Best Family Movies of 1991

1.

Beauty and the Beast

6.6
8.0/10

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.

Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers
Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Release date: 1991-11-13
2.

Hook

5.7
6.7/10

The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland, could lead to a chance at redemption, in this family-oriented fantasy from director Steven Spielberg.

Starring: Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1991-12-11
3.

The Man in the Moon

5.3
7.4/10

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
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1991-09-30
4.

White Fang

4.8
6.7/10

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
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1991-01-18
5.

Little Man Tate

4.7
6.7/10

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful intellect is harboured in the body and emotions of a child.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Harry Connick Jr., David Hyde Pierce
Directed by: Jodie Foster
Release date: 1991-09-06
6.

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

4.7
6.5/10

Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. Waul who is intent on his own sinister plan.

Starring: Phillip Glasser, James Stewart, Erica Yohn, Cathy Cavadini, Nehemiah Persoff
Directed by: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells
Release date: 1991-11-21
7.

The Rocketeer

4.7
6.4/10

Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as 'The Rocketeer'.

Starring: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 1991-06-21
8.

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

4.5
6.2/10

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue Ellen finds a sweet job in fashion by lying about her age and experience on her résumé. But, while her siblings run wild, she discovers the downside of adulthood

Starring: Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, Josh Charles, Keith Coogan, John Getz
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 1991-06-07
9.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

4.4
6.0/10

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

Starring: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden, Kenn Scott
Directed by: Michael Pressman
Release date: 1991-03-22
10.

Curly Sue

4.2
5.8/10

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

Starring: James Belushi, Alisan Porter, Kelly Lynch, John Getz, Steve Carell
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1991-10-24
11.

Sarah, Plain and Tall

3.9
7.3/10

The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is too difficult to handle alone. He advertises in the newspaper for a mail-order bride. Sarah, from Maine, travels out to become his wife. But Sarah grow

Starring: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Jon DeVries
Directed by: Glenn A. Jordan
Release date: 1991-02-03
12.

Rock-A-Doodle

3.8
6.0/10

Chanticleer is a foolhardy farm rooster who believes his crows can actually make the sun come up and shine. When the sun rises one morning without Chanticleer's crow, he leaves the farm in disgrace and runs off to become a rock 'n' roll singer. But in his absence, a sinister, sunshine-hating owl prepares to take over.

Starring: Glen Campbell, Eddie Deezen, Toby Scott Ganger, Kathryn Holcomb, Christopher Plummer
Directed by: Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Release date: 1991-08-02
13.

King Ralph

3.7
5.2/10

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Starring: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri, Richard Griffiths
Directed by: David S. Ward
Release date: 1991-02-15
14.

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

3.6
7.0/10
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.
Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Remy Auberjonois, Susan Blu, Jeff Cohen
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1991-08-18
15.

Paradise

3.6
6.7/10

Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional vacuum since the death of their own three year old boy. Willie makes friends with the local 9-year-old tomboy Billie Pike, who teaches him to be comfortable with himself. When Willard gains a handle on his own emotions, he can now help Lily and Ben to connect, overcome grief and rediscover themselves.

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Elijah Wood, Thora Birch, Don Johnson, Sheila McCarthy
Directed by: Mary Agnes Donoghue
Release date: 1991-09-18
16.

Aliens' First Christmas

3.6
6.8/10
Aliens' First Christmas
Christmas comes to the Cosmos when Roger and Fran Peoples and their son Benny try to celebrate the holidays in their new home on the planet Zolognia. Everything seems to go wrong until their alien neighbors, the Zox's step in to help. Misunderstanding just about everything about Christmas, Charlick and Mavo add bizarre and funny twists to old Yuletide traditions, and find out that in the end, that it's truly the thought that counts.
Starring: G. Brian Reynolds, Brett Sears, Rachel Rutledge, Will Gould, Russ Harris
Directed by: Russ Harris, G. Brian Reynolds
Release date: 1991-11-01
17.

Pistol: The Birth of a Legend

3.6
7.0/10
Pistol: The Birth of a Legend
A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only support he has is from his father, retired basketball pro Press Maravich.
Starring: Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Murrell Garland, Tom Lester
Directed by: Frank C. Schröder
Release date: 1991-09-29
18.

All I Want for Christmas

3.3
6.0/10

Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.

Starring: Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Thora Birch, Ethan Embry, Kevin Nealon
Directed by: Rob Lieberman
Release date: 1991-11-08
19.

Mystery Date

3.3
6.0/10
Mystery Date
The shy teenager Tom McHugh worships his sexy neighbor Geena Matthews that lives on the other side of the street, but he does not dare to talk to her. When his parents travel with their dog for a competition and his self-confident big brother Craig McHugh unexpectedly arrives from California for a visit with a classic 1959 Cadillac, Graig decides to call Geena and schedule a date with Tom. He lends his clothes and his credit card to Tom, who cuts his hair like Craig, buy flowers while Tom calls a limousine service. However, the driver has an accident and Tom decides "to borrow" the fancy car to impress the girl. When Tom is mistakenly taken as being Craig and finds a body in the trunk, his dream-night with Geena becomes a nightmare.
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Teri Polo, Brian McNamara, Fisher Stevens, Sharlene Martin
Directed by: Jonathan Wacks
Release date: 1991-08-16
20.

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

3.2
7.8/10

While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists.

Starring: Richard Thomas, Charles Bronson, Katharine Isabelle, Ed Asner, Tamsin Kelsey
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1991-12-08

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