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 Béart, 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
6.4/10 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
11.

Fly Away Home

5.0
6.9/10 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
12.

The Long Kiss Goodnight

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, is a school teacher and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent.

Starring: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, David Morse, Melina Kanakaredes, Tom Amandes, Patrick Malahide, Joseph McKenna ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1996-10-11
13.

Daylight

5.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion are now in peril. Kit Latura is the only man with the skill and knowledge to lead the band of survivors out of the tunnel before the structure collapses.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Danielle Harris, Claire Bloom, Colin Fox, Barry Newman ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 1996-12-06
14.

Muppet Treasure Island

4.9
6.9/10 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
15.

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Mike Judge's slacker duo, Beavis and Butt-Head, wake to discover their TV has been stolen. Their search for a new one takes them on a clueless adventure across America where they manage to accidentally become America's most wanted.

Starring: Mike Judge, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Robert Stack, Richard Linklater, Cloris Leachman, Greg Kinnear, Tony Darling, David Letterman, Kristofor Brown ..
Directed by: Mike Judge
Release date: 1996-12-15
16.

Escape from L.A.

4.8
5.7/10 IMDB

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier, Cliff Robertson, Georges Corraface, Michelle Forbes, Valeria Golino, A. J. Langer, Peter Fonda ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1996-08-09
17.

Executive Decision

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding 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
18.

Last Man Standing

4.8
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
19.

White Squall

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

In 1960, a hardy group of prep school students boards an old-fashioned sailing ship. With Capt. Christopher Sheldon at the helm, the oceangoing voyage is intended to teach the boys fortitude and discipline. But the youthful crew are about to get some unexpected instruction in survival when they get caught in the clutches of a white squall storm.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf, Jeremy Sisto, Ryan Phillippe, David Lascher, Eric Michael Cole, Jason Marsden, David Selby ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1996-02-02
20.

The Substitute

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

When an inner-city Miami schoolteacher gets her knee broken after standing up to the school's gang leader, her mercenary combat specialist boyfriend goes undercover as a substitute teacher to take down the punk. Soon he discovers a conspiracy of criminals at work, and must reassemble his team from his last jungle raid to stop them.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Raymond Cruz, Marc Anthony, William Forsythe, Luis Guzmán, Diane Venora, Ernie Hudson, Richard Brooks, Glenn Plummer, Cliff DeYoung ..
Directed by: Robert Mandel
Release date: 1996-04-19
21.

The Fan

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory—not even murder.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo, Benicio del Toro, Patti D'Arbanville, Chris Mulkey, Dan Butler, Kurt Fuller, Frank Medrano ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1996-08-15
22.

Tremors 2: Aftershocks

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Those supersucking desert creatures are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the creatures worm their way through the oil fields of Mexico, the only people who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett and survivalist Burt Gummer. Add to that team a young punk out for cash and a fearless scientist, and the critters don't stand a chance.

Starring: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross, Marcelo Tubert, Marcos Hernández, José Ramón Rosario, Thomas Rosales Jr. ..
Directed by: S. S. Wilson
Release date: 1996-04-09
23.

Chain Reaction

4.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project forced on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn, Brian Cox, Joanna Cassidy, Chelcie Ross, Nicholas Rudall, Tzi Ma ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1996-08-02
24.

The Quest

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone will not be enough for Chris to triumph over such daunting foes.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar, Jack McGee, Louis Mandylor, Ryan Cutrona, Ze'ev Revach, Janet Gunn, Aki Aleong, Abdel Qissi ..
Directed by: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Release date: 1996-04-19
25.

Bulletproof

4.2
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
26.

D3: The Mighty Ducks

4.2
5.4/10 IMDB

The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Jeffrey Nordling, David Selby, Heidi Kling, Joshua Jackson, Joss Ackland, Elden Henson, Shaun Weiss, Vincent Larusso, Garette Ratliff Henson ..
Directed by: Rob Lieberman
Release date: 1996-10-04
Best Action Movies of 1996 : T2-3D: Battle Across Time
27.

T2-3D: Battle Across Time

4.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Jim Cummings ..
Directed by: James Cameron, John Bruno, Stan Winston, Keith Melton
Release date: 1996-04-27
28.

Maximum Risk

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Alain Moreau's investigation into the death of his identical twin brother leads him from the beauty of the south of France to the mean streets of New York City and into the arms of his brother's beautiful girlfriend. Pursued by ruthless Russian mobsters and renegade FBI agents, the duo race against time to solve his brother's murder and expose an international conspiracy.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Zach Grenier, Paul Ben-Victor, Frank Senger, Dan Moran, Donald Burda, Stefanos Miltsakakis, Frank Van Keeken ..
Directed by: Ringo Lam
Release date: 1996-09-13
Best Action Movies of 1996 : Siraichalai
29.

Siraichalai

4.1
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
30.

Foxfire

4.0
6.1/10 IMDB

The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Hedy Burress, Jenny Lewis, Jenny Shimizu, Sarah Rosenberg, Peter Facinelli, Dash Mihok, Michelle Brookhurst, Elden Henson, Cathy Moriarty ..
Directed by: Annette Haywood-Carter
Release date: 1996-08-23
Best Action Movies of 1996 : T2-3D: Battle Across Time
31.

T2-3D: Battle Across Time

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

T2-3D: Battle Across Time (also known as Terminator 2: 3D and stylized as T2 3-D) is an attraction at Universal Studios Japan, with former locations at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida. The version of the show at Universal Studios Hollywood closed in 2012,[3] and the version at Universal Studios Florida closed on October 8, 2017. The attraction is a mini-sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day and reunites director James Cameron and the main cast from the movie, including Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, Edward Furlong as John Connor, and Robert Patrick as the T-1000. The show was presented in two parts; a pre-show where a Cyberdyne Systems company hostess shows guests a brief video presentation about the company's innovations, and the main show, where live performers interact with a 3D film.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Linda Hamilton ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 1996-04-27
Best Action Movies of 1996 : Sharpe's Siege
32.

Sharpe's Siege

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, James Laurenson, Féodor Atkine, Christian Brendel, Christopher Villiers, Amira Casar, Hugh Fraser, Peter Wear ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1996-05-08
33.

The Glimmer Man

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox, Michelle Johnson, Johnny Strong, John M. Jackson, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ryan Cutrona, Richard Gant ..
Directed by: John Gray
Release date: 1996-10-04
34.

Eddie

3.9
5.1/10 IMDB

Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations gimmick, stages an 'honorary coach' contest, which Eddie wins. The fans love it, so "Wild Bill" fires the coach and hires her. She takes the bunch of overpaid prima

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, Lisa Ann Walter, John Benjamin Hickey, Troy Byer, John Salley, Rick Fox, Malik Sealy ..
Directed by: Steve Rash
Release date: 1996-05-31
Best Action Movies of 1996 : Sharpe's Regiment
35.

Sharpe's Regiment

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front that could jeopardize the Wellington's war.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Cochrane, Caroline Langrishe, James Laurenson, John Tams, Nicholas Farrell, Julian Fellowes, Norman Rossington ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1996-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1996 : Sharpe's Mission
36.

Sharpe's Mission

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, James Laurenson, Hugh A. Robertson, Mark Strong, John Tams, Hugh Fraser ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1996-05-15
37.

Spy Hard

3.9
5.3/10 IMDB

The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with Veronique Ukrinsky, a KGB agent whose father designed the chip. Together they try to locate the evil mastermind's headquarters, where Veronique's father and several other hostages are being held.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden, Barry Bostwick, Andy Griffith, Stephanie Romanov, Talisa Soto, Robert Guillaume, Carl Ciarfalio ..
Directed by: Rick Friedberg
Release date: 1996-05-24
38.

Superman: The Last Son of Krypton

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Clark Kent, the last survivor of the dead planet Krypton, uses his amazing powers to defend people of his adopted world, Earth, and become Superman.

Starring: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Clancy Brown, Malcolm McDowell, Christopher McDonald, Finola Hughes, Mike Farrell, Shelley Fabares, Tony Jay, Corey Burton ..
Directed by: Curt Geda, Dan Riba, Scott Jeralds
Release date: 1996-09-06
39.

Feeling Minnesota

3.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Sam Clayton's marriage to ex-stripper Freddie comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red, a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother, and the pair tries to escape the situation together. It isn't long before both Sam and Red catch up with them, resulting in threats against the two of them -- although tension also starts to build between Sam and Red.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Vincent D'Onofrio, Delroy Lindo, Dan Aykroyd, Courtney Love, Tuesday Weld, Aaron Michael Metchik, Drew Desmarais, Russell Konstans ..
Directed by: Steven Baigelman
Release date: 1996-09-13
Best Action Movies of 1996 : T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
40.

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time

3.9
7.6/10 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
41.

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

In the year 2029, a computer called Skynet is fighting against a human resistance, after having nearly destroyed the rest of humanity in 1997. Skynet has found a way to send some of it's warriors, called Terminators, back in time. This is the story of the Terminator sent to kill the resistance leader in 1996. The resistance sends a reprogrammed Terminator back to 1996 to protect the young man, and the two end up traveling to the year 2029. The question is, can the future resistance leader and the Terminator defeat another new Terminator while destroying Skynet in the future?

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Jim Cummings, Michael Biehn, Earl Boen, Mark Kriski ..
Directed by: James Cameron, John Bruno, Stan Winston
Release date: 1996-04-27
42.

The Phantom

3.8
5.0/10 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
43.

Tromeo & Juliet

3.8
6.0/10 IMDB

A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic.

Starring: Jane Jensen, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, William Beckwith, Debbie Rochon, Earl McKoy, Sean Gunn, Lemmy, Stephen Blackehart, Flip Brown ..
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman
Release date: 1996-08-30
44.

The Crow: City of Angels

3.7
4.6/10 IMDB

After Ashe and his little son are murdered violently for no reason by Judah's men, he returns from the dead to take revenge. One after one, Judah's people face the power of the dark angel. The second film based on James O'Barr's cult comic.

Starring: Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, Iggy Pop, Thomas Jane, Richard Brooks, Thuy Trang, Vincent Castellanos, Tracey Ellis, Beverley Mitchell, Alan Gelfant ..
Directed by: Tim Pope
Release date: 1996-08-29
45.

Fled

3.6
5.4/10 IMDB

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who don't exactly enjoy each other's company, escape and must work together if they are to reach Atlanta alive. Luckily, they meet a woman who may be willing to help them.

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Will Patton, Robert John Burke, Robert Hooks, Victor Rivers, David Dukes, Ken Jenkins, Michael Nader ..
Directed by: Kevin Hooks
Release date: 1996-07-19
46.

WWE King of the Ring 1996

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

King of the Ring (1996) was the fourth annual King of the Ring. The event took place on June 23, 1996 from the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The main event was a standard wrestling match for the WWF Championship. Shawn Michaels competed against British Bulldog, with Mr. Perfect serving as the special guest enforcer. The undercard featured the 1996 King of the Ring tournament. Other matches on the undercard included a WWF Intercontinental Championship match between champion Goldust and challenger Ahmed Johnson, Mankind versus The Undertaker, Ultimate Warrior versus Jerry "The King" Lawler and a WWF Tag Team Championship match between champions The Smoking Gunns and challengers The Godwinns.

Starring: Michael Hickenbottom, Steve Austin, Aurelian Smith Jr., Marc Mero, Leon Allen White, Mark William Calaway, Mick Foley, Tony Norris, Dustin Runnels, Jerry Lawler ..
Directed by: Kevin Dunn, Vince McMahon
Release date: 1996-06-23
47.

WWE In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

WWE In Your House: Rage in the Cage features Yokozuna vs. "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith. In a Crybaby Match, Razor Ramon faces The 1-2-3 Kid. Bret "The Hitman" Hart defends the WWE Championship in a Steel Cage vs. Diesel. Shawn Michaels faces Owen Hart with a WrestleMania title opportunity on the line. and so much more!

Starring: Bret Hart, Kevin Nash, Michael Hickenbottom, Owen Hart, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Paul Michael Lévesque, Mike Droese, Rodney Anoa?i, Davey Boy Smith ..
Directed by: Kevin Dunn
Release date: 1996-02-18
48.

WWE In Your House 9: International Incident

3.4
5.9/10 IMDB

In Your House 9: International Incident took place on July 21, 1996 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main event was a Six-Man Tag Team match featuring Camp Cornette Vs The People's Posse.

Starring: Michael Hickenbottom, Sid Eudy, Tony Norris, Leon White, Davey Boy Smith, Owen Hart, Mark Calaway, Dustin Runnels, Steve Austin, Marc Mero ..
Directed by: Kevin Dunn, Vince McMahon
Release date: 1996-07-21
49.

Caught

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.

Starring: Edward James Olmos, María Conchita Alonso, Arie Verveen, Bitty Schram, Steven Schub ..
Directed by: Robert M. Young
Release date: 1996-01-24
Best Action Movies of 1996 : Crazy Horse
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Crazy Horse

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

Starring: Michael Greyeyes, Ned Beatty, John Finn, Peter Horton, Zahn McClarnon, Karl Makinen, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, Gordon Tootoosis, Tuck Milligan ..
Directed by: John Irvin
Release date: 1996-07-07

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