The Best Robot Movies of all time

From ‘Terminator’ to ‘Wall-E’, robots have been a mainstay of the movie industry for decades. This article will look at some of the best robot movies of all time and explore why they made such an impact.

From thrilling action sequences to thought-provoking themes, these movies have captivated audiences for generations – so buckle up and let’s get ready to explore the best robot movies of all time!

Best Robot Movies

Ex Machina: Artificial Instinct

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Year: 2014
Genre: science fiction and thriller
Available on: Prime Video

A young programmer won a prize: spending a few days at his company’s CEO’s mountain home. However, he doesn’t know that part of the prize involves something unusual: interacting with an artificial intelligence robot. Despite being a robot, she has the form of a beautiful young woman.

Faced with the seductive behavior of the robot, the young man will be in a complicated situation, having difficulty in perceiving what is real or not.

I Am Mother

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Year: 2019
Genre: science fiction and thriller
Available in: Netflix

In a post-apocalyptic world, a young teenager was raised by an android. One day, she has her first contact with another human, leading her to question her life and interactions. A great science fiction movie for those who like the interaction between robots and humans.

I, Robot (2004)

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Year: 2004
Genre: science fiction and action
Available on: Star+

In the year 2035, robots will take over all everyday tasks: from domestic to administrative. In theory, robots are programmed never to harm humans.

However, Detective Del Spooner soon becomes suspicious of a rogue robot when an unlikely suicide occurs. Given this, the film asks: can robots acquire intelligence to reprogram the system and rebel against humans?

ELA (HER)

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Year: 2013
Genre: science fiction and romance
Available on: Star+

After all, robot movies can also be romance movies! Writer Theodore is going through a difficult phase in his life: the end of a love story. One day, to facilitate his routine, he buys software that, with its voice called Samantha, has the function of facilitating all the daily tasks of humans.

Gradually, Theodore develops an unexpected relationship of harmony and friendship with the program, starting to believe that he is in love with the platonic figure of Samantha’s sweet voice.

BigBug

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Year: 2022
Genre: science fiction and comedy
Available on: Netflix

From the same director of The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain🇧🇷 BigBug has the proposal to be a funny movie about robots. Therefore, it creates a futuristic story, making us travel to 2045: in this year, robots take on varied tasks in society and help with all kinds of domestic activities.

However, one day, they decide to revolt, and a group of neighbors is trapped inside the house.

The Bicentennial Man

The Bicentennial Man

Year: 1999
Genre: science fiction and romance

A classic movie that inspired many other future robot movies. In 2005, a family bought a robot to do household chores. However, gradually the robot began to reveal signs of intelligence and personality of its own. Becoming aware of himself, he starts to want to occupy his space and be treated like a human. A special film for those who seek to be enchanted by a robot!

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Genre: science fiction, comedy, thriller

Jonna is a dedicated businesswoman who suffers a nervous breakdown after the failure of a reality show she dreamed up. To relax, she goes with her husband and two children to the small town of Stepford. When she gets there, she notices that all the women have strangely organized behaviors in housework and never fight with their partners.

Soon she sees that there is something wrong with these women. This is a film about robots that surprises, as they are used as a way to organize society in a very intentional way.

Bumblebee

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Year: 2018
Genre: science fiction and action
Available in: Star+

Bumblebee, one of the characters from Transformers, is hidden in a junkyard thanks to the help of teenager Charlie Watson. Despite this, they soon begin to feel persecuted by the government agency Sector 7 and realize that there are more Transformers worldwide, but not all of them are good.

Star Wars

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Year: the complete franchise
Genre: science fiction and action
Available in: Disney+

For those looking for a film with robots, the franchise Star Wars it is one of the best options. There are robots for every style, like the pessimistic C-3PO, the savior R2-D2, the darling BB-8 and the Battle Droid soldiers.

Alien: Covenant

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Year: 2017
Genre: science fiction and horror
Available in: Star+

Played by Michael Fassbender, the robot Walter enters the scene in the film Alien: Covenantopposite the robot David, who was already present in the other film of the franchise (Prometheus🇧🇷 At the Alien: Covenanta crew embarks on a mission to find a hidden paradise, but in reality, they are about to encounter a dangerous threat.

Wall-E

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Year: 2008
Genre: science fiction and adventure, children’s
Available in: Disney+

A children’s film with a charismatic robot. Humanity destroyed planet Earth and had to take refuge in a ship while robots were left with the mission to clean up all the garbage found on the planet. The problem is that almost all robots stopped working, and Wall-E is one of the few that remained active.

He has the job of compacting the garbage, and, as a hobby, he collects the funny objects he finds. One day his routine changes completely with the arrival of a new robot: Eva.

Terminator

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Year: the complete saga
Genre: science fiction and action
Available in: Prime Video and Telecine

the movie series Terminator brings a lot of robots to the screen. After all, the story revolves around the struggle between humans and machines. Intending to win in the future, the machines send an android to the past to kill the mother of the one who will be their greatest enemy. This is a unique film style for those looking for a lot of action.

Blade Runner: The Android Hunter

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Year: 1982
Genre: science fiction and action
Available in: HBO Max

Groups of human clones, called replicants, were developed to be sent to work as slaves on other planets. However, some of these androids are hiding in Los Angeles, so an ex-policeman is summoned to hunt and stop them.

AI – Artificial Intelligence

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Year: 2001
Genre: science fiction and drama
Available in: HBO Max

In a future world full of advanced technologies, David, a robot with a child’s body, is considered the first artificial intelligence system capable of love. Thus, David is adopted by a family and soon begins to try to integrate with everyone.

Despite this, he will have difficulties fitting in due to differences between humans and machines. This beautiful film explores the journey of self-discovery of a robot with feelings.

Transformers

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Year: the complete saga
Genre: science fiction and action
Available in: Netflix, HBO Max, Telecine, Star+

Two groups of robot aliens, the Autobots and the Decepticons, fought disputes on their home planet until it was destroyed. Now, these robots are scattered across the universe; some have ended up on Earth. The series Transformers is great for anyone looking for action movies with robots.

Operation Big Hero

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Year: 2014
Genre: science fiction, comedy, adventure
Available in: Disney+

A children’s adventure film with an inflatable robot. He, a group of young people, and a genius boy are always ready to take on the roles of heroes and save the world from evil.

Chappie

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Year: 2015
Genre: science fiction and action
Available in: Netflix, Star+

In a future world, police will be replaced by machines. One of them, Chappie, has special characteristics, as he underwent a scientist’s experiment and developed the ability to think and feel. However, soon Chappie is seen as a possible threat, and the authorities decide to exterminate him.

Passengers

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Year: 2016
Genre: science fiction and romance
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A ship with about five thousand passengers is scheduled for everyone to wake up in 90 years. However, by mistake, two passengers woke up before their time. The unusual encounter brings the two closer together.

In addition, they will need to ensure that the ship escapes something that puts everyone’s lives at significant risk. To obtain a comic tone for the film, the robot Arthur, the bartender, is an important part.

RoboCop: The Cop of the Future

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Year: 1987
Genre: science fiction and action
Available in: Telecine

After a city police officer is killed, he is transformed into a robot to continue defending his city. However, he slowly returns to having memories of his past life, which disturbs his days and his behavior.

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