Best Drama 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.

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.

The English Patient

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Torri Higginson, Jürgen Prochnow, Kevin Whately ..
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Release date: 1996-11-05
7.

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, save Rod Tidwell, 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
8.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

5.9
7.0/10 IMDB

At the urging of his gargoyle pals, Quasimodo leaves the solitary safety of his Notre Dame tower against the wishes of his guardian, the evil Judge Claude Frollo. He ventures out to the Festival of Fools and finds his first true friend, a Romani woman named Esmeralda, who entrusts him with a secret. When the secret is revealed, Quasi soon finds himself fighting to save the people and city he loves.

Starring: Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Charles Kimbrough, Jason Alexander, Mary Wickes, David Ogden Stiers, Mary Kay Bergman ..
Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Release date: 1996-06-21
9.

Secrets & Lies

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

With both her adoptive parents now dead, a black optometrist decides to make contact with her birth mother, but is shocked to find out that she is white.

Starring: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook, Lee Ross, Lesley Manville, Elizabeth Berrington, Michele Austin, Ron Cook ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1996-05-24
10.

Sling Blade

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Jim Jarmusch, Rick Dial, Brent Briscoe, Mickey Jones ..
Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton
Release date: 1996-08-30
11.

Romeo + Juliet

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard's dialogue remains.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Brian Dennehy, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Miriam Margolyes, Diane Venora ..
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 1996-11-01
12.

Shine

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood, Alex Rafalowicz, Lynn Redgrave, Googie Withers, John Gielgud ..
Directed by: Scott Hicks
Release date: 1996-08-15
13.

Hamlet

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Julie Christie, Richard Briers, Kate Winslet, Nicholas Farrell, Michael Maloney, Rufus Sewell, Robin Williams, Gérard Depardieu ..
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 1996-12-25
14.

Twister

5.5
6.4/10 IMDB

An unprecedented series of violent tornadoes is sweeping across Oklahoma. Tornado chasers, headed by Dr. Jo Harding, attempt to release a groundbreaking device that will allow them to track them and create a more advanced warning system. They are joined by Jo's soon to be ex-husband Bill, a former tornado chaser himself, and his girlfriend Melissa.

Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck, Sean Whalen, Scott Thomson, Todd Field ..
Directed by: Jan de Bont
Release date: 1996-05-10
15.

Beautiful Thing

5.4
7.6/10 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
16.

The Craft

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.

Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer, Nathaniel Marston, Cliff DeYoung, Assumpta Serna ..
Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Release date: 1996-05-03
17.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with inattentive parents and bullies at school.

Starring: Heather Matarazzo, Victoria Davis, Christina Brucato, Christina Vidal, Siri Howard, Brendan Sexton III, Daria Kalinina, Matthew Faber, Ken Leung, Josiah Trager ..
Directed by: Todd Solondz
Release date: 1996-05-24
18.

Lone Star

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Starring: Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Peña, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Morton, Frances McDormand, Stephen J. Lang, Oni Faida Lampley, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Leo Burmester ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 1996-06-21
19.

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
20.

The People vs. Larry Flynt

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson, Donna Hanover, James Cromwell, Crispin Glover, Vincent Schiavelli, Larry Flynt, Norm Macdonald ..
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1996-12-25
21.

Eraser

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When Kruger discovers that there's a corrupt agent within the program, he must guard his own life while trying to protect Lee's.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa Williams, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli, James Cromwell, Danny Nucci, Nick Chinlund, Michael Papajohn, Joe Viterelli ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 1996-06-21
22.

Michael Collins

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart, Brendan Gleeson, Stuart Graham, Sean McGinley, Charles Dance ..
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 1996-10-25
23.

Big Night

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Primo and Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.

Starring: Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Marc Anthony, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, Liev Schreiber, Ian Holm, Allison Janney, Dina Spybey-Waters, Caroline Aaron ..
Directed by: Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott
Release date: 1996-09-20
24.

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
25.

Brassed Off

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A Yorkshire coal mine is threatened with closure 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
26.

Trees Lounge

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with the seventeen-year-old niece of his ex-girlfriend. This gets him into serious trouble with her father.

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Carol Kane, Mark Boone Junior, Bronson Dudley, Anthony LaPaglia, Michael Buscemi, Elizabeth Bracco, Rockets Redglare, Samuel L. Jackson ..
Directed by: Steve Buscemi
Release date: 1996-05-11
27.

Broken Arrow

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the deserted canyons of Utah, Hale teams with park ranger Terry Carmichael to put Deakins back in his box.

Starring: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Frank Whaley, Howie Long, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jack Thompson, Vyto Ruginis ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 1996-02-09
28.

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
29.

Fly Away Home

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn down. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". When Winter comes, Amy, and her dad must find a way to lead the birds South...

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney, Holter Graham, Jeremy Ratchford, Michael J. Reynolds ..
Directed by: Carroll Ballard
Release date: 1996-09-13
30.

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
31.

Basquiat

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Benicio del Toro, Claire Forlani, Michael Wincott, Parker Posey, Courtney Love, Tatum O'Neal ..
Directed by: Julian Schnabel
Release date: 1996-08-09
32.

Jack

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. The children don't know what to make of Jack, but with the help of his fifth-grade teacher, he makes an effort to win them over.

Starring: Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Adam Zolotin, Irwin Corey, Jurnee Smollett, Ashlee Lauren ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1996-08-09
33.

Beautiful Girls

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Uma Thurman, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, Rosie O'Donnell, Pruitt Taylor Vince ..
Directed by: Ted Demme
Release date: 1996-02-09
34.

The Cable Guy

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He begins stalking Steven, who's left to fend for himself because no one else can believe Chip's capable of such behaviour.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black, George Segal, Diane Baker, Ben Stiller, Eric Roberts, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick ..
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 1996-06-10
35.

The Crucible

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, Bruce Davison, Rob Campbell, Charlayne Woodard, Frances Conroy, Elizabeth Lawrence, Mary Pat Gleason ..
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
Release date: 1996-11-27
36.

Marvin's Room

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.

Starring: Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Hal Scardino, Dan Hedaya, Margo Martindale, Cynthia Nixon ..
Directed by: Jerry Zaks
Release date: 1996-12-18
37.

Emma

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr. Knightly.

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Alan Cumming, Ewan McGregor, Jeremy Northam, Greta Scacchi, Juliet Stevenson, Polly Walker, Sophie Thompson, Denys Hawthorne ..
Directed by: Douglas McGrath
Release date: 1996-08-02
38.

The Mirror Has Two Faces

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship and respect.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Mimi Rogers, Pierce Brosnan, Brenda Vaccaro, Austin Pendleton, Elle Macpherson, Ali Marsh ..
Directed by: Barbra Streisand
Release date: 1996-11-15
39.

Ghosts of Mississippi

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

In this film based on actual events, black activist Medgar Evers is murdered in 1963, and much of the evidence points toward white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. However, after two trials, De La Beckwith is acquitted twice by a jury of whites. Now, decades later in 1989, Evers' widow, Myrlie, thinks she has evidence to finally convict him. But no lawyer will touch the case except the young and brash Bobby DeLaughter.

Starring: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Virginia Madsen, Whoopi Goldberg, Craig T. Nelson, William H. Macy, Susanna Thompson, Lucas Black, Joseph Tello, Alexa PenaVega ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1996-12-20
40.

Executive Decision

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton, David Suchet, BD Wong, Len Cariou, Whip Hubley ..
Directed by: Stuart Baird
Release date: 1996-03-15
41.

Courage Under Fire

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to notice inconsistencies between the testimonies of the witnesses...

Starring: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon, Michael Moriarty, Michole Briana White, Bronson Pinchot, Amy Hathaway, Diane Baker, Seth Gilliam ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1996-07-04
42.

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
43.

Freeway

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer and manages to escape by shooting him several times. Wounded but still very much alive, Bob pursues Lutz across the state in this modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Amanda Plummer, Brooke Shields, Brittany Murphy, Bokeem Woodbine, Guillermo Díaz, Alanna Ubach ..
Directed by: Matthew Bright
Release date: 1996-08-23
44.

White Squall

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

In 1960, a hardy group of prep school students boards an old-fashioned sailing ship. With Capt. Christopher Sheldon at the helm, the oceangoing voyage is intended to teach the boys fortitude and discipline. But the youthful crew are about to get some unexpected instruction in survival when they get caught in the clutches of a white squall storm.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf, Jeremy Sisto, Ryan Phillippe, David Lascher, Eric Michael Cole, Jason Marsden, David Selby ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1996-02-02
45.

Stealing Beauty

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to become reacquainted.

Starring: Liv Tyler, Sinéad Cusack, Jeremy Irons, Jason Flemyng, Joseph Fiennes, Carlo Cecchi, Donal McCann, Jean Marais, Rachel Weisz, Anna Maria Gherardi ..
Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Release date: 1996-03-29
46.

The Pillow Book

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Starring: Vivian Wu, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata, Hideko Yoshida, Ewan McGregor, Yutaka Honda, Judy Ongg, Ken Mitsuishi, Barbara Lott, Lynne Langdon ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 1996-05-12
47.

Evita

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Starring: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Victoria Sus, Julian Littman, Olga Merediz, Laura Pallas, Julia Worsley, María Luján Hidalgo ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1996-12-14
48.

Phenomenon

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

Starring: John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall, Jeffrey DeMunn, Richard Kiley, David Gallagher, Ashley Buccille, Tony Genaro, Sean O'Bryan ..
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Release date: 1996-07-05
49.

Crash

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Starring: James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Rosanna Arquette, Peter MacNeill, Cheryl Swarts, Yolande Julian, Nicky Guadagni, Ronn Sarosiak ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1996-07-17
50.

Up Close & Personal

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. Tally’s career takes a meteoric rise and she and Warren fall in love. The romance that results is as intense and revealing as television news itself. Yet, each breaking story, every videotaped crisis that brings them together, also threatens to drive them apart...

Starring: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna, Kate Nelligan, Glenn Plummer, James Rebhorn, Scott Bryce, Raymond Cruz, Dedee Pfeiffer ..
Directed by: Jon Avnet
Release date: 1996-03-01

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