Idiot Box (1996 film)

List of American films of 1996

A list of American films released in 1996.

Highest grossing

Title Studio Gross
1. Independence Day 20th Century Fox $630,000,000
2. Twister Warner Bros. $494,000,500
3. Mission: Impossible Paramount Pictures $456,000,000
4. The Rock Hollywood Pictures $325,000,000
5. The Nutty Professor Universal Studios $244,300,000
6. Eraser Warner Bros. $233,200,000
7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney $184,700,000
8. Jerry Maguire TriStar Pictures $153,620,822
9. Ransom Touchstone Pictures $136,448,821
10. 101 Dalmatians Buena Vista Pictures $136,182,161


Title Director Cast Genre/Note
101 Dalmatians Stephen Herek Glenn Close Comedy, Family
2 Days in the Valley John Herzfeld Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels Comedy, Crime
A Summer's Tale Eric Rohmer Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurelia Nolin Comedy, Drama, Romance: French film
Actrius Ventura Pons Núria Espert, Rosa Maria Sardà, Anna Lizaran, Mercè Pons Drama: Spanish film
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush Albert Pyun Christopher Lambert, Natasha Henstridge Action, Sci-Fi
The Adventures of Pinocchio Steve Barron Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Udo Kier, Bebe Neuwirth Fantasy, Family
Aladdin and the King of Thieves Tad Stones Robin Williams Family, Animation
Alaska Fraser Clarke Heston Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict Adventure, Family
Alien Nation: Millennium Kenneth Johnson Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli TV Sci-Fi
Alien Nation: The Enemy Within Kenneth Johnson Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli TV Sci-Fi
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Larry Leker, Paul Sabella Ernest Borgnine, Bebe Neuwirth, Charlie Sheen Family, Animation
Amityville Dollhouse Steve White Robin Thomas, Starr Andreeff, Allen Cutler Horror
Andersonville John Frankenheimer Frederic Forrest, Carmen Argenziano, Jayce Bartok TV Drama, History, War
Angels & Insects Philip Haas Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, Patsy Kensit Drama, Romance
Army Raam Shetty Sridevi, Harish Patel, Mohnish Behl Action, Drama: Indian film
Army Daze Keng Sen Ong Ahmed Azad, Sheikh Haikel, Deanna Yusoff, Jacintha Charles Comedy: Singaporean film
The Arrival David Twohy Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mistery, Action
The Associate Donald Petrie Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne West, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth Comedy


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Barb Wire David Hogan Pamela Anderson Action, Sci-Fi
Bastard Out of Carolina Anjelica Huston Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jena Malone Drama
The Beast Jeff Bleckner William Petersen, Karen Sillas, Charles Martin Smith Horror direct-to-tv
Beautiful Girls Ted Demme Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman Romantic comedy
Beautiful Thing Hettie MacDonald Linda Henry, Meera Syal Drama
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Mike Judge (as voices) Animated film
Bed of Roses Michael Goldenberg Mary Stuart Masterson, Christian Slater Romance film
Before and After Barbet Schroeder Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong Drama, Thriller
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Phillip Rhee Phillip Rhee, Christopher McDonald Martial arts
Big Bully Steve Miner Rick Moranis Comedy
Big Night Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci Marc Anthony Drama
Bio-Dome Jason Bloom Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin Comedy
The Birdcage Mike Nichols Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest Comedy
Black Mask Daniel Lee Jet Li, Lau Ching-Wan Action
Black Sheep Penelope Spheeris Chris Farley, David Spade, Gary Busey, Tim Matheson Comedy
Black Sun Amanda Jane Drama
Blood Brothers Ernie Fritz Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band, Jon Landau Documentary
Blood and Wine Bob Rafelson Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Lopez, Stephen Dorff, Judy Davis, Michael Caine Crime drama Black comedy Neo-noir
Bloodguilt Yaky Yosha Amos Lavie, Yael Hadar Drama
Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite Alan Mehrez Daniel Bernhardt, Pat Morita Action
Bottle Rocket Wes Anderson Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, James Caan Drama
Bound Wachowski Brothers Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano Neo-noir Thriller
Box of Moon Light Tom DiCillo John Turturro, Sam Rockwell Drama
Boys Stacy Cochran Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas Drama
The Boys Next Door Nathan Lane, Courtney B. Vance, Mare Winningham Hallmark TV Drama
Brain Candy Kelly Makin Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson Comedy
Brassed Off Mark Herman Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald Comedy
Breaking the Waves Lars von Trier Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård Drama
Broken Arrow John Woo John Travolta, Christian Slater Action
Broken English Gregor Nicholas Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga Drama
Bullet Julien Temple Mickey Rourke, Tupac Shakur Drama
Bulletproof Ernest R. Dickerson Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan Action, Comedy
Busted Corey Feldman Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Dominick Brascia, Ava Fabian Comedy direct-to-video
Butch Camp Alessandro De Gaetano Judy Tenuta, Paul Denniston Comedy
The Cable Guy Ben Stiller Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick Comedy Thriller
Camp Stories Herbert Beigel Drama
Camping Cosmos Jan Bucquoy Lolo Ferrari, Noël Godin Comedy
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Bill Condon Tony Todd, Bill Nunn Horror
Cannes Man Richard Martini Francesco Quinn, Seymour Cassel Drama
Cannibal! The Musical
Carla's Song
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species Jonathan Winfrey Scott Valentine, Janet Gunn Horror
Carried Away
Celtic Pride
Chain Reaction
The Chamber
A Chef in Love
The Cherokee Kid
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
Children of the Revolution
Christmas Every Day
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood
Citizen Ruth
City Hall
Clancy's Kitchen
Close Up
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day
Comrades: Almost a Love Story
Conspirators of Pleasure
Cosmic Voyage
A Couch in New York
Courage Under Fire
The Craft Andrew Fleming Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True Fantasy, Horror
The Cremaster Cycle
Crocodile Kim Ki-duk
The Crow: City of Angels Tim Pope Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks, Iggy Pop, Thuy Trang Action, Thriller
The Crucuble


Title Director Cast Genre Note
D3: The Mighty Ducks Robert Lieberman Emilio Estevez Family
Dallas: J.R. Returns
Dating the Enemy
The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (film)
The Daytrippers
Dead Man's Island
Deadly Outbreak
Dear Diary
Dear God
Death and the Compass
The Deep End of the Ocean
Demolition High Jim Wynorski Corey Haim, Alan Thicke, Dick Van Patten Action direct-to-video
Denise Calls Up
The Dentist
Diary of a Camper
Different for Girls
Doctor Who
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Don't Look Back (1996 film)
Dorf on the Diamond
Down Periscope
Dragonheart Rob Cohen Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Jason Isaacs, Brian Thompson, Sean Connery Adventure, Fantasy
Drawing Flies
Dream of an Insomniac
Dunston Checks In
East Palace, West Palace
Ebola Syndrome
Ed's Next Move
The Emperor's Shadow
The Empty Mirror
The English Patient
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story
Eraser Charles Russell Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan Action, Thriller
Escape from L.A.
The Evening Star
Everyone Says I Love You
Evita Alan Parker Antonio Banderas, Madonna Musical
Executive Decision Stuart Baird Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton, David Suchet, Steven Seagal Action
Extreme Measures Michael Apted Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman Thriller
Eye for an Eye
The Face
Faces of Death VI
A Family Thing
The Fan Tony Scott Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes Thriller
Fear James Foley Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman Thriller
Feel 100%
Feeling Minnesota
Fever Lake Rafe M. Portilo Corey Haim, Mario Lopez, Bo Hopkins Horror, Slasher direct-to-video
Fire on the Mountain
First Kid David Mickey Evans Sinbad, Brock Pierce Comedy, Family
The First Wives Club
Five Days, Five Nights
Flirting with Disaster
Floating Life
Fly Away Home
For Hope
Forbidden City Cop
Frequent Flyer
The Frighteners
From Dusk Till Dawn
Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo
The Funeral
Gang in Blue
Generation X
Get on the Bus
Getting Away with Murder
The Ghost and the Darkness
Ghosts of Mississippi
Giant Mine direct-to-TV
Girl 6
Girls Town
Glastonbury the Movie
The Glimmer Man John Gray Steven Seagal, Keenan Ivory Wayans Action
God of Cookery
Gone in the Night
Goodbye South, Goodbye
Grace of My Heart
The Grave
Gray's Anatomy
The Great White Hype


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Happy Gilmore Dennis Dugan Adam Sandler Comedy
Hard Core Logo
Hard Eight
Hard Men
Harriet the Spy Bronwen Hughes Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O'Donnell
Heaven's Prisoners
Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam
Hellraiser: Bloodline
High School High
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
House Arrest
Le huitième jour
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Animated film
The Hunters
Hustler White
I Love You, I Love You Not
I Shot Andy Warhol
I'm Not Rappaport
Idiot Box
If Lucy Fell
If These Walls Could Talk
Impure Blood
In Cold Blood
In Love and War
Independence Day Roland Emmerich Will Smith Disaster, Sci-Fi
Indian (film)
Infinity (film)
Intimate Relations
Irma Vep
The Island of Dr. Moreau
It's My Party
Jack Francis Ford Coppola Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, Bill Cosby Comedy drama, Family
Jack Frost Michael Cooney Comedy, Horror
Jake's Women Neil Simon Drama
James and the Giant Peach Henry Selick Animated film
Jane Eyre Franco Zeffirelli
Jerry Maguire Cameron Crowe Tom Cruise, Renée Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Regina King, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jay Mohr, Jerry O'Connell Comedy-drama
Jimmy Zip
Jingle All the Way Brian Levant Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Jim Belushi Comedy, Family
Joe's Apartment
Jude Michael Winterbottom Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham
The Juror


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Kadhal Desam
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Kansas City (1996 film)
Kazaam Paul Michael Glaser Shaquille O'Neal Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Khamoshi: The Musical
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
Kids Return
Killer: A Journal of Murder
The King of Masks
Kounterfeit John Mallory Asher Crime, Thriller
The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Roy Allen Smith Family Animated film
Larger Than Life
The Last Angel of History
Last Dance Bruce Beresford Sharon Stone Drama
Last Man Standing
The Late Shift television film
The Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
Lewis and Clark and George
The Little Riders
Little Soldiers
Little Witches
Loch Ness
London Suite
Lone Star
Long Day's Journey Into Night
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Lost and Found
Love Birds
Love Is All There Is
Love Serenade
Love and Other Catastrophes
Lumière and Company
Mad Dog Time
The Making of the Mahatma
The Man Who Captured Eichmann
Manny & Lo
Mars Attacks! Tim Burton Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito Black comedy Warner Bros.
Marvin's Room
Mary Reilly
Matilda Danny DeVito Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris, Brian Levinson Family, Fantasy
Maximum Risk
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
Michael Nora Ephron John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins Fantasy
Michael Collins
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Mission: Impossible
Mojave Moon
Moll Flanders
A Moment of Romance 3
The Moonstone
Mother Night
A Mother's Instinct
Mr. Romeo
Mr. Wrong
Mrs. Santa Claus
Mrs. Winterbourne
Mulholland Falls
Muppet Treasure Island
My Fellow Americans
My Night with Reg
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie


Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Night Hunter
Ninne Pelladutha
Norma Jean & Marilyn
The Nutty Professor Tom Shadyac Eddie Murphy Comedy, Family
Nénette et Boni
The Ogre
Once a Thief
One Fine Day
The One That Got Away
Operation "Happy New Year!"
Original Gangstas
Our Son, the Matchmaker
The Pallbearer
Pandora's Clock
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton Bio-pic, Drama
The Phantom
Pianese Nunzio, 14 anni a maggio
Picado Fino
The Pillow Book
Pinocchio's Revenge
Poison Ivy II: Lily Anne Goursaud Alyssa Milano Drama, Thriller
Police Story 4: First Strike Jackie Chan Action
The Pompatus of Love
The Portrait of a Lady
The Preacher's Wife
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame
Primal Fear
Prisoner of the Mountains
Project Grizzly
La Promesse
The Proprietor
Public Ememies
Puddle Cruiser Jay Chandrasekhar Comedy
The Quest Jean-Claude Van Damme Jean-Claude Van Damme Action


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Race the Sun
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat
Ransom Ron Howard Mel Gibson Thriller
Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny
Rebirth of Mothra
Red Ribbon Blues
Return of Techno-Destructo
The Rich Man's Wife
Riders of the Purple Sage
Une robe d'été
Robin of Locksley
The Rock Michael Bay Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris Action
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
Rubber's Lover
Rumble in the Bronx Stanley Tong Jackie Chan Action
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Tibor Takács Fantasy
Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya
Saint Clara
Samson and Delilah
Santa Claws John A. Russo Horror
Santa with Muscles John Murlowski Hulk Hogan Action, Comedy
Scream Wes Craven David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, W. Earl Brown, Joseph Whipp, Liev Schreiber, Drew Barrymore Horror, Slasher
Secrets & Lies
Set It Off
Sgt. Bilko
Shall We Dance
Shanghai Grand
She Cried No
She's the One
Shiloh Dale Rosenbloom Family
Shrunken Heads
Silent Trigger
Skin & Bone
Small Faces
Snowboard Academy John Shepphird Corey Haim, Jim Varney, Brigitte Nielsen Comedy Television movie
Sol de otoño
Some Mother's Son
Sometimes They Come Back... Again
Space Jam Joe Pytka Michael Jordan Comedy, Family, Animation
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen
Spy Hard
Star Trek: First Contact Sci-Fi
Stealing Beauty
The Stendhal Syndrome
Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden
A Story of Healing
Striptease Andrew Bergman Demi Moore, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Burt Reynolds Comedy, Erotic
The Stupids Comedy
The Substance of Fire
The Substitute
The Sunchaser
Sunset Park
Supermarket Woman
Surviving Picasso
Susie Q
Swallowtail Butterfly
Sweet Temptation
Swingers Doug Liman Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Alex Désert, Patrick Van Horn, Heather Graham Comedy


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Tales of Erotica
Talk to Me
Temptress Moon
That Thing You Do!
The Takeover
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Those Were the Days
Ticket to New Year's
A Time to Kill
Tin Cup Ron Shelton Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Linda Hart Romantic comedy
To Brave Alaska
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
To Sir, with Love II
Toad Warrior
Touching Starlight
Trees Lounge
Tremors 2: Aftershocks
The Trigger Effect
Trilogy of Terror II
Tromeo and Juliet
True Blue
True Crime
The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
Twisted Desire
Twister Jan de Bont Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton Disaster
Un Asunto Privado
The Unbroken Cycle
Unhook the Stars
Unlikely Angel
Up Close & Personal
Urban Safari
Vasantha Vaasal
A Very Brady Sequel
Viva Erotica Drama
Walking and Talking Drama
The War at Home (film) Drama
The Watermelon Woman Drama
Werewolf (1996 film) Drama
When We Were Kings Drama
When the Cat's Away Drama
White Squall (film) Drama
The Whole Wide World Drama
Wild Animals Drama
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet Drama
The Wind in the Willows (1996 film) Drama
Windsor Protocol Drama
Wish Upon a Star Drama
Year of the Dogs Drama
Young and Dangerous Drama
Young and Dangerous 1 Drama
Young and Dangerous 2 Drama
Young and Dangerous 3 Drama
Your Studio and You Drama

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