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A list of British films released in 1996.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Adventures of Pinocchio Steve Barron Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Martin Landau, Geneviève Bujold Fantasy
August Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins, Rhys Ifans, Leslie Phillips Drama
Beautiful Thing Hettie Macdonald Scott Neal, Glen Berry, Linda Henry Romance/comedy/drama
Boyfriends Tom Hunsinger James Dreyfus, Mark Sands Drama
Brassed Off Mark Herman Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald Comedy
Carla's Song Ken Loach Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas Drama
Clancy's Kitchen Duncan Roy Mark Aiken, Indira Varma, Rocky Marshall Comedy
Crimetime George Sluizer Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Sadie Frost Thriller
Different for Girls Richard Spence Steven Mackintosh, Rupert Graves Comedy
Dragonheart Rob Cohen Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, David Thewlis Fantasy
Element of Doubt Christopher Morahan Nigel Havers, Gina McKee Thriller
Emma Douglas McGrath Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo Romance
Glastonbury the Movie Documentary Glastonbury Festival
Hamlet Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi Literary drama Adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare
Hard Men J. K. Amalou Crime drama
The Innocent Sleep Scott Michell Oliver Cotton, Tony Bluto Thriller
Intimate Relations Philip Goodhew Julie Walters, Rupert Graves Black comedy
James and the Giant Peach Henry Selick Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley Fantasy/adventure
Jane Eyre Franco Zeffirelli William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg Drama
Jude Michael Winterbottom Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet Drama
The Leading Man John Duigan Jon Bon Jovi, Anna Galiena Thriller
Loch Ness John Henderson Ted Danson, Joely Richardson Drama
The Pillow Book Peter Greenaway Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Ken Ogata Drama
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Michael Lindsay-Hogg The Rolling Stones Documentary
Saint-Ex Anand Tucker Bruno Ganz, Miranda Richardson Biopic
Secrets & Lies Mike Leigh Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Timothy Spall Drama Won the Palme d'Or at Cannes
Small Faces Gillies MacKinnon Iain Robertson, Joseph McFadden Drama
Space Truckers Stuart Gordon Dennis Hopper, Debi Mazar Sci-fi
Stealing Beauty Bernardo Bertolucci Joseph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler Drama Co-production with France and Italy
Stella Does Tricks Coky Giedroyc Kelly Macdonald, James Bolam Drama
The English Patient Anthony Minghella Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Juliette Binoche Romantic war drama
Trainspotting Danny Boyle Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle Drama Number 10 in the list of BFI Top 100 British films
True Blue Ferdinand Fairfax Johan Leysen, Geraldine Somerville Sports drama
Twelfth Night Trevor Nunn Imogen Stubbs, Toby Stephens Comedy
Victory Mark Peploe Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill Drama Co-production with France and Germany
White Squall Ridley Scott Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf, Jeremy Sisto, Balthazar Getty Disaster survival Co-production with the US
The Wind in the Willows Terry Jones Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones Family

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