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Movies Released in 1990

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This list shows all films released in 1990, including films that went direct-to-video, or only got an international theatrical release. For each film, we use the first date on which it was made available to the public, which might include international theatrical or domestic video releases that were a few days, or sometimes more, earlier than the domestic (US/Canada) theatrical release. All movies announced for release in 1990 are included.

See also: Top 1990 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1990 - Most Popular 1990

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1990

January 1 Brain Dead Horror   $1,627,955  
The Comfort of Strangers   $1,244,000  
Convicts   $13,000  
Daddy's Dyin'… Who's Got the Will?   $1,373,728  
Def by Temptation Horror   $2,218,579  
Don't Tell Her it's Me   $1,171,762  
The End of Innocence   $115,000  
Fools of Fortune Drama   $83,000  
Frankenstein Unbound   $334,000  
Life is Cheap… But Toilet Paper is Expensive   $108,392  
Mister Frost   $32,000  
Mister Johnson   $1,464,000  
Prisoners of the Sun   $53,000  
The Return of Superfly   $610,402  
Shaking the Tree   $15,000  
The Sheltering Sky   $2,075,084  
The Spirit of '76   $52,000  
Tune in Tomorrow   $1,794,000  
Vincent & Theo   $2,231,274  
White Hunter, Black Heart Adventure   $2,319,124  
Why Me?   $84,000  
 
January 5 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer   $609,939  
 
January 12 Downtown   $2,205,486  
Internal Affairs Thriller/Suspense   $27,661,878  
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III   $5,697,588  
Ski Patrol   $8,000,000  
 
January 19 Everybody Wins   $1,299,327  
Streets Action   $808,730  
Tremors Action $10,000,000 $16,667,084  

February, 1990

February 2 Flashback Action   $6,476,134  
Heart Condition Comedy   $4,134,992  
Men Don't Leave Drama   $6,050,018  
Nuovo cinema Paradiso Drama   $11,985,152  
Stella Drama   $20,062,347  
 
February 9 Hard To Kill Action   $47,381,386  
The Haunting of Morella Horror   $599,951  
Loose Cannons Comedy   $4,463,085  
Stanley & Iris Drama   $5,820,015  
Torrents of Spring Drama   $111,747  
 
February 16 Courage Mountain   $1,393,610  
Madhouse Comedy   $20,438,179  
Nightbreed Horror   $8,000,000  
Revenge Thriller/Suspense   $15,535,771  
The Witches Horror   $10,360,553  
 
February 23 The Blood of Heroes Action $7,700,000 $882,290  
Mountains of the Moon Adventure   $4,011,793  
Where the Heart Is Comedy   $1,106,475  

March, 1990

March 2 The Hunt for Red October Thriller/Suspense $30,000,000 $120,709,866  
 
March 9 Bad Influence Drama   $12,626,043  
Body Chemistry Thriller/Suspense   $323,908  
Coupe De Ville Comedy   $592,089  
The Handmaid's Tale Drama   $4,960,385  
House Party Comedy   $26,385,627  
Joe Versus the Volcano Comedy   $39,381,963  
The Last of the Finest Action   $1,395,694  
Love at Large Thriller/Suspense   $1,214,295  
 
March 16 Blind Fury Action   $2,345,628  
Blue Steel Action   $7,701,707  
The Forbidden Dance Drama   $1,719,538  
Lambada Drama   $4,248,622  
Lord of the Flies Adventure   $13,812,230  
Nuns on the Run Comedy   $10,959,015  
 
March 23 The Fourth War Drama   $1,232,285  
Pretty Woman Romantic Comedy $14,000,000 $178,406,268  
A Shock to the System Comedy   $3,417,056  
 
March 30 Opportunity Knocks Comedy   $11,359,129  
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventure $13,500,000 $135,265,915  

April, 1990

April 6 The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover   $7,407,995  
Cry-Baby Comedy   $7,735,790  
Ernest Goes to Jail Comedy   $25,029,569  
The First Power Horror   $21,365,321  
I Love You to Death Comedy   $15,600,149  
Impulse   $2,531,528  
 
April 11 Crazy People Comedy   $13,204,459  
 
April 13 The Gods Must be Crazy II Comedy   $6,291,444  
Vital Signs   $1,224,605  
 
April 18 Marked for Death Action   $43,224,499  
 
April 20 Chattahoochee Drama   $259,486  
Lisa Thriller/Suspense   $4,067,725  
Miami Blues Thriller/Suspense   $9,654,290  
 
April 27 The Guardian Horror   $16,140,440  
Q & A Thriller/Suspense   $11,207,000  
Spaced Invaders Comedy $3,000,000 $15,000,000  
Wild Orchid Drama   $11,000,000  

May, 1990

May 1 ¡Átame! Drama   $4,087,000  
 
May 4 Happy Together Romantic Comedy   $100,000  
Last Exit to Brooklyn   $678,680  
Short Time Comedy   $4,010,647  
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Horror   $16,324,573  
 
May 11 Class of 1999 Adventure   $1,400,149  
Far Out Man   $82,000  
Longtime Companion   $4,609,953  
A Show of Force   $145,075  
 
May 18 Bird on a Wire Action   $70,978,012  
Cadillac Man Comedy   $27,257,086  
 
May 24 Back to the Future Part III Adventure $40,000,000 $88,055,283  
Fire Birds Action   $14,760,451  

June, 1990

June 1 Total Recall Action $65,000,000 $119,394,839  
 
June 8 Another 48 Hrs. Action   $80,047,413  
 
June 15 Dick Tracy Action $47,000,000 $103,738,726  
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Comedy $50,000,000 $41,476,097  
 
June 22 Betsy's Wedding Comedy   $19,740,070  
RoboCop 2 Action   $45,681,173  
 
June 27 Days of Thunder Action $60,000,000 $82,670,733  
 
June 29 Ghost Dad Comedy   $23,007,150  

July, 1990

July 3 Die Hard 2 Action $70,000,000 $117,323,878  
 
July 6 Jetsons: The Movie Comedy   $19,543,985  
 
July 11 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Comedy $49,000,000 $20,423,389  
 
July 13 Ghost Drama $22,000,000 $217,631,306  
Quick Change Comedy   $15,260,154  
 
July 18 Arachnophobia Thriller/Suspense $31,000,000 $53,208,180  
 
July 20 The Freshman Comedy   $21,289,527  
Navy SEALs Action   $24,824,126  
 
July 27 Presumed Innocent Thriller/Suspense   $86,303,188  
Problem Child Comedy   $53,470,891  

August, 1990

August 1 Young Guns II Western   $44,143,410  
 
August 3 DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp Adventure   $18,075,331  
Metropolitan Comedy $430,000 $2,938,000  
Mo' Better Blues Drama $10,000,000 $16,153,000  
 
August 10 Air America Action   $30,506,847  
Flatliners Thriller/Suspense $26,000,000 $61,308,153  
The Two Jakes Thriller/Suspense   $10,005,969  
 
August 17 The Exorcist III Horror   $25,011,739  
My Blue Heaven Comedy   $23,591,472  
Taking Care of Business Comedy   $20,005,435  
Wild at Heart Comedy   $14,560,000  
 
August 22 Pump Up the Volume Drama   $11,541,758  
 
August 24 After Dark, My Sweet   $2,678,414  
Darkman Action   $32,942,739  
Delta Force 2 Action   $6,154,944  
Men At Work Comedy   $16,151,032  
The Two Worlds Of Jennie Logan Drama   $0  
Yume Drama   $1,963,207  
 
August 27 Ben Horror   $0  
 
August 31 The Lemon Sisters   $3,399,773  

September, 1990

September 12 Postcards from the Edge Comedy   $37,963,281  
 
September 14 Death Warrant Action   $15,394,200  
Hardware Action   $5,649,801  
State of Grace Drama   $1,911,542  
 
September 19 Goodfellas Drama $25,000,000 $46,743,809  
 
September 20 An Angel at My Table Drama   $1,054,638  
 
September 21 Funny About Love Romantic Comedy   $8,128,773  
Narrow Margin Thriller/Suspense   $10,873,237  
The Tall Guy   $510,000  
 
September 22 Miller's Crossing Thriller/Suspense   $4,693,759  
 
September 28 Dark Angel Action $7,000,000 $4,372,561  
King of New York Action   $2,389,850  
Pacific Heights Thriller/Suspense   $29,381,956  
Texasville Drama   $2,268,181  

October, 1990

October 5 Avalon Drama   $15,702,685  
Desperate Hours Thriller/Suspense   $2,624,629  
Henry & June Drama   $11,011,903  
Listen Up: Quincy Jones   $765,909  
 
October 12 The Hot Spot   $1,206,153  
Memphis Belle Action   $27,385,582  
Mr. Destiny Comedy   $15,379,253  
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Drama   $3,989,297  
 
October 17 Reversal of Fortune Drama   $15,445,131  
 
October 19 Night of the Living Dead Horror $4,200,000 $5,835,247  
Quigley Down Under Western $20,000,000 $21,413,105  
White Palace Drama   $17,487,531  
 
October 26 Graveyard Shift Horror   $11,578,883  
The Nasty Girl   $2,281,569  
Sibling Rivalry Comedy   $17,854,933  
 
October 31 Book of Love Comedy   $1,382,259  

November, 1990

November 2 China Cry: A True Story Drama   $3,254,801  
Graffiti Bridge Drama   $4,562,778  
Jacob's Ladder Thriller/Suspense   $25,965,144  
Waiting for the Light Comedy   $808,690  
 
November 9 Child's Play 2 Horror $13,000,000 $26,904,572  
Dances with Wolves Western $19,000,000 $184,208,842  
The Krays   $2,035,562  
 
November 16 Eating Comedy   $446,018  
Home Alone Comedy $15,000,000 $285,761,243  
The Rescuers Down Under Adventure   $27,931,461  
Rocky V Action   $40,946,358  
 
November 21 3 Men and a Little Lady Comedy   $71,609,321  
Hidden Agenda   $992,452  
Predator 2 Action $35,000,000 $28,317,513  
 
November 23 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Drama   $7,698,000  
 
November 30 Misery Thriller/Suspense   $61,158,960  

December, 1990

December 7 Edward Scissorhands Comedy $20,000,000 $53,976,987  
The Grifters Drama   $12,850,000  
The Rookie Comedy   $21,633,874  
 
December 12 Havana Drama   $9,200,339  
 
December 14 Look Who's Talking Too Comedy   $46,614,448  
Mermaids Comedy   $35,140,500  
 
December 17 The Russia House Thriller/Suspense   $22,998,000  
 
December 19 Almost An Angel Comedy   $6,633,976  
Awakenings Drama   $51,636,504  
The Bonfire of the Vanities Comedy   $15,432,314  
Hamlet Drama   $20,710,451  
 
December 21 Kindergarten Cop Comedy $26,000,000 $91,457,688  
The Long Walk Home Drama   $13,798,030  
 
December 23 Come See The Paradise   $865,660  
 
December 25 Alice Drama   $7,331,647  
The Godfather: Part III Drama $54,000,000 $66,520,529  
Green Card Romantic Comedy   $29,804,169  
 
December 31 Across the Tracks Drama   $0  
Ain't No Way Back Horror   $0  
Angel Town   $855,810  
Basket Case 2 Black Comedy   $0  
Bullseye Comedy   $0  
Cold Dog Soup Comedy   $0  
Deceptions Thriller/Suspense   $0  
Going Under Drama $500,000 $0  
Maniac Cop 2 Horror   $0  
Side Out Comedy   $450,000