Feature Film, Released between 1991-01-01 and 1991-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,098,311 | Gross: $130.74M

2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 884,974 | Gross: $204.84M

3. Agantuk (1991)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

8.1
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A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Utpal Dutt, Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Bikram Bhattacharya

Votes: 2,093

4. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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72 Metascore

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

Votes: 128,809 | Gross: $70.41M

5. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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95 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 380,043 | Gross: $218.97M

6. Night on Earth (1991)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott

Votes: 48,794 | Gross: $2.02M

7. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 109,304 | Gross: $57.50M

8. La belle noiseuse (1991)

Unrated | 238 min | Drama

7.8
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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.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Béart, Marianne Denicourt

Votes: 5,747 | Gross: $0.41M

9. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 60,034 | Gross: $82.42M

10. Europa (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Votes: 17,979 | Gross: $1.01M

11. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 102,460 | Gross: $6.15M

12. Center Stage (1991)

126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu.

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Han Chin, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Carina Lau

Votes: 1,502

13. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 3,166 | Gross: $8.75M

14. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 72,196 | Gross: $41.90M

15. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 29,456 | Gross: $14.92M

16. Börn náttúrunnar (1991)

82 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. ... See full summary »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Gísli Halldórsson, Sigríður Hagalín, Baldvin Halldórsson, Björn Karlsson

Votes: 1,252

17. To meteoro vima tou pelargou (1991)

143 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A reporter stuck in a border town with an overcrowding of refugees sees a man he believes to be a long lost politician.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Patrick Karr, Ilias Logothetis

Votes: 1,714

18. Dogfight (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Before leaving to fight in Vietnam, a group of teenagers play a game where they try to seduce the ugliest girl they can find.

Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark

Votes: 7,397 | Gross: $0.39M

19. Wong Fei Hung (1991)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.4
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Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Biao Yuen, Jacky Cheung

Votes: 15,713

20. Thelma & Louise (1991)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

Votes: 119,089 | Gross: $45.36M

21. Mediterraneo (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Votes: 12,291 | Gross: $4.53M

22. The Man in the Moon (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A coming of age story set in the south of the U.S. when Elvis was King.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 13,895 | Gross: $2.85M

23. Enchanted April (1991)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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78 Metascore

This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Alfred Molina, Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker

Votes: 5,568 | Gross: $13.20M

24. City of Hope (1991)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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An intersecting tale with a multitude of characters living lives which, in one way or another, revolve around an old apartment block scheduled to be demolished.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Vincent Spano, Tony Lo Bianco, Stephen Mendillo, Chris Cooper

Votes: 1,963 | Gross: $1.26M

25. Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991)

TV-PG | 47 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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After destroying Frieza on Namek, Goku returns to a peaceful life on Earth. When informed his brother has been killed by a Saiyan, Cooler is hell bent on killing Goku, and making him pay ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto | Stars: Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Naoki Tatsuta

Votes: 5,107

26. Tui shou (1991)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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All the while, Master Chu tries to find his place in the foreign American world.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Lai Wang, Bozhao Wang, Deb Snyder

Votes: 3,151 | Gross: $0.15M

27. Zombie ja Kummitusjuna (1991)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Silu Seppälä, Marjo Leinonen, Matti Pellonpää, Vieno Saaristo

Votes: 889

28. Rubin and Ed (1991)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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An unsuccessful, nervous businessman gradually comes to befriend an eccentric, asocial nerd on a trip to Utah to bury a deceased cat.

Director: Trent Harris | Stars: Crispin Glover, Howard Hesseman, Karen Black, Michael Greene

Votes: 1,531

29. Proof (1991)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe, Heather Mitchell

Votes: 5,709 | Gross: $0.52M

30. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 3,035

31. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

Votes: 5,312 | Gross: $2.42M

32. Defending Your Life (1991)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Michael Durrell

Votes: 15,272 | Gross: $16.37M

33. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 150,141 | Gross: $79.10M

34. Bo Hao (1991)

136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The story of Ho, a chinese peasant/slave worker who escapes to Hong Kong and becomes one of the most feared crime bosses in Hong Kong.

Director: Man Kit Poon | Stars: Ray Lui, Kent Cheng, Cecilia Yip, Amy Yip

Votes: 432

35. 29th Street (1991)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible... See full summary »

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Frank Pesce

Votes: 2,314 | Gross: $2.12M

36. A Woman's Tale (1991)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

7.2
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Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant as it was written specifically for the lead actress, Sheila Florance, who was in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Sheila Florance, Gosia Dobrowolska, Norman Kaye, Chris Haywood

Votes: 361 | Gross: $0.41M

37. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman

Votes: 4,341 | Gross: $7.30M

38. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 63,489 | Gross: $74.89M

39. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 134,580 | Gross: $43.22M

40. Highway 61 (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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A small-town barber goes on a road trip from Thunder Bay to New Orleans with an unpredictable woman and a coffin.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Don McKellar, Valerie Buhagiar, Earl Pastko, Peter Breck

Votes: 1,259 | Gross: $0.29M

41. Hear My Song (1991)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Ned Beatty, Adrian Dunbar, Brian Flanagan, Constance Cowley

Votes: 1,384 | Gross: $4.31M

42. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 76,283 | Gross: $35.18M

43. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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In a drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman

Votes: 2,430 | Gross: $0.26M

44. The Inner Circle (1991)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama

7.1
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The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovich, Bob Hoskins, Aleksandr Zbruev

Votes: 1,787 | Gross: $0.58M

45. Jing gu jyun ga (1991)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A trickster-for-hire, known as the Tricky Expert, is hired to ruin the lives of a father and son by making them think that he's a part of the family.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Stephen Chow, Andy Lau, Rosamund Kwan, Chingmy Yau

Votes: 1,804

46. Ng yi taam jeung: Lui Lok juen (1991)

128 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The first part of the Lee Rock trilogy which chronicles the rise and fall of the corrupt police force that Lee Rock becomes a part of. Rock enters Hong Kong as an immigrant from the ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Ah Mon | Stars: Andy Lau, Man Cheung, Man-Tat Ng, Chingmy Yau

Votes: 572

47. To hok wai lung (1991)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A SWAT team leader is going undercover at a high school to retrieve a stolen gun for his captain.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Man Cheung, Dennis Chan

Votes: 2,881

48. Sólo con Tu Pareja (1991)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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61 Metascore

A womanizer is falsely diagnosed with AIDS by a jealous lover and falls in love with a woman equally suicidal as he.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Claudia Ramírez, Luis de Icaza, Astrid Hadad

Votes: 2,762 | Gross: $0.01M

49. Nebesa obetovannye (1991)

125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Many of respectable citizens become a tramps after the collapse of Soviet Union.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Olga Volkova, Valentin Gaft, Leonid Bronevoy

Votes: 717

50. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 41,974 | Gross: $2.54M


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