This blockbuster was filmed entirely in Mexico, and two of its stars (Schwarzenegger and Ventura) later went on to become American politicians (as Governors of California and Minnesota, respectively) with strong pro-immigration beliefs. On the set back in 1987, however, their characters were firmly opposed to immigrants – at least the ones coming from outer space. While it’s true [spoiler alert] that The Arnold defeats the illegal alien in the end, the title character was not alone: Predator spawned two sequels, and a new installment (titled The Predator) is slated for release in September 2018.

Director: John McTiernan

Screenplay by: Jim Thomas, John Thomas

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Duke, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Jesse Ventura, Richard Chaves, Shane Black

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