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The Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies

Updated March 17, 2021 26.7k votes 4.1k voters 145.2k views40 items

List RulesOnly 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 Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Character: The Terminator

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written,...  more

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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Character: Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer

    Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was...  more

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    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Character: The Terminator

    The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James...  more

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    Total Recall

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone

    Character: Douglas "Doug" Quaid / Carl Hauser

    Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In...  more

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    True Lies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Character: Harry Tasker / Harry Renquist

    True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and...  more

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    The Running Man

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown

    Character: Benjamin A. 

    The Running Man is a 1987 American science fiction action film loosely based on the 1982 novel...  more

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    Commando

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano

    Character: Col. John Matrix

    Commando is a 1985 American action film directed by Mark L. Lester, and starring Arnold...  more

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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones

    Character: Conan

    Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John...  more

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    Twins

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham

    Character: Julius Benedict

    Twins is a 1988 comedy film, produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins who...  more

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    Kindergarten Cop

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable

    Character: Det. John Kimble

    Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold...  more

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    Eraser

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan

    Character: U.S. Marshal John Kruger

    Eraser is a 1996 American action film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Arnold...  more

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    Conan the Destroyer

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain

    Character: Conan

    Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard...  more

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    Last Action Hero

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner

    Character: Det. Jack Slater / Himself / Hamlet

    Last Action Hero is a 1993 American action-comedy-fantasy film directed and produced by John...  more

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    Red Heat

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne

    Character: Cpt. Ivan Danko

    Red Heat is a 1988 American buddy cop action film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars...  more

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    The Expendables

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone

    Character: Trent "Trench" Mauser

    The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and...  more

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    The Last Stand

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander

    Character: Sheriff Ray Owens

    The Last Stand is a 2013 American action comedy film directed by South Korean film director...  more
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    Character: Himself

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    Raw Deal

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darren McGavin

    Character: Sheriff Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner

    Raw Deal is 1986 American action film directed by John Irvin, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger,...  more
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    Escape Plan

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone

    Character: Emil Rottmayer / Victor X. Mannheim

    Escape Plan is a 2013 American prison action thriller film directed by Mikael Håfström. After...  more
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    End of Days

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney

    Character: Jericho Cane

    End of Days is a 1999 American action fantasy horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams...  more

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    The Expendables 2

    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham

    Character: Trent "Trench" Mauser

    The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the...  more

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    Collateral Damage

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Lynch

    Character: Cpt. Gordon "Gordy" Brewer

    Collateral Damage is a 2002 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, starring Arnold...  more
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    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes

    Character: The Terminator

    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a 2003 American science fiction action film, directed by...  more

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    #164 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#47 of 175 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

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    The Sixth Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Duvall

    Character: Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone

    The 6th Day is a 2000 American science fiction film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, and...  more

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    Jingle All the Way

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show

    Character: Howard Langston

    Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant...  more

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