McTiernan Drama, Adventure
I Come in Peace Craig R. Baxley Science Fiction, Action
I Love You to Death Lawrence Kasdan Comedy
I’m Dangerous Tonight Tobe Hooper Horror
Industrial Symphony No. 1 David Lynch Short subject
Impulse Sondra Locke Thriller
The Incident Joseph Sargent Drama
Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 Brian Yuzna Horror
Internal Affairs Mike Figgis Suspense
Iron & Silk Shirley Sun Action, Comedy, Drama
Jacob’s Ladder Adrian Lyne Psychological Horror
Jetsons: The Movie William Hanna, Joseph Barbera Animation
Joe Versus the Volcano John Patrick Shanley Romantic Comedy
The Kill-Off Maggie Greenwald Drama
Killer! Tony Elwood Horror
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back John De Bello Comedy
Kindergarten Cop Ivan Reitman Action, Comedy
King of New York Abel Ferrara Neo-Noir, Gangster
Lambada Joel Silberg Drama
Laser Mission Beau J. Davis Action
The Last of the Finest John Mackenzie Crime
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Jeff Burr Slasher
The Lemon Sisters Joyce Chopra Drama
Lionheart   Action
Lisa Gary Sherman Thriller
Longtime Companion Norman René Drama
The Long Walk Home Richard Pearce Historical Drama
Look Who’s Talking Too Amy Heckerling Comedy
Loose Cannons Bob Clark Action comedy
Lord of the Flies Harry Hook Drama
Love at Large Alan Rudolph Romance
Mack the Knife Menahem Golan Romance, Comedy, Musical
Madhouse Tom Ropelewski Comedy
A Man Called Sarge Stuart Gillard Comedy
Maniac Cop 2 William Lustig Action, Slasher
Marked for Death Dwight H. Little Action
Martians Go Home David Odell Science Fiction, Comedy
Masters of Menace Daniel Raskov Comedy
Megaville Peter Lehner Science Fiction
Memphis Belle Michael Caton-Jones Drama, War
Men at Work Emilio Estevez Comedy
Men Don’t Leave Paul Brickman Drama
Men of Respect William C. Reilly Crime Drama
Meridian: Kiss of the Beast    
Mermaids Richard Benjamin Comedy
Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor Glenn Takajian Science Fiction, Horror
Metropolitan Whit Stillman Drama
Miami Blues George Armitage Crime Drama
Miller’s Crossing Joel Coen Crime Drama
Misery Rob Reiner Thriller
Mister Frost Philippe Setbon Thriller
Mister Johnson Bruce Beresford Drama
Mo’ Better Blues Spike Lee Drama
Mob Story   Drama
A Mom for Christmas George T. Miller Family
Moon 44 Roland Emmerich Science Fiction, Action
Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme   Family
Mountains of the Moon Bob Rafelson Drama
Mr. Destiny James Orr Drama
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge James Ivory Drama
Murder in Mississippi Roger Young Drama
My Blue Heaven Herbert Ross Comedy
Narrow Margin Peter Hyams Neo-Noir, Action, Crime, Thriller
Navy SEALs Lewis Teague Action
The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter George T. Miller Fantasy
Night Eyes Jag Mundhra Drama
Night of the Living Dead Tom Savini Horror
Nightbreed Clive Barker Horror
Ninja Academy Nico Mastorakis Martial Arts
No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers Lucas Lowe Action
Nobody’s Perfect Robert Kaylor Comedy
The Nutcracker Prince Paul Schibli Animation
The Old Man and the Sea Jud Taylor Adventure, Drama
Opportunity Knocks Donald Petrie Comedy
Pacific Heights John Schlesinger Thriller
Paris Is Burning Jennie Livingston Documentary
The Pit and the Pendulum Stuart Gordon Horror
Plunder & Lightning Larry Latham, Robert Taylor Animated
Postcards from the Edge Mike Nichols Comedy, Drama
Predator 2 Stephen Hopkins Science Fiction, Action
Presumed Innocent Alan J. Pakula Legal Thriller
Pretty Woman Garry Marshall Romantic Comedy
Problem Child Dennis Dugan Comedy
Prom Night III: The Last Kiss Ron Oliver Supernatural, Comedy, Slasher
Psycho IV: The Beginning Mick Garris Slasher
Pump Up the Volume Allan Moyle Comedy, Drama
Q&A Sidney Lumet Crime Drama
Quick Change Howard Franklin, Bill Murray Crime Comedy
Quigley Down Under Simon Wincer Western
Ralph S. Mouse Thomas G. Smith  
The Reflecting Skin Philip Ridley Drama
Repossessed Bob Logan Comedy
The Rescuers Down Under Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel Animated
Revenge Tony Scott Drama
Reversal of Fortune Barbet Schroeder Drama
RoboCop 2 Irvin Kershner Science Fiction, Action
Robot Jox Stuart Gordon Science Fiction
Rockula Luca Bercovici Comedy
Rocky V John Avildsen Sports, Drama
Roller Coaster Rabbit Rob Minkoff, Frank Marshall Short
Romeo.Juliet Armondo Linus Acosta Drama, Comedy
The Rookie Clint Eastwood Buddy Cop, Action
Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember Terry Sanders Documentary short subject
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Tom Stoppard Drama
The Russia House Fred Schepisi Drama
Shipwrecked Nils Gaup Adventure
A Shock to the System Jan Egleson Thriller
Short Time Gregg Champion Comedy
A Show of Force Bruno Barreto Drama
The Shrimp on the Barbie “Alan Smithee” Comedy
Sibling Rivalry Carl Reiner Comedy
Side Out Peter Israelson Drama, Sports
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation Brian Yuzna Supernatural Horror
Slumber Party Massacre III Sally Mattison Slasher
Sorority House Massacre II Jim Wynorski Slasher
Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster George Erschbamer Action
Solar Crisis “Alan Smithee” Science Fiction
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture Frank Pierson Drama
Soultaker Michael Rissi Suspense
Spaced Invaders Patrick Read Johnson Science Fiction
Spirit of ’76 Lucas Reiner Comedy
Spontaneous Combustion Tobe Hooper Horror
Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming Ferdinand Fairfax Biography
Stanley & Iris Martin Ritt Romantic Drama
State of Grace Phil Joanou Crime Drama
Stella John Erman Drama
Strike It Rich James Scott Comedy
The Suckling Francis Teri Horror
Taking Care of Business Arthur Hiller Comedy
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie John Harrison Horror
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Steve Barron Action
Terminal City Ricochet Zale Dalen Drama
Texasville Peter Bogdanovich Drama
That’s Black Entertainment William Greaves Documentary
Three Men and a Little Lady Emile Ardolino Comedy
Till There Was You John Seale  
Time of Love Mohsen Makhmalbaf  
Too Much Sun Robert Downey, Sr. Comedy
To Sleep with Anger Charles Burnett Drama
Total Recall Paul Verhoeven Science Fiction, Action
Treasure Island Fraser Clarke Heston Adventure
Tremors Ron Underwood Horror, Comedy
Troll 2 Claudio Fragasso Comedy, Horror
Troll 3 Joe D’Amato Fantasy, Adventure
Trust Hal Hartley Romantic Comedy
Tune in Tomorrow Jon Amiel Comedy
Twisted Obsession Fernando Trueba Thriller
The Two Jakes Jack Nicholson Crime, Drama
Vincent & Theo Robert Altman Drama
Vital Signs Marisa Silver Comedy, Drama
Voodoo Dawn Steven Fierberg Horror
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Jim Abrahams Comedy
When You Remember Me Harry Winer Drama
Where the Heart Is John Boorman Drama
White Hunter Black Heart Clint Eastwood Drama
White Palace Luis Mandoki Drama
White Room Patricia Rozema Drama
Why Me? Gene Quintano Drama
Wild Orchid Zalman King Drama
Wild at Heart David Lynch Drama
Witchcraft II: The Temptress Mark Woods Horror
The Witches Nicolas Roeg Fantasy
Without You I’m Nothing John Boskovich Performance
Young Guns II Geoff Murphy Western
Zapped Again! Doug Campbell Comedy
12:01 PM Jonathan Heap Short subject

Highest Grossing Films of 1990

  • Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Rick Aviles, $505,702,588
  • Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara, $476,684,675
  • Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, $463,407,268
  • Dances with Wolves, starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, $424,208,848
  • Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, $261,299,840
  • Die Hard 2, starring Bruce Willis, $240,031,094
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, $201,965,915
  • Kindergarten Cop, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, $201,957,688
  • The Hunt for Red October, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, $200,512,643
  • Dick Tracy, starring Warren Beatty, Madonna, Glenne Headly, Al Pacino, $162,738,726

Check list of American Films of 1990 which saw a rise in independent cinema and where directors challenged traditional filmmaking norms and brought fresh, innovative storytelling to the forefront.

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