1996 May Movies

Twister (1996)

Twister

  • 58%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Action

In the heartland of America, the sky is a majestic wonder as it rises infinitely above the vast, level horizon. Cloud formations gracefully soar and scuttle across the endlessness of blue. Gentle spring breezes whisper across the plains. All elements blend together in a delicate choreography of elegant balance and awesome design. But the sky sometimes changes.

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 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...

Breaking the Waves (1996)

Breaking the Waves

  • 86%
  • R
  • 159 min
  • Drama

Breaking the Waves is Lars von Tier’s intimate story of love, loss, faith, and tragedy. Filmed in the Dogma 95 style; a woman tries to keep a relationship with her husband during hard times. The scenic imagery and excellent performances create a powerful film.

Dragonheart (1996)

Dragonheart

  • 50%
  • PG-13
  • 103 min
  • Action

A brave and once beneficent knight, Bowen (Dennis Quaid) and his companion, the 18-foot-high, 43-foot-long dragon he names Draco (Sean Connery), the last of his species, join in a heroic battle to free a country held in an iron grip by its tyrannical ruler, Einon (David Thewlis), to whom both knight and dragon are connected in fateful ways.

Barb Wire (1996)

Barb Wire

  • 28%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Action

Her name is Barb Wire. She's razor sharp. She's tough as nails. She won't take shit and she won't take sides. She lives in the not-too-distant future where biology is used to kill, not cure, in a country devastated by Civil War. Every man wants her. No man can have her. She's a woman with high standards in a world of lowest common denominators. She's not about to waste her time with a man unless he has a really big one and knows how to use it -- a brain, that is. It's been a long time since...

The Arrival (1996)

The Arrival

  • 63%
  • PG-13
  • 115 min
  • Sci-Fi

In 1959, two scientists came up with a way to get at the truth. Philip Morrison and Giuseppe Cocconi suggested creating a national SETI (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) program, supposing that intelligent beings across the galaxy might be trying to communicate with us via radio signals - but the only way for us to know for sure was to listen.

For decades, SETI research remained on the fringes of science, with eccentric and offbeat visionaries having to beg off-hours time on...

Secrets & Lies (1996)

Secrets & Lies

    • R
    • 142 min
    • Drama

    A middle-aged London factory worker (Blethyn) is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.

    Trees Lounge (1996)

    Trees Lounge

      • R
      • 95 min
      • Comedy

      Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with the seventeen year old niece of his ex-girlfriend. This gets him into serious trouble with her father.

      Welcome to the Dollhouse (1996)

      Welcome to the Dollhouse

      • 90%
      • R
      • 88 min
      • Comedy

      An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.

      Spy Hard (1996)

      Spy Hard

      • 8%
      • PG-13
      • 81 min
      • Comedy

      Agent WD-40 (a.k.a. Dick Steele), played by Leslie Nielsen, was The Agency's top spy until he left after his true love, a fellow agent, literally slipped through his fingers during a battle with the evil General Rancor (Andy Griffith), Steele's longtime nemesis.

      Steele is lured back to active service when he receives an urgent message from The Agency's Director (Charles Durning). General Rancor, the megalomaniacal madman presumed dead after losing two limbs in an explosive altercation with...

      I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

      I Shot Andy Warhol

      • 77%
      • R
      • 103 min
      • Biography

      Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story.

      The Pillow Book (1996)

      The Pillow Book

      • 67%
      • NONE
      • 126 min
      • Drama

      Nagiko (Vivian Wu) is a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. The film is a rich and artistic melding of dark modern drama with idealized Chinese and Japanese cultural themes and settings, and centers around body painting.

      5 Dead on the Crimson Canvas (1996)

      5 Dead on the Crimson Canvas

        • Unrated
        • 96 min
        • Horror

        An artist obsessed with death and dismemberment is murdered, but his body disappears. His brother sets out to find both his killer and his body, and finds himself caught up in a seedy and disturbing sexual underground.

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        A Friend's Betrayal (1996)

        A Friend's Betrayal

          • Unrated
          • 94 min
          • Drama

          Old feelings of betrayal resurface, renewing a bitter rift between two girlfriends when one learns that the other seduced her son

          Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)

          Aladdin and the King of Thieves

          • 27%
          • G
          • 80 min
          • Animation

          At long last, Aladdin is about to marry the Princess Jasmine. Despite the presence and encouragement of his friends Genie, Carpet, and Abu, he is fearful and anxious. He is most worried as to what kind of father he will be, having never known his own. But when the 40 Thieves disrupt the wedding trying to steal a magical oracular talisman, Aladdin is drawn into a dangerous quest to stop the thieves...and find his long-lost father. Written by Andy Gray <[email protected]>

          Boys (1996)

          Boys

          • 15%
          • NONE
          • 86 min
          • Mystery

          High school senior John Baker Jr. (LUKAS HAAS) is fast approaching the end of a miserable stint at the Sherwood School for Boys. Staring him in the face are his father's footsteps--and an expected path through the corporate jungle he dreads to follow. But then a chance encounter with a damsel in distress suddenly and wondrously introduces him to love. John's life takes on new meaning when he rescues Patty Vare (WINONA RYDER), a sensuous and sophisticated "older woman" who lays on the ground,...

          Dead Cold (1996)

          Dead Cold

            • 91 min
            • Action

            When a carjacking leaves L.A. screenwriter Eric recovering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, wife Alicia nurses him back to health. Four months later, the two depart for a second honeymoon in an idyllic setting in the mountains. They are snuggly ensconced in front of a crackling fire when Cale, a hunter who's ostensibly lost his sense of direction in the snow storm and nearly frozen to death, appears at their cabin door. Reluctantly, Alicia agrees with Eric that they have to take him in for...

            Eddie (1996)

            Eddie

            • 15%
            • PG-13
            • 100 min
            • Comedy

            Manhattan limousine driver Eddie Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg) lives and breathes basketball. Her world revolves around Madison Square Garden, home of her beloved, albeit in last place, New York Knicks. After a one game stint as the team's honorary coach, Eddie is offered the real head coaching post as part of a publicity stunt engineered by the new Knicks owner, Wild Bill Burgess (Frank Langella).

            Between laughs, Eddie teaches the New York Knicks and their owner a lesson they will never forget,...

            Electra (1996)

            Electra

              • R
              • 87 min
              • Action

              Billionaire named Roach desperately searches for the secret serum which could turn an ordinary human into a superbeing...