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: 1,575

2. Lepa sela lepo gore (1996)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.7
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At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 12,981

3. Kala Pani (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: 2,939

4. The Bandit (1996)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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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: 53,731

5. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 578,274 | Gross: $16.50M

6. Tian mi mi (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: 4,003

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: 8,568

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: 549,586 | Gross: $24.61M

9. Asphalt Tango (1996)

100 min | Comedy

8.1
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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: 1,439

10. 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: 416

11. 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: 80,469 | Gross: $24.48M

12. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.

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

Votes: 33,098 | Gross: $13.42M

13. Avvai Shanmugi (1996)

161 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A comedy drama where a man disguises as a maid to be with his daughter after his wife files for divorce.

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

Votes: 1,698

14. La Promesse (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 6,374 | Gross: $0.45M

15. Nun va Goldoon (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 2,553 | Gross: $0.04M

16. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 56,007 | Gross: $4.04M

17. 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, Jai Ganesh, Sheela Kaur, Nagesh

Votes: 733

18. Little Soldiers (1996)

105 min | Family, Musical, Comedy

7.8
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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: 349

19. Apontes (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. The reunions take place on their ancestral island, the setting of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 445

20. Tabutta Rövasata (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: 7,180

21. Seven Servants (1996)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Seven Servants

Directors: Stefan Jonas, Daryush Shokof | Stars: Anthony Quinn, David Warner, Sonja Kirchberger, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 673

22. 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: 1,718

23. Kolya (1996)

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

7.8
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Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 13,425 | Gross: $5.73M

24. 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: 2,276

25. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 33,703 | Gross: $4.41M

26. Ninne Pelladatha (1996)

146 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: 568

27. Too Late (1996)

106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 534

28. Suwarôteiru (1996)

148 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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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: 3,051

29. 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: 47,961 | Gross: $35.81M

30. Shall We Dance? (1996)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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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: 9,945 | Gross: $9.68M

31. 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: 159,429 | Gross: $56.12M

32. Leily Ba Man Ast (1996)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.7
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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: 3,170

33. 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: 6,022

34. A Summer's Tale (1996)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 5,105 | Gross: $0.20M

35. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.6
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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: 24,595 | Gross: $2.92M

36. Un air de famille (1996)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 4,029 | Gross: $0.32M

37. 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 Cochran makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

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

Votes: 108,622 | Gross: $92.00M

38. 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, they get their chance for revenge.

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

Votes: 172,766 | Gross: $49.10M

39. Ponette (1996)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 3,739 | Gross: $1.40M

40. Pedar (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 1,198

41. Ma jiang (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: Chen Chang, Nick Erickson, Kaizô Hayashi, Elaine Jin

Votes: 853

42. Kizzu ritân (1996)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.6
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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 on them.

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

Votes: 4,865

43. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

7.6
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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: 3,857 | Gross: $0.66M

44. The Eighth Day (1996)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 8,277 | Gross: $0.33M

45. Bian Lian (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 2,960 | Gross: $1.10M

46. Beautiful Thing (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 21,009 | Gross: $1.50M

47. Kadhal Kottai (1996)

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: 836

48. Doragon bôru: Saikyô e no michi (1996)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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A great retelling of the original Dragonball series, It starts off With Son Goku, meeting Bulma, and then they go off on a Journey to Find the Seven Dragonballs, while running into a lot of... See full summary »

Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi | Stars: Masako Nozawa, Hiromi Tsuru, Naoki Tatsuta, Naoko Watanabe

Votes: 1,439

49. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Six people unknowingly form a cycle of masturbation as they each cause others to privately indulge in their fetishes.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Meissel, Gabriela Wilhelmová, Barbora Hrzánová, Anna Wetlinská

Votes: 2,834

50. Autumn Sun (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Clara Goldstein is a lovely, middle-aged Jewish woman who, because of an impending visit from her American brother, is forced to create a contrived relationship with a man of her own faith.... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mignogna | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Jorge Luz, Cecilia Rossetto

Votes: 426


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