Top 33 underrated crime movies from year 1990

01.
Ernest Goes to Jail
81 min | 1990 |
5.4 (8860 votes)
|
7.39 (31 reviews)

Bank janitor Ernest P. Worrell is called to jury duty and soon finds himself in trouble when the lookalike defendant's attorney arranges a switch and has Ernest sent to prison in his client's place.

02.
I Love You to Death
97 min | 1990 |
6.4 (13267 votes)
|
8.33 (40 reviews)

Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie (Tracey Ullman). He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

03.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (59269 votes)
|
7.98 (161 reviews)

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

04.
The Freshman
102 min | 1990 |
6.4 (18737 votes)
|
8.19 (54 reviews)

An N.Y.C. film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.

05.
Men at Work
98 min | 1990 |
6.0 (23541 votes)
|
7.77 (70 reviews)

Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.

06.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.2 (141006 votes)
|
7.96 (116 reviews)

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

07.
The Hot Spot
130 min | 1990 |
6.4 (11214 votes)
|
7.9 (79 reviews)

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter quickly gets into trouble with the local authorities - and the local women - after he robs a bank.

08.
Lionheart
108 min | 1990 |
6.2 (34201 votes)
|
7.62 (94 reviews)

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

09.
Death Warrant
89 min | 1990 |
5.7 (17945 votes)
|
7.07 (79 reviews)

In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

10.
Bullet in the Head
136 min | 1990 |
7.6 (10234 votes)
|
8.92 (52 reviews)

When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.

11.
Dark Angel
91 min | 1990 |
6.2 (10485 votes)
|
7.49 (68 reviews)

A Renegade Cop is forced to work with an FBI Agent in order to bring down a group of Drug Dealers with sinister plans.

12.
The Rescuers Down Under
77 min | 1990 |
6.9 (40074 votes)
|
8.18 (89 reviews)

The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

13.
Agneepath
174 min | 1990 |
7.7 (8612 votes)
|
8.93 (49 reviews)

A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?

14.
My Blue Heaven
97 min | 1990 |
6.3 (19574 votes)
|
7.53 (52 reviews)

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

15.
State of Grace
134 min | 1990 |
7.2 (20607 votes)
|
8.4 (90 reviews)

A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother.

16.
Cadillac Man
97 min | 1990 |
5.6 (11994 votes)
|
6.78 (30 reviews)

Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (...

17.
Marked for Death
93 min | 1990 |
6.0 (19622 votes)
|
7.16 (96 reviews)

A retired DEA agent is out to hunt down and take out a Jamaican drug posse that has targeted he and his family for murder.

18.
RoboCop 2
117 min | 1990 |
5.8 (83120 votes)
|
6.89 (198 reviews)

Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

19.
Quick Change
89 min | 1990 |
6.8 (19109 votes)
|
7.78 (90 reviews)

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

20.
Days of Being Wild
94 min | 1990 |
7.5 (19691 votes)
|
8.35 (45 reviews)

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

21.
The Grifters
110 min | 1990 |
6.9 (26332 votes)
|
7.72 (90 reviews)

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend, both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

22.
Another 48 Hrs.
93 min | 1990 |
5.9 (39999 votes)
|
6.72 (54 reviews)

Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond - this time to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.

23.
Darkman
96 min | 1990 |
6.4 (60762 votes)
|
7.2 (153 reviews)

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

24.
Hard to Kill
96 min | 1990 |
5.8 (28446 votes)
|
6.55 (97 reviews)

Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.

25.
Misery
107 min | 1990 |
7.8 (193160 votes)
|
8.54 (386 reviews)

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

26.
Internal Affairs
115 min | 1990 |
6.5 (18310 votes)
|
7.19 (72 reviews)

An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.

27.
Revenge
124 min | 1990 |
6.2 (17505 votes)
|
6.72 (82 reviews)

A retired US Navy pilot comes to Mexico, where he falls in love with the wife of a powerful businessman. The consequences will be cruel and unforeseen.

28.
Goodfellas
146 min | 1990 |
8.7 (1057327 votes)
|
9.1 (1299 reviews)

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

29.
Close-Up
98 min | 1990 |
8.3 (17531 votes)
|
8.68 (52 reviews)

The true story of Hossain Sabzian, a cinephile who impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

30.
Miller's Crossing
115 min | 1990 |
7.7 (130047 votes)
|
8.03 (283 reviews)

Tom Reagan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

31.
King of New York
103 min | 1990 |
7.0 (34472 votes)
|
7.16 (147 reviews)

A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.

32.
The Two Jakes
137 min | 1990 |
6.2 (13256 votes)
|
6.18 (61 reviews)

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil.

33.
Wild at Heart
125 min | 1990 |
7.2 (87856 votes)
|
7.15 (201 reviews)

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Top 4 overrated crime movies from year 1990

01.
Blue Steel
102 min | 1990 |
5.8 (12708 votes)
|
4.87 (70 reviews)

A rookie in the police force must engage in a cat-and-mouse game with a pistol-wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

02.
The Godfather: Part III
162 min | 1990 |
7.6 (371804 votes)
|
6.75 (609 reviews)

Follows Michael Corleone, now in his 60s, as he seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire.

03.
The Rookie
120 min | 1990 |
5.9 (24955 votes)
|
5.32 (74 reviews)

A veteran detective gets stuck with a rookie cop when in pursuit of a German crook.

04.
The Krays
115 min | 1990 |
6.6 (8006 votes)
|
6.28 (51 reviews)

This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.