Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1996

1. Independence Day (1996) Independence Day (1996)
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The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive. Dir: Roland Emmerich With: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 145 mins.
2. Fargo (1996) Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. Dir: Joel Coen With: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi Crime | Drama | Thriller 98 mins.
3. Matilda (1996) Matilda (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. Dir: Danny DeVito With: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson Comedy | Fantasy 98 mins.
4. Romeo + Juliet (1996) Romeo + Juliet (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. Dir: Baz Luhrmann With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo Drama | Romance 120 mins.
5. Trainspotting (1996) Trainspotting (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. Dir: Danny Boyle With: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller Drama 94 mins.
6. Space Jam (1996) Space Jam (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Toons play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom. Dir: Joe Pytka With: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Sport 88 mins.
7. DragonHeart (1996) DragonHeart (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality. Dir: Rob Cohen With: Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Dina Meyer Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy 103 mins.
8. Jerry Maguire (1996) Jerry Maguire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. Dir: Cameron Crowe With: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport 139 mins.
9. The English Patient (1996) The English Patient (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. Dir: Anthony Minghella With: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe Drama | Romance | War 162 mins.
10. Crash (1996) Crash (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife. Dir: David Cronenberg With: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas Drama 100 mins.