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 Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind'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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Scream (1996) Scream (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of teens are pitted against a masked murderer that tests their knowledge of horror movies. Dir: Wes Craven With: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette Horror | Mystery 111 mins.
7. Twister (1996) Twister (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. Dir: Jan de Bont With: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes Action | Adventure | Drama | Thriller 113 mins.
8. Mission: Impossible (1996) Mission: Impossible (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart Action | Adventure | Thriller 110 mins.
9. The Birdcage (1996) The Birdcage (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. Dir: Mike Nichols With: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman Comedy 117 mins.
10. The Rock (1996) The Rock (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. Dir: Michael Bay With: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris Action | Adventure | Thriller 136 mins.