Best Films of 1996by generationofswine | created - 12 Apr 2015 | updated - 12 Apr 2015 | Public
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1. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
Votes: 272,266 | Gross: $25.75M
2. 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.
Votes: 7,643 | Gross: $19.03M
3. 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.
Votes: 34,954 | Gross: $32.38M
4. City Hall (1996)
R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller
The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Votes: 18,866 | Gross: $20.20M
5. The Birdcage (1996)
R | 117 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 75,280 | Gross: $124.06M
6. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 580,419 | Gross: $24.61M
8. The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A successful veternarian & radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.
Votes: 24,295 | Gross: $34.07M
9. Twister (I) (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 166,203 | Gross: $241.72M
10. Mission: Impossible (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Votes: 368,929 | Gross: $180.98M
11. The Cable Guy (1996)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 145,172 | Gross: $60.24M
12. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 507,591 | Gross: $306.17M
13. Phenomenon (1996)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Votes: 72,273 | Gross: $104.64M
14. A Time to Kill (1996)
R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 123,221 | Gross: $108.77M
16. Chain Reaction (1996)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Votes: 46,330 | Gross: $20.55M
17. Tin Cup (1996)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival's girlfriend.
Votes: 44,125 | Gross: $53.85M
19. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.
Votes: 58,922 | Gross: $25.81M
20. Bound (1996)
R | 109 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Votes: 48,254 | Gross: $3.80M
22. Sleepers (1996)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 179,332 | Gross: $49.10M
24. Sling Blade (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 83,773 | Gross: $24.48M
25. Jerry Maguire (1996)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Votes: 228,854 | Gross: $153.95M
26. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 270,690 | Gross: $103.05M
27. My Fellow Americans (1996)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.
Votes: 13,652 | Gross: $22.29M
28. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History
A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.
Votes: 9,685 | Gross: $13.05M
30. The Evening Star (1996)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,985 | Gross: $12.77M