Best Crime Movies of 1996

1.

Trainspotting

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Peter Mullan, James Cosmo, Eileen Nicholas, Susan Vidler ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 1996-02-23
2.

Fargo

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd, Harve Presnell, Tony Denman, Gary Houston, John Carroll Lynch, Sally Wingert ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 1996-03-08
3.

Primal Fear

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third person in the room. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone's perception of the crime.

Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Frances McDormand, Terry O'Quinn, Andre Braugher, Steven Bauer, Joe Spano, Tony Plana ..
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
Release date: 1996-03-06
4.

Sleepers

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, Ron Eldard, Billy Crudup, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Vittorio Gassman, Joe Perrino ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1996-10-18
5.

A Time to Kill

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Brenda Fricker, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, Patrick McGoohan ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 1996-07-24
6.

Scream

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Drew Barrymore, W. Earl Brown, Joseph Whipp ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1996-12-20
7.

From Dusk Till Dawn

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.

Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Ernest Liu, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 1996-01-19
8.

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

5.7
8.2/10 IMDB

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Starring: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, Jessie Misskelley, Jr., Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols ..
Directed by: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Release date: 1996-12-03
9.

Bound

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Corky, a tough female ex-convict working on an apartment renovation in a Chicago building, meets a couple living next door, Caesar, a paranoid mobster, and Violet, his seductive girlfriend, who is immediately attracted to her.

Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan, Christopher Meloni, Richard C. Sarafian, Mary Mara, Susie Bright, Margaret Smith, Barry Kivel ..
Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Release date: 1996-09-13
10.

Set It Off

5.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery.

Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood, John C. McGinley, Ella Joyce, Charles Robinson, Dr. Dre, WC ..
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Release date: 1996-11-06
11.

Bottle Rocket

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.

Starring: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler, Haley Miller, Robert Musgrave, Andrew Wilson, Brian Tenenbaum, Jenni Tooley, Temple Nash ..
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 1996-02-21
12.

The Long Kiss Goodnight

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, is a school teacher and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent.

Starring: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, David Morse, Melina Kanakaredes, Tom Amandes, Patrick Malahide, Joseph McKenna ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1996-10-11
13.

Last Man Standing

4.8
6.4/10 IMDB

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to stay alive.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken, David Patrick Kelly, Karina Lombard, Ned Eisenberg, Alexandra Powers, Michael Imperioli, Ken Jenkins ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1996-09-20
14.

2 Days in the Valley

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men, a mistress, a nurse, a vindictive ex-wife, a wealthy art dealer and his lovelorn assistant, a suicidal writer and his dog, and a bitter cop and his partner.

Starring: Danny Aiello, Greg Cruttwell, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Charlize Theron, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, Keith Carradine, Glenne Headly, Marsha Mason ..
Directed by: John Herzfeld
Release date: 1996-09-11
15.

Mulholland Falls

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Treat Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Daniel Baldwin, Andrew McCarthy, John Malkovich ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 1996-04-26
16.

The Chamber

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Idealistic young attorney Adam Hall takes on the death row clemency case of his racist grandfather, Sam Cayhall, a former Ku Klux Klan member he has never met.

Starring: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky, Lela Rochon, Bo Jackson, Millie Perkins, David Marshall Grant, Raymond J. Barry, Nicholas Pryor ..
Directed by: James Foley
Release date: 1996-10-11
17.

Eye for an Eye

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.

Starring: Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly D'Angelo, Charlayne Woodard, Joe Mantegna, Olivia Burnette, Alexandra Kyle, Keith David, Philip Baker Hall ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1996-01-12
18.

The Funeral

4.4
6.6/10 IMDB

The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini, Vincent Gallo, Benicio del Toro, Gretchen Mol, John Ventimiglia, Paul Hipp, Victor Argo ..
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1996-01-26
19.

Blood and Wine

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez, Judy Davis, Michael Caine, Harold Perrineau, Robyn Peterson, Mike Starr, John Seitz, Marc Macaulay ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1996-10-03
20.

Bulletproof

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover with the LAPD to bust Moses and Colton at a sting operation the LAPD has set up.

Starring: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Jeep Swenson, James Farentino, Kristen Wilson, Larry McCoy, Allen Covert, Bill Nunn, Monica Potter ..
Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson
Release date: 1996-09-06
21.

The Glimmer Man

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox, Michelle Johnson, Johnny Strong, John M. Jackson, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ryan Cutrona, Richard Gant ..
Directed by: John Gray
Release date: 1996-10-04
22.

Striptease

3.8
4.5/10 IMDB

Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to conquer, but she faces unintended circumstances when a hound dog of a Congressman zeroes in on her and sharpens the shady tools at his fingertips, including blackmail and murder.

Starring: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Paul Guilfoyle, Rumer Willis, Jerry Grayson, Robert Stanton, Stuart Pankin ..
Directed by: Andrew Bergman
Release date: 1996-06-28
23.

Albino Alligator

3.7
6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner, Viggo Mortensen, John Spencer, Skeet Ulrich, Frankie Faison, Melinda McGraw, M. Emmet Walsh ..
Directed by: Kevin Spacey
Release date: 1996-09-09
24.

Gotti

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, rule-breaking and his high public profile all threaten to topple him.

Starring: Armand Assante, William Forsythe, Richard C. Sarafian, Frank Vincent, Anthony Quinn, Dominic Chianese, Robert Miranda, Scott Cohen, Raymond Serra, Vincent Pastore ..
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 1996-08-17
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : No One Would Tell
25.

No One Would Tell

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Shy sixteen-year-old Stacy Collins can't believe that the most popular guy in school, an attractive athlete named Bobby Tennison, is interested in her. At first she is flattered by his constant attention, but then he becomes possessive and jealous-telling her who she can speak to and what she can wear. Threats escalate into violence when Bobby thinks Stacy has stepped out of line. Soon she is walking on egg shells and living in fear. Having seen the tell-tale bruises, Stacy's best friend convinces her to break things off with Bobby-but in a moment of weakness, Stacy goes to meet him. It will be the last time she is seen alive.

Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Fred Savage, Gregory Alan Williams, Heather McComb, Sally Jessy Raphael, Rodney Eastman, Season Hubley, Michelle Phillips, Gary Wolf, Justina Machado ..
Directed by: Noel Nosseck
Release date: 1996-05-06
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : Hard Evidence
26.

Hard Evidence

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Jenna and Jeanna team up for an explosive feature! In the mood for a little Murder-Mystery (and a lot of sex)? Well, Wicked Pictures has got just the ticket. Jeanna Fine is the prime suspect in the untimely demise of her wealthy husband, and to make matters worse, she was allegedly filmed doing the deed. And if that's not enough , there's always a lover lurking in the shadows, and a receptionist to die for, played by the gorgeous Jenna Jameson. So watch Hard Evidence and judge for yourself. Maybe it's just a basic instinct.

Starring: Jenna Jameson, Jeanna Fine, Vince Vouyer, Mike Horner, Missy, Channone, Peter North, Bobby Vitale, Brad Armstrong, Claudio Bergamin ..
Directed by: Brad Armstrong, Greg Steelberg, Greg Steel
Release date: 1996-08-16
27.

Night Falls on Manhattan

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Andy García, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Lena Olin, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Colm Feore, Ron Leibman, Richard Dreyfuss, Dominic Chianese, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1996-10-22
28.

Kansas City

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Robert Altman's story – a riff on race, class, and power – cross-cuts between two kidnappings and a background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music. It all takes place in Kansas City in 1934.

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy, Dermot Mulroney, Steve Buscemi, Brooke Smith, Jane Adams, Jeff Feringa, Tim Snay ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1996-08-16
29.

Curdled

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Gabriela, a Columbian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with a post-murder cleaning service and during a Blue-Blood clean-up job, discovers evidence that police have overlooked.

Starring: Bruce Ramsay, William Baldwin, Lois Chiles, Barry Corbin, Mel Gorham, Angela Jones, Vivienne Sendaydiego, Sandra Thigpen, Kelly Preston, Caridad Ravelo ..
Directed by: Reb Braddock
Release date: 1996-09-06
30.

Last Dance

3.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep friendship, while all the while the date for her execution draws nearer.

Starring: Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher, Jack Thompson, Jayne Brook, Pamala Tyson, Skeet Ulrich, Don Harvey, Diane Sellers ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1996-05-02
31.

The Sunchaser

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A young half-Navajo convict dying of cancer forces a yuppie doctor to drive him to a magic healing lake.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Talisa Soto, Anne Bancroft, Jon Seda, Alexandra Tydings, Matt Mulhern, Richard Bauer, Victor Aaron, Lawrence Pressman, Michael O'Neill ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1996-05-29
32.

Normal Life

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and together they terrorize an unsuspecting suburban town.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Luke Perry, Bruce A. Young, Jim True-Frost, Edmund Wyson, Michael Skewes, Scott Cummins, Kevin Mukherji, Kate Walsh, Tom Towles ..
Directed by: John McNaughton
Release date: 1996-01-26
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best
33.

The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

The fourth of eight "Rockford Files" reunion TV movies.

Starring: James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Maxwell Caulfield, Joe Santos, Barbara Carrera ..
Directed by: Tony Wharmby
Release date: 1996-03-18
34.

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

3.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Nightclub manager Darnell Wright is a perpetual playboy who is almost as devoted to his job as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After he sets his sights on the ultra-classy Brandi Web, he launches an all-out assault to win her heart. Ultimately, charm, lust and passion prevail, but Darnell learns the hard way that when you play, you pay. Brandi is much harder to get rid of than she was to get--especially when she realizes that she has a rival vying for Darnell's affection. When he finally decides to call it quits, Brandi becomes an obsessed femme fatale stalking the new love of her life.

Starring: Lynn Whitfield, Martin Lawrence, Regina King, Della Reese, Bobby Brown, Malinda Williams, Daryl Mitchell, Roger E. Mosley, Simbi Khali, Tangie Ambrose ..
Directed by: Martin Lawrence
Release date: 1996-04-04
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : Exit
35.

Exit

3.2
4.3/10 IMDB

An attempted burglary of a strip club goes awry when one of the three burglars kills a man who draws a gun. This results in the trio taking the dancers and the customers hostage. Why the robbers don't go ahead and escape when the shooting occurs is beyond the viewer. Then all the hostages escape and hide in the club's refrigerator which sort of indicates the intelligence of the stick-up men. Unfortunately, the cops outside are no more intelligent as they stand around outside wondering what to do as one of the strippers who was released crawls back into an extremely large venting system for a small club and rescues the hostages with the help of an ex-cop held inside the club.

Starring: Shannon Whirry, Joe Bucci, David Bradley, Larry Manetti, Fred Ottaviano, Scott Waugh, Hank Stone, Yeniffer Behrens, Glenn Scherer, Kevin Dean-Hackett ..
Directed by: Alan Smithee, Ric Roman Waugh
Release date: 1996-07-02
36.

Original Gangstas

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to Gary to be with his father and, with a little help from his friends, to destroy the Rebels his way.

Starring: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, Paul Winfield, Isabel Sanford, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Roundtree, Ron O'Neal, Christopher B. Duncan, Robert Forster ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1996-05-10
37.

Faithful

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.

Starring: Cher, Chazz Palminteri, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Mazursky, Amber Smith, Elisa Leonetti, Mark Nassar, Stephen Spinella, Jeffrey Wright, Allison Janney ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1996-04-03
38.

The Last Days of Frankie the Fly

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Dreaming of ascending the underworld ladder and gaining revenge on his sadistic boss, Sal, a Mafia flunky, Frankie, tries to take a step in the right direction by "saving" an exploited, drug-addicted porn actress, Margaret.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Kiefer Sutherland, Dayton Callie, Charles Carroll, Jack McGee, Karen Roe, Bert Rosario, Adam Scott ..
Directed by: Peter Markle
Release date: 1996-10-24
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits...
39.

The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits...

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Jim Rockford, is framed for the murder of another rival detective with whom Jim was seen having an argument.

Starring: James Garner, Dyan Cannon, Joe Santos, Gretchen Corbett, Stuart Margolin, Tom Atkins, James Luisi, Carmen Argenziano, Steve Eastin, Dyana Ortelli ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1996-01-14
40.

The Grave

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Two prisoners escape with the help of their jailer to search for a treasure that is supposedly buried with a dead millionaire.

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Gabrielle Anwar, Josh Charles, Donal Logue, Keith David, John Diehl, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Max Perlich, Eric Roberts ..
Directed by: Jonas Pate
Release date: 1996-01-01
41.

True Crime

3.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines, which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping around on the case of a murderer of teenage girls, it gets her in hot water with her mentor Detective Jerry Gunn. But it also starts a team up with police cadet Tony Campbell. The two work together to find the murderer. But the closer Mary gets to solving the murder, the more danger she puts herself in of being the next victim.

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Dillon, Bill Nunn, Tara Subkoff, Michael Bowen, Marla Sokoloff, Jennifer Savidge, Ann Devaney, Joshua Schaefer, David Packer ..
Directed by: Pat Verducci
Release date: 1996-03-12
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play
42.

The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

An friend of Jim's continues to seek his help for her murdered son, but when she winds up dead not long after an altercation with the mafia man, Jim must must do what it takes to put both her soul and her son's, at rest, himself.

Starring: James Garner, Marcia Strassman, Joe Santos, David Proval, Wendy Phillips, Stefan Gierasch, James Luisi, Gretchen Corbett, Molly Hagan, Ivan Sergei ..
Directed by: Stuart Margolin
Release date: 1996-04-25
43.

Mad Dog Time

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Gabriel Byrne, Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Larry Bishop, Joey Bishop, Kyle MacLachlan, Angie Everhart ..
Directed by: Larry Bishop
Release date: 1996-11-08
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : A Promise to Carolyn
44.

A Promise to Carolyn

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

When two sisters can no longer go on living with the painful memory of their baby sister being murdered 37 years ago by their stepmother, together they try to uncover the truth.

Starring: Delta Burke, Swoosie Kurtz, Shirley Knight, Grace Zabriskie, Lawrence Monoson, Casey Biggs, Alexa PenaVega, Bill McKinney, Steve Shearer, Morgana Shaw ..
Directed by: Jerry London
Release date: 1996-01-16
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : Wiseguy
45.

Wiseguy

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Vinnie Terranova is back, foiling a staged kidnaping of computer mogul Paul Callendar's son in order to probe possible inside information brokering. Meanwhile, McPike is having a hard time working with his young boss, who feels Terranova and McPike are dinosaurs not worth supporting.

Starring: Ken Wahl, Debrah Farentino, Ted Levine, Jim Byrnes, Jonathan Banks, Brian McNamara, John Kapelos, Keith Coulouris, Zachary Browne, David Purdham ..
Directed by: James Whitmore Jr.
Release date: 1996-05-02
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : A Season in Purgatory
46.

A Season in Purgatory

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Sherilyn Fenn, Craig Sheffer, David Marshall Grant, Edward Herrmann, Kathleen York, W. Earl Brown, Brian Dennehy, Blair Brown, Bonnie Bedelia ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1996-05-05
47.

Harvest of Fire

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

In a small Amish community, three barns are burnt down almost simultaneously. FBI agent Sally Russwell is sent in to investigate this possible hate crime. What she finds however is a community that little trust for outsiders or "The English" as they call them. However, in her investigations, Agent Russell makes friends with one entrepreneurial widow, Annie Beiler who has her own curiosity about this stranger. Together, Annie introduces Russell in-depth to this close knit community bearing many appealing attributes. However, as Sally's investigations continue, she discovers secrets that reveal uncomfortable truths about the religious community that are linked to the arson attacks.

Starring: Lolita Davidovich, Patty Duke, J.A. Preston, Jean Louisa Kelly, Tom Aldredge, Jennifer Garner ..
Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Release date: 1996-04-21
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : PROBE: The Ghosts of Winterborne
48.

PROBE: The Ghosts of Winterborne

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

When the body of a victim from the Winterborne case goes missing and a black magic grimoire is stolen from a local museum Liz Shaw teams up with the disgraced former headmaster of Winterborne school, Gavin Purcell to fight it.

Starring: Caroline John, Louise Jameson, Peter Davison, Reece Shearsmith, Daniel Matthews ..
Directed by: Bill Baggs
Release date: 1996-10-31
49.

Inside

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A South African political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner and questioned about his past offenses.

Starring: Nigel Hawthorne, Eric Stoltz, Louis Gossett Jr., Ian Roberts, Louis Van Niekerk, Janine Eser, Jerry Mofokeng, Patrick Shai, Ross Preller, Joshua Lindberg ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1996-08-25
Best Crime Movies of 1996 : Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2
50.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2

2.7
4.9/10 IMDB

Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.

Starring: Neil Giuntoli, Kate Walsh, Penelope Milford, Mike Houlihan, Rich Komenich, Carri Levinson, Daniel Allar, Miles Stroth, Marlon Newson, Marco Santucci ..
Directed by: Chuck Parello
Release date: 1996-10-10

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