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1. La Promesse (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Votes: 5,998 | Gross: $0.45M
excellent lead performances from Jérémie Renier and Olivier Gourmet. A simple tale but with all the strength of a classic moral short story.
2. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
R | 99 min | Drama, War
Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.
Votes: 3,689 | Gross: $0.66M
moving adaptation of a short story by Tolstoy.
3. When We Were Kings (1996)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.
Votes: 13,252 | Gross: $2.67M
4. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk ... See full summary »
very very funny
5. Tesis (1996)
R | 125 min | Mystery, Thriller
While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
not a bad genre flick.
6. Hard Eight (1996)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.
Votes: 32,067 | Gross: $0.22M
7. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 94 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 542,426 | Gross: $16.50M
9. Fly Away Home (1996)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.
Votes: 21,041 | Gross: $24.51M
Carroll Ballard, classmate of Coppola and master storyteller.
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
12. Bian Lian (1996)
91 min | Drama
Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,889 | Gross: $1.10M
13. Nespatrené (1996)
Documentary about blind pupils of the Jaroslav Jezek School in Prague. They're given the photo camera to capture their life and surroundings by themselves that shows as a result a unique point of view and perception these children have.
Director: Miroslav Janek
14. Nun va Goldoon (1996)
78 min | Comedy, Drama
A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.
Votes: 2,277 | Gross: $0.04M
15. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 512,061 | Gross: $24.61M
16. Kolya (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,979 | Gross: $5.73M
17. Secrets & Lies (1996)
R | 136 min | Drama
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.
Votes: 31,383 | Gross: $13.42M
18. Small Faces (1996)
R | 108 min | Drama
Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ... See full summary »
19. Ridicule (1996)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Votes: 6,426 | Gross: $2.50M
20. Sling Blade (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
Votes: 77,662 | Gross: $24.48M
22. The Frighteners (1996)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
After a tragic car accident kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Votes: 72,696 | Gross: $16.76M
23. Unhook the Stars (1996)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,898 | Gross: $0.23M
24. Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël? (1996)
90 min | Drama
A woman and her seven children live on a farm in Southern France. In spite of the hard work and the mediocre accommodation, their life would be a happy one, but for one person: the owner of... See full summary »
Votes: 675 | Gross: $0.01M
25. Family Resemblances (1996)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,821 | Gross: $0.32M
27. Shall We Dance? (1996)
PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.
Votes: 9,678 | Gross: $9.68M
28. Nenette and Boni (1996)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza ... See full summary »
29. Citizen Ruth (1996)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.
Votes: 6,321 | Gross: $0.15M
30. The Cable Guy (1996)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.
Votes: 132,728 | Gross: $60.24M
very very dark. as with "I Love You Phillip Morris", excellent use of that irritating Jim Carrey persona.
32. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
R | 84 min | Comedy
An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.
Votes: 23,821 | Gross: $2.92M
34. The Funeral (1996)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
In the 30's, in New York, the coffin of the leftist gangster Johnny Tempio is brought to the house of his older brother Ray for the wake of family and friends. Ray is a cold gangster that ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,367 | Gross: $1.23M
35. Escape from L.A. (1996)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.
Votes: 59,635 | Gross: $25.48M
37. Chung fung dui liu feng gaai tau (1996)
91 min | Action, Crime
After assaulting his tactical commander during a raid gone sour, a dedicated but temperamental cop Sergeant Bill Chu is demoted to the Emergency Unit, long considered to be the police force's dumping ground for problem cops.
38. The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Not Rated | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
40. Se qing nan nu (1996)
99 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling director is offered the opportunity to direct a Cat-III film to revive his career. Torn between artistic integrity and financial troubles, he also has to deal with his jealous ... See full summary »
41. Silent Trigger (1996)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
42. Black Jack: The Movie (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller
The adventures of the unlicensed but genius doctor Black Jack, who encounters extraordinary people and phenomena as he attends to unusual medical cases.
45. La belle verte (1996)
99 min | Comedy
The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those who live there are a real step ahead of us: they spend their time concentrating their ... See full summary »
The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Everybody Loves Larry
TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy
The network wants Jon Stewart to be the permanent guest host, but Arthur knows they want him to take over for Larry. Larry thinks David Duchovny has a crush on him. Hank gets ripped off by Elvis Costello.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
My Name Is Asher Kingsley
TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy
When Hank decides to embrace his religion, he causes problems with Larry, the network, and his fans.
49. Our Friends in the North (1996– )
623 min | Drama
A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends, Nicky, Geordie, Mary, and Tosker, from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal ... See full summary »
50. The Sculptress (1996– )
180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to ... See full summary »
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)
A Fistful of Dinars
TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Xena and Gabrielle join two men of doubtful reputation (including Xena's ex-fiancé) in order to find the Treasure of the Sumerians and prevent the wrong hands from getting the most valuable... See full summary »
52. Martian Successor Nadesico (1996– )
TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Some unknown presence is attacking Earth with dangerous robots and the only thing that can save the day is the crew of the Nadesico: a powerful spaceship.
Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)
The Last Shout: Part 2
TV-14 | Comedy
Mother's very hip friends turn up and stay in a camper van in the street but extract electricity from the house. Eddy is unusually supportive of Saffy as the wedding nears, largely because ... See full summary »
56. Interview Day (1996 TV Movie)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that their children have grown up and reluctantly they have to let them enroll at Cambridge ... See full summary »
57. 35 Aside (1996)
27 min | Comedy, Short
Philip is a misfit at his new school. When he is bullied, his mother decides to sort out things between him and his schoolmates, because his father unable to do so, as he is currently doing time in prison.
The Little Kicks
TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy
Jerry is forced to bootleg a movie for Kramer's friend. George tries the "bad boy" image. No one has the heart to tell Elaine that she's a terrible dancer.
61. My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996)
178 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his ... See full summary »