Movie Releases by User Score

Independence Day 1.

Independence Day

July 3, 1996 | PG-13
Mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. Now the world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders - before it's the end of all mankind. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.8
Romeo + Juliet 2.

Romeo + Juliet

November 1, 1996 | PG-13
Baz Luhrmann's dazzling and unconventional adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic love story is spellbinding. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes portray Romeo and Juliet, the youthful star-crossed lovers of the past who now meet in the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach. Their two rival families, the Montaques and the Capulets, are now gangs and every other aspect of life surrounding Romeo and Juliet's tragic love affair has moved from its Elizabethan origins to a decidedly contemporary, brilliantly stylized reality. (Fox)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.3
From Dusk Till Dawn 3.

From Dusk Till Dawn

January 19, 1996 | R
George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino star as the Gecko brothers -- two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree. After kidnapping a father (Keitel) and his two kids (Lewis), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar's truly notorious clientele, they're forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive. (Dimension)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
8.6
Scream 4.

Scream

December 20, 1996 | TV-MA
After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) become the target of a masked killer. As the body count begins to rise, Sydney and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one. [Miramax]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.8
Trainspotting 5.

Trainspotting

July 19, 1996 | R
Renton (Ewan McGregor), a twenty-something junkie, is deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene. He must choose to clean up and get out, or continue following the allure of the drugs and the influence of friends.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Ghost in the Shell 6.

Ghost in the Shell

March 29, 1996 | TV-MA
In the year 2029, cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master”—a mysterious and threatening computer virus is capable of infiltrating human hosts. Working closely with her fellow agents from Section 9, the Major embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Fargo 7.

Fargo

March 8, 1996 | R
Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has landed himself deep into debt. Desperate for money, he hires two inept crooks to kidnap his own wife in the hope that her wealthy father will pay the ransom, giving him enough cash to pay off his associates and clear his debts.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Mission: Impossible 8.

Mission: Impossible

May 22, 1996 | PG-13
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is a secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning fuse to stay one step ahead of his pursuers... and draw one step closer to discovering the shocking truth. [Paramount]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.9
A Time to Kill 9.

A Time to Kill

July 24, 1996 | R
A murder trial brings a small Mississippi town's racial tensions to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
8.6
Twister 10.

Twister

May 10, 1996 | PG-13
The largest storm to hit Oklahoma in more than half a century is brewing, and it promises to drop multiple twisters into Tornado Alley. It's the storm that two rival groups of scientists have been waiting for to earn their place in meteorological history. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.2
Happy Gilmore 11.

Happy Gilmore

February 16, 1996 | PG-13
When a would-be hockey player (Sandler) hits a golf ball 400 yards, he realizes that his true calling is in pro golf, so he trades in his skates for a 3-wood and a tee, and joins the PGA tour.
Metascore:
31
User Score:
8.2
Bio-Dome 12.

Bio-Dome

January 12, 1996 | PG-13
Five brave scientists are forced to face life forms more perplexing, more terrifying, more annoying than anything they've ever encountered: Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin. (MGM)
Metascore:
1
User Score:
7.5
Kingpin 13.

Kingpin

April 26, 1996 | R
Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid portray a mismatched duo intent on conning their way to a bowling tournament in Reno, Nevada. (MGM)
Metascore:
43
User Score:
8.0
Beautiful Girls 14.

Beautiful Girls

February 9, 1996 | R
An all-star cast sparks this comedy about a group of old friends whose 10-year high school reunion creates some unexpected surprises. (Miramax)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.6
Jerry Maguire 15.

Jerry Maguire

December 13, 1996 | R
Maguire (Cruise), a high-powered sports agent, is enchanted by a young mother (Zellweger) who believes in him and oversees the career comeback of his struggling football player client Ron Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.).
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
Sleepers 16.

Sleepers

October 18, 1996 | R
When a Hell's kitchen prank goes awry, a group of boys are sent to a reform institution, where they experience brutal sexual assaults by the sadistic "caretakers." Many years later, a pair of the now-grown victims encounter their chief tormenter and plot to exact revenge.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
8.5
Primal Fear 17.

Primal Fear

April 3, 1996 | R
Guilty? Innocent? Those questions aren't for high-powered Chicago attorney Martin Vail (Gere) to decide. His job is to defend - especially if a case will put his name in the headlines and further his career. When Vail hears that a penniless altar boy (Norton) is accused of murdering the local archbishop, he snaps up the case, eager for the media spotlight. Little does he know that it will uncover a viper's nest of corruption, pit him against a prosecutor (Linney) who's his ex-lover, and test all his skill, judgement and even his win-at-any-cost attitude. (Paramount)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.4
The English Patient 18.

The English Patient

November 15, 1996 | R
An epic film of adventure, intrigue, betrayal and love about four strangers whose diverse lives become inextricably connected. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.2
The Long Kiss Goodnight 19.

The Long Kiss Goodnight

October 11, 1996 | R
In this thriller an amnesiac schoolteacher (Davis) searches for her true identity and finds she is actually a secret agent immersed in a deadly plot to topple the government.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
8.3
Bastard Out of Carolina 20.

Bastard Out of Carolina

December 15, 1996 | R
An unflinching tale about a young girl who suffers terribly at the hands of her stepfather.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Space Jam 21.

Space Jam

November 15, 1996 | PG
Bugs Bunny has gotten himself and his Looney Tunes cohorts into a jam by facing off against the Nerdlucks, a grouchy gang of tiny space creatures who land on Earth. The Nerdlucks, dispatched by their boss, the ruthless, belligerent Swackhammer, intend to kidnap and export the Looney Tunes to Moron Mountain, Swackhammer's failing theme park on the Nerdlucks' boring planet. Bugs has challenged the small, weak aliens to a fateful basketball tournament: if the Looney Tunes win, they'll remain on Earth. But if the aliens win, Bugs and company are headed into the hands of Swackhammer. When Bugs does discover what he's up against, he knows he needs some serious help. But where can he go? Basketball's best players are all having their skills "absorbed" by the aliens. Of course, there's a baseball player he happens to know...
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.0
Sling Blade 22.

Sling Blade

November 27, 1996 | Not Rated
A southern gothic tale about a man named Karl (Thornton), who's just been released from an asylum -- some 25 years after he committed a gruesome crime. He returns to the southern town of his youth, where his quiet, gentle manner and simple charm land him a job and lead him to an unlikely friendship with a young boy (Black) and his widowed mother. When the mother's abusive boyfriend appears, however, this simple man is thrust into a combustible dilemma that has powerful, moving consequences for all. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
The Rock 23.

The Rock

June 7, 1996 | R
All of San Francisco is taken hostage when a vengeful general (Ed Harris) seizes control of Alcatraz Island, threatening to launch missiles loaded with deadly poison gas. With time running out, only a young FBI chemical weapons expert (Nicolas Cage) and a notorious federal prisoner (Sean Connery) have the skills to penetrate the island fortress and defuse the lethal situation. [Buena Vista Entertainment]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.6
Swingers 24.

Swingers

October 18, 1996 | R
Set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood, Swingers is an ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
4.2
That Thing You Do! 25.

That Thing You Do!

October 4, 1996 | PG
Set in the 1964 and steeped in Americana, this film chronicles the meteoric rise -- and equally quick demise -- of a music group called The Wonders. [Fox]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.9
Emma 26.

Emma

August 2, 1996 | PG
Gwyneth Paltrow stars as Emma, Jane Austen’s classic heroine, a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.2
Lone Star 27.

Lone Star

June 21, 1996 | R
The unearthing of human bones and a rusty sheriff's badge on a rifle range in a Texas border town resurrects painful memories for a young lawman (Cooper), drawing him into an intricate, fascingatingly woven web of ethical, familial, and intercultural conflicts.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Jack 28.

Jack

August 9, 1996 | PG-13
Jack (Williams) has a disease that accelerates his growth. It causes confusing situations to the fifth grader who outwardly appears to be nearly forty.
Metascore:
31
User Score:
7.9
Evita 29.

Evita

December 25, 1996 | PG
Madonna stars in the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron, who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
7.8
The Nutty Professor 30.

The Nutty Professor

June 28, 1996 | PG-13
Eddie Murphy stars as Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, 'calorically challenged' genetics professor who longs to shed his 400-pound frame in order to win the heart of beautiful Jada Pinkett. So, with one swig of his experimental fat-reducing serum, Sherman becomes 'Buddy Love', a fast-talking, pumped-up, plumped-down Don Juan. Can Sherman stop his buff alter ego before it's too late, or will Buddy have the last laugh? (Universal)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.9
Broken Arrow 31.

Broken Arrow

February 9, 1996 | R
A traitorous Air Force major hijacks two nuclear warheads with the intent to extort money from the government. But his plans are complicated by his co-pilot and a park ranger determined to recover the Broken Arrow.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
3.4
Twelve Monkeys 32.

Twelve Monkeys

January 5, 1996 | R
Between sanity and madness, fantasy and reality, the past and the future, comes an adventure beyond imagination from Terry Gilliam, the acclaimed director of "The Fisher King." Penal colony prisoner James Cole (Willis) must travel back in time from the year 2035 to find the cause of a virus that killed five billion people in 1997. (Universal)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.6
Shine 33.

Shine

November 20, 1996 | PG-13
Inspired by the troubled but ultimately triumphant life of classical pianist David Helfgott, Shine focuses on Helfgott's painful retreat into a private world while still in his early 20's and on the brink of a glittering international career. Spanning the 1950's to the 1980's, Shine dramatizes the deeply moving way in which Helfgott, after a decade of obscurity, achieves both personal and professional fulfillment through the love and support of a remarkable woman. (Fine Line Features)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
When We Were Kings 34.

When We Were Kings

October 25, 1996 | PG
An unforgettable account of the "Rumble in the Jungle," this Oscar-winning film captures all the magic of Muhammad Ali at the peak of his triumphant career. (Universal)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Secrets & Lies 35.

Secrets & Lies

September 27, 1996 | R
A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.2
Stealing Beauty 36.

Stealing Beauty

June 14, 1996 | R
Liv Tyler stars as a nineteen-year old beauty who summers at a villa in Tuscany with a variety of artistic types after the death of her mother, who had stayed there years earlier.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
7.3
The Birdcage 37.

The Birdcage

March 8, 1996 | R
Mike Nichols remakes "La Cage Aux Folles." The comedy features a flamboyant gay couple (Williams and Lane) who attempt to "play it straight" for their son's prospective in-laws.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Mars Attacks! 38.

Mars Attacks!

December 13, 1996 | PG-13
Earth is overrun with mean, green invaders! They're armed with insta-fry ray guns, endowed with slimy, humungous brains, and enlivened with out-of-this-world but state-of-the-art special effects. Thrill! As Earth fights back with an unexpected weapon. Take that, Martians! (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.9
101 Dalmatians 39.

101 Dalmatians

November 27, 1996 | G
Unleashing every ounce of Disney magic, 101 Dalmatians thrilled audiences of all ages with fast-paced adventure and comedy -- featuring a brilliant performance by Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil. (Disney)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.1
The Truth About Cats & Dogs 40.

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

April 26, 1996 | PG-13
Abby, a talk-radio veterinarian whose self-perceived lack of attractiveness masks her wit and warmth, recruits her neighbor, the beautiful but not so bright Noelle, to act as her stand-in when she makes a date over the phone with Brian. Cyrano-like complications ensue when the charade goes too far and both women fall for Brian, who is attracted to the combination of Abby’s personality and Noelle’s beauty. (Fox)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.2
Fear 41.

Fear

April 12, 1996 | R
David McCall (Wahlberg) becomes a psychopath boyfriend when Nicole (Witherspoon) tries to end their relationship.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
1.1
Welcome to the Dollhouse 42.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

March 22, 1996 | R
Welcome to the Dollhouse is a stark suburban comedy about 11-year-old Dawn Wiener (Matarazzo), a middle child in middle school in the middle of New Jersey. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
Ransom 43.

Ransom

November 8, 1996 | R
In this action-thriller, Mel Gibson stars as Tom Mullen, a wealthy executive whose charmed life is suddenly shattered when his young son is abducted and held for ransom by a gang of ruthless criminals. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
2.1
The First Wives Club 44.

The First Wives Club

September 20, 1996 | PG
Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton portray mid-life Manhattanites who have more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, each has been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts - in the wallet. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.1
Eraser 45.

Eraser

June 21, 1996 | R
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the best of the elite federal marshals working for the Federal Witness Protection Program, one of the government's most clandestine agencies. When all hope is gone, he moves in and saves the lives of those at risk by eliminating all evidence of their existence. He will do anything to keep his witnesses safe. Operating in secrecy by necessity and anonymity by design, he is United States Marshal John Kruger. John Kruger is "Eraser." (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.6
Spy Hard 46.

Spy Hard

May 24, 1996 | PG-13
Leslie Nielsen stars as the hilarious Agent WD-40, lured back into service by The Agency, in this outrageous comedy hit that blends high-tech adventure with high-spirited humor. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
25
User Score:
5.3
Bottle Rocket 47.

Bottle Rocket

February 21, 1996 | R
Three best friends attempt to escape their suburban boredom through a life of crime. But these bickering, bumbling thieves are no match for the local "godfather" who leads them into the biggest heist of their careers. [Sony Pictures]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.5
Dunston Checks In 48.

Dunston Checks In

January 12, 1996 | PG
A 5-star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston checks in! Dodging his jewel-thieving owner and the frantic hotel manager, Dunston is befriended by the manager's ten-year old son, Kyle, who is determined to help his new friend escape.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
5.2
Michael 49.

Michael

December 25, 1996 | PG
John Travolta plays an angel who's no saint in this divinely romantic comedy. (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Metascore:
38
User Score:
8.1
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 50.

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

December 20, 1996 | PG-13
Beavis and Butt-head hit the road in search of their stolen TV and get mistaken for hit-men hired to "do" a man's sexy wife (Moore). In the pursuit of their misunderstood task, the duo tour the country from Vegas, to the Grand Canyon, and finally to D.C. where Beavis' alter-ego Cornholio makes his last stand at the White House.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.5
Jude 51.

Jude

October 18, 1996 | R
In 19th-century England, Jude (Eccleston) and his cousin Sue (Winslet) are ostracized when they have children together after leaving their spouses.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.3
The Fan 52.

The Fan

August 16, 1996 | R
When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard stops at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory... not even murder. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
32
User Score:
1.5
Tin Cup 53.

Tin Cup

August 16, 1996 | R
Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham") directs Kevin Costner and Rene Russo in another sports tale about coulda been golf contender's romantic pursuit of a psychiatrist and his attempt to prove himself.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.6
Matilda 54.

Matilda

August 2, 1996 | PG
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Cold Comfort Farm 55.

Cold Comfort Farm

May 10, 1996 | PG
A young woman orphaned in London is forced to take up residence with a group of oddball relatives at their farm.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Dead Man 56.

Dead Man

May 10, 1996 | R
In search of a fresh start, William Blake embarks on an exciting journey to a new town, never realizing the danger that lies ahead. When a heated love triangle ends in double murder, Blake finds himself a wanted man, running scared—until a mysterious loner teaches him to face the dangers that follow a "dead man." [BV Entertainment]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.3
Ed 57.

Ed

March 15, 1996 | PG
Thanks to a chimpanzee who turns out to be a natural baseball player and a born matchmaker, a troubled minor leaguer's life goes on the upswing.
Metascore:
25
User Score:
4.0
Chungking Express 58.

Chungking Express

March 8, 1996 | PG-13
Wong Kar-Wai's movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By the end of that time, he feels that he will either be rejoined with his love or that it too will have expired forever. The second half shows Cop 663 dealing with his breakup with his flight attendant girlfriend. He talks to his apartment furnishings until he meets a new girl at a local lunch counter.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
The People vs. Larry Flynt 59.

The People vs. Larry Flynt

December 25, 1996 | R
Woody Harrelson stars as publishing maverick Larry Flynt, who becomes the unlikely champion of the First Amendment when he takes his fight against the Rev. Jerry Falwell all the way to the Supreme Court. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Star Trek: First Contact 60.

Star Trek: First Contact

November 22, 1996 | PG-13
Picard orders the Enterprise to follow the Borg back in time to stop them from destroying the Phoenix, Earth's first warp-speed vessel. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.2
The Secret Agent 61.

The Secret Agent

November 8, 1996 | R
Based on Joseph Conrad's novel about a quiet English shopkeeper, a secret spy for the Russian Embassy, is ordered to plant a bomb that will wreak havoc on the British public. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
41
User Score:
5.5
Big Night 62.

Big Night

September 20, 1996 | R
The story of two Italian brothers, Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci), who immigrated to America with the dream of running a successful restaurant. As their business struggles, they pin all of their hopes on a lavish banquet honoring star vocalist Louis Prima, who a friend has promised to bring to the restaurant.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Barb Wire 63.

Barb Wire

May 3, 1996 | R
Barb Wire (Anderson) is a bounty hunter whose credo is to never take sides for anybody and that's the only way to survive. As her former lover appears asking for a favour, Barb suddenly finds herself to be key player on high political stage involving a governmental cover-up.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
6.2
Courage Under Fire 64.

Courage Under Fire

April 12, 1996 | R
Lt. Colonel Serling (Washington) is sent home from the Gulf War and soon becomes embroiled in intrigue when he investigates the circumstances surrounding the death of medal-of-honor candidate Capt. Karen Walden (Ryan). (Twentieth Century Fox)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
A Family Thing 65.

A Family Thing

March 29, 1996 | PG-13
Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones portray long-lost brothers in this compelling and poignant family drama about a white Southerner whose identity is shaken after he learns that his natural mother was black. (MGM)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
Girl 6 66.

Girl 6

March 22, 1996 | R
An aspiring actress disappointed by her treatment in the movie industry turns to phone sex to make a living.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
6.3
Breaking the Waves 67.

Breaking the Waves

November 13, 1996 | R
Set in a remote coastal village in northern Scotland, this is the extraordinary tale of a young woman's love and devotion to her husband, recently paralyzed in an oil rig accident.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Freeway 68.

Freeway

August 23, 1996 | NC-17
In this updated version of Little Red Riding Hood, the main character is actually a hood and the wolf is a serial killer in sheep's clothing.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.2
Basquiat 69.

Basquiat

August 9, 1996 | R
Basquiat chronicles the meteoric rise to fame of the gifted and charismatic young New York artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, as he emerged from the streets of the East Village to become an internationally renowned sensation. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.7
Heavy 70.

Heavy

June 5, 1996 | R
This poignant film centers around an overweight chef at a rust-belt tavern.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.4
Mrs. Winterbourne 71.

Mrs. Winterbourne

April 19, 1996 | PG-13
This fast-paced comedy follows the story of eighteen-year-old Connie Doyle an expectant mother with no money and an uncertain future. In a screwball case of mistaken identity, a grieving Mrs. Winterbourne takes the girl to live with her in the stately Winterbourne mansion, believing she is the wife of her deceased son. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
35
User Score:
7.5
Kazaam 72.

Kazaam

April 17, 1996 | PG
When young Max bumps into an abandoned boom box, he's shocked when it releases a tall, Black genie named Kazaam (O'Neal), who grants the kid three wishes. The two become friends, and Max wants Kazaam to help him track down and ultimately save his father from criminal entanglements.
Metascore:
24
User Score:
5.7
Flirting with Disaster 73.

Flirting with Disaster

March 22, 1996 | R
In a quest to find his biological parents, Mel Coplin (Stiller) -- joined by his wife (Arquette) and a sexy adoption counselor (Leoni) -- embarks on a cross country search for his "roots." (Miramax)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Down Periscope 74.

Down Periscope

March 1, 1996 | PG-13
Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge (Kelsey Grammer) is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's headed against the atomic powered USS Orlando, with the mission to destroy a dummy battleship.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
8.3
The Portrait of a Lady 75.

The Portrait of a Lady

December 24, 1996 | PG-13
Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman), a head strong American finds herself trapped in a marriage to Gilbert Osmond (John Malkovich).
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.2
Marvin's Room 76.

Marvin's Room

December 18, 1996 | PG-13
Seventeen years ago, fiercely independent Lee (Streep) left home ... and left behind her kindhearted sister Bessie (Keaton) to care for their father, Marvin (Cronyn). But now Lee is returning with her teenage son (DiCaprio), for a homecoming that's sure to turn the entire household upside down. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.2
Citizen Ruth 77.

Citizen Ruth

December 13, 1996 | R
A hilarious, provocative look at what happens when a sperm meets an egg and sparks fly. (Miramax)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.0
Michael Collins 78.

Michael Collins

October 11, 1996 | R
In Ireland, where national pride is a passion akin to religion and romantic love, one man became a legend for his fierce devotion to his land and its independence. Liam Neeson stars as Michael Collins in a story about the real-life patriot whose bravery and unswerving dedication to the Irish people changed history as it made him into a legend. Collins' quest would bring a man raised on war into an even more dangerous battle for peace. It would cost him his life but would make him a hero for the ages. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
7.3
The Chamber 79.

The Chamber

October 11, 1996 | R
O'Donnell stars as idealistic young attorney Adam Hall who takes on the death row clemency case of his onetime Klansman grandfather, Sam Cayhall (Hackman). With just 28 days before the execution, Adam sets out to retrace the events leading to the crime for which Sam was convicted. As the impending death sentence looms closer, Adam works quickly to uncover the family's history for any hidden clues. In a white-knuckle series of twists and turns, Adam discovers deceptions and dark secrets that ultimately lead him to the startling truth. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
7.3
Trees Lounge 80.

Trees Lounge

October 11, 1996 | R
Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.8
Bound 81.

Bound

October 4, 1996 | R
A provocative and passionate thriller from the creators of the Matrix series.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.6
Surviving Picasso 82.

Surviving Picasso

September 20, 1996 | R
A cinematic portrayal of Francoise Gilot's (McElhone) relationship with Picasso (Hopkins).
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.5
Bulletproof 83.

Bulletproof

September 6, 1996 | R
Once inseparable pals, Archie Moses (Adam Sandler) and Rock Keats (Damon Wayans) find themselves on opposite sides of the law, each feeling betrayed by the other. In fact, the only person who hates them more than they hate each other is ruthless drug kingpin Frank Colton (James Caan), who wants to put them both six feet under! Now, through a strange twist of fate, Moses and Keats are on the run - together. With a little luck, the bungling boys just might get out of this one alive... if they don't kill each other first!
Metascore:
30
User Score:
6.3
Phenomenon 84.

Phenomenon

July 3, 1996 | PG
An uplifting story of an ordinary man transformed by extraordinary events. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
41
User Score:
8.1
The Cable Guy 85.

The Cable Guy

June 14, 1996 | PG-13
A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.1
The Arrival 86.

The Arrival

May 31, 1996 | PG-13
Zane (Charlie Sheen), an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
6.2
Sgt. Bilko 87.

Sgt. Bilko

March 29, 1996 | PG
Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up to inspect his records and steal away his fianceé, Sgt. Bilko has to put his skills to creative use...
Metascore:
47
User Score:
7.5
Rumble in the Bronx 88.

Rumble in the Bronx

February 23, 1996 | R
When a tourist from Hong Kong comes to New York City to attend his uncle's wedding, his plans include a little relaxation, sight-seeing and helping out around the family grocery store. But somebody forgot to tell him that the market was located in the middle of the South Bronx. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.4
White Squall 89.

White Squall

February 2, 1996 | PG-13
A group of boys learn about life and death during their senior year as the crew on the ship Albatross.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.2

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.