1991 wasn’t a particularly spectacular year for movies. But still it was a respectable year, if not in terms of quality, then definitely in terms of variety. While one hand we had some great thrillers like ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Cape Fear’, we also saw release of some brilliant dramas like ‘JFK’ and ‘Days of Being Wild’. And how can we forget one of best action movies of all time: ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’. Here is the list of top movies of 1991:
Director Oliver Stone’s controversial drama is a historical epic surrounding New Orleans DA Jim Garrison’s (Kevin Costner) investigation of the John F. Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963. The film won Oscar for Best Cinematography and Best Editing. The interpretation is based on the alleged conspiracy theories of the obsessed attorney about the mystery of the death, and on the testimony of a number of (unreliable) witnesses.
The editing of the movie is top notch and the source materials included news reels, black & white photos, miniature models which are assembled together to tell the truth. Gary Oldman, who plays assassin Harvey Oswald, delivers a great performance. The trial scene including the monologue from Kevin Costner stand out.
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14. Cape Fear