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1. Secrets & Lies (1996)
R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama
Following the death of her adoptive parents, a successful young black optometrist establishes contact with her biological mother -- a lonely white factory worker living in poverty in East London.
Votes: 37,445 | Gross: $13.42M
2. A Summer's Tale (1996)
G | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,545 | Gross: $0.20M
4. The Craft (1996)
R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Votes: 79,214 | Gross: $24.88M
5. Kolya (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A confirmed bachelor is in for the surprise of his life when a get-rich-quick scheme backfires - setting off a wild set of circumstances - and leaving him with a pint-sized new roommate.
Votes: 14,576 | Gross: $5.73M
6. Earth (1996)
Unrated | 125 min | Drama, Romance
Angel, an exterminator recently released from a mental hospital, comes to rid a small Spanish town of tiny grubs in the soil. The local wine-making industry has found these pests ... See full summary »
7. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 10,831 | Gross: $3.69M
8. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
R | 130 min | Biography, Drama
The story of controversial pornography publisher Larry Flynt, and how he became a defender of free speech.
Votes: 87,906 | Gross: $20.19M
9. Brassed Off (1996)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.
Votes: 18,619 | Gross: $2.56M
10. Up Close & Personal (1996)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance
An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in television journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.
Votes: 13,433 | Gross: $51.09M
12. Freeway (1996)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 26,292 | Gross: $0.30M
13. Twister (I) (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 176,581 | Gross: $241.72M
14. Bound (1996)
R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller
Tough ex-con Corky and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Votes: 50,495 | Gross: $3.80M
15. Thesis (1996)
R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
16. Crash (1996)
NC-17 | 100 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 51,992 | Gross: $2.04M
17. Jude (1996)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance
Late 19th century England; Jude, an intelligent but unworldly stonemason, looks to escape rural poverty by gaining a university education. Toward this goal, when his wife Arabella leaves ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,903 | Gross: $0.41M
18. Mojave Moon (1996)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Sexy, young Ellie picks up Al, 53, in a diner in LA to get a ride to her mom in the Mojave desert. Ellie leaves Al there with the pretty mom, her crazy, violent boyfriend and a body in his car trunk.
19. City Hall (1996)
R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller
The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Votes: 19,507 | Gross: $20.20M
20. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 93 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 633,236 | Gross: $16.50M
21. Irma Vep (1996)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Votes: 5,288 | Gross: $0.19M
23. When the Cat's Away (1996)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,174 | Gross: $1.65M
24. Breaking the Waves (1996)
R | 159 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 62,264 | Gross: $4.04M
25. Carla's Song (1996)
TV-MA | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War
1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her ... See full summary »
26. A Time to Kill (1996)
R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 132,064 | Gross: $108.77M
27. The Promise (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Votes: 7,260 | Gross: $0.45M
32. Race the Sun (1996)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $1.95M