Best Crime Movies of 1991

1.

The Silence of the Lambs

7.0
8.6/10 IMDB

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Diane Baker, Kasi Lemmons, Frankie Faison, Tracey Walter ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1991-02-14
2.

Boyz n the Hood

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Angela Bassett, Nia Long, Tyra Ferrell, Lexie Bigham, Desi Arnez Hines II, John Cothran ..
Directed by: John Singleton
Release date: 1991-07-12
3.

Thelma & Louise

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

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 strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Brad Pitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Timothy Carhart, Lucinda Jenney, Jason Beghe ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1991-05-24
4.

Barton Fink

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Starring: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, Tony Shalhoub, John Mahoney, Jon Polito, Steve Buscemi, David Warrilow, Richard Portnow ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 1991-08-01
5.

Cape Fear

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

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? 14 years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Illeana Douglas, Fred Dalton Thompson, Zully Montero ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1991-11-13
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Point Break
6.

Point Break

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Believing that the members of the gang could be surfers, the F.B.I. sends young agent Johnny Utah to the beach undercover to mix with the surfers and gather information.

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley, James Le Gros, John Philbin, BoJesse Christopher, Julian Reyes, Daniel Beer ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 1991-01-31
7.

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Bumbling lieutenant 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.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Robert Goulet, Richard Griffiths, Jacqueline Brookes, Anthony James, Lloyd Bochner, Tim O'Connor ..
Directed by: David Zucker
Release date: 1991-06-28
8.

Backdraft

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.

Starring: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn, Rebecca De Mornay, Jason Gedrick, J.T. Walsh, Anthony Mockus Sr. ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1991-05-24
9.

Naked Lunch

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work -- which he doesn't remember writing.

Starring: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Monique Mercure, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Zelniker, Louis Ferreira, Joseph Scoren ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1991-12-27
10.

Bugsy

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

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 strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth, Bill Graham, Lewis Van Bergen, Wendy Phillips ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1991-12-10
11.

New Jack City

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Michele, Bill Nunn, Russell Wong, Bill Cobbs, Christopher Williams ..
Directed by: Mario Van Peebles
Release date: 1991-03-08
12.

Sleeping with the Enemy

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence, Kyle Secor, Tony Abatemarco, Claudette Nevins, Marita Geraghty, Harley Venton, Nancy Fish ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 1991-01-13
13.

The Hard Way

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and learn how to act like a real cop. But when Nick drives John crazy with questions and imitating him, he gets in the way of John's pursuit of a serial killer.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Woods, Stephen Lang, Annabella Sciorra, Yasiin Bey, Luis Guzmán, Delroy Lindo, LL Cool J, Mary Mara, Penny Marshall ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1991-03-08
14.

Out for Justice

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Gino Felino is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his partner was someone's big mistake... because he's now out for justice.

Starring: Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa, Shareen Mitchell, Gina Gershon, Sal Richards, Jay Acovone, Robert LaSardo, Dan Inosanto ..
Directed by: John Flynn
Release date: 1991-04-12
15.

Ricochet

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak, Lindsay Wagner, Mary Ellen Trainor, Josh Evans, Victoria Dillard, John Amos, John Cothran, Jr. ..
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Release date: 1991-10-04
16.

Billy Bathgate

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Steven Hill, Billy Jaye, John Costelloe, Timothy Jerome ..
Directed by: Robert Benton
Release date: 1991-11-01
17.

Double Impact

4.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw, Cory Everson, Philip Chan Yan-Kin, Alan Scarfe, Bolo Yeung, Andy Armstrong, Julie Strain, Evan Lurie ..
Directed by: Sheldon Lettich
Release date: 1991-07-31
18.

Rush

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down the notoriously hard-to-capture drug lord Gaines (Gregg Allman). While their relationship turns romantic during the assignment, they also turn into junkies, and will have to battle their own addictions if they want to bring down Gaines once and for all.

Starring: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Max Perlich, Gregg Allman, William Sadler, Tony Frank, Special K. McCray, Dennis Letts, Dennis Burkley ..
Directed by: Lili Fini Zanuck
Release date: 1991-12-22
19.

Homicide

4.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.

Starring: Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, J.J. Johnston, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ving Rhames, Ricky Jay, Keith Johnson, Cliff McMullen, Vincent Guastaferro, Jack Wallace ..
Directed by: David Mamet
Release date: 1991-05-28
20.

Class Action

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

A liberal activist lawyer alienated his daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto manufacturer against charges that their explosion-prone station wagons are unsafe. As her mother begs for peace, Maggie takes on her dad in a trial that turns increasingly personal and nasty.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels, Joanna Merlin, Laurence Fishburne, Donald Moffat, Jan Rubeš, Matt Clark, Fred Dalton Thompson, Jonathan Silverman ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1991-03-15
21.

Mobsters

3.9
5.9/10 IMDB

The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...

Starring: Christian Slater, Costas Mandylor, Richard Grieco, Patrick Dempsey, Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Gambon, Anthony Quinn, Robert Z'Dar, Chris Penn, F. Murray Abraham ..
Directed by: Michael Karbelnikoff
Release date: 1991-07-26
22.

Stone Cold

3.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Joe Huff (Brian Bosworth) is a tough, loner cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation that entails infiltrating "The Brotherhood" - a powerful Mississippi biker gang linked in the murder of government officials as well as dealing drugs with the mafia.

Starring: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Arabella Holzbog, Sam McMurray, Richard Gant, Paulo Tocha, David Tress, Evan James Malmuth, Tony Pierce ..
Directed by: Craig R. Baxley
Release date: 1991-05-17
23.

Up Against the Wall

3.8
7.9/10 IMDB

A black teen from a Chicago housing project struggles to find acceptance after he transfers into a suburban high school.

Starring: Marla Gibbs, Ron O'Neal, Stoney Jackson, L. Scott Caldwell, Oscar Brown Jr., Catero Colbert, deMann, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Johnny Moran, Merritt Lear ..
Directed by: Ron O'Neal
Release date: 1991-01-18
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Reservoir Dogs
24.

Reservoir Dogs

3.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Short film made with the help of the Sundance Film Institute and serving as a proof-of-concept for the subsequent feature film.

Starring: David Jensen, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 1991-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors
25.

Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

At the insistence of Ruth Van Rydock, an old schoolfriend who is convinced that there is something wrong, Miss Marple agrees to visit 'Stonygates', the country house of Ruth's sister.

Starring: Joan Hickson, Jean Simmons, Joss Ackland, Faith Brook, Holly Aird, Todd Boyce, Tom Kerridge ..
Directed by: Norman Stone
Release date: 1991-12-29
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Pure Luck
26.

Pure Luck

3.7
5.8/10 IMDB

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an accountant with super bad luck, to find her. Perhaps he will be lucky, and his bad luck could help to find the unlucky girl.

Starring: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Harry Shearer, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker, Scott Wilson, Sharlene Martin, Jorge Russek, Jorge Luke, Ariane Pellicer ..
Directed by: Nadia Tass
Release date: 1991-08-09
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Alive and Kicking
27.

Alive and Kicking

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Stevie "Smudger" Smith and his wife Marie are both addicted to drugs; he's also a dealer. The day he 'deals with' another dealer, she gives birth to a baby. The baby appears to be addicted too and Marie decides to give up the habit. Because Stevie doesn't want to give up using and dealing drugs, they take Marie and the baby away from him. The new, tough, social worker Liam Kane tries to get Stevie in his group sessions, by using his violent approach and by telling him it's the only way he'll ever see Marie and the baby back. So there seems to be hope to get Stevie clean, if only he wants to himself. That things aren't that easy is shown by the drugs addicted hooker Gail, who's satisfied with the life she leads.

Starring: Lenny Henry, Robbie Coltrane, Annabelle Apsion, Jane Horrocks, Geff Francis, Paul Barber, Imogen Boorman, Beresford Le Roy, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Cal Macaninch ..
Directed by: Robert Young
Release date: 1991-10-13
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : The Dark Knight's First Night
28.

The Dark Knight's First Night

3.5
7.8/10 IMDB

"The Dark Knight's First Night" is the name given to the short two-minute pilot used by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski to show Fox executives what they were planning to do with "Batman: The Animated Series".

Starring: Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm ..
Directed by: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski
Release date: 1991-01-12
29.

Under Suspicion

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by photographing Hazel having "affairs" with the husband. When she is murdered during a job, Tony begins having an affair with the dead man's mistress, Angeline, while trying to prove his innocence.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura San Giacomo, Kenneth Cranham, Maggie O'Neill, Alan Talbot, Malcolm Storry, Martin Grace, Kevin Moore, Alan Stocks, Alex Norton ..
Directed by: Simon Moore
Release date: 1991-09-27
30.

The Linguini Incident

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A waitress, a barman and an underwear designer try to rob a New York restaurant where two of them work.

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, David Bowie, Andre Gregory, Eszter Balint, Buck Henry, Viveca Lindfors, Marlee Matlin, Eloy Casados, Michael Bonnabel, James Avery ..
Directed by: Richard Shepard
Release date: 1991-05-01
31.

Death in Brunswick

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A reserved man in need of a job, Carl Fitzgerald finds employment at a Greek restaurant. Upon meeting waitress Sophie, Carl begins dating the attractive woman. Though it seems things are improving for Carl, an unexpected situation leads to the death of Mustafa, a shady coworker, and Carl must figure out how to cover up the incident. Unsure of what to do, Carl enlists the help of his buddy, Dave, to get rid of Mustafa's corpse.

Starring: Sam Neill, Zoe Carides, Yvonne Lawley, Nick Lathouris, Nicholas Papademetriou, Maria Beck, Deborah Kennedy, John Clarke, Boris Brkic, Doris Younane ..
Directed by: John Ruane
Release date: 1991-04-24
32.

The Perfect Weapon

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

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 the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old friend, but is too late to prevent Kim's death at the hands of an unknown hitman. Vowing revenge, Jeff takes on all of the families, using his martial arts skills to find the man who killed his friend.

Starring: Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Mako, James Hong, Mariska Hargitay, Dante Basco, Beau Starr, Seth Sakai, Professor Toru Tanaka, Clyde Kusatsu ..
Directed by: Mark DiSalle
Release date: 1991-03-15
33.

A Rage in Harlem

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens, Danny Glover, T.K. Carter, Stack Pierce, Anthonia Kitchen, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Reynaldo Rey, Willard E. Pugh ..
Directed by: Bill Duke
Release date: 1991-05-03
34.

Keeper of the City

3.2
4.9/10 IMDB

A vigilante killer becomes a celebrity by gunning down Chicago mobsters, but nobody except a police detective and a local journalist seems eager to catch him.

Starring: Louis Gossett Jr., Anthony LaPaglia, Peter Coyote, Renée Soutendijk, Tony Todd, Barbara Williams, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Richard Riehle, John Putch, Tony Plana ..
Directed by: Bobby Roth
Release date: 1991-12-20
35.

Filipina Dreamgirls

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Several men from Wales travel to the Philippines on an arranged tour to meet Filipina women for romance and possible marriage. None of the women are the ideal Asiatic beauties the men imagined, but by the end of the tour, most of the Englishmen return with a new bride.

Starring: Bill Maynard, Charlie Drake, Lee Cornes, David Thewlis, Geoffrey Hutchings, Ray Gravell, Grace Amilbangsa, Angie Castrence, Majesty Gaerlan, Max Phipps ..
Directed by: Les Blair
Release date: 1991-09-15
36.

A Kiss Before Dying

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Infatuated with the idea of becoming rich, college student Jonathan Corliss secretly dates Dorothy Carlsson to gain the approval of her wealthy father. When Dorothy tells Jonathan that she is pregnant and that her father will deny her inheritance if he finds out, Jonathan murders her, but he stages her death as a suicide. As Jonathan works his way onto Mr. Carlsson's payroll, Dorothy's twin sister, Ellen, investigates the apparent suicide.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Sean Young, Max von Sydow, Diane Ladd, Adam Horovitz, Briony Glassco, James Russo, Galaxy Craze, Martha Gehman, Ben Browder ..
Directed by: James Dearden
Release date: 1991-04-26
37.

Shakes the Clown

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

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 more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he can't get his act under control.

Starring: Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin, Florence Henderson, LaWanda Page, Bruce Baum, Steve Bean, Paul Dooley, Melissa Hurley ..
Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait
Release date: 1991-08-28
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter
38.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

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 the station workers secrets. He has also written a memo insulting all of the main station players - Vic St. John - the station manager, Twyla Cooper - the producer, Chuck Gilmore - the sports reporter, Gary Slate - the weatherman, Cassie Woodfield - the reporter and Gillian Pope. Brett is shot dead with Gillian's gun and therefore is arrested for the crime. Gillian calls in Perry, Della and Ken to investigate. As Della and Perry set out to solve the mystery, Ken gets close to Cassie but she is a suspect and when it appears that somebody is trying to kill her, the mystery deepens..

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Susan Sullivan, Jerry Orbach, Mary Page Keller, John James, Philip Michael Thomas, Earl Billings, Gary Giem ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1991-01-06
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion
39.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Della's friend is accused of murdering a rival fashion magazine editor.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Valerie Harper, Diana Muldaur, Scott Baio, Wendelin Harston, Mary Pat Gleason, Robert Clohessy, George DiCenzo ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1991-09-24
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin
40.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

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 the charity. Kate Ford, an assistant with an arrogant attitude, tells David that she is, from now on, going to do an illusion in which an assistant is raised in a glass coffin only to disappear when the coffin is opened up in the air (while the assistant climbs out before the coffin is raised.) After a one night stand with David, Kate is pregnant and she blackmails David with this. David and his wife Judy can't have children so that comes as a double blow to them. However Kate, with her attitude, creates much hatred at her from the rest of the group. At the gala, the glass coffin is raised but when it opens Kate's dead body falls to the ground - strangled.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Nancy Lee Grahn, John Karlen, Peter Scolari, Dennis Lipscomb, Julie Sommars, Kim Braden, Bob Gunton ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1991-05-14
41.

One Good Cop

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

When his partner is killed in the line of duty, Artie Lewis becomes the legal guardian of his three orphaned girls. But during his investigation of the case, Lewis finds his life – and that of his newfound family – on the line. That's when the guilty crime-lord comes face to face with one man's rage, one man's fury, one man's justice.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Kevin Conway, Rachel Ticotin, Tony Plana, Benjamin Bratt, Charlayne Woodard, David Barry Gray, Grace Johnston ..
Directed by: Heywood Gould
Release date: 1991-05-03
42.

And the Sea Will Tell

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

A wealthy couple (James Brolin and Deidre Hall) are killed on their yacht off the coast of a secluded South American island called Palmyra. The suspects are a hippyish pair (Hart Bochner and Rachel Ward) whom the rich folks had befriended. It’s fairly clear that the hippies were involved in the crime: The question is, did the man do it while the girl looked on helplessly, or was she a willing accomplice?

Starring: Richard Crenna, Rachel Ward, Hart Bochner, James Brolin, John Kapelos, Susan Blakely, Clyde Kusatsu, Deidre Hall, Frank C. Turner ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Release date: 1991-04-24
43.

The Hitman

3.0
5.3/10 IMDB

After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the burgeoning Seattle-area criminal underworld, but it is all done in order to take it down from within.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Alberta Watson, Michael Parks, Al Waxman, Salim Grant, Ken Pogue, Marcel Sabourin, Bruno Gerussi, Frank Ferrucci, James Purcell ..
Directed by: Aaron Norris
Release date: 1991-05-01
44.

Diary of a Hitman

3.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Jim Belushi, Sharon Stone, Sherilyn Fenn, Peter White, Lois Chiles, Seymour Cassel, John Bedford Lloyd, Dan Kamin, Wayne Crawford ..
Directed by: Roy London
Release date: 1991-11-20
45.

The Object of Beauty

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

American couple Jake and Tina are living in an expensive London hotel above their means, incurring a sizeable debt. When they are asked to pay a lavish dinner bill and Jake's card is declined, he suggests they sell Tina's tiny, expensive Henry Moore sculpture to cover the debt. After they hatch a scheme to claim the sculpture was stolen in order to collect insurance on it, the sculpture mysteriously goes missing.

Starring: John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich, Rudi Davies, Joss Ackland, Bill Paterson, Ricci Harnett, Peter Riegert, Jack Shepherd, Rosemary Martin ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1991-04-12
46.

Fast Getaway

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Nelson, played by Corey Haim is a teenager who robs banks with his father in group along with two other friends. Corey Haim Is the right guy, in the right place, at the right time. All he needed was a ...fast getaway

Starring: Corey Haim, Cynthia Rothrock, Leo Rossi, Ken Lerner, Marcia Strassman, Shelli Lether, Tabitha Thompson, Jack North, Kim Peach, Jeff Olson ..
Directed by: Spiro Razatos
Release date: 1991-03-14
47.

In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

From the "In the Line of Duty" made-for-television movie series, Manhunt in the Dakotas is based on the true story of cop-killer/white supremacist Gordon Kahl.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Michael Gross, Gary Basaraba, Amy Wright, Beth Fowler, Tony Higgins, Gary Bullock ..
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Release date: 1991-05-12
48.

Samurai Cop

2.9
4.6/10 IMDB

When Japanese organized crime imbeds itself within LA, the police turn to one man to take down the deadly Yakuza — Joe Marshall, aka "The Samurai." With his fearless swagger and rock hard jaw, The Samurai tears a two-fisted hole through the mob and doesn't stop until the job is done.

Starring: Mathew Karedas, Mark Frazer, Cranston Komuro, Robert Z'Dar, Gerald Okamura, Melissa Moore, Joselito Rescober, Cameron Oppenheimer, Jannis Farley, Dale Cummings ..
Directed by: Amir Shervan
Release date: 1991-11-30
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : False Arrest
49.

False Arrest

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A luxury home, a handsome husband and terrific children. But it all comes crashing down when she is accused of being a mastermind behind a brutal triple-homicide and is arrested and handcuffed in front of her own children. A gripping story of passion and betrayal as a woman fights to clear her name and avoid the death penalty for a crime she didn't commit.

Starring: Donna Mills, Steven Bauer, Robert Wagner, Lane Smith, James Handy, Dennis Christopher, Kiersten Warren, Paul Gleason, Penny Fuller, Sonny Carl Davis ..
Directed by: Bill L. Norton
Release date: 1991-11-03
Best Crime Movies of 1991 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster
50.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

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...

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Mason Adams, Michael Nader, Anne Schedeen, Mitzi Kapture, Dan Kopper, Pamela Bowen, Betsy Jones-Moreland ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1991-02-11

Also check Best crime movies of 1992.

Check out our top containing the Best Crime Movies of 1991 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb