Top 21 underrated crime movies from year 1991

01.
Oscar
109 min | 1991 |
6.6 (30110 votes)
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8.6 (118 reviews)

A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".

02.
Double Impact
110 min | 1991 |
5.6 (39150 votes)
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7.45 (82 reviews)

Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

03.
Out for Justice
88 min | 1991 |
6.1 (21916 votes)
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7.61 (114 reviews)

The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.

04.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
98 min | 1991 |
6.1 (19255 votes)
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7.45 (88 reviews)

Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armored car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.

05.
The Hard Way
111 min | 1991 |
6.4 (18918 votes)
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7.69 (62 reviews)

An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York City policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.

06.
The Last Boy Scout
105 min | 1991 |
7.0 (95888 votes)
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8.26 (168 reviews)

A private detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

07.
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
85 min | 1991 |
6.9 (108455 votes)
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8.09 (94 reviews)

Lieutenant Frank Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

08.
Grand Canyon
134 min | 1991 |
6.9 (13709 votes)
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8.08 (100 reviews)

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ...

09.
Backdraft
137 min | 1991 |
6.7 (74975 votes)
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7.87 (141 reviews)

Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

10.
Shattered
98 min | 1991 |
6.5 (8781 votes)
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7.54 (55 reviews)

After a horrific car wreck leaves him an amnesiac, a man slowly begins to unravel his shocking past.

11.
Delicatessen
99 min | 1991 |
7.6 (82364 votes)
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8.38 (172 reviews)

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

12.
Boyz n the Hood
112 min | 1991 |
7.8 (131281 votes)
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8.56 (210 reviews)

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects.

13.
Billy Bathgate
106 min | 1991 |
5.9 (10480 votes)
|
6.65 (34 reviews)

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

14.
Point Break
122 min | 1991 |
7.3 (166732 votes)
|
8.0 (337 reviews)

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

15.
New Jack City
97 min | 1991 |
6.7 (33192 votes)
|
7.33 (75 reviews)

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

16.
Showdown in Little Tokyo
79 min | 1991 |
6.1 (16078 votes)
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6.73 (115 reviews)

Two L.A. cops with opposing views on what is the best way to uphold the law have to work together to bring down the Yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful woman.

17.
The Silence of the Lambs
118 min | 1991 |
8.6 (1317117 votes)
|
9.13 (1335 reviews)

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

18.
A Brighter Summer Day
237 min | 1991 |
8.4 (8716 votes)
|
8.87 (41 reviews)

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.

19.
Thelma & Louise
130 min | 1991 |
7.5 (142569 votes)
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7.95 (291 reviews)

Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.

20.
Dead Again
107 min | 1991 |
6.9 (26451 votes)
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7.0 (108 reviews)

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.

21.
Bugsy
136 min | 1991 |
6.8 (27352 votes)
|
6.78 (70 reviews)

The story of how Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel started Las Vegas.

Top 2 overrated crime movies from year 1991

01.
Cape Fear
128 min | 1991 |
7.3 (181135 votes)
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6.73 (311 reviews)

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

02.
Ricochet
102 min | 1991 |
6.2 (16148 votes)
|
5.86 (67 reviews)

A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.