A professional body builder with innumerable records to his name, Arnold Schwarzenegger made his Hollywood debut with Conan the Barbarian (1982) where he plays the role of a lead warrior. Three decades and many more films later, the Austrian-American man is considered to be one of the icons in the film industry.

The incredible success of Arnold Schwarzenegger is being credited to his famous Terminator Series of films. The first installment of the movie shot Arnold to fame in no time. While there are many other movies with wonderful performances, the Terminator Series will remain etched in everyone’s memory.

Here are the 5 best movies of Arnold Schwarzenegger

  1. The Terminator (1984)

Directed by James Cameron, The Terminator is a science fiction action film where Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the bad guy role. The story is about an indestructible cyborg who has exact resemblances of a human being. The cyborg travels in time from 2029 to 1984 where he is set to kill Sarah Connor (played by Linda Hamilton) whose son will one day be the lone warrior against the cyborgs in future.

The Terminator

The film was critically acclaimed for the performances of all actors involved, especially Arnold Schwarzenegger. A huge success in the box-office, the film uplifted the careers of both James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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  1. Predator (1987)

Another science fiction action film, Predator is the story of an elite special force team, led by Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) to rescue hostages from a Central American prison. Little do the warriors know that there is an extraterrestrial species in the forest that stalks and hunts people.


The film set the base for a lot more films to follow across the same genre. Directed by John McTieman, the film was one of the highest grossers in its year of release.

  1. Commando (1985)

The film which was directed by Mark L. Lester has Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in the role of Colonel John Matrix whose daughter is kidnapped by a band of thugs who are seeking revenge against him. Though there are no one to support him in his mission, the one-man army sets out to finish the task by himself.


The critical success of the film catapulted its gross revenue. The movie was the 5th highest grossing film of 1985 which drove people to book movie tickets in large numbers. A must-watch if you still haven’t watched it yet.

  1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

The sequel to The Terminator, the second installment of the series has a more advanced cyborg who is made of liquid metal take on the task of killing Sarah Connor’s (played by Linda Hamilton) son. However, there is another cyborg (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) which tries to protect and save the young boy.

Terminator 2 Judgement Day

The movie won four Academy Awards – Best Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. It is regarded as a landmark in action films history by creating some amazing visuals and action sequences. You can make use of bookmyshow coupons to book tickets to the latest installment of the Terminator series and watch it in theatres near you.

  1. Total Recall (1990)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven, Total Recall is the story of a construction worker who gets dreams of the planet Mars and about a mysterious woman. He soon finds out that the recurring dream is not a dream but something that is implanted on him by a group who wants him dead.

Total Recall 1990

Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role does justice to his depiction. It was one of the most expensive films to be made and lived up to its hype by delivering a box-office hit.

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