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Best movies of 1996

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People who added this item 4185 Average listal rating (2809 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
12 Monkeys (1996)
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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People who added this item 4634 Average listal rating (3071 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Trainspotting (1996)
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People who added this item 669 Average listal rating (467 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 3417 Average listal rating (2259 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 379 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Basquiat (1996)
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People who added this item 2747 Average listal rating (1924 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 3867 Average listal rating (2629 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 498 Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2

Watch this, I'm going to make Wayne Gretzky's head bleed.
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People who added this item 1048 Average listal rating (684 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
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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People who added this item 1481 Average listal rating (870 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 399 Average listal rating (276 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1

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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