Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films have dominated the action movie scene to such an extent that he is among the greatest in the action movie world. It was for this reason that he became known by the many names of the characters he portrayed, including Terminator, Conan, Arnie, and the Governor, among many others.

Also a politician and former bodybuilder, he is a Golden Globe winner and his acting career began in the late 1960s. Here is a ranking of his films based solely on Box Office records.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies Ranked (Filmography)

1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Box office: $520,881,154

Arnold takes on the role of The Terminator as in the franchise’s first film in which he was sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor. This time, his job is to keep her alive.

2. Terminator Genisys (2015)

Box Office: $440,603,537

Terminator assassin is after Sarah Connor. Her son, John Connor, who is now in the future, sends Kyle Reese a sergeant with the human toughness to protect her and thus preserve the future. Sarah has a tutor, Arnold who is a Terminator and taught her how to fight. The future must be reset following a change in the timeline.

3. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Box office: $433,371,112

In this movie, which was directed by JonathanMostow, a highly advanced robotic assassin is on the hunt for Connor (Nick Stahl) and his later wife, Kate Brewster (Danes). The Terminator returns to the past to protect them.

4. True Lie (1994)

Box office: $378,882,411

This time around Schwarzenegger portrays HarryTasker in this action movie. He tricked his family into believing he was selling computers while working for the US government as a spy. Now things are a bit messy.

5. Consumables 2

Box office: $315 million

Arnold Schwarzenegger features alongside some of the best stars in action movies, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Jason Statham. It tells the story of a mercenary after a mission tries to avenge the death of one of his own at the hands of another mercenary.

6. Expenses (2010)

Box Office: $274.470 million

In this film, Arnold made only one appearanceIn appearance as at the time he was governor of California. The film is about a team of mercenaries hired by a CIA agent to take down a Latin dictator and a CIA agent turned renegade.

7. Total Recall (1990)

Box office: $261 million

In 2048, Schwarzenegger stars alongside Sharon Stone who plays his wife. Arnold plays the role of Douglas Quaid who decides to remember the vacation out of space. It doesn’t feel like a vacation anymore because he has to face serious battles.

8. Batman and Robin (1997)

Box office: $238 million

In this superhero movie, Arnold plays the role of Mr. Freeze who, along with Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman), wants to poison and freeze Gotham. However, before they can accomplish this goal, they must first battle Batman and Robin, all of whom are out to save humanity.

9. Twins (1988)

Box office: $216 million

Arnold who stars alongside Danny DeVito (VincentBenedict) portrays Julius Benedict, DeVito’s twin brother. Both men were created from a genetic experiment and raised separately. Now they are looking to find their mother.

10. The Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Box office: $201 million

Playing cop John Kimble, Arnold poses as a kindergarten teacher to gather information on a drug lord in order to get him apprehended.

11. The Expendables 3 (2014)

Box office: $214,657

This movie brings together some of the best in action movies including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Harrison Ford. It builds on previous films in the Expendables franchise.

12. End of Days (1999)

Box Office: $211,989,043

The devil is in town before the end of days. He seeks to marry a chosen woman, Christine York (Robin Tunney), but one person who has found himself ready to stop Satan and his forces is Jericho Cane, an ex-cop portrayed by Arnold.

13. Maggie (2015)

Box Office: $187,112

In this film, Arnold wants to save his daughter (Abigail Breslin) who has been transformed into a zombie by a virus. He will move every mountain that stands in his way in his effort to save her.

14. Evacuation plan (2013)

Box Office: $137,328 million

Yet another film from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Sylvester Stallone, the latter, Ray Breslin, is stuck in one of the toughest prisons an infiltrator would find himself in and tries to break out. Now he must come up with an escape plan with the help of Arnold, who is representing Emil Rottmayer. With everything set up, there’s keeper Hobbes (Jim Caviezel) standing in their way.

15. Last Action Hero (1993)

Box office: $137,298,489

Thanks to a magic ticket, a child who loves cinema finds himself in a fictional world where he meets his hero, Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Unfortunately, the evil Benedict (Charles Dance) gets the ticket and comes to real life from the fictional world. Slater and Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien) must follow him to stop him.

16. Jingle all the way

Box Office: $129,832,389

Howard Langston played by Arnold is ready to get his son the best toy of the season, as well as his wife. The problem is that time is running out and he is not the only one with this goal in mind because he meets someone else who wants the same thing.

17. Junior (1994)

Box office: $108,431,355

Arnold (Dr. Alex) becomes the first pregnant man after an embryo is implanted to test a drug for pregnant women created by his colleague. He is expected to carry the pregnancy for only three months, but somehow things turn out differently.

18. Eraser (1996)

Box office: $100 million

Arnold portrays the gum, John Kruger who works as an American Marshall. His role is simply to fake the deaths of federal witnesses and erase their identities. His duty now is to keep Lee Cullen, portrayed by Vanessa Williams, safe from his Cyrez Corporation employees, who are selling top secret weapons to terrorists.

19. Predator (1987)

Box office: $98 million

Taking on the role of a soldier of fortune called Dutch, Arnold and his team are on a rescue mission in Guatemala. Now they are there and they realize that there are strings of corpses and a monster is on the loose trying to add them to the pile.

20. The 6th Day (2010)

Box Office: $96,085,477

This film takes place at a time when cloning is becoming widespread enough that people can clone their pets and other creatures. However, it is illegal to clone humans. However, Adam Gibson played by Schwarzenegger returns home one day to find he has been cloned. He must now fight to save himself and expose the great conspiracy started by a billionaire.

21. The Terminator (1984)

Box Office: $78,371,200

It’s the movie that comes to mind when you talk about Arnold. Released over thirty years ago, he stars as The Terminator who is sent to kill a pregnant woman, Sarah Connor, who will give birth to the leader of the resistance army.

22. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Box office: $68 million

Arnold portrays a young boy named Conan whose parents were lost after the invasion of Thulsa Doom, a wizard and warlord. Thulsa also destroys the entire tribe of Conan who are now enslaved. He is now a free man who still has anger in his head and wants revenge.

23. Commandos (1985)

Box Office: $57,491,000

One of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most popular movies, he plays John Matrix, a retired special forces soldier whose daughter is kidnapped. He will stop at nothing to get her back and gets Arius (Dan Hedaya) to fall behind the kidnapping so the Matrix can help him return to power in Latin America.

24. The Last Stand

Box office: $48,330,757

A former LAPD officer, everything Ray Owens (ArnoldSchwarzenegger) hopes for a peaceful, quiet life. However, there is trouble as a crime lord has escaped FBI custody and is moving with a heavy mercenary towards Sommerton Junction in an attempt to escape. As sheriff of the quiet frontier town, Ray has gathered his men to arrest the escapee.

25. The Running Man (1987)

Box office: $38,122,105 (domestically funded)

In this film set in 2019, America becomes a totalitarian state. The Running Man is the best TV show people watch. It’s a game show in which prisoners are forced to race to survive or risk a brutal death. Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds himself imprisoned by the government and he will stop at nothing to save his life, even if the host of the murderous game show wants to hinder him.

26. Red Heat (1988)

Box office: $34,994,648 (domestically funded)

Viktor Rostavili (Ed O’Ross), a dangerous drug King takes refuge in Chicago in Russia for his crimes. He’s also the killer of Russian Militia Captain’s partner, Captain Ivan Danko, played by Arnold, who now finds himself alongside Detective Art Ridzik (James Belushi).

27. Conan the Destroyer (1984)

Box Office: $31,042,035

In this Conan film, Arnold must protect Princess Jehnna (Olivia d’Abo) whom Queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) seeks to destroy after deceiving Conan. Its great obstacle is the deception that awaits us.

28. Sabotage (2014)

Box office: $17.508 million

This time around, Breacher, portrayed by Arnold, leads an elite DEA team in an assault on one of the world’s biggest drug cartels.

29. Raw Deal (1986)

Box Office: $16,209,459

Arnold is disgraced FBI agent Mark Kaminsky, who is hired to find a mole in the agency after sued mob boss Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker) continues to go off the rails. Pretending to die, Kaminsky became Brenner, an ex-con whose job it is to find the mole. He is not only infiltrated, but he reports only to himself.

30. Red Sonja (1985)

Box office: $6,948,633 (domestically funded)

Sonja (Brigitte Nielsen) faces the tragedy of losing her family and is now on a mission of revenge against Queen Gedren of Berkubane and her soldiers. Although Sonja thinks she can do it all on her own, Lord Kalidor played by Arnold Schwarzenegger insisted on going with her and she agrees after he earns her respect.

Cameo and minor roles

In addition to The Expendables, Schwarzenegger has made a few appearances. Some other Arnold Schwarzenegger films include Around the World in 80 Days (2004), The Long Farewell (1973), and Terminator Salvation (2009). More so, he also had minor roles in films like The Villain (1979), Iron (1977), Staying Hungry (1976) and Hercules in New York (1970).