Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1991. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1991. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1991 Sci-Fi Movies List
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 2h 17min | 137min | 03 Jul 1991Score: 8.61/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dean Norris, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Xander Berkeley, Mark Christopher Lawrence
Synopsis: Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah…
Tagline: It's nothing personal.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
PG | 1h 50min | 110min | 06 Dec 1991Score: 7.33/10
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: David Warner, Christopher Plummer, Christian Slater, William Shatner, Tom Morga
Synopsis: After an explosion on their moon, the Klingons have an estimated 50 years before their ozone layer is completely depleted, and they all die. They have only one choice - to make peace with the Federation, which will mean an end to 70 years of conflict. Captain James T. Kirk and crew are called upon to help in the negotiations because of their experience with the Klingons. Peace talks don't quite proceed, and Kirk and McCoy are convicted of assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor, and imprisoned on Rura Penthe, a snowy hard-labor prison camp. Will they manage to escape? And…
Tagline: The battle for peace has begun
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
PG | 1h 33min | 93min | 19 Jul 1991Score: 5.91/10
Director: Peter Hewitt
Starring: Frank Welker, Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Pam Grier, Ed Gale
Synopsis: The world of our distant future is a veritable utopia, thanks to the lyrics of two simple-minded 20th Century rock and rollers, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan. However, a would-be conquerer threatens to throw history off-track by sending "most non-non-heinous" evil robot Bill and Teds back to kill their good counterparts. Finding themselves dead, the boys must outwit the Grim Reaper and traverse Heaven and Hell to return to the land of the living, rescue their "babes" and have a "most triumphant" concert at the all-important Battle of the Bands.
Tagline: Hell Hath No Pizza
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
R | 1h 31min | 91minScore: 5.51/10
Director: Rolfe Kanefsky
Starring: Maja Barnes, Christopher Thomas, Robb DelGuidice, Cyrus Voris, Molly Jacobson
Synopsis: Seven teens head up to a cabin on the lake for spring break. Mike has studied all horror films on video, and recognizes the signs of foreshadowing of doom. The others dismiss his concerns as the workings of a person that watches too many videos, but there really is something out there, and the teens begin experiencing an attrition problem when they start stumbling into all the cliches found in a typical teen horror film.
Tagline: A horror film of comic proportions.
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)
R | 1h 26min | 86min | 01 May 1992Score: 5.25/10
Director: David DeCoteau
Starring: Ian Abercrombie, Michael Deak, Richard Lynch, Sarah Douglas, Matthew Faison
Synopsis: Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and his secret is discovered. During a Nazi raid on his home, Toulon's beautiful wife is murdered. Toulon vows revenge, with the help of his animated puppets. This movie gives a new perspective on Toulon and his "friends".
Tagline: When good puppets go bad
Trancers II (1991)
R | 1h 25min | 85minScore: 4.98/10
Director: Charles Band
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Richard Lynch, Christopher Doyle, Rhino Michaels
Synopsis: It is Los Angeles, 1991. Jack Deth has become accustomed to life with his new wife, Lena, in the six years since they singed Whistler. Hap Ashby, a former pitcher for the California Angels, had gotten his life out of the gutter and made quite a fortune investing, which he uses to finance his collection of fire trucks, among other things. But life is about to become a little more difficult for Jack and the gang. Whistler's brother, E.D. Wardo, has gome back in time and has started a trancer farm under the organization known as GreenWorld. GreenWorld strives to…
Tagline: Time waits for no man... unless his name is JACK DETH!
R | 1h 36min | 96min | 25 May 1991Score: 4.98/10
Director: Avi Nesher
Starring: Michael Biehn, Julian Christopher, Richard Jordan, Patsy Kensit, Raymond St. Jacques
Synopsis: When someone tries to murder watchmaker Eddy Kay, the incident triggers a barrage of nightmares and flashbacks into a past that isn't his own. Fearing for his sanity, Eddy contacts psychiatrist Dr. Anna Nolmar for help. Anna thinks he's hallucinating until another attack proves the dangers are all too real. The two of them go on the run, trying to discover the truth about Eddie's past and true identity before it kills them.
Tagline: Who is Eddy Kay, who is trying to kill him and why...?
The Guyver (1991)
PG-13 | 1h 28min | 88min | 03 Jun 1992Score: 4.71/10
Directors: Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Linnea Quigley, Michael Berryman, Michael Deak, Mark Hamill
Synopsis: A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he begins to uncover a secret plot to genetically engineer terrifying monsters.
Tagline: Some mutants are more equal than others.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
PG | 1h 28min | 88min | 22 Mar 1991Score: 4.67/10
Director: Michael Pressman
Starring: Frank Welker, David Warner, Michael McConnohie, Kurt Bryant, Tim Parati
Synopsis: The turtles find out where the Ooze, the substance which made them mutate, came from. Unfortunately Shredder learns about it too, and uses it to enhance himself. So the turtles have to prove again who's the better ninja fighter.
Tagline: Cowabunga, it's the new turtle movie.
The Terror Within II (1991)
R | 1h 30min | 90minScore: 4.6/10
Director: Andrew Stevens
Starring: R. Lee Ermey, Gordon Currie, Barbara Alyn Woods, Stella Stevens, Renée Jones
Synopsis: In a world gone mad, the last human colony struggles to survive underground, beneath a land of nightmarish mutants who seek to destroy them. But when the mutant breaks inside humanity's final stronghold, the battle for survival pits the human colonists against their deadly invaders a few miles below the Earth's surface.
Tagline: Part Man. Part Beast. Total Nightmare.
The Unborn (1991)
R | 1h 23min | 83min | 29 Mar 1991Score: 4.49/10
Director: Rodman Flender
Starring: James Karen, Rick Dean, Brooke Adams, Jonathan Emerson, Angelina Estrada
Synopsis: A couple who cannot have children joins an in-vitro fertilization program. While she is with child, she finds strange occurrences happening within her body. The horror surrounding the child comes to light when the parents find that their child has been part of a mad experiment.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)
R | 1h 30min | 90minScore: 4.48/10
Director: Martin Kitrosser
Starring: Clint Howard, Gerry Black, Neith Hunter, Jane Higginson, Eric Welch
Synopsis: A young boy sees his father killed by a toy that was anonymously delivered to his house. After that, he is too traumatized to speak, and his mother must deal with both him and the loss of her husband. Meanwhile, a toy maker named Joe Peto builds some suspicious-looking toys, and a mysterious man creeps around both the toy store and the boy's house...but who is responsible for the killer toys?
Tagline: He's Home... But He's Not Alone.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
R | 1h 43min | 103min | 14 Dec 1991Score: 4.3/10
Director: Kazuki Ohmori
Starring: Kôichi Ueda, Kenji Sahara, Kôichi Ueda, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Richard Berger
Synopsis: Time travellers from the 23rd century return to 1992 to warn Japan that Godzilla will cause a catastrophic nuclear incident in the 21st century and suggest a way to rid the world of him forever. They intend to go back to 1944, to Ragos Island, where a dinosaur was exposed to radiation from the Bikini H-Bomb test and became Godzilla. Upon completion of this task, King Ghidrah appears in 1992 and the visitors' true plan is discovered. They wish to destroy Japan so it will not become the dominant economic force. Luckily for the Japanese, Godzilla was still created and…
Tagline: Kings of the monsters.
Critters 3 (1991)
PG-13 | 1h 26min | 86minScore: 4.2/10
Director: Kristine Peterson
Starring: Lin Shaye, Dee Wallace, Ethan Phillips, Billy Zane, Edward Chiodo
Synopsis: In what appears to be a cross between Critters and The Towering Inferno, the residents of a shoddy L.A. apartment block are chased up to the roof by hoards of the eponymous hairy horrors.
Tagline: You Are What _They_ Eat
Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)
PG-13 | 1h 32min | 92min | 05 Jul 1991Score: 4.12/10
Director: Jon Hess
Starring: Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, Thomas Rosales Jr., Richard Lynch, Buckley Norris
Synopsis: A giant alligator runs riot in a small town with a lake connected to a sewer/drainage system. Typical plot; nobody believes the sightings until lots of people have been killed.
Tagline: It erupted from the bowels of the city in a lethal frenzy.
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)
R | 1h 27min | 87minScore: 4.03/10
Director: John De Bello
Starring: John Astin, John Witherspoon, Frank Davis, John De Bello, 'Squeeze' Del Monte
Synopsis: Police assitant Boyle along with tomatologist Kennedi Johnson look into investigations about Killer Tomato attacks, and discover Gangrene plans to brainwash people via TV talk shows to take over the world! Will Gangrene be stopped? Will Johnson become part of a Bacon, Lettuce and Human sandwich?
Tagline: When good vegetables go bad!
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
R | 1h 31min | 91min | 01 Nov 1991Score: 3.74/10
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Michael Ironside, Virginia Madsen, Rusty Schwimmer, Matt Johnson, Sean Connery
Synopsis: The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet...
Tagline: It's a kind of magic.
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