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Best movies of 1996

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12 Monkeys (1995)
U.S. Release date: Jan. 5, 1996

I'll never forget seeing 12 Monkeys in the theatre on opening night in '96. It's the only time I can recall where the movie ended & the audience was stunned into silence. Nobody talked on their way out until they reached the lobby, which I think speaks of how powerful of an effect the film had.

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Trainspotting (1996)
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People who added this item 656 Average listal rating (449 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 3308 Average listal rating (2133 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Scream (1996)
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People who added this item 371 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Basquiat (1996)
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People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (308 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Swingers (1996)

Watch this, I'm going to make Wayne Gretzky's head bleed.
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Primal Fear (1996)

The only Richard Gere movie that I've seen that actually rises above mediocrity. That's mostly thanks to the story and Edward Norton's debut performance of course.
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Multiplicity (1996)

You know how when you make a copy of a copy, it's not as sharp as...well...the original?
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Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order. And of course the order could be further altered once I watch the "Unwatched contenders".

Runners-up and Unwatched contenders listed alphabetically.

Had you asked my 1996 self...
1. 12 Monkeys
2. From Dusk Till Dawn
3. Scream
4. The Long Kiss Goodnight
5. Trainspotting
6. Mission: Impossible
7. Multiplicity
8. James and the Giant Peach
9. Beavis & Butt-head Do America
10. Mars Attacks!
11. Don't Be a Menace to South Central...
12. Independence Day
13. Happy Gilmore
14. Sling Blade
15. A Time to Kill
16. Ransom
17. The Birdcage
18. The Craft
19. Sleepers
20. Fled
21. Bound

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Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Feb 13 11:21
Oh wow, I remember hearing about "Paradise Lost" but never tracked it down. I gotta get my hands on that one!
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 7 17:51
Same as Xanadon't, I want to see this movie now...

if you're interested, check my list : http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-best-movies-1996
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Jul 10 21:06
suprised to see happy gilmore! lol!

completely agree on primal fear! :)
Posted: 6 years, 2 months ago at Sep 5 18:14
Ha, just watched Brother's Keeper so Paradise Lost is up next for me.

Primal Fear and James and the Giant Peach always seem to get snubbed.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 6 2:56
12 Monkeys is one of my favorite movies. Great to see it at the top.

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