17 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies of All Time

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17 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies of All Time

Arnold Schwarzenegger is not just a name, but it is also an attractive brand in the Hollywood industry. The man has achieved the iconic status through immense hard work, and today we will be looking at 17 best Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of all time:


17. Twins (1988)

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This is definitely one of Arnold’s best comedies as Arnold and Danny DeVito complement each other in this fish out water-buddy comedy.

The story revolves around the main character, Arnold, seeking out his lost twin brother, Danny. Thus, hijinks ensues.


16. The 6th Day (2000)

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At first sight, this film seems like a fairly generic action flick, and towards the end it does sort of turn in to that. However, the first two-thirds of the film are actually surprisingly some-what thought provoking.

It’s plot is basically about a man who meets a clone of himself and gets caught up in an entire conspiracy involving clones dominating the world.


15. The Villain (1979)

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Another hilarious film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, provided if you actually enjoy a lot of loony toons style slapstick comedy with quite a few humorous one-liners from Arnold, himself.

The story is set in a western environment and at times feels like sort of a satire of many of the westerns of the past.


14. Maggie (2015)

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Though the star of this film is definitely Maggie, played by Abigail Breslin, but this is pretty much the best performance Arnold has given since his return to the film industry.

The story is about a girl who is infected by a zombie virus, during the zombie apocalypse, and her loving father stays by her side as they try to survive.


13. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

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This is one of those movies where the concept for the movie alone makes me laugh out loud. A tough cop, played by Arnold, has to infiltrate a school as a kindergarten teacher in search of a drug dealer.

The famous “SHUT UP!” scene has got to be the most hilariously iconic scenes in movie history.


12. Escape Plan (2013)

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The long overdue team up of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. If this film had come out like in the 80s or 90s, everyone would have lost their minds. But sadly, the novelty of witnessing these actors on screen just isn’t the same.

However, the entertainment to be found here is very nostalgic and fun. The plot is about both Arnold and Sylvester breaking out of a super security prison and then some extremely gratifying sequences occur.


11. Red Heat (1988)

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A fun cop action/buddy comedy about a tough Russian policeman who has to partner up with a cocky Chicago policeman and stop a drug lord who fled from the country.

As you would expect, it has really well done action sequences, memorable one-liners, and hilarious comedic scenes.


10. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

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One of the best dramatic films that Arnold has ever done. The emotion oozes off screen as we witness the tragedy of Conan’s back story and why he vows vengeance against the evil wizard who had done him wrong.

A classic, that is true to its name and holds up quite well even for today’s standards.


9. The Expendables 2 (2012)

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The Expendable movies are nothing more than the old action stars of the 80s just celebrating their awesomeness. They’re dumb, silly, and filled with clichéd and re-used one-liners from their old movies.

Despite all that, they’re still spectacular films, filled with a complete acknowledgement of how silly it all is.


8. The Last Stand (2013)

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Probably the most reserved movie amongst all of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies on this list. The story is about a drug cartel speeding to the Mexican border with only a Sheriff, played by Arnold, and his inexperienced staff left to stop them in their tracks.

The film has a very intense build-up as you are introduced to the characters and their personalities and you see them get ready for the havoc that is sure to happen.