The Best Movies of 1991   (115) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1991, # 46 Overall Raise the Red Lantern 1991 Zhang, Yimou China / Hong Kong / Taiwan DS
# 2 for 1991, # 71 Overall The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Demme, Jonathan USA BDS
# 3 for 1991, # 216 Overall Thelma & Louise 1991 Scott, Ridley USA BDS
# 4 for 1991, # 344 Overall Beauty and the Beast 1991 Trousdale, Gary / Wise, Kirk USA BDS
# 5 for 1991, # 485 Overall The Double Life of Véronique 1991 Kieslowski, Krzysztof France / Poland / Norway BDS
# 6 for 1991, # 496 Overall Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Cameron, James France / USA BDS
# 7 for 1991, # 527 Overall La Belle Noiseuse 1991 Rivette, Jacques France / Switzerland Y
# 8 for 1991, # 534 Overall Delicatessen 1991 Caro, Marc / Jeunet, Jean-Pierre France BD
# 9 for 1991, # 550 Overall Boyz N the Hood 1991 Singleton, John USA BY
# 10 for 1991, # 597 Overall JFK 1991 Stone, Oliver USA / France BDS
# 11 for 1991, # 1023 Overall Barton Fink 1991 Coen, Joel / Coen, Ethan USA / UK BD
# 12 for 1991, # 1062 Overall My Own Private Idaho 1991 Van Sant, Gus USA BD
# 13 for 1991, # 1067 Overall A Brighter Summer Day 1991 Yang, Edward Taiwan BD
# 14 for 1991, # 1260 Overall Bugsy 1991 Levinson, Barry USA DS
# 15 for 1991, # 1321 Overall Black Robe 1991 Beresford, Bruce Canada / Australia YS
# 16 for 1991, # 1360 Overall Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 1991 Bahr, Fax / Hickenlooper, George / Coppola, Eleanor USA D
# 17 for 1991, # 1511 Overall Close to Eden 1991 Mikhalkov, Nikita France / Soviet Union Y
# 18 for 1991, # 1545 Overall The Rapture 1991 Tolkin, Michael USA Y
# 19 for 1991, # 1640 Overall Once Upon a Time in China 1991 Tsui, Hark Hong Kong D
# 20 for 1991, # 1652 Overall The Fisher King 1991 Gilliam, Terry USA BD
# 21 for 1991, # 1693 Overall The Lovers on the Bridge 1991 Carax, Leos France Y
# 22 for 1991, # 1717 Overall Slacker 1991 Linklater, Richard USA BD
# 23 for 1991, # 1800 Overall A Brief History of Time 1991 Morris, Errol UK / Japan / USA BD
# 24 for 1991, # 1802 Overall City Slickers 1991 Underwood, Ron USA BD
# 25 for 1991, # 1824 Overall Days of Being Wild 1991 Wong, Kar Wai Hong Kong Y
# 26 for 1991, # 1883 Overall The Adjuster 1991 Egoyan, Atom Canada Y
# 27 for 1991, # 1899 Overall Jacquot de Nantes 1991 Varda, Agnès France
# 28 for 1991, # 1902 Overall Prospero's Books 1991 Greenaway, Peter France / Italy / Netherlands / UK / Japan Y
# 29 for 1991, # 1915 Overall City of Hope 1991 Sayles, John USA
# 30 for 1991, # 1925 Overall Naked Lunch 1991 Cronenberg, David Canada / UK / Japan BDS
# 31 for 1991, # 1982 Overall The Commitments 1991 Parker, Alan Ireland / UK / USA BY
# 32 for 1991, # 1999 Overall A Woman's Tale 1991 Cox, Paul Australia Y
# 33 for 1991, # 2017 Overall Tous les matins du monde 1991 Corneau, Alain France DS
# 34 for 1991, # 2024 Overall The Prince of Tides 1991 Streisand, Barbra USA DS
# 35 for 1991, # 2083 Overall Toto the Hero 1991 van Dormael, Jaco France / Belgium / Germany Y
# 36 for 1991, # 2180 Overall Rambling Rose 1991 Coolidge, Martha USA YS
# 37 for 1991, # 2188 Overall Proof 1991 Moorhouse, Jocelyn Australia D
# 38 for 1991, # 2195 Overall Cape Fear 1991 Scorsese, Martin USA BDS
# 39 for 1991, # 2238 Overall Europa 1991 von Trier, Lars Denmark / Sweden / France / Germany / Switzerland D
# 40 for 1991, # 2269 Overall 35 Up 1991 Apted, Michael UK D
# 41 for 1991, # 2273 Overall Grand Canyon 1991 Kasdan, Lawrence USA BDS
# 42 for 1991, # 2300 Overall Edward II 1991 Jarman, Derek UK D
# 43 for 1991, # 2338 Overall Point Break 1991 Bigelow, Kathryn USA BDS
# 44 for 1991, # 2350 Overall Mediterraneo 1991 Salvatores, Gabriele Italy Y
# 45 for 1991, # 2383 Overall Into the Woods 1991 Lapine, James USA DS
# 46 for 1991, # 2414 Overall Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 Avnet, Jon USA D
# 46 for 1991, # 2414 Overall L.A. Story 1991 Jackson, Mick USA D
# 47 for 1991, # 2424 Overall Dogfight 1991 Savoca, Nancy USA D
# 47 for 1991, # 2424 Overall Impromptu 1991 Lapine, James UK / France D
# 47 for 1991, # 2424 Overall Lovers 1991 Aranda, Vicente Spain
# 47 for 1991, # 2424 Overall Paris Trout 1991 Gyllenhaal, Stephen USA
# 48 for 1991, # 2430 Overall Homicide 1991 Mamet, David USA D
# 49 for 1991, # 2440 Overall Night and Day 1991 Akerman, Chantal France / Belgium / Switzerland Y
# 50 for 1991, # 2449 Overall Jungle Fever 1991 Lee, Spike USA Y
# 51 for 1991, # 2453 Overall Mississippi Masala 1991 Nair, Mira UK / USA Y
# 52 for 1991, # 2468 Overall Dead Again 1991 Branagh, Kenneth USA D
# 53 for 1991, # 2472 Overall Flirting 1991 Duigan, John Australia Y
# 54 for 1991, # 2479 Overall Defending Your Life 1991 Brooks, Albert USA D
# 55 for 1991, # 2494 Overall The Man in the Moon 1991 Mulligan, Robert USA DS
# 56 for 1991, # 2499 Overall Hear My Song 1991 Chelsom, Peter Ireland / UK S
# 57 for 1991, # 2557 Overall Children of Nature 1991 Friðriksson, Friðrik Þór Germany / Iceland / Norway Y
# 57 for 1991, # 2557 Overall The Elementary School 1991 Sverák, Jan Czechoslovakia Y
# 57 for 1991, # 2557 Overall The Ox 1991 Nykvist, Sven Sweden / Norway / Denmark Y
# 58 for 1991, # 2562 Overall Daughters of the Dust 1991 Dash, Julie USA Y
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Allemagne 90 neuf zéro 1991 Godard, Jean-Luc France
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein 1991 Herzog, Werner Canada / Germany / France / Belgium
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Chatarra 1991 Rotaeta, Félix Spain
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall A Divina Comédia 1991 de Oliveira, Manoel Portugal / France / Switzerland
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Ferdydurke 1991 Skolimowski, Jerzy Poland
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Gizli yüz 1991 Kavur, Ömer Turkey
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Il Muro di gomma 1991 Risi, Marco Italy
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall J'entends plus la guitare 1991 Garrel, Philippe France
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Jeszcze tylko ten las 1991 Lomnicki, Jan Poland
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall La Plage des enfants perdus 1991 Ferhati, Jillali Morocco
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall L'Amore necessario 1991 Carpi, Fabio Italy / France
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Meeting Venus 1991 Szabó, István UK / Japan / USA Y
# 59 for 1991, # 2584 Overall Una Storia semplice 1991 Greco, Emidio Italy
# 60 for 1991, # 2586 Overall Frankie and Johnny 1991 Marshall, Garry USA D
# 61 for 1991, # 2588 Overall At the Max 1991 Kroitor, Roman / Douglas, David / Strand, Christine / Temple, Julien / Archambault, Noel Ireland / Canada / USA V
# 62 for 1991, # 2591 Overall Life and Nothing More... 1991 Kiarostami, Abbas Iran Y
# 63 for 1991, # 2594 Overall High Heels 1991 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain / France Y
# 63 for 1991, # 2594 Overall Lost in Siberia 1991 Mitta, Aleksandr Soviet Union / UK
# 63 for 1991, # 2594 Overall Madame Bovary 1991 Chabrol, Claude France D
# 64 for 1991, # 2597 Overall Close My Eyes 1991 Poliakoff, Stephen UK Y
# 64 for 1991, # 2597 Overall Hangin' with the Homeboys 1991 Vasquez, Joseph B. USA Y
# 64 for 1991, # 2597 Overall Highway Patrolman 1991 Cox, Alex USA / Mexico Y
# 64 for 1991, # 2597 Overall The Hours and Times 1991 Münch, Christopher USA Y
# 64 for 1991, # 2597 Overall La Cabale des oursins 1991 Moullet, Luc France
# 64 for 1991, # 2597 Overall Rhapsody in August 1991 Kurosawa, Akira Japan Y
# 65 for 1991, # 2602 Overall Finding Christa 1991 Billops, Camille / Hatch, James USA
# 65 for 1991, # 2602 Overall Poison 1991 Haynes, Todd USA Y
# 66 for 1991, # 2605 Overall Hors la Vie 1991 Bagdadi, Maroun Belgium / France / Italy
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall At Play in the Fields of the Lord 1991 Babenco, Hector USA S
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall Bright Angel 1991 Fields, Michael USA
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall The Doctor 1991 Haines, Randa USA D
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall Guilty by Suspicion 1991 Winkler, Irwin France / USA DS
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall The Hard Way 1991 Badham, John USA D
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall Let Him Have It 1991 Medak, Peter France / UK / Netherlands D
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall Little Man Tate 1991 Foster, Jodie USA BDS
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 Keshishian, Alek USA BD
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall My Girl 1991 Zieff, Howard USA DS
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall New Jack City 1991 Van Peebles, Mario USA BDS
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall The Object of Beauty 1991 Lindsay-Hogg, Michael UK / USA D
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall Once Around 1991 Hallström, Lasse USA DS
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall Other People's Money 1991 Jewison, Norman USA D
# 67 for 1991, # 2606 Overall Soapdish 1991 Hoffman, Michael USA DS
# 68 for 1991, # 2612 Overall The Grocer's Wife 1991 Pozer, John Canada
# 69 for 1991, # 2620 Overall Only Yesterday 1991 Takahata, Isao Japan BDS
# 70 for 1991, # 2649 Overall Cabeza de vaca 1991 Echevarría, Nicolás Mexico / Spain / USA / UK Y
# 70 for 1991, # 2649 Overall A Idade Maior 1991 Villaverde, Teresa Portugal / Germany
# 70 for 1991, # 2649 Overall Night of the Hunter 1991 Greene, David USA
# 70 for 1991, # 2649 Overall Surprise, Surprise 1991 Budgen, Frank UK
# 70 for 1991, # 2649 Overall Van Gogh 1991 Pialat, Maurice France D
NR Hook 1991 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
NR Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 Reynolds, Kevin USA BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack