1996 Crime Movies

Set It Off (1996)

Set It Off

  • 63%
  • R
  • 118 min
  • Action

They spent a lifetime struggling to move away from the mean streets of their neighborhood. But the system stole their dreams, and now four childhood friends are determined to steal them back. As one grapples with the possibility of losing her only child, the foursome find themselves on the edge of desperation. With their world in turmoil and their backs against the wall, they decide to seek their fortune - literally. Virtually overnight, the women spiral into an uncharacteristic world of crime....

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

  • 72%
  • PG-13
  • 81 min
  • Animation

Our intrepid adolescent heroes wake up to find their beloved television stolen, and embark on an epic journey across America to recover it, and, who knows, maybe even score. On the way they encounter a murderous smuggler of a deadly virus and his treacherous wife, an FBI agent with a predilection for cavity searches, a couple of rather familiar looking ex-Motley Crue roadies, Mr. Van Dreesen singing "Lesbian Seagull", a little old lady and of course Mr. Anderson and his trailer. Can the Great...

Mulholland Falls (1996)

Mulholland Falls

  • 31%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Crime

The four men were a formidable sight as they patrolled the city. Tall and imposing, they were each impeccably dressed in tailored suits with wide-brimmed hats pulled low that added to their intimidating air. Citizens sometimes mistook them for gangsters, but criminals knew who they were. They weren't mobsters...they were cops.

The four no-nonsense cops, nicknamed the "Hat Squad," formed an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department in the early 1950s. Both feared and revered, they made...

Maximum Risk (1996)

Maximum Risk

  • 28%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Action

Alain Moreau (Jean-Claude Van Damme) never knew he had a brother, much less a twin, until he found him lying dead on the streets of his European home town. To find out who his brother was, Alain must step into his shoes. He must become Mikhail, and follow his footsteps back to New York's tough Little Odessa and into the same shadowy underworld that swallowed his brother. There's only one problem: all traces of Mikhail's life are rapidly disappearing, and the one person who knew Mikhail best may...

Bulletproof (1996)

Bulletproof

  • 8%
  • R
  • 84 min
  • Action

Once partners in crime, Archie Moses (Adam Sandler) and Rock Keats (Damon Wayans) are now on opposite sides of the law. Each feels betrayed by the other, but as fate would have it, they're back together and on the run. The Feds want them alive. A drug kingpin wants them dead. And if they don't kill each other first, they just might get out of this one alive.

The Crow: City of Angels (1996)

The Crow: City of Angels

  • 12%
  • R
  • 84 min
  • Action

Ashe, the young man who emerges from the night of his own horrific murder with the mysterious powers of the Crow, returns to seek out and destroy the most savage criminals in a surrealistic city of preponderant evil. As he sets out on his fateful mission, Ashe becomes drawn to Sarah, some-one with whom he seems to share psychic and emotional bonds.

Sarah is the young woman who as a young teenager first encountered The Crow and cannot escape this connection with her past.

Eye for an Eye (1996)

Eye for an Eye

  • 8%
  • R
  • 101 min
  • Crime

It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann (Sally Field) takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob (Kiefer Sutherland), the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter. Karen becomes obsessed, following Doob around, joining a vigilante group and then entrapping the villain so she can exact a little homegrown revenge.

Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)

Jackie Chan's First Strike

  • 55%
  • PG-13
  • 107 min
  • Action

The fourth installment in the popular Police Story series, the film is directed by Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx) and produced by Golden Harvest and Barbie Tung. New Line Cinema will release Jackie Chan's First Strike on January 10, 1997.

Set against the backdrop of the international arms race, Chan portrays a Hong Kong police officer who is contracted by the CIA and a Russian intelligence organization to retrieve a stolen Ukrainian nuclear warhead. As Jackie tries to sort out the good...

Feeling Minnesota (1996)

Feeling Minnesota

  • 16%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Comedy

Freddie (Cameron Diaz) is conned into marrying Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio), an embezzling accountant that she loathes, as punishment for allegedly stealing from Red (Delroy Lindo), a small time crime boss. Trapped and miserable, Freddie is soon intrigued by the arrival of Sam's brother, Jjaks (Keanu Reeves), who reluctantly comes to the wedding at the insistence of his mother, Nora (Tuesday Weld).

Jjaks' encounter with his estranged family quickly disintegrates but his connection with the forlorn...

Bullet (1996)

Bullet

    • R
    • 100 min
    • Action

    A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.

    Eskiya (1996)

    Eskiya

      • 121 min
      • Crime

      The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran can't help but be shocked to discover that his home village is now underwater thanks to the construction of a new dam. He then heads for Istanbul to get revenge upon his former best friend, the man who snitched on him and stole his lover Keje. Along the way, Baran teams up with Cumali, a tough young punk who...

      A Promise to Carolyn (1996)

      A Promise to Carolyn

        • Unrated
        • 94 min
        • Crime

        When two sisters can no longer go on living with the painful memory of their baby sister being murdered 37 years ago by their stepmother, they uncover the truth and find healing and justice when their stepmother is found guilty of murder. Written by Anonymous

        A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

        A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

        • 12%
        • R
        • 108 min
        • Comedy

        Nightclub manager Darnell Wright is a perpetual playboy who is almost as devoted to his job as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After he sets his sights on the ultra-classy Brandi Web, he launches an all-out assault to win her heart. Ultimately, charm, lust and passion prevail, but Darnell learns the hard way that when you play, you pay. Brandi is much harder to get rid of than she was to get--especially when she realizes that she has a rival vying for Darnell's affection. When he...

        Albino Alligator (1996)

        Albino Alligator

        • 44%
        • R
        • 97 min
        • Crime

        This film marks the directorial debut of Kevin Spacey. This dark and unusual mix of comedy and drama begins as a case of mistaken identities, and soon develops into an exploration of eight characters caught in a situation they can neither control nor predict. On the run from a robbery gone awry, three small time criminals - Dova, Milo and Law - speed through a federal stakeout and crash their getaway car. They take refuge in the first place they find Dino's Last Chance Bar, a perfectly...

        Bajo la piel (1996)

        Bajo la piel

          • Unrated
          • 112 min
          • Crime

          Passion, criminal instincts an traditions melt together in this film, that shakes our conception of crime.

          Before and After (1996)

          Before and After

          • 32%
          • PG-13
          • 108 min
          • Crime

          n this spellbinding new drama from director Barbet Schroeder ("Reversal of Fortune," "Single White Female") and screenwriter Ted Tally (a 1992 Academy Award" winner for "Silence of the Lambs"), Meryl Streep stars as a respected, dedicated small town pediatrician whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage son Jacob (Edward Furlong) disappears and is suspected of brutally murdering his girlfriend. When the boy returns home, she and her husband (Liam Neeson) struggle to confront the...

          Beyond Hypothermia (1996)

          Beyond Hypothermia

            • R
            • 90 min
            • Action

            A nameless hitwoman (Jacklyn Wu) who, for reasons not entirely clear, has a lower than average body temperature. She is cold-blooded in other ways as well, assassinating her targets with steely detachment and having only two real acquaintances: the Cambodian woman who gives her killing assignments and money, and the street vendor Long Shek (Sean Lau), at whose stand she habitually relaxes after successful hits with a bowl of noodles. Long Shek dubs her Pretty Ghost, and the two gradually become...

            Big Bullet (1996)

            Big Bullet

              • Unrated
              • 98 min
              • Action

              Hotheaded cop Bill Zhu (Lau Ching-wan) gets relegated to the Emergency Unit after a dustup with his inept boss. When the mob kills Zhu's pal and ex-colleague (Francis Ng) during a turf-war hit, he rounds up his motley department cohorts and embarks on a mission of revenge against the gangsters. The pursuit of the baddies culminates in a hair-raising showdown atop a hijacked transport plane in this action thriller.

              Black Day Blue Night (1996)

              Black Day Blue Night

                • R
                • 93 min
                • Adventure

                A wife's husband is cheating on her. She decides to go on a road trip with her husband's other woman. While driving the two women pick up a hitchhiker. The man they pick up may be a robber and murderer on the run from the cops. A policeman who is tracking the hitchhiker has a close eye on them, but the question is why?

                Black Mask (1996)

                Black Mask

                  • R
                  • 89 min
                  • Action

                  Before he was "the mask," Tsui (Li) was part of the 701 Squad, an elite military force of medically enhanced super-soldiers who were rendered void of physical or emotional pain. Demoralized, Tsui escapes from their headquarters in mainland China and attempts to live a normal life in Hong Kong. But there is trouble lurking nearby. Realizing that the carefully orchestrated effort to murder all of Hong Kong's drug lords is the work of the 701 Squad, Tsui must act fast to protect his new friends,...