My Best Films of 1991

Out of 337 films seen. All rated 8/10 or higher.
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1.
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
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Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. (125 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
2.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
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Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. (237 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
3.
Center Stage (1991)
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Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu. (126 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
 
4.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
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A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
5.
JFK (1991)
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A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
6.
Queen of Diamonds (1991)
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Queen of Diamonds (35mm/77 min/1991) Filmed on location in Las Vegas, QUEEN is a visually stunning work that revolves around the life of an alienated blackjack dealer. (77 mins.)
Director: Nina Menkes
 
7.
The Rapture (1991)
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A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Tolkin
 
8.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
 
9.
Travellers (1991)
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A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding... (90 mins.)
Director: Bahram Beizai
 
10.
Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)
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Characterized by deconstructivism and philosophical references and by briefly exposing the good, bad... (62 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
11.
J'entends plus la guitare (1991)
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For those who were young, living under the delusions of love and soft drugs in Paris, May 1968 - even if the guitar is still playing, they can't hear it any longer. (98 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
 
12.
Van Gogh (1991)
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The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life is examined. (158 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
13.
35 Up (1991 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects... (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
14.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects. (112 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
15.
The Hours and Times (1991)
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A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963. (57 mins.)
 
16.
The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991)
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Alexandre, a TV reporter, is working for a few days in a border town, where a lot of refugees from Albania... (143 mins.)
 
17.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (96 mins.)
 
18.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
19.
La belle noiseuse (1991)
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The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored. (238 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
20.
Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser... (118 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
21.
Defending Your Life (1991)
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In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting. (112 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
 
22.
The Man in the Moon (1991)
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A coming of age story set in the South of USA when Elvis was King. (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
23.
Night and Day (1991)
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Jack and Julie live in a bare flat in Paris. At night, Jack drives a taxi while Julie wanders around the city... (92 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
24.
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
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Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
25.
Close to Eden (1991)
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The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe... (119 mins.)
 
26.
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
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Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected. (98 mins.)
 
27.
City of Hope (1991)
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City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the... (129 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
28.
Barton Fink (1991)
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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
29.
Qi wang (1991)
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Hong Kong ad man Ching (John Shum) is recruited by an old friend to boost the rating of a tv game show in Taiwan... (109 mins.)
Director: Ho Yim
 
30.
Flirting (1991)
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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop... (99 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
31.
M Is for Man, Music, Mozart (1991 Short Film)
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A commissioned project, made for TV in honor the the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death, this is a highly avant-garde piece of music... (29 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
32.
The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1991 Short Film)
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A bust of Stalin is cut open on an operating table, leading to an elaborate animated depiction of Czech... (10 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
33.
The Media Project (1991 Documentary)
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A film that criticises and discussed the Australian media coverage of the first gulf war. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
34.
Highway Patrolman (1991)
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An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from... (104 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
35.
Let Him Have It (1991)
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig... (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
36.
A Woman's Tale (1991)
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Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant... (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
37.
Malina (1991)
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A female writer and her relationships with two different men, one joyous and one introverted. (125 mins.)
 
38.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
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An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird. (130 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
39.
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990. (120 mins.)
Director: Alek Keshishian