1991 Crime Movies

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Silence of the Lambs

    • R
    • 118 min
    • Crime

    Jonathan Demme's frightening psychological thriller, based on Thomas Harris's bestseller, is about an FBI agent (Jodie Foster) who tries picking the brain of an intelligent psychopath/cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in hopes of solving a series of grisly murders. A critical and commercial success, Lambs is one of the most superbly-crafted, suspenseful films ever, and became just the third film in the history of the Oscars to sweep the top five major awards: Best Picture, Best...

    Point Break (1991)

    Point Break

    • 68%
    • R
    • 120 min
    • Action

    In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves the ex-presidents. commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-presidents 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. Utah meets surfer Bodhi and gets drawn into the lifestyle of his new friend.

    Cape Fear (1991)

    Cape Fear

    • 76%
    • R
    • 128 min
    • Thriller

    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.

    Thelma & Louise (1991)

    Thelma & Louise

    • 91%
    • R
    • 129 min
    • Adventure

    Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are...

    Boyz N the Hood (1991)

    Boyz N the Hood

    • 96%
    • R
    • 102 min
    • Crime

    The violence destroying South Central Los Angeles is seen through the eyes of Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding Jr.), whose intelligence and common sense would be wasted in the 'hood if not for his father, Furious (Laurence Fishburne), who imparts discipline and responsibility to his son. Tre's friends aren't so lucky, though, especially Doughboy (Ice Cube), who has been in and out of institutions since childhood and now sits on his porch with a forty in his hand and a pistol in his waistband. Singleton...

    Backdraft (1991)

    Backdraft

    • 73%
    • R
    • 132 min
    • Action

    A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects.

    Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

    Sleeping with the Enemy

    • 22%
    • R
    • 99 min
    • Drama

    Laura and Martin have been married for four years. They seem to be the perfect, happiest and most successful couple. The reality of their house- hold, however, is very different. Martin is an abusive and brutally obsessed husband. Laura is living her life in constant fear and waits for a chance to escape. She finally stages her own death, and flees to a new town and new identity. But when Martin finds out that his wife is not dead he will stop at nothing to find and kill her.

    Naked Lunch (1991)

    Naked Lunch

    • 69%
    • NONE
    • 88 min
    • Drama

    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.

    The Last Boy Scout (1991)

    The Last Boy Scout

    • 44%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Action

    Joe Hallenbeck (Willis) is a burned-out detective. Jimmy Dix (Wayans) is an ex-LA Stallions player. Hallenbeck was hired to protect a stripper named Cory. Dix is Cory's girlfriend. When Cory is executed during a drive-by shooting, both Hallenbeck and Dix try to get to the bottom of the case.

    Double Impact (1991)

    Double Impact

    • 14%
    • R
    • 109 min
    • Action

    Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend.

    New Jack City (1991)

    New Jack City

      • R
      • 97 min
      • Crime

      The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate them, but the trial fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher.

      Oscar (1991)

      Oscar

        • PG
        • 109 min
        • Comedy

        Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise. He is faced with numerous problems: henchmen who know nothing but crime, the police who are convinced he is hatching a master plan, and Oscar, who has just got his daughter pregnant.

        Bugsy (1991)

        Bugsy

        • 88%
        • R
        • 134 min
        • Biography

        New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womaniser with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.

        The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

        The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

          • PG-13
          • 85 min
          • Action

          Lt. Frank Drebbin returns to save the day once again. This time he's out to foil the "big boys" in the energy business. A top scientist (Dr Mainheimer) is about to publish his report on energy supply for the future. Things don't look good for the traditional suppliers; oil, coal and nuclear. To save their industries, the suppliers kidnap Mainheimer and replace him with a decoy with a more favourable report. Jane, the Dr's secretary, is Drebbin's old flame; they're passionate love affair is thus...

          A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

          A Brighter Summer Day

          • 100%
          • Unrated
          • 237 min
          • Crime

          Set in Taiwan during the year 1960, a talented but self-centered student refuses to compromise his moral standards with anyone - teachers, friends, parents or girlfriend.

          Out for Justice (1991)

          Out for Justice

          • 19%
          • R
          • 91 min
          • Action

          Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.

          Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

          Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

          • 24%
          • R
          • 98 min
          • Action

          It's the lawless future, and renegade biker Harley Davidson (Mickey Rourke) and his surly cowboy buddy, Marlboro (Don Johnson), learn that a corrupt bank is about to foreclose on their friend's bar to further an expanding empire. Harley and Marlboro decide to help by robbing the crooked bank. But when they accidentally filch a drug shipment, they find themselves on the run from criminal financiers and the mob in this rugged action adventure.

          Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

          Showdown in Little Tokyo

            • R
            • 79 min
            • Action

            An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their differences, both men excel at martial arts, and utilize their formidable skills when they go up against Yoshida, a vicious yakuza drug dealer with ties to Kenner's past.

            Samurai Cop (1991)

            Samurai Cop

              • Unrated
              • 96 min
              • Action

              When Japanese organized crime imbeds itself within LA, the police turn to one man to take down the deadly Yakuza -- Maniac Cop himself, Joe Marshall, aka "The Samurai." With his fearless swagger and rock hard jaw, The Samurai tears a two-fisted hole through the mob and doesn't stop until the job is done.

              Mobsters (1991)

              Mobsters

                • R
                • 104 min
                • Crime

                The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...