Best Romance Movies of 1996

1.

Bound

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

Tin Cup

4.5
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
Best Romance Movies of 1996 : My Dear Marie
8.

My Dear Marie

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Hiroshi Karigari is a college student who has secretly built an android modeled after a tennis club member he is in love with named Marie. Introduced as Hiroshi's sister, Marie Karigari is a sentient robot who feels a deep affection for her creator. Both have a hard time trying to conceal her true identity in order to keep their current peaceful lifestyle.

Starring: Yuko Miyamura, Mitsuo Iwata, Rica Matsumoto, Chinami Nishimura ..
Directed by: Tomomi Mochizuki
Release date: 1996-03-06
Best Romance Movies of 1996 : Dear Diary
9.

Dear Diary

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

The Oscar winner for Best Live Action Short Film from 1996. It revolves around a New York magazine art director (played by Bebe Neuwirth), a married mother of two who, having just turned 40, decides to record the events of her day in a journal.

Starring: Bebe Neuwirth, Bruce Altman, Mike Starr, Haviland Morris, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Peter Giles, Brian Kerwin, Peter Vack ..
Directed by: David Frankel
Release date: 1996-12-13
Best Romance Movies of 1996 : Trojan Eddie
10.

Trojan Eddie

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own; what he didn't bargin for was the murder and mahem along the way.

Starring: Stephen Rea, Richard Harris, Stuart Townsend, Brendan Gleeson ..
Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
Release date: 1996-09-09

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