Best Action Movies of 1996

1.

Star Trek: First Contact

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard, Alice Krige ..
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 1996-11-22
2.

The Rock

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.

Starring: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer, David Morse, William Forsythe, Michael Biehn, Vanessa Marcil, John C. McGinley, Bokeem Woodbine ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 1996-06-07
3.

Independence Day

6.0
7.0/10 IMDB

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, James Rebhorn ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 1996-06-25
4.

Mission: Impossible

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Henry Czerny, Emmanuelle BĂ©art, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Emilio Estevez, Ingeborga Dapk?nait? ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1996-05-22
5.

From Dusk Till Dawn

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.

Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Ernest Liu, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 1996-01-19
6.

Ransom

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo, Rene Russo, Lili Taylor, Brawley Nolte, Liev Schreiber, Donnie Wahlberg, Evan Handler, Nancy Ticotin ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1996-11-08
7.

Twister

5.5
6.4/10 IMDB

An unprecedented series of violent tornadoes is sweeping across Oklahoma. Tornado chasers, headed by Dr. Jo Harding, attempt to release a groundbreaking device that will allow them to track them and create a more advanced warning system. They are joined by Jo's soon to be ex-husband Bill, a former tornado chaser himself, and his girlfriend Melissa.

Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck, Sean Whalen, Scott Thomson, Todd Field ..
Directed by: Jan de Bont
Release date: 1996-05-10
8.

DragonHeart

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be harder than he'd imagined: If he kills the king, Draco will die as well.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Julie Christie, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Lee Oakes, Brian Thompson, Jason Isaacs ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 1996-05-31
9.

Eraser

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When Kruger discovers that there's a corrupt agent within the program, he must guard his own life while trying to protect Lee's.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa Williams, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli, James Cromwell, Danny Nucci, Nick Chinlund, Michael Papajohn, Joe Viterelli ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 1996-06-21
10.

Broken Arrow

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the deserted canyons of Utah, Hale teams with park ranger Terry Carmichael to put Deakins back in his box.

Starring: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Frank Whaley, Howie Long, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jack Thompson, Vyto Ruginis ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 1996-02-09

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