Best Music Movies of 1996

1.

James and the Giant Peach

5.4
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
2.

Waiting for Guffman

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Aspiring director Corky St. Clair and the marginally talented amateur cast of his hokey small-town musical production go overboard when they learn that Broadway theater agent Mort Guffman will be in attendance.

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
3.

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
4.

Muppet Treasure Island

4.9
6.9/10 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
5.

Cannibal! The Musical

4.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Heading through Colorado Territory in search of gold and women, Alferd Packer and his group of bemused companions find themselves lost, starving and musically inspired by the obstacles they confront along the way, including a die-hard Confederate cyclops, a trio of surly trappers, a tribe of Japanese-speaking "Indians," and ultimately, each other.

Starring: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Ian Hardin, Jon Hegel, Masao Maki, Robert Muratore, Matt Stone, Toddy Walters, Jason McHugh, Stan Brakhage ..
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 1996-08-30
6.

Everyone Says I Love You

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.

Starring: Woody Allen, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore, Edward Norton, Goldie Hawn, Natalie Portman, Alan Alda, Tim Roth, Gaby Hoffmann, Billy Crudup ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1996-12-06
7.

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
8.

Joe's Apartment

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

Starring: Jerry O'Connell, Megan Ward, Billy West, Reginald Hudlin, Willi One Blood, Tracy Vilar, Sandra 'Pepa' Denton, Robert Vaughn, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Jon Spencer ..
Directed by: John Payson
Release date: 1996-07-26
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Oingo Boingo: Farewell (Live from the Universal Amphitheatre)
9.

Oingo Boingo: Farewell (Live from the Universal Amphitheatre)

4.0
8.9/10 IMDB

Oingo Boingo's Farewell Concert at the Universal Amphitheatre

Starring: Danny Elfman, Sam 'Sluggo' Phipps, Warren Fitzgerald, Johnny Vatos Hernandez, Steve Bartek, Leon Schneiderman, John Avila, Dale Turner, Marc Mann ..
Directed by: Scott Palazzo
Release date: 1996-04-16
Best Music Movies of 1996 : The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
10.

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. The film is comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, and Keith Richards.

Starring: Ian Anderson, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker, Tony Iommi, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1996-10-12
11.

Hype!

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

This documentary examines the Seattle scene as it became the focus of a merging of punk rock, heavy metal, and innovation. Building from the grass roots, self-promoted and self-recorded until break-out success of bands like Nirvana brought the record industry to the Pacific Northwest, a phenomenon was born.

Starring: Valerie M. Agnew, Carrie Akre, Jeff Ament, Michael Anderson, Mark Arm, James Atkins, Jon Auer, Leighton Beezer, Martin Bernier, Kurt Cobain ..
Directed by: Doug Pray
Release date: 1996-11-08
12.

Patrice Chéreau, Pascal Greggory, une autre solitude

3.9
8.6/10 IMDB

A look at the entire process of creating and developing Patrice Chéreau’s third staging of "In the Solitude of Cotton Fields" by Bernard Marie Koltès with Pascal Greggory and Chéreau himself. From the first reading around the table through the first contact with the performance space, rehearsals and lighting to opening night, the entire creative process unfurls in front of our eyes. The film shows us the evolving and ongoing dialogue between Greggory and Chéreau, a dialogue full of crises and magical moments of harmony and insight via which the truth, intensity, complexity, mystery and depth of Koltès’ text gradually emerge to form an implicit bond between these two men. The film also shows Chéreau directing rehearsals for Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" in Salzburg, revealing both the unity of and profound differences between his opera and theater work.

Starring: Patrice Chéreau, Pascal Greggory, Bryn Terfel, Lella Cuberli, Catherine Malfitano, Daniel Barenboim, Roberto De Candia, Paul Groves, Vesselina Kasarova, Matti Salminen ..
Directed by: Stéphane Metge
Release date: 1996-01-30
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Oasis Live at Knebworth
13.

Oasis Live at Knebworth

3.9
9.5/10 IMDB

Concert footage of British rock band Oasis performing the second of two record breaking gigs at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire, England as part of the UK summer leg of their 1996 world tour. Oasis live at Knebworth park 1996 the two gigs broke box office records when one in every 20 people in the UK applied for tickets. They have since gone into the history books as era-defining concerts. The gigs came during Oasis' world tour for '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?'

Starring: Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher ..
Release date: 1996-09-02
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Theodora
14.

Theodora

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

The Peter Sellars production of Handel's "Theodora", recorded live at the Glyndebourne Festival in May 1996. Dawn Upshaw stars as Theodora, with David Daniels as Didymus, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson as Irene, Richard Croft as Septimius, and Frode Olsen as Valens. William Christie conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Starring: Dawn Upshaw, David Daniels, Frode Olsen, Richard Croft, Lorraine Hunt, Michael Hart-Davis ..
Directed by: Peter Sellars
Release date: 1996-05-29
15.

Alice In Chains: MTV Unplugged

3.7
9.1/10 IMDB

Alice in Chains returned to the popular music eye with this live, acoustic performance in New York on 10th April, 1996. After an absence from the stage of three years the band performed a 13-song set, including 'Heaven Beside You', 'Rooster' and 'Would?'.

Starring: Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez, Sean Kinney, Alice In Chains ..
Directed by: Joe Perota
Release date: 1996-04-10
16.

Hard Core Logo

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on the road come bubbling to the surface.

Starring: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, Julian Richings, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson, Benita Ha, Claudia Ferri, Joey Ramone, Corrine Koslo, Art Bergmann ..
Directed by: Bruce McDonald
Release date: 1996-10-11
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Charmless Man
17.

Charmless Man

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Music video for "Charmless Man" performed by British rock group Blur.

Starring: Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree, Alex James, Jean-Marc Barr ..
Directed by: Jaime Thraves
Release date: 1996-04-29
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Riverdance: The New Show
18.

Riverdance: The New Show

3.6
8.3/10 IMDB

Riverdance Show is a cultural phenomenon that defies criticism for the enthusiastic and leaves everyone else scratching their heads. The wonderfully talented cast, headed by the Riverdance Irish Dance Company, bewitchingly spins (and stomps) its Celtic folk choreography featuring numerous breathless solos by Michael Flatley (since departed) and Jean Butler. The mellifluous Riverdance Orchestra boasts Davy Spillane, who coaxes plaintive lamentations out of a peculiar instrument that resembles a bagpipe in a metal leg brace. For Enya fans, there is the sound-alike choral group Anuna, who casts a similarly New Age-style vocal spell. Also thrown into the mix are such disparate folk traditions as American gospel and Spanish flamenco. Though it's only 70 minutes long, Riverdance is repetitive by half. But judging from the ecstatic audience ovations and the continued foot-stomping during and after the curtain calls, too much is still not enough.

Starring: Jean Butler, Colin Dunne, María Pagés, Katie McMahon ..
Directed by: John McColgan
Release date: 1996-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 1
19.

Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 1

3.6
7.7/10 IMDB

A collection of music videos from one of the most successful rock and roll bands ever. From the David Lee Roth era to the Sammy Hagar era, you'll find just about every popular video from the guitar driven band that was ever produced.

Starring: Eddie Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Gary Cherone, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony ..
Release date: 1996-01-01
20.

Grace of My Heart

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph in realizing her dream to record her own hit album.

Starring: Illeana Douglas, John Turturro, Eric Stoltz, Matt Dillon, Bridget Fonda, Christina Pickles, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Richard Schiff, Tracy Vilar, Bruce Davison ..
Directed by: Allison Anders
Release date: 1996-09-13
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Tina Turner: Live In Amsterdam - Wildest Dreams Tour
21.

Tina Turner: Live In Amsterdam - Wildest Dreams Tour

3.5
8.2/10 IMDB

Footage of Tina Turner's amazing three-night stint at the Amsterdam Arena in September, 1996, where she performed all her biggest hits in a spectacular visual production.

Starring: Tina Turner, Jack Bruno, Timmy Cappello, Cynthia Davila, Bob Feit, Ollie Marland, John Miles, Kenny Moore, Karen Owens, Sharon Owens ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1996-11-01
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Oasis: ...There And Then
22.

Oasis: ...There And Then

3.5
8.9/10 IMDB

Earls Court, London and Maine Road, Manchester. Four record-breaking nights, 120,000 people, a whole world of possibilities at the heart of the hurricane. If you were there, here's the memories to go with the tingles. If you weren't, just get a load of what you missed. Great songs, exclusive interviews, the sights and sounds of Oasis at their very, very best.

Starring: Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Alan White, Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan, Paul McGuigan ..
Directed by: Dick Carruthers
Release date: 1996-10-14
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Cosi
23.

Cosi

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Lewis, a young amateur theater director, is offered a job with a governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney institution. His project is overrun by one of the patients who wants to stage the opera Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart despite the fact that none of the patients are able to sing and none of them speak Italian. A comedy of errors ensues, but one which unifies the patients and their director in unexpected ways.

Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Colin Friels, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, Greta Scacchi, Pamela Rabe ..
Directed by: Mark Joffe
Release date: 1996-03-04
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Passion
24.

Passion

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

Giorgio, a young soldier, is in love with the married Clara and becomes her lover. But they are separated when Giorgio is posted far away, where he meets the unhappy, unhealthy, and unattractive Fosca, who develops a passionate love for Giorgio and tries to make him love her. This rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical was recorded on the stage with it's original all-star Broadway cast. Originally broadcast as part of "American Playhouse" on PBS (season thirteen, episode six).

Starring: Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, Donna Murphy, Tom Aldredge, Gregg Edelman, Linda Balgord, T.J. Meyers, William Parry, Christopher Peccaro, Francis Ruivivar ..
Directed by: James Lapine
Release date: 1996-09-29
25.

Kansas City

3.3
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
26.

The Adventures of Pinocchio

3.3
5.2/10 IMDB

One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you the adventures on which he learns valuable lessons.

Starring: Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Geneviève Bujold, Udo Kier, Bebe Neuwirth, Rob Schneider, Corey Carrier, David Doyle, Dawn French, Oliver Barron ..
Directed by: Steve Barron
Release date: 1996-07-26
27.

AC/DC: No Bull

3.3
8.2/10 IMDB

1. Back In Black 2. Shot Down In Flames 3. Thunderstruck 4. Girl's Got Rhythm 5. Hard As A Rock 6. Shoot To Thrill 7. Boogie Man 8. Hail Caesar 9. Hells Bells 10. Dog Eat Dog 11. The Jack 12. Ballbreaker 13. Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution 14. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 15. You Shook Me All Night Long 16. Whole Lotta Rosie 17. T.N.T. 18. Let There Be Rock 19. Highway To Hell 20. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) No Bull captures the over the top spectacle that was AC/DC's 1996 Ballbreaker tour. Shot at the Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas bullfighting arena in Madrid, the film has been completely re-edited in HD and remixed in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound.

Starring: Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, AC/DC ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1996-11-02
Best Music Movies of 1996 : R.E.M. Road Movie
28.

R.E.M. Road Movie

3.2
7.9/10 IMDB

Filmed in the years after college rock band R.E.M. broke through to widespread pop success, ROAD MOVIE features the acclaimed band live near their hometown of Athens, Georgia. Filmed at Atlanta's Omni arena as part of their "Monster Tour," which followed their 1994 MONSTER album, R.E.M. perform stellar versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon," "Everybody Hurts," "Find the River," "Wake Up Bomb," "Undertow" and many other hits.

Starring: Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Bill Berry ..
Directed by: Peter Care
Release date: 1996-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Gloria Estefan: The Evolution Tour Live In Miami
29.

Gloria Estefan: The Evolution Tour Live In Miami

3.2
7.9/10 IMDB

Latin pop superstar Gloria Estefan brings the crowd to their feet in this concert video, shot at a performance in her hometown of Miami in September 1996, featuring her band Miami Sound Machine and a troupe of Latin dancers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Starring: Gloria Estefan ..
Release date: 1996-09-21
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Cremaster 1
30.

Cremaster 1

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

CREMASTER 1 (1995) is a musical revue performed on the blue Astroturf playing field of Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho - Barney's hometown. Two Goodyear Blimps float above the arena like the airships that often transmit live sporting events via television broadcast. Four air hostesses tend to each blimp. The only sound is soft ambient music, which suggests the hum of the engines.

Starring: Marti Domination ..
Directed by: Matthew Barney
Release date: 1996-01-17
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 1996
31.

Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 1996

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

They All Come Down to Montreux

Starring: Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Jon Lord ..
Release date: 1996-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Tupac: Live at the House of Blues
32.

Tupac: Live at the House of Blues

3.2
8.2/10 IMDB

Tupac Shakur’s final performance, the July 4, 1996 concert at the House of Blues. Tupac: Live at The House of Blues is an all out hip house party on stage and a final chance to catch Tupac at the top of his game before his untimely death. Aided by appearances from Snoop Dogg and a booming lossless soundtrack, this one should please hip hop lovers for sure.

Starring: Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Suge Knight, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Sardar Kahn, DJ Pooh, Yaasmyn Fula, Yafeu Fula ..
Directed by: J. Kevin Swain
Release date: 1996-07-04
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Kiss: Unplugged
33.

Kiss: Unplugged

3.1
8.1/10 IMDB

Kiss Unplugged is a Kiss album featuring the group performance in MTV Unplugged. On August 9, 1995, hard rock band Kiss performed on MTV Unplugged in what fans consider the beginning of the eventual Kiss Reunion Tour. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons contacted former members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley and invited them to participate in the event. Fan reaction to Criss and Frehley at the Unplugged show was so positive that, in 1996, the original lineup of Kiss reunited, with all four original members together for the first time since 1980. It also marked the only time the original lineup performed live without their trademark makeup, other than at Ace Frehley's wedding, and was also the only time Frehley and Criss shared a stage with Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick. Further, it was the first time Eric Singer had part of a lead vocal (shared with Peter Criss on Nothin' To Lose).

Starring: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, KISS ..
Directed by: Joe Perota
Release date: 1996-05-12
Best Music Movies of 1996 : The Wizard of Oz On Ice
34.

The Wizard of Oz On Ice

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

An ice-skating television adaptation of the 1939 musical film based on Lyman Frank Baum's 1900 fairy tale novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".

Starring: Bobby McFerrin, Oksana Baiul, Victor Petrenko, Brent Frank, Mark Richard Farrington, Shanice Wilson, Paul Martini, Barbara Underhill ..
Directed by: Paul Miller
Release date: 1996-02-27
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Crowded House - Farewell to the World
35.

Crowded House - Farewell to the World

3.1
8.6/10 IMDB

On November 24, 1996, Crowded House performed their last ever concert to a crowd of more than 120,000 people on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

Starring: Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, Paul Hester (Deceased), Mark Hart, Paul Hester ..
Release date: 1996-11-24
36.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Freebird... The Movie

3.1
8.2/10 IMDB

See classic live performances, interviews and vintage footage of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band.

Starring: Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson, Steve Gaines ..
Directed by: Jeff G. Waxman
Release date: 1996-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Message to Love - The Isle of Wight Festival
37.

Message to Love - The Isle of Wight Festival

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

In August 1970, 600,000 fans flocked to the Isle of Wight to witness the third and final festival to be held on the island. Besides the music, they also got a look at the greed, cynicism and corruption that would plague the music industry for years to come. They also witnessed the final, drugged out performance of Jimi Hendrix in England just two weeks before he would meet a tragic death. When it all was over, the fans view of rock and roll was never the same.

Starring: Jimi Hendrix, Paul Rodgers, Taste, John Sebastian, Donovan, Ten Years After, Bob Dylan, Graeme Edge, Kris Kristofferson, Joni Mitchell ..
Directed by: Murray Lerner
Release date: 1996-02-15
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight
38.

Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight

3.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Live at The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970. This was Hendrix's final performance in England. He died a few weeks later.

Starring: Jimi Hendrix ..
Release date: 1996-10-22
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond
39.

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A star-studded tribute to Star Trek on its 30th anniversary, hosted by many of the stars and guest stars from all of the Trek series and movies. Also features a huge number of clips from all of the series and movies. At the end, real-life astronauts Aldrin and Jemison present NASA award plaques to the cast members.

Starring: Ted Danson, LeVar Burton, Joan Collins, Kenny G, Peri Gilpin, David Hyde Pierce, John Larroquette, Jane Leeves, John Mahoney, Kate Mulgrew ..
Directed by: Louis J. Horvitz
Release date: 1996-10-06
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Gulliver's Travels
40.

Gulliver's Travels

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Gulliver begins a voyage by boat, but in the middle of the trip is caught in a storm and the ship sinks. Gulliver comes then to Lilliput, an island inhabited by tiny people. It will have many adventures, helping to establish peace with the neighboring country.

Starring: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox ..
Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1996-02-04
Best Music Movies of 1996 : The Princess Castle
41.

The Princess Castle

2.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Inside a secret door under the stairs, Claire and her sister Caitlin find an enchanted trunk, a magical locket and an invitation that whisks them away to a magical kingdom.

Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1996-01-01
42.

Mrs. Santa Claus

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Mrs. Santa Claus is a 1996 American made-for-television musical fantasy-comedy film starring Angela Lansbury in the title role as Mrs. Claus, the wife of Santa Claus. The film was billed as the first original musical written for television since Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella in 1957. It was originally broadcast as a Hallmark Entertainment presentation on CBS on December 8, 1996.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Michael Jeter, Lynsey Bartilson, Bryan Murray, Terrence Mann, Debra Wiseman, Charles Durning ..
Directed by: Terry Hughes
Release date: 1996-12-08
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet
43.

Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet

2.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Do The Alphabet is a 1996 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation, with a framing sequence starring Big Bird and Baby Bear.

Starring: Caroll Spinney, David Rudman, Frank Oz, Kevin Clash, Camille Bonora, Alice Dinnean, Lisa Buckley, Lexine Bondoc, Michael Bundy, Desiree Casado ..
Release date: 1996-02-06
Best Music Movies of 1996 : VeggieTales: Dave and the Giant Pickle
44.

VeggieTales: Dave and the Giant Pickle

2.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Have you ever felt too small to do a really big job? That's what Dave felt when his brothers headed off to defend their country, leaving him behind with the sheep. This re-telling of the classical biblical story of David and Goliath teaches kids that with God's help, even the little guys can do big things!

Starring: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Phil Vischer, Lisa Vischer ..
Directed by: Phil Vischer
Release date: 1996-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Pennywise: Home Movies
45.

Pennywise: Home Movies

2.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Documentary of shows and experiences of Southern California's punk rock band.

Starring: Jim Lindberg, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin, Jason Thirsk ..
Directed by: Darren Doane
Release date: 1996-04-16
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Company
46.

Company

2.6
7.7/10 IMDB

The Donmar Warehouse production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's classic musical, starring Adrian Lester and directed by Sam Mendes.

Starring: Adrian Lester, Rebecca Front, Clive Rowe, Clare Burt, Gareth Snook, Liza Sadovy, Teddy Kempner, Sophie Thompson, Michael Simkins, Sheila Gish ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 1996-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Treasure Island
47.

Treasure Island

2.4
7.2/10 IMDB

Hoist anchor, maties! And set a course for the grandest pirate yarn ever to shiver your timbers in this thrillingly animated, song- and –laughter filled version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling adventure classic!

Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1996-04-16
48.

New York City Opera: The Merry Widow

2.0
9.3/10 IMDB

A televised production of The Merry Widow featuring behind the scenes content.

Starring: George S. Irving, Patricia Johnson, Sean-Joseph McKee, Beth McVey, John Lankston, Suzanne Ishee, Robert Creighton, Carlo Scibelli, Matthew Chellis, Shon Sims ..
Directed by: Kirk Browning
Release date: 1996-03-27
Best Music Movies of 1996 : Kristina från Duvemåla - en konsertresa till Minnesota
49.

Kristina från Duvemåla - en konsertresa till Minnesota

2.0
9.1/10 IMDB

Documents the highlights of a concert version of the musical written by former ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, performed in Minnesota. Based on a series of novels detailing a family's poverty-driven migration from Sweden to America in the mid-19th century, we also meet some of the descendants to the emigrants.

Starring: Helen Sjöholm, Dan Ekborg, Åsa Bergh, Peter Jöback, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson ..
Directed by: Björn Gunnarsson
Release date: 1996-12-25
Best Music Movies of 1996 : 311: Enlarged to Show Detail
50.

311: Enlarged to Show Detail

2.0
9.0/10 IMDB

An infectious hybrid of rock, funk and hip-hop, 311 have sold millions of records since their formation in the early 1990s. This follow-up to Enlarged to Show Detail features even more rare and exclusive clips. Along with live concert performances of tunes such as "Freeze Time" and "Beautiful Disaster," this video includes band interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and several music videos. Please note: Contains explicit content.

Starring: Nick Hexum, Tim Mahoney, Doug "SA" Martinez, Chad Sexton, Aaron "P-Nut" Wills ..
Directed by: Mark Kohr
Release date: 1996-12-05

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