1996 June Movies

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.

The Cable Guy (1996)

The Cable Guy

  • 54%
  • PG-13
  • 96 min
  • Comedy

It's a time-honored urban ritual: Slip the cable guy fifty bucks and you'll get all the movie channels for free. But when Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick) moves into a new apartment, his Cable Guy (Jim Carrey) is not like the others. He doesn't want your fifty bucks; all he wants is a friend ... and he won't take "no" for an answer.

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...

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...

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...

Eraser (1996)

Eraser

  • 36%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Action

Federal Marshal John Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is a member of an elite group within WITSEC that erases the identities of witnesses whose proposed testimony puts their lives in danger.

Now he faces his greatest challenge, protecting his witnesses from someone inside whose knowledge and training are a match for his own. Kruger himself falls under suspicion as the traitor and he sets out to prove his innocence to Samaritan (James Caan), his former mentor, and Beller (James Coburn), the...

The Nutty Professor (1996)

The Nutty Professor

  • 65%
  • PG-13
  • 95 min
  • Comedy

Having tried everything--diets, exercise and weight loss experts--in an unsuccessful attempt to shed some of his 400 pounds, Sherman Klump invents a revolutionary fat gene formula. Testing it on himself, he discovers he's no longer the man he used to be; in fact, he's only half the man he used to be. With one swig, the gentle, painfully shy academician is transformed into the swaggering Casanova, Buddy Love--an irresistible ladies' man.

As Buddy Love, Sherman Klump for the very first time,...

The Phantom (1996)

The Phantom

  • 43%
  • PG
  • 100 min
  • Action

The legend of The Phantom began four hundred years ago when a small boy witnessed his father's savage murder at sea by pirates of the Sengh Brotherhood. Washed ashore near the Bengalla Jungle, the boy swore an oath of vengeance -- to fight piracy, cruelty and injustice in all its forms. That boy became the first Phantom, creating a sacred tradition passed down from father to son over twenty generations. No one understood how The Phantom survived the centuries unchanged, and so believed...

Lone Star (1996)

Lone Star

  • 93%
  • R
  • 135 min
  • Drama

For decades the border town of Frontera, Texas has been controlled by two powerful men- the racist, trigger-happy Sheriff Charley Wade (Kris Kristofferson) and the man who, the story goes, ran Wade clear out of the county one hot night in 1957, Sheriff Buddy Deeds (Matthew McConaughey).

Now Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) is the new Sheriff in town, bitter over the Years spent under the shadow of his legendary father, Buddy, it is Sam who must investigate when a skeleton is found outside of town....

The Dentist (1996)

The Dentist

    • R
    • 92 min
    • Horror

    Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry; but when he discovers his wife's affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay.

    Beautiful Thing (1996)

    Beautiful Thing

    • 90%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Comedy

    A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighborhood become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide that they're attracted to each other, neither is sure just what to do.

    "Kratts' Creatures" Backyard Bandits

      • Unrated
      • 30 min
      • Family

      "The Pretender" A Virus Among Us

        • PG-13
        • 60 min
        • Drama

        Jarod joins a CDC-like group to reveal what happened to a missing virologist.

        "Wings" Call of the Wild

          • R
          • 30 min
          • Comedy
          A Chef in Love (1996)

          A Chef in Love

          • 60%
          • R
          • 100 min
          • Documentary

          The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the arrival of the Red Army of the Caucasus, as the Soviet revolution that has swept Russian comes to Georgia. Told as a flashback from the present, as a French-Georgian man whose mother was Pascal's lover translates his memoirs for Pascal's niece.

          - Written by

          Michael C....

          A Perfect Candidate (1996)

          A Perfect Candidate

          • 88%
          • Unrated
          • 105 min
          • Documentary

          The filmmakers follow Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 bid for a Virginia Senate seat, focusing on North's campaign strategist, Mark Goodin, and a Washington Post reporter. Mudslinging ensues. Written by Mike D'Angelo <[email protected]>

          A Summer's Tale (1996)

          A Summer's Tale

          • 98%
          • G
          • 113 min
          • Comedy

          A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.

          A Weekend in the Country (1996)

          A Weekend in the Country

            • R
            • 94 min
            • Romance

            At Kennedy Airport two frazzled New Yorkers are separately boarding a plane to Temecula, California. Comedian Bobby Stein, who's trailing his ex-lover and Sally Shelton, a very pregnant travel writer on her way to interview a renowned playboy and owner of a vast vineyard. Their paths all cross at Ruth's Inn where owner Ruth Oakley has taken naturalism to unnatural extremes. Budd Bailey and Susan and Michael Kaye join them at the Inn, where the guests discover that when you...

            Armitage III: Poly Matrix (1996)

            Armitage III: Poly Matrix

              • NONE
              • 90 min
              • Animation

              A policeman, Ross Sylibus, is assigned to a unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir things up more, every victim is found to be an illegally made third-generation android, built to be almost perfect replications of humans. It becomes a race against time when the government attempts to cover up the existence of the 'Third Types',...

              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.