Terminator 2: Judgment Day felt like a coming home party. Arnold, now an A-list superstar, was returning to the franchise that made him famous. And much to everyone’s delight and surprise, Terminator 2 was the rare sequel that was even better than the original. It expanded the world of the Connors and Skynet, and it pioneered sophisticated CGI and special effects that still look impressive today.
Arnold, meanwhile, had never been more badass. The scene of him on his motorcycle, reloading his modified shotgun with one hand while being chased by a truck, is movie magic at its finest. The film made half a billion dollars worldwide, and it ranks as one of the top grossing films of all time.