1996 Crime Movies (By Date)

Deep Crimson (1996)

Deep Crimson

  • 75%
  • 111 min
  • Crime

In this alternately macabre and mirthful thriller, based on a true-crime story, renowned Mexican director Arturo Ripstein brings a stylish audacity to the tale of the "Lonely Hearts Killers," a couple who, in the 1940s, posed as brother and sister to lure and murder unsuspecting widows. Featuring performances both sympathetic and stomach-churning by Regina Orozco and Daniel Giménez Cacho, Deep Crimson (Profundo carmesí) is a wild update of the same events that inspired Leonard Kastle's The...

Tainted Love (1996)

Tainted Love

    • R
    • 93 min
    • Crime

    A desperate attraction. A beautiful homicide cop goes undercover in the steamy world of modeling to catch a serial killer and becomes enmeshed in a torrid affair with the prime suspect in this erotic thriller starring Lee Anne Beaman and Doug Jeffrey.

    The Real Thing (1996)

    The Real Thing

      • R
      • 89 min
      • Crime

      Rupert is a small time crook trying to do the right thing. But when his younger brother gets in trouble and needs a new liver, Rupert gets together his old gang and they plan a heist on New Years Eve. Written by Anonymous

      Idiot Box (1996)

      Idiot Box

        • Unrated
        • 85 min
        • Comedy

        Looking for the fast track out of suburban hell, two natural born losers scheme an impossible heist. Mick is slack, cynical, and most of all, unemployed. He masterminds the plan while Kev, angry and unemployed, gets the guns. Two undercover cops and a highly strung speed dealer are not far behind. Written by Dan Miles <[email protected]>

        Zero Woman: Assassin Lovers (1996)

        Zero Woman: Assassin Lovers

          • Unrated
          • 86 min
          • Drama

          A special agent of the Tokyo Police has been given the assignment of assassinating a group of crime bosses. Soon afterwards, she encounters the hitman the crime bosses have sent to kill her. After talking together, they discover that they are equally reluctant to carry out their assignments. They are pushed onward by their respective bosses, however, until they must both decide where their loyalties truly lie. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>

          Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah (1996)

          Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah

            • Unrated
            • 96 min
            • Crime

            The true story of the disappearance of Sarah Porter. With no help from the police, Sarah's parents are forced to act on their own to find her. They must battle the bureaucracy of the police department while they are searching all over town for clues to Sarah's whereabouts. When the crucial clue is discovered, Shara's father confronts her kidnapper at gunpoint. Written by DANIEL

            Carnival of Wolves (1996)

            Carnival of Wolves

              • R
              • 107 min
              • Action

              Four men plan a robbery in a pub.

              War of the Underworld (1996)

              War of the Underworld

                • Unrated
                • 97 min
                • Action

                When the son of a gang leader manages to insult the son of a rival gang leader, total war erupts between the rival gangs, and the young hero (Tony Leung) is forced to do terrible things in order to maintain order and honor.

                Vice Academy 5 (1996)

                Vice Academy 5

                  • Unrated
                  • 89 min
                  • Comedy

                  What starts as a dirty computer game, becomes a hilarious series of crimes, when the commissioner's son, Irwin, accidentally unleashes a Virtual Reality Hooker from his computer. Vice Academy's officers Candy and Traci have to stop the spreading of sexually transmitted computer viruses. Meanwhile, poor Ms Devonshire will do anything to save her marriage. Even if it means comically appearing on a sleazy talk show and airing out the Commissioner's dirty laundry!

                  ...

                  Burn Up W

                    • Unrated
                    • 120 min
                    • Animation

                    The basic premise is that three police officers form an elite all-girl team of enhanced crime-fighters called Team Warrior, who are called in on secret missions the normal police wouldn't be able to handle.

                    Kid Cop (1996)

                    Kid Cop

                      • G
                      • 93 min
                      • Action

                      Determined to follow in the footsteps of his late father, eleven-year-old Peter is obsessed with becoming a policeman and he's not willing to allow the fact he's just a little boy to stand in his way! Peter's usual cases involve petty crimes but things go awry when the boy and his fellow child partner Lisa find themselves on the trail of two thieves after the mayor's office is robbed. With his mother and the town chief determined to put an end to Peter's crimefighting,...

                      The Method (1996)

                      The Method

                        • R
                        • 97 min
                        • Action

                        Christian, Damian, Jack and Alex are four aspiring actors who will stop at nothing to be the best. In a theatrical production where they are cast as bank robbers, the four actors cannot get a feel of their roles. In desperation they are introduced to a new source of motivation real guns. With guns in hand, each of them begins to acquire a taste of power and in their search for inspiration, reality begins to blur and "method acting" begins to take on an entirely new meaning.

                        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.

                        Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

                        Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

                        • 29%
                        • R
                        • 89 min
                        • Comedy

                        "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of Afro-American movies, for instance "Boyz N the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice". We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends. A lot of crazy stuff happens, for example, Ashtray is older than his father and his best friend Loc Dog's grandmother is a trigger-happy old lady who blames her...

                        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

                          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.

                          Innocent Victims (1996)

                          Innocent Victims

                            • Unrated
                            • 240 min
                            • Crime

                            Army Sergeant Tim Hennis is wrongly convicted of killing the wife and children of an Air Force captain. Based on a true story.

                            The Innocent Sleep (1996)

                            The Innocent Sleep

                              • R
                              • 110 min
                              • Crime

                              The young, bright and decent London tramp Alan Terry accidentally witnesses a mob execution. He gets away, but leaves enough evidence for them to come looking for him among the homeless, and most violently: his older best friend is killed by arson. It turns out that Matheson, the police Detective Inspector in charge of the murder investigation, is in cahoot with the mob boss Adolfo Cavani, and actually on Alan's trace, with the firm intent to eliminate the dangerous witness. The only one...

                              Normal Life (1996)

                              Normal Life

                              • 70%
                              • R
                              • 101 min
                              • Crime

                              Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and together they terrorize an unsuspecting suburban town.

                              La sindrome di Stendhal (1996)

                              La sindrome di Stendhal

                                • 120 min
                                • Mystery

                                A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.