Best Thriller Movies of 1996

1.

Fargo

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd, Harve Presnell, Tony Denman, Gary Houston, John Carroll Lynch, Sally Wingert ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 1996-03-08
2.

Primal Fear

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third person in the room.

Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Frances McDormand, Terry O'Quinn, Andre Braugher, Steven Bauer, Joe Spano, Tony Plana ..
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
Release date: 1996-03-06
3.

Sleepers

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, Ron Eldard, Billy Crudup, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Vittorio Gassman, Joe Perrino ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1996-10-18
4.

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
5.

The Rock

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.

Starring: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer, David Morse, William Forsythe, Michael Biehn, Vanessa Marcil, John C. McGinley, Bokeem Woodbine ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 1996-06-07
6.

A Time to Kill

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Brenda Fricker, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, Patrick McGoohan ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 1996-07-24
7.

Mission: Impossible

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Henry Czerny, Emmanuelle Béart, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Emilio Estevez, Ingeborga Dapk?nait? ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1996-05-22
8.

From Dusk Till Dawn

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.

Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Ernest Liu, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 1996-01-19
9.

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

5.7
8.2/10 IMDB

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Starring: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, Jessie Misskelley, Jr., Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols ..
Directed by: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Release date: 1996-12-03
10.

Ransom

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo, Rene Russo, Lili Taylor, Brawley Nolte, Liev Schreiber, Donnie Wahlberg, Evan Handler, Nancy Ticotin ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1996-11-08
11.

The Craft

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.

Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer, Nathaniel Marston, Cliff DeYoung, Assumpta Serna ..
Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Release date: 1996-05-03
12.

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
13.

Eraser

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When Kruger discovers that there's a corrupt agent within the program, he must guard his own life while trying to protect Lee's.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa Williams, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli, James Cromwell, Danny Nucci, Nick Chinlund, Michael Papajohn, Joe Viterelli ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 1996-06-21
14.

Michael Collins

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart, Brendan Gleeson, Stuart Graham, Sean McGinley, Charles Dance ..
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 1996-10-25
15.

Set It Off

5.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery.

Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood, John C. McGinley, Ella Joyce, Charles Robinson, Dr. Dre, WC ..
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Release date: 1996-11-06
16.

Broken Arrow

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the deserted canyons of Utah, Hale teams with park ranger Terry Carmichael to put Deakins back in his box.

Starring: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Frank Whaley, Howie Long, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jack Thompson, Vyto Ruginis ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 1996-02-09
17.

The Long Kiss Goodnight

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, is a school teacher and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent.

Starring: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, David Morse, Melina Kanakaredes, Tom Amandes, Patrick Malahide, Joseph McKenna ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1996-10-11
18.

Daylight

5.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion are now in peril. Kit Latura is the only man with the skill and knowledge to lead the band of survivors out of the tunnel before the structure collapses.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Danielle Harris, Claire Bloom, Colin Fox, Barry Newman ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 1996-12-06
19.

The Cable Guy

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He begins stalking Steven, who's left to fend for himself because no one else can believe Chip's capable of such behaviour.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black, George Segal, Diane Baker, Ben Stiller, Eric Roberts, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick ..
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 1996-06-10
20.

Escape from L.A.

4.8
5.7/10 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
21.

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
22.

Executive Decision

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton, David Suchet, BD Wong, Len Cariou, Whip Hubley ..
Directed by: Stuart Baird
Release date: 1996-03-15
23.

Courage Under Fire

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to notice inconsistencies between the testimonies of the witnesses...

Starring: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon, Michael Moriarty, Michole Briana White, Bronson Pinchot, Amy Hathaway, Diane Baker, Seth Gilliam ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1996-07-04
24.

Last Man Standing

4.8
6.4/10 IMDB

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to stay alive.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken, David Patrick Kelly, Karina Lombard, Ned Eisenberg, Alexandra Powers, Michael Imperioli, Ken Jenkins ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1996-09-20
25.

Freeway

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer and manages to escape by shooting him several times. Wounded but still very much alive, Bob pursues Lutz across the state in this modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Amanda Plummer, Brooke Shields, Brittany Murphy, Bokeem Woodbine, Guillermo Díaz, Alanna Ubach ..
Directed by: Matthew Bright
Release date: 1996-08-23
26.

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
27.

2 Days in the Valley

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men, a mistress, a nurse, a vindictive ex-wife, a wealthy art dealer and his lovelorn assistant, a suicidal writer and his dog, and a bitter cop and his partner.

Starring: Danny Aiello, Greg Cruttwell, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Charlize Theron, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, Keith Carradine, Glenne Headly, Marsha Mason ..
Directed by: John Herzfeld
Release date: 1996-09-11
28.

The Substitute

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

When an inner-city Miami schoolteacher gets her knee broken after standing up to the school's gang leader, her mercenary combat specialist boyfriend goes undercover as a substitute teacher to take down the punk. Soon he discovers a conspiracy of criminals at work, and must reassemble his team from his last jungle raid to stop them.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Raymond Cruz, Marc Anthony, William Forsythe, Luis Guzmán, Diane Venora, Ernie Hudson, Richard Brooks, Glenn Plummer, Cliff DeYoung ..
Directed by: Robert Mandel
Release date: 1996-04-19
29.

Mulholland Falls

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Treat Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Daniel Baldwin, Andrew McCarthy, John Malkovich ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 1996-04-26
30.

The Arrival

4.5
6.2/10 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
31.

Eye for an Eye

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.

Starring: Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly D'Angelo, Charlayne Woodard, Joe Mantegna, Olivia Burnette, Alexandra Kyle, Keith David, Philip Baker Hall ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1996-01-12
32.

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
33.

The Fan

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory—not even murder.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo, Benicio del Toro, Patti D'Arbanville, Chris Mulkey, Dan Butler, Kurt Fuller, Frank Medrano ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1996-08-15
34.

Extreme Measures

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds himself in extreme danger people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Bill Nunn, John Toles-Bey, Paul Guilfoyle, Debra Monk, Shaun Austin-Olsen, André De Shields ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1996-09-27
35.

City Hall

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello, Martin Landau, David Paymer, Richard Schiff, Lauren Vélez, Nestor Serrano, Lindsay Duncan ..
Directed by: Harold Becker
Release date: 1996-02-16
36.

Blood and Wine

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez, Judy Davis, Michael Caine, Harold Perrineau, Robyn Peterson, Mike Starr, John Seitz, Marc Macaulay ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1996-10-03
37.

Tremors 2: Aftershocks

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Those supersucking desert creatures are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the creatures worm their way through the oil fields of Mexico, the only people who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett and survivalist Burt Gummer. Add to that team a young punk out for cash and a fearless scientist, and the critters don't stand a chance.

Starring: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross, Marcelo Tubert, Marcos Hernández, José Ramón Rosario, Thomas Rosales Jr. ..
Directed by: S. S. Wilson
Release date: 1996-04-09
38.

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
39.

Chain Reaction

4.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project forced on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn, Brian Cox, Joanna Cassidy, Chelcie Ross, Nicholas Rudall, Tzi Ma ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1996-08-02
40.

Bulletproof

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover with the LAPD to bust Moses and Colton at a sting operation the LAPD has set up.

Starring: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Jeep Swenson, James Farentino, Kristen Wilson, Larry McCoy, Allen Covert, Bill Nunn, Monica Potter ..
Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson
Release date: 1996-09-06
41.

Thinner

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A fat lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.

Starring: Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney, Bethany Joy Lenz, Joe Mantegna, Michael Constantine, Kari Wuhrer, Daniel von Bargen, Stephen King, Ed Wheeler, Walter Bobbie ..
Directed by: Tom Holland
Release date: 1996-10-25
42.

The Juror

4.1
5.7/10 IMDB

With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, but, when it becomes clear that the mobsters might want to silence her for good, she sends Oliver abroad and tries to gather evidence of the plot against her, setting up a final showdown.

Starring: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Heche, James Gandolfini, Lindsay Crouse, Tony Lo Bianco, Michael Constantine, Matt Craven, Todd Susman ..
Directed by: Brian Gibson
Release date: 1996-02-02
43.

Maximum Risk

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Alain Moreau's investigation into the death of his identical twin brother leads him from the beauty of the south of France to the mean streets of New York City and into the arms of his brother's beautiful girlfriend. Pursued by ruthless Russian mobsters and renegade FBI agents, the duo race against time to solve his brother's murder and expose an international conspiracy.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Zach Grenier, Paul Ben-Victor, Frank Senger, Dan Moran, Donald Burda, Stefanos Miltsakakis, Frank Van Keeken ..
Directed by: Ringo Lam
Release date: 1996-09-13
44.

Foxfire

4.0
6.1/10 IMDB

The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Hedy Burress, Jenny Lewis, Jenny Shimizu, Sarah Rosenberg, Peter Facinelli, Dash Mihok, Michelle Brookhurst, Elden Henson, Cathy Moriarty ..
Directed by: Annette Haywood-Carter
Release date: 1996-08-23
45.

Diabolique

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

The wife and mistress of a cruel school master collaborate in a carefully planned and executed scheme to murder him. The plan goes well until the body, which has been strategically dumped, disappears. The psychological strain starts to weigh on the two women when a retired police investigator begins looking into the man's disappearance on a whim.

Starring: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates, Spalding Gray, Shirley Knight, Allen Garfield, Adam Hann-Byrd, Donal Logue, Diana Bellamy ..
Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Release date: 1996-03-22
46.

The Glimmer Man

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox, Michelle Johnson, Johnny Strong, John M. Jackson, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ryan Cutrona, Richard Gant ..
Directed by: John Gray
Release date: 1996-10-04
47.

Before and After

3.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong, Alfred Molina, Daniel von Bargen, Julia Weldon, Daniel von Bargen, John Heard, Ann Magnuson, Alison Folland ..
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Release date: 1996-02-23
48.

Feeling Minnesota

3.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Sam Clayton's marriage to ex-stripper Freddie comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red, a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother, and the pair tries to escape the situation together. It isn't long before both Sam and Red catch up with them, resulting in threats against the two of them -- although tension also starts to build between Sam and Red.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Vincent D'Onofrio, Delroy Lindo, Dan Aykroyd, Courtney Love, Tuesday Weld, Aaron Michael Metchik, Drew Desmarais, Russell Konstans ..
Directed by: Steven Baigelman
Release date: 1996-09-13
49.

Hellraiser: Bloodline

3.8
5.0/10 IMDB

In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.

Starring: Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, Charlotte Chatton, Adam Scott, Kim Myers, Mickey Cottrell, Louis Turenne, Courtland Mead, Louis Mustillo, Jody St. Michael ..
Directed by: Kevin Yagher, Joe Chappelle, Alan Smithee
Release date: 1996-03-08
50.

Striptease

3.8
4.5/10 IMDB

Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to conquer, but she faces unintended circumstances when a hound dog of a Congressman zeroes in on her and sharpens the shady tools at his fingertips, including blackmail and murder.

Starring: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Paul Guilfoyle, Rumer Willis, Jerry Grayson, Robert Stanton, Stuart Pankin ..
Directed by: Andrew Bergman
Release date: 1996-06-28

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