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Movies: Popular Movies of 1991

Movies in chronological context: 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1991st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 991st year of the 2nd millennium, the 91st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1990s decade. It was the final year of the Cold War that had begun in 1947. During the year, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics fell, leaving fifteen sovereign republics and the CIS in its place. In July 1991, India abandoned its policies of socialism and autarky and began extensive neoliberal changes to its economy. This increased GDP, but also increased economic inequality over the next two decades. A U.N.-authorized coalition force from 34 nations fought against Iraq, which had invaded and annexed Kuwait in the previous year, 1990. The conflict would be called the Gulf War and would mark the beginning of a since-constant American military presence in the Middle East. The clash between Serbia and the other Yugoslav republics would lead into the beginning of the Yugoslav Wars, which ran through the rest of the decade. The Japanese asset price bubble burst this year, leading to the Lost Years and a permanently stagnated (though still prosperous) Japanese economy. ()

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The Silence of the Lambs(1991)

R
| 1h 59min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, Horror
4.2/5 (with 5,656 votes)

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Directed by Jonathan Demme - With Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Charles Napier, Kasi Lemmons, Brooke Smith, ...

Terminator 2: Judgment Day(1991)

4.0/5 (with 4,446 votes)

Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.

Beauty and the Beast(1991)

3.9/5 (with 3,689 votes)

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.

Hook(1991)

3.5/5 (with 1,929 votes)

The boy who wasn't supposed grow up—Peter Pan—does just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. During his trip to see Granny Wendy in London, the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland.

Directed by Steven Spielberg - With Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Charlie Korsmo, ...

The Addams Family(1991)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 1,530 votes)

When an evil doctor finds out Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years, he introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams family's money. Wednesday has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family.

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld - With Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Judith Malina, Dan Hedaya, ...

Point Break(1991)

R
| 2h 2min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,135 votes)

In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Believing that the members of the gang could be surfers, the F.B.I. sends young agent Johnny Utah to the beach undercover to mix with the surfers and gather information.

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow - With Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley, James LeGros, ...

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves(1991)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Adventure, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 1,111 votes)

When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the evil sheriff's reign of terror.

Directed by Kevin Reynolds - With Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alan Rickman, Michael McShane, ...

Thelma & Louise(1991)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama, Thriller, Crime, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 1,061 votes)

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

Directed by Ridley Scott - With Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Tobolowsky, ...

Cape Fear(1991)

R
| 2h 8min | Thriller, Crime
3.7/5 (with 1,058 votes)

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.

Directed by Martin Scorsese - With Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Robert Mitchum, ...

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear(1991)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Crime
3.4/5 (with 689 votes)

Bumbling cop Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.

Directed by David Zucker - With Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, Robert Goulet, O. J. Simpson, Richard Griffiths, ...

Hot Shots!(1991)

PG-13
| 1h 24min | Action, Comedy, War
3.3/5 (with 686 votes)

Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.

Directed by Jim Abrahams - With Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, ...

My Girl(1991)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 672 votes)

Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is "allergic to everything", and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada's father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse...

Directed by Howard Zieff - With Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Peter Michael Goetz, Richard Masur, ...
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JFK(1991)

R
| 3h 9min | Drama, Thriller, History
3.8/5 (with 649 votes)

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.

The Last Boy Scout(1991)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 564 votes)

When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going on between a crooked politician and the owner of a pro football team.

Directed by Tony Scott - With Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron, Danielle Harris, ...

Barton Fink(1991)

R
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 540 votes)

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

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen - With John Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner, Judy Davis, John Mahoney, Tony Shalhoub, ...

Boyz n the Hood(1991)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 538 votes)

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.

Directed by John Singleton - With Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Angela Bassett, ...

Child's Play 3(1991)

R
| 1h 30min | Horror, Thriller, Action
2.9/5 (with 448 votes)

Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.

Directed by Jack Bender - With Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Brad Dourif, Andrew Robinson, Peter Haskell, Dakin Matthews, ...

Father of the Bride(1991)

PG
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 440 votes)

George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 22 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would be like without his daughter. His wife tries to make him happy for Annie, but when the wedding takes place at their home and a foreign wedding planner takes over the ceremony, he becomes slightly insane.

Directed by Charles Shyer - With Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Martin Short, Kieran Culkin, George Newbern, ...

Backdraft(1991)

R
| 2h 17min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 437 votes)

Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.

Directed by Ron Howard - With Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, ...

Fried Green Tomatoes(1991)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 432 votes)

Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.

Directed by Jon Avnet - With Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson, Chris O'Donnell, ...

The Fisher King(1991)

R
| 2h 18min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 425 votes)

Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.

Directed by Terry Gilliam - With Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, Michael Jeter, Tom Waits, ...

Delicatessen(1991)

R
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Science Fiction, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 425 votes)

This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter victim things turn into chaos.

Directed by Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet - With Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard, Rufus, Marc Caro, ...

The Doors(1991)

R
| 2h 20min | Music, Drama
3.6/5 (with 421 votes)

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.

Directed by Oliver Stone - With Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kevin Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kathleen Quinlan, ...

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country(1991)

3.5/5 (with 410 votes)

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.

Directed by Nicholas Meyer, Ralph Winter, Steven-Charles Jaffe - With William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, ...

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare(1991)

R
| 1h 29min | Horror, Thriller, Comedy
2.7/5 (with 401 votes)

Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Street -- where the nightmares become reality.

Directed by Rachel Talalay - With Shon Greenblatt, Lisa Zane, Lezlie Deane, Yaphet Kotto, Breckin Meyer, Ricky Dean Logan, ...

Johnny Stecchino(1991)

R
| 1h 42min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 384 votes)

Good hearted but not very wordly-wise, Dante is happy driving the school bus for a group of mentally handicapped children, while feeling he is somehow missing out on life and love. So he is very excited when after nearly being knocked down by her car he meets Maria, who seems immediately enamoured of him. He is soon invited to her sumptuous Palermo villa, little suspecting that this is part of a plot. He bears an amazing likeness to Maria's stool-pigeon gangster husband and it would be convenient for them if the mobster, in the shape of Dante, was seen to be dead and buried.

Directed by Roberto Benigni - With Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Volpi, Ivano Marescotti, Turi Scalia, ...

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey(1991)

PG
| 1h 33min | Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 374 votes)

Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but the two are determined to escape the afterlife, challenging the Grim Reaper to a series of games in order to return to the land of the living.

Directed by Peter Hewitt - With Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland, George Carlin, Chelcie Ross, ...

My Own Private Idaho(1991)

R
| 1h 44min | Drama, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 353 votes)

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

Directed by Gus Van Sant - With Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, James Russo, Rodney Harvey, Chiara Caselli, Flea, ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze(1991)

3.1/5 (with 350 votes)

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

Directed by Michael Pressman - With Kevin Clash, Paige Turco, François Chau, David Warner, Toshishiro Obata, Ernie Reyes, ...

Sleeping with the Enemy(1991)

R
| 1h 39min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 330 votes)

A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

Directed by Joseph Ruben - With Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kyle Secor, Kevin Anderson, Nancy Fish
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