Best Drama Movies of 1991

1.

Night on Earth

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Starring: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott, Anthony Portillo, Giancarlo Esposito, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Rosie Perez, Richard Boes, Isaach De Bankolé ..
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 1991-12-12
2.

Barton Fink

5.5
7.7/10 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
3.

The Fisher King

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, Michael Jeter, Lara Harris, Kathy Najimy, Paul Lombardi, David Hyde Pierce, John de Lancie ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1991-09-09
4.

My Own Private Idaho

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

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 coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

Starring: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert, Rodney Harvey, Chiara Caselli, Michael Parker, Jessie Thomas, Flea, Grace Zabriskie ..
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 1991-02-01
5.

The Doors

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, Michael Wincott, Michael Madsen, Josh Evans, Costas Mandylor, Dennis Burkley ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1991-03-01
6.

Naked Lunch

5.1
7.1/10 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
7.

Frankie and Johnny

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress Frankie. While Frankie resists Johnny's charms initially, she eventually relents when her best friend, Tim, persuades her to give Johnny a chance.

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Héctor Elizondo, Kate Nelligan, Nathan Lane, Harvey Miller, Jane Morris, Greg Lewis, Glenn Plummer, Al Fann ..
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 1991-10-18
8.

Regarding Henry

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Bill Nunn, Rebecca Miller, Bruce Altman, Elizabeth Wilson, Donald Moffat, James Rebhorn, Robin Bartlett, Michael Haley ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1991-07-10
9.

New Jack City

4.9
6.7/10 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
10.

White Fang

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Starring: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke, Seymour Cassel, Susan Hogan, James Remar, Bill Moseley, Clint Youngreen, Pius Savage, Aaron Hotch, Charles Jimmie Sr. ..
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1991-01-18

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