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Favorite Robot Films
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Forbidden Planet (1956)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Based on the play 'The Tempest' by William Shakespeare
Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, Robby The Robot and James Drury
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
I, Robot (2004)
Director: Alex Proyas
Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk and James Cromwell
In the year 2035 a techno-phobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Wise and Paul McCrane
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Robot & Frank (2012)
Director: Jake Schreier
Starring: Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard (voice), Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Strong, Jeremy Sisto and Rachael Ma
Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.
Directors: Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha
Starring (voices): Ewan McGregor, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Dianne Wiest, Stanley Tucci, Paula Abdul, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Jennifer Collidge, Paul Giamatti, Will Denton, Dan Hedaya, James Earl Jones, Greg Kinnear, Jay Leno, Natasha Lyonne and Jansen Panettiere
Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams, like those of his friends, including motor-mouthed Fender, are in danger of becoming obsolete.
Short Circuit (1986)
Director: John Badham
Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, G.W. Bailey and Brian McNamara
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck and Mary Gregory
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
Director: Bryan Forbes
Starring: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Patrick O'Neal, Nanette Newman, Josef Sommer, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kenneth McMillan, Dee Wallace and Emma Forbes
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.
The Terminator (1984)
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Rick Rossovich and Bill Paxton
A robotic assassin from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to eliminate a waitress, whose son will grow up and lead humanity in a war against machines.
Director: Andrew Stanton
Starring (voices): Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver
WALL-E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities.
Director: Stan Daniels
Based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut
Starring: Ally Sheedy and Garwin Sanford
Government scientist Eric Noval enlists super-computer EPICAC to compose love poems help him woo Lisa, his co-worker, but the computer gets a few ideas of its own.
Director: Michael Crichton
Starring: You Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten and Jared Martin
An amusement park for rich vacationers provides its customers a way to live out their fantasies through the use of robots that provide anything they want. Two of the vacationers choose a wild west adventure. However, after a computer breakdown, they find that they are now being stalked by a rogue robot gunslinger.
A list of my favorite films featuring robots, cyborgs and artificial intelligences.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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