On Friday, Arnold is back wth "Sabotage" click here for the website - an action movie about some crap where he shoots up stuff. Since when does the plot matter? According to IMDB, the former Gov' of Calif' is slated for five more movies.
This is the perfect chance to do something the Internet lacks - ranking Arnold's best action movies.
12. End of Days (1999)
11. Collateral Damage (2002)
Arnold's family is killed in a terrorist act, and Arnold the firefighter gets his revenge.
10. Red Heat (1988)
Arnold is a Soviet cop sent to Chicago to bring back a ruthless drug dealer. He pairs up with an unfunny Jim Belushi to run around Chicago shooting people. A few, cool shootouts done by director Walter Hill, and Arnold was in his steroidial prime.
9. The Expendables 2 (2012)
In Sly Stallone's ode to aging action figures, Arnold is pretty good in this surprisingly entertaining stupid movie.
8. Commando (1985)
This was Arnold's turn in a Rambo role where he is the good guy. His daughter (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped, and he takes them all on. Watch closely the climax where Arnold is holding a giant gun that never, ever runs out of bullets.
7. The Running Man (1987)
Richard Dawson steals a movie that was actually way ahead of its time. Arnold is Ben Richards, who is thrown on a reality TV game show to avoid death and prove to the world he was innocent all along.
6. Raw Deal (1986)
Loved this tale of Arnold taking on the Chicago mob. An ousted FBI agent turned small-town sheriff, Arnold goes it alone to take on the mobsters who killed the son of a close friend. In the finale, Arnold takes on no less than 70 armed mobsters, and nails 'em all.
5. Predator (1987)
Arnold is Dutch, a special forces leader assigned to the worst places on earth, whose team only works alone. Along with Apollo Creed, Arnold's team is sent to a remote jungle to find this alien thing that kills for sport. The Carl Weathers' death scene is immortal, and this film also gave us winners such as, "We're all gonna' die", and "Get to the choppa!"
This cast featured two future state governors, and arguably the best trailer of Arnold's career:
4. Eraser (1996)
Arnold is a US marshall who ... does something. Shoots people. James Caan is good as the bad guy, and Arnold and Vanessa Williams do their best to save the best for last.
3. True Lies (1990)
Arnold in a James Bond-like role as a secret agent who is so secret his wife and kids are unaware of his real job. Jamie Lee Curtis steals the film that features some fun action scenes and stunts.
2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
By this point in his career, Arnold was obviously PR savvy enough to know to shy away from bad guy roles, such as the original Terminator. Here he played the "good Terminator" who tried to protect John Connor from "the bad Terminator." Great action scenes, slick and suspenseful.
1. Terminator (1984)
A great sci-fi action thriller. The best. Period.
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