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The Best movies of 1996
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Again. A list of good movies that came out in the year 1996. Also, like with my other lists, if a movie has a different year other than 1996, I double checked to make sure. I’m just goin’ by what imdb says. lol.


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Movie: Independence Day ( 1996 )
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
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Movie: Scream ( 1996 )
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a masked killer who targets her and her friends by using scary movies as part of a deadly game.
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Movie: Fargo ( 1996 )
Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
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Movie: Romeo + Juliet ( 1996 )
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
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Movie: Mission: Impossible ( 1996 )
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
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Movie: From Dusk Till Dawn ( 1996 )
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
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Movie: Matilda ( 1996 )
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
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Movie: Trainspotting ( 1996 )
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
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Movie: Happy Gilmore ( 1996 )
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.
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Movie: Jerry Maguire ( 1996 )
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former colleague.
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Movie: Mars Attacks! ( 1996 )
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
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Movie: Twister ( 1996 )
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
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Movie: Space Jam ( 1996 )
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
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Movie: Striptease ( 1996 )
A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.
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Movie: The Craft ( 1996 )
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.
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Movie: The Rock ( 1996 )
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.
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Movie: Sleepers ( 1996 )
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, they get their chance for revenge.
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Movie: Primal Fear ( 1996 )
An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.
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Movie: Swingers ( 1997 )
A wannabe actor has a hard time moving on from a break-up, but he is lucky to have supportive friends.
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Movie: The English Patient ( 1996 )
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
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Movie: Kingpin ( 1996 )
A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.
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Movie: A Time to Kill ( 1996 )
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
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Movie: Breaking the Waves ( 1996 )
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
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Movie: Bound ( 1996 )
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
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Movie: Sling Blade ( 1997 )
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
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Movie: The Birdcage ( 1996 )
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
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Movie: That Thing You Do! ( 1996 )
Recounts a fable of a pop rock band formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson, unhappily toiling in the family appliance store, is recruited into the band the Oneders (later renamed the Wonders) after regular drummer Chad breaks his arm. After Guy injects a four/four rock beat into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the Wonders into a brief whirlwind of success, telling the tale of many American bands who attempted to grab the brass ring of rock and roll in the wake of the British Invasion.
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Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( 1996 )
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.
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Movie: The Phantom ( 1996 )
The Phantom, descendent of a line of African superheroes, travels to New York City to thwart a wealthy criminal genius from obtaining three magic skulls which would give him the secret to ultimate power.
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Movie: Fear ( 1996 )
When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.
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Movie: Crash ( 1997 )
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
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Movie: Hard Eight ( 1997 )
Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.
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Movie: Aladdin and the King of Thieves ( 1996 )
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.
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Movie: Jane Eyre ( 1996 )
Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax.
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Movie: Stealing Beauty ( 1996 )
After her mother commits suicide, a young woman travels to Italy in search of love, truth and a deeper connection with herself.
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Movie: Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy ( 1996 )
A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.
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Movie: 101 Dalmatians ( 1996 )
An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.
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Movie: Escape from L.A. ( 1996 )
Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.
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Movie: Marvin's Room ( 1997 )
After seventeen years, a fiercely independent woman and her rebellious son return home and together they turn the family she left behind upside down.
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Movie: The Island of Dr. Moreau ( 1996 )
After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.
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Movie: DragonHeart ( 1996 )
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying Knight must cooperate to stop an evil King, who was given partial immortality.
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Movie: The Frighteners ( 1996 )
After a car accident in which his wife, Debra, was killed and he was injured, Frank Bannister develops psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts. After losing his wife, he then gave up his job as an architect, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete for years, and put these skills to use by befriending a few ghosts and getting them to haunt houses in the area to drum up work for his ghostbusting business; Then Frank proceeds to "exorcise" the houses for a fee. But when he discovers that an entity resembling the Grim Reaper is killing people, marking numbers on their forehead beforehand, Frank tries to help the people whom the Reaper is after!
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Movie: The Substitute ( 1996 )
After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane Hetzko, who is a history teacher at Columbus High School in Miami. Some of Jane's students happen to be members of a street gang known as the "Kings of Destruction" (KOD), led by Juan Lacas, who has been terrorizing Jane. After Jane's kneecap is broken by a big seminole named Bull, she tells Shale that she believes Lacas ordered the attack, so Shale goes undercover as Jane's substitute, and initially, Jane has no idea that Shale is doing this. At the school, Shale meets principal Claude Rolle, librarian Hannah Dillon, and english and drama teacher Darrell Sherman. It turns out that Lacas is one of Jane's students. As Shale investigates the attack on Jane, he discovers that drugs are being circulated into the school. Shale even investigates local drug kingpin Johnny Glades, who may or may not have someone inside the school distributing the drugs for him. Lives are threatened as Shale investigates and sets out to clean up the crime infested school.
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Movie: Star Trek: First Contact ( 1996 )
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
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Movie: The Cable Guy ( 1996 )
A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.
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Movie: Eraser ( 1996 )
A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.
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Movie: Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood ( 1996 )
A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice".
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Movie: Hamlet ( 1996 )
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
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Movie: Barb Wire ( 1996 )
In the early 21st century, the USA is in the wake of the Second Civil War. The whole country is in a constant state of emergency. What was formerly called the American Congress now rules the country with fascistic methods. There is only one free city left, Steel Harbor, a coastal California industrial town which is headquarters for the resistance. This is the home town of Barb Wire, owner of the Hammerhead nightclub. As times aren't good, Barb has a second job. She's a bounty hunter and you probably wouldn't want her after you. Barb's credo is to never take sides for anybody and that's the only way to survive these days in the crime-ridden streets of Steel Harbor. One evening, her former lover Axel Hood appears at the club asking for a favor to help him and his lover Cora D flee the country to Canada, Barb suddenly finds herself to be key player on high political stage. Now she has to take sides.
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Movie: The Nutty Professor ( 1996 )
Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.
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Movie: The Ghost and the Darkness ( 1996 )
A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.
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Movie: Bottle Rocket ( 1996 )
Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.
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Movie: Chain Reaction ( 1996 )
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
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Movie: Emma ( 1996 )
Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr. Knightly.
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Movie: Phenomenon ( 1996 )
John Travolta plays George Malley, who owns the local auto repair shop in a small California town. After celebrating his birthday with friends at the local bar/hang-out, George heads for home. He pauses to watch a strange light in the sky, then collapses for a few seconds in the middle of the deserted street. In the days and weeks that follow, George finds his IQ and consciousness expanding dramatically, and develops telekinetic abilities. Despite his attempts to explain what has happened to him, with just a very few exceptions, most of the local townspeople treat the "new" George as a freak. His state of isolation becomes even more pronounced when his new-found abilities allow him to correctly predict an earthquake, and outside authorities become interested in what's happened to him.
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Movie: Kazaam ( 1996 )
A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.
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Movie: The First Wives Club ( 1996 )
Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.
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Movie: D3: The Mighty Ducks ( 1996 )
The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.
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Movie: Bio-Dome ( 1996 )
Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year.
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Movie: Courage Under Fire ( 1996 )
A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.
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Movie: Beautiful Girls ( 1996 )
A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.
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Movie: Daylight ( 1996 )
Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.
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Movie: James and the Giant Peach ( 1996 )
An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.
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Movie: Down Periscope ( 1996 )
Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days.
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Movie: The Long Kiss Goodnight ( 1996 )
A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.
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Movie: Set It Off ( 1996 )
Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.
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Movie: Jack ( 1996 )
Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.
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Movie: The People vs. Larry Flynt ( 1997 )
The story of a controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.
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Movie: Big Night ( 1996 )
Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings. The owner of the nearby Pascal's restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution, he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers' big night.
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Movie: Thinner ( 1996 )
An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.
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Movie: Secrets & Lies ( 1996 )
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is an underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.
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Movie: Evita ( 1996 )
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
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Movie: Fly Away Home ( 1996 )
A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.
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Movie: Feeling Minnesota ( 1996 )
An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.
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Movie: Mulholland Falls ( 1996 )
In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
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Movie: Broken Arrow ( 1996 )
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
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Movie: Ransom ( 1996 )
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
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Movie: The Crucible ( 1996 )
A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.
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Movie: The Arrival ( 1996 )
Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.
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Movie: Jingle All the Way ( 1996 )
A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.
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Movie: Tin Cup ( 1996 )
A washed-up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the U.S. Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival's girlfriend.
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Movie: Shine ( 1997 )
As a child piano prodigy, David Helfgott's musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter. When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the pressures of his newfound fame, coupled with the echoes of his tumultuous childhood, conspire to bring Helfgott's latent schizophrenia boiling to the surface, and he spends years in and out of various mental institutions.
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Movie: Executive Decision ( 1996 )
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
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Movie: One Fine Day ( 1996 )
The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.
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Movie: Last Man Standing ( 1996 )
A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.
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Movie: Lone Star ( 1996 )
John Sayles' murder-mystery explores interpersonal and interracial tensions in Rio County, Texas. Sam Deeds is the local sheriff who is called to investigate a 40-year-old skeleton found in the desert....As Sam delves deeper into the town's dark secrets, he begins to learn more about his father, the legendary former sheriff Buddy Deeds, who replaced the corrupt Charlie Wade. While Sam puzzles out the long-ago events surrounding the mystery corpse, he also longs to rekindle a romance with his old high-school flame. Sayles' complex characters are brought together as the tightly-woven plot finally draws to its dramatic close.
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Movie: Freeway ( 1997 )
A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.
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Movie: Foxfire ( 1996 )
The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
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Movie: Michael Collins ( 1996 )
Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
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Movie: 2 Days in the Valley ( 1996 )
48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.
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Movie: The Portrait of a Lady ( 1996 )
An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.
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Movie: Spy Hard ( 1996 )
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his Director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot K.G.B. Agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world.
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Movie: Bulletproof ( 1996 )
Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship, when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Many years later, the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.
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Movie: White Squall ( 1996 )
Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
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Movie: Sgt. Bilko ( 1996 )
Sgt. Bilko is a well-liked conman in charge of the army base's motor pool, developing a hover tank and unofficially of gambling etc. One man hates Bilko and he's coming to inspect the base for possible closure.
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Movie: Basquiat ( 1996 )
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.
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Movie: Michael ( 1996 )
Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.
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Movie: Eye for an Eye ( 1996 )
When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.
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Movie: Poison Ivy II ( 1996 )
Lily is a sheltered art student from Michigan going to school in California. She finds an apartment and her roommates aren't quite normal. One day she finds a box of items belonging to a girl she's never met before. But in the box are nude pictures of the girl and her diary. Lily begins reading the diary and realizes that she's going to change her life and become a wild woman! She begins dating a guy and at the same time her art instructor begins to lust after her. The struggle begins when her boyfriend thinks she's unfaithful to him and her art teacher becomes obsessed.
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Movie: Everyone Says I Love You ( 1997 )
A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a troubled marriage while her stepsister gets engaged.