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List of the best 1996 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 1996, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Examples of movies on this list include Independence Day and From Dusk till Dawn. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 1996, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Twister Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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Mars Attacks! Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

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From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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Broken Arrow John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long

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Star Trek: First Contact Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

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The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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Eraser Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, James Coburn

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Last Man Standing Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Leslie Mann

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Executive Decision Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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The Glimmer Man Steven Seagal, Alexa Vega, Brian Cox

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Don't Look Back Billy Bob Thornton, Eric Stoltz, Dwight Yoakam

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Bulletproof Adam Sandler, James Caan, Monica Potter

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The Trigger Effect Elisabeth Shue, Kyle MacLachlan, Dermot Mulroney

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Daylight Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Brenneman

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The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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Maanbumigu Maanavan Vijay, Vijayakumar, Manivannan

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The Quest Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

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Zero Woman: The Accused Mai Tachihara, Daisuke Yamazaki, Ayana Inoue

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Mr. Romeo Shilpa Shetty, Vadivelu, Prabhu Deva

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Demolition High Corey Haim, Dick Van Patten, Alan Thicke

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Kuruthipunal Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Geetha

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Eddie Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Whoopi Goldberg

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Kadhal Desam Tabu, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Srividya

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The Island of Dr. Moreau Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Ron Perlman

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Indian Kamal Haasan, Aruna Irani, Johnny Lever

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Chain Reaction Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Spy Hard Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan

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Set It Off Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Vaanmathi Ajith Kumar, Dhamu, Swathi

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Original Gangstas Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield

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Feeling Minnesota Cameron Diaz, Courtney Love, Keanu Reeves

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Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite Pat Morita, James Hong, Daniel Bernhardt

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Escape from L.A. Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier

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Zero Woman: Assassin Lovers Tokuma Nishioka, Kumiko Takeda, Keiji Matsuda

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Kaalapani Mohanlal, Amrish Puri, Sreenivasan

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Screamers Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis

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Strip for Action Nikki Fritz, Maria Ford, Kevin Williamson

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Hellraiser: Bloodline Adam Scott, Doug Bradley, Kenneth Tobey

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Mad Dog Time Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum

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Bullet Mickey Rourke, Tupac Shakur, Peter Dinklage

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The Substitute Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony, Luis Guzmán

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The Phantom Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristy Swanson, Billy Zane Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Tremors 2: Aftershocks Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver

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Dragonheart Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

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Barb Wire Pamela Anderson, Clint Howard, Tommy Lister

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Maximum Risk Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, David Hemblen

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The Crow: City of Angels Iggy Pop, Mia Kirshner, Thomas Jane