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1. Dead Again (1991)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

66 Metascore

A woman who has lost her memory is taken in by a Los Angeles orphanage, and a private eye is enlisted to track down her identity, but he soon finds that he might have a past life connection to her that endangers their lives.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia, Lois Hall

Votes: 25,754 | Gross: $38.02M

2. The Indian Runner (1991)

R | 127 min | Drama

A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 8,345 | Gross: $0.19M

3. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

Votes: 16,894 | Gross: $32.48M

4. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris

Votes: 9,247 | Gross: $13.64M

5. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

61 Metascore

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 11,094 | Gross: $16.15M

6. L.A. Story (1991)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

66 Metascore

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker

Votes: 29,335 | Gross: $28.86M

7. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 50,163 | Gross: $6.40M

8. Sólo con tu pareja (1991)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

A womanizer is falsely diagnosed with AIDS by a jealous lover and falls in love with a woman equally suicidal as he.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Claudia Ramírez, Luis de Icaza, Astrid Hadad

Votes: 3,420 | Gross: $0.01M

9. To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | 102 min | Drama

A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon, Mary Alice

Votes: 1,815 | Gross: $1.16M

10. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

The legendary true-story of Capt. Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's tumultuous expedition to find the source of the Nile river.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 3,385 | Gross: $4.01M

11. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 122,893 | Gross: $52.10M

12. The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Follows Michael Corleone, now in his 60s, as he seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 354,588 | Gross: $66.67M

13. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 15,389 | Gross: $37.96M

14. A Shock to the System (1990)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

When you think you're at the top of the corporate ladder and then discover they have managed to pull that ladder away, sometimes you have to take it upon yourself to "level" the playing ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Egleson | Stars: Michael Caine, Elizabeth McGovern, Peter Riegert, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 4,178 | Gross: $3.42M

15. White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama

A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell, Norman Lumsden

Votes: 11,021 | Gross: $2.32M

16. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson

Votes: 24,784 | Gross: $11.74M

17. Freeway (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

Votes: 26,135 | Gross: $0.30M

18. Irma Vep (1996)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard, Antoine Basler

Votes: 5,201 | Gross: $0.19M

19. Looking for Richard (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Drama

Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Frederic Kimball

Votes: 7,823 | Gross: $1.36M

20. Basquiat (1996)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani

Votes: 19,392 | Gross: $2.96M

21. The Funeral (1996)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

After the funeral of one of their own, a criminal family decides to embark on an emotionally unnerving journey in an attempt to exact bloody revenge.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 8,194 | Gross: $1.23M

22. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 87,830 | Gross: $39.39M

23. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle

Votes: 17,332 | Gross: $16.03M

24. Fallen Angels (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 25,555

25. Cyclo (1995)

123 min | Crime, Drama

When a poor bicycle-taxi driver has his cyclo stolen, he is forced into a life of crime. Meanwhile, his sister becomes a sex worker.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Le Van Loc, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 4,690 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary crew from the BBC arrives in L.A. intent on interviewing Heidi Fleiss, a year after her arrest for running a brothel but before her trial. Several months elapse before the ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Nina Xining Zuo, Madam Alex, Corinne Bohrer

Votes: 653

27. Zero Kelvin (1995)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

A young writer whose proposal was recently rejected goes to Greenland to spend a year at an outpost for hunting and trapping animals for furs. At the outpost he meets two men who are none too keen to spend the winter with the newcomer.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gard B. Eidsvold, Bjørn Sundquist, Camilla Martens

Votes: 1,811

28. Nobody's Fool (1994)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more from himself.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 18,427 | Gross: $39.49M

29. Exotica (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama

71 Metascore

A man plagued by neuroses frequents the club Exotica in an attempt to find solace, but even there his past is never far away.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 17,867 | Gross: $4.18M

30. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 15,303 | Gross: $15.24M

31. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Phoebe Brand, George Gaynes, Jerry Mayer

Votes: 4,291 | Gross: $1.75M

32. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 4,185 | Gross: $2.14M

33. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

Votes: 126,730 | Gross: $17.27M

34. Red Rock West (1993)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle, Craig Reay

Votes: 20,063 | Gross: $2.50M

35. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A young man in a small Midwestern town struggles to care for his mentally-disabled younger brother and morbidly obese mother while attempting to pursue his own happiness.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 212,562 | Gross: $9.17M

36. Heaven & Earth (1993)

R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama

During the Viet Nam War, a Viet Namese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck

Votes: 13,175 | Gross: $5.86M

37. Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

When shy, soft-spoken Chicago detective Wayne "Mad Dog" Dobie inadvertently saves the life of local gangster Frank Milo, he's the reluctant recipient of an unusual one week "thank you" gift - a beautiful bartender named Glory.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, David Caruso

Votes: 20,333 | Gross: $11.08M

38. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

An affluent New York City couple finds their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen

Votes: 19,557 | Gross: $6.41M

39. Suture (1993)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

After his brother tries to kill him, a man survives only to find himself in another man's body.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Mel Harris, Sab Shimono, Dina Merrill

Votes: 1,698 | Gross: $0.10M

40. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

50 Metascore

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 125,068 | Gross: $56.51M



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