Conan the Barbarian (1982)Director: John Milius
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman, Ben Davidson, Cassandra Gava, Gerry Lopez, Mako Iwamatsu, Valérie Quennessen, William Smith, Max von Sydow
Conan was popular with young male audiences, and the film brought Schwarzenegger worldwide recognition. The film begins with a young Cimmerian boy, Conan, witnessing the destruction of his village and the death of his parents at the hand of warlord Thulsa Doom. The battle standard carried by the invaders, two snakes facing each other over a black sun, is burned into the memory of young Conan. Sold into slavery, Conan eventually grows strong enough to fight as a gladiator. His owner sees such potential that he takes Conan to the far East to be trained by warriors. After many successful fights, his owner spontaneously sets him free. Conan dedicates his life to exacting revenge on Thulsa Doom.
Conan the Destroyer (1984)Director: Richard Fleischer
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d'Abo, Mako Iwamatsu, Sarah Douglas, Wilt Chamberlain, Tracey Walter
Directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako resuming their roles as Conan and Akiro the wizard, respectively. The cast also includes Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Tracey Walter and Olivia d'Abo. It is the sequel to Conan the Barbarian.