15 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies You Must Watch!

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an extremely popular Australian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, and former politician and a professional bodybuilder. He also served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011! With all these accolades to his name, his movies are truly a must-watch and are sure to keep its audience glued in till the very last minute. All his movies have seemed to be a hit with his fans and his charming personality and ease in performance surely do make everything better! In this article, we will discuss 15 of the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movies to watch, in no particular order! So, you can expect movies like Terminator, and Predator to hit this list! So, let’s get started.

1. Predator (1987) 

Genre: Action/Sci-fi

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Predator (1987)

Storyline: Dutch and his team are out on a mission to rescue a group of hostages in Central America. There, they discover that they are being targeted by an extraterrestrial warrior. The movie has been rated a 7.8/10 on IMDb and an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: John McTiernan

Runtime: 1 Hour 47 minutes

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2. The Terminator (1984) 

Genre: Action/Sci-fi

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
The Terminator

Storyline: A cyborg assassin is sent back in time to kill Sarah, a waitress, in a bid to stop her son who will wage a long war against his enemy in the future unless the course of history is altered. It has been rated an 8/10 on IMDb and a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes!

Director: James Cameron

Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes

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3. Total Recall (1990) 

Genre: Action/Thriller

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Total Recall (1990)

Storyline: Douglas Quaid tries to find the reason behind his recurring dream about Mars. He soon learns that a false memory has been planted into his brain and the people responsible for this want him dead. The movie is rated a 7.5/10 on IMDb and an 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes

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4. Commando (1985)

Genre: Action/Thriller

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Commando (1985)

Storyline: Ex-black ops commando John’s daughter Jenny is kidnapped by a band of revenge-seeking thugs. With only a few hours to find and rescue his girl, he sets out on an explosive mission. The movie has been rated  6.7/10 on IMDb and a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Mark L. Lester

Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes

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5. Kindergarten Cop (1990) 

Genre: Comedy/Action

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Storyline: John, a detective, is assigned the responsibility of posing as a kindergarten teacher so that he can track down a criminal. “Kindergarten Cop” is rated a 6.1/10 on IMDb and a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Ivan Reitman

Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes

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 6. True Lies (1994)

Genre: Action/Spy

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
True Lies

Storyline: The story is about a secret agent’s life and how it takes a shocking turn when he learns about his wife’s extramarital affair. He must now not only save the world but also his crumbling marriage. It is rated a 7.2/10 on IMDb and 70% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: James Cameron

Runtime: 2 hours 24 minutes

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7. Twins (1988) 

Genre: Comedy/Buddy

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Twins (1988)

Storyline: A pair of twins emerge from an experiment wherein one twin is gnomish while the other is king-sized. Separated at birth, they only meet as adults when Julius comes looking for his much shorter twin. The movie is rated 6.1/10 on IMDb and 44% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Ivan Reitman

Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes

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8. Conan The Barbarian (1982) 

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Conan The Barbarian

Storyline: Conan, who was sold into slavery when he was a kid, sets off to find the sorcerer responsible for the genocide of his family and people. The movie is rated a 6.9/10 on IMDb and a 66% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: John Milius

Runtime: 2 hours 9 minutes

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9. The Running Man (1987) 

Genre: Action/Sci-fi

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
The Running Man

Storyline: In dystopian America, a falsely convicted policeman gets his shot at freedom when he must forcibly participate in a TV game show where convicts, runners, must battle killers for their freedom. The movie is rated a 6.7/10 on IMDb and a 63% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser

Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes

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10. Last Action Hero (1993) 

Genre: Action/Comedy

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Last Action Hero

Storyline: Danny Madigan is an ardent fan of a Hollywood superstar. His best friend gives him a magical ticket that teleports him into the world of his favorite star. The movie is rated a 6.4/10 on IMDb and a 36% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: John McTiernan

Runtime: 2 hours 1 minute

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11. Pumping Iron (1977) 

Genre: Documentary/Sport

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Pumping Iron

Storyline: The part real and partly scripted film documents what many consider to be the golden age of bodybuilding that occurred in 1970. It depicts two major competitions: Mr. Universe, which is for amateur participants, and Mr. Olympia, which is for professionals. In the former, Mike Katz and Ken Walker are profiled, while in the latter, the chief contenders are Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is hoping to take home a sixth win! The movie is rated a 7.4/10 on IMDb and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: George Butler, Robert Fiore

Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes

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12. Eraser (1996)

Genre: Action/Thriller

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Eraser

Storyline: John, a marshal with the Witness Security Protection Program, tries to protect himself and Lee Cullen, a witness in an illegal arms deal after he learns that his mentor, a fellow marshal, is a mole. The movie has a rating of 6.1/10 on IMDb and 37% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Chuck Russell

Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes

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13. Escape Plan (2013) 

Genre: Action/Thriller

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Escape Plan (2013)

Storyline: Ray, an expert in security systems, is framed for a crime and sent to a high-tech prison. However, he uses all his knowledge and special skills with a little inside help to escape the facility. The movie is rated a 6.7/10 on IMDb and a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Mikael Hafstrom

Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes

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14. The Last Stand (2013) 

Genre: Action/Western

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
The Last Stand

Storyline: Owen, a former LAPD narcotics officer, must enlist the help of a ragtag group of his townsfolk to stop Gabriel Cortez, an international drug lord, from crossing over the border to Mexico. The movie is rated a 6.3/10 on IMDb and a 61% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Kim Jee-Woon

Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes

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15. Collateral Damage (2002) 

Genre: Action/Thriller

15 Of The Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies To Watch!
Collateral Damage (2002)

Storyline: When a firefighter arrives late to meet his family, all he witnesses is a bomb explosion damaging the surrounding area. He sets out on a mission to kill the man who planned the terrorist attack. The movie is rated a 5.5/10 on IMDb and a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Director: Andrew Davis

Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes

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