1996 Movies

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • 74%
  • G
  • 91 min
  • Animation

The bell-ringer of Notre Dame is a mysterious and misshapen outcast named Quasimodo, who has been secluded there since infancy by his repressive guardian, Judge Claude Frollo. Yearning to be out among the people in the square below but forbidden by Frollo from ever leaving his tower, Quasi finds the courage to join the celebration below and is swept up in the frenetic atmosphere where he meets the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda.

Quasi's plan to observe the festivities unnoticed unravels and...

Trainspotting (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...

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

From Dusk Till Dawn

  • 63%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Action

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the lam 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.

Matilda (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...

Romeo + Juliet (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.

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Happy Gilmore

  • 60%
  • PG-13
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

A Hockey player wannabe finds out that he has the most powerful golf drive in history. He joins the P.G.A. tour to make some money to save grandma's house. The downside is that his hocky player mentality doesn't really go on the P.G.A. tour. Especially with the favorite to win the championship.

Scream (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.

Fargo (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...

Independence Day (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.

Space Jam (1996)

Space Jam

  • 35%
  • PG
  • 88 min
  • Animation

The mythologizing of Michael, the tao of Bugs: Michael Jordan joins forces with the Looney Tunes characters to defeat an alien basketball team. Good fun, if you don't mind the hard sell. Give Daffy a Best Supporting Duck nomination.

Jerry Maguire (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...

Mars Attacks (1996)

Mars Attacks

    • PG-13
    • 106 min
    • Comedy

    From the swank casinos of the Las Vegas Strip through America's sweeping Heartland and into the inner sanctum of the Oval Office, where even the President sits powerless, "Mars Attacks" casts a comic eye at the hysterical pandemonium wrought as Americans battle against an invasion by warmongering Martian hordes.

    Mission: Impossible (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 ...

    The Birdcage (1996)

    The Birdcage

    • 77%
    • R
    • 117 min
    • Comedy

    As modem as this minute, as pertinent as today, this Elaine May- scripted film portrays Armand (ROBIN WILLIAMS) and Albert (NATHAN LANE) as having a home life many would envy. They share a long-term committed relationship encompassing their lives and careers and have together raised Armand's son Val (DAN FUTTERMAN) into a caring, responsible and mature young man. So when Val arrives home and announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative U.S. Senator, what choice is there but...

    Primal Fear (1996)

    Primal Fear

    • 74%
    • R
    • 129 min
    • Crime

    Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer (Richard Gere) who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy (Edward Norton) accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.

    The Rock (1996)

    The Rock

    • 67%
    • R
    • 136 min
    • Action

    A decorated military hero (Ed Harris) and his band of commandos seize Alcatraz Island, taking a group of tourists hostage. His demands are simple. He wants recognition, benefits and tributes for the families of covert military operatives who have died in service to their country. If his demands are not met, he will launch a battery of rockets charged with lethal poison gas into San Francisco.

    The city's only hope for salvation is an FBI chemical weapons expert and a top-secret federal prisoner...

    Striptease (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...

    A Time to Kill (1996)

    A Time to Kill

    • 67%
    • R
    • 149 min
    • Crime

    Matthew McConaughey, a young, attractive and highly-skilled attorney is faced with the toughest case of his life, one that on many occassions may also threaten it. In the southern Mississippi town of Canton, the K.K.K. is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a black man's 10-year-old daughter. Against Jake's advice, the distraught father takes revenge, gunning down the two criminals in the local courthouse. Racial hatred hightens with...

    The Craft (1996)

    The Craft

    • 50%
    • R
    • 101 min
    • Drama

    For Sarah (Robin Tunney), moving to Los Angeles is just another chance to be an outsider. She is all alone among the tightly-knit student body of St. Benedict's Academy ... until she meets three young women who also have found themselves banished to the outermost reaches of high school's inevitable pecking order. Nancy (Fairuza Balk), Bonnie (Neve Campbell) and Rochelle (Rachel True) will never fit in with the "in" crowd. They barely fit in with each other. But together with Sarah, their outer...

    The English Patient (1996)

    The English Patient

    • 84%
    • R
    • 162 min
    • Drama

    In a crumbling villa in WWII Italy, during the final days of the European campaign, a young, shell-shocked war nurse (Hana) remains behind to tend her doomed patient - a horribly burned pilot. Through the gradual unraveling of his life and the appearance of an old family friend (Caravaggio) and a young Sikh sapper (Kip), the question of identity is explored.