1996 Movies (USA)

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1. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

48 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 261,146 | Gross: $25.75M

2. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

48 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 261,146 | Gross: $25.75M

3. Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Votes: 7,790 | Gross: $2.65M

4. Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Votes: 7,790 | Gross: $2.65M

5. Swingers (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau, Ron Livingston

Votes: 71,170 | Gross: $4.51M

6. Swingers (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau, Ron Livingston

Votes: 71,170 | Gross: $4.51M

7. The Cable Guy (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black

Votes: 141,777 | Gross: $60.24M

8. The Cable Guy (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black

Votes: 141,777 | Gross: $60.24M

9. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

49 Metascore

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 92,505 | Gross: $136.19M

10. 2 Days in the Valley (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Charlize Theron

Votes: 17,390 | Gross: $11.11M

11. A Family Thing (1996)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

Earl Pilcher, Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 3,022 | Gross: $10.12M

12. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Noble | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Finbar Lynch

Votes: 327

13. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Lawrence | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown

Votes: 3,858 | Gross: $34.75M

14. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 119,457 | Gross: $108.77M

15. A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Tim Matheson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 9,298 | Gross: $21.40M

16. Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)

R | 77 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The Russian government has collapsed. Amidst the chaos, riots, and struggle for power, a terrible weapon has leaked out. Virulent microflage, a deadly germ of the cold war has begun to ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Natasha Henstridge, Norbert Weisser, Elizabeth Barondes

Votes: 3,215 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Alaska (1996)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family

While searching for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska, two siblings come across a baby polar bear on the run from a pair of poachers.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston

Votes: 4,837 | Gross: $11.57M

18. Albino Alligator (1996)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

48 Metascore

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.

Director: Kevin Spacey | Stars: Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner

Votes: 7,277 | Gross: $0.33M

19. Alien Species (1996)

Not Rated | 92 min | Sci-Fi

Five miles below the surface of planet Earth, a new fear is born.

Director: Peter Maris | Stars: Charles Napier, Hoke Howell, David Homb, Jodi Seronick

Votes: 498

20. All Dogs Go to Heaven II (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.

Directors: Larry Leker, Paul Sabella | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Dom DeLuise, Bebe Neuwirth

Votes: 5,044 | Gross: $8.62M

21. American Buffalo (1996)

R | 88 min | Drama

Long-repressed feelings of bitterness and betrayal explode when three inner-city losers plot the robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

Votes: 3,225 | Gross: $0.54M

22. American Strays (1996)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman... See full summary »

Director: Michael Covert | Stars: Scott Plank, Melora Walters, John Savage, Brion James

Votes: 578 | Gross: $0.00M

23. An Occasional Hell (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.

Director: Salomé Breziner | Stars: Tom Berenger, Valeria Golino, Kari Wuhrer, Robert Davi

Votes: 647

24. August (1996)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hopkins | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Phillips, Kate Burton, Gawn Grainger

Votes: 698

25. Bad Moon (1996)

R | 80 min | Horror

One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble, Ken Pogue

Votes: 5,017 | Gross: $1.06M

26. Bandwagon (1996)

103 min | Comedy, Music

Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although ... See full summary »

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Steve Parlavecchio, Lee Holmes, Matthew Hennessey

Votes: 570 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Barb Wire (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla, Adriana Alexander, David Andriole

Votes: 23,351 | Gross: $3.79M

28. Basquiat (1996)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani

Votes: 18,260 | Gross: $2.96M

29. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 3,874

30. Beautiful Girls (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 29,838 | Gross: $10.60M

31. Beautiful Thing (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson

Votes: 21,355 | Gross: $1.50M

32. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.

Directors: Mike Judge, Mike de Seve, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan | Stars: Mike Judge, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 48,432 | Gross: $63.07M

33. Bed of Roses (1996)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window.

Director: Michael Goldenberg | Stars: Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson, Pamela Adlon, Josh Brolin

Votes: 7,525 | Gross: $19.03M

34. Before and After (1996)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong, Julia Weldon

Votes: 7,690 | Gross: $8.80M

35. Big Bully (1996)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller

A writer returns to his hometown where he faces the childhood nemesis whose life he ultimately ruined, only the bully wants to relive their painful past by torturing him once again.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips, Carol Kane

Votes: 4,230 | Gross: $4.09M

36. Big Night (1996)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

New Jersey, 1950s. Two brothers run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them. In a final effort to save the restaurant, the brothers plan to put on an evening of incredible food.

Directors: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Larry Block

Votes: 15,326 | Gross: $11.88M

37. Bio-Dome (1996)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

1 Metascore

Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year.

Director: Jason Bloom | Stars: Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin, William Atherton, Denise Dowse

Votes: 24,518 | Gross: $26.76M

38. Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1996)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Darcy is back on the force, but still fights on as the Black Scorpion because "it's in her nature." This time, she fights Gangster Prankster; and a new villian emerges when the Mayor tries ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Winfrey | Stars: Joan Severance, Whip Hubley, Sherrie Rose, Stoney Jackson

Votes: 634

39. 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.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 34,127 | Gross: $32.38M

40. Blood and Wine (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 8,671 | Gross: $1.08M

41. Bloodsport 2 (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. Especially one of the guards, Demien, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Mehrez | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, James Hong, Pat Morita, Donald Gibb

Votes: 2,681 | Gross: $0.68M

42. Bogus (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Andrea Martin

Votes: 5,774 | Gross: $4.36M

43. Book of Swords (1996)

Action, Drama, Fantasy

An Asian cop returns to Chicago to revenge his brother's death, only to come up against a psycho threesome on a killing spree.

Director: Peter Allen | Stars: Ho-Sung Pak, Liesl Lombardo, Richard Divizio, Taimak

Votes: 339

44. Bordello of Blood (1996)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

The Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello.

Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, John Kassir

Votes: 12,284 | Gross: $5.59M

45. Bottle Rocket (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler

Votes: 64,270 | Gross: $0.56M

46. Box of Moonlight (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking ... See full summary »

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Catherine Keener, Lisa Blount

Votes: 5,023 | Gross: $0.72M

47. Bound (1996)

R | 109 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller