Top 25 Favorite Robot Movies

by charmeleon0001 | created - 28 Jan 2012 | updated - 28 Jan 2012 | Public

The primary topic of the films must be robots or the protagonist must be a robot. There are some titles I have excluded because whether or not they are robot movies are "fuzzy", such as "The Matrix" and its sequels, "Sonic The Hedgehog the Movie", "Impostor", "Sky Captain and the world of Tomorrow" and "Forbidden Planet".

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1. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 781,512 | Gross: $38.40M

2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 971,593 | Gross: $204.84M

3. Transformers (2007)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 587,981 | Gross: $319.25M

4. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A machine from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a man and a woman from an advanced robotic assassin to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Claire Danes

Votes: 370,785 | Gross: $150.37M

5. Terminator Salvation (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

Director: McG | Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 338,296 | Gross: $125.32M

6. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 167,665 | Gross: $23.16M

7. Screamers (1995)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A military commander stationed off planet during an interplanetary war travels through the devastated landscape to negotiate a peace treaty, but discovers that the primitive robots they built to kill enemy combatants have gained sentience.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Lauer

Votes: 24,559 | Gross: $5.78M

8. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 971,170 | Gross: $223.81M

9. Virus (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

19 Metascore

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

Director: John Bruno | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 26,038 | Gross: $14.01M

10. Evolver (1995)

R | 87 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A popular virtual-reality video game gets ported to real life, and Kyle, one of the best Evolver players in the US, gets the opportunity to try playing against a little robot version of the... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Ethan Embry, Cassidy Rae, Nassira Nicola, Chance Quinn

Votes: 1,021

11. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 489,600 | Gross: $144.80M

12. Death Machine (1994)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget, William Hootkins, John Sharian

Votes: 3,712 | Gross: $1.42M

13. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 124,900 | Gross: $0.52M

14. Gundam Wing: The Movie - Endless Waltz (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Animation, Action, Drama

After Colony 196, Treize Kushrenada is dead and the 5 young soldiers known as the Gundam pilots have brought peace between Earth and the Colonies through Operation me. Now they move on with... See full summary »

Director: Yasunao Aoki | Stars: Mark Hildreth, Scott McNeil, Kirby Morrow, Brad Swaile

Votes: 2,224

15. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 292,553 | Gross: $85.47M

16. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

84 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 675,460 | Gross: $32.87M

17. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Votes: 227,385 | Gross: $53.42M

18. RoboCop 2 (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Belinda Bauer, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 79,637 | Gross: $45.68M

19. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 50,643 | Gross: $16.06M

20. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

TV-14 | 87 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 35,910

21. Cyborg (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

24 Metascore

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels

Votes: 28,433 | Gross: $10.17M

22. Eyeborgs (2009)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A federal agent investigates when inconsistencies turn up in the photographic evidence of several murders recorded by mobile robotic cameras.

Director: Richard Clabaugh | Stars: Adrian Paul, Dale Girard, Mikey Wiseman, John S. Rushton

Votes: 2,148

23. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 378,480 | Gross: $402.11M

24. Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2 companies battle for Cyborg domination. One's built a cyborg/Angelina Jolie so human, that they hope, she'll get into the competition's HQ and explode. But she escapes with her human martial arts instructor.

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Elias Koteas, Angelina Jolie, Jack Palance, Billy Drago

Votes: 4,306

25. Bicentennial Man (1999)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

Votes: 107,982 | Gross: $58.22M



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