The year 1996 involved many significant films. The major releases this year included Scream, Independence Day, Fargo, Trainspotting, The Rock, The English Patient, Twister, Mars Attacks!, Jerry Maguire and a film version of the musical, Evita.

Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1996 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1996[1]
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1. Independence Day 20th Century Fox $817,400,891
2. Twister Warner Bros. / Universal Pictures $494,471,524
3. Mission: Impossible Paramount $457,696,359
4. The Rock Disney $335,062,621
5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame $325,338,851
6. 101 Dalmatians $320,689,294
7. Ransom $309,492,681
8. The Nutty Professor Universal $273,961,019
9. Jerry Maguire Sony $273,552,592
10. Eraser Warner Bros. $242,295,562


Award ceremonies


Category/Organization 54th Golden Globe Awards
January 19, 1997
2nd Critics' Choice Awards
January 20, 1997
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards 69th Academy Awards
March 24, 1997
50th BAFTA Awards
April 29, 1997
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The English Patient Evita Fargo The English Patient
Best Director Miloš Forman
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Anthony Minghella
The English Patient
Joel and Ethan Coen
Best Actor Geoffrey Rush
Tom Cruise
Jerry Maguire
Geoffrey Rush
Best Actress Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Frances McDormand
Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton
Primal Fear
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Jerry Maguire
Paul Scofield
The Crucible
Best Supporting Actress Lauren Bacall
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Joan Allen
The Crucible
Lauren Bacall
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Juliette Binoche
The English Patient
Best Screenplay, Adapted Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Anthony Minghella
The English Patient
Billy Bob Thornton
Sling Blade
Anthony Minghella
The English Patient
Best Screenplay, Original Joel and Ethan Coen
Mike Leigh
Secrets & Lies
Best Original Score The English Patient
Gabriel Yared
N/A N/A The English Patient
Gabriel Yared
Best Original Song "You Must Love Me"
N/A N/A "You Must Love Me"
Best Foreign Language Film Kolya Ridicule N/A Kolya Ridicule

1996 wide-released movies


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
5 12 Monkeys Universal Pictures Terry Gilliam (director); David Peoples, Janet Peoples (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer Sci-Fi Live action
12 Bio-Dome Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Jason Bloom (director); Adam Leff, Mitchell Peck, Jason Blumenthal (screenplay); Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin, William Atherton, Joey Adams, Teresa Hill, Kylie Minogue Comedy Live action
Don't Be a Menace Miramax Films / Island Pictures Paris Barclay (director); Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Phil Beauman (screenplay); Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Vivica A. Fox, Lahmard Tate, Helen Martin, Chris Spencer, Suli McCullough, Tracey Cherelle Jones Comedy Live action
Dunston Checks In 20th Century Fox Ken Kwapis (director); John Hopkins, Bruce Graham (screenplay); Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd, Rupert Everett, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens Comedy Live action
Eye for an Eye Paramount Pictures John Schlesinger (director); Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa (screenplay); Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly D'Angelo, Joe Mantegna Crime, Thriller Live action
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace New Line Cinema Farhad Mann (director/screenplay); Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien Sci-Fi Live action
Two If by Sea Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Bill Bennett (director); Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary, Stephen Dillane, Yaphet Kotto Crime, Comedy Live action
17 From Dusk till Dawn Dimension Films Robert Rodriguez (director); Quentin Tarantino (screenplay); George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis Crime, Horror Live action
26 Bed of Roses New Line Cinema Michael Goldenberg (director/screenplay); Mary Stuart Masterson, Christian Slater, Pamela Adlon, Josh Brolin Romance Live action
Big Bully Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Steve Miner (director); Mark Steven Johnson (screenplay); Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips, Carol Kane, Jeffrey Tambor, Curtis Armstrong, Don Knotts Comedy, Drama Live action
2 Black Sheep Paramount Pictures Penelope Spheeris (director); Fred Wolf (screenplay); Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole, Gary Busey Comedy Live action
Dead Man Walking Gramercy Pictures / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Tim Robbins (director/screenplay); Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Margo Martindale, Robert Prosky, Lois Smith, Jack Black, Celia Weston Crime, Drama Live action
The Juror Columbia Pictures Brian Gibson (director); Irwin Winkler (screenplay); Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini, Anne Heche, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lindsay Crouse Romance, Thriller Live action
White Squall Hollywood Pictures / Largo Entertainment Ridley Scott (director); Todd Robinson (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, John Savage, Caroline Goodall, Ryan Phillippe, Scott Wolf, Balthazar Getty, Jeremy Sisto, Jason Marsden, Eric Michael Cole Drama Live action
9 Beautiful Girls Miramax Films Ted Demme (director); Scott Rosenberg (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Rosie O'Donnell, Martha Plimpton, Natalie Portman, Michael Rapaport, Mira Sorvino, Uma Thurman Drama Live action
Broken Arrow 20th Century Fox John Woo (director); Graham Yost (screenplay); John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Frank Whaley, Howie Long Action Live action
16 City Hall Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Harold Becker (director); Kenneth Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman (screenplay); Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello, Richard Schiff, David Paymer, Martin Landau, Tony Franciosa Thriller Live action
Happy Gilmore Universal Pictures Dennis Dugan (director); Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay, Carl Weathers Comedy, Sports Live action
Mr. Wrong Touchstone Pictures Nick Castle (director); Chris Matheson, Kerry Ehrin, Craig Munson (screenplay); Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Pullman, Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell, Joan Plowright Romance, Comedy Live action
Muppet Treasure Island Walt Disney Pictures / Jim Henson Productions Brian Henson (director); Jerry Juhl, James V. Hart, Kirk R. Thatcher (screenplay); Tim Curry, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Frank Oz Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Family Live action
23 Before and After Hollywood Pictures / Caravan Pictures Barbet Schroeder (director); Ted Tally (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong, Julia Weldon, Alfred Molina Drama Live action
Mary Reilly TriStar Pictures Stephen Frears (director); Christopher Hampton (screenplay); Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Glenn Close Horror Live action
Unforgettable Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Dahl (director); Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald, Kim Cattrall Thriller Live action
1 Down Periscope 20th Century Fox David S. Ward (director); Hugh Wilson, Andrew Kurtzman, Eliot Wald (screenplay); Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton, Bruce Dern, Rip Torn Comedy Live action
Up Close & Personal Touchstone Pictures / Cinergi Pictures Jon Avnet (director); John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion (screenplay); Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna, Kate Nelligan, Glenn Plummer, James Rebhorn Romance, Drama Live action
8 The Birdcage United Artists Mike Nichols (director); Elaine May (screenplay); Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Hank Azaria, Calista Flockhart, Dan Futterman Comedy Live action
Fargo Gramercy Pictures The Coen Brothers (director/screenplay); Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare Crime Live action
Hellraiser: Bloodline Miramax Films Alan Smithee (director); Peter Atkins (screenplay); Doug Bradley, Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, Kim Myers, Adam Scott, Christine Harnos, Charlotte Chatton, Mickey Cottrell, Jody St. Michael, Courtland Mead Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Walt Disney Pictures David R. Ellis (director); Chris Hauty, Julie Hickson (screenplay); Ralph Waite, Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Robert Hays, Kim Greist, Veronica Lauren, Kevin Chevalia, Benj Thall, Max Perlich, Michael Rispoli, Sinbad, Carla Gugino, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jon Polito, Adam Goldberg, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ross Malinger, Michael Bell, Tress MacNeille, Al Michaels, Tommy Lasorda, Bob Uecker, Jeff Fischer, Keegan MacIntosh, Sandra Ferens, Andrew Airlie Adventure Comedy Live action
15 Ed Universal Pictures Bill Couturié (director); David M. Evans (screenplay); Matt LeBlanc, Jayne Brook, Bill Cobbs, Jack Warden Sports, Comedy Live action
Executive Decision Warner Bros. Pictures / Silver Pictures Stuart Baird (director); Jim Thomas, John Thomas (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton, David Suchet, Steven Seagal Action Live action
Two Much Touchstone Pictures / Interscope Communications Fernando Trueba (director/screenplay); David Trueba (screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Danny Aiello, Joan Cusack, Eli Wallach Romance, Comedy Live action
22 Diabolique Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Jeremiah S. Chechik (director); Henri-Georges Clouzot, Don Roos (screenplay); Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates, Spalding Gray, Shirley Knight, Allen Garfield, Adam Hann-Byrd, Donal Logue Thriller Live action
Flirting with Disaster Miramax Films David O. Russell (director/screenplay); Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Alan Alda, Lily Tomlin Comedy Live action
Girl 6 20th Century Fox / 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Spike Lee (director); Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee Romantic Thriller, Black Comedy Live Action
It's My Party United Artists Randal Kleiser (director); Eric Roberts, Margaret Cho, Lee Grant, Gregory Harrison, Olivia Newton-John, Marlee Matlin, Bronson Pinchot, George Segal Drama Live Action
29 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Paul Sabella (director); Arne Olsen, Kelly Ward, Mark Young (screenplays); Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, George Hearn, Bebe Neuwirth, Adam Wylie Musical, Romance, Comedy, Drama Animation
A Family Thing United Artists Richard Pearce (director); Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones Drama Live Action
Sgt. Bilko Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Jonathan Lynn (director); Andy Breckman (screenplay); Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Glenne Headly Comedy Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
3 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate New Line Cinema / Savoy Pictures / Jackson-McHenry Entertainment Martin Lawrence (director/screenplay); Bentley Kyle Evans, Kenny Buford, Kim Bass (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield Comedy, Romance Live action
5 Primal Fear Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment Gregory Hoblit (director); Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman (screenplay); Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton Crime Live action
12 Fear Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment James Foley (director); Christopher Crowe (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Alyssa Milano, Amy Brenneman Thriller Live action
James and the Giant Peach Walt Disney Pictures / Allied Filmmakers Henry Selick (director); Steven Bloom, Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts (screenplay); Paul Terry, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, Miriam Margolyes, David Thewlis, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite Fantasy, Musical, Family Live action/ Animation
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy Paramount Pictures / Lakeshore Entertainment Kelly Makin (director); Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson Comedy Live action
19 Celtic Pride Hollywood Pictures / Caravan Pictures Tom DeCerchio (director); Judd Apatow (screenplay); Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady, Christopher McDonald Comedy Live action
Mrs. Winterbourne TriStar Pictures Richard Benjamin (director); Phoef Sutton, Lisa-Maria Radano (screenplay); Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, Loren Dean Romance, Comedy, Drama Live action
The Substitute LIVE Entertainment Robert Mandel (director); Roy Frumkes, Rocco Simonelli (screenplay); Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Diane Venora, Glenn Plummer, Cliff DeYoung, Marc Anthony, Richard Brooks, Raymond Cruz, Luis Guzmán, William Forsythe Action, Crime, Thriller Live action
26 Mulholland Falls Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Largo Entertainment / The Zanuck Company Lee Tamahori (director); Pete Dexter (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Jennifer Connelly, Treat Williams, Andrew McCarthy, John Malkovich, Bruce Dern Crime, Thriller Live action
The Quest Universal Pictures Jean-Claude Van Damme (director); Steven Klein, Paul Mones (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar, Janet Gunn Action, Martial Arts Live action
Sunset Park TriStar Pictures / Jersey Films Steve Gomer (director); Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson (screenplay); Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr Sports Live action
The Truth About Cats & Dogs 20th Century Fox Michael Lehmann (director); Audrey Wells (screenplay); Janeane Garofalo, Uma Thurman, Ben Chaplin, Jamie Foxx Romance, Comedy Live action
3 Barb Wire Gramercy Pictures David Hogan (director); Chuck Pfarrer, Ilene Chaiken (screenplay); Pamela Anderson, Temuera Morrison, Victoria Rowell, Jack Noseworthy, Xander Berkeley, Udo Kier, Steve Railsback Action Live action
The Craft Columbia Pictures Andrew Fleming (director/screenplay); Peter Filardi (screenplay); Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, Assumpta Serna, Breckin Meyer, Nathaniel Marston, Cliff De Young, Helen Shaver, Jeanine Jackson Fantasy Live action
The Great White Hype 20th Century Fox Reginald Hudlin (director); Tony Hendra, Ron Shelton (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Corbin Bernsen, Peter Berg, Jon Lovitz, Salli Richardson, Jamie Foxx, Cheech Marin, John Rhys-Davies Comedy, Sports Live action
Last Dance Touchstone Pictures Bruce Beresford (director); Steven Haft, Ron Koslow (screenplay); Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher Drama Live action
The Pallbearer Miramax Films Matt Reeves (director/screenplay); Jason Katims (screenplay); David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Michael Vartan, Michael Rapaport, Barbara Hershey Romance, Comedy Live action
10 Boys Touchstone Pictures / Interscope Communications Stacy Cochran (director); Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, John C. Reilly, James LeGros, Skeet Ulrich Romantic, Drama Live action
Cold Comfort Farm Universal Pictures / Gramercy Pictures John Schlesinger (director); Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen Miriam Margolyes Rufus Sewell Comedy Live action
Dead Man Miramax Films Jim Jarmusch (director); Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Eugene Byrd, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, Billy Bob Thornton, Jared Harris, Mili Avital, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt, Alfred Molina, Robert Mitchum Western Live action
Of Love and Shadows Miramax Films Betty Kaplan (director); Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly Drama Live action
Original Gangstas Orion Pictures Larry Cohen (director); Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield, Isabel Sanford, Ron O'Neal, Richard Roundtree Action, Gangster Live action
Twister Warner Bros. Pictures / Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Jan de Bont (director); Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin (screenplay); Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes Action Live action
17 Flipper Universal Pictures / The Bubble Factory Alan Shapiro (director); Ricou Browning, Jack Cowden (screenplay); Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Chelsea Field, Issac Hayes, Jonathan Banks Adventure, Family Live action
Heaven's Prisoners New Line Cinema / Savoy Pictures Phil Joanou (director); Harley Peyton, Scott Frank (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Mary Stuart Masterson, Teri Hatcher, Eric Roberts, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Joe Viterelli, Badja Djola, Hawthorne James Drama Live action
22 Mission: Impossible Paramount Pictures Brian De Palma (director); David Koepp, Robert Towne (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave Action, Sci-Fi Live action
24 Spy Hard Hollywood Pictures Rick Friedberg (director); Dick Chudnow, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer (screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden, Barry Bostwick, Andy Griffith Comedy, Spoof Live action
31 The Arrival Orion Pictures / Live Entertainment David Twohy (director/screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Ron Silver, Teri Polo Sci-Fi Live action
Dragonheart Universal Pictures Rob Cohen (director); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Jason Isaacs, Brian Thompson, Julie Christie Fantasy, Adventure Live action
Eddie Hollywood Pictures / Island Pictures Steve Rash (director); Jon Connoly, David Loucka, Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell, Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins Comedy Live action
7 The Phantom Paramount Pictures / The Ladd Company Simon Wincer (director); Jeffrey Boam (screenplay); Billy Zane, Treat Williams, Kristy Swanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Remar, Patrick McGoohan Action Live action
The Rock Hollywood Pictures / Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films Michael Bay (director); David Weisberg, Douglas S. Cook, Mark Rosner (screenplay); Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, William Forsythe, David Morse, John Spencer, John C. McGinley, Tony Todd, Bokeem Woodbine, Gregory Sporleder, Vanessa Marcil, Claire Forlani Action Live action
14 The Cable Guy Columbia Pictures Ben Stiller (director); Lou Holtz Jr. (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, George Segal, Diane Baker Comedy Live action
Moll Flanders Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pen Densham (director/screenplay); Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Jeremy Brett Drama Live action
21 Eraser Warner Bros. Pictures Chuck Russell (director); Tony Puryear, Walon Green (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa L. Williams, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli Action Live action
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Walt Disney Pictures Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (director); Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Jonathan Roberts (screenplay); Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, Mary Wickes, David Ogden Stiers Musical, Comedy, Drama, Family Animation
Lone Star Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment John Sayles (director); John Sayles (screenplay); Ron Canada, Chris Cooper, Clifton James, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand, Joe Morton, Elizabeth Peña Mystery Live action
28 The Nutty Professor Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Tom Shadyac (director/screenplay); David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein, Steve Oedekerk (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappelle Comedy Live action
Striptease Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Andrew Bergman (director/screenplay); Demi Moore, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Burt Reynolds Comedy Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
3 Independence Day 20th Century Fox Roland Emmerich (director/screenplay); Dean Devlin (screenplay); Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Margaret Colin, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, James Rebhorn, Vivica A. Fox, Harry Connick, Jr., Harvey Fierstein, Adam Baldwin, Brent Spiner, James Duval, Kiersten Warren, Bill Smitrovich, Mae Whitman, Ross Bagley, Lisa Jakub, Giuseppe Andrews Action, Sci-Fi Live action
5 Phenomenon Touchstone Pictures Jon Turteltaub (director); Gerald Di Pego (screenplay); John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall Fantasy, Drama Live action
10 Harriet the Spy Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies / Rastar Bronwen Hughes (director); Douglas Petrie, Theresa Rebeck (screenplay); Michelle Trachtenberg, Gregory Smith, Rosie O'Donnell, Vanessa Lee Chester Comedy, Family Live action
12 Courage Under Fire 20th Century Fox Edward Zwick (director); Patrick Sheane Duncan (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty, Matt Damon, Bronson Pinchot, Seth Gilliam, Scott Glenn Drama Live action
17 Kazaam Touchstone Pictures / Interscope Communications Paul M. Glaser (director/screenplay); Christian Ford, Roger Soffer (screenplay); Shaquille O'Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker, James Acheson Comedy, Fantasy Live action
Multiplicity Columbia Pictures Harold Ramis (director/screenplay); Chris Miller, Mary Hale, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Harris Yulin Comedy Live action
19 Fled Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Kevin Hooks (director); Preston A. Whitmore II (screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton, Robert John Burke, Salma Hayek Action Live action
The Frighteners Universal Pictures Peter Jackson (director/screenplay); Fran Walsh (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace Stone, Jeffrey Combs, Jake Busey Comedy, Horror Live action
24 A Time to Kill Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Joel Schumacher (director); Akiva Goldsman (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Brenda Fricker, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Ashley Judd, Patrick McGoohan, Donald Sutherland Thriller Live action
26 The Adventures of Pinocchio New Line Cinema / Savoy Pictures Steve Barron (director/screenplay); Sherry Mills, Tom Benedek, Barry Berman (screenplay); Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Martin Landau, Genevieve Bujold, Udo Kier, Bebe Neuwirth, Rob Schneider, Corey Carrier, David Doyle (voice) Fantasy, Family Live action
Joe's Apartment Warner Bros. Pictures / MTV Films John Payson (director/screenplay); Jerry O'Connell, Megan Ward Comedy, Musical Live action
Kingpin Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rysher Entertainment Peter Farrelly, Robert Farrelly (director); Barry Fanaro, Mort Nathan (screenplay); Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, Bill Murray, Chris Elliott Comedy Live action
2 Chain Reaction 20th Century Fox Andrew Davis (director); J. F. Lawton, Michael Bortman (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn, Brian Cox Action, Thriller Live action
Matilda TriStar Pictures / Jersey Films Danny DeVito (director); Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord (screenplay); Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris Comedy, Fantasy, Family Live action
Phat Beach LIVE Entertainment / Orion Pictures Doug Ellin (director); Ben Morris, Brian E. O'Neal, Cleveland O'Neal III, Doug Ellin (screenplay); Jermaine Hopkins, Coolio, Brian Hooks Comedy Live action
9 Basquiat Miramax Films Julian Schnabel (director/screenplay); Lech J. Majewski, John Bowe (screenplay); Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Benicio del Toro, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Michael Wincott, Courtney Love, Claire Forlani, Parker Posey Biography, Drama Live action
Escape from L.A. Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment John Carpenter (director/screenplay); Debra Hill, Kurt Russell (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Georges Corraface, Cliff Robertson, Michelle Forbes Sci-Fi, Action Live action
Jack Hollywood Pictures Francis Ford Coppola (director); James DeMonaco, Gary Nadeau (screenplay); Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Brian Kerwin Comedy, Drama Live action
14 Alaska Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Fraser Clarke Heston (director); Andy Burg, Scott Myers (screenplay); Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston, Gordon Tootoosis Adventure Live action
House Arrest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rysher Entertainment Harry Winer (director); Michael Hitchcock (screenplay); Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Jennifer Tilly, Christopher McDonald, Wallace Shawn, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kyle Howard, Ray Walston Comedy Live action
16 Bordello of Blood Universal Pictures Gilbert Adler (director/screenplay); A. L. Katz (screenplay); Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Chris Sarandon, Corey Feldman, Aubrey Morris, Phil Fondacaro, John Kassir Comedy, Horror Live action
The Fan TriStar Pictures / Mandalay Entertainment Tony Scott (director); Phoef Sutton (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Benicio del Toro, John Leguizamo, Patti D'Arbanville, Ellen Barkin Thriller Live action
Tin Cup Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Ron Shelton (director/screenplay); John Norville (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson Romance, Comedy Live action
23 Carpool Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Arthur Hiller (director); Mark Christopher, Don Rhymer (screenplay); Tom Arnold, David Paymer, Rhea Perlman, Kim Coates, Rachael Leigh Cook, Rod Steiger Comedy Live action
The Island of Dr. Moreau New Line Cinema John Frankenheimer (director); Richard Stanley, Ron Hutchinson (screenplay); Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Solo Triumph Films Norberto Barba (director); David L. Corley (screenplay); Mario Van Peebles, Barry Corbin, William Sadler, Adrien Brody, Demián Bichir Sci-Fi, Action Live action
A Very Brady Sequel Paramount Pictures / The Ladd Company Arlene Sanford (director); Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan (screenplay); Shelley Long, Gary Cole. Tim Matheson Comedy Live action
30 The Crow: City of Angels Miramax Films / Dimension Films Tim Pope (director); David S. Goyer (screenplay); Vincent Pérez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks, Iggy Pop, Thuy Trang, Thomas Jane, Ian Dury Action Live action
First Kid Walt Disney Pictures / Caravan Pictures David M. Evans (director); Tim Kelleher (screenplay); Sinbad, Brock Pierce, Robert Guillaume, Timothy Busfield, Zachery Ty Bryan, James Naughton Comedy, Family Live action
The Stupids New Line Cinema / Savoy Pictures John Landis (director); Brent Forrester (screenplay); Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Mark Metcalf, Bob Keeshan, Christopher Lee Adventure, Comedy Live action
The Trigger Effect Gramercy Pictures / Amblin Entertainment David Koepp (director); Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney Thriller Live Action
6 Bogus Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Norman Jewison (director); Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Andrea Martin, Nancy Travis Fantasy Live action
Bulletproof Universal Pictures Ernest R. Dickerson (director); Joe Gayton, Lewis Colick (screenplay); Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Kristen Wilson, James Farentino Action, Comedy Live action
13 Feeling Minnesota Fine Line Features Steven Baigelman (director/screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Vincent D'Onofrio, Delroy Lindo, Dan Aykroyd, Courtney Love, Tuesday Weld Romance, Comedy Live action
Fly Away Home Columbia Pictures Carroll Ballard (director); Bill Lishman, Robert Rodat, Vince McKewin (screenplay); Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney, Holter Graham, Jeremy Ratchford Drama, Family Live action
Maximum Risk Columbia Pictures Ringo Lam (director); Larry Ferguson (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Jean-Hugues Anglade Action Live action
The Rich Man's Wife Hollywood Pictures / Caravan Pictures Amy Holden Jones (director/screenplay); Halle Berry, Peter Greene, Clive Owen, Christopher McDonald Thriller Live action
20 The First Wives Club Paramount Pictures Hugh Wilson (director); Robert Harling, Paul Rudnick (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Victor Garber, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dan Hedaya, Marcia Gay Harden, Stephen Collins, Elizabeth Berkley, Stockard Channing, Maggie Smith Comedy Live action
Last Man Standing New Line Cinema Walter Hill (director); Walter Hill (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Bruce Dern Period, Action Live action
Surviving Picasso Warner Bros. Pictures James Ivory (director); Ismael Merchant, David L. Wolper (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland, Peter Eyre, Bob Peck Period, Drama Live action
27 2 Days in the Valley Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rysher Entertainment John Herzfeld (director/screenplay); Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Headly, Marsha Mason, Paul Mazursky, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, Charlize Theron Crime Live action
Extreme Measures Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Michael Apted (director); Tony Gilroy (screenplay); Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Paul Guilfoyle, Debra Monk Thriller Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
4 Bound Gramercy Pictures Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski (director/screenplay); Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, Christopher Meloni Crime, Thriller Live action
The Glimmer Man Warner Bros. Pictures John Gray (director); Kevin Brodbin (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox, Michelle Johnson Action Live action
That Thing You Do! 20th Century Fox Tom Hanks (director/screenplay); Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks Musical, Comedy Live action
11 The Chamber Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment James Foley (director); William Goldman, Chris Reese (screenplay); Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Lela Rochon, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, Shannon Griffith, David Marshall Grant Drama, Thriller Live action
The Ghost and the Darkness Paramount Pictures / Constellation Films Stephen Hopkins (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, John Kani, Bernard Hill, Tom Wilkinson, Brian McCardie, Emily Mortimer Adventure, Horror Live action
The Long Kiss Goodnight New Line Cinema Renny Harlin (director); Shane Black (screenplay); Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, David Morse Action, Thriller Live action
Michael Collins Warner Bros. Pictures Neil Jordan (director/screenplay); Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Brendan Gleeson Biography Live action
16 Get on the Bus Columbia Pictures / 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Spike Lee (director); Richard Belzer, De'Aundre Bonds, Andre Braugher, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Gabriel Casseus, Albert Hall, Hill Harper, Harry Lennix, Bernie Mac, Wendell Pierce, Roger Guenveur Smith, Isaiah Washington, Steve White, Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton Drama Live Action
18 Sleepers Warner Bros. Pictures / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment / Baltimore Pictures / Propaganda Films Barry Levinson (director/screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Vittorio Gassman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Brad Renfro, Minnie Driver, Billy Crudup, Ron Eldard, Terry Kinney Drama Live action
Swingers Miramax Films Doug Liman (director); Jon Favreau (screenplay); Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Horn, Alex Désert, Heather Graham, Brooke Langton Comedy, Drama Live action
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Triumph Films Michael Pressman (director); David E. Kelley (screenplay); Peter Gallagher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Laurie Fortier, Wendy Crewson, Bruce Altman, Kathy Baker, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Seth Green, Rachel Seidman-Lockamy Romance, Drama Live action
20 North Star Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Nils Gaup (director); Sergio Donati (screenplay); James Caan, Christopher Lambert, Catherine McCormack, Burt Young, Morten Faldaas, Frank Salsedo, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Nicholas Hope, Frank Krog Western, Action Live action
25 The Associate Hollywood Pictures Donald Petrie (director); Nick Thiel (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth Comedy Live action
High School High TriStar Pictures / Zucker Brothers Productions Hart Bochner (director); David Zucker, Robert LoCash, Pat Proft (screenplay); Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, Malinda Williams, Guillermo Díaz, John Neville, Louise Fletcher Comedy Live action
Thinner Paramount Pictures Tom Holland (director/screenplay); Michael McDowell (screenplay); Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Lucinda Jenney, Michael Constantine, Kari Wuhrer, Bethany Joy Lenz Horror Live action
1 Bad Moon Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Eric Red (director/screenplay); Michael Paré, Mariel Hemingway, Mason Gamble Horror Live action
Dear God Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment Garry Marshall (director); Warren Leight, Ed Kaplan (screenplay); Greg Kinnear, Laurie Metcalf, Maria Pitillo, Tim Conway, Héctor Elizondo, Jon Seda, Roscoe Lee Browne Comedy Live action
Larger Than Life United Artists Howard Franklin (director); Roy Blount Jr. (screenplay); Bill Murray, Janeane Garofalo, Matthew McConaughey, Keith David, Pat Hingle, Jeremy Piven, Linda Fiorentino Comedy Live action
Romeo + Juliet 20th Century Fox Baz Luhrmann (director/screenplay); Craig Pearce (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Vondie Curtis Hall, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora, Miriam Margolyes, Paul Rudd, Jesse Bradford, Harold Perrineau, Dash Mihok, Christina Pickles, M. Emmet Walsh, Jamie Kennedy, Vincent Laresca Romance, Drama Live action
8 Mad Dog Time United Artists Larry Bishop (director); Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeff Goldblum, Diane Lane Crime, Comedy Live Action
Ransom Touchstone Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Ron Howard (director); Richard Price, Alexander Ignon (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo, Lili Taylor, Liev Schreiber Crime, Thriller Live action
10 Set It Off New Line Cinema F. Gary Gray (director); Takashi Bufford, Kate Lanier (screenplay); Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, John C. McGinley, Blair Underwood Crime Live action
12 Buenos Aires Vice Versa Staccato Films / Agresti Films Ramiro Civita (director); Alejandro Agresti (screenplay); Vera Fogwill, Nicolás Pauls, Fernán Mirás, Mirta Busnelli, Carlos Roffé, Mario Paolucci, Laura Melillo, Harry Havilio, Nazareno Casero, Carlos Galettini, Floria Bloise, Inés Molina Comedy, Drama Live action
15 The English Patient Miramax Films Anthony Minghella (director/screenplay); Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe Drama, Period Live action
The Mirror Has Two Faces TriStar Pictures / Phoenix Pictures Barbra Streisand (director); Richard LaGravenese (screenplay); Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Mimi Rogers, Pierce Brosnan, Brenda Vaccaro Romance, Comedy, Drama Live action
Space Jam Warner Bros. Pictures Joe Pytka (director); Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod (screenplay); Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Danny DeVito, Bill Murray, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues, Thom Barry, Penny Bae Bridges, Brandon Hammond, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker, Bob Bergen, Bill Farmer, Maurice LaMarche, June Foray, Kath Soucie, Frank Welker, Jocelyn Blue, Darnell Suttles, Charity James, Steve Kehela, June Melby, Joey Camen, Catherine Reitman, Dorian Harewood, Colleen Wainwright, T.K. Carter Comedy, Sports, Family Live action/ Animation
22 Jingle All the Way Fox 2000 Pictures / 1492 Pictures Brian Levant (director); Randy Kornfield (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Jake Lloyd, James Belushi Comedy, Family Live action
Star Trek: First Contact Paramount Pictures Jonathan Frakes (director); Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Alice Krige Sci-Fi Live action
27 101 Dalmatians Walt Disney Pictures / Great Oaks Entertainment Stephen Herek (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams, John Shrapnel, Tim McInnerny, Hugh Fraser, Brian Capron Comedy, Family Live action
The Crucible 20th Century Fox Nicholas Hytner (director); Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, Bruce Davison, Rob Campbell Drama Live action
Sling Blade Miramax Films Billy Bob Thornton (director/screenplay); Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Robert Duvall Drama Live action
29 Adrenalin: Fear the Rush Dimension Films / Largo Entertainment Albert Pyun (director); Christopher Lambert, Natasha Henstridge, Norbert Weisser Science-Fiction, Action Live action
5 La freccia azzurra Alpha-Film / Lanterna Magica / Monipoly Productions Gianni Rodari (director); Enzo D'Alò (screenplay); Dario Fo, Lella Costa, Vittorio Amandola, Pino Ammendola, Vittorio Battarra, Alida Milana, Monica Bertolotti, Rodolfo Bianchi, Fabio Boccanera, Marco Bolognesi, Rino Bolognesi, Giorgio Borghetti, Marco Bresciani, George Castiglia, Daniela Cavallini, Roberto Certomà, Laura Cosenza, Alessio De Filippis, Stefano De Filippis, Oliviero Dinelli, Pino Ferrara, Luigi Ferraro, Michele Kalamera, Christian Iansante, Ilaria Latini, Sergio Luzi, Neri Marcorè, Roberto Pedicini, Elena Perino, Davide Perino, Francesco Pezzulli, Carlo Reali, Nello Riviè, Renzo Stacchi, Roberto Stocchi, Gaetano Varcasia Adventure, Family Animation
6 Daylight Universal Pictures Rob Cohen (director); Leslie Bohem (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Claire Bloom, Danielle Harris, Barry Newman, Stan Shaw Action, Drama Live action
13 Jerry Maguire TriStar Pictures Cameron Crowe (director/screenplay); Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Regina King, Bonnie Hunt Sports, Comedy, Drama Live action
Mars Attacks! Warner Bros. Pictures Tim Burton (director); Jonathan Gems (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Tom Jones, Natalie Portman, Lukas Haas, Rod Steiger, Jim Brown, Joe Don Baker, Paul Winfield, Pam Grier, Christina Applegate, Sylvia Sidney Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
The Preacher's Wife Touchstone Pictures / The Samuel Goldwyn Company Penny Marshall (director); Robert E. Sherwood, Nat Mauldin, Allan Scott (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis, Loretta Devine Romance, Comedy, Drama Live action
20 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Paramount Pictures / Geffen Pictures / MTV Productions Mike Judge (director/screenplay); Yvette Kaplan (director); Joe Stillman (screenplay); Mike Judge, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Robert Stack, Cloris Leachman Comedy Animation
Ghosts of Mississippi Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Rob Reiner (director); Lewis Colick (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods Drama Live action
My Fellow Americans Warner Bros. Pictures / Peters Entertainment Peter Segal (director); Jack Kaplan, Richard Chapman, Peter Tolan (screenplay); Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley Whitford, Sela Ward, Lauren Bacall Comedy Live action
One Fine Day 20th Century Fox Michael Hoffman (director); Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon (screenplay); Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Alex D. Linz, Mae Whitman Romance, Comedy Live action
Scream Dimension Films Wes Craven (director); Kevin Williamson (screenplay); David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore Horror, Thriller Live action
25 The Evening Star Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment Robert Harling (director); Larry McMurtry, Robert Harling (screenplay); Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson, George Newbern, Mackenzie Astin, Scott Wolf, Ben Johnson, Donald Moffat, Marion Ross Drama Live action
I'm Not Rappaport Universal Pictures / Gramercy Pictures Herb Gardner (director/screenplay); Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving Comedy Live action
Michael New Line Cinema Nora Ephron (director/screenplay); Delia Ephron, Peter Dexter (screenplay); John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton Fantasy Live action
The People vs. Larry Flynt Columbia Pictures / Phoenix Pictures Miloš Forman (director); Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski (screenplay); Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton Biography, Drama Live action
27 Evita Hollywood Pictures / Cinergi Pictures Alan Parker (director/screenplay); Oliver Stone (screenplay); Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail Musical, Drama Live action

Notable films released in 1996

United States unless stated





























Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 John Rodney 81 US Actor
1 Virgil W. Vogel 76 US Director, Film Editor
7 William H. Clothier 92 US Cinematographer
10 Al Silvani 85 US Actor
13 Mark Herron 67 US Actor
15 Les Baxter 73 US Composer
17 Harry Robertson 63 UK Composer
19 Gerry Mulligan 68 US Musician, Composer
19 Don Simpson 52 US Producer
30 Guy Doleman 72 US Actor
February 2 Shamus Culhane 87 US Animator
2 Gene Kelly 83 US Actor, Dancer, Director
2 Aline Towne 76 US Actress
3 Audrey Meadows 73 US Actress
6 Guy Madison 74 US Actor
6 Patsy Smart 77 UK Actress
13 Martin Balsam 76 US Actor
13 Scott Beach 65 US Actor
15 Tommy Rettig 54 US Actor
15 McLean Stevenson 68 US Actor
16 Roger Bowen 63 US Actor
17 Evelyn Laye 95 UK Actress
19 Brenda Bruce 76 UK Actress
23 Elisa Cegani 84 Italy Actress
25 Haing S. Ngor 55 Cambodia Actor
March 2 Lyle Talbot 94 US Actor
4 Whit Bissell 86 US Actor
6 Simon Cadell 45 UK Actor
9 George Burns 100 US Actor, Comedian
10 Ross Hunter 75 US Producer
11 Vince Edwards 67 US Actor
13 Lucio Fulci 68 Italy Director, Actor
13 Krzysztof Kieślowski 55 Poland Director
16 Charlie Barnett 41 US Actor, Comedian
17 René Clément 82 Monaco Director, Writer
24 Liam O'Brien 83 US Screenwriter
28 Barbara McLean 92 US Film Editor
April 5 Norman Rockett 84 US Set Decorator
6 Greer Garson 91 UK Actress
8 Ben Johnson 77 US Actor
11 Wanda McKay 80 US Actress
16 Lucille Bremer 79 US Actress
18 Bernard Edwards 43 Japan Music Orchestrated
21 Luigi Pistilli 66 Italy Actor
24 Preston Lockwood 83 UK Actor
25 Saul Bass 75 US Art Designer
25 Dick Wesson 73 US Actor
26 Stirling Silliphant 78 US Screenwriter
27 Joan Sterndale-Bennett 82 UK Actress
May 1 Luana Patten 57 US Actress
3 Jack Weston 71 US Actor
19 Margaret Rawlings 89 Japan Actress
20 Jon Pertwee 76 UK Actor
21 Lash LaRue 78 US Actor Song of Old Wyoming
23 Patrick Cargill 77 UK Actor
29 Jennings Lang 81 US Producer
29 Jeremy Sinden 45 UK Actor
29 Tamara Toumanova 77 Russia Dancer, Actress
30 Natividad Vacío 83 US Actor
June 1 Michael Fox 75 US Actor
2 John Alton 94 Hungary Cinematographer
3 Peter Glenville 82 US Director
5 Vito Scotti 78 US Actor
6 Mary Lee 71 US Actress
6 Marc de Jonge 47 France Actor
7 Percy Edwards 88 UK Actor
7 Max Factor, Jr. 91 US Makeup Artist
7 Saul David 74 US Producer
10 Jo Van Fleet 81 US Actress
15 Ella Fitzgerald 79 US Singer, Actress
16 Mel Allen 83 US Broadcaster, Actor
23 Pasqualino De Santis 69 Italy Cinematographer
27 Albert R. Broccoli 87 US Producer
July 1 Steve Tesich 53 Yugoslavia Screenwriter
8 Francesco Molinari-Pradelli 85 Italy Soundtrack, Actor
8 Irene Prador 84 Germany Actress
9 Christopher Casson 84 Ireland Actor
10 Paul King 69 US Screenwriter, Producer Operation Petticoat
13 Pandro S. Berman 91 US Producer
15 Dana Hill 32 US Actress
20 Randy Stuart 71 US Actress
21 Luana Anders 58 US Actress
21 Herb Edelman 62 US Actor
21 Wolfe Morris 71 UK Actor
23 Jean Muir 85 US Actress
24 Virginia Christine 76 US Actress
29 Hilary Pritchard 53 UK Actress
30 Claudette Colbert 92 France Actress
30 Anthony Peck 49 US Actor
August 3 Guido Alberti 86 Italy Actor
11 Charles McGregor 73 US Actor
14 Bob Hannah 57 US Actor
14 Camilla Horn 93 Germany Actress
15 Joe Seneca 77 US Actor
16 Miles Goodman 46 US Composer
26 Clair Weeks 84 US Animator
September 4 Victor Aaron 39 ?? Actor
7 Bibi Besch 56 Austria Actress
7 Joseph F. Biroc 93 US Cinematographer
9 Ruggero Mastroianni 66 Italy Film Editor
10 Joanne Dru 74 US Actress
11 Brenda Forbes 87 US Actress
13 Jane Baxter 87 UK Actress
13 Tupac Shakur 25 US Singer, Actor
14 Juliet Prowse 59 US Actress, Dancer
16 Gene Nelson 76 US Actor, Director
16 Joan Perry 85 US Actress
18 Annabella 89 France Actress
18 Ulrich Beiger 78 Germany Actor The Great Escape
20 Ken Steadman 27 US Actor I Like to Play Games
22 Dorothy Lamour 81 US Actress
30 George Zuckerman 80 US Screenwriter
October 4 Stephen J. Friedman 59 US Producer
5 Judith Allen 85 US Actress
6 Ted Bessell 61 US Actor
8 Francis D. Lyon 91 US Director, Editor
8 William Prince 83 UK Actor
9 Harvey Vernon 69 US Actor
13 Beryl Reid 77 UK Actress
14 Laura La Plante 91 US Actress
16 Jason Bernard 58 US Actor
27 Morey Amsterdam 87 US Actor, Comedian
27 Harry Woolman 87 US TV Stuntman
30 John Young 80 UK Actor
31 Marcel Carné 90 France Director
November 12 Peter Leeds 79 US Actor
13 June Gale 85 US Actress
14 Virginia Cherrill 88 US Actress
22 Stephanie Bachelor 84 US Actress
22 Mark Lenard 72 US Actor
23 George Nicholas 85 US Animator
26 Michael Bentine 74 UK Actor, Screenwriter
29 Jordan Cronenweth 61 US Cinematographer
December 8 Paulene Myers 83 US Actress
8 Howard E. Rollins, Jr. 46 US Actor
8 Douglas Webb 74 UK Camera Operator
9 Diana Morgan 86 UK Actress, Screenwriter
11 William Rushton 59 UK Actor, Writer
12 Larry Gates 81 US Actor
19 Ronald Howard 78 UK Actor
19 Marcello Mastroianni 72 Italy Actor
20 Carl Sagan 62 US Author, Screenwriter Contact
23 Ronnie Scott 69 UK Actor, Composer Stolen Face
28 Edward Carfagno 67 US Art Director
30 Lew Ayres 88 US Actor, Director
30 Jack Nance 53 US Actor
31 Wesley Addy 83 US Actor

Film debuts


  1. ^ "1996 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 1, 2014.