The best Arnold Schwarzenegger films

Arnold Schwarzenegger has captivated the United States and the world for decades. Long before he became a Reddit user and California leader, he was an actor with a filmography full of hits, misses, a Christmas movie, which is his only directing work so far, and who may forget his role as Mr.Freeze in 1997,Batman and Robin ?

When you look at all of this, it can seem overwhelming to immerse yourself in screens of all sizes and decipher the best Schwarzenegger works of the day. Everyone knows The Terminator , but does anyone remember 1976? Stay hungry where the famous immigrant won a Golden Globe for best newcomer?

Few are like it in today’s world, where 15 minutes of fame have been replaced by 15 seconds and stars once meticulously developed and maintained by studios are featured prominently on social media platforms like TikTok. With that in mind, here’s our ranking of the  best Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Things where he cameoed, played himself, didn’t roll the credits, or had his lines dubbed (we’re looking at you, Hercules in New York ) have not been counted for the sake of clarity.

Aftermath (2017)

This latest entry in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s post-government film efforts didn’t set critics on fire with its 42 percent approval rating, but it’s not bad. It’s based on true events (more so than other movies using this tagline) and takes an honest look at what it means to be a grieving family member after a disaster that may end up on the evening news. Just as Sylvester Stallone could have been the next Brando, here’s a glimpse of a more interesting Arnold.

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

“Not a Tumah!” That line was burned into the minds of everyone who saw this movie when it came out. It’s always nice to see Schwarzenegger get subdued and do things beyond what he requires of him being greasy and shirtless. Critics gave this movie a new rating of 51 percent, but for Arnold (who made it because he wanted to) I challenge yourself working with kids, which can be tricky on a set) and every fan who walks in on time is much more.

Octave Maggie (2015)

This movie went largely unnoticed, earning a 60 percent rating from critics. Here we see Schwarzenegger doing some of the more experimental work that his later career as the father of a girl who is slowly turning into a zombie requires. Seeing how he processes the pain of loss, which is duplicated in more conventional illnesses like cancer, is profound. It didn’t work when he went out and barely made any money, but give him your time.

Seventh Conan the Barbarian (1982)

This sword and sorcery epic stems from its popularity. probably in the right Dungeons right now. It’s got a dripping vibe, shows off Schwarzenegger’s occasional depth as he carries through numerous scenes with almost no words, and has a delicious amount of violence. Maybe another one will come one day, but for now we’re happy to say that this 66% fresh movie is one of the best from ex-pro bodybuilders.

6th The Running Man (1987)

Can you imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in a Stephen King movie today? Although this was known to the public for such a time. was known Richard Bachmann Ensemble, belongs to the master from Maine. While some may deride it as a generic action vehicle, it’s still fun, slightly better than Seven and has a 66 percent rating.

True Lies (1994)

Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger appreciates his comedic work more than his action movies? Yes, he has said it so many times and this collaboration between him and director James Cameron is one of the best. He’s got a 71 percent revaluation, a not-unbearable Tom Arnold, award-winning Jamie Lee Curtis, and who can forget that Arnold’s Harry Tasker is stopping some militants by pretending the superweapon is a benign object in front of him? More, please.

Predator (1987)

Spawning thousands of memes and considered by some to be the height of the Reagan era, the handshake movie is much more than a jungle adventure featuring a surprising number of future political candidates and officials. There’s horror, incredible iconic lines, Schwarzenegger is vulnerable and fearful, and an array of great fans. Interpretations such as It’s a shame this 82 percent new movie never got the sequel it deserved, but hey, time is always.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

What else can be said about this movie and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s performance in it? People know it, people love it, it’s the twist that he comes back as a hero who got screwed up in marketing and sets the standard for what a duology should be. If only all the unnecessary sequels that came after were strangled in the creative cradle, that 93 percent success rate would be even more of a staple in our culture today. At least it stands the test of time for those who watch it on TV.