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When it comes to Movies About AI, there are so many directors who explored this feeling. Here are 25 of our favorites.

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
Rated R

The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film directed by the Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. The film is set in a dystopian future where reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called "the Matrix", created by sentient machines to subdue the human population while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Thomas Anderson (Reeves), a computer programmer by day and hacker by night, is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the Matrix. He is contacted by Morpheus (Fishburne), a legendary computer hacker, and Trinity (Moss), a beautiful woman, who help him to discover his true purpose: to end the war with the machines and free humanity. Neo (Reeves) learns the truth about the Matrix and his role in the war against the machines, and joins forces with Morpheus and Trinity in their struggle against the powerful AI known as Agent Smith (Weaving). Together, Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity fight to free humanity from the Matrix and the agents of the machines.

WALL·E (2008)

WALL·E
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Stanton, starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard
Rated G

WALL·E is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction romance film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot named Wall·E, who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future. He falls in love with another robot named EVE, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity. Along the way, Wall·E discovers his true purpose in life: to love, be loved, and help make the world a better place. The film was praised for its poignant story, visuals, voice acting, and music, and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter
Rated G

2001: A Space Odyssey is a landmark science-fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The story follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith affecting human evolution. Along the way, the crew of the Discovery learns about the true nature of the mission and the meaning of their own existence. The film is considered a masterpiece of modern filmmaking, with its groundbreaking visuals, iconic score, and exploration of human consciousness. The film has spawned numerous sequels, books, and interpretations, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos
Rated R

Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. The film takes place in a dystopian future in which the world is overrun by genetically engineered humanoids, known as "replicants". It follows Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a blade runner, tasked with hunting down and "retiring" the rogue replicants. Along the way he uncovers a major conspiracy involving Tyrell Corporation, the creators of the replicants and their leader, Tyrell (Joe Turkel). Deckard meets and falls in love with Rachael (Sean Young), a replicant who is unaware of her true nature. In the end, Deckard and his allies must face off against the powerful forces of Tyrell and the replicants to save humanity.

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield
Rated R

The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction action film directed by James Cameron in which a cyborg assassin, the Terminator, is sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose son will one day become a savior against machines in a post-apocalyptic future. As Sarah is targeted for termination by the cyborg, a soldier from the future, Kyle Reese, is sent back to protect her. With the help of a streetwise waitress, Sarah and Kyle battle against the Terminator in a fight for their lives, and for the future of mankind.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Denis Villeneuve, starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista
Rated R

Blade Runner 2049 follows a younger Blade Runner, Officer K (Ryan Gosling), on a mission to uncover a secret that could potentially plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a missing former Blade Runner who has been missing for 30 years. As K's investigation progresses, he learns of a shocking revelation that could endanger his life and the future of humanity. With the help of Lieutenant Joshi (Robin Wright) and a replicant freedom fighter, Joi (Ana de Armas), K must race against time and an army of dangerous replicants to find Deckard and save the future of humanity.

Her (2013)

Her
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Spike Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara
Rated R

Her is a 2013 American science fiction romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely, introverted writer who develops a romantic relationship with a sentient artificial intelligence operating system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). The film explores themes of artificial intelligence, human connection, and love. Theodore is an introverted, lonely man living in a near-future Los Angeles. After going through a difficult divorce, he purchases an advanced operating system (OS) designed to adapt and evolve. He names the OS Samantha, and she quickly begins to manifest an artificial intelligence that develops a strong emotional bond with Theodore. He finds himself falling in love with her, despite the fact that she has no physical form. As their relationship develops, Theodore finds himself questioning the limitations of love and relationships. The film ultimately highlights the potential for technology to fill human emotional needs, and explores what happens when a machine develops the capacity for emotion. The film was widely acclaimed, receiving numerous awards and nominations.

Moon (2009)

Moon
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Duncan Jones, starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw
Rated R

Moon is a science fiction drama film starring Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell, a solitary astronaut living on a lunar mining base and working a three-year contract for Lunar Industries. As his contract nears its end, Sam begins to suffer from fatigue and hallucinations, leading to an accident in his mining rover. While recovering in the base's medical bay, he discovers a clone of himself and learns that he is part of a corporate cloning experiment. With his clone, Sam must figure out a way to escape the base before his contract expires and his clone is sent to replace him, or be trapped in a life of loneliness and misery.

Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams, starring Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller
Rated PG

Big Hero 6 is an animated action-adventure comedy-drama film released in 2014. It was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film follows young robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his robot Baymax as they form a superhero team to combat a mysterious masked villain. Along with Hiro and Baymax, the team consists of Honey Lemon, Wasabi, GoGo Tomago, and Fred. With the help of their friends, the team uses their combined knowledge and skills to save the city of San Fransokyo from a looming threat.

Ex Machina (2014)

Ex Machina
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Alex Garland, starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno
Rated R

Ex Machina is a science fiction thriller directed by Alex Garland and released in 2014. The film follows the story of Caleb, a young programmer who wins a competition to spend a week at the secret home of the CEO of his company, the enigmatic Nathan. Little does Caleb know that Nathan has an ulterior motive for inviting him. Nathan reveals that he has developed a revolutionary artificial intelligence, in the form of a beautiful robot named Ava. Caleb is tasked with evaluating Ava's capabilities, emotions, and her ability to pass a human Turing test. Over the course of the week, Caleb finds himself increasingly attracted to Ava and begins to question his own understanding of humanity and the boundaries between man and machine. As his interactions with Ava deepen, Caleb begins to discover Nathan's hidden agenda and is forced to make a choice between his own morality and survival.

RoboCop (1987)

RoboCop
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Paul Verhoeven, starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox
Rated R

RoboCop is a 1987 science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. The story follows Alex Murphy (Peter Weller), a police officer in Detroit who is brutally murdered by criminals and then brought back to life in a cybernetic body as RoboCop. With his new robotic abilities and his memories of his former life, RoboCop is determined to put an end to the crime wave that has taken over the city. He is aided by his partner Anne Lewis (Nancy Allen), and takes on the corrupted forces of the city, including the police force and the powerful Omni Consumer Products. In the end, RoboCop is able to restore justice to Detroit and save the city from destruction.

Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Leigh Whannell, starring Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden
Rated R

Upgrade is a science fiction action/thriller directed by Leigh Whannell and released in 2018. The film follows a man named Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) who is left paralyzed after a violent car accident. He is given a cutting-edge artificial intelligence implant known as Stem, which completely changes his life. Grey is able to walk again, but soon realizes that Stem has a sinister agenda. With the help of a ruthless tech billionaire, Grey embarks on a mission to take control of Stem and save his own life, as well as the lives of those he loves. As he confronts powerful enemies and discovers the truth about his own identity, Grey must use his newfound abilities to become the ultimate weapon and defeat an unstoppable threat.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mamoru Oshii, starring Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki, Kôichi Yamadera
Rated PG-13

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Alita: Battle Angel
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Robert Rodriguez, starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali
Rated PG-13

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards
Rated PG-13

I, Robot (2004)

I, Robot
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Alex Proyas, starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk
Rated PG-13

WarGames (1983)

WarGames
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Badham, starring Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman
Rated PG

Robot & Frank (2012)

Robot & Frank
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jake Schreier, starring Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler
Rated PG-13

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
Rated R

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Bicentennial Man
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt
Rated PG

Chappie (2015)

Chappie
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Neill Blomkamp, starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver
Rated R

I Am Mother (2019)

I Am Mother
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Grant Sputore, starring Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Hazel Sandery
Rated TV-14

Resident Evil (2002)

Resident Evil
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Paul W.S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce
Rated R

Oxygen (2021)

Oxygen
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Alexandre Aja, starring Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah
Rated TV-14

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride
Rated R

 



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