These lists are completely subjective and the focus is more on my enjoyment than filmmaking quality. Honorable Mentions are films that I like but aren’t at that favorite level. I’ve also included a list of films that I would like to see from this year. So with that all said, here’s a quick glance at my favorite and least favorite films of 1996. This is by no means definitive.
Police Story 4: First Strike
Breaking the Waves
Zarkorr! the Invader
From Dusk Till Dawn
Oblivion 2: Backlash
Head of the Family
Escape from L.A.
The Cable Guy
The Birdcage (But La Cage aux Folles is much better.)
The Nutty Professor
Star Trek: First Contact
The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera
The English Patient (I should re-watch it as an adult.)
Last Man Standing (Again, I should re-watch.)
The Long Kiss Goodnight
A Time to Kill
Romeo + Juliet
Josh Kirby… Time Warrior: Chapter 3, Trapped on Toyworld
Josh Kirby… Time Warrior: Chapter 4, Eggs from 70 Million B.C.
1996 Movies I still plan to see that might be good:
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Blood and Wine
Comrades: Almost a Love Story
Dunston Checks In
Gamera 2: Attack of Legion
Get on the Bus
The God of Cookery
Hard Core Logo
Once Upon a Time in Triad Society
Set It Off
Shall We Dance?
Tremors 2: Aftershocks
Tai Chi Boxer
The Way to Fight
Rebirth of Mothra
Young and Dangerous (This one I need to re-watch.)
Last edit: 01/30/15
Think I got it wrong? Wondering why a certain favorite film isn’t on the list? Drop a comment below!
Hi, I noticed, Last Man Standing is on the worst list. I highly recommend re-watching it. Given that it’s a remake of a remake we got a very dark and gritty action movie with good one liners and fun firefights. Plus we get Christopher Walken as a psychotic killer… that never happened.
And by the way, just try counting the bullets in each magazine of Bruce Willis.
Hi Jar, thanks for the comment! I do feel like I should re-watch that one, and your points make it even more enticing. I didn’t even remember that Christopher Walken was in it… a re-watch is definitely in order.