The 40 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger-movies!

The best of Arnie! Recently updated to include every single one of his films, as he's only made 41 of them so far (not counting the "in production"-titles or the TV-movies).
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1.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ "Phazed plasma-rifle in the 40 watt range" - One of the best movies of all-time. It has action, horror, mind-boggling sci-fi, and loads of terrific one-liners. "You're dead, honey!" ” - KnatLouie
 
2.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ "Dillon! You son of a bitch!" - A tense, exciting cat-and-mouse jungle-warfare alien-battling horror-film, full of cool characters and action! "GET TO THE CHOPPER!" ” - KnatLouie
 
3.
Total Recall (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he? (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ "Giv' dese peepol AIHR!" - A highly imaginative, ultra-violent adaptation of one of the best sci-fi author's best novels. The one-liners are all over the place, and the action is off the charts! "Hope you enjoyed the ride!" ” - KnatLouie
 
4.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ "Hasta la vista.... baby!" - One of the best sequels of all-time. Doesn't have quite the same amount of pure terror of the first one, but makes up for it with tons of thrilling action-sequences and amazing effects. "Get. Out." ” - KnatLouie
 
5.
Commando (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ "Remember when I said I was gonna kill you last? ....I lied!" - The most masculine movie you'll ever see. It's just pure testosterone from start to finish, with weird characters and great one-liners scattered all over the place. "Don't wake up my friend, he's dead tired." ” - KnatLouie
 
6.
Last Action Hero (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character. (130 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ "Hi, I'm Arnold Braunschweiger, nice to meet you!" - One of the best and most underrated meta-films ever, showing us the difference between real life and movies, of course with lots of silly twists and a bunch of car-chases. "Take his...shoes?!" ” - KnatLouie
 
7.
True Lies (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman. (141 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ "Here's my invitation!" - A fun, action-packed thrill-ride with lots of humour and generally has a great feel to it. "Battery, Aziz!" ” - KnatLouie
 
8.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy. (129 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women." ” - KnatLouie
 
9.
The Running Man (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
“ "Here's Zub-Zero.. now Plain Zero!" ” - KnatLouie
 
10.
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer. (111 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ "I'm a COP, you IDIOT!" ” - KnatLouie
 
11.
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse. (12 mins.)
“ Pretty cool short film. I just wish it had been longer! ” - KnatLouie
 
12.
Red Heat (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country. (104 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ "Time to feed parakeet." ” - KnatLouie
 
13.
Raw Deal (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by them. (106 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
“ "Don't drink and bake!" ” - KnatLouie
 
14.
Hercules in New York (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business. (75 mins.)
“ "Nice chariot... but where are zhe horses?" ” - KnatLouie
 
15.
Escape Plan (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. (115 mins.)
“ "You hit like a vegetarian!" ” - KnatLouie
 
16.
Twins (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is a short small-time crook. (107 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ "How can bullsh*t walk?" ” - KnatLouie
 
17.
Sabotage (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ Look at you, with your 48 percent body fat! ” - KnatLouie
 
18.
Stay Hungry (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic"... (102 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
“ Can't remember any quotes, but Arnie won a Golden Globe for this one! ” - KnatLouie
 
19.
The 6th Day (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world. (123 mins.)
“ "When I told you fu*k yourself, I didn't mean for you to take it literally." ” - KnatLouie
 
20.
Pumping Iron (1977 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr... (85 mins.)
“ "Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer." ” - KnatLouie
 
21.
The Last Stand (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. (107 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ "You make us immigrants look bad." ” - KnatLouie
 
22.
End of Days (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ "Oh, you think you're bad, huh? You're a *beep* choir boy compared to me! A CHOIR BOY!" ” - KnatLouie
 
23.
Eraser (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons. (115 mins.)
Director: Charles Russell
“ "You're Luggage!" ” - KnatLouie
 
24.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one. (89 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ "Put that cookie down. NOW!" ” - KnatLouie
 
25.
Junior (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body. (109 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ "Oh I feel the baby, the baby!.... OH sh*t!" ” - KnatLouie
 
26.
Terminator Genisys (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. (126 mins.)
Director: Alan Taylor
“ Some good action-scenes saves this from being a complete turkey. Barely. ” - KnatLouie
 
27.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 19-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack. (109 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
“ "I am...a machine!" ” - KnatLouie
 
28.
The Villain (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
"Cactus" Jack Slade (Douglas) is the meanest bad man in the west or so he thinks. When a bank robbery goes awry... (89 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
“ "This is a seven-shot six-shooter, and I had it especially made." ” - KnatLouie
 
29.
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess. (103 mins.)
“ "Enough talk!" ” - KnatLouie
 
30.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. (103 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ "My shoe is bigger than this car." - The only Expendable-movie where Arnie gets some decent screen-time, and he delivers the usual goods. Nothing special here though, as all the "tough-guy" jokes quickly gets boring. ” - KnatLouie
 
31.
Red Sonja (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her. (89 mins.)
“ "I'm not a mercenary. No body pays me. And if I feel someone one owes me, I take it." ” - KnatLouie
 
32.
Collateral Damage (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible. (108 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ "I'll show you collateral damage!" ” - KnatLouie
 
33.
Batman & Robin (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City. (125 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Terrible film that almost put Batman in the grave for good. Arnie is relatively amusing though. ” - KnatLouie
 
34.
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief, and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
“ Prince Hapi is hilarious, but is sadly only there for a few minutes. ” - KnatLouie
 
35.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ It's just a small non-speaking cameo, but he's hilarious none the less! ” - KnatLouie
 
36.
The Expendables 3 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates. (126 mins.)
Director: Patrick Hughes
“ Not a big role, and only has a few good moments. ” - KnatLouie
 
37.
Scavenger Hunt (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought. (116 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
“ A minor cameo as a gym instructor, relatively funny, but very short. ” - KnatLouie
 
38.
Maggie (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side. (95 mins.)
Director: Henry Hobson
“ The dullest, least gory, and least entertaining zombie-movie I've ever seen in my entire life. Arnold actually does a good job of delivering his lines etc, but it's just a complete snoozefest from start to finish. The color-grading is also terribly annoying, to say the least. ” - KnatLouie
 
39.
The Expendables (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent. (103 mins.)
“ It's just a small cameo, not really worth mentioning. ” - KnatLouie
 
40.
The Rundown (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ It's just a tiny cameo, where he walks past The Rock and says "Have fun". ” - KnatLouie
 
41.
Dave (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place. (110 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ It's just a small dull cameo, as a guy who tells the president to take care of his body. ” - KnatLouie