Best Comedy Movies of 1996

1.

Jerry Maguire

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent—willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he's really doing. When he voices these doubts, he ends up losing his job and all of his clients—an egomaniacal football player.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Alison Armitage, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Bonnie Hunt, Regina King ..
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Release date: 1996-12-13
2.

Matilda

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.

Starring: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Embeth Davidtz, Rhea Perlman, Pam Ferris, Paul Reubens, Tracey Walter, Brian Levinson, Kiami Davael, Jimmy Karz ..
Directed by: Danny DeVito
Release date: 1996-08-02
3.

Space Jam

5.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Swackhammer, an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird and Charles Barkley -- so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan.

Starring: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker, Theresa Randle, Danny DeVito, Brandon Hammond, Larry Bird, Bill Murray, Charles Barkley ..
Directed by: Joe Pytka
Release date: 1996-11-15
4.

Beautiful Thing

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Set during a long, hot summer on the Thamesmead Estate in Southeast London, three teenagers edge towards adulthood.

Starring: Linda Henry, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels, Meera Syal, Garry Cooper, Andrew Fraser, John Savage, Jeillo Edwards ..
Directed by: Hettie MacDonald
Release date: 1996-06-21
5.

Waiting for Guffman

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style.

Starring: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Michael Hitchcock, Larry Miller, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Don Lake, David Cross ..
Directed by: Christopher Guest
Release date: 1996-08-21
6.

Mars Attacks!

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '60s.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1996-12-12
7.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first things first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. Will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits?

Starring: Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy, John Brady ..
Directed by: Jim Mallon
Release date: 1996-04-19
8.

The Frighteners

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Jeffrey Combs, Jake Busey, Chi McBride, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Jim Fyfe, Troy Evans, Julianna McCarthy ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 1996-07-18
9.

Brassed Off

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At first mocked for being a woman, she soon becomes the only chance for the band to win.

Starring: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson, Jim Carter, Philip Jackson, Peter Martin, Sue Johnston, Melanie Hill, Lill Roughley ..
Directed by: Mark Herman
Release date: 1996-11-01
10.

That Thing You Do!

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Johnathon Schaech, Tom Hanks, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Bill Cobbs, Giovanni Ribisi, Obba Babatundé ..
Directed by: Tom Hanks
Release date: 1996-10-04

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