Best Action Movies of 1976

1.

The Message

5.5
8.2/10 IMDB

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest, Garrick Hagon, Nicholas Amer, Damien Thomas, André Morell, Martin Benson ..
Directed by: Moustapha Akkad
Release date: 1976-03-09
2.

The Shootist

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son.However, it is not Brooks' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, Richard Boone, Hugh O'Brian, Bill McKinney, Harry Morgan, John Carradine, Sheree North ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1976-08-11
3.

Assault on Precinct 13

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Peter Bruni, John J. Fox, Marc Ross ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1976-11-05
4.

The Enforcer

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum, DeVeren Bookwalter, John Crawford, Samantha Doane, Robert F. Hoy, Jocelyn Jones ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1976-12-20
5.

The Eagle Has Landed

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Sven-Bertil Taube, John Standing, Judy Geeson ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1976-12-24
6.

Futureworld

3.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited to review the park. Just prior to arriving at the park, however, Browning is given a clue by a dying man that something is amiss.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner, John P. Ryan, Stuart Margolin, Allen Ludden, Robert Cornthwaite, Angela Greene, Darrell Larson ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1976-08-13
Best Action Movies of 1976 : The Sell Out
7.

The Sell Out

3.0
5.1/10 IMDB

This action drama centers on a former CIA operative who grudgingly rejoins the spy game due to the machinations of his one-time student - a screw up who goes to work for the Soviets. As his job drags him deeper into a dangerous and under-handed world, the student wants out of the agency and oout of the U.S.S.R. But the man's choices have made him a target and now both the United States and Russia want him dead, sending their mos able hit men to do it.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Richard Widmark, Gayle Hunnicutt, Sam Wanamaker, Shmuel Rodensky, Vladek Sheybal, Ori Levy, Peter Frye, Assi Dayan, Fanny Lubitsch ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1976-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1976 : The Dragon vs. Needles of Death
8.

The Dragon vs. Needles of Death

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

A young man joins a kung-fu academy but fails to fit in. He soon runs off with the master's daughter and becomes a salt smuggler. He ends up joining with the school's top fighter - his former rival - against a local mob leader.

Starring: Kou Feng, Wang Ping, Chien Tsao, Shao Chun Chang ..
Directed by: Chung Kuo-heng
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Violence for Kicks
9.

Violence for Kicks

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

A gang of young and ruthless bikers terrorizes the streets of Rome for no other reason than kicks and to kill their copious amounts of spare time. They purposelessly gang-rape random girls, beat up pedestrians, deal hard drugs, organize illegal street races, menace witnesses, murder city employees and commit violent heists even though they don't need any money as they're all the offspring of rich & eminent citizens. The tough police inspector De Gregori rapidly becomes very frustrated because each time he arrests the arrogant gang leader Stefano, his daddy's attorneys arrange a release warrant the exact same day. But when the gang's aggressions gradually become viler and De Gregori's own wife becomes the target of an assault, he decides to enforce the law slightly more drastic.

Starring: Antonio Sabàto, Pierre Marfurt, Cesare Barro, Franca Gonella, Pupo De Luca, Gianluca Farnese, Giuliana Melis, Bernard Berat, Fabio Polverini, Gloria Piedimonte ..
Directed by: Massimo Felisatti, Sergio Grieco
Release date: 1976-08-12
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Night Ferry
10.

Night Ferry

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Night Ferry stars Bernard Cribbins as Pyramid, a dastardly master-of-disguise who plans to smuggle an ancient Egyptian mummy out of the country. When young Jeff discovers the plan, a dangerous chase via London's Victoria and Clapham stations ensues.

Starring: Graham Fletcher-Cook, Engin Ashref, Jayne Tottman, Bernard Cribbins, Aubrey Morris, Carolle Rousseau, Lloyd Anderson ..
Directed by: David Eady
Release date: 1976-07-22

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