Total Recall: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Best Movies

We count down the best-reviewed work of the Expendables 2 star.

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5. Conan the Barbarian

Making an enjoyable movie about a monosyllabic, sword-wielding barbarian is harder than it might seem -- just ask the folks behind 2011's Conan the Barbarian, who attempted to update Robert E. Howard's classic character for a new millennium and found themselves deluged with bad reviews for their trouble. But it isn't impossible, as John Milius proved with his 1982 Conan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the beefy barbarian, Max von Sydow as King Osiric, and James Earl Jones as the wonderfully named Thulsa Doom. It's all very silly, of course, but that's part of its charm; as Rob Vaux put it for Mania.com, "Its magnificence stems from the very properties we should be condemning with all our might."

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4. Total Recall

One of Schwarzenegger's most quotable films (not to mention a $261 million box office smash that earned a Special Achievement Academy Award for its impressive special effects), 1990's Total Recall returned its star to sci-fi after forays into buddy cop territory (Red Heat) and comedy (Twins). A mind-bending adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, it took audiences on a fast-paced, set piece-fueled journey from Earth to Mars, dispensing quips along the way -- and proved so singularly successful that no amount of development could produce a workable sequel (or, as we learned earlier this year, a worthwhile remake). "Total Recall is too much," wrote Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman, "but it's too much of a good thing."

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3. Pumping Iron

We don't often include documentaries in these lists -- but then again, there aren't many documentaries like Pumping Iron, Robert Fiore and George Butler's fascinating look at the 1975 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition. The film introduced a pair of future stars who'd trade in heavily on their physiques: Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, who went on to green-hued fame as Bill Bixby's alter ego in the Incredible Hulk TV series -- and while Ferrigno achieved his big breakthrough first, Pumping Iron finds him thoroughly manipulated and outclassed by Schwarzenegger, who spends much of the film displaying the physical skill and ruthless savvy that made him one of Hollywood's foremost action heroes. "The movie is a very shrewd mixture of documentary and realistic fiction, put together with both eyes and ears on entertainment value," observed Derek Adams of Time Out.


92%

2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

More often than not, if it takes seven years to put together the sequel to a hit movie, disappointment is just around the corner. In the case of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, however, the prolonged delay worked to everyone's advantage: James Cameron, a relative newcomer when The Terminator was filmed, had spent the intervening years turning himself into one of Hollywood's biggest directors, and one of the few filmmakers with enough clout to secure the $102 million budget necessary to pay for both Arnold Schwarzenegger and the super-cool special effects that turned Robert Patrick into a puddle of molten metal. It was money well spent, as T2's eventual $519 million worldwide gross proved; in fact, despite its slightly lower Tomatometer rating, many fans believe the second Terminator is superior to the original. In the words of Newsweek's David Ansen, "For all its state-of-the-art pyrotechnics and breathtaking thrills, this bruisingly exciting movie never loses sight of its humanity. That's its point, and its pride."

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1. The Terminator

It was made with a fraction of the mega-budget gloss that enveloped its sequels, but for many, 1984's The Terminator remains the pinnacle of the franchise -- not to mention one of the most purely enjoyable movies of the last 30 years. Subsequent entries would get a little hard to follow, but the original's premise was simple enough for anyone to follow: A scary-looking cyborg (Schwarzenegger) travels back in time to kill a woman (Linda Hamilton) before she can give birth to the child who will grow up to lead the human resistance against an evil network of sentient machines. Tech noir at its most accessible, Terminator earned universal praise from critics such as Sean Axmaker of Turner Classic Movies, who wrote, "Gritty, clever, breathlessly paced, and dynamic despite the dark shadow of doom cast over the story, this sci-fi thriller remains one of the defining American films of the 1980s."

In case you were wondering, here are Schwarzenegger's top 10 movies according RT users' scores:

1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day -- 88%
2. Predator -- 83%
3. The Terminator -- 81%
4. Pumping Iron -- 78%
5. True Lies -- 70%
6. Total Recall -- 70%
7. Conan the Barbarian -- 66%
8. Commando -- 65%
9. The Running Man -- 59%
10. Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines -- 54%


Take a look through Schwarzenegger's complete filmography, as well as the rest of our Total Recall archives. And don't forget to check out the reviews for The Expendables 2.

Finally, here's Schwarzenegger looking for love on a 1973 episode of The Dating Game:

Comments

rocknblues81

Brian Hurley

Don't forget you get to see Sally Field's rump in Stay Hungry. Such a delicious natural girl she was.

Aug 15 - 04:55 PM

Holden D.

Holden Drover

I've been in love with her my entire life because of this...haha..

And such a great movie

Aug 18 - 05:09 PM

Grambo Invictus

Grambo Invictus

great display pic Brian

Aug 19 - 07:12 PM

Jason H.

Jason Huang

total recall and terminator 2 were such good movies!

Aug 15 - 05:13 PM

Vivek Karmarkar

Vivek Karmarkar

Pumping Iron!!

Aug 15 - 06:01 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Naw. Can't stomach hearing Arnold say "cumming" over and over.

Aug 16 - 09:48 AM

Andrew Schauer

Andrew Schauer

he says it maybe once or twice. C'mon!

Aug 16 - 09:03 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

He says it like 5 or 6 times in 10 seconds.

Aug 17 - 10:15 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

That's usually how "cumming" works.

Aug 17 - 11:30 AM

Peter Schauf

Peter Schauf

Having Commando all the way down at number 10 is almost as stupid as thinking Conan is one syllable. Come on, guys.

Aug 15 - 06:05 PM

Jacob Crim

Jacob Crim

Let off some steam, Peter.

Aug 15 - 06:19 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Number 10 sounds pretty fair to me. The only film on this list I would think of ranking below Commando would be Terminator 3. I'm actually pretty glad to see it below True Lies, which I thought did a better job in both action and humor. Commando was pretty fun in an icredibely stupid kind of way, but unlike True Lies, at times you didn't know whether it was making fun of the cliches of action flicks or falling into them.

Aug 16 - 01:15 AM

Mercx

Curtis Bernard

The ranking is based on Tomatometer score. Also, saying Conan is monosyllabic means that he speaks almost exclusively using one-syllable words (ie he has a limited vocabulary).

Aug 16 - 07:02 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

"Lamentations" is four syllables and "women" is two.

Aug 16 - 04:49 PM

Christian Melton

Christian Melton

Just to clarify Peter, they are referring to Conan's language skills, not his name.Just saying.

Aug 16 - 12:03 PM

Gavin Miller

Gavin Miller

what the hell! what about 'Batman & Robin'??? great movie...
lol XD

Aug 15 - 06:16 PM

Jacob Crim

Jacob Crim

Let off some steam, Peter.

Aug 15 - 06:19 PM

Darren O'Shaughnessy

Darren O'Shaughnessy

True Lies over Running Man? You've got to be kidding me, Running Man is an accessible ultra-violent dystopia that craps all over Hunger Games for a start. True Lies is just hollow and misogynist, the worst pre-Bay blow-em-up you'll see.

Aug 15 - 06:46 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Just because something is more violent doesn't make it better. Hunger Games succeeded in a lot of areas where Running Man failed (I'm talking about the movies of course). First of all it gave us a much bigger reason to care about the characters (there's not a single scene in Running Man that's nearly as touching as the scenes between Prim and Katniss). Also, while the action wasn't as violent, it was much more tense in Hunger Games, mainly because Running Man suffered from what a lot of the macho man 80s films suffer from - Arnold simply came off as too strong to feel much tension in his fights. On the other hand, Jennifer Lawrance didn't once portray her character as an invincible superhero, but as a real flawed human being.

Even plotwise, Hunger Games was much better, not nearly as repetitive as Running Man. It managed to do so much more with its premises than Running Man, which was basically just a bunch of rounds between Arnie and a bunch of baddies.

Aug 16 - 01:09 AM

King  S.

King Simba

To quote Clint Eastwood "just because I have my characters do something doesn't mean I agree with it". Arnold's treatment of his wife wasn't right to say the least, but I think that was simply a flaw in his character (it was well established in the film that he was a lot better kicking ass than being a family man). Let's not forget that this is James Cameron directing, the guy who gave us some of the strongest female characters in the action genre. I highly doubt he would make True Lies purposefully misogynist.

As for it supposedly being anti-Arab, let's not forget that most 80s action films had foreigners as bad guys, which was something True Lies was making fun of. Besides, not all of the Arabs in the film were bad. One of Harry Tasker's best friends was Arab (Faisal).

Aug 16 - 01:26 AM

Dave J

Dave J

The fact that the main baddie even looked like a "terrorist" makes "True Lies" less credible! As a film about terrorists "True Lies" is quite tame in comparison to today's standards because normally terrorists blend in with the average crowd!

Aug 16 - 11:59 AM

King  S.

King Simba

I think you're taking True Lies way too seriously. It's meant to be a comedy. Anyone expecting realism should know to look somewhere else as early on as the scene with the horse going up the elevator.

Aug 17 - 01:58 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I don't think I am being serious as your implying but more like looking at the big picture because since 9/11, it made the credibilty of the overall look about terrorists to be even less credible. I mean maybe the scenes involving the "terrorist" can be comedic in your POV but there's nothing wrong about I as well as others not viewing it that kind of way!

Aug 17 - 02:50 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Terrorism isn't funny, but then again neither is splitting a guy in half, and yet you seem to have no problem enjoying Running Man as brainless fun.

Yeah, Terrorism isn't something that can be taken as lightly now post-9/11 (the main reason as to why there's never been a True Lies 2) yet can we really blame the film for that? How were the filmakers supposed to know what would happen 7 years later?

Aug 17 - 03:18 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"Terrorism isn't funny, but then again neither is splitting a guy in half, and yet you seem to have no problem enjoying Running Man as brainless fun."

Well, you have to look at this way, America as we know it has already experienced 'terrorism' so that word alone is already felt close to home which resulted in sometimes strict airport security and few embarrassments, thousands of troops dead, and racial profiling, but I don't know anyone whose been a contestant for a game show for the sake of just killing another human being one doesn't know about first!

"splitting a guy in half"
I don't remember that part but do remember that the game show host plastered another face onto another unknown assiliant since he underestimated Arnold's prowess. And the scenes I do remember well was how Arnold gor rid of some of the bad guys!

And disagree, another "True Lies" can happen because the arnold character was supposed to be secret agent, not as convincing as James Bond but still an agent!

Aug 17 - 03:39 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

To support King Simba's argument, True Lies was conceptualized as an action comedy, and in most respects it succeeded (in my opinion, at least). The whole issue of terrorism being such a hot topic had not come up at the time of its release, so you cannot discredit it because Cameron and company cannot see the future. Cameron himself has said that the reason he has never moved on a True Lies sequel is because, "Terrorism just isn't funny anymore." You have to be able to view movies in accordance with when they were made, and saying it loses credibility because it is not a gritty, realistic look at espionage and counter-terrorist operations like modern films based on the subject is a little ridiculous.

Aug 17 - 04:01 PM

Dave J

Dave J

A fair statement and appreciate for the extra info about Cameron's opinion! And to rephrase what I've said is that the terrorist shown on "True Lies" became an unconvincing character and tame in comparison to other films about 'terrorism' as of right now- fictional or otherwise since it's the opposite of what anyone would've expect! I still liked "True Lies" but still very tame!

Aug 17 - 04:18 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I was just rereading your comment again and thought, isn't this a strange request to ask newcomers to check the year when the movie was released first before checking it out? I mean it's not like the movie is in black and white!

Aug 17 - 04:49 PM

Pawel Zietek

Pawel Zietek

Dave Jordan, you should learn some humour. Just because "terrorism is a serious issue" doesn't mean we can's laugh at terrorists. I recommend watching a documentary "Afghanistan - Taliban - Behind the Masks" made by a great norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal. Apart of being an amazing film, it shows a true nature of the terrorists: yes, they are trying to kill, but most of all they are shown to us as naive, silly, almost childish bunch of men who just lack education and are - simply put - stupid. Their attempts to appear serious are most of the time plain ridiculous. We know the situation is dead serious, yet in many aspects they are almost likeable in their clumsiness.

Oct 17 - 05:51 PM

Kyokushin

Chev Chelios

Running Man was average at best.

Aug 16 - 06:40 AM

Dave J

Dave J

No I disagree the idea was more original than say "Terminator 2" which was similar to part 1!

Aug 16 - 12:00 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Execution in my opinion matters way more than the premises itself.

T2 used its premises to touch upon themes of humnanity, vengence, family, etc. Running Man used its premises as basically a bunch of rounds between Arnie and various baddies. At least Gladiator gave us far better reasons to care about the main character, not to mention made the fights much more tense.

It hurts Running Man even more that other films have taken the same premises and done so much more with it (Hunger Games, Battle Royale).

Aug 17 - 01:54 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You're forgetting one thing though, "The Running Man" was made first before all those other films you've mentioned, aside from the fact that the protagonist and the antagonist is clearly black and white as opposed to "Battle Royale" and "The Hunger Games"! I also want to point out that if you're really a fan of Arnold's brainless action films, anyone here can tell it's an Arnold film if there's a considerable amount of Arnold's humor into them because I have met people who don't find his humor to be funny at all and they're normally girls! The percentage of men contributing to see an Arnold film is high as opposed to females- I'm just saying!

Aug 17 - 02:17 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I just meant that both the themes and issues as well as the premise of "Terminator 2" you were talking about was 'identicle' to Terminator 1 making the second one unoriginal than "The Running Man" because the direction was different and was not like any other film before and after it. You can say that you can resonate more with "The Hunger Games" than "The Running Man"- that can be a fair statement.

Aug 17 - 02:23 PM

King  S.

King Simba

"I just meant that both the themes and issues as well as the premise of "Terminator 2" you were talking about was 'identicle' to Terminator 1 making the second one unoriginal than The Running Man"

Not really. There were a lot of themes in T2 that weren't present in T1. And those that were similair were explored in a deeper measure than T1. Family for example was something completely new, as John hadn't been born yet in T1. Also, T2 dug much more deeper into the value of human life than T1 did, with John teaching the Terminator not to kill and Sarah having to face the difficult choise in which she could either kill someone and prevent the war from happening or let him go and cause the death of 3 billion humans.

In the end, regardless of how original it was, I just found to T2 to be far better made on nearly every aspect than Running Man. As for it being too similair to the original, I actually admire the way it managed to tell a similair story as the original and yet at the same time expand on it and adding it's fair share of twists so that unlike so many sequel, it didn't feel like a mere shadow of the original.

Aug 17 - 03:06 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Interesting aspect but I disagree because some of the things you mention such as john O'Connor wasn't born yet is 'artificial' and 'instructing Arnold not to kill' is somehow overshadowed mainly because of T-1000 because it's not like he could prevent the T-1000 from killing. The other thing is that T2 cannot be completely understood unless number was watched first!

Actually, to tell you the truth, me personally I thought "The Running Man" was more of an Arnold's movie than T2 was since the only funny line he was able to get with was "I need a vacation!" which contradicted the character he was supposed to be playing because he was a cyborg without any feelings nor capable to say anything that is sarcastic because one were have to be human to do that. And one of my brothers thought when T-1000 waved his finger 'no' toward the end was also a human emotion as well and made it contradicting!

Aug 17 - 03:25 PM

King  S.

King Simba

I don't think the line "I need a vacation" was contradictory at all, given that throughout the entire movie the terminator was learning to become more and more human, or at the very least learning how to imitate humans effectively. Also, personally in my opinion I thought "Hasta La Vista Baby" was the second greatest line ever uttered by Arnold, behind only "I'll be back" in the first Terminator.

Aug 18 - 02:38 AM

King  S.

King Simba

As for needing to watch T1 to fully understand T2 - well duh, you could say the same about a lot of sequels.

Aug 18 - 02:43 AM

Dave J

Dave J

It is contradictory because cyborgs don't take vacations! And how do you know this "the terminator was learning to become more and more human" because it's not like you can just suddenly change the emotions of a cyborg simply by building a rapport with him! He was also sent from the future to save John Connor which the future the rebels won against the machines!

Aug 18 - 02:34 PM

King  S.

King Simba

I really don't know why I'm bothering to argue so much over one line, but all throughout the film John Conner was teaching The Terminator how to blend in with other humans and use "human phrases" rather than "cyborg phrases". "I need a vacation" was simply one of the phrases he probably picked up from John.

Aug 19 - 05:00 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Actually, I don't know whether or not you were aware about this or not but that line wasn't even in the original script. Cameron allowed Arnold to say that for comedy relief!

Aug 20 - 12:12 PM

Pawel Zietek

Pawel Zietek

Wow, Dave Jordan - you need a vacation. How can you even compare a mediocre Arnold flick to pretty good (or plain good) films as Hunger Games and Battle Royale. The fact that Running Man came first is lame. You know what also came first? Licking balls. It came way before licking an ice cream or a lollipop. You tell me what gives a real pleasure, then...
And I am a huge Arnold fan, I love Commando for being a silly, manly man, piece of 80' action cinema, but Running Man? It's a ONE SCENE put on replay.

Oct 17 - 05:59 PM

Paul Atreides

Paul Atreides

'The Running Man' is one of the poorest Stephen King big screen adaptations ever made (and there have been several)... certainly not just according to me. I've never run across anyone who read the story who also said that the movie was anything but a waste of film. This had little if anything to do with the cast, which was solid or better, but more to do with the over the top emphasis on the violent confrontations between Arnie and the various 'bad guy' characters, and less on the dystopian vision captured perfectly by King. And the script just flat out sucked ass, too... lol.

Aug 17 - 11:38 AM

Dave J

Dave J

An adaption from a book have absolutely nothing to with film whatsoever, I first want to point that out since when King was asked to adapt a screenplay for some of his books- a great percentage of them tanked at the box office meaning that although a great writer does not mean box office material if he were to adpt one of his books into film. Hitchocock's "The 39 Steps" was the least faithful to the novel of the same name yet both critics and viewers still liked that one more than the movie that was faithful to the writer's vision which was made in 1954 and directed by Ralph Thomas and Rod Serling changed the whole direction of Planet of the Apes and the author lambasted him for that. And according to my recent issue of "Entertainment Weekly", author Ian Fleming thought Dr. No was dreadful saying that some books can't translate well on screen and have to be altered to make it's money! Your point doesn't hold water!

Aug 17 - 01:44 PM

King  S.

King Simba

The difference being however is that films like Planet of the Apes, The Shinning and Dr. No were all great films that managed to work despite difference from their source material. For example, I didn't dislike Eragon for not being faithful to the source material, I dislike it because it was a weak film.

Running Man wasn't awful, just painfully average, which is really frustrating when you think how it could have been so much more given the source material and the premises.

Aug 17 - 02:03 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I think the difference is that "if" a viewer enjoy much of Arnold's so-called humor (which it appears that you can't succumb to) than it means that you're not much of an Arnold fan because I thought upon watching "The Running Man" although completley off of King's intended vision was "adapted" to fit Arnold's on-screen and expected humor and persona such as "How about a light!" or "Sub Zero is now Plain Zero"!

Aug 17 - 02:30 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I wish I had a audio recording of Ah-nuld saying "Succumb to my humor!!!"

Aug 17 - 02:55 PM

Paul Atreides

Paul Atreides

Speak English much? I certainly hope you speak it better than you write it. After skimming your three sentences, which should have been at least five, a few times; I think I understand what you're trying to say... if so, you kind of missed the point (whether it "holds water", or not). By "one of the poorest adaptations", I wasn't downing the film for being too different from the story... I could have lived with that (as Simba points out, being somewhat unfaithful to the source material isn't necessarily a reason to dislike a film). What I meant was that it was just poorly done; and I think it was a bit worse than "painfully average", but opinions vary. To be fair, if I hadn't read the story and then watched the movie, I might have enjoyed it on a similar level as I did with 'Commando' (or 'Roadhouse'... a non-Arnie example). I do believe (I think... if I understood you correctly) that you have a good point with King. Several of his adaptations did tank at the box office (and rightfully so... they were bad), and it seemed like the ones where he called the most shots in the production tanked the worst. Whether this was because of him being lousy at telling a story on film rather than paper, because of the stories themselves not being good "box office material" (which I highly doubt), because of a skimpy budget, or a combination, or something else entirely... is debatable.

Aug 17 - 03:08 PM

King  S.

King Simba

I find it quite funny that you accuse me of not being able to appreciate brainless Arnold movies and yet at the same time complain about the lack of realism in True Lies.

I enjoy brainless Arnold movies quite fine. And I didn't hate Running Man, I said I just found it average. It's just not quite as fun as True Lies or even Commando, while the plot feels incredibly repetetive. Yeah, Arnold has some entertaining quips in it, but other than that it's just a decent action flick, nothing more nothing less.

Aug 17 - 03:11 PM

Dave J

Dave J

To re-illerate my point about adapting books into films was that sometimes they're (some scenes) are best left in books than to be translated onto films- that was my whole point. My other point is that sometimes a viewer is able to seperate what he watches on films as opposed to what he's read. I'm just saying that "The Running Man" was adapted around Arnold's expected sarcastic persona, it may have been that the 'idea' was taken and that was it. Total Recall was even adapted around Arnold's persona.

"I find it quite funny that you accuse me of not being able to appreciate brainless Arnold movies and yet at the same time complain about the lack of realism in True Lies."

No, no, no you misunderstand me, I just said that the scenes involving the "terrorist" is unconvincing since the response of 9/11. And his persona is in Commando is similar to The Running Man because 1) the movie did use Arnold's strength and 2) sarcastic humor, than the character he played in "True Lies" which is similar to what some might see in a James Bond movie.

Aug 17 - 04:20 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

I am a sucker for Ahnold's Running Man, but I agree that a remake that actually follows King's novel would be awesome. Hollywood would never allow that ending, though.

Aug 17 - 04:02 PM

David Miller

David Miller

Terminator 2 is probably the greatest action movie of all time, and Schwarzenagger's onscreen charisma is one of the things that made it great. I just wish he wasn't such a bad governor...

Aug 15 - 06:50 PM

DOoi

Dave Ooi

Terminator 2 was by far superior to the original and because of the opinion of ONE reviewer from Time Magazine, the perfect 100% was not achieved.

By the way, what is Terminator 3 even doing on this list? Arnie has done heaps of movies that were better than that like Eraser or even Twins. Heck, I'd even fricking watch Kindergarden Cop before I'd touch that crap again!

Btw, True Lies was fricking gold!

Aug 15 - 07:54 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

T2 had a 100% for a long, long time. Not sure when that negative review came in, but I remember way back when I was just a lurker on the site and did not have an account, it had a perfect T-meter.

Aug 15 - 10:02 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

For a second I read on your comment that T3 sucked. Trolls these days.

Aug 16 - 01:07 AM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

The thumbs up at the end of T2 should have been nominated for an academy award. That shit gets me every time.

Aug 16 - 09:56 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

I KNOWWWWWW. Even RAW DEAL is better than Terminator 3 . . . T2: JUDGEMENT DAY the Artisan-DVD version is a Science-Fiction classic. There could be no Terminator 2, without The Terminator (and there would be no terminator without "Soldier" and "Demon With a Glass Hand" from THE OUTER LIMITS.). COMMANDO RULES!!!! End-Title Music: "We Fight For Love" by Power Station FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

Aug 16 - 03:54 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Leave anything Behind?///Just Bodies?///Maybe we can do it again sometime . . . /NO CHANCE!!!!! /// FREAKING COMMANDO!!!

Aug 16 - 03:57 PM

Bob Setlock

Bob Setlock

These lists are never perfect, and this list proves it. Missing Twins and Running Man. Neither are Arnold's best works, but they're better than Commando and True Lies. And why is T3 on here?!

Aug 15 - 08:28 PM

Pawel Zietek

Pawel Zietek

Commando and True Lies are both 10/10 for any Arnold fan. And not only a fan... Running Man is just a ONE SCENE IN A LOOP.

Oct 17 - 06:05 PM

Ustpatrick

bobby uptain

Love T1 and T2 predator is my 2nd favorite movie of all time next to serenity.

Aug 15 - 08:37 PM

Andy Gates

Andy Gates

Predator is Arnold's best movie hands down. And hey David Miller, Die Hard is the greatest action movie of all time!

Aug 15 - 08:52 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Die Hard is great, but I have to agree that Terminator 2 is the best ever, at least in terms of American action films.

Aug 15 - 10:01 PM

Danny Cosio

Danny Cosio

I find it funny how it says "We don't often include documentaries in these lists." It makes me feel like I'm the only person who's ever noticed that all these films are said actors highest ranking movies for percent on this website. The only time I've ever noticed when this doesn't count is when a film of an actor(in this case, Arnold) has less than enough critics to call it a "Certified Fresh" movie.

Aug 15 - 09:52 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Commando, Predator, True Lies, Total Recall, Conan the Barbarian, and the first two Terminator flicks are all great movies. I've always enjoyed Arnold more than Stallone. His movies were usually more fun, and he is just a lot more entertaing to watch.

Aug 15 - 09:58 PM

Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans

I think it helps that Arnold is about 6'2" and Stallone is about 6-8" shorter depending on what report you read. Stallone is good, but it is more believable that Arnold is going to kick someones butt!

Aug 16 - 09:45 AM

Patrick Butler

Patrick Butler

Agreed. Sly takes himself too seriously (except for in Demolition Man); Arnie knows how to have fun on the screen.

Aug 17 - 04:50 AM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Die Hard is great, but I have to agree that Terminator 2 is the best ever, at least in terms of American action films.

Aug 15 - 10:01 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

T2 had a 100% for a long, long time. Not sure when that negative review came in, but I remember way back when I was just a lurker on the site and did not have an account, it had a perfect T-meter.

Aug 15 - 10:02 PM

Shawn Gordon

Shawn Gordon

True Lies is so overrated, but all the others are still pretty awesome.

Aug 15 - 10:09 PM

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