Best of 1996

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1.
Scream (1996)
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A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
2.
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
 
3.
Independence Day (1996)
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The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive. (145 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
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Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results. (108 mins.)
 
7.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
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When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
8.
The Rock (1996)
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A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
9.
Happy Gilmore (1996)
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A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house. (92 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
10.
Mission: Impossible (1996)
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An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. (110 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
11.
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
 
12.
Sleepers (1996)
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After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge. (147 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
13.
The English Patient (1996)
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At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
 
14.
A Time to Kill (1996)
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In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting a revolt by local racist groups. (149 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
15.
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
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"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S... (89 mins.)
Director: Paris Barclay
 
16.
Space Jam (1996)
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In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Pytka
 
17.
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
 
18.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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The Borg travel back in time intended on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
 
19.
Striptease (1996)
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A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her. (115 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bergman
 
20.
Eraser (1996)
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A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons. (115 mins.)
Director: Charles Russell
 
21.
Fear (1996)
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When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear. (97 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
22.
Kingpin (1996)
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A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches. (113 mins.)
 
23.
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
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A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. (129 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
24.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
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A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one. (89 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
 
25.
The Nutty Professor (1996)
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Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
26.
Broken Arrow (1996)
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Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans. (108 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
27.
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
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A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
28.
Daylight (1996)
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Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety. (114 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
 
29.
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
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The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team. (104 mins.)
 
30.
The Phantom (1996)
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The Phantom, descendent of a line of African superheroes, travels to New York City to thwart a wealthy criminal genius from obtaining three magic skulls which would give him the secret to ultimate power. (100 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
31.
Spy Hard (1996)
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Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot KGB agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world. (81 mins.)
Director: Rick Friedberg
 
32.
Phenomenon (1996)
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An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
33.
White Squall (1996)
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Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage. (129 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
34.
Black Sheep (1996)
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A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election. (87 mins.)
 
35.
Tin Cup (1996)
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A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
36.
High School High (1996)
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Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher. (86 mins.)
Director: Hart Bochner
 
37.
City Hall (1996)
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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences. (111 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
38.
Maximum Risk (1996)
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A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He... (101 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
39.
Bordello of Blood (1996)
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The Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello. (87 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Adler
 
40.
Black Mask (1996)
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A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Lee
 
41.
The Chamber (1996)
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A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row. (113 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
42.
Before and After (1996)
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Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend. (108 mins.)
 
43.
Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
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This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead. (107 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
 
44.
Bed of Roses (1996)
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Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love... (87 mins.)
 
45.
The Glimmer Man (1996)
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Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man". (91 mins.)
Director: John Gray
 
46.
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
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Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base... (93 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
47.
Joe's Apartment (1996)
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A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches. (80 mins.)
Director: John Payson
 
48.
Dr. Wai in the Scriptures with No Words (1996)
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A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers. (91 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
 
49.
The Great White Hype (1996)
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When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches... (91 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
50.
Killers (1996)
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Odessa and Kyle James were just your average American boys until the night they went upstairs and killed their parents in cold blood... and smiled. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Mendez
 
51.
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
 
52.
Shine (1996)
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks