Feature Film, Released between 1996-01-01 and 1996-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Dipu Number 2 (1996)

154 min | Adventure, Family

8.9
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An adventure story for young boys.

Director: Morshedul Islam | Stars: Arun Saha, Shubashish, Bulbul Ahmed, Bobita

Votes: 1,972

2. Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.7
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During the war in Bosnia, two childhood friends eventually become enemies, as the tragic and devastating circumstances of the war put them on the opposite sides and expose the most gruesome and cruel aspects of the human nature.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic, Zoran Cvijanovic

Votes: 14,380

3. Kaalapani (1996)

178 min | Action, Drama, History

8.4
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses the sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Amrish Puri, Prabhu, Tabu

Votes: 3,607

4. The Bandit (1996)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Baran the Bandit, released from prison after 35 years, searches for vengeance and his lover.

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeriç, Yesim Salkim

Votes: 62,585

5. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 626,483 | Gross: $16.50M

6. Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996)

118 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Two Chinese-mainlanders living in Hong Kong form a close friendship. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Kristy Yeung

Votes: 4,877

7. Indian (1996)

Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 10,344

8. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 605,437 | Gross: $24.61M

9. Halo (1996)

92 min | Drama, Family

8.0
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The story revolves around a seven-year-old girl, Sasha (Benaf Dadachandji), who looses her puppy. It is about her search and the variety of people she meets.

Director: Santosh Sivan | Stars: Benaf Dadachandji, Rajkumar Santoshi, Sahil Choujar, Kharabela Mohapatra

Votes: 439

10. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 86,020 | Gross: $24.48M

11. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

Following the death of her adoptive parents, a successful young black optometrist establishes contact with her biological mother -- a lonely white factory worker living in poverty in East London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

Votes: 36,777 | Gross: $13.42M

12. Asphalt Tango (1996)

100 min | Comedy

8.0
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A desperate husband chases a bus full of beautiful women headed for Paris, France.

Director: Nae Caranfil | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Mircea Diaconu, Florin Calinescu, Constantin Cotimanis

Votes: 1,588

13. Little Soldiers (1996)

105 min | Family, Musical, Comedy

7.9
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Two ill-behaved children are orphaned in an accident and are forced to live with their estranged grandfather, a hard-boiled veteran. Their relationship is strained at first, but over time they warm up to each other.

Director: Gunnam Gangaraju | Stars: Kavya, Aditya Y.S., Sudhakar, Giri Babu

Votes: 393

14. Avvai Shanmugi (1996)

161 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A man disguises himself as a nanny to be with his daughter after his divorce.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Meena, Gemini Ganesan, Nassar

Votes: 2,055

15. Poove Unakkaga (1996)

150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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When a man realizes that the Hindu woman he loves is in love with a Christian man, he decides to sacrifice his love and unite their families so as to make the love story a success.

Director: Vikraman | Stars: Anju Aravind, Madhan Bob, Charlie, Jai Ganesh

Votes: 910

16. Truants (1996)

115 min | Drama

7.8
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The story follows the sporadic reunions of six friends during the seven-year period of their integration into society.

Director: Nikos Grammatikos | Stars: Nikos Georgakis, Giorgos Evgenikos, Vangelis Mourikis, Tasos Nousias

Votes: 666

17. Somersault in a Coffin (1996)

76 min | Drama

7.8
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Mahsun is homeless and unemployed. He lives in Rumelihisari (one of the most picturesque and oldest quarters of Istanbul), and tries to stay alive with the help of local fishermen. Mahsun ... See full summary »

Director: Dervis Zaim | Stars: Ahmet Ugurlu, Tuncel Kurtiz, Aysen Aydemir, Serif Erol

Votes: 8,872

18. The Promise (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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82 Metascore

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Jean-Michel Balthazar

Votes: 7,158 | Gross: $0.45M

19. A Moment of Innocence (1996)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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70 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi, Ammar Tafti Dehghan

Votes: 3,261 | Gross: $0.04M

20. Maachis (1996)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A realistic, hard-hitting portrayal of terrorism and youth in the Punjab after the 1984 riots.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh, Kanwaljit Singh

Votes: 1,951

21. Kolya (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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A confirmed bachelor is in for the surprise of his life when a get-rich-quick scheme backfires - setting off a wild set of circumstances - and leaving him with a pint-sized new roommate.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Andrey Khalimon, Libuse Safránková, Ondrej Vetchý

Votes: 14,417 | Gross: $5.73M

22. How the War Started on My Island (1996)

97 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Although being one of the first movies to take humoristic approach towards violent break-up of Yugoslavia, this motion picture is partly based on real events that took place in September of... See full summary »

Director: Vinko Bresan | Stars: Vlatko Dulic, Ljubomir Kerekes, Ivan Brkic, Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic

Votes: 2,491

23. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 61,503 | Gross: $4.04M

24. Ullathai Allitha (1996)

Not Rated | 149 min | Comedy

7.7
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Raja is the son of the very strict and disciplinarian Colonel Chandrashekhar. Raja's marriage is fixed with Indu (Rambha), the daughter of Chandrashekar's friend, Viswanathan. However, when... See full summary »

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Goundamani, Karthik, Rambha

Votes: 358

25. Too Late (1996)

106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Dumitru Costa, a young trainee prosecutor is entrusted with the investigation about the suspicious death of a Jiu Valley coal miner in 1990s Romania. Accident or murder?

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Razvan Vasilescu, Cecilia Bârbora, Victor Rebengiuc, Dorel Visan

Votes: 572

26. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 50,765 | Gross: $35.81M

27. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 184,362 | Gross: $56.12M

28. Drifting Clouds (1996)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen, Elina Salo, Sakari Kuosmanen

Votes: 6,807

29. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

7.7
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

Votes: 35,671 | Gross: $4.41M

30. The King of Masks (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.7
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Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Li Chen, Zhaoji Jia, Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao

Votes: 3,076 | Gross: $1.10M

31. Ninne Pelladatha (1996)

146 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Raju and Mahalaxmi meet at a marriage ceremony and both are attracted to each other. They soon fall deeply in love with each other, and decide to inform their respective parents of their ... See full summary »

Directors: Krishna Vamsi, Y.V.S. Chowdary | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Tabu, Chalapathi Rao, Chandramohan

Votes: 638

32. Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)

148 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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The struggles of a group of immigrant outcasts living in an alternative-future, xenophobic Japanese metropolis.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Chara, Ayumi Itô, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 3,307

33. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 116,604 | Gross: $92.00M

34. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, an unexpected random encounter with a former guard gives them a chance for revenge.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Votes: 184,548 | Gross: $49.10M

35. Shall We Dance? (1996)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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68 Metascore

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.

Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eri Watanabe

Votes: 10,402 | Gross: $9.68M

36. Mahjong (1996)

121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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When a well known businessman goes missing, owing $100m to Taipei's underworld, two hoods decide to follow his son, the leader of a youth gang. A small group of trendy foreigners gets caught up in the action.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Tsung Sheng Tang, Chen Chang, Lawrence Ko, Chi-tsan Wang

Votes: 1,045

37. Leily Is with Me (1996)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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During the war with Iraq, an absurd set of events has an Iranian documentary cinematographer seemingly unable to get out of a dangerous project documenting the war.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Mahmud Azizi, Shohreh Lorestani, Sahereh Matin

Votes: 3,995

38. A Summer's Tale (1996)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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91 Metascore

A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurelia Nolin

Votes: 6,315 | Gross: $0.20M

39. Kadhal Kottai (1996)

167 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Kamali (Devayani) lives with her sister and brother-in-law in Ooty and is searching for a job. While in Madras, her purse is stolen and she fears she has lost her university certificates. ... See full summary »

Director: Ahathian | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Devayani, Heera Rajgopal, Sabitha Anand

Votes: 954

40. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.5
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71 Metascore

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey

Votes: 26,496 | Gross: $2.92M

41. Un air de famille (1996)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 4,398 | Gross: $0.32M

42. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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: 129,607 | Gross: $108.77M

43. Ponette (1996)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.5
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A four-year-old girl tries to come to terms with the sudden death of her mother.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Victoire Thivisol, Delphine Schiltz, Matiaz Bureau Caton, Léopoldine Serre

Votes: 4,077 | Gross: $1.40M

44. The Father (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.5
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Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Mohammad Kasebi, Parivash Nazarieh, Hassan Sadeghi

Votes: 1,313

45. Kids Return (1996)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Dropping out of high school, two friends at first find success, one as a up-and-coming boxer and one as a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up with them.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Ken Kaneko, Masanobu Andô, Leo Morimoto, Hatsuo Yamaya

Votes: 5,417

46. Silence: The Musical (1996)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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The daughter of deaf-mute parents seeks their understanding when she discovers a love for music.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Manisha Koirala, Nana Patekar, Salman Khan, Seema Biswas

Votes: 2,622

47. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

Votes: 4,146 | Gross: $0.66M

48. The Eighth Day (1996)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou, Henri Garcin

Votes: 8,886 | Gross: $0.33M

49. Beautiful Thing (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Jamie is a shy teenager, often bullied at school. His neighbour Ste has a rough time at home, being beaten by his father and brother. This issues bring them together and they find that what they feel for each other is more than friendship.

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

Votes: 22,399 | Gross: $1.50M

50. Hitler (1996)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The story of a protective brother and his five sisters.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Mammootty, Mukesh, Jagadish, Madhavi

Votes: 1,053


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