1996 October Movies (By Title)

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

The Portrait of a Lady

  • 43%
  • PG-13
  • 142 min
  • Drama

Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) has just rejected a most lucrative marriage proposal in favor of her hunger to experience the world. Her defiant refusal stuns those around her. However, an admiring male cousin, Ralph Touchett (Martin Donovan), secretly lends his support to Isabel by convincing his dying father to leave her a generous share of his fortune. Yet Isabel's large inheritance does not bring her the freedom she so desires.

Her headstrong innocence proves no match against the...

The Ring (1996)

The Ring

    • Unrated
    • 180 min
    • Drama

    During WW II, a young German woman is separated from her family and imprisoned by the Nazis. After being freed she falls in love with and marries a German officer. When Berlin falls to the Russians, and her husband killed, she flees to America, carrying his unborn child, all the while not giving up hope that she will find her family, tied together by her mother's ring. Written by Humberto Amador

    The Sun, the Moon and the Stars

      • Unrated
      • 93 min
      Thinner (1996)

      Thinner

      • 16%
      • R
      • 92 min
      • Horror

      A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.

      To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday (1996)

      To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday

      • 14%
      • PG-13
      • 93 min
      • Drama

      Labor Day weekend on Nantucket Island marks a family reunion for David Lewis (Peter Gallagher) and his teenage daughter Rachel (Claire Danes), along with his sister-in-law Esther (Kathy Baker) and brother-in-law Paul (Bruce Altman). It also marks the anniversary of David's wife Gillian (Michelle Pfeiffer) who died in a boating accident on her birthday two years ago. To David, it could have been yesterday. Hoping to help David overcome his grief, Paul and Esther bring an attractive single woman...

      Twelfth Night (1996)

      Twelfth Night

        • PG
        • 134 min
        • Comedy

        Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

        Umm Kulthum (1996)

        Umm Kulthum

          • Unrated
          • 67 min
          • Documentary

          Narrated by Omar Sharif, Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt is the first documentary to bring Umm Kulthum to an American audience. The film puts her life in the context of the epic story of 20th century Egypt as it shook off colonialism and confronted modernity. The camera explores her astonishing connection with her audience, taking us into her village in the Nile Delta, and into the cafes, markets, and streets of Cairo where she lived and worked. From the Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz to a...

          Wedding Bell Blues (1996)

          Wedding Bell Blues

          • 40%
          • R
          • 102 min
          • Comedy

          Micki, Tanya and Jasmine have 24 hours to get divorced. There's just one problem...They're still single. When Jasmine, Tanya and Micki decide they'd rather be divorced than unmarried, they take off to Las Vegas in search of the perfect ex. In the tangled web that follows, Micki lassos a cowboy, Tanya acquires a rich businessman, and Jasmine finds true love in the arms of a regular guy. The result is an outrageous comedy of love, marriage and misadventure. As intelligent as it is absurd,...

          When We Were Kings (1996)

          When We Were Kings

          • 98%
          • PG
          • 89 min
          • Documentary

          It's 1974, Muhammed Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Forman is ten years younger and the Heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set. A musical festival, featuring the...