Arena is a 1989 American Low-Budget Sci-Fi movie that stars Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp and Claudia Christian. Directed by Peter Manoogian. The story: An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds he has to battle against not just his opponents and his self-doubts, but the corrupt system. Review: 8.5/10 (Great) IMDB Review: 5/10 (Average/Nothing Special) One of the best low-budget Sci-Fi movies ever. I like Charles Band movies, the only bad ones are Ghoulies, Robot Holocaust, and Creppozoids.