The Best Movies of 1996   (154) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1996, # 76 Overall Fargo 1996 Coen, Joel / Coen, Ethan USA / UK BD
# 2 for 1996, # 261 Overall Secrets & Lies 1996 Leigh, Mike France / UK Y
# 3 for 1996, # 312 Overall The English Patient 1996 Minghella, Anthony USA BD
# 4 for 1996, # 376 Overall Shine 1996 Hicks, Scott Australia DS
# 5 for 1996, # 392 Overall Breaking the Waves 1996 von Trier, Lars Denmark / Sweden / France / Netherlands / Norway BD
# 6 for 1996, # 545 Overall Trainspotting 1996 Boyle, Danny UK BD
# 7 for 1996, # 627 Overall Jerry Maguire 1996 Crowe, Cameron USA BY
# 8 for 1996, # 722 Overall Kolya 1996 Sverák, Jan Czech Republic Y
# 9 for 1996, # 836 Overall Lone Star 1996 Sayles, John USA D
# 10 for 1996, # 900 Overall The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 Forman, Milos Canada / USA BD
# 11 for 1996, # 1368 Overall Independence Day 1996 Emmerich, Roland USA BDS
# 12 for 1996, # 1448 Overall Everyone Says I Love You 1996 Allen, Woody USA Y
# 13 for 1996, # 1473 Overall Sling Blade 1996 Thornton, Billy Bob USA BD
# 14 for 1996, # 1497 Overall Irma Vep 1996 Assayas, Olivier France D
# 15 for 1996, # 1531 Overall Big Night 1996 Scott, Campbell / Tucci, Stanley USA Y
# 16 for 1996, # 1573 Overall Ridicule 1996 Leconte, Patrice France Y
# 17 for 1996, # 1617 Overall Ponette 1996 Doillon, Jacques France Y
# 18 for 1996, # 1645 Overall When We Were Kings 1996 Gast, Leon USA DS
# 19 for 1996, # 1654 Overall Romeo + Juliet 1996 Luhrmann, Baz USA BD
# 20 for 1996, # 1699 Overall Crash 1996 Cronenberg, David Canada / USA Y
# 21 for 1996, # 1713 Overall Evita 1996 Parker, Alan USA BD
# 22 for 1996, # 1750 Overall Prisoner of the Mountains 1996 Bodrov, Sergei Russia / Kazakhstan Y
# 23 for 1996, # 1760 Overall La Promesse 1996 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre / Dardenne, Luc Belgium / France / Luxembourg BD
# 24 for 1996, # 1764 Overall A Self-Made Hero 1996 Audiard, Jacques France
# 25 for 1996, # 1812 Overall Shall We Dance? 1996 Suo, Masayuki Japan Y
# 26 for 1996, # 1821 Overall Microcosmos 1996 Nuridsany, Claude / Pérennou, Marie France / Switzerland / Italy DS
# 27 for 1996, # 1865 Overall Hamlet 1996 Branagh, Kenneth UK / USA BD
# 28 for 1996, # 1871 Overall Gabbeh 1996 Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Iran / France D
# 29 for 1996, # 1945 Overall Courage Under Fire 1996 Zwick, Edward USA BD
# 30 for 1996, # 1949 Overall Scream 1996 Craven, Wes USA BDS
# 31 for 1996, # 2074 Overall Pretty Village Pretty Flame 1996 Dragojevic, Srdjan Fed Rep of Yugoslavia D
# 32 for 1996, # 2081 Overall Small Faces 1996 MacKinnon, Gillies UK
# 33 for 1996, # 2124 Overall Beyond Silence 1996 Link, Caroline Germany Y
# 34 for 1996, # 2157 Overall The Crucible 1996 Hytner, Nicholas USA DS
# 35 for 1996, # 2187 Overall Will It Snow for Christmas? 1996 Veysset, Sandrine France V
# 36 for 1996, # 2192 Overall Marvin's Room 1996 Zaks, Jerry USA BDS
# 37 for 1996, # 2230 Overall The Pillow Book 1996 Greenaway, Peter France / UK / Netherlands Y
# 38 for 1996, # 2235 Overall Mother 1996 Brooks, Albert USA Y
# 39 for 1996, # 2273 Overall L'Appartement 1996 Mimouni, Gilles France / Spain / Italy D
# 40 for 1996, # 2275 Overall Flirting with Disaster 1996 Russell, David O. USA D
# 41 for 1996, # 2283 Overall Thieves 1996 Téchiné, André France Y
# 42 for 1996, # 2310 Overall Three Lives and Only One Death 1996 Ruiz, Raoul France / Portugal V
# 43 for 1996, # 2329 Overall Mary Reilly 1996 Frears, Stephen USA BD
# 44 for 1996, # 2340 Overall Swingers 1996 Liman, Doug USA BDS
# 45 for 1996, # 2343 Overall Trees Lounge 1996 Buscemi, Steve USA DS
# 46 for 1996, # 2381 Overall Hamsun 1996 Troell, Jan Germany / Norway / Sweden / Denmark D
# 46 for 1996, # 2381 Overall The Leopard Son 1996 Van Lawick, Hugo USA / Netherlands S
# 47 for 1996, # 2402 Overall The Portrait of a Lady 1996 Campion, Jane UK / USA BD
# 48 for 1996, # 2421 Overall Bound 1996 Wachowski, Andy / Wachowski, Larry USA BD
# 49 for 1996, # 2429 Overall James and the Giant Peach 1996 Selick, Henry UK / USA BD
# 49 for 1996, # 2429 Overall The King of Masks 1996 Wu, Tian-Ming China / Hong Kong D
# 49 for 1996, # 2429 Overall The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story 1996 Dryfoos, Susan Warms USA D
# 49 for 1996, # 2429 Overall Looking for Richard 1996 Pacino, Al USA VS
# 49 for 1996, # 2429 Overall The Quiet Room 1996 de Heer, Rolf Australia / Italy / France D
# 50 for 1996, # 2458 Overall Basquiat 1996 Schnabel, Julian USA Y
# 50 for 1996, # 2458 Overall Deep Crimson 1996 Ripstein, Arturo Mexico / France / Spain Y
# 51 for 1996, # 2480 Overall Mission: Impossible 1996 De Palma, Brian USA BDS
# 51 for 1996, # 2480 Overall Twister 1996 de Bont, Jan USA BD
# 52 for 1996, # 2504 Overall Blood & Wine 1996 Rafelson, Bob USA / UK DS
# 52 for 1996, # 2504 Overall Fly Away Home 1996 Ballard, Carroll USA BD
# 53 for 1996, # 2517 Overall A Time to Kill 1996 Schumacher, Joel USA BDS
# 54 for 1996, # 2519 Overall Temptress Moon 1996 Chen, Kaige China / Hong Kong D
# 55 for 1996, # 2539 Overall Michael Collins 1996 Jordan, Neil UK / Ireland / USA BD
# 56 for 1996, # 2551 Overall Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills 1996 Berlinger, Joe / Sinofsky, Bruce USA D
# 57 for 1996, # 2561 Overall The Birdcage 1996 Nichols, Mike USA D
# 58 for 1996, # 2562 Overall A Chef in Love 1996 Dzhordzhadze, Nana France / Georgia / Ukraine / Belgium Y
# 58 for 1996, # 2562 Overall The Other Side of Sunday 1996 Nesheim, Berit Norway Y
# 59 for 1996, # 2567 Overall Study of a River 1996 Hutton, Peter B. USA
# 60 for 1996, # 2573 Overall Freeway 1996 Bright, Matthew USA D
# 60 for 1996, # 2573 Overall Manny & Lo 1996 Krueger, Lisa USA D
# 61 for 1996, # 2583 Overall Last Man Standing 1996 Hill, Walter USA DS
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Brigands - Chapter VII 1996 Iosseliani, Otar France / Russia / Italy / Switzerland Y
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Carla's Song 1996 Loach, Ken UK / Spain / Germany Y
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall For Ever Mozart 1996 Godard, Jean-Luc France / Switzerland D
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall The Funeral 1996 Ferrara, Abel USA Y
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi 1996 Lelouch, Claude France
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Ilona Arrives with the Rain 1996 Cabrera, Sergio Colombia / Italy / Spain Y
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall The Ogre 1996 Schlöndorff, Volker France / Germany / UK Y
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Party 1996 de Oliveira, Manoel Portugal / France Y
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Sacred Silence 1996 Capuano, Antonio Italy Y
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Taipin tienguo 1996 Wu, Nien-Jen Taiwan
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Vesna va veloce 1996 Mazzacurati, Carlo France / Italy
# 62 for 1996, # 2590 Overall Yek Dastan-e Vaghe'i 1996 Jalili, Abolfazl Iran
# 63 for 1996, # 2592 Overall Beaumarchais 1996 Molinaro, Edouard France Y
# 63 for 1996, # 2592 Overall Bitter Sugar 1996 Ichaso, Leon Cuba / Dominican Republic Y
# 64 for 1996, # 2594 Overall Get on the Bus 1996 Lee, Spike USA DS
# 64 for 1996, # 2594 Overall The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 Trousdale, Gary / Wise, Kirk USA BDS
# 65 for 1996, # 2600 Overall The Eighth Day 1996 van Dormael, Jaco France / Belgium / UK Y
# 65 for 1996, # 2600 Overall Lea 1996 Fíla, Ivan Czech Republic / Germany Y
# 65 for 1996, # 2600 Overall Luna e l'Altra 1996 Nichetti, Maurizio Italy
# 66 for 1996, # 2603 Overall Comrades, Almost a Love Story 1996 Chan, Peter Hong Kong Y
# 66 for 1996, # 2603 Overall Goodbye South, Goodbye 1996 Hou, Hsiao-hsien Taiwan Y
# 66 for 1996, # 2603 Overall Improvisation 1996 Mili, Gjon USA
# 66 for 1996, # 2603 Overall Mahjong 1996 Yang, Edward Taiwan
# 66 for 1996, # 2603 Overall Oriental Elegy 1996 Sokurov, Aleksandr Russia / Japan D
# 66 for 1996, # 2603 Overall Robert Altman's Jazz '34:
Remembrances of Kansas City Swing
1996 Altman, Robert USA
# 66 for 1996, # 2603 Overall The Suicide 1996 Bordowitz, Gregg USA
# 67 for 1996, # 2607 Overall Drifting Clouds 1996 Kaurismäki, Aki Finland
# 68 for 1996, # 2610 Overall Capitaine Conan 1996 Tavernier, Bertrand France D
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# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall The Arrival 1996 Twohy, David USA / Mexico BD
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Beautiful Girls 1996 Demme, Ted USA BDS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Escape from L.A. 1996 Carpenter, John USA BDS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Female Perversions 1996 Streitfeld, Susan Germany / USA
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Hard Eight 1996 Anderson, Paul Thomas USA D
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 Harron, Mary UK / USA DS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Jane Eyre 1996 Zeffirelli, Franco France / Italy / UK DS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Kingpin 1996 Farrelly, Bobby / Farrelly, Peter USA BDS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Mulholland Falls 1996 Tamahori, Lee USA DS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Normal Life 1996 McNaughton, John USA D
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall The Phantom 1996 Wincer, Simon Australia / USA D
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Primal Fear 1996 Hoblit, Gregory USA BDS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Private Confessions 1996 Ullmann, Liv Sweden
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall The Rock 1996 Bay, Michael USA BDS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Set It Off 1996 Gray, F. Gary USA BDS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Shiloh 1996 Rosenbloom, Dale USA DS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Space Jam 1996 Pytka, Joe USA DS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Frakes, Jonathan USA DS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall SubUrbia 1996 Linklater, Richard USA VS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall The Truth About Cats & Dogs 1996 Lehmann, Michael USA BDS
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Twelfth Night 1996 Nunn, Trevor UK / Ireland / USA D
# 69 for 1996, # 2612 Overall Wallace & Gromit:
The Best of Aardman Animation
1996 Park, Nick UK
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall Beautiful Thing 1996 MacDonald, Hettie UK DS
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall Chaplin's Goliath 1996 Macdonald, Kevin UK D
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall The Daytrippers 1996 Mottola, Greg Canada / USA D
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall The Frighteners 1996 Jackson, Peter New Zealand / USA BDS
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall Harriet the Spy 1996 Hughes, Bronwen USA D
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall Heavenzapoppin'! 1996 Watzke, Robert USA
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall Kissed 1996 Stopkewich, Lynne Canada DS
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall Life 1996 Johnston, Lawrence Australia
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall Long Day's Journey Into Night 1996 Wellington, David Canada
# 70 for 1996, # 2618 Overall X 1996 Rintaro Japan D
# 71 for 1996, # 2627 Overall Mars Attacks! 1996 Burton, Tim USA BDS
# 71 for 1996, # 2627 Overall Pusher 1996 Refn, Nicolas Winding Denmark D
# 72 for 1996, # 2639 Overall A Moment of Innocence 1996 Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Iran / France
# 73 for 1996, # 2643 Overall Floating Life 1996 Law, Clara Australia
# 73 for 1996, # 2643 Overall Waiting for Guffman 1996 Guest, Christopher USA BY
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Carried Away 1996 Barreto, Bruno USA DS
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Fire 1996 Mehta, Deepa India / Canada D
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Hollow Reed 1996 Pope, Angela UK / Germany / Spain S
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall I'm Not Rappaport 1996 Gardner, Herb USA D
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Jerusalem 1996 August, Bille Sweden / Denmark / Norway / Finland / Iceland V
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Jude 1996 Winterbottom, Michael UK S
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Little Angel 1996 Misselwitz, Helke Germany
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall The Second Time 1996 Calopresti, Mimmo France / Italy
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Sleepers 1996 Levinson, Barry USA BDS
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Some Mother's Son 1996 George, Terry Ireland / USA S
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall A Summer's Tale 1996 Rohmer, Eric France D
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall Un Air de Famille 1996 Klapisch, Cédric France D
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall When the Cat's Away 1996 Klapisch, Cédric France
# 74 for 1996, # 2646 Overall The Whole Wide World 1996 Ireland, Dan USA DS
# 75 for 1996, # 2655 Overall The Unseen 1996 Janek, Miroslav Czech Republic
NR Emma 1996 Lawrence, Diarmuid UK D
NR 101 Dalmatians 1996 Herek, Stephen USA DS
NR Ransom 1996 Howard, Ron USA BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack