Best Family Movies of 1996

1.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

5.8
6.9/10 IMDB

When Quasimodo defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the 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
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.

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

5.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Legendary secrets are revealed as Aladdin and his friends—Jasmine, Abu, Carpet and, of course, the always entertaining Genie—face all sorts of terrifying threats and make some exciting last-minute escapes pursuing the King Of Thieves and his villainous crew.

Starring: Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Robin Williams, John Rhys-Davies, Gilbert Gottfried, Jerry Orbach, Val Bettin, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, CCH Pounder ..
Directed by: Tad Stones
Release date: 1996-05-20
5.

Muppet Treasure Island

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the hidden treasure, which was revealed by Bones before he died. On their voyage across the seas, they soon find out that not everyone on board can be trusted.

Starring: Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop, Jennifer Saunders, Billy Connolly, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, David Nicholls, Frederick Warder, Harry Jones ..
Directed by: Brian Henson
Release date: 1996-02-16
6.

101 Dalmatians

4.9
5.7/10 IMDB

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams, John Shrapnel, Tim McInnerny, Hugh Fraser, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 1996-11-17
7.

James and the Giant Peach

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.

Starring: Paul Terry, Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Susan Sarandon, David Thewlis, Steven Culp ..
Directed by: Henry Selick
Release date: 1996-04-12
8.

Fly Away Home

4.8
6.8/10 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
9.

Jingle All the Way

4.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for Christmas. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man. Now, Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else to find a Turbo Man action figure.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Phil Hartman, Sinbad, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, Martin Mull, Laraine Newman, Jim Belushi, E.J. De la Pena, Robert Conrad ..
Directed by: Brian Levant
Release date: 1996-11-21
10.

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

4.6
6.0/10 IMDB

When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Ralph Waite, Robert Hays, Kim Greist, Michael Bell, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Al Michaels, Tommy Lasorda, Bob Uecker ..
Directed by: David R. Ellis
Release date: 1996-03-08

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