Top 1996 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] The Bandit (1996)

Baran the Bandit, released from prison after serving 35 years, searches for vengeance against his former best friend who betrayed him and stole his lover, teaming up with a young punk with his own demons along the way.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Kamran Usluer, Necdet Mahfi Ayral, Özkan Uğur, Şener Şen,...

Country: Turkey

Duration: 128 min

Release: 1996

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.2 (64,412 votes)

[#2] Fargo (1996)

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skill...

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Frances McDormand, Gary Houston, Harve Presnell, John Carroll Lynch,...

Country: UK, US

Duration: 98 min

Release: 1996

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (594,485 votes)

[#3] Trainspotting (1996)

Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.

Genre: Crime, Drama

Director:

Cast: Eileen Nicholas, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, James Cosmo,...

Country: UK

Duration: 94 min

Release: 1996

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (611,521 votes)

[#4] Secrets & Lies (1996)

Hortense, a successful and well-adjusted Black optometrist who was adopted at birth, goes in search of her biological mother. The woman in question, Cynthia, is an unhappy white factory worker who has a difficult relationship with her other daughter Roxanne and resents the lack of attention paid to her by her brother Maurice, a photographer who lives in the suburbs with his aloof wife Monica.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Brian Bovell, Claire Rushbrook, Clare Perkins,...

Country: France, UK

Duration: 142 min

Release: 1996

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.0 (36,159 votes)

[#5] Sling Blade (1996)

Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe, Christine Renee Ward, Dwight Yoakam,...

Country: US

Duration: 135 min

Release: 1996

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.0 (83,707 votes)

[#6] Breaking the Waves (1996)

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Director:

Cast: Adrian Rawlins, Desmond Reilly, Emily Watson, Finlay Welsh,...

Country: Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK

Duration: 159 min

Release: 1996

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.8 (60,845 votes)

[#7] Hamlet (1996)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Derek Jacobi, Gérard Depardieu, Ian McElhinney, Jack Lemmon,...

Country: UK, US

Duration: 242 min

Release: 1996

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 7.7 (34,715 votes)

[#8] Shine (1996)

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Alex Rafalowicz, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Chris Haywood, Geoffrey Rush,...

Country: Australia

Duration: 105 min

Release: 1996

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 7.7 (49,490 votes)

[#9] Primal Fear (1996)

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third person in the room. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone's perception of the crime.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Alfre Woodard, Andre Braugher, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand,...

Country: US

Duration: 129 min

Release: 1996

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.7 (182,312 votes)

[#10] Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Adam Scott, Alfre Woodard, Alice Krige, Brent Spiner,...

Country: US

Duration: 111 min

Release: 1996

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 7.6 (113,769 votes)