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on 12 Aug 2010 12:23

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Top 10 best movies 1996

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1. Microcosmos (1996)

Note : Ok, the pic above is a little bit weird... but this movie is actually really unique. A gorgeous documentary about insects with no comments, just some beautiful classic music. I guess it is pretty much forgotten now but it's a shame because it is a true masterpiece.
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2. Crash (1996)

Note : When it came out, it was a big scandal. It is quite understandable. For example, to get you in the right mood, it starts with 3 different sex scenes. Now, that's what I call an introduction ! I think the story was really fascinating. No real heros,just really twisted minds with rather sick obessions. The directing is great aswell as the cast.
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People who added this item 958  Average listal rating (593 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
3. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Note : This is just a really fascinating story with some great directing and acting (who thought Courtney Love could act so well?!?). Very well done.
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4. The Funeral (1996)

Note : Back in the 90's, I was a huge Ferrara fan. Unfortunately, Ferrara doesn't really make very good movies anymore... But this one is definitely worth a look!
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5. The Promise (1996)

Note : The Dardenne brothers have made some amazing movies and this is one of my favorite. It is really raw, realistic and spellbing at the same time.
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6. Trainspotting (1996)

Note : I was really impressed by the second movie directed by Danny Boyle. Great directing, great acting and a very entertaining movie throughout. I think it is really good but not great though. To me, and this is a really personal point of view that you may not share at all, it has an ambivalent attitude towards drugs. Of course, there are some horrible parts shouting "KEEP OFF THE DRUGS" but, in some over scenes, they rather seem to having a grand time. So, very good but not great.
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7. Fargo (1996)

Note : A classic movie directed by the Coen Brothers. I have a strange relationship with this movie (actually, I have this feeling with almost all Coen movies...). The first time I watched it , I thought it was great, the second time, it was Ok but not great, the third time, it was great again, the fourth time, ok again.... Weird ain't it ? I guess, it all depends on my mood. Anyway, the directing and acting are great and if you like pitch black humor, you should definitely check this one out.
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8. Sling Blade (1996)

Note : I was really amazed by Thornton’s directing debut. Indeed, at first, you think it will be about a deranged killer who let loose in the real world and goes back killing some more people but it is much more than that. Indeed, it is one of the most fascinating character study you’ll ever see and not only Thornton’s directing was pretty good, his acting was quite amazing as well.
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9. The English Patient (1996)

Note : I know it may seem like a terribly romantic movie but it is actually really good. The directing is very competent and all the actors involved give amazing perfomances. Anyway, a movie with Ralph Fiennes or Juliette Binoche is always worth it.
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10. Fly Away Home (1996)

Note : Most of children movies are worthless and a big waste of time, even for kids. From time to time, there are some exceptions and this one is one of them. A very good movie for kids and grown ups.
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These are the best movies I have seen which came out in 1996

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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 12 13:23
Ah, yes. "Crash" has slowly made its way toward the top of my queue so I should be seeing it soon. I'm pretty keen on Cronenberg so I'm excited to see it.

I remember hearing about 'Microcosmos' way back when..seems I better check it out!

Been avoiding 'The English Patient' for some time now...probably foolishly.

Haven't heard of/don't know anything about 4,5,9,10 so looks like I've got homework to do.

"Fargo" was easily my favorite film of the year, and I didn't like "Trainspotting" but realize that most people did. 'Flynt' made my honorable mentions.

Another intriguing list with noteable points of commonality and the token 'agree to disagree'. I admire your movie watching skills, sir!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 7 22:02
Yeah, the first time I saw Fargo I didn't care for it. As I've aged it's grown on me, much like some of the Coen's other films. I find that most of them require multiple viewings to gain a full appreciation for them. Lots of these I either need to see or have never heard of.

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