Arnolds Films From First To Worst !!!

by MoviesGalore44 | created - 21 Sep 2011 | updated - 03 Oct 2011 | Public

This is a list of Arnold Schwarzenegger films from his finest moments to his not so great. The list is completely subjective and brought to you by Movies Galore. All comments and suggestions are welcomed. Once again thanks for checking out our lists and we hope you enjoy :) Movies Galore

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1. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

45 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 324,890 | Gross: $59.74M

In my opinion Arnold gives his best performance in this Sci-Fi action thriller. The film also has one of the best scores and memorable creatures

2. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

A seemingly indestructible android 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.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 690,172 | Gross: $38.40M

Arnold at his most memorable role !!

3. Terminator 2 (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 854,610 | Gross: $204.84M

The Sequel to the film that made Arnold a household name. Very big budget for the time and a huge box office success

4. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 126,646 | Gross: $35.10M

Still to this day one of my favorite Popcorn leave your brain at the door revenge action flicks. Arnold at his best !!!

5. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Adventure, Fantasy

43 Metascore

A barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his parents and his tribe whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his henchmen when he was a boy.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Votes: 123,394 | Gross: $39.57M

Arnold shows a ton of charisma in the early stages of his career in the first part to this action saga

6. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

57 Metascore

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?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 266,093 | Gross: $119.39M

Arnold makes this fun to watch nonstop Sci Fi action thriller work in the blockbuster hit Total Recall

7. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 98,048 | Gross: $111.94M

Arnold and Devito are at their bests in this buddy/brother comedy about two twins separated at birth

8. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 119,417 | Gross: $91.46M

Arnold and Ivan Reitman unite in this comedy about a cop turned Kindergarten teacher. For those who have never watched this it may sound cheesy at first but I assure you this is one of those 90's gems. Not only does Arnold show great charm in this movie but it has some very good chase scenes and final endings

9. Pumping Iron (1977)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Sport

From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this ... See full summary »

Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno

Votes: 18,842

A fantastic Documentary showing Arnold as the cocky defending bodybuilding championship. Excellent in so many ways

10. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

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 while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 209,934 | Gross: $146.28M

Probably one of the most fun and overlooked action movies of the 90's. Excellent chase scenes and Arnold gives a great charismatic performance as this less the perfect spy trying to save his marriage

11. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 55,880 | Gross: $34.99M

A very fun to watch buddy cop movie starring James Belushi. Still one of my favorite action 80's movies aside from Roadhouse and Commando

12. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 124,605 | Gross: $38.12M

A fun to watch Sci Fi action flick had some of the coolest 80's fight scenes

13. Conan the Destroyer (1984)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d'Abo, Wilt Chamberlain

Votes: 68,307 | Gross: $31.04M

Arnold follows up with the sequel to the previous film

14. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Claire Danes

Votes: 335,875 | Gross: $150.37M

In my opinion the lesser of the sequels yet still a pretty good action film

15. Eraser (1996)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

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

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn

Votes: 92,768 | Gross: $101.30M

Arnold makes a huge comeback in this action packed mid 90's blockbuster

16. The Expendables (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

45 Metascore

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Votes: 296,670 | Gross: $103.07M

Arnold has a brief cameo along fellow screen action legend Sly Stallone

17. Raw Deal (1986)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

44 Metascore

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.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar

Votes: 25,947 | Gross: $16.21M

a very underrated Arnold film co-starring the late Darren Mcgavin

18. Stay Hungry (1976)

R | 102 min | Drama, Comedy

A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic", where Mr. Austria Joe Santo prepares for the Mr. Universum championships ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 3,472

A pretty good early Arnold film starring a equally young Jeff Bridges

19. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

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.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 78,771 | Gross: $60.57M

Arnold makes this one of the best cheesy holiday movies about father chasing around for a action figure toy for his son

20. Scavenger Hunt (1979)

PG | 116 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 2,148

A very funny film starring Arnold in one of his earlier supporting roles before he became the Terminator

21. Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

Votes: 118,647 | Gross: $50.02M

A bit of a campy comedy action film but still at times very good and very original. It required Arnolds star power and charisma to save this one

22. End of Days (1999)

R | 122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

33 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 96,675 | Gross: $66.89M

This was not a bad film although I feel it lacked that memorable ingredient that most Arnold films contain

23. The Villain (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Western

Facing hanging, a bank robber makes a deal with the corrupt banker to avoid execution in exchange for a dirty assignment.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

Votes: 5,625

A very early career move for both a young Arnold with Kirk Douglas and Ann Margret. A bit cheesy and dated at times but still a fun popcorn flick

24. Collateral Damage (2002)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

33 Metascore

After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas

Votes: 66,353 | Gross: $40.08M

A under the radar action film that came right after 9/11 about a terrorist group. This was the last we seen of Arnold until he traded his lead action star cap to be the Governator

25. Red Sonja (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

Seeking revenge, a fiery redheaded female warrior sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whose loyal warriors raped her and murdered her entire family. She finds unlikely allies along the way.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith

Votes: 33,978 | Gross: $6.95M

A follow up on the success of the popular Conan series

26. The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Loni Anderson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ray Buktenica, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 675

Am early made for T.V movie co-starring Arnold as former bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay

27. The 6th Day (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker

Votes: 107,202 | Gross: $34.60M

A strange but at times fun sci-fi film about cloning

28. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly 80 days.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates

Votes: 75,935 | Gross: $24.01M

Arnold has a small role in this 2004 family adventure

29. Junior (1994)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella

Votes: 58,613 | Gross: $36.76M

Panned by critics and audiences alike but very funny at times

30. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 208,748 | Gross: $107.33M

Not even Arnold can save this bomb of a movie that George Clooney still apologizes for any chance he gets

31. Hercules in New York (1970)

G | 75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Arnold Stang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Deborah Loomis, James Karen

Votes: 15,224

Still one of the worst film in my opinion. But even poor subtitling couldn't stop the rise of this soon to be action star