Best Thriller 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.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Michael Edwards, Joe Morton, Earl Boen, Jenette Goldstein, Xander Berkeley, S. Epatha Merkerson ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 1991-07-03
3.

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
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.

Point Break

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach 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
6.

The Last Boy Scout

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going on between a crooked politician and the owner of a pro football team.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Halle Berry, Danielle Harris, Bruce McGill, Kim Coates, Taylor Negron, Badja Djola ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1991-12-11
7.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Christopher Plummer, Kim Cattrall, David Warner ..
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Release date: 1991-12-06
8.

Backdraft

5.0
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.

Shadows and Fog

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.

Starring: Woody Allen, Kathy Bates, John Cusack, Mia Farrow, Jodie Foster, Fred Gwynne, John Malkovich, Julie Kavner, Madonna, Kenneth Mars ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1991-12-05
10.

Dead Again

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the woman and Church seem to have a strange link back to the Strauss murder.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Andy GarcĂ­a, Robin Williams, Lois Hall, Emma Thompson, Wayne Knight, Hanna Schygulla, Campbell Scott, Christine Ebersole ..
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 1991-08-23

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