My Favorite Movies of 1996

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1.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader. (130 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
2.
Samson and Delilah (1996 TV Movie)
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Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines... (172 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
3.
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 agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
4.
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
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
The North Star (1996)
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Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town... (90 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
Biography (1987 TV Series)
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Last Man Standing (1996)
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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town. (101 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
Courage Under Fire (1996)
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A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor. (116 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
16.
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
 
17.
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
 
18.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father (1996 TV Movie)
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The globe trotting trip that Henry Jones, Jr. sets out on in the early 1900s next takes him and his family to Russia... (93 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
22.
Dead Man's Walk (1996 Mini-Series)
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe. (272 mins.)
 
23.
Twister (1996)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (1996 TV Movie)
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Actually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr... (178 mins.)
 
28.
Beautiful Girls (1996)
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A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love. (112 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
29.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
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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.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996 Documentary)
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An overview of Clark Gable's life and memorable career hosted by Liam Neeson. (46 mins.)
Director: Susan F. Walker