1996 Action Movies

 (1996)

Mission: Impossible

  • 62%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Action

A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market ... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world ... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization ... a mysterious arms dealer ... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed ... and one man on a mission which seems impossible ...

 (1996)

Independence Day

  • 61%
  • PG-13
  • 145 min
  • Action

Strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.

 (1996)

Twister

  • 58%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Action

In the heartland of America, the sky is a majestic wonder as it rises infinitely above the vast, level horizon. Cloud formations gracefully soar and scuttle across the endlessness of blue. Gentle spring breezes whisper across the plains. All elements blend together in a delicate choreography of elegant balance and awesome design. But the sky sometimes changes.

 (1996)

From Dusk Till Dawn

  • 63%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Action

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the lam 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.

 (1996)

The Rock

  • 67%
  • R
  • 136 min
  • Action

A decorated military hero (Ed Harris) and his band of commandos seize Alcatraz Island, taking a group of tourists hostage. His demands are simple. He wants recognition, benefits and tributes for the families of covert military operatives who have died in service to their country. If his demands are not met, he will launch a battery of rockets charged with lethal poison gas into San Francisco.

The city's only hope for salvation is an FBI chemical weapons expert and a top-secret federal prisoner (Sean Connery), who is the only known convict to have escaped the island fortress. With the clock ticking, this unlikely duo embarks on a desperate bid to infiltrate the island and detoxify the weapons before disaster strikes.

 (1996)

Dragonheart

  • 50%
  • PG-13
  • 103 min
  • Action

A brave and once beneficent knight, Bowen (Dennis Quaid) and his companion, the 18-foot-high, 43-foot-long dragon he names Draco (Sean Connery), the last of his species, join in a heroic battle to free a country held in an iron grip by its tyrannical ruler, Einon (David Thewlis), to whom both knight and dragon are connected in fateful ways.

 (1996)

Eraser

  • 36%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Action

Federal Marshal John Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is a member of an elite group within WITSEC that erases the identities of witnesses whose proposed testimony puts their lives in danger.

Now he faces his greatest challenge, protecting his witnesses from someone inside whose knowledge and training are a match for his own. Kruger himself falls under suspicion as the traitor and he sets out to prove his innocence to Samaritan (James Caan), his former mentor, and Beller (James Coburn), the head of the program. He soon finds himself on the run to save the one woman who holds the key to the truth.

 (1996)

The Long Kiss Goodnight

  • 67%
  • R
  • 120 min
  • Action

Samantha Caine is a suburban school teacher suffering from amnesia. When Caine's mysterious past begins to haunt her idyllic life, she sets out on a desperate search to discover her true identity.

Aided by Mitch Henessey, a dead-beat private detective, the two follow a trail of clues into the middle of a conspiracy led by rogue elements of the U.S. intelligence community and a notorious international arms dealer. They slowly learn that Caine is much more than a PTA mom who cooks a mean lemon meringue pie.

 (1996)

John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.

  • 53%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Action

Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) resurfaces fifteen years after his escape from New York into Loas Angeles to find little hope after a devastating earthquake has left the city an island inhabited only by warring gangs, outcasts and miscreants.

Snake has been injected with a genetically engineered virus that will kill him in 10 hours unless he takes its antidote, must capture the President's daughter and return the top secret "Black Box" she stole from a space defense lab. Only after Snake delivers the secretive Black Box and Utopia back to the President will he receive the viral antidote he so desperately needs and be fully pardoned of every immoral act he's committed in the United States. As Snake comes to know just what's contained in that Black Box he realizes that whoever holds it, holds the fate of the very world in his or her hand.

 (1996)

Star Trek: First Contact

    • PG-13
    • 111 min
    • Action

    Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the newly commissioned Enterprise-E battle the insidious Borg to restore the rightful future of Earth.