This classic sci-fi put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map as an action movie star.

In his most iconic role, he plays a cyborg from the future out to kill Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor, who’s destined to be the mother of a resistance leader.

Michael Biehn, who’s also come back through time, has to stop him, and the resulting movie is electrifying.

Arnie’s first appearance, dressed only in his birthday suit, is excellent, the prolonged climactic sequence is a nail-biting triumph and, throughout, director James Cameron keeps the story racing along with supreme skill.