1996 Crime Movies (By Title)

2 Days In The Valley (1996)

2 Days In The Valley

  • 60%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Comedy

The plot is laid with a contract kill, the work of a ruthless professional and a has-been hitman who soon learns that his own death is an integral part of the plan. Barely escaping his partner's fiery death trap, the hitman crawls to safety in an opulent hillside home. Now the hitman becomes a reluctant kidnapper, holding hostage in the house an insufferable modem art dealer and his loyal secretary. Complicating matters, the art dealer's half-sister arrives with a down-and-out screenwriter in...

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...

    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...

    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.

      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...

      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,...

              Blood and Wine (1996)

              Blood and Wine

              • 61%
              • 101 min
              • Thriller

              Jack Nicholson plays a womanising wine dealer, whose tendency to lavish gifts on his mistresses has made him broke. So he enlists the help of a safecracker to carry out the theft of a diamond necklace - but things start to go wrong when his estranged wife and son become involved.

              Bottle Rocket (1996)

              Bottle Rocket

              • 80%
              • R
              • 91 min
              • Comedy

              Upon his release from a mental hospital following a breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan (who seems far less sane than Anthony.) Dignan has hatched a hair brained scheme for an as-yet unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry. With the help of their pathetic neighbor and pal Bob, Anthony and Dignan pull a job and hit the road, where Anthony finds love with motel maid Inez. When our boys finally hook up with Mr....

              Bound (1996)

              Bound

              • 92%
              • R
              • 108 min
              • Crime

              Corky, a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino Marzone. Caesar is set up by the two scheming women as a scapegoat but things start to go wrong when he reacts in an unexpected way...

              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.

                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.

                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.

                  Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions (1996)

                  Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions

                    • Unrated
                    • 120 min
                    • Crime

                    Emmy winners Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly reteam in the roles that solidified their status as TV legends on their hit show "Cagney & Lacey," playing Detective Christine Cagney and Detective Sgt. Mary Beth Lacey, respectively, in this made-for-TV movie. This time around, the partners come face-to-face with their true feelings about capital punishment when they're assigned to the city's first capital murder case in 10 years.

                    Carnival of Wolves (1996)

                    Carnival of Wolves

                      • R
                      • 107 min
                      • Action

                      Four men plan a robbery in a pub.