1991 in film

Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1991 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1991[1]
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide Gross
1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day TriStar Pictures $519,843,345[2]
2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Warner Bros. $390,493,908
3. Beauty and the Beast Disney $346,317,207[3]
4. Hook Sony $300,854,823
5. The Silence of the Lambs Orion Pictures $272,742,922
6. JFK Warner Bros. $205,405,498
7. The Addams Family Paramount / MGM $191,502,426
8. Cape Fear Universal $182,291,969
9. Hot Shots! 20th Century Fox $181,096,164
10. City Slickers Sony $179,033,791

Events

Awards

Academy Awards Golden Globe Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Barton Fink, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Close To Eden (Urga), directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, France / USSR

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

La Casa del sorriso (The House of Smiles), directed by Marco Ferreri, Italy
Category/Organization49th Golden Globe Awards
January 18, 1992
45th BAFTA Awards
February 21, 1992
64th Academy Awards
March 30, 1992
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best FilmBugsyBeauty and the BeastThe CommitmentsThe Silence of the Lambs
Best DirectorOliver Stone
JFK
Alan Parker
The Commitments
Jonathan Demme
The Silence of the Lambs
Best ActorNick Nolte
The Prince of Tides
Robin Williams
The Fisher King
Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the Lambs
Best ActressJodie Foster
The Silence of the Lambs
Bette Midler
For the Boys
Jodie Foster
The Silence of the Lambs
Best Supporting ActorJack Palance
City Slickers
Alan Rickman
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Jack Palance
City Slickers
Best Supporting ActressMercedes Ruehl
The Fisher King
Kate Nelligan
Frankie and Johnny
Mercedes Ruehl
The Fisher King
Best Screenplay, AdaptedThelma & Louise
Callie Khouri
The Commitments
Dick Clement
The Silence of the Lambs
Ted Tally
Best Screenplay, OriginalTruly Madly Deeply
Anthony Minghella
Thelma & Louise
Callie Khouri
Best ScoreBeauty and the Beast
Alan Menken
Cyrano de Bergerac
Jean-Claude Petit
Beauty and the Beast
Alan Menken
Best Song"Beauty and the Beast"
Beauty and the Beast

"Beauty and the Beast"
Beauty and the Beast
Best Foreign Language FilmEuropa Europa
(Hitlerjunge Salomon)
Nasty Girls
Mediterraneo

1991 Wide-release films

January–March

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11 LionheartUniversal PicturesSheldon Lettich (director); S.N. Warren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sheldon Lettich (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Brian Thompson, Lisa Pelikan, Ashley Johnson, Ash Adams, Michel Qissi, Abdul QissiActionLive action
Not Without My DaughterMetro-Goldwyn-MayerBrian Gilbert (director); Sally Field, Alfred MolinaDramaLive action
Ski SchoolMoviestore EntertainmentDamian Lee (director); David Mitchell (screenplay); Dean Cameron, Tom Breznahan, Stuart Fratkin, Darlene Vogel, Ava Fabian, Patrick Labyorteaux, Mark Thomas Miller, Spencer Rochfort, John Pyper-FergusonSports, ComedyLive action
18 Flight of the IntruderParamount PicturesJohn Milius (director); Robert Dillon, David Shaber (screenplay); Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson, Rosanna Arquette, Tom SizemoreAction, DramaLive action
Men of RespectColumbia PicturesWilliam Reilly (director/screenplay); John Turturro, Rod Steiger, Katherine Borowitz, Stanley Tucci, Peter Boyle, Dennis FarinaCrime, DramaLive action
White FangWalt Disney PicturesRandal Kleiser (director); Jeanne Rosenberg, Nick Thiel, David Fallon (screenplay); Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Seymour CasselAdventureLive action
25 Too Much SunCineTel FilmsRobert Downey Sr. (director/screenplay); Laura Ernst, Al Schwartz (screenplay); Allan Arbus, Robert Downey Jr., Howard DuffComedyLive action
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8 American Ninja 4: The AnnihilationCannon GroupCedric Sundstrom (director); David Geeves (screenplay); Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, James Booth, Dwayne Alexandre, Ken Gampu, Robin Stille, Franz Dobrowsky, Ron Smerczak, Kely McClung, Jody AbrahamsAction, Martial ArtsLive action
L.A. StoryTriStar Pictures / Carolco PicturesMick Jackson (director); Steve Martin (screenplay); Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica ParkerRomance, ComedyLive action
The NeverEnding Story II: The Next ChapterWarner Bros. PicturesGeorge T. Miller (director); Karin Howard (screenplay); Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp, Alexandra Johnes, Thomas HillFantasy, AdventureLive action
Sleeping with the Enemy20th Century FoxJoseph Ruben (director); Ronald Bass (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin AndersonDrama, ThrillerLive action
14 The Silence of the LambsOrion PicturesJonathan Demme (director); Ted Tally (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Diane Baker, Kasi Lemmons, Frankie Faison, Tracey Walter, Charles Napier, Dan Butler, Paul Lazar, Ron Vawter, Roger Corman, Chris Isaak, Harry NorthupMystery, Thriller, HorrorLive action
15 King RalphUniversal PicturesDavid S. Ward (director); John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John HurtComedyLive action
Nothing but TroubleWarner Bros. PicturesDan Aykroyd (director/screenplay); Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi MooreHorror, ComedyLive action
22 He Said, She SaidParamount PicturesKen Kwapis, Marisa Silver (director); Brian Hohlfeld (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane, Sharon Stone, George MartinRomance, ComedyLive action
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1 The DoorsTriStar Pictures / Carolco PicturesOliver Stone (director/screenplay); J. Randall Johnson (screenplay); Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, Kathleen Quinlan, Billy Idol, Josh EvansBiographyLive action
My Heroes Have Always Been CowboysThe Samuel Goldwyn CompanyStuart Rosenberg (director); Joel Don Humphreys (screenplay); Scott Glenn, Kate Capshaw, Ben Johnson, Gary Busey, Tess Harper, Balthazar Getty, Mickey Rooney, Clarence Williams III, Bill Clymer, Dub TaylorDrama, WesternLive action
8 The Hard WayUniversal PicturesJohn Badham (director); Michael J. Fox, James Woods, Stephen Lang, Annabella Sciorra, Delroy Lindo, LL Cool J, Luis Guzman, Penny MarshallAction, ComedyLive action
New Jack CityWarner Bros. PicturesMario Van Peebles (director); Thomas Lee Wright, Barry Michael Cooper (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, Judd NelsonCrime, DramaLive action
15 Class Action20th Century FoxMichael Apted (director); Carolyn Shelby, Christopher Ames, Samantha Shad (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth MastrantonioCourtroom DramaLive action
Guilty by SuspicionWarner Bros. PicturesIrwin Winkler (director/screenplay); Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Sam Wanamaker, Patricia Wettig, Martin ScorseseThrillerLive action
If Looks Could KillWarner Bros. PicturesWilliam Dear (director); Darren Star (screenplay); Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, Roger Rees, Gabrielle Anwar, Roger DaltreyAction, ComedyLive action
True ColorsParamount PicturesHerbert Ross (director); Kevin Wade (screenplay); James Spader, John Cusack, Richard Widmark, Mandy Patinkin, Paul GuilfoyleDramaLive action
22 Defending Your LifeWarner Bros. PicturesAlbert Brooks (director/screenplay); Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck HenryRomance, Comedy, FantasyLive action
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the OozeNew Line CinemaMichael Pressman (director); Todd W. Langen (screenplay); Paige Turco, David Warner, Ernie Reyes, Jr., François Chau, Kevin Nash, Toshishiro Obata, Vanilla Ice, Adam Carl, Kevin Clash, Laurie Faso, David McCharen, Michael McConnohie, Robbie Rist, Brian Tochi, Frank WelkerAction, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial ArtsLive action
29 Career OpportunitiesUniversal Pictures / Hughes EntertainmentBryan Gordon (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney, John M. Jackson, Jenny O'Hara, Noble Willingham, William Forsythe, John Candy, Barry CorbinRomance, ComedyLive action
The Five Heartbeats20th Century FoxRobert Townsend (director); Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans (screenplay); Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon Robinson, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Diahann CarrollMusical, DramaLive action

April–June

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5 The Marrying ManHollywood PicturesJerry Rees (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Robert Loggia, Elisabeth Shue, Paul Reiser, Fisher Stevens, Peter Dobson, Armand AssanteRomance, ComedyLive action
12 Out for JusticeWarner Bros. PicturesJohn Flynn (director); David Lee Henry (screenplay); Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo ChampaActionLive action
19 Drop Dead FredNew Line CinemaAte de Jong (director); Carlos Davis, Anthony Fingleton (screenplay); Rik Mayall, Phoebe Cates, Marsha Mason, Tim Matheson, Carrie Fisher, Daniel Gerroll, Ron EldardComedy, FantasyLive action
Mortal ThoughtsColumbia Pictures / New Visions EntertainmentAlan Rudolph (director); William Reilly, Claude Kerven (screenplay); Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, Bruce Willis, John Pankow, Harvey Keitel, Billie Neal, Frank VincentMystery, ThrillerLive action
26 A Kiss Before DyingUniversal PicturesJames Dearden (director/screenplay); Matt Dillon, Sean Young, Max von Sydow, Diane Ladd, James RussoThrillerLive action
OscarTouchstone PicturesJohn Landis (director); Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, Ornella Muti, Tim Curry, Chazz PalminteriComedyLive action
Talent for the GameParamount PicturesRobert M. Young (director); David Himmelstein, Thomas Michael Donnelly, Larry Ferguson (screenplay); Edward James Olmos, Lorraine BraccoDramaLive action
Toy SoldiersTriStar PicturesDaniel Petrie Jr. (director); David Koepp, Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay); Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff, Mason Adams, Denholm Elliott, Louis Gossett Jr.Action, DramaLive action
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3 One Good CopHollywood PicturesHeywood Gould (director/screenplay); Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Rachel Ticotin, Benjamin BrattDrama, ThrillerLive action
A Rage in HarlemMiramax FilmsBill Duke (director); Bobby Crawford (screenplay); Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens, Zakes Mokae, Danny GloverCrimeLive action
10 F/X2Orion PicturesRichard Franklin (director); Bill Condon (screenplay); Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason, Philip BoscoAction, ThrillerLive action
Madonna: Truth or DareMiramax FilmsAlek Keshishian (director); MadonnaDocumentaryLive action
Sweet TalkerNew Line CinemaMichael Jenkins (director)Live action
SwitchHBO / Warner Bros. PicturesBlake Edwards (director); Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine BraccoComedyLive action
17 What About Bob?Touchstone PicturesFrank Oz (director); Tom Schulman (screenplay); Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo, Kathryn ErbeComedyLive action
24 BackdraftUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentRon Howard (director); Gregory Widen (screenplay); Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, Robert De NiroAction, ThrillerLive action
Hudson HawkTriStar PicturesMichael Lehmann (director); Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Sandra Bernhard, Richard E. GrantAction, ComedyLive action
Only the Lonely20th Century Fox / Hughes EntertainmentChris Columbus (director/screenplay); John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Quinn, Kevin Dunn, James BelushiRomance, Comedy, DramaLive action
Thelma & LouiseMetro-Goldwyn-MayerRidley Scott (director); Callie Khouri (screenplay); Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Brad Pitt, Christopher McDonald, Stephen TobolowskyAdventure, ThrillerLive action
Wild Hearts Can't Be BrokenWalt Disney PicturesSteve Miner (director); Matt Williams, Oley Sassone (screenplay); Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff RobertsonDramaLive action
31 SoapdishParamount PicturesMichael Hoffman (director); Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman (screenplay); Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Shue, Teri HatcherComedyLive action
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7 City SlickersColumbia Pictures / Castle Rock EntertainmentRon Underwood (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater, Noble Willingham, Jack PalanceWestern, ComedyLive action
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's DeadWarner Bros. PicturesStephen Herek (director), Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, Keith Coogan, Josh Charles, David DuchovnyComedyLive action
Jungle FeverUniversal Pictures / 40 Acres and a Mule FilmworksSpike Lee (director/screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson, Lonette McKee, John Turturro, Frank Vincent, Anthony QuinnRomance, DramaLive action
14 Robin Hood: Prince of ThievesWarner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek ProductionsKevin Reynolds (director); Pen Densham, John Watson (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Alan Rickman, Mary Elizabeth MastrantonioAction, AdventureLive action
21 Dying Young20th Century FoxJoel Schumacher (director); Marti Leimbach, Richard Friedenberg (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst, David SelbyRomance, DramaLive action
The RocketeerWalt Disney PicturesJoe Johnston (director); Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo (screenplay); Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino, Tiny Ron TaylorAction, PeriodLive action
Where Angels Fear to TreadFine Line FeaturesCharles Sturridge (director/screenplay); Tim Sullivan, Derek Granger (screenplay); Rupert Graves, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Helen Mirren, Barbara JeffordPeriod, DramaLive action
28 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of FearParamount PicturesDavid Zucker (director/screenplay); Pat Proft (screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O. J. SimpsonComedy, SpoofLive action

July–September

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3 Problem Child 2Universal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentBrian Levant (director); Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski (screenplay); John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Jack Warden, Laraine Newman, Amy Yasbeck, Ivyann Schwan, Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Willson, Bob Smith, Alan Blumenfeld, Krystle Mataras, Tiffany Mataras, Charlene Tilton, Kristina Simonds, Eric Edwards, Aaron Vaughn, James Tolkan, Martha Quinn, Zach Grenier, June ForayComedyLive action
Terminator 2: Judgment DayTriStar Pictures / Carolco PicturesJames Cameron (director); James Cameron, William Wisher Jr. (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Joe Morton, Earl Boen, Jenette Goldstein, Xander Berkeley, S. Epatha Merkerson, Danny Cooksey, Castulo Guerra, Sven-Ole Thorsen, DeVaughn Nixon, Michael EdwardsAction, Sci-FiLive action
12 Boyz n the HoodColumbia PicturesJohn Singleton (director/screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Angela BassettDramaLive action
Point Break20th Century Fox / Largo EntertainmentKathryn Bigelow (director); W. Peter Iliff (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley, James LeGrosActionLive action
Regarding HenryParamount PicturesMike Nichols (director); J. J. Abrams (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Bill Nunn, Donald Moffat, Bruce AltmanDramaLive action
19 Bill & Ted's Bogus JourneyOrion Pictures / Nelson EntertainmentPete Hewitt (director); Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland, George CarlinSci-Fi, ComedyLive action
Dutch20th Century Fox / Hughes EntertainmentPeter Faiman (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald, E.G. DailyComedy, DramaLive action
24 The DoctorTouchstone PicturesRanda Haines (director); Robert Caswell (screenplay); William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Mandy Patinkin, Elizabeth PerkinsDramaLive action
26 Another YouTriStar PicturesMaurice Phillips (director); Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Stephen Lang, Mercedes Ruehl, Vanessa WilliamsComedyLive action
Life StinksMetro-Goldwyn-MayerMel Brooks (director/screenplay); Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Steve Haberman (screenplay); Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey TamborComedy, DramaLive action
MobstersUniversal PicturesMichael Karbelnikoff (director); Michael Mahern, Nicholas Kazan (screenplay); Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Richard Grieco, Costas Mandylor, Michael Gambon, Anthony Quinn, Lara Flynn Boyle, F. Murray AbrahamCrime, DramaLive action
V.I. WarshawskiHollywood PicturesJeff Kanew (director); Kathleen Turner, Jay O. Sanders, Charles DurningAction, ComedyLive action
27 A Brighter Summer DayCine Qua Non FilmsEdward Yang (director/screenplay); Hung Hung, Lai Mingtang, Alex Yang (screenplay); Chang Chen, Lisa Yang, Chang Kuo-Chu, Elaine JinDramaLive action
31 Hot Shots!20th Century FoxJim Abrahams (director/screenplay); Pat Proft (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, Kristy Swanson, Bill IrwinComedy, SpoofLive action
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2 Doc HollywoodWarner Bros. PicturesMichael Caton-Jones (director); Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, Daniel Pyne (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda, Barnard Hughes, Frances SternhagenRomance, ComedyLive action
Rover DangerfieldWarner Bros. PicturesJames L. George, Bob Seeley (director); Rodney Dangerfield (screenplay); Rodney Dangerfield, Ronnie Schell, Shawn Southwick, Sal Landi, Ned Luke, Bert Kramer, Robert PineComedy, MusicalAnimation
Rock-a-DoodleGoldcrest Films / Sullivan Bluth StudiosDon Bluth (director); David N. Weiss (screenplay); Toby Scott Ganger, Glen Campbell, Sorrell Booke, Christopher Plummer, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ellen Greene, Sandy Duncan, Eddie Deezen, Phil Harris, Will RyanMusical, Fantasy, AdventureAnimation
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Return to the Blue LagoonColumbia PicturesWilliam A. Graham (director); Leslie Stevens (screenplay); Milla Jovovich, Brian KrauseAdventure, RomanceLive action
9 BingoTriStar PicturesMatthew Robbins (director); Jim Strain (screenplay); Cindy Williams, David Rasche, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.Family, ComedyLive action
DeliriousMetro-Goldwyn-MayerTom Mankiewicz (director); Fred Freeman, Lawrence J. Cohen (screenplay); John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, David Rasche, Raymond BurrRomance, ComedyLive action
Double ImpactColumbia Pictures/ Metro-Goldwyn-MayerSheldon Lettich (director/screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alan Scarfe, Philip Chan, Bolo Yeung, Corrina Everson, Alonna ShawActionLive action
Pure LuckUniversal PicturesNadia Tass (director); Francis Veber, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris (screenplay); Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelly, Scott Wilson, Harry ShearerComedyLive action
14 The Commitments20th Century Fox / Beacon PicturesAlan Parker (director); Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle (screenplay); Robert Arkins, Colm Meaney, Andrew Strong, Maria DoyleComedy, DramaLive action
16 Mystery DateOrion PicturesJonathan Wacks (director); Parker Bennett, Terry Runte (screenplay); Ethan Hawke, Teri Polo, Brian McNamara, Fisher Stevens, Don S. Davis, BD WongComedyLive action
22 Barton Fink20th Century FoxJoel Coen, Ethan Coen (director/screenplay); John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, Tony Shalhoub, Steve BuscemiPeriodLive action
23 Dead AgainParamount PicturesKenneth Branagh (director); Scott Frank (screenplay); Kenneth Branagh, Andy García, Emma Thompson, Lois Hall, Richard Easton, Jo Anderson, Derek Jacobi, Robin WilliamsThrillerLive action
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro ManMetro-Goldwyn-MayerSimon Wincer (director); Don Michael Paul (screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Chelsea Field, Daniel Baldwin, Giancarlo Esposito, Tia Carrere, Vanessa Williams, Tom SizemoreActionLive action
High HeelsEl DeseoPedro Almodóvar (director/screenplay); Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel BoséDramaLive action
30 Child's Play 3Universal PicturesJack Bender (director); Don Mancini (screenplay); Brad Dourif, Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers, Dean Jacobsen, Travis Fine, Donna Eskra, Andrew Robinson, Dakin Matthews, Burke Byrnes, Matthew Walker, Peter HaskellHorror, ComedyLive action
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6 Company BusinessMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNicholas Meyer (director/screenplay); Gene Hackman, Mikhail BaryshnikovActionLive action
13 DogfightWarner Bros. PicturesNancy Savoca (director); Bob Comfort (screenplay); River Phoenix, Lili TaylorDramaLive action
Freddy's Dead: The Final NightmareNew Line CinemaRachel Talalay (director); Michael De Luca (screenplay); Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Yaphet Kotto, Lezlie Deane, Shon Greenblatt, Breckin Meyer, Ricky Dean Logan, Lindsey Fields, Johnny Depp, Tom Arnold, Roseanne Barr, Alice Cooper, Elinor DonahueSlasherLive action
18 Mississippi MasalaMetro-Goldwyn-MayerMira Nair (director); Sooni Taraporevala (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Roshan Seth, Sarita ChoudhuryRomance, DramaLive action
ParadiseTouchstone PicturesMary Agnes Donoghue (director); Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Elijah Wood, Thora BirchDramaLive action
20 The Fisher KingTriStar PicturesTerry Gilliam (director); Richard LaGravenese (screenplay); Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes RuehlComedy, DramaLive action
The Indian RunnerMetro-Goldwyn-MayerSean Penn (director/screenplay); David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette, Jordan Rhodes, Dennis Hopper, Sandy Dennis, Charles BronsonCrime, DramaLive action
Rambling RoseCarolco PicturesMartha Coolidge (director); Calder Willingham (screenplay); Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas, John HeardDramaLive action
27 DeceivedTouchstone PicturesDamian Harris (director); Mary Agnes Donoghue, Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, John HeardThrillerLive action
Necessary RoughnessParamount PicturesStan Dragoti (director); Rick Natkin, David Fuller (screenplay); Scott Bakula, Héctor Elizondo, Robert Loggia, Harley Jane Kozak, Kathy Ireland, Sinbad, Jason BatemanSports, ComedyLive action

October–December

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4 The Man in the MoonMetro-Goldwyn-MayerRobert Mulligan (director); Jenny Wingfield (screenplay); Reese Witherspoon, Jason London, Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Emily WarfieldRomance, DramaLive action
RicochetWarner Bros. Pictures / Silver PicturesRussell Mulcahy (director); Fred Dekker, Menno Meyjes, Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak, Lindsay WagnerCrimeLive action
The Super20th Century Fox / Largo EntertainmentRod Daniel (director); Sam Simon (screenplay); Joe Pesci, Vincent Gardenia, Rubén Blades, Madolyn Smith, Stacey Travis, Carole Shelley, Kenny Blank, Steven RodriguezComedyLive action
11 City of HopeThe Samuel Goldwyn CompanyJohn Sayles (director/screenplay); Vincent Spano, Stephen Mendillo, Chris Cooper, Angela Bassett, Joe Morton, Tony Lo BiancoDramaLive action
Ernest Scared StupidTouchstone PicturesJohn Cherry (director); Coke Sams, Charlie Gale (screenplay); Jim Varney, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar, Nick Victory, Bill Byrge, John Cadenhead, Richard Woolf, Eartha KittComedyLive action
Frankie and JohnnyParamount PicturesGarry Marshall (director); Terrence McNally (screenplay); Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Héctor Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate NelliganRomanceLive action
ShatteredMetro-Goldwyn-MayerWolfgang Petersen (director/screenplay); Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi, Joanne Whalley, Corbin BernsenThrillerLive action
Stepping OutParamount PicturesLewis Gilbert (director); Richard Harris (screenplay); Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters, Julie Walters, Robyn Stevan, Bill Irwin, Ellen Greene, Jane Krakowski, Sheila McCarthy, Andrea Martin, Nora Dunn, Eugene Robert Glazer, Carol WoodsMusical, ComedyLive action
18 Cool as IceUniversal PicturesDavid Kellogg (director); David Stenn (screenplay); Vanilla Ice, Kristin Minter, John Haymes Newton, Michael Gross, Candy ClarkRomance, MusicalLive action
Little Man TateOrion PicturesJodie Foster (director); Scott Frank (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Harry Connick Jr.DramaLive action
My Own Private IdahoFine Line FeaturesGus Van Sant (director/screenplay); River Phoenix, Keanu ReevesDramaLive action
Other People's MoneyWarner Bros. PicturesNorman Jewison (director); Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie, Dean JonesRomance, Comedy, DramaLive action
25 The Butcher's WifeParamount PicturesTerry Hughes (director); Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz (screenplay); Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Frances McDormand, Mary SteenburgenRomance, ComedyLive action
Curly SueWarner Bros. Pictures / Hughes EntertainmentJohn Hughes (director/screenplay); Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz, Fred Dalton ThompsonComedy, Drama, FamilyLive action
The HitmanThe Cannon Group, Inc.Aaron Norris (director); Don Carmody, Robert Geoffrion, Galen Thompson (screenplay); Chuck NorrisAction, CrimeLive action
Two Evil EyesTaurus Entertainment CompanyDario Argento, George A. Romero (directors/screenplay); Franco Ferrini (screenplay); Adrienne Barbeau, E. G. Marshall, Harvey Keitel, Madeleine Potter, Martin Balsam, Barbara Bryne, Tom AtkinsHorrorLive action
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1 29th Street20th Century Fox / Largo EntertainmentGeorge Gallo (director/screenplay); Frank Pesce (screenplay); Danny Aiello, Anthony LaPagliaComedy, DramaLive action
Billy BathgateTouchstone PicturesRobert Benton (director); Tom Stoppard (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Steven Hill, Loren Dean, Bruce WillisCrime, DramaLive action
Highlander II: The QuickeningEntertainment Film DistributorsRussell Mulcahy (director); Peter Bellwood (screenplay); Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael IronsideSci-Fi, ActionLive action
The People Under the StairsUniversal PicturesWes Craven (director/screenplay); Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A. J. Langer, Ving Rhames, Sean WhalenComedy, HorrorLive action
Year of the GunTriumph FilmsJohn Frankenheimer (director); David Ambrose (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Sharon Stone, Valeria GolinoThrillerLive action
8 All I Want for ChristmasParamount PicturesRobert Lieberman (director); Thom Eberhardt, Richard Kramer (screenplay); Thora Birch, Ethan Randall, Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Lauren Bacall, Leslie NielsenRomance, ComedyLive action
Strictly BusinessWarner Bros. PicturesKevin Hooks (director); Pam Gibson, Nelson George (screenplay); Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Halle Berry, Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall GrantComedyLive action
13 Cape FearUniversal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentMartin Scorsese (director); Wesley Strick (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Juliette Lewis, Jessica Lange, Joe Don Baker, Illeana Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Gregory PeckThrillerLive action
15 KafkaMiramax FilmsSteven Soderbergh (director); Lem Dobbs (screenplay); Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm, Jeroen Krabbé, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Alec GuinnessMystery, ThrillerLive action
22 The Addams FamilyParamount PicturesBarry Sonnenfeld (director); Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson (screenplay); Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson, Christina Ricci, Paul Benedict, Jimmy Workman, Judith Malina, Carel Struycken, Dana Ivey, John Franklin, Mercedes McNabComedyLive action
An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestUniversal Pictures / AmblimationPhil Nibbelink, Simon Wells (director); Flint Dille (screenplay); Phillip Glasser, James Stewart, Erica Yohn, Cathy Cavadini, Nehemiah Persoff, Dom DeLuise, Amy Irving, John Cleese, Jon LovitzComedy, WesternAnimation
Beauty and the BeastWalt Disney PicturesGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (director); Linda Woolverton (screenplay); Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart, Jesse CortiFantasy, Romance, MusicalAnimation
For the Boys20th Century FoxMark Rydell (director); Marshall Brickman, Neal Jimenez, Lindy Laub (screenplay); Bette Midler, James Caan, Arye Gross, George SegalBiography, DramaLive action
27 My GirlColumbia Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentHoward Zieff (director); Laurice Elehwany (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Griffin Dunne, Richard Masur, Peter Michael GoetzDramaLive action
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6 At Play in the Fields of the LordUniversal PicturesHéctor Babenco (director); Jean-Claude Carrière, Vincent Patrick (screenplay); Tom Berenger, Aidan Quinn, Kathy Bates, Daryl Hannah, John Lithgow, Tom WaitsDrama, PeriodLive action
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryParamount PicturesNicholas Meyer (director/screenplay); Denny Martin Flinn (screenplay); William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Kim Cattrall, Christopher PlummerSci-FiLive action
11 HookTriStar Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentSteven Spielberg (director); James V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo (screenplay); Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Charlie KorsmoFantasy, AdventureLive action
13 The Last Boy ScoutWarner Bros. Pictures / Silver PicturesTony Scott (director); Shane Black (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron, Danielle Harris, Halle BerryActionLive action
20 BugsyTriStar Pictures / Mulholland Productions / Baltimore PicturesBarry Levinson (director); James Toback (screenplay); Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth, Bill GrahamCrime, DramaLive action
Father of the BrideTouchstone PicturesCharles Shyer (director); Nancy Meyers, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett (screenplay); Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Martin Short, George Newbern, Kieran Culkin, BD WongComedyLive action
JFKWarner Bros. PicturesOliver Stone (director/screenplay); Zachary Sklar (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Oldman, Michael Rooker, Jay O. Sanders, Sissy Spacek, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Donald Sutherland, John Candy, Joe PesciThrillerLive action
22 RushMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Zanuck CompanyLili Fini Zanuck (director); Pete Dexter (screenplay); Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam ElliottCrime, DramaLive action
25 The Prince of TidesColumbia PicturesBarbra Streisand (director); Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Jason Gould, Melinda Dillon, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabbe, George CarlinRomance, DramaLive action
27 Fried Green TomatoesUniversal PicturesJon Avnet (director); Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski (screenplay); Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise ParkerComedy, DramaLive action

Notable films released in 1991

United States unless stated

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Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 4Richard Maibaum81USScreenwriter
12Keye Luke86ChinaActor
14David Arkin49USActor
19Don Beddoe87USActor
19Jo Eisinger81USScreenwriter
19John Russell70USActor
25Lilian Bond83UKActress
30John McIntire83USActor
February 1Carol Dempster89USActress
1James MacDonald84USActor, Conductor
2Natalie Kingston85USActress
3Nancy Kulp69USActress
5Dean Jagger87USActor
6Danny Thomas77USActor
24George Gobel71USActor
24Jean Rogers74USActress
26Slim Gaillard75USSinger, Actor
March 3Vance Colvig72USActor
5Ian McLellan Hunter71UKScreenwriter
6Salvo Randone84ItalyActor
7Morton S. Fine74USScreenwriter
10Lee Quigley14UKActorSuperman
14Howard Ashman40USComposer, Lyricist
15George Sherman78USDirector
18Vilma Bánky90HungaryActress
18Narda Onyx59GermanyActress
22Gloria Holden82UKActress
23Mona Maris87ArgentinaActress
27Aldo Ray45USActor
28Carlos Montalbán87MexicoActor
April 3Graham Greene86UKWriter
10Kevin Peter Hall35USActor
10Natalie Schafer90USActress
12Tom Rosqui62USActor
16David Lean83UKDirector
20Don Siegel78USDirector
23William Dozier83USProducer
26Carmine Coppola80USComposer
26A. B. Guthrie Jr.90USScreenwriter
28Ken Curtis74USActor
May 1Richard Thorpe95USDirector
2Jerzy Kosiński57PolandScreenwriter, Actor
6Wilfrid Hyde-White87UKActor
8Ronnie Brody72UKActor
11Dino Diluca88ItalyActor
15Ronald Lacey55UKActor
18Edwina Booth86USActress
18Muriel Box85UKDirector, Writer
23Fletcher Markle70CanadaDirector
26Eugène Lourié88UkraineArt Director
29Coral Browne77AustraliaActress
31Manolo Gómez Bur74SpainCinematographer, Director, Producer
June 3Eva Le Gallienne92UKActress
8Heidi Bruhl49GermanyActress
12Peggy Ashcroft83UKActress
12Bernard Miles83UKActor
15Barry Kelley82USActor
16Joan Caulfield69USActress
18Ronald Allen60UKActorA Night to Remember
19Jean Arthur90USActress
21Ivor Salter65UKActorOn the Buses
23Lea Padovani70ItalyActress
27Milton Subotsky70UKProducer
30John B. Goodman89USArt Director
July 1Michael Landon54USActor
2Don Houghton61FranceScreenwriter
2Lee Remick55USActress
5Mildred Dunnock90USActress
8James Franciscus57USActor
15Bert Convy57USActor
August 12Don Dubbins65USActor
16Luigi Zampa86ItalyDirector
21Richard Wilson75USDirector
22Colleen Dewhurst67CanadaActress
29Dallas Adams44UKActor
29Dixie Dunbar72USActress
30Alan Wheatley84UKActor
September 3Frank Capra94USDirector
4Tom Tryon65USActor
7Ben Piazza58USActor
8Brad Davis41USActor
8Alex North80UKComposer
13Joe Pasternak89USProducer
14Julie Bovasso61USActress
15John Hoyt85USActor
16Carol White48UKActress
21Angelo Rossitto83USActor
23Chuck Vincent51USDirector, producer, writer
24Mary Lawrence73USActress
25Viviane Romance79FranceActress
27Floyd Huddleston79USSongwriter
October 9Thalmus Rasulala51USActor
11Redd Foxx68USActor, Comedian
12Sheila Florance75AustraliaActress
12Diana Gibson76USActress
12Aline MacMahon92USActress
12Regis Toomey93USActor
13Donald Houston67UKActor
14Gene Roddenberry70USProducer
17J. G. Devlin84UKActor
22Judy Kelly77AustraliaActress
28Sylvia Fine78USLyricist, composer, producer
25John Stratton65UKActor
November 2Irwin Allen75USProducer
5Fred MacMurray83USActor
6Gene Tierney70USActress
11Tutte Lemkow73UKActor, Choreographer
11Morton Stevens62USComposer
12Diane Brewster60USActress
12Gabriele Tinti59ItalyActor
13Yves Montand70FranceActor, Singer
14Tony Richardson63UKDirector
19Reggie Nalder84AustriaActor
20Daniel Mann89USDirector
21Robert Kaufman60USScreenwriter
22Tadashi Imai79JapanDirector
23Klaus Kinski65GermanyActor
24Anton Furst47USProduction designer
24Freddie Mercury45UKSinger, Songwriter
25Eleanor Audley86USActress
27Ralph Bellamy87USActor
27George Edwards67USProducer
28Mel Dinelli79USWriter
December 5Robert Karvelas70USActor
7Herb Jaffe70USProducer
11Robert Q. Lewis70USActor
11Pat Walshe91USActorThe Wizard of Oz
12Eleanor Boardman93USActress
13Judy Moorcroft58UKCostume designer
19Paul Maxwell70UKActor
28Cassandra Harris43AustraliaActress

Film debuts

References

  1. "1991 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  2. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 26, 2017. $519,843,345
  3. Beauty and the Beast box-office
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