1996 November Movies

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Romeo + Juliet

  • 71%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Drama

Welcome to Verona Beach, a sexy, violent other-world, neither future nor past, ruled by two rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Wealthy, selfish, ruthless and powerful, the parents share an enmity that has become the birthright of their offspring.

So begins Shakespeare's beloved play "Romeo & Juliet," which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. These famous lines and the vivid language of this cautionary tale drive director Baz Luhrmann's cinematic interpretation.

Space Jam (1996)

Space Jam

  • 35%
  • PG
  • 88 min
  • Animation

The mythologizing of Michael, the tao of Bugs: Michael Jordan joins forces with the Looney Tunes characters to defeat an alien basketball team. Good fun, if you don't mind the hard sell. Give Daffy a Best Supporting Duck nomination.

The English Patient (1996)

The English Patient

  • 84%
  • R
  • 162 min
  • Drama

In a crumbling villa in WWII Italy, during the final days of the European campaign, a young, shell-shocked war nurse (Hana) remains behind to tend her doomed patient - a horribly burned pilot. Through the gradual unraveling of his life and the appearance of an old family friend (Caravaggio) and a young Sikh sapper (Kip), the question of identity is explored.

101 Dalmatians (1996)

101 Dalmatians

  • 39%
  • G
  • 103 min
  • Family

Walt Disney Pictures "spot-lights" comedy, fantasy and fun-filled adventure this holiday season as it unleashes a delightfully different family comedy from producer/writer John Hughes ("Home Alone," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off') and director Stephen Herek ("Mr. Holland's Opus," "The Mighty Ducks"). In this classic tale of puppy love and dog-napping, the happy household of Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy (and their "human pets" played by Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson) is thrown into a state of...

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Star Trek: First Contact

    • PG-13
    • 111 min
    • Action

    Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the newly commissioned Enterprise-E battle the insidious Borg to restore the rightful future of Earth.

    The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    • 53%
    • PG-13
    • 126 min
    • Comedy

    Rose Morgan (Barbra Streisand) teaches a course in Romantic Literature at Columbia University, but doesn't have any romance in her own life. Passion is something she desperately longs for. Gregory Larkin (Jeff Bridges), who teaches mathematics at the same university, has been hurt by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship and respect with someone he's not sexually attracted to.

    Through an act of deception typical of Rose's near-amoral sister, Greg and Rose...

    The Crucible (1996)

    The Crucible

    • 71%
    • PG-13
    • 124 min
    • Drama

    A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farmer -- drinks a charm to kill his wife.

    And suddenly, the Devil is loose in Salem. The girls are discovered and, spurred on by their terrified accusations, the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft. One by one, the blameless victims of mass hysteria are torn from their homes until, inexorably,...

    Ransom (1996)


    • 74%
    • R
    • 117 min
    • Crime

    Tom Mullen (Mel Gibson) is a wealthy corporate executive used to mediating tough business deals, and doing things his own way. Along with his beautiful wife Kate (Rene Russo) and son Sean (Brawley Nolte), Tom has all the material trappings of success, including a Fifth Avenue penthouse, an enviable position in New York society and high media visibility. But when the thing he cherishes most_his young son_is abducted by desperate criminals and held for ransom, Tom's world of affluence and...

    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....

    Jingle All the Way (1996)

    Jingle All the Way

      • NONE
      • 89 min
      • Comedy

      Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger) loves his wife, Liz (Rita Wilson), and family; he just can't seem to find enough time for them. His predicament is heightened thanks to his neighbor, Ted (Phil Hartman), the "perfect" father, who even got his kid a reindeer this year. But Howard will make it up to Jamie ... he'll buy him the best Christmas present ever: Turbo Man, the toy on every child's list to Santa, and the hottest action figure of the season. Nothing will keep Howard from finding this...

      Bad Moon (1996)

      Bad Moon

      • 20%
      • R
      • 80 min
      • Horror

      An adventurous photojournalist, Ted (MICHAEL PARE) has always responded to the call of the wild, traveling to the ends of the earth to capture his images. On one of his expeditions deep in the jungles of Nepal, he encounters a horrific, half-human beast that savagely murders his girlfriend. In a violent battle, Ted manages to blow the creature's head off -- but not before he receives a vicious bite that leaves him scarred forever... in more ways than one.

      After his devastating journey, Ted...

      Eskiya (1996)


        • 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...

        Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)

        Adrenalin: Fear the Rush

          • R
          • 77 min
          • Action

          In a not-too-distant future, a lethal virus sweeps across Europe, prompting the creation of quarantine refugee camps in the United States. Police officers Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) learn of a grisly murder in the Boston camp and team up to investigate. Suspecting the ruthless killer is infected with the virus, the pair have just hours to stop him before he becomes contagious and infects the entire population.

          Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996)

          Alien Nation: The Enemy Within

            • Unrated
            • 91 min
            • Sci-Fi

            When detectives Sikes and Francisco is presented with the mysterious death of an Eeno, Matt is stupefied to discover that George rudely snubs the case. He, like most newcomers, reviles the outcast Eenos. As the case unfolds, George has to reassess his prejudices, and George's family help save the city from an alien threat originating in an Eeno waste disposal facility. Written by Signy

            Alive and Kicking (1996)

            Alive and Kicking

            • 83%
            • R
            • 98 min
            • Comedy

            A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion. Written by Film Four

            Apollo 11 (1996)

            Apollo 11

              • Unrated
              • 93 min
              • Documentary

              Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly as possible, though they knew that pushing too hard could lead to the ultimate disaster. This film recreates the tensions that were felt not only by the three astronauts, Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, but also by their families and by the teams of technicians training to deal with anything...

              Black Jack (1996)

              Black Jack

                • R
                • 90 min
                • Animation

                Black Jack is a master surgeon who possesses impeccable skills, enabling him to perform operations that are impossible for even the finest surgeons. He now is faced with his most difficult task to date and must challenge the limits of medical science...before it's too late.!

                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,...

                  Body Without Soul (1996)

                  Body Without Soul

                    • R
                    • 94 min
                    • Documentary

                    Documentary look at doomed male prostitutes in Prague, ages 15 to 18, who troll at the public swimming pool, the train station, a video arcade, and a disco. After the boys talk about how they got in the game, the camera follows them to the home of Pavel Rousek. Under the name Hans Miller, he makes gay porno videos, primarily for German distribution. Intercut with a movie shoot chez Rousek is an interview that follows him to his day job at a morgue, where he performs an autopsy as he talks...

                    Brassed Off (1996)

                    Brassed Off

                    • 79%
                    • R
                    • 107 min
                    • Comedy

                    Grimley Colliery Band is a bastion of the local community and one that its leader cares passionately about. For Danny (PETE POSTLETHWAITE) it is the music that embodies the spirit of that community, representing the very lifeblood of its people. However, as the spectre of unemployment looms large on the horizon, not all the band members can share his passion. Attitudes soon change with the entrance of Gloria (TARA FITZGERALD).

                    Granddaughter of a former band leader and childhood sweetheart of...