Entertainment The Best Action Movies of 1996  

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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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Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox
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Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton
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11 5
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Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris
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10 5
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Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker
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9 5
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Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave
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Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Brenneman
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John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, James Coburn
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Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard
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Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer
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Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox
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Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier
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Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan
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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar
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8 7
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Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino
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5 4
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Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell
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4 3
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Elisabeth Shue, Kyle MacLachlan, Dermot Mulroney
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3 2
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Adam Sandler, James Caan, Monica Potter
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Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis
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Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony, Luis Guzmán
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Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves
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3 3
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Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs
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Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver
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2 2
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Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith
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2 2
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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, David Hemblen