Arnold Schwarzenegger - pick your 5 favourite films poll!(excluding Terminator Movies)

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  1. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    Pick your 5 favourite Schwarzenegger starring movies..I excluded the Terminator movies and a couple of early ones like Hercules...
     
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  2. noname74

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

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    Commando
    Running Man
    Twins
    Predator
    Total Recall
     
  3. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Maybe the only one voting for The Last Action Hero, but it deserves a lot more love than it gets.
     
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  4. NaturalD

    NaturalD Forum Resident

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    Total Recall is miles above all these, though I gave The Running Man a vote too for camp value.
     
  5. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    I went for

    predator
    Running man
    Twins
    Kindergarten cop
    End of days

    commando would have been next
     
  6. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    Commando
    Predator
    Twins
    Last Action Hero
    True Lies (my fave)
     
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  7. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy "catch me if you can..."

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    the first conan he was totally ripped.
    Mr Freeze
    Talk to the hand
     
  8. razerx

    razerx Who me?

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    Commando - classic Arnold action flick with one liners. I can watch it again and again.
    Predator - Well made film and Arnold made it better. They can cast Harrison Ford and it’ll still be good.
    Total Recall - Classic pulp. Great one liners. Get deez peeple sum eeer. See you at the party Victor...! Wow
    Kindergarten Cop - Every action star can’t resist making a movie with kids including Jackie Chan, Vin Diesel but they all suck but not Kindergarten Cop. Memorable scenes abound.
    True Lies - better than a lot of Bond films and doesn’t take itself seriously. The few hours wiz by.
     
  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    1. Commando
    2. Raw Deal
    3. Red Heat
    4. Twins
    5. Total Recall
    6. Kindergarten Cop
    7. Last Action Hero
    8. True Lies
    9. Junior
    10. Eraser
    11. Jingle All the Way
    12. End of Days
    13. The 6th Day
    14. Collateral Damage
    15. this is the best I can do...I love all of his movies...every single ONE!
     
  10. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Predator
    Total Recall
    The Last Stand
     
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  11. rnranimal

    rnranimal Senior Member

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    Commando
    Kindergarten Cop

    I was surprised to find only 2 I actually liked but that's it.
     
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  12. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born in the '50's

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    Stay Hungry (1976)
     
  13. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

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    I would have voted terminator 1 and 2! I seem to be one of the few that love the Conan films!
     
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  14. " Get to the chopp-ah !"
     
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  15. JCRW

    JCRW Forum Resident

    Commando
    Predator
    The Running Man
    Total Recall
    True Lies

    Kindergarten Cop gets an honorable mention but does not cut the top 5.
     
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  16. Sammy Waslow

    Sammy Waslow Just watching the show

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    Commando "Let off some steam, Bennett."
    True Lies
    Eraser "You're luggage..."
     
  17. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    its not a tooomur!
     
  18. I think the list is filled with different film names of the same basic acting...and this is why we love Arnie.
    So what is left to help choose?...How about movie quotes we all know from Da Greaat Aarhnode.

    "Gedtudahchoppah" translated into English as "Get to the Chopper." From Predator of course.
    "It's not a tumah." "It's not a tumah...at all." From Kindergarten Cop.

    And finally, True Lies, but this is mostly because of Jamie Lee Curtis...I'd drop the cassette tape player too.

    When I think of Arnold movies I automatically see the first Terminator, the first Predator, the Conan movies, The Expendables, and Running Man/Total Recall.
    I have seen all the others but they don't quite cement Arnold like the movies I mentioned.
     
  19. GodShifter

    GodShifter Anhedoniac®

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    Conan the Barbarian
    Total Recall
    Commando
    Predator
    The Running Man
     
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  20. GodShifter

    GodShifter Anhedoniac®

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    I love the first one. I've probably seen it ten times. It's so cheesy, but it's great all the same. I thought the second one was pretty wretched though.
     
  21. Maggie

    Maggie funky but chic

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    I love Arnold so much. He's in about half of my favorite movies, many of which are listed above.

    I think Total Recall is his peak non-Terminator role; it's actually a pretty interesting and rounded performance.

    Obviously Predator is great too, although I think that one would have worked with just about any '80s action hero.

    The first Conan is a way more interesting movie than most people give it credit for, and a lot of its success sits on Arnold's shoulders. No-one else could have sold the role, as the remake shows. The second one, of course, is an embarrassing disaster.

    Running Man is a favorite from my childhood -- it's kind of like a Roger Corman version of the Paul Verhoeven sci-fi satires. Very similar in tone to the original Death Race, another favorite of mine.

    I wasn't sure which to pick as #5, so I went with True Lies for its crisp James Cameron direction.
     
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  22. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    ...and for JLC of course!
     
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  23. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

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    “You’re a funny guy Sully. I like you. That’s why I’m going to kill you last.”
     
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  24. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    Nope. Its a favorite of mine too.
     
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  25. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    Anyone seen Killing Gunther? Is he the lead in it...I’ve not seen it
     

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