Your Top 5 Arnold Movies: GO!!

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  1. KamikaZ

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    Best Performances:
    1. Total Recall (Just a great genre film, transcends Arnie's corny stereotypes)
    2. Collateral Damage (The movie itself isn't great, but I always thought this the most mature performance of his career).
    3. The Last Action Hero (Probably his most tounge-in-cheek work)
    4. True Lies (I think it can be a bit overrated at times, but Arnold is solid in this)
    5. The 6th Day (Underrated late Arnold film, a bit more pathos than usual from the big guy).

    "Best" Films
    1. Terminator 2 (Best blockbuster action film of all time? Very arguable)
    2. Predator (This was heavily disliked when it first came out, believe it or not. Look how far its come).
    3. Total Recall
    4. Terminator 1 (Hasn't aged as well as it's sequel, but still great in its own way)
    5. Conan The Barbarian

    My Favorites:
    1. Commando (One of the most "balls-to-the-wall" American action films ever created)
    2. Total Recall.
    3. Jingle All The Way (I thought this **** was brilliant. Phil Hartman is a blast)
    4. The Running Man (Great music, lot of great appearances by Jim Brown, Jessie Ventura, and Yaphet Koto)
    5. End of Days (I still think Gabriel Byrnes is one of the best Satan portrayals ever)

    Worst Films:
    1. Red Sonja (Arnold himself has said he used to punish his children by making them watch this).
    2. Junior (I kind of eat up this stuff, but I know a lot of people hate it).
    3. Twins (See Junior)
    4. Conan The Destroyer (Watchable, but not as fun as the original. Not as terrible as Red Sonja).
    5. Batman and Robin (This is sort of brilliant how awful it is, although Arnold is a blast. It's really everything else that is abysmal).

    As you can see, I'm a bit of an aficionado on all things Arnold.
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  2. Fry

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    Can we be best friends?
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    This is a staple in my home every Christmas. If this isn't playing 3-4 times in December, something is horribly amiss.

    My children's children will watch this film, and they will like it.
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    All joking in the clip aside, I could see the hi-jinx of Jingle All The Way being a monster hit in Japan. Only they can appreciate the chaotic whirlwind of insanity that is Jingle All The Way.
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    I enjoyed Last Action Hero, too. I think his comeback would be better if he went the action-comedy route. He is genuinely funny.
    We don't need another Terminator/Commando.
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    Total Recall: Was it all part of the simulated action vacation he asked for, or was it real life???
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    Jingle All the Way
    T2
    Commando
    Kindergarten Cop

    ehh... and I think that's it. Lot of crappy movies, but I actually enjoy those 4.
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    need to make a King Conan movie. Loved those comics
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    Get u azz to Mahs.
    and Last Action Hero
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