Top Movies of 1991


The top movies of 1991 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. The Silence of the Lambs

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jonathan Demme
Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Anthony Heald, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Franke Faison
Plot: An FBI agent uses the help of Dr. Hannibal Lector, a confined psychopathic killer, to profile a missing person's kidnapper and serial killer. As she comes closer to lector, she shows sign of nervousness. Will she still seek his help to complete the job?

2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Earl Boen, Joe Morton
Plot: John Conner is protected by an outdated cyborg who fights a liquid metal cyborg in the continuing story of the future and the past.

3. Beauty and the Beast

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Actors: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orback, David Ogden Stiers
Plot: When her father is imprisoned by "The Beast" in his castle, Belle, his outspoken daughter, takes his place only to find that there's more to the Beast than meets the eye.

4. Boyz n the Hood

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Singleton
Actors: Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Angela Bassett
Plot: In South Central Los Angeles three friends grow up in an inner-city neighborhood characterized by drugs, violence and crime. Escape, adapt, survive - there are no easy choices and every action has its consequence.

5. Barton Fink

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joel Coen
Actors: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Tony Shalhoub
Plot: Barton Fink (John Turturro) was given an opportunity by Capitol Pictures head Jack Lipnick (Michael Lerner) to write a wrestling picture. \His neighbor Charlie Meadows (John Goodman) sells insurance and pops in and out of his place. Barton asks for Audrey Taylor's (Judy Davis) help, the partner of skilled writer William Preston (W.P.) "Bill" Mayhew (John Mahoney).

6. JFK

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Historical/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Jack Lemmon, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Joe Pesci
Plot: Jim Garison (Costner) is the DA that is covering the JFK murder case when he deeply suspects that there is much more to the case than first thought as it consumes his personal life and professional life.

7. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper
Actors: Marlon Brando, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, George Lucas
Plot: The making of Apocalypse Now is nearly as big of drama as the film turned out to be. With a huge script and struggles all over, from budge to casting to nature itself - the film may now be iconic, but it ended up nearly destroyed Francis Ford Coppola.

8. Fried Green Tomatoes

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jon Avnet
Actors: Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy, Cicely Tyson, Chris O'Donnell
Plot: A woman in a troubled marriage strikes up a relationship with a woman in a nursing home. The stories she hears inspires change in her own life.

9. Thelma & Louise

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald
Plot: Two women, having dead end careers, road trip to get away from it all when they encounter a rapist and do the worst deed possible.

10. Double Life of Veronique, The ( double vie de Véronique, La )

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Actors: Kalina Jedrusik, Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Philippe Volter, Claude Duneton
Plot: The story of two Veroniques who live in different places at the same time where one dies and the other chooses a different path at what seems like the same time as the others death.

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