Best Action Movies of 1976

1.

Rocky

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Tony Burton, Joe Frazier, Jimmy Gambina ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1976-11-21
2.

The Message

5.7
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
3.

The Outlaw Josey Wales

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1976-06-26
4.

The Shootist

5.4
7.6/10 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
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5.

Assault on Precinct 13

5.3
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
6.

The Enforcer

5.0
6.7/10 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
7.

Logan's Run

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

In the 23rd century, inhabitants of a domed city freely experience all of life's pleasures- but no one is allowed to live past 30. Citizens can try for a chance at being 'renewed' in a civic ceremony on their 30th birthday. Escape is the only other option.

Starring: Michael York, Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Michael Anderson Jr., Randolph Roberts, Lara Lindsay, Gary Morgan ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1976-06-23
8.

Midway

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Robert Mitchum, Toshir? Mifune, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1976-06-18
9.

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
10.

Bugsy Malone

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors! As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster dances and sings her way into our hearts.

Starring: Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi, Martin Lev, Paul Murphy, Sheridan Earl Russell, Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins, Paul Chirelstein, Andrew Paul ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1976-07-22

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