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

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  1. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    He’s excellent in it.
    But .. he’s not the lead, appears second half of the movie .. it’s worth it for his great performance.
     
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  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Didn't vote because I can't claim I actually like any of those movies.

    Oh, I can enjoy some to a moderate degree - "Predator", "Recall", "True Lies", "Last Action Hero" - but I don't truly like them.

    This list kind of surprises me - I thought I actually liked some of Arnie's non-"Terminator" flicks! :help:
     
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  3. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Not the worst movie I've seen, but not good, either:

    Killing Gunther [Blu-ray] (2017)
     
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  4. Luke The Drifter

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    Predator is the best non-Terminator Schwarzenegger film. One nice thing about that movie is that it has aged well. Set in a jungle, it could be from any time from basically the 60s on.
     
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  5. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    The top 3 for me, I've seen these movies more times than I can remember.

    Predator
    Total Recall
    True Lies

    I would need a refresher on all the rest.
     
  6. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    ^This.
     
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  7. Django

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    Predator
    Total recall
    Commando
    Red heat
    Raw deal

    I haven't been that bothered with anything after T2.
     
  8. Hyacinth House

    Hyacinth House Well-Known Member

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    I would’ve voted for Pumping Iron

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

    GodShifter Anhedoniac®

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    Yeah, I mean, when I was looking at the list, I was like “uhhh ...” outside of about three movies. If we were to include “The Terminator” movies, I’d only rate the first two as really worthwhile. Nothing beyond those.

    Arnold is fun, but his stuff is not weighty in the least. Not everything needs to “Howard’s End” or whatever though. He was a huge box office draw for a period of time without a doubt.
     
  10. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    You can argue the setting makes it "ageless", but the movie embraces too many standard 80s tropes for it to be timeless to me.

    It's also not even the best "Predator" movie! :shh:
     
  11. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    im loving the fact that some of his comedies, like Twins and Kindergarten Cop are keeping pace with the big budget action hero movies!
     
  12. GeetarFreek

    GeetarFreek Forum Resident

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    Arnold’s Golden Era

    Predator
    Total Recall
    Commando
    Running Man
    Conan Barbarian
     
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  13. kanakaris

    kanakaris Forum Resident

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    Brilliant movie.
     
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  14. Paul_s

    Paul_s Forum Resident

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    Commando
    Total Recall
     
  15. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Actually he's done a number of serious films in recent years. Maggie and Aftermath both are.
     
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  16. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    I don't see many big hit movies, and I have only seen a couple of films with Arnold in them, so not much point in my voting...

    Howeveer I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed Total Recall. I wouldn't have called his performance brilliant, but it was at least credible.

    The science was crap, of course, but hey it's based on a Philip K Dick novel, so what can you expect. It was an enjoyable fantasy.
     
  17. GodShifter

    GodShifter Anhedoniac®

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    I confess, I have not heard of, nor seen, either one of those. Mea culpa.
     
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  18. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    Predator
    Total Recall
    Commando
    True Lies
    Batman And Robin (no joke, I like the movie)
     
  19. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

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    Other: Pumping Iron

    He was the star in it, so that's my pick.

    Honorable Mention: Hercules in New York 1970, credited as Arnold Strong. :winkgrin:
     
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  20. Luke The Drifter

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    Pumping Iron is definitely high on the list. Presented as a straight documentary, it was not. Arnold was acting, and his charisma dominates the film.
     
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  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The Long Goodbye(1973).
    Playing a heavy called Hood.
     
  22. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    Predator & True Lies were the only 2 I voted for, & True Lies is the only "Ahhhnald" movie I have.

    I think that including Terminator, T2, & those 2 I've seen a grand total of 15 of his films, & only Terminator, Predator & True Lies more than once.

    Not the biggest fan of his, but then something like Kindergarten Cop isn't even on my radar, & the general premise of The Last Action Hero strikes me as ludicrous, so I've avoided it all these years.

    The Conan/Red Sonja movies? I hate sword & sorcery movies of all kinds, so I'd never be interested in those to begin with.

    Of his movies after True Lies I watched Eraser, tried to watch End Of Days, & watchedthe Expendables franchise.
     
  23. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    I may be wrong, (it's been many years since I've seen the movie), but I think in this case "hood" was short for "hoodlum" & not the character's proper name.
     
  24. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    You have to see Last Action Hero, it’s fantastic.
     
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  25. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    No I don't. :D

    From the plot it looks exactly like the kind of movie I'd dislike immensely, & everyone I know personally that has seen it hated it. The entire thing looks silly & ludicrous; a cartoon cat detective, the antagonist from Amadeus is a character also? No thanks, & yes I know it's supposed to be a bridge between the "real world" & this kid's imagination. I hate movies like that.

    I've never had the slightest interest in seeing it since before it premiered after I'd read about it's premise, & that hasn't changed an iota in the ensuing years. If you &/or anyone else likes it, that's great. I'll pass.
     

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