Best Drama 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: 1991-02-01
2.

JFK

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

This acclaimed Oliver Stone drama presents the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison. When Garrison begins to doubt conventional thinking on the murder, he faces government resistance, and, after the killing of suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, he closes the case. Later, however, Garrison reopens the investigation, finding evidence of an extensive conspiracy behind Kennedy's death.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker, Jack Lemmon, Laurie Metcalf, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci, John Candy ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1991-12-20
3.

Barton Fink

6.2
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
4.

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? Fourteen 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, bibliophile 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: 1991-11-15
5.

My Girl

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

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 "allergic to everything", and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada's father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse...

Starring: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur, Griffin Dunne, Peter Michael Goetz, Lara Steinick, Anny Nelsen, Jane Hallaren ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1991-11-27
6.

Boyz n the Hood

5.5
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, Jr. ..
Directed by: John Singleton
Release date: 1991-07-12
7.

The Commitments

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

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 virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey "The Lips" Fagan.

Starring: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Glen Hansard, FĂ©lim Gormley, Johnny Murphy, Dick Massey ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1991-08-14
8.

The Man in the Moon

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they begin a passionate affair. The new couple try to keep their love hidden from Dani, but she soon learns the truth, disavowing her sister. But a heartbreaking accident later reunites the girls.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Jason London, Emily Warfield, Bentley Mitchum ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1991-09-30
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9.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Iain Glen, Donald Sumpter, Joanna Miles, Joanna Roth, Ian Richardson, Vili Matula, Ljubo Ze?evi? ..
Directed by: Tom Stoppard
Release date: 1991-02-08
10.

Slacker

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Austin, Texas, is an Eden for the young and unambitious, from the enthusiastically eccentric to the dangerously apathetic. Here, the nobly lazy can eschew responsibility in favor of nursing their esoteric obsessions. The locals include a backseat philosopher who passionately expounds on his dream theories to a seemingly comatose cabbie, a young woman who tries to hawk Madonna's Pap test to anyone who will listen and a kindly old anarchist looking for recruits.

Starring: Richard Linklater, Mark James, Jerry Delony, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey, Stephan Hockey, Samuel Dietert, Bob Boyd, Terrence Kirk ..
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 1991-07-05

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