#3 – “The Terminator” (1984) – “I’ll be back.” – If one is compiling any type of Top 10 List involving science fiction films from the 1980s, James Cameron’s seminal picture “The Terminator” has, has, has to be included on the list. Have no fear, we are following the “rules”, and it just so happens that this is Cameron’s second feature on our Top 10, back-to-back actually.
Well, time travel, cybernetic beings, gunplay, violence, and hair-raising chase scenes are all thrown together into a bastion of action-packed thrills, concepts and visuals that have never been experienced on the big screen before.
Oh, and the movie also has Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, and even though we could choose from three-dozen Arnold-scenes, it has to be the one line that the Terminator Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 (Schwarzenegger) utters at a Los Angeles police station.
We’ll be back too, Arnold…every single time.
Image credits: Orion Pictures; Clip credits: Jordan BL