1996 Top Ten List

By IMDb date: first public screening

94/100
La promesse (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 1996)
92/100
Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier, 1996)
91/100
Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)
86/100
Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton, 1996)
85/100
Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne, 1996)
82/100
Conspirators of Pleasure (Jan Svankmajer, 1996)
80/100
Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)
80/100
Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen, 1996)
78/100
Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma, 1996)
47/100
The Last Big Thing (Dan Zukovic, 1996)

1996 U.S. Releases by Grade

98/100
Chungking Express  (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
94/100
Chung King Express  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)
92/100
Breaking the Waves  (Lars von Trier, 1996)
86/100
Mars Attacks!  (Tim Burton, 1996)
85/100
Citizen Ruth  (Alexander Payne, 1996)
82/100
Dellamorte Dellamore  (Michele Soavi, 1994)
80/100
Everyone Says I Love You  (Woody Allen, 1996)
78/100
Mission: Impossible  (Brian De Palma, 1996)
74/100
Dadetown  (Russ Hexter, 1995)
72/100
Rumble in the Bronx  (Stanley Tong, 1995)
70/100
A Single Girl  (Benoit Jacquot, 1995)
52/100
Ashes of Time  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)
46/100
Angels and Insects  (Philip Haas, 1995)
29/100
Bound  (Larry and Andy Wachowski, 1996)

1996 U.S. Releases by Title

46/100
Angels and Insects  (Philip Haas, 1995)
52/100
Ashes of Time  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)
29/100
Bound  (Larry and Andy Wachowski, 1996)
92/100
Breaking the Waves  (Lars von Trier, 1996)
94/100
Chung King Express  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)
98/100
Chungking Express  (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
85/100
Citizen Ruth  (Alexander Payne, 1996)
74/100
Dadetown  (Russ Hexter, 1995)
82/100
Dellamorte Dellamore  (Michele Soavi, 1994)
80/100
Everyone Says I Love You  (Woody Allen, 1996)
86/100
Mars Attacks!  (Tim Burton, 1996)
78/100
Mission: Impossible  (Brian De Palma, 1996)
72/100
Rumble in the Bronx  (Stanley Tong, 1995)
70/100
A Single Girl  (Benoit Jacquot, 1995)