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List of 1996 Movies and TV Shows on Crunchyroll

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1. Fargo

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8.1/10
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91/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Sundance) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Trainspotting

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8.1/10
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90/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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3. Star Trek: First Contact

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7.6/10
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85/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Jerry Maguire

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7.3/10
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84/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent—willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he's really doing. When he voices these doubts, he ends up losing his job and all of his clients—an egomaniacal football player.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Scream

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7.2/10
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84/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Sling Blade

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8.0/10
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84/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax & Hoopla), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Independence Day

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7.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Primal Fear

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7.7/10
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83/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third person in the room. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone's perception of the crime.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. The English Patient

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7.4/10
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82/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. The Rock

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7.4/10
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82/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

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8.3/10
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82/100
Released: 1996
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Hoopla), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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12. Mission: Impossible

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7.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. From Dusk Till Dawn

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7.2/10
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81/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Secrets & Lies

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8.0/10
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81/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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15. Swingers

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After 6 years together, Mike's girlfriend leaves him, so he travels to LA to be a star. Six months on, he's still not doing very well— so a few of his friends try to reconnect him to the social scene and hopefully help him forget his failed relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Breaking the Waves

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7.8/10
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80/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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17. Waiting for Guffman

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7.5/10
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80/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Matilda

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6.9/10
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80/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Children, Comedy

What it's about: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Happy Gilmore

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7.0/10
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80/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Sport

What it's about: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an attractive tour publicist tries to soften Happy's image.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. Sleepers

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7.6/10
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80/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. A Time to Kill

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7.5/10
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79/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. That Thing You Do!

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6.9/10
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79/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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23. When We Were Kings

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8.0/10
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79/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Documentary, History

What it's about: It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a willing backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire, and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set, including a musical festival featuring some of America's top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax).

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24. The Birdcage

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7.1/10
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79/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's conservative moralistic parents.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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25. Bound

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7.3/10
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79/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Corky, a tough female ex-convict working on an apartment renovation in a Chicago building, meets a couple living next door, Caesar, a paranoid mobster, and Violet, his seductive girlfriend, who is immediately attracted to her.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. Hamlet

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7.7/10
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78/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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27. The People vs. Larry Flynt

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7.3/10
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78/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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28. Shine

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7.7/10
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78/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Drama, Biography

What it's about: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. Bottle Rocket

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7.0/10
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78/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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30. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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6.9/10
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78/100
Released: 1996Rated: G
Animation, Drama

What it's about: When Quasimodo defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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31. Hard Eight

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Sony Crackle & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, CBS All Access & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. James and the Giant Peach

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6.7/10
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77/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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33. Big Night

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, CBS All Access & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. Welcome to the Dollhouse

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7.4/10
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77/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with inattentive parents and bullies at school.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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35. Case Closed

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8.4/10
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76/100
Year: 1996-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 51
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: The son of a world famous mystery writer, Jimmy Kudo, has achieved his own notoriety by assisting the local police as a student detective. He has always been able to solve the most difficult of criminal cases using his wits and power of reason.

Where to Watch: 105 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 54 episodes (2%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & Crunchyroll). 122 episodes (4%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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36. Beautiful Thing

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7.5/10
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76/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set during a long, hot summer on the Thamesmead Estate in Southeast London, three teenagers edge towards adulthood.

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37. The Frighteners

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7.1/10
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76/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. Lone Star

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7.4/10
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76/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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39. Twister

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6.4/10
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76/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An unprecedented series of violent tornadoes is sweeping across Oklahoma. Tornado chasers, headed by Dr. Jo Harding, attempt to release a groundbreaking device that will allow them to track them and create a more advanced warning system. They are joined by Jo's soon to be ex-husband Bill, a former tornado chaser himself, and his girlfriend Melissa.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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40. Microcosmos

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7.9/10
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76/100
Released: 1996Rated: G
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography. It includes bees collecting nectar, ladybugs eating mites, snails mating, spiders wrapping their catch, a scarab beetle relentlessly pushing its ball of dung uphill, endless lines of caterpillars, an underwater spider creating an air bubble to live in, and a mosquito hatching.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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41. Emma

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6.6/10
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75/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr. Knightly.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Hoopla), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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42. Beautiful Girls

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7.1/10
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75/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Hoopla), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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43. Kolya

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7.8/10
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75/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant, Cellisten Louka, a Czech man, must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However, it’s not long before the communication barrier is broken between the two new family members.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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44. The Long Kiss Goodnight

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6.8/10
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74/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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45. Shall We Dance?

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7.6/10
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74/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A bored Japanese accountant sees a beautiful woman in the window of a ballroom dance studio. He secretly starts taking dancing lessons to be near her, and then over time discovers how much he loves ballroom dancing. His wife, meanwhile, has hired a private detective to find out why he has started coming home late smelling of perfume.

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46. Freeway

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6.8/10
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74/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer and manages to escape by shooting him several times. Wounded but still very much alive, Bob pursues Lutz across the state in this modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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47. Space Jam

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6.4/10
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73/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Swackhammer, an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird and Charles Barkley -- so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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48. Mars Attacks!

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6.3/10
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73/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '60s.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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49. Muppet Treasure Island

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1996Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the hidden treasure, which was revealed by Bones before he died. On their voyage across the seas, they soon find out that not everyone on board can be trusted.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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50. La Promesse

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7.8/10
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73/100
Released: 1996
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Igor, aged 15, and his father Roger deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. Scams, lies and swindling rule their lives. When one of his father’s illegal workers gets injured on the job and asks Igor to promise to take care of his wife and baby, Igor finds himself at a crossroad. He wants to keep the promise, but the price would be to betray his father.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).