Best Movies of 1991

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Best Movies of 1991
Best Movies of 1991
TOP Movies: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Thelma & Louise (1991), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Beauty and the Beast (1991), My Girl (1991), Defending Your Life (1991), Boyz n the Hood (1991), JFK (1991), The Fisher King (1991), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Hook (1991), Cape Fear (1991), The Addams Family (1991), Bugsy (1991), City Slickers (1991), Barton Fink (1991), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Hot Shots! (1991), The Last Boy Scout (1991).
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List of Best Movies

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, man versus machine, cyborgs, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, robot, apocalypse, post apocalypse, terminator, end of the world, child in peril, lone hero ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, cannibalism, psychology, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, mind game, maniac, fbi, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois, memphis ...
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 7.5
 154K
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: road movie, emotional, sincere, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: road trip, friendship, feminism, female friendship, fugitives, rape, women, waitress, lesbian love, housewife, female bonding, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, southern usa, arkansas, oklahoma, california ...
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, lesbian, small town life, self discovery, feminism, midlife crisis, tomboy, cannibalism, women, domestic violence, lesbian subtext ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
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Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: disney, love and romance, beast, opposites attract, princess, transformation, prince, fall in love, magic, power of love, castle, stockholm syndrome ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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 6.9
 81K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, family, father daughter relationship, single parent, family relations, children, single father, young heroes, parents and children, mortician ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: romantic, humorous, touching, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, death, past life, life & death, romance, destiny, courage, courtroom, reincarnation, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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 7.8
 140K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
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 8.0
 155K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, enigmatic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, assassination, gay slur, conspiracy, legal, cia, assassination of president, politics, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, vietnam ...
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The Fisher King (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, thought provoking, psychological, inspirational, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, redemption, mental illness, guilt, holy grail, insanity, transformation, depression, tragic event, haunted by the past, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, epic, intense, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, boys' night, family outing, teens ...
Plot: robin hood, knight, justice, sword fight, adventure, chase, folk hero, courage, bow and arrow, betrayal, good versus evil, romance ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, israel, jerusalem, holy land
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 6.8
 252K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, entertaining, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, pirate, adventure, fairy, kidnapping, magic, family, good versus evil, rescue, duel, destiny, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, big ben london, england
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 192K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: rape, family in danger, revenge, lawyer, serial killer, dangerous attraction, fear, justice, crimes, prison, rapist, home invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Addams Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very ...
Style: gothic, macabre, light, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, halloween, eccentric family, dark humor, supernatural ability, supernatural, fantasy world, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
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 6.8
 29K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, intense, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Plot: mafia, casino, gangsters, crimes, gambling, hollywood, jewish, organized crime, rise and fall, ambition, bohemian life, elimination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles, cuba
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 6.8
 57K
City Slickers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: New York meets the west in this comedy starring Billy Crystal. Three New York business men decide to take a 'Wild West' vacation that turns out to not be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, fish out of water, vacation, buddies, radio, midlife crisis, rain, bittersweet, cowboy, adultery, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, colorado, new mexico, spain, new york
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 7.6
 121K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: surreal, twists and turns, psychological, cerebral, neo noir ...
Plot: hollywood, screenwriter, dark humor, serial killer, murder, showbiz, neighbor, surrealism, writers, new job, film industry, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york, new york state
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: road movie, surreal, art house, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, lgbt, prostitution, friendship between men, friendship, male prostitution, gays and lesbians, gay sex, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, portland oregon, italy, rome italy, seattle ...
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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 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.
Style: parody, funny, absurd, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, date night, teens
Plot: farce, police, usa president, satire, president, police investigation, kidnapping, sex shop, sarcasm, conspiracy, adaptation, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, saga, melancholic, cerebral, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, star trek, conspiracy, outer space, spacecraft, alien, assassination, space opera, political conspiracy, teleportation, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 108K
Hot Shots! (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: 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.
Style: parody, humorous, funny, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: military, goofy hero, stupidity, secret mission, heroic mission, airplane, save the day, military base, disorder, love and romance, satire, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1975, year 1971 ...
Place: mediterranean sea, iraq, california
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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: suspense, buddy movie, intense, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stripper, private detective, murder, corruption, football, assassin, buddy, american football, justice, investigation, redemption, bribery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 180K
Point Break (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, extreme sport, surfing, special agents, gang, surfer, extreme sports, working undercover, fbi, gangsters, undercover, heist ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hawaii, north america ...
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 6.7
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Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, arson, firefighter, corruption, fire, pyromaniac, rescue, rookie, brother brother relationship, firefighting, funeral, disaster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, witty, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, vacation, farce, family vacation, therapy, obsession, neurosis, yuppie, sarcasm, psychiatry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
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Father of the Bride (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 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. He becomes slightly insane, but his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, family outing, teens ...
Plot: wedding, father daughter relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, marriage, wedding planner, husband wife relationship, wedding planning, parents and children, meet the parents, event planner, father in law son in law relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s
Place: california, los angeles, rome italy, usa, san francisco
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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: funny, humorous, buddy movie, satirical, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: time travel, time machine, afterlife, death, time, sent to the past, heavy metal, teenager, god, grim reaper, musician, robot ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california
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Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, violent husband, domestic violence, woman in danger, starting over, obsessive love, psychopath, dangerous attraction, on the run, haunted by the past, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: iowa, boston, usa, san francisco
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The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, atmospheric, affectionate ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: music, rock and roll, working class, musician, irish, friendship, bittersweet, chase, hip hop, happy ending, childhood, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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 6.5
 58K
The Rocketeer (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the Rocketeer recreates 1930s Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, stylized, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, disney, good versus evil, adventure, family, betrayal, treasure hunt, adaptation, aviation, gangsters, world war two, steampunk ...
Time: 1930s, future, 90s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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