The 40 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger-movies!

by KnatLouie | created - 18 Jul 2013 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

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)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

84 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: 720,252 | Gross: $38.40M

"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!"

2. Predator (1987)

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

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: 341,950 | Gross: $59.74M

"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!"

3. 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: 275,597 | Gross: $119.39M

"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!"

4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (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: 894,665 | Gross: $204.84M

"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."

5. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

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

Votes: 132,227 | Gross: $35.10M

"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."

6. Last Action Hero (1993)

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

44 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 123,728 | Gross: $50.02M

"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?!"

7. 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: 217,682 | Gross: $146.28M

"Here's my invitation!" - A fun, action-packed thrill-ride with lots of humour and generally has a great feel to it. "Battery, Aziz!"

8. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Adventure, Fantasy

43 Metascore

A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

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

Votes: 127,106 | Gross: $39.57M

"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."

9. 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: 129,231 | Gross: $38.12M

"Here's Zub-Zero.. now Plain Zero!"

10. 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: 123,930 | Gross: $91.46M

"I'm a COP, you IDIOT!"

11. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

Directors: John Bruno, James Cameron, Keith Melton, Stan Winston | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Votes: 7,158

Pretty cool short film. I just wish it had been longer!

12. 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: 58,296 | Gross: $34.99M

"Time to feed parakeet."

13. 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: 27,326 | Gross: $16.21M

"Don't drink and bake!"

14. Hercules in New York (1970)

G | 75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

23 Metascore

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: 15,725

"Nice chariot... but where are zhe horses?"

15. Escape Plan (2013)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

49 Metascore

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.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 209,606 | Gross: $25.13M

"You hit like a vegetarian!"

16. 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: 102,289 | Gross: $111.94M

"How can bullsh*t walk?"

17. Sabotage (2014)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams

Votes: 55,143 | Gross: $10.51M

Look at you, with your 48 percent body fat!

18. Stay Hungry (1976)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

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: 3,660

Can't remember any quotes, but Arnie won a Golden Globe for this one!

19. 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: 109,820 | Gross: $34.60M

"When I told you fu*k yourself, I didn't mean for you to take it literally."

20. Pumping Iron (1977)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Sport

72 Metascore

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: 19,766

"Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer."

21. The Last Stand (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 125,875 | Gross: $12.05M

"You make us immigrants look bad."

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: 99,393 | Gross: $66.89M

"Oh, you think you're bad, huh? You're a *beep* choir boy compared to me! A CHOIR BOY!"

23. 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: 96,039 | Gross: $101.30M

"You're Luggage!"

24. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

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: 83,192 | Gross: $60.57M

"Put that cookie down. NOW!"

25. Junior (1994)

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

59 Metascore

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: 60,405 | Gross: $36.76M

"Oh I feel the baby, the baby!.... OH sh*t!"

26. Terminator Genisys (2015)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

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.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney

Votes: 230,893 | Gross: $89.76M

Some good action-scenes saves this from being a complete turkey. Barely.

27. 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: 345,723 | Gross: $150.37M

"I am...a machine!"

28. The Villain (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Western

22 Metascore

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: 5,853

"This is a seven-shot six-shooter, and I had it especially made."

29. 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: 70,717 | Gross: $31.04M

"Enough talk!"

30. The Expendables 2 (2012)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 275,455 | Gross: $85.02M

"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.

31. Red Sonja (1985)

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

35 Metascore

A female Redhead sets out on a killing spree to avenge her family's murder.

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

Votes: 35,436 | Gross: $6.95M

"I'm not a mercenary. No body pays me. And if I feel someone one owes me, I take it."

32. 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: 68,056 | Gross: $40.08M

"I'll show you collateral damage!"

33. 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: 215,952 | Gross: $107.33M

Terrible film that almost put Batman in the grave for good. Arnie is relatively amusing though.

34. 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 eighty days.

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

Votes: 78,275 | Gross: $24.01M

Prince Hapi is hilarious, but is sadly only there for a few minutes.

35. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam then gets implicated in his wife's murder.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

Votes: 22,118 | Gross: $0.96M

It's just a small non-speaking cameo, but he's hilarious none the less!

36. The Expendables 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

35 Metascore

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.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 154,452 | Gross: $39.32M

Not a big role, and only has a few good moments.

37. 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: 2,234

A minor cameo as a gym instructor, relatively funny, but very short.

38. Aftermath (IV) (2017)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash.

Director: Elliott Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace, Judah Nelson

Votes: 17,539

Arnold gives a good performance, but the movie is just dull as heck.

39. Maggie (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Henry Hobson | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Laura Cayouette

Votes: 38,304 | Gross: $0.19M

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.

40. 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: 305,372 | Gross: $103.07M

It's just a small cameo, not really worth mentioning.

41. The Rundown (2003)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 94,878 | Gross: $47.73M

It's just a tiny cameo, where he walks past The Rock and says "Have fun".

42. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 45,413 | Gross: $63.27M

It's just a small dull cameo, as a guy who tells the president to take care of his body.



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