A Year in Movies: 1990

Guys I’ve had an idea …

There are sooo many films on my watch list and I never, ever know which one to go for next, so I come up with something to help me make these tough decisions.

‘What’s the plan Emma?’ I hear you ask … WELL it’s simple! I’m going to pick a year, check out all of the movie releases that come out and work my way through them. The aim is to eventually whittle everything down (she says with fingers crossed).

I’m a nineties baby so thought that would be a good place to start, 1990 to be precise and it actually turns out I’ve already seen 19 of the releases (I’m not too sure if this is a respectable number or completely shameful?)

Ranking The Movies I’ve Seen

desperate-hours19) Desperate Hours – Anthony Hopkins might be my favourite actor, but this sure is a crap film. 1/10

Tim Curry IT

18) IT – I love Tim Curry but I don’t love this film. I thought the remake was fantastic, but this has always been terrible. 2/10

Days of thunder

17)Days of Thunder – As soon as this film ended I completely forgot what it was about. 2/10

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16) The Witches – Luke and his grandma are so unbearable in this film but little, mousey Bruno makes it OK. 3/10


15) Arachnophobia – I used to really like this movie, but hey times change. One thing that remains the same though is spiders are scary as shit!! 4/10

gremlins 2

14) Gremlins 2: The New Batch – I mean Christopher Lee talking to a Gremlin .. HELLO! 6/10

die hard 2

13) Die Hard 2 – The Die Hard Franchise is fantastic, but for some reason I’ve never enjoyed this one as much as 1 or 3. 6/10

Mermaids 1990

12) Mermaids –  Just Cute. 6/10

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11) Back To The Future Part III – It sure isn’t perfect and compared to the others it’s maybe not even good – but I still find it enjoyable. 6/10 

Kindergarten Cop

10) Kindergarten Cop – Arnie being all cute and endearing PLUS I actually really like the villain! 6/10 

Total Recall

9) Total Recall – The scene at the end with the popping eyeballs still haunts my dreams.  7/10 


8) Ghost – It’s all about Whoopi! 7/10

Edward Scissorhands

7) Edward Scissorhands – The slow mo spinning in the snow makes my heart melt. 7/10 


6) Misery – There’s nothing more horrifying than an unhinged woman! 7/10 

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5) Bird On A Wire – I’ve always had a soft spot for the film. I enjoy it more and more every time I watch it! 7/10 

Pretty Woman

4) Pretty Woman – I’ve never seen the attraction to Richard Gere, but Julia Roberts is out of the world in this … 8/10 


3) Awakenings – I watched this film recently and I had no idea how sad it was going to be. One of the best performances I’ve ever seen Robert De Niro give.  8/10 


2) Home Alone – The perfect Christmas movie and it never, ever gets old. 10/10 


1) Goodfellas –  This is one of the best movies ever made. The End. 10/10 

Looking through there isn’t really much competition. Only four of the films I rated were an 8 or above, so I’ll need to branch out and hopefully find a few more treats.

So now to the watching part …

I’ve gone ahead and put together a list of films I’m going to watch through and it would be great if you could see if there’s anything I’ve missed and give me some suggestions.

  • Dances With Wolves
  • Miller’s Crossing
  • The Godfather Part III
  • Hunt For Red October
  • Dick Tracy
  • Flatliners
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Predator 2
  • Child’s Play 2
  • Darkman
  • Kings of New York
  • Tremors
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • Cry Baby
  • Quick Change

You can keep up to date with all my rankings and my newest 1990 reviews by clicking here and checking out my list on LetterBoxd.

Anyway, this is going to be an ongoing feature on my site so be sure to keep an eye out for any future posts as 1991 will be coming very soon indeed …

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