“Trainspotting” is a gripping 1996 film that follows the turbulent life of Mark Renton, a heroin addict, and his unpredictable group of friends. After attempting to clean up his act and move away, Mark’s past catches up with him, leading to a series of intense and dramatic events. With a stellar cast including Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle, this movie is a must-watch for its raw portrayal of addiction and the consequences that come with it.
“Fargo” is a critically acclaimed movie from 1996 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. It tells the story of Jerry, a desperate car salesman who hatches a plan to hire two thugs and kidnap his wife for a hefty ransom. However, things quickly spiral out of control as people start dying, and the determined and heavily pregnant Police Chief Marge is hot on their trail. With an impressive cast including Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, and Steve Buscemi, this darkly comedic crime thriller is definitely worth a watch.
“Primal Fear” is a gripping legal thriller from 1996 that stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, and Edward Norton. Gere plays a confident lawyer who takes on the case of a young altar boy accused of a brutal murder. As the trial unfolds, shocking revelations emerge, including the possibility of a mysterious third person involved. With a stellar cast and a suspenseful plot, this movie is definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of intense courtroom dramas.
“Sleepers” is a gripping 1996 movie that tells the story of two gangsters seeking revenge against a state jail worker who sexually abused them during their time at a youth prison. With an all-star cast including Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, and Brad Pitt, this intense drama takes you through a sensational court hearing as the victims fight to charge their abuser for his crimes. Released on October 18, 1996, this film is a must-watch for those who enjoy powerful and thought-provoking stories.
“Scream” is a thrilling horror movie released in 1996. Set a year after the murder of Sidney Prescott’s mother, the film follows Sidney and her friends as they are terrorized by a masked killer who uses scary movies as part of a deadly game. With a star-studded cast including David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and more, this suspenseful flick will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
A Time to Kill
“A Time to Kill” is a powerful legal drama released in 1996, starring an incredible ensemble cast including Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey. Set in the racially tense Deep South, the film follows a young lawyer who courageously defends a black man accused of killing two white men after they brutally assaulted his young daughter. This thought-provoking movie delves into themes of justice, racism, and the resilience of a father’s love, making it a must-watch from the best movies of 1996.
Star Trek: First Contact
“Star Trek: First Contact” is a thrilling sci-fi adventure released in 1996. It follows Captain Picard and his crew on the USS Enterprise E as they travel back in time to stop the Borg, a race of cyborgs, from altering Federation history and taking over the galaxy. With a stellar cast including Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, and Brent Spiner, this movie is a must-watch for any Star Trek fan.
The English Patient
“The English Patient” is a captivating movie set in the 1930s, following the journey of Count Almásy, a Hungarian map maker exploring the Sahara Desert. As World War II unfolds, Almásy finds himself entangled in a complex web of love, betrayal, and politics. With a star-studded cast including Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, and Willem Dafoe, this 1996 release is a must-watch for those seeking a gripping tale of adventure and romance.
“The Rock” is a thrilling action movie from 1996 that follows a young FBI chemical weapons expert and a notorious Federal prisoner as they team up to stop General Francis X. Hummel from launching deadly chemical weapons into San Francisco from Alcatraz Island. Starring Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, and Ed Harris, this film is packed with intense moments and a gripping storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Released on June 7, 1996, it’s definitely a must-watch for action movie enthusiasts.
From Dusk Till Dawn
“From Dusk Till Dawn” is a thrilling action-packed movie released in 1996. Starring George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, and Harvey Keitel, it follows the story of two brothers on the run after a bank robbery. Their escape to Mexico takes an unexpected turn when they find themselves trapped in a strip joint, fighting for their lives until dawn. With an all-star cast and a gripping plot, this movie is a must-watch for fans of intense and suspenseful films.
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
“Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” is a hilarious comedy released in 1996. The movie follows Ashtray, who moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father and grandmother. He quickly gets caught up in the antics of his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog, who carries a thermo-nuclear warhead for self-defense. With a star-studded cast including Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, and Vivica A. Fox, this film is sure to keep you laughing from start to finish.
“Mission: Impossible” is a thrilling 1996 action film starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, the leader of a spy team. When their mission goes wrong and a mole is suspected within the CIA, Hunt becomes the prime suspect. Determined to clear his name, he embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the real double agent and seek justice. With a star-studded cast including Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, and Jean Reno, this suspenseful flick will keep you on the edge of your seat. Released on May 22, 1996, it’s definitely a must-watch for action movie enthusiasts.
“Jerry Maguire” is a heartwarming sports drama released on December 13, 1996. Starring Tom Cruise, Renée Zellweger, and Cuba Gooding Jr., the film follows the story of a sports agent who has a change of heart about his cutthroat profession. After losing his job and clients, he finds solace in representing an eccentric football player, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., and learns valuable lessons about loyalty, love, and the true meaning of success.
“The Frighteners” is a thrilling supernatural comedy from 1996 that follows Frank Bannister, a former architect who now poses as an exorcist. He claims his abilities are a result of a tragic car accident that took his wife’s life. However, things take a dark turn when more people start dying in his small town. As Frank investigates the mysterious killings, he unexpectedly falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and has to deal with a quirky FBI agent. Starring Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, and a talented ensemble cast, this movie is a perfect blend of humor, romance, and spooky thrills.
“Independence Day” is an action-packed sci-fi film released in 1996. Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum, it tells the story of a massive alien invasion on Earth. As the world faces destruction, the United States leads a daring mission to infiltrate the alien mothership and save humanity. Get ready for explosive battles, thrilling suspense, and a patriotic fight for independence in this must-watch movie from ’96.
Romeo + Juliet
“Romeo + Juliet” is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, set in the scorching Verona Beach suburb. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the iconic star-crossed lovers who defy their feuding families and secretly marry. With a contemporary visual style and Shakespearean dialogue intact, this 1996 film brings a fresh twist to a classic tale of love and tragedy.
“The Craft” is a captivating 1996 movie that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. Starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer, Nathaniel Marston, Cliff DeYoung, and Assumpta Serna, it tells the story of a new student at a Catholic school who befriends a group of teenage witches. Together, they use their powers to take on anyone who dares to cross their path, whether it’s teachers, rivals, or even meddlesome parents. Released on May 3, 1996, this movie is a must-watch for fans of supernatural thrillers.
“Ransom” is a thrilling 1996 movie starring Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, and Gary Sinise. When a wealthy man’s son is kidnapped, he initially works with the police, but then takes matters into his own hands with a unique approach against the criminals. With a talented cast and released on November 8, 1996, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.
The Long Kiss Goodnight
“The Long Kiss Goodnight” is a thrilling action film released in 1996. Starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson, it tells the story of Samantha Caine, a seemingly ordinary suburban mom who discovers her forgotten past as a deadly secret agent after a head injury. With an all-star cast and a release date of October 11, 1996, this movie is a must-watch for fans of action-packed adventures with a twist of mystery.
“Happy Gilmore” is a hilarious sports comedy released in 1996. Starring Adam Sandler as the title character, the movie follows the story of a failed hockey player who discovers his talent for golf. Determined to save his grandmother’s house, Happy enters a PGA tournament, but his unconventional style and rivalry with Shooter McGavin make for a wild and entertaining ride. With an attractive tour publicist trying to help him, this film is a must-watch for some good laughs and heartwarming moments.
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