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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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Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris
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Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker
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Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton
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Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave
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Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Brenneman
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Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier
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Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan
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John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, James Coburn
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Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer
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Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard
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Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino
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Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony, Luis Guzmán
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Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell
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Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox
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Elisabeth Shue, Kyle MacLachlan, Dermot Mulroney
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Bulletproof Adam Sandler, James Caan, Monica Potter
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Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith
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Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves
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Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs
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Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Leslie Mann
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Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver
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Billy Bob Thornton, Eric Stoltz, Dwight Yoakam
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Steven Seagal, Alexa Vega, Brian Cox