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1.
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
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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. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
“ moving adaptation of a short story by Tolstoy. ” - maddox-richard
 
2.
La Promesse (1996)
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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. (90 mins.)
“ excellent lead performances from Jérémie Renier and Olivier Gourmet. A simple tale but with all the strength of a classic moral short story. ” - maddox-richard
 
3.
Thesis (1996)
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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... (125 mins.)
“ not a bad genre flick. ” - maddox-richard
 
4.
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
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Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy... (85 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
“ very very funny ” - maddox-richard
 
5.
When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
 
6.
Trainspotting (1996)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
7.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (120 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
8.
Fly Away Home (1996)
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. (107 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ Carroll Ballard, classmate of Coppola and master storyteller. ” - maddox-richard
 
9.
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 mins.)
 
10.
Mars Attacks! (1996)
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Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
11.
The King of Masks (1996)
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Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story... (91 mins.)
Director: Tian-Ming Wu
 
12.
Nespatrené (1996 Documentary)
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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
 
13.
A Moment of Innocence (1996)
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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. (78 mins.)
 
14.
Fargo (1996)
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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. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
15.
Kolya (1996)
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Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man... (105 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
 
16.
Secrets & Lies (1996)
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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. (136 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
17.
Small Faces (1996)
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Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow... (108 mins.)
 
18.
Ridicule (1996)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
19.
Sling Blade (1996)
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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. (135 mins.)
 
20.
Drifting Clouds (1996)
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The recession hits a couple in Helsinki. (96 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
21.
The Frighteners (1996)
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After a tragic car accident that 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. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
22.
Unhook the Stars (1996)
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Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home... (103 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
23.
Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël? (1996)
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A woman and her seven children live on a farm in Southern France. In spite of the hard work and the mediocre accommodation... (90 mins.)
 
24.
Family Resemblances (1996)
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal... (110 mins.)
 
25.
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
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A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents. (92 mins.)
 
26.
Shall We Dance? (1996)
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A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. (136 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
 
27.
Nenette and Boni (1996)
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Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother... (103 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
28.
Citizen Ruth (1996)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
29.
The Cable Guy (1996)
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A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences. (96 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ very very dark. as with "I Love You Phillip Morris", excellent use of that irritating Jim Carrey persona. ” - maddox-richard
 
30.
Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
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A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate. (76 mins.)
 
31.
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
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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. (84 mins.)
 
32.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
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The Muppets' twist on the classic tale. (99 mins.)
Director: Brian Henson
 
33.
The Funeral (1996)
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In the 30's, in New York, the coffin of the leftist gangster Johnny Tempio is brought to the house of... (99 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
34.
Escape from L.A. (1996)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
35.
Big Night (1996)
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A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. (109 mins.)
 
36.
Big Bullet (1996)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
 
37.
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
38.
Primal Fear (1996)
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An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep. (129 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
39.
Viva Erotica (1996)
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A struggling director is offered the opportunity to direct a Cat-III film to revive his career. Torn between artistic integrity and financial troubles... (99 mins.)
Director: Tung-Shing Yee
 
40.
Silent Trigger (1996)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
41.
Black Jack: The Movie (1996)
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The adventures of the unlicensed but genius doctor Black Jack, who encounters extraordinary people and phenomena as he attends to unusual medical cases. (90 mins.)
 
42.
Rasputin (1996 TV Movie)
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HBO biopic about the infamous "mad monk" Rasputin from the court of Tsar Nicholas in Russia. (135 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
43.
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)
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About desires and lives of four characters in diverse circumstances. A poor novelist, a cheating wife, a mysophobic husband and a ticket girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
44.
La belle verte (1996)
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The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those... (99 mins.)
Director: Coline Serreau
 
45.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Everybody Loves Larry (1996)
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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. (30 mins.)
 
46.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992 TV Series)
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When Hank decides to embrace his religion, he causes problems with Larry, the network, and his fans. (30 mins.)
 
47.
Dancing in the Street (1996 TV Series)
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A documentary on the history of rock and roll. (60 mins.)
Director: Karen Walsh
 
48.
Our Friends in the North (1996 Mini-Series)
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A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends - Nicky, Geordie, Mary and Tosker... (623 mins.)
 
49.
The Sculptress (1996 Mini-Series)
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Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother... (180 mins.)
 
50.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: A Fistful of Dinars (1996)
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Xena and Gabrielle join two men of doubtful reputation (including Xena's ex-fiancé) in order to find... (45 mins.)
 
51.
Martian Successor Nadesico (1996 TV Series)
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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.
 
52.
Absolutely Fabulous (1992 TV Series)
Episode: The Last Shout: Part 2 (1996)
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Mother's very hip friends turn up and stay in a camper van in the street but extract electricity from the house... (45 mins.)
 
53.
French and Saunders (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Franco e Sandro (1996)
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders... (30 mins.)
 
54.
Ruby Wax Meets... (1996 TV Series)
Episode: Imelda Marcos (1996)
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7 BBC television celebrity profiles/portraits featuring Ruby with Imelda Marcos (50 minutes), Goldie Hawn (30')...
Director: Don Boyd
 
55.
Interview Day (1996 TV Movie)
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Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that... (85 mins.)
Director: Piers Haggard
 
56.
I'm Your Number One Fan (1996 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Professor Paul Mullen looks at the way in which admiration can slip into obsession and in some cases, life-threatening behavior.
Director: Jaine Green
 
57.
35 Aside (1996 Short Film)
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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. (27 mins.)
 
58.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
Episode: The Little Kicks (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
 
60.
My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996)
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Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate... (178 mins.)
 
61.
Voci nel tempo (1996)
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Semi-documentary without comment portraying Castellarano, a small town in Northern Italy. (86 mins.)
Director: Franco Piavoli