1996 Movies

 (1996)

Fargo

  • 94%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Crime

Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts.

The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper and two innocent bystanders in rural Minnesota, drawing local Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) into her first homicide investigation. At first unaware that the homicides are connected to a Minneapolis kidnapping, Chief Gunderson draws closer to Jerry Lundegaard as his situation further unravels.

 (1996)

Jerry Maguire

  • 85%
  • R
  • 139 min
  • Comedy

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a top agent at Sports Management International, he is handsome, charming, and devoted to his glorious client roster and stunning fiancee Avery Bishop (Kelly Preston). In fact, there's absolutely nothing wrong with Jerry Maguire that a sudden dose of failure can't cure. After he is fired for writing a stirring, visionary suggestion for his firm's future - a Mission Statement that suggested his firm should focus on real caring for fewer clients instead of production-line sports management - Jerry is forced to start over... from scratch.

With his only client, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a second-tier football player, and his wistful young assistant, Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zelweger), Jerry sets out for a very uncertain future. Along the way, they will discover the value of true human interaction, love and respect and prove to the world what is possible if you live by your principles.

 (1996)

Scream

  • 83%
  • R
  • 111 min
  • Crime

A teenage girl (Neve Campbell) becomes the target of a killer who has stalked and killed one of her classmates. A tabloid news reporter (Courtney Cox) is determined to uncover the truth, insisting that the man who raped and killed Campbell's mother one year earlier is the same man who is terrorizing her now. Campbell's boyfriend (Skeet Ulrich) becomes the prime suspect.

 (1996)

Mission: Impossible

  • 62%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Action

A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market ... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world ... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization ... a mysterious arms dealer ... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed ... and one man on a mission which seems impossible ...

 (1996)

Striptease

  • 11%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Crime

Erin Grant (Demi Moore) dances nightly at the Eager Beaver strip club in order to raise enough money to regain custody of her seven year-old daughter, Angela (Rumer Willis), from her deadbeat ex-husband. When Congressman David Dilbeck (Burt Reynolds) visits the club and becomes infatuated with Erin, he attacks another patron and is recognized by a spectator.

When the witness to Dilbeck's assault turns up dead, Detective Al Garcia (Armand Assante) shows up on the case and Erin is dragged into a political cesspool in order to reunite herself with her daughter.

 (1996)

Independence Day

  • 61%
  • PG-13
  • 145 min
  • Action

Strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.

 (1996)

Trainspotting

  • 89%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Crime

Smart, funny, sickly and sometimes just plain unconscious, MARK RENTON is a hero for our times. Set in an underbelly of Edinburgh the city fathers never dreamed of, TRAINSPOTTING is the story of MARK and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing, the film charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed, seemingly inevitably, towards self destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate but then again, does he really want to "choose life"?

 (1996)

Matilda

  • 90%
  • PG
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

Matilda (Mara Wilson) is an extraordinary girl, a child of wondrous intelligence. Unfortunately, her neglectful and deeply stupid parents, Harry and Zinnia Wormwood (Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman) are too wrapped up in their own little lives to care, or even to notice that their daughter is a budding genius, in love with books and with learning. When the Wormwoods finally grant Matilda's wish to attend school, they bundle her off to Crunchem Hall, a bleak brick prison where students cower before the whip-hand and fist of a hulking monster, principal Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris). Amid Crunchem's darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz), the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl's remarkable skills -- including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grownrups in her world.

 (1996)

Twister

  • 58%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Action

In the heartland of America, the sky is a majestic wonder as it rises infinitely above the vast, level horizon. Cloud formations gracefully soar and scuttle across the endlessness of blue. Gentle spring breezes whisper across the plains. All elements blend together in a delicate choreography of elegant balance and awesome design. But the sky sometimes changes.

 (1996)

Romeo + Juliet

  • 71%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Drama

Welcome to Verona Beach, a sexy, violent other-world, neither future nor past, ruled by two rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Wealthy, selfish, ruthless and powerful, the parents share an enmity that has become the birthright of their offspring.

So begins Shakespeare's beloved play "Romeo & Juliet," which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. These famous lines and the vivid language of this cautionary tale drive director Baz Luhrmann's cinematic interpretation.