I flip-flopped for a long, long time on this one. This was one of the final two years I selected for this list. It was that difficult for me.
Ultimately I went with what could probably be considered the “obvious” choice. But sometimes the obvious choice is the best choice. There’s a reason it’s the obvious choice.
It won all the awards, made all the money (fifth highest grosser of the year), is one of the most iconic movies ever made, and produced one of the greatest villains in all of cinema. It’s the choice.
I’m going to go over all the other choices for this year, but ultimately we’re going to come back to how perfect a choice this is and how nothing can really top this as the film for 1991. (more…)