TOP 5 MOVIES: ARNOLD SCHWARZENNEGER
While these Top 5 Lists have typically been reserved for actors who aren’t necessarily on the same level of celebrity as Arnie, I had to do this in honor of the fact that the Gubbenator has announced he is returning to acting. He has informed his agents at CAA to officially start listening to film offers and even said he has a passion project about a German officer sent to kill a group of kids in WWII (who ends up saving them).
Arnie is all about the cheese and we love him for it… that and the fact that his accent hasn’t changed at all in the 4 decades he’s lived in the states… so, let’s honor him by discussing his Top 5 Films. Here are mine:
5. THE RUNNING MAN.
The Running Man is what made the 80’s great in that it is a completely lame 80’s action film. However, the thing that made it great was that it pitted Arnie against a bunch of different types of bad guys each with their own unique talent. In a lot of ways, it was like a movie version of playing Street Fighter.
4. TRUE LIES.
Who would ever have thought that Tom Arnold and Arnold would make a great on-screen pairing? And who knew Arnie could pull off funny? Apparently, James Cameron! This film is liked by all who watch it and is still severely underrated. The only thing it lacked was getting Jaime Lee Curtis to do that strip tease about 10 years earlier.
I don’t know why I don’t dote on the Predator films more. I guess it’s because after the end of Predator 2, I took Aliens in the divorce. Still, this film has everything a Sci-Fi Fanboy like myself loves wrapped up in an 80’s action film.
2. T2: JUDGEMENT DAY.
Admittedly, I do not love the Terminator films as much as most people but it’s hard to ignore a film this good. Not to mention the effect it had on not only the box office when it came out but what it did technologically for film. Without this film, we wouldn’t have many of the films we’ve come to love since.
1. TOTAL RECALL.
What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good ol’ Phillip K. Dick story! And this is one of his finest. It’s really kind of a strange movie for Arnold to do but he was perfect for it. A remake with Colin Farrell is due out next year but, if you haven’t seen it, go back and start with the original. It’s that good.
So, what are your favorites???