Your favorite movie of 1996

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Your favorite movie of 1996

  1. Independence Day

    13.3%
  2. Twister

    4.2%
  3. Jerry Maguire

    1.4%
  4. Scream

    7.0%
  5. Mission Impossible

    3.9%
  6. Fargo

    18.9%
  7. Happy Gilmore

    9.8%
  8. Space Jam

    2.1%
  9. Mars Attacks!

    2.8%
  10. The Craft

    1.4%
  11. Trainspotting

    10.5%
  12. Romeo + Juliet

    2.1%
  13. Kingpin

    8.8%
  14. The Rock

    9.5%
  15. Swingers

    4.2%
  1. shadow_priest_x

    shadow_priest_x Titanium Belt

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    I don't have a problem with it coming in at #2. I'd put Fargo at number one and then it's a battle between ID4 and The Rock for second.
     
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    I dont have a problem either, this is one of the easiest polls so far, but cmon man!! PopCorn, flavour of the month movie is Independent of any depth, its simply a summer action movie, almost comical, imo.
     
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    I disagree. Yes, Independence Day is a popcorn movie, but it's one of the very BEST popcorn movies ever made. It is to popcorn movies what Goodfellas is to mob movies -- one of the prime examples.

    Just looking at it from a technical perspective, it's an amazing film. Go watch something on how the effects were achieved; it's insane with the way practical miniatures were blended almost seamlessly with CGI. Compare the destruction scenes in Independence Day with those in a movie like 2012 and it's no comparison. Because 2012 opted to do almost everything in the computer the movie feels like a cut scene from a video game, while something like the destruction of the Empire State Building in ID4 feels very visceral and real.

    Combine that with likable characters, coherent and exciting action sequences and a few clever plot elements and you have a film that's a blast to watch.
     
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    We can agree on it having nice special effects and being entertaining, but its a superficial movie with average acting imo.
    Its ok if we disagree
     
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    Bunch of good ones in 96. Kingpin is my favorite but also Primal Fear and The Rock, some of my favorites.
     
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    Yeah, and the computer OS on the alien ship is somehow nearly identical to our shit OS at the time. That's the most amazing part.
     
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    I worked at a movie theater in the early to mid 90's including this year. Saw a lot of these movies for free and even a quite a few a week early because of screenings.

    I saw Jurassic Park about 2 weeks before it came out.
     
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    The Rock. Great movie!
     
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    chubbman Yellow Card

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    This poll seems to have the most diversity in terms of how people spread the votes out. Lots of flicks competed for that top spot even though Fargo won decisively.

    My vote went to TrainSpotting
     
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    Freeway is my favorite movie of 1996
     
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    Kingpin for me.
     
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    Beautiful Girls was my favorite. I also liked The People vs. Larry Flynt and Freeway .
     
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    Had to go with Scream. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a whodunnit slasher.
     
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    Wow Fargo is super fucking overrated on here. Who knew.
     
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    Mind says Trainspotting, heart says The Rock.

    Voted for the GOAT action flick.
     
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    Da fuq? You don't like Fargo?

    <bball1>
     
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    You chose wisely. It's truly on of the best action films of all time.
     
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    It's good but FAR from the best movie of the year. The Rock, Trainspotting, ID4 and Scream are all better, for starters.
     

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