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List of Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
77
5
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
TV-14
77
5

Set eleven years after The Terminator, the sequel witnesses the return of a revamped version of the titular cyborg to protect John, 10-year-old son of Sarah Connor and future leader of the human resistance against a robot uprising. He must protect the mother-child duo from another more advanced shape-shifting Terminator that has been sent to kill them.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Terminator
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
2. The Terminator (1984)
67
5
The Terminator
R
67
5

In this James Cameron’s science fiction film, a cyborg assassin and a human soldier, both from 2029, are sent to 1984 on a mission. The former is programmed to kill a woman, Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is supposed to become the saviour of humanity in post-apocalyptic future. The latter, meanwhile, is tasked to save her.

 

As:
Cast
Role:
Terminator
Director:
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen
3. Predator (1987)
63
5
Predator
R
63
5

The science fiction horror classic follows the story of a group of paramilitary soldiers who are hired by the U.S. government to rescue some politicians from the jungles of Guatemala. Led by Dutch, the team soon find themselves being hunted by a technologically-advanced alien which can disappear into its surroundings.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dutch
Director:
John McTiernan
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura
4. True Lies (1994)
57
5
True Lies
R
57
5

An action comedy film based on the 1991 French comedy film La Totale!, True Lies follows U.S. government agent Harry Tasker, who struggles to balance his life as a spy with his familial duties. Directed by James Cameron, the movie grossed $378 million worldwide at the box office. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Tasker
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Action
5. Commando (1985)
61
5
Commando
R
61
5

When retired Black Ops Commando Colonel John Matrix’s daughter is abducted, he is forced to take up arms once again. The mastermind behind the kidnapping, an exiled Latin American dictator Arius, demands that to save his daughter’s life, Matrix must reinstate him to power by eliminating the President of his country. So, how does Matrix tackle this challenge? 

As:
Cast
Role:
John Matrix
Director:
Mark L. Lester
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Rae Dawn Chong, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, James Olson
6. Total Recall (1990)
40
3
Total Recall
R
40
3

Set in the year 2084, Total Recall involves a construction worker, Douglas Quaid, whose dreams about Mars lead to a startling discovery about his real identity as a secret agent, with information that could get him killed. Quaid, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, has a virtual vacation on Mars, where a false memory implant reveals dark secrets about his true life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Douglas Quaid / Hauser
Director:
Paul Verhoeven
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox, Michael Ironside
7. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
33
4
Conan the Barbarian
R
33
4

Snake cult ruler and sorcerer Thulsa Doom destroys a tribe and then orphaned Conan is sold as a slave during childhood. Later, Conan becomes a fearless warrior and after his release, he commences on a mission to avenge his parents’ death. Accompanied by beautiful Valeria and archer Subotai, he rescues King Osric’s daughter, Princess Yasimina, and confronts the evil Thulsa Doom. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Conan
Director:
John Milius
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman, Ben Davidson
8. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)
20
6
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
PG-13
20
6
As:
Cast
Role:
The Terminator
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Short, Action
Star Cast:
Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Michael Biehn
9. The Game Changers (2018)
2
5
The Game Changers
2
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Louie Psihoyos
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
James Wilks, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch, Tia Blanco
10. The Long Goodbye (1973)
5
10
The Long Goodbye
R
5
10
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Robert Altman, Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell
11. The Running Man (1987)
25
3
The Running Man
R
25
3

The Running Man is set in a distant future where total anarchy reigns and all forms of entertainment are banned save a televised gladiator-style game where criminals called 'runners' are chased by assassins called 'stalkers' in a fight till death scenario. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a 'runner' and a wrongfully accused former policeman who brings down the mastermind of the game.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Richards
Director:
Paul Michael Glaser
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Jim Brown, Mick Fleetwood, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jesse Ventura
12. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
32
5
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
R
32
5

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, is the third part of the Terminator movie series. A humaniod robot is sent back to the past, to protect future-resistance leader and current drifter, John Conner, and Conner's future wife, from assassination by another robot. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Terminator
Director:
Jonathan Mostow
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Claire Danes, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, David Andrews
13. Conan the Destroyer (1984)
30
5
Conan the Destroyer
PG
30
5

Queen Taramis of Shadizar asks the powerful Warrior-King Conan to accompany her beautiful young niece, Princess Jehnna, and her bodyguard, Bombaata, in the Princess’ quest for the Jeweled Horn of Dreaming God, Dagoth. Conan is joined by Malak, wizard Akiro and fierce warrior Zula as they fight supernatural adversaries to save the world. But can Conan escape the evil Queen’s devious trap?

As:
Cast
Role:
Conan
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Mako, Tracey Walter
14. The Expendables 2 (2012)
26
6
The Expendables 2
R
26
6

Barney Ross reunites with his band of old-school mercenaries for an easy assignment from Mr. Church; however, their newest colleague, Billy the Kid, is taken hostage and killed during the mission. Driven by vengeance, the group races to stop international criminal and arms dealer Jean Vilain from acquiring five tons of refined plutonium.

As:
Cast
Director:
Simon West
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller
15. Eraser (1996)
35
5
Eraser
R
35
5

U.S. Marshal John Kruger’s job is to wipe out the identities of witnesses under the US witness protection programme. Lee Cullen is one of those he has to protect after she gives out proofs of illegal arms deal by a high profile defense contractor. However, when John figures out that his boss Robert Deguerin is a mole, his own life appears to be at risk.

As:
Cast
Role:
U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger
Director:
Chuck Russell
Genres:
Drama, Action, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Cromwell, James Coburn, John Slattery, James Caan, Vanessa Williams, Robert Pastorelli
16. The Last Stand (2013)
27
4
The Last Stand
R
27
4

Ex-LAPD officer Ray Owens semi-retires as the sheriff of a quiet border town, but crime chases him there when drug lord Gabriel Cortez escapes from FBI and rushes towards border with his gang. Reluctant at first considering the limitations of his small force, Owens eventually prepares for a last stand to prevent Cortez from fleeing to Mexico.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Owens
Director:
Jee-woon Kim
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
17. Escape Plan (2013)
18
6
Escape Plan
R
18
6

The first installment of the Escape Plan film series, the movie follows Ray Breslin, a structural engineer who is incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison. Breslin befriends fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer who eventually helps him in escaping.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rottmayer
Director:
Mikael Håfström
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
18. Last Action Hero (1993)
21
4
Last Action Hero
PG-13
21
4

A magic movie ticket transports teenager Danny Madigan into the fictional world of his favorite movie character, the indestructible Los Angeles Cop Jack Slater. When the fictional villain, Mr. Benedict, uses the same ticket to escape into the real world, Danny and Slater must also travel back and team up to stop him.  

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jack Slater
Director:
John McTiernan
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
21. Kindergarten Cop (1990)
23
4
Kindergarten Cop
PG-13
23
4

Massive brawny cop, John Kimble, is forced to pose as a kindergarten teacher to bring drug lord Cullen Crisp to justice. To do that he must convince Cullen’s ex-wife Joyce, who has been hiding as a teacher to cooperate. However, Kimble must first survive the unruly children and Cullen’s criminal mother Eleanor. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kimble
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Angela Bassett, Linda Hunt, Carroll Baker, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Richard Tyson
22. The 6th Day (2000)
24
1
The 6th Day
PG-13
24
1

In a futuristic world where cloning is commonplace but human cloning is illegal, family man, Adam Gibson, returns home to find a clone of him in his place and is attacked by agents sent by cloning corporation Replacement Technologies. He must chase down the corporation's owner Michael Drucker to get back his identity and life while avoiding assassins.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Adam Gibson
Director:
Roger Spottiswoode
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rapaport, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wynter
23. Terminator Genisys (2015)
17
7
Terminator Genisys
PG-13
17
7

After Skynet sends a terminator from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate Sarah Connor, her son, Human Resistance leader John, sends his right-hand man Kyle Reese to protect her. However, Reese finds himself in an altered timeline where Sarah already has a guardian, a reprogrammed T-800 Terminator, and is planning to time-travel to stop Genisys, the predecessor to Skynet.

As:
Cast
Role:
Guardian
Director:
Alan Taylor
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
24. The Rundown (2003)
9
5
The Rundown
PG-13
9
5

A tough and aspiring ‘retrieval expert’ is sent by his boss to Brazil in order to bring back his son, Travis, who is somewhere around Amazon. Eventually he reaches a town called El Dorado, run by an evil mining operator. Here he meets Travis; but before he can return him to his father, he has to go through a lot of adventure. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Berg
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dwayne Johnson, Christopher Walken, Seann William Scott, Rosario Dawson, Ewen Bremner
25. Red Heat (1988)
19
2
Red Heat
R
19
2

Captain Ivan Danko, a tough Russian policeman, is sent to the USA to apprehend a Georgian drug lord, who has fled from USSR after killing Danko’s partner. In Chicago, he teams up with Police Detective Sergeant Art Ridzik to catch the fugitive. But the job is not easy. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ivan Danko
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Jim Belushi, James Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross
27. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
6
1
Terminator: Dark Fate
R
6
1

An augmented human and female warrior teams up to stop an advanced Terminator sent from the future, to protect a young woman, as she is fated to ensure the survival of the human race. 

As:
Cast
Role:
T-800
Director:
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton, Natalia Reyes , Diego Boneta, Gabriel Luna
28. Twins (1988)
18
6
Twins
PG
18
6

Julius Benedict is strong, intelligent and empathic man who was the product of a genetic experiment and was raised by one of the scientists conducting the experiment. After learning that the experiment had an unexpected byproduct, he journeys to Los Angeles to find his twin brother Vincent, who had lesser qualities and grew up to be a lowlife.

As:
Cast
Role:
Julius Benedict
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Kelly Preston, David Caruso, Danny DeVito, Chloe Webb, Bonnie Bartlett
29. The Expendables 3 (2014)
12
5
The Expendables 3
PG-13
12
5

Conrad Stonebanks, who was an original co-founder of the Expendables with Barney Ross and was supposedly killed by Ross after going rogue and becoming a dangerous arms dealer, is back and aims to destroy the mercenary group. Ross disbands the Expendables and assembles a group of young tech-savvy recruits to face his old colleague and enemy Stonebanks.

As:
Cast
Role:
Trench
Director:
Patrick Hughes
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller
30. End of Days (1999)
20
7
End of Days
R
20
7

A twenty year old Christine York, disturbed by her strange dreams, is oblivious that Satan has selected her to conceive his child on the eve of the new millennium. When he arrives in a man’s body looking for Christine, an ex-cop Jericho Cane, whose wife and daughter have been murdered earlier, is there to protect her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jericho
Director:
Peter Hyams
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Horror, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Udo Kier, Kevin Pollak, Miriam Margolyes, Rod Steiger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, CCH Pounder
31. Collateral Damage (2002)
17
3
Collateral Damage
R
17
3

A bomb detonates at the Colombian Consulate building in Los Angeles and kills nine people including the wife and son of LAFD firefighter, Captain Gordon Brewer. Frustrated by inaction and red tape, Brewer decides to hunt down the terrorist calling himself El Lobo and is helped by CIA special agent, Peter Brandt. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gordy Brewer
Director:
Andrew Davis
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jane Lynch, John Leguizamo, Tyler Posey, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas, Cliff Curtis
32. Jingle All the Way (1996)
16
3
Jingle All the Way
PG
16
3

Workaholic Minneapolis salesman, Howard Langston, is unable to find time for his family. To make things up to his son, he decides to buy the hottest toy of the season Turbo-Man, but it is sold out everywhere. When a radio-station announces a competition for the doll, Howard finds himself going up against another father Myron.

As:
Cast
Role:
Howard Langston
Director:
Brian Levant
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Phil Hartman, Chris Parnell, Jake Lloyd, Jim Belushi, Sinbad, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad
33. Sabotage (2014)
14
5
Sabotage
R
14
5

Sabotage is a 2014 American action thriller, which tells the story of a DEA task force, who are being hunted down one by one, after they steal money from a drug raid. 

As:
Cast
Role:
John 'Breacher' Wharton
Director:
David Ayer
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
35. The Villain (1979)
8
4
The Villain
PG
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Handsome Stranger
Director:
Hal Needham
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Paul Lynde, Ann-Margret, Foster Brooks
36. Raw Deal (1986)
14
3
Raw Deal
R
14
3

Raw Deal is an action crime thriller film which tells the story of a former FBI agent who is now the sheriff of a small town. When the son of the FBI chief is murdered, he is asked to help the chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner
Director:
John Irvin
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar, Robert Davi
37. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
7
4
Around the World in 80 Days
PG
7
4

An adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel, the movie revolves around eccentric inventor Phileas Cogg who is challenged by the villainous, Lord Kelvin, to travel around the world in eighty days. He is helped in his thrilling adventure by his valet, Passepartout, and Monique La Roche, who are hiding their own secrets. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Coraci
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Action, Family
38. Aftermath (2017)
10
5
Aftermath
R
10
5
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Roman
Director:
Elliott Lester
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Maggie Grace, Scoot McNairy, Judah Nelson, Larry Sullivan
39. Maggie (2015)
9
5
Maggie
PG-13
9
5

Wade Vogel, a Midwest farmer and devoted father of runaway teenager, Maggie, finds her quarantined in hospital, infected with a virus that slowly mutates the patient into cannibalistic zombies. He brings her home to protect her during her transformation. The authorities want to prevent the spread by eliminating the infected. Aware of the inevitable, the caring father goes all-out to save her.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Wade Vogel
Director:
Henry Hobson
Genres:
Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Douglas M. Griffin, J.D. Evermore
40. The Kid & I (2005)
3
5
The Kid & I
PG-13
3
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Penelope Spheeris
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Arielle Kebbel, Tom Arnold, Eric Gores, Linda Hamilton, Joe Mantegna
41. Red Sonja (1985)
8
1
Red Sonja
PG-13
8
1

After she refuses Queen Gedren to serve as a royal consort, Sonja is brutally raped by her soldiers. However, Sonja is saved by a Goddess and she receives special powers as well, after which she vows to fight and put an end to the tyrannical rule of Queen Gedren. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kalidor
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith, Ernie Reyes Jr.
42. Junior (1994)
8
5
Junior
PG-13
8
5

Two research scientists, Alex Hesse and Larry Arbogast, are developing a new drug to reduce chances of miscarriage in expectant women. However, when their research funds are withdrawn and they are not allowed to carry human experimentation, Larry convinces Hesse who agrees to get an embryo implant. It is to be tested only for three months, but what if the pregnancy continues? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Alex Hesse
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi
43. Killing Gunther (2017)
6
6
Killing Gunther
R
6
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Gunther
Director:
Taran Killam
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Aaron Yoo, Cobie Smulders, Taran Killam, Hannah Simone
44. Iron Mask (2018)
0
0
Iron Mask
PG-13
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
James Hook
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
45. Batman & Robin (1997)
12
7
Batman & Robin
TV-PG
12
7

The partnership between Batman and Robin is challenged when the latter is seduced by the beautiful Poison Ivy, while the evil Mr. Freeze plans to take over Gotham City by freezing it. At the same time, Batman's trusted butler Alfred is dying, and his young niece Barbara joins forces with the dynamic duo to save her uncle.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries
Director:
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
46. Hercules in New York (1970)
7
7
Hercules in New York
G
7
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Hercules
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Arnold Stang, Deborah Loomis, James Karen, Ernest Graves
47. T2 3-D Pre-Show (1996)
4
2
T2 3-D Pre-Show
4
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Terminator
Director:
James Cameron, Keith Melton
Genres:
Short, Action
Star Cast:
Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Mark Kriski

TV Movie(s)

48. Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974)
4
3
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye
4
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Donohue
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nanette Fabray, Lucille Ball, Art Carney, Peter Marshall
49. The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
5
2
The Jayne Mansfield Story
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mickey Hargitay
Director:
Dick Lowry
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Loni Anderson, Ray Buktenica, Kathleen Lloyd, G.D. Spradlin
50. Christmas in Connecticut (1992)
3
3
Christmas in Connecticut
3
3
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Tony Curtis, Dyan Cannon, Richard Roundtree

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Years of Living Dangerously (2014)
Years of Living Dangerously
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Tom Casciato, Martha Jeffries, Drew Magratten, Ivy Meeropol, Jon Meyersohn
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder, Thomas Friedman, America Ferrera
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Guns N' Roses: You Could Be Mine (1991)
Guns N' Roses: You Could Be Mine
As:
Cast
Role:
T-800
Director:
Jeffrey Abelson, Andrew Morahan, Stan Winston
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan, Robert Patrick, Axl Rose
The San Pedro Beach Bums (1977)
The San Pedro Beach Bums
As:
Cast
Director:
Earl Bellamy, Gene Nelson
Star Cast:
Christopher Murney, Stuart Pankin, John Mark Robinson, Darryl McCullough
Terminator 3: Redemption (2004)
Terminator 3: Redemption
As:
Cast
Role:
The Terminator
Director:
Shawn Wright, J.D. Smith
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Claire Danes, Mark Moseley, Sean McNally, Poppi Monroe
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
T
As:
Cast
Role:
The Terminator
Director:
Antoine Charreyron
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Claire Danes, Poppi Monroe, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken
The Apprentice (2004)
The Apprentice
TV-PG
As:
Producer
Director:
Glenn Weiss, Bob McKinnon
Genres:
Game-Show, Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Donald J. Trump, Ivanka Trump

Arnold Schwarzenegger Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Stay Hungry Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male 1977
Primetime Emmy Awards
Years of Living Dangerously Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series 2014
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Best Male Performance 1992