Best Drama Movies of 1992

1.

Scent of a Woman

6.4

Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

Starring: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Directed by: Martin Brest
Release date: 1992-12-23
2.

A Few Good Men

6.2

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1992-12-11
3.

The Last of the Mohicans

6.2

As the British and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 1992-09-25
4.

Glengarry Glen Ross

5.6

Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.

Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris
Directed by: James Foley
Release date: 1992-09-15
5.

Malcolm X

5.5

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., Delroy Lindo
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 1992-11-18
6.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

5.5

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

Starring: Michael Caine, Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Don Austen
Directed by: Brian Henson
Release date: 1992-12-10
7.

My Cousin Vinny

5.5

Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend , to try his first case, it's a real shock - for him and the Deep South!

Starring: Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne
Directed by: Jonathan Lynn
Release date: 1992-03-13
8.

Chaplin

5.4

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, while is depicted his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw, Moira Kelly
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1992-02-17
9.

The Player

5.4

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Starring: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1992-04-03
10.

Of Mice and Men

5.4

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

Starring: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko, Sherilyn Fenn
Directed by: Gary Sinise
Release date: 1992-09-16
11.

Howards End

5.4

A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and his wife Ruth, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel West, Vanessa Redgrave
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 1992-03-13
12.

The Bodyguard

5.3

A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks fireworks of another sort, and the love-averse tough guy is torn between duty and romance.

Starring: Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite
Directed by: Mick Jackson
Release date: 1992-11-25
13.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

5.3

In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, Agent Dale Cooper chillingly predicts that the culprit will claim another life. Meanwhile, in the more cozy town of Twin Peaks, hedonistic beauty Laura Palmer hangs with lowlifes and seems destined for a grisly fate.

Starring: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, James Marshall
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1992-06-03
14.

A River Runs Through It

5.3

A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying life circumstances in the untamed west of Montana in the 1920's.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, Edie McClurg
Directed by: Robert Redford
Release date: 1992-10-09
15.

Husbands and Wives

5.2

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people.

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack, Juliette Lewis
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1992-09-18
16.

Lorenzo's Oil

5.2

Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare incurable degenerative brain disorder. Frustrated at the failings of doctors and medicine in this area, the Odones begin to educate themselves

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Peter Ustinov, Ann Hearn, Maduka Steady
Directed by: George Miller
Release date: 1992-12-30
17.

Bitter Moon

5.2

An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is mesmerized by the man's wife, who has perfected that trick of looking a man boldly in the eye until, by looking away, he concedes sexual supremacy.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Peter Coyote, Victor Banerjee
Directed by: Roman Polański
Release date: 1992-09-02
18.

The Crying Game

5.2

Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson), in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

Starring: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker, Adrian Dunbar
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 1992-09-02
19.

A League of Their Own

5.2

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 1992-07-01
20.

Bad Lieutenant

5.2

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Frankie Thorn, Robin Burrows, Paul Calderon
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1992-09-16

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