Top 31 underrated action movies from year 1996

01.
The Phantom
100 min | 1996 |
5.0 (33046 votes)
|
7.86 (121 reviews)

The Phantom, descendent of a line of African superheroes, travels to New York City to thwart a wealthy criminal genius from obtaining three magic skulls which would give him the secret to ultimate power.

02.
Barb Wire
98 min | 1996 |
3.4 (27000 votes)
|
5.64 (81 reviews)

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

03.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (20567 votes)
|
7.11 (83 reviews)

While seeking answers regarding the death of the twin brother he never knew he had, a French cop and his sibling's fiancée find themselves pursued by corrupt FBI agents and the Russian mafia.

04.
Muppet Treasure Island
99 min | 1996 |
7.0 (22561 votes)
|
8.42 (62 reviews)

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

05.
DragonHeart
103 min | 1996 |
6.5 (94307 votes)
|
7.91 (142 reviews)

The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying Knight must cooperate to stop an evil King, who was given partial immortality.

06.
The Crow: City of Angels
84 min | 1996 |
4.7 (19414 votes)
|
6.03 (113 reviews)

The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for the murder of his son.

07.
Eraser
115 min | 1996 |
6.1 (106199 votes)
|
7.38 (133 reviews)

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

08.
Scream
111 min | 1996 |
7.3 (288425 votes)
|
8.57 (839 reviews)

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

09.
Set It Off
123 min | 1996 |
6.9 (14557 votes)
|
8.17 (63 reviews)

Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.

10.
The Long Kiss Goodnight
121 min | 1996 |
6.8 (75951 votes)
|
8.0 (263 reviews)

Samantha Caine lives in a small town with her daughter. Eight years ago she emerged, two months pregnant, from a nearby river with no memory of her past or who she is. However, she's getting closer to finding out about her past.

11.
The Substitute
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (12709 votes)
|
7.19 (50 reviews)

Mercenary Shale's team is retired after a (not so) covert mission in Cuba. He becomes substitute teacher at his teacher fiancee's Miami high school to get those behind kneecapping her. His team helps him.

12.
Executive Decision
133 min | 1996 |
6.4 (52678 votes)
|
7.46 (137 reviews)

When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

13.
Escape from L.A.
101 min | 1996 |
5.7 (71680 votes)
|
6.65 (212 reviews)

Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.

14.
Police Story 4: First Strike
107 min | 1996 |
6.6 (17018 votes)
|
7.45 (54 reviews)

This installment of Chan's Police Story film franchise has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

15.
The Fan
116 min | 1996 |
5.9 (47120 votes)
|
6.74 (94 reviews)

An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.

16.
Courage Under Fire
116 min | 1996 |
6.6 (51921 votes)
|
7.4 (88 reviews)

A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

17.
The Rock
136 min | 1996 |
7.4 (320683 votes)
|
8.19 (439 reviews)

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

18.
Broken Arrow
108 min | 1996 |
6.1 (91040 votes)
|
6.88 (176 reviews)

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

19.
Bulletproof
84 min | 1996 |
5.8 (35141 votes)
|
6.58 (54 reviews)

Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship, when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Many years later, the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

20.
Ransom
121 min | 1996 |
6.7 (121762 votes)
|
7.34 (155 reviews)

Multi-millionaire Tom Mullen's son is kidnapped, but after initially agreeing to pay the ransom Mullen then decides to use the ransom money as a bounty.

21.
Star Trek: First Contact
111 min | 1996 |
7.6 (120532 votes)
|
8.22 (277 reviews)

The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

22.
Chain Reaction
107 min | 1996 |
5.7 (50518 votes)
|
6.29 (92 reviews)

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

23.
D3: The Mighty Ducks
104 min | 1996 |
5.5 (25993 votes)
|
5.94 (46 reviews)

The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.

24.
The Quest
95 min | 1996 |
5.6 (23291 votes)
|
6.03 (80 reviews)

A group of gentlemen of fortune visits a legendary "Lost City", located in Tibet. They plan to steal a priceless statue "Golden Dragon" during the martial arts tournament.

25.
Last Man Standing
101 min | 1996 |
6.4 (53219 votes)
|
6.78 (134 reviews)

A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

26.
Daylight
114 min | 1996 |
5.9 (68111 votes)
|
6.25 (101 reviews)

Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

27.
The Glimmer Man
91 min | 1996 |
5.4 (17152 votes)
|
5.74 (86 reviews)

Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man".

28.
Black Mask: Mission Possible
99 min | 1996 |
6.1 (11049 votes)
|
6.43 (71 reviews)

A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

29.
Mission: Impossible
110 min | 1996 |
7.1 (399344 votes)
|
7.07 (408 reviews)

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

30.
Twister
113 min | 1996 |
6.4 (185082 votes)
|
6.32 (345 reviews)

Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.

31.
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
93 min | 1996 |
2.5 (8820 votes)
|
2.25 (48 reviews)

Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ...

Top 3 overrated action movies from year 1996

01.
Independence Day
145 min | 1996 |
7.0 (546145 votes)
|
6.24 (790 reviews)

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

02.
From Dusk Till Dawn
108 min | 1996 |
7.2 (295448 votes)
|
6.82 (555 reviews)

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

03.
Spy Hard
81 min | 1996 |
5.3 (33202 votes)
|
4.93 (74 reviews)

Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his Director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot K.G.B. Agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world.