The Terminator

The Terminator ★★★★

Yeah you can keep T2 and everything that came after it. The original had THE score, it had that rich dark atmosphere, it had Schwarzenegger as the villain, it had those badass practical effects, it had the police station shootout, it had those intense chases, the final confrontation in the factory. It was a brutal, relentless, and cold Science Fiction Action/Thriller with horror and slasher undertones. It's exactly everything and anything I could want out of a Terminator film.