Best Science Fiction Movies of 1996

1.

Star Trek: First Contact

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard, Alice Krige ..
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 1996-11-22
2.

Independence Day

6.0
7.0/10 IMDB

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, James Rebhorn ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 1996-06-25
3.

Mars Attacks!

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '60s.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1996-12-12
4.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first things first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. Will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits?

Starring: Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy, John Brady ..
Directed by: Jim Mallon
Release date: 1996-04-19
5.

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
6.

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
7.

The Arrival

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a Hitchcockian labyrinth of paranoia and intrigue.

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Ron Silver, Teri Polo, Phyllis Applegate, Tony T. Johnson, Alan Coates, Leon Rippy, Buddy Joe Hooker ..
Directed by: David Twohy
Release date: 1996-05-31
8.

Escape from L.A.

4.4
5.8/10 IMDB

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier, Cliff Robertson, Georges Corraface, Michelle Forbes, Valeria Golino, A. J. Langer, Peter Fonda ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1996-08-09
9.

Jack

4.4
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
10.

Multiplicity

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who offers Doug a rather unusual solution to his problems: cloning.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Harris Yulin, Eugene Levy, Zack Duhame, Katie Schlossberg, Richard Masur, Ann Cusack, John de Lancie, Judith Kahan ..
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 1996-07-19

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