Movies of 1991

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1. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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: 132,252 | Gross: $70.41M

2. My Girl (1991)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

56 Metascore

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 66,878 | Gross: $59.85M

3. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

51 Metascore

When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Votes: 168,106 | Gross: $165.50M

4. Hook (1991)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

52 Metascore

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 216,938 | Gross: $119.65M

5. Switch (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 8,064 | Gross: $15.55M

6. Father of the Bride (1991)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

51 Metascore

With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Votes: 64,036 | Gross: $89.33M

7. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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: 922,624 | Gross: $204.84M

8. Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy

61 Metascore

A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 92,849 | Gross: $69.47M

9. Backdraft (1991)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

38 Metascore

Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 67,202 | Gross: $77.87M

10. Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)

PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jackie is hired to help the UN find Nazi gold hidden in Sahara. He's accompanied from Spain by 2 (later 3) cute women. As there are others wanting the gold, lots of kung fu fighting and comedy follows.

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo, Shôko Ikeda

Votes: 17,195 | Gross: $10.44M

11. King Ralph (1991)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri

Votes: 14,360 | Gross: $34.00M

12. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

57 Metascore

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 116,877 | Gross: $113.50M

13. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two L.A. cops with opposing views on what is the best way to uphold the law have to work together to bring down the Yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful woman.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere

Votes: 15,272 | Gross: $2.28M

14. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

62 Metascore

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jed, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 18,228 | Gross: $34.79M

15. Frankie and Johnny (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

Votes: 26,757 | Gross: $22.77M

16. Double Impact (1991)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime

Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw, Corinna Everson

Votes: 35,449 | Gross: $30.10M

17. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. 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: 1,156,127 | Gross: $130.74M

18. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

65 Metascore

Lieutenant Frank Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 97,719 | Gross: $86.93M

19. Knight Rider 2000 (1991 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Susan Norman, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 2,399

20. Changes (1991 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

TV news correspondent Mel from NYC meets the successful heart surgeon Peter in LA through work and they fall in love. But marriage means quitting her job, moving with her 2 teenage girls, having 3 more kids and a new job. Can it work?

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Michael Nouri, Chris Gartin, Randee Heller

Votes: 369

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

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

45 Metascore

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

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

Votes: 48,322 | Gross: $78.66M

22. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health (1991)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lt. Columbo investigates a self-proclaimed security expert turned crime show host for the murder of a rival with incriminating evidence of pornography.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Peter Falk, George Hamilton, Peter Haskell, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 1,073

23. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lt. Columbo matches wits with a defense lawyer who has never lost a case in his career.

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Peter Falk, Shera Danese, Cheryl Paris, Julian Stone

Votes: 1,084

24. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Death Hits the Jackpot (1991)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Freddie Brower, a down-on-his-luck photographer in the final stages of a divorce, wins $30 million in the lottery. In order to not share it with his wife before the divorce is finalized, he... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Peter Falk, Rip Torn, Jamie Rose, Gary Kroeger

Votes: 1,109

25. Thelma & Louise (1991)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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: 124,075 | Gross: $45.36M

26. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

39 Metascore

Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane

Votes: 38,199 | Gross: $34.87M

27. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Late 1800s Foshan, Guangdong: Wong Fei Hung/Jet Li trains men in martial arts to help defend against foreign powers already holding Hong Kong and Macau. He looks after cute 13th Aunt, who's just returned from England. Lots of fight scenes.

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

Votes: 16,164

28. Daddy (1991 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance

After twenty years of marriage, a man starts over with his children after his wife leaves him in order to "find herself."

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Patrick Duffy, Kate Mulgrew, John Anderson, Ben Affleck

Votes: 556

29. Not Without My Daughter (1991)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth

Votes: 11,552 | Gross: $14.79M

30. Lucky Luke (1991)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Western

Lucky Luke becomes the Sheriff of Daisy Town and runs out all the criminals. Then the Dalton brothers arrive and try to get the Indians to break the peace treaty and attack the town.

Director: Terence Hill | Stars: Terence Hill, Nancy Morgan, Roger Miller, Ron Carey

Votes: 3,339

31. Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Perry is at TV station "KGGY" to be interviewed but thanks to the interference of main anchor-person Brett Huston the interview is pulled. Mostly everybody hates Brett as Brett knows all ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, John James

Votes: 235

32. Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Mason Adams

Votes: 234

33. Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (1991 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

David Katz is a world famous magician and he comes to Denver with his group to perform for a charity gala for disabled children. Also there is Perry and Della as all three are supporters of... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Nancy Lee Grahn

Votes: 279

34. Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dyan Draper, editor of a well-known fashion magazine, is infamous for writing columns that destroy other people's careers; she also drives her employees to near-madness with her orders. ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Valerie Harper

Votes: 283

35. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

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

Votes: 395,670 | Gross: $218.97M

36. Out for Justice (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa

Votes: 20,111 | Gross: $39.67M

37. Une époque formidable... (1991)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

A working man brutally loses both his job and his wife. He suddenly discovers poverty and is thrown in the street where he will meet tramps who will help him recover what he has lost.

Director: Gérard Jugnot | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Richard Bohringer, Victoria Abril, Ticky Holgado

Votes: 1,102

38. The Hard Way (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York City policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Woods, Stephen Lang, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 17,197 | Gross: $25.90M

39. Soapdish (1991)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

65 Metascore

An ambitious television soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Cathy Moriarty, Teri Hatcher

Votes: 13,409 | Gross: $36.49M

40. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 142,399 | Gross: $43.22M

41. Hudson Hawk (1991)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

17 Metascore

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn

Votes: 49,160 | Gross: $17.22M

42. Ricochet (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 14,964 | Gross: $21.76M

43. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

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: 156,083 | Gross: $79.10M

44. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 8,322 | Gross: $15.01M

45. Mortal Thoughts (1991)

R | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

Two detectives interrogate a hairdresser on two homicides she may or may not have been involved in.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, Bruce Willis, John Pankow

Votes: 7,833 | Gross: $19.02M

46. Operation Corned Beef (1991)

G | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Squale, an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Isabelle Renauld, Valérie Lemercier

Votes: 2,231

47. Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

64 Metascore

David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood Director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on... See full summary »

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Patricia Wettig

Votes: 7,232 | Gross: $9.48M

48. The Hitman (1991)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Cop goes undercover as a Hitman to bring down a criminal organization.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Michael Parks, Al Waxman, Alberta Watson

Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $4.65M

49. Palomino (1991 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance