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The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies 

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List Rules Only movies featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger

All of the greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger movies in one list, no movie too small or too big to be included. From the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movies to the worst, these are the movies Arnold fans like you have voted on to be named the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movie of all time.

Arnold is an actor who needs no introduction; he's a muscular force in movie history who can make the most macho man look like a prepubescent boy. From the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger action films like Predator and Commando to his "classic" (maybe that should scratched so we don't do anything Arnie might be offended by?) comedies like Kindergarten Cop and Jingle All the Way, these are all movies you know and love starring a big man with a kind heart and lots of weapons to blow things up.

What is the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movie ever? Vote on this Arnold Schwarzenegger filmography and see! If your favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie isn't on this list of the top Arnold Schwarzenegger movies ever, make sure to add it so other Arnold filmography fans can join in on the fun.
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Terminator 2: Judgment D... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

Released: 1991

Directed by: James Cameron

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

Released: 1987

Directed by: John McTiernan

Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill ...more

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

Released: 1984

Directed by: James Cameron

The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a ...more

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

Released: 1990

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In 2084, a construction worker, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger), suddenly finds himself embroiled in ...more

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Commando is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton

Released: 1985

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Commando is a 1985 American action film directed by Mark L. Lester, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong. The film was released in the United States on October 4, 1985. The film ...more

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True Lies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 1994

Directed by: James Cameron

True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, ...more

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The Running Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

Released: 1987

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

The Running Man is a 1987 American science fiction action film loosely based on the 1982 novel The Running Man, written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. ...more

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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

Released: 1982

Directed by: John Milius

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John Milius. It is based on stories by Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer of the 1930s, about the ...more

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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective, who must go undercover and pose as a ...more

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Twins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Twins is a 1988 comedy film, produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins who were separated at birth. The core of the film is the relationship between DeVito's streetwise ...more

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Eraser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, James Coburn

Released: 1996

Directed by: Chuck Russell

Eraser is a 1996 American action film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan and Vanessa L. Williams. The film was released in the United States on June 21, 1996. ...more
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Last Action Hero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Sharon Stone

Released: 1993

Directed by: John McTiernan

Last Action Hero is a 1993 American action-comedy-fantasy film directed and produced by John McTiernan. It is a satire of the action genre and its clichés, containing several parodies of ...more

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Conan the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain, André the Giant

Released: 1984

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprising their roles as Conan and Akiro ...more
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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Released: 2012

Directed by: Simon West

The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the 2010 film. After one of their own's life is taken, the mercenary group set out for revenge against ...more

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Red Heat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon

Released: 1988

Directed by: Walter Hill

Red Heat is a 1988 American buddy cop action film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Moscow narc Ivan Danko, and James Belushi, as Chicago detective Art Ridzik. ...more
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The Expendables is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason ...more

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Terminator 3: Rise of th... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jonathan Mostow

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a 2003 American science fiction action film, directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent

Released: 2013

Directed by: Mikael Håfström

Escape Plan is a 2013 American prison action thriller film directed by Mikael Håfström. After the passing of his wife and daughter at the hands of an escaped convict, former ...more
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The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker

Released: 2013

Directed by: Kim Jee-woon

The Last Stand is a 2013 American action comedy film directed by South Korean film director Kim Jee-woon in his American directorial debut. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, ...more
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End of Days is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Renee Olstead

Released: 1999

Directed by: Peter Hyams

End of Days is a 1999 American action fantasy horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, ...more
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Raw Deal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darren McGavin, Robert Davi

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Irvin

Raw Deal is 1986 American action film directed by John Irvin, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin and Sam Wanamaker. The film was released in the United States on ...more
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The 6th Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
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Released: 2000

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

The 6th Day is a 2000 American science fiction film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as family man Adam Gibson, who is cloned without his knowledge or consent ...more
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Pumping Iron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies

Released: 1977

Directed by: Robert Fiore, George Butler

Pumping Iron is a 1977 docudrama about the world of bodybuilding, focusing on the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia competitions. Inspired by a book of the same name by Charles Gaines and ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Lynch, John Turturro

Released: 2002

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Collateral Damage is a 2002 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo and John Turturro. The film ...more

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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Brian Levant

Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, with Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, James ...more

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