1996 Top Ten List

  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky)
  • Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne)
  • A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
  • Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas)
  • La Promesse (Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne)
  • Lone Star (John Sayles)
  • Un air de famille (Cédric Klapisch)
  • Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
  • Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen)
  • The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (Hong Sang-soo)
  • Additional 1996 Films By Rating

  • Schizopolis (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe)
  • Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton)
  • Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton)
  • Bound (The Wachowski Brothers)
  • Prisoner of the Mountains (Sergei Bodrov)
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight (Renny Harlin)
  • Big Night (Stanley Tucci & Campbell Scott)
  • Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
  • Fargo (Joel Coen)
  • Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (Srdjan Dragojevic)
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt (Milos Forman)
  • Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)
  • Capitaine Conan (Bertrand Tavernier)
  • Conspirators of Pleasure (Jan Svankmajer)
  • Gray's Anatomy (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma)
  • Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)
  • My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument (Arnaud Desplechin)
  • The English Patient (Anthony Minghella)
  • Freeway (Matthew Bright)
  • The Frighteners (Peter Jackson)
  • Flirting With Disaster (David O. Russell)
  • John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. (John Carpenter)
  • Nénette et Boni (Claire Denis)
  • American Buffalo (Michael Corrente)
  • Tromeo & Juliet (Lloyd Kaufman)
  • Beavis and Butt-head Do America (Mike Judge)
  • Fear (James Foley)
  • Crash (David Cronenberg)
  • The Arrival (David Twohy)
  • Maximum Risk (Ringo Lam)
  • Crocodile (Kim Ki-duk)
  • The Portrait of a Lady (Jane Campion)
  • The Stendhal Syndrome (Dario Argento)
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (John Frankenheimer)