THE 1996 AWESOME COUNT DOWN!!!!by sedr25 | created - 22 May 2012 | updated - 22 May 2012 | Public
From the best to the worst of 1996.
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1. Mission: Impossible (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Votes: 327,972 | Gross: $180.98M
2. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The Borg travel back in time intent 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.
Votes: 104,422 | Gross: $92.00M
3. Matilda (1996)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Votes: 100,814 | Gross: $33.08M
4. Happy Gilmore (1996)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.
Votes: 169,112 | Gross: $38.62M
5. Harriet the Spy (1996)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?
Votes: 8,564 | Gross: $26.54M
6. Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.
Votes: 16,328 | Gross: $15.32M
7. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
G | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.
Votes: 17,657 | Gross: $33.61M
8. First Kid (1996)
PG | 101 min | Family, Comedy
A former boxer turned Secret Service agent is assigned to protect the President's son, who seems determined to make life difficult for his new protector.
Votes: 8,373 | Gross: $26.46M
9. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.
Votes: 53,210 | Gross: $28.93M
10. 101 Dalmatians (1996)
G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.
Votes: 83,951 | Gross: $136.19M
11. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.
Votes: 116,088 | Gross: $100.14M
12. Twister (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Votes: 154,043 | Gross: $241.72M
13. Jerry Maguire (1996)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Votes: 207,328 | Gross: $153.95M
14. One Fine Day (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.
Votes: 38,567 | Gross: $46.15M
15. Black Sheep (1996)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 31,943 | Gross: $32.38M
16. Multiplicity (1996)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated.
Votes: 26,476 | Gross: $20.10M
17. Jingle All the Way (1996)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 77,608 | Gross: $60.57M
18. D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 20,831 | Gross: $22.94M
19. A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
The Bradys receive a surprise visit when a man claiming to be Carol's long-lost first husband shows up at their residence, the family question his motives.
Votes: 8,817 | Gross: $21.40M
20. DragonHeart (1996)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.
Votes: 82,899 | Gross: $51.37M
21. Eddie (1996)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport
Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,652 | Gross: $31.36M
22. Jack (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.
Votes: 49,935 | Gross: $58.62M
23. 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: 132,595 | Gross: $60.24M
24. The Nutty Professor (1996)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.
Votes: 94,230 | Gross: $128.81M
25. The Preacher's Wife (1996)
PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,545 | Gross: $48.10M
26. The Phantom (1996)
PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 29,174 | Gross: $17.30M
27. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
G | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.
Votes: 11,674 | Gross: $49.14M
28. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 467,129 | Gross: $306.17M
29. The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
G | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,485 | Gross: $15.09M
30. All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.
Votes: 4,586 | Gross: $8.62M
31. Space Jam (1996)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 127,723 | Gross: $90.46M
32. Kazaam (1996)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.
Votes: 20,502 | Gross: $18.88M
33. Mars Attacks! (1996)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
Votes: 185,989 | Gross: $37.77M
34. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
Votes: 183,078 | Gross: $46.35M
35. The Craft (1996)
R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.
Votes: 63,504 | Gross: $24.88M
36. Fear (1996)
R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 34,575 | Gross: $20.75M