Published July 26, 1991|Updated Oct. 13, 2005

Top area movies selected by Times critic Hal Lipper.1 Thelma & Louise _ Susan Sarandon & Geena Davis put a feminist twist on the male-dominated road movie.

2 Terminator 2: Judgment Day _ Carnage in the name of peace, courtesy of Arnold Schwarzenegger & friends.

3 Boyz N the Hood _ John Singleton puts a powerful L.A./African-American stamp on his coming-of-age movie.

4 Impromptu _ A spry romance focusing on the courtship of novelist George Sand and composer Frederic Chopin.

5 Ju Dou _ A tragedy of Shakespearean proportions set in a Chinese factory during the 1920s.