Temporal Top Ten – 1996


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 120
Number of movies reviewed – 73  (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. The Arrival
  4. Bad Moon
  5. Beautiful Girls
  6. Bed of Roses
  7. Big Night
  8. The Birdcage
  9. Bound
  10. Breaking the Waves
  11. Broken Arrow
  12. Bulletproof
  13. The Cable Guy
  14. Carpool
  15. Chain Reaction
  16. The Chamber
  17. City Hall
  18. Courage Under Fire
  19. The Crucible
  20. Daylight
  21. Diabolique
  22. Down Periscope
  23. Dragonheart
  24. Eddie
  25. Eisenhower: Supreme Commander in Chief
  26. Emma
  27. The English Patient       Encore Review
  28. Eraser
  29. Evita
  30. Executive Decision
  31. Extreme Measures
  32. Eye for an Eye
  33. The Fan
  34. Fargo              Encore Review         Encore Review 2
  35. Fear
  36. Feeling Minnesota
  37. The First Wives Club
  38. Fled
  39. Flirting with Disaster
  40. Fly Away Home
  41. From Dusk Till Dawn
  42. The Funeral
  43. The Ghost and the Darkness
  44. Ghosts of Mississippi
  45. Gotti
  46. Grace of My Heart
  47. Hamlet
  48. Happy Gilmore
  49. Hard Eight
  50. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  51. If These Walls Could Talk
  52. I’m Not Rappaport
  53. In Love and War
  54. Independence Day  Encore Review
  55. The Island of Dr. Moreau
  56. Jack
  57. Jerry Maguire
  58. Jingle All the Way
  59. Joe’s Apartment
  60. The Juror
  61. Kingpin
  62. Larger than Life
  63. Last Man Standing
  64. Lone Star
  65. The Long Kiss Goodnight
  66. Marvin’s Room
  67. Mary Reilly
  68. Michael
  69. Michael Collins
  70. The Mirror Has Two Faces
  71. Mission: Impossible
  72. Mother
  73. Mulholland Falls
  74. Multiplicity
  75. Muppet Treasure Island
  76. My Fellow Americans
  77. North Star
  78. The Nutty Professor
  79. One Fine Day
  80. The People vs. Larry Flynt
  81. The Phantom
  82. Phenomenon
  83. The Portrait of a Lady
  84. The Preacher’s Wife
  85. Primal Fear
  86. The Quest
  87. Ransom
  88. The Rock
  89. Romeo + Juliet
  90. Scream
  91. Secrets & Lies
  92. Sgt. Bilko
  93. She’s the One
  94. Shine
  95. Sleepers
  96. Sling Blade
  97. Space Jam
  98. The Spitfire Grill
  99. Spy Hard
  100. Star Trek: First Contact Encore Review
  101. Stealing Beauty
  102. Striptease
  103. The Substitute
  104. Swingers
  105. That Thing You Do!
  106. Thinner
  107. A Time to Kill
  108. Tin Cup
  109. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
  110. Trainspotting
  111. Trees Lounge
  112. The Truth About Cats & Dogs
  113. Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
  114. Twister
  115. Two Much
  116. Up Close & Personal
  117. A Very Brady Sequel
  118. The War at Home
  119. When We Were Kings
  120. White Squall


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