Best Action Movies of 1996


Muppet Treasure Island

7.0/10 IMDB

After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the hidden treasure, which was revealed by Bones before he died. On their voyage across the seas, they soon find out that not everyone on board can be trusted.

Starring: Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop, Jennifer Saunders, Billy Connolly, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, David Nicholls, Frederick Warder, Harry Jones ..
Directed by: Brian Henson
Release date: 1996-02-16

Fly Away Home

6.8/10 IMDB

Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn down. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". When Winter comes, Amy, and her dad must find a way to lead the birds South...

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney, Holter Graham, Jeremy Ratchford, Michael J. Reynolds ..
Directed by: Carroll Ballard
Release date: 1996-09-13

Executive Decision

6.4/10 IMDB

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton, David Suchet, BD Wong, Len Cariou, Whip Hubley ..
Directed by: Stuart Baird
Release date: 1996-03-15

Last Man Standing

6.4/10 IMDB

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to stay alive.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken, David Patrick Kelly, Karina Lombard, Ned Eisenberg, Alexandra Powers, Michael Imperioli, Ken Jenkins ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1996-09-20


5.8/10 IMDB

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover with the LAPD to bust Moses and Colton at a sting operation the LAPD has set up.

Starring: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Jeep Swenson, James Farentino, Kristen Wilson, Larry McCoy, Allen Covert, Bill Nunn, Monica Potter ..
Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson
Release date: 1996-09-06
Best Action Movies of 1996 : Siraichalai


7.6/10 IMDB

Sirai Chaalai is a Tamil feature film directed by Priyadarshan. It is was originally shot in Malayalam as Kalapani and dubbed into Tamil. The film stars Mohanlal, Prabhu Ganesan, Vineeth, Amrish Puri and Tabu in the lead roles The film's name is derived from and based on the mode of imprisonment in British India. The film was made to mark the 50th anniversary of India's independence. The film was dubbed in Telugu as Kalaipani and in Hindi as Saza-E-Kala Pani. It was also dubbed into German, English, and Bengali.

Release date: 1996-08-01
Best Action Movies of 1996 : T2 3-D: Battle Across Time

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time

7.7/10 IMDB

Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick ..
Directed by: James Cameron, Stan Winston, John Bruno
Release date: 1996-01-01

The Phantom

4.9/10 IMDB

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.

Starring: Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson, Treat Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Remar, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bill Smitrovich, Casey Siemaszko, David Proval, Joseph Ragno ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1996-06-06

Magic Temple

7.9/10 IMDB

The magical world of "Samadhi" is threatened by the evil forces of Ravenal and Sifu sends out three teenage boys to journey on the Magic Temple. Jubal, Sambag and Omar, each with their own unique power battles the threat to the world of "Samadhi" and along the way faces many extraordinary things. The boys are sure to face a huge battle ahead of them but with the help of magical creatures they met along their journey, evil is eliminated and they learn the true value of camaraderie and believing in them selves to face any problem.

Starring: Jason Salcedo, Junell Hernando, Marc Solis, Anna Larrucea, Jun Urbano, Jackie Lou Blanco, Gina Pareño, Koko Trinidad, Aljon Jimenez, Cholo Escaño ..
Directed by: Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes
Release date: 1996-12-25
Best Action Movies of 1996 : Top Fighter 2

Top Fighter 2

7.2/10 IMDB

The sequel of "Top Fighter" focuses in the importance of the women in the martial-arts movies, from her first characters as "hero's girl" until becoming superstars by themselves. A voyage by the times and the most famous beauty fighters from this genre: Angela Mao, Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock and much more.

Starring: Shenagh Cameron, Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, Moon Lee, Cynthia Khan, Elaine Lui Siu-Ling, Yukari Ôshima, Angela Mao, Cheng Pei-Pei, Elaine Lui Siu-Ling ..
Directed by: Toby Russell
Release date: 1996-09-10

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