Temporal Top Ten – 1996


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 119
Number of movies reviewed – 68  (including 5 Encore Reviews)

1996 was yet another very prolific movie year for me.  I saw a lot of these films in the theater and making the choices for the top 10 wasn’t easy at all.

My #1 was actually a simple choice for me because it is, IMHO, one of the very best crime dramas ever made and the Coen Brothers did an amazing job with the storyline.

#2 is probably a movie that most of you have never heard of, but it’s a great “friendship” movie with excellent music and an amazingly likeable A-List cast.

#3 is the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner and despite it being a long epic love story, it really is great.  I loved the characters, the storyline and above all else, the chemistry between the characters.

#4 is an amazing movie about life’s ups and downs and how we should utilize every moment as best as we can. Also has one of the best movie catch phrases ever . 🙂

#5 is Kenneth Branagh’s superb 4 hour version of a Shakespearean Classic  that really proved his ability as an actor and director.  It’s unfortunate that he doesn’t do projects like this anymore.. 😦

#6 is one of the best movies from the long running sci-fi franchise

#7 is a movie that blew me away when I saw it in the theater and despite it’s numerous plot holes and lots of silliness is still a guilty pleasure of mine

#8 is a great movie that I only came across last summer. It tells a great story of how a family tries to deal with psychological problems upon their son’s return from Vietnam.

#9. is another guilty pleasure of mine which was a very moving film that helped highlight Robin Williams’ dramatic talent in a role perfect for him.

and finally #10 is one of the (very) few horror movies that I have enjoyed.  The sequels it produced made things even more convoluted and confusing, but the original on its own does a wonderful job.


My Top Tenscream

10. Screamjack

9. Jackwar at home

8. The War at HomeID4

7. Independence DaystFC

6. Star Trek: First Contacthamlet

5. HamletJM

4. Jerry Maguireenglish patient

3. The English Patientbeautiful girls

2. Beautiful Girlsfargo

1. Fargo

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1996

  1. 2 Days in the Valley
  2. 101 Dalmatians
  3. Bad Moon
  4. Beautiful Girls
  5. Bed of Roses
  6. Big Night
  7. The Birdcage
  8. Bound
  9. Breaking the Waves
  10. Broken Arrow
  11. Bulletproof
  12. The Cable Guy
  13. Carpool
  14. Chain Reaction
  15. The Chamber
  16. City Hall
  17. Courage Under Fire
  18. The Crucible
  19. Daylight
  20. Diabolique
  21. Down Periscope
  22. Dragonheart
  23. Eddie
  24. Eisenhower: Supreme Commander in Chief
  25. Emma
  26. The English Patient       Encore Review
  27. Eraser
  28. Evita
  29. Executive Decision
  30. Extreme Measures
  31. Eye for an Eye
  32. The Fan
  33. Fargo              Encore Review         Encore Review 2
  34. Fear
  35. Feeling Minnesota
  36. The First Wives Club
  37. Fled
  38. Flirting with Disaster
  39. Fly Away Home
  40. From Dusk Till Dawn
  41. The Funeral
  42. The Ghost and the Darkness
  43. Ghosts of Mississippi
  44. Gotti
  45. Grace of My Heart
  46. Hamlet
  47. Happy Gilmore
  48. Hard Eight
  49. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  50. If These Walls Could Talk
  51. I’m Not Rappaport
  52. In Love and War
  53. Independence Day  Encore Review
  54. The Island of Dr. Moreau
  55. Jack
  56. Jerry Maguire
  57. Jingle All the Way
  58. Joe’s Apartment
  59. The Juror
  60. Kingpin
  61. Larger than Life
  62. Last Man Standing
  63. Lone Star
  64. The Long Kiss Goodnight
  65. Marvin’s Room
  66. Mary Reilly
  67. Michael
  68. Michael Collins
  69. The Mirror Has Two Faces
  70. Mission: Impossible
  71. Mother
  72. Mulholland Falls
  73. Multiplicity
  74. Muppet Treasure Island
  75. My Fellow Americans
  76. North Star
  77. The Nutty Professor
  78. One Fine Day
  79. The People vs. Larry Flynt
  80. The Phantom
  81. Phenomenon
  82. The Portrait of a Lady
  83. The Preacher’s Wife
  84. Primal Fear
  85. The Quest
  86. Ransom
  87. The Rock
  88. Romeo + Juliet
  89. Scream
  90. Secrets & Lies
  91. Sgt. Bilko
  92. She’s the One
  93. Shine
  94. Sleepers
  95. Sling Blade
  96. Space Jam
  97. The Spitfire Grill
  98. Spy Hard
  99. Star Trek: First Contact Encore Review
  100. Stealing Beauty
  101. Striptease
  102. The Substitute
  103. Swingers
  104. That Thing You Do!
  105. Thinner
  106. A Time to Kill
  107. Tin Cup
  108. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
  109. Trainspotting
  110. Trees Lounge
  111. The Truth About Cats & Dogs
  112. Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
  113. Twister
  114. Two Much
  115. Up Close & Personal
  116. A Very Brady Sequel
  117. The War at Home
  118. When We Were Kings
  119. White Squall


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