ALL FILMS IN OSCAR 1996 (RANKED)

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1.
Se7en (1995)
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Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
2.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
3.
Braveheart (1995)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
4.
Apollo 13 (1995)
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NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
5.
Babe (1995)
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Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
 
6.
Il Postino (1994)
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Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice. (108 mins.)
 
7.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
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Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
8.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
9.
Nixon (1995)
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A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame. (192 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
10.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
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A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. (122 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
 
11.
Casino (1995)
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A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire and over a fast living and fast loving socialite. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
12.
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
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Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
13.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
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A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
14.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
15.
Rob Roy (1995)
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In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite. (139 mins.)
 
16.
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
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When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy porn star and prostitute. (95 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
17.
Georgia (1995)
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Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister... (115 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
18.
Toy Story (1995)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
 
19.
Batman Forever (1995)
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Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin. (121 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
20.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
21.
Shanghai Triad (1995)
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A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress. (108 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
22.
Restoration (1995)
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The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
23.
Richard III (1995)
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting. (110 mins.)
 
24.
Crimson Tide (1995)
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On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles, before confirming his orders to do so. (116 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
25.
Waterworld (1995)
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In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. (135 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
26.
My Family (1995)
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This epic film traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs... (128 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
27.
Roommates (1995)
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An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down. (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
28.
Pocahontas (1995)
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An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. (81 mins.)
 
29.
Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Leven
 
30.
Sabrina (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it. (127 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
31.
The American President (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. President and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception", and sparks fly anyway. (114 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
32.
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles... (93 mins.)
Director: Diane Keaton
 
33.
Antonia's Line (1995)
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive. (102 mins.)
Director: Marleen Gorris
 
34.
All Things Fair (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher... (130 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
35.
Dust of Life (1995)
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Based on a true story, after the US withdrawal and the fall of South Vietnam to the communist forces in 1975, many people are sent to reeducation camps. Several desperate boys in one of the camps begin planing their escape. (87 mins.)
 
36.
O Quatrilho (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two couples of Italian immigrants are part of a game that leads to treason and brings serious consequences to those who lose. (92 mins.)
Director: Fábio Barreto
 
37.
The Star Maker (1995)
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A photographer and the types of people he encounters. (113 mins.)
 
38.
A Close Shave (1995 Short Film)
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Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
39.
The Chicken from Outer Space (1996 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In this pilot for Courage the Cowardly Dog, Courage, the cowardly dog of an oblivious elderly couple that lives on a remote farm, must defend them from a malicious space chicken bent on conquest and its mutagenic eggs. (8 mins.)
 
40.
The End (1995 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An animator finds himself trying to explain his (lack of) artistic vision to his creations, who just aren't impressed. (6 mins.)
Director: Chris Landreth
 
41.
Gagarin (1994 Short Film)
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A young caterpillar yearns to fly like the butterflies and birds, but cannot launch himself high enough to do so - until a couple start playing badminton nearby. (3 mins.)
 
42.
Runaway Brain (1995 Short Film)
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In an attempt to convince Minnie that he hasn't forgotten to buy her an anniversary present, Mickey Mouse ends up promising to take her to Hawaii... (7 mins.)
Director: Chris Bailey
 
43.
Lieberman in Love (1995 Short Film)
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Joe Lieberman is attracted to Shaleen. They begin a professional relationship, which continues even after Joe develops a romantic interest in a woman named Kate, who is married. (39 mins.)
Director: Christine Lahti
 
44.
Brooms (1996 Short Film)
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A single street sweeper faces the odorous task of cleaning up the city market:a motley selection of other... (16 mins.)
 
45.
Duke of Groove (1996 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Mother takes her teenage son to a party, to make sure he will not be at home when father leaves the family for good. (32 mins.)
Director: Griffin Dunne
 
46.
Little Surprises (1996 Short Film)
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A guy who loved his team San Lorenzo de Almagro, forced to go away from his family (36 mins.)
Director: Jeff Goldblum
 
47.
Tuesday Morning Ride (1995 Short Film)
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(35 mins.)
Director: Dianne Houston
 
48.
One Survivor Remembers (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein recounts her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty, including the loss of her parents, brother, friends, home, possessions, and community. (39 mins.)
Director: Kary Antholis
 
49.
Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Jim Dine
 
50.
The Living Sea (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing the fact that it's a single interconnected ocean, and the dependence of all life on the ocean... (40 mins.)
 
51.
Never Give Up: The 20th Century Odyssey of Herbert Zipper (1995 Documentary)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Terry Sanders
 
52.
The Shadow of Hate (1995 Documentary)
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(40 mins.)
 
53.
Anne Frank Remembered (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning... (117 mins.)
Director: Jon Blair
 
54.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
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Struggling to keep the family farm in the family. (60 mins.)
 
55.
Small Wonders (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin... (77 mins.)
Director: Allan Miller
 
56.
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The life and career of the great baseball champion, Hank Aaron. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Tollin
 
57.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Documentary about the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane. Features interviews with Welles' and Hearst's co-workers also as a relative complete bio of Hearst. (60 mins.)