1991

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1. In the Shadow of the Stars (1991)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film is a hilarious and affectionate look at the path to stardom inside the competitive world of opera.

Directors: Allie Light, Irving Saraf | Star: William S. Jones

Votes: 131

2. Post No Bills (1991)

57 min | Documentary

Political heavy-weights populate this urgent and humorous documentary on the detonative mix of art and politics as embodied in the work of infamous "guerilla" poster artist Robbie Conal, a ... See full summary »

Director: Clay Walker | Stars: Robbie Conal, Daryl Gates, Ronald Reagan, Tim Robbins

Votes: 33

3. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

Votes: 6,038 | Gross: $3.09M

4. Conagher (1991 TV Movie)

M | 94 min | Western

Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is an honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they ... See full summary »

Director: Reynaldo Villalobos | Stars: Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Barry Corbin, Billy Green Bush

Votes: 1,367

5. 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: 16,212

6. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Callow | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger

Votes: 589 | Gross: $0.18M

7. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 26,908 | Gross: $2.60M

8. Wildflower (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.

Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Blakely, William McNamara, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 1,087

9. Mediterraneo (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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: 12,725 | Gross: $4.53M

10. Mobsters (1991)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.

Director: Michael Karbelnikoff | Stars: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Rodney Eastman, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 7,918 | Gross: $20.25M

11. Lovers: A True Story (1991)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú, Enrique Cerro

Votes: 2,541 | Gross: $1.41M

12. Separate But Equal (1991)

PG | 190 min | Drama, History

A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little

Votes: 602

13. Prince of Shadows (1991)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Madrid, 1962. More than twenty years after the civil war has finished, a communist comes back to Spain to kill a traitor.

Director: Pilar Miró | Stars: Terence Stamp, Patsy Kensit, José Luis Gómez, Geraldine James

Votes: 210

14. 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: 67,112 | Gross: $59.85M

15. La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

Unrated | 238 min | Drama

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: 6,090 | Gross: $0.41M

16. Crooked Hearts (1991)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.

Director: Michael Bortman | Stars: Peter Berg, Vincent D'Onofrio, Noah Wyle, Peter Coyote

Votes: 828 | Gross: $0.03M

17. On My Own (1991)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

Simon Henderson is at boarding school in Canada while his father works in Hong Kong, and his mother lives in England. When his parents visit him in the holidays, Simon discovers that his ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Tibaldi | Stars: Matthew Ferguson, Judy Davis, David McIlwraith, Jan Rubes

Votes: 158

18. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Fred Tate is a prodigy. He's also a lonely, little boy with the emotional needs that his single mom covers. Worries about world problems gives him ulcer. He takes a quantum physics summer college class at 7.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Alex Lee

Votes: 13,173 | Gross: $25.01M

19. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 45,708 | Gross: $6.40M

20. Children of Nature (1991)

82 min | Drama, Romance

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: 1,287

21. Proof (1991)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

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: 5,826 | Gross: $0.52M

22. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Klaus-Michael Grüber, Marion Stalens

Votes: 11,126 | Gross: $0.12M

23. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

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: 114,658 | Gross: $57.50M

24. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

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: 62,343 | Gross: $82.42M

25. Dead Again (1991)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

66 Metascore

A woman who has lost her memory is taken in by a Los Angeles orphanage, and a private eye is enlisted to track down her identity, but he soon finds that he might have a past life connection to her that endangers their lives.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia, Lois Hall

Votes: 24,674 | Gross: $38.02M

26. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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: 1,162,784 | Gross: $130.74M

27. Killer Instinct (1991)

R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller

An up and coming lawyer gets turned over for a case he'd been working on for a long while. The D.A.'s niece then decides to help the young lawyer by first blackmailing, then eventually ... See full summary »

Director: David Tausik | Stars: Scott Valentine, Vanessa Angel, Talia Balsam, Brian Cousins

Votes: 164

28. 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: 143,182 | Gross: $43.22M

29. Run (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 2,374 | Gross: $4.41M

30. Popcorn (1991)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

Directors: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace, Derek Rydall

Votes: 3,586 | Gross: $4.21M

31. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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: 74,546 | Gross: $41.90M

32. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 75,900 | Gross: $1.79M

33. Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director: Dan Aykroyd | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore

Votes: 21,185 | Gross: $8.48M

34. L.A. Story (1991)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

66 Metascore

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 1990s Los Angeles.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker

Votes: 28,098 | Gross: $28.86M

35. What About Bob? (1991)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

60 Metascore

A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 58,707 | Gross: $63.71M

36. To Want to Fly (1991)

R | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Martina is a professional lady whose clients are harmless if eccentric; she sees herself as a social worker. Shy Maurizio dubs sound for cartoons while his outgoing brother dubs more saucy ... See full summary »

Directors: Guido Manuli, Maurizio Nichetti | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Angela Finocchiaro, Mariella Valentini, Patrizio Roversi

Votes: 738

37. Shakes the Clown (1991)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even ... See full summary »

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Bruce Baum, Steve Bean

Votes: 4,393 | Gross: $0.12M

38. Go Trabi Go (1991)

92 min | Comedy

Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Timm | Stars: Wolfgang Stumph, Claudia Schmutzler, Marie Gruber, Dieter Hildebrandt

Votes: 1,132

39. Bikini Summer (1991)

R | 87 min | Comedy

A group of friends are hired to redecorate a beach house while the elderly owners are out of town for the summer. Redecorating is the last thing on their minds, and a wild bikini filled ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Veze | Stars: Melinda Armstrong, David Millbern, Kelli Konop, Shelley Michelle

Votes: 438

40. 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: 117,901 | Gross: $113.50M



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