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
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
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
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.
Votes: 690,172 | Gross: $38.40M
Arnold at his most memorable role !!
3. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
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
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.
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
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.
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
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?
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
A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.
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
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.
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 »
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
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.
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
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.
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
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
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
Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.
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
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.
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
A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.
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
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.
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
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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
With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.
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
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.
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.
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
After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.
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
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.
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.
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
Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
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
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.
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.
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
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.
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.
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