Arnold Schwarzenegger is the star of successful 1980 and 1990 films. The Terminator was the film which boosted his career and led him to become the man he is today…Well except an adulterer. The last film he starred in highlighted the 1980s and 1990s and brought together the best action stars of the two eras. As such here are the top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of all time.
1. Terminator (1984)
Who can forget Schwarzenegger’s famous quote from this film “I’ll be back”? Schwarzenegger plays an indestructible cyborg sent from the future to annihilate Sarah Connors. This is a scientific fiction film which helped boost James Cameron’s career. Entertainment Weekly rated this film as an A minus calling it generous and energetic. It also ranked 42 on AFIs 100 years 100 thrills.
2. Running Man (1987):
Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, the film is about a television show where convicted criminals have to escape death at the hands of professional killers. Schwarzenegger’s character Ben Richards is one convict who was wrongfully accused. He escapes from the camp he was held, only to be turned in by his hostage. Upon re arrest, he is forced to be a contestant on this TV show.
3. Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an undercover cop who takes on a kindergarten teaching position to nail a drug dealer and his mother. The only person who can testify and help nail the drug dealer, is the ex-wife. Schwarzenegger cannot track the wife but knows the school the son attends. This movie is full of drama and will have everybody flying out of their seats.
4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day(1991)
A newer and more advanced cyborg has been sent from the future to kill Sarah Connors and her son. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a protagonist in this film, as opposed to the antagonist part he played in the first film. He comes to save both humans from the newer cyborg antagonist. It won awards for Best Sound, Best Make Up, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Effects at the 64th Academy Awards.
5. True Lies (1993)
Schwarzenegger plays Harry Tasker, a man living a double life in this film, co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis. At work Tasker is a government agent and at home he plays to be a dull computer salesman. This movie smells trouble as viewers are exposed to lies, adultery, terrorism and kidnapping.