Top 10 Robot Films

By Holly R. Bogardus,

Everyone has that one quirk, that one thing they love to see in films. For some it’s vampires, others aliens. And for some, it’s robots. Honestly, who can blame robot fanatics? Robots are cool, it’s a scientifically proven fact, just ask a robot. From their cool honest demeanor, to the cutest and most heartbreaking sentient cyborg, robots just evoke something in us. Think of Marvin the Paranoid Android, voiced by Alan Rickman from 2005’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. You’ve never seen a more melancholic character in cinema, and I bet you never had such a strong urge to hug a character either.

Maybe it’s because they are so often portrayed as being human-like. Many robot-centric films use them as a device to amplify the films underlying messages and ask questions related to morality and the human condition. A sentient robot can raise the question, “What makes us human,” and address a multitude of philosophical reasoning.

We’ve compiled a list of films that feature some of our favorite movie robots of all time. Did your favorite robot-centric film not make the list? Tell us in the comments below!

image: By Ian McKellar from San Francisco, CA, USA [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons



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