Lists: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Girls with Guns, Robotics, Time travel

Brief Synopsis: "In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to snuff Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?"

Overall Ranking: 579 (Rank from 1984: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 41.67%
Half-Popped 8.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Other Movies in the Series

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • Terminator: Salvation
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  • Terminator

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Sober Film Critic James Brown100 - With pulse-pounding action sequences, endless suspense, and one incredible story, this sci-fi thriller blazes a bloody trail into the annals of cinematic history.
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    People Involved

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator)
  • Michael Biehn (Kyle Reese)
  • Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor)
  • Paul Winfield (Lieutenant Ed Traxler)
  • Lance Henriksen (Detective Vukovich)
  • Bess Motta (Ginger Ventura)
  • Earl Boen (Dr. Peter Silberman)
  • Rick Rossovich (Matt Buchanan)
  • Bill Paxton (Punk Leader)
  • Brian Thompson (Punk)
  • Franco Columbu (Future Terminator)
  • Dick Miller (Pawnshop Clerk)
  • James Cameron (Director)