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

5.6
8.1/10 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: 1976-07-14
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
5.

Marathon Man

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Richard Bright, Marc Lawrence, Allen Joseph, Tito Goya ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1976-10-08
6.

Assault on Precinct 13

5.2
7.3/10 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
7.

The Enforcer

4.9
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
8.

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
9.

Midway

4.9
6.7/10 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, Toshiro Mifune, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1976-06-18
10.

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
11.

Bugsy Malone

4.8
6.8/10 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
12.

Robin and Marian

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Starring: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris, Nicol Williamson, Denholm Elliott, Ronnie Barker, Ian Holm, Kenneth Haigh, Bill Maynard ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1976-03-11
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Keoma
13.

Keoma

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined forces with Caldwell, and make it painfully clear that his return is an unwelcome one. Determined to break Caldwell and his brothers' grip on the town, Keoma partners with his father's former ranch hand to exact violent revenge.

Starring: Franco Nero, Woody Strode, Olga Karlatos, Orso Maria Guerrini, Gabriella Giacobbe, Antonio Marsina, Joshua Sinclair, William Berger, Donald O'Brien, Wolfango Soldati ..
Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari
Release date: 1976-11-25
14.

Futureworld

4.2
5.7/10 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 Cassandra Crossing
15.

The Cassandra Crossing

3.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Lionel Stander, Ann Turkel, Ingrid Thulin, Lee Strasberg ..
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Release date: 1976-12-18
16.

Raid on Entebbe

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu..

Starring: Charles Bronson, Peter Finch, Yaphet Kotto, John Saxon, Jack Warden, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Loggia, James Woods, Martin Balsam, Horst Buchholz ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1976-12-26
17.

Two-Minute Warning

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly and the SWAT commander, learn of the plot and rush to the scene.

Starring: Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, Marilyn Hassett, David Janssen, Jack Klugman, Gena Rowlands, Walter Pidgeon, Brock Peters ..
Directed by: Larry Peerce
Release date: 1976-11-12
18.

Shout at the Devil

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

During World War One an English adventurer, an American elephant poacher and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. The story is based on a novel by Wilbur Smith, which in turn is very loosely based on events involving the light cruiser SMS Königsberg, which was sunk after taking refuge in Rufigi delta in 1915.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins, Ian Holm, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Gernot Endemann, Karl Michael Vogler, Horst Janson, Gerard Paquis, Maurice Denham ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1976-04-12
19.

Aces High

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses place a fearsome strain on Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron. Aces High recreates the early days of the Royal Flying Corps with some magnificently staged aerial battles, and sensitive direction presents a moving portrayal of the futilities of war.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth, David Wood, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Richard Johnson, Ray Milland, Gilles Béhat ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1976-05-19
20.

St. Ives

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.

Starring: Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, Harry Guardino, Harris Yulin, Dana Elcar, Michael Lerner, George Memmoli, Dick O'Neill ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1976-02-24
21.

Swashbuckler

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

Starring: Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold, Beau Bridges, Geoffrey Holder, Avery Schreiber, Tom Clancy, Anjelica Huston, Bernard Behrens ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1976-07-29
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Mad Dog Morgan
22.

Mad Dog Morgan

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Bill Hunter, Frank Thring, Michael Pate, Wallas Eaton, John Hargreaves, Robin Ramsay, Graeme Blundell ..
Directed by: Philippe Mora
Release date: 1976-07-09
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Sky Riders
23.

Sky Riders

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Robert Culp plays Bracken, whose life seems perfect until his wife Ellen and their children are kidnapped by terrorists one day. After failed attempts to capture them back by the police, Ellen's ex husband enters the fray and plans his own rescue attempt. James Coburn plays McCabe, Ellen's ex-husband who hires a crew of professional hang gliders to help him rescue her and the kids from the terrorist's mountain top lair.

Starring: James Coburn, Susannah York, Robert Culp, Charles Aznavour, Harry Andrews, John Beck, Zouzou, Kenneth Griffith, Werner Pochath, Antonis Antypas ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1976-03-26
24.

The Human Tornado

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Dolemite comes to the rescue of Queen Bee, whose nightclub is threatened by the Mafia.

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, Lady Reed, J.B. Baron, Ernie Hudson, Gloria Delaney, Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones, Lord Java, Jack Kelly, Howard Jackson ..
Directed by: Cliff Roquemore
Release date: 1976-10-02
25.

Gator

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose custody of his 9-year-old daughter unless he helps bring down local crime lord Bama McCall. McKlusky enlists the help of reporter Aggie Maybank and a few local eccentrics to bring down McCall's empire.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed, Dub Taylor, Burton Gilliam, Jack Weston, Alice Ghostley, Mike Douglas, William Engesser, John Steadman ..
Directed by: Burt Reynolds
Release date: 1976-08-25
Best Action Movies of 1976 : The Call of the Wild
26.

The Call of the Wild

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

A prospector, a trapper and their sled dog battle the Klondike elements on their journey to get to the gold country.

Starring: John Beck, Jim Bohan, Billy Green Bush, René Enríquez, Bernard Fresson, Dennis Burkley ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1976-05-22
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Victory at Entebbe
27.

Victory at Entebbe

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

The film is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda.

Starring: Helmut Berger, Theodore Bikel, Linda Blair, Kirk Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss, Stefan Gierasch, David Groh, Julius Harris, Helen Hayes, Anthony Hopkins ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1976-12-13
28.

Cannonball

3.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, Buckman jockeys with an international ensemble of racers for a $100,000 purse. But there are none more important than Cade Redman (Bill McKinney), his direct competition for a guaranteed spot on the elite Modern Motors racing team.

Starring: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham, Robert Carradine, Belinda Balaski, Judy Canova, Archie Hahn, Carl Gottlieb, Mary Woronov ..
Directed by: Paul Bartel
Release date: 1976-07-06
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Trial by Combat
29.

Trial by Combat

3.0
5.1/10 IMDB

A group called The Knights Of Avalon are unhappy with the justice system so are taking the law into their own hands by executing criminals using medieval methods such as jousting.

Starring: John Mills, Donald Pleasence, Barbara Hershey, David Birney, Peter Cushing, Margaret Leighton, Brian Glover, John Savident, John Hallam, Keith Buckley ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1976-04-01
30.

The Big Bus

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear-powered bus is making its maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down-on-his-luck driver, with a reputation for eating his passengers, be able to complete the journey?

Starring: Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, John Beck, René Auberjonois, Ned Beatty, Bob Dishy, José Ferrer, Ruth Gordon, Harold Gould, Larry Hagman ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1976-06-23
31.

Northville Cemetery Massacre

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

The bikers are the heroes and the lawmen are the villains in this vintage action drama. The Spirits are a motorcycle club who ride the highways and country roads of Michigan; while they look rough, wear beat-up denim and favor Harley Davidsons, the Spirits are good guys at heart, more likely to help a stranger change a flat tire than rough him up. Northville Cemetery Massacre is a 1976 motorcycle exploitation film written and directed by William Dear and Thomas L. Dyke. Nick Nolte did an uncredited voice over for the film's lead actor, David Hyry.

Starring: David Hyry, J. Craig Collicut, Carson Jackson, Jan Sisk, Herb Sharples, Len Speck, Beatrice Endahl, Harry Endahl, Brooke Evens, Jill Biggers ..
Directed by: William Dear, Thomas L. Dyke
Release date: 1976-03-01
32.

King Kung Fu

2.7
4.9/10 IMDB

A remote monastery in China has trained a talking gorilla, King Kung Fu, in the ancient art of kung fu. Having mastered his fighting skills, King Kung Fu is sent to America to demonstrate the power of Chinese martial arts to the West. As he is travelling through Kansas, a pair of bumbling reports see KKF and decide he can be their ticket to fame and wealth. Of course, the gorilla gets away from them, and soon everyone is chasing the Shaolin simian.

Starring: John Ballee, Billy Schwartz, Lois Ayers, Allan Baker, Fred Burton, Dan Campbell, Robert Carroll, Lee Elliot, Jim Erickson, Maxine Gray ..
Directed by: Lance D. Hayes
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Tiger & Crane Fists
33.

Tiger & Crane Fists

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Two masters must combine their skills to defeat an evil lord.

Starring: Jimmy Wang Yu, Lung Fei, Hsieh Ling-ling, Lau Kar-Wing ..
Directed by: Jimmy Wang Yu
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Nightmare in Badham County
34.

Nightmare in Badham County

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at the hands of the administrators of the prison and the prison guards.

Starring: Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Chuck Connors, Fionnula Flanagan, Tina Louise, Robert Reed, Della Reese, Lana Wood, Ralph Bellamy, Denise Dillaway ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1976-11-05
35.

Treasure of Matecumbe

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnic becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret, a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe.

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Joan Hackett, Peter Ustinov, Vic Morrow, Johnny Doran, Billy 'Pop' Atmore, Jane Wyatt, Virginia Vincent, Robert DoQui, Don Knight ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1976-07-01
36.

Family Enforcer

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.

Starring: Joe Cortese, Lou Criscuolo, Joe Pesci, Bobby Alto, Frank Vincent, Keith Davis, Jack Ramage, Anne Johns, Bob D'Andrea, Victoria Hale ..
Directed by: Ralph De Vito
Release date: 1976-10-29
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks
37.

Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks

2.6
5.0/10 IMDB

Ilsa works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves.

Starring: Dyanne Thorne, Max Thayer, Jerry Delony, Uschi Digard, Colleen Brennan, Haji, Tanya Boyd, Marilyn Joi, Su Ling, Richard Kennedy ..
Directed by: Don Edmonds
Release date: 1976-02-29
38.

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw

2.6
5.3/10 IMDB

A young country-star wannabe takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, murder and mayhem.

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Lynda Carter, Jesse Vint, Merrie Lynn Ross, Belinda Balaski, Gene Drew, Peggy Stewart, Gerrit Graham, John Durren, Virgil Frye ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1976-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Across the Great Divide
39.

Across the Great Divide

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Two orphans set out to claim their inheritance - a 400 acre plot of land in Salem Oregon. To Do so they must cross the rugged snow covered Rocky Mountains in the year 1876.

Starring: Robert Logan, Heather Rattray, Mark Edward Hall, George Buck Flower, Hal Bokar, Frank Salsedo, Loren Ewing ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1976-12-20
Best Action Movies of 1976 : The Dragon vs. Needles of Death
40.

The Dragon vs. Needles of Death

2.5
5.6/10 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, Tsao Chien, Shao Chun Chang ..
Directed by: Chung Kuo-heng
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Baker's Hawk
41.

Baker's Hawk

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

When a young boy nurses an injured hawk back to health, he gains newfound courage and confidence on his own.

Starring: Clint Walker, Diane Baker, Lee Montgomery, Burl Ives, Alan Young, Barry Hostetler, John Parish ..
Directed by: Lyman Dayton
Release date: 1976-12-12
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Special Delivery
42.

Special Delivery

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is forced to dump the stolen cash into a mailbox, which he then finds is locked until midnight, forcing him to wait until the mailman makes his late night pickup. As he waits, he discovers that his hiding place has been observed by several other people, all of whom want a share of the loot.

Starring: Bo Svenson, Mel Scott, Phillip R. Allen, Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Goldblum, Gerrit Graham, Alex Colon, John Goddard, Sorrell Booke, Michael C. Gwynne ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1976-07-16
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Deathcheaters
43.

Deathcheaters

2.5
5.3/10 IMDB

Two best friends, Vietnam War veterans-turned-stuntmen, are sent as spies to the Philippines on a top secret mission for the Australian government.

Starring: John Hargreaves, Grant Page, Margaret Gerard, Ziggy, Noel Ferrier, Judith Woodroffe, Ralph Cotterill, Drew Forsythe, John Krummel, Brian Trenchard-Smith ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release date: 1976-12-16
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Trackdown
44.

Trackdown

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

When his sister Betsy packs up and leaves the family's Montana cattle ranch to find fame and fortune in Hollywood, her brother Jim decides to follow after her to make sure she doesn't get into trouble. He's a little too late, however, since almost as soon as she gets off the bus, Betsy has her belongings stolen, then gets kidnapped, gang-raped, and is sold to a pimp to work for him as a prostitute. It is now up to Jim, with help from social worker Lynn, to rescue his sister and set things right.

Starring: James Mitchum, Karen Lamm, Anne Archer, Erik Estrada, Cathy Lee Crosby, Vince Cannon, John Kerry, Roberto Rodríguez, Ernie Wheelwright, Zitto Kazann ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1976-05-20
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Killer Force
45.

Killer Force

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Head of company security, Harry Webb, fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at their major mining complex deep in the desert. He quickly manages to become very unpopular, particularly with Claire Chambers, a celebrated cover girl, daughter of the mine administrator. She is visiting the man she loves, Mike Bradley, who is responsible for security at the mine. Nelson, the mine administrator, gives Bradley a curious mission - to steal a diamond. He wants to implicate Bradley in order to bring him into contact with a certain Lewis who is preparing to rob the mine with the aid of a group of mercanaries and a local accessory known as Father Christmas. Webb, not being informed of the deceit, relentlessly pursues Bradley, who is contacted by Lewis. With the mercanaries in the process of penetrating the mine. Bradley reveals himself to be Father Christmas, the organiser of the entire operation...

Starring: Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda, Hugh O'Brian, Christopher Lee, O.J. Simpson, Maud Adams ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1976-01-14
46.

Eat My Dust

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Hoover Nielbold is a car-crazy teenager who, in order to impress the hottest girl in school, takes her for a ride in a souped-up race car owned by local racer Big Bubba Jones. Hoover's father Harry, who's also the local sheriff is furious at the situation and orders his bumbling deputies to go after him. With the Sheriff's office overflowing with concerned parents and citizens and his deputies failing to catch him. He enlists the help of Jones and fellow racers to capture him. It culminates in a thrilling car chase finale through the rural countryside.

Starring: Ron Howard, Christopher Norris, Brad David, Kathy O'Dare, Clint Howard, Peter Isacksen, Jessica Potter, Warren J. Kemmerling, Charles Howerton, Kedric Wolfe ..
Directed by: Charles B. Griffith
Release date: 1976-04-01
Best Action Movies of 1976 : Night Ferry
47.

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
48.

Brotherhood of Death

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local population to register to vote so they can take back power and achieve justice. When hundreds show up to register, the Klan responds with violence. Eventually, though, the Black community has little choice other than fight back and the film ends with a small war between these combat vets and the Klan.

Starring: Roy Jefferson, Le Tari, Haskell V. Anderson III, Mike Thomas, Michael Hodge, Ron David, Rick Ellis, Brian Donohue, Ed Heath ..
Directed by: Bill Berry
Release date: 1976-09-14
Best Action Movies of 1976 : The Sell Out
49.

The Sell Out

2.4
4.9/10 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
50.

Dixie Dynamite

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

When their moonshiner father is killed by a corrupt deputy, two young girls decide to take over his business and get revenge on the men who had him killed

Starring: Warren Oates, Christopher George, Jane Anne Johnstone, Kathy McHaley, Stanley Adams, R. G. Armstrong, Phil Hoover, Wes Bishop, Roger Gentry, John Bliss ..
Directed by: Lee Frost
Release date: 1976-05-13

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