Best Romance Movies of 1996

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

Swingers

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

After 6 years together, Mike's girlfriend leaves him, so he travels to LA to be a star. Six months on, he's still not doing very well— so a few of his friends try to reconnect him to the social scene and hopefully help him forget his failed relationship.

Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Horn, Alex Désert, Heather Graham, Deena Martin, Katherine Kendall, Brooke Langton, Blake Lindsley ..
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 1996-10-18
8.

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
9.

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
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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

One Fine Day

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander.

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz, Charles Durning, Jon Robin Baitz, Ellen Greene, Joe Grifasi, Pete Hamill, Anna Maria Horsford ..
Directed by: Michael Hoffman
Release date: 1996-12-20
17.

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
18.

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
19.

The Nutty Professor

4.7
5.6/10 IMDB

Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart. So, with one swig of his experimental fat-reducing serum, Sherman becomes 'Buddy Love', a fast-talking, pumped-up , plumped down Don Juan.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappelle, John Ales, Patricia Wilson, Jamal Mixon, Nichole McAuley, Hamilton von Watts ..
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Release date: 1996-06-26
20.

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
21.

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
22.

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
23.

Tin Cup

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.

Starring: Rene Russo, Kevin Costner, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, George Perez, Linda Hart, Dennis Burkley, Rex Linn, Lou Myers, Richard Lineback ..
Directed by: Ron Shelton
Release date: 1996-08-16
24.

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.

Starring: Uma Thurman, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Chaplin, James McCaffrey, Richard Coca, Stanley DeSantis, Antoinette Valente, Jamie Foxx, Mitch Rouse, La Tanya M. Fisher ..
Directed by: Michael Lehmann
Release date: 1996-04-26
25.

The Portrait of a Lady

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical intellectual and romancing an art enthusiast. However, the advantage of her affluence is called into question when she realizes the extent to which her money colors her relationships.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Christian Bale, Shelley Winters, Richard E. Grant, Shelley Duvall, John Gielgud, Viggo Mortensen ..
Directed by: Jane Campion
Release date: 1996-10-17
26.

Fear

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Nicole Walker always dreamed of being swept away by someone special — someone strong, sexy and sensitive who would care for her more than anything else in the world. David is all that and more: a modern-day knight who charms and seduces her, body and soul. But her perfect boyfriend is not all he seems to be. His sweet facade masks a savage, dark side that will soon transform Nicole's dream into a nightmare.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Alyssa Milano, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Gray, Tracy Fraim, Gary Riley, Jason Kristofer, Jed Rees ..
Directed by: James Foley
Release date: 1996-04-12
27.

Jude

4.3
6.9/10 IMDB

In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an opportunity to improve himself. He moves to the city and begins an affair with his married cousin, Sue, courting tragedy every step of the way.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Christopher Eccleston, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths, June Whitfield, James Nesbitt, Vernon Dobtcheff, David Tennant, Paul Copley, Paul Bown ..
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Release date: 1996-02-06
28.

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. After the marriage, Raj gets bored of Tara and starts seeking another female to satisfy his sexual needs. He notices Maya and is instantly attracted to her. He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact.

Starring: Indira Varma, Sarita Choudhury, Ramon Tikaram, Naveen Andrews, Rekha, Khalid Tyabji, Arundathi Nag, Surabhi Bhansali, Garima Dhup, Pearl Padamsee ..
Directed by: Mira Nair
Release date: 1996-09-11
29.

Mary Reilly

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

Starring: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Glenn Close, Kathy Staff, Michael Sheen, Bronagh Gallagher, Linda Bassett, Ciarán Hinds ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1996-02-23
30.

Jane Eyre

4.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax.

Starring: Anna Paquin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Hurt, Joan Plowright, Nic Knight, Nicola Howard, Sasha Graff, Fiona Shaw, John Wood, Geraldine Chaplin ..
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1996-02-09
31.

She's the One

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one thing in common: Mickey's ex-fiance Heather is Francis's secret love. Though both brothers have beautiful wives, Heather triggers their longtime sibling rivalry

Starring: Edward Burns, Michael McGlone, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney, Maxine Bahns, Leslie Mann, Amanda Peet, Anita Gillette, Frank Vincent ..
Directed by: Edward Burns
Release date: 1996-08-26
Best Romance Movies of 1996 : Emma
32.

Emma

4.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma's attitudes begin to soften.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton, Mark Strong, Samantha Bond, James Hazeldine, Dominic Rowan, Samantha Morton, Prunella Scales, Sylvia Barter, Dido Miles ..
Directed by: Diarmuid Lawrence
Release date: 1996-10-02
Best Romance Movies of 1996 : Mrs. Winterbourne
33.

Mrs. Winterbourne

4.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Connie Doyle is eighteen, pregnant and alone. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife pregnant Patricia. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hospital to find out that it's been assumed that she's Patricia. Hugh's mother takes her in and she falls in love with Hugh's brother Bill. Just when she thinks everything is going her way, her ex-boyfriend shows up.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, Jane Krakowski, Loren Dean, Miguel Sandoval, Susan Haskell, Debra Monk, Cathryn de Prume, Peter Gerety ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1996-04-19
34.

The Preacher's Wife

4.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. In desperation, Rev. Biggs prays to God for help - and help arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis, Loretta Devine, Shari Headley, Lionel Richie, Victor Williams, Justin Pierre Edmund ..
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 1996-12-13
35.

Lilies

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of Simon, a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. However, once there, Bilodeau finds himself forced to watch a play put on by Simon and the other inmates depicting the two men's youths. As the play progresses, the tragic truth of Simon's crime comes to light.

Starring: Brent Carver, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux, Matthew Ferguson, Danny Gilmore, Ian D. Clark, Gary Farmer, Robert Lalonde, Rémy Girard ..
Directed by: John Greyson
Release date: 1996-09-07
36.

In Love and War

3.9
5.9/10 IMDB

After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky, a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. Their affair slowly blossoms, until Hemingway boldly asks Agnes to be his wife and journey to America with him. Richard Attenborough directs this drama based on the real-life experiences of the famed novelist.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin, Margot Steinberg, Alan Bennett, Ingrid Lacey, George Rossi, Carlo Croccolo, Laura Nardi, Tara Hugo ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1996-12-18
37.

Tromeo & Juliet

3.8
6.0/10 IMDB

A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic.

Starring: Jane Jensen, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, William Beckwith, Debbie Rochon, Earl McKoy, Sean Gunn, Lemmy, Stephen Blackehart, Flip Brown ..
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman
Release date: 1996-08-30
Best Romance Movies of 1996 : The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
38.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly mayor of Colchester and his wife, whose two sons lust after her. She enjoys sex with handsome Rowland, who teaches her that money talks, but, realizing he only wants her as a mistress, she marries his duller brother Robin, who conveniently dies after five years, leaving her wealthy. She goes to London, briefly meeting highwayman Jemmy Seagrove, and marries parvenu draper Daniel Dawkins, but he has huge debts and must flee to France, leaving Moll alone and poor. Moll meets handsome young American sea captain Lemuel Golightly, who marries her and takes her to Virginia and a good life style, along with his mother. They have two children and are blissfully happy until Moll discovers her mother-in-law is also her birth mother. She has married her own brother. She returns to England and poses as wealthy ...

Starring: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers, Lucy Evans, Anthony Bessick, Struan Rodger, Peter Jonfield, Neville Phillips, Maureen O'Brien, Dawn McDaniel ..
Directed by: David Attwood
Release date: 1996-10-13
39.

Twelfth Night

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Nigel Hawthorne, Ben Kingsley, Mel Smith, Imelda Staunton, Toby Stephens, Imogen Stubbs, Steven Mackintosh, Nicholas Farrell ..
Directed by: Trevor Nunn
Release date: 1996-10-31
40.

The Watermelon Woman

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An aspiring black lesbian filmmaker researches an obscure 1940s black actress billed as the Watermelon Woman.

Starring: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Camille Paglia, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson, Cheryl Clarke, Irene Dunye, Toshi Reagon, Sarah Schulman, Gail Lloyd ..
Directed by: Cheryl Dunye
Release date: 1996-02-07
41.

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

3.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Bebe Neuwirth, Charlie Sheen, Hamilton Camp, Steve Mackall, Dan Castellaneta, Dom DeLuise, Tony Jay, Jim Cummings, Wallace Shawn ..
Directed by: Larry Leker, Paul Sabella, Snoop Dogg, Dogs Are, Adorable, Larry Ligma
Release date: 1996-03-29
42.

Carla's Song

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A Glasgow man visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee tormented by her memories.

Starring: Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn, Louise Goodall, Salvador Espinoza, Margaret McAdam, Gary Lewis, Subash Singh Pall, Stewart Preston, Richard Loza ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1996-10-30
43.

The Whole Wide World

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The Whole Wide World tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp fiction writer of the 1930s.

Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Renée Zellweger, Ann Wedgeworth, Harve Presnell, Benjamin Mouton, Helen Cates, Leslie Buesing, Chris Shearer, Sandy Walper, Chris Shearer ..
Directed by: Dan Ireland
Release date: 1996-09-08
44.

Infinity

3.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette, Peter Riegert, Jeffrey Force, David Drew Gallagher, Raffi Di Blasio, Josh Keaton, James Hong, Melissa DeLizia, Peter Michael Goetz ..
Directed by: Matthew Broderick
Release date: 1996-10-04
45.

Love Serenade

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the station; he's mid-40s, detached, thrice divorced, hatchet faced. But both sisters next door find him attractive: awkward Dimity, only 20, who works in a Chinese restaurant with few patrons, and perky Vicki-Ann, a hairdresser with a hope chest who invents a happy future with Sherry based on little but his arrival. First Dimity then Vicki-Ann spend the night with Ken, one concluding he's her boy friend, the other her fiance. Then Dimity begins to smell something fishy.

Starring: Miranda Otto, Rebecca Frith, George Shevtsov, John Alansu, Jessica Napier, Jill McWilliam ..
Directed by: Shirley Barrett
Release date: 1996-10-10
Best Romance Movies of 1996 : Passion
46.

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
47.

Kissed

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

Starring: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Morley, Jessie Winter Mudie, James Timmons, Joe Maffei, Robert Thurston, Annabel Kershaw, Tim Dixon ..
Directed by: Lynne Stopkewich
Release date: 1996-09-07
48.

Walking and Talking

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.

Starring: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Todd Field, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Corrigan, Randall Batinkoff, Alice Drummond, Lynn Cohen, Allison Janney, Amy Braverman ..
Directed by: Nicole Holofcener
Release date: 1996-07-17
Best Romance Movies of 1996 : Surviving Picasso
49.

Surviving Picasso

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland, Joan Plowright, Jane Lapotaire, Susannah Harker, Dominic West, Peter Eyre, David Sterne ..
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 1996-09-04
50.

Bed of Roses

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out that sometimes, it's harder than it seems for love to conquer all.

Starring: Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson, Pamela Adlon, Josh Brolin, Brian Tarantina, Debra Monk, Mary Alice, Kenneth Cranham, Ally Walker, Anne Pitoniak ..
Directed by: Michael Goldenberg
Release date: 1996-01-26

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