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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    1996 Releases

    Search returned all films from 1996 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsCyclo (1996) 10  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    After a Vietnamese man's bicycle-taxi is stolen, he desperately turns to the mob for work.
  2. Movie DetailsFargo (1996) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the Year
    Stubborn, pregnant police officer Frances McDormand investigates a bungled crime. A Coen Brothers masterpiece.
  3. Movie DetailsSling Blade (1996) 10  
    Amazing Billy Bob Thornton film. I don't reckon I got no reason to kill nobody.
  4. Movie DetailsTrainspotting (1996) 10  With Sex/Nudity
    Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a starter home. Choose a career. Choose a family.

  5. EXCELLENT
  6. Movie DetailsBeautiful Girls (1996) 9  Comedy
    A New York jazz pianist returns to his small hometown for a high school reunion.
  7. Movie DetailsBreaking the Waves (1996) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Recently paralyzed Stellan SkarsgÄrd urges his wife to have sex with another. Devastating von Trier.
  8. Movie DetailsHype! (1996) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The Seattle grunge music scene of the early 1990s and its effects on American culture.
  9. Movie DetailsShine (1996) 9  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Uplifting Geoffrey Rush film that's based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott.

  10. VERY GOOD
  11. Movie DetailsArrival, The (1996) 8  ConspiracySci-Fi
    Astronomer Charlie Sheen discovers intelligent alien life, but the aliens are keeping a deadly secret.
  12. Movie DetailsBottle Rocket (1996) 8  Comedy
    The oddball Wilson brothers bungle their way into a crime spree. Wes Anderson's directorial debut.
  13. Movie DetailsEnglish Patient, The (1996) 8  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A three-hour, WWII-era love story. A young nurse tends to a badly burned Hungarian mapmaker.

  14. GOOD
  15. Movie DetailsBeavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) 7  AnimationComedyTV Shows
    Beavis and Butt-Head visit Vegas, the Grand Canyon and the White House. I am Cornholio!
  16. Movie DetailsJames and the Giant Peach (1996) 7  AnimationFantasyMusical/Music
    Roald Dahl's story of an orphan who befriends humanoid bugs living inside a giant peach.
  17. Movie DetailsSurviving Picasso (1996) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Natascha McElhone is Francoise Gilot, Pablo Picasso's only lover strong enough to withstand his cruelty.
  18. Movie DetailsSwingers (1996) 7  Comedy
    Funny 1990s dating rules seminar. Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn barhop through Los Angeles clubs.

  19. FAIR
  20. Movie DetailsFoxfire (1996) 6  With Sex/Nudity
    Five wild teenage girls (including Angelina Jolie) become friends after sexual harassment by a teacher.
  21. Movie DetailsFreeway (1996) 6  Comedy
    Little Red Riding Hood adapted into a corrosive, white-trash, road-crime movie. Stars Reese Witherspoon.
  22. Movie DetailsIndependence Day (1996) 6  ConspiracySci-Fi
    Gigantic spaceships piloted by a mysterious alien species approach Earth. Then the White House explodes.
  23. Movie DetailsMultiplicity (1996) 6  ComedyFantasySci-Fi
    Michael Keaton never has enough time, and so he has himself cloned. Andie MacDowell costars.

  24. ADEQUATE
  25. Movie DetailsCrow: City of Angels, The (1996) 5  FantasyWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for his son's murder.
  26. Movie DetailsHappy Gilmore (1996) 5  ComedySport
    Rejected hockey player Adam Sandler becomes an unlikely golf star to save his grandmother's house.
  27. Movie DetailsJoe's Apartment (1996) 5  ComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Joe discovers he shares his run-down New York apartment with thousands of singing, dancing cockroaches.

  28. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  29. Movie DetailsBio-Dome (1996) CRAP  Comedy
    Pauly Shore. Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome science experiment. Kill me.
  30. Movie DetailsBordello of Blood (1996) CRAP  ComedyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Another Cryptkeeper movie. This time a funeral parlor moonlights as a vampire whorehouse. Angie Everhart!
  31. Movie DetailsDunston Checks In (1996) CRAP  Comedy
    Concierge Jason Alexander works in a luxury hotel. Enter a friendly, jewel-thief orangutan. Silly hijinx!
  32. Movie DetailsStupids, The (1996) CRAP  Comedy
    Incredibly dimwitted Tom Arnold unknowingly blunders into an illegal weapons deal with his stupid family.


  33. Statistical ratings distribution of these 26 films (1.6% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 26 films: 6.8.

    10:15.4%

    9:15.4%

    8:11.5%

    7:15.4%

    6:15.4%

    5:11.5%

    CRAP:15.4%



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