Best Films of 1991

Surprisingly, a lot of great films came out of 1991. And that's a good thing. All of these films stood out above the rest, they define what movies are made for. These films were awarded film awards, well received by critics, and had a good box office run. Here are the best films of 1991. Enjoy!
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1.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Anthony Hopkins is a master in his role as Hannibal Lector. He makes this movie enjoyable. Jodie was good too, but the spotlight belongs to Hopkins. ” - christophershobris
 
2.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Arnie is known for his good movies, and this is no exception. The best of the Terminator series, and Arnold Strong's performance is outstanding. I'll be back, to see this movie again. ” - christophershobris
 
3.
JFK (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
4.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. (130 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
“ Bates goes from a naughty nurse in Misery to a not-so-evil role as Evelyn Couch. She has yet another good performance. I don't think it lives up to her performance as Annie Wilkes, but great nonetheless. Everyone in this film is fantastic. The movie is fantastic as a whole. ” - christophershobris
 
5.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince. (84 mins.)
“ If The Lion King didn't come out in 1994 this would be the greatest Disney film ever. Some people argue that this is the greatest. It depends on what you like. But Beauty and the Beast is a beast of a movie with beautiful animation and wonderful music by the famed Alan Menken. ” - christophershobris
 
6.
Backdraft (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ A movie about firefighters and the brave men and women who save lives everyday. Starring Kurt Russell and Alec....I mean William Baldwin. Yes, William Baldwin ladies and gentlemen. And he is as good as any Alec Baldwin performance. I love this movie and gives good recognition to all firefighters out there. ” - christophershobris
 
7.
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a caf beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom. (118 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
8.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird. (130 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
9.
Bugsy (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. (136 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
10.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
11.
Barton Fink (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
12.
Cape Fear (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him. (128 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
13.
Dead Again (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection. (107 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
14.
City of Hope (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
15.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
16.
L.A. Story (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles. (95 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
17.
City Slickers (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. (113 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
18.
What About Bob? (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a manipulative, obsessively compulsive narcissist, tracks him down during his family vacation. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
19.
Defending Your Life (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
20.
The Prince of Tides (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process. (132 mins.)
 
21.
The Fisher King (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. (137 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
22.
The Doctor (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, extremely self centred and he has no problems... (122 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
23.
Dogfight (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam.... (94 mins.)
Director: Nancy Savoca
 
24.
The Commitments (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker