Must see 1991

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1. Slacker (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 18,524 | Gross: $1.23M

2. 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: 49,489 | Gross: $17.22M

3. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, History

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: 16,315

4. 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: 46,128 | Gross: $6.40M

5. Shattered (1991)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a horrific car wreck leaves him an amnesiac, a man slowly begins to unravel his shocking past.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 7,670 | Gross: $11.51M

6. 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: 74,935 | Gross: $41.90M

7. Europa (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Votes: 18,660 | Gross: $1.01M

8. Toy Soldiers (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

46 Metascore

A group of troublemaking boys decide to take a stand when terrorists seize control of their boarding school.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 18,669 | Gross: $15.07M

9. Nekromantik 2 (1991)

Not Rated | 104 min | Horror

A female nurse desperately tries to hide her feelings of necrophilia from her new boyfriend, but still has pieces of the corpse of the first movie's hero in her possession.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit | Stars: Monika M., Mark Reeder, Simone Spörl, Beatrice Manowski

Votes: 3,154

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: 17,442 | Gross: $10.44M

11. 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: 15,120 | Gross: $21.76M

12. Scanners II: The New Order (1991)

R | 104 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A scanner discovers a plot by renegade elements in the city government to take power with the help of evil scanners.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: David Hewlett, Deborah Raffin, Yvan Ponton, Isabelle Mejias

Votes: 2,562

13. Scanners III: The Takeover (1991)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner... See full summary »

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Liliana Komorowska, Valérie Valois, Steve Parrish, Colin Fox

Votes: 1,721

14. The Perfect Weapon (1991)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of ... See full summary »

Director: Mark DiSalle | Stars: Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Mako, James Hong

Votes: 3,339 | Gross: $14.06M

15. 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: 3,278 | Gross: $4.65M

16. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

31 Metascore

In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside

Votes: 41,872 | Gross: $15.56M

17. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A determined student murders his pregnant secret girlfriend and moves onto her twin sister who gradually becomes suspicious of her new lover.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Matt Dillon, Sean Young, James Bonfanti, Sarah Keller

Votes: 4,537 | Gross: $15.43M

18. The Guyver (1991)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang | Stars: Greg Joung Paik, Jimmie Walker, Peter Spellos, Michael Berryman

Votes: 4,450

19. Roujin Z (1991)

PG-13 | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo | Stars: Chisa Yokoyama, Toni Barry, Shinji Ogawa, Allan Wenger

Votes: 1,996

20. The Roller Blade Seven (1991)

96 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic society, a sword-wielding roller skater fights evil ninjas, punk roller skaters and is sent on an important rescue mission

Director: Donald G. Jackson | Stars: Scott Shaw, Frank Stallone, Karen Black, Don Stroud

Votes: 368

21. Door to Silence (1991)

Not Rated | 87 min | Mystery, Thriller

A young man has mysterious encounters with an unknown woman, an ominous hearse, and other supernatural events on the road during an aimless drive around Louisiana after the funeral of his father.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: John Savage, Sandi Schultz, Richard Castleman, Jennifer Loeb

Votes: 474

22. Voices from Beyond (1991)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When a family man is poisoned to death, it's covered up as a stomach hemorrhage and his spirit returns to aid his daughter in finding his killers.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Duilio Del Prete, Karina Huff, Pascal Persiano, Lorenzo Flaherty

Votes: 873

23. Whore (1991)

NC-17 | 85 min | Drama

The prostitute Liz works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Theresa Russell, Benjamin Mouton, Antonio Fargas, Elizabeth Morehead

Votes: 3,281 | Gross: $1.01M

24. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 9,082 | Gross: $1.06M

25. 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: 21,374 | Gross: $8.48M

26. Zandalee (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Thierry's wife Zandalee married the poet, he once was. Taking over his dad's company in New Orleans gives him stress and impotence. Thierry meets his high school buddy Johnny at a bachelor party. The painter Johnny can satisfy Zandalee.

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Erika Anderson, Judge Reinhold, Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 3,234

27. Touch of Death (1988 Video)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror

A moody, middle-aged gigolo kills off women after he gets bored with dating them and uses their body parts for trophies and for consumption.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

Votes: 1,152

28. Sometimes They Come Back (1991 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler, Chris Demetral

Votes: 8,836

29. Wedlock (I) (1991)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar

Votes: 7,540

30. Ghoulies Go to College (1990 Video)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A college teacher brings the little creatures back to his campus, where they proceed to terrorize the faculty and students.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Evan MacKenzie, Kevin McCarthy, Eva LaRue, John R. Johnston

Votes: 2,066

31. Body Parts (1991)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Duncan, Kim Delaney, Zakes Mokae

Votes: 3,668 | Gross: $9.19M

32. The Sect (1991)

R | 125 min | Horror

A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano, Michel Adatte

Votes: 2,026

33. The Resurrected (1991)

R | 108 min | Horror

Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus

Votes: 3,408

34. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Chelsea Field, Daniel Baldwin

Votes: 17,490 | Gross: $7.43M



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