Year 1996

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1. The Empty Mirror (1996)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, War

Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry J. Hershey | Stars: Norman Rodway, Camilla Søeberg, Peter Michael Goetz, Doug McKeon

Votes: 318 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

R | 90 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend.

Director: Tiffanie DeBartolo | Stars: Ione Skye, Jennifer Aniston, Mackenzie Astin, Michael Landes

Votes: 2,532

3. Eden (1996)

R | 106 min | Drama

Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Goldberg | Stars: Joanna Going, Dylan Walsh, Sean Patrick Flanery, Sean Christensen

Votes: 322

4. Illtown (1996)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

Dante and his girlifrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Michael Rapaport, Lili Taylor, Adam Trese, Kevin Corrigan

Votes: 404 | Gross: $0.01M

5. 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: 7,326 | Gross: $0.33M

6. Alive and Kicking (1996)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.

Director: Nancy Meckler | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Antony Sher, Dorothy Tutin, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 766 | Gross: $0.20M

7. Black Mask (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Jet Li, Ching Wan Lau, Karen Mok, Françoise Yip

Votes: 10,589 | Gross: $12.49M

8. Box of Moonlight (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

An engineer finds his first gray hair, takes 6 days off from wife, son and work, rents a car and meets different people.

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

Votes: 5,085 | Gross: $0.72M

9. Different for Girls (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Rupert Graves, Miriam Margolyes, Saskia Reeves

Votes: 1,820 | Gross: $0.21M

10. Death in Granada (1996)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.

Director: Marcos Zurinaga | Stars: Andy Garcia, Esai Morales, Naim Thomas, Gonzalo Penche

Votes: 877 | Gross: $0.23M

11. Female Perversions (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

An ambitious female attorney wallows in excess and meaningless sex with both male and female partners, while dealing with her personal life problems including helping her kleptomaniac sister.

Director: Susan Streitfeld | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas, Frances Fisher

Votes: 2,211 | Gross: $0.88M

12. Fire (1996)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Two women who are abandoned by their husbands, find love and solace in each other.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Karishma Jhalani, Ramanjeet Kaur

Votes: 5,393 | Gross: $0.40M

13. Good Luck (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

Hines plays a former dental student, Bern Lemley, who had to quit school just before finals because of a car accident that left him in a wheelchair. D'Onofrio plays a former pro football ... See full summary »

Director: Richard LaBrie | Stars: Gregory Hines, Vincent D'Onofrio, James Earl Jones, Max Gail

Votes: 481 | Gross: $0.04M

14. The King of Masks (1996)

91 min | Drama

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: 2,997 | Gross: $1.10M

15. The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Small-time hood Frankie the Fly teams with a porn filmmaker and porno actress to try to make a killing by running a high-risk scam of the big boss.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Kiefer Sutherland

Votes: 1,609

16. The Leading Man (1996)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Anna Galiena, Lambert Wilson, Thandie Newton

Votes: 1,370

17. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A newly elected District Attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm

Votes: 5,966 | Gross: $9.88M

18. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A newly elected District Attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm

Votes: 5,966 | Gross: $9.88M

19. Private Confessions (1996 TV Movie)

196 min | Biography, Drama

Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, ... See full summary »

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Samuel Fröler, Thomas Hanzon

Votes: 386 | Gross: $0.01M

20. The Twilight of the Golds (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Kagan Marks | Stars: Garry Marshall, Faye Dunaway, Jill Bernstein, Mark Shunkey

Votes: 942

21. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Antony Sher

Votes: 2,845 | Gross: $0.07M

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22. The Winner (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

When it is discovered that a man is having luck in the casinos in Las Vegas, people start attempting to take his money.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent D'Onofrio, Richard Edson, Saverio Guerra

Votes: 691 | Gross: $0.01M

23. The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Geneviève Bujold, Udo Kier

Votes: 4,927 | Gross: $15.09M

24. 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: 4,881 | Gross: $11.57M

25. 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: 3,254 | Gross: $0.54M

26. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 30,056 | Gross: $14.05M

27. The Associate (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly

Votes: 7,120 | Gross: $12.77M

28. 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: 704

29. 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: 18,471 | Gross: $2.96M

30. Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Manuel Blanc, Sandrine Kiberlain, Michel Aumont

Votes: 1,179 | Gross: $0.63M

31. 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: 30,082 | Gross: $10.60M

32. 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: 21,571 | Gross: $1.50M

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: 7,589 | 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: 7,787 | Gross: $8.80M

35. Beyond Silence (1996)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Tatjana Trieb, Howie Seago, Emmanuelle Laborit

Votes: 3,935 | Gross: $0.17M

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: 15,633 | Gross: $11.88M

37. The Big Squeeze (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

Benny, a lonely drifter, is thrown off a train after cheating at cards, and into the life of Tanya, a lovely bartender. Tanya has been supporting her husband, a former ballplayer, since his... See full summary »

Director: Marcus DeLeon | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Danny Nucci, Peter Dobson, Luca Bercovici

Votes: 264 | Gross: $0.02M

38. 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: 5,873 | Gross: $4.36M

39. Boys (1996)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For ... See full summary »

Director: Stacy Cochran | Stars: Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, John C. Reilly, James Le Gros

Votes: 3,317

40. 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: 7,852 | Gross: $2.65M

41. Brassed Off (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 17,661 | Gross: $2.56M

42. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

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: 58,299 | Gross: $4.04M

43. Breathing Room (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

She's Kathy, a comix cartoonist; he's David, teaching English to new immigrants. It's New York City, with 29 shopping days left until Christmas, and they're in love. Or are they? Their ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Sherman | Stars: Susan Floyd, Dan Futterman, Joanna Chang, Jianzhung Gu

Votes: 103

44. Brilliant Lies (1996)

R | 88 min | Drama

Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia, Zoe Carides, Ray Barrett

Votes: 304

45. Broken English (1996)

NC-17 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her ... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga, Rade Serbedzija, Marton Csokas

Votes: 645 | Gross: $0.48M

46. Cadillac Ranch (1996)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Three sisters, abandoned by their father when they were very young, learn that he has died in prison and has left them clues to money hidden from a robbery. Only problem is that a former ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Gottlieb | Stars: Jim Metzler, Joe Stevens, Bill Wise, Ashley Coe

Votes: 184

47. Captain Conan (1996)

129 min | Drama, War

The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Catherine Rich

Votes: 1,780

48. Carla's Song (1996)

127 min | Drama, Romance, War